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SelfRef Humor.[edit]

Indeed, I agree with you regarding improper placement of such notes. Yet, let's go one step further and suggest that such humor should find a place for posting in its own Wikipedia article.

Mention in appeal on block of drg55[edit]

Hi Martin I have mentioned you here

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A (somewhat belated) thanks[edit]

Hi again.

Sorry for being a bit late to say this, but on behalf of the group I was working with and my own, thank you very much for your suggestions and input on the changes to the Uncertainty Reduction Theory article. It has been extremely helpful to us all. Hope all's well and good luck in whatever endeavors you have ahead. --RStoakes (talk) 22:20, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Re BSRA wiki[edit]

Thanks for all your help Martin, there is one thing you can help me with - on the BSRA wiki you've helped with it now links me (James Brown) to the dead soul/R&B singer. Can we get this removed please? Many Thanks Coloneldr (talk) 08:49, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

@Coloneldr: Since you don't seem to have a Wikipedia biography, I've removed the link from that text by deleting the brackets around the name. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 10:53, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the help[edit]

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Thanks for your help in my project. Rosiesievers20 (talk) 17:26, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Hey Martin,

Thanks for all the help in me and my group's wikipedia project on social penetration theory. This star is a token of my thanks, and good luck in your future works :)

--Rosiesievers20 (talk) 17:26, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This barn star is to thankyou for the help you gave me and my group on the Expectancy violation Theory Article Natbrock (talk) 18:45, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you so very much for the many interactions with our students on the Psychology of Internet Behaviour module at the University of Hull's Scarborough Campus. Many of them can clearly see that their experience with learning how to edit Wikipedia has been greatly enhanced through your input. -- ToniSant (talk) 16:03, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks User:ToniSant, User:Natbrock, User:Rosiesievers20, User:RStoakes and User:Archiedale1204. Pleasure working with you on these interesting articles. Just wish I'd had the time to interact more. MartinPoulter (talk) 16:40, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

A Request[edit]

Hi MartinPoulter, I would request you to have a look at my submission here for wikimania 2014. Please feel free to give your suggestions, if any. --arunbandana 16:44, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

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This is to request you to have a look at the presentation that I have submitted for Wikimania 2014 and give your valuable inputs. Arunbandana (talkcontribs) 16:56, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

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Education Program technical update, April 2014[edit]

Since the last update, development of the editor campaigns project has been continuing, and it's almost at the point that it will be useful to users running edit-a-thons and other non-course outreach events. (If you are planning such an event soon and would like to beta test it for tracking the contributions of newcomers, get it touch.) In the meantime, we've made a few small improvements and bug fixes to the Education Program extension:

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New student assignment issue with flexibility (personality)[edit]

There is a new student assignment issue, a student is intending to work on a stub - flexibility (personality). However I don't think anybody realized (including the creator of flexibility (personality) that a closely related article cognitive flexibility, which is at a high standard, already existed. There is no point in doing this assignment just for the sake of it. This is more your area of expertise than mine and I see that you have previously communicated with this group. See Talk:Flexibility (personality). I have also commented at User talk:Greta Munger and User talk:Margaret Cookson.--Penbat (talk) 08:29, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Conceptual models[edit]

Hi there,

I have seen you have been involved in the edits to the page regarding the Uncertainty reduction theory and would like your advice with including conceptual models to work with the text to give users a better understanding on the theory. I have done two different diagrams to show different aspects of the theory.

I have done a version of the conceptual model by Heath & Bryant (1999) which displays the process of communication (entry, personal, exit). The other table shows the types of strategies implemented within the theory for communication.

Can any of these be used to aid the article? I'm also looking at copyright protocols for the Heath & Bryant (1999) image as I wouldn't want that to affect this. Any advice would be highly appreciated!

A table designed to show the different strategies implemented through the uncertainty reduction theory for human interaction
A conceptual model re-designed to aid the uncertainty reduction theory's process of thought (entry, personal, exit)

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ORCID & Wikidata user page[edit]

You can now use {{Authority control}} to put your ORCID (and other) identifiers on your Wikidata user page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:11, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

The ORCID revolution goes on and on! Thanks for the notification Andy. MartinPoulter (talk) 14:38, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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Praise to you for "I believe this work deserves praise as advancing free knowledge in its truest sense" ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 22:46, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I really appreciate your kind words Gerda. I hope my nomination is successful and I think I've made a good case. MartinPoulter (talk) 14:37, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

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Help reviewing psychology handout for student editors?[edit]

Hi Martin! Johnbod suggested I reach out to you for feedback on a handout I'm working on for student editors in the US/Canada program who are working on psychology articles. My draft is here, and I'd love any feedback: User:LiAnna (Wiki Ed)/Psychology handout. Any chance you have some time to review it in the next week? On an unrelated note, I hope to see you at Wikimania again this year! --LiAnna (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi LiAnna. Sorry I missed you at the education weekend- I heard great things about it from those who went. I will definitely be at Wikimania and the pre-conference workshop, but at the moment I'm overloaded with things to do, and it's a queue that's ever growing, so apologies for slow replies. Help for psychology students is a topic I'm very interested in, but I need to get other things out of the way. Cheers, MartinPoulter (talk) 10:56, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Question about File:Klayman Ha1.svg[edit]

Dear Martin,

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I am translating the confirmation bias article into Thai, and have a question about the Venn diagram. The middle label "Positive test:Decisive Falsification" confuses me. It seems to me that "Negative test:Decisive Falsification" would make more sense because of two reasons. Firstly, since the subject is testing outside their hypothesis, then they are looking to falsify their theory - isn't this a negative test? Secondly, this Venn diagram seems to be the depiction of the original Wason's test, in which Clayman & Ha are saying (implying?) that it would be more fruitful to use a negative test to falsify the hypothesis.

I (and maybe some Thai) would appreciate your shedding some light about this. --Tikmok (talk) 06:41, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Tikmok: Firstly, thank you for translating the article. You are absolutely right about the diagram. I, several reviewers and countless readers have all missed this error and you're the first to point it out. When I get around to it, I will replace the SVG file. Thanks again, MartinPoulter (talk) 10:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Looking again, the error was not there when the file was reviewed, and was only recently introduced when another user tidied up the file. My faith in the close reading of Wikipedia reviewers is restored! ;) I've uploaded a corrected version. MartinPoulter (talk) 11:03, 22 July 2014 (UTC)