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MSU Interview[edit]

Dear Toby Bartels,
My name is Jonathan Obar user:Jaobar, I'm a professor in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University and a Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation's Education Program. This semester I've been running a little experiment at MSU, a class where we teach students about becoming Wikipedia administrators. Not a lot is known about your community, and our students (who are fascinated by wiki-culture by the way!) want to learn how you do what you do, and why you do it. A while back I proposed this idea (the class) to the community HERE, where it was met mainly with positive feedback. Anyhow, I'd like my students to speak with a few administrators to get a sense of admin experiences, training, motivations, likes, dislikes, etc. We were wondering if you'd be interested in speaking with one of our students.

So a few things about the interviews:

  • Interviews will last between 15 and 30 minutes.
  • Interviews can be conducted over skype (preferred), IRC or email. (You choose the form of communication based upon your comfort level, time, etc.)
  • All interviews will be completely anonymous, meaning that you (real name and/or pseudonym) will never be identified in any of our materials, unless you give the interviewer permission to do so.
  • All interviews will be completely voluntary. You are under no obligation to say yes to an interview, and can say no and stop or leave the interview at any time.
  • The entire interview process is being overseen by MSU's institutional review board (ethics review). This means that all questions have been approved by the university and all students have been trained how to conduct interviews ethically and properly.

Bottom line is that we really need your help, and would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. If interested, please send me an email at obar@msu.edu (to maintain anonymity) and I will add your name to my offline contact list. If you feel comfortable doing so, you can post your name HERE instead.
If you have questions or concerns at any time, feel free to email me at obar@msu.edu. I will be more than happy to speak with you.
Thanks in advance for your help. We have a lot to learn from you.
Sincerely,
Jonathan Obar --Jaobar (talk) 07:26, 12 February 2012 (UTC)
Young June Sah --Yjune.sah (talk) 21:51, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Visual pun[edit]

Namesake,

Re your comment 5 years ago(!) I just added an example visual pun (Batenburg) to the Gable stone article. TobyJ (talk) 01:41, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Great! I've added it to both Visual pun and the gallery at Batenburg. —Toby Bartels (talk) 03:37, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Hi Toby (can I call you so?)! Thank you for making more accurate the first statement of the entry on Locally integrable functions.Daniele.tampieri (talk) 20:41, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome, Daniele. —Toby Bartels (talk) 23:41, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Toby,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more.

Best regards, — Hex (❝?!❞) 11:13, 1 October 2012 (UTC).

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May 2013[edit]

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French Montana and overlinks[edit]

There's really no need to link the languages. It's pretty much against WP:OVERLINK as they're common terms, and it's highly unlikely that someone who is reading the article in English won't know what the English language is and need to click through to that article. Similarly with the other two. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:18, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

That is absolutely preposterous; but since Wikipedia decided to subordinate usefulness to looks long ago, I will not argue about it now. —Toby Bartels (talk) 18:11, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to join the Ten Year Society[edit]

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Dear Toby,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Ten Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for ten years or more. Since you are the first who wrote on my talk page 1 December 2002 I want to invite you to the Ten Year Society.

Best regards, Dan Koehl (talk) 18:06, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

OER inquiry[edit]

Hi Toby Bartels, I'm sending you this message because you're one of about 300 users who have recently edited an article in the umbrella category of open educational resources (OER) (or open education). In evaluating several projects we've been working on (e.g. the WIKISOO course and WikiProject Open), my colleague Pete Forsyth and I have wondered who chooses to edit OER-related articles and why. Regardless of whether you've taken the WIKISOO course yourself - and/or never even heard the term OER before - we'd be extremely grateful for your participation in this brief, anonymous survey before 27 April. No personal data is being collected. If you have any ideas or questions, please get in touch. My talk page awaits. Thanks for your support! - Sara FB (talk) 20:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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Hey, that Dab solver works great! —Toby Bartels (talk) 18:17, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

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