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Online Ambassador application: Prat bose[edit]

Prat bose[edit]

Prat bose (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    In today's world Wiki is the primary source of information for mankind. There is a saying that the history is written by the winners and we hardly get to know about the vanquished. There are numerous events, entities which don't grab as much eyeballs in the media - both digital and print. Wiki is a game changer. It gives a hope to all to showcase and share with the world what they think is important. It promotes right to equality. The reach of internet is widespread and wiki articles are read by people in the developed and the developing world alike. I am a voracious reader of wiki and have contributed to articles over the years and would like to motivate and inspire others to help carry forward this movement.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Created and contributed to the pages of Moheener Ghoraguli, Sudipto Chatterjee. In the process of creating a page on Ajitesh Bandopadhyay. Made minor contributions to some other pages.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    There were some cases where objections were raised, but I have had discussions with them and resolved them. There are not always enough information on the internet when you are writing about regional things. All the discussions are archived. I have also educated myself on how to write and convey things without any breaches.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    Off late the frequency has been less, but I do observe the discussions and the articles.Yes I shall be available.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    I shall share with them my experiences, educate them and initially monitor their work. I am certain when people understand their responsibilities well they usually maintain things properly.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    First task would be to take off the disputed artifact and then would look at the legal aspect and also consult the wiki legal cell to get more information help to check if the objection is genuine. At the same time would I would ensure that the students is sensitized enough towards the responsibility and goes through a cooling off time, after which he/she will have to send their article for mandatory review before upload till the time they are ready.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Breach of contract and uploading information/photographs without proper relevant permission from the rightful owner.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

prat (talk) 06:35, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Comment. Probably not enough experience with Wikipedia, despite the account having been around for years. The statement about needing to "consult the wiki legal cell" to determine whether content is a copyvio is a red flag for me. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:54, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

  • I oppose this application to become an online ambassador in my personal capacity as an online ambassador, because I get the general gut feeling that you are not experienced enough yet- please come back when you get more experience with Wikipedia. Cheers! --L235 (talk) As a courtesy, please ping me when replying. 23:06, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Online Ambassador application: shubhamelle[edit]

Shubhamelle1994[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


Shubhamelle1994 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    YOUR ANSWER
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    YOUR ANSWER
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    YOUR ANSWER
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    java text finder put reference below article
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    YOUR ANSWER
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    YOUR ANSWER
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

Shubhamelle1994 (talk) 10:15, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

(Two endorsements are needed for online ambassador approval.)

X mark.svg Not done No questions were answered. — xaosflux Talk 19:49, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.


New course announcement: Bio 4030: Biological Clocks (instructor: Circadiansync)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Circadiansync (talk) 21:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Circadiansync: Thanks for going through the wizard. It looks like you already had course instructor rights from a previous term, so you're all set. As we discussed, I replaced the course page you created with separate ones for different parts of the class: Education Program:Washington University in St. Louis/Biological Clocks - Chronobiologists (Spring 2015) and Education Program:Washington University in St. Louis/Biological Clocks - Genes (Spring 2015) . I've included a bit more information about the course pages, dashboard, and editing Wikipedia articles on medicine in my email to you. Thanks. Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:18, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Editatón: Historia de la colectividad judía en Argentina. (instructor: Giyuela)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Pharos, Bluerasberry, Kevin Gorman, AKoval (WMF): --Giyuela (talk) 22:18, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Dear Giyuela,
Thank you for your interest in teaching a course using Wikipedia. And thanks for using the assignment design wizard. When your course contents are complete and your institution is added to Special:Institutions, then I will re-review your request for course instructor rights. At this time, however, there is simply not enough information to make a determination as to whether or not this assignment is a good fit for this project.
I noticed that you indicated on your Spanish Wikipedia talk page your intention to create a course page on that project. It would be good to know how if these two assignments are related. I have also replied to you there about that.
It may help to talk with another international educator and user of the course page extension here on English Wikipedia. Vojtěch Dostál is a mentor in the education collaborative and would be a good guide through the process.
Please feel free to email me about this, too: akoval@wikimedia.org.
All the best, Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 17:45, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Giyuela, I am to your disposal, if needed :). --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 19:13, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: ART354, Performing Mediation: Video Art from the Studio to the Database (instructor: Krcohen)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Krcohen (talk) 18:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

@Krcohen: Glad you found this page (this is Jason). I've also been in touch with Education program folks, who will move the page you created to a designated space, connect it to the dashboard, and provide a link for students to enroll. Looking forward to tomorrow! ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
@Krcohen: Thanks for using our assignment design wizard. We've gone ahead and added the "course instructor" right to your account and created your course page here: Education Program:Reed College/ART354, Performing Mediation: Video Art from the Studio to the Database (Spring 2015) . I've sent an email to you with additional information. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on Wikipedia through my user talk page or by email. --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:20, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Information Fluency in the Digital World (Spring 2015) (instructor: Muumuulibrarian)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Muumuulibrarian (talk) 22:14, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

@Muumuulibrarian: I took at look at what you created with the assignment design wizard and everything looks good. I've added the "course instructor" user right to your account and created your course page here: Education Program:California Maritime Academy/Information Fluency in the Digital World (Spring 2015) . I've also sent this link via email along with some more detailed information. Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:18, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Conservation Biology (instructor: Bothell130)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Bothell130 (talk) 23:34, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Just letting everyone know that I did grant this user right, as this instructor met with User:Sage (Wiki Ed) yesterday for on-boarding. Thanks, Sage! Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 01:03, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: Conservation and Sustainable Development (instructor: Bothell130)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Bothell130 (talk) 23:34, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

New course announcement: HPHY 212 - Evidence, Inference and Biostatistics (instructor: Eugenezed)[edit]

I'm pleased to announce a new course I've created with the Assignment Design Wizard, and I am requesting course instructor rights to get started. If you'd like to see more details about my course, check out my course draft linked in the section heading above.

@Helaine (Wiki Ed), Ryan (Wiki Ed): --Eugenezed (talk) 01:28, 27 February 2015 (UTC)