Talk:Broadband.gov

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Moving material to the main space[edit]

Greetings, I see no evidence of interaction between the online mentor for this group and the group members. Material has been written by this group that should be added to the main space. I have contact the group privately. I would also like to see some support from the online mentor.Jaobar (talk) 21:55, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

The online mentor has been available and has been in contact with all three students in the group, but with lack edits to the page, the mentor is probably working on other article on Wikipedia while waiting for acting on the project page. - NeutralhomerTalkCoor. Online Amb'dor • 23:03, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
The group members have yet to reply to the question I asked them a few weeks ago, and they haven't started to create their article (they have test sandboxes, though). If you want, I'll nudge them a bit and see what they are going to do now. ManishEarthTalkStalk 13:47, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I have spoken to the group. Manishearth, please do nudge them. Thanks.Jaobar (talk) 14:50, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
 Done via email ManishEarthTalkStalk 03:18, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

We have started a sandbox for this page at User:Schill76/sandbox and its connected discussion page. Please feel free to edit, or suggest anything you might think needs a change. Daxter21 (talk) 04:30, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Undo[edit]

I undid this edit by User:Sh.ritvik, as it had bad grammar, was unnecessarily bolded, and the sentence was pretty much randomly inserted. Normally it's not a good idea to undo other's edits, but I don't want bad grammar, &c to affect your grading. Feel free to use the sentence he added in a more appropriate place. ManishEarthTalkStalk 03:15, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

Improve article[edit]

In an email from Professor Obar, he expressed that this article needs to be improved before we nominate it for DYK. Reading the article a bit more thoroughly, I agree. The main issue is that the last two sections ("Digital Divide"/"Government Presence") are irrelevant to the topic (or, more accurately, have been written in a way that does not elaborate their connection to the topic) . These sections should be removed (or rewritten), and, in their place, we should have a bit more content. Some suggestions for sections (not all may be feasible):

  • History
  • Functions (this is partially contained in the "resources" section)
  • Structure

If you want more ideas for how to go about writing this article, see:
Category:Websites and Category:Government_services_portals . Just a note: While browsing categories, the [+] shows the subcategories, but not the subpages. For that, you have to click the subcategory name.
Ask me if you need any more ideas/guidance ManishEarthTalkStalk 08:04, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for your work Manishhearth. Just to clarify, I don't think the two sections are irrelevant to the topic, but rather that they don't really add to the article (at least as currently written). The broadband.gov initiative certainly addresses digital divide issues. The section on the digital divide however, seems like a piece written for another class, simply dumped into the article. How does the broadband.gov initiative address the digital divide? How does the government frame their concerns in this area? These are the things that should be addressed. I will be removing the material that I think is inappropriate now and posting it here. Jaobar (talk) 15:51, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
I've collapsed the removed sections above to reduce clutter. ManishEarthTalkStalk 10:05, 10 May 2011 (UTC)