User:Namir Riptide/NMAC 5108 Journal

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My Flow[edit]

Namir Riptide (talk) 19:54, 10 March 2019 (UTC)[edit]

I really have no clue how to make a journal as the instructions are not clear what to do and assume a user has knowledge of using and editing wikipedia. No material covered in the first lesson does this. edit: THe instructions said to use home/main page, but did not clarify to use the edit. Material in first lesson does not state how to make a new page but to edit pre-existing pages. Namir Riptide (talk) 19:08, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

@Namir Riptide: Hi Namir, I have also been struggling and this is very much new territory for us all, for sure. I do feel better each day, which may mean with a little practice we can do this! JVbirdJVbird (talk) 00:43, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Namir Riptide (talk) 20:09, 10 March 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Seems that it worked as well as the link. I am not much of a notes and record keeper but i will be trying my best for this class. Unfortunately, I am also not much of journal writer and this is another class that requires me to have one. At least my other class this session is linear programming based and, forgive me, easier to me.

March 11[edit]

Trying this again when I am not pressed for time. I am hoping this works out better. I am MC Smith on th eclass roster but I do not use my name in digital environments.

Namir Riptide (talk) 22:31, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

March 13[edit]

After reviewing suggestions, i have decided to try using my laptop apposed to my tablet. The design, layout and forma of the desktop site is much easier to use and edit with. I may have to carry my laptop around again instead of using it as a mini-desktop for this class as well as my Decision Sciences class. The weight difference is going to be annoying, but doing well in these classes is preferable. Namir Riptide (talk) 19:06, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

@Namir Riptide: Linear design? Sounds like the couple computer science classes I took in undergradConfused-tpvgames.png. This class actually reminds me of visual basic the way we light code in our responses. I hear you on the weight, but it is so much easier to type!(Dmcgonagill (talk) 23:45, 16 March 2019 (UTC))

March 16 - Norris Church Mailer[edit]

I am not exactly sure what to say about the linked article. It does well to be concise with its information but also feels sparse and bland. The links work, but I am not sure the New York Times articles would be considered reliable sources, though one is listed as books and the other magazine, and I am also unsure on NNDB. About the only source I see as usable would be the book by Lennon. Yes, NYT has established itself as one of the authorities in news, but it still could be used if another source was found. On sources, why was her own memoir not included/used as a reference? There are some concision issues that I believe could be fixed. Might also benefit from emboldening?

@Namir Riptide: Hi Namir, great reminders about the sources. I elided right over the fact that NYT is to me generally reliable but that there might be stronger sources for information. It's definitely sparse, this entry on Norris Church Mailer. The bland part is probably because it feels mighty incomplete. I do think that the writing in Wikipedia does tend to be slightly bland because it is presenting factual information without taking a position, which is challenging for most writers, including me. I always want to put my 2 cents in! JVbird (talk) 14:56, 17 March 2019 (UTC)