User talk:Cdestree

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Hello, Cdestree! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 03:45, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
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I see that you've already been welcomed (above), but I thought I would stop by and say hello as well. If you ever have any questions, I'd be happy to help. Just drop me a line on my talk page. Cheers! TNX-Man 19:07, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Generally, the best way to get started with Wikipedia is to pick a subject that interests you (I see you have several listed on your user page). Look around at some related articles. Do they need improvement or expansion? You can jump right in and help out. Or, if you're looking for something a little more organized, a Wikiproject is a way for people to work on related articles together. I'm sure there's one out there for you. Cheers! TNX-Man 19:30, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Adoptme template[edit]


I see you placed {{adoptme|20080818184844}} at the Help desk.[1] It's intended for the user or user talk page so I have moved it here. PrimeHunter (talk) 19:38, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Re-write or edit[edit]

As a professor and scholar I have often warned my students about relying on Wikipedia. Recently I have considered the idea of rather than avoiding Wiki articles I should try to improve or re-write them. I am an international recognized expert on certain issues, but my main passions are: human trafficking, modern slavery, forced labor and child soldiers; international humanitarian law of armed conflict (IHL/LOAC); civil liberty and national security law. Should I try and add and correct current articles on the subject or is there a way to propose to the Wikipedia community entirely new articles? I am new to your system and would welcome a mentor/adopter to guide me through format and the complexity of Wikipedia policy and politics.--Cdestree (talk) 19:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC) {{adoptoffer }}

Hi Cdestree, I am willing to adopt you. I currently have 4810 edits, I am a rollbacker, accountcreator, and general helper. I am part of WP:FOWL, help out at WP:AFC, and a bot operator. If you have any questions, please contact me here, or on this page. LegoKontribsTalkM 22:26, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
I too would be delighted to help (writer, editor, former grad student in History; admin here at Wikipedia). Just drop a query on my talk page, or e-mail me via the "E-mail this user" feature from said talk page. --Orange Mike | Talk 14:03, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


Womanpower logo.svg Hello Cdestree, thank you for your contributions on articles related to Feminism. I'd like to invite you to become a part of Feminism Task Force, a WikiProject aimed at improving the quality of articles dealing with gender studies related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to participate, please visit the Feminism Task Force page for more information. Feel free to sign your name under "Participants". Thanks!

--Grrrlriot ( ) 01:25, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Request to participate in University of Washington survey on tool to quickly understand Wikipedians’ reputations[edit]

Hello. I'm part of a research group at the University of Washington. In April, we met with some local Wikipedians to learn what they would like to know about other editors’ history and activities (within Wikipedia) when interacting with them on talk pages. The goal of those sessions was to gather feedback to help design an embedded application that could quickly communicate useful information about other Wikipedians. We have now created a few images that we feel represent some of what our participants thought was important. We would appreciate it if you took a few minutes of your time to complete an online survey that investigates whether or not these images would be useful to you. Your quick contribution would be very valuable to our research group and ultimately to Wikipedia. (When finished, the code for this application will be given over to the Wikipedia community to use and/or adjust as they see fit.)

Willing to spend a few minutes taking our survey? Click this link.

Please feel free to share the link with other Wikipedians. The more feedback, the better! The survey is completely anonymous and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. All data is used for university research purposes only.

Thank you for your time! If you have any questions about our research or research group, please visit our user page. Commprac01 (talk) 21:25, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

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Additional details about our research group are available here.

WikiProject Sociology Newsletter: II (April 2010)[edit]

Sociology ProjectNews • April 2010

The Sociology WikiProject is conducting a roll call (or min-census, if you prefer). More then five years down the road, we have over 50 members, but we don't know how many of them are still active in the sociology area. If you are or want to become once again an active contributor to the sociology content on Wikipedia, please move your name from the inactive to the active list on our roll call.

In other news, we have reactivated the newsletter :) At least, for this announcement. We also have a new, automated to do listing, an active tag and assess project (which has identified about 1,800 sociology articles on Wikipedia, and assessed about 1,3000 of them), and three new userboxes for your self-identification pleasure :) On a final note, I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions.

You have received this newsletter because you are listed as a participant at WikiProject Sociology. • signed Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 18:34, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Sociology Newsletter: III (December 2010)[edit]

Sociology ProjectNews • December 2010
Spreading the meme since August 2006

The Sociology WikiProject third newsletter is out!

According to our April mini-census, we have 15 active members, 6 semi-active ones and 45 inactive. Out of those, 4 active, 3 semi-active and 1 inactive members have added themselves to corresponding categories since the mini-census. The next one is planned, roughly, for sometime next year. The membership list has been kept since 2004.

On that note, nobody has ever studied WikiProjects from the sociological perspective... if you are interesting in researching Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Research and wiki-research-l listerv.

Moving from research to teaching, did you know that many teachers and instructors are teaching classes with Wikipedia? This idea is getting support from the Wikimedia Foundation, and some really useful tools have been created recently. I have experience with that, having taught several undergad classes, so feel free to ask me questions on that!

And as long as I am talking about professional issues, if any of you is going to any sociological conferences, do post that to our project - perhaps other members are going there too?

In other news: the a automated to do listing reported in the April issue went down shortly afterwards, but seems to be on the path to reactivation. We still have an active tag and assess project, and comparing the numbers to the April report, we have identified about 350 more sociology-related articles (from 1,800 to 2,150) and assessed about 100 (from 1,300 to 1,400).

We now have a listing of most popular sociology-related pages. It is updated on the 1st of every month, starting with August, and reports which of our sociology-tagged articles are most frequently read. Of course, GIGO holds true, so after looking at it right now and trying to determine what is our most popular article, my first action was to shake my head and remove Criminal Minds (which, perhaps not too surprisingly, outranks all sociology articles in period tested). Second item I noticed it this month's Industrial Revolution, beating Criminal Minds, that moved from close to 30th position in August/September, to 9th in October and 2nd in November. If you'd like to discuss this or any other trends, please visit WT:SOCIOLOGY!

Finally, with the reactivation of Article Alerts, we are getting our own here. Bookmark that page so you can keep track of sociology related deletion debates, move debates, good and feature article discussions, and more.

Our first task force (Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology/Social movements task force) was created (1 June 2010).

If you have basic or better graphic skills, our projects needs a dedicated barnstar (award) (currently the closest we can get is the Society Barnstar.

As always, I highly recommend watchlisting the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology page, so you can be aware of the ongoing discussions.

Authored by Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 04:05, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

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