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Hi David! Welcome! Hope that you having fun in SF! Excited to see you as a Campus Ambassador at MSU! - Cheryl (MichChemGSI (talk))

Introductions[edit]

Hey David, I'm Zoran - again. I've added some stuff to my Sandbox, can you see if I'm doing anything wrong? Thanks! Zorantb (talk) 23:55, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, This is Blake Workman and I'm real excited for this project, I also am very new to Wikipedia. user:blakeworkman4Blakeworkman4 (talk) 13:57, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Ey Yo David, This is Frankie Sanzica and I'm so stoked about this project because I love code. user:Maabsta Maabsta (talk) 12:17, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello David, my name is Ricky Whidby and I am both excited to learn more about wikipedia as well as contribute on my group topic. My page is MediaphyteMediaphyte (talk) 08:26, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David!!! I think is going to be a fun project :) [[1]] Brittany Balbaugh (talk) 05:58, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, my name is Kubatbek Alimbekov and I am excited to discover Wikipedia. My page is Qbkspit (talk) 06:53, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I am Derek Schlau am I am excited to learn how to use wikipedia more efficiently user:schlaudeSchlaude (talk) 05:34, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello David. I'm Kyle Schiller. I'm thrilled to work with wikipedia during the course of the class because of the opportunities that it opens. My page is schill76 (talk) 04:17, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Joseph Tuohey. I'm excited for this project because we get to make a significant contribution to Wikipedia. My page is tuoheyjo Tuoheyjo (talk) 00:27, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Andrew Wardell. I'm excited for this project because Wikipedia is one of the greatest sources of information on the internet. It gives links to sources and keeps it's information up to date. My page is Genorok Genorok (talk) 20:00, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I am really looking foward to this project and working with you guys. Here is my page amoy48473 Amoy48473 (talk) 19:11, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I am excited about this TC 210 assignment because I have learned so much about Wikipedia while doing this assignment. My user page is User:Tinu1, Tinu1 (talk) 13:08, 1 Febraury 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Cassie Beller, I'm excited about TC 210. My user page is User:BellercaBellerca (talk) 13:52, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Shane Cann. I'm excited to work on this project because Wikipedia is a great tool. My user page is user:CannshanCannshan (talk) 05:30, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Matt Cavanaugh, I think this initiative is a great idea and I'm glad to help out with it. My user page is User:cavana60, cavana60 (talk) 18:00, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, I'm Anthony Hamer. I am very excited to be a part of this project as I hope you are aswell. User:Hamer19 Hamer19 (talk) 13:46, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. I'm Zoran Tomic-Bobas and I love Wikipedia and this assignment. My page is user:Zorantb! Zorantb (talk) 13:56, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, my name is Hunter Baum. I'm very excited to get the opportunity to share knowledge with the world user:Hbaum16 Hbaum16 (talk) 13:58, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi, I'm Chris. Looking forward to working with wikipedia for my class. User:sirhc3j7 Sirhc3j7 (talk) 13:58, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. This is Kyle Snage in the TC 210 course. I'm excited for this project because I have never done editing on Wikipedia until this class. user:kylesnage Kylesnage (talk) 14:00, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello David! I'm Anna P. Chlopecki and I am really psyched to help out with this assignment. It'll definitely be a good semester! My page is user:Chlopeck. Chlopeck (talk) 14:01, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, my name is Nick Fisher and I am excited to contribute to Wikipedia and the initiative. - user:Fishern6 Fishern6 (talk) 14:01, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey, I'm Antonio. I am very excited to a part of this project and look forward to contributing. User:Tony.M.S.O Tony.M.S.O (talk) 14:02, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Sup, I'm Stephanie. I love Wikipedia. That's why I'm excited for this project. Feel free to visit my user page here. Stephanie Sundheimer (talk) 14:17, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, I'm Kyle and I'm excited to be using Wikipedia for this class. My page is user:KylecawleyKylecawley (talk) 14:06, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, this is Daniel. Please check out my page: user:Vert3x Vert3x (talk) 14:11, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hello David, I am Alex Dietrich. I am excited to do this assignment to become a part of the Wikipedia culture. My Wikipedia page is user:awdietrich Awdietrich (talk) 14:15, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey Dave, I'm James Silvers. I'm excited because this is a step away from boring normal class work. My page is James (talk) Silversj4467 (talk) 05:35, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dave, I'm Brad Abel. I'm excited to do wikipedia stuff. Bcca15 (talk) 14:20, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David; it's Stephen. Good to see you again. p.s. Is this trolling? - Stephen Tarucstephen (talk) 14:18, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David! I'm really excited to start working more with our Wikipedia project. Thanks so much for taking the time to come in and lecture our class on how to edit/use the Wikipedia sites! User:Laurnicole17 Laurnicole17 (talk) 15:20, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, this is Peter, this project sounds pretty cool. Being able to contribute back to a resource that I've been using for years definitely sounds pretty rewarding! Rifelpet (talk) 20:22, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

David, My name is Edward Olsen. You did not kill my father. I like this project because Wikipedia is a tool that everyone should have access to. Knowledge is best set free. Olsenedw (talk) 02:43, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David - I'm Devan Sayles. I think our Wikipedia project is going to be great - I'd much rather contribute to Wikipedia than write a regular paper! My user page is User:Dsayles08 Dsayles08 (talk) 19:27, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, my name is Mike Gruszynski and I am excited to get started contributing to the Wikipedia nation. user:Gruszyn1 Gruszyn1 (talk) 19:06, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, My name is Nick Pingtella, and working on this project is going to be splendid since I can contribute to such an imperative and monumental task. Pingtell (talk) 00:10, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, my name is Nicholas Baker. I'm excited to finally be able to give back to the Wikipedia community after all that they have taught me. Bakern10 (talk) 01:05, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David. My name is Gerald Schuster. This Wikipedia project should be interesting. It sure beats writing a paper. User:Schust38 Schust38 (talk) 11:56, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey, my name's Chris Thomas. I'm looking forward to this project because it's a good way to integrate multimedia we can utilize after the class. User:Cthomas1264 Cthomas1264 (talk) 21:08, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, my name is Wesley Warnell, and I'm excited to learn more about Wikipedia. Warnellw (talk) 21:14, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David. My name is Michael Rossi. I've never edited Wikipedia before so this is pretty exciting. Rossimi2 (talk) 02:29, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David. My name is Rian Mabry. I'm excited to finally give back to Wikipedia because I have taken so much from it over the years. Mabryria (talk) 15:18, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Jesse Lupinski, and I'm excited about the project because I've never edited Wikipedia before. I'm also interested in social computing applications. Jassu86 (talk) 17:08, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi, my name is David Gill, This should be more interesting than your run of the mill projects you get in most classes as we will truly be contributing to general knowledge dissemination. Gilldav2 (talk) 17:50, 31 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey David it's Brent Young. It's pretty cool that your half-teaching my class. Hope MSU is going well for you. We should catch-up sometime after class. MotoFly1675 (talk) 02:05, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, it's Kyle Parr. It's cool that I have my own wikipedia page now. Darklavalizard (talk) 03:25, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, it's Samuel Agot. I have my own wikipedia page now that I am sure I will grow accustomed to soon enough. Khalismatic (talk) 03:46, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello Allie, My name is Hyung-Joo Lee. wikipedia project is getting fun! Scannah (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 03:56, 1 February 2011 (UTC).

Whats up David, im Howard Terry. Im very interested in learning more about wikipedia, since i use it all the time. (talk). —Preceding undated comment added 19:38, 1 February 2011 (UTC).

Hey David, my name is Gina Holder. I'm excited to give back to Wikipedia since I use it so often! 35.11.33.122 (talk) 22:07, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. My name is Blair Ellison. I am excited to learn about the ins and outs of Wikipedia and the process that I have to go through to make a Wikipedia page. Elliso56 (talk) 00:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. My name is Justin Sucher. I am excited to finally discover more of Wikipedia's abilities and learn something to help me in future projects.Sucherju (talk) 01:00, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, it's Michael Williams. I am excited to contribute to Wikipedia and cannot wait to see the finished product! Mike32389 (talk) 02:26, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David! My name is Chris Long, and I am excited to start working with Wikipedia and see everything it has to offer! Chriszlong (talk) 02:33, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Osup home-skillet. My name is Phil Finazzo and I'm thrilled to be learning specific markup so I can use wikipedia to the fullest extent. ColdChicken ColdChicken (talk) 04:42, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. My name is Alexandra Brito. I am excited to learn about Wikipedia, and to later explain everything about it to friends. Alexandra Brito (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 06:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC).

Ello David. My name is Ashley McClellan. I am excited about this assignment because I will be learning more about the other side of the Wikipedia world a.k.a editing. User:Mcclel71 Mcclel71 (talk) 07:37, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, my name is Rob Cortez. I am pretty excited to learn about how to use Wikipedia and to use the information learned for personal gain. Ltezl (talk) 19:07, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David. My Name is Eric Cook. I'm excited for this assignment because I can't wait to finally have an opportunity to contribute something to Wikipedia. Cookeri6 (talk) 01:09, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey David, My name is Hang Beum Cho. I'm excited for this assignment and it was good oppotunity to learn WIKI. Chohang (talk) 01:09, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi, my name is Sung-ki Shin. I really thank you teach me how to use Wikipedia! nalihero (nalihero) 21:43, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello, my name is Apiwan Pinsaikeow. I'm excited for this assignment and I'm hoping to learn more about WIKI. Apinsaikeow (talk) 8:00, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey, my name is Jared Schmeichel. I'm excited for this assignment and help with this wiki initiative. Schmeic4 Schmeic4 (talk) 04:23, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Hey Dave, my name is Dylan Oshier. I am excited to be apart of this assignment because I love Wikipedia, and I use it every day. DMOshier DMOshier (talk) 05:03, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 28 January 2011[edit]

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This is the first issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program newsletter. Please read it! It has important information about the the current wave of classes, instructions and advice, and other news about the ambassador program.





Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 00:31, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

Hi David, looking for an MSU photo for a wiki article[edit]

David, have already communicated with the other two Ambassadors. Am requesting help getting a photo taken and uploaded to Wiki so that I can use it in an article. Hope I am not spamming. Just looking for an assist from someone close by. Details are here: [2]TCO (talk) 00:36, 29 January 2011 (UTC)

David, I have a photo now.TCO (talk) 07:05, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 13 February 2011[edit]

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This is the second issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter, with details about what's going on right now and where help is needed.



  • Userboxes and profiles - Add an ambassador userbox to your page, and make sure you've added your mentor profile!
  • Be a coordinating ambassador - Pick and class and make sure no students fall through the cracks.
  • New screencasts - Short videos on watchlists and a number of other topics may be useful to students.
  • Updates from Campus Ambassadors - Ambassadors are starting to report on classroom experiences, both on-wiki and on the Google Group.
  • Other news - There's a new on-wiki application for being an Online Ambassador, and Editing Friday #2 is today!
  • Things you can do - This is just a sample; if you're eager for something to do, there's plenty more.

Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 18:21, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Media and Telecommunication Policy project[edit]

Hey David, hope all is well. Just wanted to drop a note letting you know that I am the Coordinating Online Ambassador for the Media and Telecommunication Policy project/class, as of yesterday. I have added my username and information on the second row of "The TC 210 Team" section (look for the goofy South Park character), so the students can find me quickly. I have some experience with radio and television stations, along with their companies, so I can be of more assistance than just showing people where to go for information. My talk page is open 24/7 and I try to answer posts immediately when I am online and as soon as I see them when I have been offline. Please let me know if I can be off assistance. Take Care....NeutralhomerTalk • 07:39, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Dr. Obar's class[edit]

I'm sending the same message to D guz and Alliecat47, as the two MSU Ambassadors for Dr. Obar's public policy course. I'm mentoring two different groups, who will have 2 very different challenges. My first group, Media Access Project will be creating a new article from scratch, and are probably going to need to worry most about establishing the notability of the group through reliable sources (it seems to probably meet our guidelines, but not certainly). The other group, National Broadband Plan (United States) will be working on an article that is already quite extensive with a lot of sources, if not in the best condition. I'm concerned that it may be difficult for the second group to show their performance in as clear a way as the first group. Do you know how the assignments will take these differences into account? Qwyrxian (talk) 01:46, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 21 March 2011[edit]

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This is the third issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter, with details about what's going on right now and where help is needed.



Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 22:22, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Lab signups![edit]

If you want personal help, please email me and post a signed entry under this post, with the time and location you would like to meet. (remember to indent your post with a colon ":" so I know you are responding to this post.) I am available:

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:30-2, 5:15-8 5:15-10 2:30-6 11:30-3:30, 5:30 - late

D guz (talk) 05:30, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Sign up here

Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter: 22 April 2011[edit]

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This is the fourth issue of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program Newsletter, with details about what's going on right now and where help is needed.



Delivered by EdwardsBot (talk) 16:32, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Please take the Wikipedia Ambassador Program survey[edit]

Hi Ambassador,

We are at a pivotal point in the development of the Wikipedia Ambassador Program. Your feedback will help shape the program and role of Ambassadors in the future. Please take this 10 minute survey to help inform and improve the Wikipedia Ambassadors.

WMF will de-identify results and make them available to you. According to KwikSurveys' privacy policy: "Data and email addresses will not be sold, rented, leased or disclosed to 3rd parties." This link takes you to the online survey: http://kwiksurveys.com?u=WPAmbassador_talk

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments, Thank You!

Amy Roth (Research Analyst, Public Policy Initiative) (talk) 20:37, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Region 5 announcement[edit]

Hey there; you'll want to add our region's noticeboard to your watchlist: Wikipedia:Ambassadors/Great Lakes. Anything that needs to be handled at a regional level will be posted there. Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 18:21, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Continuing?[edit]

Will you be continuing your role as a campus ambassador this fall? Bob the WikipediaN (talkcontribs) 20:11, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Ambassador Program: assessment drive[edit]

Even though it's been quiet on-wiki, the Wikipedia Ambassador Program has been busy over the last few months getting ready for the next term. We're heading toward over 80 classes in the US, across all disciplines. You'll see courses start popping up here, and this time we want to match one or more Online Ambassadors to each class based on interest or expertise in the subject matter. If you see a class that you're interested, please contact the professor and/or me; the sooner the Ambassadors and professors get in communication, the better things go. Look for more in the coming weeks about next term.

In the meantime, with a little help I've identified all the articles students did significant work on in the last term. Many of the articles have never been assessed, or have ratings that are out of date from before the students improved them. Please help assess them! Pick a class, or just a few articles, and give them a rating (and add a relevant WikiProject banner if there isn't one), and then update the list of articles.

Once we have updated assessments for all these articles, we can get a better idea of how quality varied from course to course, and which approaches to running Wikipedia assignments and managing courses are most effective.

--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:22, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassadors update[edit]

Hi! You're getting this message because you are or have been a Wikipedia Ambassador. A new term is beginning for the United States and Canada Education Programs, and I wanted to give you an update on some important new information if you're interested in continuing your work this term as a Wikipedia Ambassador.

You may have heard a reference to a transition the education program is going through. This is the last term that the Wikimedia Foundation will directly run the U.S. and Canada programs; beginning in June, a proposed thematic organization is likely to take over organizing the program. You can read more about the proposal here.

Another major change in the program will take effect immediately. Beginning this term, a new MediaWiki education extension will replace all course pages and Ambassador lists. (See Wikipedia:Course pages and Help:Education Program extension for more details.) Included in the extension are online volunteer and campus volunteer user rights, which let you create and edit course pages and sign up as an ambassador for a particular course.

If you would like to continue serving as a Wikipedia Ambassador — even if you do not support a class this term — you must create an ambassador profile. If you're no longer interested in being a Wikipedia Ambassador, you don't need to do anything.

Please do these steps as soon as possible

First, you need the relevant user rights for Online and/or Campus Ambassadors. (If you are an admin, you can grant the rights yourself, for you as well as other ambassadors.) Just post your rights request here, and we'll get you set up as quickly as possible.

Once you've got the ambassador rights, please set up at a Campus and/or Online Ambassador profile. You can do so at:

Going forward, the lists of Ambassadors at Special:CampusAmbassadors and Special:OnlineAmbassadors will be the official roster of who is an active Ambassador. If you would like to be an Ambassador but not ready to serve this term, you can un-check the option in your profile to publicly list it (which will remove your profile from the list).

After that, you can sign on to support courses. The list of courses will be at Special:Courses. (By default, this lists "Current" courses, but you can change the Status filter to "Planned" to see courses for this term that haven't reached their listed start date yet.)

As this is the first term we have used the extension, we know there will be some bugs, and we know the feature set is not as rich as it could be. (A big wave of improvements is already in the pipeline. And if you know MediaWiki and could help with code review, we'd love to have your help!) Please reach out to me (Sage Ross) with any complaints, bug reports, and feature suggestions. The basic features of the extension are documented at Wikipedia:Course pages, and you can see a tutorial for setting up and using them here.

Communication and keeping up to date

In the past, the Education Program has had a pretty fragmented set of communication channels. We're trying to fix that. These are the recommended places to discuss and stay up-to-date on the education program:

  1. The education noticeboard has become the main on-wiki location for discussion of the Education Program. You can post there about broad education program issues as well as issues with individual courses.
  2. The Ambassadors Announce email list is a very low-traffic announcements list of important information all Ambassadors need to be aware of. We encourage all Ambassadors (and other interested Wikipedians) to subscribe to the list; follow the instructions on the link to add your email address.
  3. If you use IRC regularly, or need to try to reach someone immediately, the #wikipedia-en-ambassadors connect IRC channel is the place to find me and fellow Ambassadors.
Ambassador training and resources

We now have an online training for Ambassadors, which is intended to be both an orientation about the Wikipedia Ambassador role for newcomers and the manual for how to do the role. (There are parallel trainings for students and for educators as well.)

Please go through the training if you feel like you need a refresher on how a typical class is supposed to go and where the Ambassadors fit in, or if you want to review and help improve it. If there's something you'd like to see added, or other suggestions you have for it, feel free to edit the training and/or leave feedback. A primer on setting up and using course pages is included in the educators' training.

The Resources page of the training is the main place for Ambassador-related resources. If there's something you think is important as a resource that's not on there, please add it.

Finally, whether or not you work with any classes this term, I encourage you to post entries to the Trophy Case whenever you see excellent work from students or if you have great examples from past semesters. And, as always, let students (and other editors!) know when they do things well; a little WikiLove goes a long way!

--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 20:57, 14 January 2013 (UTC)