- 1 Welcome to Wikipedia!!!
- 2 Thanks
- 3 Re Prod
- 4 Psychology Wiki
- 5 Editing your Userpage
- 6 Teaching with Wikipedia
- 7 Use of your tools
- 8 perilously picking pecadilloes with pedagogues
- 9 Wikimedia Pennsylvania
- 10 Response to your request
- 11 Joseph Baldwin Academy
- 12 Pittsburgh event for Wikipedia's tenth anniversary
- 13 Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference
- 14 Upcoming Wikimedia events in Missouri and Kansas!
Welcome to Wikipedia!!!
Thanks, Dr. Alberts. I know your name; I just can't type. Plus, I've been taught so many different rules for the apostrophe, and they all contradict. Sorry about that. User:Thyroidpsychic
Thanks for pointing it out. I'll make sure to timestamp them from next time onwards.Gamesmaster G-9 05:11, 5 September 2006 (UTC)
I noticed that you teach statistics, and thought you might be interested in this project which I am involved in, The Psychology Wiki.
I won't say too much, as I'd like you to judge it for yourself, but you should find that it is different from Wikipedia, because approximately 90% of our contributors so far are psychologists, academics, or students and trainees.
Its hosted by a company called Wikia, which was founded by Jimmy Wales and Angela Beesley. There are Google Ads on the site, but we dont make money from the project, they're just to pay for the bandwidth, storage and technical support that Wikia give us.
Have a look and see what you think
Mostly Zen 01:39, 31 July 2006 (UTC)
PS We are trying to attract expert contributors in different areas. So far we have a variety of contributors, the least qualified of which are at an Undergraduate level (such as myself) ranging up to Clinical psychologists with 30 years experience, and Retired researchers and academics. We are in need of a statistics specialist, to collaborate with the other users. Do you relish the challenge of joining a young community that is just starting out? Our wiki may be for you...
Hey there. It is normally not conventonal for someone to edit a userpage that doesn't belong to them. But I have edited your sandboz to remove the Wikify tag, because your userpage shows up on Category:Articles that need to be wikified. I hope I did not interfere with your experimenting. -- Reaper X 18:44, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Teaching with Wikipedia
Hello, Scott. I am a great fan of teaching with Wikipedia, and I would like to congratulate you on experimenting with using Wikipedia in your course. Some links of interest: Wikipedia:School and university projects, Wikiversity. Take care, -- 17:30, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Use of your tools
Hi, Just to tell that I copied and pasted your table on fr:Wikipédia:Projets pédagogiques, which is the french equivalent of the school and uni projects page. It seems to be a good digital dashboard for such a work. Astirmays 21:03, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
perilously picking pecadilloes with pedagogues
One of the challenges of wikis is the sheer range of people to which you expose your writings, and the oft-unexpected directions from which they evaluate your writings ... and yourself. Thus the frequent insistence that users who wish to be Wikipedia admins should have first demonstrated the ability to bring an article to a high condition, weathering comments and suggestions (good or ill) in the process.
Thus a passing wikipedian notices the ordinarily innocuous "my real page" and is very much put out - the thought that any page on the Wikipedia should not be considered 'real' is shocking. Surely you mean "your external home page" or "work-related page?" Aghast at your inadvertent wiki-denigration I beg you to reconsider.
BTW: I checked the spelling of every word - pedagogues are parlous! ;-) Shenme 07:37, 21 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm writing to inform you that we are now forming the first local Wikimedia Chapter in the United States: Wikimedia Pennsylvania. Our goals are to perform outreach and fundraising activities on behalf of the various Wikimedia projects. If you're interested in being a part of the chapter, or just want to know more, you can:
- Contact us on IRC at #wikimedia-pa
- Join our mailing list
- Visit our blog at http://wmfpa.blogspot.com
Response to your request
- Thanks for the suggestion of using Christian_terrorism as a topic in my class. I actually was looking for something that is less obviously controversial to "normal" people, so I went the heated argument about the size of the 2nd Death Star that I found on the Lamest Edit War Page. I'll still use your idea, though. I'll mention Christian Terrorism as we get into "real" arguments and how Wikipedia adresses them. Thanks for your help! GumbyProf: "I'm about ideas, but I'm not always about good ideas." 19:51, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
- One of the reasons I suggest the topic is because of the variability of definitions of terrorism, based on value systems and cultures. I find it amazing how disparate people's views are on this particular topic. When directed more specifically at the group in the majority amongst English speaking peoples, the concept is seen as a lot more "controversial" than when directed at more marginalized populations. This could make for a very interesting comparison. --Kukini hablame aqui 21:25, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Joseph Baldwin Academy
I've noticed the edits you and your class have made to Joseph Baldwin Academy and the article, for the most part, looks good. However, the article reads a little bit like an advertisement or a form of self-promotion. Please make sure your edits to the article are written in a neutral point of view. --Millbrooky (talk) 21:30, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
Pittsburgh event for Wikipedia's tenth anniversary
Hi! Since you're listed as a Wikipedian in Pittsburgh, I wanted to invite you to the Wikipedia Tenth Anniversary celebrations we're having in Pittsburgh on Saturday, January 15. During the daytime, we're going to be having a photo contribution drive where anyone can bring in their digital photos or prints and Wikipedians will teach people how to upload them and add them to articles, and maybe introduction to Wikipedia workshops as well. Then in the evening, we'll have fun at the Carson City Saloon. There will be free Wikipedia t-shirts and other goodies, as well. See the Pittsburgh meetup page for more details. I hope to see you there!--ragesoss (talk) 15:11, 1 January 2011 (UTC)
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Upcoming Wikimedia events in Missouri and Kansas!
You're invited to 3 exciting events Wikipedians are planning in your region this June—a tour and meetup at the National Archives in Kansas City, and Wiknics in Wichita and St. Louis:
And two local editions of the Great American Wiknic, the "picnic anyone can edit." Come meet (and geek out with, if you want) your local Wikipedians in a laid-back atmosphere: