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WPF1 Newsletter (May)

Cs-wolves(talk) 17:16, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

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Are you still an active user in the Robotics Project ?

If so can you please read this message Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Robotics#Request_for_active_members reply at Category_talk:WikiProject_Robotics_participants

Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 18:12, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

NOOOOOO! don't leave us !!!
Lol - hope all is well with you and you have the doctorate under the belt :¬)
I understand that you cannot be with us but I really need to know if there was anyone else involved in the project on the admin side, such as the Assessment Team, as most of the "active members" seem to be inactive completely now.
I had wondered what was going on with you as I left a couple of messages that you didn't reply to :¬(
(one was a belated Happy New Year back in Feb lol)
Anyway if you have time to discuss a small amount over the next week that would be great - I have taken on more cleaning roles in the Ukrainian Portal and project such as using GA tools to check articles and suchlike and thought I would try and update the Robotics project as well.
Best wishes and hope you make a really big name for yourself in the field (and I don;t mean with the cows)
Chaosdruid (talk) 21:45, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Doctorate? lol nah... nowhere close to that... and the thought of someone calling me Dr. Tai would creep me out more than anything. Honestly the Robotics WikiProject was only active for about three months. I tried to carry it as much as possible. However there are standards that I tried to set in order to limit the scope the WikiProject would involve. However, the integration of electronically controlled mechanisms, whether semi- or completely autonomous, we'll need to slowly set what our operating scope is and focus on that before we expand. I think I may have overextended myself more than anything back in the day. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 22:11, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
It's ok, you can call them bots - I will know that you dont really mean it and they arent really bots lol
If thats what you thought I meant by GA tools, I do not trust automation too much lmao. The tools were pages on the toolserver where you enter the page names and they check for broken lins and broken url's in the refs. Although semi automated it's about as much autonomy as I could comfortably give away lol. I use it mainly for checking the refs on articles at B-class, GA, A and FA to make sure there are no deadlinks creeping in. I have seen a few problems with bots taking away caps from headers when they shoudn't and renaming refs they think were wrong ...
I thought you were doing your doctorate - "Dr Tai is an expert in the field of robotics" - sounds great to me :¬)
Chaosdruid (talk) 22:38, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Nope, not going for my doctorate. Generally when I work on articles, I use AutoWikiBrowser to review spelling and redlink problems, then review the references article by article. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 23:00, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
AWB scares me as it seems to need so much time to learn and I didn't want to apply for it as Twinkle does most of what I need at the moment. Do you think I should apply for it? If it is going to be a benefit then I will
Chaosdruid (talk) 23:08, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I think AWB has a lot more uses for mass editing than Twinkle. WP:TW's more used for CVU wasn't it? I mean it's been years since I've used them, but I used AWB a couple months back and it still works just fine. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 00:08, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
I put my name up for it - hopefully I can learn it easily lol. I will look into the robotics project more tomorrow as it's 01:22 here and I have a cpl things to do before bed - was nice to chat with you again though and hopefully I'll get a concise set of questions for you by tomoroow afternoon.
One thing I can ask you now is why you opted to not have class C articles ? I made an ammendment to the project page to say that "C class is not used apart from ..." but then realised I should have maybe not done that, even though the other editor agreed with me lol User_talk:Robotics1#Industrial_robot_and_ABB_robotics. I will remove the statement about C class or at least amend it to mean "there are some c class but there shoudnt be"
I noticed other projects do not have A-clss and some don;t have C either so I can see where you were coming from - there must be a way to make the template ignore C and stop them from saving as such.
Chaosdruid (talk) 00:28, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
  • The reason I did not include Class C articles because in my mind, a Class C article is unacceptable. When I tagged most of those articles myself, I reviewed the article and they were generally improved before given ratings. Class A articles are used to indicate a very good article in the field of robotics without going through the GA/FA process. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 01:01, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
So if its more than a basic stub and it doesn't meet B then it's just a start class...OK i will try and look at all the C classes tommorrow, identify where they need work,reclassify and get things rolling :¬)
Chaosdruid (talk) 01:28, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Exactly. Class C is just a sorry excuse for an article that's not quite B class that oftentimes with a little push would easily be in Class B. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 08:28, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (June 2010)

Cs-wolves(talk) 17:35, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Work so far

Hi again :¬)

Just a little update - I have done some work and created some tables from the project summaries

I propose to update them every week or two and then paste results in a page
(for the moment they are here Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Robotics/Assessment)

I'll create a separate page if all is ok by you...

I've only managed to do the category "Robot" (and all sub cats) so far as there are a lot of them lol

AWB is a godsend - so I suppose that makes you a god ?!? lmao - now I've got the hang of the basics its so much easier but I have to open each page and check for things like cats until I get a little more au fait with AWBs tools and settings. I then open the talk page if it looks like it should be within the robotics scope and add the template.

I'll carry on like that till all cats done then once established I can look at the unassessed and finally once thats done I can start going through them top down and try and copyedit. Finally, once thats done I can try and start improving some of them and getting merges/splits done etc.

So far so good :¬)

Chaosdruid (talk) 01:26, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (July 2010)

Cs-wolves(talk) 22:21, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Update and stuff that maybe you can do if you can spare an hour ?


Hope all is well with you.

I have got along quite nicely with the updates to the articles. Progress is at progress tables from my Excel data and state of completion of plan. I have done all the ones with "???" in either class or importance and am currently running through the ones with "???" in both class and inportance - Done A up to M and only 280 or so to go.

There is one thing I would really appreciate if you can manage it after work - the Three Laws of Robotics - it was delisted from FA in Dec last year and I really would like to get it back again but cannot find anyone trustworthy enough to go over it and check it. I have left notes and progress on the talk page.

I also fixed the Robotics banner - the assessments weren't working for the "attention=" part. I added the necessary part to the banner and it now works fine :¬)

Chaosdruid (talk) 07:59, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Universities Signpost Interview


Hello Jamesontai! My name is Mono and I represent the WikiProject Desk at the Signpost. Madcoverboy tells me that you are an outstanding editor for the project, so I wanted to invite you to participate in the Signpost's upcoming report on WikiProject Universities. This is an wonderful opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. If you'd like to join in, I've posted interview questions here. Thank you!  ono 

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of Mono at 18:22, 10 August 2010 (UTC).

Much apologies, but I am no longer an active editor on Wikipedia. I am glad Madcoverboy recommended me after so many years of my inactivity, but I am indeed retired unless there is something specific in which I want to edit really quick. I hope you enjoy your WikiBreak. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 20:59, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (August 2010)

Cs-wolves(talk) 13:52, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Can you help me?

Hi, I admired your userpage some time ago, and left a message- got a nice response from you. Do you think you could take a look at my Userpage? See if maybe there's a better way to re-arrange it? I'm not a bad editor, but I am an old editor, and honestly, only learned touch-typing, for example, about 15 years ago, and don't know crap about computers, really. My two focuses are editing biographies of musicians (primarily those who leave an impact somehow in the world) and finding and negotiating with photographers to provide for those articles. Other than that, it's all grunt work, building infoboxes, cleanup, tagging, adding references, etc. My poorly kept list of musicians whose photos I've collected I'd like to keep somehow. Another editor made my few barnstars into userboxes and put them on my talk page, and I'd like to somehow use them instead of all the space taken up by the ones in the Userpage now. Would you help me? I have uploaded so many photos re: architecture and musicians and placed them in seven different language Wikipedias, but my primary one is this one. Would you look when you can? I'm open to interior decorating!--Leahtwosaints (talk) 02:49, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Hey, sorry for not responding earlier... I rarely log in to Wikipedia these days. I wish I had the passion I used to have but I've been pretty busy with other matters. In terms of interior decorating, what I did was to put each section or group of objects into its own user-subpage and then translink it into my main userpage. It sounds like a mouthful but it's just a typical {{User:Sample/Subpage1}} insertion. Feel free to take a look at the source code I used and then dig into the subpages a bit if you'd like. You have your userpage laid out in a very different manner than I have it, so before I do any sort of interior decorating for you, I want to talk to you about how you want to rearrange things first. I'll keep Wikipedia logged in and finally I'll enable email notification perhaps... who knows I might actually log in more often lol. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 20:51, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Space Coast Wiki


I recently started the Space Coast Wiki. It is a wiki for everything in Brevard County, Florida, including many articles which may not be notable enough for Wikipedia. It's brand new, so we really need some help publicizing it, recruiting editors, and building content. Any help is greatly appreciated. Greg Bard (talk) 05:01, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but I'm more or less retired from any Wiki work. The last one I did was an in-game Wiki for Erepublik and I quit that one too as well, so I'm not going to be able to be much help. (It doesn't help that I don't live in the Space Coast anymore Sorry I couldn't be of more help. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 20:53, 2 October 2010 (UTC)


The illustration of a Prismatic_joint, mistakenly reveals a presumption(?) that the shaft of the prismatic joint is cylindrical, where the far end of the shaft is shown as a semi-circle, instead of a straight line normally produced in the shaft end by the cross-section plane, which might also reveal one or more facets of the shaft facets. The unnecessary, enlarged head of the shaft (near end) hides what should be revealed as a prism.
If you have retired, should I just post this on the website?
Wikidity (talk) 17:09, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

The illustration depicts a prismatic joint that has much of the same properties as other prismatic joint illustrations in many textbooks for mechanical engineers. If you have a better vector illustration graphic that better portrays the joint's abilities and functions, you are welcome to work with the guys at the Graphics Lab to replace the one I made. And yes, I'm retired. - Jameson L. Tai talkguestbookcontribs 23:02, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (September 2010)

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WPF1 Newsletter (October 2010)

Cs-wolves(talk) 18:13, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

WPF1 Newsletter (November 2010)