User talk:Kida5887

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Welcome! My name is Alpha Quadrant, and I'm an Online Ambassador.
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Nice work! Welcome to the wonderful world of Wikipedia! Wadewitz (talk) 06:36, 21 January 2012 (UTC)


Thanks I initially started editing because I was interested in issues related to Western Sahara and I saw that they were under-represented (they still are--it's an embarrassment to me...) Once, I didn't shave for three years. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 07:35, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

A userbox[edit]

User:Koavf/Userboxes/Litbox You may have noticed this rectangle has been placed on your userpage:

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IUPUI coursepage for Adolescent Lit

This is called a userbox and there are a variety of them that you can add to your userpage to express your interests, political values, dietary preferences, etc. You are not required to have one and there is virtually no limit to how many you can have.

I have placed this on your userpage because your instructor has informed me that some of you have had difficulty remembering or finding your coursepage. This link will be right here on your userpage unless you decide to remove it (which you can do at any time.) If you ever forget how to get to your class resources, just click on your username up in the top-right of the screen and you'll be just one more click away.

If you need to reach me (one of your two Campus Ambassadors), my contact information is here: User:Koavf/CA.

Please remember to pace yourself and be aware that 90% of writing a good article is well-formed prose and citing your sources. Anything extraneous or technical is where I can be of assistance. (And if you need help editing your prose or finding sources, I can try to give a hand there as well.)

I hope you all have a good day and a productive semester. I'll see some of you this coming Wednesday and any of you if you wish to schedule a time to meet. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 16:55, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Gene Yang / American Born Chinese[edit]

Hey Kida5887! I was wondering if you found any good biographical information on Gene Yang. I'm doing the article on him and found quite a bit on the book but struggling, still, to find a lot on him personally. On YouTube, I found a ton of Interviews and Speeches he did but I'm not supposed to use those. They have to be secondary sources. I have been able to find a lot on his work with introducing graphic novels as a teaching tool but not a lot written about his personal life. Any help would be much appreciated! Also, if you need anything, just let me know! Veganchic (talk) 05:38, 19 March 2012 (UTC)


Absolutely! I'll dig though and find the one's most relevant and email them to you through Oncourse if that works for you?? Veganchic (talk) 05:34, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Have you found everything you need? I am still finding stuff on this so if you have any holes I may be able to help you fill, just let me know! Best, 11:58, 21 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Veganchic (talkcontribs)

Re: Peer Review[edit]

Thanks a lot for the feedback on my article. I'm sorry that I just saw it because there are a lot of useful tips there! I think it'll help me out a lot! Also, I emailed him and he emailed me back with in 2 hours! So if you need to find anything out, I'm sure he'd reply to you as well! Best of luck! Veganchic (talk) 03:11, 17 April 2012 (UTC)


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Welcome to Wikipedia: check out the Teahouse![edit]

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Wikipedia Education Program Student Survey[edit]

Hi! Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey about the Wikipedia Education Program. This is our opportunity to improve the program and resources we provide students, so your feedback and input is integral to our future success. Thank you so much! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 07:55, 22 May 2012 (UTC)