User talk:Richardjames444

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
    • Star Coordinator Award - last quarter's star coordinator: User:Csisc
  • Wikimania Birds of a Feather session roundup
  • Spotlight: Wiki Loves Archives
  • Bytes in brief

Arabic, Kiswahili and Yoruba versions of Books & Bytes are now available in meta!

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:53, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

ArbCom 2017 election voter message[edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Richardjames444. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2017 election, please review the candidates and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

User:Ewr925[edit]

I saw your comment on the Sockpuppet investigation page. I suggest teaching students a moderate approach; a new WP editor should probably not be adding 15,000 bytes to a single article in a single go, nor removing large chunks of the article. Clean Copytalk 22:11, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

On the other hand, we operate on the principle of being bold- the new content was developed as a class project and marked up prior to being added. There's no reason why new sections need to be added piecemeal to articles when they're high quality and expanding the article in a positive way. This is the kind of over-reaction that drives new editors away and detracts from our continual struggle to expand a diverse contributor base and to make wikipedia less unfriendly and toxic.

  1. In my opinion, the additions are not WP-ready. They could be made so, of course, by following WP guidelines in a variety of areas, and by editing the content to be more NPOV. Clean Copytalk 22:24, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
    1. Then build consensus don't just wipe out their work and whatever interest they might have in the future in WP. Engaging and talking with new users are how we will overcome the encyclopedias current baggage regarding diversity and hostility to newbies. We've only been talking about it for 10 years but it doesn't seem to be helping. We could have done this whole thing on the talk page for the article and followed up with them regarding what needed to be done.
The use the talkpage; a thread was already opened. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 06:30, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

Copy-vio's[edit]

You've re-inserted or copied copy-rigted text three times now, despite warnings; you better remove all of that text, check it for copy-vio's, and teach your class why plagiarism is a deadly sin in the academics. See also Plagiarism#Sanctions for student plagiarism. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:12, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

For a textbook example of how editors can engage with new wikipedia editors and students projects, I recommend following DocJames' example seen here: User talk:Smithela

Glad you found some usefull advice; see especially point 12 and 13 of that list. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 19:22, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 25[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 25, October – November 2017

  • OAWiki & #1Lib1Ref
  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: Research libraries and Wikimedia
  • Bytes in brief

Arabic, Korean and French versions of Books & Bytes are now available in meta!

Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:57, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 26[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 26, December – January 2018

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • User Group update
  • Global branches update
  • Spotlight: What can we glean from OCLC’s experience with library staff learning Wikipedia?
  • Bytes in brief

Arabic and French versions of Books & Bytes are now available in meta!
Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:35, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Books & Bytes - Issue 27[edit]

Wikipedia Library owl.svg The Wikipedia Library

Bookshelf.jpg

Books & Bytes
Issue 27, February – March 2018

  • #1Lib1Ref
  • New collections
    • Alexander Street (expansion)
    • Cambridge University Press (expansion)
  • User Group
  • Global branches update
    • Wiki Indaba Wikipedia + Library Discussions
  • Spotlight: Using librarianship to create a more equitable internet: LGBTQ+ advocacy as a wiki-librarian
  • Bytes in brief

Arabic, Chinese and French versions of Books & Bytes are now available in meta!
Read the full newsletter

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery on behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:49, 18 April 2018 (UTC)