User talk:Sgconlaw/2013 archive

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navbox title

the title of a navbox is automatically bold, no matter if you specify bold or not. do you see any bolding differences in the following?

this is why your edits are pointless. Frietjes (talk) 16:19, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

Funny, I actually do see differences. The titles of the two lower navboxes are extra bold on my computer, compared to the top one which isn't. Don't you see that? If you don't see a difference, then having the extra wikitext would make no difference to you, whereas it makes for a better viewing experience for users with computer setups similar to mine. Can we agree to leave the wikitext markup in? — SMUconlaw (talk) 17:13, 26 December 2012 (UTC)
there are hundreds of thousands of templates which would need to be changed, so it is better to address the issue at the source. which web browser are you using? we can make a request at MediaWiki talk:Common.css to fix the problem if you are using a common browser. Frietjes (talk) 14:12, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
Sure, maybe you can help me make a request. I'm using Mozilla Firefox 17.0.1 with Windows 7. — SMUconlaw (talk) 14:31, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
see this thread. Frietjes (talk) 18:49, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. — SMUconlaw (talk) 19:10, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Constitution of Singapore

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:04, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Re Fong Thin Choo

Nyttend (talk · contribs) 16:04, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Fettering of discretion in Singapore administrative law

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Fettering of discretion in Singapore administrative law at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 22:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Fettering of discretion in Singapore administrative law

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 08:03, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Remedies in Singapore constitutional law

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Remedies in Singapore constitutional law at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:47, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Remedies in Singapore constitutional law

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:02, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Article Feedback deployment

Hey Smuconlaw; I'm dropping you this note because you've used the article feedback tool in the last month or so. On Thursday and Friday the tool will be down for a major deployment; it should be up by Saturday, failing anything going wrong, and by Monday if something does :). Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:47, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

SMU Constitutional and Administrative Law Wikipedia Project

Hi. When I saw your username, it initially set alarm bells ringing. However, I've now read the following previous discussions, which shed a little more light on things:

However, I still wonder how many others might happen across your userpage (as a result of your seeing your worthwhile editing) and become concerned. Therefore, how would you feel about considering the following, please?

  1. Stating more prominently at User:Smuconlaw that you are a running a sole account, and pointing to previous discussions
  2. Relocating the project page to Wikipedia namespace, e.g. Wikipedia:School and university projects/SMU Constitutional and Administrative Law (with redirects at WP:SMUCONLAW and WP:SUP/SMUCONLAW)
    Your user page could then briefly summarise the situation and include a link to the project

I feel that such action would result in greater clarity, and would bring the project into line with well established practices. What do you think? Thanks for reading. -- Trevj (talk) 13:19, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Actually, there is a message box at the bottom of my user page stating: "Smuconlaw is an account run by one person, Assistant Professor Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, for the purpose of this project, and is not a group account. For clarifications, please e-mail the user by clicking on the 'Email this user' link on the left." But this issue seems to keep coming up again and again, so I think it is a good idea for me to move the project-related content to a subpage of "Wikipedia:School and university projects" as you suggested. I won't be running the course I teach till January 2014, so I'll get around to doing this some time before then. Hope that's OK. — SMUconlaw (talk) 13:27, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
That's great, thanks. I also placed a note at WT:COUNCIL, so don't be surprised if anyone else drops by to comment here. Cheers. -- Trevj (talk) 14:21, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
  • Question; when you say 'sole account' run by you - are the submitted articles created exclusively by you, or by your students, or a mixture of the two? Ironholds (talk) 01:36, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
My students prepare the draft articles using their own user names, and I grade that article for the purpose of the course I run. Later on, I go through the article and wikify and edit it (sometimes adding information that is relevant to article topics but not in the draft as it was not part of the course), before making the articles "live". — SMUconlaw (talk) 02:25, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Internal Security Act (Singapore)

Allen3 talk 00:30, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Ouster clause

Gatoclass 00:08, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Exclusion of judicial review in Singapore law

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:04, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

2013 Southeast Asian haze

Hi, you're most likely feeling the force of the haze. Would you mind pitching in at Talk:2013 Southeast Asian haze#To merge or not to merge?? This is just a friendly invitation, feel free to ignore it. ☯ Bonkers The Clown \(^_^)/ Nonsensical Babble ☯ 12:44, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Looks like the discussion is over. — SMUconlaw (talk) 04:07, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Threshold issues in Singapore administrative law

The DYK project (nominate) 00:06, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Undoing your revert

I'm undoing your revert on Article 12 of the Constitution of Singapore per WP:MOSHEAD and the template update for compliance with DMY has been verified. The single extra whitespace also doesn't count for anything. If you still have a problem with it, just left the template change, but nothing is controversial or wrong with the changes. By the way, long time no see, are your students still going to be doing articles this year? ChrisGualtieri (talk) 15:26, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Why is it necessary at all to change the date for {{use dmy dates}} or move it to the top of the article? That was the main reason for my revert. I have a bunch of articles to edit and push out, but I won't be teaching the course again till January 2014. Will decide some time later this year whether to continue the project. — SMUconlaw (talk) 15:31, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
The purpose is to routinely check for compliance to DMY, keeping in mind article growth and expansion. Many of the articles use two, three or four different variations in dates. The purpose of the pass was to check and verify that the dates were consistent with DMY and not MDY. I've had thousands of articles use both; others shorten January to Jan. when other dates like December are not shortened. That's a problem. Dates like "the 20th of July" should just be "20 July" with only a few exceptions. While it appears that I did not do much; I'm ensuring that another editor won't waste their time checking for compliance - the next pass for this could be 2-3 years. Also a bunch of MOS checks were also done; and only the MOSHEAD issue was raised. Its not a lot, but this article is better cared for then most GA or FA articles. Hence why the changes were minimal despite its length. Oh and I liked reviewing the GA last time round, but I do understand the frustration with the sluggish peer review system. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 15:38, 4 July 2013 (UTC)
Right, thanks for clarifying. — SMUconlaw (talk) 07:13, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Report

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In recognition of your awesomeness...

Contact Lens.jpg All-Seeing Eye Award
I, Bonkers The Clown hereby award Smuconlaw the All-Seeing Eye Award for having actually read the full Terms and Conditions of a particular website! An extremely rare and taxing feat 99% of this wired world would not be able to pull off. You, Smuconlaw, have exhibited patience and righteousness in upholding the rules set forth by this particular website. Enjoy this remarkable and much-coveted prize. Be sure to boast about it and make your friends and family alike so jealous! ☯ Bonkers The Clown \(^_^)/ Nonsensical Babble ☯ 09:58, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Ha, ha! Thanks. — SMUconlaw (talk) 10:05, 19 August 2013 (UTC)