User talk:SockeyeSam

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Welcome!

Hello, SockeyeSam, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! maclean (talk) 07:24, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Testing Talk[edit]

Hello Stephen! Thanks for your message, which I got. The indentation and the signature worked. I didn't have to indent, but I do have to sign. And I'm going to do that not by typing four tildes, but by pressing the signature button above. --Greentina (talk) 15:34, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, Tina. That's easier. --SockeyeSam (talk) 19:25, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Hope this works Sockeye Sam... --Greentina (talk) 20:02, 19 January 2012 (UTC)
Awesome username Stephen --Sdesousa (talk) 04:01, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Just trying out the talk function, see you on Friday discussion --AronBrown (talk) 23:25, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Stephen - just testing the talk function --Laurenyh (talk) 01:24, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Stephen - Just trying out the talk function --Quenville (talk) 17:57, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Stephen, I'm also just testing the talk function --sg3516 (talk) 21:34, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Stephen, Just testing the talk function --Cm1014 (talk) 18:59, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Hi Stephen, I was just adding my outline to my talk page, and I encountered a problem. Do you know how to fix the numbers on the side? Please see my talk page! Thank you.--Chaereankim (talk) 00:17, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Hey Stephen, thought you might like this -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aMfSGt6rHos (Richard 01:25, 14 February 2012 (UTC))
Dearest Stephen, here is my link for the page I updated -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wars#Introduction_by_Guy_Vanderhaeghe I wrote the Introduction by Vanderhaeghe paragraph and added a sentence in the War subsection under the Symbol section. --Richard 03:15, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Stephen, lets hope this all works! Hdst (talk) 23:41, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Stephen, question for you: when you go to my user page can you view what I am doing in my sandbox. I put what I was working on this weekend in there earlier today and when Drummond went to check it out the link always just led him back to his own sandbox. I assume I am missing something here. Doe sit work for you? Thanks~ --Richard 00:00, 14 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rkfire (talkcontribs)
All fixed. Thanks! --Richard 00:39, 14 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rkfire (talkcontribs)
One more question for you. I always click the sign button after I write something but then I always get messages from this "signbot" cylon. I just changed my preferences to now sign my account name (rkfire) other than Richard. Does that work better? --rkfire 00:43, 14 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rkfire (talkcontribs)

Hi Steven, This is vivien, i have talked to you after class today regarding the online discussion post. I think Prof. Loo have already removed the discussion link from vista. I wonder is there any ways that i can log in to the discussion wall at home ? thanks! (Vivienlam (talk) 02:48, 6 April 2012 (UTC))

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Enjoying talking to you on Google Hangout! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 23:41, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Made from free range, grass-fed beef, of course. You must be hungry after generating those page views. Greentina (talk) 04:05, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Your submission at AfC[edit]

Hey SockeyeSam. You submitted a draft of your new article on the Trail Smelter Dispute to Articles for Creation. That process is for (more or less) finished articles. We've moved your draft back into your userspace, it is now located at User:SockeyeSam/Trail Smelter Dispute. When the article is more developed, I can help you move it to the big time. Let me know if you have any questions. The Interior (Talk) 19:34, 9 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi The Interior and Greentina, I am the TA for this course. I put the stub up to get the group started on the article. Is there a way for the group to be able to work on the article and still have their additions viewed and reviewed by other Wikipedians as they go along? We'd like them to have that experience, if possible. Thanks, SockeyeSam (talk) 01:58, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
I advised the students to work on their article on the Trail Smelter Dispute in the draft space that is a subpage of your User pages (see the Update on the Trail Smelter Dispute article on my Talk page. I am hoping that once they get a chunk of it done - say a third? - we can get it approved as a real article so they can engage with the community. I am hoping The Interior will help with that. --Greentina (talk) 02:24, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
For sure. The AfC project is badly backlogged at the moment, so a submission might sit for weeks or longer before a volunteer approves it. In terms of getting community feedback, we can make posts to relevant WikiProjects, such as Canada, History, and any others we can think of (there are many, some more active than most) when we have moved the article to the mainspace. We can move it as soon as the rudimentary elements are in place: references are the big one. It also should be presentable (no outline notes on the page, etc.) No problem putting it up before it's completed - very few wiki articles are close to "complete". However, if we put something up that doesn't have references in place, and is messy, there is danger of deletion. Leave me a message when you think it's good to go, and we'll do the deed. Another thing to think about is the Did You Know column - well-written new articles are eligible for an appearance on Wikipedia's home page. That's an excellent way to get more oversight/feedback, as well as the thrill of getting your work showcased. We can talk about that more when the article is up. Does this all make sense? The Interior (Talk) 03:42, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Testing the Talkback Function[edit]

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Help with Pictures?[edit]

Hey SockeyeSam, how do I add pictures to my group sandbox? I found some pictures at the archives that are public domain and can be seen at http://vancouver.ca/ctyclerk/archives/search/Results.aspx?AC=GET_RECORD&XC=/ctyclerk/archives/search/Results.aspx&BU=http%3A%2F%2Fvancouver.ca%2Farchivessearch%2Fsearch.aspx&TN=records&SN=AUTO5239&SE=1938&RN=3&MR=0&TR=0&TX=1000&ES=0&CS=0&XP=&RF=WebRelevance&EF=&DF=WebFullImages&RL=0&EL=0&DL=0&NP=255&ID=&MF=&MQ=&TI=0&DT=&ST=0&IR=127463&NR=0&NB=0&SV=0&SS=0&BG=&FG=&QS=&OEX=ISO-8859-1&OEH=ISO-8859-1 (Vancouver Archive search) any help would be greatly appreciated!!Alexwarren89 (talk —Preceding undated comment added 21:46, 24 March 2012 (UTC).

Step up, step back[edit]

Hey Stephen. I realized after leaving today that I didn't really provide any useful answer to you when you asked what you should do, as an instructor, to try to encourage a more even distribution of talking time to the group. First off, I appreciate (and noticed) that you recognized what was happening and that you seem interested in altering the pattern in the future (and in the present moment today) :)

While I still think that it's ultimately up to the men (and sometimes others too!) in a group who are taking up space (and secondarily, on the women to fill that space - this is much more complex than I'm making it sound), I definitely think there are ways an instructor can encourage this. Something I really love from workshops I have been part of is the "step up, step back" suggestion: essentially, at the beginning of a course/workshop/seminar/whatever, being explicit in acknowledging that some people are more inclined to take up space in group discussion than others, and to request that those who are inclined this way to be conscious of it, to take a breath and wait to see if someone else fills the space (to 'take a step back'). Conversely, request that those who are more inclined to take more of a listening role be encouraged to jump in there when they can and contribute. It's not really necessary, unless you want to, to mention typical gender patterns (any self aware person can notice them with a little thought). As well, obviously it's not just gender that contributes to some people taking up more space than others - obviously some men take more/less than others, and the same for women. If this is brought up at the beginning, there is a foundation on which an instructor can easily invoke "step up, step back" any time throughout the discussion(s), making the instructor's life so much easier.

I hope this better answers your question, and that you find the suggestion useful in the future. Let me know if you want to talk more about this, too! :) --Eye101 (talk) 23:06, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Isaac,
You made a great observation about the dynamics of the classroom, and I thought the discussion that it opened went well, so thank you for contributing.
Something that I did not say is that I see value in classroom silences. People think about discussion topics even when not speaking up themselves and so breaks in the dialogue can allow for times of productive thought.
All sorts of things can happen during these breaks, including people rehearsing answers before speaking up, people puzzling over questions that don't have immediate answers, and even moments of mindfulness about the group itself. I hope that "step up, step back" will help to create more of these productive pauses.
Good luck with the rest of the course,
SockeyeSam (talk) 05:41, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

Bill Cronon on Wikipedia[edit]

Hey SockeyeSam, great chatting with you, we'll have to continue at a later date. Here's the piece on William Cronon's opinion on Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-02-06/In the news. Definitely relevant to what yourself and Greentina did with the course. The Interior (Talk) 20:54, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

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