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The article you clicked on the link from has recently been edited by students as part of their course work for a university course. As part of the quality metrics for the education program, we would like to determine what level of burden is placed on Wikipedia's editors by student coursework.

If you are an editor of this article who spent time correcting edits to it made by the students, please edit this section and tell us how much time you spent on cleaning up the article. Please note that we are asking you to estimate only the negative effects of the students' work. If the students added good material but you spent time formatting it or making it conform to the manual of style, or copyediting it, then the material added was still a net benefit, and the work you did improved it further. If on the other hand the students added material that had to be removed, or removed good material which you had to replace, please let us know how much time you had to spend making those corrections. This includes time you may have spent posting to the students' talk pages, or to Wikipedia noticeboards, or working with them on IRC, or any other time you spent which was required to fix problems created by the students' edits.

Please rate the amount of time spent as follows:

  • 0 -No unproductive work to clean up
  • 1 - A few minutes of work needed
  • 2 - Between a few minutes and half an hour of work needed
  • 3 - Half an hour to an hour of work needed
  • 4 - More than an hour of work needed

Please also add any comments you feel may be helpful. If another editor has already rated the work they had to do to clean up any problems, please feel free to add your own ratings if you also worked on the article.


Your username: Kaldari

Article: Gaze

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 3

Any other comments? Some of the material added to the article was plagiarized. When I reverted the edits as copyvio, they were restored by the students. I then spent a good deal of time researching the provenance of their text and found at least 3 separate instances of plagiarism. I brought these to their attention on the article talk page and via messages to their user pages. The students fixed the plagiarism the next day by rewording the sections. BTW, I'm not sure if this class was actually interfacing with the WMF education program or not, but I wanted to mention it anyway.

The Wealth of Networks[edit]

Your username: user:bluerasberry

Article: The Wealth of Networks

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 0, because I am not fixing the problems. 4, if I did fix the problems. The problem is compliance with WP:V but the content is good.

Any other comments? The contributions the students added were good but still misguided in a big way because of insufficient citations. I did not actually fix the lack of citations with the new text but the lack of citations is a large problem and would require hours to follow how the student did this work. It would have taken the student mere minutes to cite their sources; having another person find the appropriate citations would take hours if it were reasonable to do.

Women in Chile[edit]

Your username: Kaldari

Article: Women in Chile

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 0

Any other comments? Good contributions, nothing needed to be removed.

Leuckart reaction[edit]

Your username:Graeme Bartlett (talk)

Article:Leuckart reaction

Your time spent, based on above ranking:0

Any other comments? there were some formatting errors corrected by mostly anonymous editors.

Kornblum oxidation[edit]

Your username:Graeme Bartlett (talk)

Article:Kornblum oxidation

Your time spent, based on above ranking:1

Any other comments? Cluebot handled what was a test edit, so I suppose that would rate as a few seconds, though I had to check what had happened. As it was followed by good text entry that was a net benefit. I formatted references and corrected minor spelling and MOS.

North Carolina age of juvenile jurisdiction[edit]

Your username: Orlady

Article: North Carolina age of juvenile jurisdiction

Your time spent, based on above ranking: See below.

Any other comments? I spent about 20 to 30 minutes with the article, including reviewing it for DYK and doing formatting-type cleanup (including resolving redlinks). I did not clean up unproductive work. However, as documented at Template:Did you know nominations/North Carolina Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction, I found unproductive work needing to be addressed, in the form of excessive quotations that constitute copyvio and/or plagiarism. It still has not been cleaned up. --Orlady (talk) 22:46, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

Honesty-humility factor of the HEXACO model of personality[edit]

Your username: Orlady

Article: Honesty-humility factor of the HEXACO model of personality

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 1

Any other comments? My only substantive edits were minor changes so to make the subject matter of the article discernible. I did not attempt to resolve all issues with the article. Template:Did you know nominations/Honesty-Humility Facet of the HEXACO Model of Personality documents serious concerns raised in DYK review that are still not resolved. --Orlady (talk) 22:56, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

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Your time spent, based on above ranking:

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Vocabulary development[edit]

Your username: Marokwitz

Article: Vocabulary development

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 0

Any other comments?

The article is definitely a great improvement. I tagged some weasel words that should be clarified . Marokwitz (talk) 07:29, 28 May 2012 (UTC)


Your username: User:Boghog

Article: Addiction

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 2 (ref reformatting)

Any other comments? If you haven't seen this yet, please check out User:Diberri's Wikipedia template filling tool (instructions). Given a PubMed ID, one can quickly produce a full citation that can be copied and pasted into a Wikipedia article. This tool can save you a lot of work and ensure that the citations are displayed in a consistent manner.

Associative agnosia[edit]

Your username:Dolfrog

Article: Associative agnosia

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 4+

Any other comments? There a multiple issues, the most important being, not understanding the nature of an Associative agnosia or providing a correct explaination. There are Three main catagories, auditory, visual and somatosensory, each of which have their own associated agnosias. Current technology has enable more recognition of the various visual associative agnosias. The article at this point in time only discusses visual agnosias in any detail, with some odd references to audiologists for instance. I do wonder if the tutors who are supporting these students have any knowledge with regard to this type of complex medical issue, as course notes were used a references as opposed to the Wikipedia requirement of secondary or review paper sources to support an articles content. And a lack of Wikification (linking to related Wikipedia articles) is understandable, but not a lack of understanding of the subject matter being written about. dolfrog (talk) 08:30, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Vagary - Columbia River Treaty[edit]

Your username: Vagary

Article: Columbia River Treaty

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 1

Any other comments? I started keeping a close eye on the article when the project started - I was quite pleasantly surprised by the quality of their edits.

Feminist economics[edit]

Your username: Gobōnobo + c

Article: Feminist economics

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 0

Any other comments? This is a good example of an article that is already fairly developed (having some length and structure) undergoing substantial improvement.

Student engagement[edit]

Your username: Freechild

Article: Student engagement

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 2

Any other comments?


Your username: Theopolisme

Article: Telecommuting

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 1.5

Any other comments? Had to spend time mainly removing promo-jabber.

Body Language[edit]

Your username: Not your buisness!

Article: Body Language

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 1

Any other comments? Nope!

Abdel-Bari Zamzami[edit]

Your username: --Minorities observer (talk) 18:33, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Article: Abdel-Bari Zamzami

Your time spent, based on above ranking: 1

Any other comments? the lead included a mischievous (hilarious) addition in the name of the association Zamzami founded in 2001: "cataclysmic", nobody noticed it for three years :-/