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Online Ambassador application: Chongkian[edit]

Chongkian[edit]

X mark.svg Not done Failed to meet endorsements within a reasonable time-frame -- samtar talk or stalk 14:39, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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Chongkian (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I wish to contribute more of the free knowledge spreading outside the web, and also to make more and more people (especially in the education sector) to be more aware of the existence of Wikipedia and its useful offline purposes.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I've been editing Wikimedia since 2009. I've written more than 1,400 articles & made more than 48,000 edits in Wikipedia, uploaded more than 800 photos (from 12 countries/regions) to Wikimedia Commons, arranged 3 Wikipedia Meetups (1 in Singapore and 2 in Malaysia).
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Islam in Taiwan, Agriculture in Taiwan, 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions, Electricity sector in Taiwan, Electricity sector in Macau, Wang Yu-chi, Wang Jin-pyng, New Taipei City, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Jiang Yi-huah, 2014 Wang–Zhang meetings, Taiwanese local elections, 2014, Islam in Hong Kong, 2014 in Taiwan, 2015 in Taiwan, Malacca, List of power stations in Taiwan, Taipei Grand Mosque, Eric Chu, Hung Hsiu-chu
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Particularly no, because I've never encounter anyone declaring themselves as new comers. Of course I keep doing improvement to any existing articles in the case of wrong format/style of writing.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    A set of guideline for editing/creating/uploading contents to Wikipedia, general overview information on other projects within Wikimedia Foundation (Wikimedia Commons, Wikiquote, Wikivoyage, Wiktionary etc), maybe a list of users for them to communicate in the case of misunderstanding or unknowing how to contribute properly.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    Quite often. In the case of continuing conflicts, it's better to stay away first (instead of being involved in edit war). Then what I did was to bring the matter into the talk/discussion page of that article, and sometimes involve 2 or 3 other users (in which we know each other already). When there are two parties involved in a dispute, it's better to bring both of them together into a discussion board to find a common consensus. If dispute persisted, then I shall refer to any existing guideline.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    At least around 3-4 hours per day and almost everyday. Ongoing discussion it depends on the number of contributors, but in average at least every 2 or 3 days. I'm more than happy to spend more than two hours per week as a mentor.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    Have a proper mentoring first at the beginning prior to their first time editing, followed by monitor them from time to time for any new development they have made (including making comments, corrections, improvements), and of course lastly is to emphasize to them what copyright laws violation is and to keep monitoring on that.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Check the basic writing style, probably he/she forgets to include the reference. If there is a further dispute, then I'll bring it to the discussion board related to any copyright violation/dispute to ask for suggestions/help.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    When someone doesn't give due full credit to the writer of the original research/article written.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    The important thing to do is to make Wikipedia contribution as part of our daily life activity (to have a continuous and sustainable support from the volunteers), not just active during university time, but "retired" after university graduation. Maintaining that spirit and momentum of keep sharing knowledge to everyone everyday is the most important part. Keep spreading the Wikipedia words and noble cause, as well as keep recruiting new/young editors to continue the work.

Chongkian (talk) 08:59, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

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  • Although not much newcomer welcoming, Chongkian seems like a friendly editor who can easily deal with newcomers and steer them in the right direction, so an Green tickY endorsement from me. My request is below, just in case you didn't know Face-smile.svg. WikiPancake 📖 14:05, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Music1201[edit]

Music1201[edit]

X mark.svg Not done Failed to gain the necessary endorsements within a reasonable time-frame -- samtar talk or stalk 14:41, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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Music1201 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Simply to help newcomers and encourage them to contribute. The number of new editors (or at least active ones) is exponentially decreasing.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I've currently edited on a total of 13 Wikimedia projects. I consistently assist new editors with questions and concerns as a member of the Wikimedia OTRS team. Here on English Wikipedia, I contribute to articles, templates, and also the internal working of Wikipedia.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Because I focus a lot of my time on the internal working of Wikipedia, I copyedit many articles in which I only have 1 edit on, and have edited more than 3,000 unique pages, so there is not a lone article or set articles in which I have made significant content contributions.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I am part of the welcoming committee on Wikipedia, and again, I help out new users via the OTRS system. I also am a trainer at the counter vandalism unit academy, where I am currently training 4 users.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    By showing users how easy it is to edit, and that anyone can do it. I am very surprised that with the introduction of VisualEditor, new users aren't coming to the site.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    I make up to several hundred edits daily, and spend countless hours weekly contributing.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    I use the copyvios detector tool on WMF tool labs to scan for copyrighted material.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I would point to and explain relevant copyright policies and guidelines to the users.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    The unauthorized use of content or images under which copyright laws protect the material.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I was originally opposed to applying for online ambassador, because I didn't see many courses. Although I now see numerous active courses.

Music1201 talk 04:59, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

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Online Ambassador application: Iazyges[edit]

Iazyges[edit]

Iazyges (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would like to help people become members of Wikipedia, especially those with significant knowledge like those in college.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I work a lot with MILHIST, I have done some work with WP:Dacia.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Iazyges, my namesake article, I entirely rewrote, it is a GAN right now, I brought it from Start class to B class as of posting (MILHIST standards.)
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I work at the teahouse, I also regularly go through the new users list and check out productive new members.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Make them feel valuable and heard, while it is in overrated answers, one of the thing that can be most discouraging, from my experience, is when you feel that others don't or wont listen to you because you are new or have a low edit count.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    None, somehow I have avoided it, except perhaps for the current (as of posting) case against DevilWearsBrioni, where I mediated for DRN and am vaguely involved.
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    Constantly, I spend roughly 8 hours of the day away and check on it every hour or so from phone, and the rest either on computer or sleeping.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    Checking on them, while I will likely not be able to check on all of them at once, I hope it will work as a preventative method (somewhat like a real teacher that randomly checks homework)
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Confront them as kindly as possible, ascertain as to if it is knowingly violated and try to resolve from there, either by explaining more clearly, or by intervening.
  10. In your own words describe what copyright violation is.
    Copyright violation is taking either someone's work or works, and not crediting them with it (Presuming they require only attribution).
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I have done some work in TWL, I am currently a coordinator for Fold3 and newspaperarchive.com.

Iazyges Consermonor Opus meum 04:01, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: Commander1987[edit]

Commander1987[edit]

Commander1987 (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    to help students.
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    Prefer not to answer.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    None.
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    Prefer not to answer.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Prefer not to answer.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No
  7. How often do you edit Wikipedia and check in on ongoing discussions? Will you be available regularly for at least two hours per week, in your role as a mentor?
    Every day.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    Yes.
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    Find the issue and remove it.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Someone Copying someone's text and claiming it as their own.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Prefer not to answer.

Commander1987 (talk) 05:52, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

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Unregistered class from LSU?[edit]

While checking recent de-userfications, I noticed a larger than usual influx of such pages on 29 November. It appears that a class has been mass-moving its sandboxes to mainspace, e.g. Chemistry of Wetland Dredging and other articles related to chemistry vs environment. From the note at the end of that page and related user pages, I concluded that we are dealing with a chemistry (4150) course at Louisiana State University, yet it does not seem to have its own subproject here at wiki-ed. Though you people here should know. --HyperGaruda (talk) 19:02, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

@HyperGaruda: Thanks for notifying here. It looks like this might be one of the classes we were pretty sure went forward but didn't register with Wiki Ed. This is definitely helpful for us to see they are participating. We'll follow up. Jami (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:18, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
Here are some additional articles that are probably involved. ChemNerd (talk) 20:44, 29 November 2016 (UTC)
@HyperGaruda: I've been in touch with the professor, and we're trying to affiliate the course with us. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention. Helaine (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:31, 30 November 2016 (UTC)
No problemo :) --HyperGaruda (talk) 04:50, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Unrecognized class and SPI[edit]

Hello! Quick heads up that there looks to be a non-WikiEd class of about 15 people editing – please see Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/2620 YC (where CU KrakatoaKatie confirmed the accounts were editing from from a university); I don't know if Wiki Ed wants to try to get in contact or something. Thanks! Kevin (aka L235 · t · c) 02:06, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Campus Ambassador application: adityavagarwal[edit]

Adityavagarwal (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    Helping in improving the sources of information, which Wikiedia rightly exemplifies, is like a social helping.So, in order to make others help Wikipedia and people who use it, I would be happy becoming an ambassador of Wikipedia.
  2. Where are you based, and which educational institution(s) do you plan to work with as a Campus Ambassador?
    In Jaipur, and planning to work with Jaipur National University.
  3. What is your academic and/or professional background?
    B.Tech in computer science, and also contributed to other open source projects like Mozilla Firefox,etc.
  4. In three sentences or less, summarize your prior experience with Wikimedia projects.
    Recently started contributing to Wikipedia, made few edits, earned few badges of Wikipedia tour, made few draft articles and also talked a bit in TeaHouse.
  5. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would be happy to conduct Wikipedia projects, enchanting people to contribute to Wikipedia and thereby also contributing to an educational source which many people use, in order to improve Wikipedia.Also, I would also try to improve the knowledge of people, as by editing and making new articles,etc. people may gain more knowledge.There is currently no Wikipedia branch in the institution either.

Adityavagarwal (talk) 14:26, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

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