Wikipedia:Education noticeboard/Incidents

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Welcome to the Education Program Incidents page.

This page is for reporting and discussing specific incidents related to student editing and/or the Education Program on the English Wikipedia that require the intervention of experienced editors and/or administrators.

Topics may include:

  • Content issues created by real or potential student assignments
  • Unresponsive classrooms or those editing with poorly managed or structured courses
  • Classrooms editing without a course page or with an ambiguous page
  • And any other issue that might relate to student assignments

Of course, we should remain civil towards all participants and assume good faith.

  • Before posting a grievance about a user here, please discuss the issue with them on their user talk page.
  • You should generally notify any user who is the subject of a discussion. You may use {{ping}} to do so, or simply link their username when you post your comment. It is not required to contact students when their edits are only being discussed in the context of a class-wide problem.
  • Please include diffs to help us find the problem you are reporting.
  • Please sign all contributions, using four tilde characters "~~~~".
  • Threads are automatically archived after 7 days of inactivity.

Where possible and relevant, please include the following information with any report: Article(s), Course, Instructor, Online volunteers, and Student.

See also
  • Special:Courses (a list of courses using the Education Program extension)

Bernardo Florencio Javalquinto-Lagos[edit]

According to this, the article Bernardo Florencio Javalquinto-Lagos was created as an "academic task". Is there someone who could reach out to this editor appropriately? — Brianhe (talk) 03:38, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

Possible student having a hard day[edit]

I'm just a regular editor unfamiliar with Wikipedia's education program, but have come across what appears to be a student -- who may be in a small amount of distress at the moment. I have no idea how to tell if they're in a registered class. The student -- Lobzang412 -- is in danger of having their article Restructuring of power sytem (sic) deleted. Any non-admin teachers would not be able to see the contribution history. Is there anything special I can/should do to help this person? --Larry/Traveling_Man (talk)

  • I'd suggest userifying or draftifying the article. At the very least, the page can be worked on with some peace rather than edited mercilessly as appropriate in mainspace. -- Ricky81682 (talk) 00:05, 22 April 2016 (UTC)
  • @Traveling Man: Students in a registered class should have an incoming link from their course page, so 'what links here' can help figure that out. (Students in Wiki Ed classes should have a template on their user page, or in the page history). That said, not everyone actually registers. Regardless, I'd favour userfying, since it's, maybe not a notable topic, but at least viable section within a page. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:20, 22 April 2016 (UTC)

Apparently a course from University of Notre Dame in Australia?[edit]


Both of these users are adding references with links to that university's library site and are editing about health (badly), and are completely nonresponsive. I have already reported one to WP:EWN and am about to report the other. Don't know if there is some course involved here. Jytdog (talk) 00:49, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

No incoming links to their talk pages, so it doesn't look like they're registered on a course page of any sort. Hard to deduce from the topics what the course might be. One positive - it looks like there's a DOI in the url of their university proxy links, so their sources probably could be deduced. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 03:49, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

Maybe someone can help microbiology course[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Sockpuppet investigation. Nil Einne (talk) 16:56, 29 May 2016 (UTC)