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Online Ambassador application: PravatSatpathy

X mark.svg Not done Your application did not gain the needed endorsements. — xaosflux Talk 14:57, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

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Pravat Satpathy

Pravat Satpathy (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    A lot of unknown things the world may know from our State Odisha of India.Our History,Tribals,Lord Jagannath,our culture.Being an ambassador i could be a small channel in knowledge sharing for millions of learners .
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    I have edited small contents of some known persons.As i am also a teacher,in very recent i am creating good learning contents.
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    Expansions in the Wikipedia Page of Akash Dasnayak
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    I have good friend circle in academic sector,i have encouraged many of my colleagues to create new articles.
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    Creating a community for interactions and organizing regional get together and allowing active contributors to share their views on regional issues could be very helpful.
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    No,i should not have any conflict.however all editors should provide correct information while editing or extending contents.
  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?
    Yes, I would love to be part of this.
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    More important thing is how genuine we are,If we are genuine,then our students will also follow us.So no worry about copyright violations
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    I will verify the content.If i found some problem,i will let him know to change.Else i will suggest for speedy deletion.
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    Copyright Violation,some phrase or article which is purely plagiarized or stole from any body that against the Intellectual Property Rules.
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    I would love to be a Wikipedia ambassador continuing my research on various topics to give fresh and effective article for the world.

Pravat Satpathy (talk) 14:00, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

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Online Ambassador application: paulmiki davids

X mark.svg Not done You did not gain any endorsements for this access. — xaosflux Talk 21:30, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

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Paulmiki davids

Paulmiki davids (talk · contribs)

  1. Why do you want to be a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER to help create a better world of Wikipedia
  2. In three sentences or less, summarize your involvement with Wikimedia projects.
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  3. Please indicate a few articles to which you have made significant content contributions. (e.g. DYK, GA, FA, major revisions/expansions/copyedits).
    YOUR ANSWER i have created the origins of werewolves and werefoxs
  4. How have you been involved with welcoming and helping new users on Wikipedia?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)
  5. What do you see as the most important ways we could welcome newcomers or help new users become active contributors?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)by making Wikipedia projects a simple one
  6. Have you had major conflicts with other editors? Blocks or bans? Involvement in arbitration? Feel free to offer context, if necessary.
    YOUR ANSWER i have never had any conflicts with any editors in Wikipedia
  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?
    YOUR ANSWER yes
  8. How would you make sure your students were not violating copyright laws?
    YOUR ANSWER by given them project for them to do
  9. If one of your students had an issue with copyright violation how would you resolve it?
    YOUR ANSWER by telling he or she do rewrite the projects and also help he or she in rewriting the projects
  10. In your _own_ words describe what copyright violation is.
    YOUR ANSWER copyright violation means writing someone articles without the person's approval
  11. What else should we know about you that is relevant to being a Wikipedia Ambassador?
    YOUR ANSWER (OPTIONAL)

Paulmiki davids (talk) 12:31, 21 February 2017 (UTC) i will be always online to help my students and also make Wikipedia a better place to learn

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Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Northeastern University/Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions--ONLINE (Spring 2017)

I was reading through some posts at the Teahouse when I came across WP:THQ#Latin American Economies New Article about a new article added to mainspace. So, I took a look at Latin American economy to see what it was about. Overall the first part of the article seems fairly good for a Wikipedia article, but as I read further it started to seem as if I was reading more of a research paper/economic forecast than an encyclopedic article. The point where the change seems to take place is Latin American economy#Main economies where the focus seems seems to become more WP:RECENTISM and WP:CRYSTAL.

Anyway, I looked through the contributions of the article's creator and found that the editor is a participant in Wikipedia:Wiki Ed/Northeastern University/Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions--ONLINE (Spring 2017). The description at the top of that page states as follows:

Provides writing instruction for students in the College of Engineering and the College of Computer and Information Science. Students practice and reflect on writing in professional, public, and academic genres, such as technical reports, progress reports, proposals, instructions, presentations, and technical reviews, relevant to technical professions and individual student goals. In a workshop setting, students evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.

This seems like a pretty good goal for a university class, but perhaps not really suitable when it comes to Wikipedia, at least not based upon my understanding of what Wikipedia is intended to be. Perhaps it's just me, but I am wondering if there are others who see it as such. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:35, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

I agree with you. This happens all the time with classes that show up. Probably the best way to handle it is to go to the class page, where there will be links to the user who is the instructor, and to the WikiEd staff person who is the liason for the class. Then, you can leave a note at the user talk of one or the other of them, whichever you feel more comfortable with. I also like to encourage instructors to read WP:ASSIGN. --Tryptofish (talk) 23:10, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Tryptofish for taking a look. @Amyc29 and Adam (Wiki Ed): Would either of you like to comment on this? -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:30, 17 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi User:Marchjuly. I'm not sure what you see as inappropriate here. The Wikipedia assignment for this course is intended to work on one particular genre of writing — Wikipedia articles, according to Wikipedia standards — while other assignments in that course would address some of the other goals. (As for the article, on a quick skim it seems like a good start to me; your point about recentism is helpful; you should post it to the talk page and give the creator a ping.)--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:40, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Sage, I had understood, perhaps incorrectly, that all those kinds of writing would be explored on-Wiki. At least, that's what it sounded like. Also, I'm not really seeing our approach to writing in any subset of what's quoted above. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:00, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
That's from the general 'course description', but the Wikipedia assignment instructions in the Timeline use (on a quick skim) Wiki Ed's recommended structure for an assignment, and I don't see anything that suggests that those other things are part of the on-wiki assignment.--Sage (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:06, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for figuring that out! --Tryptofish (talk) 21:15, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your comments Sage (Wiki Ed). I read the "description" as being solely related to editing on Wikipedia and not as a general course description. Maybe this is something which could be made a little clearer? As for specific comments about the article, I will post something on the article's talk page. -- Marchjuly (talk) 00:04, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you User:Marchjuly and Tryptofish for your feedback. I am the instructor of this course and the student author (who has a double major in engineering and business--hence the financial focus on the article in question) would be grateful for any revision feedback, which is why the initial request was posted on Teahouse. The course description is general for this university-wide writing requirement. My students complete a substantive literature review on their selected topics before beginning work on their WP articles, but for many (most) of them, encyclopedic writing is a new genre for them to work in. That said, they always appreciate the constructive and gracious feedback of more seasoned Wikipedians. Amyc29 (talk) 16:38, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome Amyc29. I did post some things on Talk:Latin American economy and also asked for some WikiProjects to assess it, so everything will get sorted out. As long as the student understands WP:OWN, everything should be fine. If your students are, however, being graded on what they write on Wikipedia, then it might be a good idea for them to hold off from moving their drafts to the mainspace until after you have completed your review. Once something has been added to the mainspace, it's there for anyone and everyone to edit for better or worse. Technically, the same can be said for any page on Wikipedia, but lots of experienced editors tend to leave WP:DRAFTS, WP:HUD and user sandboxes alone unless there is a serious problem which needs fixing asap. Finally, just for reference, I moved your post to the end of the thread just to make it easier for others to follow chronologically and also easier for others to reply to. I didn't change any content, but you can move it back to where you originally added it if you that's where it really belongs. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:35, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Ed Monthly Report for February 2017

Hi all. For those interested, Wiki Ed's Monthly Report for February 2017 is now available on Commons as a PDF, on Meta, or on our blog. Let me know if you have questions. --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:38, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

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