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Climate change WikiEd[edit]

Hi Ian, just dropping a note on the new course on climate change that someone has tagged that the main Climate Change article. I just caught up on the discussion we had earlier this year, and was impressed to see the edits that were made to Climate change in Antarctica by a course then. Best, CMD (talk) 16:51, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Chipmunkdavis Thanks for letting me know! I got a notification about that (I get them when someone assigns themselves a GA or FA) and an email goes out to the instructor and student as well. If they don't switch articles within a day or two I will send them a message reinforcing why it's a difficult article to work on for a new editor. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:54, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's a useful system. I notice the course is based in North Carolina, perhaps someone might be well-placed to have a look at the under-developed Climate change in North Carolina? Best, CMD (talk) 16:59, 1 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

LGBTQ Reproductive Health course[edit]

Hi Ian, with a courtesy ping to the instructor Mossbeach. I noticed a student editor from this course, has signed up to edit the Breastfeeding article. I have a few thoughts on this:

  • I left a message at Mossbeach's talk page last year asking for better quality control processes. I have not heard back from her. If you have time to follow up with her that would be great. Let me know if you need me to explain why the two examples I complained about were a problem.
  • Something to be aware of is the dynamic going on at the talk page of the Pregnancy article right now: A student editor from this course made one brief suggestion ten days ago. Around a half dozen experienced editors have since been arguing about it with no further involvement from students. Students dropping in to ask for gender-neutral language in women's health articles never seems to lead to deep student engagement with the Wikipedia community, and it usually sets off another round of bickering between experienced Wikipedians as you can see here.
  • There are aspects of breastfeeding that are of particular importance to the LGBTQ parents, particularly lesbian partners of birth mothers who are often interested in nursing the baby themselves: Induced lactation, Supplemental nursing system, Domperidone, Breast pump, and Hand expression of breast milk, to name a few. These articles would be good choices for students to improve.

Cheers, Clayoquot (talk | contribs) 22:02, 27 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia Education Program[edit]

Hi Ian, I have stumbled over this Wikipedia Education collaboration a bit by a(n) (un)lucky accident of an unapproved draft but have really the interest in supporting this collaboration. Your name has been mentioned by @LiAnna (Wiki Ed), that I can approach you in the case of a similar event. This is now not the case, but I have an idea of course specific hidden categories so articles created by editors of the Wikipedia Student Program could be attended by interested editors. I have reviewed several articles coming from the Wikipedia Student Program (but not labeled as such) here, here and here and I believe this program merits some support. I have heard that in the Hebrew Wikipedia there exist hidden categories since years and it is believed we have a similar mechanism on the English Wikipedia as well. If you could direct me to that one, it would be great.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 02:49, 7 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trouble with moving content to a page that I'm editing[edit]

Hi Ian,

Thank you for your help with this class project! I think I'm doing something wrong- I've been writing information about Bartonella apis, and want to move the content out of the sandbox and onto that page (which already exists but has only limited information). When I tried to do this by putting "Bartonella apis" as the page name, it won't let me move it due to the page already existing. Is this something that you can help me with? Thanks so much, janice OneHealthVet (talk) 20:43, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page watcher)@OneHealthVet: I'm not associated with Wiki Ed, but my suggestion to you would be to self-revert what you did (at least for now) and then ask someone from Wikipedia:WikiProject Microbiology to take a look at the changes you want to make and help you figure out a better way to incorporate them into the already existing article. Even though your intentions were certainly the best, you've basically gone and "usurped" the already existing article Bartonella apis by replacing it with your version. Not only is this not considered to be good practice, you also introduced some formatting and other WP:MOS errors in the process. So, it would be probably better for you to self-revert before another editor comes along a reverts back to the previous version. -- Marchjuly (talk) 22:13, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@OneHealthVet As @Marchjuly mentioned, by entirely replaces the article with your own, you did add some formatting errors (which I started to clean up) and replaced the lead with your own. I restored the lead and the existing speciesbox; I think you should merge your lead with the existing one into something more coherent.
The bigger problem, as I see it, is that you used numbered references instead of proper inline references. These are almost impossible to maintain over time (as new references get added) so please replace them with properly formatted inline references. If you need a refresher on how to add citations, please consult this training module. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:35, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks so much for your help! OneHealthVet (talk) 13:57, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you so much- I was not understanding how to merge the information. I appreciate your help! OneHealthVet (talk) 14:02, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@OneHealthVet: No worries, but please take a look at WP:CAUTIOUS for reference when doing something like this in the future. Sometimes, it's better to propose major changes before trying to implement because it allows others knowledgeable about the subject matter to assess them and figure out how to best incorporate them. WikiProjects can be quite helpful when it comes to something like this; you can start a discussion on an article's talk page and then place a notification about it on relevant WikiProject talk pages to let them know about it. The WikiProjects which might be interested in a particular can generally be found listed at the top of an article's talk page. There's not a 100% guarantee you'll always get a response, but a WikiProject can be another place to seek information in addition to your Wiki-Ed advisors. The issues with the citations seem to have been cleaned up by others and if you want to see what they did, you can look at the diffs of individual edits. Moving forward, you might want to look at WP:CITESTYLE and WP:REFPUNC for reference. Wikipedia doesn't have one preferred citation style per se, but there are some things it does prefer that you might not be used to and that your university might do differently. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:49, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! I appreciate your input. This was a class project, and the guidelines were a little broad, so I'm really glad to have more specifics as you've mentioned above. I'm totally new to Wikipedia and it's been a great learning experience thus far! I appreciate these references! Have a wonderful day! OneHealthVet (talk) 15:47, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Uali3 (talk)[edit]


I need help with the whole project. I've been away for awhile and I don't know what I'm doing

--Uali3 (talk) 03:48, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Uali3. I would start by going back over the Timeline on your course's Dashboard page. Also have a look at the Exercises and trainings section on this page and have a look at the time you spent on the training modules. For example, it looks like you only spent 16 seconds on the Adding citations training module, so that's probably a good one to revisit.
Beyond that, I'd need much more specific questions to be any help. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:56, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

References vs Notes[edit]

Not sure what the notes vs the references are. Could you clarify if both are expected in reviewing a Wikipedia article? Catihill (talk) 19:09, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Catihill Just stick to a single "References" section unless you have a major desire to include both. If you want to create a "Notes" section in addition to references, you can follow these instructions. But honestly, I don't think it's worth the trouble. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:50, 1 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Catihill: Hello! You're correct that notes are not references. The Wikipedia MOS documentation can be extremely confusing. It's consistently inconsistent. Notes are for explanations which do not fit into body prose, like maybe some conversion or translation. It's not for going on a tangent, because the content is either in or out of the article. It's just for what doesn't fit into real sentence form or other organized form. Then, references are the sources, and the inline citations therefrom. References are universally mandatory on every article, and notes are rare. — Smuckola(talk) 04:58, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Class with problematic editors[edit]

Just wanted to bring the students editing Draft:Silly Mountain (Arizona) to your attention. This seems to be their course. Not sure which course they're assigned to, as their user pages only have screenshots of their dashboard but no other identifying information. They've been making problematic edits across the board, mainly overlinking terms, adding unnecessary markup, or introducing grammatical errors. I hope their instructor can be reached so that things can be corrected in the classroom. SounderBruce 10:24, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@SounderBruce It looks like Limelightangel is the instructor on that course. I'm not sure who supports classes in Italy; m:Wikimedia Italia doesn't have any mention of an education person. I think the best place to raise this might be WP:ENB, since that's where it's most likely to be seen by someone who knows. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:31, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm also going to see if my colleagues know more. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:33, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Ian (Wiki Ed) Hi, this class is finished now. I agree there were many basic editing issues here, which were flagged up at draft stage during the course via the article Talk page, 15 mandatory online Training for Students modules (evidenced on their User pages), and regular student meetings/workshops. The project was supported with a wikiMedia course dashboard, and extensive documentation, advice and help links via a supporting course Moodle website. Feedback to this specific team included over 30 bulleted points for improvement via draft Talk, including grammar, over-linking, referencing, and using acceptable sources. The final draft was not perfect, but accepted and rated C-Class for a new article, and C-Class in four WikiProject domains. This is the 8th year I've run this project for LIUC, with several drafts accepted at B-Class. I would welcome any advice for future educational project support and to address my status as a 'problematic editor'. Many thanks. Limelightangel (talk) 16:13, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi. I've had to delete an article by User:Alwaysbiking, who seems to be a student on the Chicana_Latina_Art_and_Artists course. I see that the training is still inviting students to move drafts from their sandbox straight into article space. The article created by this user was tagged for multiple issues. It displayed a lack of understanding and certainly didn't belong in mainspace; it could not have passed a review by an experienced Wiki editor. I hope we're not going to need to check on all these students. Deb (talk) 10:48, 3 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Deb: Yes I also would like to know what they're thinking, in advising newbies to manually bypass AfC. That is a terrible and unnecessary idea and should be amended immediately. Otherwise, the WikiEducation manual should be a mandatory prerequisite course for all editors. It's really superb. It definitely shouldn't be trapped in PDF, and should be a wikicode document on Wikipedia. — Smuckola(talk) 16:25, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page watcher) I sympathize with what you've posted about student editors creating articles, and have probably posted something similar before either here on Ian's talk page, at WP:ENB or somewhere else; however, as long as articles are allowed to be directly created in the mainspace, there's always going to be problems like this. It would be entirely unfair to single out Wiki-Ed students (not all student editors belong to courses operating under Wiki-Ed guidance) and tell them they can't do something that pretty much anyone else can. Students and their instructors should be advised, though, that once they put something in the mainspace, there's a good chance it won't be there for long if it's really not good. Instructors should also realize that it's a very bad idea to try and grade their students based on what ends up being posted on Wikipedia. I think, based upon what Wiki Ed advisors like Ian have posted before, that Wiki Ed tries to make sure both instructors and students understand this. Wiki Ed does seem to have some great modules to help guide students, but Wiki Ed can't make students and instructors read and follow them; some instructors and students are just going to do what they want to do regardless. One of the things about being the "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" is that unfortunately not too many bother to read the small print before diving in and just assume "anyone can edit" means "anything goes". That isn't really something limited to Wiki-Ed classes or students in general. Like everyone else students and instructors will make mistakes, but they should also be given the chance to do so until they start getting really disruptive. At that point, they can and should be dealt with in the same manner as any other disruptive editor regardless of how it affects their studies. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:52, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Marchjuly I see it the other way. If any other user was creating a draft, it would be reviewed by someone who knew what they were doing (not by their tutor, who in this case seems not to understand the basics and possibly has a conflict of interest). But they would have to wait their turn. In this case, we get told that students should be able to move them straight from draft to article space as though students are more important than the average new editor. Deb (talk) 15:29, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's no requirement that drafts for new articles be submitted to AfC review (at least that I'm not aware of); there are technical restrictions placed on certain types of accounts and certain types of pages that might make AfC the only way to create something, but it's not mandatory. There's no requirement that a draft be created first and then moved to the mainspace; articles can simply be created directly in the mainspace. The only requirement I'm aware of when it comes to article creation and new accounts is that the account be WP:AUTOCONFIRMED. Getting your account autoconfirmed apparently a takes a minimum of four days and ten edits, which is not a lot even for a student. Once again, I'm not suggesting that students don't create some crappy articles, but, as Ian can probably point out, some of them are quite capable of creating some pretty good ones as well. Whatever they create should be eventually reviewed by WP:NPP just like most anyone else, and it's then where it will be assessed. Personally, I think it would be great if students ran their drafts by their Wiki Ed advisors before adding them to the mainspace, but I think that's something for Wiki Ed, instructors and students to sort out and agree upon. I don't think it's something for the community to require. -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:30, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Obviously that's true. However, one of the purposes of these courses is presumably to learn how to use Wikipedia correctly, not how to upload a half-finished article because your tutor gives you misleading instructions and tells you your draft is fine when it's not. Deb (talk) 13:06, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks @Marchjuly. @Deb and @Smuckola I apologise for not responding yet. I will get back to you soon. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:13, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inserting a chart[edit]

Hello, I inserted a JPEG of a chart I developed as an image, but I was told to take it off because it does not meet requirements. I made the chart in the table but it is very limited in terms of what I can edit (bullets, tabs, spacing). Is there any alternative for making a table. It is in my Andragogy article. Thanks Pikelake6 (talk) 03:39, 4 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Pikelake6 - Is this the chart you're taking about: File:Adult Learning Table.Andragogy.jpg? I see you labeled it as your own work. If so, should have the base file that you used to generate the table. Regardless though, a jpg isn't a suitable format for a table - it isn't editable by others, it isn't readable by screenreaders, and is isn't going to re-side for different-sized screens.
I recommend that you recreate the table using the Insert -> Table option in the visual editor. That way the information is editable, it's accessible by screenreaders, and you can include your sources in the table. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:16, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A class you're helping[edit]

Hi Ian,

I noticed that this class is running and there does not seem to be much mention of WP:FRINGE and WP:MEDRS standards in the descriptions of the course nor the commentary of the students/instructor. A WP:FTN thread was started on this issue. I'm a little concerned that the instructor may be running afoul of WP:ADVOCACY, but it isn't clear here. Perhaps you can shed some light on the subject?

jps (talk) 00:38, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ජපස Thanks for the note. It's entirely my fault that a key piece of follow-up never happened after the 2020 class. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:31, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It must be difficult managing so many. It would be nice if we could set-up a way to get extra help if needed. jps (talk) 16:49, 5 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"More" tab missing from sandbox[edit]


I am attempting to move my draft from the sandbox and make it live, however there is not a "More" dropdown next to the search bar. I am attempting to create a new article. What needs to be done about this? PhillipsJT (talk) 20:32, 6 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@PhillipsJT You need to make a few more edits before you have reached "autoconfirmed" status. Only then will you be able to move pages. That shouldn't be a problem, because your draft still needs some polishing. For example, you don't have links to other articles. Any term that the average reader might not be familiar with should have a link so that readers can learn more. In addition, you are using Discogs as a source, but that site is user-generated content (like Wikipedia is) and isn't a reliable source. Finally, you have a reference in the section header. Citations need to be after the text they support, not before, and should never be part of the section header.
Once you've done the cleanup you need to do, you should be autoconfirmed. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:09, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. PhillipsJT (talk) 04:23, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from CamdenOrlando (talk) Camden Orlando[edit]


I need help with...

drafting my article

--CamdenOrlando (talk) 01:43, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CamdenOrlando I'd be happy to help. Can you explain to me what you're having problems with? Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 04:02, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from S.steinfeld10 (talk)[edit]

Hello Ian,

I am ready to add edits from my assigned article sandbox to the published article. I was just going to use the move function, but I realized that I'm only editing a subheading of a Wikipedia page, and I don't want to delete the other subheading that I haven't worked on. Is it possible to just move my subheading? I'm trying to avoid having to reinsert images and new citations into the published Wikipedia page.

Here is my sandbox draft: S.steinfeld10/Jewish women in early modern period

I am only working on the "Jewish Women in the Ottoman Empire" subheading.

Thanks for your help!

S.steinfeld10 (talk) 15:02, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @S.steinfeld10. You should only be using the page move function if you're creating a new article. The move function allows you to change the URL that points to your sandbox. It isn't going to help you change an existing article in any way. You have to do that by hand. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:54, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A cookie for you![edit]

Choco chip cookie.png 'Tis the season....busy, busy busy! Take a moment to enjoy a treat. S0091 (talk) 20:35, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Having Too Many Primary Sources[edit]

Hi Ian! I hope you are doing well! I was wondering if you could take a look at my page on Jane Caminos and see if there is a way for me to address the issues on the alert? Any guidance you have would be very appreciated! Callencamp (talk) 22:35, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(by talk reader) @Callencamp: The issue with Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance is that you have almost exclusively used the book itself as a source. Wikipedia needs other pieces about the book, like essays and reviews. It seems other Wikipedians have found that those other sources exist but you need to dig them up and add them. The content of the article should be driven by those other sources and not the subject. Your professor should have explained this to you. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:42, 7 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Callencamp The Jane Caminos article uses 10 sources
  1. The bio from her website
  2. A post written by her on a website called "Artists Tell Their Stories"
  3. Her LinkedIn profile
  4. An brief article about her on Lambiek Comicopedia
  5. An article about her work on a website called Artsy Shark
  6. "That's Ms. Bulldyke to you, Charlie!", which is a book written by her
  7. A review of that book on a website called Gay League
  8. A post about her on a website called Escape Into Life
  9. A book by Rosalind Warren called "Dyke strippers : lesbian cartoonists A to Z"
  10. A book by Rosalind Warren called "What is this thing called sex? : cartoons by women"
The first three references are written by Caminos herself. Those aren't independent sources. Source #6 is a book she wrote, which is another primary source. In addition, it appears that you have added your own interpretation to the book, writing In her book, Caminos uses humor and wit to share the joys of womanhood as she encourages readers to explore what this means and Throughout her book, Caminos uses an informal style to share the experience of being a woman in every capacity. Making interpretations of primary sources like this conflicts with the "no original research" policy.
The other sources are non-primary, and the books by Rosalind Warren appear to be widely help by university libraries, so that's probably a good sign that they could be considered reliable sources. How much depth do they go into about Caminos and her work? Adding more works like these, and relying less on ones what were written by Caminos are key to dealing with the problem identified.
As far as your other sources go, on what basis did you decide that they met Wikipedia's standards for reliable sources? This is an important consideration. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:03, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pass on my thanks[edit]

Hi Ian, hope this finds you well. As part of writing iron superoxide dismutase, I came across File:Iron Superoxide Dismutase Active Site.png. It was created by User:Belleissimo01, as part of the Saint Mary's Women in STEM Spring 2018 WikiEdu course. I'd just like you to pass on my thanks, if possible. Surprisingly little images for such an important enzyme. Cheers! X750. Spin a yarn? Articles I've screwed over? 07:46, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Source won't show up[edit]

Hi Ian, I am copying the URL for a reference in my article and it will not show up. It's the 31st reference in the Social media in the 2020 United States presidential election article. I am confused as to why it is doing that. Jcham04 (talk) 03:03, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jcham04 That's because the URL you're using goes through your library's website, and only works probably if you are logged in (which the Cite tool cannot do). You'll need to edit the reference to fill in the missing fields. In Edit mode, click on the reference (the number [31]) where it appears in the body of the article (not where it appears in the references section at the bottom of the page). Then click on the Edit button in the box that pops up. This will let you fix the fields that are wrong. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:11, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from NoelleSeniorTrotter (talk)[edit]


My sandbox is no longer there and I cannot upload anything. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it.

--NoelleSeniorTrotter (talk) 11:52, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page watcher) @NoelleSeniorTrotter It appears that you added your content to two talk pages (your main talk page and your sandbox's talk page). If you ever lose track of what you've contributed, you can always take a look at your contributions (linked from the menu in the top right).
As for the upload issue: what were you trying to upload, and what exactly went wrong when you tried? Vahurzpu (talk) 18:23, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Safe and Sophie Germain primes[edit]

Hi! I recently made an edit to the Safe and Sophie Germain primes page as part of a class assignment. It's currently in my Sandbox, but I'm unsure of next steps before publishing it. Will it be reviewed by someone first? AlizianaE (talk) 13:04, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@AlizianaE According to your course timeline you and your classmates were supposed to peer review each other's work back in October. It doesn't look like that happened, but you might want to talk to your instructor about it. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:33, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you, @Ian (Wiki Ed). I was able to publish. My professor has gone through and approved. AlizianaE (talk) 20:45, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

History of Sexualities course[edit]

Tell the instructor to stop telling their students to type research papers on specific topics into overview articles. It's most of them so it seems most likely it is what they have been told to do.

I am removing and tagging what is obvious, but this highlights just one of the MANY WikiEd issues: students think they are expected to write in the style of a university grade essay for their edits because that is the environment the course is presented in. Kingsif (talk) 12:31, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If we're still keeping WikiEd going instead of any better idea, can I at least suggest that any new articles must go through AfC and any large edits must be proposed on the article talk page first. Kingsif (talk) 12:56, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Kingsif Thanks for the heads-up on the class. As for the latter point, that's not something I'm in a position to change - specifically on the issue of proposing changes, if I remember correctly, that used to be the process, but community members asked us to stop that. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:36, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ian, does WikiEd actually have some stats available on student editor retention (though I think edit-a-thons would work better) and article improvement (not self-assessed) from this program? I don't think I've seen a single positive and even when I'm barely active nowadays there seems to be a new course or two that make themselves apparent for all the wrong reasons. Why is WikiEd still active? No, really, it seems like nothing but another form of "disruption" to be cleaned up, this one actually encouraged. You know I haven't liked it for a long time; each time I see another incompetent instructor making kids rush at the end of class and usurp articles with essays, it makes me even more certain it needs to be burned. I'd like to know what you see in it. Kingsif (talk) 23:31, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I would agree. I often see WikiEd templates added to talk pages and then nothing ever happens so I wonder if there is any point to it if most of the time it's just disruptive. Another issue I see: students are reviewing each other's articles rather than experienced editors. What would students know about an appropriate Wikipedia article? And some editors aren't even aware of how it works so some of the things the students do seem completely disruptive (such as editing pages outside of their own userspace or moving them around). I don't think there would be any harm in killing off WikiEd if there's nothing to show that it's been doing any good in recent years. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 15:19, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Potentially Unconstructive filter[edit]

Hello! I was trying to add a peer review of a classmate's article to their talk page. However, after typing up my recommendations, I was unable to post the review because it triggered an automated filter for being potentially unconstructive. I've made a report via the false positive page. Is there anything else I could try? Thank you! EVLeDO (talk) 04:50, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The problem was fixed through my false positive report. Thank you! EVLeDO (talk) 05:06, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
{{tps}} Thanks for reporting it with enough detail we could trace and resolve it! Seems to have affected a bunch of editors. DMacks (talk) 05:26, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ian - there are problem editors in this student course, a medical topic beyond what undergraduate students are capable of contributing under WP:MEDRS sources and content. WP:CIR. Japhaplen - There does not appear to be much instructor input, and neither does there seem to be a need for these students to be using the course as a reason to edit Wikipedia. Many non-medical topics, obviously, would be better suited to them. Zefr (talk) 02:59, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Zefr This was tagged as a humanities class not working on medical topics, and while that's true of articles like Philosophical zombie and Floating man, I see that most of what they are working on. It looks like they're done editing for the term, but I have tagged the course so that if they submit the course again Helaine will address these concerns with the instructor before she approves it. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:06, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Shannonscullion4 (talk)[edit]


I need help with... if the end date in wiki says december 13th for my course can I not access anything on the portal anymore? cause my final assignment for my class is due the 15th so I need to be able to still use the portal.

--Shannonscullion4 (talk) 18:02, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Shannonscullion4 Everything is still accessible even after the course ends. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:27, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Sundaynightdinner (talk)[edit]


I need help with checking over my wording/phrasing, as well as, if the dates are set up correctly.

--Sundaynightdinner (talk) 18:13, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sundaynightdinner I will reply on your talk page with feedback. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 18:30, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Mara Viveros Vigoya[edit]

Mara Viveros Vigoya is an Associate Professor at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. Her focus is on Anthropology and Gender Studies at the National University of Colombia.


Mara Viveros Vigoya attended Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris, France. She received a PhD in Anthropology.


Mara Viveros Vigoya has done research on the intersectionality between gender, race, and sexuality. She has published and co-authored many pieces about the social inequalities in Latin American societies.

United States[edit]

Mara Viveros Vigoya is a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey. She participates in the School of Social Science, which was founded in 1973.


The Institut des Hautes Etudes sur l’Amérique Latine in France has invited Mara Viveors Vigoya to participate in their research on gender and race intersectionality. The EHESS of Paris also invited her to contribute to their research.

Other Countries[edit]

Mara Viveros Vigoya contributed research to the University of Guadalajara in Mexico where she is a fellow of the CALAS project. The project follows intersectionality in Colombia, as well as, social inequalities and identity. She also produced research for the UAM-Xochimilco Federal University of Bahia in Brazil in their Center for Gender Studies.



Mara Viveros Vigoya is the author of The political vitality and vital politics of Césaire’s Discourse on Colonialism: A reading in light of contemporary racism (2019) and Dionysian Blacks: Sexuality, Body, and Racial Order in Colombia (2002). She has authored El oxímoron de las clases medias negras. Movilidad social e interseccionalidad en Colombia (2021), As cores da masculinidade Experiências interseccionais e práticas de poder na Nossa América, Rio de Janeiro (2018), and Les couleurs de la Masculinité. Expériences intersectionnelles et pratiques de pouvoir, en: Amérique Latine, Paris (2018).


In Changing Men and Masculinities in Latin America (2003) by Matthew C Gutmann, Mara Viveros Vigoya wrote the chapter Contemporary Latin American Perspectives on Masculinity. The chapter outlines the exclusion of the male perspectives in the study of gender, including the study of masculinity. According to Viveros-Vigoya, Gender studies in Latin American societies were mainly dominated by women, but more men are becoming involved in gender relations and the cultural, social, and economic effects it has on power dynamics. The study of masculinity refers to the relationship between genders and within the male gender. Within gender studies, researchers understand the power dynamics and relationships as being between genders, with the male gender dominating over the female gender. This perspective excludes the internal power dynamics within the genders. She discusses the intersectionality between gender and race and gender and sexuality that is often erased or ignored and Viveros Vigoya points to this. Sex roles and traditional family dynamics are two points that Viveros Vigoya writes about that represent inequalities between men and women, yet she explains how it only represents a heterosexual relationship dynamic. She introduces the sociological, anthropological, and psychological studies of the male identity in Latin America and how it has been socially structured to fit the conforming and stereotypical expectations of men. There is the hegemonic expectation of the position men is meant to perform in society. She explains how it neglects other social factors, such as race and sexuality, as well as men’s health (reproductive and other health), fatherhood, and other contributors. Viveros Vigoya and other researchers involved in these studies have labeled masculinity in crisis, which creates a social movement that questions male privilege but also introduces the harmful effects of masculinity on men. She emphasizes the unequal power dynamics within genders. Viveros-Vigoya points out the macho stereotype men are expected to fit into in many Latin American societies. There is an expectation of how men are not only supposed to act but also supposed to look to fit a masculine, macho identity. This masculine identity is defined by Viveros-Vigoya as a need to provide for one’s family, fit a certain body standard, only show anger as a negative emotion (not sadness), etc., as well as, only participating in a heterosexual relationship and ultimately follow the traditional male role. In many Latin American cultures, this can be referred to ethnographically as “machismo.” In many studies done on the male identity, the male gender is characterized and researched based solely on their genitals, not their overall identity. This forces many into a box where they can’t express their sexual identities and other social identities that challenge the norm.

She has also contributed chapters or articles in Race, Indigeneity and Gender: Colombian Feminism Learning, Lessons for Global Feminism (2018), Masculinities in the continuum of violence in Latin America (2016), Social Mobility, Whiteness, and Whitening in Colombia (2015), Sex/Gender (2015), and The sexual erotic market as an analytical framework for understanding erotic-affective exchanges in interracial sexually intimate and affective relationships (2015).

She has research published in Género, raza y nación. Los réditos políticos de la masculinidad blanca (2013), Con Lesmes Sergio. Cuestiones raciales y construcción de Nación en tiempos de multiculturalism (2014), L’intersectionnalité au prisme du féminisme latinoaméricain (2015), Blanqueamiento social, nación y moralidad en América Latina (2016), La interseccionalidad: una aproximación situada a la dominación (2016), La contestación del género, La cuestión nodal de la política sexual en Colombia (2016), Los estudios feministas y de género: un campo de pensamiento y transformación social (2017), Les études de genre et les mouvements ethnico-raciaux en Colombie. Entre méfiances et défis (2017), Intersecciones, periferias y heterotopías en las cartografías de la sexualidad (2017), La invención de las mujeres. Una perspectiva africana sobre los discursos occidentales del género. Bogotá: en la Frontera (2017), and De la extraversión a las epistemologías nuestramericanas: Un descentramiento en clave feminista (2018).


In Gender as Southern Theory (2018) by Pallavi Banerjee and Raewyn Connell, they mention Vigoya's work about racial and gender hierarchies in the global south due to colonialism.

Need help request from Kaidin Afienko (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

Accessing the sandbox for my assigned class article

--Kaidin Afienko (talk) 20:54, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Kaidin Afienko. It looks like you've already assigned yourself an article, so just go here and you should see the links in the My Articles section. If you don't see them, check the top right corner of your screen to to make sure that you are logged in to the Dashboard. This training module should help orient you. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:09, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The usual DYK end-of-semester issues[edit]

Ian, I was wondering: how clear is it made to Wiki Ed student participants (and their faculty, for that matter!) that if they are going to make DYK nominations, there will inevitably be issues that they'll need to address, and that they shouldn't nominate unless they are prepared to stick around, probably past the end of the semester? We have the usual posted and abandoned nominations currently—I know you've been pinged for at least one of them—and are doing the inevitable wait for responses that never come before ultimately closing the nominations as unsuccessful. Thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 05:54, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BlueMoonset We've de-emphasised DYK to the point where we no longer mention it unless a student nominates their work (at which point we email the instructor and the student). It does mean that we don't provide them guidance until they nominate an article, but it avoids the honeypot effect of mentioning DYK. I don't know if it's the best approach. I've put it on my work list for January to spend some time on this and see if I can come up with a better approach.
I was pinged for one, and given how swamped I wasn't able to get back to it in time. I'm really sorry about that. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:07, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Finding a Photo for the Caragana korshinskii plant that I can upload[edit]

Hello Ian!

I was able to find some images that are of the plant of interest. However, I am struggling with the process of getting permission to use said photo. How do I find a photo to which I can use for wikipedia, thanks so much! Feldryn (talk) 22:11, 19 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Feldryn. Unfortunately there's no easy way to find Wikipedia-compatible images sometimes. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:41, 20 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy New Year, Ian (Wiki Ed)![edit]

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Moops T 16:46, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much @Moops! And all the best for the New Year to you as well! Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:49, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
TY for receiving it so kindly! I wish you nothing but love. :) Moops T 16:52, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mistake by one of your students[edit]

Hello! During one of my new page patrol I came to one page from your students Ivy Zhao 0704 on this page: Ivy Zhao 0704/Taoist temple. This is likely a honest mistake, as most likely it should be created on Drafts instead of mainspace. I have draftified the article for now. Thank you and have a good day! ✠ SunDawn ✠ (contact) 08:09, 21 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks @SunDawn. What they did was move their sadbox draft to mainspace instead of adding their improvements to the Taoist temple article. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help on image upload[edit]

Hi Ian! I am in a wiki education course and have a question on whether I can upload a certain image to the article I'm editing/ I am editing/improving the Glassybaby article (have been doing so in a sandbox) and want to upload more images. The images I want to upload are my own work, pictures I took myself, and are of glassybaby. Do these seem fine to use? My only hesitancy/reason I'm asking is in the training module it said it couldn't be a picture of art, and glassybaby is art but at the same time a product/and I own the ones I took my own pictures of. Thanks and let me know!

Hallekerickson (talk) 23:56, 5 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Hallekerickson it comes down to the question of whether it's a utilitarian object or a work of art. See commons:Commons:Derivative_works#UTILITY for a better explanation. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:47, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Students at AfD?[edit]

Hi Ian. I was a bit surprised to see that one of the assignments in this course from Northeastern University was to !vote in an AfD. Is that something you all are aware of? I guess there's nothing wrong with it per se (and the students actually did a fairly good job, I think), but it definitely requires a bit of extra supervision to make sure students understand our often-labyrinthine notability guidelines. It'd be nice if there was some way for them to declare that they were part of a student group (maybe a template like Template:Single-purpose account or Template:COI editor?) so that closers can be extra careful to check for non-policy-based contributions. The class seems to have wrapped up for the term, but I just wanted to make sure this was on your radar. Cheers, Extraordinary Writ (talk) 04:36, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Extraordinary Writ Thanks for the heads up! Um, I had no idea they were doing this. This isn't something I'm ok with a class doing at all. It's definitely something we need to follow up with. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:13, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added a note to the discussions that are still open. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:33, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Class collision[edit]

Fast fashion seems like a popular page for class projects: two last summer, two last fall, and two already now, as well as others prior to this academic year. You are listed as the wiki-edu wiki-expert for the third concurrent class to plan to work on it. Given the student-level attention it has received, I think there might not be room for substantive enough additional progress to make it a worthwhile one for more of them. Especially, having more than one claiming to be working concurrently seems like potential conflict or lack of either pool being able to work to their maximum potential. Might want to at a minimum coordinate with Brianda, who is wiki-contact for the other two current courses (see User talk:Brianda (Wiki Ed)#Class collision) DMacks (talk) 03:53, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@DMacks Thanks for the heads-up. I suppose it has become a hot topic for activism recently. I will talk to Brianda and Helaine today; probably best to coordinate this with the instructors. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:45, 6 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Changing Page Name (Wiki Project)- Problem[edit]

Hi, Ian. My partner for the project has a different page name (slightly different). Unfortunately, their edits on my userpage isn't showing up in their profile for the course. Is there something we can do?

Thanks in advance!

Tagarachel (talk) 20:45, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Tagarachel. If you change the name of the article you're assigned to match theirs (or they change theirs to match yours), you will both be working in the same sandbox. To "change" the name just assign yourself another article that matches the spelling and capitalisation your partner uses. You can then unassign yourself the old article or just keep both. (If you unassign the old article you can still find every page you've edited by clicking on the "Contributions" link (which is under the person icon in the top right corner of any page). Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 22:56, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Anonymousbiscuit (talk)[edit]


I would like to publish the article/move it to the main space but for some reason I am unabel to do so. It would be great if you could help me out. thank you, Ben

--Anonymousbiscuit (talk) 20:22, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You need to have made 10 edits to Wikipedia before you can move a page. You might need to make a few more edits improving your draft. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 21:10, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Greenstudents123 Wiki page being moved to Sandbox[edit]


I posted an article to the mainspace and you moved it back to the sandbox. I read your comment, but this article is for a class project and I need it on the mainspace. Can you please let me know how to fox this issue so it can stay in the mainspace?

Thanks. Greenstudents123 (talk) 14:36, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Greenstudents123. For starters, it doesn't have to be in mainspace in order for you to get your grade. Your instructor can grade your sandbox draft. If they have any questions about it, tell them they need to get in touch with Helaine.
As far as fixing the other issues - the brochure I linked to has information on creating a lead section. As for sourcing - you just need to make sure that every statement is followed by a supporting citation from a reliable source. It need to be obvious to readers how they'd go about verifying statements in the article. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:48, 27 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Edit check project[edit]

Ian, is anyone at Wiki Ed watching the mw:Edit check project? This may affect all student editors and their teachers, and have repercussions on student training module documentation in the area of editing. Development is organized at Phabricator (project page, workboard). I added a message at T330807#8736789 and tried to ping you from there, but I don't think it worked (maybe because of embedded blanks in your userid; I raised a doc-update request here about the failed link/ping). The Phab ticket title is, "Investigate technical approaches for making Edit Check configurable on a per project basis". Your comments at the ticket are welcome, and I think ENB should be alerted. I invited the Edit check project folks to do so, but someone should if they don't. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 22:52, 28 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wow - thanks so much for the heads-up Mathglot! That will definitely require updates to our training materials - could be really helpful for students. I'm going to share it with ragesoss (if he doesn't already know) and the rest of the team. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:48, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yw. Btw, I got a response to my question about pinging you, and it turns out Phabricator userids cannot have embedded blanks. If you have a login, you can add yourself as a watcher to this ticket, and get updates. There's other stuff at Phabricator that might interest you, including a whole project called "WMSE-Wikipedia-in-Education", the workboard link is here, and one sample task under it is called, "Create overview for how online training modules should be interpreted" and is task T273446. Not related to the Edit Check project, afaict. Cheers, Mathglot (talk) 20:28, 29 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Citation error assistance[edit]

Hi @Ian (Wiki Ed)

I am receiving a citation error on Insects as food that I can't seem to resolve. Do you have any guidance?     Thanks. EaglesEyes1 (talk) 23:52, 31 March 2023 (UTC) EaglesEyes1 (talk) 01:09, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page watcher) @EaglesEyes1:, this is fixed now. See your Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 10:07, 1 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Mathglot! Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:13, 3 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Added to Phabricator. Mathglot (talk) 01:12, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ian, based on the difficulty EaglesEyes1 experienced, I used the RefRenamer script to replace all of the VE numeric references in all 37 articles listed for the course at Carleton. This means that no one else in that course, at least, should experience the same sort of citation error that they did. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 04:23, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Mathglot. I've been (slowly) running RefRenamer through student-edited articles after the end of the term, but I wouldn't have thought to do it before-hand. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:51, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Trouble moving my article[edit]

Hi Ian, I have been having some trouble moving my sandbox live as it says that my title of "Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus" is either invalid or a page already exists, however the page that exists is only for the disease "Infectious pancreatic necrosis" not the virus which my group project is on. So its not allowing me to publish right now. even though the page for the virus does not exist. I would really appreciate if you have any suggestions so I can move to the mainspace.

Thank you! ERCunningham (talk) 07:20, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi ERCunningham. You can either expand the Infectious pancreatic necrosis to add more information about the virus (which should work, since the article isn't very long) or you can edit the Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus redirect to add the text from your sandbox. If you do that, make sure to delete the redirect (the arrow and the link to Infectious pancreatic necrosis). Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:33, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Dannellp (talk)[edit]


I need help with how to edit my title of my wiki page

--Dannellp (talk) 20:08, 7 April 2023 (UTC) dannell pattonReply[reply]

@Dannellp To rename a page you "move" it, as outlined in this training module, but in this case you'd just move Dannellp/Sample page to Dannellp/New page name, but instead of selecting (Article) (as shown below) you'd just leave it as User
Page move dialog closeup with example fields.png
Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 20:16, 7 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Matt Ndirangu (talk)[edit]


I need help with...

moving my work to a sandbox where people can view and discuss

--Matt Ndirangu (talk) 02:26, 17 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Replied on your talk page. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:31, 17 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I have sent you a note about a page you started[edit]

Hello, Ian (Wiki Ed). Thank you for your work on Friends of the Chicago River. User:Onel5969, while examining this page as a part of our page curation process, had the following comments:

Nice job on the article, keep up the good work.

To reply, leave a comment here and begin it with {{Re|Onel5969}}. Please remember to sign your reply with ~~~~. (Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.)

Onel5969 TT me 10:16, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marcus McCraven[edit]

Just a courtesy note, since you've contributed there: please see this. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 12:13, 18 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Justlettersandnumbers Thanks for the note. I saw that it was moved to draft space, but I hadn't see the copyvio issues. Thanks for letting me know! Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:51, 19 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Big-Headed Turtle[edit]

Hi Ian, I am working on fixing up the page for the Big-headed Turtle, but the references section is locked? It wont let me edit except for in source mode, and I am not very proficient in source editing, but there are sources that are pictured in a Bibliography section and linked into the references and references that are formatted strangely. I moved some things around to be a little more visually pleasing, but I cant do as much as I would like. If you have the time, could you take a look at it?

Thanks, ABuescher ABuescher (talk) 14:34, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @ABuescher. To edit references, click on the number for the reference where it appears in the body of the article. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 14:38, 20 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need help request from Saharalr (talk)[edit]


I need help with my assignment i need to know where my sandbox draft where I can edit my work there --Saharalr (talk) 01:47, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Saharalr: I responded at your Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 04:17, 21 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Karin M. Kettenring moved to draftspace[edit]

An article you recently created, Karin M. Kettenring, is not suitable as written to remain published. It appears there is a WP:UPE or WP:COI conflict. Information that can't be referenced should be removed (verifiability is of central importance on Wikipedia). I've moved your draft to draftspace (with a prefix of "Draft:" before the article title) where you can incubate the article with minimal disruption. When you feel the article meets Wikipedia's general notability guideline and thus is ready for mainspace, and have addressed the UPE/COI issue, please click on the "Submit your draft for review!" button at the top of the page. As per WP policy, please do not move into mainspace yourself. Onel5969 TT me 09:28, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Onel5969: I think you posted this on the wrong page by mistake. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:40, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry about that, don't know why the draft tool chose you to send it to. Will copy and paste to the correct student's talkpage. Although it doesn't hurt for you to know about it. Face-smile.svg. Onel5969 TT me 13:45, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see why, you actually began the page by adding the wikiedu sandbox template. I'll have to double check for that in the future, this is the first time that's happened.Onel5969 TT me 13:50, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Onel5969: Looks like we figured that out at the same time :) Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:52, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Onel5969: it looks like I created the page - I must have enrolled the student on the Dashboard or something like that, so the edit adding the Dashboard template was credited to me. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:51, 28 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Ian, for school, I am suppose to edit a current article. However, I accidentally moved my sandbox draft to make a NEW article instead of adding it to the current article. Can you move it back to my sandbox to the original article ASAP before its due tonight. The original article title is Conrad Tockler. Astudent3000 (talk) 00:14, 30 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See section below. Mathglot (talk) 05:23, 30 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

URGENT: Need Help[edit]

Hi Ian, for school, I am suppose to edit a current article. However, I accidentally moved my sandbox draft to make a NEW article instead of adding it to the current article. Can you move it back to my sandbox to the original article ASAP before its due tonight. The original article title is Conrad Tockler. Astudent3000 (talk) 00:14, 30 April 2023 Astudent3000 (talk) 00:16, 30 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

(talk page watcher) @Astudent3000:, Your sandbox User:Astudent3000/sandbox has been restored. See your Talk page. Mathglot (talk) 05:21, 30 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

difficulty in moving my article from sandbox[edit]

I have completed all my trying module. I wrote my draft on my sandbox with all the citations. But I don't see any option to move my article as per the instruction in the training module. Also, I don't see my written draft when I check in the contribution section. I have been writing the same piece multiple times and loose it everytime I go to a different page IyerD (talk) 00:23, 1 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@IyerD You need to click on the blue "Publish changes" button in order to save your work. Until you do that, it just lives in your browser window.
You won't be able to move a page (assuming you're creating a new one) until you have made at least 10 edits to Wikipedia. So far, you've only made 8 edits: Special:Contributions/IyerD Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 15:21, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reflective Essay[edit]

Hi Ian! I have finished my Wikipedia assignment for my class. I cannot seem to locate where I write my reflective essay? Could you please help me locate that?

Thank you -- Claire Phillips ClaireA14 (talk) 16:38, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ClaireA14 There's no specific place to write it. You should ask your instructor where they want you to write it. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:54, 2 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, Ian,

This article was immediately moved back to main space after you returned it to User space. We're running into this a lot at the end of the school term. Thanks for all that you do. Liz Read! Talk! 01:54, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ugh. Thanks so much @Liz:. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 12:41, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Electrophoretic color marker[edit]

I finished the first draft of my article edits for my Biochemistry class. I made considerable additions to the original article. Would you be able to check it and let me know what you think of the content and sources? Lpscientist (talk) 21:21, 11 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ichthyology course Spring 2023[edit]

One of my students is having trouble with the citations on her page References 6 and 9 have CITE errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Chris Walser Iresecology (talk) 19:19, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Iresecology There was some really unusual formatting there, but I think I fixed the problem. Ian (Wiki Ed) (talk) 19:46, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]