I am now to be Areil314 since someone used Areil123 on wikipedia, and I needed to be able to login to both.

Welcome to Wikiversity!Edit

I've responded to your request in Intro to CS. Welcome aboard!

If you'd like to help out with content development, or have any other ideas, we'd be more then happy to hear them. Enjoy your stay here at Wikiversity. Historybuff 04:12, 15 March 2007 (UTC)


"Did you ever use flash cards when you went to university?" <-- No, but different people have different styles of learning. I wonder if you have seen Flashcards for Java keywords (see also Test and Quiz#Flashcards. Is that the kind of "flashcard" you are thinking of? I'm not sure about how to track cards that need more use for an individual. It might be best to post your question at Wikiversity:Colloquium. --JWSchmidt 23:00, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Edits to computers pagesEdit

Hi. I was looking at the recent editing of some of the pages you started, such as Introduction to Computers/Peripherals, noticing that the pages seem to have been extended in the previous style using a bunch of rather bot-like user accounts. I'm rather curious as to how the editing and user account creation is being done. Don't worry - I don't see any wrongdoing here! I'm just rather curious about these edits. --McCormack 04:27, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I teach a class at a college on introduction to computers, all the 'bot-like" accounts are my students. In fact a couple of my students had trouble setting up accounts, they set one up but forgot the password, and didn't set the email address properly to be able to reset it. can you help?Andrew 03:05, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
If you've lost the password and have an incorrect email address for an account, I don't think there's any way that a normal administrator can recover account usage for you. Theoretically if a technician hacked the database... The easy way is to get the student to sign up again. As the account probably isn't exactly a long-standing one, it probably doesn't matter. --McCormack 03:57, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Steam Powered MouseEdit

Hi Areil123, I was tempted to delete the secton on the steam powered mouse[1] as obvious vandalism but decided that your Intro to Computers could withstand a joke or two until your students catch up with the material. I stifled an impulse to add a helpful footnote documenting that the Titanic had three steam powered mice on board when it went down so do not be surprised if additional lint is aquired rather than an instant removal of erronius materials. Mirwin 05:41, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. It was my joke. I'm glad you added to it.Andrew 17:59, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

computer imagesEdit

Just wanted to let you know that there is a great source of images at Commons:. You might want to suggest that your students search there first because it is easier to include those images in pages here. I don't know if you saw it, but I aslo left a note at Talk:Introduction to Computers/Introduction giving some hints about how to resize images and link to Commons. Another advantage is that it insures that author credit and copyright information does not get lost when downloading from Wikipedia and then uploading here. Plus it saves time and effort for the students. Feel free to drop me a note if you need any help. --mikeu 03:39, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

deleted imageEdit

The image that you uploaded Image:399px-Stevemannwristcomp.jpg has been deleted because it is a (resized) duplicate of an image that is already on the Commons: server. If you would like to use this image in a page, simply insert text like this: [[Image:Stevemannwristcomp.jpg|thumb|right|200px|This is the caption]] and the image will automatically be resized and included in the article. Feel free to contact me if you need any help. --mikeu talk 04:24, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

copyright violationsEdit

Are you teaching the course where students edit Introduction to Computers? Please see Talk:Introduction to Computers/Processor for information about four files that were uploaded that are copyright violations. I have notified the people that uploaded the image, who I think might be in this class but I have not received any response, and at least one person has continued to upload copyrighted material. Here are some more images that will be deleted in the next few days:

Also see my above note above about using Commons: as a source for finding free images that can be used to illustrate pages here. Please respond by leaving a message on my talk page. --mikeu talk 23:53, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Please also provide a license template and source for Image:Steam-powered-mouse.jpg. Thanks. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:47, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Introduction to ComputersEdit

Thanks for getting back me about the images. And good work on the intro to computers pages! It it developing well. BTW, let me know if you need any images of early computer history. I've uploaded a couple at commons and have more available since I am also involved in a small computer museum. --mikeu talk 05:28, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

I am growing concerned about the students uploading images which have incorrect attribution and copyright violations. See for example Image:Trojan_Horse where the student has claimed "I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license:" even though the image is from the commercial movie Troy. See also Image:Better_tivo.jpg which is copyright TiVo Inc. For more than two months I have been warning about image uploads. User:Acham678 has been blocked for two weeks which will prevent this person from making any edits to wikiversity or uploading any new images. If there are continued uploads after the block expires this user will be blocked again, for a longer period of time. There are other editors contributing to the introduction to computers pages who have also been uploading copyrighted images which violate the policy of this website. After repeated warnings they also will be blocked if they continue. Please contact me if you would like instructions on how to teach the students how to find copyright free images and to properly attribute the source of the images they upload. --mikeu talk 18:11, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
I spoke to acham678 today and showed her how to get an image properly. I believe she sent a reply to your message on her talk page. I also removed references to the Trojan horse and Tivo pictures. (I don't know how to take the images out of your database, just the references to them)Andrew 02:13, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I just unblocked Acham678. At the very least, please make sure that they cut and paste the link from the website where they got the image from when they upload here. I've left notes on the talk pages of students when I've found copyrighted images, but I suspect that there are a lot more that were uploaded that I did not notice yet. The best source of images is commons: because we know that they are free and clear to use. It is also less work for the students to include those images here. Wikiversity could get in trouble if it is discovered that we improperly used an image from a major motion picture (released by a company that retains high priced lawyers.) You can't remove the images yourself, we'll take care of that. Let me know if you need any help showing the students how to go about using free images. I'll admit that we could use some better instructions to explain these things. --mikeu talk 03:24, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

hi, this is just a heads up that we are starting to remove copyright violation images that were uploaded in the past few months. You may notice some broken links to these images in the learning pages. See User talk:Dlein428#copyright_violation for the list of images that I deleted today. You may also want to let the students know that they should pay attention to messages left on their talk pages so they will be aware of any problems with images they have uploaded. --mikeu talk 13:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

EyeSpot errorsEdit


In going through the Into. to Computers lessons, all the Eyespot podcasts and videos are gone. The links are broken and when I Googled Eyespot, I came across an article about how Eyespot has shut down. Do you have an alternate source for these links? Thank you.--Cmilesbmiles 18:02, 4 October 2010 (UTC)cmilesbmiles 12:01, 4 October 2010