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Message from CThatcherEdit

I don't know if this will reach you. But I'll try. I've never added information before. I am a student at Univ. of Sussex in astronomy and want to apply to the CCA, center for computational astrophysics, for a summer internship. Their flyer said to go to wikiversity to read about them but the article was deleted. Can you post here the information or resubmit the article? My research interest is exoplanets. Thank you for your consideration.-- Carl Thatcher (I just created my ID as CThatcher and hope I logged in correctly although my name appears at the top of this page in RED.)

Thank you. Oh, I see I'm supposed to type four squiggly lines!

CThatcher (discusscontribs) 12:53, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

@CThatcher: First of all, big respect to you for being a student in such a prestigious university.
As for your specialty center question, I did a little bit of research around here and I found Center for Computational Astrophysics (Mike, one of our admins, restored the page)... If it is the one in Illinois you desire, then there it is. Don't seem to be deleted and it also has contact information at the bottom (you might've already contacted them so).
For your interest, there is a wikiversity page on Exoplanets, if you'd like to see it... but I don't believe it is of much use. See Mu301's message to your talk page for Exoplanet like resources. Good luck! ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:07, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Atcovi, that page looks like spam to me. I'll leave it there for CThatcher to review, but eventually it should get deleted. --mikeu talk 17:05, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I saw your message. I find it rather weird that a specialty center would direct applicants to a page on Wikiversity. Edit: BTW Mike, I think you'd like to see this as well: Near Earth Asteroid Reconnaissance Project. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:07, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh. thanks for catching that. I also found Golden Diagram. Pages tagged and both accounts have been indef blocked. --mikeu talk 17:36, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

@Mu301: such a shame. Good thing the stewards found out about this so-called "student". ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:21, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

That may have been discovered in response to my request to investigate. --mikeu talk 19:36, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Yep. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:05, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

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Template:CourseCat is now broken. Please fix. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 04:22, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

@Dave Braunschweig: Yeah. I tried to import a page and I accidentally imported the templates. How is it possible to remove the import now? ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:53, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
You have the ability to rollback. Check your user contributions and roll back any changes from the import you weren't expecting or weren't intending. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 01:51, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
I get the following message:

Cannot rollback last edit of Template:BookCat by Atcovi (talk | contribs); someone else has edited or rolled back the page already.

The last edit to the page was by Atcovi (talk | contribs).
The edit summary was: 35 revisions imported from b:Template:BookCat: This seems suitable to en.wikiv than en.wikib.
Help? ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:09, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, it's more complicated for templates. I just undid a botched import and had to go though the pages by hand. See files listed at User:Mu301/sandbox#Import. I deleted those that had no what links here, but you have to be careful. If someone else imported prior it can get confused. --mikeu talk 03:57, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes. Sorry about that... haven't imported in a long time. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 03:59, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


Is a multi-ethnic or multinational state with political and or military dominion of populations who are culturally and ethnically distict from the imperial (ruling) ethnic group. And its culture.this is in contrast to a federation,which is an extensive state voluntarily composed of autonomous states and people.An empire is a large political party who rule over terrotories outside of its original borders (The preceding unsigned comment was added by Koketso motsamai (talkcontribs) )

@Koketso motsamai: Welcome to Wikiversity! Your "worksheets" should be in your userspace or your sandbox: User:Koketso motsamai/Sandbox, if it were to be on Wikiversity. Otherwise, it should be on a worksheet/paper. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:20, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

Upper Limb Orthotics/Hook of Hamate FractureEdit

Hi Atcovi!

Just FYI, beneath the edit by Pawan Bishnoi, which included his picture was the medical case "Upper Limb Orthotics/Hook of Hamate Fracture". No problem! I restored the medical case without Pawan Bishnoi's edit. Thanks for responding! --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 23:55, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

I had a feeling I messed up.. sorry--school work has gotten me stressed out and I didn't really think of the situation before I acted upon it. Thanks for looking out. Won't do it again. ---Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 23:59, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

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File:Wilbur S White0.jpgEdit

Hi Atcovi!

I agree with your decision to delete File:Wilbur S White0.jpg. Here's what commons OTRS user:Hedwig in Washington had to say, "Without anymore info, it's not PD. Given that Mr White died in 1977 and the way he looks like on the photograph, I assume the picture has been taken 1923 or later. The quality of the photograph seems to indicate an earlier date, early 1900 maybe. Really hard to say. Maybe someone with some insight into the clothing knows something. As of now, I'd say precautionary copyvio." --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 00:19, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

The OdysseyEdit

Hi Atcovi!

Your analysis and synopsis of The Odyssey appears to be well-developed and ready for learners! Would you like to have it announced on our Main Page News? --Marshallsumter (discusscontribs) 16:10, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

You've got mail!Edit

Hello, Atcovi. Please check your email; you've got mail!--MCC214 (discusscontribs) 09:59, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

Yes. When I have an easy access to my mail I will respond. Thanks. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:23, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

AP ExamsEdit

Good luck on your AP exams! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 18:33, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Dave! —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 23:32, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

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Hi, Thank you for this edit. It leaves me puzzled however. A soft redirect to nothing and an advise, what's the point of this page? Am I missing something? Lymantria (discusscontribs) 14:21, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Hi. It's the morning here so I guess I didn't really look into the page in its entirety ;-). Yes, you're right. It seems to be promotional content which serves no educational purpose on WV (IMO) - hence, deleted. Thanks for catching that. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:35, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Wikiversity Grant Proposal: Call for Support or FeedbackEdit

Hi Atcovi!

A collaborator (bwsulliv) and I have submitted a grant proposal for a new Wikiversity learning project, which we are calling Eventmath. We aim to help math and statistics teachers to teach their students the mathematical thinking skills needed to make sense of current events. Specifically, the project will pair math lesson plans with news articles (or social media posts, if the goal is to debunk misinformation, for example).

I'm writing to you because we would like to gather more feedback from the Wikiversity community. I noticed that you've edited the Mathematics portal recently, so I thought you might be interested in the proposal. If you could either endorse the proposal or provide constructive feedback, we would really appreciate it!

Thank you for your consideration.

Greg at Higher Math Help (discusscontribs) 20:53, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello Greg. I've only edited anything related to mathematics on WV because I was taking notes of math classes that I was required to take - other than that, I have no interest in teaching or contributing to math lessons. Though, I appreciate your efforts and I very much wish the best luck to you and this project. I'll hopefully keep an eye out for this, though... but with my many other goals and projects I'm in the progress of working on - it may not be a 100% commitment. Thanks for reaching out to me! —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 21:04, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

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Miraheze accountEdit

Hi Atcovi...I'm going to assume that you do not have a Miraheze account, as we do have this user claiming to be you. I suspect it's an impersonation case on the part of that user, but just wanted to reach out to you to be sure. Thanks. Dmehus (discusscontribs) 20:37, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Even with Google Translate I'm left very confused. But no, I do not have a Miraheze account. Thank you for reaching out to me! —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 04:02, 9 April 2021 (UTC)
No problem, and thanks so much for your reply. Dmehus (discusscontribs) 12:34, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

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You are now a custodian. Congratulations! I look forward to your continued contributions to and support of Wikiversity. -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 14:41, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you Dave for your words. I'm pleased that the community trusts me with these rights and I'll use them for the best of Wikiversity. Thanks again. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:44, 1 June 2021 (UTC)

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Hello Atcovi,Edit

I'm a new Wikiversitian and I would like to know, What are edit milestones? Thanks. [[User:Twilight222|User:Twilight Sparkle 222]] (discusscontribs) 11:02, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Hey Twilight! Welcome to our community.
Hm... an edit milestone is when a user reaches a certain number of edits (like 1,000). That's considered a "milestone" and they could record it on their userpage. Otherwise, there is no real benefit of an "edit milestone" - it's just a tool of pride. Why do you ask? Do you like edit milestones? —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:49, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

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Turns out, Harvard students aren’t that smart after allEdit

Hi Atcovi, Since you appear to have an interest in the effect college degrees have on students' earning potential I thought you may be interested in Turns out, Harvard students aren’t that smart after all, an opinion piece just published by the Guardian. Cheers, Ottawahitech (discusscontribs) 15:31, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Very interesting piece! Thanks for sharing. I'll look into it. —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:26, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

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