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You do not need to be an educator to edit. You only need to be bold to contribute and to experiment with the sandbox or your userpage. See you around Wikiversity! --Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 00:43, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for welcoming me here. See you around Wikiversity! IamTheAstronomer (discusscontribs) 08:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

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Ok, thanks. I accept. --IamTheAstronomerTalk 20:28, 24 March 2021 (UTC)

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MaintenanceBot (discusscontribs) 03:19, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

Ok, thanks MaintenanceBot. --IamTheAstronomer Talk 21:09, 28 March 2021 (UTC)

User EncouragementEdit

Regarding [1] and similar user encouragement, this user is a student in a college course. Their only interest in Wikiversity at this time is in editing a single article. While your enthusiasm is appreciated, you need to slow down and understand more about the users you are encouraging and their motivations before mentioning something like custodianship.

Also, be aware that at Wikiversity people interested in adding user rights don't start with custodianship. You need to learn more about Wikiversity before you assume that advice to others, such as this and [2] are appropriate.

Likewise, there is no need to state the obvious, such as [3], and no advantage to creating pages like {{Advertblock}}. If the user is a legitimate user, a template like this is offensive, and if the user isn't a legitimate user, it serves no purpose. We can see from the block itself why they were blocked.

Your approach is setting off a number of red flags. On the one hand, encouraging users is important and valuable. On the other hand, encouragement that misses the mark or appears to interfere with the work of experienced Wikiversity users is troubling. Your edits do not appear to be the work of someone who is brand new to wiki editing. What other wikis have you edited in the past and what are your intentions for Wikiversity going forward?

Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 13:38, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

Sorry about that but my intentions on Wikiversity going forward are to help editors who are in need of help, since that is my job and slow down the custodianship thing, but I have not edited any other communities except for Simple English Wikipedia and Meta. --IamTheAstronomer Talk 20:02, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

@Dave Braunschweig: Don’t want to be uncivil but I believe most of your comment was partly unkind. Therefore, I do not have any intentions for Wikiversity going forward. Regards, --IamTheAstronomer Talk 20:06, 5 April 2021 (UTC)