Monthly Archives: November 2015

Adding media to Wikimedia Commons, and location on Monday, November 30

On Monday, November 30 we will meet in G603 for the entire class meeting. The room has computers so come prepared to make progress on your group’s contribution to the Wikipedia article or the OpenLab site.

Any images (photographs, sketches, maps) used in the Wikipedia article should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons first. Use your Wikipedia username & password to log in, then upload your files. Be aware that once your images are a part of Wikimedia Commons, it can be used by others in Wikipedia or elsewhere, depending on what license you assign to it.

This infographic explains what is permissible to upload:

Wikimedia Commons Licensing Tutorial

Wikimedia Commons Licencing Tutorial









Enjoy the long weekend and holiday, everyone!

~Prof. L.

wiki Questions

  1.  how do you link wiki to open lab?
  2.  how do I create a new page?
  3.  Why would my article get deleted?
  4.  how do I change the name of an article?
  5. Is there limited space for visual data such as graphs or pictures?
  6.  how do I cite Wikipedia?
  7. what kind of topics cannot be edited in Wiki?
  8.  can I rely on Wikipedia for advice on medical, legal, financial, safety, and other critical issues?
  9. how do I know when a photograph taken is legal ?
  10. how do I make the categories link to the content in the article
  11.  How can I contact Wikipedia?
  12. how do I make an Info box appear at the top right of an article?

Wikipedia Questions

  1. How does the Wikipedia team comes to to concenus on what information is credible to stay and what has to be removed?
  2. why is the edit button visible on some Wikipedia pages and on some it does not exist e.g. celebrities and politicians . How does the Wikipedia editors evaluate when a page needs to be closed?
  3. Is there a limit of sources that is needed for one topic in order for the page to exist and not be removed?

Darya | Questions

  1. What time is given before article will be open for editing?
  2. Formats of graphics supported by Wikipedia?
  3. Will it be possible to put a secure link to the open lab website as a reference to the first version of the article?
  4. What websites we can use to put there graphics that cannot be upload to Wiki?
  5. Can everyone edit this article on officially it will be created by just one person and who will it be?
  6. Can we add secondary sources references? (“forgotten New York”) reference to his book.

wikipedia questions

  1. How much can you repeat  a topic on a Wikipedia  page?
  2. Is there a limit  to the amount of sources to a topic?
  3. Do Individual people normally  make new pages  or groups of people?
  4. How much can our page repeat  or share information  with the NYCHA page?
  5. How many sources  are required  to start a page?