User talk:Mukkakukaku

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Hello, Mukkakukaku, and welcome to the Simple English Wikipedia!

You may want to begin by reading these pages :

For some ideas of pages to work on, read Wikipedia:Requested articles or the list of wanted pages.

You can change any pages you want! Any changes you make can be seen immediately. You can ask questions at Wikipedia:Simple talk. At the end of your messages on talk pages, please sign your name by typing "~~~~" (four tildes)

Good luck and happy changing! NotImportant (talk) 14:05, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Couple of things[change source]

Hi, firstly, could you please use "Other websites" rather than "External links". Other than that your new pages look fine. I've therefore granted you patroller right. Welcome to the wiki and thanks for helping out. fr33kman 02:20, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

OK thanks for the heads up. I'll go back and see if I left any "external links" lying around.... --Mukkakukaku (talk) 02:22, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Flag[change source]

Flood flag granted, but you will need to get someone else to turn it off as I am offline for the next six hours. --Peterdownunder (talk) 00:24, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Quick deletion of Hypoactive sexual desire disorder[change source]

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The page you wrote, Hypoactive sexual desire disorder, has been selected for quick deletion. This is because the page was a redirect created during cleanup of page move vandalism. If you think this page should be kept, please add {{wait}} below the line {{QD}} and say why on the talk page. If the page is already gone, but you think this was an error, you can ask for it to be undeleted. Mukkakukaku (talk) 03:25, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

recheck Battle of Canton[change source]

Hey, I've finished the article. Now you can see it. Feel free to edit if there is a problem or something wrong, thank you.--俠刀行 (talk) 20:36, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Are you going to edit the article? It passed over few days.--俠刀行 (talk) 17:37, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Maths[change source]

Hi, thanks for adding information on division by two; writing more maths articles in Simple Wikipedia would be great project. However, this example used a mixture of 11, 13 and 15 (decimal numbers stated in binary and decimal). I changed them all to use 13. You might want to check your own work more carefully, or ask someone else to. Best wishes, Fayenatic london (talk) 12:22, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing that. Binary and dyslexia don't really mix, unfortunately. –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 13:10, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

Categories[change source]

Hi Mukkakukaku! Can I ask about your new categories, Salticidae, Scytodidae and Thomisidae. We generally require that each category has at least 3 items in them. Is there any need to keep them or can the articles stay in Spiders until there are more to fill the subcategories? Osiris (talk) 06:00, 10 May 2012 (UTC)

Or possibly order-level categories, since there aren't enough articles for genus-level categories? Osiris (talk) 06:04, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Hi, Osiris. When I was simplifying the spitting spider article and trying to figure out what category to place it in, I went to the Category:Spiders and found that it had children Category:Theraphosidae‎ and Category:Sparassidae‎. (Theraphosidae has only one article.) I created the new categories to match and moved existing articles into there. I have no strong opinion as to how they should be categorized.
Also, the 'Spiders' category is the order-level category; spiders are by definition members of the order Araneae. –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 11:12, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh, you've taught me something there. For some reason I thought arachnids = spiders only, but I see now that's not the case! Okay then, I will probably categorise them by suborder then, if that's okay with you? There are only three, is that right? Osiris (talk) 11:27, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
There are two suborders. ;) You may be thinking of Mygalomorphae, which are an infraorder. See also en:Spider taxonomy. I think your original argument of keeping all articles in the base "spiders" category until at least 3 exist per genus is probably the easiest and simplest way to go.... --–Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 11:42, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
Okay, that's easy enough then. Thanks, Mukk. Osiris (talk) 11:50, 10 May 2012 (UTC)
If I had been in the loop, I might have mentioned that our page List of animal phyla gives the state of play for the classification of the Arthropoda. There is usually little value in having categories at the genus level, and it is unwise for us to develop a system so complex as the one at En wiki. They are primarily a reference system, whereas we are primarily an explanatory system. I am one of those whose first thought is "what do our readers want and need", not "let's copy what English wiki has done". Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:34, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Baltimore[change source]

That's funny you are working on a US-related article because I'm working on Connecticut lolz. Best, Jonatalk to me 17:52, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Article[change source]

Let's please fix I think the article is certainly better fix. Greetings from Serbia! --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:49, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

re Fox[change source]

My edits were made without having read the discussion on Osiris' talk page. Sorry if I seemed abrupt; I would normally have made my points first in the discussion, had I known of it. It helps others if discussions about specific pages are made on the relevant talk page, or at least a note as to where the discussion is. Macdonald-ross (talk) 08:04, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Redirect loop[change source]

Hi Mukkakukaku, I see you created the page Panthera leo leo, but you've created a redirect loop back upon itself. You might have been looking to redirect it to another page? Kennedy (talk) 11:25, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Whoops, that was supposed to point to Barbary lion. Thanks. –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 15:55, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Ambassador for School Project[change source]

Greetings- I'm looking for an ambassador interested in supporting a project I'm doing with students.

I am librarian at a school in Palo Alto, CA. I will be working with about 65 students to do some editing on Simple English Wikipedia. They are working on a project that involves researching female figures in the Middle Ages. They will research in library reference sources and then they will edit and cite the sources they reference in the Simple English Wikipedia article.

They will create their accounts in the day or two prior to the workshop, and they will be doing the actual editing from about 2:00-3:15 PST on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

One potential issue is that due to the configuration of our school's wifi network, Wikipedia's servers will receive heavy traffic from our school's IP range. Please be alerted that this heavy traffic is not spam.

It would be excellent if an ambassador was able to "hover over" our work during the time of the project, so that if any issues arise we have someone to contact for support. If you are available during this window of time or know someone else who would be available, please let me know.

Thanks so much for supporting student projects! Castilibrary (talk) 17:33, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Ambassador Request[change source]

I am in the mid-planning stages for a Simple English Wikipedia editing project with my ESL students. I am relatively new to editing WP myself and am trying to wrap my head around all of the requirements for establishing a School Project.

I know I need to write up a description of our project and add it to the School Projects page. I know that I need to submit multiple username creation requests to an administrator. I know that I should label student created pages with "school project" and have them design in their sandbox until it is ready for publishing.

What isn't clear to me in managing their work as their teacher is how I can keep tabs on all the work/edits my students do in a way that's streamlined and reduces page-clicks for me. I have a hunch it is through the Class Project page and listing student usernames. Do you have any suggestions?

As for my project, it will be general Simple Wikipedia and Simple Wiktionary editing and creation of articles. We don't have a specific topic or subject area of articles that we'll be writing about. I will have up to 20 students at a time making simultaneous edits on different pages from the range of IP addresses assigned to our school. I'm not exactly sure how I need to alert or coordinate with an administrator or ambassador when the project goes into full-swing and students are making daily edits.

Are my ideas, questions, and details baked enough to go ahead with implementing this project? Or should I prep/learn more first before proceeding? Would you be in a position to serve as our Ambassador when we do begin the project, hopefully this Spring? Swim123blue (talk) 07:06, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Hello, @Swim123blue:,
We have a portal for teachers and schools that are interested in using the Simple English wiki in a classroom setting. It can be found here: Wikipedia:Schools. It includes a link to the Teachers' Guide, which will hopefully answer most of your questions.
There are several ways of monitoring students' changes:
  1. On a per-student basis, you can go to the student's page and then click the link that says "User's changes" on the left-side menu. This will bring up the list of changes the user has made. You can then click on each one to see what the actual change is.
  2. On a per-page basis, you can navigate to the page in question and click on the "View History" tab up at the top. This will show all changes to a given page.
  3. Adding students' pages to your watchlist will allow you to monitor changes to particular pages. At the top-right of your screen is a link that says "Watchlist", which shows changes to pages that you've elected to "follow" or "watch". To watch a particular page, click the tab that looks like a star at the top of a particular page. Any changes to that page will now show up in your watch list.
The simplest way to monitor the contributions of multiple users would be to enable the "Contributions Range" gadget and then use a wildcard search for students with similar usernames. The Gadget can be enabled by clicking "My settings" at the top of your screen, then the "Gadgets" tab, and then ticking the box for "Contributions Range" under the "Interface gadgets" heading. If you get your students to register similar names -- eg. SomePrefix-Billy, SomePrefix-Cesar, etc. -- then your can use a wildcard search of SomePrefix-* on the Special:Contributions page.
I would also strongly suggest that you coordinate which students are working on which pages, to avoid multiple students attempting to modify the same page and therefore duplicating or overwriting each others work. When I was studying Polish, my teachers would have us update pages for topics we were familiar with on the Polish wiki: our home towns, local sports teams, universities, and so on. When two of us had the same home town, we were given the opportunity to either work together on the article, or instead for one of us to write the article on the next higher administrative division (in our case, one of us wrote about our home city, and the other wrote about our home state). I would also strongly caution against updating pages of living persons such as actors or politicians, since those have more stringent requirements for citations due to slander and libel concerns.
You may wish to create some broad umbrella topic for your students to edit under. As an example, I am currently in Myanmar. I just realized a few minutes ago that the Simple English wiki is sorely lacking in articles about this country. Even the city of Mandalay doesn't have an article! If I were to teach an ESL class here, I may set my overall project goal to be to improve the coverage of articles related to the country of Myanmar and its culture. My students would then be able to write about the cities, football clubs, local languages, local foods, ethnic groups, and so on related to this country.
This is intentionally rather broad. I have heard tell of projects where the teacher attempted to set a too-small project scope and the students struggled to find topics they were comfortable with. Especially for language students, I find it is easier to ask the student to write an article about a topic they are already familiar with due to their circumstances rather than to ask them to first research a brand new topic and then present their research in a language they are not fluent in. It really depends on how comfortable your students are with English.
The teachers' guide I previously linked also has some suggestions for setting projects. You can also see other projects being attempted by other schools on the Projects page. While most projects have a general topic, you can see that Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe has opted to just look for "interesting" articles.
Unfortunately I do not think I can commit to being the ambassador for your project, though I would be happy to service in a secondary capacity. I am currently on an "around-the-world" backpacking trip, and there may be times when I do not have internet access. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns, however, and I'd be very happy to help out (though I may be a bit delayed in doing so.)
Best –Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 10:04, 20 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your detailed reply, Mukka. You shared some useful ideas that I'll investigate further. All the best with your incredible journey and I look forward to reading your Mandalay article soon. Swim123blue (talk) 06:45, 21 February 2016 (UTC)
@Mukkakukaku: Mukka, I'm at the stage where I'm trying to set up user accounts with the same prefix so I can do a wildcard search with an asterix at the end. I clicked this feature in gadgets. I set up accounts like "16chseld_" with a different number at the end and no email address. I logged in with the username and password and made some simple edits to user page and talk page. When I tried the wildcard search, nothing came up and there was red text that said "16chseld_*" is not a registered user. Its only when I type in the full username that I can see that individual user's edits. Am I doing something wrong? Does each user need an email address verified to be "registered"? Is a string of characters a prefix only if it has a hyphen before a different suffix? Thanks again for your help if you can. If you're too busy on your travels, I can ask another admin. Best, Swim123blue (talk) 20:55, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
PS - Well, I'm still trying to figure the wildcard search thing... I've noticed that when I start typing in a prefix, like 16chs, then all the usernames that have that pattern show up in the drop-down menu. When I select one and press "find", it shows me the edits for 1 username, not all the usernames with that prefix. That will save me a little bit of time, but it still means that'll have to go back and change the suffix to see each user's contributions. If there's some other way, let me know. Otherwise, I'll just do that to monitor the contributions of my students. Thanks, Swim123blue (talk) 07:15, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

School Projects[change source]

Hey there! I was looking through the school project volunteers and noticed you were on our list, but hadn't been active on SEWP in a while. We'd love to have you back, but the purpose of this message was to inquire if you were still willing to assist school projects as they come up? Thanks! Operator873talkconnect 21:35, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Operator873: -- Yes, while I'm not precisely active on this wiki (I kind of got sucked into adminship over on English WikiSource), I would still be willing to help out with school projects, if there is a need. --–Mûĸĸâĸûĸâĸû (blah?) 03:57, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Haha! I know how that goes. Same happened to me here just this week. I'll have to stop by and visit Wikisource soon! Thanks for answering and I hope to see ya around soon. Operator873talkconnect 04:33, 19 November 2018 (UTC)