User talk:Tarawneh

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Populated places[change source]

Hi and thanks for your edits. BTW instead of populated places we use settlements here. So instead of having a category called "Populated places in Jordan" we'd have a category called "Settlements in Jordan", if that makes sense. Thanks! --Ferien (talk) 15:56, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Ferien. Thanks for the tip. Will use it. --Tarawneh (talk) 16:01, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Ferien, found this : administration ==>> management Face-smile.svg. Ok, got the concept. --Tarawneh (talk) 18:01, 24 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Quick deletion of Places[change source]

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December 2021[change source]

Hello! Thank you for creating a new category. However, we normally need at least three pages in a category before it is created. Because categories are a way to group together similar articles, there is no need to create a new category for just one or two articles. If you think there might be more pages to add to the new category, please add them now. Thank you. Auntof6 (talk) 00:39, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Auntof6 will do. --Tarawneh (talk) 00:40, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tarawneh Thanks. That would mean not creating a category until there are already at least three things to put into it. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:47, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Also, before you continue with other work, please go back and populate the categories you already created. Either that, or I can delete the underpopulated ones until they're ready to be created. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:48, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Auntof6, I will assign that to my students. I am just creating the road map they need to follow. I will stop creating the remaining for now. --Tarawneh (talk) 00:54, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tarawneh: If you are doing a class project here, I invite you (and recommend) that you add it to Wikipedia:Schools/Projects so that it's understood that pages you create may not meet requirements right away. In particular, it would be helpful if you indicate the timeframe of the project. Thanks. -- Auntof6 (talk) 00:59, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Differences between this Wikipedia and others[change source]

Hello, Tarawneh. I can see that you want to contribute here, and thanks for that! You might not know that some things here are different from other Wikipedias, such as the regular English Wikipedia. One thing that's very different is the categories. Besides requiring at least three things in a category, as I mentioned above, we don't have the same categories as English Wikipedia. For example, we don't separate people categories by gender as much as English Wikipedia does. I maintain this list of some of the things that are different. Please read it and let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 01:01, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

@Auntof6, will do. Maybe I need to pause abit, check the Policies. Seems a bit different than what we are used to on the other wikis. Regarding my students, we try not to get the students involved with Wikipedia community cause we felt the Wiki community was a bit aggressive lots of times, especially when dealing with new un-experienced editors. So we built our own intra Mediawiki system on campus. The students work as far as possible from Wikipedia, we grade the work, and then move it to Wikipedia. --Tarawneh (talk) 01:14, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Tarawneh: I can understand that. I do know that people here will be at least a little less aggressive if we know that a class project is being conducted. But if the students aren't actually working here directly, that would be different from other class projects we have. One of the main things to remember is that we keep things simple here: not just the language, but structural things as well, such as category structure and even category names. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. -- Auntof6 (talk) 01:18, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Auntof6. Working with students is a bit tricky. Back in 2009, some students were so annoyed by a few within the community, they decided to start working on their own project; within a few months they got the needed flags and then started requesting and actually de-adminning people. when you have 200+ pissed off students you can expect them to rally. So, I try no to get them dirctly involved. Do you imagine what they can do during the Board of Trustees elections! LOL. --Tarawneh (talk) 01:35, 25 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]