User talk:Maveric149

Hi Mav, I seem to have become an administrator .. is there anything I should do differently or know ? It looks like some new links to protect and deprotect pages .. is that the only difference between being a contributor and an administrator ? Thanks, Karl Wick 20:41 26 Jul 2003 (UTC)

No - in general you don't have to do anything differently unless a problem arises (such as vandalism). If that happens you can block a vandal's IP address. I don't think page protection will be needed much if at all here for a very long time. It is used sparingly on as a last resort in edit wars so that people get some time to cool down. Oh, and it is very bad for an Admin to use sysop powers in order to leverage their opinion on an article. For more see en:Wikipedia:Administrators. --mav

Hey Mav, I tried out the rollback link on the Textbook libraries page and it undid some changes to the page that I dont want to lose. How do I undo this ? --Karl Wick 03:44 30 Jul 2003 (UTC)

You aren't supposed to roll back your own edits silly! The function rolls back all edits made by the top edit user. Simply go to the page history and choose the version you want. Then click "edit this page" and save. --mav

Hi Mav, thanks for the welcome. I'll check out the Textbook planning page. -- Thomas

Thanks for the comment about the arrows, I'll change them -- Thomas

What we really need is a way to create them automatically from a TOC/Index page... --mav

Nice essay, BTW. I remember having to study about the peyote culture part that for the Academic Decathlon competition. -- Emperorbma 01:07, 19 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Thanks. :) --mav

I agree with your intent to move the Wikiversity discussion to Meta. But, do you plan to move or merge any other material when you move it? If not, I will add a bit of history or outline at the top to promote discission of the WikiU as a project. We ought to make it look a little better, right? Thanks, LouI 13:49, 28 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Of course! Let's make it look very nice. --mav

Mav, Do you plan to move the talk page or the underlying Wikibooks: Wikiversity page. I've been working offline on an update, the question is where should I put it? Thanks, LouI

Put it here for now. I haven't had time to move the page yet. --mav

Icons for navigation

Hi Mav, thanks for your replies to my questions in the emails. I think I understood your comment regarding the use of an icon with a redirect link to the contents page. You tell me how to do it, but say that you do not feel that it is a good idea. I appreciate your willingness to answer my question. I am going to try the concept out on my page for a while and see if I can make it work. Maybe hackish but sometimes hacks are useful. I can see the advantages in having no page-to-page navigational links as I have wasted considerable time making and remaking those links. I just view then as a convenience for the reader, but maybe I will rethink my spending so much time on them. Best wishes, --Karl Wick

I'm just trying to make things easier for contributors. Making stuff easier for readers will come in time, but we aren't really ready for serious readers yet. In time, in time. --mav

I can't seem to get the _NOTOC_ command to work. Could you show me an example page ? Thanks, --Karl Wick

Opps! The tag is __NOTOC__ not _NOTOC_ . --mav

New wiki projects

Mav, is there someplace that people compile brainstorms for new wiki sites ? I was thinking about a wiki singles site and there are many more that we might imagine. --Karl Wick

Meta is the place to discuss that. Just add a link to the "Proposed Projects" section of Meta's Main Page. We do need to set up a process for deciding what projects to actually put online - sep11 and Wikiquote were created more or less on whims. --mav

Automated table of contents

Mav, thanks for bringing the TOC feature to my attention! It works great and is a real timesaver, and I have incorporated it into several books now. --Karl Wick

Wiki Books

Has anything come out of the Linear Algebra Wikipedia book project? The author appears not to realize he has use an opensource license to make his work open source as such ;). Has anyone gotten a letter from him? I see no reason why we have to wait on his book however. We can use his book, and others like it, as a basis which to start by looking at the table of contents and working from there. Bye, --ShaunMacPherson 07:37, 9 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Thanks fro fixing my Book on carpentry

np - mav

Only 100 hours???? Is there some inflexible policy against doing more? Can we have a VfD for this user?

BTW, this went on for ages. I even went over to wikipedia to try to wake up an admin. It sure would help if User:Makiaea, User:Omegatron, and I were admins.

AlbertCahalan 20:51, 8 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Page Editing

Is there the capabilty of doing server side includes simular to javascript in wiki. If so please include that in the help pages. It would be useful for say creating pages from multiple pages for print outs. Adds flexability. Thanks


User: has decided to make many edits, deleting chunks here and there over a long period of time. He also added a link to the movie making manual... that's just a few spot checks. This could go back a good ways in time. This is also the user who keeps editing Cookbook:Cuisine of Ethiopia to be rather rude. (not that the Ethiopian cuisine is any better than UK cuisine)

Gumba Gumba

Now at User:GumbaGumba.

Apparently doesn't understand the concept of stealth. - Omegatron 20:40, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Simple Eng. wikibooks and an administrator

I've just started working on Wikibooks in Simple English. We need to make someone an administrator. With very few other users (at the moment!) how can I become one and so start getting the project started? Any help would be great. Cheers Charlie123 14:18, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Ido Wikibooks

Hi Mav, this is mithridates from the Ido wikipedia and wiktionary - I put up a request to have a wikibooks created a bit over a month ago but still nothing; has it simply been forgotten? It doesn't look like that's the best page to write on to get noticed. wikipedia:io:User:mithridates

De-Adminship vote

A vote is being held to remove your sysop privileges. The basis for this vote is lack of use of these privileges. You may want to participate at Wikibooks:Requests_for_adminship#Maveric149_.28_talk_.7C_email_.7C_contribs_.29. See also the discussion at Wikibooks:Staff_lounge#Removing_Sysop_Status. --JMRyan 22:47, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Policy review

Policy is not the most exciting subject at Wikibooks but we do have some major unresolved issues.

The most important issue, in my opinion, is Dispute resolution which starts by declaring that:

"Currently there is no official organized process to resolve disputes between users"

The suggested remedy for this is: Wikibooks:Ad hoc administration committee which puts into place the absolute minimum in terms of an enforcement apparatus.

The second most important is Wikibooks:No personal attacks where a vote has recommended the policy be enforced but it still languishes as "proposed".

The third policy that is needed and which will prevent edit disputes from getting out of hand is Wikibooks:Editing disputes policy.

Other policies that need consideration are at: Policies and guidelines.

Please spare a minute or two to peruse these issues and add a comment and/or a vote. RobinH 12:29, 28 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your De-Adminship

Hello. I would like to inform you that you will have your sysop rights removed here on 1 Nov 2006 due to inactivity. If you would like to discuss the matter, please see WB:RFA. You can re-apply for adminship at a later date if you wish. Thanks. -withinfocus 21:30, 1 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Why did my redirect come up as forbidden?

Why did the thing in the title happen?