Teflpedia:Teachers' room

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Teacher.gif Hi, and welcome to Teflpedia's teachers' room ๐Ÿ™‡

This is the place for general discussion about the Wiki -- questions, chat, moaning about your school, praising your students or anything else that comes to mind.

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Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.31.1[edit]

I have upgraded Teflpedia to MediaWiki 1.31.1.

On login, you may be asked to create a more secure password. You can use your old password however, if you just click the [Skip] button there under the login field. Roger (talk) 13:21, 3 January 2019 (CST)

People like you[edit]


Nearly two thousand people come to Teflpedia, every day. Ships passing in the night? You and me tap into the Teacher's room -- Welcome ashore! On my userpage you'll see a little about me. Welcome to create an account and tell us a little on your userpage -- it is free -- open to teachers of English, like you. Welcome! --Roger (talk) 18:15, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

the article on mistake is all about error correction[edit]

can someone move it please?

Done. Thank you. Dag Gnome It! Where's that stick! --Roger (talk) 17:36, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Please โ†’ Special:UserLogin[edit]

Hello loquacious anonymous user! Welcome to Teflpedia. Come in, come in! If I delete some of your pages, please know it is because I have gone triggger happy while spam hunting and didn't see you. Sorry! I have been doing it for so long that I just shoot anything that moves that is not wearing a bright orange cap, ie that is not a username that I recognize. Just Special:UserLogin <- create an account and log in. You will then have a userpage on which to introduce yourself, and a user talk page where, well, somewhere! Meanwhile, come in out of that dark hallway, and tell me about yourself. This is the Teachers room, you are safe here -- just click the edit link on this section's heading, above, and you will be in. How did you find Teflpedia, what is your connection to TEFL and how would you like to help us? (That could go on your userpage, but here till you create one) Have a bagel ๐Ÿฅฏ. ๐Ÿ˜€ โ€”-Roger (talk) 21:13, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Reply here...

discrete v discreet[edit]

Call yourselves English teachers? You should hang your heads in shame! On the main page as well! It should be discreet on this page, not discrete. It's almost as bad as all my colleagues who don't know the difference between practice and practise.

Itโ€™s a wiki with low hanging fruit ๐ŸŽ. Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰. Edit. However, please be kind to the wikians. Roger (talk) 16:48, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

When you copy text from elsewhere, please say so in the edit summary[edit]

Dear editors,

When you copy content, such as a text snip copied from Wikipedia or elsewhere, to Teflpedia, please say so in the edit summary. Also, please only do it when the copyright license terms of the source permit it.

We are teachers. Please lead the way.

For example, on both Teflpedia and Wikipedia in the left sidebar under "Wiki tools" each article has a "Cite this page" link that is helpful. It contains, among other things, a "Permanent link" to that version of the article. You could use that "permanent link" to the Wikipedia article you copied text from to compose an edit summary attributing that copied text to that source, like this:

Text copied from Wikipedia page, Permanent link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fiction&oldid=891349937

Because Wikipedia is licensed under Creative Commons By Attribution Share Alike (CC BY-SA), we must both provide that attribution and share alike, which we do โˆ’ Teflpedia is also licensed CC BY-SA.

Plagiarism is also a consideration; fair use allows quoting other's copyrighted material, and scholarly etiquette demands a citation when we do.

Also, please login when editing, via the menu at top right.

Thank you!

Roger (talk) 19:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)