User talk:Jameson2000ad

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Hi. Thanks for joining.--Bob M 21:23, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Visual puzzles

Hi Jameson, Visual puzzles is an interesting article. Thanks for contributing it, and welcome to Teflpedia! I have done some minor edits to Visual puzzles that I trust will be helpful. I don't want to interfere further while you are in the midst of the creative act. I will visit it again later on and see if I can be of any assistance with the layout. It would seem you have experience with MediaWiki from another site and may yet get the page layout sorted. Where did you get all the great images? --Roger 18:59, 13 October 2012 (CDT)

I had a go at layout. See Visual puzzles. Thanks again for creating this interesting page! --Roger 20:17, 13 October 2012 (CDT)
Hi Jameson. Yes, nice work.  :-) I'd just like to check that you do own copyright to "visual puzzles" material as I see you've referenced a book by Mario Rinvolucri in the text. Cheers.--Bob M 10:32, 14 October 2012 (CDT)

Yes --Roger, thanks for formatting the page - I`m new to wiki so I didn`t know how to... As for the copyright Bob M, a few of the idiom puzzles are from the puzzles from the mentioned book, and there are a couple of my own aswell (hopefully I`ll put more in soon) I haven`t copied the fonts or layout exactly as they are found in the book, and have only used half of the ones given so I assume that`s ok, but if I am not allowed to use altered versions then I will remove them and create new ones.This unsigned comment was made by Jameson2000ad

Hi Jameson. Thanks for coming back on this. It's really respecting the copyright of the content that's important - the fonts and the formatting are not the most important. So if would be better if you used stuff that you had created yourself rather images re-edited from another work. Our relevant copyright policy can be found here. Sorry about that. :-( --Bob M 11:45, 14 October 2012 (CDT)

OK Bob M, I have deleted the puzzles which were found in the book.This unsigned comment was made by Jameson2000ad

Thanks. If you would like to know a little bit more about how the wiki works then you should have a look at this: Teflpedia:Newcomer's guide.
By the way I moved Lesson:Personality test to the lesson namespace as it was a lesson.  :-) If you would like a detaild explanation please ask. Cheers. --Bob M 14:29, 15 October 2012 (CDT)
And I moved it again, I think to a nice descriptive name that will weather the test of time, see below. ;-) --Roger 22:23, 15 October 2012 (CDT)

Lesson:Noah's Ark personality test

Hi Jameson, just wanted to let you know that I put your personality test intro paragraph onto a page, Personality test, to be the start of a Teflpedia article on that topic generally and I linked from it to your example lesson which I moved to the more descriptive page name of Lesson:Noah's Ark personality test. It is a pleasure to have you contributing to Teflpedia. Let me know if I can help with anything. Of course, the Help box at left contains lots of help for you, including the Support link at bottom where you can ask questions of any kind. Also welcome to pop into the Teachers' room linked under Main Page farther up. --Roger 22:18, 15 October 2012 (CDT)

How to find your stuff

Jameson, finding things on Teflpedia is still a little rough. I'm working on improving this. Meanwhile,

  • You can find all your contributions to Teflpedia via your "User contributions" link, which appears under "Toolbox" in left sidebar when you are on your user page or your talk page (both of which are linked next to the little user icon User-icon.png at top of every page when you are logged in).
  • Category:Activities will bring up many if not all your activity pages. If any are missing, you could find those via your "User contributions" page and add [[Category:Activities]] at bottom of them.
  • When you create a page, or find one that lacks appropriate category tags, you could cut and paste these sample tags into it, at page bottom, and then delete or change any that don't quite apply:
[[Category:Activities]]
[[Category:Speaking]]
[[Category:Writing]]
[[Category:Games]]
[[Category:Warmers]]
[[Category:Coolers]]
[[Category:Energizers]]

I'm exploring software that will allow us to display the intersection between two or more categories, eg only pages that are in both of two or more categories. Till that is installed, please use some combination of above to find pages. Or try the Search box at page top. Thanks for all your great contributions! Don't forget to give them good category tags, now that you know about this! Cheers! --Roger 16:23, 19 October 2012 (CDT)

OK Roger, I will add in the category tags from now on. Thanks for the support! User:Jameson2000ad
Jameson, by the way, to indent replies on talk pages (it's our convention, although I suppose not strictly necessary), just put colons (:) at start of line. I've indented this and your line above by way of example. Add an extra colon for each lever of reply, eg (:), then (::), then (:::). So, I'm waiting for the shoe to drop... will you be adding category tags to Tornado? :-) --Roger 17:00, 19 October 2012 (CDT)
I will soon Roger - just finishing the spade work...
..ok Roger, the category tag is there. Are there any other category tags out there? I was wondering if there was one for enegerizers... James
Good idea! Anyone can create new category tags by just typing [[category:something here]] at bottom of a page. Done! But it will be a red link till someone types some explanatory text at top of that category page, which is simply a matter of following the red link and typing something like, "Links to energizers -- short fast-paced activities to energize and motivate students", at top of that category page. This makes the category link blue. I have added [[Category:Energizer]] to the example category tags above. --Roger 13:43, 20 October 2012 (CDT)

--~~~~

Tip: to add your signature to your comments on talk pages, just type --~~~~. When you save the page it changes into a date stamped link to your userpage. If you find typing --~~~~ inconvenient, you can click the signature button, second from right, above the edit field which inserts it. I find it easier just to type --~~~~. The "--" double hyphen part is not necessary, just common wiki signature style. The date stamp is helpful however, so please do include it. You need four tildes to get the date stamp. Three tildes just gets you the userpage link. Glad to have you on board! --Roger 15:07, 20 October 2012 (CDT)

Category naming conventions

James, your input is requested at Teflpedia:Teachers'_room#Category_naming_conventions. --Roger 11:14, 21 October 2012 (CDT)

Typo?

A question awaits your attention at Talk:Negotiatior_game. Thanks, --Roger 13:27, 21 October 2012 (CDT)

Search box's Go and Search buttons

Thank you for responding on Teflpedia:Teachers'_room#Category_naming_conventions. I have added a reply below yours there regarding how the Search box's Go and Search buttons differ (you get Go when you use Return key; I think what you want is to click the Search button instead, to get a list of pages). --Roger 13:48, 21 October 2012 (CDT)

Your opinions and suggestions are humbly requested

James, your opinions and suggestions are humbly requested in the Teachers' room where I have made a scene. --Roger 14:48, 22 October 2012 (CDT)

Long-overdue greetings

Greetings Jameson2000. Sorry for not having popped in here sooner. Hope you don't/won't hold it against me next time we cross swords. Anyways, just wanted to thank ye for that great Class vocabulary envelopes I just came across... how 'bout creating a dedicated article on it? Cheers! --Technopat 12:31, 24 October 2012 (CDT) PS. Talking of which, and sorry for being so subtle, does that Jamie in yer monicker have anything to do wiv your namesake. Or is it just an 'appy coincidence? :) --Technopat 12:31, 24 October 2012 (CDT)

Copyright

Hi James, we need to work out the copyright status of File:Frying an egg.png Where did you get the image? What can you tell us about it's copyright status? Thanks! (Note: you can generally click on an image to go to its file page.) --Roger 17:29, 27 October 2012 (CDT)

From here: [1] but really, if there is a copyright on that image then there must also be one for stickmen - search images for "mexican frying egg". The set of images was found here: [2] and the lift puzzle from here [3]. If either of these are copyrighted, I`m sure we can doodle our own versions to upload...
--Jameson2000ad 10:16, 28 October 2012 (CDT)
PS - I have already uploaded my own sketch of the egg puzzle --Jameson2000ad 14:42, 28 October 2012 (CDT)
PPS - I have uploaded my own file for the bowtie puzzle --Jameson2000ad 12:48, 30 October 2012 (CDT)
Thanks James. Ideas are not copyrightable. Original work is. I think we are on the right track if we draw our own pictures and upload those instead of publishing on Teflpeida pictures, however simple, drawn by others without their permission. Visual puzzles still has a "collection of eight puzzles" image that we don't have permission for. I am not a lawyer, however, I feel we might be on the right track if we skip the "collection of puzzles" image altogether and just go with one puzzle per image. I like the drawings you have been doing -- white board style -- very nicely classroom-authentic, which communicates an excellent "You can do this easily on your white-board, too" message to our readers.
Are you up for converting the "collection of puzzles" image into separate white-board style images? Oh, BTW, please put a "I drew this myself" note in the Summary field of the image upload form when you are uploading stuff you draw yourself. If you forget to, for images you have already uploaded, you can go to the image's File page, click edit and add your source note that way. It is important to clearly indicate the source of images we upload. That would be great! (If you don't want to do the drawings, let me know and I will try to do it. But they wouldn't be as good as yours!) --Roger 13:25, 30 October 2012 (CDT)
All done Roger, I have replaced them with my own sketches. I don`t know how to delete the images that were previously there, so I`ll leave that up to you. I have also typed a note "This is my own sketch --Jameson2000ad 16:15, 30 October 2012 (CDT)" in the edit screen. I tried to leave the note in the summary box but each time I saved and reloaded the page there was no summary - not sure what I was doing wrong so I just put the note in the edit boxes for all the other images I`ve sketched. If that isn`t the way I should do it, let me know how to save a summary properly and I`ll make the changes.... --Jameson2000ad 16:15, 30 October 2012 (CDT)
Thanks James. Only Admins can delete stuff. I will do the deletions. If you ever need something deleted, you can drop me a note in my talk page. Nice work! I especially like that elephant passing a window! :-) --Roger 16:34, 30 October 2012 (CDT)
Thanks for removing the stuff for which we don't have copyright.--Bob M 11:20, 1 November 2012 (CDT)

Preview

Hi Jameson. It's realy great to see all your contributions here. You put me, at least, to shame. I'd like to make a point on wiki editing though. If you are making number of small edits to an article (or building and article) it is best to use the "show preview" button to see how things are going to look and only use the "save page" button when you are satisfied how things are going to look. If you use the "save page" button to review things then the "recent changes" page becomes hard to read.

Once you have been using wikis for a while you will find that recent changes is often your first port of call as you can see at a glance where the current activity is on a wiki. Consequently, once a wiki gets a significant number of users, people can get irritated if the only thing they see on recent changes is a series of minor changes to one article. (Of course, sometimes it's unavoidable as you only spot or remember something just after you've hit "save page".)

Anyway - keep up the good work! Cheers.--Bob M 12:12, 1 November 2012 (CDT)

Ok Bob M, I had been wondering about that myself - thanks for letting me know - I`ll try to keep page saves to a minimum. --Jameson2000ad 14:44, 1 November 2012 (CDT)