Day 1 Assignment: Edit Wikipedia

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Edit a Wikipedia Entry

The assignment:

  • Please find and edit an entry on Wikipedia relating to a topic for which you have some level of expertise. The edits should be more than cosmetic and should actually enhance the substance of the article. See Wikipedia: Introduction for more information.
  • If you feel particularly energetic, add comments to your chosen article's talk page. You can edit the talk page and explain the edit you made to the article page.
  • Following your edits, add to this page a link to the article you edited along with a brief explanation of your changes and the username you used on Wikipedia.
  • Edits must be made by midnight on Thursday evening.
  • Before class on Friday, check your edits and see whether anything has happened to them. Report any changes on this page.
  • If you need a place to start, considering looking for stubs (short articles that need to be expanded).

Cyberlaw edits Wikipedia!

  • Updated the entry on Keystone School to describe the Alumni association. This is the high school that I attended in San Antonio, TX. Unfortunately it was quickly removed! Please see [1]. Nevkam 23:32, 6 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Ewha Womans University to add a description of a newly established college, as well as other minor edits. See diff. K.lee 23:41, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated entry on day labor to add a recent source on targeting of day labor sites for immigration enforcement and clarify content on competing day labor models, and made other minor edits. See diff. --Jahlers 20:27, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Kauai's Secret Beach to describe trail conditions and made other minor edits and reorganization. See the diff by jumpingdeeps. Jumpingdeeps 19:31, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on the Mall in Columbia (MD) to add a paragraph about a recent mall managment decision that sparked a minor community protest. I also added a link to a Wash Post article about the controversy in the External Links section. See the diff Tseiver 13:38, 4 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on International Adoption to include more current statistics, recent psychological studies, and recent ratification by the United States of an international treaty on international adoptions and corresponding citations. See diff by Cms9982. --Cseif 20:36, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Tannersville, New York to include more of the town's history and corresponding citations. See the diff by ccj1981. ccj1981 20:43, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Speedlite 430EX to give more details on the pivot functions of the flash and to add images illustrating the difference between on-camera flash and the Speedlite 430EX. See the diff by shamulou. I also added an internal link on the Speedlite page and slightly changed some of the wording to remove the term "confusingly similar" re: Nikon. See the diff khoffman 21:34, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards to show the new categories of Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and in a Television Series and correct a few typos. See the diff by roguestage. Eroggenkamp 21:38, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Lagrime di San Pietro to include a link to free scores provided by Choral Public Domain Library. Ac 22:18, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Andy Reid, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, to include information about a recent interview regarding the legal problems of his sons. See the diff. Lk37 23:27, 2 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on sport climbing to add information about rock climbing ratings in the United States, as well as to include a discussion of climbing ethics. See the diff by NikaE. NikaE 00:03, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Malone College to expand the stub by adding basic information about the college. See the diff by kgrose. kgrose 00:22, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Matt White to add the name of White's high school, identify the type of rock discovered on White's land, specify the location of the land, provide the name of White's quarry, and link to an additional magazine article. See the diff. Jhliss 07:32, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Joss Whedon to include information about his involvement with Equality Now. See the last sentence of the Feminism section. Vhettinger 08:55, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Added a lead section to the Childfree article, which I have been editing for some time. It was the only remaining 'cleanup' box. -Lciaccio 10:10, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Jon Opstad to give up to date information and more recording history. See diff. Douglasmcmahon 11:07, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Radiohead's Pyramid Song to cite to an interview with the band. Also slightly modified statement to correspond with the content of the interview. See diff by o11o111o. JoshuaFeasel 11:34, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Macy's to include more information about the ongoing controversy from the conversion of Marshall Field's. See the diff. Kp 11:39, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Optimus Maximus keyboard with news that Apple Inc., according to a recently revealed patent application, may be working on a similar product. See the diff by Lumbu. Amehra 12:12, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Paolo Uccello to indicate that there is some uncertainty about when he was born. I used the name "nqwert. Nbryant 13:05, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated Zango entry with information from more recent Edelman report; the article was citing to research done in 2006. -Lciaccio 13:13, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated Monica Goodling entry to correct Goodling's former employment position at DOJ. --Will 13:33, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Iowa Caucus to include more information about who can attend as an observer and added a citation to a source on that topic. --Mvogel 13:37, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated The Killian Nine. The Killian Nine were students who released a controversial pamphlet called "the First Amendment" at my high school while I was a student that led to their equally controversial arrest. I added a description of the controversial elements of the pamphlet and added citations. I used the name danqueray. Dankahn 13:55, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Annuals to reflect a digitally-released EP in the discography, and a collection of Daytrotter Session recordings. See the diff. Keveritt 16:28, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Flax to include additional information on possible medical benefits and side effects. Also included external links for additional sources. See the diff. Kirstan01 KStanfield 19:56, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Fred Rogers (of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood fame), correcting grammar, adding citations, and suggesting information about Rogers' vegetarianism on the talk page. sí 21:53, 3 January 2008 (EST)
    • Also updated incorrect racial demographics listed on the Iowa state page. The 2006 census figures cited were different from the percentages listed in the article - and accuracy is particularly relevant considering recent, historic developments in the state. sí 01:25, 4 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the section on Diet Dr Pepper in the entry on Dr Pepper. I replaced a broken reference with a new reference, added in 2006 sales data with a reference to an independent publication (instead of the soda maker's website), expanded the description of marketing campaigns and noted the existence of different Diet Dr Pepper flavors. I also cleaned up the caffinee free section, made minor corrections to the Flavor Enhancement section, and added in a flavor to the box at the top of the page. --Bhamburger 23:07, 3 January 2008 (EST)
  • Updated the entry on Perdido Street Station by elaborating on the plot, adding awards received by the book and adding a comment from an interview with the author, the latter two with links.
    • Six hours later someone corrected the formatting on one of those links. --Anna