Talk:Assignment 1 Details and Reporting

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Questions about assignment 1

Hello. I started this topic in case anybody had questions about the first assignment. In fact, I have a couple questions myself!

  1. How does one determine what a 'substantial' edit is to a wikipedia entry? Say for instance I add a link to a news article about a topic. Is that considered 'substantial'?
  2. How many edits should we make in order to complete the assignment successfully?
  3. Do we need to send the instructors the final report via email or do we just do just file everything under the 'Assignment 1 Reporting' section?
    • I think the best case scenario is to get feedback from wikipedia and be edited yourself, then end up in a collaborative process. Dpanzar 18:28, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your help!


QUESTION: are the wiki pages that have no 'edit' tab locked up? Nobody is contesting my edits so I'm looking for a high traffic site to mess with -but the big topics don't have the edit tab. Any advice? I am obviously the least tech savvy student in class. Throw me a bone here.

Dpanzar 05:30, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

  • If you aren't signed into an account then a semi-protected page will not be editable. If this isn't the case then what is it that you see when you go to a major unprotected page? For example, today's Featured Article is Tim Duncan and it is completely unprotected. Is there no edit option at the top of this page? --Ari 05:53, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  • To edit these pages you need to be autoconfirmed. "The precise requirements for autoconfirmed status vary according to circumstances: for most users on, accounts which are more than 4 days old and have made at least 10 edits are considered autoconfirmed. However, users editing through a Tor network are subjected to much stricter autoconfirmed thresholds: currently 90 days and 100 edits." Are you using Tor? --Ari 17:38, 5 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Ahh, I have not been a user for 4 days, and have not yet made 10 edits. That's why! Thanks! --~Josh (Sorry if I hijacked the question).--JoshK 08:09, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I started the assignment and have a question too. Is it possible to choose any policy or guideline from [1] or [2] or we have to choose between the 5 you have listed in the assignment´s description? Thanks! --Maria 13:02, 7 February 2013 (EST)