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Letters

You might want to take just part of the letters. 76 is quite a few for one person to post, though I do appreciate your enthusiasm. —Grlucas (talk) 19:39, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

@Grlucas: LOL Sounds good to me. I know a classmate also posted about wanting to work on the letters. Perhaps we could divvy them up in some way? I just signed there because that's what the list has... JVbird (talk)
@JVbird: I would like to share some of the letter responsibility with you. Are there any of particular interest to you? I'm going to pick 3 and send those names to you and see if they are not duplicates to your selection...cool?(Dmcgonagill (talk) 18:32, 1 April 2019 (UTC))
@JVbird: Sounds good. 👍 —Grlucas (talk) 20:54, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Dr. Lucas, I'm working on the letters now, and I'm getting better at the template with each one, but the last two (Whittemore, Yaminichi) I can't figure out why the Reference is not showing up right, the end note, really, about the two recipients. Any suggestion as to what I'm missing there in the template? Thanks! Josef JVbird (talk) 16:24, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
@JVbird: Sure! Where are they? —Grlucas (talk) 19:22, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: they're at https://projectmailer.net/pm/User_talk:JVbird/sandbox JVbird (talk) 20:48, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
@JVbird: No need to use the sandbox; just make ’em real. Also, have a look at this post before you continue. Thanks. —Grlucas (talk) 23:23, 7 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Dr. Lucas, I've posted the following NM letters, ready for your review: Deutsch 10/15 Earney 10/15 Whittemore 10/15 Yaminishi 10/16 Morris 10/21 Deutsch 11/4 Earney 11/4 Naiman 11/5 Gwaltney 11/9 Yaminishi 11/26 Skellings 11/26 Susskind 11/26. Let me know if you see anything I need to correct and I'll work on that in the morning. Thanks! Josef JVbird (talk) 23:23, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
@JVbird: Nice work. Check your italics: everything italicized in the originals needs to be here. Link to Wikipedia when appropriate (see some other posted letters as examples); you can also eliminate the parenthetical birth-death dates. Be sure to break up intros, so footnotes correspond to the part of the text they're glossing. —Grlucas (talk) 11:21, 10 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Thanks. I'll check over the letters I posted again for these details. Then I'll check to see what else needs contributing to. JVbird (talk) 13:43, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

Gordon Article

Nicely done. I made a few tweaks, as you can see. They were small things, so it was easier for me to do them than to tell you about them, if that makes sense. Once thing, you can link to Wikipedia entries by just adding a w: after the the initial brackets, like [[w:Norman Mailer|Norman Mailer]].

Add the full citation at the top of the essay followed by the permission statement (when you get it), like on the McKinley essay.

Thanks, and again good job. —Grlucas (talk) 13:31, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

@Grlucas: Thanks for the tweaks. I'll make that adjustment and post the permission when I get it. One last option is to try to have my friend in Gainesville contact Gordon's son, if he knows someone who knows him. Fingers crossed. I posted my bio but I have a question about the links I tried to create (like to Shakespeare). They're showing as broken links, but why is that? And why is my font so big? lol My life is neither bold nor large font, by any stretch of the imagination. JVbird (JVbird|talk)
@JVbird: Your font is big because you did not close your <big> tag — which you really should not use anyway. And to link to Wikipedia, you need a w: — like [[w:Shakespeare|Shakespeare]]. Good deal about Gordon: again, as long as you tried. I don't think it'll be a big deal. —Grlucas (talk) 18:20, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Thanks--it's those little details that seem to keep giving me trouble. Cleared these issues up and trying to figure out the citations on the NCM bio. They're giving me a headache! JVbird (talk)
@JVbird: Yeah, I was looking at the citations and the problem is the original sources are not mentioned. I tried to go back and look at some previous versions, but had no luck. They will need to be figured out. Also, please remember to indicate when an edit is a minor one before you save. Thanks. —Grlucas (talk) 11:13, 1 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Maybe I should just go in and start over with the references. I'll also see if anyone else wants to help out with that. They're just not working, and I've tried to follow the Help:Shortened Footnotes page to the letter, but... Thanks for the reminder about Minor edit! Will do. :) JVbird (talk)
@JVbird: It looks like you might have gotten some assistance from a citation bot. Have you checked? You know the issue has nothing to do with the shortened footnotes, right? —Grlucas (talk) 14:29, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: Nope, but I'll check on that right away. Working on grading some student papers.... But no, I didn't know that the issue isn't with the shortened footnotes. I'll see if I can figure out the problem based on the citation bot info... JVbird ([[User talk:JVbird|tak}})
@Grlucas: I think I need more practice with creating citations and references. Is there aother NM article in the shared drive that needs posting? JVbird (talk) 13:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@JVbird: Well, yes! There are dozens. I put several articles from the Mailer Review that need posting at the bottom of the AAD Expanded talk page. Roger C. Byrd (talk · contribs) is supposed to choose one of those to post, but I've not heard from him yet. Also, the AAD bibliography needs work. Lots to do... —Grlucas (talk) 14:48, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
@Grlucas: I have no idea why I am just now seeing this response, Dr. Lucas. Tell me what I can do to the bibliography and I can work on it today. Josef--JVbird (talk) 12:42, 25 April 2019 (EDT)
@JVbird: It's all finished, I believe. Thanks. —Grlucas (talk) 14:00, 25 April 2019 (EDT)

Peer Review

• Journal: I thoroughly enjoy reading your frequent journal entries. You present your scholarly observations thoughtfully, and I appreciate and learn from your personal experiences in the classroom as both student and educator. Your entries not only reference the current textbook, you often relate what we’re learning to our previous coursework, projects, and discussions, which helps me tremendously and shows your growth within the certificate programme. I value your thoughtful feedback, encouragement, and supportive language. You are very much a natural leader and educator.

• Discussion: You have contributed frequently in all discussions and have worked hard on the coding within Wikipedia to ensure it’s done correctly. Your progress from the first discussion (sourcing) to the most recent (thinking about Wiki) is impressive.

• Norris Church Mailer Bio: I really appreciate your contributions to the NCM entry. You were discerning as to what information to highlight and you communicated your edits and suggestions often. You worked on it tirelessly. You’ve been careful to present NCM for her own accomplishments and not within the shadow of NM, which is exactly the unbiased voice that Wiki demands.

• Project Mailer: Your PM biography is well presented and a delight to read! You’ve done very well with the coding and it shows. I know you’ve been persistent about trying to secure permission for your Gordon essay, which has been frustrating. Looking through your discussions, you’ve also been working consistently on your letters and have made good strides. Mango Masala (talk) 18:19, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

@Mango Masala: Thanks so much for your feedback, Mariam. You're way too kind! I definitely have a long way to go with code, but I did realize one thing I've been doing wrong with references, so I'm going to go back and clean some of my posts up today and maybe I'll figure out a few more of the code issues I'm having. Fingers crossed! JVbird (Jvbird) 15:25, 15 April 2019 (UTC)