Just wanted to add a few things to our WP-related conversation in class last week:
1. SKG, Janice, and all — have you guys seen the “Feedback about Editing” thing at the top of the WP page? The sad face/smiley face/confused face icons reminded me of your problems. Might be something worth following up on, because…
2. I was contacted by some very friendly person who redirected me to something called the WP Teahouse. I’m pasting the email I got below:
Welcome to Wikipedia! It’s been great to follow your contributions on Wikipedia, so thank you for being bold and jumping in to help to build and improve the world’s biggest encyclopedia. I wanted to take the time to not only welcome you to Wikipedia, but to also invite you to the Wikipedia Teahouse!
What is the Teahouse? Well, the Teahouse is an on-Wikipedia space to help new editors! At the Teahouse you can meet other new editors, ask questions and get help from friendly experienced editors, and build your Teahouse profile by uploading a photo of yourself (or of something else that represents you!) and sharing with fellow editors what you enjoy and hope to achieve on Wikipedia.
I was once new to Wikipedia, and I know how complicated learning the ropes can be! To visit the Teahouse, simply click this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Teahouse
Or visit Wikipedia and in the search box type: WP:Teahouse
So come on by and visit us at the Teahouse, I look forward to sharing a cup of Wiki-tea with you!
p.s. feel free to drop by my userpage anytime!: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:SarahStierch