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  • Dear Benjamin. Your work is impressive! Do you speak Spanish? I bet you do! I am in love with the wiki concept and I've started applying it in my TEFL classes in Oaxaca, in  a private junior high school. My students love to work on it. I've told my co-workers about it and they want to learn more, but most of them don't speak English and then it is hard for them to realize their wishes. I' have a Civil Engineering Bachelor degree but I'm retired now. Late in life I got into education and I love it! I'm studying in line at the UNAM (LICEL, Campus Acatlán) to get my bachelor degree in foreign language teaching. I just finished my third semester and I still have a lot of work to do, but I love having the chance of studying and practicing at the same time. I'm lucky! Can you tell me about a site or a page to tell my fellow teachers to go in order to learn more about wikis in Spanish? I am impressed with your great page! I'm 60 years old and maybe I won't have time enough to reach at least to your knees...but I know I can learn a lot and this is the most important fact. Thanks for your generosity and for the kind comments you left in my page. Álvaro 
    • Hello Álvaro and thanks for signing my guest book. I do speak a little Spanish as I've lived in Mexico for over 10 years now. Like you, I got into education later in life but it was the best move I ever made! I will be implementing a WE workshop for EFL educators here in Aguascalientes and you are more than welcome to participate. We will carry out various professional development topics over the course of the semester, so feel free to join in if you'd like. The main page is titled PFLE. It will be in English but I will try to find some helpful sights for you in Spanish. --Benjamin Stewart 12:39, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Dear Benjamin, I saw your reply related to watchlist problem. YOu showed two examples by placing images on //img2.pict.com. Now I checked the site of pict.com, it seems not a free site (asking for a fee of 22 dollars). Are you a paid user of that service or there is some free service. Of course there are other sites allow you to store photo for free. best regards - --R C Sharma, PhD 20:03, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Hello Ramesh. Google Chrome as an extension that allows you to upload pictures seamlessly without having an account. And to answer your question, no, I do not have an account with them. If you use Chrome, it's something you might check out. --Benjamin Stewart 13:07, 30 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hello Ben. You have a great user page. I am sure that I will learn more from it.--Justin Chisenga 17:10, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks for stopping by, Justin. You are doing a great job on your user page as well! I look forward to seeing future contributions. --Benjamin Stewart 19:39, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Ben.Your user page is really neat and engaging. I have a whole heap of questions for you after having a play in the sandbox,  one of which is 'when I'm wanting to reply to comments from others in my 'Wikineighbours' page, do I just click on their signature and start editing whatever page this link sends me to?'  There are other questions sitting at the bottom of my sandbox, but I don't know if you can access this.  Some helpful words about interpersonal wiki-etiquette would also be really appreciated.  Thanks! --Alan Grant 23:00, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks Alan for your comments! Anytime you want to schedule a live chat, let me know and we can go over your questions one at a time. When you say Wikineighbours' page, are you referring to your user page? Anytime you reply to a comment, usually you will reply the same place the original post resides. The person who posted the original message will more-than-likely have the page on a watchlist so if you reply to the message, they will receive an email notification. This is normally how it works and it does seem to work well. If you leave a message on the person's user page, then others (including the person who wrote the original message) may not quite understand the response since the parent message is absent. I hope this answers your question. At any rate, let me know if you'd be interested in a live chat and we can go over some of these issues. If you are in agreement, we can also record the session so others can benefit from it as well. You are certainly not the only one with these questions. --Benjamin Stewart 01:31, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Ok Ben - as always when I ask anyone about a computer question, the answer only gives more questions.  I would be interested in a live chat, and I'm quite happy for it to be recorded, but I would have no idea how we go about that.  I have skype if that's any help.  Will be in touch. --Alan Grant 02:55, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
      • Alan, find my Skype name from my user page (InfoBox) and add me to your contact list. I will be available later today if you want to chat (not sure what time zone you're in). Talk to you soon. --Benjamin Stewart 12:32, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks for visiting my User page! Looking at your page I see that I can learn from you a lot of new things! It's great to have you as a WikiNeighbour! --Teromakotero 18:20, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you Tero for being the first person to officially sign my guest book! --Benjamin Stewart 19:09, 25 July 2010 (UTC)


  • I was present for your live wikieducator sesson. First time I attended such session. It was nice experience. Its great job all of you are doing by giving your precious time for educating us. --Madhav 11:43, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks Madhav for signing my guest book. I share your concerns about institutions focusing too much on evaluation and not enough on the learning process. I think contributions to WE can be a step in the right direction. You will find that the WE community is all about learning from others, then passing that knowledge on to someone else. Enjoy the workshop and let me know if I can be of any assistance! --Benjamin Stewart 13:52, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks for my medal! One day, I'm going to get to be able to make a page with such bling! Tallong 04:08, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Tallong, I'm sure you'll set your sights much, much higher! Great work on your user page! --Benjamin Stewart 12:31, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Good morning - or rather, evening in your neck of the woods. I was going to sign up for your live session, but ran into some snags. First, I wasn't sure if I could join if I don't have a microphone and video camera? Second, I clicked to register and was taken to another site Wikiiq or something like that, and was asked to sign in or register with my email. Does that mean I use my wikieducator sign in, or that I have to register again with these folks? Third, my browser 'failed' the system requirements. If I can attend to all this in the next four hours I'll join in, if not, we'll make it another time! Ciao! Tallong 21:34, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
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