I sent this by e-mail also:
I made the Figures template to provide rapid feedback to my students on their wikis. I notice that you have deleted the content again, and I wonder why? Currently I have used the template to provide feedback to several student groups and by emptying it you have inadvertently also removed the feedback from their discussion pages (pages that simply reflect the template along with other templates that I use).
So, let's discuss this and come to an agreement. I will be happy to make a different template for your use if that will be helpful.
For now I have reverted your edit so that my students get the message that I intended. Please let's communicate about this.
All the best,
Hi Declan, I liked your template and copy pasted it in 'my sandbox'. Later I deleted it from 'My sandbox", I do not know why the template got deleted from your pages. I see the template is back in my sandbox. I am not a techie to look into the reason but will leave it as such in my sandbox. Best wishes, GitaGita Mathur 07:11, 10 April 2009 (UTC)
now I completely understand!
if you edit the template, copy the content from the edit page into your sand box, it will be yours to edit, delete. etc. It is a quirk of templates that if you hit edit where the template is used in a LQ discussion, it sometimes results in editing the original template. I'm not a techie either; rather a happy ecologist. I borrow code from folks like Wayne, Dennis, or Gladys and adapt it to my needs.
All the best! and great to see more biologists in WE.
Hi Declan, Thanks for explaining. I also reached a similar conclusion on trying to find what had happened. This is what WikiEducator is all about, it teaches us more than our subjects. Let us explore what we can do as ecologists together. Best wishes. Gita --Gita Mathur 02:22, 13 April 2009 (UTC)