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How to use the WikiEducator Chat Box
WikiEducator "Web Chat" (IRC)
From: Jim Tittsler to WikiEducator
Over the past month there has been another uptick in the number of people checking out the WikiEducator "Web Chat". It can be a useful resource to get a quick question answered, comment on a WE project, or coordinate plans with others. It is worth reminding people that the number of people there at any given instant can be quite small, and those that are connected may not be looking at the screen just at the moment you type something. If you do post a question there, simply leave the chat program open in the background.
Sooner or later someone will notice your question or comment and respond. Don't expect a response within 30 seconds of posing a question or making a comment... but do take advantage of the channel as another way to contribute to WikiEducator.
In the "Community" section of the navigation sidebar (or by using an IRC client to visit the #wikieducator channel of irc://irc.freenode.net.
FIX PHOTOS FOR FREE
A freely distributed open source software programme is available to correct imperfections in digital photos. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) provides software that enables you to retouch photos, compose images and author images. It works on many operating systems in many languages. GIMP's fullscreen mode allows you to preview your artwork and do editing work using most of your screen estate.
Source: COL Connections Newsletter, June 2009 issue
OPEN THAT FILE WITHOUT EXPENSIVE SOFTWARE
Faced with the challenge of opening obscure file types, you don't necessarily need to purchase new software. Openwith.org provides detailed information about most file extensions and links to free, open source programmes that can open and create each type of file.
Source: COL Connections Newsletter, June 2009 issue
Also called Smileys, these Emoticons are useful for adding emotional expression to text messages. Definitely not for use in articles, but suitable for enhancing messages on talk pages, especially user talk pages. They can also be used as menu icons and user page art.
|Smiley Name:||Example of smiley:||Smiley Name:||Example of smiley:|
|Smiley 1||[[Image:Smiley.svg|19px]]||Smiley 2||[[Image:Face-glasses.svg|21px]]|
|Smiley 3||[[Image:SoleteRayosÑajo.gif]]||Smiley 4||[[image:SNive.gif|19px]]|
|Smiley 5||[[image:SFriendly.gif|19px]]||Smiley 6||[[Image:Face-wink.svg|23px]]|
|Smiley 7||[[image:SConfident.gif|20px]]||Smiley 8||[[image:SInnocent.gif|18px]]|
|Smiley 9||[[Image:Choice toxicity icon.png|21px]]||Smiley 10||[[Image:Tongue.png|21px]]|
|Smiley 11||[[image:SMocking.gif|19px]]||Smiley 12||[[Image:Blush.png|19px]]|
|Smiley 13||[[Image:XD-smiley.png|20px]]||Smiley 14||[[Image:Emblem-cool.svg|20px]]|
|Smiley 15||[[Image:Happy.gif|22px]]||Smiley 16||[[Image:Face-grin.svg|25px]]|
|Smiley 17||[[Image:Face-devil-grin.svg|25px]]||Smiley 18||[[image:SCongratulate.gif|19px]]|
|Smiley 19||[[image:SSceptical.gif|21px]]||Smiley 20||[[image:SHurt.gif|19px]]|
|Smiley 21||[[image:SIndifferent.gif|19px]]||Smiley 22||[[Image:Animalien-smiley.gif|20px]]|
|Smiley 23||[[image:SYawning.gif|19px]]||Smiley 24||[[Image:Sleeping.png|25px]]|
|Smiley 25||[[image:Very_sorry.gif|19px]]||Smiley 26||[[image:Confused-tpvgames.gif|21px]]|
|Smiley 27||[[Image:Confused.png|19px]]||Smiley 28||[[image:SUpset.gif|19px]]|
|Smiley 31||[[Image:Frowny.svg|20px]]||Smiley 32 21px||[[image:Cry-tpvgames.gif|21px]]|
|Smiley 33||[[image:Shocked-tpvgames.gif|21px]]||Smiley 34||[[Image:Face-surprise.svg|22px]]|
|Smiley 35||[[image:Misc-tpvgames.gif|20px]]||Smiley 36||[[image:SHysterical.gif|18px]]|
|Smiley 37||[[image:SShocked.gif|18px]]||Smiley 38||[[Smiley green alien KO.svg|25px]]|
|Smiley 39||[[Image:Face-crying.svg|25px]]||Smiley 40||[[Image:Face-smile-big.svg|25px]]|
Image name Tips
- Names should be short but specific. I have used GargiWEGita1, GargiWEGita2 etc.
- Avoid spaces as spaces get replaced by underscore eg. "Gargi WE Gita 1" will become "Gargi_WE_Gita_1", it can be a source of error on adding to user page.
- Image name should not be common words like 'scene' or 'smile' or 'My Photo' which have the risk of duplication.
- Image name can be kept as a constant series eg. GargiWEGita1,GargiWEGita2 etc. keep increasing the no. whenever you add new image.
- Tutorial should give suggestions for renaming, not a strict rule.
- WikiEducator is all about innovations :-) Gita Mathur Gita Mathur
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