User:Kathy Schomer/Event template test page

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This is a test of using a real template for events. Unfortunately, this old version of MediaWiki is so utterly outdated that it can't do anything of use.

Sorry Kathy, had to remove your last sentence. I know things can sometimes be frustrating, but they do move forward (eventually) --Beccaw 00:00, 16 January 2008 (GMT)
"(read to the end for censored two words)" being a prohibited sentence makes even less sense than you not being allowed to know my email address. It's not a violation of any known rule either. Your reasoning, please? - Kathy Schomer 01:17, 16 January 2008 (GMT)
I decided to remove it as I found it to be offensive to the OU, bearing in mind Schome and a number of Schome staff are based/employed here. Hence, it was in violation of first point of the acceptable use policy. Keeping email addresses private is part of the acceptable use policy as the wiki and forum are in the public domain. As staff we owe a duty of care to all students to minimise the risk of them coming into harm whilst taking part in this project, hence why the acceptable use policy asks you to stay anonymous and not divuldge personal details about yourself. --Beccaw 12:40, 16 January 2008 (GMT)
That clause specifically states "member of the community." Several hundred thousand member organisations are not members of any community. The people in them may be, but that's not what was being referred to, is it? Furthermore, the email address "" reveals absolutely nothing about me. This has been discussed at length on the forum, although the staff appear to have given up the argument in the face of numerous people making the point to the contrary. And not taken any action on the matter. Furthermore, the forum currently requests you provide your MSN, AIM, ICQ, email address, etc. as part of your public profile. As long as you provide these profiles, as well as PMs, you are in no position to enforce, or even pretend to enforce (which is what actually happens) these rules. - Kathy Schomer 13:38, 16 January 2008 (GMT)
I removed the statement as I thought it was offensive and was not constructive criticism. It was more appropriate a comment for a personal blog! You can take up any further queries directly with Peter. --Beccaw 15:27, 17 January 2008 (GMT)
Okay, blogged. If you want constructive criticism, try the version I posted seven months ago. Or the forum a few days ago.
Hmm - actually I'm with Kathy on this one - I don't think there is anything wrong with expressing the view that something the OU does is stupid (though this of course is slightly different to saying that the OU is stupid if we are being pedantic. Sometimes I think that the things the OU does are incredibly stupid (though there is always a logical reason - usually to do with systems - if you look hard enough). Ho hum. PeterT 08:48, 19 January 2008 (GMT)

The template is in use below. Click the "Edit" button to see how much simpler this page is.

Testing - Doing Stuff - Today 20:00

Sign up page

Details Participants

Date: Today
Time: 20:00
Venue: The wiki
Max: 400

Organiser: Kathy Schomer

This is a session in which nothing happens. Except we test stuff. Yay.

  1. Kathy Schomer
  2. Another Schomer
  3. Excited Schomer
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Notes from the event

It turns out that this stupid old version of MediaWiki doesn't support template paramater defaults, or #if statements, or anything else of use.


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