Hi, welcome to Astronomy! Thanks for your edit to the User:Proxima Centauri page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Leesonma (Talk) 13:06, 28 May 2009

In general, I'm OK with it as long as it doesn't violate copyrights. I'm against my students copy/pasting things here and calling it their work. My main goal here is to have them do thorough research, write articles, then make presentations based on what they've learned. Copy/paste is counterproductive FOR THEM. If it's useful for you, or if you would just like to add info here, that's great.

You asked if "I have a policy". That's kinda funny, actually. Although I'm officially an admin here (that cute intro ... "Hi, welcome...", isn't really from me... automated, and I don't remember telling the system to start sending those.) I don't really administer the whole wiki. I just manage what my students are doing, and hope we don't mess up anything for anybody else. Sooo, if you want to get involved, please do whatever you can, and let us know if we're stepping on any toes.

Here's proof that I'm not a good admin. I notice that you added a similar link to several pages (relativity). Is there a way to do that automatically? If so, can you point me to it?

Thanks . . . leesonma 02:07, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

I just added the links several times at Liberapedia. Users get similar automated messages from me at Liberapedia which I didn't ask for.

Liberapedia aims to reach readers at all levels of education from ordinary people and even high school student through to University Undergraduates and Graduates. Whatever your education we hope that you will read Liberapedia, enjoy the jokes and pick up a bit of information that you didn't know before. If you agree with us perhaps you can join our community and help us to improve Liberapedia. [1]

Many times I write material at high school level and add links for users that want more detailed inforrmation. Many times I would like to write more astronomy and I think, "I'd better stop this as Liberapedia is primarily about Social Science." Then I decided to find an astronomy wiki. Proxima Centauri 05:15, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

The flying saucer article is ok. Keep in mind, this is not MY wiki. I'm just using it. I think it's great if we have a mixture of agendas/pov's/ideas. I'm not a big fan of the article's title, but that's just me. I was thinking of adding UFO's to my list of student projects (which will not resume till January, btw). Perhaps you could mentor/encourage whoever picks that one. I note from the spelling of a specific word and a possible cultural reference, that you may be English. Am I correct?

leesonma 03:45, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Strong Wording

Nothing in the Gravity article is strongly worded. The links take one out of this Wiki, so "let the buyer beware", I think. The vids present a lot of good info very quickly. I like em. Thanks.

leesonma 03:32, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Student Projects

Have you looked at the List_of_Student_Projects? You'll find that a lot of research has been done there and, in some cases, some pretty good writing as well. Although most are not formatted like a Wikipedia article, they have a lot of potential as well as a ton of info. Instead of copy/pasting articles for each planet, would you be willing to help convert some of their projects (the ones that need very little work) into being THE article for that topic? Some of the better ones include: Chinese_Space_Program, International_Space_Station, Pluto_Project, Venus_Project, and Asteroid. As you can see, some of them ARE "the article" for that topic, but most are not. You'll notice that they generally have the word "Project" as part of the title. Thus you don't automatically go to her project when you search for Pluto, for example. Let me know what you think. Also, have you looked at the timeline files on the Community Portal? I'm trying to decide on a better way to handle that "whole-class" project. suggestions?

leesonma 03:26, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look at them when I have time. I'm very busy on many wikis and there's a crisis affecting two wikis where I'm an administrator (on both). Transferring articles is something I have time for. I'll transfer a few more and if you don't like it please tell me. Proxima Centauri 15:11, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


  1. If you're an administrator, then you can tell me how to make YOU an administrator.
  2. Your comment about Venus it what I was hoping you could help me with. Merging the Venus and Venus Project pages. You obviously noticed that the "Venus" page is incomplete. In this case the "merge" could simply consist of moving everything from the Venus Project there, but keeping the links within the old Venus page.
  3. We won't be doing much here until January.
  4. Thanks for the help.
leesonma 01:31, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for offering to make me an administrator, you click on this link. For me it just says that I haven’t permission to assign user rights but for a bureaucrat the link will take you through making another user an administrator. Alternatively you can go to Wikia central where you can ask Sannse, Catherine Munro or any other staff member what to do. Proxima Centauri 06:00, September 8, 2009 (UTC)

Merging means deleting the material from one page and adding it to the other page then, the hard work is here, you need to check that material isn't covered twice and get the text to read well and ensure that the reference to Liberapedia stays. Finally you type #redirect[[Venus Project]] onto the blank page where the Venus article is.

Do You Come Form Speculative Wikia

Hi it's Me Agian geez and one question are Proxima Centaui From Speculative Wikia --Mitchelius Julius 11:25, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

Yes it's the same Proxima Centaui. Do they know here that you are ten years old? Proxima Centauri 11:44, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

No Idea They better not be petphiles!!--Mitchelius Julius 13:48, December 28, 2009 (UTC) the !!! is not a Threat or somthig to get me Spawning Bird Band Intill The Next Year --Mitchelius Julius 13:49, December 28, 2009 (UTC)