CZ:Proposals/Label Eduzendium articles more prominently

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This proposal has been assigned to Eduzendium, and is now in the Eduzendium proposals queue.

This is almost too trivial not to need a proposal. Just contact Sorin and Lee and ask for their feedback and support. Then move forward with it; make sure that you write something on the Eduzendium help/policy pages that makes it "official"--in fact, that text might be the best thing to send to Sorin and Lee. I doubt there's any need for further debate about this, I think. It's a very small matter--it just needs the mere attention of the EZ guys. --Larry Sanger (Proposals Manager pro tempore)

Email to Sorin and Lee sent. --Warren Schudy 23:52, 16 February 2008 (CST)
Sorin approves, implementing soon! See discussion for details. Warren Schudy 16:16, 17 February 2008 (CST)

Driver: Warren Schudy

Complete explanation

Use templates at the top of Eduzendium articles and talk pages to make their Eduzendium-ness more visible. See Income statement and Talk:Income statement for example proposed usage. (Do not use these templates on any other page until this proposal is approved.)

Proposed documentation

I'm not sure where this documentation belongs. Perhaps on CZ:Eduzendium_Recruitment somewhere?

There are two ways to create an Eduzendium article.

  1. Create your article the easy way. Then add "[[Category:Eduzendium]]" to the bottom of the article. Someone will eventually drop by and do the fancy stuff for you.
  2. Create your article the fancy way. Add "Eduzendium" to the list of workgroups in the meta-data template.

Eduzendium article should eventually be marked as such in three ways.

  1. If not using subpages, add "[[Category:Eduzendium]]" to the bottom of the article. If using subpages, add "Eduzendium" to the list of workgroups in the meta-data template.
  2. Add "{{EZarticle}}" to the top of the article (after "{{subpages}}").
  3. Add "{{EZtalk|yourCourse}}" to the top of the talk page, where "yourCourse" is the course home page, e.g. "CZ:Biol_201:_General_Microbiology".


Eduzendium articles are not prominently marked, which causes mistakes such as Eduzendium articles being nominated for speedy deletion.


One of the Eduzendium leaders needs to contact the professors in the program, asking them to tell their students to use these templates.


A discussion section, to which anyone may contribute. Note that discussion of this proposal is also occurring in [the forums].

If this proposal were adopted, we'd need to also decide what to do with Eduzendium articles when the course is over. My inclination is to remove the templates from both the talk and article pages at that point. Does anyone know if articles are left in the Eduzendium workgroup after the courses are finished? --Warren Schudy 13:47, 16 February 2008 (CST)

Is there any possible reason to not do this? Stephen Ewen 16:18, 16 February 2008 (CST)
I support it, if that means much! Denis Cavanagh 16:36, 16 February 2008 (CST)

I just received the following email from Sorin, CCed to Lee (signatures removed):

I agree with the proposal and please to link the instructions to the recruitment page.

Thanks a lot

Dr. Sorin Adam Matei, Associate Professor

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Sun 2/17/2008 12:51 AM
To: Matei, Sorin A;
Subject: Eduzendium: article labeling proposal

I have drafted a proposal to add templates to the top of Eduzendium articles to
label them as Eduzendium articles. Stephen Ewen and I have made draft
templates. I would appreciate it if you would:
    1) Officially approve this proposal and
    2) Announce this to the participating professors.

Example article using article template:
Example talk page using talk page template:
Complete proposal (includes proposed documentation):

Warren Schudy

I will therefore edit the documentation shortly to implement it! --Warren Schudy 16:16, 17 February 2008 (CST)

I installed the documentation. I edited Income Statment and the templates to indicate they're no longer experimental. It's implemented! Warren Schudy 16:28, 17 February 2008 (CST)

Thanks, Warren. Your proposal is apparently the very first to make it all the way through the system! I'll transfer it tomorrow. Well done! --Larry Sanger 22:43, 17 February 2008 (CST)

Awesome Warren, I'd love to help you get this implemented when your ready. As far as placement of the instructions etc., Eduzendium does have a workgroup home that we could put to work. I especially think the EZtalk will help instructors keep track of their students articles. I am excited for them! D. Matt Innis 20:39, 18 February 2008 (CST)

I'm working on installing those templates in all the Temple Finance pages. Can you install the templates (and subpagify/checklist if needed) the pages in Colorado Anthropology? --Warren Schudy 00:15, 19 February 2008 (CST)

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