Appropedia working page helpers etc[edit source]

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Recent active users[edit source]

30 days of edits

Backing up key pages[edit source]

I'd like to back up some key pages I've made contributions towards offline. User:Chriswaterguy reckons it can be done ... now need to figure out how.

Pat, not sure if it helps at all, but I've seen various software (such as zim) that runs a 'wiki' on a desktop computer. It might then be possible to just export the pages you want and then view them on a pc for backing-up purposes. I'm not sure how well this works, but it might do what you want it to do. Joeturner 03:32, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Ah, thanks Joe. Well, I actually find the Book functionality really cool - it could be useful for others rather than me I imagine. I did find that on the page of the saved book there is an "Open in Book Creator" button which is useful as well. --PatSunter 03:38, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Links to useful discussions at Village Pump and others re Appropedia history, missions, plans[edit source]

Welcome![edit source]

Hi Pat, good to have you here. Hope you have a good experience here and find Appropedia useful, personally and for your transport project, and we look forward to learning from you.

Let me know if you have questions or feedback or need any help. --Chriswaterguy 16:52, 8 October 2012 (PDT)

Hi PatSunter,

Welcome to the Appropedia wiki! If you need a general wiki-tutorial, see the main help page (or the more in-depth one on WikiEducator).

Check your preferences. It's a good idea to verify your email address and turn on email notification - then you'll be notified when you get a message on your talk page, or when any page on your watchlist, is modified. You may want to upload a photo or information about yourself to your userpage (which is at User:PatSunter).

If you have a particular interest or project in mind, go ahead and start it! If you have questions or suggestions, the best place to leave them is at our community discussion page, which we call the Village pump - you should get a fast response. Or, feel free to leave me a note on my talk page if you have further questions, need help finding your way around, have a cool idea for a project, or just want to chat. If you just want to know how things work here, check out Appropedia:Policies and Appropedia:FAQ. We're a relaxed and friendly bunch though, and you can also just pick things up as you go.

Glad to have you here!

--Chriswaterguy

Thanks[edit source]

Hi Pat,

Thanks for your great contributions here. I agree with your sentiment at Sustainable transport. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to assist you. --Lonny 01:50, 14 November 2012 (PST)

Thinking about Appropedia and a Cities Portal[edit source]

I guess this is a 2-part post and suggestion for response:

  • (A) An initial proposal for "Cities" or an equivalent (e.g. Sustainable Cities) to be in the left sidebar of "Areas" on the Appropedia site.
  • (B) An effort to clarify the hierarchy of pages in that area that already exist.

Starting with (A) ... I think the case for this is the much-quoted statistic that in the last couple of years demographers think that > 50% of the global population would be urbanised (http://web.archive.org/web/20090209221745/http://www.iht.com:80/articles/ap/2008/02/26/news/UN-GEN-UN-Growing-Cities.php).

I realise a focus on Cities is a fair way from much of the historic focus of the Appropriate Technology movement on rural communities. But I suggest given the above, a holistic approach to Appropriate Development and Sustainability globally should take cities as one of the major starting points and focus areas. Note, I'm not suggesting Appropedia should be Pro cities - in fact I agree that in many cases putting effort to improving the quality of life & sustainability of rural and village residents is important to slow urbanisation and support traditional cultures etc. BUT cities will continue existing, and in both the developed & developing world there's pressing needs for more sustainable & appropriate approaches to provision of life's needs & goals in urban regions.

I see there is already "Construction" in the list, but I think "Cities" as a category would emphasise more holistic integration of this with some other categories - e.g. transport, social life, community planning approaches in more urban settlements.

Which brings me to (B), relevant pages.

I notice that https://www.appropedia.org/Cities currently redirects to the "Built environment" page, which also has its own category.

Then there is the high-level page "Sustainable cities", which also has a Category, and "Sustainable city living", which doesn't have a category but has a (nicely done) Portal page.

I think its worthwhile clarifying the relationship between these pages and possibly re-factoring ... e.g. perhaps a new Cities top-level Portal and category, closely linked to the Sustainable cities page.

Does anyone have any opinions/views on all of this?

I guess one of my rationales is not just a wish to organised current info better, but make it more appealing for other people worldwide working on sustainable cities / urban design to get involved, if the landscape of pages better matches how people are educated in urban planning & urban design schools.

--PatSunter 00:59, 21 May 2013 (PDT)

Links to interesting pages about Appropedia's role, future directions, etc[edit source]

I made some comments recently on Appropedia:Strategic planning/Strategic plan 2013-2014, see the talk page.

Links to nice example pages/categories of using Appropedia in a university course (Service Learning)[edit source]

Table of New Pages, Users etc[edit source]

(Copied from proposed Appropedia:Contributors' homepage).

Newest Articlesmore Newest Talk pagesmore Newest User Pagesmore Newest Categoriesmore
  1. Non-commercial food plants/zh
  2. Docker Hat/fr
  3. Docker Hat
  4. My Straw Bag/fr
  5. My Straw Bag
  6. Nonplanar Slicing/sk
  7. Biochar Technology/pt
  8. Conventional farming/ar
  9. Hydroponic vertical garden at Sembradores Urbanos/es
  10. Turmeric (Practical Action Brief)/id
  11. Vermicompost/pl
  12. Worm Farming/pl
  13. Denmark news/2013-2017
  14. Germany news/2018-2021
  15. Homemade "Varnish"/nl
  16. LED lighting/sk
  17. Coffee/zh
  18. A People's Food Policy/Trade/zh
  19. Composites in the Aircraft Industry/es
  20. Collective House/es
  1. Talk:Aerosol pandemic
  2. Talk:Effects of ICT on society/my
  3. Talk:ALLEN
  4. Talk:Child CPR Quiz/ar
  5. Talk:Trauma Team Training/Pre-Course Participant Evaluation-(Quiz)
  6. Talk:Pediatric Distal Forearm Fractures/Innovative Design
Newest Category talk pagesmore
  1. Category talk:Medical skills
  2. Category talk:Medical care
Newest Appropedia talk pagesmore
  1. Appropedia talk:Changelog
  2. Appropedia talk:List of academic citations
Newest User talk pagesmore
  1. User talk:WillFerg36
  2. User talk:DimeBorg
  1. User:M.Kim
  2. User:Pourtousi Ava
  3. User:Elhammoudy Abdelfattah
  4. User:Maintenance script
  5. User:JakeReeves
  6. User:Meridianbioscience
  7. User:Pegah
  8. User:Wcd20
  9. User:Zach
  10. User:Willo
  11. User:Rah173
  12. User:Jriveraa11
  13. User:Scm136
  14. User:Jabes
  15. User:DimeBorg
  16. User:WillFerg36
  17. User:PDEvans
  18. User:Nathan Armstrong
  19. User:Lucas Sira
  20. User:Talia.Uri
  1. Category:Fair use files
  2. Category:Talk pages with lead text
  3. Category:Pages with no lead section
  4. Category:Empty pages
  5. Category:Plymouth
  6. Category:Bootcamp Caminos de Siembra (2023)
  7. Category:Pages with references tag but no references
  8. Category:Pages with references but no references tag
  9. Category:Pages with commas in the title
  10. Category:School essays
  11. Category:MIT files
  12. Category:Pages with no events
  13. Category:Pages with no news
  14. Category:CASwiki US topic news
  15. Category:Scottish council areas
  16. Category:Glasgow
  17. Category:MTU
  18. Category:MIT
  19. Category:Universities
  20. Category:Categories that contain themselves

TODO: document proposed 'public transport informatics' initiative?[edit source]

To keep track of discussions with User:Aaron and others on this? --PatSunter (talk) 23:22, 14 March 2014 (PDT)

https://www.appropedia.org/Appropedia:Content_Initiatives/Proposals

re Hi and Open CO2 project[edit source]

Hi Pat, thanks very much for making contact, the links to some of your articles and expression of interest in Open CO2 type stuff. I'm currently ploughing through getting SCA location type pages ported (nearly got halfway, but still over 150 to go!) but will eventually get onto some SCA topic articles which will include some on transport and I'll be sure to let you know as and when I do. Thanks again for saying Hi and best wishes for all your brilliant transport related work. Philralph (talk) 02:00, 15 March 2014 (PDT)

Your 2021 impact stats are right here![edit source]

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Hi Patrick! We thought you may want know that your top performing pages so far are:

  1. Transport (11 932 page views) Update!
  2. Open Source Transport Informatics tools (3 986 page views) Update!
  3. Sustainable cities (3 932 page views) Update!
  4. Sustainable transport (3 000 page views) Update!
  5. General Transit Feed Specification (2 698 page views) Update!

Overall, your impact has been of 52,475 page views, woozaa!

Also, your user page has received 971 visits! People are interested in knowing more about you, edit your user page to tell the world what you've been up to.

Thanks for your contributions and for making Appropedia great, have a merry green Christmas!!

The Appropedia Team

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