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Hi Peter, Glad to see another set of like-minded folks! Have you checked out Appropedia? We are aiming at a very similar place and hope to include all the content that you would probably include. Is there any chance we could work together? Appropedia is made up of a set of core people, all of whom started their own wikis before discovering each other and joining forces. We'd love to have a conversation about collaboration, if you're open to that. --Curtbeckmann 07:54, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Curtbeckmann, thanks for making contact. I had located Appropedia after we created Greenlivingpedia and have linked to it from our Directory. We think there is space for Greenlivingpedia to progress with a focus on sustainable housing and categorization in Australia. Let's progress with mutual collaboration and interwiki links for now, and consider merging down the track. Peter Campbell 23:29, 5 March 2007 (CST)

Hi Peter,

I've added some thoughts to the conversation on your Appropedia talk page.

I deleted the Green computing, and instead directed it to the "Information technology" page. The section on sustainability links to your page on the topic - Green computing. It was part of our porting experiment, I think, but I didn't want to leave it there without your express permission (don't want to look like we're just grabbing your content), and preferably as part of a merger, whenever that may be.

I'm putting as many waking hours as I can into Appropedia in the next few days. Hopefully I'll be having conversations with someone from Wikia about a partnership, as well as with Jimmy Wales on Wednesday. It will be helpful to have things looking as good as possible by then, both in terms of content, and the look of landing pages. If you are inspired to contribute, that would be great. I'm thinking particularly of the Green living portal. Perhaps we could also copy some of your best pages, e.g. on buildings, protecting them and linking to your wiki (directing would-be editors here). --Chriswaterguy 10:23, 21 April 2007 (CDT)

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Appropedia in the next few days.

Hi Peter,

I've added some thoughts to the conversation on your Appropedia talk page.

I deleted the Green computing, and instead directed it to the "Information technology" page. The section on sustainability links to your page on the topic - Green computing. It was part of our porting experiment, I think, but I didn't want to leave it there without your express permission (don't want to look like we're just grabbing your content), and preferably as part of a merger, whenever that may be.

I'm putting as many waking hours as I can into Appropedia in the next few days. Hopefully I'll be having conversations with someone from Wikia about a partnership, as well as with Jimmy Wales on Wednesday. It will be helpful to have things looking as good as possible by then, both in terms of content, and the look of landing pages. If you are inspired to contribute, that would be great. I'm thinking particularly of the Green living portal. Perhaps we could also copy some of your best pages, e.g. on buildings, protecting them and linking to your wiki (directing would-be editors here). --Chriswaterguy 10:23, 21 April 2007 (CDT)

Chris, please link to and copy/use any of the Greenlivingpedia content that is of use. I will be meeting with Jimmy Wales at the Melbourne meetup this week so I will attempt to discuss furthering a green living portal via Appropedia/Greenlivingpedia etc with him too. I think one of the key points (as per comments on Appropedia talk page) is that the portal should be tailored to present a relevant view on the topic and not be cluttered with other not-so-relevant information, and the URL to get to it should be intuitive and easy to find or even guess. Peter Campbell 21:09, 21 April 2007 (CDT)
Thanks!
Glad you're meeting with Jimbo. Anyway, let's see what we can do in the next few days.
Re a direct URL: If we stick with having portals in the Portal: namespace (which is probably a good idea, though I'm open to suggestions) then the url is http://www.appropedia.org/Portal:Green_living - however, http://www.appropedia.org/Green_living redirects there, and a search for green living will show that portal straight off. I'd like us to soon get other topics working the same way.
I think when we link to landing pages like this one, we should do so directly to the Portal. I suspect that's better for search engine ranking, and it (hopefully) avoids redirects showing up on google searches.
How does all that sound? --Chriswaterguy 23:35, 21 April 2007 (CDT)
Chris, the URL redirection is good. I have added the list of portals to the Appropedia front page as a "main area" to make them more prominent, otherwise few will find them. I still have a concern about the category system on Appropedia being too verbose making it difficult for novice users to find specific topics. Also, as previously mentioned, the logo and sidebar issues remain - until the portal construct architecture is improved. Peter Campbell 18:05, 22 April 2007 (CDT)
Thanks. I'll answer at your Appropedia page as I'd like the rest of the team to see this discussion. --Chriswaterguy 19:38, 22 April 2007 (CDT)

EcoCentre listing.

Hi Peter, Thanks for the EcoCentre listing. However there are a few errors: We don't have batteries to store electricity but we do have solar tube lighting systems.

The introduction should read: The Ecohouse Project was a project of the Port Phillip EcoCentre. The goals were to transform the house and garden on the corner of the St Kilda Botanical Gardens into a model sustainable building to provide education and inspiration to the wider community, acting as a seed for further change. An existing brick house was redesigned and refitted with sustainable features, including:

The list of features should be: water harvesting, conserving and recycling achieving zero discharge from the residential site (including the majority of storm water) energy saving features, including: passive solar design active solar technologies (photovoltaic panels and solar hot water) energy efficiency embodied energy savings use of non-toxic, recycled and local materials.

The house promotes sound living practices, and provides a pleasant and nourishing living environment.

The contact should be Port Phillip EcoCentre, not City of Melbourne.

The "Office" caption should be "Resource room".

Credits should be: • Principle Architect: Peter Ho, PHOOEY ARCHITECTURE • Builder: Duncan Hall, Green House Sustainable Building Systems P/L • Construction Project Management FMSA Pty Ltd • Project Coordinator 2000-2003: Peter Barker • Landscape Architect: Martin Reeves

We also have a list of sponsors:

  • City of Port Phillip
  • The Government of Victoria. The Department of Infrastructure. The Department of Sustainability
  • B'nai B'rith Environment Group
  • Earthcare St Kilda
  • DNRE - Coasts and Clean Seas Program
  • John T Reid Charitable Trust
  • William Buckland Foundation
  • Equity Trustees
  • Central Equity
  • South East Water
  • Melbourne Water
  • The Myer Foundation
  • The Reichstein Foundation
  • Helen Macpherson Smith Fund

Thanks Peter.

David Giles.

David, I have made the above amendments to the article. Please note that if you wish I can unprotect the article so you and others can edit it (if they have an account on Greenlivingpedia) Regards, Peter Campbell 22:09, 21 October 2007 (CDT)

Link to Enviroweb

I thought you might like to link to Enviroweb, an Australian enviroment wiki. This is their address, Envirowiki.I have already put Greenlivingpedia's address on their site and their address at Greenlivingpedia - Links (Directory). I am also a Wikipedia user. Kathleen.wright5 08:55, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for adding this Kathleen, this is a good link to have in the directory Peter Campbell 05:10, 14 November 2007 (CST)

Re:Offer of Adminship

No I don't want to be an Admin. at any Wiki, which you will see if you visit my Wikipedia page. There is a link to my Wikipedia page on my Greenlivingpedia page. Kathleen.wright5 04:54, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

no worries dude

I know how to use a wiki ;). I've reciprocated your link to envirowiki. I'm in the process of adding greenlivingpedia to our interwiki link table. look forward to doing co-operation with you. --Naught101 02:10, 30 November 2007 (CST)

Great. I will do likewise with the interwiki table, but I don't go there often. I use a standard "greeting" template to welcome new users so you got the standard greeting. Template I have created are listed on my user page. Keep up the good work on envirowiki. I was wondering if Greenlivingpedia should cater for similar topics, but you have now so we can keep our scope focussed on green living etc. There maybe a bit of overlap (or linking) on topics such as Climate change Peter Campbell 03:08, 30 November 2007 (CST)
Indeed. Overlap is good though, fosters diversity and all. And of course, GLP seems more likely to focus the practical aspects, whereas envirowiki might look more at the theoretical side of things. Interwiki linking is good for that kind of thing. Should be good! --Naught101 04:43, 30 November 2007 (CST)

Kubuntu article on wikiHow

Peter,

I work for wikiHow and need to contact you regarding your recent article there. First, thanks for the good article on Kubuntu on an older computer. I see that you sourced it almost directly from this wiki. Unfortunately, wikiHow's CC-BY-SA-NC license is not directly compatible the the GFDL under which the original version is licensed, which means that this sort of copy and paste sharing of content violates the original license. In addition, the format of the article does not follow wikiHow's article format. Fortunately, both of these issues can be rectified in the same way - by working over the article to paraphrase the content and turning it into wikiHow format. We think the information you are sharing with our readers is excellent and absolutely want to keep it. Would you mind helping out by working to paraphrase and reformat the article to help ensure compatibility with our style and license? I'd be happy to help if needed. Just leave me a note on my talk page on wikiHow. Thanks!

Following up - it looks like you are the only named contributor to that article, which avoids the license compatibility issues, which were the more significant concern to us. Formatting is an easy fix :) Thanks for contributing!

stubs

FWIW {{Stub}} is more stardard (and easier to remember) than {{Stub article}}. --Chriswaterguy 22:48, 15 August 2008 (CDT)

Thanks, - a good idea, I will use this instead Peter Campbell 22:51, 15 August 2008 (CDT)
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