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My profile

Sally enjoying a wine
Hi, My name is Sally and I live in beautiful Hawkes Bay, New Zealand where we make wonderful wine.  I've had very little exposure to Wikis and am finding this a steep learning curve - but hey, I need a challenge!

Professional background

I have worked at EIT Hawkes Bay, our local polytech, for more years than I care to remember. I have had a number of positions at EIT:

  1. computing tutor
  2. written workbooks
  3. written policies and procedures for IT Services
  4. helped lecturers put their material online
  5. mentored international students

My interests


  • Waikaremoana
  • Tongariro Crossing
  • Keplar
  • Heaphy
  • Rees Dart
  • North-West circuit Stewart Island

Travel (hopefully including a tramp or two)

  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Little bit of Europe
  • Cambodia
  • and Turkey in September

Learning to play the ukulele


My wiki projects

Web links

Wikimedia Foundation

Working with images 


Thumbnail photo

Noel in Peru

Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

(Comment.gif: Hi Sally,I centered up your photo after our play today :) --Hesperidesnz 04:28, 11 August 2010 (UTC) )

  • Dear Sally, Welcome to WikiEducator. Glad you are taking advantage of this wonderful learning opportunity. You've done some good work on your userpage--there's no better way to learn than "Be bold and try it." Note that I moved the WikiNeighbor userbox from the very top of your page to inside the "infobox personal" template, so it displays with the other box that's already there. If you need any help, feel free to contact me (click on my name at the end of this message to access my userpage where you can leave a note). Your WikiNeighbor, --Alison Snieckus 18:00, 21 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Sally, I read your note on my page. Glad the introduction wasn't lost--with lots of new users working on the same page, errors do occur...we're all human :-). You did successfully load your photo to WikiEducator; It's image name is Sally1.jpg Your next step is to add it to your page. The easiest way to do that is to be in the Rich Editor and use the "Insert/Edit Image" button--the one with the mountain on it. Type "Sally1...' in the image name window and image names will appear in the search window. Just pick the right one. You can adjust the picture with the functions on the bottom of the dialog box. Give it a try. Don't hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions. Your WikiNeighbor, --Alison Snieckus 21:01, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Alison and many thanks again. My photo is now uploaded - yeeha!

--Sallyw 23:02, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Sally, I was scrolling down the introductions and saw your photo--good work! Good of you to persist--just a little bit and along you go. Looks like you are into Day 4 on the tutorials. You'll have your first certification in no time :D.
Oh, by the way. It looks like you used an auto-user-profile function that added on structure to your user page. We, the facilitators, added suggested structure already before you all got going. You should probably copy/paste useable content to above and delete the headings and such that occur below this section. Let me know if you want help. Best, --Alison Snieckus 00:53, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Sally, Yes, I mean that some of the headings below this section are repeats (exact or very similar) of headings above this section. I'd take the information in the lower headings: "My profile", "My interests", and "My Website, blog and contact particulars" and integrate into the upper headings, then delete the lower parts. I would keep the Sandbox where it is, although you can move it up as well if you like. This is your page, so you can arrange it as you like. Feel free to browse others' wikieducator userpages to get ideas for what you want to do. Hope this helps. <smile>, --Alison Snieckus 13:51, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Sally! Sorry, I did not come in earlier. But I see that you have been working with Alison. Congrats. Savithri Singh 19:04, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Hello Sally, Good work on learning to do basic editing. I certified you as a Wiki Apprentice Level 1. Congrats. Your page is really coming along, but I did notice that the learning contract has been deleted. Not sure if you meant to do that--it's something that we suggest for participants in the workshop but it's not necessary. If you'd like it added back, let me know, I can do that for you. Hey, I love the term "tramping." Might just start using it myself. I do enjoy a good tramp :) --Alison Snieckus 02:38, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Sally, I see you have become wikiFamous. Wayne has many of your history records showing in the video for this weeks tutorial :) -Mverhaart 09:35, 28 July 2010 (UTC))

  • Sally, I think it's good to have the contract on your user page during the workshop. You may want to move it to a subpage or delete it altogether at some later time. I added back the most recent version from your history. I was able to figure out what you meant by tramping, but no clue about scroggin. Definitely a kiwi term. hmmmmm...we take gorp with us when we go hiking. You're right, mostly we Americans use the term hiking.
You are very close to earning the Wiki Apprentice Level 2 certification. You just need to demonstrate adding a caption to an image and specifying an image can use any image for this. I noticed some of the pages you made. Good work. I like the one about what images can be used and uploaded. This will be a good addition to our help pages. Given that the info comes from WikiEducator. I think I'd just add a section called "See Also" to include a link to the original place from which you obtained the information. Talk again tomorrow (it's 10:30pm here), --Alison Snieckus 02:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

(Comment.gif: Hi Sally, I love your tramping photos! I did the Milford earlier this year with some friends (the easy way with guides, warm lodges and a glass of pinot at the end of each day), It was great. Trained by walking up and down to Sunrise Hut over the entire summer, but in fact the Milford isn't a hard trail. My son ran the Tongariro crossing in Feb in 30+ heat and is running the Kepplar first weekend in December all 60 km in one day...he's nuts!) --Hesperidesnz 21:30, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi Sally, great photos! --Klaus Reich 09:21, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Hi Sally, I've gotten a bit behind on my participation as well. To be expected now and again. What I mean by image type is the "special type" field in the "image properties" dialog box. The options are "thumbnail", "framed", or "bordered". See the Frames & Thumbnails tutorial page, in particular the "Insert a Framed image" activity. Hope this helps. --Alison Snieckus 20:44, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Congratulations, Sally, on your Wiki Apprentice Level 2 certification. Well done. Note that I added some code below your new photo (the one with the frame and the caption) so that it doesn't bleed into the next section. The code is a template called Template:clear and can be added following an image by typing in the code {{clear}} in the template properties dialog, accessed via the [T] button in the rich text editor. How to use templates was not covered in the Workshop, but it's the next tutorial in the series, [[Wikieducator_rich_text_editor_tutorials/Pedagogical_templates|Pedagogical templates], if you are interested to learn more about them. It's been great working with you during the workshop. I noticed that you started a few help-type pages. That's one area that WE could really improve on. Let me know your thoughts if you are interested to help in this area. Also, don't hesitate to leave me a note or a question on my user page or talk page. See you around the wiki. Your WikiNeighbour, --Alison Snieckus 22:09, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

My Sandbox

My sandbox