Daily Archives: May 1, 2023

7-day log

Day 1: I made my account under Captain Spork 77, and now I have to do the game, I don’t have a single clue on how to edit or create, but I hope I can learn this quickly. It sucks that this assignment can’t be done at Baruch, I really can’t focus at home. I never knew that anyone can write and edit Wikipedia, it does reassure me that there are experts that check and clean the articles but it’s silly how anyone can access the articles and change them.

Day 2: I tried to find the most info I could find, sadly I only have one website where some info about Lula Lowe Weeden was mentioned and talked about. The rest of the websites redirected me to find a gravestone. I Baruch did carry a book t about early 1900s black poets, but when I tried looking for it, it seemed to be missing or taken, Im not sure what happened to the book. I wrote some notes/paragraphs about Lula Lowe Weeden, it’s not a lot but from the information I got, Ms. Weeden was very cool. I’m still trying to get used to using Wikipedia.

Day 3: I wrote a biography about Ms. Weeden on Wikipedia, it’s on Sandbox, I just don’t know how to “post-it” but I also have to change the title. I’ve been scrolling through Wikipedia trying to find any instance of prejudice against women in the talk tab, but I haven’t really found anything. Amusingly I did find two people fighting over a picture of Kim Kardashian, they were fighting over lighting and professionalism, reading their comments made me laugh and smile a couple of times.

Day 4: Started working on my essay, I’m having some problems with my thesis, but it’s just that anything I can think of makes my writing sound weird but it is probably just me. Aside from that, I kept looking around on Wikipedia to find some prejudice, I believe I did find one, on Sandra Bullock’s Wikipedia page. I found it weird that this was commented on the talk page, “Sandra Bullock is considered as “One of the Most Fine Women of Her Generation” Mackkr7 (talk) 21:24, 30 June 2022 (UTC)”. It was weird that this writer wanted to write that on her page, more over the administrator also commented that they wanted the writer to clear up on what to change. I thought the administrator would instead be against this change, but it seemed like he just wanted to know where to include the change.

Day 5: I guess I have all of the information I could find on Lula Lowe Weeden, I wrote a little bubble paragraph about her that I would include in the essay, talking about this essay, I still haven’t finished it, but I’m still working on it.

Day 6: I’m halfway done with my essay, the work has been very tolling, but I had to continue. I’m still on the lookout to find any more instances of where misrepresentation or harassment has occurred. Nothing too damaging, just people that can’t convey themselves properly, and make themselves look like a fool.

Day 7: It has been a long journey, I’ve posted the Lula Lowe Weeden article and just waiting for revision or the go-ahead to post. As well I finished the argumentative essay. I wrote as much as I can but at the same time, I didn’t want to pat this paper, writing this made me realize that I must broaden my vocabulary as well as learn to write in an argumentative format. It was very fun to do this essay.

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