Wikipedia Feedback

Learning points

The feedback I received on my wikipedia talk page was extremely helpful. My evaluators made recommendations that I make my intended changes and plans clear from the onset. Initially, I had gone straight into improving the article without setting out a plan for my improvements. I plan to lay out a plan first before making my improvements. I was also advised to give some background on the edits I intend to make, to give them more context.  I intend to do so, particularly with reference to the part of the wikipedia page that will explain immigration of people of German descent in South Africa, Namibia, and Rhodesia who emigrated to Latin America- specifically Brazil, and Paraguay. The challenge I expect to face is that some of this information may not be readily available in the public domain, and may require original research, which may be at loggerheads with Wikipedia policies.

I also received useful ideas for how to proceed with my research, specifically, evaluating the impact these immigrants had on the receiving communities. I feel this would be a very interesting area to examine as it may incidentally help me explain prevailing attitudes and sentiments around immigration around the world today.

Expectations

I may consider exploring this as a research topic as a separate project later on as it may make the scope of my current project too wide to effectively accomplish. Another challenge I expect to face is that some of the information I may require for this project may not be readily available in the public domain, and may require original research, which may be at loggerheads with Wikipedia policies.

Gratitude

Thank you very much to Fish and CaraTop. Your advice was amazing, and you guys are the realest.

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