Wikispeedia now offers service hours!

(max is 30 hours)

NOTE: School administrators. Feel free to comment below to discuss specific concerns about student service hours. We want the Service to be honest and useful and want to do whatever we can in this regard. -Jim Pruett (901) 213-7824 (administrators, see 7a below)

Are you a student looking for service hours? Watch this 2 minute video to begin your service hours and get a certificate today.


Method 1: Sit in a chair option.

1. New: We added a reading requirement. Listen to the book [audio , kindle]. Fill in answers to show you read it, and email BOTH quiz+answers to gpscruise@protonmail.com. Its a five hour book, so we will credit you up to 5 hours. After we grade your answers, your name will magically show up on the right side of this web page along with 0-5 hrs for your answers. You can log signs while you listen too…, but they won’t show up until you submit the quiz+answers. Both quiz and answers on one text. Not a pdf, not google doc, just one big text. Use notepad++ perhaps, its my favorite. Like this

  1. What was authors party. A: Libertarian.
  2. What is yadda. A: Yadda…

2. Install our Chrome App “Speed Limit Grab”  here.    (Please note, this extension isn’t malware. You can install it from source code. This is the life of a charity…)

3. (one time) Put your name in the OPTIONS so we know who did the Service Hours…

 

 

4. Hit the same white logo again.

5. Click on Mr yellow man (bottom right corner of browser).

6. Move around until you find a speed limit sign. They are everywhere!

7. Click the same white button again, then click on the speed limit number. That’s it! You are immortal like adopt-a-road…  You will see your Stats on the right Wikispeedia.org

 

8. When you are done, if you want a certificate put on this web page we are charging a $4 tip (its a lot of work for us). You can make your own certificate at canva.com. One certificate per person, (max is 30 hours). The certificate will reflect the hours on the right side under hrs. We use an automated system to check validity. WE DON’T WANT ANY MORE THAN 30 hours of work. If you do more, the web page will show 30 hours max even if you did more! 

9. Administrators: You can call and leave detailed instructions (text (901) 213 7824) and we will reply with an audit of their service-dates and service-hours. Please don’t expect us to play phone tag, leave the students name (as written on the right side of any page and what exactly you want). We will run an audit and tell you how well they did and any mistakes they made! 

10. We only keep your name on this page for one year. Administrators: we can validate older data, just ask. But we don’t want this web page to be millions of lines long. We hope you understand. Your data is still there and we will respond to administrators until the end of time, but we only show names on the right side of the web page for one year. Please understand.

11. Don’t add yellow signs!!!!!  They are not speed limits, rather, speed advisories. If you have a Formula One race car, you won’t get a ticket for violating a yellow speed limit so we don’t want then. 

12. Don’t point at the sign, instead point down the road like you would driving

13. Find new areas by going to wikispeedia.org/tmp  Sometimes they won’t show there if they have already been done… Experiment. Find empty locations….

14. We measure your hours just as if you were volunteering at the Salvation Army, namely

   a. That you showed up.

   b. That you did no harm.

   c. That you helped the cause 😉

That’s it!

Real Awarded Certificates below.


Method 2: Do something speed limit related.

Consider creating a blog post about road rage reduction, or speeding, traffic, or research. Give writing a chance! What have you got to loose. Keep track of your time and let us know.

  1. Manditory! Complete the book requirement (see Method 1, #1 at top of this page).
  2. To post an article, register here. https://www.wikispeedia.org/wordpress/register/
  3. Put comment below and we will turn on authorship.
  4. Create your post with pictures, words, links. You won’t hurt the site, so create away…
  5. Email us your hours (10 hours max for authorship) and we will email you a certificate with the hours on it. One certificate per person. We use these guidelines: link

Method 3: Build something.

Build something. Here are some ideas. Just keep track of your ideas and contact us when you are done. One certificate per person.

[new] Method 4: Drive-around method.

If you want to get some service hours by moving around, then try this method.

  1. Get app. Newer phones: link  Older devices: link (sideload older one).
  2. Drive around as a passenger. Perhaps on a bus. Every time you see a speed limit sign, tap the phone.
  3. Every time you turn on the app, your submissions will upload here https://www.wikispeedia.org/tmp
  4. Keep track of your time. When you want your certificate or have questions, comment below and we will respond within a few hours.
  5. That’s it! One certificate per person.

Since 2005, Wikispeedia has been gathering and giving out speed limit information free of charge. If you are a trucking agency and need to see what your drivers are doing, partner with Wikispeedia. There aren’t that many speed limit signs and we have most of them!

Ask questions here!

For the reading assignment, don’t just text the answers, we need BOTH questions and answers. Read 1 above and follow it precisely.

We don’t offer special requests. (Signatures, Emails, Letters, verifications, forms, none of that). We do offer a way for your school to validate your work.

Administrators can text us for verification only (read 9 above).

Don’t get upset that we don’t reply to your requests. We see them and understand your needs, but consider our needs too please. We know you are frustrated, but don’t be please. Have your counselor simply text and we always reply to counselors!

Jim Pruett

Jim Pruett,
Yes I see my name on the website now. I’m a bit confused on how service hours are awarded. Is there a ratio factor (for example every 10 signs I get 1 community service hour) or is there a tracking system (for instance the time spent on Wikispeedia Google Maps counts the community service hours spent)? Also, how often is community service hours updated on this website (like after 24 hours the website is updated)?
~Robert Jarman

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