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See here. MoiraMoira (talk) 14:28, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

My god re we a third world country needing this this is rather arrogant, assuming we did ask for a duplicate article despite all the conversations and promises made earlier I now see. Now matters become clear to me. Sorry for sounding irritated but please respect our community and do not place duplicate article on nl-wiki without any explanation. MoiraMoira (talk) 15:31, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

I've been watching your edits on Sex differences in psychology[edit]

I've appreciated your recent efforts in updating Sex differences in psychology. I had been busy reading research sources and updating other articles, so I wasn't able to join in on the work there. As I check the article edit history and the article talk page there to see what work still needs to be done, I look at your talk page and the other most active editor's talk page to discover a a dismaying notice to the other editor and an active discussion of a topic ban for that editor. You may desire to comment on that. On my part, I regret that we are having trouble establishing a collaborative atmosphere for using the best reliable secondary sources for updating that article and other articles on related topics, which are very important. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 14:09, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

It feels as if most of what needs saying has been said, but thanks for informing me of the discussion. I haven't really had the time to put myself into the article as much as I would like. There are so many things that could use improvement. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 09:06, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

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To CFCF, thank you for your contributions to WikiProject Medicine. Axl ¤ [Talk] 11:41, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

Informal note[edit]

Hey, I notice that you have HighBeam access and you seem to have a few topicons. That being said, if you are interested, I've created {{Wikipedia:HighBeam/Topicon}}. No reply to this message is necessary (and I won't see it unless you ping me), just wanted to let you know it was available. Face-smile.svg Happy editing! — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 00:14, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I have quite extensive access through my library, but unfortunately not through Highbeam, even though it might seem like it. Thanks for the tip though, I might get some other topicons showing what access I have instead. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 06:50, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Hi, I can't log in into the ProZ website. I forgot how to get in there. Do you know how? Thank you ̴̴̴̃Mimihitam (talk) 09:40, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

The passwords etc. can be found here. We've restructured the page slightly, and they might not have been so easy to find. I'll fix this. Thanks, -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 09:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Silly me, no link: Wikipedia:WikiProject Medicine/Translation task force/Adding content. There we go, Mimihitam -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 09:52, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Why did you delete my edit?[edit]

[1] Why did you remove this without saying anything? I wasn't informed on my talk page or anything? CFCF (mesaj) 09:17, 15 Temmuz 2014 (UTC)

I saw you moved it here [2], and translated it. Thank you, -- CFCF (mesaj) 09:18, 15 Temmuz 2014 (UTC)
Offers does ​​announcements about mostly new projects, on the page. I moved your message to attention page. Because news, announcements are made that . I think you are worried to see that deleted. I also thank you for the announcement. Uğurkent (talk) 10:05, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


IEG grant
CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [5]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

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Arabic wiki[edit]

Hi, thanks for the offer. Sure, I will be happy to take the role of leading integrator in Arabic Wikipedia.--Ffraih (talk) 08:16, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Short medical translations[edit]

Hello, CFCF!

Regarding your message on pt.wiki Village Pump, we are returning with activities on local WikiProject. There are a few participants and a few more inactive participants. We use a list to send messages in mass for those who are listed as participants of the project. I can send that message to them if you believe that is a good idea. Cheers.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 21:34, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

That would be great, just remember to ping me on the pt.wikipedia so that I can see the discussion (I have e-mail alerts so if you just
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I will get your message. Thanks! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 09:24, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi! Message was sent to participants using MassMessage. Regards.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 00:05, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, wonderful! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 11:13, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Multiple sclerosis[edit]

Hello CFCF,

thank you for the message about multiple sclerosis article integration on Croatian Wikipedia. Yes, I already have the Croatian translation of the en.wiki article saved on my PC, but I'm trying to figure out how to merge the two articles. The Croatian article is already well done, but the translation is even better. I will try to work on this in the weekend, when I have more free time. Once done, I will update the Translation task force/RTT page and leave you a message. Best regards.--Dean72 (talk) 23:15, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Wonderful, thanks a bunch. It's been out a while, I think we will commission a bot in the future to inform of finished translations immediately when they are done. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 09:23, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Hi CFCF, many thanks for the star! Iztwoz (talk) 07:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

About translation into Ukrainian[edit]

Hello, sorry, I will not do it. Шкурба Андрій Вікторович (talk) 20:59, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

That is no problem. Just thought you might be interested. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 08:13, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Zatürre ve migren[edit]

  • Hello, I don't know if you're aware of it but you are adding content to some articles in Turkish wikipedia without integrating them to already existing material. Articles are now in a mess. Will you do something to correct it? --Mskyrider (talk) 14:21, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, I've previously informed the community, and will do so again shortly, but the old articles were very short and lacked sources. The alternatives are to replace the old article and take the translation only, or to merge them. It is simple to move the old articles to the talk-page if you think that is preferable? -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:24, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Do you have any suggestion where I might find editors willing to help out? -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Well, I vaguely remember having a message about this on our village pump. I don't feel very comfortable having to suppress the old content but it is a good-sized job to merge them with the existent content. The translation seems "almost" ok, but I think the translators didn't really look up the internal links. Medical terms could be a little bit different with the article names existent. As nobody came to your "appel" before, I'm sceptic, but if you leave another message to village pump, I could try to translate it to appeal users to help out with those articles. As the material is a bit technical, I hope we could find some volunteers. No need to transfer the old content to talk page as they are already available in history. --Mskyrider (talk) 14:36, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I will make an announcement on the village pump tomorrow. I previously posted at [6], which didn't give any responses. As you say, the translations are technical in content, which may be why people are hesitant to help out. The texts should be correct, as they are checked by medical doctors before being translated, and are translated by professional translators. I will prepare a text and run it by you before placing it on the village pump! -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:51, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
  • I have translated your message and put it here to our Village pump. At the same page you can ask some volunteers as well. Hope that there will be some willing. Keep up the good work. --Mskyrider (talk) 09:46, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

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Your GA nomination of Cranial nerves[edit]

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Article splits[edit]

Hi! Just a reminder: when you split an article like Locked-in syndrome, could you please make a point of providing attribution for the work of the editors who created the content you're moving, at the very least with an acknowledgement of the source in an edit summary? Thank you! There's advice on this at WP:CWW; {{copied}} and {{split from}}/{{split to}} may be useful. I've fixed this one (I think!). Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:02, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I should know better - must have missed it. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 08:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Cranial nerves[edit]

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Heart condition[edit]

Hi CFCF - just to say that I put a reconstruction tag on Heart article per your comment. If this is not wanted please just remove - thanks. And well done for cranial nerves! Iztwoz (talk) 13:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, I'm pretty stumped with work atm, but I have a rough draft, and a number of things left before I go live with it. I didn't remember the link to the construction tab, and when I went to look it up I forgot to about adding it. -- CFCF 🍌 (email) 14:10, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

TWB[edit]

Hello. I wanted to let you know that I reverted this edit you made on ro.wikipedia in the name of TWB. The reasons are as follows:

  1. We don't agree to replace any existing and cited text, especially with a one translated by the TWB.
  2. You could have asked for my help to verify the translation and try to integrate it, not throwing it like you did, above the initial text.
  3. I don't know who these people from the Romanian TWB are, but they clearly have no medical knowledge whatsoever.
  4. All the previous translation attempts made by the TWB are/were of low to middle quality (at best).
  5. We don't accept such edits from non-Wikipedia people, as they are not used to ro.wikipedia and also with the way a Romanian medical article should look like.
  6. As stated here, in a message to Jmh649 from June 19th, a Romanian medical article should primarily reflect the situation in Romania, especially regarding the treatment and prevention of the disease.
  7. We consider that if an article don't have the FA status on en.wikipedia, then it shouldn't be translated.
  8. I already found several mistakes in the translation made by the TWB, regarding the reverted edit mentioned at the beginning.

For these reasons as described above, I officially request to stop any further translation attempts on Romanian Wikipedia. Thank you very much for understanding. Kind regards, Wintereu (talk) 00:23, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Chest --> Thorax[edit]

Hi CFCF, thanks for performing this merge. 'Chest' is a popular article (over 7,000 views/month) and I think it might be worth opening the merge to discussion rather than performing it instantly. I support your merge, but I think it is better if other users are allowed to comment on some of the larger mergers first, even if they are pretty straightforward. I hope that you're well, --Tom (LT) (talk) 23:37, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for cerebellum edit[edit]

I was not looking forward to removing the new "Lack of a cerebellum" section[7] and having to explain why the New Scientist isn't an appropriate reference. Thanks for taking care of that. It's amazing how quickly the news<->Wikipedia feedback cycle can get going these days. HorsePunchKid 18:11, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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