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WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)
WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)
- Released: Fourth quarter, 2013
- Editor: LT910001
Hello WP:ANATOMY user! This is the first of what I hope will be ongoing quarterlies, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage
- What's new
- Revamped interface for WP:ANATOMY
- New "drives" initiative, allowing users to post small targets (limited in time and scope) that other users can collaborate on.
- New article assessment statistics, to see how we are improving month to month. All Start thru GA class articles reevaluated for class and quality. All moustache-related articles have been removed (not a joke).
- CFCF has been furiously uploading high-quality Anatomy images from various textbooks
- New GA nomination (Suspensory muscle of duodenum)
- What's going on
- A discussion regarding a change to the manual of style for Anatomical articles
- An RfC regarding the use of 'Human' in anatomical titles, which is a matter of some contention.
- How can I contribute?
- Add small 'drives' of your own!
- Contribute on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page
- Start adding sources to more Anatomy articles
- Start proposing merges, moves, tagging and re-evaluating articles.
- Quarterly focus - GA nominations
I would like to take some time on this first quarterly to evaluate the state of the project. We have the benefit of having a relatively-small group of articles that are, for the most part, relatively non-controversial. Additionally, for the majority of our articles, it may indeed be possible to create an article that reflects a significant proportion of the published literature. This is quite distinct from other projects.
However, it appears we only have 5 GAs (Anatomy, Brain, Clitoris, Human tooth, and Leonardo da Vinci) and 4 FAs (Immune system, Hippocampus, Cerebellum, and Resurrectionists in the United Kingdom), none of which relate to purely anatomical items, which constitute most of our mass. By 'anatomical items' I mean muscles, nerves, bones, blood vessels, veins, foramina, and so on, that constitute the vast majority of our articles. In fact, we only have one 'system' (Immune system) at FA class, and none at GA class. We indeed only have 70 articles out over 4,000 at B-class. This scarcity is, I believe, for the following reasons: (1) lack of model articles (2) lack of appropriate guidelines, and (3) general sparsity of sourcing on many articles. How may these be addressed?
- Nominating good articles. In addition to suspensory muscle of the duodenum I will be working on Mylohyoid muscle, Genioglossus, Foramen spinosum and an as-yet undecided article.
- Revamping the MEDMOS guidelines for Anatomical articles to make them more appropriate. That discussion is here.
- Using books as sources. Books are readily available in libraries and have the superb quality of being able to aggregate information, which can be used to source thousands of anatomical articles.
- Collateralising sourcing. Anatomical sources often refer to several structures in a single source. Therefore an editor on one article could quickly add a source to another two articles in a related topic. This incremental approach will hopefully accrue for future editors
- Tagging articles for cleanup, to let future editors know to use sources
- Templates, which will soon be available, to post on the wall of new editors thanking them for their edits and encouraging the use of sources.
I hope that we are able to revitalise this project. Wikipedia has the capacity to become an excellent resource for anatomical information. I again welcome feedback on this quarterly or any aspects therein on the talk page for the quarterly, on my talkpage, or on the WP Anatomy talk page here. Kind regards, LT910001 (talk)
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WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#2)
Hello WP:ANATOMY participant! This is the second quarterly update of goings-on in WP:ANATOMY, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list
- What's new
- New guidelines released for Anatomy articles
- 2 new Featured Images (Facial muscles, Gastric mucosa)
- 3 new GAs: Recurrent laryngeal nerve, Stapes, and Foramen spinosum
- Template for greeting users released
- Popular pages enabled for Anatomy, at last!
- All articles under our scope have been assessed
- A new Anatomy-themed barnstar has been created
- An ongoing discussion about how to simplify anatomical terminology
- Five GA nominations, one featured list nomination.
- Our series on Anatomical terminology has expanded to include muscle and bone. Links to these articles have been included on the infoboxes for all muscles and bones.
- We're well on our way to meeting our goals, with 480 of 500 articles to C-class, an increase of almost 200 articles since we started counting 3 months ago
- How can I contribute?
- Reword anatomical jargon: jargon is widespread and not helpful to lay readers.
- Contribute on our talk page
- Continue to add sources, content, and improve anatomical articles!
- Replace images with better images from Wikipedia commons, or if there are too many images, remove some low-quality ones
- Quarterly focus - Where to edit?
On any given week we have at least 4-10 editors making significant contributions to our articles, with probably more than double this making minor edits. As an editor, I am often wondering: with so many articles, where to start? There is so much to be done (as always, on Wikipedia!), and I aim here to provide a comprehensive list of venues within our project. If I've missed any, please let us know on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page.
An editor might edit:
- By importance. A user can use our assessment table to view articles by their importance and class. The vital articles project provides a list of designated 'Vital articles' for Wikipedia.
- By popularity. One way to edit is to edit the most popular pages -- the majority of these need help, and editing is sure to bring benefit to many users.
- By need. There is always cleanup that needs to be done, whether commenting on adding infoboxes or adding images. ,
- By interest. A series of inter-project categories has been developed to help facilitate inter-Wiki and inter-professional collaboration. These categories sort our articles into organs, system, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and several other categories. This should offer a buffet of articles for any interested editors! See here for more details.
- By topic. Wikipedia's anatomical categories may provide impetus, as may editing a suite of related-articles, using a parent article such as ear for direction. A collection of series are slowly being rolled-out, including one for epithelia and for articles about the gastrointestinal wall, which also act as groups of topics. Templates, as documented on our main page, provide a similar categorisation.
- By demand. Discussions relating to Anatomy are frequent occurrences on the talk pages for WPMED and WP:ANATOMY. Such topics almost always cry out for more editing.
- By recent changes. One way to choose a destination for editing is to check the recent changes, revert vandalism, integrate/source edits, or generally collaborate in improving articles that are receiving contributions from other editors. This can be found in the recent contributions for Index of Anatomy), a relatively comprehensive on-wiki list. , or the (
- By chance. A user is always welcome to improve articles that they randomly 'bump into' by Wiki-surfing or by having bumped for other reasons into a particular article or topic that needs improvement
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