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Edits to C-SPAN[edit]

Hi ComfyKem. I have the C-SPAN article on my watchlist and noticed your recent edit. I'm actually in the process of fixing up this article in preparation for submission to Feature article review, and I'm afraid one of your modifications introduced an inaccuracy. Specifically, the article now says C-SPAN "simulcasts NASA Space Shuttle mission launches". However, NASA no longer operates a space shuttle program, so the past tense "simulcast" makes more sense here.

I have no problem with the Arab Spring addition, however I've also asked a recent editor to consider reverting themselves for having introduced some errors as well (see here) so if they do follow up, this would undo your edit as well.

Also, why am I mentioning this to you rather than just changing it? I'm a consultant to C-SPAN, and because of my financial COI, I don't make direct edits, I only offer suggestions. So, consider this a friendly heads up that the article is likely to change again soon. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 19:41, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing out "cur" on Tv's discussion page; I've followed up with notes about a few more problems I found. WWB Too (Talk · COI) 22:21, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Hi there, CK. I haven't received a reply from Tv about the C-SPAN article; looks like he or she has not been online these last few days, anyway. I was hoping to have taken this article to FAC by this point, but I can't do so with these problems introduced to the article. Would you be willing to consider reverting to the version prior to August 11? Thanks in advance, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 13:25, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
I've reverted it to it's pre-August 11 state (see) ComfyKem (talk) 16:29, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Just saw that, thanks! If you want to add back Arab Spring, go right ahead. I don't want to be WP:OWN-y about the article; I just didn't want to lose the improvements I'd secured before it. I'll let Tv know, also. Best, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:53, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

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Coronavirus taxobox[edit]

Hi ComfyKem, when you have time will you please tweak the taxobox on Coronavirus so that it will show all four genera Alpha, beta, gamma, and deltacoronavirus? Since it's the main article it would be helpful if all four were showing. Thanks. Malke 2010 (talk) 17:58, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

There is a separate article for the subfamily Coronavirinae. It looks like these two articles cover the same thing, so shouldn't there be a merger? If so, I think the subfamily name would be better for the title (going with the norm on virus articles) with "coronavirus" as a redirect with a mention of the fact that members of the entire subfamily can be referred to as coronaviruses. For comparison, herpesvirus redirects to the family Herpesviridae since all members of the family are called herpesviruses. ComfyKem (talk) 18:31, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
That's an excellent question. As you know, the coronaviruses are the species in the subfamily coronavirinae. These viruses are more complex from the Herpes viruses which are human viruses. Given that the zoonotic origins are divided with bats in the alpha and beta groups and avian sources in the gamma and delta groups, (so far as these groups are known at this time) there is enough material to separate the subfamily from the species so as to expand on these genera. Since these are emerging viruses, its possible the subfamily might expand over time. The species, of course, continue to emerge, with the MERS being the newest species in group 2c. For this reason, I would be reluctant to merge them. Malke 2010 (talk) 01:34, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus[edit]

I've reverted your edit to the article as the spread of the disease to Canada is most certainly noteworthy IMO. Regards Aloha27 (talk) 01:37, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

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3RR on Ted Cruz[edit]

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My mistake[edit]

Was looking at a seperate issue and make an error. Thanks Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:40, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Copying text between articles[edit]

Back in 2013 you copied text from one article to another:

However you did not provide adequate attribution, and the text you copied only included short citations with no corresponding long citations in a References section.

There are three articles with the short citations to "Pinholster 2006." but no long ones in a References section which were created with the following edits:

Thanks to Kevinkor2 including the name of the article it is possible to trace the original to Creation–evolution controversy. Including the name of the article is part of the copyright policy, but it also helps editors find and fix problems like this one.

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Thank you for informing me about this. I'll be more careful in my editing in the future. ComfyKem (talk) 17:05, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Redirecting without merging[edit]

I undid your "merge redirect" here because you redirected without merging encyclopedic information, in essence, you deleted an article without a deletion discussion. MicroPaLeo (talk) 17:36, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Maybe you did add the information, and I am confused, for which I apologize. I agree with upmerging, but, it appeared from your redirect that this was ot what happened. Now it appears it was. I will check more carefully. As the current version does not have the information, I ask you to leave it as it is until it can be sorted out. MicroPaLeo (talk) 17:42, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
BTW, it should have been redirected to Lloviu virus. We should sort this on the genus page or the RFC, which should be mentioned at discovery name, proposed name, and genus. MicroPaLeo (talk) 17:44, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I merged the information from Lloviu virus, including the virology and history sections, into Cuevavirus.[1] Those pronunciation keys can be put in an IPA template in the intro. The species inclusion criteria aren't really useful in this merger since the ICTV currently uses the same demarcations for the genus and the species since there's only one recognized species in the genus.[2] & from what I see, Lloviu cuevavirus and Lloviu virus are duplicates of each other, just with one having the virology and history sections (the species name is Lloviu cuevavirus). ComfyKem (talk) 18:08, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I caught that after. If the species name is now accepted, it should be the article, and Lloviu virus the redirect, but, also, all information should be in genus, instead if it is monotypic, see my latest comment on that topic at RFC. Still need discussion. MicroPaLeo (talk) 18:36, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

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Herd immunity[edit]

The article is really well done. Would you mind if we expanded the references, at least in the lead? I want to add the lead to the translation list.

Thus {{cite pmid|21427399|noedit}}

Would be {{cite journal|last1=Fine|first1=P|last2=Eames|first2=K|last3=Heymann|first3=DL|title="Herd immunity": a rough guide.|journal=Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America|date=1 April 2011|volume=52|issue=7|pages=911-6|pmid=21427399}}

Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

I've always preferred the shortened cite pmid and cite doi templates over the longer cite journal since it makes the edit window shorter. Is there a particular reason why the cite journal template is more useful here? I'll expand the references if so. ComfyKem (talk) 11:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
The short version is not supported in other languages. If we can do it for the lead at least, that would be sufficient. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:43, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
ok that's done. ComfyKem (talk) 14:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)