User talk:Drchriswilliams

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Welcome to Wikipedia from the Medicine Wikiproject![edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia and Wikiproject Medicine

Welcome to Wikipedia from Wikiproject Medicine (also known as WPMED).

We're a group of editors who strive to improve the quality of medical articles here on Wikipedia. One of our members has noticed that you are interested in editing medical articles; it's great to have a new interested editor on board. In your wiki-voyages, a few things that may be relevant to editing Wikipedia articles are:

  • Thanks for coming aboard! We always appreciate a new editor. Feel free to leave us a message at any time on our talk page. If you are interested in joining the project yourself, there is a participant list where you can sign up. Please leave a message on the WPMED talk page if you have any problems, suggestions, would like review of an article, need suggestions for articles to edit, or would like some collaboration when editing!
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Feel free to drop a note on my talk page if you have any problems. I wish you all the best on your wiki voyages! --LT910001 (talk) 21:58, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation reminders[edit]

Here are a few links that I need to be careful to specify...

and more..

Evening, Chris!

This little script will help you avoid inadvertently linking to disambiguation pages: User:Anomie/linkclassifier. Also highlights lots of other useful stuff. Follow the instructions there to install it.

Good luck

--NSH002 (talk) 20:13, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about this tool. Drchriswilliams (talk) 05:18, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Interview for The Signpost[edit]

This message is being sent to you as a member of WikiProject Scotland

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Scotland for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Thanks, Rcsprinter123 (chinwag) @ 16:36, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Please advise[edit]


You've classified the articles I added re. an online tool for helping individuals assess and monitor their well-being as promotional material. The online tool is actually free for users and we intend to help individuals improve their well-being by talking about our work on appropriate pages in Wikipedia. What can I do to make sure that it is not considered promotional in nature? Should I change the language or is it something else? Nimpal (talk) 08:25, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

  • The trouble is wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, not a place to promote a product, even one that it doesn't cost money to use. You could have a look at What Wikipedia is not for further info on Wikipedia's policies about this. Drchriswilliams (talk) 08:42, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

September 2014[edit]


Congratulations, you've just thwarted any chances of this article being rewritten and perhaps promoted to GA. It's a mess, it needs rewriting from scratch which I was going to do over the next few days, I won't bother now.♦ Dr. Blofeld 10:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Hi Dr. Blofeld I agree that there are serious issues with the Thurso article but I hope you will recognise that when you blanked much of the content didn't give any indication of any plan you might have had to do any of the rewriting. I would like you to understand that I had reverted your removal of content on the basis that I couldn't see anything to signal any intent to improve the article. If you are able to spare any further efforts to work on the article further I would appreciate it. I'll also try to lend a hand. I'm sure there would be many other people who would welcome this page being improved. Thanks. Drchriswilliams (talk) 11:15, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

The idea was to restore it section by section with proper sourcing and removing a lot of the bloat and poorly formatting. It makes it much for difficult approaching the article now as it is. Rosie and I started Thurso Castle.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:35, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

There you go, that wasn't so bad was it? That's the initial cleanup. Perhaps I'll expand it further later today/this coming week.♦ Dr. Blofeld 13:02, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Social work portal[edit]

Category:NHS Scotland hospitals is a sub-category of Category:Social care in Scotland, which is the reason for its inclusion in the social work portal. --The Vintage Feminist (talk) 03:32, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Okay, its a sub-category of a sub-category Category:NHS Scotland, but Category:NHS Scotland hospitals is still part of Category:Social care in Scotland, please stop reverting. --The Vintage Feminist (talk) 03:37, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Spamming? How is it spamming? WikiProjects on talk pages say, "This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:", it is "of interest" to social care, or are there no free prescriptions for anyone in a Scottish hospital? --The Vintage Feminist (talk) 03:47, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Quick notification[edit]

A user came on IRC #wikipedia-en-help connect and referred to you, thought you might want to come on now and discuss. --L235 (talk) Ping when replying 04:08, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

A page you started (Midpark Hospital) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Midpark Hospital, Drchriswilliams!

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Talk before Undo the edits[edit]

What is your Problem in the Link added by me in Scottish independence referendum, 2014? Talk before you undo.--Tenkasi Subramanian (talk) 20:43, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

It is not an "external link". It is an article from a newspaper. Please integrate it into the article if you feel that there is content that belongs in the article. Drchriswilliams (talk) 20:47, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

oh Ok. Thanks.--Tenkasi Subramanian (talk) 21:12, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Royal College of Emergency Medicine[edit]

Greetings Chris. Just to acknowledge that I added details you provided about Clifford Mann's views on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to Jeremy Hunt's page.
Regards JRPG (talk) 23:05, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Message for Chris (re EE) ~ Alasdair writing[edit]

Never tried this before, so don't really know if it will work, or if it is correct etiquette? IN case you are fed-up of EE, there is some explanatory/apologetic info in the talk pages. As I say there, your comment pointed me to a the material on lead writing from which I cut the following: "The lead should be able to stand alone as a concise overview. It should define the topic, establish context, explain why the topic is notable, and summarize the most important points, including any prominent controversies . . ." It is clear that the lead which includes the text "property of the relationship" does not really achieve any of these objectives effectively. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:44, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Alasdair. This is the correct place to leave a comment. As I said on the Employee engagement talk pages, I don't particularly support the material that had been used so far in this article's lead. As I also said, it would be good to reach consensus. I note that there was a significant difference of opinion between you and another editor. I would again repeat my advice that working to improve other sections of the article might be the best way to be able to establish consensus around the lead section. Drchriswilliams (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


i created an article "list of indian doctors associations" some one disrupts the order , so today i edited id *ydsameeksh*....thanking you sir , i created this article on 26, april 2014 , wikipedia accepts this article ...thanking you sir— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ydsameeksh (talkcontribs) 16:23, 4 March 2015

I have made edits to remove material that you have added to the List of Indian doctors' associations article. I have done this because the material that you are inserting does not appear to belong in this online encyclopaedia. For further information on the relevant Wikipedia policy, have a look here: WP:NOTDIRECTORY. Drchriswilliams (talk) 17:56, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


You have deleted my addition, saying it is copyrighted material. But the reference is given. This is what I don't understand. If this is copyrighted and then the first reference on that page is also copyrighted, then why that can stay there. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:29, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

I deleted your addition to Learning management systems because you had inserted text that was lifted directly from a copyrighted work. Providing a reference doesn't excuse you from replicating material in this way (when you don't have permission from the copyright holder). For further information on this you could look at WP:Copyrights. If you suspect that other material within an article has violated copyright then there is some advice here WP:Copyright violations. If you do have specific concerns that there is other material within the LMS article that is in violation of copyright then you should raise these on the article's talk page. Drchriswilliams (talk) 06:27, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
I see. I have removed some content that may have copyright issues as you did. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:24, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Removal of Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression section on University of Dundee page[edit]


I've put my justification for removing the section from the University of Dundee page on its talk page. I'd be pleased if you could take a look. (talk) 21:46, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, I have replied on the University of Dundee talk page, hopefully it will generate some discussion and prompt others to make improvement too. Drchriswilliams (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Scottish Fairground Culture Editathon[edit]

Hey there! As a Wikipedian in Scotland I thought you might be interested in the Scottish Fairground Culture editathon taking place on 7 May at the Riverside Museum - drop me a line if you'd like to know more! Lirazelf (talk) 14:50, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Oh dear, linkfail! Here's the correct one... Scottish Fairground Culture Editathon Lirazelf (talk) 10:17, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Ian Blackford[edit]

Proposed deletion of Ian Blackford[edit]

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I have now nominated this article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ian Blackford. Bondegezou (talk) 15:11, 17 April 2015 (UTC)