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Welcome to Wikipedia[edit]

Let me be the first to welcome you and commend you on your enthusiasm and ability to follow instructions. The Wikipedia mantra is BE BOLD. For me at least, just making an account took a great deal of courage. The next logical step in your Wikipedia indoctrination is to energize your home page. It will serve as an excellent place to learn some of the basic wiki-codes without dorking up an article. Editing skills will require some experimentation and self teaching. The easiest way to start is to visit others and “steal” some ideas. By that - I mean click the edit tab and see their html codes which you can copy and paste into yours. CAREFUL --- don’t edit their page…. COPY not cut!!!!! You can then adjust it to reflect your own personal style. Feel free to be creative. Try to provide some insight into who you are while still maintaining your Anonymity. Personally I like the community’s use of user boxes to provide some insight into your way of thinking. Wikipedia:Userboxes .--JimmyButler (talk) 00:09, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
BIO This user's favourite subject is Biology.

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Eulemur2008! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 02:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)
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Welcome to Wikipedia. You will find a surprising amount of support for your class project. Don't worry too much about the details of Wikipedia...just add good reliable content...which is far harder to do than endless formatting! Cheers Wassupwestcoast (talk) 02:42, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Note:[edit]

You can delete this after you change it, but on looking at your code for this page I noticed you copy/pasted the WHOLE links code to get your links @ the top of the page. You can (alternatively) use {{User:Eulemur2008/links}} and get the same effect if you have already made that page. The code you have at the top of this page would go in the links page and {{User:Eulemur2008/links}} will then bring it up on every other page. Hope it helps!--FoodPuma (talk) 23:12, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Potential Mentor[edit]

Noah, In response to your inquiry about a potential mentor, I would like to refer you to Graham Colm. He is a multiple Featured Article contributor to Wikipedia in the scientific field. Additionally, he expressed interest about our class project when I was establishing a foundation with Tim Vickers. Here is Graham Colm's link: Graham Colm . I am sure he would be more than happy to help you on your quest.

--Wikitrevor (talk) 22:17, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Copied from Talk Page:

  • Hello Eulemur,

I am an old Doctor of Science, but you can call me Graham. ;-) I know about your project because I watch Dr. Vickers' page. I have looked at Phagocyte and it needs a lot of help! The role of this cell is central to the immune response. I know something about this subject and I would be pleased to adopt you should you wish to take on this BIG subject. Please let me know your thoughts on this and tell me what you know about antigen presentation. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 20:38, 9 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi Eulemur2008[edit]

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Hi Eulemur2008, I'm Prom3th3an and I am a experienced editor and helper of wikipedia. I have recently discovered your class's wikiproject and would like to thankyou for taking the time to contribute to Wikipedia with (what I can tell) upmost enthusiasm. Your effort is greatly appreciated. I look forward to seeing the end result of your article mid next year and most likly drop in and offer advice to you along the way as I am freely available to answer any quires you may have. A final word of advice would be WP:BEBOLD. All the Best   «l| Ψrom3th3ăn ™|l»  (talk) 11:56, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

A featured image[edit]

Hi, I have added this image to your "sandbox":

Neutrophil phagocytosing anthrax bacilli

This is a Featured Image and you are fortunate to be able to use such a great picture in you chosen article. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 16:05, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

A tips from User:Prom3th3an[edit]


Just to let you know[edit]

Hi, this is just to let you know that I am still supporting and watching. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 19:33, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi again, I'm very impressed with the progress you have made with Phagocyte. I have removed the stub template because it is no longer justified. As I'm sure you know, more work is needed, but this article is getting close to GA status in my opinion. Try to include some links for the scientific terms, but remember that over-linking is bad; only link a term once. Well done. Graham Graham Colm Talk 16:00, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

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For excellent work on Phagocyte Graham Colm Talk 16:05, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Discovery of Phagocytosis[edit]

Hi Eulemur, I saw you add those excellent sources to the Talk page. Don't worry too much at this stage about the history of the discovery of other types. This will be easy to add later, we can just write a few sentences saying this person later discovered this and this person later discovered that. The important bit is the original discovery. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 19:17, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Phagocytosis - GA? Reply[edit]

Hi Eulemur,

Thanks for your message. I don't think the article is ready to be nominated for GA just yet—but it is is very close. The new information is excellent but the prose is not perfect. But let's not worry too much about this yet; more important is to gather that facts and references. We can tidy up the prose later. I have ordered a specialised book on this subject that will help us with comprehensiveness and the all important citations. In the meantime, please keep up the excellent work—it's a pleasure working with you on this. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 22:41, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for working on this project. Needless to say jbmurray and Company or cleaning our clocks in the friendly competition between North of the Río Grande and Wikipedia:WikiProject AP Biology 2008. It's a bit of a David and Gloliath battle. I'm hoping Eulemur can even the odds just a little!--JimmyButler (talk) 19:57, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Phagocyte[edit]

Sorry about the complications of Wikipedia, but you didn't actually complete the steps needed to put the article Phagocyte up at the Wikipedia:Good article nominations page. You still need to:

List the article at the bottom of that subsection:

Copy this for the syntax: # {{la|ArticleName}} ~~~~

Copy this for the edit summary: Nominating [[ArticleName]]


In other words, on the Good Article Nomination page, go down to near the bottom and find the Biology subsection. Copy and paste this # {{la|Phagocyte}} ~~~~ to the bottom of the list in the Biology subsection.

Also, Be bold and merge Phagocytosis into the Phagocyte article. As it is written, it is more or less duplicating the Phagocyte article except it is almost useless. Take what you can from it, and I'll redirect Phagocytosis to Phagocyte, unless you disagree. Perhaps sometime in the future someone will do for Phagocytosis what you've done for Phagocyte but until then, it is a stub that duplicates your article. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 16:39, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Fair enough about the merge! By the way, would you mind deleting out the junk / inappropriate material out of the Phagocytosis article. It will help differentiate it. Cheers, Wassupwestcoast (talk) 18:15, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Both - the stuff that is included in phagocyte & any material that can be deleted. This is just a bit of pre-emptive housekeeping. You could find yourself in some idiotic Wiki battle over the Phagocytosis article unless it is clearly differentiated from the Phagocyte. It is best to neutralize the problem :-) Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 18:20, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Please double check my editing of Phagocytosis to see if I didn't get too carried away and eliminate text that should be unique to that article. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 18:30, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree with the proposed merger but I have placed a merge template on the articles. I have also started a discussion on the merger on the Phagocyte talk page. Graham Colm Talk 22:39, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Eulemur2008 (talk · contribs) for double checking that I hadn't edited out anything useful in the Phagocytosis article. If the merger is accepted, what remains can easily be folded into the Phagocyte article without trouble. Cheers!, Wassupwestcoast (talk) 23:50, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

GA pass for phagocyte[edit]

You nominated phagocyte for GA, which I'm happy to tell you has passed. For my full review, see the link given on the talk page. Cheers! —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 00:12, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome, it was a very well written article. Congratulations again. —Cyclonenim (talk · contribs · email) 18:26, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Exceptional![edit]

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An amazing transformation from a one paragraph stub to GA. You represent the best Croatan has to offer. Congratulations --JimmyButler (talk) 23:04, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
* Congrats! Getting it to GA is almost worth immunity from the raining gum wrappers...--Yohmom (talk) 22:24, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Thank you for the barnstar. Cheers! Wassupwestcoast (talk) 13:12, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Phagocyte FA[edit]

Hi Eulemur, I am very impressed with the work you have done on the article. I think you should seriously consider nominating it for FA. It still needs a few tweaks to make it more lay-friendly and we need to ask an uninvolved editor to review it. I know some expert editors who might have the time to help. I think the last week in March would be a good time to nominate it. Don't worry, I have nominated a few successful featured articles and will be around to guide you through any difficulties. I think a joint nomination would be in order. What are your thoughts on this? Graham. Graham Colm Talk 19:10, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

  • This is what the article looked like before all your hard work: old version—what a difference! Well done. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 14:24, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
  • You put a lot of effort into the article as well. For this I am extremely grateful. :) --Eulemur2008 (talk) 14:28, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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Thank you for contributing to our articles. If you are interested in making more contributions on cell biology and biochemistry topics, you might want to join the Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject (signup here). You will be most welcome. - Tim Vickers (talk) 00:00, 18 February 2009 (UTC)


  • So, you have gained the respect of the community. I'm not surprised :-) Graham. Graham Colm Talk 21:36, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Greetings from the MCB WikiProject![edit]

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Hello, Eulemur2008, welcome to the Molecular and Cellular Biology WikiProject!

I noticed you recently added yourself to our Participants' list, and I wanted to welcome you to our project. Here are some ideas on how you can help::

Read our Manual of Style, guide to citing sources and try this citation tool

Join in editing our collaboration of the month

Have a look at some related projects and resources

Improve articles on our worklist


If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, don't hesitate to post on the project talk page, or please drop me a note on my talk page.

Again, welcome!

Tim Vickers (talk) 22:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:Peer_review/Phagocyte/archive2[edit]

Hi, you have a review from one of the best writers on Wikipedia. (Thank you Brian), Graham. Graham Colm Talk 21:11, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Eulemur Week[edit]

If you and your co-conspirators can get this gargantuan article ready for FA by 5/1 - I might have to declare it Eulemur Week. Best of luck!--JimmyButler (talk) 21:07, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Eulemur week sounds interesting. I am working to get it to FA. If phagocyte does get FA. You must show the Animal Love video on the celebration day. :) --Eulemur2008 (talk) 21:38, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

NO! Wait, that's not fair! Puma and I get a DAY and then you offer this kid a WEEK??? And he gets to dictate his own rewards? Humph. I protest! :) --Yohmom (talk) 23:39, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Can you not take a joke? Congratulations on FA; you should dictate your own rewards. Step up and take control. Command a throwdown!! We could party while disecting cats or something unique/strange like that. --Eulemur2008 (talk) 01:04, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Nope. No humor here. In fact, I've never laughed in my entire life. Thanks though, for the congratulatory note. Forget a party, I'm still holding out for a parade. --Yohmom (talk) 01:22, 16 March 2009 (UTC)
Why must you insist that public humiliation be a part of the reward? You both know the NBTA (National Baton Twirling Association) has banned me from the use and/or ownership of any baton or baton-like artifact since the incident in 93'. Why must you all be so cruel! Why can't you just have a party like those U.S. People in the picture? Which by the way are clearly Canadian. Before you plan Eulemur month - you might wish to jump in there with your co-conspirators and fine tune that behemoth on Phagocytes. Don't make me sic Croatan Crazy on you! --JimmyButler (talk) 02:08, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Phagocyte[edit]

Hi Eulemur, I think the article is ready for FAC. Are you brave enough to enter the dragons' den? If so, I suggest a co-nomination with me and that we prepare the blurb here. I have some free time at the moment and will be available to monitor the nomination and act on any positive criticisms that you want me to deal with. Best wishes, Graham. Graham Colm Talk 11:45, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

I am ready to put phagocyte up for FA. I will try my best to respond to the positive criticisms with civility, and will try my best to correct errors that are pointed out. This article as come a long way. Thank you so much for the help. I look forward to, hopefully, seeing phagocyte succeed in the FA process. 19:53, 23 March 2009 Eulemur2008
OK let's make a start on the blurb: Graham Colm Talk 20:00, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Blurb[edit]

Points to make:

  • Why is pus green - have you ever wondered why pus is green?
  • What happens to unfriendly bacteria - or what is the fate of unfriendly bacteria in our bodies?
  • How long we have been working on the article
  • The helpful GA review
  • The excellent peer reviews from Colin and Brian, (but do NOT assume their support)
  • That it's part of your school's AP Biology project
  • Mr Butler's Role
  • My role

...and anything else you think is needed. Graham.Graham Colm Talk 20:10, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

OK, it seems you need a prod.

Have you ever wondered why pus is green, or what is the fate of all those unfriendly bacteria that we encounter every second of every day, or even how we rid our bodies of used-up cells? We have been working on this article for six months. Last autumn, I, Eulemur, adopted a poor, neglected stub as part of my contribution to Wikipedia:WikiProject AP Biology 2008—an educational assignment, and I Graham offered Eulemur my help as a mentor. Working together on Eulemur's substantial research—which in his own right brought the article to GA—we have contributed an article that we consider is worthy of an FA star. We have been helped by in-depth peer reviews from Colin, Brian Boulton, Natural Cut and other members of the AP project, (but we do not presume their support). This collaboration has been overseen—distantly-by Eulemur's biology teacher Mr Butler. We thank all the other editors who have helped with this, but stress that any remaining errors are probably all our own work.

  • It looks good, but I do not know what should be put into the blurb to begin with.--Eulemur2008 (talk) 20:27, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
  • The FA nomination template will prompt you with something like "I am nominating this article because...". Puma and Mr. Butler know how it is done if you are unsure. I would be very pleased if you could nominate your article this weekend because I have a few days free to monitor and respond, if necessary, to any opposes that you cannot handle alone. I am expecting someone to ask how big are macrophages—they are, on average, between 10 to 15 microns in diameter, but we need a citation for this. Have you got one? The article looks excellent now, and it has attracted the attention of an expert. So, if you are brave enough, bite the bullet. :-) Graham. Graham Colm Talk 21:19, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
This should prove exciting! Eulemur has no major test (in my class) on the horizon - so perhaps this is a good time. I'm certain Foodpuma and Yomamma would be delighted to throw in their skills. A 100 equal to three test grades should serve as motivation.--JimmyButler (talk) 20:56, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

I think you guys have got an article well-prepared for FAC. Go for it! Colin°Talk 14:15, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks Colin, for all your help and this suggestion. I was planning to nominate today, unless Eulemur beat me to it, because I have pre-arranged some free time to oversee the FAC. So here we go.... Graham. Graham Colm Talk 14:46, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Featured Article[edit]

Well done! (BTW: WP's machinery takes a wee while to recognise the promotion) Colin°Talk 18:43, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes indeed Eulemur, well done. If you had not adopted this article all those months ago and put in all that hard work Wikipedia would not have a Featured Article called Phagocyte. The secret, this is no secret; it was good basic research and most importantly - teamwork. This is what makes Wikipedia a great encyclopedia. Eulemur, you have the honor of updating the AP Project pages and the right to fell proud of this achievement. I hope you have enjoyed the experience, best wishes and good luck with the rest of your grades. Graham. Graham Colm Talk 19:01, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

(PS. Noah, it has been a pleasure working with you :-) Graham)


Congratulations, feel free to cut/paste this to your User Page and display it with pride! --JimmyButler (talk) 00:59, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

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