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Anthropocentrism[edit]

Thank you for your unexpected (but quite welcome) 2 cents on the talk page. I've actually been meaning to wrap up a discussion on PPACA but then got badly distracted with that mess. I appreciate what feels like a fresh breath of air! (P.S. Sorry about messing up your clean talk page so soon after archiving =P ). Sb101 (talk|contribs) 14:09, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, thanks for all that work on PPACA (and fixing anthropecentrism, which still needs work!). I've been avoiding PPACA until everything shakes out. The major rulemakings seem to be out of the way and we're nearing the big January 1st date. The dispute over subsidies for federal exchanges won't be settled until 2015 (see Tax Credits In Federally Facilitated Exchanges Are Consistent With The Affordable Care Act’s Language And History) altho hopefully that won't be an issue, so we're pretty close to seeing how it works in January 2014. I'm somewhat worried that it won't go that well. By the way, this year I've skimmed through almost all of the committee reports for appropriations bills which have out of DC (skipped the HUD bill and in some cases just read the House or Senate report, I don't think all 12 are out yet). They're fairly interesting and reasonably concise. I also added Politico to my RSS feed and while 90% of it is about day-to-day campaigning (boring), the balance gets into what's happening behind the scenes legislatively. II | (t - c) 18:10, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
Re:PPACA: Thanks! =) (And, yea, there's a couple of articles I hope to check after PPACA - hopefully - gets made a GA: like Anthropocentrism, that filibuster reform you mentioned, Immigration Reform Bill, and the Health Insurance Mandate pages. It's just a matter of finding the time, ain't it?)
Fair enough. I took the opposite approach - I'm trying to have the page as good as possible before October (when enrollment begins), when I expect it will receive far more traffic from people looking for reliable information. And then, if and when further regulatory clarifications shake out, it'll hopefully be easier to integrate into a pre-existing foundation. As for the dispute over subsidies, that article's headline really says it all. Plus, I doubt Chief Justice Roberts would uphold the law only to cripple it on a technicality. (Aha! I thought the article you linked did sound familiar: I had seen an excerpt in this article =P : The Legal Crusade to Undermine Obamacare—and Rewrite History)
I'm pretty impressed you skim through those reports (making me feel a little guilty lol). I tend to assume I'm served well enough by following people like Jonathan Cohn, Jonathan Chait, and Nate Silver. But, yea, I can't be bothered wading through Politico for that 10%.
Tbh, I'm also mildly worried that it could go wrong (although I do expect it that after a mixed launch things should smooth out). You might be interested in these Cohn article that give, I think, the most accurate picture of it that I've seen (which is why all, except the first, helped me add something substantive to the PPACA page):
(For the record, I don't mean to be evangelizing for this magazine. The reason I refer to it so much is that 1) I honestly think they reliably provide accurate analysis, and 2) I have Asperger's so one of my coping mechanisms is to be quite restrictive with my media intake (e.g. no Politico) - things like TNR and Chait both seem to cover things broadly and deeply enough to cover the policy bases + they generally quote and link to opposing opinions so I am exposed to them and know the authors are being intellectually honest, open, and not debating strawmen. Bit off-topic, but I'm a bit self-conscious about it). Sb101 (talk|contribs) 11:48, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Cool, I'll check those out. I think the last articles I really read on the topic were from the CJR (Obamacare Scorecard) a couple weeks ago. Regarding the tax credits, Volockh noted yesterday that one of the suits survived a motion to dismiss. As far as Politico, Feedly doesn't publish click-through rates like Google Reader, but I would estimate that my click-through is around 1% or maybe lower, so 10% is probably a big exaggeration. At the same time, I do read 20-30 headlines or so a day from my feed. I like seeing articles like House GOP: Welfare reform 2.0 for food stamps but it's so full of fluff that I'm going to have to trim it (and also currently reading This Town by Mark Leibovich, which makes Politico more sociologically interesting for a bit). By the way, if you want to learn about a law, I do really recommend at least skimming the committee report. II | (t - c) 15:21, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
The CJR (Obamacare Scorecard) was pretty good reading. As for seeing things like the politico piece on 'welfare reform 2.0,' well... I prefer pieces that critically examine the claim. Still, like you say, as a social phenomenon, politico is fascinating:
Sb101 (talk|contribs) 07:34, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

A little light reading[edit]

A little light reading for your sojourn among the trees: Shit You Didn't Know About Biology (the blogger uses vulgarity for comedic effect but the facts are good). - 2/0 (cont.) 18:56, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Belated Thanks[edit]

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For all your efforts to welcome and guide new editors Sb101 (talk|contribs) 20:03, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments[edit]

Greetings. I noticed at Talk:Low back pain you left detailed comments about the sourcing of the article. Thank you for that. I am trying to make sure the article meets the WP:GACR. Your comments at Talk:Low_back_pain/GA1#Neutral.2Fbroad_in_coverage.2Fimages could be helpful. Best regards. Biosthmors (talk) 15:00, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I'm quite busy for the next few days but hopefully will find the time. If you could email me the Manusov paper (and the Salzberg paper) I'd appreciate it. II | (t - c) 20:21, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Hey, it was great to meet you the other day, and I hope you had fun visiting the Foundation offices!

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Please comment on Talk:Yelp, Inc.[edit]

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Proposed reference format for Alternative medicine[edit]

Greetings and thank you for your contributions to WP. I have proposed a format for references on Alternative medicine. I wanted to let you know and give you an opportunity to comment here. Good day! - - MrBill3 (talk) 17:24, 19 September 2013 (UTC)

Tech News: 2013-40[edit]

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Editors on CFPB Page[edit]

Hi,

I work at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I noticed that you had a number of constructive edits on the Dodd-Frank wikipage and a few other finance related topic. I wanted to get your advice on attracting some knowledgeable editors to take an interest in the CFPB's wikipedia page. Perhaps being a new agency, we haven't received the same attention from the wikipedia community as the Federal Reserve, FDIC, and other regulatory and consumer finance areas. Since we have a conflict of interest, no one at the Bureau has edited the CFPB page, but we did add a few suggestions in the talk page.

Any advice or editors that you'd recommend getting in touch with?

Much appreciated,

Ryan.CFPB (talk) 18:10, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Deficit reduction in the United States[edit]

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Responded to big-picture question about sources with political relationships (an economist who is a former political staffer, in this case, but no specifics). Not really a good discussion for an article talkpage. II | (t - c) 02:05, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Template_talk:Bullying#RfC:_Template_links[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Template_talk:Bullying#RfC:_Template_links. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 06:23, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I took a look but don't have time to dig into it I'm afraid. II | (t - c) 09:17, 17 November 2013 (UTC)
There is no rush here. Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 23:42, 18 November 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Windows 8[edit]

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Responded, but could not provide a recommendation due to how poorly the RfC was designed and presented. II | (t - c) 09:17, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

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Tea House[edit]

Hey - sorry for being a bit snippy in my response to you at the Tea House just recently; I think my patience has been frayed a bit by some of the interactions that had gone on around the article in question ... have a cookie by way of peace offering ... 05:51, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Likewise, I jumped the gun a bit on you. Keep up the hard work; although I disagree with your aggressive approach sometimes and it's not really my style, I'm glad there are people like you out there working on this stuff. II | (t - c) 05:55, 7 December 2013 (UTC)


Please comment on Talk:United States[edit]

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Ping[edit]

ImpInf, I've emailed you. Tony (talk) 08:58, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

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NPOV issue[edit]

This may be of interest to you: Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard#Traditional_Chinese_medicine -- regards, Middle 8 (leave me alonetalk to meCOI?) 07:06, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Not sure if these types of messages run the risk of canvassing. I had noticed that earlier, actually, and provided a brief comment on the talkpage. It appears that Richard Keatinge's language is pretty good and could nicely settle the dispute. II | (t - c) 18:14, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Re canvassing, Jytsog said something similar, so I guess I don't grok WP:CANVASS. I thought it was OK to notify editors of discussions if done in a "non-partisan" way, and all I assumed (from what I've seen of your earlier contributions) was that your input would be well-reasoned, irrespective of whether I agreed or not. I don't perceive your views (or those of Jytdog) on TCM- and alt-med-related topics as strongly "skeptic-movement-aligned" or "advocate-alagined". Brangifer and Guy Macon, whom I also notified, lean toward the former if anything, while also offering reasoned input. Since I am, at worst, perceived as an advocate and incapable of anything less than self-serving thought on the topic, I don't see how any of this impinges on the appearance or reality of impropriety. Oh well.
Somewhat embarrassingly, I'd only read the DRN entry in detail and had missed Richard Keatinge's suggestion at Talk:TCM. Agree, excellent solution. regards, --Middle 8 (leave me alonetalk to meCOI?) 06:11, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

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Flaunting an agenda to improve the encyclopedia[edit]

Thank you for your kind words. EllenCT (talk) 13:36, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

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Medical Translation Newsletter Aug./Sept. 2014[edit]

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Feature – Ebola articles[edit]

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