User talk:JesseAlanGordon

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Hello, JesseAlanGordon, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Dotmatics, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may soon be deleted.

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Proposed deletion of Dotmatics[edit]

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The article Dotmatics has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

The reason why I still do not see neutrality with this article is that it reads a lot like a product page. Linkedin does not count as a third-party reliable source, please add some to address notability. OK, I've seen your sources, but I'm still concerned about the neutrality. This is not speedy deletion, but there is one week from now to fix this.

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Jasper Deng (talk) 22:40, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

I removed what I saw as the top three non-neutral aspects (and another editor removed several others). I'm wondering if it's sufficiently neutral now -- I'd like to remove the "proposed delete" tag but I'll await word back from you. Sincerely, JesseAlanGordon (talk) 23:07, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

I'd recommend that you focus less on the products and services, and more on things like the history. Before I can give a complete green light I'd search for controversies too (yes, you are an employee, but on Wikipedia you'll have to not let that get in the way).Jasper Deng (talk) 23:10, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

Alright, I'll do that later this evening -- adding more history and removing some product material. I think for "controversy" what you're propsing is something like comparison to competitors -- why a scientist would choose Dotmatics vs. Spotfire, for example, or vice versa. (I recognizwe that putting in the "vice-versa" is essential to neutrality, and I'll do so). JesseAlanGordon (talk) 23:14, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

No, I mean things like anti-trust cases (a comparison to other competitors is not Wikipedia's job).Jasper Deng (talk) 23:16, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

There are no anti-trust cases or anything like that, so I focused a large set of edits based on two things: (1) focus "more on things like the history" and (2) "focus less on the products and services" (including moving some to history and some to references)

Ideally, mentioning criticism is best, but if you can't find any (I couldn't myself), then we may have to leave it at this.Jasper Deng (talk) 03:08, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Well, I know what the criticisms are (I have also worked for Dotmatics' competitor), but that would be citing myself as a primary source! The "criticisms" would be the same thing as a comparison to competitors, which we've already rejected. The only item close to criticism I found published (having read just about everything published to create that history list!) was a frank discussion of how biotech firms preferred "cloud computing" over desktop products; and in the same article, how pharma companies were avoiding "small molecules" in favor of biomolecules because of the relative ease of making generic copies of small molecules. I could dig up more on that if you think it's appropriate, but I think it's only appropriate for a discussion of the general topic, not for a company description. JesseAlanGordon (talk) 03:14, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

I mean criticism of things like business practices, not necessarily of the products.Jasper Deng (talk) 03:16, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

I'm removing the deletion tags because another editor declared this "spam" without explaining why. I am well aware of the Wikipedia definition of "spam" and this is not "spam". I fulfilled three editors requirements: to make the article cite notability; to ensure neutrality; and to cite history in detail. JesseAlanGordon (talk) 13:12, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

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GovLinks and CongLinks[edit]

One is for congressional officeholders and candidates, other for state government officeholders and candidates. (talk) 15:27, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

There is a long discussion ongoing about both GovLinks and CongLinks. Please contribute to the discussion at -- GovLinks has been deleted and CongLinks has been stripped of its utility, and I am leading a discussion to restore them. JesseAlanGordon (talk) 02:41, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


hi I see you are also editing conglinks. I am working on code and tools for that myself, hope you enjoy, mike James Michael DuPont (talk) 05:13, 26 June 2013 (UTC) To James Michael DuPont: I see you reference OpenSecrets links from CongLinks on your "open public administration" blog -- it has been removed by an over-zealous editor from CongLinks. I have initiated a discussion to decide via an appropriate discussion which CongLinks to remove and which to preserve -- you might want to participate at . P.S. I tried posting on your blog page but my google account won't let me (a work account controlled by boss) -- please open it up for anonymous posting!

JesseAlanGordon (talk) 07:00, 29 June 2013 (UTC)Is there a discussion/template page for GovLinks? For Governors? And how about mayors, Supreme Court justices, mayors, and Cabinet members? I use CongLinks for them but the comment above differentiates.

See Template:JudgeLinks for federal and SCOTUS. Also, you appear to be using an old version of Template:CongLinks as some fields have been added and others dropped. Both have Talk pages, as does Template:GovLinks for state government. (talk) 16:26, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

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IC50 image[edit]

Hi! I have a question regarding your File:Example IC50 curve demonstrating visually how IC50 is derived.png. From the graph, it looks like the inhibition goes down as the concentration goes up; shouldn't it be the opposite if our compound is an inhibitor? Also, I'm wondering about the units on the vertical axis: are they percents, or is it a coincidence that the graph starts at inhibition=100 for concentration=0? Thanks and cheers, AxelBoldt (talk) 01:35, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, it's actually an EC50 but there was a proposal going last year to merge IC50 and EC50 pages. But the purpose of that graphic is to show the concept of how the IC50 is calculated, which it does regardless of direction of curve (and regardless of scale of vertical axis). The vertical axis is intended to be %INH, which is why the highest reasonable value is 100%, but the method works regardless of the scale. JesseAlanGordon (talk) 19:28, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

So for a proper IC50 graph, we should label the vertical axis "percent of activity", right? Then I'm still confused what a negative percentage would signify. Shouldn't the axis stop at 0%? AxelBoldt (talk) 22:28, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Most IC50 graphs show "percent of activity" as the Y-axis, yes. So by definition it goes from 0% to 100%. Often the highest value point is defined as 100% and all other values scored relative to that point -- by that definition it's always 0% to 100%. Often the %INH is defined as score against a standard control; if a value happens to exceed that, you could get over 100%. Sometimes the bottom of the Y-axis is also defined by a standard control value, in which case you could get a negative value. Generally a negative value means your assay was not well done. JesseAlanGordon (talk) 13:53, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 1 March[edit]

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There is an RFC ongoing on an article you recently edited. See Talk:Cory Gardner#RfC: Is it relevant to include Gardner's track record on specific issues? - Cwobeel (talk) 03:45, 13 July 2014 (UTC)