User talk:Jfdwolff/Archive 10

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Ashkenazi[edit]

Hi, I reverted your changes, see the talk page - sorry. Maybe cutting down the Cochran reference is appropriate, but I think you deleted more than is right. Sincerely, Kaisershatner 17:29, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Cochrane et. al's paper is reported to be accepted for upcoming publishing in the Journal of Biosocial Science by a number of news sources, including in the NY Times and Economist articles, as well as, for example, this Jewish Journal article. I haven't seen mention of which issue it is slated for. Best,Nectarflowed T 21:27, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Adminship[edit]

You were right, it was silly of me to decline. I've filled out the requisition form for a mop. --W(t) 18:23, 2005 Jun 13 (UTC)

Helpguide[edit]

Hello there,

In regards to me being warned about "link spamming" - I found the tone a bit offensive. I was adding the articles as support for the topics and was unaware that this would be a problem. See Wikipedia:Assume_good_faith.

~--Hlarson 00:36, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hlarson, I'm sorry you're offended, but most anonymous editors inserting links are not here to help people but to advertise their site. If I could have read your mind things would have been different, but Wikipedia is frequently inundated with "spammers", which may explain my heavy-handed approach to you. Please enjoy Wikipedia by working on original content. External links are the least important part of a page; Google is better for this purpose. JFW | T@lk 06:48, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Mr. Wolff, I appreciate your response. I understand very well that there is a problem with spamming and apologize if my unregistered status was adding to the misunderstanding. For future reference, if the external link article name and actual site content support the topic at hand (and can be used for future content development for the wikipedia page), you might want to consider checking the resource out before launching your heavy-handed campaign. It's alienating. Regards, --Hlarson 22:04, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

useful information, please find the matching medical journal article[edit]

I have been reading the "useful information" you recently added to the AIDS article. Wher do I find the matching medical journal article.

The weakened immune system leaves a sufferer helpless to "opportunistic infections" that healthy patients would typically fight off. Words like "sufferer" and "helpless" seem to lack a NPOV. Also "opportunistic infections" is very 1983! see Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, (formerly known as Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia)

Your statement "Without antiretroviral treatment, once these characteristic infections, called AIDS defining clinical conditions appear, death follows relatively quickly" is not supported by the published research. There was a link to the different survival times for differnet AIDS defining conditions, is is still there?

You claim that "Newer treatments, however, have played a part in delaying the onset of AIDS". What are these treatments and where were they published? The 2005 guidelines say the data is inconclusive - and since 2002 HIV infected people with CD4 above 350 and viral load under 100,000 are not treated.

Also I notice you deleted the link to the Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV. September 2002. What was you reason for removing this? Is it not "useful information"?

Sci guy 14:15, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Sci guy, you left a long message on my talk page about a section I did not insert. The Taiwanese study that antiretroviral treatment decreases HIV transmission needs to be sourced, but the BBC is an adequate temporary source until the journal reference is found.
I've expressed my annoyance before that you constantly seem to be undermining consensus on HIV-related articles. As far as I'm concerned you have already shown your true colours in the reappraisal/Duesberg etc debate, and you don't seem to take sufficient distance to edit in an un-biased fashion. Wikipedia does not operate along true/false lines; all it does is aggregate knowledge and opinions. If 100,000 AIDS researchers link HIV to AIDS, and 100 do not, then numerically the deniers are a 0.1% minority, and Kary Mullis does not count double.
I do agree the Duesberg hypothesis needs mention somewhere on Wikipedia, but as with all other articles tiny POVs do not get mentioned in the article intro, however vociferous their defenders. Similarly, you are not in your right to suppress studies simply because they challenge this minority view.
As you will delete this post from your talkpage shortly, I'm cross-posting it to my own and will revert any removal. JFW | T@lk 14:26, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Thank you for confirming that you did not insert this version. [1] which was logged at 13:53, 15 Jun 2005 Jfdwolff with the comment (rv suppression of useful information, please find the matching medical journal article). I can understand your annoyance that your user name was used by someone to add this material. Sci guy 02:47, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

User:Rabbis vs. real Rabbis[edit]

Dear Dr. Wolff: There is a new user who has chosen the controversial user name of of User:Rabbis for himself. I have just sent him a lengthy message with my concerns and a request that he change this name to avoid confusion with real Rabbis, see User talk:Rabbis#Choose another name please. Perhaps you could help him choose another more appropriate name. This user's few entries have revolved around a vote in support of keeping a controverssial article (about some Jewish clergy meeting with the last Pope) that was eventually deleted [2] downloading a newspaper article (because it mentions a cantor who later met with the Pope, singing at a concert) that is nominated for deletion [3] votes to keep a vanity article at [4] then votes to "undelete" article about anon cantor [5] then threatens "I've discussed the matter with my colleagues, and we are getting the Anti-Defamation League involved now" at Talk:Relations between Catholicism and Judaism#Removed vanity section, then inserts stuff into Relations between Catholicism and Judaism and is reverted twice [6] and [7] Please look into this. Thank you. IZAK 23:47, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Getting the ADL involved? Hahahahahahahaha. JFW | T@lk 00:04, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

User:Cantors vs. real Cantors[edit]

Hello again Dr. Wolff: This seems clearly related to the above User:Rabbis only this time my objections have been lodged against User:Cantors for similar reasons, see User talk:Cantors#Choose another name please. This user may be a sockpuppet for User:Rabbis because of a corresposnding pattern and a fixated interest in "Eliezer Kepecs" almost exclusively. User:Cantors' first edit [8] is on 17 May '05, and User:Rabbis was on 5 May '05 [9] . From the start [10], User:Cantors is focused on only one thing "Cantor Kepecs" (himself?), lists the article about himself (?) for "undeletion" [11] and votes to "keep" [12] and [13] two vanity articles that are deleted, inserts and is reverted for interfering with undeletion policy discussions [14], and after placing six (!) "categories" on his user page has them removed [15] by an admin. This needs some serious correction. Thanks for your help. IZAK 02:03, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

VfD of User:Cantors[edit]

Under these extradordinarily confusing circumstances, I have now nominated the User:Cantors page for deletion of contents and also renaming. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Cantors. Thank you. IZAK 03:30, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Other user names with the same "Cantor" content[edit]

On User:Merlinzor and User talk:Merlinzor there is the same stuff repeated as on User:Cantors. Is this guy meshugge or what? IZAK 05:22, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Userpages are not deleted unless offensive, but please IFD the images. JFW | T@lk 06:49, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Use of Prosaglandin in CHD[edit]

Do you know whether PGE is used only in cyanotic heart defects or if it is used in others as well?

I must admit I don't know. If you're really interested I can ask an acquaintance paediatrician. PGE is used to keep the DA open, that's all I remember from my paediatrics intership :-) JFW | T@lk 22:07, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

That would be great if you could, I only know of it's use in TGA because my daughter has it, I don't know other major CHD's that well...but I am guessing that since the DA is kept open in TGA to allow "red" blood into the body, then that is likely it's purpose in other CHD's as well.

Categ for deletion[edit]

Hi Dr. Wolff: Please see: Wikipedia:Categories for deletion/Log/2005 June 17#Category:Jewish Philosophers. Thank you and have a good Shabbes. IZAK 06:57, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Pentecost / pentacost[edit]

See my reply @ User_talk:Sam_Spade#Passover_.26_Pentecost. Sam Spade 17:47, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Please see Talk:Pentecost#disambig_debate.2C_copied_from_my_talk_page. Sam Spade 22:04, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

You seem an interesting person, from what I have read on your user page. We both share an interest in the field of medicine, for example. As far as the particular we are debating, I have an easy answer.

a) rewrite the disambig yourself, in such a way to link to passover in a manner in which you accept, or
b) wait for someone else to comment, and seek concensus.

I agree that you and I seem unlikely to reach agreement for the immediate future. Sam Spade 22:29, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

actually my opinion pretty much consists of the erroneous redirect, and the fact there is a bit of ambiguity of if Shavuot includes passover. Anyhow, I'd like to see a disambig at passover to pentecost, and back again. That seems to me to be most helpful to the reader, who may be lost. Sam Spade 23:00, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Actually, I don't feel very strongly ;) How about we wait and see if anyone else comments or cares? Sam Spade 23:07, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

One can never be too careful... or polite! I really appreciated how amiably you handled our difference of opinion, that reflects very well on you. Cheers, Sam Spade 23:31, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Cancer[edit]

From Talk:Cancer:

Can someone find a better reference? Tempshill 23:27, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)
Look further down tha page. JFW | T@lk 23:34, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Actually I don't see any statistics at all on the page, except for a vague statement that cancer seems to be overtaking heart disease in the industrialized countries. Tempshill 20:13, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

"Bet"(ter dead or alive?)[edit]

Hello Dr. Wolff, please see revert history at Bet (letter). Is not the Hebrew language a vibrant living language whereas Phoenicia is a dead civilization and its language is an Extinct language? (As proof, see List of extinct languages#Middle East where the Phoenician languages are in the "extinct" column.) Thanks. IZAK 09:11, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)

diagnosis[edit]

You removed the article diagnosis from the healthcare category due to a concern about the healthcare category becoming overloaded. This is a fair argument about it being overloaded but I would highlight that there are a number of links you may wish to delete from the healthcare category that seem to be less clearly associated with healthcare than diagnosis. We need to be consistent after all. --Vincej 22:18, 21 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Isha Katlanit[edit]

It seems to me strange to argue that the sentence: "Maimonides, consistent with his rational attitude, tried to make the Isha Katlanit rule less stricter" is not NPOV. Such an excessive attitude makes it difficult to say something meaningful in wikipedia. SHASHAZ 20:37, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

eerste nl.wikimedia.org ontmoeting[edit]

ik zou iedereen graag willen uitnodigen te overwegen of zij een rol willen en/of kunnen spelen in de oprichting van een nederlandse wikimedia-organisatie. een eerste ontmoeting wordt momenteel georganiseerd, zie daarvoor hier, op de nl.wikimedia.org wiki. er zijn nog vele stappen te nemen, en meer wikianen nodig, om e.e.a. op verantwoorde wijze verder te ontwikkelen. Radiant_>|< 10:49, Jun 24, 2005 (UTC)

New to Wiki[edit]

Please could you tell me what the VFD initials stand for? (I came across them in a note of yours to IZAK) Also could I write IZAK as a link so that you could immediately jump to his talk page? It seems to come up as red not blue! Why is this and what does 'red' mean? Thank you. Jeffrey Newman 11:32, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/WikiProject Addressing Anti-Jewish Bias[edit]

Thought you might be interested. Jayjg (talk) 22:42, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Your commenst needed for propose template[edit]

Gut Voch Dr. Wolff: I received the following and am posting it here FYI. Thanks IZAK 03:51, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi IZAK - I would welcome your input on something that I have proposed at WP:WSS/C (the stub sorting wikiproject). I am largely responsible for the split of geography stubs into separate categories. At the moment, Category:Middle East geography stubs is getting fairly large, and the most obvious split of it is to make a separate category for Israel. BUT - and here is where the problem lies - understandably, several of the stubs could be just as easily stubbed with a template for Palestine, especially if they are to remain NPOV, and especially given the volatile claims to different parts of that troubled region.

I am proposing a category called Category:Israel-Palestine geography stubs, with two separate stub templates {{israel-geo-stub}} and {{palestine-geo-stub}} both leading to it. The resulting stub category would be a subcategory of both Category:Israel and Category:Palestine. It is, quite honestly, the only way I can think of to get around this delicate problem.

If you can think of any better way of working this, I would welcome any suggestions at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Criteria#Israel-Palestine. Thanks - Grutness...wha? 10:31, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

  • Hi Grutness, thank you for requesting my input. I will respond soon and will circulate your request to others for further input. IZAK 21:32, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • The more voices the better - if you know anyone willing to comment from the Palestinian viewpoint as well, it would be appreciated. Grutness...wha? 23:29, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hi Jfdwolff, I saw your comment in the BMI article, weblinks section. I added my discussion entry und er BMI and I am looking forward to your input and advise how to proceed.

Some things to see[edit]

Hello Dr. Wolff:

  1. See Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Log/2005 June 28#Sacha Pecaric. The article Sacha Pecaric has been nominated for removal to Jewish Polish current events.
  2. See Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Susvolans

Be well. IZAK 28 June 2005 10:23 (UTC)

help with block problem please[edit]

See my note admin noticeboard [16]. I blocked the cancer vandal by ip range (your solution of protecting the article was better) and I just got asked to unblock someone affected. However, despite logging in several times, as I change pages my login is lost and I have no admin power. Can you please unblock the user? I will have to find out if I still hahave problems on my usual computer thanks 159.14.171.39 28 June 2005 15:35 (UTC) alteripse

EC numbers[edit]

Good work. I copied your idea and made Template:PDB :) See hemoglobin for some examples of how I think this could be used. Fuelbottle | Talk 29 June 2005 11:55 (UTC)

Caffeinism[edit]

Hello. Why did you revert my edits to caffeinism? -- ascorbic 30 June 2005 08:31 (UTC)

category: healthcare[edit]

May I suggest that in order to slim down the number of subcategories in category:healthcare we group together all the subcategory entries for healthcare systems in countries into a new category of category:healthcare by country. I will add this comment to the discussion page of category:healthcare. I am happy to proceed with this if there is no objection --Vincej 1 July 2005 13:24 (UTC)

Exanta[edit]

Sorry for being nasty but: Exanta is the first oral DTI, as intravenous direct thrombin inhibitors (made from Hirudo medicinalis, the medical leech) are available for years but due to their narrow therapeutic window not in use very frequent. There was a trial using Melagatran iv (to prevent clot forming during haemodialysis) but in the large european phase III trials in orthopaedic surgery (METHRO II, III, and EXPRESS) it was only used s.c. Converting the prodrug into the drug is performed, as you mentioned out, in the liver but also in nearly all other organs (gut, spleen, lung ..) because the enzymatic family that is responsible therefore is present in all organs in different concentration. However the liver- converting is not the main way and therefore cannot explain the elevation of the liver enzymes.

MGUS[edit]

Thanks for adding to the MGUS entry. I had always gathered conversion rates to mulitple myeloma were rather less than "2-3%" p.a.. Were did you get this number from (my, admittedly brief search, could not find a number to back up my local haematologists claim of "about 1-2% p.a."). Secondly you rearranged the order of the sentance about the alternatives for the "U", which is an improvement, but "uncertain" became "unclear" - is this correct ? David Ruben 3 July 2005 15:48 (UTC)

Hi, I'm a GP in Hoddesdon, Hertforshire, but have previous spent several years doing full-time GP locuming across North London. Much into medical computing and how badly it is done. Have intranet site at work (yet to get rest of staff into it) for helpsheets, huge directory of useful contact numbers and collection of management tit-bits gleened over several years from consultants. As I'm getting up to speed with Wikipedia, I'll try contributing more widely to medical topics. But off tomorrow for a well-deserved 2/52 holiday :-)

Request[edit]

Can you please look at Wikipedia:2004 Encyclopedia topics/U. There are a couple of medical issues in our effort to get all the articles in Britannica. Danny 3 July 2005 21:52 (UTC)

DiseaseDisorder Infobox[edit]

Per your questions: (1) "Shall we move it to a shorter name?" I wouldn't have a problem with moving it to a shorter name. I've seen lots of arguments about whether something was a disease or a disorder, and my goal was just to sidestep the argument by explictly incorporating both elements into the name. But if you wanted to move it to a new name, I wouldn't object. (2) "In the boxes you placed, each one says hypoglycemia". I apologize for my error. I was copying over the template, and forgot to substitute the name. It looks like you have already fixed this, and I thank you for doing so. (3) "Are we using ICD-9 codes (as you have done) or ICD-10 ones?" I see you have updated the template already, so that issue appears moot. I'll try to create a page List of ICD-10 codes, parallel to List of ICD-9 codes. Before I do so, do you know if 10 is free for us to use, and if there is a good site for us to get these codes? I know we had clearance on 9, per Talk:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. --Arcadian 5 July 2005 15:13 (UTC)

For your most recent questions -- I've answered them at Template talk:DiseaseDisorder infobox. (Hope you don't mind, I copied your last comments on my page there too -- it just seems more sustainable to manage the conversation there, rather than on our respective talk pages.) --Arcadian 6 July 2005 20:34 (UTC)

Putting a redirect page into a category[edit]

It seems that a while ago you inquired how to do it... It is a simple yet very unobvious trick; if you're still interested, take a look at Category_talk:Eponymous_diseases. GregorB July 5, 2005 19:36 (UTC)

Correction: it was User:Alex.tan who originally inquired, so I'll drop him a note too... GregorB July 5, 2005 19:44 (UTC)

Jewish Polish history issues[edit]

Hello Dr. Wolff: Would you care to take a look at the discussions (involving mainly User:Piotrus) at Talk:History of the Jews in Poland#Article division. The article was approaching 90k, and I created a template ({{JewishPolishHistory}}) into which I subdivided and placed all the original contents of the main article leaving it as a lead article for a longer series on Jewish-Polish history. Piotrus' objective was to have only one loooong article and to primarily make it into a "FA" (Featured Article), and I disagree with that focus (...how can you squeeze over 1000 years of history into one "FA" article?) His way would also leave the article as an appendix of Polish history mainly, rather than presenting the topic for what it is as the vast subject of Jewish-Polish history connected to the continuum of Jewish history as well. We have been reverting each others versions. Your sage counsel is needed. IZAK 6 July 2005 03:59 (UTC)

Category admin help needed[edit]

Hello Dr. Wolff: Could you please delete the duplicate category Category:Jewish South Africa history which I mistakenly created. I corrected it now to be Category:Jewish South African history (with an "n" at the end of "African") which is the more correct usage in this case and is also consistent with the names for the other countries listed in Category:Jewish history. Thanks a lot! Best wishes. IZAK 6 July 2005 11:13 (UTC)

Done. JFW | T@lk 6 July 2005 15:06 (UTC)

User:Eliezer's campaign against Gil Student[edit]

As you might be aware, Gil Student has written a book arguing against Lubavitch Messianic beliefs. User:Eliezer has now taken up a campaign against him, trying to remove all reference to Student from Wikipedia, including links to relevant sites. Could you look into this issue please? Thanks. Jayjg (talk) 6 July 2005 16:20 (UTC)

I have nothing against Gil Student from being mentioned in Wikipedia, it just needs to be in its rightful place like in the Talmud article. Sadly and "admirer" of his or he himself has chosen to add links around wikipedia in places where they don't belong. --Eliezer 6 July 2005 17:05 (UTC)

Nonsense. I did not object when you removed links to yasharbooks that clearly did not belong. However, some of the links were indeed relevant, and your excuses for removal were clearly bogus. As far as I can tell, the site was linked to in all of four Wikipedia articles. After creating the VfD on Gil Student, you proceeded to delete those four links, on various grounds. Two of the deletions were reasonable, but two were clearly not, despite your misuse of policy (or use of non-policy) as a justification. And your mention of the Talmud article (Student and the links have nothing to do with the article) is more evidence that this is simply another example of WP:POINT. Jayjg (talk) 6 July 2005 17:35 (UTC)

I voted keep on the VFD. The page does not bear out the guy's obvious notability. Whether he is pro- or anti-Chabad is not really relevant to the deletion issue. JFW | T@lk 6 July 2005 17:40 (UTC)

Jayjg, which links were relevant? the one in open source? the regulars there agree with me that it is not notable, the only one that upon further consideration might agree is the Judaism and Evolution, which I deleted because it was a commercial link, and you say that it is nonetheless relevant. And in regards to the Talmud article, Student is mentioned there as an "expert on exposing anti-Talmud accusations" and if I was out to get him, I would have removed this, however I am not out to get him, I am just removing the links that a certain person spammed all over Wikipedia for him. And regarding his wikipedia page, he himself admits that he isn't notable enough to have it, As do 90% of other people on wikipedia, (based on the votes and comments there). As for WP:POINT, you seem to be the one violating it, because when you see that your desires to keep Gil Student around wikipedia even in places that he doesn't belong, you start posting messages to peoples talk pages saying that I am on an anti student campaign, and reverting any changes with the same message. --Eliezer 7 July 2005 01:55 (UTC)

Please don't use my talkpage for this discussion. JFW | T@lk 7 July 2005 06:28 (UTC)

Anatomy[edit]

Hey - thanks for the compliment on the anatomy stuff. I've added a user page - afraid that with exams next week I find it hard to be anything *but* serious - but hey. Nick. Nmg20.

Do you really - small world, eh?! Whereabouts are you? Nmg20 7 July 2005 20:34 (UTC)

Edit summary from Jew[edit]

Heh. That edit summary you left reminds me of a good friend of mine (in a good way). I'd ask what that speedied article said, but I can pretty much guess just from the title. Cheers, AиDя01DTALKEMAIL July 8, 2005 00:31 (UTC)

Leiden[edit]

Heej, ja klopt, Leidse medicus, 4e jaars inmiddels, bezig met mijn wetenschapsstage. Ik zag dat de Engelstalige Wikipedia inmiddels wel een pagina had over het LUMC en de Nederlandse nog niet, dus ik dacht, dat kan ik niet laten gebeuren :) Ik ben hier ook wel af en toe op de Engelstalige Wikipedia, maar vooral om interwiki's aan te leggen. Groeten vanuit Leiden, Tubantia 8 July 2005 9:29 (UTC)

Neuroradiologie, MRItjes vergelijken :) Tubantia 8 July 2005 12:36 (UTC)
Geen ID, ik kan het Van Buchem niet vragen, die heeft een sabattical year; ik zit hier trouwens wel via hem; Van den Berg ken ik (nog) niet. Tubantia 8 July 2005 15:10 (UTC)

Respiratory acidosis[edit]

Who wrote Respiratory acidosis? Was it you? It appears to be a copyvio from eMedicine.com. --Taejo 9 July 2005 09:59 (UTC)

Gil Student[edit]

Can you count the valid votes at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Votes_for_deletion/Gil_Student and take appropiate action, since you are an admin. It has been up for more than 5 days and is attracting too many unregistered voters. --Eliezer 12:17, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Votes_for_undeletion#Gil_Student where Gil Student was placed for a VFU, as you were a particapant in the earliar discussion I am letting you know about this vote. In my humble opinion there was nothing wrong with the process and therefore the original vote shoud stand. --Eliezer 06:35, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Welcoming template[edit]

Hi there! I was told you're one of the frequent welcomers of new users. I was wondering - since this is a rather frequently asked question, would you please add a link to Wikipedia:Merge to your welcoming template? Thanks. Radiant_>|< 20:40, July 10, 2005 (UTC)

Lo, the mergist speaks! Naturally, ik bedoel: natuurlijk. JFW | T@lk 20:42, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Mayo Clinic Linkspam[edit]

Hey JFW, I notice that you've been active reverting the linkspam from 129.176.151.7 and 129.176.151.6 to mayoclinic. While I agree with you that wikipedia is not a linkfarm, and I have been doing reversion too, I was wondering if you think that all of the links are bad? Mayo certainly is notable. However, until the anon user responds to the complaints in some form, I will continue to revert and block if necessary. --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 19:45, July 11, 2005 (UTC)

DropDeadGorgias suggested that I drop you a line and point out my intentions to revert a select few of the reverts to the recent Mayo link spam. I'm not doing this without careful thought, and my personal project page lists the criteria that I will use and pages affected. Please let me know on the talk page for that project or my primary talk page if you have any concerns. Thanks! -Harmil 21:33, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

I understand your concerns, but isn't it a bit of cutting off our nose to spite our collective faces to ignore the fact that someone has thrown us a huge pile of links into a well researched database? I think the "spammer" meant well, but was obviously going about it the wrong way. Rather than rewarding, I think we're leading by example if we re-insert the links in a clean and well documented way. The Mayo Clinic isn't a fly-by-night clickfarm looking for traffic, and quite frankly many of these WP articles are in horrible repair and could use the reference material for future edits.
Bottom line: would you object to my project in strong enough terms that I would actively be pissing you off by proceding, or can I go ahead? I'm not looking to become the bad guy here, just contribute. -Harmil 21:42, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
PS: Sorry about the double edit. WP was throwing errors on submit, and I thought one of the versions of my comment had not been saved.... -Harmil 21:43, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
Scratch all of the above. I appologize, and retract my project. I just noticed that the Mayo pages have doubleclick ads on them to a corporate sponsor. That changes everything for me, and I will not be a part of something that's so obviously questionable. Sorry to take up your time. -Harmil 21:47, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

User:Cruise[edit]

A "kosher tax" conspiracist appears to have show up; see edits at Kosher and Kosher tax. Jayjg (talk) 21:08, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

His math was even worse than his arguments; he appears to have been off by a factor of, oh, about 10,000. See Talk:Kosher tax. Jayjg (talk) 21:31, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

User:Harmil/Mayo Cleanup Project[edit]

DropDeadGorgias suggested that I drop you a line and point out my intentions to revert a select few of the reverts to the recent Mayo link spam. I'm not doing this without careful thought, and my personal project page lists the criteria that I will use and pages affected. Please let me know on the talk page for that project or my primary talk page if you have any concerns. Thanks! -Harmil 21:31, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Support Wm Connelley's admin nomination[edit]

Connoley is a climate scientist & good contributor. Vote appears close [17]. Can you support? alteripse 04:06, 13 July 2005 (UTC)

A bit too much controversy for my liking. JFW | T@lk 06:32, 14 July 2005 (UTC)