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A kitten in return for you![edit]

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Thank you for OA'ing as well! It was a pleasure as always. I'm looking forward to next semester! (This kitty is super cute :3)

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Books & Bytes New Years Double Issue[edit]

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Happy New Year, and welcome to a special double issue of Books & Bytes. We've included a retrospective on the changes and progress TWL has seen over the last year, the results of the survey TWL participants completed in December, some of our plans for the future, a second interview with a Wiki Love Libraries coordinator, and more. Here's to 2014 being a year of expansion and innovation for TWL!

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Re: Would you like to OA for a Molecular Biology course project?[edit]

Hey, sure, I would love to help. Bejinhan talks 05:43, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I will volunteer for that too. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 06:32, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm also happy to help keep an eye on them, if you still need assistance. - Bilby (talk) 06:03, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]


You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

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Testing talk page. Tatabox8 (talk) 00:59, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

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Problem with my preferences.[edit]

Hi Klortho. I was going through the instructions for my Molecular Biology class, but I cannot seem to find the box to check off for "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed" in my preferences. What do you think I should do? Thanks!Gkaltam (talk) 18:09, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

It looks like the preferences page has changed since I wrote that, so I deleted it. Thanks for pointing it out! Klortho (talk) 02:17, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Elsevier Text Mining[edit]

This may interest. Van Noorden, Richard (06 February 2014). "Elsevier opens its papers to text-mining". Nature 506: 17. doi:10.1038/506017a. "Researchers welcome easier access for harvesting content, but some spurn tight controls."  I'd guess you could use an XML resultset from PubMed to filter by PII or DOI to select Elsevier target articles. RDBrown (talk) 01:32, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Introduction - Richarnj[edit]

Hi Klortho!

I my name is Nicole. I am a student in the JHU MS in Bioinformatics program. This semester I will be working on the Wikipedia course project for Molecular Biology section 81. My background is in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. I am looking forward to a great semester.

Richarnj (talk) 15:26, 7 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Klortho! I am Jackie from JHU's Molecular Biology course. I am pursuing an M.S. degree in Bioinformatics and am in my first year. I am also learning to program in Java this semester and think I have found a new passion. I am enjoying the Wikipedia component of the class very much. PaleoBioJackie (talk) 20:04, 7 February 2014 (UTC)

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Introduction Cchandu1[edit]


Hi Klortho,

I my name is Cynthia. I am a student in the JHU MS in Biotechnology program. This is my first time working on Wikipedia for a course. I was slightly worried because I found it slightly difficult to navigate through the different pages, however I think I am starting to get the hang of it! I'm really looking forward to learning more through this course. --User:Cchandu1

Cchandu1 (talk) 04:39, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Cynthia, nice to meet you! One comment: it looks like you both hit the "new section" button and added a header ("Introduction") manually. When you click "New section", it creates a header for you, so you don't have to type one in yourself. Good luck in the course! Klortho (talk) 09:56, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Oh yes, I didn't realize I did that and now I'm not sure how to remove it. Cchandu1 (talk) 03:24, 15 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Klortho,

My name is Linda and this is my second semester in the MS in Biotechnology program. I am enrolled in Molecular Biology section 81. This will be my first time working on Wikipedia. I want to thank you for volunteering to be an OA. I look forward to working with you. Tatabox8 (talk) 07:02, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Linda. Thanks for your introduction, it's nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy editing Wikipedia. Klortho (talk) 09:58, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Hi Klortho, For unit 5 we have to create a group page for our group. How would I start a group page for my partner and I? When I click on the link for my group 81C I noticed it goes to the group from fall semester.Tatabox8 (talk) 06:05, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
Fixed. Sorry about that! Klortho (talk) 22:58, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Klortho,

My name is Ana and I am one of the AAP students at Johns Hopkins. I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself as I am sure I will be asking you some questions soon in regards navigating/entering data, and/or editing things here. It is my first time using Wikipedia, so I will make sure to follow the orientation closely prior to asking for help.

Have a great week,

Amontei2 (talk) 00:49, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

HI, Ana, thanks for the introduction! Nice to meet you. I hope you enjoy the Wikipedia project. Klortho (talk) 05:57, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Klortho, My name is Deborah Hayes and I am a grad student in the MS in Biotechnology Program at JHU and I am enrolled in Dr. Ogg's Molecular Biology course. Thank you for agreeing to be the class's Ambassador!

This is an interesting assignment and I am happy to have this opportunity to make a substantive contribution to a Wikipedia article on the topic of Molecular Biology.

DHayes14 (talk) 21:33, 13 February 2014 (UTC)Deborah

Question about a missing preference[edit]

Hi Klortho, I am in the process of adjusting my "Watchlist" and "E-mail" preferences and I seem to be missing two items. The first item is the ability to "Add pages and files I move to my watchlist". The second item is "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed". Would you please let me know the best way for me to add these two items? Thank you!

DHayes14 (talk) 21:41, 13 February 2014 (UTC)Deborah

DHayes14, your description of the instructions doesn't match what I see when I visit your course page, here. What I see is that the item "add pages and files I move to my watchlist" has a note next to it to ignore it if that option doesn't show up for you, and "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed" is not among the instructions. Can you tell me what page you are looking at? Klortho (talk) 01:27, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

At the beginning of the semester I printed out a hard copy of the Wikipedia Course Discussion page. This morning I compared my print out with the version that is currently on the web and it appears that there have been some changes... and my copy is outdated. Please disregard my question about the "user talk page" preferences. Thank you! (talk) 13:09, 14 February 2014 (UTC)Deborah

Okay. Don't forget to sign in before you do any editing (it looks like you weren't signed in when you left the comment above. Also, you should indent your responses with colons at the beginning of the lines. One additional colon for each response-level. There are instructions in the "Units 3-4" material. Klortho (talk) 16:11, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again for your help :)

DHayes14 (talk) 16:54, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

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Introduction- mmehta10[edit]

Hello Klortho,

My name is Misha Mehta and I am in my second semester of MS Biotechnology program at JHU. I'm really enjoying studying here and working on such unique assignments that I never knew could be included in expanding a graduate study experience. I use Wikipedia anytime I'm in doubt about almost anything under the sun and now I will be able to contribute in topics that matter so immensely. This is such an exciting thing and I sure am looking forward to working on this platform with you and other batch-mates. Nice to meet you!

Mmehta10 (talk) 22:58, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Misha, nice to meet you! I'm glad you are so enthusiastic about the project, and I really hope you enjoy it. Don't hesitate to ask me any questions. Klortho (talk) 04:07, 16 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Klortho, I'm a student in the JHU MS Bioinformatics program. I use Wikipedia all the time but have never contributed to it before. Now I'm really looking forward to this course project. See you online, Wpeissner (talk) 21:11, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the introduction. I hope you enjoy the project! Klortho (talk) 05:12, 18 February 2014 (UTC)



I am currently taking Molecular Biology at JHU and wanted to introduce myself. I appreciate how extensive your page is! It looks great.

Kind Regards, Sierra Ssumpf (talk) 20:12, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the introduction, and the compliment! I hope you enjoy the Wikipedia project. Klortho (talk) 01:36, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

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Claiming an article[edit]

Hello Klortho! My group partner and I decided to select Base Flipping for our Molecular Bio project at JHU. I have checked with Dr. Ogg prior to submitting my initial assessment and she said it was okay. However, this topic is not included on the "article 81" page, may I edit the table by adding that topic in order to claim me? Let me know what should we do in order to get that done. Thank you Ana Amontei2 (talk) 21:15, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, please go ahead and add it. Let me know if you need help. Klortho (talk) 22:05, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Done! Thank you Amontei2 (talk) 22:36, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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Consideration for a new Wikipedia topic?[edit]

Hi Klortho, my partner and I would like to pursue a topic on [Molecular Paleontology] for our WikiPedia project. Because of its interdisciplinary nature, it has been claimed by 7 different WikiProjects, including as a Mid-importance topic for the Molecular and Cellular Biology community. If approved, some of the sections that immediately come to mind that we would likely cover would include techniques for sequencing DNA preserved in fossils, techniques involved in isolating and amplifying the DNA, information about some of the history of the subject, information about the oldest organisms which have been sequenced and other notable organisms, environmental conditions needed to preserve DNA for long periods of time, and challenges inherent within this field. The topic of Molecular Paleontology is directly related to the work I am looking to pursue in my PhD, and my partner is interested in the topic as well. Will you approve our article topic? PaleoBioJackie (talk) 01:24, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

I see that Dr. Ogg has already responded to you on her talk page. Klortho (talk) 07:23, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Books & Bytes, Issue 4[edit]

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News for February from your Wikipedia Library.

Donations drive: news on TWL's partnership efforts with publishers

Open Access: Feature from Ocaasi on the intersection of the library and the open access movement

American Library Association Midwinter Conference: TWL attended this year in Philadelphia

Royal Society Opens Access To Journals: The UK's venerable Royal Society will give the public (and Wikipedians) full access to two of their journal titles for two days on March 4th and 5th

Going Global: TWL starts work on pilot projects in other language Wikipedias

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DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Question regarding adding videos from another owner[edit]

Hi Klortho! I found a video and an animation that I wanted to use for my group project in molecular biology. The wiki video page is very detailed and I wasn't sure if I can do this and whether or not I need to contact the owner of the content for permission. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!Previte01 (talk) 02:38, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, you would need to contact the creators. I'd encourage you to do it, because most of the time, in my experience, people are happy to have their work shared. They would have to agree to release their content under a license that allows reuse, such as Creative Commons - attribution (CC-BY). For the Youtube video, the author could just select that by checking a box, as Youtube now makes that easy. For the animation, you'll have to find out who the author is, and get them to go to the Creative Commons site and use their tools to associate the license with the content. Let me know if you need more help. Klortho (talk) 17:20, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Question regarding Images copyrights[edit]

Hi Klortho, my group partner and I are wondering about some copyright info in regards to the use of images on our molecular bio project. Are we allowed to use images from our text? Do the copyright laws allow that? And how do we find out if, for example, an original article from 1994 is open access or if we aren't allowed to use those images? Thank you for your help. Amontei2 (talk) 18:41, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

What "text" are you referring to? If you mean your textbook, then the answer is probably "no". In general, you have to look to see if there is a license that allows re-use, and that is pretty rare on textbooks. As far as a journal article goes, sometimes those are open access, and sometimes not. Again, you have to look for a license statement. If you send me a link to the article (or a PubMed ID) I can check it for you. Klortho (talk) 22:27, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was referring to our texbook. Okay, so once I identify the images I will let you know if I need help. Thank you Amontei2 (talk) 14:15, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi Klortho! I found an image we would like to use at, on the bottom of the page all I see is Copyright © ATDBio Ltd. 2005-2014, does this mean I will not be able to use the image? Thanks Amontei2 (talk) 20:20, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
You would have to contact the authors, and get them to release the image under either CC-BY or CC-BY-SA license. You'd have to get that in writing. I haven't tried to do this often, so I don't know how likely they'd be to agree. It would probably be easier if you started out by looking for images that are already openly-licensed. We put some links to some resources for how to do this in your course page, under Unit 6. Klortho (talk) 03:03, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

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Question about finding if image is available for commercial use.[edit]

Hi Klortho,

While researching and trying to find images for my article, I found most to be from textbooks or teaching websites. I was wondering if there is no copyright mark imprinted on the picture would it be ok to use or will I need to contact the textbook company? Some of the images from these websites contain very little information on where the image came from. They are great images and far better than any I have found using the websites listed in our unit 6. I was surprised actually to not find that many images that is commerically available on those websites. To give you an example here is a link to a website with a few images that I'm interested in using Some images contain the copyright mark and some don't. I just want to make sure the images I choose for my article will be ok use. Please advise. Thanks in advance!Tatabox8 (talk) 03:36, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Tatabox8. No, I'm sorry, but the absence of a copyright indication doesn't mean that you can use an image. By default, creative works are copyright, and have to be assumed to be "all rights reserved". That's why the open-access movement is so important! But, you should be able to find good images for your topic, if you expend a little more time and effort searching for them. If not, one thing that students have done in past courses is to draw their own cartoon images using popular drawing package like Inkscape. Klortho (talk) 16:05, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Klortho, I have actually spent over two hours clicking the image links that offer free commercial use pictures and surprisingly there isn't very many free spermatocyte pictures that is not already used in the article. Many are from studies and won't really work for our article. I will probably have to try to draw my own image incorporating all the information I would like in the picture. Thanks for that suggestion!Tatabox8 (talk) 01:37, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi, again. You wrote, "clicking the image links". What image links? Where?
Here are a couple more suggestions, in case you still have energy to try:
* Try this image search in PMC. Not all of the images there are truly open-access, but a lot are. If you see one you like, you can check to see if it is PLoS or Biomed Central (BMC). Even if not, it might have an okay license; check the article for CC-BY (Creative Commons Attribution) or CC-BY-SA (Creative Commons Attribution Share-alike).
* Try another tack: this search in PMC gives you a list of all the OA articles. Follow the article links if you see a title that looks promising. Make sure to click the "PubReader" link, because that gives you a nice image strip at the bottom, so you can see at a glance what the images are, and hover your mouse to see the full image.
* For either of the above, narrow the search to be more specific by adding terms with "AND ..." (make sure you use all caps)
Good luck! Klortho (talk) 01:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
I will try your suggestions. here is the link where it contains public domain sites for free images I found on wiki I looked through many of the links.Tatabox8 (talk) 03:21, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

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How to move content bar[edit]

Hi Klortho, I have been working on my wiki Article and trying to rearrange the content bar to after the first section right before the formation of spermatocyte. I'm not sure how to get it to go there. Could you help me out with the command? Thanks in advance!Tatabox8 (talk) 06:10, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

The table of contents is placed automatically, after the "lead" section. The problem you have is that you have added an unnecessary header, "==Spermatocyte==", before the lead, so that the Mediawiki software doesn't recognize it as a lead. In other words, you shouldn't have a header at the very top of your article. Just remove that, and it should be fine. Klortho (talk) 17:06, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
I tried that and was not able to get the contents bar to show up. Perhaps it's not showing up because the article doesn't have that many sections.Tatabox8 (talk) 22:03, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Adding images[edit]

Hi Klortho,

I am just wondering on how to add images to Wikipedia. Is it okay to add them if we reference them? Thanks! Gkaltam (talk) 17:28, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Could you be more specific in your question, please? There's a lot of information in the course page about adding images -- have you reviewed that? What specifically is not clear? Thanks. Klortho (talk) 17:34, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
If I wanted to use an image from Wikimedia Commons, do I have to download it first and re-upload it? Or is there a way that I can directly link the image to the page? Gkaltam (talk) 17:41, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
No, you just include it the same way, regardless of whether the image is on Wikipedia or Commons.
Andromeda as it appears in the night sky, with the superimposed figure.
Here is a blank template that you can just fill in every time you want to put an image somewhere: [[File:FILENAME|thumb|RIGHT/LEFT|SIZEpx|CAPTION]]. For example, the code [[File:Andromeda annotated.png|thumb|right|400px|Andromeda as it appears in the night sky, with the superimposed figure.]] produces the image to the right.
See also the Picture_tutorial.
Klortho (talk) 18:59, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
I see now. Thank you so much for your help! Gkaltam (talk) 19:01, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

Starting a new article page[edit]

Hi Klortho,

We're working on starting a new article page for Molecular paleontology and I believe we are suppose to contact you before we start moving things onto the article page. We have a general outline already made for the article and would just like to know what we can do now.

Thanks! Cchandu1 (talk) 03:28, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

Link? Klortho (talk) 04:03, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
The link is
Cchandu1 (talk) 18:43, 24 March 2014 (UTC)
The draft page is User:PaleoBioJackie/sandbox, is that right? Please also remind me, when is the last day of Unit 8? I see that in that sandbox, you have quite a few references and an outline. I would feel better if you had some actual content (prose) before moving into the article space. You should try to at least write a first draft of the lead section (the part that comes first, before the table of contents. Klortho (talk) 04:16, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes we started drafting everything on that page. I also started working on the lead section and I can post that shortly. Also, the last day I believe is today for unit 8. Cchandu1 (talk) 13:04, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, let me know when you are ready. I do think it should have at least some prose content before we move it to the article space. Klortho (talk) 19:31, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
I posted the lead part for the article on the sandbox. User:PaleoBioJackie/sandbox Cchandu1 (talk) 21:55, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Okay, it is moved. Congratulations on your first Wikipedia article! Klortho (talk) 02:17, 26 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Cchandu1 (talk) 02:31, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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The Signpost: 26 March 2014[edit]

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Edit Named reference to add a web link[edit]

Hi Klortho, Is there a way to edit a name reference to add a weblink to the journal article?Tatabox8 (talk) 06:21, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Yes, when you create the reference, add the URL in the "URL" field of the citation dialog box. If it's a reference that you've already added, then you have to add it manually, like this: <ref>{{cite journal|last=Maloney|first=C|title=JATSPack and JATSPAN, a packaging format and infrastructure for the NLM/NISO Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS).|journal=Balisage series on markup technologies|date=2011|volume=7|pmid=21866248|url=}}</ref>, which would look like this: [1]
  1. ^ Maloney, C (2011). "JATSPack and JATSPAN, a packaging format and infrastructure for the NLM/NISO Journal Archiving Tag Suite (JATS).". Balisage series on markup technologies 7. PMID 21866248. 
Good, to know that I can still edit and add the URL. Thanks for your help!Tatabox8 (talk) 17:21, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Polysomy article[edit]

Hello, Thank you for your suggestions on our polysomy talk page! I updated the wikilinks and I’ve contacted the publisher for the image to inquire about the copyright parameters. Polysomy types pentasomy-decosomy actually do not have wiki links! We will be adding prose from here on out and will water down the lead definitions. Our outline will be expanded upon in great detail with 30+ references by the end of the semester. We will definitely include the chromosomal_duplication article link- thank you for the suggestion! We followed the format for polyploidy which is a B Class article and is a very similar topic. Based on that, we will probably keep the layout for the headings. Thank you for taking the time to give feedback! Ssumpf (talk) 13:06, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

Okay, it all sounds great! Keep in mind that my comments are just suggestions, and if you don't agree with any of them, feel free to push back. Klortho (talk) 14:06, 31 March 2014 (UTC)

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Hi Klortho, I would like to add a wikitable from the spermatogenesis article under the stages section to our spermatocyte article. I thought it would be helpful for people that look up this topic since ploidy was an issue brought up in both articles and would make that topic more transparent. I did discuss the ploidy in the text, but sometimes people understand better with a table for visual. The orignal table from the aritlce did not have any sources of where they obtain the info from, but I do have a source for the info. I can create my own table, but it would be very similar. I'm not sure if we can copy a table from wiki so, I wanted to check with you first. If it's possible, how would I cite the table?Tatabox8 (talk) 05:50, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

That's a pretty nice table, but I'm inclined to suggest that it's not quite appropriate for your article, because it has a broader scope. It covers all of the stages of spermatogenesis, which includes other cell types, including your specific one, the spermatocyte, but also including others. There are no issues with copyright violation, if you do want to copy content from another article, but the issue really is about keeping the articles distinct and useful: each one should limit it's scope so that there's not too much overlapping info. So if you want to create your own table, go ahead, but keep that in mind. On the other hand, some of the figures in that article definitely might be useful in yours, and I'd encourage you to consider reusing one or more of them, if they can help illustrate your article's content. Hope that's helpful! Klortho (talk) 14:38, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm still debating whether I will add a table, but I would not include the entire table just what is relevant to my article. I do mention ploidy in the article, but I thought a table would give readers the information in another format that may be more helpful to them. I will definitely reuse some of the pictures.Tatabox8 (talk) 01:14, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Remove named reference[edit]

Hi Klortho, I deleted a named reference and now I have cite error in my reference section. How do I remove it? The orignal source website has not responded to me after two weeks of waiting and I found a new credible source with same information.Tatabox8 (talk) 05:34, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Your named reference was used in two places, and you deleted the version that included all the data, without also deleting the other instance. See this edit. You deleted <ref name=trs>{{cite web|title=....</ref>, but not (later in the article) <ref name=trs />. Note that AnomieBot has fixed it, but filling in the data into the ref tag that you left there. You should check the results to make sure everything's the way you want it, now. If you intended to remove the reference everywhere, then you'll have to delete the one that's still there now. Klortho (talk) 23:53, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Uploading image[edit]

Hello Klortho,

I made a timeline using powerpoint for the Molecular Paleontology article page. As I was rereading the guidelines for uploading images and I saw that it says to try to not use any text? I essentially used the same dates that we have in the history section and was going to cite the sources when I uploaded the image but I just wanted to make sure how to proceed.

Thanks -Cynthia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cchandu1 (talkcontribs) 16:46, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Yes, repeating the same dates -- essentially, data values -- from the source should be fine. Klortho (talk) 21:19, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
Oh okay. Thank you! Cchandu1 (talk) 18:47, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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Adding External links[edit]

Hi Klortho, I added some external links and I was testing them out. When I click on them I am not redirected to the link or website addressed I entered. It goes to an error page. I try coping and pasting the link into the web browser and it works, but when it's associated with wiki it doesn't. Am I doing something wrong? Is there something else I'm suppose to add? If you wanted to take a look I have the spermatocyte article. Thanks!Tatabox8 (talk) 01:55, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

You have a slash at the end of each one of your links (imm. after ".html"). Is that supposed to be there? Klortho (talk) 03:04, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I deleted the slash and that fixed the problem. :)Tatabox8 (talk) 03:46, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

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Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]


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