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WikiProject Physiology[edit]

How's it going? All the best: Rich Farmbrough18:51, 23 April 2014 (UTC).

Thanks for the attention! Sorry, my internet is limited and I am quite busy, but I will definitely implement what you posted at the village pump; Cheers,


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DYK for Cervix[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:38, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Anatomy cleanup listing[edit]

The cleanup listing is available here. There are a couple of templates that can be used to add the listing to a page documented here. Direct links are fine too. Sorry for the delay. I just took over the bot operation. --Bamyers99 (talk) 20:15, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Parathyroid gland[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 14:06, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]

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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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I came across the article Anterior spinal artery syndrome which you had merged from Anterior cord syndrome. What you had done was good. I would strongly insist that after such acts of merging please put a note {{merged from|X|date=Y}} on the relevant talk page so that the link to the history of the source page remains. In this way the attribution can be made to the contributors of the source page which no longer exists separately. DiptanshuTalk 13:41, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


I am ready to return to the community, which I will do after a Wikibreak. Thank you to all the users that expressed their support, it made all the difference. I am sorry for breaking the trust of these users and the community by leaving so abruptly. At the time I left, I was feeling powerless, that my efforts and person were not respected, and alienated. I felt like there was nothing I could do and that the conflict was quickly escalating to multiple venues and involving multiple users and could quickly deteriorate into an overall judgement on me as an editor. I must also admit this is the first real “conflict” that I’ve gotten into online, and I am more familiar with those in real-life, which in my opinion are somewhat more predictable, manageable, and containable.

I still feel strongly about WP, particularly about improving the medical and anatomy WikiProjects, to simply resign. I think that WP’s environment can be made more welcoming and inviting and I hope to initiate and participate in conversations about this, particularly on WikiProject Medicine.

I’ve also considered some of the personal causes that led up to this conflict. I will add some details to my user page and change my signature so that editors can feel they are working with a person. I will be more “thick-skinned”. I will be more open in my editing so that other users are aware of my activities and editing style, and so I do not feel that I am editing alone in the wilderness. I will be more assertive in asking for help. I have also had the chance to read some of WP’s policies and guidelines in more depth, so that I more understand what options I have should a situation arise in the future.

Again, I am very grateful to the users who expressed their support and confidence in me, and apologise again for leaving so abruptly. If I want things to change for the better I need to be part of the change. --Tom (LT) (talk) 04:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice to see you back. And I don't think you need to apologize for anything in this case. I've been meaning to re-email you, and will get around to that eventually. Flyer22 (talk) 05:10, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Wonderful having you back :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 08:12, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Great to have you back! --WS (talk) 12:07, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Welcome back, Tom! Iztwoz (talk) 11:36, 21 July 2014 (UTC)