User talk:Looie496

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Bioelectronic Medicine[edit]

Hi Looie496, Thank you for taking the time to review my proposed article on Bioelectronic Medicine. I will confess a great level of naïveté when it comes to creating content for wikipedia. That is particularly why I chose to submit the article rather than just posting it directly. I can see now, why you made the comment about the possibility of trying to promote the journal Bioelectronic Medicine, and am more than willing to remove that reference if it makes the article more credible. I am having challenges meeting your suggestions to correct any misused statements which are cited by legitimate sources. I feel as though my cited content is reflective of the message/intent of what the source is conveying - but clearly I've missed the mark. Could I trouble you for specific examples so that I can correct them? Otherwise, please advise the best way to correct the article as I want to make sure that it is stellar.

Thank you.

MedResearchSF (talk) 19:59, 5 March 2015 (UTC)MedResearchSF

3-22-15 Hi again Looie,496. I'm trying to get this article cleaned up so that it can be posted. My challenge is that I don't know specifically what you want changed/updated. I've had several scientists review for accuracy and they have not suggested any changes (some are even authors of the referenced works.) Could you please let me know the best way to proceed?

Thanks, MedResearchSF (talk)MedResearchSF — Preceding undated comment added 16:51, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

The article is so far from usable that I don't see a clear path to fixing it. The problems include (1) the article is not written in encyclopedic style; (2) many statements are loose or incorrect; (3) many of the sources are primary research articles, and therefore not compatible with WP:MEDRS; (4) the article functions as a covert advertisement for an unproven treatment, namely vagus nerve stimulation. If you would like a "second opinion", feel free to post a request at WT:MED for other editors to look at the draft. Looie496 (talk) 13:41, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


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Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 15:56, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

DSM-5 codes[edit]

Hello, Looie496. I'm tremendously sorry, but I was asked to review the article DSM-5 codes for copyright concerns, and I believe that it is a problem given the precedence of protecting diagnostic codes. I've blanked the article for evaluation at the copyright problems board, specifically listing it at Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2015 April 24. I've explained the reasons why I agreed that it was a concern at Talk:DSM-5 codes. I hope it goes without saying that I do not believe there's any fault in this situation, which is one of the reasons why I'm not dropping the (generally mandatory) template.

If you think I'm mistaken, please explain why at the talk page. Whichever administrator processes this will consider the question there; I've directed to it in the template itself.

Again, tremendously sorry. I generally look away from list articles unless they show up at WP:CP all by themselves, but given that we've received official complaints from the APA before and I really think this one is a pretty clear problem, I felt like processing it was necessary. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 22:06, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

That article represents less than an hour's work on my part. I created it by cutting out a bunch of material that didn't belong from the DSM-5 article -- rather than consign it to the bitbucket I used it to create a new article. I really don't feel like I have any stake here. The editor who added the material to the DSM-5 article might care more than I do. Best regards, Looie496 (talk) 03:33, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, so I see. I didn't look at the edit summary. I'll go look and see who added the content to DSM-5 and see if I can track from there. Thank you. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:46, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh. Blocked sock. So that's that, then. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 11:48, 25 April 2015 (UTC)


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I'm no longer an admin and don't have the power to block anybody even if I want to. I have deleted your very long message to keep it from cluttering my archive. Best regards, Looie496 (talk) 12:29, 15 May 2015 (UTC)