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Mind maps[edit]

I have a few concerns about the mind maps. Lets discuss further at WP:MED. Started here [1] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:50, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry...[edit]

I'm sorry but ... I wasn't vandalizing his page. I was only trying to make conversation. -- Rhain1999 contributions talk 20:38, 1 April 2011 (EST)

Sorry but i didnt understand the message and I can see it is relating to any article that is why i reverted it, and since you are already warned, that made the comment more suspicious, If I am mistaking am sorry MaenK.A.Talk 12:43, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Regarding my Recent Edit[edit]

You've got to admit, renaming the caption of a photo "Fart Dragon" was pretty funny. I know you're laughing, even if you give me my final warning as you do it. There has to be some edits that are somewhat humorous to you. After all, you are human... I'm not doing it all to be destructive, but it is cool to see the article with different captions on it (like Fart Dragon). I'm sorry if I have offended you and will make every effort to keep from making disruptive edits in the future. Thank you for giving me my warnings, you're a pretty cool police man. (hey 16:59, 26 November 2011 (UTC))

~Chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChristopherCollinsII (talkcontribs) 16:59, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

History sections[edit]

In an article like asthma, I think it would be better if you based the content on secondary sources rather than articles that you have found in the BMJ's online archive. Could I persuade you to discuss your additions on Talk:Asthma? JFW | T@lk 16:29, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

The situation might be slightly different in rare conditions, where there may not be sufficient secondary sources to support a "history" section. This is a conundrum I faced in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and thyrotoxic periodic paralysis. JFW | T@lk 16:31, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
I see, there is very few secondary sources too, I looked it over and over, I am actually trying to look for landmarks in the history of the research about asthma, thats why you find that some information is not applicable to today's medicine, as the current understanding of the disease was mostly understood in the 60's and later. please suggest any sources to help expanding the article MaenK.A.Talk 16:45, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

marshall syndrome[edit]

Why did you create a page at wikipedia about the marshall syndrome?\

Greetz Tessa —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:30, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

File:ECGcolor.svg copyrights[edit]


I have concerns about this image and its usage in the EKG article. The image is vectorized directly from the Book 'The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need 6th Edition' page 38, thus it is certainly not a public domain image. The image should be replaced with free (and also better) image. --Jptvie (talk) 12:10, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

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Nina photo question[edit]


I believe you took the photo of the Nina replica on the Wiki. Corpus Christi entry?

I'm interested in nautical history. We will be in Corpus this coming weekend.

Do you know if that replica is a museum ship there in the marina still today? Or was it just visiting there and is now gone?

Thank you.

-Clifton Bencke Promoting youth and families getting outdoors more with nature at... —Preceding unsigned comment added by CliftonBencke (talkcontribs) 13:53, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Borders of the lung merger[edit]

Hi, I'm proposing to merge the anatomy articles Posterior border of lung, Anterior border of lung, and Inferior border of lung into one article: Borders of the lung. There's no consensus on the issue, and since it is supported by the Pulmonology task force, I was wondering if you could add your opinion at the merger discussion here: Talk:Borders of the lung.

Thanks, Kerowyn Leave a note 21:42, 31 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi! We've updated the File:ConductionsystemoftheheartwithoutHeart.svg. Could You check its english summary (maybe You're able to check german one, too?) and – if it's good – switch the File:ConductionsystemoftheheartwithouttheHeart.png to File:ConductionsystemoftheheartwithoutHeart.svg in these articles? Please, tell me, what's Your opinion. (I'll be pleased if You answer on my Vinne2 (talk) 08:38, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Hindu Religious Discourses for deletion[edit]

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Breaking Bad[edit]

Just a question. How can you consider spam something that was made to promote a show? Just curious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wayhopegoes (talkcontribs) 21:04, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

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User talk:Madhero88/Documentation[edit]

I'm not entirely sure what User talk:Madhero88/Documentation is...but I guess it is something directed toward you?  Chzz  ►  01:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying me about that. I have no Idea what is that all about, but as you said this page belongs to me. should I do something?? MaenK.A.Talk 10:08, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
I really don't know; I only noticed it, because I've been trying to help that user on User_talk:KnowLimits. I'm not sure what they're asking about.  Chzz  ►  10:12, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
No worries, please notify me if i need to do anything about it MaenK.A.Talk 10:17, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

National Museums of Scotland[edit]

Thanks for your comments. I wasn't aware that one shouldn't copy and paste. However, I am unable to move the page in question (from National Museums of Scotland to National Museums Scotland) because the latter page exists (with on a forward to the former). Because the former page exists, it is not possible to move to latter to the same name. As the name of the organisation changed five years ago, Wikipedia should accurately reflect this, which it currently does not.

I would appreciate your guidance as to how to achive this move. Is it possible to delete the National Museums Scotland page, so that the National Museums of Scotland page can be moved? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tizard99 (talkcontribs) 17:03, 26 November 2011 (UTC) Tizard99 (talk) 17:05, 26 November 2011 (UTC)


Thanks for the barnstar and the kind message! You too should definitely be appreciated 100 times more than you are currently appreciated. Keep up the good work. JFW | T@lk 18:00, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your appreciation :) MaenK.A.Talk 16:05, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

needing someone to help me with wiki[edit]

hi there :) I hope you dont mind me posting here as well as I just emailed you.. but just thought I'd let you know I have and I also wanted to see where this posts ends up...whether it ends up on the bottom of your page or not (appoliges if it dont).

Anyway.. looking forward to seeing your response to the email ive sent and if you are interested in helping me set up a page. (I do also have a medical interest in other things other then the page Im wanting help with too.. if I could figure out the wiki better.. maybe I then could help out at this site with edits for other medical conditions too).

Tania — Preceding unsigned comment added by Taniaaust1 (talkcontribs) 05:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hello... First of all you are so welcome to wikipedia... second am ready to offer any help you might want.. especially if related to medical articles or your user page. am sorry but i didnt get your email, can you please send it again or just tell me what you want on my talk page??. Again welcome to wikipedia :) MaenK.A.Talk 16:04, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

in response to your message to mine[edit]

Hi :) thank you for the wiki welcome.

I just earlier today after I'd emailed you using the madhero88 at gmail address mentioned (not sure why it didnt get to you)...but I ended up finding the live chat and got some help so now the new page is up and being done.

I thought you may of been interested I noticed you'd done essential hypertension. The new page is on "Orthostatic Hypertension" which is a bit tricky as there is hardly much online about the condition and some of my knowledge comes from medical specialists on the disorder.

I currently dont have any questions to ask you, due to getting a lot of advice on working wiki today but bound to have more in future as Im just learning. :)

Feel welcome to contribute to the new page if you want. Ive put all the info onto it so far with others fixing my wiki mistakes.. within the next couple of days I'll be adding more references as some of the things Ive said that I know are factual but havent yet had time to find the references for.

If you have a medical knowledge maybe you can put down one of the main theories of thought of how the condition actually occurs as Im going to really struggle with that. (I struggle to get my head around that the theory of pressor reflexes over compensating).

edit addition. I just got stuck doing the page. I dont know where that straight downward slash is on my computer for doing reference formating, so half my references work with / but the other half dont (another ending up fixing the others for me). If you are bored, there is a messed up reference format currently that I cant fix myself in the treatment section I just started at the new page "orthostatic hypertension" Thanks if you get to it before anyone else does.

Taniaaust1 (talk)taniaaust1Taniaaust1 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 16:24, 29 November 2011 (UTC).

Hi again. I forgot to leave my email address its taniaaust1 at hotmail, I know now how to get my messages at wiki.

I are running into some more issues with the Orthostatic Hypertension page now. Someone complained it was looking like a medical journal article so I guess it needs to be made more looking encyclopedic (I've put some things on it in lists as that was the clearest way I could think to put them in eg list of symptoms, maybe that is all adding to it looking like a medical journal article?).

Also thou references for almost all the things Ive said Ive found now and put on the page, some of the things Ive put down appear to be unreferenced as I dont know what to do when the same reference source references several different things mentioned on the page, in different places on the page (so that is leaving me with just putting it by one of those things, with the others things appearing to unreferenced when in fact they have got supporting reference but its elsewhere on the page).

Thanks for your offer to help. Lets see if I can sign my name at the bottom of this correctly today.

taniaaust1Taniaaust1 (talk) 06:11, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

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User talk:[edit]


Thanks for the welcome... but i'm almost a regular & I'd actually just forgotten to log in to Wikipedia.... sorry

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Copyright problems[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your willingness to rewrite the article. Unfortunately, we can't host the content even temporarily in userspace. All material on any page in Wikipedia must comply with our copyright policies. Please review Wikipedia:Copy-paste.

I see at a glance that the lead paragraph as placed in your sandbox still copies the source article at Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology:

Celiac crisis is a life threatening syndrome where celiac disease causes acute dramatic metabolic derangements.[1][2] Common manifestations of celiac crisis include severe diarrhea, hypoproteinemia, and metabolic and electrolyte disturbances significant enough to require hospitalization.[3][4]


Celiac crisis is a life threatening syndrome where celiac disease causes acute dramatic metabolic derangements. Common manifestations of celiac crisis include severe diarrhea, hypoproteinemia, and metabolic and electrolyte disturbances significant enough to require hospitalization.1, 2

Beyond actual copying, there is very close paraphrasing of the source such that we could not use:

Like celiac disease in general, celiac crisis appears to be triggered by a general immune stimulus such as surgery, infection or pregnancy as has been previously described.


Like celiac disease in general, celiac crisis in this series appears often to be precipitated by a general immune stimulus such as surgery, infection or pregnancy as has been previously described.

(I also have to ask if you have actually checked the sources in this article yourself; if you have not, but are citing to them based on their usage in the paper from which you copied, I'm afraid this is also an issue of Wikipedia:Plagiarism, although the copyright concerns are my area.)

Content has also been copied from at least one other source:

Microscopic colitis may be one of the factors that contribute to the development of this condition.


Microscopic colitis may be one of the factors that contribute to the development of this condition.

and [2].

Your sandbox has been blanked and listed at the copyright problems board. Please rewrite the article from scratch, in compliance with our copyright policies. You may used brief and clearly marked quotations, accurately cited to the source you used, but you cannot copy content from copyrighted documents otherwise. If the article is not rewritten at that space within a week, it is likely to be deleted. (If you are actually the copyright holder of these articles, the procedure for verifying that is set out on the template blanking your sandbox. You can also read about it at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials.)

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Thank you for the information, and I ll work again on the article MaenK.A.Talk 14:41, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Please take a look at this, is this how u want me to do? just to change the phrases and words? MaenK.A.Talk 14:46, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I have a pretty good idea what's required. I've been out all day but should have some time in about 12 hours. If you like, I'll have a look at what you've done then and can help with the rewrite. I'll check back then. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 15:15, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Good, I welcome some help, thank you MaenK.A.Talk 15:17, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I can't spend any time on it today, either. Just some thoughts for now:
  • I had a quick look at the Google Book search results for celiac crisis" and "coeliac crisis" and found a couple of recent-ish textbooks with descriptions of the thing. It may be simpler (for you and for readers wanting to verify the article) to base the article on a couple of those textbooks, provided they say what's necessary. If you can reduce the number of references to a handful of textbooks, it's much easier to read and verify, and satisfies WP:MEDMOS per its preference for secondary sources.
  • Our article must be entirely different from its sources in terms of language used and organisation (sequence, layout, logical progression). I'll talk to you tomorrow. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 07:37, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for dropping the ball on this, and everything else lately. I've been a bit under the weather but am on the mend. When I next get to the med library I'll pull out what they have on the topic and maybe put something to you. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 02:39, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

benign hypertension[edit]

Thanks for the welcome. I have had a go at the stub on benign hypertension. Would appreciate comments. adh (talk) 11:14, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

resource request[edit]


I've uploaded the three articles you requested on the resource exchange. You can find links to the articles on that page. Best, GabrielF (talk) 00:23, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you so so much for providing those MaenK.A.Talk 09:33, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

resource request[edit]

OK I've responded to your latest resource request. GabrielF (talk) 21:25, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

I've done another batch for you. GabrielF (talk) 19:40, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

resource request 10 January[edit]


I've uploaded one of the articles that you requested at the resource exchange. You can find a link to the article at that page. GabrielF (talk) 23:44, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you MaenK.A.Talk 22:41, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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File:Mypic2333.PNG listed for deletion[edit]

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MOTDs (This space for rent)[edit]

You may have noticed over the past few days that the MOTD that you link to on your user page has simply displayed a red link. This is due to the fact that not enough people are reviewing pending MOTDs here. Please help us keep the MOTD template alive and simply go and review a few of the MOTDs in the list. That way we can have a real MOTD in the future rather than re-using (This space for rent). Any help would be appreciated! –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:42, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

citing signs[edit]

Can a poster or sign post be cited as a source? The one in question was put up by the council and gives a brief history of the village of Rougham.Joshden (talk) 17:28, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

July 2012 Study of authors of health-related Wikipedia pages[edit]

Dear Author/Madhero88

My name is Nuša Farič and I am a Health Psychology MSc student at the University College London (UCL). I am currently running a quantitative study entitled Who edits health-related Wikipedia pages and why? I am interested in the editorial experience of people who edit health-related Wikipedia pages. I am interested to learn more about the authors of health-related pages on Wikipedia and what motivations they have for doing so. I am currently contacting the authors of randomly selected articles and I noticed that someone at this address recently edited an article on Leukodystrophy. I would like to ask you a few questions about you and your experience of editing the above mentioned article and or other health-related articles. If you would like more information about the project, please visit my user page ( and if interested, please reply via my talk page or e-mail me on Also, others interested in the study may contact me! If I do not hear back from you I will not contact this account again. Thank you very much in advance.Hydra Rain (talk) 15:35, 17 July 2012 (UTC)


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spder man nda[edit]

wrong englsh bro!!! revert bac to what dd!!! have the orgmanl; copy o f th e comc dude!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:14, 11 October 2012 (UTC)



I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 06:58, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for informing me, sure I am interested to be involved MaenK.A.Talk 18:28, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Bronchitis Peer Review Request[edit]

Hi Madhero88, I saw that you're a member of the pulmonology task force with special interest in COPD so I would like to ask you if you would be willing to peer review the Bronchitis article. I've listed it on the peer review page as well. Let me know here or on my talk page. Thanks! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 04:38, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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Vital Articles[edit]

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I recently tried to make a change to the list of Level 3 Vital Articles by replacing the entry

" [[Comparison of the imperial and US customary measurement systems|Imperial and US customary measurement systems]]"

with a new replacement article

" [[Imperial and US customary measurement systems]]".

Although I have advertised the proposed change on Wikipedia talk:Vital articles, I had no response and an anonymous IP editor took it upon himself to undo my changes on grounds that my proposal did not have a "strong consensus".

Will you please look at the discussion Wikipedia talk:Vital articles#Replacement article: Imperial and US customary measurement systems and add your opinion.

Martinvl (talk) 20:30, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Feedback: manual vacuum aspiration[edit]

Love your work, please keep it up.

Your image for a vacuum aspiration has a few problems. I want to apologize -- I have a vague memory of bringing this up with somebody on Wikipedia years ago, then not following through for some real-world reason. If that was you, and I wasted your time, I apologize.

The uterus in your image appears in a relaxed position. Typically, a tenaculum is used to pull the cervix forward and make it as straight a shot as possible from the vaginal introitus to the fundus, because cannulae for suction aspirators do not bend as much as the one in your image.

I can't figure out what is holding the vagina open in your image; a regular speculum is typically used, and it typically holds the vagina much more open than that, because you need to have line of sight, a tenaculum, and a cannula all in there. It also extends all the way to the cervix -- often past the cervix, once the cervix is pulled forward with the tenaculum.

The weight of the speculum and tension of the tenaculum typically make the angle of the vaginal canal a bit more horizontal than you have depicted.

Finally, the aspirator is typically held like a pencil, not like a dagger. This makes it easier to not perforate the fundus, and is good surgical technique in general. The hand position in your illustration makes me wonder where the surgeon is standing!

I wish I could point you to a perfect image, but the Internet is short on those, and searching for abortion images that aren't heavily pro-life is very difficult. I found some that are 90%.

This depicts an MVA: [3]

I think they've exaggerated the size of the uterus and fetus, and I can't tell where the tenaculum is placed -- it typically grasps the cervix horizontally at 11 and 1 or so; some place it vertically at noon but this can make the external os crowded.

This image also suffers from "short speculum syndrome." For reasons I don't understand, about half of all cross-sectional images of vaginas with speculums in them appear to have really short speculums.

This depicts an EVA: [4]

Gestational age isn't listed, so no comment on uterine and fetal size. Clearly the image of the fetus is designed to provoke an emotional response.

Otherwise, this image is great. The surgeon is holding the EVA wrong (pencil grip again), speculum's a little short, and the tenaculum's crux is closer to the tip than I'm used to seeing.

I hope that this feedback is helpful! Again, love your work.

Triacylglyceride (talk) 06:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 15:53, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Motto of the Day Help Request April 2014[edit]

Today's motto...

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The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

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BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter Aug./Sept. 2014[edit]

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Issue 2, Aug./Sept. 2014

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Feature – Ebola articles[edit]

Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion

During August we have translated Disease and it is now live in more than 60 different languages! To help us focus on African languages Rubric has donated a large number of articles in languages we haven't previously reached–so a shout out them, and Ian Henderson from Rubric who's joined us here at Wikipedia. We're very happy for our continued collaboration with both Rubric and Translators without Borders!

Just some of our over 60 translations:
New roles and guides!

At Wikimania there were so many enthusiastic people jumping at the chance to help out the Medical Translation Project, but unfortunately not all of them knew how to get started. That is why we've been spending considerable time writing and improving guides! They are finally live, and you can find them at our home-page!

New sign up page!

We're proud to announce a new sign up page at WP:MTSIGNUP! The old page was getting cluttered and didn't allow you to speficy a role. The new page should be easier to sign up to, and easier to navigate so that we can reach you when you're needed!

Style guides for translations

Translations are of both full articles and shorter articles continues. The process where short articles are chosen for translation hasn't been fully transparent. In the coming months we hope to have a first guide, so that anyone who writes medical or health articles knows how to get their articles to a standard where they can be translated! That's why we're currently working on medical good lede criteria! The idea is to have a similar peer review process to good article nominations, but only for ledes.

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-- CFCF 🍌 (email) 13:09, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Would it be possible to create a middle-east map with a standard grey background?[edit]

I was wondering whether it would be possible to create an alternate middle-east map to as a replacement for File:MiddleEast blacky.svg. I don't know how it came about but the black is politically loaded. It is used in locations such as Portal:Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant and Portal:Middle_East. Would it be possible that you could create a replacement grey version? many thanks. Gregkaye 11:24, 7 November 2014 (UTC)

Geometry of landforms maps[edit]

HI .

I gather you are capable of creating maps. Can you make a few for me. Example Africa as an ellipse. On a globe Africa is an almost perfect ellipse, is it possible to draw it for use online?

Also I want a map containing Australia nested on North America which is nested on top of Asia/Europe/Africa.

Here is something that might whet your appetite: On a globe of approximately 12” diameter, a disc of approximately two and three quarter inches, will cover about 13 degrees. (All dimensions are very approximate and so are the positions inferred below.)

Centred in the Tasman Sea (according to the globe, at the centre of the gyre of that sea) the disc will describe the west coast of New Zealand and Tasmania cutting Australia at Melbourne and Rockhampton.

It will cut the west coast of Australia, if centred near Ayre's Rock but leave out as much land to the south as sea it includes to the north. The two arcs are joined by the same arc with the disc centred where all the storms seem to have focussed in the South Australian Basin recently -and describe the west coast of Tasmania again, cutting through a lot of towns on the south Australian coast from Adelaide to Albany, -following what I can only presume is the low tide mark of the Great Australian Bight.

Centred on the coast of what used to be called New Guinea (at the end of the Maoka or Ma Oke? Mountains on the Gulf of Sarera) the disc covers one side of the coast of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, runs south of Arnheim Land and cuts the Gulf of Carpenteria at a point where a chain of islands run out to Mornington Island; a point where the centre of that same disc would describe the north coast of PNG.

Centred somewhere in the Lake Ayre complex (somewhere near the source? (or mouth*) Of Cooper's Creek) it describes the East coast of Australia.

  • Lake Ayer is the low point in the Australian depression. All the creeks lead into it, I imagine. Of course when the wet is in full spate I imagine it could well work in reverse. Perhaps someone could enlighten me?

The same arc appears all along the Asian coastline. It will describe the Gulf of Tonkin for example, the west coast of the Philippines and quite a lot of the southern edge of the Indonesian Archipelago.


Try out a 60 degree arc over the Pacific and North America. There are a particularly nice set encompassing the Rockies and the Aleutians and another set centred on the land between the greatest tidal ranges in the world and the Icelandic Low.

15 degrees off Africa in the SE Atlantic Basin and one of 17 degrees excribing the lakes in SE Africa, cutting the ends of Ethiopia and Madagascar and describing the Seychelles Ridge through Reunion and Port Louis.

Thanks in advance for any help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weatherlawyer (talkcontribs) 16:54, 28 January 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

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