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One of my primary activities on WP is working on references. I frequently verify and improve references on an article that has drawn my attention. My idea of improvement involves templates and uniform formatting. I also advocate for access dates and archive dates in numeric format (YYYY-DD-MMM). In general I prefer dates on WP to be DD Mmmm YYYY with the preceding exceptions, however I follow policy (in general) from MOS.
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The same IP is removing that source again and inserting original research. He should be blocked considering all the times he has done this. What do you think? Goblin Face (talk) 18:34, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
- ANI filing here. - - MrBill3 (talk) 05:42, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
- The page has been semi protected for a year. - - MrBill3 (talk) 11:00, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
Medical Translation Newsletter Aug./Sept. 2014
Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 2, Aug./Sept. 2014
I have done some things against Wiki policy and would like to set things right.
Please email me at (Redacted).
You were using my older email address that I hardly ever check, so I hadn't known that I was going against policy and would like to rectify.
- Apparently you are mistaken. I have not corresponded with you via email. If you wish to clear up anything to do with activities on WP you may certainly do so here, although it is probably not necessary. Please sign your posts with four tildes ~~~~. Best. - - MrBill3 (talk) 06:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
An article I am researching for where I will have a COI, regarding an FDA-approved Cryolipolysis device (kills fat with cold). They are in an industry that is obviously filled with a lot of scams, misleading advertising and dangerous "medical" products (read quackery) and I think any editor would rightfully question whether my article is actually representative of the source material. I was wondering if you would be interested in checking my work against the quack test once done. CorporateM (Talk) 03:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi MrBill3 -
Thanks for the note on my talk page. I actually do believe the OTRS admins are doing a pretty effective job in reminding folks of the status of OTRS editing (must comply with all policies, etc) and the rules around that, and the recent reminder of that is a good thing. Thank you for your role in that. I think the message is received.
On another note, I'm gratified that you've gotten access to the journals. Reference materials are critical to writing an encyclopedia, of course, and the role that the WMF was able to play in making that happen (while limited - it's largely due to volunteers like User:Ocaasi) is one that seems to me to be a natural fit. I hope that we're able to continue to expand that worthwhile program (The Wikipedia Library). I know that we've recently shifted more resources toward it, which is a very good thing. I'll pass your comments on to Lila and to Siko, who I know will appreciate them. Thanks for everything you do. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 22:28, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
- Done with discussion at ANI.
- I too am pleased with the amount of access to journals and resources (several are other than journals) I have been granted through the WP Library. I have been very busy IRL and hope to free up some time for content development and to assist others in research. As I also have several library cards the amount of material I have access to is pretty vast. It provides an interesting comparison to WP which is far more user friendly in terms of finding info and references on a topic or specific subject. As an RN I have many occasions to look into specific medical subjects and find WP gives a good background and often a great set of references to start from. Thanks for your time and attention and for your contributions. Best. - - MrBill3 (talk) 04:07, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
- I have found that the best sources are often those that are most difficult to obtain. There's something exciting about finding four pages of precious Wikipedia gold buried in the library, on the fourth floor of their archival materials, where nobody else would have ever found it. Or getting a really old, out-of-print trade publication through an inter-library loan from the only library in the country that still has it. One time I even posted a Craigslist ad offering $20 to anyone who could get a scanned copy of source from a library on the other side of the country that would not loan out the material on an interlibrary loan (no bites though). CorporateM (Talk) 05:23, 1 October 2014 (UTC)