User talk:Mycelium101

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File permission problem with File:Sangoma Dancing in Celebration of his Ancestors.jpg[edit]

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Fine job there - keep it up. Wizzy 07:23, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Sangoma for GA?[edit]

Congrats on your great work on the sangoma article. It's great to see African topics get more detailed treatment. Would you consider nominating it for Good Article status? I'd be happy to review it, and I think it could meet the standards with a few minor tweaks. Cheers, Lemurbaby (talk) 05:54, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

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Traditional Healers of South Africa[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Traditional healers of South Africa[edit]

Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know I am glad to be reviewing the article Traditional healers of South Africa you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. Time2wait.svg This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Viriditas (talk) 00:17, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Traditional healers of South Africa[edit]

The article Traditional healers of South Africa you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Traditional healers of South Africa for things which need to be addressed. Viriditas (talk) 08:03, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for addressing the issues I raised. I hope to have this finished by Monday night HST at the latest. I may have some additional questions. Viriditas (talk) 03:49, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, it's not going to happen. Let's try tomorrow. Viriditas (talk) 11:37, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Explaining close paraphrasing[edit]

Hi. I'm afraid the Traditional healers of South Africa article you contributed to has parts which are very closely paraphrased from "Collaboration with traditional healers in HIV/AIDS prevention and care in sub-Saharan Africa - A literature review". This can be a problem under both our copyright policies and our guideline on plagiarism.

While facts are not copyrightable, creative elements of presentation – including both structure and language – are. For an example of close paraphrasing, consider the following: The source says:

In 1994, the WHO offered further observations and direction regarding traditional healers, suggesting that upgrading their skills made more sense than training new groups of health workers, such as village health workers.

The article says:

In 1994, the World Health Organisation (WHO) offered a number of observations and guidelines regarding biomedical health providers collaborating with traditional healers, suggesting that upgrading the traditional healers skills made more sense than training new groups of health workers.

This is an example; there are other passages that similarly follow quite closely.

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Please let me know if you have questions about this. --Viriditas (talk) 09:27, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident in which you may be involved. Thank you. Viriditas (talk) 02:33, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

March 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not attack other editors, as you did on Talk:John_Lockley. Comment on content, not on contributors. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Specifically, posting personally identifiable information of others in an attempt to gain leverage in a discussion is a violation of our policy on harassment. Do not repost that content. LFaraone 20:43, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

Faraone, I really hope you give the same caution to CorbieVreccan who has accused Mycelium101 of bias, even after Mycelium101 has clearly stated on the article talk page that they have no conflict of interest in this regard ([1] [2]). HelenOnline 07:15, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Eish ! ;-) Mycelium101 (talk) 08:31, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

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