- 1 A kitten for you!
- 2 WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013
- 3 Good Article Nominations Request For Comment
- 4 WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
- 5 The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)
- 6 Hungarian help needed
- 7 DYK RfC
- 8 The Wikipedia Library
- 9 Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter
- 10 Disambiguation link notification for November 23
- 11 GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
- 12 GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
- 13 The Wikipedia Library Survey
- 14 WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)
- 15 link to new article on Félix Martí-Ibáñez
- 16 March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive
- 17 GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive
- 18 WikiProject Anatomy quarterly newsletter
- 19 Request for comment
- 20 Medical Translation Newsletter
- 21 WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
- 22 GA Cup
- 23 WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
A kitten for you!
Thanks for reverting my user page. I’m not even sure what that edit was supposed to be. Your page doesn’t say anything against animals, so have a kitten!
- My pleasure! :) NCurse work 08:18, 30 January 2013 (UTC)
WikiProject Good Articles Newsletter - February 2013
Good Article Nominations Request For Comment
Request For Comment' for Good Article Nominations is currently being held. We are asking that you please take five to ten minutes to review all seven proposals that will affect Good Article Nominations if approved. Full details of each proposal can be found here. Please comment on each proposal (or as many as you can) here.
At this time, Proposal 1, 3, and 5 have received full (or close to) support.
If you have questions of anything general (not related to one specif proposal), please leave a message under the General discussion thread.Please note that Proposal 2 has been withdrawn and no further comments are needed. Also, please disregard Proposal 9 as it was never an actual proposal.
- Thank you for the note! NCurse work 10:26, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
WikiProject Good Articles Recruitment Centre
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing this program bring new reviewers to the Good article community and all the positive things it will bring along.
A message will be sent out to all recruiters regarding the date when the Recruitment Centre will open when it is determined. The message will also contain some further details to clarify things that may be a bit confusing.--Dom497 (talk)This message was sent out by --EdwardsBot (talk) 01:20, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)
The Wikipedia Library
The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.
- Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
- Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
- If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)
Hungarian help needed
Hello NCurse, I'm contacting you because we need some Hungarian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on hu.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Hungarian Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 01:07, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
- As a listed GA participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should be eligible to appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions03:10, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
The Wikipedia Library
Hey! I've done a major redesign of The Wikipedia Library portal. As one of our original volunteers, I'd love you to check it out, pick a role, create a profile to share your story and skills, sign up for the newsletter, and see how you can get involved. I'd also be interested in having a skype chat with you in the next few weeks to see how we can best put your energy to use (or email if that's better for you). Hope you're doing well, Ocaasi t | c 13:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter
Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Omixon Biocomputing Solutions, you added a link pointing to the disambiguation page SNP (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.
- Thank you for the note! NCurse work 14:07, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
GAN Backlog Drive will begin in less than 4 days!
In past Backlog Drives, the goal was to reduce the backlog of Good article nominations. In the upcoming drive, another goal will be added - raising as much money as we can for the Wikimedia Foundation. How will this work? Well, its pretty simple. Any user interested in donating can submit a pledge at the Backlog Drive page (linked above). The pledge should mention the amount of money the user is willing to donate per review. For example, if a user pledges 5 cents per review and 100 nominations are reviewed, the total donation amount is $5.00.
At the time this message was sent out, two users have submitted pledges for a total of 8 cents per review. All pledges, no matter how much money, are greatly appreciated. Also, in no way is this saying you must make a pledge.
GAN December 2013 Backlog Drive
GAN Backlog Drive has begun and will end on December 31, 2013!
If you know anyone outside of the WikiProject that may be interested, feel free to invite them to the drive!
The Wikipedia Library Survey
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 15:43, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)
WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)
- Released: Fourth quarter, 2013
- Editor: LT910001
Hello WP:ANATOMY user! This is the first of what I hope will be ongoing quarterlies, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage
- What's new
- Revamped interface for WP:ANATOMY
- New "drives" initiative, allowing users to post small targets (limited in time and scope) that other users can collaborate on.
- New article assessment statistics, to see how we are improving month to month. All Start thru GA class articles reevaluated for class and quality. All moustache-related articles have been removed (not a joke).
- CFCF has been furiously uploading high-quality Anatomy images from various textbooks
- New GA nomination (Suspensory muscle of duodenum)
- What's going on
- A discussion regarding a change to the manual of style for Anatomical articles
- An RfC regarding the use of 'Human' in anatomical titles, which is a matter of some contention.
- How can I contribute?
- Add small 'drives' of your own!
- Contribute on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page
- Start adding sources to more Anatomy articles
- Start proposing merges, moves, tagging and re-evaluating articles.
- Quarterly focus - GA nominations
I would like to take some time on this first quarterly to evaluate the state of the project. We have the benefit of having a relatively-small group of articles that are, for the most part, relatively non-controversial. Additionally, for the majority of our articles, it may indeed be possible to create an article that reflects a significant proportion of the published literature. This is quite distinct from other projects.
However, it appears we only have 5 GAs (Anatomy, Brain, Clitoris, Human tooth, and Leonardo da Vinci) and 4 FAs (Immune system, Hippocampus, Cerebellum, and Resurrectionists in the United Kingdom), none of which relate to purely anatomical items, which constitute most of our mass. By 'anatomical items' I mean muscles, nerves, bones, blood vessels, veins, foramina, and so on, that constitute the vast majority of our articles. In fact, we only have one 'system' (Immune system) at FA class, and none at GA class. We indeed only have 70 articles out over 4,000 at B-class. This scarcity is, I believe, for the following reasons: (1) lack of model articles (2) lack of appropriate guidelines, and (3) general sparsity of sourcing on many articles. How may these be addressed?
- Nominating good articles. In addition to suspensory muscle of the duodenum I will be working on Mylohyoid muscle, Genioglossus, Foramen spinosum and an as-yet undecided article.
- Revamping the MEDMOS guidelines for Anatomical articles to make them more appropriate. That discussion is here.
- Using books as sources. Books are readily available in libraries and have the superb quality of being able to aggregate information, which can be used to source thousands of anatomical articles.
- Collateralising sourcing. Anatomical sources often refer to several structures in a single source. Therefore an editor on one article could quickly add a source to another two articles in a related topic. This incremental approach will hopefully accrue for future editors
- Tagging articles for cleanup, to let future editors know to use sources
- Templates, which will soon be available, to post on the wall of new editors thanking them for their edits and encouraging the use of sources.
I hope that we are able to revitalise this project. Wikipedia has the capacity to become an excellent resource for anatomical information. I again welcome feedback on this quarterly or any aspects therein on the talk page for the quarterly, on my talkpage, or on the WP Anatomy talk page here. Kind regards, LT910001 (talk)
- This has been transcluded to the talk pages of all active WP:ANATOMY users.
NCurse— Thank you for the reversal of the link I inadvertently left behind in Medicine. Can you help me with the problem I encountered at this article while attempting to make a link to Félix Martí-Ibáñez (a new article I have started), who is the author noted in the footnote to his book A Prelude to Medical History?
I do not see a way to make a link to the new article in the Martí-Ibáñez footnote that exists in the section, Ancient World of Medicine, however I see that other footnotes in the same format do have links to the articles on the authors. When I examine those footnotes in the edit window, I do not see evidence of a link, yet it is there. The link must be in the original source for the book somewhere in WP.
Here is the citation, 
it reads, ... name=mart90>Martí-Ibáñez, Félix (1961). A Prelude to Medical History. New York: MD Publications, Inc. p. 90. Library of Congress ID: 61-11617.
Where does this citation originate? I am hoping that I can access that citation in its original location so I may make a link to Félix Martí-Ibáñez there, that will be presented automatically with each citation of his book.
- It seems it has been solved. NCurse work 09:12, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
March 2014 GAN Backlog Drive
It's that time again! Starting on March 1, there will be another GAN Backlog Drive! There will be several changes compared to previous drives:
- This drive will introduce a new component to it; a point system. In a nutshell, older nominations are worth more points than newer nominations. The top 3 participants who have the points will be awarded the Golden, Silver, or Bronze Wikipedia Puzzle Piece Trophy, respectively.
- Unlike the December 2013 Backlog Drive, earning an additional barnstar if you reached your goal has been removed.
- The allowance to have insufficient reviews has been lowered to 2 before being disqualified.
- An exception to the rule that all reviews must be completed before the deadline has been created.
Also, something that I thought I would share with all of you is that we raised $20.88 (USD) for the WMF in the December 2013 drive. It may not sound like a lot but considering that that was raised just because we reviewed articles, I would say that's pretty good! With that success, pledges can be made for the upcoming drive if you wish.
More info regarding the drive and full descriptions regarding the changes to this drive can be found on the the drive page. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a message on the drive talk page.
I look forward to your participation and hope that because of it, some day the backlog will be gone!
GAN March 2014 Backlog Drive
WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#2)
Hello WP:ANATOMY participant! This is the second quarterly update of goings-on in WP:ANATOMY, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list
- What's new
- New guidelines released for Anatomy articles
- 2 new Featured Images (Facial muscles, Gastric mucosa)
- 3 new GAs: Recurrent laryngeal nerve, Stapes, and Foramen spinosum
- Template for greeting users released
- Popular pages enabled for Anatomy, at last!
- All articles under our scope have been assessed
- A new Anatomy-themed barnstar has been created
- An ongoing discussion about how to simplify anatomical terminology
- Five GA nominations, one featured list nomination.
- Our series on Anatomical terminology has expanded to include muscle and bone. Links to these articles have been included on the infoboxes for all muscles and bones.
- We're well on our way to meeting our goals, with 480 of 500 articles to C-class, an increase of almost 200 articles since we started counting 3 months ago
- How can I contribute?
- Reword anatomical jargon: jargon is widespread and not helpful to lay readers.
- Contribute on our talk page
- Continue to add sources, content, and improve anatomical articles!
- Replace images with better images from Wikipedia commons, or if there are too many images, remove some low-quality ones
- Quarterly focus - Where to edit?
On any given week we have at least 4-10 editors making significant contributions to our articles, with probably more than double this making minor edits. As an editor, I am often wondering: with so many articles, where to start? There is so much to be done (as always, on Wikipedia!), and I aim here to provide a comprehensive list of venues within our project. If I've missed any, please let us know on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page.
An editor might edit:
- By importance. A user can use our assessment table to view articles by their importance and class. The vital articles project provides a list of designated 'Vital articles' for Wikipedia.
- By popularity. One way to edit is to edit the most popular pages -- the majority of these need help, and editing is sure to bring benefit to many users.
- By need. There is always cleanup that needs to be done, whether commenting on adding infoboxes or adding images. ,
- By interest. A series of inter-project categories has been developed to help facilitate inter-Wiki and inter-professional collaboration. These categories sort our articles into organs, system, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and several other categories. This should offer a buffet of articles for any interested editors! See here for more details.
- By topic. Wikipedia's anatomical categories may provide impetus, as may editing a suite of related-articles, using a parent article such as ear for direction. A collection of series are slowly being rolled-out, including one for epithelia and for articles about the gastrointestinal wall, which also act as groups of topics. Templates, as documented on our main page, provide a similar categorisation.
- By demand. Discussions relating to Anatomy are frequent occurrences on the talk pages for WPMED and WP:ANATOMY. Such topics almost always cry out for more editing.
- By recent changes. One way to choose a destination for editing is to check the recent changes, revert vandalism, integrate/source edits, or generally collaborate in improving articles that are receiving contributions from other editors. This can be found in the recent contributions for Index of Anatomy), a relatively comprehensive on-wiki list. , or the (
- By chance. A user is always welcome to improve articles that they randomly 'bump into' by Wiki-surfing or by having bumped for other reasons into a particular article or topic that needs improvement
- This has been transcluded to the talk pages of all active WP:ANATOMY users. To opt-out, leave a message on the talkpage of LT910001 or remove your name from the mailing list
Request for comment
Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:46, 28 May 2014 (UTC). Your comments
Medical Translation Newsletter
WikiProject Good articles Future GAN Backlog Drive
Hello everyone! Hope you've all been having a great summer!
TheQ Editor recently proposed the idea of having another Backlog Drive in either September/October or November/December of this year. For those of you who have participated in the past two drives you know I was the one who organized them, however, come September, this will be my most important year in school so I will not be able to coordinate this drive (if it happens). TheQ Editor has volunteered to be a coordinator for the drive. If any of you would like to co-coordinator, please notify TheQ Editor on his talk page.
If you would be interested in participating in a Backlog Drive sometime before the end of this year, please notify TheQ Editor. Also, make sure to specify what month(s) work best for you.
At the time this message was sent out, the backlog was at 520 nominations. Since May, the backlog has been steadily increasing and we are currently near an all time high. Even though the backlog will not disappear over one drive, this drive can lead to several others which will (hopefully) lead to the day where there is no longer a backlog.
As always, the more participants, the better, and everyone is encouraged to participate!
Hello everyone! We hope you have all been having a great summer!
As we all know, the recent GAN Backlog Drives have not had any big impact on the backlog. Because of that, me (Dom497), Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor have worked on an idea that could possibly finally put a dent into the massive backlog. Now, I will admit, the idea isn't entirely ours as we have took the general idea of the WikiCup and brought it over to WikiProject Good Articles. But anyways, here's what we have in mind:
For all of you that do not know what the WikiCup is, it is an annual competition between several editors to see who can get the most Good Articles, Featured Article's, Did You Know's, etc. Based of this, we propose to you the GA Cup. This competition will only focus on reviewing Good articles.
For more info on the proposal, click here. As a FYI, the proposal page is not what the final product will look like (if you do go ahead with this idea). It will look very similar to WikiCup's page(s).
The discussion for the proposal will take place here. Please let us know if you are interested, have any concerns, things to consider, etc.
--Dom497, Figureskatingfan, and TheQ Editor
WikiProject Good Articles - GA Cup
WikiProject Good articles is holding a new competition, the GA Cup, from October 1, 2014 - March 28, 2015. The Cup will be based on reviewing Good article nominations; for each review, points will be awarded with bonuses for older nominations, longer articles and comprehensive reviews. All participants will start off in one group and the highest scoring participants will go through to the second round. At the moment six rounds are planned, but this may change based on participant numbers.
Some of you may ask: what is the purpose for a competition of this type? Currently, there is a backlog of about 500 unreviewed Good article nominations, almost an all time high. It is our hope that we can decrease the backlog in a fun way, through friendly competition.
Everyone is welcome to join; new and old editors! Sign-ups will be open until October 15, 2014 so sign-up now!
If you have any questions, take a look at the FAQ page and/or contact one of the four judges.
Cheers from, , and .
To receive future GA Cup newsletter, please add your name to our mailing list.
- Martí-Ibáñez, Félix (1961). A Prelude to Medical History. New York: MD Publications, Inc. p. 90. Library of Congress ID: 61-11617.