User talk:Seppi333

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You have been mentioned[edit]

Hello Seppi,

I wanted to be sure you were aware that you have been mentioned in several posts made by the IP-hopping Telus customer from Edmonton, Canada (75.15x.xxx.xxx) who sometimes signs their posts "Bohgosity BumaskiL," and who intentionally uses peculiar spelling ("iz", "haz"). I am sure you know who I am talking about. In particular this editor has mentioned you:

This editor has neglected to provide you the courtesy of a {{ping}} when making these posts; that is why I am bringing it to your attention here. The editor may have mentioned you to other administrators but used different IP addressed that I haven't tracked down here.

Zad68 23:28, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@Zad68: Thanks for the notice Zad; I appreciate it. I'm not really concerned about what he's doing though. He's within his right to troll talkpages with illiterate writing if he wishes, and I'm within my right to be a WP:DICK and express my disapproval (e.g., my sarcastic Facepalm3.svg Facepalm) of his asinine behavior. Until he stops his mockery/trolling with the intentional use of broken English, I'm probably not going to level with him. Fortunately, TPG gives me autonomy to delete his irrelevant warning notices if he intends to continue spamming my talkpage with them. Seppi333 (Insert  | Maintained) 02:57, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Dextroamphetamine article[edit]

Hi, I noticed you removed all the references from the lead section of the dextroamphetamine article and I'd like to know why. I understand you pruning the information about side effects as I will grant you it was a bit too long so I understand that sort of pruning, I also understand that I did in fact get the pharmacology wrong as I was misreading the journals and their results, but I do not understand why you cut all the references out that I had placed in the lead, after all they were secondary sources which permitted and even favoured by WP:MEDRS. After all Wikipedia is never going to be respected as a high-quality source on its own, hence the fundamental need for verifiability, hence I think at least some of the major points in the lead, like its use by the military, its medical uses and its pharmacologic action needs referencing. I understand cutting the reference number for each point (like its military use, medical use and pharmacology) down to say one review article, but I do not understand why they should be cut entirely. I read the lead guideline and it didn't make any argument against referencing so long as they do not clutter the lead. I do understand also that you moved those references to the pharmacology section, but I fail to see the harm of citing these references in the lead as well. Brenton (contribs · email · talk · uploads) 20:37, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

@Fuse809: We can include them if you want - I'm just trying to keep the lead citation standard consistent. All the other articles currently use either no citations (e.g., methamphetamine) or a paragraph endnote style like amphetamine. The lead doesn't require citations because it's essentially just supposed to summarize the article content which should be cited. But again, I'm not opposed to it - it's just simpler in the short term because citing the lead requires going through the whole article to pick out relevant refs that were already used. For consistency, it just needs to have the references contained in a [sources #] tag using the {{#tag:ref| place-references-here |group="sources"}} wikicode placed at the end of each paragraph. Seppi333 (Insert  | Maintained) 20:54, 18 July 2014 (UTC)