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Again, welcome!  --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:09, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Myfreeimplants[edit]

Hello Taylornate. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Myfreeimplants, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Salvio Let's talk about it! 18:13, 26 May 2011 (UTC)

Your comments/suggestions on The EMBRACE Healthcare Reform Plan[edit]

Hi Taylornate, Thank you for reviewing and commenting on my submission, The EMBRACE Healthcare Reform Plan. I changed the headings as you suggested. As for your other suggestion, ("Most of your sections don't have any citations. Everything needs to be cited."), I have to explain that the entire article is based on the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) article that is my first citation. Each section in the Wiki article reflects mostly the content of the article in AIM with some additional information off the group's website (www.hpfhr.org), and some subsequent letters to the editor to the AIM. Is there a way to re-cite the same article over again? I have not been able to find a way without duplicating the listings. Thanks again for helping, --Glancast (talk) 23:40, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

An article that is mainly a summary of some document might not be appropriate for Wikipedia, but I'm pretty new here and I can't find where I think I read that. You might be best off waiting for someone else to reply who has been around longer and better understands these things.--Taylornate (talk) 00:47, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Moneyer[edit]

Please do not remove content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Moneyer, without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. That was a massive amount of work from other contributors that you casually deleted because ... well, why exactly? Cynwolfe (talk) 23:56, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

replied.--Taylornate (talk) 00:21, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

NPWT[edit]

Part of WP:LEAD means including relevant information. I think the one type of wound that NPWT has been found useful for certainly counts, but it was a wordy statement. How's this instead? I think the fact that evidence supports its use for diabetic ulcers but not much else is worth including, did you want to seek a third opinion? WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 10:48, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Looks fine to me, thanks.--Taylornate (talk) 02:37, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Glad to hear it, thanks! WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 01:30, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive: word counts[edit]

Hi. I spotted your "I'm confused" note on the September drive page, and have put in your counts for you. "word count" is the number of words in articles you edited in this drive. "rollover words" is zero for you this time as you didn't take part in the previous (July) drive.

When you posted asking for a review of your first copyedit, I also took a look at it and, like Dianna, I thought it was outstanding. I hope you decide to stick around. Copyediting medical articles isn't very easy for lay people, and there are dangers in our doing it. The two you've done so far are valuable. Thanks. --Stfg (talk) 09:52, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the explanation and feedback! What will I do with the words during the next drive?--Taylornate (talk) 13:42, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Glad to hear you want to! Next drive, you start with a total-word count of zero. On the drive page, you'll find the "how to sign up" section will have a link to a document that gives the rollover count for each editor, and yours will be there. You should copy it across to the drive page and then leave it as it is throughout the month, only adding to the word-count. At the end of the month, the coordinators will do the sums. --Stfg (talk) 15:31, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks again!--Taylornate (talk) 22:34, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

clinical research[edit]

thanks for cleanup on phase 3 section Abhijeet Safai 16:59, 30 September 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abhijeet Safai (talkcontribs)

Glad to help!--Taylornate (talk) 22:37, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2011 backlog elimination drive report
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors September 2011 Backlog elimination drive! We would like to thank all who participated in this drive. Here is the end-of-drive report.

Participation

There were 58 editors who signed-up for this drive, of which 42 participated. This is a slight increase from the July 2011 drive participation, where 39 out of 50 people that signed up participated. Thank you to everyone!

Progress report

During the drive, we reduced the backlog by 146 articles, or by about 4%. Overall we did well, especially considering the exceptionally large number of articles that were tagged during September. Thus far we have reduced the copy edit backlog by 4854 articles, or by about 58%. If we keep up our current rate of copy editing, the backlog should be reduced by 65–70% by the end of this year. End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here. Barnstars will be handed out this week.

Once again, thank you for participating in the Guild's September 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Our next drive will be in November, and we hope to see you there!

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Sorting articles on category pages[edit]

First, let me say welcome to Wikipedia!

FYI: Articles can be sorted on category pages by adding a "|" to the category followed by the sort string. When the "|" is followed by a "blank", the article is listed at the top of the category. E.g. Category:Education where four articles have been categorized as:

[[Category:Education| ]]

So my edit of Problem-based learning which you reverted was not a "test edit." My intent is to keep it sorted at the top when I and other editors add pages to the Category:Problem-based learning.

Again, welcome! And I hope that as you learn copy-editing tricks, you will pass them on. — John Harvey, Wizened Web Wizard Wannabe, Talk to me! 15:41, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Ah, thank you for the explanation!--Taylornate (talk) 15:48, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

Screwed up the talkback message. Anyway, replied to your message on Fall out Boy -Jer Hit me up 06:26, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

GOCE newsletter[edit]

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GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2011 Year-End Report
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
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Barnstar[edit]

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Invite[edit]

I invite you to help upgrade death to good article status. here Pass a Method talk 14:14, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the invitation, but while I might pop in from time to time, I won't be able to commit a significant effort to this article.--Taylornate (talk) 00:13, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Your merge[edit]

I noticed you merged some parts of the posterior compartment of the forearm (the ECRB and ECRL muscle, the ECU muscle into the new page you created extrinsic extensor muscles of the hand. But it appears you didn't initiate a Template:Merge before doing so. It's pretty standard to have distinct articles for each muscle since they're notable enough to deserve them. I'm concerned that not all of the content may be included in your new article. That's usually why merging is done as a gradual process to make sure nothing is lost.

For the moment I'm going to revert the redirects (as well as others on the talk to restore that content. Please feel free to nominate them for merging. Your overview page is valuable but I think the old pages should link to it, rather than redirect to it. Y12J (talk) 09:42, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Moved to article talk page.--Taylornate (talk) 19:29, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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Keep On Humping :-)[edit]

Hey Taylornate:

I have (briefly) reviewed (parts of) the ongoing discussion on whether or not to merge the articles on the individual muscles of the hand. While I have not yet reached a decision on how I will "vote", I certainly appreciate the effort you have put in, and wanted to recognize your work. I look forward to checking in on your stuff occasionally. If you ever want another pair of eyes to help copyedit or tweak, please let me know. Keep on humping!

Best regards: Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 19:20, 22 February 2012 (UTC)

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Haha thanks a lot for this. Even if we end up disagreeing, it's really nice to know there's another person who doesn't think I'm completely insane.--Taylornate (talk) 00:35, 23 February 2012 (UTC)
No worries on that, bro, because I am the ONLY person who is COMPLETELY insane. Besides, I'm probably going to vote for MERGE.
Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 13:02, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

March 2012[edit]

You have been blocked from editing for a period of 24 hours for edit warring, as you did at Abductor pollicis longus muscle. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.

During a dispute, you should first try to discuss controversial changes and seek consensus. If that proves unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. Magog the Ogre (talk) 22:43, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

I would like to state for the record that I disagree with this block, and I think my appeal probably did not attract attention because of the short duration. I was scratching and clawing to try to get my opposition to participate in discussion but they explicitly refused and I don't understand what I could have done differently.--Taylornate (talk) 16:10, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Andrewlees[edit]

I don't see any evidence that this user has declared his real-life identity, so per WP:PRIVACY it would be better not to speculate as you did in this SPI. I don't see that it affects the SPI materially: the user and the IP are clearly the same on behavioural grounds alone. Cusop Dingle (talk) 08:01, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Replied at Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Andrewlees#Comments_by_other_users.--Taylornate (talk) 16:04, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

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Talk:Clitoris#Orgasm[edit]

Hi, Taylornate. Will you reply to my most recent comment in the above linked discussion? Flyer22 (talk) 15:52, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

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Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

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In regard to what you call canvassing, are you referring to replying to these posts by the MedComBot which already bring up the subject on the talk pages? Y12J (talk) 22:54, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Moved to User_talk:Y12J#Canvassing. For clarity, please try to keep a thread in one place.--Taylornate (talk) 00:14, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
I continued to respond there, though it's common enough for people to back-and-forth on their own talks so they get announcements. Y12J (talk) 00:38, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

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Block[edit]

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Taylornate (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)


Request reason:

This block was done purely to serve the blocking admin's own interest in a content dispute / edit war, and the ultra-vague reason he gave for the block (violated Wikipedia policy) is false.

Accept reason:

The blocking admin, having been blocked themselves over their past interactions with this user, is in blatant violation of WP:INVOLVED, making this block highly innapropriate. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:42, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

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  • Since no reason was given for the block, I have contacted the blocking administrator and asked for clarification. Cheers, Tiptoety talk 16:49, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Taylornate appears to have been been edit-warring against a number of different editors on a number of articles about muscles for quite some time. For example, on Extensor pollicis longus muscle, I see extensive warring against at least four different editors. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 16:52, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
PS: I must also point out that it does look as if the blocking admin has been involved in the content dispute, being one of the four opponents of Taylornate, and so was possibly not the best person to decide on and take admin action. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 17:01, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
(edit conflict)I could say a number of things about that Zebedee, but I don't think it is necessary. It is an edit war and content dispute that the blocking admin is personally involved in, making it wildly inappropriate for him to block me.--Taylornate (talk) 17:02, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
It looks like my additional comment got lost in the edit conflict, so I've fixed it up -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 17:06, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
The most recent edit warring I see was four days ago and the block was placed today. Additionally, Y12J (talk · contribs), the editor Taylornate was edit warring with was not blocked or even warned for that matter. I'll note that I recently issued blocks for slow moving/long term edit warring only one day after the edit warring had taken place and there was general consensus that such blocks inappropriate, so I doubt that four days after the fact is any more appropriate. I'm having a hard time seeing much justification at all for this one. I'll wait for Arcadian to comment though. Tiptoety talk 17:06, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Yep, a number of editors have been edit-warring on those articles for some time, and one of them was the blocking admin, so the block does look inappropriate (though if they carry on with their slow-burn edit-war much further, I'll block all five of them - or however many carry on doing it) -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 17:10, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Looking a little bit closer, upon placing this block Arcadian used rollback to revert Taylornate's edits to his preferred version. Some examples include: [1], [2], [3]. Not only does this violate WP:INVOLVED, it also violates the rollback policy. Not to mention, looking over Arcadian's edits I would say he has violated the edit warring policy a number of times as of late. Tiptoety talk 17:17, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Are you denying that you have been edit-warring? (talk→ BWilkins ←track) 17:13, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I support Beeblebrox's unblock, above, as the block was done by a clearly involved admin. But please be warned that if this edit-warring on any of those muscle articles should continue, by any of the warring parties, the next block will come from an uninvolved admin. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:23, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
    Please seek dispute resolution via the steps outlined at WP:DR if you cannot get a consensus on the relevant article Talk pages. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:26, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • (edit conflict) Would you look at that. I'm blocked, and then suddenly the pages are protected during my block. Coincidence?--Taylornate (talk) 18:24, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
    Just out of interest, how did you notice they're protected? Did you try to revert them again? -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:27, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Protection log is on my watch list.--Taylornate (talk) 18:29, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Ah, OK. To be even-handed here, I have also warned the other editors who were edit-warring that they will be blocked if they continue too. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:34, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Honestly, I don't understand what I should be doing differently and I'm frustrated. I started an RFC, it has run its course, several people agreed with me, and nobody from my opposition has been able to give a logical policy-based argument. The timing of the protections speaks to collusion. I've read DR. What should I do?--Taylornate (talk) 18:41, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
The validity of the RFC was disputed - I'm not judging who is correct, but you have 4 editors disputing the consensus you think you have and reverting you. So, even if you are right, you must not edit-war to enforce the version that you think is correct. What I suggest is that you start a discussion, neutrally worded and without making any accusations or claims about other editors, asking whether the articles in question should be turned into redirects. Then let the discussion take its course, do not try to judge the outcome or close it yourself, and leave it to an uninvolved admin to judge the consensus. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 18:56, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and on the RFC, if it was *you* who judged the outcome, then that was indeed invalid - you don't get to judge your own RFCs, but must leave it to someone uninvolved -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 19:02, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I'll start a discussion for you - give me a minute or two. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 19:11, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
I did close the RFC but I did not judge it. As far as I could tell, my actions fell within the guidelines. I left the outcome blank and posted a request for closure. I did post here my opinion on the outcome and I think I'm within my rights to do that. I'm not sure what you mean when you say the RFC was not neutrally worded. I gave a perfectly neutral RFC question and then went on to give my own view. To the best of my knowledge, that is how it is supposed to work. I'd be happy to continue with the discussion you started, but I don't think it's fair to discard the RFC.--Taylornate (talk) 20:12, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
I do think the validity of the RFC is debatable (and you should not have closed it yourself), but the discussion in it can still be examined and referred to. So, as a discussion I'm not suggesting discarding it. But having examined it, I really don't see there is a proper consensus for redirecting all those articles - or for not redirecting them. To be honest, I think the whole thing is quite confused, with people frequently talking past each other. I really do think that my simpler question, which is directed at what should be done now rather than debating what has happened in the past, and is specifically aimed at the actions in the edit war, will be a useful step forward. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 20:53, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
My concerns are satisfied. Thank you for your willingness to help. I may or may not find the time to get back into it during the coming week, but I'm pretty sure I'll have time after May 1.--Taylornate (talk) 21:55, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure - the discussion can take as long as it needs, so no rush. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 21:58, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • As I noted in your block log, the only reason the block was overturned was because of the blocking admins willful diregard of the involved admin policy. Please don't take that as a free pass to continue edit warring, there are plenty of uninvolved admins who can re-block you, and given the history in this area longer blocks and/or protections will be the result if this warring behavior continues. There's no conspiracy against you, just a desire to end edit warring. As Boing notes, there are flaws in the previous attempts at resolving this, ot may be time to move up the WP:DR chain if this is not resolved soon. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:24, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
I understand about this not being a free pass. What is the next DR step after RFC?--Taylornate (talk) 20:15, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
  • I've started a discussion on a simple question to try to resolve the edit war, at Talk:Extrinsic extensor muscles of the hand#Redirection of muscle articles. And having looked over the RFC, I conclude that it was carried out improperly, as it was closed by the editor who started it and not be an uninvolved admin, and the question as posed was not sufficiently neural. So in my opinion those two issues taken together nullify any conclusion that anyone thinks they can draw from it. I hope this new question will help get some way towards resolution of this dispute, but if not, escalation along the WP:DR process will be needed. -- Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 19:36, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Stories Project[edit]

Hi!

My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community around the world, including those from readers, editors, and donors. Stories are absolutely essential for any non-profit to persuade people to support the cause, and we know the vast network of people who make and use Wikipedia have so much to share. I found your username from the Highbeam application list.

I'd very much like the opportunity to interview you to tell your story, with the possibility of using it in our materials, on our community websites, or as part of this year’s fundraiser to encourage others to support Wikipedia. Please let me know if you're inclined to take part in the Wikipedia Stories Project, or if you know anyone with whom I should speak.

Thank you for your time,

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GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activities[edit]

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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. 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) 05:13, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

The February 2013 newsletter is now ready for review.

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The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]


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 :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:21, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

AN/I discussion: Otto Placik, Mhazard9[edit]

Note that there is an AN/I discussion on a matter in which you have previously been involved: Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Otto_Placik_editing_plastic_surgery_articles Regards, Andreas JN466 00:36, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your additional evidence, Taylornate. Andreas JN466 17:23, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Expert Opinion[edit]

Thanks for your advice on this subject Taylornate. I'm following up on an area of personal interest but presumed I was following the proper reference protocol by ensuring that every statement was fully supported - as I would do for a post-graduate paper. Trying to ensure that what I'm adding is suitable for the generalist/mainstream reader rather than assuming specialist (ie medical) knowledge so it's good of you to keep me right. Much appreciated.

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Breast implant WP:ALLEGED problem[edit]

Information icon Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

Cheers, --Nbauman (talk) 16:29, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Books and Bytes: The Wikipedia Library Newsletter[edit]

Books and Bytes

Volume 1, Issue 1, October 2013

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by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs)

Greetings Wikipedia Library members! Welcome to the inaugural edition of Books and Bytes, TWL’s monthly newsletter. We're sending you the first edition of this opt-in newsletter, because you signed up, or applied for a free research account: HighBeam, Credo, Questia, JSTOR, or Cochrane. To receive future updates of Books and Bytes, please add your name to the subscriber's list. There's lots of news this month for the Wikipedia Library, including new accounts, upcoming events, and new ways to get involved...

New positions: Sign up to be a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, or a Volunteer Wikipedia Librarian

Wikipedia Loves Libraries: Off to a roaring start this fall in the United States: 29 events are planned or have been hosted.

New subscription donations: Cochrane round 2; HighBeam round 8; Questia round 4... Can we partner with NY Times and Lexis-Nexis??

New ideas: OCLC innovations in the works; VisualEditor Reference Dialog Workshop; a photo contest idea emerges

News from the library world: Wikipedian joins the National Archives full time; the Getty Museum releases 4,500 images; CERN goes CC-BY

Announcing WikiProject Open: WikiProject Open kicked off in October, with several brainstorming and co-working sessions

New ways to get involved: Visiting scholar requirements; subject guides; room for library expansion and exploration

Read the full newsletter

Thanks for reading! All future newsletters will be opt-in only. Have an item for the next issue? Leave a note for the editor on the Suggestions page. --The Interior 20:41, 27 October 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 15:12, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Anatomy merges[edit]

Hi Taylornate, thanks for your contributions to our discussion on the WP:MEDMOS talk page. Please don't feel deterred from proposing any anatomy-related merges. In our attempts to revitalise WP:ANATOMY, we have been proposing and conducting quite a few merges (see here for some examples Wikipedia:WikiProject_Anatomy/Open_Tasks#Small-scale_drives, and there appear to be quite a few active contributors to the project in general who can provide their opinions and/or support if necessary. If you need any help or support with the merges, please feel free to post on the anatomy wikiproject's talk page. I'm trying to get the clean-up listing active for WP:ANATOMY as it is for WP:MED (that's the listing of all pages with tags under the project's scope), which will make the merge situation a lot easier, as we will then have a list. Other than that, happy new year! Kind regards, --LT910001 (talk) 00:15, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

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.

The newsletter has been sent to the talk pages of WP:MED members bearing the {{User WPMed}} template. To opt-out, please leave a message here or simply remove your name from the mailing list. Because this is the first issue, we are still finding out feet. Things like the layout and content may change in subsequent editions. Please let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas for the future, by leaving a message here.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Medicine.

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[edit]


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Wikiproject Medicine; Translation Taskforce

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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

note: you will not receive future editions of this newsletter unless you *sign up*; you received this version because you identify as a member of WikiProject Medicine

Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


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CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [6]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

Further reading



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Thanks. I agree about the plots. There is no need for a bar plot. Leopoldo Martin R (talk) 23:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Fall Out Boy timeline[edit]

Hey – I just wanted to discuss the edits that I made to the Fall Out Boy timeline. I've already had a similar discussion on the Green Day talk page about whether session/touring members ought to be included in timelines, and we basically reached a consensus where, because it generally doesn't happen, the timeline should only include proper, full-time members. In regards to my last edit, that wasn't the only thing that I changed, so I'm wondering why you reverted the whole thing, especially as I'm not simply "reverting someone". Anyway, I just wanted to run it by you first, seeing as you seem to have a different point of view. Regards, 4TheWynne (talk) 03:45, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

I've moved this discussion to Fall Out Boy talk page.