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RE: 2014 Chicago Cubs season[edit]

You had noted on my talk page that I had removed the "detailed records" section. My apologies, I did not realize that I had accidentally removed it. JC · Talk · Contributions 23:40, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

@JCRules: No problem. Just saw that you fixed it. Thanks for your work. Tyrol5 [Talk] 01:52, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. JC · Talk · Contributions 04:18, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

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Game log @ 2014 Cubs season[edit]

I assume you have been doing the logs most of the year. I just wanted to let you know that I didnt mean to interfere or supersede your efforts. I've just started to pay attention to the article and noticed that the Cincinatti series had not been entered. I had never done a game log before so I figured "Why not?". Nice to meet you. ```Buster Seven Talk 01:17, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, @Buster7:! Nice to meet you as well. Your efforts are much appreciated. I've mostly been tending to the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season article but have periodically updated others if I see that they haven't been. Just seems the Cubs article is one of the most often overlooked, so I've worked on that one a bit as well. As I said, you're not interfering or superseding at all. It is, of course, a collaborative wiki. Your help is appreciated. P.S. I see from your page that you hail from Chicago. If you're a Cubs fan, your time will come. ;) Tyrol5 [Talk] 14:32, 19 September 2014 (UTC)
Good Luck in the post season. The Cubs had an interesting season....a lot of close games. They lost 33 games by 2 runs or less....and 8 (almost 1/4) of those losses were to the Pirates.```Buster Seven Talk 06:22, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, and glad the Cubs could help us out a bit by taking two out of three from the Cards this week. Yeah, it seems the Pirates had the Cubs' number all season, but I'm glad the struggles against the Brewers didn't keep us from at least a wild card berth. In the mean time, better luck to you next season. Tyrol5 [Talk] 20:07, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
WOW! Thanks for the Game Log for 2015. I'll sit back and watch how the article starts to get meat on its bones. Ive been here 5 years plus and Im still grasping the tech stuff. Since the beginning Ive learned by watching and then doing. ```Buster Seven Talk 23:48, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
@Buster7: The most time-consuming part is the copy/pasting and entry of new data into the table, but you're welcome. Truth is, I do enjoy it. Feel welcome to add to the article as the offseason progresses, and feel free to stop by with any questions. In the meantime, I hope to see a bit more green in that log next season—but not too much more Face-wink.svg. Glad you ended the season on a winning note, plus going 41–40 at Wrigley. Tyrol5 [Talk] 00:02, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Anatomy Newsletter[edit]

WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#3)

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Released: 1 November, 2014
Editor: Tom (LT)

Hello WP:Anatomy participant! This is the third quarterly update, documenting what's going on in WikiProkect Anatomy, news, current projects and other items of interest. 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
What's going on
  • We fly past 10,000 articles (now already up to 10,150). Why is this important? Articles under our scope are automatically included in popular pages, the cleanup list, and will be included as the recent changes list is updated.
  • A discussion about the formatting of infoboxes.
  • A lot of editing on the heart article -- can it make it to GA?
  • The medical newsletter, WP:PULSE finds its feet, and Anatomy and Physiology are featured as a subsection!
  • A new WP:WikiProject Animal anatomy (WP:ANAN) is created to focus on animal anatomy.
How can I contribute?
  • Welcome new editors! We have a constant stream of new editors who are often eager to work on certain articles.
  • We are always looking to collaborate! If you're looking for editors to collaborate with, let us know on our talk page!
  • Continue to add high-class reliable sources
  • Browse images on WikiCommons to improve the quality of images we use on many articles.
Quarterly focus - Anatomical terminology

Anatomical terminology is an essential component to all our articles. It is necessary to describe structures accurately and without ambiguity. It can also be extremely confusing and, let's face it, it's likely you too were confused too before you knew what was going on ("It's all Greek to me!" you may have said, fairly accurately).

In the opinion of this editor, it's very important that we try hard to describe anatomy in a way that is both technically accurate and accessible. The majority of our readers are lay readers and will not be fluent in terminology. Anatomy is a thoroughly interesting discipline, but it shouldn't be 'locked away' only to those who are fluent in the lingo – exploring anatomy should not be limited by education, technical-level English fluency, or unfamiliarity with its jargon. Anatomical terminology is one barrier to anatomical literacy.

Here are four ways that we can help improve the readability of our anatomical articles.

  1. Substitute. Use words readers are familiar with -- there is no need to use anatomical terminology unless necessary!
    Innervated by
    The nerve that supplies X is...
  2. Explain. When using terminology, remember readers will likely not understand what you mean, so consider adding an explanation and providing context. Use wikilinks for terms that a reader may not know.
    "The triceps extends the arm" may not be readily understood. A small addition may help the reader:
    "The triceps extends the arm, straightening it". Consider:
  3. Separate. Do not use long, complicated sentences. Don't write discursive, long comparisons unless needed. Start with simple information first, then get progressively more complex. Separate information by paragraph and subsection. Bite-sized information is much more easier to digest for readers who don't have a solid anatomical foundation
  4. Eliminate. Not all information is necessary on every article. Hatnotes are a simple and effective way to direct readers to another article. Don't provide long lists of synonyms of names for structures that an article isn't about. If a sentence has been paraphrased to the hilt, consider that several editors are indicating it may need to be simplified.
    "The other branches of the trigeminal nerve are the opthalmic nerve (nervus opthalmicus) and mandibular nerve (nervus mandibularis)"
    "The other branches of the trigeminal nerve are the opthalmic nerve and mandibular nerve" is much more easily digestible

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Happy First Edit Day[edit]

Nuvola apps cookie.svg Happy First Edit Day, Tyrol5, from the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Have a great day! Anastasia [Missionedit] (talk) 16:44, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Anastasia! I nearly forgot! I can't believe it's been six years! Tyrol5 [Talk] 20:57, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Infobox photo discussion[edit]

Hi again. Happy New Year. Can you offer your opinion on which photo is better for the Infobox here? If you're not able to participate, just disregard this message; you don't have to message me. Thanks. Nightscream (talk) 01:17, 10 January 2015 (UTC)