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The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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Mass Message[edit]

Hi! You once previously helped us in sending out a message to the members of a WikiProject. I understand EdwardsBot is no longer in use. Can you help in delivery of this message or know someone who can? Thanks! Samar Talk 17:52, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi again, Samar! I'd be happy to help out. The Mass Message extension requires the creation of a particularly formatted list, which I've gone ahead and whipped up here using notepad and your project members list (it uses a special template). Just give me the go-ahead and I'll set it up for you. Tyrol5 [Talk] 02:12, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, please go ahead. Can the message be delivered to other languages Wiki also? Samar Talk 08:18, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
@Samar: Message delivery was successfully Yes check.svg completed to all WikiProject Pakistan members. As for your question, global message delivery to other WMF sites can only be performed centrally from Meta-Wiki, which would require the assistance of a sysop or mass message sender over there. Other than that, I'm not familiar with the process. Tyrol5 [Talk] 17:16, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch!
Another user said there were some names missing so he added them in the list and removed the previous ones so there are no duplicates. Can you send to this list too :)Samar Talk 19:01, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Tyrol5 [Talk] 22:11, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

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)

Another mass message[edit]

Hello, we are having another (separate competition) and would like to send out a post to all the Pakistani Wikipedians. I hope there is no issue in sending out a mass message to the same list twice in a month. The message is here and distribution list here.

Thanks :) Samar Talk 14:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I have been granted the right, so will try to send out the message myself today. Thanks! Samar Talk 09:40, 1 July 2014 (UTC)
Terrific! Regards, Tyrol5 [Talk] 18:21, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 8[edit]

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Request to remove deletion and continue Wiki creation[edit]

I am so bad at this Wiki formatting so I did not see my note to you even though it said it was received so am sending it to you again just in case you didn't get it.

Hi Tyrol. I am thoroughly confused as to who deleted this article notes, though do know I left it abandoned for a long time. I think you did this though it could have been someone else, though would like to get those notes back and move on with actually creating the Wiki. After reviewing your interests and contributions I see we have many similar interests.

I do so few Wikipedia entries that I often have to go back and completely re-learn the wiki format, so bear with me. Some time ago I had started a page called DESERT AIDS PROJECT, which was deleted. I had no idea I was ever on a page that could be deleted, as the intention of the page was just to have an area to leave notes or ideas on future projects. Ten years ago this may have been a drain on the servers though with the advent of new technology, like cloud, there is almost an infinite amount of space available so am surprised this is an issue.

Moving along, this particular Wiki is simply long overdue for obvious reasons; D.A.P. has been around for over two decades and has been written up in countless newspaper and magazine reviews. Their known throughout the world with President Obama, and former presidents Clinton and Bush all having done walkthroughs of the establishment, not to mention countless famous actors/actresses and media personalities sponsoring fundraisers in support of them. I am not a client, nor have any affiliation other than I own a house down the street. I think if you go to their website and peruse their pages it is clearly established they warrant a listing in Wikipedia. Have a look:

I would like some help on creating the listing. I have also gone through some of your Wiki contributions and think since you are savvy with the medical community this would make a great match. I would like a week to start the Wiki and you can clean it up and list it from there. If that is not a plan than do let me know your thoughts on this. I realize you are on vacation so no rush. I just think this place should not go ignored even though it is not a pleasant subject it is a fact of life, so let's help them out. Many Regards, Roman Terry.Roman Terry (talk) 21:23, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Roman! See this page to request the draft be restored (it's standard procedure to delete drafts that haven't been edited in six months). I'd do it myself, but my only net access currently is via smartphone. You might also visit the WP:Help desk. Hope that helps. Tyrol5 [Talk] 22:01, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

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Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]

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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 [3]

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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If you are receiving this newsletter without having signed up, it is because you have signed up as a member of the Translation Taskforce, or Wiki Project Med on meta. 22:32, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

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)