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My Talk Page Archives[edit]

After a few months of editing here at Wikipedia, I deleted a number of "newbie errors"-related posts so as to "clean up" the page, with my goal being conciseness and reducing "clutter". However, I do want to say thank you to the following Wikifriends who welcomed me, and were kind enough to spend their valuable time and effort giving me tips and guidance on how to do things easier and more "by the Wikibook", and/or who have went "above and behond the call" by peer reviewing my articles or helping me with requests and problems:

  • Doc James/Jmh649 (ask him, not me)
  • Axl
  • Jdfwolff
  • Immunize
  • Tryptofish
  • RexSS
  • Boing! said Zebedee
  • PDCook
  • Chzz
  • Circéus
  • Tyrol5
  • Ruhrfisch ><>°°
  • SPhilbrick
  • Kudpung
  • What Am I Doing
  • My Core Competency is Competency

I have created an Archive Page for the old post "overflow" - if you want to read these messages, they can be found here.

WOW! A NOTE FROM A REAL STUD![edit]

A few days ago I was on some doctor's Talk Page and noticed a pathology-related message that this doctor had posted to the Talk Page of a user called "MRWick". On a hunch, I texted "MRWick". Turns out I was correct - the guy was the LEGENDARY pathologist Dr. Mark R. Wick, who would undoubtedly be placed in my personal list of the "TOP 10 BADA$$E$ IN CANCER PATHOLOGY". Following here (below) is the (verbatim) reply I got from him:

Dear Cliff,

I appreciate your recognition, but I'm just a guy trying to do a job like anyone else! Please feel free to contact me regarding any Wikipedia projects to which you think I might contribute, or "just because"! ... (redacted his email address) ... Best, Mark W.

Your Combined Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Article[edit]

As requested, I've had a look at Combined small cell lung carcinoma and made some minor copyedits, none of which were crucial. You've produced a fine article and I hope you'll continue to contribute to Wikipedia for a long time. Most of the detail edits were to place references immediately after punctuation – this is not compulsory, but it is better to maintain a consistent style. Now that you've got the hang of writing for Wikipedia, you should have a look at the linked guidelines I gave in my edit summaries; they will help you fine-tune your style to the conventions here.

Two jobs remain:

  1. Once you have named a reference, you can make subsequent cites to the same ref simply by using <ref name="xxx" />, without writing out them out in full - see WP:REFNAME;
  2. Best practice is to use a citation template, such as {{cite book}} or {{cite journal}}. This allows us to produce COinS metadata, which is of use for external users to collect bibliographic data from our articles. It also provides a fairly consistent format for citations (not that this is a problem with your cites).

I've replaced the first two references with citation templates as examples for you, and also replaced a few of the duplicate references with the short-form named reference, so that you can see how it works. Updating 'bald' refs to citation templates is a time-consuming job and not strictly necessary, so I wouldn't worry if you don't have time (although it is a good exercise in wikipedia referencing). The job of replacing duplicate named refs with the short-form needs to be done. If you can find a little time, I'd recommend having a go at it. I'll keep this page and the article page on my watchlist for some time, so I can help out if you run into problems. You can reply here if you want to, as I'll see that as well. --RexxS (talk) 03:30, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

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For having the courage and ability to create new articles like Combined small cell lung carcinoma --RexxS (talk) 03:30, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Medical manual of style[edit]

Thank you for your kind comments on my talk page, Cliff. I forgot to mention that we have a manual of style for medicine called WP:MOSMED. It's a lot to read, but if you are creating articles, the part entitled Sections is very useful as an guideline for organisation and naming of your article sections. Hope that helps. --RexxS (talk) 03:39, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Useful templates[edit]

Greetings and thank you for your contributions. I just wanted to draw your attention to a couple of tools that might help with referencing the articles you are writing. You can place these citation templates between the <ref> and </ref> tags and fill in the information. You can also use this wizard, which takes an url, ISBN or pubmed ID, and fills the template in for your. I also like to use Reftools. Happy editing! PDCook (talk) 18:50, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Solitary fibrous tumor[edit]

Greetings again. I noticed the external link on this article doesn't seem to work. Any ideas? Wrong URL? Outdated page? Regards, PDCook (talk) 00:55, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Same issue with the external link in the Pleural fibroma article. Regards, PDCook (talk) 03:07, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Lung cancer page[edit]

This is the tool: http://diberri.dyndns.org/cgi-bin/templatefiller/index.cgi?ddb=&type=pubmed_id The rating was just what the page I cut and pasted it from was ranked as. I fixed it... Sorry for the confusion.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:56, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

At this time I happen to have the WikiProject Medicine page on my watchlist (You'll notice there is a section from me higher on the page), and I was intrigued enough by the article title that I wanted to have a look at it. Circéus (talk) 15:48, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Greetings[edit]

I just received your message on my discussion page and would like to welcome you to Wikipedia! Your contributions and articles are greatly appreciated. I will browse through your articles as time allows and render an opinion for you where necessary. I do have general interests in pulmonary medicine, however, I don't mind reading about pulmonary malignancies. Again, welcome to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, just ask or post them at the WikiMed discussion page. All the best Tyrol5 [Talk] 12:19, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Peer reviews[edit]

You are very welcome - I commented on two articles and mav also left some comments on the one article's PR. Keep up the good work, Ruhrfisch ><>°° 13:26, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi! I will go over the 2 submissions you cited and make whatever changes I think are appropriate... and, by the way, I work for a living just like everyone else... you can call me Mark!

Best, MRW --Mrwick1 (talk) 01:10, 28 April 2010 (UTC) call me..I got something for you...751-1842...you know the area coade

May 2010[edit]

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Giant cell carcinoma of the lung[edit]

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Your contributed article, Giant cell carcinoma of the lung[edit]

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Hello, I notice that you recently created a new page, Giant cell carcinoma of the lung. First, thank you for your contribution; Wikipedia relies solely on the efforts of volunteers such as yourself. Unfortunately, the page you created covers a topic on which we already have a page - Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma. Because of the duplication, your article has been tagged for speedy deletion. Please note that this is not a comment on you personally and we hope you will to continue helping improve Wikipedia. If the topic of the article you created is one that interests you, then perhaps you would like to help out at Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma - you might like to discuss new information at the article's talk page.

If you think that the article you created should remain separate, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. Additionally if you would like to have someone review articles you create before they go live so they are not nominated for deletion shortly after you post them, allow me to suggest the article creation process and using our search feature to find related information we already have in the encyclopedia. Try not to be discouraged. Wikipedia looks forward to your future contributions. Shashwat986 (talk) 17:31, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

I know they're not the same, but you seem to have copied the whole Classification section from the page. The rest of the page consists of just two lines. If you have enough details to make a good article, I recommend you add a {{{hangon}}} tag and fast. All the best making another wonderful article. Shashwat986 (talk) 17:35, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

  • With all due respect, I wrote that classification section myself and have used it on several articles. In fact, I was the one that did that work on the bronchioloalveolar carcinoma page. As an aside, giant cell carcinoma and bronchioloalveolar carcinoma are related in no way, shape, or form - aside from the fact that they are lung carcinomas, and are part of the same lung carcinoma classification system. Are you sure the other page didnt copy it from ME? Thanks.

Cliff L. Knickerbocker, MS (talk) 17:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Croup[edit]

Many thanks for correcting grammar issues. A few notes on Wikipedia formatting. We try hard not to use the word patient or physician as what we write is neither specifically for health care providers nor patients. Also only the first word in a heading is capitalized. We have large number of guildlines if you find yourself bored some time :-) WP:MEDMOS is one that than links to others. Once again thanks. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:46, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

BTW welcome to Wikipedia.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:49, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Request for assistance[edit]

First welcome to Wikipedia. I’ve only glanced around, but it appears you are contributing considerably.

I spend a fair amount of time at the WP:FEED desk, where frankly, most of the request are in serious need of basic help. However, a recent request is in a very different category – it looks fine structurally, but needs the review of an expert.

The request is here, while the actual draft is User:ScienceRulz2012/Crizotinib

I’m always nervous about a technical article written by a single author, so at a minimum, I’d like someone else with relevant expertise to glance over it and make sure it is reasoanble unbiased.

You seem to be the best qualified. Is this something you can review? If not, can you suggest someone else?

(I note that one of the other reviewers has commented that future notability may be an issue. I don’t consider that a major problem in light of fairly substantial factual coverage – the future notability issue is more an issue when people are citing rumors about future fils or books. While this drug will be or not be approved in the future, I think there is sufficent coverage of the trail phase, although your thoughts would be welcome.SPhilbrickT 01:46, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Request for reviewer[edit]

You are now a reviewer. Happy editing! --Kudpung (talk) 15:08, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. ---My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 16:06, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Agree with your comments on Competency page[edit]

I guess all we can do now is fix all these problems... Sigh... Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:21, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Have given you rollback rights to help you return the articles to normal.--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:30, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Greetings from WikiProject Medicine![edit]

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Welcome to WikiProject Medicine!

I noticed you recently added yourself to our Participants' list, and I wanted to welcome you to our project. Our goal is to facilitate collaboration on medicine-related articles, and everyone is welcome to join (regardless of medical qualifications!). Here are some suggested activities:

Read our Manual of Style for medical articles and guide to Reliable medical sources

Join in editing our collaboration of the month (the current one is Psoriasis)

Discuss with other members in the doctor's mess

Have a look at some related WikiProjects

Have a look at the collaboration dashboard

Have a look at the Trusted Sources recommended by Wikiproject medicine

Have a look at the most powerful citing tool Diberri's tool


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask at the project talk page, or please feel free to ask for help on my talk page.

Again, welcome!. Happy editing, JFW | T@lk 12:49, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Civility - Reply[edit]

Hi there VIRUS, VASCO (217.129.65.5 IP) from Portugal here,

I really cannot defend myself any further, expect by saying this: i have an undiagnosed bipolar disorder, which makes it even harder to control myself in edit summaries. I know that most of the WP users are here to make useful contributions, but some are not.

Why do people continue to: 1 - engage in vandalism; 2 - remove pieces of content in articles without one word in summary (this is not figurative speech, i mean ZERO words in summary), very hard to play by the book, especially with my condition.

However, you (as well as another user/admin concerned) do what you think is best, i will try to engage in better behaviour from now on (have always, but it's been very difficult man). Keep up the good work, attentively - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 02:11, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Back from the dead Cliff...My suspension is over, i have returned, will try to amend my ways even harder this time.

I noticed, from your messages to the other people involved in my situation, User:Gfoley4 and User:Chzz, that you were greatly offended by some of the contents in my message to the former (the stuff in parenthesis). Why on earth? There, i was merely venting my frustration on being (rightfully) blocked, which did not allow for my fight against vandalism (can't do much blocked, can i?). I have had people come to my page and call me every name in the book, just for reporting their vandalic ways, one "chap" was on my case for almost one year, reverting my daily edits and so...I was in no way offensive to Foley.

That said (and i have also messaged Foley and Chzz with this note - and by the way, i believe you 100% when you say Chzz is a very nice person, but did not receive one word in feedback from him regarding this situation after i messaged him, unlike you and Foley), sorry for any incovenience and keep up the good work - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 03:27, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

  • Never mind that bit about the feedback from Chzz, he has replied to me. Man, bipolar or not, i should learn that the world does not revolve around me...Cheers! - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 03:52, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

The Chzz incident[edit]

Sorry for the Chzz thing I still have no idea what happend but, the little shit slapped me around a bit fo it :P. The picture I ran across on commons during a featured picture poll. I painted a very similar one years ago and asked the user who had in the poll if I could use it for my page. It's a beautiful picture. the file name is File:2009-01-21 Eibsee.JPG[1]
Mlpearc powwow 04:10, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Absolutely NO PROB! Nice to yak with you. Stay in touch.Cliff L. Knickerbocker, MS (talk) 04:12, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

PP[edit]

Mr. Knickerbocker, I'm looking for help from a few random Wikipedians - and after our recent correspondence, you seemed appropriate!

The request itself is somewhat random...

There's a liaison project between Wikipedia and some universities (currently, USA, and re 'public policy' - it's a trial) - the students write an article as part of their uni course.

Two specific courses have only a few weeks left, and I'm trying to help them; what they need is, comments and feedback on their two articles - and some interaction with the Wikipedia community. Hence, getting random folks involved might really help!

The article Education policy in Brazil (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) was started by Elizabetsyatbu (talk · contribs),

The article California Proposition 19 (2010) (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is, re. lorink (talk · contribs) abond112 (talk · contribs) Dross33 (talk · contribs)

If you could provide any comments, feedback, suggestions, or other interaction - to help with this - that'd be superb.

I hope you don't mind my asking. Any little comments to those users, and/or on the article talk pages, would be brilliant; thanks so much in anticipation.  Chzz  ►  06:08, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

Hi, Cliff. You deserve a barnstar. Best wishes. Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:36, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

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To Uploadvirus, for contributions to medical articles. Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:36, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Since you ask, after I read this cogent and articulate statement, I had a closer look at your edits. Best wishes. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:37, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Welcome to the Military history project[edit]

Appreciation[edit]

Hi there CLIFF, VASCO here, deeply moved and touched with that honour bestowed upon me, will try to live up to it my friend...Have a great week, keep it up yourself - --Vasco Amaral (talk) 19:03, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

Response[edit]

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You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

JFW | T@lk 17:16, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Hyphen talk[edit]

Thanks for changing that comment.

Two more small things. One, internet etiquette disparages using ALL CAPS, since it is code for screaming. Civility rarely involve screaming, so in the interest of civil comments, regular caps is preferred. That doesn't mean you can't disagree emphatically, just not with as much height. - _

Two, Your background in lung cancer (I think that's the subject) is a great asset. And committing to bring an article up to top-class is a great goal. Just don't fall into WP:OWN territory. This is an exceedingly communal project. Most articles, even--if not especially--the best articles, wind up having had tens or hundreds of editors work on them. If you're bucking that trend, chances are it's going to be a frustrating road, or that you will be going against some suggestions that could be an asset as well. Thanks for your great interest and concern though--just keep a sense of how many people edit here and how many are trying to make good alterations to content (the vast majority).

Cheers! Ocaasi c 03:12, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Great editors shouldn't leave because one guy is a dick. (I didn't follow this debate, so that's no comment on Kwami at all). If you have done all you can here, then great. I'm glad you did it. If you have more to do, then ask Kwami to wait until you finish, or argue the merits of the issue, or concede his point, or don't think that it must matter and edit anyway. What can I say, don't mistake a benign growth for a malignant one. Just because you bump into it doesn't mean it's gonna kill you! Cheers! Ocaasi c 03:32, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
I have brought this issue to ANI [2] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:48, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Hi, Cliff. FYI. Axl ¤ [Talk] 06:44, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Invitation to take part in a study[edit]

I am a Wikipedian, who is studying the phenomenon on Wikipedia. I need your help to conduct my research on about understanding "Motivation of Wikipedia contributors." I would like to invite you to Main Study. Please give me your valuable time, which estimates about 20 minutes. I chose you as a English Wikipedia user who made edits recently through the RecentChange page. Refer to the first page in the online survey form for more information on the study and me.cooldenny (talk) 01:34, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Doc James Being Doc James :-)[edit]

The best way to get support is by creating good articles. You are doing that thus have support :-) The rest only just adds icing. Keep up the good work.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Hi and thanks from Elizabetsyatbu[edit]

Hi! Thanks for the warm welcome on my edu policy in brazil page. :) I am slowly getting the hang of the wikipedia world, and it has been really cool to get so many comments from the community. I just wanted to say thank-you, and let you know that I am trying to make the final push on my article by the end of this coming weekend... not that it will ever be done, but in a good enough state that i am no longer doing major construction and have adequate completion for my school project. I would love any feedback on how to improve, expand, or if you even want to go in and help with things like NPOV. I'm not that good at the Wiki writing style, and all feedback/edits are welcome. Thanks again for looking over my article. Elizabetsyatbu (talk) 17:15, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXI, March 2011[edit]

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Well said![edit]

Nice!] I especially like how reusable it is, anything you need in an Arbcom statement. Well played. Dicklyon (talk) 03:07, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

The Wikifier: March 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXII, April 2011[edit]

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June 2011 Wikification Drive[edit]

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Reverted the changes that he made against consensus[edit]

Let me know if there where others. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:03, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Give him one more chance... --Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:18, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Can you un-watchlist the pages that give you the most stress and focus on other pages for a while. Cancer is a huge area and there has to be a few where you do not need to interact with him --Guerillero | My Talk 01:30, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I think / hope matters have been settled. We need people keeping an eye on medical pages to deal with poorly referenced content and vandalism. Having someone who knows something about the topic doing this is helpful. Hopefully Upload will put all cancer pages on his watchlist as I am getting tiered :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:47, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I struggled to find the offending edits in his contributions list. In any case, Wikipedia would be improved if he was topic-banned. Axl ¤ [Talk] 08:10, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
I would also note that User:Georgewilliamherbert told Kwami to stop editing cancer, and Kwami agreed - then promptly broke his promise on very thin grounds (at best). I will be asking this same person to re-intervene once more.
Lastly, I would like to welcome you, Mr. Guerillero, to the discussion, late as you may be, because as I recall, you have contributed about nil to the issue so far. I'd also respectfully suggest that you take a thorough look at the archives in the various complaint boards to see how Kwami has positioned himself throughout these events, and those similar to this one, over the past 2 or more years.
I hope this can be settled amicably and in short order this time. I will do all I can to see that it is. However, just FYI, if this hyphenation issue on the "-cell articles" is not settled this time, I intend to put together a complete and thorough report of all incidents of what I consider to be inappropriate conduct in the past, including the use of administrators tools and everything, and will not rest until either myself or the problems are ended. Now, not to toot my own horn, but I am an unquestioned expert in putting together investigative reports, and have done so for 20 years. I dont want any more trouble, but I will guarantee that if more trouble is forced upon me, there will be a lot that comes out into the open that noone, including me, wants.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond. Let me know what you want to do ... lets either settle this now, or lets get started with the "trial", because its not going to take me long to gather a lot of very problematic behaviors on the part of certain individuals that they will not be able to rebut very effectively. Just do a quick complaint archive search and you will see what I mean, and let me know what you think. And I apologize for any mistakes, past and present, that I've made.

Regards: Cliff L. Knickerbocker, MS (talk) 01:50, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes I think this is settled. No need to debate it further. Now back to work :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:53, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Another thing to get involved with[edit]

It would be helpful to have more people following WT:MED also if you turn your email on than we can send you stuff... Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:52, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Borders of the lung merger[edit]

Hi, I'm proposing to merge the anatomy articles Posterior border of lung, Anterior border of lung, and Inferior border of lung into one article: Borders of the lung. There's no consensus on the issue, and since it is supported by the Pulmonology task force, I was wondering if you could add your opinion at the merger discussion here: Talk:Borders of the lung.

Thanks, Kerowyn Leave a note 21:41, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Rhabdomyolysis[edit]

Hello. Thank you very much for your helpful suggestions on Talk:Rhabdomyolysis, which you kindly left in the context of the peer review. The article is now on featured article candidates, and I was wondering if you could offer your views on the current state of the article, particularly whether it meets the featured article criteria. Thank you in advance. JFW | T@lk 10:38, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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Hammer or sickle?[edit]

Cliff, if you're looking for someone with a hammer you must try that chap Thor (diff). I think the new edit could do with some formatting. I have not checked to Collins source to see if the edits can actually be sourced to it (but I suspect that it will, as these AFP papers tend to be quite comprehensive).

The main editor of the lung cancer article is Axl (talk · contribs), but he hasn't done much to it recently. I suffer too much from WP:OWN to lose touch with "my" featured articles for very long. JFW | T@lk 00:13, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

A note from Janet and Fam.[edit]

Hey there stranger... I'm Janet Fauke's Grandson Tyler. She told me that I should look you up on here... I spend most of my day on here anyways... I don't know exactly what she told you but she told me to bring up the subjects I'm interested in. She said you were a kindred spirit when it comes to science... I know I'm only 18 but these are the subjects I have been delving into...

      • GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU, see your Talk Page ...

1. Quantum physics and Time theory

    • Awesome - hopefully we can yak about this a LOT, but I will just mention the BEST place for papers in this area, if you don't know about it already => http://arxiv.org

2. DNA and gene therapy to cure tumors caused from fragmented strands of DNA

    • Cancer is my area. If you want, we can do some papers to be turned into publications together. I've got a few ideas (see the giant cell carcinoma section on my User Page, for example) that I think could end up in BIG journals.

3. I have invented a perpetual energy vehicle that requires no input

    • Dying to see your theories, because even goofs (no offense intended - LOL) can do wonders for understanding, but the 1st/2nd Laws of Thermodynamics says "this is impossible". 1st Law = "You Can't Win", 2nd Law = "You Can't Even Break Even"

4. Singularity Research and I disproved M Theory

    • Your math skills must DRAMATICALLY exceed mine then - I had Calc I, II, III and Differential Equations in college, that's it ... and that was 30 years ago! I will give you two pieces of advice - physics concepts are easy, its the math in physics thats hard. Math training is CRITICAL. If you have skills commensurate with M-theory-related work, you got MY butt kicked severely. I've studied statistics a lot the last 5 years, you need to take 20 minutes to master that. LOL!

5. I'm a writer and have been for years... I have an editor, staff, the whole nine yards

    • THIS factoid has PROFOUND implications IF you have any desire to work with me, because I hate to write manuscripts. HOWEVER, I can crank out "Top 5%" cancer research like crazy.
    • OFFER: Work with me on lung cancer - I do the idea, statistics, and conclusions, and show you what I'm doing in order to bring you up to the "Top 5%" level of knowledge on the subject. That "education" should take approximately 12 hours ... say 4 days at 3 hrs per. You do (most) of the writing and get the manuscripts to draft form, I do final copy editing and tweaking, we work together to submit. We could get at least one major publication per month.

6. Philosophy of existence and the subjective nature of the quantum universe

7. I'm a painter as well but that isn't exactly the most relevant thing... :)

    • I have ZERO taste, and could not draw a "stick man" with a ruler if my life depended on it. My talent = BOTTOM 5%

My grandma told me to talk to you because around southern Illinois I don't exactly know of too many people that are like me and study these things as hobbies... Get back to me whenever you can and hopefully I can have someone to do research and science theory with...

    • I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ANYTIME, just make sure you have LOTS of time, because I love the stuff, and like you, have no one to talk to because I am SO FAR BEYOND just about anyone I've ever worked with.

Thanks so much! -Tyler Fauke and Janet Fauke — Preceding unsigned comment added by Thedisassembler (talkcontribs) 17:07, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

    • I created/posted on your Talk Page, and also within yout text above ...
    • My office number is 618-993-8000. Call me as soon as you see this message on one of the three numbers I've left. TTYL bro.

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Your opinion is wanted[edit]

Please provide your input here on the legitimacy and desirability of accepting external links in relevant Wikipedia articles to MedMerits, a new and freely accessible online resource on neurologic disorders. Presto54 (talk) 03:21, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

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We need to get you back to editing more :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:27, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

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Needing help[edit]

Hey Cliff. Wondering if you are interested in getting involved in a project to first improve and than translate a bunch of medical articles. Our end will just be involving the improvement bit and translators without borders is taking care of the translation... The list of articles is here Book:Health care. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:18, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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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
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I have left a comment on the users in questions talk page. Was there only the one article? Feel free to remove the hyphens in question. Drop me a note if there are further problems. BTW could I convince you to improve the pathophysiology sections on the cancer article listed here Book:Health care. I struggle with these and need the improved before GAN and translation. Need to be more thoroughly refed to recent major textbooks. Should be one to two paragraphs in length and provide a brief overview.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:27, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

3RR[edit]

You think I'd block you for commenting on 3RR? Anyway, check the answer on my talk page if you're interested in how active (or rather inactive) my to-do list is, since that seemed to be your current concern. — kwami (talk) 00:48, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

And BTW, my attacks on your position were never meant as disrespect for your knowledge of the subject, just a serious disagreement on how to make the subject accessible to those who don't have your knowledge. Sometimes I'll write a lucid article on linguistics, spending considerable time thinking how best to present a difficult concept, and someone (recently even a language teacher with some background in linguistics) will comment that it's impenetrable. I'll take another look and, yep, it's utter gibberish. Clear, lucid gibberish, but gibberish nonetheless, if you don't know the jargon. — kwami (talk) 07:21, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Heh, you hate moving: try getting rid of all your parents' stuff! What do you sell, how much time do you put into trying to get something close to its value, and how much do you just donate or throw away? At least in moving, I can throw my stuff in a box without going through it. — kwami (talk) 01:39, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

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Speed of light[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!

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GOCE counts[edit]

Hi. Thanks for taking part in the GOCE drive. The way to fill your entry in the drive page is to have one line with the {{Completed}} tag for each article you have copy edited, with the article name in the square brackets and its word count in the parentheses. This enables us to perform checks. I can chase up the word counts easily enough, but please could you identify, either here or on the drive page as you prefer, what are the 5 articles you did. Thanks, and kind regards, --Stfg (talk) 12:54, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

My pleasure, Stfg, and congratulations and thanks to you for the TREMENDOUS amount of work YOU did on the drive. You're an amazing asset to the project! Quite honestly, I wasn't exactly sure how to correctly accomplish the word counts, or whether I was allowed to count only the articles requested or ALL articles I copyedited, so my apologies for my uncertainty.
In any case, the only article name I remember for sure was Tay Sachs disease, because I remember getting it from the "Request" list. I tend to read and edit numerous articles at once, so my recordkeeping etc. isn't the best (an understatement). I will do my best to get around to reconstructing exactly which ones I did do ASAP and let you know. Sorry for any trouble!
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Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 13:30, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, Cliff, for those very kind comments. That certainly made my day. A lot of people have trouble with the word counting rules, so I suspect we're not documenting them as well as we should (great for copy editors, eh?) Between now and May we'll have a look and see if we can think of some way to improve it. Any suggestions from you would be welcome. We allow articles to be counted either if they are on the GOCE requests pages or if they are in Category:Wikipedia articles needing copy edit and its monthly sub-categories because they bear {{copyedit}} tags or the equivalent in the multiple issues thingy.
As regards your counts, if it's a chore to recover your list of articles, I'm quite happy to accept your word count as stated. The only thing is that Tay-Sachs was already 3420 words before you started, so I'm wondering if you've under-counted a bit. It's up to you whether you identify the articles and have me check the counts, or use the figure given. Best regards, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 14:03, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Simon - its totally up to you, my friend. If you would like me to try to better the statistics for the sake of the Guild, I would do what it took ... although to be frank, I'm so addicted to just jumping around, reading, editing, writing, I'm not supremely reliable when it comes to backtracking :-( After a couple years of a sort of a "bull in a China Shop" brand of contributing, and given the facts that my wife tends to nag me for spending too much time on here, and that I'm 51 years old and have an "old dog/new trick" sort of problem, I've always tried (best I can) to justify any actions I take through a "biggest net benefit to the encyclopedia" pseudo-argument :-)
Lastly, your directions were fine - in my case, its the deficit of the guy reading them.
Best:
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OK that's cool. If you're happy, let's leave the counts as they are. Thanks. Simon, --Stfg (talk) 18:09, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

GOCE Copy edit drive[edit]

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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.

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During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

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A bit of advice[edit]

  1. Typically we organize articles as outlined at WP:MEDMOS. Check out cancer for ordering of sections.
  2. For headings the first word is capitalized and the subsequent words are not.
  3. With respect to suitable images check out this page Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Resources#Images

Happy editing. Will look at these further if you wish.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:29, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

A bit of background regarding where these proposals are coming from[edit]

This is the analysis of a class last fall [3]. There has also been other issues. While yes we want everyone to be able to edit initially and most of the encyclopedia. When editors are not here voluntarily and come in groups we might need a few more regulations. We want these editors to produce content that is better than the average newbie and as a fair bit of funding from the WMF is going into this efforts we as a community should not expect less.

I am very supportive of this program just feel we need to make sure that the appropriate checks and balances are in place. That we have people to review the contributions. That all involved realize that the goal is to write a high quality encyclopedia.--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:59, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

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Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma[edit]

No problem, I'm guessing since I only edited grammar on there and my edit was correct that my edit was not the problem but the misinformation you spoke of. That's completely fine and thank you for the heads up.TylerDurden8823 (talk) 03:31, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

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WikiProject templates[edit]

Hello,

Great contributions! Just wanted to tell you that I have added {{WikiProject Medicine}} templates to the talk pages of your articles that didn't have them. Could you please do this in the future when you write new articles?

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Genetic erosion article[edit]

Hi. I'm one of the reviewers for the May GOCE drive, and I reviewed your copyediting on the Genetic erosion article. Overall, it looks good, although there were a few further changes needed (a quote mark needing putting back in and that you didn't remove the "copy edit" message, mostly), which I've done. Thanks for working on it! I have in mind one further addition to the article, but it'll now be easier with it reading better. Allens (talk | contribs) 16:17, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Improving Immunology Articles[edit]

Hi Uploadvirus, If you'd put your mind back a month or so, there was a discussion on the medicine talk pages about the proposal of a WikiProject Immunology. I have been having exams since then and so have not been active here, but now I am back. It seems the proposal do not have enough people to be a project, so now I am just happy getting an informal group of editors to improve articles in the Immunology category. If you are interested, please visit here and just start editing, and tell other people about this. I will do my best because I think there really are a lot of gaps in these articles. If you require any assistance please don't hesitate to contact me and all comments for improvement are welcomed. I hope you are interested and hope to be working with you soon. Kinkreet~♥moshi moshi♥~ 00:28, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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Dietary prevention of lung cancer[edit]

Hi, Cliff. Would you mind commenting here? Thanks. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:48, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May barnstars[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Cliff "Uploadvirus" Knickerbocker for copy editing articles totalling over 30,000 words during the May 2012 copy edit drive. Your work is much appreciated! -- Dianna (talk) 00:40, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
CopyeditorStar10k.PNG The 10k Copy Edit Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Uploadvirus for copy editing a big article of 10,000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors May backlog elimination drive. Thanks so much for your help with the wikiproject! -- Dianna (talk) 00:42, 3 June 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5k articles edited – Equal 5th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Uploadvirus for copy editing 4 articles of 5000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 11:24, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

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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One more GOCE barnstar[edit]

Hi Cliff. When I processed the May drive page to identify the barnstars, I appear to have miscounted your 5k+ articles and thus overlooked that you earned a place on the leaderboard for them. Apologies for the oversight, which was spotted by an excellent new program written by Allens. The extra barnstar you earned is now in the section with the others. Kind regards, --Stfg (talk) 11:27, 4 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello my friend - thanks very much for your courtesy and kindness, and double-extra thanks to you for the massive amount of effort you put in here! Let me know if I can do anything for you. I will see you around.
With warmest regards:
Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 12:29, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your work removing vandalism. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:32, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

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 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Thanks.[edit]

Hi Cliff. Thanks for the very kind words you wrote on the GOCE election page. Luckily I saw them before they were wiped. I appreciated them a lot. You've made a quick start on the drive, I see. Hope you enjoy it. Best, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 14:58, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Wiped? What did I do, vote too early? Figures! Anyway ... you're very welcome, my friend. See you around this month, for sure :-) Best regards: Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 23:25, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

July 2012 Study of authors of health-related Wikipedia pages[edit]

Dear Author/Uploadvirus

My name is Nuša Farič and I am a Health Psychology MSc student at University College London (UCL). I am currently running a quantitative study entitled Who edits health-related Wikipedia pages and why? I am interested in the editorial experience of people who edit health-related Wikipedia pages. I am interested to learn more about the authors of health-related pages on Wikipedia and what motivations they have for doing so. I am currently contacting the authors of randomly selected articles and I noticed that someone at this address recently edited an article on Pancreatic Cancer. I would like to ask you a few questions about you and your experience of editing the above mentioned article. If you would like more information about the project, please visit my user page http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Hydra_Rain and if interested, please visit my Talk page or e-mail me on nusa.faric.11@ucl.ac.uk. Also, others interested in the study may contact me! If I do not hear back from you I will not contact this account again. Thank you very much in advance. 90.210.83.229 (talk) 11:05, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

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.

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Wikimedia Medicine[edit]

Am setting up a google group with which we will discussion Wikimedia Medicine. Please join. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/wikimedia-medicine Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your talk page please reply on mine) 16:51, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks very much[edit]

Hi, Thanks a lot for copyediting Capture of Jenin (1918). Much appreciated. --Rskp (talk) 06:44, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify: July Newsletter and August Drive[edit]

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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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Dispute Resolution IRC office hours.[edit]

Hello there. As you expressed interest in hearing updates to my research in the dispute resolution survey that was done a few months ago, I just wanted to let you know that I am hosting an IRC office hours session this coming Saturday, 28th July at 19:00 UTC (approximately 12 hours from now). This will be located in the #wikimedia-office connect IRC channel - if you have not participated in an IRC discussion before you can connect to IRC here.

Regards, User:Szhang (WMF) (talk) 07:07, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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Appreciated[edit]

Hi Cliff. That was a very kind offer you made on Allen's talk page. Thank you! I don't know what Allen is doing right now, but I'm hoping it's just some timeout with the family, and if so, I don't want to email and disrupt that. It's best to wait for the barnstars program if possible, because it's a very error-prone job for a human bean (as you'll remember from the May drive!). You certainly did a lot during the drive, eh! Best, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 19:44, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Simon, old buddy :-) No problem whatsoever. I'm in no hurry at all ... was just sort of concerned about Allen. He seems to me exceptionally prompt and quality-driven, and the kind of guy who'd work himself to death for others. He's probably just MASSIVELY overloaded with summer semester AND new classes to teach - I've been there and done that, and quite frankly, I think I'd rather get run over by a speeding bus! Hopefully the only damage is him pulling some of his hair out, and nothing more serious. If you hear from him, drop me a note and let me know he's OK. See you later.
Best regards: Cliff (a/k/a "Uploadvirus") (talk) 21:11, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 barnstars[edit]

Most Excellent Order of Star Scribes.png The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
For exceptional copyediting efforts during the GOCE July copy edit drive, editing articles with a combined total of 101,619 words, Cliff "Uploadvirus" Knickerbocker is presented with this exclusive, brilliant, Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star. Thank you so much for helping out with copy edits. -- Dianna (talk) 01:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of articles edited – 4th Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Uploadvirus for copy editing 44 articles during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. -- Dianna (talk) 01:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Word Count – 3rd Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Uploadvirus for copy editing articles totalling 86,247 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. -- Dianna (talk) 01:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5K articles edited – 2nd Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Uploadvirus for copy editing five articles of 5,000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. -- Dianna (talk) 01:55, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

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Cliff, thanks for stepping forward to help with the barnstar preparations yesterday. It's so easy to make mistakes in that task , and I really valued the second pair of eyes. Thank you! Simon. --Stfg (talk) 11:54, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify and the future of wikification[edit]

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Thank you for your kindness[edit]

I hope this cookie comes through OK as I've only posted this once before. Please accept the cookie in the spirit it was intended. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement as they are balm for the soul. Don't worry I will hang in there. I am used to thinking, although my IQ is nowhere near yours, and I do enjoy asking philosophical questions. I also believe in respect. When I am copy editing I DO try to retain the spirit of has been written by a fellow contributor. I know what it feels like to see all your work be edited into nothingness. BTW I am a retired writer, married to an engineer, and have adult children. I also have an above average interest in cancer as I have now lost two close family members to cancer. In fact, NIH investigated a cancer cluster my family was involved in. Any way, please keep in touch. If you don't mind, I will ask you for guidance and assistance at WP, if needed. Thanks for the reaching out to me as this exemplifies the best of wikis. Quill and Pen (talk) 15:58, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for the CE Barnstar[edit]

I've collected a few Barnstars through the years at other wikis, but your award has meant the most. Thank you for your well chosen words and sharing a bit of wiki love. As I do not know of any other kindness templates, or friendly templates at WP, I am sharing two links of two kindness templates I created at wikiHow. Take your pick, or take both, as my humble way to thank you for being so kind. See: Kindness Template or Kindness Template 2 Your wiki friend Quill and Pen (talk) 03:46, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Here's a sample of a very light CE from the Requests list[edit]

If you have time, and feel so inclined, could you please review my very light copy edits. As I am learning the WP style, I only checked for spelling and grammar. Thanks! Quill and Pen (talk) 01:50, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

I see that you're a copy-editor and I was hoping that you could help me. I have the article God of War: Chains of Olympus up for FAC and I need some copy-editing done to a couple of spots. The Reception section is one of them, and the Development is the other (the whole article itself could benefit from a copy-edit as well, but I'm only asking of these, unless you're willing to do the whole article). Here's a link to the FAC, notably the posts by hahnchen with his/her last time stamp being 16:31, 20 August 2012 (UTC). Thanks if you can. --JDC808 04:03, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

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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Vandalism Studies Update - August 2012[edit]

Hello, members of the Vandalism Studies Project! As some of us are quite new with the Vandalism Studies project, it would make sense for us to re-read some of the past studies, as well as studies outside the project. Please do so if you have a chance, just so we can get into the groove of things. We're planning on attempting to salvage the Obama study (or possibly simply convert it to a new Romney study), as well as hopefully begin our third study this November. If you have any ideas for Study 3, please suggest them! If you have any questions please post them on the project talk page. Thanks, and happy editing - we can't wait to begin working on the project! --Dan653 (talk) and Theopolisme :)
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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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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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Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 10:05, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

How are you?[edit]

Long time no see! and you haven't edited for about three weeks now. I hope it's just that you're busy and nothing worse? Let us know? --Stfg (talk) 11:18, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

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.
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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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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WikiProject Wikify: November Newsletter and December Drive[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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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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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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Stopping by to say hello[edit]

Hi! Cliff,

I'm stopping by to say hello and to thank you for your encouragement. I would have liked to have emailed you but your email addy is not available. If you wish to contact me by email, please visit my WP user page and click on the link. I'd love to hear from you!

Quill and Pen (talk) 18:36, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

Just making sure you know about m:WikiMed. Anthonyhcole (talk) 05:25, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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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!

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Bronchitis Peer Review Request[edit]

Hi Uploadvirus, I saw your name come up on the pulmonology task force page and I saw that you have an interest in COPD. I was wondering if you would be willing to peer review the Bronchitis article when you get a chance. It's on Wikipedia's peer review page. Please let me know at your earliest convenience here or on my talk page. Thanks! TylerDurden8823 (talk) 04:41, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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February 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

Hi there! I thought you might be interested in WikiProject Wikify's February Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive. We'll be trying to reduce the backlog size by over 500 articles and we need your help! Hard-working participants in the drive will receive awards for their contributions. If you have a spare moment, please join and wikify an article or tell your friends. Thanks!

GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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Cliff[edit]

What happened to you? Just a note to let you know you are missed here at WP:MED. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:28, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

WikiProject Wikify April Drive[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our March backlog elimination drive.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2013 events newsletter
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We finished the April blitz and are preparing to start our May backlog elimination drive.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our May backlog elimination drive.

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

Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization consisting of over 28,000 volunteers in more than 100 countries. The collaboration was formed to organize medical scholarship in a systematic way in the interests of evidence-based research: the group 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. Thank you Cochrane!

If you are stil active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:04, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

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 :)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our July backlog elimination drive.

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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung concern[edit]

Hi there, I'm HasteurBot. I just wanted to let you know that Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung, a page you created has not been edited in at least 180 days. The Articles for Creation space is not an indefinite storage location for content that is not appropriate for articlespace. If your submission is not edited soon, it could be nominated for deletion. If you would like to attempt to save it, you will need to improve it. You may request Userfication of the content if it meets requirements. If the deletion has already occured, instructions on how you may be able to retrieve it are available at WP:REFUND/G13. Thank you for your attention. HasteurBot (talk) 03:54, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of sixteen people who signed up for this blitz, nine copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 26 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the September drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 17:21, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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October 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

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Your article submission Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung[edit]

Hello Uploadvirus. It has been over six months since you last edited your article submission, entitled Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung.

The page will shortly be deleted. If you plan on editing the page to address the issues raised when it was declined and resubmit it, simply edit the submission and remove the {{db-afc}} or {{db-g13}} code. Please note, however, that Articles for Creation is not for the indefinite hosting of material deemed unsuitable for the encyclopedia mainspace.

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Thanks for your submission to Wikipedia, and happy editing. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:33, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of eleven people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we copy edited 42 articles from WikiProject Film's backlog, reducing it by a net of 34 articles. Hope to see you at the November drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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WikiProject Wikify: November Newsletter and December Drive[edit]

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November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 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 October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. 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 October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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Coordinator election: Voting is open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January through 30 June 2014. Voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2013 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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You have been nominated for a gift from the Wikimedia Foundation![edit]

You have been selected to receive a merchandise giveaway. Please send us a message if you would like to claim your shirt. Thank you again for all you do! --JMatthews (WMF) (talk) 05:53, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2014 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Thank you! A gift from fellow Wikipedians.[edit]

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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The March 2014 backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles in need of copyediting. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copyedit all articles tagged in December 2012 and January 2013 and to complete all requests placed in January 2014. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copyedits 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 over 5,000 words, number of articles tagged in December 2012 and January 2013 and the longest article. We hope to see you there!

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors March 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

Blitz!: The April blitz will run from April 13–19, with a focus on the Requests list. Sign up now!

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The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2014 Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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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.

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GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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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)

The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

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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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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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