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"moot"[edit]

User:Paul venter. It is debated whether aloe vera is good for anything, and the reason is that there is poor evidence. The matter is not "moot". Please actually read the body of the article and the sources there and if you still disagree, please respond here. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 07:27, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

See "Weasel words" above Paul venter (talk) 08:05, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
What do you prefer that means "we don't know"? "moot" is not the right answer - it completely wrong. The matter is neither settled nor irrelevant. Thanks. Jytdog (talk) 08:09, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Are you perhaps from the UK? I just ran into this issue the other day where somebody from the UK was writing something incomprehensible to me. I see that that in the UK "moot" actually means uncertain/debated and in the US we don't use it that way at all, but rather to mean irrelevant, settled, done, etc. Very different. Jytdog (talk) 08:13, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Being from the UK, I read the original as meaning "debatable" – to me a "moot point" is one that is open to debate. So clearly it's not a good word to use in an international English encyclopedia.
I think that either "moot" or "debated/debatable" are, in this context, weasel; it would be better to attempt to summarize the discussion in the text of the article. A variant of the opening of the Research section could be used: "There is little scientific evidence of the effectiveness or safety of Aloe vera extracts for either cosmetic or medicinal purposes. Studies finding positive evidence are frequently contradicted by other studies."
There's also a conflict in the article re the possible toxicity of topical applications of Aloe vera extracts (see the Dietary supplement and Toxicity sections) which could usefully be clarified. The material on uses is split up between different sections and not well-integrated. Peter coxhead (talk) 08:57, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
I like that proposed wording. I think "debatable" possibly even overstates the case. Alexbrn (talk) 09:44, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks both of you. Totally fine with the proposed wording. Implementing. Jytdog (talk) 09:52, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

Opened aloe plant inside[edit]

I wish I could put in an image of an aloe plant flesh. I have got some aloe vera at home and I often rub the inside of some aloe vera on my skin. Qwertyxp2000 (talk | contribs) 04:06, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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