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User:Bluerasberry and a hamster
My name is Lane Rasberry. I have been a Wikipedian since 2008. I am interested in promoting access to health information through Wikipedia. To talk to me either post on my talk page or email me to make an appointment for a phone or video chat.
Improving Wikipedia articles and available free resources is the responsibility of everyone who has a stake in community education. More specifically - since Wikipedia is the world's most popular source of health information for most topics in health, it is the particular responsibility of health educators to consider the influence and impact of Wikipedia in their fields of expertise and to recognize that they must acknowledge and respond to Wikipedia as a communication channel in some way if they are to are to be effective in outreach.
Lane Rasberry is Wikipedian-in-residence at Consumer Reports, a United States-based non-profit consumer advocacy organization. His interests include clinical research, access to science information, public health, and consumer rights.
Summary of what I do with Wikipedia
flag of Cascadia, which is the region including Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver
If you have questions about what I do or want to collaborate then email me.
- I am currently living in Yonkers, New York. I go to Wikimedia NYC meetups.
- My home is Seattle, Washington, in University District. If you are there then I can connect you to Wikipedians and health educators. There is a Seattle Meetup group.
- Sometimes I am in Varanasi in North India, and in any case I know Wikipedia enthusiasts there. If you happen to be in that area and want to meet local data fanatics then write me.
I support Wiki Project Med
along with all other projects to improve health information on Wikipedia!
I have interest in the following topics:
the Camas pocket gopher
, native to my home region of Cascadia
and described as ""morose and savage" and "one of the most vicious animals known for its size"
Wikipedia logo and wordmark
More about me
- I was an actor in this movie about Seattle art
- BBC interview of me about Wikipedia
- interview about my malaria
- interview during Wikipedia Day 12 conducted by EdLab (signup required)
- Wikipedia's medical collaborations gathering pace
- visit to NIH
- Some people asked me to describe any controversy in which I have participated on Wikimedia projects. Here is my list with descriptions.
- I presented at Wikimania in 2013.
- I am quoted on discrimination against females. - Stoeffel, Kat (11 February 2014). "Closing Wikipedia's Gender Gap — Reluctantly". nymag.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014. It seems that I was a player in a narrative about problems women have on Wikipedia as I used male pronouns for a female named "Adrian".
- Rasberry, L. (2014). "Wikipedia: what it is and why it matters for healthcare". BMJ. 348 (apr08 3): g2478–g2478. doi:10.1136/bmj.g2478. ISSN 1756-1833.
- Rasberry, L. (2014). "Citing Wikipedia". BMJ. 348 (mar05 4): g1819–g1819. doi:10.1136/bmj.g1819. ISSN 1756-1833.
- Evan J. Peterson (November 12, 2014). "The Case for PrEP, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love HIV-Positive Guys". The Stranger. Retrieved 12 November 2014., in which I am mentioned as being a Wikipedian
- Wexelbaum, Rachel; Herzog, Katie; Rasberry, Lane (2015). "Queering Wikipedia". In Wexelbaum, Rachel. Queers Online - LGBT Digital Practices in Libraries, Archives, and Museums. Sacramento, California: Litwin Books. pp. 61–80. ISBN 978-1936117796.
- Lee, Grace (27 October 2015). "Wikipedia: Health Information Lives Here". mailman.columbia.edu. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
- NIH Marks Women’s History Month with All-Day Wikipedia Edit
- Wikimedia Harassment Survey 2015 - I shared contributor credit with others using "bluerasberry" as my name here
- Rasberry, Lane (17 April 2016). Wikipedian offer insights into online medical information. Interview with Linda Cohen. HealthLink on Air. WRVO. Oswego, New York. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
- Tabaei, Sara (5 April 2016). "Wikipedia Editathon: Touro PT Students Share Health Information Worldwide". Library Blog for the Touro College Community. Touro College Libraries. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
- Dewey, Caitlin (6 April 2016). "What happens when a convicted murderer edits Wikipedia". Washington Post. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
Pages I created
Indian government posts
This one is incomplete and was a mess. I started making articles for government posts in India in 2010. I had a source but later decided that it did not meet WP:RS. I needed a source for top-level Indian government posts, and did not know when I would see anything like that. In 2016 someone came to Wikipedia with Right to Information (India) documents that listed government officials in posts. So far as I know, that person's Right to Information request provided the first published record of lists of high ranking government officers in India to mass media.
Conferences and events
Laws and policies
These are work areas for me.
Articles and their talkpages:
Here is a collection of various users' thoughts on RfA. When I vote for RfA I always check the quality of a person's userpage as described at User:Bluerasberry/userpagepolicy.
Review a new article draft
Sometimes I see another editor somewhere that I know I have seen before. I use Stalker if this happens; when one inputs usernames Stalker outputs a list of articles which all of the listed users have edited. This is part of MZMcBride's toolset.
My Wikipedia books page is here.
Here is an example of how to cite a paper within a conference.
is a SHA-512 commitment
to this user's real-life identity.