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A3BDFAD9EC0B, you are invited to the Teahouse[edit]

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are needed Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:25, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

The ref does not say this sign is diagnostic for meningitis. Please read WP:MEDRS regarding the types of references we use. Have removed content in question because it was not correct. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 09:04, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

Reference Errors on 30 November[edit]

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Parrot's sign[edit]

I've had a hard time finding a reliable secondary source for Parrot's sign. I believe it is too obscure to mention on meningitis, but perhaps meningism (which discusses the physical signs of meningeal irritation) is a useful page to link the content. JFW | T@lk 12:52, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

JFW, I'm a new Wikipedian, so maybe you can help me: in cases like this, is it appropriate to request deletion of the article? The source (not a very good one) describes the term as "obsolete" -- obviously I haven't referred to a neurology textbook, but I doubt I'll find much. What does one do in cases like this? -- A3BDFAD9EC0B (talk) 22:38, 1 December 2013 (UTC)
I think there are reasonable grounds to have the article submitted for deletion. Some clinical signs might be discussed because of their historical interest (e.g. Homans sign and the numerous eponymous signs in aortic incompetence); often they have been studied recently.
In Parrot's sign I could not find a single mention on PubMed, and the source I added was a self-published book on obscure clinical signs. JFW | T@lk 14:37, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello A3BDFAD9EC0B, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Backlog drive[edit]

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WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
The goal is to eliminate the backlog of orphan articles. There are currently 147578 articles which have orphan tags. The drive is running from April 12, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

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Thanks. Opt-out Instructions by Jim Cartar on behalf of WikiProject Orphanage through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:21, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

deOrphaning script[edit]

Hello everyone! I was just working on responding to a couple bug reports for a script that I worked up as part of a request from this project, and I noticed that only a couple people (who weren't even on this mailing list) are actually using the script. A little history on the script: In March of 2014, Jim Cartar came to my user talk page and said he needed some help in acquiring a script for a backlog drive that he was working on that could keep track of and score deOrphanings for a scored backlog drive. I took that request to the project's talk page (BackLog Drive "DO" (De-Orphaning) script proposal) and there was near unanimous support for this. I thought about the proposal and decided the best way to do it was to build a new script (which is still no where near as comprehensive as Manishearth's OrphanTabs) and build into it a mechanism that will make BLD scoring easy.

What I'm wondering at this point is, since there appears to be only two people using the script, should I continue to develop this script with a goal of using it for scoring BLDs or just debug the existing script and leave it at that. Thanks for any replies or comments.

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