User talk:Alexbateman

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Hello, Alexbateman, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Wikiproject competition[edit]

Dear Alex, I left a message in the wikiproject competition 2013 talk page on 1st April, but I have not received any answer until now. Do you know if a similar competition is being planned for this year? Also, are the winners of 2013 competition already known? If not, when will it be announced? Thank you for you attention. Hope to hear from you soon! JulianaCF (talk) 10:34, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Changes to WP:COMPBIO landing page[edit]

Hi Alex, I've made some changes to the WikiProject landing page. Part of the new page lists the off-wiki collaborations including the ISCB article competition, for which I've named you as a contact — if you object to this please remove it. Similarly feel free to improve the competition text or any other part! Thanks, benmoore 12:47, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

ISCB competition[edit]

Hi Alex,

I think the ISCB competition is fantastic and students/trainees have already made some nice additions to several of the articles. However one common problem that I see in several of the additions is that they tend to include instructions for how to use a computational biology program and this conflicts with WP:NOTHOWTO. Also there is a tendency to add material that reads like a text book. While the competition announcement states that "all content ... must adhere to the basic policies and guidelines", I think it would be helpful if the announcement included a caution about these types of common mistakes with a link to Wikipedia is not a manual, guidebook, textbook, or scientific journal. Including this caution hopefully would make the process less frustrating for both the students and fellow Wikipedia editors. Cheers. Boghog (talk) 14:45, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have a specific example of an article I can point to for this? I hadn't really noticed this being an issue before. Alexbateman (talk) 15:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps this is a special case, but one especially problematic example is pharmacogenomics. Boghog (talk) 16:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

ISCB competition 2014[edit]

Hi Alex. I was wondering if the winners for the ISCB article writing competition 2014 have been declared. Also, if there is any further prospect of having a 2015 edition of the competition. I really loved the idea of this competition and would be really excited to know if it continuing further or not. Thanks. Vivek Rai (talk) 11:30, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi Vivek. You can find the results of the 2014 competition here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Computational_Biology/ISCB_competition_announcement_2014.
We plan to run the competition again this year and would be great if you can participate in some way. Alexbateman (talk) 12:43, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I'd love to. Thank you! Vivek Rai (talk) 03:56, 1 August 2015 (UTC)