User talk:Alexbrn

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Please comment on Talk:Acupuncture[edit]

The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Acupuncture. Legobot (talk) 00:04, 24 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Alexbrn, could you give me more details about the reason why you reverted my changes in this article? - I am a relatively new contributor so I am not sure why you did that. I found quite a few reliable sources so in my oppinion that section should be added. Totocol (talk) 01:07, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi there - yes, Wikipedia sets the bar very high for sourcing on matters of human health - see WP:MEDRS. A primary study and WebMD aren't really good enough for our purposes. WebMD is sometimes okay but not here in my view. If you want to discuss further please drop a note on the Creatine Talk page so everyone can join in! Thanks, Alexbrn (talk) 05:14, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Actually, the primary study is good enough, and less than this is used as citation in millions of places on Wikipedia, where nobody removes it because it's fantastic and beneficial information for everybody else to work off of. Alex removed it because he has personal agendas and beliefs he loves to push on people to steer their potential for taking control of their own health care into the gutter.
Here's an experiment you can try: start an edit war with him and a bit of a flame war on his talk page, and then find that he will follow you to every single page you edit for the next few months, even where you just correct some punctuation, noticing he will then systematically destroy three quarters of a well written and useful article, while proving that it is justified with Wikipedia rules. (talk) 11:10, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Genetically modified food[edit]

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Complaint about your edits at WP:AN3[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:AN3#User:Jytdog and User:Alexbrn reported by User:Anmccaff (Result: ). I think you are already aware, but this means anyone can clearly see you were notified. I have no opinion on the report and haven't looked into it. Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 15:56, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks - yes, I was aware. Alexbrn (talk) 16:02, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Friendly request to stop edit warring[edit]

Your sourced material is inaccurate as proven via WP:V so please do not revert the properly cited information with the inaccurate information. If you feel your information is factually accurate, then provide the reasons at the TP. An RfC will then follow. Atsme๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ง 16:24, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

You have now repeatedly inserted your preferred version, so it is you who is edit warring - and edit warring in poor content too. After the amygdalin episode I wonder if you're being deliberately disruptive or if you really just lack clue. Alexbrn (talk) 16:29, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Your relentless and unwarranted hammering over the Griffin incident is tiresome and proves nothing. It's actually a form of harassment. I suppose it doesn't really matter since I can't be baited by such childish nonsense, especially considering the extent of disruption you've been involved in one way or another. Face-smile.svg Regarding the Kombucha article - extraordinary claims require extraordinary sources which is exactly what I provided. I'm somewhat surprised that you can't see the blatant factual inaccuracy of the cited book's claim in the lead. It is not supported by the source that was cited. Oh my, have I been giving you too much credit for knowing such things? There is clearly a pattern of rather disruptive behavior whenever you are involved in editing articles that are evenly remotely associated to CAM. It may seem exaggerated to me right now because of your battleground behavior and edit warring; I'm not sure. Curious - do you consider yourself a CAM-hater? --Atsme๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ง 17:33, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Please do not post on my talk page any more. Alexbrn (talk) 17:44, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Alecbrn is a real shit-disturber. (talk) 11:04, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

Reference errors on 14 June[edit]

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Abuse of TW[edit]

It appears you abused the rollback feature when you reverted my GF edits. [1]

ABUSE of TW Never forget that one takes full responsibility for any action performed using Twinkle. One must understand Wikipedia policies and use this tool within these policies or risk having one's account blocked. Anti-vandalism tools, such as Twinkle, Huggle, and rollback, should not be used to undo good-faith changes unless an appropriate edit summary is used. Not good. Atsme๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ง 14:25, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

You have been asked not to post comments here. Do it again and I'll raise this at AN/I. Alexbrn (talk) 14:26, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
You cannot prevent me or any other editor from posting warnings to your TP. Atsme๐Ÿ“ž๐Ÿ“ง 14:29, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
Official/required notices are exempted. However, "Abuse of TW" is something you made up. Alexbrn (talk) 14:58, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Medicinal Cannabis for Cancer Sub-section[edit]

"Still undue" does not make any sense as to why this section keeps getting reverted back to the original form. The information being added is in the link that has been used to cite the text that still remains. Please explain further the need to remove this section[1]. ThoHug (talk) 13:18, 19 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi! Mentioning animal research is undue in an article summarizing substances' reasons for being classified as ineffective cancer cures (worse, it implies somehow the animal research has bearing on the effectiveness question). If you want to discuss further, please do so at the article Talk page. Alexbrn (talk) 13:28, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Defecation Postures[edit]

Hi Alex, could you give me more details about the reason why you removed a major part of this article? - I am a relatively new contributor so I am not sure why you did that. There was a lot of interesting information and now there is nothing. Furthermore, I added the references to useful articles all of which you dropped, which I don't understand. (From Wikipedia policy I get that a literature review is better than a primary source. However, when there are no literature review, than a primary source should be of course better than nothing?) HereAndThereNowAndThen (talk) 13:06, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! If there is no secondary coverage then it's unlikely the content they have has risen to the level of "accepted knowledge" which is what Wikipedia deals in. Happy to discuss further on the article's talk page ... Alexbrn (talk) 11:39, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Steve Jobs[edit]

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thank you[edit]

Dear alexbrn .., In the editing there are any book about water fasting and You delete books for Amazon about water fasting Can you but it again please FREEDOM77 (talk) 10:44, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi there! Wikipedia is not for hosting collections of commercial links to low-quality popular health books, but an encyclopedia. Such a list of links is inappropriate here. Alexbrn (talk) 10:46, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Dear alexbrn .., Thank you to help me ;) FREEDOM77 (talk) 11:14, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi Alexbrn. Kratom doesn't appear to be listed on the DEA's current list of fact sheets. One can go to the current list by going to the Current DEA list of Fact Sheets. One can confirm this is the latest list by going to the current DEA website and clicking Drug Info/fact sheets. While not a reliable source, this link may be able to help shed light. I am sure this wouldn't be the first time a government agency didn't clean up its website once changes were made. Would you be willing to agree to language that states that Kratom is not listed on the current list of "Drugs of Concern," while noting that a fact sheet appears to have been issued in 2013 that contradicts the current DEA site? Let me know if you have a better idea on how we can address this confusion. Thank you. Journalist1983 (talk) 15:20, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

This is best continued at the article's Talk page, but in brief I want to ensure we mirror RS and don't make statements about what the DEA has done which might be only a misinterpretation of a web site SNAFU. Alexbrn (talk) 15:48, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi, is there a reason why you posted this on my talk page only? That does't seem very constructive. Cheers, The Jolly Bard (talk) 18:06, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

It is what it says it is, a warning about edit warring. You've being doing a lot of reverts recently and are near or beyond 3RR (I didn't count closely). Edit warring risks getting you blocked. Take heed. Alexbrn (talk) 19:24, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Policy requires that, if you perceive editwarring, you must look at all sides. Please do so in the future. The Jolly Bard (talk) 19:33, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for reviewing Ramadan health section[edit]

Hi, I would like to thank you for your reviewing of that section, and also I would like to ask if this bit could be added there by the same standards :

There are some health issues involving Ramadan fasting. It has been suggested that although Ramadan fasting is safe for all healthy individuals, those with various diseases should consult their physicians and follow scientific recommendations.[1] Fasting on Ramadan may cause a change in weight. One study concludes that the observers of Ramadan lose on average about a kilogram of weight over 4 weeks, and the lost weight is quickly regained.[2]

  1. ^ Azizi, Fereidoun. "Islamic Fasting and Health". Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 54 (4). doi:10.1159/000295848. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Hajek, Peter; Myers, Katie; Dhanji, Al-Rehan; West, Oliver; McRobbie, Hayden (November 13, 2011). "Weight change during and after Ramadan fasting". Oxford Journals: Journal of Public Health 34 (3): 377โ€“381. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdr087. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 

Darwinian Ape talk 20:59, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

This is better discussed on the article's Talk page; the first source is potentially okay, the second fails WP:MEDRS. Alexbrn (talk) 02:30, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, I added them since the section seemed a bit sad after your trimming. The cautionary tale, I guess, that the articles that are not about health should not make health claims.:) Sorry for bringing this to your talk page, feel free to move it into the article's talk page or remove it altogether. Thanks again, cheers! Darwinian Ape talk 02:44, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
No problem, it's just it's better if we're discussing article content that all the article's editors get to see what we're saying. I've made some more edits. Alexbrn (talk) 02:49, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Some baklava for you! Be sure to eat it after the iftar.[edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG For your helps in Ramadan article, a favorite dessert of Ramadan feasts Darwinian Ape talk 03:19, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
One of my favourites, thanks! Alexbrn (talk) 06:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)