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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Looking forward to working with you on the P2P course WIKISOO! ggatin (talk) 02:19, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

- Gee, thanks! Enjoyed the first class today! Bron766 (talk) 02:57, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Medicine[edit]

Hi Bron, welcome to the Writing Wikipedia Articles class! I see you are interested in medical education. In the course, we will introduce the concept of a "WikiProject" -- probably in the next session. This is essentially a place on Wikipedia for people with similar interests to collaborate. I bring this up because WikiProject Medicine is an especially active and worthwhile WikiProject, and in fact has recently incorporated its own non-profit organization to work on bringing high quality medical information to Wikipedia. Let's make sure you get a proper introduction to them as the course continues! -Pete (talk) 06:53, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Pete, yes I'd really like to learn how to contribute to the WikiProject Medicine. Not too confident in my editing skills just yet, but willing to give it a go! Bron766 (talk) 07:09, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Our Team[edit]

Hi, I sent you an email through Wiki. Lorrie (talk) 18:05, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi there, WikiPie teammate. Looking forward to our team efforts. I love your term "meducation", by the way! --Litjade 22:26, 18 May 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Litjade (talkcontribs)

How did you put[edit]

Hi, I saw that you have little signs in your user page. One says you are in Australia. Where do you find those?Lorrie (talk) 16:17, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Oh, they are userboxes and there are lots to choose from! Bron (talk) 22:40, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


Welcome to the WikiSOO class![edit]

Welcome Bron! I see you've been busy! As you may know the week one lecture and lab sessions are available at Wikipedia:WIKISOO/Week_1, as are the homework tasks for this week. Please post any questions you may have about learning to edit Wikipedia on the TALK tab here. Hope to see you on-wiki! -Sara FB (talk) 02:17, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

See you in class?[edit]

No link problems this week! :) Hope to see you in class. -Sara FB (talk) 00:44, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Final project[edit]

I've chosen a specific Orchid article Stub to work on. Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica. Asking our team if anyone is interested in working on it with me.Lorrie (talk) 14:53, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Airway management[edit]

Hi Bron, I have just looked over your improvements to airway management, and your comments on the article's talk page. Good work! I'm sorry I didn't comment on this before; I did not notice the huge amount of work reflected in your one edit to the article.

This topic is far outside my expertise, and it looks like you got excellent engagement and feedback from a couple members of WikiProject Medicine (one of the most active WikiProjects on Wikipedia). But to reiterate a couple points that were made:

  • With an established article like this, it is usually best to edit in smaller increments. If you look at the first link in my comment here (the diff showing the before/after versions of the article), I think you will see why: other editors who are watching the article will be curious about what you did, and when substantial additions are mixed in with more subtle changes to existing sections, it can be difficult to discern.
  • However, another way to mitigate that issue is with a highly descriptive edit summary -- and you did a great job with that!

I'm going to leave a couple more specific comments on the article's talk page in a new section. -Pete (talk) 17:11, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

A couple other things I wanted to mention:
  • a number of further edits have been made to the article, by several other editors, since your major addition. Since they have not substantially altered your edits or removed your text, this is an excellent indication that others interested in the topic (your "peers" as it were) approve of your work. Well done!
  • You doubled the number of sources cited in your edit. This clearly reflects some deep engagement with the article. I'm impressed! -Pete (talk) 17:16, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:18, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Project Med Foundation[edit]

Hi Bron. I just thought I'd point out this. It's not the same as Wikipedia:Wikiproject Medicine, it's a non-profit corporation focussed on improving medical content across all Wikimedia platforms, including Wikiversity, Commons, and other language projects, mainly through fostering collaborations with institutions and other organisations. If it interests you, add your name to the list on that page and we'll keep you updated, and we'd really appreciate any ideas you might want to share on our talk page. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 07:46, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey! I've sent you an email regarding your membership application. I apologise for taking so long to process it, we've been very slowly firming up our corporate structure and membership model.

At some point, soon I hope, I'd like James, the chair of WikiProject Med, and some others to do a speaking/seminar tour of Australian medical schools. Would you be interested in participating in that if we can organise it? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 11:01, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for the extended delay in response, I've been cooking up med education ideas elsewhere and rather neglecting Wikipedia. Yes I'd like to help, keep me in the loop. Bron (talk) 11:25, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

The newsletter has been sent to the talk pages of WP:MED members bearing the {{User WPMed}} template. To opt-out, please leave a message here or simply remove your name from the mailing list. Because this is the first issue, we are still finding out feet. Things like the layout and content may change in subsequent editions. Please let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas for the future, by leaving a message here.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:23, 5 June 2014 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Medicine.

BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

note: you will not receive future editions of this newsletter unless you *sign up*; you received this version because you identify as a member of WikiProject Medicine

Spotlight - Simplified article translation


Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


IEG grant
CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [3]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

Further reading



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Fair Use in Australia discussion[edit]

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Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!