User talk:BruceBlaus

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August 2013[edit]

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{{I'd like to add the following image (Blausen 0620 Lungs NormalvsInflamedAirway.png) to the Asthma page, but the page is semi-protected. How can I add it?{{

You are an autoconfirmed editor so you should be able to edit that article. Are you getting an error? --NeilN talk to me 22:07, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
I just didn't want to add it essentially without permission since it was a "semi-protected" site. It seems like I was successful for now. Thanks!
You're welcome. Semi-protected means that brand new and unregistered users can't edit the article. --NeilN talk to me 22:21, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Couple of issues[edit]

1) The links are trying to promote a specific site 2) The images you add are under copyright and I do not see a release from the organization in question. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 20:15, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Expanding on that, if you've got clearance to donate the materials, donating the images or videos and adding them to articles is okay. What's problematic is adding the link back to the website on every article where the images are used. —C.Fred (talk) 20:19, 1 August 2013 (UTC)


OK, So I'll remove the animation link in the caption. There is a release - all images were donated and uploaded with "This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license." What other release are you referring to? I've requested a username change. Any other issues? These images were already approved for submission, are educational, and are not promotional in nature Blausenmedical (talk) 21:05, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

They're approved for submission (thank you for your donations) but that doesn't mean they'll automatically be deemed suitable for articles. For example, can you explain how [1] and [2] convey more information than the pictures already present? If you do decide to donate the animations, I think they would be welcomed (but keep in mind, that's just my opinion). --NeilN talk to me 21:38, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
As a general point, images with that license should preferably be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, from where they can then be distributed to other Wikis as well. Axl ¤ [Talk] 09:37, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

They were indeed uploaded to the commons and distributed. 63.133.215.198 (talk) 16:16, 2 August 2013 (UTC) Apologies, the username was changed today so it only signed the IP. BruceBlaus (talk) 16:18, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. Axl ¤ [Talk] 20:30, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Watermarked images[edit]

Please stop adding watermarked images to Wikipedia, per Wikipedia:WATERMARK#Watermarks.2C_credits.2C_and_distortions, especially when the watermark includes a copyright symbol. OhNoitsJamie Talk 19:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Some have been added to appropriate places like the one for breast self exam. Others I am not so sure. An image of a drawing of a CT scanner is not needed on the cancer page IMO. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:57, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

A number of the images are also more or less exactly like ones already in the article. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 00:26, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Information icon Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Hypopharynx, as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 18:42, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Please stop adding redundant images to articles as you have done in many places today. If you feel that an image that you have contributed is better than others, make a case for replacement, don't just add another version. -- Mufka (u) (t) (c) 18:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Moving images around[edit]

Have moved a bunch of your images around. Typically we place images in the section to which they most apply. Some are really good thus thanks for the donations. Others already had a similar image in the article and thus I removed. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 18:06, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Galleries of images are not typically stored on Wikipedia but are usually stored on Commons. We use this tag to link there. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 15:40, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
ALso we typically only put one image in the lead. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 16:13, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

September 2013[edit]

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External link[edit]

Hello there. Thanks for the image. Please do not link to blausen.com, though, as it was removed for being promotional. We (I assume I am speaking for the community here) request that your links be limited to pages for the files themselves only, please. =) Thanks. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 15:55, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Would you please go back and remove any leftover links in articles, such as the one currently at cell membrane? Thanks. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 16:11, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Nevermind. It's done now. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 17:02, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi Bruce, please don't add external links to your personal site to image captions any more, like you did here. As Biosthmors explained, it's considered promotional and it's not allowed in articles. But the images are indeed very much appreciated! Thanks... Zad68 14:02, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes please, I'd hate to see you get in trouble. =( Would you like to have a video chat with anyone that does outreach with the non-profit corporation m:Wiki Project Med? That link goes to a meta.wikimedia.org website, but it's associated with some of the same editors around here (like me), FYI. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 14:18, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
FYI, User:Anthonyhcole. Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 14:25, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Please understand that the addition of links was never meant to be promotional. The content on the personal site is free to view to the public. It is meant to be a supplement to the illustrations on Wikipedia so that the user can see that same topic in a 3D environment. I will stop adding them directly under the images as requested.
Thanks so much and thanks for all your contributions! Biosthmors (talk) pls notify me (i.e. {{U}}) while signing a reply, thx 16:07, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Just dropping by to thank you for the donation of all these awesome medical illustrations. I'm discussing with others the possibility of linking to Blausen Medical in the captions of your illustrations. It's not something we typically do, but I'm hoping we can do it in this case, as an acknowledgement of your generous donation. This place is very conservative, though. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 05:08, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
AnthonyhcoleThat would be great if we were able to include links back to Blausen Medical beneath the images. As mentioned above, our animations are only meant to supplement the static imagery to further explain certain anatomy, conditions, or treatment to the public. We plan to continually contribute images to Wikipedia in the coming months as we believe Wikipedia is a fantastic resource and we want to enrich the website!

Pictures[edit]

We do not typically have multiple pictures that are similar. Also we do not usually put more than one picture in the lead of the article. Thus reverted this edit here [3] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 04:15, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Also why did you place this image here? [4] Please try to put them in the appropriate section. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 04:19, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
If you're unsure of the best placement of a picture in an article, consider leaving a thumbnail in a note on the article's "talk" page, for regular editors of that article to discuss. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 05:14, 31 October 2013 (UTC)
By the way many thanks for the many great images. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 12:17, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for all the great images! And, thanks for working with us to ensure the images are included appropriately, and with Wikipedia's content requirements. Zad68 20:31, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Image request[edit]

Hello, BruceBlaus. I became aware of you the previous hour after seeing this edit you made to the Human female reproductive system article (which, as you know, I thanked you for via WP:Echo) and this edit at the Assisted reproductive technology article. Maybe I had seen you before but hadn't truly noticed you; either way, I thank you for your image contributions to Wikipedia. Like the title of this section suggests, I am wondering if you don't mind producing an image when requested. In this case, I am wondering if you would not mind producing an image of the reproductive act of sexual intercourse (the imagery of the insertion of the penis into the vagina and how that leads to reproduction).

Above on your talk page, I also see that you don't always sign your username; I'm tempted to sign your unsigned posts for you. Try to remember to always sign your username at the end of the comments you make on Wikipedia talk pages, even on yours. Thanks again. Flyer22 (talk) 16:30, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello Flyer22. We think that image may be off putting to some users. We have added stock illustrations to the wiki site and we don't have any stock of sexual intercourse. If you would like to purchase that image we can create it at a custom price of $1,500 USD. BruceBlaus

Thanks for considering, BruceBlaus. I don't fully follow your logic on this matter, though, since the type of image I requested is commonly found in anatomy books (the transparent or otherwise type of revealing image that shows that internal process); it's specifically designed to show the reproductive process. While it can be "off-putting" to especially conservative people, "off-putting" would more accurately describe the sexual images that you can currently see on Wikipedia; we have WP:NOTCENSORED and WP:GRATUITOUS to handle such mattes.
Anyway, thanks again for considering. And I see that you signed your username; thank you for that as well. The actual way to sign your username, however, if you don't remember, is to simply type four tildes (~), like this: ~~~~. I'll see you around. Flyer22 (talk) 18:01, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

January 2014[edit]

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Images of epilepsy[edit]

Hey Bruce wonder if you have any like this [5]? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 01:17, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello Doc James. Unfortunately we do not have any stock epilepsy illustrations.BruceBlaus (talk) 19:23, 18 February 2014 (UTC)BruceBlaus

Okay let me know if you come by some one day. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 07:42, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg A well-deserved treat for donating and uploading loads of excellent images! JFW | T@lk 20:41, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Email[edit]

Hi Bruce. Just letting you know I've sent you an email. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 02:46, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all the images[edit]

Do we have one like this [6] without the copyright symbol in the middle of it? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 07:40, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

22:47, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Linking to your site[edit]

I have switched the linking to this Urinary_tract_infection#Pathogenesis Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:30, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Caps[edit]

It should be at the beginning of a sentence "Atrial fibrillation" rather than "Atrial Fibrillation".[7] Thanks for the images Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:42, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

November 2015[edit]

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Please stop adding inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to GABA receptor. It is considered spamming and Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, additions of links to Wikipedia will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Theroadislong (talk) 21:42, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Hello Theroadislong. We are releasing our content for free on Wikipedia for educational use. It links to the content on our website to supplement the understanding of a certain medical concepts. The animations on our website are free the public to view as well. We do not make a profit on the amount of people visiting our website. The intention is not self-promotion, it is education. Thank you. 173.95.145.132 (talk) 22:45, 12 November 2015 (UTC)BruceBlaus

It is still spam I'm afraid and please log in when editing. Theroadislong (talk) 22:48, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
User:Theroadislong these images are not spam and we at WP:MED have discussed them in the past. Thank you User:BruceBlaus for the donation. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:08, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
talk I am not suggesting the images are spam, it's the external links that have been added with them. Theroadislong (talk) 17:12, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
Yet you have deleted them User:Theroadislong. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:25, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

Please stop adding spam links to your website[edit]

You have add the same spam links to many, many articles [8] Please stop or you are likely to be blocked.Theroadislong (talk) 21:54, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

Blausen thank you from WikiProject Medicine for the images you have been donating. Most of us really appreciate them. We are discussing how they should be presented here at WikiProject Med]. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:13, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for your continued persistence engagement with our community. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:14, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

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Discussion about your edits[edit]

Please see Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Blausen_images. While it is great that Blausen wants to donate images and I think we are all grateful for that, I find your captions to violate WP:PROMO. Please join the discussion. Jytdog (talk) 03:11, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes this bit is not needed "This image was donated by Blausen Medical" We do not do it for other images. Otherwise once again thank you for the donations. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:58, 26 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for your donations, they are quality images. But please, we've been removing for months the links you include again and again to blausen.com. We are leaving messages to you on edit summaries. This behavior can be considered spam and is not allowed on Wikipedia. Thank you very much. Best regards. --BallenaBlanca (talk) 18:26, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

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