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Should this be used as a MEDRS? First thing I checked out was an article on ACL injuries, written by a D.C., referenced by Sex differences in human physiology. Concerns for its use at Concussions in sport, Skin infections and wrestling, etc. ☆ Bri (talk) 14:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Newbie frustrated, requesting help!
Dear Doc James,
I thought I'd been successful in editing one (very crucial!)sentence of the "Spasmodic dysphonia" introduction yesterday, and adding a citation. Alas, I did not use the correct form for the date of the citation, and apparently my edit was rejected. I now see the correct date format, but have been unable to recreate my edit. In fact, I can't find it on a help page. Can you direct me to the location where I can edit my work from yesterday, please?
There are many other sections of this entry which would benefit from editing by me, a person who has had Spasmodic Dysphonia for most of my life, been active in the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association (1990-2018), presented at the Voice Foundation (2016), and experienced successful surgery for this condition in 1984! I understand and will respect all of the guidelines, and appreciate your assistance. I am stymied, however, by the process.
Improving this entry could directly benefit hundreds or thousands of people who are suffering the debilitating effects of this very serious and daunting voice disorder. Please advise.
Hi there. Point well taken about the JAMA. The problem was the prior citations were literally "broken" links. They wouldn't work, so there wasn't anything there. Ultimately anything that had a cite from NY Times or Washington Post was citing a Medical Journal published study. But I would agree it is a bit lazy to use the secondary reference when the primary can be found. I would rather the medical studies be directly cited anyway. That will be my next Wiki endeavor.LindseyGentile (talk) 20:36, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
I am somewhat new editing on Wikipedia just a few months. So, you will have to guide me as to how to get the optimal result in terms of information and accuracy here.
I think you may have "cancelled" (not sure what the proper Wiki terminology would be) the work I put in yesterday. I do not have a bias (financially) but as a grad student in the field of sports medicine, I have a strong desire to see accurate information disseminated to the public. The fact that I had a professor who is a leading teacher on CTE, or support a variety of CTE non-profits, I don't think is a negative. I would assume that (like the first editor who assisted/critiqued me, EnWebb, is an expert and enthusiast involved with Bats and Butterflies, and thus weighs in most often in those areas) would be quite typical on all topics throughout Wikipedia. Naturally people who have the most information, e.g. pursuing a PhD on a topic might weigh in most.
The prior write up was (and now is) a total mess as far as the reference notes being out of order in a dozen places, and/or repeating the same number over and over again. Information prior to my work was also a few years' outdated vs. the newest studies and data. The JAMA links did not connect. But as I said in my prior note to you, I am happy to get more primary medical references, vs. referencing NY Times or Wash Post quoting those references -- so one step removed.
I am going to try to paste screenshots side by side, so you can see what I am referencing above. I am not a "wiki guru" but I am an expert on the topic and think I did good work to get it to Doctoral level quality in terms of being accurate, sourced, and clean.
Is there something I need to do, in order to ensure the few hours of work I put into getting the site up to date, and correct and clean, can be reinserted. I think you'll agree if you look at the screenshot vs. the painstaking clean, accurate version with more recent information, from yesterday 8/10.
The links to the references do work now. You are correct.
But, all the citations are basically to one study, the same study over and over again and again. Whereas there are dozens from which to pull. If you would like, I can stick to those and try to get back to where I was yesterday, but with more primary sources, and less national publications (Times, Post, etc.).
My relation to the topic....expert, graduate student, hoping to get the accurate information out there through a variety of non-profits including ALS Association, Parkinson's Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Boston University, CTEHuddle, CTE Awareness Foundation, Concussion Legacy Foundation, and StopCTE (Risha) Foundation.
Not a financial interest. Just area of expertise.
If there is something I did that you found irritating, please let me know and I will try to adjust as I am working to get this topic up to date.
Note that I’ve joined the Translation task force and other stuff
Hi Doc James,
I’ve added my name to the Translation task force (Japanese) and letting you know here that I’ve done so. I also signed (hopefully in the right place) in response to the FB call out for support for the Thematic Organization application.
I have some time on my hands to focus on some WP medical article translations or to help where needed with some of the other tasks that fall within my experience and expertise. Let me know if you need me for something on particular.
Ref; Doc James
Hello, I am very new to Wikipedia. I do not intend to violate. Your last post was added at 03:14. My Watchlist. I see you are Dr. Temp. regards. (ANDREWEVERETT008) (----) ---- ref<Doc James