User talk:Docsim

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Again, welcome! 

Hello[edit]

Hello, Docsim,

I think you'll find some of the key links you were looking for above. Occupational health articles on Wikipedia definitely need work both as regards coverage and a genuinely neutral point of view (sometimes tricky in this particular medical area, given the involvement of political/economic dimensions). Please note our somewhat stringent guidelines for reliable sourcing of any biomedical statements, commonly referred to on Wikipedia as WP:MEDRS (as well as our medical style guidelines, WP:MEDMOS). In general, there is a definite learning curve to contributing on Wikipedia, that can throw up particular challenges to people editing topics that fall within their own field/s of professional competence. The Teahouse is a good place to seek general help regarding Wikipedia customs, and (as you've already found) WT:MED is a good place to seek assistance on matters that specifically regard medical content.

Kind regards, 31.48.175.145 (talk) 11:47, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Creating a daughter page[edit]

In reply to your query here:

For a comprehensive explanation, see this guideline. My understanding is that you create the new page (eg Work-related musculoskeletal disorder, or whatever name you consider most suitable, per WP:TITLE). Then use the appropriate template to link to it from the top of the corresponding section in the parent article (in this case, Musculoskeletal disorder#Workplace). A key point is to ensure that the content of the daughter page is appropriately summarized in the corresponding section in the parent page, so as to avoid a POV fork, where the daughter article provides a divergent POV. If you don't want to expand the parent section first (as I suggested on the article talk page) you might do well to draft the new page in a sandbox before going live.

To check I've got this right, I'm going to ping WhatamIdoing, who has much more experience than me. The Teahouse is also a good place to get this sort of help.
Best, 86.157.144.73 (talk) 20:08, 12 August 2014 (UTC) [previously 31.48.175.145]

Yes, that's right. One way to do this is to follow these steps:
  1. Write a new article. See WP:FIRST for advice.
    For some people, the hardest part is figuring out where to start writing! Here are some options for you; if you like one, then just click on it and start writing:
  2. Go to the Musculoskeletal disorder#Workplace (in the old article) and type {{main|Exact name of new article}} at the top of that section (underneath ==Workplace== in the wikitext editor). If you're using VisualEditor, then you Insert > Template "Main" and add the title as more information/parameter. If you used the name suggested by 86.157 above, then you would type {{main|Work-related musculoskeletal disorder}}
  3. Expand that section with a WP:SUMMARY of the new article, and save the page.
You can always ask for help at WT:MED or the Wikipedia:Teahouse. WhatamIdoing (talk) 22:39, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
great. thanks for helping out with this.Docsim (talk) 04:07, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

October 2014[edit]