User talk:DoctorDW

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Hello, DoctorDW, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Gary King (talk) 01:38, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

RE: Physiotherapy[edit]

"You moved and redirected the Physical Therapy page to Physiotherapy. The page has been named physical therapy for many years. It was awfully quick of you to make such a major change. I ask you to revert your move. The world body governing the profession uses physical therapy not physiotherpay. The wiki page should be consistent with what over 100 countries have agreed to. thnks [index.php?title=User:DoctorDW&action=edit&redlink=1 DoctorDW] (talk) 02:11, 3 July 2008 (UTC)"

Unfortunately, I will not be carrying out your request to revert the move. Page names should always be what is most likely to be looked up by an individual searching for the subject. The amount of countries refering to it as physiotherapy is far greater than those refering to it as physical therapy. Physical therapy, infact, is almost an entirely U.S-used term which means we're failing to give proper international perspective. This also makes it far more likely that physiotherapy will be searched rather than physical therapy. That said, if someone from the U.S.A. decides to search for physical therapy, they will simply be redirected. It is no big deal. Feel free to contact me if you have any further concerns. — CycloneNimrod talk?contribs? 06:48, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Unfortunately you are incorrect. "Physical Therapy" is the adopted term by the World Confederation for Physical Therapy which represents 101 countries. "The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is an international non-profit professional organisation founded in 1951. The Confederation is supported by subscriptions from its 101 Member Organisations and through them it represents over 300,000 physical therapists worldwide.
WCPT is a confederation of national physical therapy associations. Only one national organisation per country may be in membership."[1]
Clearly the representives of over 300,000 PTs worldwide have decided the preferred term is physical therapy and physical therapist. It is not "almost entirely US-used term."
Google "physical therapy" and 19,100,000 hits return. Google "physiotherapy" and 6,650,000 hits return.
Physical therapy is the preferred and most commonly used term. Please revert your edit.DoctorDW (talk) 18:24, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
Well unfortunately i'm not an administrator, so I cannot move the page back. If you genuinely feel it is the best option, ask an administrator to move it back. Preferably though, put a discussion on the talk page first as it the original move was discussed and agreed upon. — CycloneNimrod talk?contribs? 21:09, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Page move[edit]

Article moved back. Now have you got any other plans on Wikipedia? JFW | T@lk 02:12, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

My appologies[edit]

It looked like you were vandalising which is why you were warned. Its what the software im using does. I will revert it now. Corruptcopper (talk) 21:05, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

If you are trying to kill the redirect, please start with the talk page, and explain in the edit summary. Are you sure you want to do this?sinneed (talk) 04:32, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Remember: Edit summaries. Removing the warning. Has someone warned the person making the mass language changes?sinneed (talk) 04:33, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
I am trying to move the Page physiotherapy back to Physical Therapy because of vandalism. The person who moved has been warned by serveral users.DoctorDW (talk) 04:36, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Your voice is needed here. BTW, please activate your email. -- Fyslee (talk) 15:08, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi there, by my saying that I didn't see a lot of rudeness I was not demeaning your distress, and you did the right thing going to the alerts, it draws a little attention to the dispute and attracts a few eyes to watch how it progresses. Your reply to my comment is admirable, and is a good start towards easier, happier, less stressful editing.I also see with pleasure your recent amicable exchange with your friend. With regards to webHamsters reversion...I have a thingie here were I have a look at how long someone has been editing wiki and number of edits and give some respect for that,it shows they are well up on the rules and etiquette, even these type of people are good to ask for advice. With your experiance there are a lot of articles here you could enjoy improving, so ...take it easy, enjoy, and most of all.. cover your back and make sure you have good strong cites for your edits . Regards (Off2riorob (talk) 11:32, 22 June 2009 (UTC))


thanks, I'm curious as to why you are so convinced that Cranial osteopathy is rubbish? I would be interested to hear what articles or experiences have given you this stance and what your motivations are for discourageing people away from it. I have a rational mind and I can see how it would be easy to accept some of the negative views about this work as they have been presented in the skeptical studies cited on the CST page. I can also imagine how you might have met a practioner who did not give you a very good impression of this work due to their lack of knowledge and/or delusions about their abilities to percieve such phenomena. What is your experience in this field? peace. Holanidop (talk) 22:02, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Doctor (title)[edit]

Thanks for your edits, Doc! We are negotiating with another editor who is digging heels in on some of the weird stuff you changed. It's good to have another party step in to get the process accelerated a bit. Zoticogrillo (talk) 20:57, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Physical therapy[edit]

I've removed the content you keep restoring [1]. I don't believe the links verify the information provided. I hope you'll consider discussing this on the article talk page. It would be helpful if you reviewed WP:V and WP:RS. --Ronz (talk) 02:00, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

As I wrote above, "I hope you'll consider discussing this on the article talk page."
If you'd like to familiarize yourself with the policies and guidelines regarding linkspam, they are WP:NOTLINK, WP:SPAM, and WP:EL. While I cannot speak for the other editors that removed the information, my concerns are that, "I don't believe the links verify the information provided." and that the links appear too much like WP:REFSPAM. --Ronz (talk) 16:10, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

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