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hello in the dateline for events of December 6 the bombing of Pearl Harbor is omitted. I was concerned about such a substantial error. Best regards,Kathleen Hallinan MD MPH

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Archived discussions before August 2017[edit]

Discussions hosted here before 21st August 2017 can be found in /Archive 1 Duncan.Hull (talk) 22:15, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

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Duncan.Hull (talk) 21:40, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

ISCB Wikipedia Competition: call for participation[edit]

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Good to meet at today's event and thanks for the talk (pictured). Andrew D. (talk) 14:59, 13 October 2017 (UTC) Hi Duncan, really nice to meet you today at the Physiological Society! Asthemist (talk) 13:27, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Great to meet you all too, thanks for coming @Asthemist: and @Andrew Davidson: look forward to collaborating again in the future Duncan.Hull (talk) 20:12, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

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post-nominals template in infoboxes[edit]

Hi Duncan.Hull! You may not have noticed that a number of infoboxes have been standardised so that |honorific_prefix= and |honorific_suffix= are formatted smaller than |name=. This means that any infobox using post-nominals template (or for that matter the pre-nominals template) need to have the size set at 100. If not, the automatic 85% size of the template combines with the infobox formatting to make super small post-noms. Since the update, I have been correcting these when I find them: would you be willing to do the same? Thanks, Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 23:12, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Gaia Octavia Agrippa: is there a style guideline that suggests this, because the default setting for Template:Post-nominals is small, with 100% being an option, rather than mandatory. Duncan.Hull (talk) 09:35, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Its not a matter of style but of formatting. Various biographical infoboxes have had their formatting altered in the last month or so. so that the honorific parameters automatically appear smaller than |name=. While certain infoboxes needed the default setting of the pre/post-nominals templates to appear small, this has now been built into the formatting of the infoboxes themselves. This was done for two reasons: to standardise those parameters across the various biographical infoboxes; and to ensure that they are small even when the pre/post-nominals templates aren't being used, for example when there is only one post-nom. The result of this is that when the pre/post-nominals templates are used with the default sizing, it now makes it doubly small. This, amongst other things, introduces accessibility issues (MOS:FONTSIZE: "Avoid using smaller font sizes in elements that already use a smaller font size, such as infoboxes ... In no case should the resulting font size drop below 85% of the page font size"). Does this now make sense? Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 14:11, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
OK, I see thanks for the pointer. Duncan.Hull (talk) 14:20, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. Gaia Octavia Agrippa Talk 14:41, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Deletion of the page Alex Zhavoronkov[edit]

Dear Duncan, Can you please take a look at the Wiki page of my collaborator, Alex Zhavoronkov. One of the editors, who is an anti-blockchain evangelist requested the deletion of this page and summoned several editors to help. It would be great to have someone with the expertise with academics and published authors to take a look at the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.123.230.81 (talk) 10:09, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Ethos urls[edit]

You may remember me asking why you were altering Ethos urls to the university and leaving the ethos ids intact. I'd be grateful for an answer. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 21:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Keith-264: because Wikipedia:Redundancy is good, providing multiple urls to the same thing means that if one of them doesn't work, a failover or alternative URL can be followed instead. It gives multiple routes to the same thing, such as Stephen Hawkings PhD for example:
  • Hawking, Stephen William (1966). Properties of Expanding Universes. repository.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. doi:10.17863/CAM.11283. OCLC 62793673. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.601153.  open access publication – free to read
  • <ref name=hawkingphd>{{cite thesis |degree=PhD |first=Stephen William |last=Hawking |title=Properties of Expanding Universes |publisher=University of Cambridge |year=1966 |url=https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251038 |OCLC=62793673|doi=10.17863/CAM.11283|website=repository.cam.ac.uk|id={{EThOS|uk.bl.ethos.601153}}}} {{open access}}</ref>
Thank you, it's always nice to see someone making an effort with biblio details. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 21:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

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Laboratory of Molecular Biology[edit]

Is Laboratory of Molecular Biology a part of Cambridge University? It looks like an independent lab. Ber31 (talk) 02:54, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

hello @Ber31: technically I believe its part of the University of Cambridge, it uses the same domain (e.g. http://www.cam.ac.uk and http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk), although 80% of its funding comes from the Medical Research Council (MRC) (see https://elifesciences.org/articles/00856) which is not a part of the university. Duncan.Hull (talk) 12:07, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Before 1963, it was a part of Cambridge. Cambridge University Nobel prize count[1] doesn't include LMB Nobel laureates. Ber31 (talk) 06:37, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
My understanding is that the LMB was always a part of the University, both before and after 1963 Duncan.Hull (talk) 09:06, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Mark Fisher's death[edit]

Curious - why remove the references to his death being a suicide? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackwc123 (talkcontribs) 17:39, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Jackwc123: I don't believe I did, see the diffs e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mark_Fisher_%28theorist%29&type=revision&diff=813363733&oldid=812157484

Dab[edit]

Hi Duncan, the dab Alan Cooper (disambiguation) correctly had a WP:PRIMARYTOPIC until your edit [2]. Widefox; talk 23:39, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

hello @Widefox: oops, didn't realise they were supposed to have one but thanks for point it out Duncan.Hull (talk) 14:34, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, quite counterintuitive, so happens all the time, we should probably add a warning saying as such to the dab edit orange warning. Regards Widefox; talk 00:07, 13 December 2017 (UTC)


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ISCB Wikipedia competition 2017 - multiple entries[edit]

Hi Duncan.Hull, Thank you for your entries to the ISCB Wikipedia Competition. I noticed that you currently have three entries (Angus Silver, Edward C. Holmes and Kenneth H. Wolfe); however, the rules allow only two entries per person. Could I ask you to update the entry list with the two articles you'd like to enter?

Thanks! Amkilpatrick (talk) 09:53, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

OK @Amkilpatrick: done, I removed Kenneth H. Wolfe because most of the edits are outside the competition entry rules, if I've understood correctly Duncan.Hull (talk) 10:04, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Amkilpatrick (talk) 15:30, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

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Requesting help updating some BLPs[edit]

Hi Duncan, I saw you're a member of the WP:ACADEMICS workgroup and I'm wondering if you have any time to help review some changes I've proposed to Craig B. Thompson, José Baselga, or Joan Massagué Solé. I've reached out in a few places, including at the WP:ACADEMICS talk page, but I haven't gotten any responses yet. Do you have any time to take a look, even at just one of the articles? I'd really appreciate it.--FacultiesIntact (talk) 01:01, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

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Cambridge[edit]

I've asked questions about the British education system, and you have answered them. Thank you. We are having an epic debate at Talk:List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation (Talk:List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_university_affiliation#Award-based_Visiting_Professorships_(and_other_problems)). One of the key debate points is that whether we should include LMB affiliated Nobel laureates on the Cambridge University count or not. Since you are familiar with the British research centers, your opinion is needed. Please join the discussion. We need to reach consensus. :) Ber31 (talk) 12:48, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you so much Duncan[edit]

Thank you for making me smile tonight! I just did a Reddit AMA and it was horrible. I'll get to work on these pages (after the ton of other suggestions I've had ;-)), and some sleep. Jesswade88 (talk) 21:04, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

  • @Jesswade88: people can be so horrible online! Scrolling through some of the comments on that Guardian piece make me weep... but you can safely ignore them. First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win...

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