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Rephrased Firefox edit

you are correct, in your edit summary, that i could have rephrased the anon's contribution. however, i actually felt the original wording was better. i may be inherently lazy, but not really a deletionist. :] the_undertow talk 02:47, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

i like the temporal aspect of your phrasing, so im cool wid it! the_undertow talk 02:58, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Paul Kirk

In relation to this edit, could you point me to the bit of the manual of style that says it should be an n-dash? - Mgm|(talk) 19:09, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

  • No problem. I wanted to know for sure. You're completely correct to do it if the MOS says so. I'll keep it in mind for any other articles. - Mgm|(talk) 19:36, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject Actors and Filmakers

Hey see my proposals at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Actor and Filmmakers and the main WP Film and Biography talk page. Know anybody who is interested? Actors and all film people articles need a body on wikipedia to upkeep them asthey need more focus -it would be a part of Biogrpahy and Film. If you are interested or know somebody who would be, please let them know and whether you think it is a good progession for the project or not. Please leave your views at the council or biogrpahy main talk page. THanks ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "I've been expecting you" 14:48, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

OK feel free to leave any comments at the page thanks ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "I've been expecting you" 15:54, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Fluoxetine again!!!

Hi there. I found more copyvio, copied verbatim from papers in PubMed (not just quotes). Pulled the shutters down on the article until it can be properly reviewed and cleared. Thanks for finding the earlier bit! Looks like it might need to be scratch-written. I'll expose the DrugBox and a few other bits for the moment as this is proven to be ours. Will tip off the Pharma folks, too. Thanks for the article check! - Alison 00:30, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Not William Monahan again...

Hello. Thanks for all your help with the 2 GAC nominations, and the FAC nomination. I wonder if you would mind taking one last glance at the article, and maybe putting in a support or oppose if you wish.-BillDeanCarter 03:20, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Peer-review of Metabolism

Hi there, this article has been re-written and expanded. Any comments at Wikipedia:Peer review/Metabolism/archive1 would be very welcome. TimVickers 03:59, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi there, I've decided to try for FAC. Thanks for your feedback! TimVickers 19:24, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

I'm deeply grateful for your vector graphics obsession! TimVickers 19:27, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for all your help, especially with the images. TimVickers 15:28, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Samuel Gee

It was a pleasure. Thanks for fixing my howler of a typo. I've tweaked the coealiac section a little since. I moved the historical perspective/analysis to a new paragraph and tried to make the section make more sense by itself. Can you check this over and see if this has been achieved? I noticed your goof on Samuel Jones Gee, which made me laugh. Colin°Talk 14:06, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I think it needs a sentence or two of Gee's description of the disease & symptoms. I'll write something this evening, unless you beat me to it... Colin°Talk 14:16, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
re: Gee's photo. What makes you think it is copyright? I suspect, that like most of the other portraits, its copyright status is unknown. We don't know the artist so can only guess he probably died over 70 years ago. We can speculate it was published prior to 1909, which makes the original public domain in the US (though if published after his death in 1911 it is more complex - I think published in the US prior to 1923 is another cut-off. Why so complicated, I truly don't follow it all) And we trust WP is protected by the Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp. ruling on "slavish reproductions" of public domain works in the US. To complicate things, I'm in the UK, as is the BMJ, the Royal College of Physicians, and the copyright situation here is, shall we say, untested. However, PubMed Central is in the US as I assume are you, both of which help. Do you want to take a gamble? What's the worse that can happen? I can show you how to extract the original JPG from the PDF, which is better quality (but sadly not brilliant). Colin°Talk 22:54, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
It is possible for a publication to get (for free/cheaply) the permission to use a pic for limited purposes – so why bother with any risky fair-use or Bridgeman/Corel gambles. To pop something on Commons is much more difficult and they wouldn't accept Fair Use (it would have to go on en-WP). As you say, worse that can happen is it gets deleted/moved to en-WP. I've always been honest about any ignorance in the info I post on commons so other folk can decide if they don't want to host it. You probably know more about the copyright law than I do, since I've only picked up stuff from WP. Let me know if you want to do the upload and I'll send you some details. Otherwise, I'll think about it. Time for bed... Colin°Talk 23:19, 23 March 2007 (UTC)
Well I thought about it and reckoned it was no more risky than the others I've uploaded. And since you're not in the US, that benefit is lost. The program I've used before for PDFs is on another PC and I can't remember/find it at the moment. This time I tried jpg-extractor, which is a Java, command-line program. It seemed to do the job. Some software extracts to BMP/TIFF which isn't useful if the original is a JPG since you just end up lossy compressing twice. I used cpicture to crop the photo to remove some of the black surround. CPicture is a good program for cropping JPGs since it is lossless in quality and allows you to set the aspect-ratio. I use it for my own photos. It was available as a Freeware or Shareware (with the latter having more features) I think now it is one program that drops back to Freeware-level functionality after 10 days. I only use the crop feature.
BTW: I've shamelessly stolen your Commons gallery user page. Of course, yours is prettier. Colin°Talk 23:08, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Reviewer's Award2.png The Reviewers Award
For your great work reviewing the William Monahan article through two GA nominations and one FA. I really appreciated your many comments. You were always willing to give the article one more read.-BillDeanCarter 22:45, 24 March 2007 (UTC)
Not yet, but the consensus seems to be that the article's good to go.-BillDeanCarter 22:54, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your help too, especially the ref cleanups. As you can see from several of my edit summaries on the article, cite templates are my nemesis.  ;) I'm in the habit of editing sections and without the preview it's pretty easy to screw those up. --Dfred 21:14, 25 March 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your message! JFW | T@lk 18:42, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

All comments were useful. Thank you. I'll be working more on the article, but the FA is a big boost! JFW | T@lk 19:04, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Fvasconcellos, I wonder if you'd look at Christian Archibald Herter (physician) and tweak as required. Thanks. Colin°Talk 18:10, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I should probably study WikiProject Biography for guidelines... Colin°Talk 18:46, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

I didn't know that "l" travelled alone in America. I noticed your fix to Ole Daniel Enersen – I've made that mistake everywhere. Thanks for your help. Colin°Talk 20:21, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Chemical images

Fvasconcellos, I just wanted to say thanks (again) for drawing the chemical images for the pages that I tagged recently! -- Quantockgoblin 16:25, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks re Chagas & Pneumocystis

Thanks for the encouragement. Heliocybe 18:18, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Historical tag at MEDMOS (Medicine Manual of Style)

OK, I admit that I got distracted because of all of my travel; can we try to finish this up and poll for consensus? [1] SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:16, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


In the diagram you have drawn for Ethylestrenol at C10 where it should be H only, as even the name suggests - (8R,9S,10R,13S,14S,17S)-17-ethyl-13-methyl-2,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,14,15,16-dodecahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]phenanthren-17-ol - there is an extra methyl group. -- Boris 18:52, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the praise

Hi there, thanks for the praise. It was easier than it looked to add to the Tadalafil article, because I made the (hopefully correct) assumption that it would work in the same manner as Sildenafil, so much of what I added is an adaptation of text from that article. It's not purely a copy-and-paste, if you compare the two articles; some of it is rewritten or has the order rearranged. Still, thanks. --Kyoko 22:54, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hi, it's gratifying to know that something I worked on is getting translated into another language. If I might ask, are you the one translating the article? --Kyoko 16:49, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Awry lines in structures

Hi Fvasconcellos. What do you think about Image:Mianserin.png and other structures by the same user? Are they good enough for Wikipedia or the Commons? -- 21:05, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Replied on your IP's Talk page. Best, Fvasconcellos 21:14, 8 April 2007 (UTC)


(You don't need to answer me - just a list.)

  1. Why are Orlistat and Xenical capitalized, but alli is not?
    It's a GSK thing, probably marketing-related.
  2. These kinds of sites give me the creeps (thinking of "promo" and "marketing" horror stories in TS circles, because slick and cleverly-disguised marketing sites were pushing certain meds)—who is behind this site? Can the same info be found elsewhere? Example, I always use ? I can't find who is registered to, don't like it in terms of reliable source.
    Will look for a more reliable source. Replaced with a GSK press release, probably the website's source.
  3. Is it XENical or Xenical? PMID 14693982
    Xenical, that's just to clarify the "XENDOS" acronym.
  4. Wiki linked some terms I don't know - can you stubify the articles or define the terms?
    Am working on lipstatin, don't know much about S. toxytricini...
  5. The amount of weight loss achieved with orlistat varies. (Do we know according to what?)
  6. "A significant number of subjects regained the weight after they stopped using orlistat. " Numbers? Also, there's that "statistical significance" issue I've raised on MEDMOS. Do you mean significant as in "large" or statistical significance? If so, it could be linked for clarity. Significant difference used again at the end of that paragraph; clarify statistical significance.
    Expanded and tried to clarify, linked to statistical significance; that's probably what the studies meant, as "significant" was followed by a p-value :)
  7. A year? before side effects decrease? Yikes, might want to say more on that. Side effects are most severe within the first year of therapy, ...
    That was somewhat misleading; most side effects last less than a week, but may persist for over 6 months, and even 2 years... I've reworded accordingly.
  8. What are "specific varied preparations"? ... the introduction of specific varied preparations containing orlistat ...
    Orlistat plus trastuzumab (Herceptin). Clarified.
  9.  ?? aberrant crypt foci ?? Wiki or define ?
    Tried to define, with an extra ref to a nicely comprehensive, free NEJM article.
  10. Source for contraindications? (RxList maybe?)
  11. Source for statement about taking vitamins?
    Sourced, hopefully not sounding like medical advice.

Revert any of my changes you don't like. Best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:56, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

No objection to changes. Thanks! Fvasconcellos 22:06, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

check Talk:Vardenafil, please

Hi, there's something I brought up there about a study comparing vardenafil to other PDE5 inhibitors and PH. Would you mind taking a look there? Thanks. --Kyoko 19:26, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for finding that. I had printed out a PDF some days ago, so I forgot the details. Even if other people think it's fine to add to the article, I'm not sure if it would merit changing the PAH rx template at this point in time. --Kyoko 19:39, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
It took me a while to get the words right, but I've asked the question on this page. Hopefully someone else can help. Thanks for your help with this! --Kyoko 19:55, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the additional link, I've added it to the WP:CLINMED page. I'm so-so, how about you? --Kyoko 20:17, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the barnstar

You're altogether too kind, but I suppose I'll allow it just this once. :-) Cheers, David Iberri (talk) 01:31, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Hey, you earned it :) Best, Fvasconcellos 01:35, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
Mit der kann man gut Kirschen essen!

Thanks, F!

Hi F, thank you so much for the birthday card — I love crème brûlée! :9 Yum! But thank you even more for all the help with Encyclopædia Britannica and in other places. I'm sorry if I don't say it often enough, but you're a gem and we're lucky to have you here. :) And you need never worry about stepping on my toes; I couldn't find a attractive demoness picture, but perhaps this picture is more appropriate for me, anyway. ;) Con affetto, Willow 12:02, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Mr. Reality

The timing gods were smiling on me. Natalie 22:40, 12 April 2007 (UTC)

Many thanks!

Many, many thanks for the Cerebral hypoxia citation clean-up. Egfrank 16:36, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Bruno Maddox

OKay. That's a good idea. When I'm done with this crank theory of mine, or possibly the uncovering of another pseudonym of William Monahan's, I'm going to ask you what you think. I'm worried I'm losing my mind on this one, but it's worth investigating for the moment.-BillDeanCarter 16:55, 13 April 2007 (UTC)


Hiyya! It seems some folks are upset about how the above article was decimated after the recent copyvio debacle. I was kinda thinking about focussing on it a bit and recovering some of the known good stuff again. I've already made a bit of a start tonight. Want to get involved? (say "no" if you like :) )- Alison 06:57, 14 April 2007 (UTC)


If you're referring to the misspelled title, I did notice that and have moved the page to the correct spelling of Deoxyribonucleic acid. (He actually managed to make two different spelling errors in the first word, sigh.) If there was another thing to fix, or if you were asking for it to be moved back, let me know. Natalie 00:54, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

No problem about the confusion. I'll move it back - the user that moved it just blanked a reference section, so I'm less inclined to AGF. Natalie 00:56, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
Phew. That was annoying. The talk page disappeared and I couldn't find it for awhile, but I did finally figure it out and I think everything is back where it should be. If this happens again, report the user to WP:AIV or WP:ANI. Since the correct spelling of DNA and their misspelling are now both taken, if they move it again I'll be convinced that it's a malicious page move. Natalie 01:04, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:Firefox_Windows_XP_Main_Page2007-02-04.png)

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Can you do anything with Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder treatments ? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 14:27, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

I should turn off the computer and go play in the rain. Dextroamphetamine. It never ends :-) SandyGeorgia (Talk) 17:41, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Redirect of Chlophanediol

No problem; I removed the deletion tag. There's an automatic list of "Broken redirects" at Special:BrokenRedirects, which is where I found your redirect. What usually happens is that some article gets deleted, then the redirects to the deleted article are left hanging and need to be deleted also. That's why we have a rule to delete them without telling anybody. Your case is unusual, so I have no problem making an exception. YechielMan 19:42, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Maxillary central incisor

Yay. Thank you so much for your great suggestions on how to improve the article and the eventual good article status! I really appreciate it. - Dozenist talk 01:44, 18 April 2007 (UTC)

Do you have a MoS tool?

Hi, in regards to this diff, do you have a tool for correcting headers? I have the ref-fix one (and I love it), but I didn't recognise the signature of the other. Do you know a place where I could pick up a few useful tools? A repository of some sort? — Jack · talk · 03:22, Wednesday, 18 April 2007