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GA review[edit]

Any interest in doing a GA review for Dengue fever? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 11:40, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm on it. Instead, could I persuade you to offer comments on the FAC page of thyrotoxic periodic paralysis? JFW | T@lk 14:57, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Failed GA[edit]

The article is a violation of WP:DUEweight. The article should of never been nominated for a GA review when there is an ongoing content dispute. Most editors want to include the systematic review. QuackGuru (talk) 19:40, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

There are more problems with the article. The article does not give enough examples of traumatic events. "VADs are associated with a variety of minor traumatic mechanisms including painting a ceiling, yoga, chiropractic manipulation of the spine, and driving. These events cause injury to the vessel wall either by shearing forces secondary to rotational injuries or direct trauma to the vessel wall on bony prominences, especially the transverse processes of the cervical vertebrae." This is from a reliable 2010 journal. I thought you may be interested in this source. I'm sure editors will have many excuses why a recent source from a journal is not reliable. I won't bother proposing a summary of the article on the talk page because if I propose it editors will edit against the editor rather than for improving the project based on the current stonewalling at the talk page. Editors have repeatedly ignored the conclusion of two Ernst reviews in favor of the fringe view against WP:WEIGHT. QuackGuru (talk) 20:28, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

There is no reason to ignore the conclusion in favor of the fringe view. A good GA reviewer will try to ensure the article is neutral. The Vertebral artery dissection article is obviously not neutral. QuackGuru (talk) 20:59, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't think hassling Garrondo is going to get you anywhere. The content dispute was dormant by the time I nominated the article for GA candidacy, and the status quo was that "Ernst-death" was not to be included, or only with loads of contradicting opinions. I don't think that giving long lists of potential traumatic causes of VAD in any way enhances the article beyond the current version. As you will see I have now cited Ernst's conclusion from the 2007 paper prominently, and I suggest you continue any further discussion on WP:FTN rather than going forum-shopping. JFW | T@lk 21:16, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Garrondo, you have made false accusations against me. See WP:HONEST. You accused me of being the only editor who believes the 2010 systematic review should be included in the article. Actually, it seems consensus is leaning to include the reference when most editors made reasonable arguments to include the source. See Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine/Archive 20#Vertebral artery dissection. Other editors have made proposals on the talk page too. See Talk:Vertebral artery dissection#Proposal and Talk:Vertebral artery dissection#Proposal 2. So I am not the only editor. QuackGuru (talk) 03:19, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Please don't partially represent my view to make your point. I included Ernst 2010 in my proposal along with 4 contextualizing studies that seriously qualify the connection between CSM and VAD. Also, leave Garrondo alone. What's good article status have to do with this? It's good, not perfect, and gets increasingly better the less time we have to spend on stuff like this. Ocaasi (talk) 14:37, 10 January 2011 (UTC)


I think you did a great job trimming the fat off the tutorial. Face-smile.svg --Anthonyhcole (talk) 12:34, 12 January 2011 (UTC)


On Parkinson's disease making GA. JFW | T@lk 15:19, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Of course you can count on my input during FAC. The article has travelled a long way, including battles with General Tojo, and your dedication has brought it to its present level, and I trust it will become FA in the end as you have done with Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Neither of us will be academically credited for Wikipedia work, but in the final analysis the benefit on a larger scale is immeasurable. JFW | T@lk 15:29, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
AH, very fantastically done Garrondo! You are the bests ;) Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 15:06, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Miami Project[edit]

Whatever help you could provide in finding suitable secondary sources would be appreciated. We have gone from my adding a {{notability}} tag in December 2009, to a UM student removing the tag, to my trying to rescue and improve the article in response. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 18:30, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your response on my talk page and the article talk page. If you have access to Medlars or some other medical data base, it might be easier for you to find the articles in question. I am in Virginia and have no connection to the Project nor access to specialized data bases and would appreciate your help with this. Thanks, Racepacket (talk) 17:04, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia Ambassador Program is looking for new Online Ambassadors[edit]

Hi! I noticed your activity as a Good Article reviewer, and wanted to let you know about the Wikipedia Ambassador Program, and specifically the role of Online Ambassador. We're looking for friendly Wikipedians who are good at reviewing articles and giving feedback to serve as mentors for students who are assigned to write for Wikipedia in their classes.

If you're interested, I encourage you to take a look at the Online Ambassador guidelines; the "mentorship process" describes roughly what will be expected of mentors in the coming term. If that's something you want to do, please apply!

You can find instructions for applying at WP:ONLINE. The main things we're looking for in Online Ambassadors are friendliness, regular activity (since mentorship is a commitment that spans several months), and the ability to give detailed, substantive feedback on articles (both short new articles, and longer, more mature ones).

I hope to hear from you soon.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 20:47, 20 January 2011 (UTC)


Hi Garrondo,

Just wanted to check in and see whether you had the support you needed for evaluating the WP:Invitation to edit trial. What's the plan for getting the data to you? Have you decided how you'll be evaluating it? WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:46, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Garrondo and Whatamidoing. I'll collect the stats for the first 10 days and present them at the project talk page in a couple of days. I'm worried there may be so little activity on the trial pages that 30 days of figures may not yield enough data for meaningful interpretation. If someone with a better understanding of statistics can give me their opinion on that point, we can decide whether to proceed as planned or propose extending the trial. --Anthonyhcole (talk) 11:25, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

AD in cats[edit]

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OK to zap the PD retrieval dates?[edit]

Hi Garrondo. in Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Parkinson's disease/archive2#Arbitrary break 0 someone, possibly Axl, urged that the retrieval dates be removed from the references to printed publications which have a publication date. This would be refs 67-78. Is it OK if I remove these retrieval dates? Thanks, EdJohnston (talk) 18:07, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Gold Star job Garrondo[edit]

An amazing editting marathon on the PD issues, very well done Garrondo, we're proud of you - enjoy your break :) Lee∴V (talkcontribs) 13:28, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Let me add my congratulations. Your patience through all of that is especially admirable. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 23:47, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
I was about to offer you the Medicine barnstar, only to find you already have it. Congratulations on a job well done. LeadSongDog come howl! 16:48, 8 March 2011 (UTC)
Well done on getting through FA. :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:12, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Stats question[edit]

I'm going to ask you, rather than waking up these old neurons: Do I remember correctly that a correlation co-efficient of ~0.5 is pretty much random chance? WhatamIdoing (talk) 21:51, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

A correlation coefficient of zero is random chance -- correlation coefficients run from -1 to 1. Looie496 (talk) 18:05, 11 March 2011 (UTC)


Not a bad idea for April. There's a small article on de here. Have a look at this for what appears to be a CC-BY-NC licensed source. That NC may be a problem, though. If you want to work the idea, you might look through the history of previous iterations. Usually they're worked up in userspace subpages first.LeadSongDog come howl! 17:48, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey Garrondo, thanks for writing. If we need an expert we will definitely ask you some questions. Also, feel free to change information we write if you think it is incorrect! The initial draft of this project is due March 25. -Danny — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gleasoda (talkcontribs) 12:59, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Pia Mater Help[edit]

Hello Garrondo,
You had reached out to me a few weeks ago offering help with my class project in neuroscience.
Our topic is to upgrade the Pia Mater wikipedia page, and we were hoping you could offer some insight.
Our ideas for the outline of the page can be found on my user page under the Pia Mater Proposal link.
If you have any information or ideas which you could share, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for your time.
Finnry (talk) 00:24, 17 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi Garrondo,

Thank you for your support! If I have any questions, I'll be sure to connect with you. Good luck with your endeavors! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bbelai (talkcontribs) 13:56, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Boston College Neuroscience Project[edit]

Hi Garrondo, if you're still willing and able to help review a few of the students' topics, I'd appreciate your expertise. Here are the details again: I have an 8 point rubric that you can use to make quantitative judgments about how much improvement to the stub has been made by the students (and any other editors that help out during our course period) between 3/1/11 and the "final" version at the end of the course (~2nd week of May). Would you be willing to review Alcoholic polyneuropathy, Athetosis, Autotopagnosia, and Cushing reflex and score them using the rubric? I would be most appreciative, and of course would acknowledge your efforts in the manuscript that will be written up detailing our project. Thanks much, NeuroJoe (talk) 20:49, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Neuroscience project[edit]

Hi Garrondo -- I understand the temptation of course, but students get the most value out of a project if mentors give them feedback but avoid directly changing the work. It's actually more work for us to advise the students than to fix things ourselves, but I think until at least March 25 that's what we should try to do, if we can. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 16:47, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Pia Mater[edit]

Hello again Garrondo,
We took your suggestions into mind and began to update our page that we are working on (pia mater). The goal for our group is to create a good article, and I see you have a few featured articles. I was wondering if you had a chance if you could take another look at our page, and let me know what you think. We still have editing to do in order to make the content flow better, but if you could comment on the material included, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.
Finnry (talk) 21:11, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi Garrondo, I am working on the Pia Mater page, and was just wondering whether the function section should be broken up into more discrete subcategories, and also whether or not we are starting to get into obscure detail tailored to people in the sciences rather than a general audience? (talk) 13:40, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

BC Neuroscience project articles[edit]

Hi Garrondo -- I'm sorry if I offended you with my previous comment -- if I had realized that might happen I would never have said anything. Anyway, regarding the articles, there are a couple that I would be interested in taking over, if I can have your permission: excitatory synapse and synaptic gating. Those fall within my domain of expertise and I think I can give some very specific feedback on what ought to go into them. I also have some thoughts about vestibulocerebellar syndrome, but they come from knowing about the cerebellum, not from knowing anything about this condition in particular. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 17:15, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for the input. Our new glia limitans page is up, and I hope you have time to take a look and provide some feedback.

Orourkcd (talk) 20:08, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks/Question about Headings and Expanding[edit]

Garrondo, thanks again for your constructive advice for our page Hyperkinesia (neurology). I would like to know which areas of the article could use much more expanding (obviously the history section but that will be done soon), and if there are any other headings that would be appropriate (or if any of the headings could use editing) - specifically, which heading would Diagnosis be able to replace, "Types of hyperkinetic movements" or "Diseases presenting with hyperkinesia"? Thanks again-- JCal2011 (talk) 22:13, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi again Garrondo, We've been taking the constructive criticism into account to improve the page from both you and our peer reviewers. I'm adding to the History section today, but is there anything else that can be fixed or improved? We'd certainly appreciate any extra advice. Thanks, JCal2011 (talk) 19:40, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Synaptic gating[edit]

Hi Garrondo, you seemed to express interest in our topic and I wanted to thank you for your input. I was wondering if you knew of any other research regarding our topic, synaptic gating, because that's what we're having the most difficult time with. It doesn't seem like there has been a lot of research done on the topic. But if you could offer us any help, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Dbaush (talk) 00:07, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Main page appearance[edit]

Hello! This is a note to let the main editors of this article know that it will be appearing as the main page featured article on April 11, 2011. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/April 11, 2011. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions of the suggested formatting. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page so Wikipedia doesn't look bad. :D Thanks! Tbhotch* ۩ ۞ 06:30, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for improvement (BC Project)[edit]

Boston project[edit]

Hello, Garrondo! Thank you for all of the support you have offered thus far for many of the students in my neuroscience class at Boston College. I am hoping that you or one of the other editors that have been helping us out could look at my group's article Satellite cell (glial), as we have not yet received any feedback from Wikipedia editors. Thanks in advance! LaurenMalishchak (talk) 02:23, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Main page[edit]

Hi -- haven't seen you around; I hope you had a chance to enjoy the appearance of your article on the main page! Regards, Looie496 (talk) 21:10, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for Improvement[edit]

Hello! Thank you for expressing an interest in the assignment the BC481 Neuroscience class is taking on this semester. We have put a lot of effort into our article since you first contacted us, and have done (what we believe to be) the majority of the editing we will do on the article. If you have time, we would certainly appreciate any last suggestions for improvement you may have on the Autotopagnosia page we have created. Thank you! KellyCardinal (talk) 20:37, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

BC Nueroscience Project - Cushing Reflex[edit]

Hello, I wanted to say thank you for your contributions to our school project. My groupmates and I are slowly but surely going through all the comments that the article has amassed since beginning this process. They should all be addressed to some degree in the upcoming week.

Also, I have a quick question. I would really like to add some images to the article, but I am having trouble. First, I am not sure how to even upload an image. Second, I am not sure how to assess the 'license' or 'copyright' information of the image. Third, If I need to email a journal, I do not know the proper format with which to ask. Right now, I want to email the Journal of Neurosurgery and request to use an image from one of their articles. I want to go about the process the right way, and I have been getting lost within all the various related wikipedia articles. It would be greatly appreciated if you could point me in the right direction. Thank you again for all your help. Your comments have been instrumental in our revision process. Sean J. Dikdan (talk) 05:41, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions for Improvement[edit]

Hi again Garrondo, We've been taking the constructive criticism into account to improve the page from both you and our peer reviewers. I'm adding to the History section today, but is there anything else that can be fixed or improved? We hope to nominate our article for Good status ASAP. We'd certainly appreciate any extra advice! Thanks, JCal2011 (talk) 23:59, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

GA Nomination[edit]

Do you think it would be possible for you to check out our group's article on athetosis and reconsider it for a good article nomination. Our semester is almost up and if it has earned a good article status, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, BrianJLike (talk) 19:28, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hola Garrondo!

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Descripción histórica y cronológica de las dos piedras que con ocasión del nuevo empedrado que se está formando en la plaza principal de México, se hallaron en ella el año de 1790-1b.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 4, 2011. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2011-08-04. howcheng {chat} 17:09, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

Your opinion is wanted[edit]

Please provide your input here on the legitimacy and desirability of accepting external links in relevant Wikipedia articles to MedMerits, a new and freely accessible online resource on neurologic disorders. Presto54 (talk) 08:13, 18 September 2011 (UTC)

A new medical resource[edit]

Please note that there is a new freely accessible medical resource, MedMerits (to which I'm a medical advisor) on neurologic disorders. A discussion on ELs to MedMerits and medical ELs in general is currently in progress ("Wikipedia and its relationship to the outside world"). Presto54 (talk) 17:57, 8 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi Garrondo, I am a Wikipedian and researcher from Carnegie Mellon University, working with Professors Robert E. Kraut and Aniket Kittur. We’ve published many scholarly papers on Wikipedia and are partnering with the Wikimedia Foundation on several new projects.

I have been analyzing collaboration in Wikipedia, especially Collaborations of the Week/Month. My analysis of seven years of archival Wikipedia data shows that Collaborations of the Week/Month substantially increase the amount and nature of project members’ contributions, with long lasting effects. We would like to talk to Wikipedians to better understand the processes that that produce this behavior change.

We’ve identified you as a particularly good candidate to speak with because of your involvement with the WikiProject Medicine' Collaborations, which is one of those we’ve been investigating. It would really help us if you would be willing to have a short talk with us, less than 30 minutes of your time. We can talk via skype or instant messenger or other means if you’d prefer. Do you have time at any point during this week to chat? If so, please send an email to or drop a line on my talk page.

Thanks! (This my personal website)Haiyizhu (talk) 02:48, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Analysis on quality[edit]

See here: PowerPoint: Wikipedia's poor treatment of its most important articles

I mention some of your work. No disrespect intended. (talk) 16:45, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Garrondo made his last edit on April 12 and has not been heard from since then. Note that Parkinson's disease appeared on the main page on April 11. Looie496 (talk) 17:12, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

Hi & page you might be able to help on[edit]

Hi Garrondo,

Nice to meet you. I'm a wikipedian who has similar interests to you- neuropsychology and neuroscience. I'm always pleased to find someone with similar interests who likes to help out in their area of expertise. I've seen you've made some great contributions, including some good and featured articles! One page I've been working on clinical neuropsychology, has been criticised for not providing an international perspective of the area. Being a psychologist, with an interest in neuroscience and neuropsychology I thought you might be able to contribute with your knowledge regarding training and institutions in Spain (and info for any other countries that you may be aware of.) I've added some information about training in Austrlia (I'm Australian) and some universities in US/Canada. I understand that you are probably busy, but if you could take a look and possibly make a contribution at some point, it would be great. Keep up the good work.

Regards MitchMcM (talk) 10:01, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

FYI, Garrondo hasn't been heard from since April 2011. I hope he's just taking a break and will be back -- he's done great work. EEng (talk) 15:46, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the heads up. Heres hoping he will be back. MitchMcM (talk) 23:30, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Huntington's disease clinical research[edit]

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I mean no disrespect with this PROD nomination - your work on the articles has been second to none, and it was perfectly sensible to have created the page to see whether it would result in a more detailed, up-to-date article. Sadly it hasn't played out that way and I think at this time it makes sense to focus on a single concise, up-to-date section. Best wishes, Dubbinu | t | c 17:52, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
As you'll see me mention to someone else just above in this Talk, Garrondo hasn't been heard from since April 2011. I'm beginning to get worried. Anyway, I doubt you'll hear from him on this and I hope you'll take that into account in your discussions. BTW, would't a merge make more sense than a delete? I assume there's salvageable material in Huntington's disease clinical research. EEng (talk) 01:20, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
All useful material in HDCR already exists in the main HD article, which has been well maintained. HDCR is basically a liability at this time. Dubbinu | t | c 09:04, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Parkinson's science learning project in Wikiversity[edit]

Hi. I'd like to bring your attention to a new learning project in Wikiversity. As you have been involved with the discussion on the wikipedia Parkinson's disease page I felt you might be interested in looking at the project and perhaps even contributing material to it. Please see my Talk page, , the subpage, or the project itself , . It would be great if you could bring the project to the attention of others who might be interested in helping us develop it. Thanks.

Jtelford (talk) 17:19, 17 September 2012 (UTC) (My Wikiversity Username is Droflet)

Wiki Medicine[edit]


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 08:01, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

We've missed you. There have been big doings in your absence at wp:WikiProject Medicine, as mentioned above.LeadSongDog come howl! 13:57, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Let me second that. I was actually a bit worried when you disappeared the day after Parkinson's disease hit the main page -- good to see you around again. Regards, Looie496 (talk) 17:42, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg I am beyond thrilled to see you back. Your hard work and heaps of common sense have been inspirational. JFW | T@lk 20:48, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Naughty! Naughty! Naughty Garrondo![edit]

Remember when you were little and you came home after dark and your mom was angry and she said, "I was so worried about you! Don't ever do that to me again!" [1] EEng (talk) 21:19, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

We've never met but I'm glad to see you making edits (though I saw from JFW's talk page it might not be permanent). Maybe you'll find an article to bring up to GA this year? See WP:MEDGA2013. Also, since you know about Wikipedia and if you teach maybe you could lead an WP:AFSE? Best wishes! Biosthmors (talk) 22:38, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Great. I'm glad you're planning on improving our featured articles to make sure they are updated. Thanks for coming back to test out editing again! Biosthmors (talk) 21:42, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Yes wonderful[edit]

Let me know when you are happy with MS and I will send it off for translation into as many other languages as possible via this project Wikipedia:WikiProject_Medicine/Translation_task_force Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 16:03, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

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Cognitive Psychology 200[edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG Thanks for the feedback. I have added a few notes on the course page. Any further feedback/comments once the articles are being written/expanded would be appreciated=). Smallman12q (talk) 15:23, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

References at the bottom[edit]

Hi Garrondo! Just telling you that in a couple of talk pages (for instance Talk:Autobiographical memory I moved the sources that the students plan to use inside the section again. The feedback that I am giving them is all about the sources, and I think it is much more clear when all information is kept together. I also send the students talkback notices and it is only possible to refer to one section, not to two sections. Kind regards! Lova Falk talk 19:34, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Can you hold off on feedback for at least a week?[edit]

Hi Garrondo! Thanks for the help you are offering numerous of my students! Heads up that we are at a critical time when students will be doing some peer-reviewing of each other's work. If you could hold off on your comments until that is done (reviews are due by 3/29), we would all greatly appreciate it. Be assured that your feedback is valued, but the students need some time and space to work with each other. I'm sure you remember how hard it is for many students to enter a conversation when an expert they do not know well is part of the space. Again, we value your feedback but right now it is stressing the students out to the point of being counter-productive. Thank you! CogPsyProf (talk) 21:47, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Hello again, Garrondo. Students have completed their peer-reviews and I have sent those out with my own comments. I was very sorry to see that there were students who ignored some of your great help (e.g., ignoring a secondary source that you pointed them to [!!]). As changes are made, your feedback is welcome but we understand if it is not worth your time. Should you decide to look at students' changes, please know going in that you will not see 100% transformation to secondary sources even though we are making efforts to increase secondary sources. We understand your points about sources, but we still find the discussion of sources confusing for a number of reasons (e.g., primary sources abound on many of the Wikipedia pages). Thanks for giving the students some space to do their peer reviews. You should be complimented that some of the students you interacted with shared what they learned from the conversation with other students, pointing out where articles were too "psychology paper" in style and encouraing the Wikipedia/encyclopedia style. Now that the peer-reviews and professor comments are out to students, I have high hopes that good changes will occur. Thanks again for your help! CogPsyProf (talk) 13:28, 6 April 2013 (UTC)


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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your feedback to Cognitive Psychology and for finding the plagiarized text in cross-race effect. Things don't always work out, but your efforts shouldn't go unrecognized. Smallman12q (talk) 01:29, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Also, I'll check all the other articles for plagiarism tmrw...was busy with a commons project.Smallman12q (talk) 01:30, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

The professor has stated the issue will be addressed.Smallman12q (talk) 01:37, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Hear hear! Thanks for your work many of the psychology students this term!--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 13:51, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

I also wanted to thank you for serving as quality control over at User_talk:CogPsyProf#Copyright_problems_at_cross-race_effect and the subsequent articles. It's not an inherently rewarding type of interaction. But maybe it should be, if we're taking the long view. I think maintaining good relationships with professors will translate into next semester's class being less likely to violate copyrights. I think it also could help with other potential assignments that may start because of this professor's assignment. It sounds like, from the "to the bones" comment, that the professor gets it and is using the threat of academic punishment to keep the students in line. Thanks for your many contributions here. Sincerely, Biosthmors (talk) 15:43, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Nice list[edit]

I didn't want it to be lost one day, and I was thinking maybe people could build upon it. I hope you don't mind I copied and pasted it (with attribution in the edit summary) there. Best. Biosthmors (talk) 15:44, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your excellent idea of ALTMEDRS. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:38, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Image tag help[edit]

Hi, I am one of the Davidson students working on the deep dyslexia page. I added a diagram that I created myself, and I got a message telling me that I needed to add an appropriate tag. I'm having trouble, can you help me understand what I need to do? Thanks Karen Monuszko (talk) 01:27, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

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Could you kindly provide your reply upon my opinion that the primary sources that are being discussed at WP:MEDRS are providing biomedical claims without any review of clinical trials to back it up? Thank you. Ryanspir (talk) 10:09, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

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Frontal lobe disorder[edit]

Hi can you please stop deleting my edits on frontal lobe disorder. You are inappropriately removing work done by others, please stop it now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mandragua (talkcontribs) 12:53, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

hi there, cant find your topic you wanted to discuss. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mandragua (talkcontribs) 14:00, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Discuss edits[edit]

Nice to hear from you, thought you were away on holiday. It would be great if you discuss my edits too before removing them. You can use the talk page for that.Booklaunch (talk) 20:51, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Actually on Wikipedia you need consensus for a new change, not consensus to revert to how the article was previously. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 14:47, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
actually you guys are manipulating the 3RR by taking turns, but thats ok cause I can do the same. I've got lots of friends.Booklaunch (talk) 08:11, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Booklaunch, the usual way of dealing with contested edits is WP:BRD. --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 09:54, 16 May 2013 (UTC)


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Refs in the lead[edit]

Wondering what you though are on refs in the lead? I have dealt with so many cn templates that I have just started adding them.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 20:01, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


Yes, you make good points; not a heavyweight study. Good editing! JCJC7777 — Preceding unsigned comment added by JCJC777 (talkcontribs) 16:02, 14 May 2013 (UTC)


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Hey Garrondo, please do feel free to continue helping review the sourcing at Talk:Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/GA1‎. I think we're about 1/3 the way through so far, it's so tedious but it's got to be done. Appreciate any free time you might be able to donate to the effort. Thanks. Zad68 20:12, 21 May 2013 (UTC)


Hey Garrondo. Made a few changes to I hope improve readability. I am not sure about caps for EDSS when spelled out. This ref doesn't [2] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 15:24, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Still going through the article simplifying some of the wording. If I make any errors please let me know. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:08, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

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With re: to the hyperhidrosis page edit and your comment, I am a customer of the product and contribute to various hyperhidrosis online communities and discussions. I am experienced with product information on various products of this nature. I do not believe that is grounds for conflict of interest. However, I understand the argument that the specific mention of a brand name may be unnecessary. Indicating general treatments without the use of brand names may be most effective, especially since there are many products on the market for this condition. However, I believe the line claiming that stronger concentration antiperspirants (beit Drysol, Hydrosal Gel, or Certain Dri) take 3-5 days to take effect is inaccurate as this obviously varies by product. Warm regards. Mbo92 (talk) 15:28, 17 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi and thanks for your contributions, I made some changes to Dua’s Layer, writing medical articles needs adherence to scientific methodology, my purpose was to apply those guidelines, please feel free to revert or modify the changes I made if you think they are inappropriate.Kiatdd (talk) 19:30, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

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Hey Garrondo. Not sure were you are at with respect to submitting multiple sclerosis for publication. While there is probably a few more aspects that could be improved slightly IMO it is more or less ready. While ask JFD to take a look as well. Do you take the lead on the submission? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 13:07, 15 July 2013 (UTC)


Como me han indicado, dejé mis 3 propuestas de mejoras en la página de Wernicke. Espero que alguien las ejecute. Gracias por todo. --Luis cerni (talk) 16:15, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

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Hi I saw the discussion in Pre Frontal Syndrome mentioning antipsychotics cause the brain to atrophy. You removed some of this because it was apparently poorly sourced. Do you have any further info on this? I take antipsychotics and I got a bit worried that Wikipedia mentions this, as it must not be a popular stance in scientific circles. There is still a brief mention on the pre frontal page about it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:03, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

First of all: Wikipedia does not give medical advice. You should contact your health provider and talk with him, since he will probably inform you better than anybody here. Nevertheless, when a drug is on the market it is because it has been tested a lot and found to be safe, so you should not worry about you taking your medication as precribed by your phisician. Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 06:52, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Hola, Garrondo. He visto alguna intervención tuya en la Wikipedia en español y creo que eres un wikipedista serio. Es por esa razón que me dirijo a ti en demanda de ayuda. Espero que tengas un poco de tiempo para atenderme. Te comento:
Se trata concretamente de las entradas referentes a las denominadas Enfermedades de Sensibilización del Sistema Nervioso Central y concretamente al artículo dedicado en la Wikipedia en español a la Sensibilidad Química Múltiple.
Con total honestidad te diré que no soy objetivo a este respecto y que como afectado por esta enfermedad y conociendo la situación actual de muchos enfermos en España, me indigna sobremanera que en Wikipedia figure una definición de esta enfermedad en la que se afirma tajantemente que se trata de un "síndrome de origen psicosomático".
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Es por eso que he intentado en la página de discusión que los autores/defensores de la redacción actual rehagan la misma en aras de la objetividad y admitan cuando menos que sobre este asunto hay variedad de opiniones.
Ha sido hasta el momento totalmente inútil. Están enrocados en que los únicos estudios científicos a los que ellos dan validez es a aquellos que apuntan (apuntan, no afirman) a un origen psicosomático.
Creo que atenta contra las normas más básicas de la Wikipedia hacer afirmaciones taxativas que ni los propios estudios citados hacen. Es decir, son los propios autores del artículo los que hacen esa deducción -lo que también atenta contra las normas de la Wikipedia que invitan a los autores a no verter opiniones o deducciones propias en los artículos-.
Soy totalmente nuevo en Wikipedia y es por eso que me permito consultar a un wikipedista que creo neutral y experimentado para pedirte consejo acerca de cómo afrontar y lidiar con esta situación.
Por supuesto el artículo está bloqueado para su edición y sujeto a una advertencia sobre su veracidad.
Te agradezco por anticipado tu ayuda y consejo.--ImanolAbad (talk) 11:16, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation

Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

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Integration progress

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What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

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    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
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    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
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