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Welcome![edit]

Hello, HB-NCBI, 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 talk 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 {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome!

Please come and see us at WT:WikiProject Medicine.

RexxS (talk) 18:27, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Welcome Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (please reply on my talk page) 18:49, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Welcome from here too! -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 18:52, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
Welcome to Wikipedia! Remember if you have any questions or concerns you have our ears, just contact drop us a note. Peter.C • talk • contribs 16:18, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Great to see you! —MistyMorn (talk) 17:14, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Edits[edit]

Yes nicely done :-) There is so much that needs fixing. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your talk page please reply on mine) 00:48, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes, your talk page contributions look excellent too :) So much that needs, erm... "conveying". —MistyMorn (talk) 17:24, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Wiki Medicine[edit]

Hi

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) 08:06, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit-a-Thon[edit]

Hi Hilda,

I am about to chime in, but have yet to find any articles that are being worked on. Pointers appreciated. Thanks! -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 19:01, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

NLM[edit]

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English: Thank you for your participation in the National Library of Medicine Editathon, May 28 and 30, 2013!

We are so glad to have met you, and look forward to working with you at many more fun editathon events! Duckduckgo (talk) 13:15, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Many thanks for making the NIH edit-a-thon a reality. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 22:53, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Ketogenic diet[edit]

Your interest in updating the ketogenic diet article has prompted me to have another look on PubMed. It seems the journal authors have been busy since I last had a proper look. Since it has been three years since it was last overhauled, I've started compiling a list of new sources to examine. See Talk:Ketogenic diet/NewSources. Given my glacial editing speed and lack of free time, this could take a while. Are you interested in helping? What is your journal access like? Colin°Talk 21:39, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

My journal access couldn't be better (I'm at the National Library of Medicine), but I also have the free time problem. What I could do is myself up to watch out for any trial (I know, unlikely, but if one were to emerge, would want to know about it) and good reviews, and if you had a section for those, I'd post those. Hildabast (talk) 02:07, 13 June 2013 (UTC)

Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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Great job on the NIH Meetup! It was fun to meet you and to visit the facilities. We're having an Edit-a-thon at CHF this week (with both in person and virtual attendance). Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 03:01, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)[edit]

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:26, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Flexible referencing from a PMID[edit]

The pop-up journal citation window.

Hi Hildabast,

In response to your WT:MED query, the easiest and most flexible way I know of building references from PMID without using the automated Cite PMID template is to use the Cite journal template via a form which appears as a pop-up within the default Wikipedia interface.

  1. In the default editing window, locate drop-down Templates menu at the left of the main toolbar: to visualize it, you may may need to click on Advanced and then Cite in the main toolbar.
  2. From the drop-down Templates menu, select cite journal, which will evoke the form as a pop-up.
  3. Enter your PMID (or a doi) in the pop-up form and click on the magnifying glass icon alongside. This will fill in the form and allow you to do further editing such as adding the url, PMCID, doi etc (for certain actions, such as entering the PMCID you'll need to click on Show/hide extra fields).
  4. You can preview/parse what you're doing (as well as checking the details of the reference, I like to clean up a few details in the automated text, such as a superfluous period that gets inserted at the end of the article title).
  5. When you're ready, just click Insert and you're done.

I know there are ways of editing the output of the Cite PMID template, but like you I haven't found it particularly intuitive. Hope that helps, —81.157.7.7 (talk) 16:38, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks - yes, that's what I do, and people sometimes go in afterwards and add the PMID to the reference and then the work was all for naught, because the URL was somewhere else (like the author's university website, or a different PubMed database than PubMed or PMC) and it's lost - or at least, it seems to me it always want to use the PMID as the link and ignores the other link, but I'll try again. Hildabast (talk) 17:24, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
Sorry about that - out of my depth there, I'm afraid. —81.157.7.7 (talk) 18:18, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
I took a look at this diff: [1]. For me at least the link from the title to the pdf of the full text worked fine both with [2] and without [3] the PMID. Of course, the PMID link itself (ie PMID 2501523) will always redirect to the PubMed entry because that's what these PMID links do. 81.157.7.7 (talk) 07:39, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
I'l try again next time - thanks! Hildabast (talk) 10:57, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
No problem. (This ip thinks you're a great contributor!) 81.157.7.7 (talk) 13:01, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh, that's so nice! Thanks! I have a lot to learn, but I'll get there. Hildabast (talk) 19:15, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
It worked - goodness knows what I did wrong before! Thanks! Hildabast (talk) 21:54, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Mt. Olympus, seen from "village"

Just spotted the link to your blog. Lovely! I've sent it to friends.

Btw, perhaps I should apologise for not having seen your reply here [4] before posting mine a bit further down [5] - it may have all looked a bit strange... Anyway, over to you, young Goldilocks! 86.161.251.139 (talk) 16:59, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

On the contrary, you look to be on your way here to your next Gold.... And your communication skills will help you avoid setting the best against the good Face-wink.svg 86.161.251.139 (talk) 10:36, 13 July 2013 (UTC) #bear-of-very-little-brain

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MR versus ID[edit]

You could bring up the discussion on the talk page again Talk:Mental retardation. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 01:01, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

PubMed Health[edit]

Hi - just wondering why this [.nice.org.uk/glandular-fever] doesn't seem to turn up here [6] (cf [7]) Am I missing something?

Also, when I click the Systematic reviews filter button I get the patient-oriented A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. Is that perhaps because ADAM takes his information from systematic reviews?
86.161.251.139 (talk) 10:26, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

G'day! We don't have the Clinical Knowledge Summaries at PubMed Health, although we're thinking about it. They're not systematic reviews though - we're in the process of going the health technology assessment agencies getting their systematic reviews, not everything that they do. We've been concentrating on building up the systematic review collection, and consumer information, so we still don't have a lot of clinician information. We digitise the NICE clinical practice guidelines because they conduct systematic reviews to do those, so it's the systematic review that we're including. A.D.A.M. is the medical encyclopaedia content we currently use - it's separate from the systematic review content (although unfortunately at the moment if you use a Boolean operator in the search absolutely everything comes up in the centre - which is on my to do list to see about changing). About what we do for encyclopaedia content - that pre-dated my arrival. "Watch this space", basically. 98.233.38.200 (talk) 12:33, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Doh! The first question was a bit of a dumb one... I asked because, although not strictly speaking a systematic review, the clinical information contained in the Clinical Knowledge Summary appears to have been based on NICE assessment [.nice.org.uk/glandular-fever#!supportingevidence] of literature gathered with a somewhat systematic search strategy [.nice.org.uk/glandular-fever#!searchstrategyforpublication]—a factor which led me to weight it highly (as an "ideal source") when trying to provide pertinent descriptive information here.
86.161.251.139 (talk) 06:52, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Fwiw, the idea of PMH ID numbers you mentioned (somewhere) seems to me a worthwhile one. Support... 86.130.63.47 (talk) 21:00, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Yay[edit]

Thanks for being here and doing what you're doing. (You too IP!) --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 18:25, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Aw, that is so nice! Thank you! Hildabast (talk) 18:41, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
Great to see you around again, Hilda! (And thanks to Anthony too!) 86.130.63.47 (talk) 20:56, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Birth control/GA3[edit]

It's been over three weeks since you posted to your GA review here. What is left to be done on the article or its review, and will they be done soon? Please post there at your earliest opportunity. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:33, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Yikes, I got caught up in work projects. Should be finished this week. Hildabast (talk) 20:59, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Merging Mental retardation into Intellectual disability[edit]

Hi, Hildabast,

All the sources I have been consulting recently for edits to IQ classification and related articles strongly agree that terminology has changed, and what was formerly known as Mental retardation is now called Intellectual disability. The ICD 10 system of terminology appears to be the only one that hasn't fully made the switch, but the reliable secondary sources aren't waiting, and DSM-5 has made the switch. The National Library of Medicine medical subject heading has made the switch also. So I think that the two existing articles need to be merged. I have been reading up on the Wikipedia documentation about how to merge two articles with long edit histories, and that is not easy. I am willing to do all the work, but first of all I will gather the source citations to post to the talk pages of both articles. I hope you will look on as I do the work to make I sure merge the articles correctly. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 02:20, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

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ThatCampPhilly Edit-a-thon Invitation[edit]

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Reviewed article[edit]

no problem about reviewing your article! You earned it by making one that follows all of the guidelines of Wikipedia's new page requirements!

Tritario (talk) 13:50, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

NIH articles[edit]

Hi Hilda.

I'd like to upgrade all of our coverage of the NIH, so I've just started three articles:

Do you know anyone at NIH that might be willing to review completed articles or offer me guidance on content or sources as I go? Ideally, I'm looking for someone with a good grasp of NIH's structure, history and functions, whose job description covers this kind of thing. If you can't think of anyone, is there someone at NIH with overall responsibility for their online presence that I could talk to about this? --Anthonyhcole (talk · contribs · email) 13:23, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit[edit]

Hi there - as you may have noticed, the {{unreviewed}} tag was already removed. I'm not positive, but I'm fairly sure it would have been fine for you to do that once it was reviewed. Heck, there's probably a bot for the purpose.

Be well!

Quantumobserver (talk) 04:07, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

eating crow[edit]

uh.... finally followed your link to this page and the NIH. I didn't realize exactly how much of an expert you are in bringing Cochrane reviews to the masses - thank for participating in the discussion. I've added a couple of (less defensive) points at the talk page. Ian Furst (talk) 14:21, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the links to PubMed Health, new site to me. Read through the wisdom teeth pages [8] and [9]. Wanted to send on some feedback - not sure if this is a good place or not, if not - please ignore. The "Wisdom teeth: is it better to take them out" is out of date (reflects an older Cochrane study?) and refers to a 1% permanent sensory nerve injury rate (overestimate, from the majority of literature). The fact sheet refers to paracetamol (North Americans' are unlikely to know what this is) and "paralysis around the tooth" (motor nerve impairment) which is not a complication of the surgery. Finally, the fact sheet states, "Impacted wisdom teeth do not cause problems for most people." but I don't think the statement is based on longitudinal studies where impacted wisdom teeth that communicate with the mouth are retained (which, generally, show a progressive age-correlated periodontitis and resorption on the adjacent teeth). It appears the statement is based on the RCT which either removed or retained the teeth. I wasn't sure if this is something that gets updated frequently (or if something you would normally look at), but I thought I'd type. Ian Furst (talk) 02:39, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

dentin hypersensitivity proper summary of Cochrane review[edit]

If you have a minute, can you take a look at the plain language summary for intervention review on dentin hypersensitivity. I need to put a summary in the article on toothache in the prognosis section. When I read the review, it states that the meta-analysis shows 6 studies met criteria, all six showed objective improvements in hypersensitivity. Three of six, assessed subjective improvement in hypersensitivity and none found any difference. The PL summary reads, "This review of trials found there was not enough evidence to show that potassium is effective in desensitising teeth. More research is needed." without reference to the objective assessments. Do you think we should be including a short statement about the effect? Something like "The authors from a Cochrane review concluded that there was a decrease in sensitivity when tested with dental instruments or blasts of cold air, but subjectively the patients found no difference with the use of the toothpaste" or does the lack of data preclude us from stating a conclusion regarding objective assessment. Thank you for any help. Ian Furst (talk) 01:32, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Good effort and excellent declaration on article Lisa Bero.

Jrcrin001 (talk) 01:15, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014[edit]

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BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editors[edit]

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation Newsletter[edit]


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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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Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting and more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce the upcoming Wikimedia DC Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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End-of-the-year meetups[edit]

Hello,

You're invited to the end-of-the-year meetup at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, December 14 at 6 PM. There is Wi-Fi, so bring your computer if you want!

You are also invited to our WikiSalon on Thursday, December 18 at 7 PM.

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Museum hacks and museum edits[edit]

Hello there!

Upcoming events:

  • February 6–8: The third annual ArtBytes Hackathon at the Walters Art Museum! This year Wikimedia DC is partnering with the Walters for a hack-a-thon at the intersection of art and technology, and I would like to see Wikimedia well represented.
  • February 11: The monthly WikiSalon, same place as usual. RSVP on Meetup or just show up!
  • February 15: Wiki Loves Small Museums in Ocean City. Mary Mark Ockerbloom, with support from Wikimedia DC, will be leading a workshop at the Small Museum Association Conference on how they can contribute to Wikipedia. Tons of representatives from GLAM institutions will be present, and we are looking for volunteers. If you would like to help out, check out "Information for Volunteers".

I am also pleased to announce events for Wikimedia DC Black History Month with Howard University and NPR. Details on those events soon.

If you have any questions or have any requests, please email me at james.hare@wikimediadc.org.

See you there! – James Hare

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Wikimedia DC celebrates Black History Month, and more![edit]

Hello again!

Not even a week ago I sent out a message talking about upcoming events in DC. Guess what? There are more events coming up in February.

First, as a reminder, there is a WikiSalon on February 11 (RSVP here or just show up) and Wiki Loves Small Museums at the Small Museum Association Conference on February 15 (more information here).

Now, I am very pleased to announce:

There is going to be a lot going on, and I hope you can come to some of the events!

If you have any questions or need any special accommodations, please let me know.


Regards,

James Hare


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Editing for Women's History in March[edit]

Hello,

I am very excited to announce this month’s events, focused on Women’s History Month:

  • Sunday, March 8: Women in the Arts 2015 Edit-a-thon – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Women in the Arts and ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Wednesday, March 11: March WikiSalon – 7 PM to 9 PM
    An evening gathering with free-flowing conversation and free pizza.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup (or just show up!)
  • Friday, March 13: NIH Women's History Month Edit-a-Thon – 9 AM to 4 PM
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing and hosting an edit-a-thon to improve coverage of women in science in Wikipedia. Free coffee and lunch served!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 21: Women in STEM Edit-a-Thon at DCPL – 12 PM
    Celebrate Women's History Month by building, editing, and expanding articles about women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields during DC Public Library's first full-day edit-a-thon.
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Friday, March 27: She Blinded Me with Science, Part III – 10 AM to 4 PM
    Smithsonian Institution Archives Groundbreaking Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Free lunch courtesy of Wikimedia DC!
    More informationRSVP on Meetup
  • Saturday, March 28: March Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
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Hope you can make it to an event! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Thanks,

James Hare

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Some stroopwafels for you![edit]

Gaufre biscuit.jpg thanks for the editathon. i should have cleaned up the list now. should ping User talk:Antony-22 for some DYK's. Duckduckstop (talk) 14:56, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nora Volkow[edit]

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Link for prose count: User:Dr pda/prosesize. Hope this helps. --George Ho (talk) 21:47, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Nina Starr Braunwald[edit]

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Vivian Pinn[edit]

DYK nomination of Vivian Pinn[edit]

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Please see new note on DYK nomination template. Yoninah (talk) 23:37, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Vivian Pinn[edit]

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DYK for Judith Vaitukaitis[edit]

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Upcoming attractions in DC[edit]

Hello!

Here are some upcoming DC meetups in April and May:

  • Tuesday, April 14: National Archives Hackathon on Wikipedia Space with American University – 2:30-5pm
    See the latest work on the Wikipedia Space exhibit in the new NARA Innovation Hub and brainstorm on new ideas for a public exhibit about Wikipedia
  • Friday, April 17: Women in Tech Edit-a-thon with Tech LadyMafia – 5-9pm
    Team up with Tech LadyMafia to improve Wikipedia content on women in the history of technology.
  • Saturday, April 25: April Dinner Meetup – 6 PM
    Dinner and drinks with your fellow Wikipedians!
  • Friday, May 1: International Labour Day Edit-a-Thon – 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    An edit-a-thon at the University of Maryland

Hope to see you at these events! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


Cheers,

James Hare

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Barnstar[edit]

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For braving the DYK process not just once, but four times simultaneously as a newcomer, to promote articles about women in biomedical sciences. Antony–22 (talkcontribs) 21:03, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Nina Starr Braunwald[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:17, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Precious[edit]

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"easy, free access to the highest quality health information"
Thank you, Hilda, interested in "ensuring people have easy, free access to the highest quality health information based on unbiased health research", for quality articles about women scientists Judith M. Lumley and Lisa Bero, for making other women in the field known via the DYK process, for a model template, - you are a model, an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:02, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

A year ago, you were recipient no. 1219 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Three years ago! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

You're invited! Women in Red World Virtual Edit-a-thon on Women in Science[edit]

You are invited! Join us remotely!

World Virtual Edit-a-thon on Women in Science

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  • Dates: 8 to 29 November 2015
  • Location: Worldwide/virtual/online event
  • Host/Facilitator: Women in Red (WiR) in collaboration with Women scientists: Did you know that only 15% of the biographies on Wikipedia are about women? WiR focuses on "content gender gap". If you'd like to help contribute articles on women and women's works, we warmly welcome you!
  • Sponsor: New York Academy of Sciences
  • Event details: This is a virtual edit-a-thon hosted by WiR in parallel with a "physical" event during the afternoon of Sunday, November 22 in New York City. It will allow all those keen to improve Wikipedia's coverage of women in science to participate. As the virtual edit-a-thon stretches over three weeks, new participants will be able to draw on the assistance of more experienced editors while creating, translating or improving articles on women who are (or have been) prominent in the field. All levels of Wikipedia editing experience are welcome.
  • RSVP and learn more: →here←

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February events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

February is shaping up to be a record-breaking month for us, with nine scheduled edit-a-thons and several other events:

We hope to see you at one—or all—of these events!

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For writing Mary Logan Reddick, a fantastic article that additionally helps move the systemic bias scales :). Keep up the good work! Ironholds (talk) 23:17, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

March events and meetups in DC[edit]

Greetings from Wikimedia DC!

Looking for something to do in DC in March? We have a series of great events planned for the month:

Can't make it to an event? Most of our edit-a-thons allow virtual participation; see the guide for more details.

Do you have an idea for a future event? Please write to us at info@wikimediadc.org!

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April Fools? Nope! Welcome to the Women Scientists worldwide online edit-a-thon during Year of Science[edit]

Join us!

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a Year of Science initiative

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GLAM Boot Camp announced (June 14-16 in DC)[edit]

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Link for GLAM Boot Camp[edit]

My apologies - here is the link for the GLAM Boot Camp mentioned above: Wikipedia:GLAM/Boot Camp. -Pete (talk) 04:30, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Bronchiectasis and NTMs[edit]

You participated once in improving the page on bronchiectasis. In particular today, I am looking for support in reconciling and improving on two entries on Wikipedia involving a related lung disorder called MAC: 1.  about MAI, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_avium-intracellulare_infection 2.  about MAC proper, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycobacterium_avium_complex Five years ago a discussion was started on whether to merge the two entries, but no decision was reached. In addition, there are several problems with the existing texts, which I would describe when I hear back from you. I can edit, but need to find professional helpers for changes to substance. Can yu refer me? Others are encouraging me to do this (I have some legitimacy ;-). Seniorexpat (talk) 14:17, 25 May 2016 (UTC)  

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Thanks DPL bot! Fixed Hildabast (talk) 13:34, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

I nominated an article of yours for DYK at Template:Did you know nominations/Louise Nixon Sutton. The main page and Wikipedia itself are severely lacking on the percentage of women articles, much less African-American women articles. SL93 (talk) 22:10, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! If it's not too old, this one I did in the last week of March is more a DYK candidate: Carolyn Parker.Hildabast (talk) 22:15, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. DYK articles have to be created in the last 7 days or else I would have loved to consider nominating it. SL93 (talk) 22:18, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
I've got lots more to do - will ping you, SL93, when I have a great one! Hildabast (talk) 22:19, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok. That would be great. SL93 (talk) 22:20, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
Just read it SL93 - I don't know if anyone else got a PhD from NYU in a different field - Louise was definitely first for mathematics.Hildabast (talk) 22:22, 9 April 2017 (UTC) Sorry about that - I fixed the intro line on the page. Hildabast (talk) 22:24, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
It's fine. I fixed it. SL93 (talk) 22:25, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

Nellie Griswold Francis has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgHello, Hildabast. Nellie Griswold Francis, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you knowDYK comment symbol. You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. APersonBot (talk!) 12:00, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Template:Did you know nominations/Thyrsa Frazier Svager at the Did You Know nominations page is not complete; if you would like to continue, please link the nomination to the nominations page as described in step 3 of the nomination procedure. If you do not want to continue with the nomination, tag the nomination page with {{db-g7}}, or ask a DYK admin. Thank you. DYKHousekeepingBot (talk) 05:46, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Onesimus Ustonson[edit]

Hi, it's not clear why you did a review on a DYK nomination that another editor was in the middle of. As you can see, he noted that no QPQ was done, yet you went ahead and approved it. We need more help with reviews; please choose one that someone else hasn't started next time. Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 23:07, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Sorry Yoninah, I didn't realize when I started, that that was the case. I'm still finding the setup confusing. I'll be more careful. Hildabast (talk) 02:01, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Drop me a line on my talk page if you have questions. Yoninah (talk) 09:34, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Yoninah Hildabast (talk) 11:10, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Louise Nixon Sutton[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 24 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Louise Nixon Sutton, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Louise Nixon Sutton was the first African-American woman to be awarded a PhD in mathematics by New York University in 1962? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Louise Nixon Sutton. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Louise Nixon Sutton), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Vanamonde (talk) 00:02, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Thyrsa Frazier Svager[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Thyrsa Frazier Svager at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! David Eppstein (talk) 00:29, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Nellie Griswold Francis[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 29 April 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Nellie Griswold Francis, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after the Duluth lynchings, the African-American suffragist Nellie Griswold Francis initiated, drafted, and lobbied for a state anti-lynching bill that was signed into law in 1921? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Nellie Griswold Francis. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Nellie Griswold Francis), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Mifter (talk) 01:56, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Thyrsa Frazier Svager[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 6 May 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Thyrsa Frazier Svager, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that African-American mathematics professor Thyrsa Frazier Svager and her physics professor husband Aleksandar Svager lived on one salary to build a scholarship fund? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Thyrsa Frazier Svager. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Thyrsa Frazier Svager), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 05:04, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Question about doing DYK reviews[edit]

Hi, Hildablast, thanks for your message. We have a time difference, so I'm responding now.

  • Yes, those "Reviewed" lines on the nomination template indicate the QPQ that the nominator is submitting with his/her hook.
  • Regarding your review of Template:Did you know nominations/My Brother's Husband, you covered newness, length, and referencing, but do not mention neutrality or close paraphrasing. Here are the five main DYK criteria that need to be checked. Neutrality means the article is written without being pro or against the subject, and is not promotional. Close paraphrasing means that lines haven't been lifted from the sources; you can check close paraphrasing with this tool (I inserted the page name already, and made sure to un-click "Use search engine" so the tool will only check the sources in the Wikipedia article, not on the whole Web).
  • The QPQ submitted for this nomination is not complete; it does not cover all five criteria. I put a notice on that QPQ review (in future, as the reviewer, you could do that, too).
  • You put the notification template on the DYK review itself. It should be placed on the nominator's talk page. (I did that for you, too.)
  • If you suggest a new hook that includes new hook facts, you need to ask for another reviewer to complete the review, using the red icon at the bottom of the list: {{subst:DYK?again}}. (You can still claim it as one of your QPQs, though.) But if you just suggest rewriting/shortening/combining hook facts that the nominator has suggested, you can complete the review.
  • Best, Yoninah (talk) 08:03, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks you SO much, @Yoninah: Hildabast (talk) 11:17, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Alma Levant Hayden[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 1 June 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Alma Levant Hayden, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Krebiozen, an expensive cancer treatment scam, was unmasked in 1963 by chemist Alma Levant Hayden (pictured)? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Alma Levant Hayden. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Alma Levant Hayden), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:32, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

A page you started (Alberta Jones Seaton) has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating Alberta Jones Seaton, Hildabast!

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Autopatrolled right[edit]

Hi Ms. Bastian. Just been looking through recently created articles and I've noticed that you're not marked as autopatrolled, so your articles go in the review queue. I can see you know what you're doing, so would you be willing to be nominated to be autopatrolled to save time? Happy to make the nomination for you if you want. Blythwood (talk) 11:20, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, @Blythwood:- yes, that would be great!Hildabast (talk) 11:54, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Georgia Ann Robinson at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Philafrenzy (talk) 10:30, 25 June 2017 (UTC)

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Hi Hildabast, I just wanted to let you know that I have added the "autopatrolled" permission to your account, as you have created numerous, valid articles. This feature will have no effect on your editing, and is simply intended to reduce the workload on new page patrollers. For more information on the patroller right, see Wikipedia:Autopatrolled. Feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions. Happy editing! Schwede66 19:07, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks @Schwede66: And thanks a lot for the tips - will do! Hildabast (talk) 17:02, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Georgia Ann Robinson[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 15 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Georgia Ann Robinson, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Georgia Ann Robinson (pictured) was the first African-American policewoman in the Los Angeles Police Department? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Georgia Ann Robinson. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Georgia Ann Robinson), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

SoWhy 12:02, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Helen Freedhoff[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 16 July 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Helen Freedhoff, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Canadian theoretical physicist Helen Freedhoff was doctoral advisor to Schrödinger's grandson? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Helen Freedhoff. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Helen Freedhoff), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

IronGargoyle (talk) 00:02, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Women in Red World Contest[edit]

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

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