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You left me a message on my user page; I'll happily complete your survey. --Synaptophysin (talk) 16:02, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello Synaptophysin, for survey please follow this link Thank you! Hydra Rain (talk) 17:23, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations on your publication! doctorwolfie (talk) 17:09, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you doctorwolfie Hydra Rain (talk) 12:06, 29 January 2015 (UTC)


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you can email me the questionnaire, will fill it up. my e-mail is

sorry, your e-mail address is not recognised by either of my emails! :( Suggestions? Hydra Rain (talk) 14:45, 18 July 2012 (UTC)


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Sorry - Theopolisme TALK 21:25, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Reply again. :) Theopolisme TALK 00:58, 12 July 2012 (UTC)


[1]. Regards, —Derschueler German Wikipedia 16:09, 12 July 2012 (UTC)


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Good luck[edit]

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For anyone else coming to this talkpage: this is a legitimate research project, and the researcher has done due diligence in going through the Foundation first: meta:Research:Who edits health-related Wikipedia pages and why? and commons:User:Hydra Rain. - 2/0 (cont.) 01:19, 13 July 2012 (UTC)


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Random article sample[edit]

I got a few questions in, one of them regarded my random sample of health-related articles.

I used the same procedure and Lauret and Vickers in their "Seeking Health Information Online: Does Wikipedia Matter?" (2008) paper.

I used a pseudo-number generator and then looked up the number on the list for each of the databases: 1 to 1726 for MedLine Plus: 1 to 996 for NHS Direct Online and 1 to 1173 for NORD. The list can be found as data suplement on under Search you can type in Seeking Health Information Online: Does Wikipedia Matter and then "data supplement" and voilà. Hydra Rain (talk) 15:55, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

I've also sampled Project Medicine articles. So 4 databases in total to get a more representative editorial sample. Hydra Rain (talk) 15:54, 15 July 2012 (UTC)


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... discospinster talk 18:38, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Excellent idea... and...guess what?! I am interviewing Dr de Wolff on UCL campus on Friday morning! :D Hydra Rain (talk) 17:37, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

yer reserach[edit]

can I have a go? Also, will you be publishing the end result on wiki? Egg Centric 20:57, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Interesting idea for a thesis. I would like to know more. DrMicro (talk) 22:20, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. The links to the survey page do not appear to be present on the web page ... or am I simply being dumb here??DrMicro (talk) 16:08, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. BTW since you are doing a quantitative survey this article may be of interest :) [[2]]
fwiw I emailed her and she emailed me a copy of the questions - or are they seperate from the survey? Egg Centric 16:20, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
p.s. Could we do this as an audio interview please? I'm lazy and it would be easier :) Egg Centric 16:21, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

EggCentric: The questions I emailed to you are the interview questions which are separate from the survey. The survey can be found at this link: And sure, we can do the interview over skype or phone if you prefer. My skype username is wikiproject. Let me know what method/day/time would suit you! Nuša Hydra Rain (talk) 16:59, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

or if you live in London, I can meet you in person. :) Hydra Rain (talk) 17:01, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
I don't live in London but I'm likely to pop down there for a meeting in around a fortnight, I'll get back to you on that as that would be even easier Face-smile.svg Egg Centric 17:51, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Okedoke, but I want to start the analysis around that time. End of July/first week of August. Let me know, and otherwise let's just chat on Skype! Hydra Rain (talk) 19:39, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Or maybe you could come up to Liverpool this weekend - after all Londoners don't get outside of the South East anything like enough... Face-wink.svg Egg Centric 23:04, 16 July 2012 (UTC)
EggCentric, Thank you for your invite, very tempting I must say but I will pass this time. A pile of work awaits! I may say hello tho, when I am next in Liverpool! ;) nush Hydra Rain (talk) 17:44, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Excellent idea for a research project! I would recommend contacting user JFDWolff, who is a passionate medical editor on Wikipedia, and has formally published on this topic. doctorwolfie (talk) 11:32, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Excellent idea doctorwolfie... and...guess what?! I am interviewing Dr de Wolff on UCL campus on Friday morning! :D Nuša Hydra Rain (talk) 17:40, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm a big fan! Keep me posted! doctorwolfie (talk) 11:37, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Thesis research[edit]

I would be glad to answer some questions for your project. Just let me know on my talk page. §everal⇒|Times 19:12, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

You may send me your survey questionnaire. Peter (Southwood) (talk): 20:20, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Questionnaire completed, you can e-mail me the interview through my user account. Peter (Southwood) (talk): 06:20, 17 July 2012 (UTC)+

SunCreator survey[edit]

Hi Nuša, thank you for the message on my talk page. My involvement on health-related Wikipedia pages is not for any content contributions but limited to typo fixing and general formatting so I assume that to recluse from the survey would be appropriate. Regards, SunCreator (talk) 17:06, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello SunCreator, Ok, thank you for letting me know. But you can still take the brief survey, please follow this link Your time and input very much appreciated. Thank you! Nuša

Your study[edit]

Hello and thanks for contacting me, I would have no problem with being involved with your study. How can I get involved? Thank you. C6541 (TC) 00:48, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

If you can e-mail me on and I will send you more info/instructions. Also saw your survey response. Thank you C6541!Hydra Rain (talk) 14:20, 19 July 2012 (UTC)


I'd be happy to participate in your research. The edit you refer to was only the disambiguation of an unclear link, but I'm happy to help. Thank you. SchreiberBike (talk) 02:39, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

I am also happy to take part. Axl ¤ [Talk] 22:12, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Also OK to participate. Rjwilmsi 08:32, 20 July 2012 (UTC)
Axl & Rjwilmsi, Thanks to both of you for your interest in my disseration study. I have posted further instructions on your talk pages. Cheers! Nush Hydra Rain (talk) 16:41, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Ethical approval[edit]

Hello dear Wikipedians,

Just for your information, my study has been approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Committee ( as well as the UCL Ethics Research Committee and it compliant with 1998 Data Protection Act, a British law.

The report of my study will be available on 5th of September 2012. Contact me if you would like to read the report. :)

Thank you. NUŠA Hydra Rain (talk) 10:40, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Email address on talk pages[edit]


Just a comment, you might not want to drop your full, raw e-mail address onto pages. I believe the reason is wikipedia pages are sometimes harvested for e-mail addresses by spambots. May I suggest you either use [at] to replace the at sign (as I did here), or use Template:@; if you use {{@}} instead of the @, it replaces the text symbol with an image (see {{@}} for more info).

Also, I've replied to your request; most convenient for me would be to have the questions pasted into the text box reached through the e-mail user link. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 15:16, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello WLU, I did not know that, makes sense. Thank you for pointing it out. Also how do you insert a link as it appeared in your reply? Will e-mail the questions now. Hydra Rain (talk) 16:16, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm not sure what exactly you're asking. See Help:Link for general information on internal and external links. Briefly, to include a link to another wikipedia page (an internal link), use [[double square brackets]] which will appear as double square brackets (the link is red because the page doesn't exist; the square brackets appear in my first example because I used an extra bit of code that prevents wikimarkup from taking effect). To include a link to an external webpage (an external link), use [ single square brackets] which will appear as single square brackets. I used the same code again to show you what it looks like in raw text - you can also see how people do things like this by opening the edit window. The space between the ".com" and "single square brackets" determines what is url and thus is masked by the hyperlinked text.
You may also be asking about a "diff", a difference between versions. See Help:Diff to see how to do that, it's a bit trickier.
I just got your e-mail and will reply when I make the time - no idea when that will be. As I pointed out in the on-line survey, some of the questions you can answer yourself by checking contribution histories and using automated tools. You'll miss out on any edits made before people registered for an account though - I edited sporadically for about 6 months before registering. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 16:25, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
Ok WLU, yes the info you provided answered my question, I was referring to internal and external links. And the differences are something useful to know as well, I am learning every day. Answer what you can but please try to elaborate as much as possible too. It is qualitative study and I need to code your responses! Thanks :) Nush Hydra Rain (talk) 17:11, 18 July 2012 (UTC)
No promises, I never follow-through on my promises. And I've got a to-do list that backs me up. If you're ever curious as an editor (not someone running a study) about wikipedia coding, editing or the community in general I would be happy to answer your questions, or at least try. You could also try WP:ADOPT or using the {{helpme}} template. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 18:50, 18 July 2012 (UTC)


Happy to take part in your survey, though I have limited access to the internet at the moment. It may be a few days before I can reply but please go ahead. Mutt Lunker (talk) 13:23, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

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Number to call for interview[edit]


I'm feeling a bit reckless due to two things:

  • Beer
  • I'm <a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#"><a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#">moving</a></a> in under a week so nothing too bad can come from my putting my phone number on the internet

So due to said recklessness, I'm going to risk giving you the number to call me on to do this interview for your survey on wikipedia - it's 01624 826950. Please call between 1pm and 6pm only and also (this may sound odd) if it's on a weekday then try to avoid times around every quarter of the hour, +3mins/-1min (in other words 1:58 is fine, 2:03 is fine, but not between them - same goes for 2:13 and 2:18. I may be too busy to talk at other times but should have time to explain that; I <a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#"><a class="inlineAdmedialink" href="#">work</a></a> from home and they are the times where it is most likely that I will be so busy I can't even pick up the phone) . If I am not in then so be it, just try again some other time or day!


EggCentric, this is...quite something. I will do my best. I can't imagine getting a hold of you...HA! Hydra Rain
ok EggCentric, I will ring you tomorrow (Tuesday, 24th July) okedoke? I will try at times you have suggested. I am interested to find out what you do at other times! ? Hydra Rain (talk) 18:54, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Come on, come on!!![edit]

Dear Wikipedians,

Thank you to all of those 23 who have so far participated in my dissertation research study. I must admit that given the time limit, the response has been fantastic.

I would like to request just a few more survey responses and interviews from you or your colleagues. If you know anyone who has not yet participated and you think they would like to or should, please direct them to my page.

I look forward to sharing the results with you! ;)

Nuša Hydra Rain (talk) 17:08, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

If I have forgotten...[edit]

... to respond to any of you I apologise and please send me a reminder!

The study will close on Sunday, 29th of July. I am nearing the 30 participant mark and I thank all of you for your insights, throrough feedback and support with my project.

Once again, the study will be published on 4th of September and I will send you the report of my findings. In the meantime, keep fingeres crossed for my write-up!

Best Wishes to all of you, Nush Hydra Rain (talk) 14:56, 25 July 2012 (UTC) markup[edit]

You appear to have a browser plug-in that is that is adding extraneous markup to your edits. I have yet to identify exactly which plug-in it is, but I have suspicions that it is some sort of adware/malware plug-in that might be doing it. Please check your plug-ins and see which ones may be causing the problem. Thank you. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 19:03, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Might be the Click2Save extension. [3] Han-Kwang (t) 20:27, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
There was another editor that told me he had the Click 2 Save extension installed and had the same markup issues, so that may be it. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 22:24, 26 July 2012 (UTC)4
Hello Gogo Dodo and Han Kwang, thank you for letting me know. I ran the checks, not sure it removed malware plug-ins. I removed a couple of things off my computer (programs) and changed a few settings in my browsers. Should that suffice? What else can I do? Thank you for your help. Hydra Rain (talk) 16:18, 29 July 2012 (UTC)
No, you appear to have missed it as, ironically enough, your reply had the markup in it. Are you using Google Chrome? If you are, select Extensions from the Window menu and see if you have one called Click 2 Save installed. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 06:08, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
I am so sorry! Ok, fixed it now. Indeed I am using Chrome. Thanks for your help Gogo Dodo.Hydra Rain (talk) 08:04, 30 July 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem. Did you have the plug-in called Click 2 Save installed? While I think it is the culprit, I am still not 100% certain so I am still looking for additional confirmation. -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 03:43, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
Yes I did have Click 2 Save installed. :)Hydra Rain (talk) 23:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the confirmation. =) -- Gogo Dodo (talk) 05:30, 1 August 2012 (UTC)

Thanks again[edit]

Hi everyone. I'm Nusa's supervisor for this research project, so I thought I'd introduce myself and also say thank you for the cooperation given to the study. Bondegezou (talk) 16:08, 3 August 2012 (UTC)


Hello, Hydra. It's surprising to see comments on my talk page after 1 month (or more) of WikiBreak. I spend most of my wiki time on cleanup works(patrol pages, revert vandalism, fix links, etc.), and the edit you are referring has just made a link point to the appropriate article(Surgical mask), instead of a disambiguation page(Face mask, the page confuses readers) per Wikipedia's disambiguation policy, so it has no changes on the article's meaning. I'm happy to fill up your survey, just reply here and I'll know. Zhaofeng Li (talk|contrib) 08:26, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Hello Zhaofeng Li, I replied on your talk page. Nush Hydra Rain (talk) 17:43, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

meta:Wikimedia Medicine[edit]

Thank you for your interest in meta:Wikimedia Medicine. We hope to create a non profit corporation to promote the aims of the Wikimedia Movement within the topic domain of medicine. This means we plan to promote the creation and release of "health care information in all languages" under an open license. This will be done primarily via speaking and collaborating with both individuals and organizations who share our goal. We are working on a number of collaborations already and are open to more ideas. Documents of incorporation have been submitted and we hope to be officially "off the ground" by mid Dec 2012. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 15:31, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

WikiProject Slovenia[edit]

Welcome to WikiProject Slovenia[edit]

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Welcome, Hydra Rain, to the WikiProject Slovenia! Please direct any questions about the project to its talk page. If you create new articles on Slovenia-related topics, please list them at our announcement page and tag their talk page with our project template {{WikiProject Slovenia}}. A few features that you might find helpful:

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What was more of his accomplishments?--PaigeJoseph03 (talk) 16:25, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me or any of the more experienced members of the project, and we'll be very happy to help you. Again, welcome, and thank you for joining this project! --Eleassar my talk 20:47, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

teaching a friend[edit]

hello here Hydra Rain (talk) 14:02, 26 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi: I am Ivan, I am a Cuban wikipedian (User: Nayesda) I am currently working on several articles on Wikipedia for my university (Universidad de Oriente and I would really appreciate if could help me by answering some questions about the nature of your work with Wikipedia. If you are willing to help me, you can contact me at: Greetings, Ivan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:24, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia Health Editors Study[edit]

Was presented here

Currently considered for publication.

Thanks everyone who participated! I will send you a link to the published study. Nush

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re: Wikipedia study- Thank you[edit]

Hello again, it was great to see your study that was published. Just wanted to stop in and say congratulations! Have a great new year, Dawnseeker2000 19:19, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you and same to you! Hydra Rain (talk) 14:54, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

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It was good to talk. You should come to the London meetup. Andrew D. (talk) 14:58, 11 April 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!

Membership renewal[edit]

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You have been a member of Wiki Project Med Foundation (WPMEDF) in the past. Your membership, however, appears to have expired. As such this is a friendly reminder encouraging you to officially rejoin WPMEDF. There are no associated costs. Membership gives you the right to vote in elections for the board. The current membership round ends in 2020.

Thanks again :-) The team at Wiki Project Med Foundation---Avicenno (talk) 05:34, 11 June 2019 (UTC)