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Hello, ITasteLikePaint! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already loving Wikipedia you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Happy editing! Sultec (talk) 17:26, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
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Thanks for the welcome and the reminder to fill out the edit summary. I wasn’t aware that it was a necessity to fill it out when editing a talk page but now that I think about it I can see why it would be important. I will be sure to do so in the future. Thanks again. --ITasteLikePaint (talk) 19:16, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Reply Notifications[edit]

{{helpme}} I think I understand “social norms” of leaving messages on talk pages but my question is if you get a notification of a response is it acceptable to delete the notification once you’ve read the message?ITasteLikePaint (talk) 19:35, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

You can remove it per our talk page policy, but archiving is preferred.--Res2216firestar 19:39, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

WP:CSD#G4[edit]

Regarding your edit here please note that criterion G4 is only for articles deleted by deletion discussions not for proposed deletions or speedy deletions. If an article is speedy deleted it is likely that the original criterion will still apply. Happy editing, Guest9999 (talk) 00:46, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the information, I was completely unaware of that. --ITasteLikePaint (talk) 00:50, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
No problem, I think it's a mistake everyone makes at some stage - I certainly did. Guest9999 (talk) 00:53, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Tagging for speedy deletion[edit]

Information.svg Hi ITasteLikePaint. Thank you for your work on patrolling pages and tagging for speedy deletion. I just wanted to inform you that I declined to delete The Ryan Shelton THesis, a page that you tagged for speedy deletion under criterion G1 because of the following concern: G1 fits only a very small set of articles, i.e. where the text does not make sense. This is certainly not the case here. Please review the criteria for speedy deletion and especially what is considered Non-criteria. In future you should rather tag such pages for proposed deletion or start an appropriate deletion discussion. Regards SoWhy 08:49, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Your Welcome Message[edit]

Thank you for welcoming me to Wikipedia (a little on the late side, considering the number of years I have been editing). I agree that everyone is free to contribute, but not if they introduce false information based on original research and turn good English prose into non-standard gibberish for no reason whatsoever.--Gilabrand (talk) 19:53, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Warning template[edit]

Firstly, I would like to inform you that I didn't even notice that you left a message for me until now because you left your message way up in an inactive section. Secondly, what do you mean by personal attacks on List of cheerleading stunts? I'm assuming that you're talking about edit summaries since I haven't done anything beyond vandalism reverting there. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages) 19:45, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Again, welcome!  Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:51, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

speedy deletion[edit]

Dear Admin, Have you had a chance to review my response to our flexiscore discussion? I am asking to reconsider speedy deletion for flexiscore. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ednoror (talkcontribs) 01:21, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted in Bozeman, Montana[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you're listed as a Wikipedian in Montana. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at Montana State University - Bozeman, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

I know Montana is a big state, but if you happen to live near Bozeman and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from Bozeman who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 21:27, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

U of Montana[edit]

The university's style guide says it should simply be referred to as the "University of Montana," but the Montana University System lists it as "University of Montana-Missoula." Neutralitytalk 21:31, 30 January 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) 18:30, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Your rollback request[edit]

Hello ITasteLikePaint, I have granted rollback rights to your account in accordance with your request. Please be aware that rollback should be used to revert vandalism/spam/blatantly unconstructive edits, and that using it to revert anything else (such as by revert-warring or reverting edits you disagree with) can lead to it being removed from your account...sometimes without any warning, depending on the admin who becomes aware of any misuse. If you think an edit should require a reason for reverting, then don't use rollback and instead, use a manual edit summary. For practice, you may wish to see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback. Good luck. Acalamari 16:45, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much. -ITasteLikePaint (talk) 02:16, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

I love...[edit]

...your username :) Wifione Message 12:57, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! --ITasteLikePaint (talk) 01:18, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

ATHLETIC TRAINER[edit]

Hello, ITasteLikePaint,

I wondered about your User Name and found a clue on your User Page. Good name!

You have worked very hard on Athletic Trainer and have earned the right to revert some vandalism I found in the article. See the Section, Educational Programs. Someone changed Professional Development... to Professional Devcacacacelopment...

Question: What is the acronym for Certified Athletic Trainer? I saw it in another article and it looked wrong.

Respectfully, Tiyang (talk) 08:20, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Good catch. I didn't have internet at the time so I missed that one. In America, the professional designation is ATC (Athletic Training Certified) while in Canada it is CAT (Certified Athletic Trainer); however, neither of these are to be used as acronyms to describe a person, they are post-nominal letters to describe a certification. AT is acceptable. ITasteLikePaint (talk) 15:44, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for informing me about image usage. I become motivated when they are usefull. :)

Nevit (talk) 10:10, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Concussion[edit]

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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) 08:12, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

talk:Concussion[edit]

Hi there, ITasteLikePaint, I noticed your edit to Talk:Concussion#Survey_-_in_support_of_the_move. Please be careful what text you edit, even on talkpages. If you take another look, you'll see that you were responding to a long-closed discussion. See the top of the green-filled box for explanation. No harm done, in this instance, but in other cases it could be seen as disruptive to do so. I'll revert your addition. Cheers, LeadSongDog come howl! 18:20, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Oops! Sorry. Simple Carelessness on my part. Thank you for fixing my mistake. ITasteLikePaint (talk) 00:47, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Template:User 9/9[edit]

I'm surprised to see that you support the assertion that 0.999... periodic is different than 1, and that at the same time you are familiar with enumeration systems in base 2 and 16.--Gciriani (talk) 18:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)

You know what, when I came to that conclusion it was based on a mistake in logic. Haven't thought of it since. Thanks for bringing it to mind. --ITasteLikePaint (talk) 00:30, 10 January 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 :)

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

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

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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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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

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
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.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    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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Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [3]

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