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Hello, MartinezMD, 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:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! LonelyBeacon (talk) 03:37, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

It looks like you have been here for a while, and no one has welcomed you .... so I will .... thank you for your help in vandal fighting. Best of luck and happy editing! LonelyBeacon (talk) 03:37, 9 May 2008 (UTC)



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Cardiac arrest[1]


  1. ^ Faust, Jeremy Samuel (December 28, 2016). "Is a Heart Attack Cardiac Arrest?". Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Lebel MH (October 1988). "Dexamethasone therapy for bacterial meningitis. Results of two double-blind, placebo-controlled trials". The New England Journal of Medicine. 319 (15): 964–971. PMID 3047581.

Volume 319:964-971 October 13, 1988 Number 15

Dexamethasone therapy for bacterial meningitis. Results of two double-blind, placebo-controlled trials

MH Lebel, BJ Freij, GA Syrogiannopoulos, DF Chrane, MJ Hoyt, SM Stewart, BD Kennard, KD Olsen, and GH McCracken

On David Cook[edit]

I'd say, on an original research level, hard rock is a more defensible category. Both "Kiss on the Neck" and "Bar-Ba-Sol" are definitively hard songs, and others could potentially be viewed that way. Still, you're correct in your reversion of the IPs addition, since we definitely don't allow original research. :) Cheers, SDJ 15:49, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

DC sales figures have went up and are at now 892,000, you need to pay more attention to his official sales if you believe that he is still at 842,000.... Dragonus456 (talk) 14:30, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

I get my info from DC's official site and fansite, also from Nielson Soundscan and Hits Daily Double and Billboard, i didnt think to put references, and that article that said he has sold 842,000 is been out for about 3 weeks, he sells about 30,000 copy's a week now... Dragonus456 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 04:52, 26 January 2009 (UTC).

On sulfuric acid[edit]

Thanks for the correction, and for being polite- I was at fault. :) Freestyle-69 (talk) 07:18, 5 February 2009 (UTC)


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Citation templates[edit]


Just a note, if you're going to add references to pages like you did at sickle cell disease, that's fantastic, thanks! You may want to use citation templates, which allow standard formatting of different types of sources - this can be helpful for print readers and generally makes wikipedia look more professional. Particularly if you are going to use articles and citations derived from PubMed, one great and easy way to create the templates is diberri's template filler. All you need is the pubmed number (but it also works with an ISBN and a couple other identifying numbers) and it'll create the template for you using info from pubmed. Very handy and quick. WLU (t) (c) Wikipedia's rules:simple/complex 18:38, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

DeLorean DMC-12[edit]

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ciao --Pava (talk) 12:38, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I think that we must adapt to the standard, nowadays is for designers who designs the body (but not only the style, but the arrangement of books and technical solutions / aero), and then often (for some other cars ) mechanics are derived from other models. thus being the template in a summary page, we take Giugiaro in the template and then in the voice explains everything well, ok? ( sorry my english not is very well) --Pava (talk) 14:29, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Spanish charts[edit]

Re: [ this edit}. The PROMUSICAE charts for Spain are fine, and are listed at WP:GOODCHARTS. It's the Los 40 Principales chart that is listed at WP:BADCHARTS.—Kww(talk) 20:03, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Help with dermatology-related content[edit]

Are you interested in dermatology-related content? I am looking for more help at the dermatology task force, particularly with our new Bolognia push 2009! Perhaps you would you be able to help us? ---kilbad (talk) 21:10, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Re: Retain[edit]

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Sorry, I goofed. I agree, it doesn't belong; I thought I was removing it, was instead reinstating it. -- Elphion (talk) 23:07, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

No problem. Aside from the vandals, it's all Good Faith. I appreciate the work you and the other editors do. :) --MartinezMD (talk) 23:12, 8 June 2010 (UTC)


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Book Additions[edit]


Ah - fair enough - seems I skipped over the regulations before adding my links. My mistake - and I apologize for the inconvenience!

ISandusky (talk) 18:53, 13 October 2010 (UTC)


After adding a book I read recently to the list of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction I noticed that you promptly removed the book on grounds of WP:NOTE and have removed other books from the list as well. However WP:NOTE seems to specifically apply to whether or not something (a book in this case) is notable enough to have it's own article. The notability rules do not seem to apply to mentioning a book, which would not be notable enough for an article of its own, in a list. Any thoughts on this before I go and re-add the book to the list? -- (talk) 09:39, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Synthetic Cannabis[edit]

Thanks for catching that--actually, what happened was that a prior editor added info about Oregon, amounting to about 3 separate paragraphs. Instead, I cut it down to a single sentence and integrated it with the previous paragraph. I thought I deleted all of the left over excess, but I missed that part. Thanks for taking it out--i think the 1 sentence in the paragraph, along with the other states, is sufficient. Qwyrxian (talk) 03:11, 16 October 2010 (UTC)


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Speedy deletion nomination of Cimarron Firearms[edit]

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Hi, why did you undo my edit in Lupinus? This is not politics, the name tells it all, whether you like it or not. It you look at what's called Judean mountains, this is the West Bank (i.e. Palestine), not Israel. عمرو بن كلثوم (talk) 02:43, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Bala S. Manian[edit]

Hello MartinezMD. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Bala S. Manian, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 19:26, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Splitsville[edit]

Please read wp:CSD. While the article clearly has issues, and may be appropriate for article for deletion, it is not a wp:csd. Thank you. --CutOffTies (talk) 19:32, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Tuskegee syphilis experiment[edit]

Hi Doc,

We seem to share similar concerns with this article. I am continually amazed that such an important article is so poorly written. I have no scientific training to speak of but am primarily editing it for readability and as always, I continue to work to ensure NPOV, my pet peeve. Please let me know if my edits cause problems on the scientific and medical side as I am always happy to play well with other editors. Cheers, Veriss (talk) 07:47, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Reading your page, it seems we have a lot in common. I am moderate/neutral in many things, and WP would be useless if bias were allowed unchecked in it. The Tuskegee study was a disgrace and should be accurately/neutrally presented so we can learn from it. I'll let you know if any technical aspects need correcting, and I am very agreeable in collaborating on a well-written article.MartinezMD (talk) 08:24, 26 February 2011 (UTC)


Quantitation of any drug and nearly any chemical in urine is very much an issue for analytical toxicologists occupied in clinical, forensic or industrial toxicology. Numerous quantitative thresholds exist for the presence in urine of xenobiotics, in the sports, legal, industrial and medical arenas. Urine alcohol quantitation is very frequently performed in the US, and states such as California prosecute drivers if their urine alcohol levels exceed a particular value. Urinary drug concentrations are a major part of the NIDA regulations in the US, which are applied to determining the future job prospects of the millions of Americans subjected to drug testing each year. The World Anti-Doping Agency has set quantitative thresholds for many drugs in the urine of the hundreds of thousands of athletes tested in national and international games. The occupational safety regulations in many countries have specific quantitative limits for the presence of numerous chemicals in the urine of workers. I could continue ad infinitum, but perhaps you see the point. Please leave in the sentence re the lack of quantitation, it is important. Hetoi (talk) 11:45, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

I really don't see your point. I am a clinical toxicologist by training, so I understand these issues a great deal more than the general public or even many professionals in medical fields. If you can measure a serum level, you can measure a urine level. The difference is if they hold any value, and that alters if they are normally performed. If a statement is made that urine levels are typically not tested that can be argued, but to say it can't be done is an entirely different story. I'm also not sure what your agenda is in regards to the statement. Perhaps is you clarified that we could come to some agreement. Also, this discussion should be held on the topic's talk page instead of mine.MartinezMD (talk) 16:47, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Blue Waffle Disease[edit]

I saw that you undid my edit on the trichomoniasis article where I pointed out that it is also known under the slang name "Blue Waffle Disease". I saw that you stated that the edit was "unreliable". I wanted to first apologize that I did not cite the edit. I found that it might be difficult to "cite" slang considering that slang is not normally documented, but I did find at least one website online that supports this claim (see here: I also from experience have heard laymen refer to it as "blue waffle disease" when discussing it. The term normally only is used by the layman when there is obvious bruising of the delicate tissues of the labia minora.

I did not revert the edit back as I think I've done something wrong here trying to add to the article. Can you explain or help me out for future reference how to better cite slang terms in wiki articles?

ThoHug (talk) 00:39, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

You've done nothing seriously wrong, but when you look up your reference it doesn't come back as Trichomonas. In fact, it specifically says it is something else. There are also numerous other references on the internet to it, but it varies from just ugly vaginal pictures to yeast infections, etc. Since this is a medical article, and it can have personal consequences for people, it follows more stringent standards.MartinezMD (talk) 01:52, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Mad Max II[edit]

You might want to join in with the discussion on the Mad Max 2 page, then. But I'm not sure what someone's wife being dead, etc., has to do with whether something came about because of a nuclear holocaust. Either the movie's plot is shaped by a nuclear holocaust or not, which seems to be quite separate from whether someone's family is murdered by a biker gang. Ommnomnomgulp (talk) 17:38, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

That was just stating how the character and storyline are the same. I've joined the MMII talk page. MartinezMD (talk) 19:30, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Bill Nye[edit]

I appreciate your comments, but the information presented is widely and commonly known to be factually accurate, so it wasn't 'likely to be challenged' except by the mentally challenged. I'm sorry your ego can't handle reasonable criticism. Tkircher (talk) 21:18, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

It may be common knowledge within the nuclear power community, but WP is an encyclopedia for the world at large. You can also keep your insults to yourself.MartinezMD (talk) 00:17, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

OT Navy work in progress[edit]

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Thanks for your work patrolling Carlos Gardel. I can only say that Uruguayan (Gardel) 'birthers' are even more persistent than Australian soccer fans. Tapered (talk) 00:47, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

First Solar[edit]

Hi there, MartinezMD. I have been contacted by First Solar about the current situation on the First Solar Wikipedia article, and I've agreed to help. I have spoken with Alan Bernheimer (User:Abernheimer) and I am satisfied that his goal, and that of First Solar, is simply for this Wikipedia article to be more authoritative, accurate and factual. It is also my understanding that they want to fix the problems associated with the current warning tag. I've previously helped other subjects of Wikipedia articles follow consensus and work with the community to fix those pages, and I think with a bit of effort the same could be done here.

Because I now have a potential conflict of interest with this subject matter, I'm not the best person to determine what needs to change before the warning template can be removed. Although some issues stand out to me, I wonder if you'd like to make a list of things to change and post that on the First Solar discussion page? If you're too busy on other projects, I can ask COI/N for help, too. Let me know what you think; if I don't hear back after the U.S. holiday weekend, I'll just head over there. Cheers, WWB Too (talk) 17:11, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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MartinezMD, I had no idea editing a page to show my novel was inappropriate. I certainly meant no harm. The novel, Shut Down, remains an apocalyptic novel ... so how does it get added to the list? William Flynn Wrflynn (talk) 20:27, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I now fully understand.

"Shut Down" is slowly picking up steam. The Multnomah County library system has reviewed the work and acquired six copies (This is a very rare honor reserved for selected, well-known authors). Local media has offered strikingly positive reviews, and sales locally have been brisk, to put it mildly.

But I realize WP is worldwide, so I'll wait until interest spreads beyond Portland. I'm posting here because I don't know how else to contact you. Happy reading ... btw, it's on kindle too. :)

Thank you for your kind patience with this new wiki editor. Oh, I just learned what a barnstar is. Wrflynn (talk) 00:57, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for taking care of vandalism / poor edits. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:13, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

Carlos Gardel origin[edit]

Carlos Gardel birthplace is well established as being Tacuarembo, Uruguay as proved by his passport and birth certificate (, now, if you are going to discredit the facts as being made up or false, then you should also decline to have the french evidence as factual therefore concluding the origin of his birthplace as either unknown, or not established as of yet. You must provide just and factual information which is not what you are doing here. You can not tip the scale to one side unless there is substantial, factual, and conclusive evidence to the history, otherwise you are misinforming the public.


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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Dr. Martínez, he pasado años investigando la encefalopatía de Wernicke que solo se diagnostica en el 85% de los casos, afecta al 2% de las poblaciones y es letal en el 17% de los casos. Parece una paradoja que teniendo tanta prevalencia se sepa poco, se subdiagnostique y submedique. Mi monografía ha interesado a profesores de varios países y a BMJ (la división editorial de la Sociedad Médica Británica), quienes me han honrado solicitándome la revisión de monografías neurológicas, situación reservada a los referentes en medicina.

Para ahorrar muchos sufrimientos y vidas deseo publicar lo más avanzado del conocimiento de EW en Wikipedia. Si cuento con su colaboración habré de hacerlo con gusto, pero no voy a estar lidiando con quienes borren mis aportes (el listado que eliminó era solo la primera etapa del cambio). Si hay comprensión publicaré lo que muchos consideran lo más avanzado al respecto. Le saludo atte. Luis (puede pedirme información o documentos de lo que afirmo). Luis cerni (talk) 01:37, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

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Hay 3 páginas sobre la misma enfermedad. Eso si que necesita intervención.

Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome

Wernicke–Korsakoff Syndrome

Korsakoff's syndrome

Las dos primeras solo se diferencian por una mayúscula y la tercera se refiere a lo mismo con otro nombre. Cheers, Luis

Luis cerni (talk) 01:50, 7 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi! I noticed on my watchlist that you reverted an IP edit here. Was that intentional? I don't think I see anything wrong with the edit itself. Jafeluv (talk) 18:46, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

The point was adding a sort key to make the article appear at the top of the category. (You can see this at Category:Jazz standards now that I've redone the edit.) The practice is explained at WP:SORTKEY (bullet point #6). It's not that uncommon, although it's understandable if you've never run into the syntax before. So now you know :) Jafeluv (talk) 06:43, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


When you revert an edit that someone spent a lot of work on improving an article, at least have the basic courtesy to make an edit comment to explain your objection. (talk) 01:49, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Condensing is fine, but removing a major plot elements isn't - how the virus was released, the significant male/female imbalance, and Yoshizumi's love story. You are right however that I should've explained my reversion. My apologies. MartinezMD (talk) 12:24, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Put back the plane crash if you think it's important. I thought the release was the important thing, not the crash. The "male female imbalance" IS still mentioned: "855 men and eight women stationed in Antarctica". Love story? It's an apocalyptic story, not a romance, but again, put it in if you think it needs to be detailed. There is no need to undo all my work if your issue is with two minor points. I really thought the older version was overdetailed, almost scene by scene. (talk) 12:05, 14 August 2013 (UTC)


I see you reverted my edit on Imber. Quite how you can claim it's a valid link is beyond me;, when neither you, I, or the majority of users on English Wikipedia can read it. The story of Imber and Tyneham is that both villages were take over in 1943, as apart of the war effort. Could I suggest that this edit is inserted (if at all) when a English version is available? Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 21:03, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't see how the article loses it's validity because it's written in another language, no? It is certainly not as convenient, but the information is still there. As for reading German, I have some ability, but regardless I just plug the page into Google and then can translate it as shown below.
If I were doing research on the topic I'd hate to not know about it just because an English version wasn't available. What do you think?MartinezMD (talk)
I'm afraid I totally disagree. Imber (and Tyneham) was evacuated in a wartime situation, with a disputed promise of return, by the then UK government. There are loads of ghost villages around the world and I cannot see that this German one is any different and bears no relationship to Imber or Tyneham. Regards, David J Johnson (talk) 12:48, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Imber and Bonnland were both taken by their respective nation's military and remain training zones rather than being returned to the civilian populace.MartinezMD (talk) 20:38, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

A Tesla Roadster for you![edit]

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Titan survivors[edit]


you reverted my change on the book Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan. On the Titanic, 32% of the passengers and the crew survived (713 out of 2229), on the Titan, only 0,52% did so (13 out of 2500). How is it supposed to be a similarity? 99,5% and 68% are both more than half, but that's really presenting the numbers to create similarity. It's also an unsourced statement, and this section looks completely like an original research: a reference to the google book of Futility is not enough Jelt (talk) 21:49, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

The similarity is that they had a huge casualty rate. I don't see how that's manipulating the data.MartinezMD (talk) 22:25, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
First, that's original research (as there are no references on the actual article about the similarities save a private website which doesn't state anything about this huge casualty rate), second, saying more than half twice implicitly says that the percentages would be similar, and they are not. Jelt (talk) 18:54, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
You're right that the article isn't properly referenced, but the comparisons have been made by reliable sources and are not original research. Time carries the AP's article, Snopes, etc and a simple search on Google will turn up more. Here's some:

MartinezMD (talk) 20:10, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi. The issue is not about the name of the "caldo gallego" article (name which can be amended); it is about the lack of "(wiki)officiality" of that or another spelling. An example: we have this article about colour, which in fact redirects to color, with British spelling. But there are 10,000 of instances of the word "colour" in the Wiki, and those are perfectly OK. Cheers.--Froaringus (talk) 17:40, 21 May 2014 (UTC)


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Reference errors on 7 June[edit]

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You might look to[edit]

….the health effects sections of the diesel exhaust article, LATER TODAY. I am a chemist and prof./scholar, and so worked on the lead, structure, sourcing and chemical parts, but will not dip into the quagmire that is the health-related sections. See also Talk for various perspectives (which is where I learned of your interests). Le Prof (talk) 15:44, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

The public health effects of environmental pollutants is a huge area, involving a lot of debate, lack of definitive research, and requiring significantly more expertise than I have. I have less specific medical knowledge on the subject so mainly watch out for obvious problems and make a few corrections along the way. My interest in this actually more from a mechanical perspective (automotive and marine diesel engines) but the rest of my background is helpful. I'll be looking for your changes.
BTW, you really should create a personal account. Otherwise if the ISP you use changes some addresses around it would be difficult to keep track of your edits and for people to communicate with you. MartinezMD (talk) 16:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

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would you support this?[edit]

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What? (Re: Tannerite)[edit]

What are you trying to accomplish with this revert? The description on page 3 of the patent image found at the reference link says: "The preferred catalyst composition includes a major amount of explosive grade aluminum powder, and minor amounts of titanium sponge and zirconium hydride." I see no mention of "hydroxide" anywhere in the patent image or in the plain text description (here) of the patent being used as a reference.

There is an earlier, more crudely prepared patent, found by googling the patent number in your edit description and which mentions "zirconium hydroxide", but that's not the patent being used as a reference, and being an older patent, it's less likely to be the formula they use now. Incidentally, anyone with a chemistry background could tell you that it makes a lot more sense for them to use the hydride than the hydroxide, but I'm not going to use that as my argument because what's common sense to one is original research to another.

From my perspective, you've reverted the article to a state where is disagrees with the references that are present. The point could be made that we should include both patents and explain the discrepancy in the article, but if that's the point you were making, then why did you simply revert, in discordance with the reference that is present?

ʍw 20:10, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

You are correct, my apologies. I've made it clearer.MartinezMD (talk) 20:51, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

Humour is permitted[edit]

I have been here over ten years and have many thousands of edits to thousands of articles, my experience is that jokes are fine within reason from established editors. Guy (Help!) 01:27, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure that's the case. I typically see off-topic items refactored.MartinezMD (talk) 02:29, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

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You reverted my edit about the Wright-R-975 radial[edit]

I know it's in the article, but doesn't it warrant being mentioned in the introduction? L3X1 (talk) 18:20, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

It was used in several vehicles. What makes the M4 stand out against others on the list be placed in the lead? It's an aircraft engine in its inception and there isn't even a specific aircraft in the lead. The M18 is listed because of it's legendary speed. My opinion is that given the variety of vehicles it was used in, if the application isn't outstanding, it can go in the body of the article. MartinezMD (talk) 05:12, 17 December 2016 (UTC)
Okay that makes sense. The only thing I can think of that makes the M4 stand out is that it is a legendary tank that many people can recognise, and this would be an interesting fact for people who were glancing at the article. Thanks for your time L3X1 (talk) 03:28, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
You're welcome. MartinezMD (talk) 04:28, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

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List of zombie novels[edit]

Hi, and nice to meet you. I noticed your reversion of my edit to this and explanation. "The" can go inside or outside the quotation marks on this one, but the one thing I'm sure about is that there shouldn't be two "the's". (That was the purpose of my edit.) I'll leave the choice to you. Thanks in advance.


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lol Ira, that was an error. I was making another edit and somehow undid yours at the same time. MartinezMD (talk) 02:40, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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Shooting of Daniel Shaver[edit]

Sorry about the undo. That does indeed seem to be an incorrect ref as far as what the prosecution is claiming. I've undone a bit further to get back to a version which includes the original ref. Meters (talk) 03:12, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

@Meters: No problem. Authors make errors often unfortunately. I catch errors all the time and write to them (then they update the story without due credit lol). I think the author meant to write was "The defense" not "Prosecutors". It would make perfect sense written that way. MartinezMD (talk) 03:23, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

I just wanted you to know you left a talk back template on Meters userpage. Obviously an error, so I reverted it. I communicate with him frequently, your ping here should suffice. Of course you're welcome to add a TB to his talk if you like. John from Idegon (talk) 04:35, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
thanks. I'm a little sleep deprived tonight. MartinezMD (talk) 05:04, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

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Tannerite is a Brand name, not the name of the Target its self.

Please leave the page alone! Jamesakameisme (talk) 19:06, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jamesakameisme: Your edits were reverted because you included a blacklisted link. I will edit as I see fit within the rules of WP, and you do not have the authority to tell me otherwise. If you have a problem with that, take it up with the administrators. Now stay off my talk page. I do have the right to keep you out of it. MartinezMD (talk) 20:37, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

I apologize for my tone. Do you think that we could come to an agreement on getting the page corrected so that it is factual and accurate?

Thank you. Jamesakameisme (talk) 21:58, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

@Jamesakameisme: Alright. I'll accept the apology. If you want to make proper amends, go back and fix the source you deleted, currently #8. Also, my advice is to make the edits more in stages so if there is a problem in one area it can be isolated for easier revision. Not everyone will agree with your changes. Use the article's talk page to discuss some of the changes as you and I and Cluebot aren't the only ones who edit that article. Lastly, do you work for Tannerite? MartinezMD (talk) 23:05, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Awesome, thank you for taking the time to help educate me on how to properly go about making appropriate edits; your time it greatly apricated. I will be taking your advice and only make small edits to the page as well as be careful to work with links. Jamesakameisme (talk) 18:29, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

@MartinezMD Thank you for removing the ® makes, I was unaware that it was in the general rules to not use them. I would like to exclude the word "Explosives" from the fourth line down in the "uses" section of the page because Tannerite brand targets are not an explosive. Jamesakameisme (talk) 19:44, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

@MartinezMD I am also concerned about the name of this page. Tannerite is a Brand but not a product so this page really should have the name changed to Tannerite Brand Targets or be about the business and not one of the products. Jamesakameisme (talk) 19:48, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jamesakameisme, I'm Mysterious Whisper. I thought I should weigh in as I've also been editing Tannerite. If I may: The current wording of the lede goes "Tannerite is a brand..." That wording respects all of the source material including your website, which states that the company Tannerite Sports LLC makes Tannerite brand targets. The article is about the product, not the company (the former is notable and the latter is not). We use the term tannerite to refer to the product because that's how the reliable sources and the common public use the term - whether you like it or not, tannerite has become a genericized trademark and Wikipedia reflects the common usage of such terms. We call tannerite targets explosives again because the reliable sources do, and because patents for the Tannerite target system identify them as such. We do clarify that the targets are not explosive until mixed, and that the binary components are not considered explosives for regulatory purposes.
You seem to have taken issue with Tannerite being associated with the incidents listed in the article. Unfortunately, in every one of those cases, reliable sources up to and including the New York Times mention "Tannerite" by name when discussing the incidents. If you wish to pursue this further, you'll have to contact the media outlets that published the articles we're using as references and get them to publish a retraction stating that the earlier versions of their articles were incorrect and that Tannerite brand materials weren't used in the incidents.
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A kitten for you![edit]

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Cast-iron cookware[edit]

Hi MartinezMD, I was wondering why there was a rollback of my edit on the cast-iron cookware page. Could you give me some feedback so I can avoid making the same mistake in the future?

AGKWE (talk) 13:07, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Ferleon was already mentioned in the subsequent paragraph, and reading their website, they identify themselves as a new division. Unless there was some notable change, I did not see a need to move them into to the first paragraph. MartinezMD (talk) 14:55, 20 June 2018 (UTC)


Thank you, I made a small mistake and luckily you saw it. College is exhausting so small mistakes are bound to happen. 😅 Scenarioschrijver20 (talk) 17:42, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

In the Arthur Frank Mathews article[edit]

it says, "and in 1894, married Lucia Kleinhans, one of his art students.[1] " So I thought the reference there would be enough. But i found another one. Carptrash (talk) 22:49, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Happily accepted. Just for the record, I think I started that article (teachers & students) so take it seriously. And feel better that someone is watching it. Carptrash (talk) 06:00, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

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Thoughts on Linking Consistency?[edit]

Thoughts on internal linking consistency for the EuroTrip article? It's weird to link to Amsterdam but not Berlin or Rome. ----Btcgeek (talk) 20:21, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Good catch; I didn't see those. I left Prague linked later in the article since it is the location of production, etc, not an incidental city in the script.MartinezMD (talk) 20:47, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Cool, thanks for the change. I was just trying to keep it consistent - either link to all, or don't link to all. Now I feel maybe Bratislava should be linked, but can't justify that based on the above! Will leave that up to you to decide :) --Btcgeek (talk) 16:54, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Bratislava is already linked in the body of the article. IMHO I think that one is okay to remain linked since it is the main location of the script. MartinezMD (talk) 01:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
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Len Davis[edit]

Hi there. I see you made a few changes on Len Davis. Regarding his age, if you look at both sources he had to have been born in 1964. First source lists age as 30 published in December 1994. Only way he could still be 30 and not have been born in 1964 is if he was born in December 1963. Second source lists age as 31 in April 1996 - if he was born in December 1963 he would have been 32 by this date. Therefore he must have been born in 1964. Hope that clears it up. Inexpiable (talk) 08:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Got it. I didn't piece the two dates together. I'm good with your changes. You should put this in the Talk page otherwise it could be an issue again for someone else. MartinezMD (talk) 17:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


All vandalized like Grumman American AA-5 repaired by you,

353rd Fighter Group, Aeronca Champion, Aeronca L-16, Douglas DC-3, List of Douglas DC-3 family variants, Vought F4U Corsair,

IPs tried to fix multiTABs/multiSPACEs, only to get BANanas and RVVs! Plz restore their edits. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:02, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

The edits you made in these cases can stand, but that doesn't mean I'll go along with all your sockpuppets' edits. MartinezMD (talk) 21:54, 15 July 2019 (UTC)


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