User talk:Mbbradford

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Welcome!

Hello, Mbbradford, 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 name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name 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 someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Mak (talk) 02:55, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to Esperanza![edit]

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Welcome, Mbbradford, to Esperanza! As you might know, all the Esperanzians share one important goal: the success of this encyclopedia. Within that, we then attempt to strengthen the community bonds, and be the "approachable" side of the project. All of our ideals are held in the Charter, the governing document of the association.

Now that you are a member you should read the guide to what to do now or you may be interested in some of our programs. A quite important program is Stressbusters, which seeks to support editors who have encountered any stress from their Wikipedia events, and are seeking to leave the project. So far, Esperanza can be credited with the support and retention of several users. We will send you newsletters to keep you up to date. Also, we have a calendar of special events, member birthdays, and other holidays that you can add to and follow.

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Recommendation for you....[edit]

Hello, Mbbradford! As a new user, you may be interested in joining Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User - it's a program designed to help new users by pairing them up with an experienced Wikipedia editor, who will help new users learn the ins and outs of Wikipedia. If you'd like to join, simply type {{Adoptme}} on your userpage! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Happy editing! –- kungming·2 (Talk) 08:00, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Betachek_test_strips.jpg[edit]

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Image:Betachek test strips.jpg[edit]

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BME Related[edit]

Hey, thanks for the messages. I have restored a small portion of the BS BME article and I'm working on how to include more content to make the article comprehensive and on par with other specific BS degree articles. Most of it is still gone because it is very specific to WUSTL, as everything related to the courses, credit requirements and the tracks were only for WUSTL and are hardly representative of all programs. I am also weary of taking a lot of it at face value as a good measure for a program since WUSTL does not have an ABET accredited BS degree in BME or BE. They are most likely pursuing it, but until it's official, I would rather rely on another source to generate a list of basic foundations/requirements for the degree. If you have any input or content, please let me know or just edit the article directly.

I'll also have a look over the artificial pancreas article. Thanks! Cquan 19:45, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

DM1 & breastfeeding[edit]

No need to be insulted. Please assume good faith and presume that I have the interest of the encyclopedia content in mind. This is not personal, and I have no agenda beyond creating a good article on diabetes. Obviously, "reducing risk" does not equal "removing risk". It is still possible for a breastfed child to develop diabetes, much like I have met healthy non-smokers who have developed lung cancer.

If you have a beef with the content of the article, especially with sourced content that has been there for a long time, please start off by discussing this on the relevant talk page, Talk:Diabetes mellitus. JFW | T@lk 20:30, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I have done a reasonably thorough PubMed search. I see this line of enquiry started in 1984, and that there have been several negative trials. Please offer your comments on Talk:Diabetes mellitus. Alternatively, perhaps you could ask Alteripse (talk · contribs) to mediate, as he is an expert on this subject. JFW | T@lk 21:31, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Stub sorting[edit]

Hello Mbbradford,

I noticed you marked an article as a stub using the {{stub}} template. Did you know that there are thousands of stub types that you can use to clarify what type of stub the article is? Properly categorizing stubs is important to the Wikipedia community because it helps various WikiProjects to identify articles that need expansion.

You can view the full list of stub types at WP:STUBS.

If you have questions about stub sorting, don't hesitate to ask! There is a wealth of stub information on the stub sorting WikiProject, and hundreds of stub sorters. Thanks! --Umalee 04:20, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

Amylin[edit]

Hi Mbbradford,

I noticed you did some good work on this page. I just discovered it and added a little. Keep up the good work.

Best, Jasu 10:33, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

License tagging for Image:Annual geothermal solar.JPG[edit]

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5 card majors[edit]

Hi there: Since I play five-card majors myself, I know that what you're talking about has many reliable sources in the literature; I just wanted to remind you that those reliable sources will be required (especially for your contention as regards a two-diamond opener, which is not part of SAYC as I understand it). If you need any help finding those sources, I'm at your service; call upon me if you need anything. Accounting4Taste:talk 18:44, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

By the way, should the article be moved to "Five-card majors" -- with the hyphen? Accounting4Taste:talk 18:47, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
LOL I didn't realize the 2D opener suggestion was a mistake -- I thought it was part of some advanced system of which I wasn't aware, where 2D shows four cards in both majors!!! Now that that's 1D, I get it!! (I was going to go home and start looking into "Bridge Conventions Complete" looking for that one to see what was up with that, it sounded interesting!!) If I can be of any service with anything at all, please feel free to call upon me at your convenience -- but it seems as though you're doing fine on your own, the article is concise and lucid. Accounting4Taste:talk 20:42, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

Bridge Base Basic[edit]

Hi, my understanding of NT rebids is that after a 1 of a suit opening, a simple rebid shows 13-14 HCP and a jump rebid shows 18-19 HCP. However, a 'simple rebid' is not always 1NT because the simple rebid could also be 2NT, for example 1-2-2NT. Similarly, a 'jump rebid' is not always 2NT (for example 1-2-3NT). That is part of the reason why a 2-over-1 response promises more strength than a 1-over-1. Unfortunately, the Learn to Play Bridge program (which is what Bridge Base Basic system is based on) doesn't cover 2/1 auctions much, so it would be nice to have a different source to confirm this. Thanks, Insanephantom 08:17, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Basal_control.jpg[edit]

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Even though they are out of business, someone still has the rights to their software (probably through bankruptcy court), so it could only be used under a non-free license claim from Wikipedia:Image_copyright_tags/Non-free_content#Screenshots with a rationale from Wikipedia:FURG as to why it can be used. MBisanz talk 00:45, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Bolus control.jpg[edit]

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I have sent you an email :-)[edit]

Wikipedia guidelines says it is a good idea to give a note about it on the recipients User-talk-page, so here it is :-)
--Seren-dipper (talk) 06:06, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Looking for Wikipedia Ambassadors[edit]

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File:Bridgebase.JPG listed for deletion[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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