User talk:PietrH

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Conflict of Interest Statement[edit]

I am a retired physician who coined the term fen-phen two decades ago. I was the first to report that this combination could remit alcohol and certain drug cravings. I have made some edits on the above page fully understanding the need to present a neutral position. Any statements I make there will be fully referenced. I would appreciate it if anybody thinks that what I write is biased. I admit to having a strong personal opinion that I will try to avoid expressing here. --PietrH (talk) 22:55, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Response to ἀνυπόδητος[edit]

I am so impressed by your promptness, courtesy and friendliness. I have made minor edits to reflect your suggestions.

  • I do not know how to remove the outdated banner. Could you help? I think its removal is appropriate.
  • Thank you for cleaning my citations. I am a novice and need the help.
  • What does your pseudonym mean?
  • Out of curiosity, how could one improve this article and its rating?

Best wishes,

PietrH (talk) 15:44, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi PietrH! Thanks for your praise, much appreciated!
I have removed the banner. It was produced by the code {{update|date=December 2010}} right at the start of the page. Anypodetos means "barefoot" in Ancient Greek; there isn't much behind this choice. It reminds me of Socrates (who is said to have walked barefoot all the time) as well as the Monty Pythons.
As for improving the rating: actually, I'm not sure myself. For drugs containing a single substance, I'd say include all the sections listed in Wikipedia:MOSMED#Drugs and medications as far as they apply. But articles on combination drugs should not copy the information that is already in the articles on the individual substances (fenfluramine and phentermine). I can't remember ever having seen a combination drug article beyond Start class. Perhaps you should not worry about ratings; it is far more important that readers find articles useful, and that is certainly the case here. Or you could ask at WT:PHARM (WikiProject Pharmacy) or WT:MED (WikiProject Medicine) for suggestions and/or a second opinion for the rating. I certainly won't complain if someone gives the article a C. Hope that helps, and feel free to ask for more help! --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 17:57, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi Barefoot


This is fun! I went back and reviewed my article and a citation about pulmonary hypertension adverse effect was no longer there. Did you inadvertently remove it? I don't know how to check previous versions. Should I put it back or is that considered bad etiquette. [1] Would you mind adding it so that I don't f**k it up?
My ancestors were from Czernowitz but originally came from Berlin. The founder of the family, Daniel Itzig]

PietrH (talk) 21:46, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

Hm. I did not remove it, at least not consciously, and I can't find it in the history. I don't want to put it in because I'm not sure about the correct place. Here is a nice trick for you to get a

professionally formatted reference trick[edit]

  1. Put <ref>{{cite journal|pmid=7869471}}</ref> in the correct position within the article.
  2. Save your changes.
  3. Go to
  4. Type the article title into the first input box, and your user name into the second. Then press "Submit". The bot will fill in the name of the journal and authors, the paper title, page number, etc.

Make Sure:

Did you save Fenfluramine/phentermine before starting the citation bot (ie. the saved page was displayed in your browser alright)? Did you type "Fenfluramine/phentermine" in the top box of the bot (no typos)?

--ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 08:46, 2 July 2011 (UTC) ἀνυπόδητος

I made some minor changes, improved, IMHO, the content levels and added reference re pulmonary hypertension. I used the citation bot but it didn't work. Could you review fen-phen.

PietrH (talk) 15:56, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, Anypodetos, for your assistance. I greatly appreciate your hand holding. The question about the rating was totally academic. It matters not. PietrH (talk) 18:18, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

I cite one article twice; how do I make only one citation in reference[edit]

ἀνυπόδητος, are you there?

PietrH (talk) 18:59, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I'm still there :-) The answer is at WP:NAMEDREFS. --ἀνυπόδητος (talk) 08:23, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
  1. ^