User talk:Risssa

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Venous stasis[edit]

I added preventative treatments to venous stasis, FYI. Biosthmors (talk) 17:52, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Thank you!Risssa (talk) 22:06, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome. =) Biosthmors (talk) 20:04, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
Hi Risssa! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

Feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can participate!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 20:53, 12 October 2012 (UTC)


Thanks for your edits there, but did you know we try to use only one link per article? See WP:Linking. Dougweller (talk) 10:15, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I did. However, I think it's confusing for readers when an unfamiliar or important term is linked once near the top of the article and then used again later in the article without a link. Readers then have to go back and try to find where the first use of the word is, click on the link, then find where they were reading before they went hunting for the link. Clearly links to more familiar terms should be done once but often it's so much easier and informative when important terms are linked again, especially when it's a long article with many links or a section devoted to that particular topic. `For instance, an article about the mammalian digestive system would link to "stomach" at the top but then would have a separate section below on the stomach specifically. I think when stomach is used in the separate section that it should be linked there.

Also, I've noticed that some authors don't link to the first instance of a term but link to the second or third time it is used which makes finding it even more difficult. `

One thing I think would be really useful is if there was a list of linked terms somewhere on the page, in a column down the right or left side. Then readers could consult that as they are perusing the article. Risssa (talk) 22:59, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

I take your points, but it's still against our guidelines to repeatedly link terms. You can discuss this at [Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Linking]]. Dougweller (talk) 10:00, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
The more entries I read here the more I see that hardly anyone pays attention to the one link per term rule. We should take advantage of the technology, that's why it's there -- to make reading entries easier to understand. Having to go back through the entry to find the first appearance of a term is time-consuming and often confusing, especially if it is a long or technical entry. Rissa, copy editor 23:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Season's tidings![edit]

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To you and yours, Have a Merry ______ (fill in the blank) and Happy New Year! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 03:47, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

I modified your talk page comment, hope you dont mind[edit]

I put in some marks to close the bolding in the comment you left here. If you did mean to have your whole statement bolded, please revert my edit. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:45, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Garden Spot Recordings[edit]

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Hello, Risssa. You have new messages at Talk:Hank Williams#Garden Spot Recordings.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

--GDuwenTell me! 18:02, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Your signature[edit]

Hi Risssa, I was reading your post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine and foun a problem with your signature: it does not contain a link to your user page, as they generally should. To fix this, uncheck the box that says "Treat the above as wiki markup ..." in the user profile section of your preferences. Graham87 01:16, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew[edit]

Good catch on the exclamation point in Scott Shaw's name. Because Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew was the first comic I collected as a kid, I've gotten so used to his use of the exclamation point in his signature, I just look right past it. Boomshadow talk contribs 03:11, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Wildfire / Hank Williams[edit]

If you like this kind of music, check out It covers the Top 100 Western Songs of All Time, as chosen by members of the Western Writers of America. Lou Sander (talk) 05:16, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Check out the article about #19 on the list, They Call the Wind Maria, which I wrote. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:57, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2015 News
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GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
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July drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 24 people who signed up, 17 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis, and Pax85.

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I discovered Colette at the age of 15 (I mean I was 15, not her) in the library of a provincial town in a provincial country (never mind which one - it wasn't France, that's for sure) and fell in love. Not with her - she was already dead - but with what she represented. She was pagan. So was I, though I didn't know it at the time. Ah dear goddess! Anyway, if you intend to drop comments in the Talk section of her page, why not edit it? A sort of fame awaits. PiCo (talk) 10:40, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

I can do the editing changes but not the citations. I discovered Colette in college but that was, ahem, 40 years ago.
I also don't remember her history very well -- which is what brought me to this article in the first place. Perhaps someone else can supply details. Rissa, Guild of Copy Editors (talk) 23:14, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
I was going to go fix supper but I find myself remembering her books and Albuquerque (I went to UNM) in the early 1970s. I loved her books about her mother, "My Mother's House" and "Sido." Also, the "Claudine" series and "Earthly Paradise." I started her short stories the summer I started grad school, so I ended up saying goodbye, Colette. Maybe I'll go back to them now. Amazon has her main works including many in French, a language I do not speak. I think I'll try to find a history about her although I read everything on my Kindle which is worthless at supplying page numbers.
I do have to make supper but I'll be back. Rissa, Guild of Copy Editors (talk) 23:46, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Colette advances. Any comments on what I've done so far? PiCo (talk) 11:07, 25 August 2015 (UTC)