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Speedy deletion requests (please forgive my ignorance)[edit]

Sorry please forgive my ignorance, could you please explain to me why the images (Patrenco and Shah and Nurse Tait (which has already been deleted)) I uploaded are being nominated for speedy deletion . I uploaded them using all the same labeling which allows this image to stay up on the Oliver Valentine article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Oliver_Valentine.jpg im a little confused. Thanks you--InExcelsis DeoTalk 17:06, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Fair use of images is intended to allow the use of copyrighted images in a limited set of circumstances when a non-free alternative is not possible. Generally, Wikipedia considers images of living persons replaceable by non-free images as noted in the policy that I linked to -- Images -- Pictures of people still alive, groups still active, and buildings still standing; provided that taking a new free picture as a replacement (which is almost always considered possible) would serve the same encyclopedic purpose as the non-free image. This includes non-free promotional images. WP:NFC#UULP You can sometimes find freely licensed pictures of celebrities on Flickr that are released under Creative Commons. If you find a copyrighted image you would like to use, you can attempt to obtain permission to use the image under a free license by writing to the copyright holder and sending the permission from the copyright holder to the COM:OTRS. Hope that helps. Warfieldian (talk) 17:53, 4 August 2011 (UTC) By the way, the other image that you used as a template for your request has an inappropriate fair-use rationale as well and I nominated that one for deletion. Warfieldian (talk) 17:57, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

Aareffard[edit]

Hi Warfieldian. I wanted to thank you for the editing support for the article. I see that you improved some sentences and introduced wikipedia links for some of the terms/words and names. Thanks for hte help. Best regards Ali Aareffard (talk) 14:33, 16 March 2011 (UTC)



I was pretty much happy with the first photo I uploaded, so I have chosen to wait to get his permission to use that pic. Thanks for the info. =) Best, Ali — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aareffard (talkcontribs) 11:15, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Aareffard (talk) 11:25, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the response. I will remove the photo and re-upload it after I get the lisence permissions from the source of the photo. Thanks for the help. :) Best, Ali Areffard — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aareffard (talkcontribs) 23:27, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Aareffard (talk) 11:25, 9 March 2011 (UTC)


Dear Warfieldian. Thank you for a nice welcome message. I am responding to your message I got 2 hrs ago. The picture was required from Professor Gaudernack when I designed our research group's website approx. one year ago. I had saved the original jpeg i received from him with intend to use for his wikipedia article. The thing is that this article is a gift from me to him as his retirement gift which will be presented to him the evening of Thursday 10th of March (in two days). He has no idea about this article until then, thus I have not asked him for to use this picture for this purpose. I will ask him on Thursday when this is presented for him if he gives permission to use this photo in the article. I know him very well as I was his researcher for several years, so I do not believe he would object. I understand that you may have doubts about this issue since this is my first article, so how can I contribute to gain your trust until thursday evening or early friday morning to give you a final answer about lisence agreements from Professor Gaudernack?

Best regards, Ali Areffard — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aareffard (talkcontribs) 22:41, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Aareffard (talk) 11:26, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

speedy[edit]

Speedy A7 is for articles that have no indication of possible notability . Indicating that someone is a orofessoir at a major university is at least some indication of at least possible notability , and prevents speedy deletion. Not all professors are notable , but those who have published multiple major books in their field almost always are , as authorities in their subject. --see WP:PROF. In particular Nicolai J. Foss is pretty sure to pass that criterion. This can be tested at AfD, but it would not in any way be a speedy deletion. The criterion for speedy is much weaker than notable. It's great that you are editing here again, but you might possibly not be quite up to date on current practice, so before doing further patrolling, please read carefully WP:CSD DGG ( talk ) 18:27, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Daniel M. Ashe[edit]

Hi there, Warfieldian! I've rewritten this article and used a more reliable source -- the USFWS itself. That's enough, at least for me, to consider the subject notable. Btw, there was never a problem of copyright violation, because if I'm not confused, the source website was a mirror of the USFWS' information which is likely in the public domain. Thanks for your attempt to clean up what you thought was a copyvio. ceranthor 22:20, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

General sanctions on abortion articles[edit]

Just letting you know, in case you didn't already, that abortion-related articles are now subject to general sanctions, including but not limited to 1RR. Going by what's already occurred (two editors blocked at Lila Rose and the sanctions were imposed what, a day ago?), it looks like there's going to be a lot of admin involvement as well as a lot of attempts to game the system. Be careful! (I mean, you probably do know, since you've edited the article that got the first two blocks, but warnings can't hurt, I hope.) Roscelese (talkcontribs) 16:23, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning. I have been trying to edit the article in a responsible way. Since it is a BLP, I have been trying to help provide a balanced, neutral article. I am very willing to be responsive to discussion and resolve issues through consensus.Warfieldian (talk) 17:02, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

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Lancaster High School (Lancaster, South Carolina)[edit]

Hello Warfieldian ! I have improved the article with legit information and References ! Do you think that the "cleanup" awareness you have put can be removed now? --Scoobynaiterpaul123 (talk) 06:21, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

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Virginia Good[edit]

You recommended the deletion of an entry for Virginia Good. Here's the information I added that was apparently ignored.

Gerard Jones Jr. and I have nothing in common but our name. I don't know what constitutes "notable." A narrative NONFICTION memoir ISBN: 0972635750 about "the first hippie" is reliable source in and of itself. Go read it and see whether it's "authentic" or not.

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggcha.html

Ginny Good was the first hippie. Hippies were an important influence on international culture during the last fifty years or so. Here's the evidence. It's a quote from this chapter:

http://everyonewhosanyone.com/ggsyn14.html

"She was the first hippie, for one thing. I've mentioned that. Yeah, well, she was. I have proof. Documentary evidence. You could look it up.

There's a picture of her in the school paper at San Francisco State: The Gater. The picture was taken in the spring of 1963. Ginny's dancing on the lawn across from the library; her hair's kind of in her face, but you can still tell it's her. Jim Moss is in the background, egging her on. And the first time the word "hippie" was used to describe the sort of person who we all know now as a "hippie" was in the caption to that picture. She may even have had some flowers in her hair—which, in my book, makes her the first hippie. Merriam Webster may wish to quibble, but hey, she's got her own damn book. In my book, Ginny Good is the first hippie. Ha!

It wasn't just the picture, either. She was an icon in all kinds of other ways, too. She ironed her hair and put cucumber slices on her eyelids at night. She ate alfalfa sprouts and Northridge Farms Honey Wheatberry Bread and tofu and great vats of zucchini, parsley and green beans, all on the personal recommendation of Dr. Henry Beiler himself. He hung out with Ginny's aunt and the Vedanta Swamis in Laguna Beach and literally wrote the book on hippie food. Check it out. Food is Your Best Medicine, the book was called. While everyone else was still drinking Nehi Grape, Ginny Good was guzzling frothy concoctions of Tiger's Milk, Brewer's Yeast and Blackstrap Molasses. While everyone else was just beginning to catch on to the idea of eating Big Macs and Round Table Pizza, Ginny Good was the first one on her block to cook brown rice to perfection.

Nor did it end there. She was the hippiest little hippie chick who ever lived. She defined the whole idea in about a billion ways. Later on, she carted boxes of her old clothes down to the Digger's store so other chicks could become hippie chicks too, then so did they and so on and so on. It wasn't just a matter of appearances, either. Ginny was all up into astrology, astral projection, past lives, psychic this and New Age that, the I-Ching, Eastern Philosophy, Paul Reps, Alan Watts, Fritz Perls, R. D. Laing, Arthur Koestler, Wilhelm Reich and Sam Lewis—Sufi Sam."

Here's a review that calls it an important book, just as Ginny was an important person.

http://www.januarymagazine.com/biography/ginnygood.html

Here's what Hank Harrison, manager of the Grateful Dead when they were called "The Warlocks" had to say about her at Amazon:

"Ginny Good is a great name for the book because this woman was, although petite in apearence, bigger than life. Anyone who knew her knew she was a big deal on a small planet...she was, without doubt, the quintessential bohemian princess. Get the book and capture the feeling of how things realy were in the Summer of Love. HH"

There are lots of less notable people around and lots of corroboration that's way less "factual," but y'all are welcome to do what you think best, however inaccurate it may be. Thanks. G.

Gerard Jones http://everyonewhosanyone.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.94.225.44 (talk) 00:17, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

National Childminding Association[edit]

I removed your speedy tag, because as a large organization, it is probably notable. If you disagree, please take it to WP:AfD to discuss or appeal my move. Bearian (talk) 20:59, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Los Angeles County Young Democrats [edit]

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Your spam template on the Grandstream Networks article.[edit]

Hi Warfieldian, Recently you added a spam template to the Grandstream Networks article. You may have noted that articles about the same company had been previously deleted as spam, and spam is quite probably what they were. The earlier articles appear to have been copied verbatim from promotional company ad text. This company garners over 200,000 hits on Google, and many of the links are from reliable 3rd parties. I've tried to clean up the article from when you placed the template on it, and I was wondering if you might have the time to reread the most recent edition of the article and to consider removing your template. Any comments you may have about how to improve the article would be appreciated on the article's discussion page. Thanks, Scott P. (talk) 16:22, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Completely new abortion proposal and mediation[edit]

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted.

To avoid accusations that this posting violates WP:CANVASS, this posting is being made to every non-anon editor who has edited either page since 1 July 2010, irrespective of possible previous participation at the mediation page. HuskyHuskie (talk) 19:47, 4 July 2011 (UTC)


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CARLTON LEACH[edit]

I have edited the carlton leach page with more in depth information surrounding the whole article.

I am very annoyed that the original creator of the article has come out of nowhere since he created it and decided to undo all my good work and put it all in a context of his own but STILL keeping over half of my input!!!!!

Disgraceful — Preceding unsigned comment added by Henryafrica (talkcontribs) 14:51, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

You were adding gibberish to the article. I am not sure how you think that is helpful. Warfieldian (talk) 14:57, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

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Batu Secret Zoo[edit]

Hi, I'm Acer Indonesia, a Christian. Can you help me in article for spelling, grammar, and added other information in www.jawatimurpark2.com ?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Acer Indonesia 22 (talkcontribs) 14:47, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Please wait on deleting the Brian Germain page[edit]

Please, Warfieldian, My page: Brian Germain should not simply be deleted 2 seconds after I posted it. The only reason it is nominated now is because a similar page like it was deleted yesterday. Please allow me to explain what happened. I started the page and put CONSIDERABLE work into it but wanted to delete it myself only I couldn't figure out how to do so. I have put a LOT of very good, very verifiable, very legit and totally unbiased work into the current page.

I didn't mean to post it. I've been working on it all day and meant to merely view it but hit save accidentally. Look Brian Germain up yourself. There's no denying that he deserves a Wikipedia page based on his works alone. Please don't waste all this work. I fully intend to appeal to some 5,000 people very soon, many of whom are sure to be Wiki editors, to help me in creating and building upon this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jagust (talkcontribs) 16:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:China[edit]

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Heello[edit]

I recommend you wait a couple of days before you CSD it. It's just launched and needs time to get good quality sources to prove WP:N. The company is founded by one whose previous venture was offered a 10 million US dollars. You could assume good faith and wait or stick with the CSD, it's your call. Arjuncodename024 19:53, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for that gesture. I hope more sources come up. If i weren't busy i would have searched. Arjuncodename024 19:59, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Tom Malar page[edit]

Good day,

I have created this page, add references and it still suppose to be deleted. Can you tell me what can be done? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jacobdope (talkcontribs) 10:28, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:British war crimes[edit]

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UMich[edit]

There are a lot of great photos of eye disease from UMich. Not sure if you have seen this at commons but would be nice to get a batch upload. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Batch_uploading/UMich Else we can do it manually. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:46, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Excellent. Many thanks. I had been meaning to do it as well but just could not find the time. Definitely a great addition and will not hold the water marks too much against them as they did release their images under a creative common license :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:53, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Paquet[edit]

Seemed best to go to AfD: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/J.N. Paquet. DGG ( talk ) 20:55, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

my photo of slovenian parliament[edit]

you wrote about my digital photo:

Meets threshold for originality, not de minimis, constructed in 1959 so still within copyright. no FoP in Slovenia.

Your opinion is wanted[edit]

Please provide your input here on the legitimacy and desirability of accepting external links in relevant Wikipedia articles to MedMerits, a new and freely accessible online resource on neurologic disorders. Presto54 (talk) 03:17, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Opps, my bad regarding dinosaurs[edit]

Yep, you're right. Dinosaurs are coming to TMA. I got the confirmation yesterday. Keep up the good work. Sorry. Pommerenke (talk) 22:14, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The Right Stuff: September 2011[edit]

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The Right Stuff: October 2011[edit]

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The Right Stuff caught up with Dank, the recently elected Lead Coordinator of WikiProject Military History. MILHIST is considered by many to be one of the most successful projects in the English Wikipedia.

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: I'm Dan, a Wikipedian since 2007, from North Carolina. I started out with an interest in history, robotics, style guidelines, and copyediting. These days, I'm the lead coordinator for the Military History Project and a reviewer of Featured Article Candidates. I've been an administrator and maintained WP:Update, a summary of policy changes, since 2008.

Q: What is your experience with WikiProjects?
A: I guess I'm most familiar with WP:MILHIST and WP:SHIPS, and I'm trying to get up to speed at WP:AVIATION. I've probably talked with members of most of the wikiprojects at one time or another.

Q: What makes a WikiProject successful?
A: A lot of occasional contributors who think of the project as fun rather than work, a fair number of people willing to write or review articles, a small core of like-minded people who are dedicated to building and maintaining the project, and access to at least a few people who are familiar with reviewing standards and with Wikipedia policies and guidelines.

Q: Do you have any tips for increasing membership?
A: Aim for a consistent, helpful and professional image. Let people know what the project is doing and what they could be doing, but don't push.





If you've got a core group interested in building a wikiproject, it helps if they do more listening than talking at first ... find out what people are trying to do, and offer them help with whatever it is. Some wikiprojects build membership by helping people get articles through the review processes.


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DISCUSSION REPORT
Abortion Case Plods Along

By Lionelt

The arbitration request submitted by Steven Zhang moved into its second month. The case, which evaluates user conduct, arose from contentious discussions regarding the naming of the Pro-life and Pro-choice articles, and a related issue pertaining to the inclusion of "death" in the lede of Abortion. A number of members are involved. On the Evidence page ArtifexMahem posted a table indicating that DMSBel made the most edits to the Abortion article. DMSBel has announced their semi-retirement. Fact finding regarding individual editor behavior has begun in earnest on theWorkshop page.

Last month it was decided that due to the success of the new Dispute Resolution Noticeboard the Content Noticeboard would be shut down. Wikiquette Assistance will remain active. The DRN is primarily intended to resolve content disputes.


PROJECT NEWS
Article Incubator Launched

By Lionelt

Was your article deleted in spite of your best efforts to save it? You should consider having a copy restored to the Incubator where project members can help improve it. Upon meeting content criteria, articles are graduated to mainspace. The Incubator is also ideal for collaborating on new article drafts. Star Parker is the first addition to the incubator. The article was deleted per WP:POLITICIAN.

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The Wagner article is in need of some help[edit]

We're in a bit of a pickle in the Wagner discussion page. The issues concerns Social class (sociology) and the phrase supposedly common Germanic past and has now been dismissed by some editors as inconsequential. Furthermore, the name Other interpretations in the article dismisses the general review and broader Wagner analysis to a subcategory under Controversies (mainly the topic of anti-Semitism). Please help. Just take fast look and maybe help in the balancing act. Thank you

  • In his own era he furthermore provided the newly emerged middle class with a medium to transfer its familial and political conflicts into a myth of supposedly common Germanic past.
(In the introduction, removed as non consequential)
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The Right Stuff: November 2011[edit]

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February 2012
PROJECT NEWS
WikiProject Conservatism faces the ultimate test

By Lionelt

On October 7, WikiProject Conservatism was nominated for deletion by member Binksternet. He based his rationale on what he described as an undefinable scope, stating that the project is "at its root undesirable". Of the 40 participants in the discussion, some agreed that the scope was problematic; however, they felt it did not justify deletion of the project. A number of participants suggested moving the project to "WikiProject American conservatism". The overwhelming sentiment was expressed by Guerillero who wrote: "A project is a group of people. This particular group does great work in their topic area[,] why prevent them from doing this[?]" In the end there was negligible opposition to the project and the result of the discussion was "Keep". The proceedings of the deletion discussion were picked up by The Signpost, calling the unfolding drama "the first MfD of its kind". The Signpost observed that attempting to delete an active project was unprecedented. The story itself became a source of controversy which played out at the Discuss This Story section, and also at the author's talk page.

Two days after the project was nominated, the Conservatism Portal was also nominated for deletion as "too US-biased". There was no support for deletion amongst the 10 participants, with one suggestion to rename the portal.

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October saw a 6.4% increase in new members, bringing the total membership to 58. Seven of the eight new members joined after October 12; the deletion discussions may have played a role in the membership spike. Mwhite148 is a member of the UK Conservative Party. Stating that he is not a conservative, Kleinzach noted his "lifetime interest in British, European and international politics." Let's all make an effort to welcome the new members with an outpouring of Wikilove.


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Timeline of conservatism is moved

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Timeline of conservatism, a Top-importance list, was nominated for deletion on October 3. The nominator stated that since conservatism in an "ambiguous concept", the timeline suffers from original research. There were a number of "Delete", as well as "Keep" votes. The closing administrator reasoned that consensus dictated that the list be renamed. The current title is Timeline of modern American conservatism.

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The Right Stuff: January 2012[edit]

The Right Stuff
January 2012
ARTICLE REPORT
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Wikipedia's Newest Featured Portal: Conservatism

By Lionelt

On January 21, The Conservatism Portal was promoted to Featured Portal (FP) due largely to the contributions of Lionelt. This is the first Featured content produced by WikiProject Conservatism. The road to Featured class was rocky. An earlier nomination for FP failed, and in October the portal was "Kept" after being nominated for deletion.

Member Eisfbnore significantly contributed to the successful Good Article nomination of Norwegian journalist and newspaper editor Nils Vogt in December. Eisfbnore also created the article. In January another Project article was promoted to Featured Article. Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, a president of Brazil, attained Featured class with significant effort by Lecen. The Article Incubator saw its first graduation in November. A collaboration spearheaded by Mzk1 and Trackerseal successfully developed Star Parker to pass the notability guideline.


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Project Scope Debated

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Inclusion of the article Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was debated. Supporters for inclusion cited sources describing the KKK as "conservative." The article was excluded with more than 10 editors participating.

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Why is Everyone Talking About Rick Santorum?

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Articles about the GOP presidential candidate and staunch traditional marriage supporter have seen an explosion of discussion. On January 8 an RFC was opened (here) to determine if Dan Savage's website link should be included in Campaign for "santorum" neologism. The next day the Rick Santorum article itself was the subject of an RFC (here) to determine if including the Savage neologism was a violation of the BLP policy. Soon after a third was opened (here) at Santorum controversy regarding homosexuality. This RFC proposes merging the neologism article into the controversy article.

The Abortion case closed in November after 15 weeks of contentious arbitration. The remedies include semi-protection of all abortion articles (numbering 1,500), sanctions for some editors including members of this Project, and a provision for a discussion to determine the names of what are colloquially known as the pro-life and pro-choice articles. The Committee endorsed the "1 revert rule" for abortion articles.

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Please comment on Talk:Paul Ryan[edit]

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Wiki Med[edit]

Hi

I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new non-profit organization we're forming at m:WikiMed. 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) 05:27, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

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Please comment on Talk:BP[edit]

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Please comment on Talk:Socialism[edit]

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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 :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:42, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

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.

The newsletter has been sent to the talk pages of WP:MED members bearing the {{User WPMed}} template. To opt-out, please leave a message here or simply remove your name from the mailing list. Because this is the first issue, we are still finding out feet. Things like the layout and content may change in subsequent editions. Please let us know what you think, and if you have any ideas for the future, by leaving a message here.

Posted by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:24, 5 June 2014 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Medicine.

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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Wikiproject Medicine; Translation Taskforce

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Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

note: you will not receive future editions of this newsletter unless you *sign up*; you received this version because you identify as a member of WikiProject Medicine

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.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?


IEG grant
CFCF - "IEG beneficiary" and editor of this newsletter.

I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

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.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [3]

News in short


To come
  • Medical editor census - Medical editors on different Wikis have been without proper means of communication. A preliminary list of projects is available here.
  • Proofreading drives

Further reading



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James H. Laughlin monument[edit]

Just letting you know I responded to your Commons deletion request:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Deletion_requests/File:James_H._Laughlin_Monument,_Allegheny_Cemetery,_Pittsburgh,_2.jpg

You had the wrong James H. Laughlin: this is the grave of the steel magnate who died in 1882. But I’m immensely grateful to (and a little in awe of) people like you who devote their time to making sure that we can all use Commons safely. Thank you for your hard work. Cbaile19 (talk) 22:27, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't actually spend a lot of time doing it. Every once in a while it's fun to do a little detective work and look at some images in more detail to figure out of they are freely licensed. I found one of yours that was a sculpture by a Allen Newman "Sacrifice" that when I looked it up was dedicated only one month before January 1, 1923 when it would have been copyrighted. Warfieldian (talk) 01:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)