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WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)[edit]

WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#1)

Released: Fourth quarter, 2013
Editor: LT910001

Hello WP:ANATOMY user! This is the first of what I hope will be ongoing quarterlies, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage

What's new
What's going on
How can I contribute?
Quarterly focus - GA nominations

I would like to take some time on this first quarterly to evaluate the state of the project. We have the benefit of having a relatively-small group of articles that are, for the most part, relatively non-controversial. Additionally, for the majority of our articles, it may indeed be possible to create an article that reflects a significant proportion of the published literature. This is quite distinct from other projects.

However, it appears we only have 5 GAs (Anatomy, Brain, Clitoris, Human tooth, and Leonardo da Vinci) and 4 FAs (Immune system, Hippocampus, Cerebellum, and Resurrectionists in the United Kingdom), none of which relate to purely anatomical items, which constitute most of our mass. By 'anatomical items' I mean muscles, nerves, bones, blood vessels, veins, foramina, and so on, that constitute the vast majority of our articles. In fact, we only have one 'system' (Immune system) at FA class, and none at GA class. We indeed only have 70 articles out over 4,000 at B-class. This scarcity is, I believe, for the following reasons: (1) lack of model articles (2) lack of appropriate guidelines, and (3) general sparsity of sourcing on many articles. How may these be addressed?

  1. Nominating good articles. In addition to suspensory muscle of the duodenum I will be working on Mylohyoid muscle, Genioglossus, Foramen spinosum and an as-yet undecided article.
  2. Revamping the MEDMOS guidelines for Anatomical articles to make them more appropriate. That discussion is here.
  3. Using books as sources. Books are readily available in libraries and have the superb quality of being able to aggregate information, which can be used to source thousands of anatomical articles.
  4. Collateralising sourcing. Anatomical sources often refer to several structures in a single source. Therefore an editor on one article could quickly add a source to another two articles in a related topic. This incremental approach will hopefully accrue for future editors
  5. Tagging articles for cleanup, to let future editors know to use sources
  6. Templates, which will soon be available, to post on the wall of new editors thanking them for their edits and encouraging the use of sources.

I hope that we are able to revitalise this project. Wikipedia has the capacity to become an excellent resource for anatomical information. I again welcome feedback on this quarterly or any aspects therein on the talk page for the quarterly, on my talkpage, or on the WP Anatomy talk page here. Kind regards, LT910001 (talk)

  • This has been transcluded to the talk pages of all active WP:ANATOMY users.

FMA template[edit]

Hi there. I saw you added the FMA template, this is great! I was wondering on what your opinion was on adding similar links to other kinds of articles, and what procedure should be followed from doing this - for example, to add a link to the Gene Ontology on the Apoptosis page. Disclosure: I work on many of these community ontologies. I also wanted to mention that I curate a set of cross-references between FMA and Wikipedia (via another ontologies), if this is at all useful to you I would be happy to help. Not sure what the correct forum to go through here, so I thought I would ask on your page, apologies if this is not the correct place. Thanks! Cmungall (talk) 23:43, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Hello Cmungall. Thank you for message! I'm glad to see your message. I know the your cross-species ontology project. Your experience is great benefit for Wikipedia project. There are several ways to put scientific identifiers into Wikipedia infobox. The most simplest way is to request adding section (e.g. GO ID section) at each infobox note (e.g. Template talk:Infobox anatomy). After that, adding GO ID to the article. This is the simplest way. What I'm doing is like this.
More systematic way is to use Wikidata. I don't know in what style you can collaborate with Wikimedia project, however I'll put here basic procedure of editing Wikidata anyway (if you are not interested in editing Wikidata, please skip this section). For inserting new data into Wikidata, we have to request new property (e.g. request for TA ID) at wikidata:Wikidata:Property proposal/Natural science. After that, adding statements to each item. This step can been done by manually with hands or semi-automatically with bots. (An example of well developed item is, for example, wikidata:Q128581. You can access to this Data item from left side bar of the breast cancer article in Wikipedia). Once data is stored in Wikidata, all Wikipedia project can retrieve these data easily. For example, if the code {{#property:MeSH ID}} is put in the article breast cancer in English Wikipedia, it returns text D001943 (for details, see meta:Wikidata/Notes/Inclusion syntax). Major part of data in Wikipedia infoboxes will be someday replaced by this centralized data storage system, Wikidata.
Speaking in a straightforward manner, if you think it is ok to export cross-species ontology data into Wikidata, I think it would be ideal collaboration (not only for English Wikipedia, but also all over the world). There are many potential partners are listed in Wikidata (wikidata:Wikidata:Data collaborators). I think you are very good candidate of partner.
Possibly my response was pointless. More message is always welcome. Adding to here, good forums for you would be... WP:Anatomy, WP:Medicine and wikidata:Wikidata:Community_portal. Thanks! --Was a bee (talk) 06:33, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

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VF source request[edit]

Hi there, I have been looking to Vandal Fighter latest source to make some modifications, but the svn link has been put offline. Can you help? Thank you in advance, M/ (talk) 21:25, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi M7. I posted about that at the project talk page though, here is my old wesite[1]. After downloading the Jar file, change the file extension from ".jar" to ".zip". Then you will be able to get the archived source. I hope you can get source code. thanks. --Was a bee (talk) 18:01, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --M/ (talk) 14:55, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Anatomy quarterly newsletter[edit]

WP:Anatomy quarterly update (#2)

Previous edition
Released: First quarter, 2014
Editor: LT910001

Hello WP:ANATOMY participant! This is the second quarterly update of goings-on in WP:ANATOMY, documenting the current state of WP:ANATOMY, current projects and items of interest, and any relevant news. I'd greatly value feedback on this, and if you think I've missed something, or don't wish to receive this again, please leave a note on my talkpage or remove your name from the mailing list

What's new
What's going on
How can I contribute?
  • Reword anatomical jargon: jargon is widespread and not helpful to lay readers.
  • Contribute on our talk page
  • Continue to add sources, content, and improve anatomical articles!
  • Replace images with better images from Wikipedia commons, or if there are too many images, remove some low-quality ones
Quarterly focus - Where to edit?
One of our two new featured images! (Also featured on the Signpost)

On any given week we have at least 4-10 editors making significant contributions to our articles, with probably more than double this making minor edits. As an editor, I am often wondering: with so many articles, where to start? There is so much to be done (as always, on Wikipedia!), and I aim here to provide a comprehensive list of venues within our project. If I've missed any, please let us know on the WikiProject Anatomy talk page.

An editor might edit:

  • By importance. A user can use our assessment table to view articles by their importance and class. The vital articles project provides a list of designated 'Vital articles' for Wikipedia.
  • By popularity. One way to edit is to edit the most popular pages -- the majority of these need help, and editing is sure to bring benefit to many users.
  • By need. There is always cleanup that needs to be done, whether commenting on mergers, adding infoboxes or adding images.
  • By interest. A series of inter-project categories has been developed to help facilitate inter-Wiki and inter-professional collaboration. These categories sort our articles into organs, system, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, and several other categories. This should offer a buffet of articles for any interested editors! See here for more details.
  • By topic. Wikipedia's anatomical categories may provide impetus, as may editing a suite of related-articles, using a parent article such as ear for direction. A collection of series are slowly being rolled-out, including one for epithelia and for articles about the gastrointestinal wall, which also act as groups of topics. Templates, as documented on our main page, provide a similar categorisation.
  • By demand. Discussions relating to Anatomy are frequent occurrences on the talk pages for WPMED and WP:ANATOMY. Such topics almost always cry out for more editing.
  • By recent changes. One way to choose a destination for editing is to check the recent changes, revert vandalism, integrate/source edits, or generally collaborate in improving articles that are receiving contributions from other editors. This can be found in the external watchlist, or the (recent contributions for Index of Anatomy), a relatively comprehensive on-wiki list.
  • By chance. A user is always welcome to improve articles that they randomly 'bump into' by Wiki-surfing or by having bumped for other reasons into a particular article or topic that needs improvement

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