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  • Teletype Message - This article appears to describe a specific application of a big topic. At the very least, it needs a good opening sentence to make it a viable stub. Swmcd 03:44, 2005 Jun 15 (UTC)
  • List of masts - This should probably be split into several different lists. Also, the whole middle section of text should be in a separate article, if anywhere at all... This is waaay out of my league. Junkyardprince | Tark 03:25, 31 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Hybrid Fibre Coaxial could stand a good strong copyedit (no to mention renaming). I also have a hunch that the terminology in the article is specific to Australia; I know HFC is now the dominant design for cable TV networks in the U.S. among other countries, but I don't know enough about cable TV technology to significantly improve it. (Cross-listed under "Culture and fine arts" at "Television".) 05:09, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  • Communication - Needs work as an article. Needs lots of work as a subject link from the main page. Zigger 16:48, 23 Feb 2004 (UTC)
  • reorganised Peter Ellis 03:31, 4 May 2004 (UTC)
  • Callmanager - Apparently a Cisco systems software product, this article is extremely informal, probably written by a bored Cisco employee. Kevin Saff 20:54, 30 Mar 2004 (UTC)
  • Telephone - Mess of "related articles" needs subdivision in some orderly manner. (Excellent article cluster; overall revision also needed -- article could be better divided into paragraphs and topics; move to PNA when "related articles" is cleaned up +sj+)
    • Began the process of re-working this article. The actual content in the history section was mostly a massive quote from a circa 1900 project Gutenberg book (Heros of the Telegraph) -- the article needs an introduction which describes what a telephone IS, and some discussion of the various types... Then, we need LINKS to sub-pages for telephone(history) and telephone(signaling) and telephone(Switching). The basic link cluster at the bottom is EXCELLENT.... it's the stuff on the telephone ITSELF that sucks. Rick Boatright 16:19, 1 Mar 2004 (UTC)
  • List of device bandwidths - All speeds have to be verified, some are wrong (conversion Bit/s to Byte/s seems strange) (moved from cleanup Onebyone 22:58, 25 Jan 2004 (UTC)) +I added disclaimer of why some values look wrong by an order of magnitude, but the bit-to-byte conversion won't work. See Talk (Scott McNay 17:03, 2004 Feb 8 (UTC))
  • near field effect and Near Field Communication don't contain much useful information - the former is a wordy dab page, and the latter is about an industry group. --Dtcdthingy 16:34, 1 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Cyberdiscursivity needs work to make the concept clear, and decide if it should or should not be merged elsewhere. Eclipsed 21:00, 24 July 2005 (UTC)
  • AskMeNow. Edit war ongoing. Current content looks like a press release. Anon IPs & Wikipedians alike have been editing, blanking & reverting content on the article.

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  • To be manually checked, deleted or moved to article's talk page:
  • Central College needs the university box completed and more detailed information on the ongoing discrimination controversy. --Morningstar2651 15:43, Apr 16, 2005 (UTC)
  • Lincoln High School (Manitowoc) Was copyright violation (and might still be). Formatting & images are all wrong (I don't have the skills to fix). --mtz206 01:55, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Bc Christian Academy is mostly opinions by one of my school's former alumni. I've cleaned it upa bit, but ti still needs attention.

As well, we have to move the article to British Columbia Christian Academy.

Students and others, please redo this article. Dion 02:24, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Nalanda_College is mainly a list of this Sri Lankan school's Old Boys of whom a few dozen at best deserve an article. Krankman 21:38, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

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Education Miscellaneous[edit]

  • See also Portal:Education, which is not queried to produce the below listings.
  • WikiProjects
  • Categories covered
  • Stubs
  • To be manually checked, deleted or moved to article's talk page:
  • Anti-racist mathematicstalk: No one who understands the concept seems to be willing to edit the article. Some explanations have occured in talk, but more are needed in the article. ¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸ 04:05, 5 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Education reform. Not sure if this is the right place, but the article has previously had serious POV, accuracy, logical, and rhetorical problems, and while I've put in a lot of work on it lately it needs more eyes than mine. If I'm barking up the wrong page, just yell at me. -- कुक्कुरोवाच|Talk‽ 23:58, 17 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • I've put some work into it, but a lot of that work was raising questions about what's still there (see Talk:Education reform). Hopefully it will make editing that article less daunting. Soundguy99 10:10, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Preschool education Previously listed on cleanup, but that doesn't seem necessary. Needs looking over by someone familiar with the subject, and possibly some extension. Rvollmert 16:24, 2004 Aug 21 (UTC)
  • Dalton Plan and Helen Parkhurst seem to be fascinating subjects. Moreover, a quick Google check reveals that there are "Dalton" schools all over Europe (Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, wherever), not just in New York City. A summary by a practitioner would be great. |l'KF'l| 08:37, Sep 28, 2004 (UTC)
  • Lifelong education Was a stub that was cleaned up from an unformatted article previously listed on cleanup; it needs far more work from someone familiar with educational practices. Alcarillo 16:58, 8 May 2004 (UTC)
    • I have merged Lifelong education with lifelong learning because it is just two sides of exactly the same thing. Still needs improvement, which I'll try, time permitting. <KF> 21:35, Oct 7, 2004 (UTC)
  • Efficient learning method Another stub that was cleaned up; needs a lot of work. Alcarillo 16:58, 8 May 2004 (UTC)
  • Homeschooling is nowhere near NPOV--it's written from a pro-homeschool perspective, and even the "opposition" section just attacks any critics. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 13:40, 16 Jun 2004 (UTC)
    • It seems a lot more neutral to me now. Someone else give this a look and see if anything needs to be changed still. Buddhainabucket 11:05, Aug 19, 2004
    • The part on opposistion is still very NPOV, the author is just giving reasons why the critics are wrong, and not just presenting the opinions of the critics. Sept 6, 2004/ CJrs 79
    • I did some work on the neutrality of the oppositon section - actually added in some argument. Trisk 03:16, 22 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • Public library Had some information about the origins of the public library from a now deleted page first public library merged in. I actively welcome editing and expansion of the merged section and also the whole article could do with some attention and possible restructuring I think. Oska 05:34, Jul 26, 2004 (UTC)
  • Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi comes straight from the 1911 Britannica. What about pedagogy during the last 95 years? <KF> 02:42, 29 Jul 2004 (UTC)
  • Intellectual property education Probably needs self promotion removed as does perhaps presumed autobio Shaheen Lakhan; Human memory process by same IP (noted at #February 4, 11th item), and those labelled "(Top)" at Contribs of (surely) the same person are also not yet edited by others, and may (or not!) still deserve scrutiny
  • Deweyism This is a stub that (as far as I can tell) contains no information not already in the John Dewey article. And the "ism" in the title smacks of POV. Unless someone can come up with a major expansion this may be a candidate for deletion. Soundguy99 19:38, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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Anatomy and physiology[edit]



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  • Behavioral health needs expert attention. I have an impression that it is written in a singe POV, also kind of essayish. `'Míkka>t 17:40, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Reparative therapy - This article is becoming highly politicized. We need an expert to define what exactly is permited and what is prohibited.Joshuajohanson 03:42, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Mortido - I recently rescued this from VfD. It concerns a term used in psychoanalysis to describe the vital drive which is opposed to Libido. I am not a psychologist, but as far as my researches went, there is no consensus about how to name this: some authors oppose libido to mortido, some to Destrudo, which has also its article in Wikipedia. I believe a specialist should take a look at these pages and improve them: maybe a merge between destrudo and mortido might be advisable. VladMV ٭ talk 03:37, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • frustration - Page does not contain information so much as a metaphysical message about the meaning of life. LegCircus 03:53, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Kent Norman - is this mainly a vanity page? i'm hesitant to prod or afd this article, because i can't figure if this guy meets the notability for a professor or not. he, User:Klnorman, is the creator and main editor of the article, which is what irks me about it. Sparsefarce 20:44, 28 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Pro-ana This article is kind of a mess right now. It doesn't have any references and I'm not quite sure where to get any. I'm not a psychologist or dietitian and the article could definitely use some information about the pros and cons of pro-ana and links to articles about the subject, so that it can be established who says that pro-ana is dangerous, rather than just "doctors." Elizabeth 22:05, 14 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Personality - this looks like student "cram" notes. It is set out in point form and has no flowing text. The contents are good but it needs a rewrite as prose with a bit more commentary to explain it and contrast the differing views. --CloudSurfer 09:09, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Homosexual panic - The article seems to deal only with a very limited part of the topic. Some of it also sounds very dubious to me. A psychologist should have a look at it. — David Remahl 19:42, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
  • affection - this is a horribly bad article which reads like a medical textbook. Worst description of affection ever. --[[User:Eequor|ηVenus symbol (blue).gifυωρ]] 04:40, 12 Sep 2004 (UTC)
It doesnt appear to make any sense at all -- very odd style. Having read the article, I still have no idea what Psychology of Torture means
  • Lloyd deMause and related articles needs to be updated. Apparently Mr deMause himself responded to some claims on Talk:Lloyd deMause, so his response should be incorporated. Przepla 21:53, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Logorrhoea -- Should have more about the mental illness aspects, and less silly attacks on Postmodernism. Pyrop 18:54, Jul 13, 2004 (UTC)
The stub has now been expanded, but it still needs some information on treatment of the disorder. Joyous 03:58, Jun 22, 2004 (UTC)
  • Psychiatric hospital While there is much to criticise in the treatment of psychiatric patients, this entire article is riddled with criticism. I think the aims of such institutions need to be laid out and then criticisms/controversies discussed later in the article. It needs much NPOV and untangling. I don't feel qualified for that. --bodnotbod 11:31, May 4, 2004 (UTC)

Did some formatting and NPOVing, but still needs lot of work. Stw 13:15, 27 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Feldenkrais method has more links and is more complete since 2003, but still needs references to substatiate claims.
Did NPOV work on Alexander Technique, many references have now been added to that; much improved since 2003 observation.Franis 15:19, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
  • MCS --Trying to alert interested parties about the cluster of pages which I have listed under MCS. The pages are a mixture of psychology and information processing.
Never mind. I found a link: [1]. It appears to be real. 02:43, 3 Nov 2003 (UTC)
  • Co-dependency - We should have more than a stub for this. Pyrop 23:00, Sep 24, 2004 (UTC)
  • History of mental illness -- Ok, needs some major factual rewrites, plus needs another 500 years worth of information. Implies that Islam started around 600 BC(!) rather than 600 AD, and information ends around the middle ages.
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Health miscellaneous[edit]

  • To be manually checked, deleted or moved to article's talk page:
  • Human echolocation needs some review and I suspect it lacks NPOV. I am not an expert in this field, but this article seems to present as fact something that I understood to be just a theory. Also it is written and edited by a single, anon, user. Pasd 15:34, 14 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Toned down its introduction a bit and flagged for neutrality and references Profbrumby 18:13, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Fomite - I'm not sure where this is going or what its context is. -FZ 19:52, 23 Dec 2004 (UTC)
It seems grossly okay to me...what bothers you specifically? -- JVinocur 23:07, 16 April 2006 (UTC)
It's fine now- at the time I commented, it wasn't clear whether this was a term in medicine, materials science, or humor studies. It's much improved since.-FZ 20:09, 17 May 2006 (UTC)
  • Sneeze — No references, few medical and anatomical facts, but lots of superstitions. The article has a history of factual disputes, and even in its current form I find much of its content doubtful. Anyone with a knowledge of sneezing can improve this. --PJF (talk) 11:34, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Aortic aneurysm - there are new methods for treatment, should be added, i don't know them but i will try and talk someone into doing it haha. rhyax 06:00, 5 Sep 2004 (UTC) If this is added, attention should also be given to aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva.
  • Universal precautions - quite incomplete in my opinion. I added a list of body fluids to be avoided and several things of the sort, but it needs a lot of work. --Victor 03:01, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment: Eye is getting out-of-hand with the amount of content that is duplicated from its sub-articles. (Pehaps I'll nominate it for this page!) The first two suggestions would be better. Edwardian 07:41, 9 August 2005 (UTC)
  • Psychic surgery uses medical terms inadequately and lacks citations in general JennyLen 11:36, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

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Note: portal Technology is too broad for inclusion here
  • Electronic tagging - controversial subject in the UK and we have nothing (the see also refs are better but neither mentions the use of these devices on criminals).--[[User:Bodnotbod|bodnotbod » .....TALKQuietly)]] 18:43, Sep 6, 2004 (UTC)
I've a friend who's tagged at the moment, so I've added what I know--Gypsum Fantastic 23:43, 12 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Pin - The article should not be a "disambiguation page". "Pin" has a primary meaning, namely a small metal spike that is used for fastening together objects such as sheets of paper or fabric. The other meanings are derivative of this. And the page has no discussion of actual pins! Pins have a fascinating history, and are an early example of preindustrial mass production.
    • I did not want to do anything too drastic, since I am new, but I added some information from a book I own, along with a smalll amount from Google, to the "Construction" section. I kept the "in need of attention" notice, so that a more knowledgeable person can add more insight.
      • The notice was removed, but not by me. I think it's fine the way it is, since the first link is to that primary meaning, namely Pin (device). --FreelanceWizard 22:15, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Tape editing - Needs a lot of expansion; right now, it's just a non-wikified list of people that are important in the field. It doesn't say anything about the techniques, important works and why they're important, and the like. The article is, IMHO, a stub that pretends to not be a stub because it has a long list. --FreelanceWizard 09:00, 11 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Digital Audio Broadcasting Couple of the links appear to be commercial, and perhaps not relevant seeing as lots of electrical stories sell DAB products? Jasoncart 22:11, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)

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