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Why do you want to start a new group, instead of joining one of these existing groups?
None of the projects currently in place deals close to specifically to immunology. A wealth of papers on immunology such as autophagy, new drugs etc, come out every day; and I think a project should be in place to ensure new and accurate information is updated to the articles, as this is a very fast growing field.
Wouldn't this be better as a joint task force between WPMED, WPMCB ? 18.104.22.168 (talk) 05:22, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
I do not believe Immunology can be included into any of those subjects wholly. It is neither part of medicine or molecular cell biology. Immunology covers a wide array of subjects not covered in those topics, such as genetics, cell biology, microbiology. To have a joint task force with all of these areas would be worse off than if you just make a project. Like I argued before, it is a big enough topic to have its own dedicated project. Kinkreet~♥moshi moshi♥~ 09:19, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure, I agree that it's a big enough subject area to keep a lot of editors busy, but a WikiProject is the people, not the subject area. If you've only got a couple of people, then you might have a task force, but you don't have a WikiProject, no matter how ambitious the work list. WhatamIdoing (talk) 11:41, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Yep, that's why I am trying to advertise this on many editor's talk pages, if you support this project, please indicate your interests. At the moment, I am just trying to see how many editors are interested. Thanks. Kinkreet~♥moshi moshi♥~ 11:57, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
Looking at [] there are only two editors who displayed interest in the task force, but neither is currently active. They might be email enabled if someone is willing to advise them. I don't see much merit in an independent project. There are some arguments for a WPMCB task force, but most of the interest is in the human case. Unless WPMCB also applies wp:MEDRS it is predictable that an MCB Immunology task force will become a problem area, drawing all kinds of primary sources. Better to start small, a TF can always become a standalone project if it gets too popular. LeadSongDogcome howl! 13:26, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
One could start two-pronged. First, get the basic info/article framework up to good textbook standard. Second, work on some more specialized contend, e.g. work over List of human clusters of differentiation with the genetis people to build up some more articles (all where comprehensive secondary sources exist). Or something else, with other areas of overlap with other projects. This way -- starting with an editing drive of a few weeks --, it will be easier to get the people for a Taskforce or a Project.
You might also e.g. post invitations to expand some articles on the Talk pages of the related Projects and groups. Perhaps try for a GA or "did you know" item or two. Dysmorodrepanis (talk) 02:37, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
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