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About MeEdit

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I first started editing Wikipedia as an unregistered user. Eventually I created this user account named Diptanshu.D and started editing using this account. I edited under this name for 9 years, following which I changed it to Diptanshu Das to reflect my "real life" identity.

I contribute primarily to medical articles on English Wikipedia. I am a new page reviewer and try to help out. I am also a Wikidata enthusiast and try to contribute to this centralised repository.







I am here, wishing to contribute to the open knowledge-base for all. Wikipedia provides me the scope of Collaborative learning. Lets help to make the world a better place to live. Let knowledge know no boundaries.

Mode of contributionEdit

I use Wikipedia for reference. When I find a scope of improvement in the article that I am looking up, I generally try to fill the gaps.

  • I 'check' Wikipedia for possible errors and discrepancies.
  • I look up the individual articles in a given category, make edits to the articles as required, add main article for the given category, assign the category to respective WikiProject(s), assign uncategorised articles to suitable categories and reassign categories as required.
  • Looking up and improving references is a key aspect of my contribution.
  • I tend to provide efforts in making them inline if they are not.
  • I fix citation errors and duplicate references and use {{cite journal}} and {{cite book}} templates where they have not been applied.
  • I also provide DOI, PMID and PMC for journal references or ISBN and online links for book references where they are lacking.
  • I often leave suggestions on an article talk page with things to do and mentioning resources to utilise.
  • I try to provide links to important related pages through See also, Further reading, by modifying templates or through External links.
  • While going through cetain articles, I often come across some gaps or discrepancies and make appropriate improvements to the article.
  • I read translated version of corresponding other language Wikipedia articles and try to enrich the English Wikipedia wherever I find a scope.
  • I copy public domain text directly into Wikipedia including the proper mention of the source and licensing applicable.
  • I add and check wikilinks, remove duplicates, provide disambiguation and redirect them wherever necessary.
  • I often create pages or redirect them if there is a seeming void or requirement and often make big edits to articles within my expertise.
  • Rather than trying to improve a B or C class article to GA or FA class, I prefer to improve the stubs, start class and Class C articles (which are generally in a requirement of significant improvement)
  • Sometime I cleanup pages to meet Wikipedia standards.
  • I add maintenance tags where they are supposedly required.
  • I add tags for Categories, Wikiprojects or templates to articles as applicable.
  • My contributions have more association with WP:MED and related WikiProjects and often involve edits requiring expert knowledge and opinion. I contribute to Wikipedia whenever I have scope but my involvement varies due to my busy schedule.
  • I had been member of the Editorial board of WikiJournal of Medicine where I served administrative functions in addition to my contributions to the journal or attempts to popularize it.

Articles I have started or expandedEdit

*The list is not exhaustive.

Medicine related articlesEdit


Other articlesEdit

Articles of which I have enhanced referencesEdit

Reference cleanup, overall cleanup, disambiguation etc.Edit

Articles that I might have something to contribute toEdit

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  • Please note: My wife Anasuya.D is also an editor on Wikipedia and we might share a common IP.

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The current Open Access File of the Day
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Kanao, T.; Eldredge, K.; Maruyama, M. (2012). "Two new genera and species of the termite symbiont lineage Termitohospitini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) from Bolivia and peninsular Malaysia". ZooKeys. 254 (254): 67–87. doi:10.3897/zookeys.254.4043. PMC 3561922. PMID 23378816.
This file is from an openly licensed academic publication and has been reused multiple times on Wikimedia projects. Nominate a file!
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Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
This one is for all your contributions to Wikipedia (both as IP and user) and also for helping me sarindam7 (talk) 13:43, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

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This is for you for trying to guide me and I really mean it.Soumit Banerjee (talk) 08:12, 15 November 2010 (UTC)


Missing Article Trophy

I hereby pass the sacred missing article trophy on to you, in recognition for your work on Neonatal bowel obstruction. Congratulations and keep up the good work! Ochiwar (talk) 14:53, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks for cleaning up those references in Cancer today. WhatamIdoing (talk) 23:30, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

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You were one of the top 10 medical contributors to Wikipedia in 2013. Many thanks for your work. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 20:31, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

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In 2013 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you so much for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date medical information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do!

-Ocaasi, Doc James and the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 00:45, 5 May 2014‎ (UTC)

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In 2015 you were one of the top 300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs, and we would love to collaborate further.

Thanks again :) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 03:59, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

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Thank you for all the great work you are doing promoting Wikipedia and medicine. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 07:37, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

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For your work with AWB. Please keep up the good work! Magioladitis (talk) 18:18, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The 2017 Cure Award
In 2017 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 03:00, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

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For completing over 100 reviews during the 2018 June Backlog Drive, please accept this Special Edition Barnstar. Thank you for helping out at New Page Patrol and keep up the good work. Cheers! — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 01:59, 1 July 2018 (UTC)


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