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' If you're suffering from wikistress just remember that despite all the perceived and actual flaws and problems of Wikipedia, we're doing pretty good aren't we? And if things get really bad and you think WP will go down the pan due to some massive flaw you think you've found, all revisions of its content are freely available for ever to be improved upon or distributed in a different way, any future projects won't have to start from scratch and will be able to learn from our experience! :)!'

Rod of asclepius.png How about joining in the improvement of Transverse myelitis, the current medical collaboration.

Hello, thank you for showing an interest, interest is good, in fact essential , without it we would unlikely be here and instead still be rubbing sticks together with our monkey fingers and still being occasionally surprised when it burnt us! I'm not sure what you'll get from reading this page, but I've jotted down a few shortcuts and gadgets I use often for quick reference aside from that there's my notes on things I'm thinking or am doing and crazy ideas to improve wikipedia. Feel free to browse, live long and power to us mere monkeys trying to achieve more than burnt fingers!


my editing policyEdit

WP:TRI essays n guidelines: WP:BRD


Seems like years ago, I found some information I couldn't find in any of the popular pages on the web, in the process I found wikipedia which had a fact ( with references!) which I did not know and realised I could add mine. What a power for the people, potentially pure and comprehensive information!


I sometimes play around trying to make entry into the world of wikipedia easier and more pleasant - from the main pages - along with strong hints on etiquette to save conflicts and misunderstandings - the philosophy being to make it easier for everyone!.


  This user contributes to the
Medical genetics task force
  This user contributes to the
Medicine WikiProject
 This user is a member of
Wikiproject Genetics
 This user is a member of
Wikipedia's Help Project.


My notesEdit

These are my shortcuts , normal dialog ends here - might be boring but feel free to read: might give inspiration ....


Windows vs windows rfd?


Category:Wikipedia editing guidelines might need sub-categorisation or search order to be fixed!

In order to reference a category within a page as a normal wiki link (without adding the page to the category) prefix the link name with a colon. For example: Category:Not in this category

Main pagesEdit

hard to navigate towards policies and guidelines from front page ideas: less complicated sidebar for not logged (basic necessary toolbox elemts moved up) categories of questions etc. no single project to cover all the basic help / turorial / index to simplify new reader/editor get to grips! Wikipedia:Help Project and Wikipedia:WikiProject Contents are part but no banners on their pages or assessment of the situation or individual pages Wikipedia:User Page Design Center found by luck maybe should have higher prominence in introductory pages? Wikipedia:Welcoming committee has some links to intro pages...


http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?MeatballForWikipedians Wiki exploring onlin collaboration

random thoughtsEdit

radio one article goes to us company - seems unworldwide view? Thought needs some thought put into it :(!

adventure type parser attached to search box .. eg help subst goes soes straight to it, 'how do i xxx' searches faq and helpdesk+archives and other specific commands

no need to have '===...=' after title can get info from first lot before trailing -- are superfluous

Talk pages to act like message boards, e.g. replies to your posts, watch specific discussion Wikibackup Cite system needs simplifying and unifying average new editor will be flumoxed when trying to understand Less policy pages, and rated for simple english, succint, being unambiguous, non-duplicating Help Pages projectbanner better wikiproject introduction - new editor project maybe

Tick marksEdit

simplest asci √ &radic append semi-colon

 Done {{Done-t}}

  Resolved: blah. LeeVJ (talk) 18:00, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

{{Resolved|blah ~~~~}}

  Resolved: [[Image:Yes check.svg|20px]] Resolved


[Help:WikiHiero syntax]

random tricksEdit

Image copyrights Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission List_of_XML_and_HTML_character_entity_references#Character_entity_references_in_HTML

Collapsing sections:one before section, second at end :{{collapse top|1=title of collapsed box}} :{{collapse bottom}}


webpage for making pubmed references http://diberri.dyndns.org/wikipedia/templates/?type=pmid&add_ref_tag=1 multiple references to same thing

  1. on first occurence <ref name=aname>ref</ref>
  2. subsequent just use <ref name=aname/>
  1. cite web {{cite web |url= |title= |accessdate=2008-08-10 |work= |publisher= |date= }}
  2. book {{cite book |title= |last= |first= |authorlink= |coauthors= |year= |publisher= |location= |isbn= |pages= |url= }}
  3. news {{cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title= |url= |work= |publisher= |date= |accessdate=2008-08-11 }}
  1. references section in article {{reflist|2}}



Warnings WP:WARN Vandal reporting Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism {{subst:uw-vandalism1}} {{subst:uw-vandalism2}} {{subst:uw-vandalism3}} {{subst:uw-vandalism4}} {{subst:uw-vandalism4im}}


Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam

Page hierarchyEdit

template to subarticles {{main|name}} template for subarticles: {{summary in|name}}

Wikipedia StatsEdit

Page views for article http://stats.grok.se [1] Most viewed pages http://wikistics.falsikon.de/latest/wikipedia/en/

shiny thingsEdit

For your amazing work week after week, month after month, and even year after year in the Huntington's disease article I award you the Star of Life. Garrondo (talk) 08:08, 4 August 2009 (UTC) (UTC)
  The Medicine Barnstar
To Leevanjackson, for contributions to medical articles. Axl (talk) 16:00, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I hereby award this barnstar to Leevanjackson for many hours of hard work and patience in bringing the Huntington's disease article up to GA status. delldot ∇. 20:40, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

current sandboxesEdit

User:Leevanjackson/sandbox User:Leevanjackson/sandbox2 User:Leevanjackson/questions User:Leevanjackson/welcome User:Leevanjackson/noowntemplate User:Leevanjackson/layorganisation