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Marc Bessler, M.D. PageEdit

Hi CentreLeftRight,

Thanks for the message explaining why you marked my page on Dr. Marc Bessler for deletion. I’m still getting used to launching pages on Wikipedia and the particular rules. I tried to launch another page on my elementary school, but the editor said primary schools aren’t notable enough by themselves.

I’m interested in becoming part of the community of editors on Wikipedia, so I thought to myself who or what might make some good articles and I found this wiki page for notable doctors. After doing some research, it looks to me like Dr. Bessler meets several of the criteria:

- Criteria #1 (The person is regarded as a significant expert in their area by independent sources) - Dr. Bessler is regarded as a significant expert as evidenced by him being featured in several prominent publications including People, Slate, and The New Yorker.

- Criteria #3 (The person has published a large quantity of academic work (of at least reasonable quality) - Here are just a few of the published articles by Dr. Bessler:

  - Increased tumor establishment and growth after open vs laparoscopic surgery in mice may be related to differences in postoperative T-cell function
  - Wound tensile strength and contraction rate are not affected by laparotomy or pneumoperitoneum
  - Increased tumor establishment and growth after open vs laparoscopic bowel resection in mice
  - Peritoneal irrigation with povidone-iodine solution after laparoscopic-assisted splenectomy significantly decreases port-tumor recurrence in a murine model
  - Relationship between surgeon volume and adverse outcomes after RYGB in Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) study

- Criteria #6 (originated or considerably refined a surgical operation, procedure, law or sign) - Developed the NOTES Procedures and participated in the “Togo” trial.

- Criteria #9 (received a notable award or honor) - Dr. Bessler has been named to New York Magazine’s list of Top Doctors since 2005

Looking at this, I’m not sure why Dr. Bessler doesn’t fit the criteria for a notable doctor. If he still doesn’t, I was hoping you’d be able to point me in the right direction regarding where I went wrong with the article.

Thanks and I really appreciate your help!

John

@JohnAnderson1776: Thank you for your response John, I have reviewed your explanations regarding notability and the deletion log for the article you created. The specific issue was not notability, but that the tone used throughout the article was promotional and non-encyclopedic. I was not actually the person who deleted the page, however I was the first one who reviewed it and determined that the tone used was an issue with the article. I suggest creating a draft for the article so that other editors can help spot and fix any potential issues with it before it is pushed to the [article] mainspace. If you need further assistance with your draft later on, you can leave a message on my talk page again. If you choose to push the same content into the mainspace without drafting, it will likely be deleted for the same reason, so I highly recommend creating a draft first. Otherwise, I wish you the best and good faith in future page creations. CentreLeftRight 17:42, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
@CentreLeftRight: Awesome, that was super useful, thank you! I went ahead and rewrote the page, trying to make it as encyclopedic sounding as I could, and launched it on a draft page. Here's a link to the Bessler Draft. I was hoping, if you could be so kind and have the time, could you read it over and see if there are any changes that needed to be made.
@JohnAnderson1776: Great work! The content of the article looks appropriate for the mainspace—I may suggest some formatting tweaks when I have the time, but otherwise it appears to be a lot better than the first draft. Interestingly, I noticed that Dr. Bessler already had a page at Marc Bessler, but it was replaced with a redirect without consensus almost exactly a decade ago. If the draft is moved out of the mainspace, it will be moved to Marc Bessler instead of Marc Bessler M.D. per article naming conventions. If you're alright with that, I'd love to do that for you as soon as I can. All the best, CentreLeftRight 20:18, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@CentreLeftRight: That would be glorious, let's do it! Thanks for all the help CentreLeftRight, I really, really appreciate it!

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

Hello CentreLeftRight,

News
Discussions of interest
  • Two elements of CSD G6 have been split into their own criteria: R4 for redirects in the "File:" namespace with the same name as a file or redirect at Wikimedia Commons (Discussion), and G14 for disambiguation pages which disambiguate zero pages, or have "(disambiguation)" in the title but disambiguate a single page (Discussion).
  • {{db-blankdraft}} was merged into G13 (Discussion)
  • A discussion recently closed with no consensus on whether to create a subject-specific notability guideline for theatrical plays.
  • There is an ongoing discussion on a proposal to create subject-specific notability guidelines for chemicals and organism taxa.
Reminders
  • NPR is not a binary keep / delete process. In many cases a redirect may be appropriate. The deletion policy and its associated guideline clearly emphasise that not all unsuitable articles must be deleted. Redirects are not contentious. See a classic example of the templates to use. More templates are listed at the R template index. Reviewers who are not aware, do please take this into consideration before PROD, CSD, and especially AfD because not even all admins are aware of such policies, and many NAC do not have a full knowledge of them.
NPP Tools Report
  • Superlinks – allows you to check an article's history, logs, talk page, NPP flowchart (on unpatrolled pages) and more without navigating away from the article itself.
  • copyvio-check – automatically checks the copyvio percentage of new pages in the background and displays this info with a link to the report in the 'info' panel of the Page curation toolbar.
  • The NPP flowchart now has clickable hyperlinks.

Six Month Queue Data: Today – Low – 2393 High – 4828
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NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

Hello CentreLeftRight,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

Niharika Kohli, a product manager for the growth team, announced that work is underway in implementing improvements to New Page Patrol as part of the 2019 Community Wishlist and suggests all who are interested watch the project page on meta. Two requested improvements have already been completed. These are:

  • Allow filtering by no citations in page curation
  • Not having CSD and PRODs automatically marked as reviewed, reflecting current consensus among reviewers and current Twinkle functionality.
Reliable Sources for NPP

Rosguill has been compiling a list of reliable sources across countries and industries that can be used by new page patrollers to help judge whether an article topic is notable or not. At this point further discussion is needed about if and how this list should be used. Please consider joining the discussion about how this potentially valuable resource should be developed and used.

Backlog drive coming soon

Look for information on the an upcoming backlog drive in our next newsletter. If you'd like to help plan this drive, join in the discussion on the New Page Patrol talk page.

News
Discussions of interest

Six Month Queue Data: Today – 7242 Low – 2393 High – 7250


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New Page Review newsletter July-August 2019Edit

Hello CentreLeftRight,

WMF at work on NPP Improvements

More new features are being added to the feed, including the important red alert for previously deleted pages. This will only work if it is selected in your filters. Best is to 'select all'. Do take a moment to check out all the new features if you have not already done so. If anything is not working as it should, please let us know at NPR. There is now also a live queue of AfC submissions in the New Pages Feed. Feel free to review AfCs, but bear in mind that NPP is an official process and policy and is more important.

QUALITY of REVIEWING

Articles are still not always being checked thoroughly enough. If you are not sure what to do, leave the article for a more experienced reviewer. Please be on the alert for any incongruities in patrolling and help your colleagues where possible; report patrollers and autopatrolled article creators who are ostensibly undeclared paid editors. The displayed ORES alerts offer a greater 'at-a-glance' overview, but the new challenges in detecting unwanted new content and sub-standard reviewing do not necessarily make patrolling any easier, nevertheless the work may have a renewed interest factor of a different kind. A vibrant community of reviewers is always ready to help at NPR.

Backlog

The backlog is still far too high at between 7,000 and 8,000. Of around 700 user rights holders, 80% of the reviewing is being done by just TWO users. In the light of more and more subtle advertising and undeclared paid editing, New Page Reviewing is becoming more critical than ever.

Move to draft

NPR is triage, it is not a clean up clinic. This move feature is not limited to bios so you may have to slightly re-edit the text in the template before you save the move. Anything that is not fit for mainspace but which might have some promise can be draftified - particularly very poor English and machine and other low quality translations.

Notifying users

Remember to use the message feature if you are just tagging an article for maintenance rather than deletion. Otherwise articles are likely to remain perma-tagged. Many creators are SPA and have no intention of returning to Wikipedia. Use the feature too for leaving a friendly note note for the author of a first article you found well made or interesting. Many have told us they find such comments particularly welcoming and encouraging.

PERM

Admins are now taking advantage of the new time-limited user rights feature. If you have recently been accorded NPR, do check your user rights to see if this affects you. Depending on your user account preferences, you may receive automated notifications of your rights changes. Requests for permissions are not mini-RfAs. Helpful comments are welcome if absolutely necessary, but the bot does a lot of the work and the final decision is reserved for admins who do thorough research anyway.

Other news

School and academic holidays will begin soon in various places around the Western world. Be on the lookout for the usual increase in hoax, attack, and other junk pages.

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Video Games/The 1000 ChallengeEdit

  Hello CentreLeftRight. You have been invited to join WikiProject Video Games/The 1000 Challenge, a WikiProject challenge dedicated to improving the video game-related articles on Wikipedia. You received this invitation due to your interest in, or edits relating to or within the scope of the challenge. If you would like to join or just help out a bit, please visit the challenge page, and add your name to the participants.

If you know someone who might be interested, please invite them by:

{{subst:WikiProject Video Games/The 1000 Challenge Invite|~~~~}}

Thanks,
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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019Edit

Hello CentreLeftRight,

Backlog

Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.

Coordinator

A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

Deletion tags

Do bear in mind that articles in the feed showing the trash can icon (you will need to have 'Nominated for deletion' enabled for this in your filters) may have been tagged by inexperienced or non NPR rights holders using Twinkle. They require your further verification.

Paid editing

Please be sure to look for the tell-tale signs of undisclosed paid editing. Contact the creator if appropriate, and submit the issue to WP:COIN if necessary. WMF policy requires paid editors to connect to their adverts.

Subject-specific notability guidelines' (SNG). Alternatives to deletion
  • Reviewers are requested to familiarise themselves once more with notability guidelines for organisations and companies.
  • Blank-and-Redirect is a solution anchored in policy. Please consider this alternative before PRODing or CSD. Note however, that users will often revert or usurp redirects to re-create deleted articles. Do regularly patrol the redirects in the feed.
Not English
  • A common issue: Pages not in English or poor, unattributed machine translations should not reside in main space even if they are stubs. Please ensure you are familiar with WP:NPPNE. Check in Google for the language and content, and if they do have potential, tag as required, then move to draft. Modify the text of the template as appropriate before sending it.
Tools

Regular reviewers will appreciate the most recent enhancements to the New Pages Feed and features in the Curation tool, and there are still more to come. Due to the wealth of information now displayed by ORES, reviewers are strongly encouraged to use the system now rather than Twinkle; it will also correctly populate the logs.

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Help!Edit

Greetings, I am a new Wikipedian and I need your help. Can you review this: Draft:Rohingya Language Academy and check is there anything you can add or need to remove.. if you have enough information about that you can also add and remove. If you think the article is suitable for review.. please let me know. Thank you! ArakaneseRohingya (talk) 22:39, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Research Interview RequestEdit

Hi CentreLeftRight

I am part of a research project at the University of Westminster, London that looks at contentious geo-political Wikipedia articles and would like to interview you about your work and the issues and intricacies within collaboration practices in article development. I have been contacting different contributors from Ongoing War articles for this purpose.

We have observed that you are an active contributor in the Wikipedia community, particularly in one article of our interest related to ongoing armed conflicts. We have observed that you participated with a significant number of edits in the War in Darfur Conflict during the 2014-2017 period.

If you would be interested in participating in this research or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me through the Wikipedia mailbox or my personal talkpage.

Best regards and thank you in advance. Etchubykalo (talk) 14:02, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

BIG REQUESTEdit

Good evening! Hi Canada! I noticed that you recently uploaded the logo of the Belarusian Patriotic Party to an English article about this party ..

I beg you to also upload the logo (image) of the Belarusian Patriotic Party to Russian Wikipedia. I am from the Russian Federation, but unfortunately I do not have the rights and skills to add images.

the party’s logo is already in the English-language article and the Belarusian article, as well it can be taken from the party’s official page http://ulahovich.by/partiya/. I hope you'll give me a hand. 84.47.169.105 (talk) 13:29, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Terribly sorry, but I do not have the ability to upload it to the ru wiki either. My powers are limited to the en wiki. CentreLeftRight 09:03, 13 October 2019 (UTC)
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