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Putting the star in barnstarEdit
||The No One Said It Would Be Easy Barnstar
Many editors come and go, but there is only one Doc James. Thanks for your extraordinary achievements to build Wikipedia's medical content, both here and at other projects! Johnuniq (talk) 02:56, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- Like +1 Crossroads -talk- 05:46, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- I endorse this message. Thanks for all you do, Doc. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 06:29, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- Like. Keep up the good work! El_C 06:35, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- LikeI sent you an email--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:44, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
- I should have said this several days ago, sorry. As you said to me not too long ago, WP can be a tough place, but that does not in any way take away from the good work that you have done. And you, James, have done more for the improvement of this project than have thousands of others combined. By all means, take as much time away as you want, but please know that you are missed and that you will be welcomed back when you are ready. --Tryptofish (talk) 22:33, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
- I echo what Tryptofish said.--Literaturegeek | T@1k? 02:19, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
Comment. As more time goes by I fear that it is becoming increasingly likely that we may well have lost Doc James forever, and indeed CFCF too. All because a very small number of editors became overly fixated on minor negative or controversial issues like his spelling, drug prices, videos etc., made it personal and then made it a goal to hound him off the encyclopaedia, and because of the arbitration committee which refuses, since it’s existence, to pass remedies that resolve civil bludgeoning (stealth bullying/harassment) behaviour. Perhaps if I had tried harder to defend Doc James and CFCF more (e.g., by examining in more detail and searching for ‘recent actionable‘ diffs or given more examples of bludgeoning etc.) then maybe ArbCom could have passed a more fair set of remedies and then I could have prevented all of this, but I just assumed ArbCom would be more fair. Let’s remember the amazing work Doc James has done for the literally many hundreds of thousands or perhaps even millions of people whose lives have been improved or even saved by the high quality medical knowledge he has spread around the world, via Wikipedia.--Literaturegeek | T@1k? 17:58, 12 June 2020 (UTC)
- Agrees with many of what you said. I must say that I remember someone once left a message on User:Jimbo Wales's talk page to suggest taking a precaution. It is a pity that ...... Anyway, let's be optimistic and look forward together. I stand with Doc James.--Deep humility (talk) 20:06, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
- I've been in contact with him via email. I won't comment on what we discussed, but I will state that losing Doc would be a devastating loss. He contributes to and maintains so many medical articles. He is without a doubt our most prolific medical editor, and articles suffer in his absence. I've been wondering if I should let WP:Med know that he hasn't been around and some of us might therefore want to consider picking up the slack at articles he monitored.
- Pinging Alexbrn, Tom (LT) and Adrian J. Hunter so that they are aware of Doc's absence if they aren't already.
- CFCF has taken long breaks before, but this is concerning. Flyer22 Frozen (talk) 03:12, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
- That's no good! However I also echo PaleoNeonate. Sometimes Wikibreaks can be great refreshers and help one work out whether and what is really the enjoyable parts about Wikipedia. I hope Doc James comes back refreshed. I've had more interactions with CFCF and will post on his talk page too. --Tom (LT) (talk) 07:09, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
- Thanks Flyer. Hopefully Doc is enjoying a well-earned break and will be back when he's ready. No doubt the case was exhausting, but Doc wasn't admonished or anything like that, and is still an admin, so clearly he still has the trust of the community. I second the last sentence by Literaturegeek above. Adrian J. Hunter(talk•contribs) 05:26, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
- Wikibreaks can be awesome, especially after many years of great contributions. That said, I'll always be glad to see you around, and hope to, Doc James. Farewell, —PaleoNeonate – 04:04, 13 June 2020 (UTC)
Canada Student Service GrantEdit
Hello, since I mentioned you by name, FYI on the email I sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Is Wikimedia Canada considering registering as a eligible organization for the Canada Student Service Grant? See: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/volunteer/recruiting
- Maybe we can recruit students to help Doc James ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Doc_James ) keep Canadian Covid19 articles up to date?
Samw (talk) 22:25, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
...for a new user. Drmies (talk) 14:50, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Interest in your editing workEdit
Hi Doc James,
Hope you are well. If you'll oblige my reaching out, I'm a student doing some research for a summer internship related to improving content safety online. The company I'm interning with is trying to keep the web free of misinformation. We are hoping to learn from dedicated Wikipedia editors about their motivations to spend time doing editing work online (so that we can motivate others to do the same on other platforms). I saw that you are fairly active with edits; would you be willing to chat with me about your work for about ~20 min one day? If you prefer I can give you my questions in writing, too.
Thanks for considering!
LailaAtTrustLab (talk) 18:10, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
It was 20%Edit
see round 2 in newyork. Iluvalar (talk) 07:49, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Created Fish allergy as articleEdit
Created Fish allergy as article, using Egg allergy (a Good Article) as model. David notMD (talk) 19:20, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
Circumcision and HIV articleEdit
A quick question about a recent revision. The revision author stated (unfounded, by the way) criticism of the meta-analysis of RCTs of circumcision and HIV incidence. The addition is the paragraph below:
The methodology of the original studies which were the subject of a meta-analysis was severely criticized: "Our results clearly show that these African CRFs were methodologically flawed from start to finish... From the start, there was almost nothing correct with these studies. It was quite clear that these studies were unethical. They would never have been approved by a single ethics committee in the United States.", as stated by George Hill.
The reasoning is fallacious, but it is criticism nonetheless and I am therefore hesitant to remove it. Should it be deleted?
Petersmillard (talk) 11:59, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
I have nominated Parkinson's disease for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:46, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
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