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Doubled and quadrupled commasEdit

Hi, I noticed your use of Doubled and quadrupled commas, a notation which I have never seen before. If you invented this notation, I am interested in its genesis. It reminds me of Jacqueline Kennedy's letter-writing style (she tended to avoid periods). Perhaps you might illuminate its meaning for me? What I thought of when reading the edit, was that you were thinking multiple phrases that you were intending to fill in later, but then you cut your edit short, leaving the commas. --Ancheta Wis   (talk | contribs) 16:30, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

 I will amend such irregular comma proliferations in the future, I thank you for bringing it to my 
 attention--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:55, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you! /(wikiproject med)Edit

  Thanks for stopping in at WikiProject Medicine. Feel free to ask any questions about health articles there. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:33, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

very kind--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:45, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

ebola [1][2][3]fresEdit

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V.Ebola pathogenesis via infection of endothelial cells causes cytopathic effect which with cytokine effect, can compromise vascular integrity.[1]

Ozzie, if you've the time, go around to the other articles and let them know about the ivote on the title. Drop a note on the talk pages with a link so they will easily get to it. Thanks. SW3 5DL (talk) 22:39, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, yes

ebola article 2, Navarro College ,Texas/(cover)Edit

Might that not be better placed, due to the low relevance of a singe college in Texas in relation to the wider epidemic, in the U.S. sub article instead section "Call for suspension of visas"? As an example of how (not) to quarantine the virus? Also it doesn't fit with the timeline since the letter was dated to 2 October per Slate.--Alcea setosa (talk) 22:22, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


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Thank you.
III.Ebola Virus Protein-Cross-section of the Ebola virus particle[2]
IV.Ebola Virus from Mali blood sample November 2014 during West Africa Ebola virus epidemic 2014-2016[3]
I.Genome of Ebola virus-contains the coding regions, a genome contains genetic information, it consists of RNA.EBOV is about 19,000 nucleotides in length (7 genes, including VP40) single stranded ribonucleic acid.[4][5]
II.Ebola virus glycoprotein structure (which includes virion hexamer and transport dimer from VP40 ).[6][7]video/Nature PMC2700032


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  2. ^ Lee, Jeffrey E; Saphire, Erica Ollmann (November 2009). "glycoprotein structure and mechanism of entry". Future Virology. 4 (6): 621–635. doi:10.2217/fvl.09.56. ISSN 1746-0794.
  3. ^ Hoenen, T.; Safronetz, D.; Groseth, A.; Wollenberg, K. R.; Koita, O. A.; Diarra, B.; Fall, I. S.; Haidara, F. C.; Diallo, F.; Sanogo, M.; Sarro, Y. S.; Kone, A.; Togo, A. C. G.; Traore, A.; Kodio, M.; Dosseh, A.; Rosenke, K.; Wit, E. de; Feldmann, F.; Ebihara, H.; Munster, V. J.; Zoon, K. C.; Feldmann, H.; Sow, S. (3 April 2015). "Mutation rate and genotype variation of Ebola virus from Mali case sequences". Science. 348 (6230): 117–119. doi:10.1126/science.aaa5646. ISSN 0036-8075.
  4. ^ Saeidnia, Soodabeh; Abdollahi, Mohammad (12 November 2014). "Ebola hemorrhagic fever: current outbreak and progress in finding a cure". DARU Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 22 (1). doi:10.1186/s40199-014-0070-9. ISSN 1560-8115.
  5. ^ Gale, P. (26 September 2016). "Could Bat Cell Temperature and Filovirus Filament Length Explain the Emergence of Ebola Virus in Mammals? Predictions of a Thermodynamic Model". Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. doi:10.1111/tbed.12580. ISSN 1865-1682.subscription required
  6. ^ Madara, Jonathan J; Han, Ziying; Ruthel, Gordon; Freedman, Bruce D; Harty, Ronald N (May 2015). "The multifunctional Ebola virus VP40 matrix protein is a promising therapeutic target". Future Virology. 10 (5): 537–546. doi:10.2217/fvl.15.6. ISSN 1746-0794.
  7. ^ Silva, Leslie P.; Vanzile, Michael; Bavari, Sina; Aman, J. M. Javad; Schriemer, David C.; Sticht, Heinrich (5 July 2012). "Assembly of Ebola Virus Matrix Protein VP40 Is Regulated by Latch-Like Properties of N and C Terminal Tails". PLoS ONE. 7 (7): e39978. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039978. ISSN 1932-6203.Primary source per MEDRS however valid source per "Molecular and Cell Biology"
Both VSV-EBOV and CAd3-ZEBOV are being studied for vaccine purposes.
EVD (non-evd fr/spa)
Date Country Virus
1967   West Germany
1975   Rhodesia
  South Africa
Jun–Nov 1976   Sudan SUDV
Aug 1976   Zaire EBOV
1976   United Kingdom SUDV or EBOV
1977   Zaire EBOV
Aug–Sep 1979   Sudan SUDV
1980   Kenya MARV
1987   Kenya RAVV
1989   United States RESTV
1989–1990   Philippines RESTV
1990   Soviet Union MARV
1990   United States RESTV
1992   Italy RESTV
Dec 1994–
Feb 1995
  Gabon EBOV
1994   Côte d'Ivoire TAFV
1995   Côte d'Ivoire
May–Jul 1995   Zaire EBOV
Jan–Apr 1996   Gabon EBOV
1996   South Africa EBOV
1996   United States RESTV
1996   Philippines RESTV
Jul 1996–
Mar 1997
  Gabon EBOV
1996   Russia EBOV
1998–2000   Democratic Republic of the Congo MARV & RAVV
Oct 2000–
Jan 2001
  Uganda SUDV
Oct 2001–
Jul 2002
  Republic of the Congo
Dec 2002–
Apr 2003
  Republic of the Congo EBOV
Nov–Dec 2003   Republic of the Congo EBOV
Apr–Jun 2004   Sudan SUDV
2004   Russia EBOV
2004–2005   Angola MARV
Aug–Nov 2007   Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV
2007   Uganda MARV & RAVV
Dec 2007–
Jan 2008
  Uganda BDBV
2008   Uganda
  United States
Dec 2008–
Feb 2009
  Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV
2008   Philippines RESTV
Jun–Aug 2012   Uganda SUDV
2012   Uganda MARV
Jun–Nov 2012   Democratic Republic of the Congo BDBV
^ 2013–2016 Widespread:
  Sierra Leone
Limited and local:
  United States
  United Kingdom
Aug–Nov 2014   Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV
2014   Uganda MARV
2015   Philippines RESTV
2017   Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV
2017   Uganda MARV
2018   Hungary
May-July 2018   Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV
^August 2018   Democratic Republic of the Congo EBOV

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A barnstar for you!/ebolaEdit

  The Teamwork Barnstar
Ozzie, I have noticed how willing you are to always help the Ebola article by offering feedback on the talk page. It has made my editing easier and a much more joyful experience. Your sincere efforts to maintain a friendly atmosphere have been very much appreciated. Gandydancer (talk) 18:45, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Ozzie10aaaa i second this nomination. It is a pleasure working with you... Greeting Brian BrianGroen (talk) 20:45, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:01, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

  Like   Bfpage |leave a message  11:22, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:48, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Halloween greetings!Edit

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:29, 27 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi, This source is not reliable. It uses Wikipedia as a source. Read it carefully. --Max24 (talk) 13:16, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

you are correct--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:26, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Can we be friends?/ ebolaEdit

I wanted to make sure there weren't any hard feelings about the Ebola article. You're clearly a WP:Good-faith editor, and I don't want to upset or wrong you. The new information about the Liberian infection rate was important and useful, and I hope you don't mind my revising it. I was trying to improve it according to WP:TONE and WP:MOS, as I have needed other editors to fix my own edits.

As to allegations of sockpuppetry, I recognize that I've been unusually active for a new-ish user (evidently I need more of a life). I can totally see where you're coming from, and going to an admin seems like a great response. You're welcome to go through my past and future edits, and follow instructions on Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations to report me if you find evidence of misbehavior. Thanks for your efforts!

I wish you the best, and apologize again for any offense I've given you. FourViolas (talk) 02:47, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

all opinions count, as does yours--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:32, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

RE/ Hemopurifier [5]/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie I researched this. a) it's an early stage product which may never come into general use ( ) b) it must be attached to a kidney dialysis machine - not many of those in W Africa !! ( ) c) the patient was receiving multiple therapies and his viral load was already in decline ( ) Cheers, Bob. Robertpedley (talk) 15:22, 15 November 2014 (UTC) Hello again, Ozzie! Please don't take my edits personally. I spend an average of 1 hour researching before I make any edit. I'll only add material if it enhances the value of the article to the reader - it's important to maintain the reputation of WP and of the Ebola pages. I'll remove any edit which doesn't meet WP guidelines or is not relevant to the page. Robertpedley (talk) 11:32, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

CONAKRY Hi Ozzie The BBC lead says "Clinical trials to try to find an effective treatment for Ebola patients are to start in West Africa next month." The serum trial hasn't started yet.Bob Robertpedley (talk) 15:13, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

ANI(decision)That's a content dispute. ANI isn't for content disputes.

[6] reviewing this diff though you are correct that his stance is not logical. The material in question was the USA answer and precautions to the Epidemic in west Africa. So it is related and belongs in the article. But that is only my opinion. I think they are suggesting you should put it Ebola virus cases in the United States. This isn't unreasonable. You really just to get with them and talk. Take it to the talk page. If that don't work open an RFC or take it to the appropriate noticeboard. There are plenty of ways to get a consensus.-Serialjoepsycho- (talk) 17:08, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Some climbing equipment for you!/ebolaEdit

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:36, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Seasons GreetingsEdit

  Happy holidays.
Best wishes for joy and happiness. to Ozzie BrianGroen (talk) 20:34, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:19, 30 November 2014 (UTC)({{Subst:Xmas4})

my apologies/ ebolaEdit

Sorry Ozzie i did not see your netherlands edit... I have updated it a bit and moved in Alphabetical order.. You may slap my hand, permission granted BrianGroen (talk) 11:34, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I think you added to it, in a positive manner--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:13, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Christmas, OzzieEdit

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:40, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Seasonal Greets!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2015!!!

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2015.
Happy editing,
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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:22, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New YearEdit

Happy new year Ozzie.... Hope you have a Fab year.BrianGroen (talk) 14:37, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much - same to you. Happy editing in 2015! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 20:16, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:38, 1 January 2015 (UTC

Happy New Year, Ozzie!Edit

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:41, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

RE/Dyslexia/GA (wikiproject med) [7]Edit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa

Due to my own dyslexic issues my copy editing skills are next to zero, but i can help provide links to supporting citations and and worldcat IDs for books. I found out about my poor copy editing abilities when i tried ot edit the dyslexia article back in 2009 - 2010. There was a Dyslexia prject set of pages with a few suggested future updates. Not sure if it si still accessable. best wishes dolfrog (talk) 12:08, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

It is slightly dated but some of the ideas may be useful Wikipedia:WikiProject Dyslexia and my most recent set of dyslexia links including some research papers can be found on my new Useful Dyslexia links web page which represents more my personal perpsective. Currently I am busy elsewhere but i will try to keep up with your progress with the article dolfrog (talk) 18:00, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

I would be honored to assist,thank you --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:07, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Definition of DyslexiaEdit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa,

While it's true when it comes to dyslexia the diagnosis is clinical and scientific, the treatment is educational.

That's why my hope is to find a home for the NICHD definition of dyslexia. In 1994 and again in 2002 the IDA lead the Definition Consensus Project in partnership with the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The resulting definition helped align the professional community and laid the groundwork for important public policy initiatives going forward.

Todayl, this definition is the cornerstone for important legislation in the U.S. that is leading to early screening, evaluation and help. It took an extraordinary commitment from a large dedicated team to reach this important milestone and it would be great to find a place on Wikipedia for this important information.

Please advise.


John Mayo-Smith — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mayosmith (talkcontribs) 17:28, 4 March 2015 (UTC) (see answer above)

Your GA nomination of DyslexiaEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Dyslexia you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Bluerasberry -- Bluerasberry (talk) 14:00, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:43, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of DyslexiaEdit

The article Dyslexia you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Dyslexia for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 15:23, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Dyslexia--Moxy (talk) 15:57, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:41, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for DyslexiaEdit

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:09, 6 April 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for the thanks! Have just noticed: what does "sounding out words" in the second line of the Lead mean? ~ P-123 (talk) 12:32, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

P-123 dyslexics go by different routes of learning they need "sounds" to ascertain what it is they are saying or being this case it simply means an emphasis on the word..example -the train is coming,,,a dyslexic would say - t-h-e t-r-a-I-n I-s c-o-m-I-n-g to get a full appreciation of the sentence, it isn't easy , thanks for asking--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:49, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I thought that is what it meant. ~ P-123 (talk) 15:10, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
I don't think "sounding out words" in the second sentence is clear enough for the general reader, but I cannot think of a better way to say it the moment. ~ P-123 (talk) 15:30, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
P-123 don't worry, and thanks again for your valuable help ([8])--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:03, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

access grant/ Wikipedia:Elsevier ScienceDirect results mostly out, but more to come? /(wikiproject med)^Edit

You need to say clearly which option you are applying for, whether it is obvious or not. Wiki CRUK John (talk) 02:15, 9 January 2015 (UTC)               Approvedaccess grant 1

  • [9] --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:34, 10 March 2016 (UTC)           Approvedaccess grant 2

  • [12]confirmed via email--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:35, 9 August 2018 (UTC)   Approvedaccess grant 4

  • (+approved for Taylor & Francis and JSTOR)[13]confirmed via email--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:58, 5 December 2019 (UTC)       Approvedaccess grant 5


RE/ FYI Complementary and Alternative Medicine/(wikiproject med)^Edit

—Given that the remedy has just been enacted, I am providing this notice to everybody who has participated in the discussion on Jimbo Wales' talk page for their information. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:44, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

thank you, for informing me on this controversial med subject--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:16, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

west Africa/ebolaEdit

Hi Ozzie.. I think that Perhaps these 3 do need a little rearranging.. Guinea with the lowest cases, but the index case has to stay first, Sierra Leone second sounds good, with Liberia last Mostly because of the total case counts. The daily Case counts must be viewed cautiously, how many times has it happened that case counts slow, just before it resurfaces in a new region. Also i'm concerned about the 'Suspected case' counts that are still increasing, as well as the slowness of reports coming out of Liberia. Then again it wont move to "Contained" until WHO confirms... So I see no real problem with a little reshuffle.. GremlinSA 13:30, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Just a quick note update.. Looking at latest released figures from Liberia.. Feb 28th - suspected:4354 Probable:1877 Confirmed:3149, and March 5th suspected:4479 (+125) Probable:1879(+2) Confirmed:3149... thats 127 cases in 5 days. GremlinSA 11:14, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

I agree, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:19, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

MEDDATE /(wikiproject med)^[14]Edit

You cite MEDDATE in a lot of discussions, so I wanted to take a moment to clarify that "rule". It's meant to be a rule of thumb, rather than an absolute requirement. It doesn't say just "five years"; it says "five years or so", and those last two words matter. It also says that the rule was written for subjects that receive the most attention, like Hypertension, and not for rare diseases or other subjects that don't see much research attention.

What you really want is to consider the last few high-quality secondary sources, which (depending on the subject) might be professional-level books or review articles. We want to take advantage of what MEDDATE calls the "full review cycle": Alice published a review, Bob published a primary study, and Chris read both Alice's and Bob's papers and wrote a new review. If it took ten years to get through a full review cycle, then MEDDATE actually wants ten years, not five. Conversely, if you get three good review articles every month, then MEDDATE would rather than you used this year's or last year's best publications, instead of going back to anything that was no more than four years and 364 days old. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:13, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

your correct, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:51, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Humans and the EnvironmentEdit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa. A notification came up that you asked me a question[15], but I then saw you reverted it so assumed you changed your mind. I only just now noticed that you asked it in another format. I know Jytdog gave an answer at WT:MED#Safety of genetically modified foods, but since that thread is getting quite long and relatively stale I though I would give my 2 cents here. Feel free to move it back there if you think that appropriate.

The interactions between GMOs and the environment then the environment and humans are complicated so a straight answer may be difficult. Some of the main environmental concerns covered at the controversies page are; insects developing resistance, horizontal gene transfer to other plants, death of non-target organisms, loss of biodiversity and secondary pests becoming more prominent. The effect of these on the environment are hard to accurately predict, let alone whether they will have any indirect effect on human health. Glyphosphate-resistant weeds resulting from gene flow are unlikely to develop outside of crops as they do not provide any selective advantage in the wild, but insect resistant ones might. Loss of biodiversity is a problem with all agriculture and so is the death of non-target organisms. Everything is interconnected in some way so I can't honestly say something occurring to environment through genetic engineering will never effect human health at some point. I feel that would be true for any technology though. Most people when thinking about human health and GM food are more concerned with the direct relationship. If I eat this will it be harmful to me. I think the article is better off distinguishing between the environment and human health the way it does.

You gave an example that increased pesticides used on GM crops may lead to increased risk of cancers.[16] The theory being that GMO crops have increased pesticide use and high levels of pesticide are a risk factor for some cancers. Currently there are two main groups of GM crops on the market (Bt crops and glyphosphate resistant crops). Bt crops actually use less pesticide since they are modified to be insect resistant (so need less synthetic pesticide). The Bt toxin itself has been shown through multiple studies to be harmless to humans and even non-target insects[17][18][19]. Glyphosphate is relatively safe to humans (see Glyphosate#Human toxicity) compared to other herbicides. Any chemical application is going to be regulated under various governmental acts designed to keep toxicity levels below a certain level and this will apply to all crops including GMO ones. You also have to take into account that most toxicity studies are done using straight round-up or a similar product, whereas in practice the final food product will at most have only residue of the chemical and in most cases virtually none of the pesticide will remain. Again all this is all regulated (with-holding periods and the like) and not unique to GMO.

Anyway, I am not trying to convince you to become a supporter GM. I don't even really know where you stand on the issue. I personally see huge potential and most of the risks as being speculative, especially those related to human health. I knew a group of researchers that were trying to put vaccines in bananas. One idea being that they could be used to vaccinate kids in regions with unreliable or no power. I think this factor and many other similar ones get overlooked and the discussion is dominated by Monsanto's involvement and much of the opposition is because of them. AIRcorn (talk) 05:07, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

RfC on GM foodEdit

Note about this RfC where you !voted. I tweaked the statement to make it more clear that it is about eating GM food and health. I'm notifying each person who !voted, in case that matters to you. Sorry for the trouble. Jytdog (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

(redact)this is an important topic.[20] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:41, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

(wikiproject med)Edit

  The Medicine Barnstar
Just great to see someone with your demeanor and editing ability helping the project so much!!! Moxy (talk) 17:42, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

thank you (especially coming from you)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:49, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

NP my friend!! . On a side note I noticed you edit Ebola book out Center For Disease Control; Francois Wilson (2014). CDC Guidance on Ebola Virus (EVD): 2014 Edition. International Publications Media Group. ISBN 978-1-63267-011-3. and..last month they also digitized Ebola Virus: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition: ScholarlyPaper. Scholarly Editions. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4649-1493-5. -- Moxy (talk) 17:56, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

you are the best!..thanks!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:23, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you! /(wikiproject med)Edit

  Thanks for being around on the WP:MED board. I feel like your presence and short comments have encouraged other people to be more forward in sharing their ideas, even brief ones. Also the direct impact of your contributions are a benefit to everyone. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:30, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:14, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

It looks like you deserve that cup of coffee! I left a note on, thanking you as well for your note about my "valuable" opinion. If there is an emerging consensus perhaps it would be useful if you left a note under Talk:History of psychosurgery as well to prevent deletion of those useful references at least under that heading. Philipegalite (talk) 16:09, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

and thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:37, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

I also appreciate the way you tell people that you've commented on a discussion and encourage them to do the same. Please keep it up. WhatamIdoing (talk) 03:54, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

thank you WhatamIdoing, --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:42, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

for you!Edit

Although we have not directly communicated with each other I have followed your diligent, fair and outstanding work towards making Wikipedia work in an otherwise unintelligible labyrinth. WikiProject Medicine is working at its best , better than formerly because of the team work you have promoted. I quit editing last year disappointed but you have tackled the same issue with more success and fairness. Stay vigilant for scholarship and justice! In the meantime have a cherry coke and a cheeseburger from me! Thank your for the vindication of my previous editing work! LeBassRobespierre (talk) 16:45, 17 May 2015 (UTC) |}

thank you --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:14, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Waid's note.../ebolaEdit

Ozzie, I've had your page on my watch list because we work on the Ebola article together. I noticed that you deleted Waid's note. Was it by accident? I've known Waid for years and can hardly say how many times I've gone to her for advise. IMO, she's one of our best editors and I've never seen her to display the arrogance and lack of good intent that is not uncommon for this project. If she tried to help me I'd consider it an honor that she was willing to spend the time on me, a less experienced editor. Gandydancer (talk) 14:50, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

actually it was to place inline cites on articles that need it, which I will,(some individuals simply have a different way, though she is professional), ,,BTW now that I have your attention I wanted you to know its always been a pleasure to work with you (and I spoke with Brian he added some info to the article...he's OK), --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:58, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
It's okay. I know he's thinking about it. There's no need to keep it visible. WhatamIdoing (talk) 16:02, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
I thank you for any advise... thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:08, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Your work is appreciated! (wikiproject med)Edit

  Medical Content Creator Barnstar
Your work on the Cerebral amyloid angiopathy article is excellent and has made the encyclopedia a better place for medical content. Thank you for your hard work - it is noticed and appreciated. Best Regards,   Bfpage |leave a message  21:19, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:30, 27 May 2015 (UTC)


"On the same day, the tree were the outbreak began, was identified.[21]" That reference is about Liberia, so should I move it out of the Guinea section? Art LaPella (talk) 16:29, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Art LaPella..Art its this ref [22] and its in Guinea.thanks for checking I wish everyone were like you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:36, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
Reedited. Art LaPella (talk) 16:46, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
thanks Art--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:50, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Can I barrow your thoughts? Comment /Collaboration of the Month/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I have been working on Stab wound for a little bit and I am working to get it up to GA status hopefully but I really am sort of limited in what else I can add. It is a very niche subject and I have juiced all my sources dry. If you have a moment would you mind taking a look at it and giving your input? Anything is valued. Peter.Ctalkcontribs 14:20, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

absolutely, thank you for asking (and Myasthenia gravis )--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:13, 24 June 2015 (UTC)


I just want to thank you for all fo the hard work you put into MG over the past week, we have made a lot of progress. What else do you think we need to tackle before trying for GA? Peter.Ctalkcontribs 20:47, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Peter.Ctalkcontribs I would nominate it for GA now (it takes a while for the process the meantime we could get a good CE on it)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:04, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good, before I do that though I want to try to find a proper source for the physical exam, probably need to find a review article from Up-To-Date or some other source. Will also try to expand the lead a slight bit and remove the refs to conform to MEDMOS. Will try to nom by the end of day. Also - know any good CE who could do a quick run through of it? Peter.Ctalkcontribs 14:36, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Peter.CtalkcontribsWikipedia:WikiProject_Guild_of_Copy_Editors/Requests this is the official CE,..aweaome...good luck (collaboration of the month[23], as well)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:48, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Medical References /(wikiproject med)^Edit

You recently edited the article on Heyde's syndrome and added a lot of 'medical reference needed' tags with no explanation or anything else. Could you please check the talk page for that article and let me know what I need to change? There are a lot of old references in the text, but I think they are valuable. Thanks for your help. Michael Dacre (talk - contribs - email) 17:18, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

thank you for asking--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:59, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Minimally invasive/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa - just to say I've written on talk page. cheers --Iztwoz (talk) 07:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 09:08, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

for you!/(wikiproject med)^Edit

The page looks so good compared to this morning, great job! If you need any more help(on anything), just let me know, I am glad to help you out! XxX ellen

EllenvanderVeen (talk) 20:56, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

thank you (Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney article benefited alot from your input)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Can you help on Post Ebola Eye image/ebolaEdit

Hi, I've uploaded an image to commons for this article, but being new to this stuff I wasn't able to provide necessary information on the copyrights status. The image actually is all around the internet and I'm fairly sure it's free. An admin on the commons told me that my only chance is to contact the original creator and ask for permission. I traced the image to here.(NYtimes article attributes it to them) But I was unable to find the image on that site, nor could I find the creator of the image.(though I found who the eye belonged to) I'm overwhelmed by the amount of work this needed and I feel like it's a newbie mistake. Is there an easy way to do this? The image obviously not essential, but I think it would be nice to have it. Hope you have time, thanks in advance. Darwinian Ape talk 21:07, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Darwinian Ape talk yes, thanks for asking--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:13, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again, for your help. Darwinian Ape talk 22:45, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Speedy deletion /ebolaEdit

Hi Ozzie i need your input here User:BrianGroen/Ebola_virus_disease_in_Nigeria .. Kind Regards Brian BrianGroen (talk) 17:30, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

absolutely, thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:44, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you! (wikiproject med)Edit

  The Original Barnstar
For your work on Ischemic cardiomyopathy; we now have a great new article! FoCuS contribs; talk to me! 22:07, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

thank you very much!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

Shielding lotion Clinical Studies/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thanks for taking time to reach out to me regarding my article. I do have a question regarding the Clinical studies section. I happen to have the clinical study documentation on hand, but I'm not sure these have actually been published online. How do I cite this properly? Can I just include the study title, ref number date and company that conducted the study? Thanks for your help. James Schultz (talk) 15:14, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

I just read the article about Medical Citations and it stated that studies where animal test subjects are used do not qualify as a "Clinical Study" and should be referred to as "Pre-Clinical Studies". Each of these studies were conducted on laboratory animals. Should I list them as "Pre-Clinical" rather than "Clinical"? Thanks James Schultz (talk) 15:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

James Schultz (in response to both posts) ...yes you may list them consistent with Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Medicine-related_articles but first it needs to be PubMed indexed, (it needs to not be a primary study only with exceptions, are they included per Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources_(medicine)), any article (journal) needs to be a review or meta-analysis thus a secondary source (I should point out that it is important that you not have a conflict of interest with the article either as primary, secondary or corresponding author) may also use a source such as a position statement from CDC,WHO,HHS,NIH and so forth or a medical textbook, please feel free to ask should there be any questions, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:33, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Ozzie10aaaa. Don't quote me on this, but I believe the initial studies referred to were primary studies conducted for a particular manufacturer. In any event, I have removed them and found some on I only used completed studies with documented results. Thanks again for your help. If you have further suggestions to improve the article, I'd really appreciate it. James Schultz (talk) 16:01, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
will respond on article talk page, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:25, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Philly Medlibs Event Planning /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thanks for your comment on my WikiProject Medicine Announcement. Is this something you would be interested in participating in? Not sure of your location- or would the project or the Wikipedia Foundation support or sponsor someone involved to attend and present? Feel free to contact me or pass along this request to others who might be interested/available on-wiki or by email (richardjam *at* gmail *dot* com) Richardjames444 (talk) 17:01, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Richardjames444 ...while I do live in Florida, I would probably have little problem attending (Spring 2016) regards to Wikipedia Foundation and funding probably DocJames would be most knowledgeable, in the meantime I will in fact pass this along to a couple of editors which should be interested...thank you for this very kind gesture--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:39, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate the input, and I'll update you as more details emerge.Richardjames444 (talk) 14:50, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!/ebolaEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
You are to be commended for your tireless work on the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa article. You are one of the few that have been willing to not only work on the article when the epidemic first broke out but to keep the article up-to-date with your timely addition of new information. Thanks Ozzie! Gandydancer (talk) 13:51, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:38, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Dispute resolution needed for Talk:Health care in the United States/(wikiproject med)^Edit

The discussion regarding an issue on article neutrality is currently occurring in: Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard. 2601:647:4601:4634:D455:1D6A:4C07:B030 (talk) 22:34, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

thank you for notification, will comment--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:51, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open!/(wikiproject med)^Edit

You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:57, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

have voted--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:03, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Happy Holiday/New YearEdit

Thank you kindly - the same to you. Keep up the good work, and happy editing! :-) --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 12:59, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:01, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you so very much for the very kind holiday wishes. You always so kind and courteous toward me - your positive attitude has a lot to do with my continued editing. Best Regards,

Barbara (WVS) (talk) 13:40, 5 December 2015 (UTC) aka Bfpage
thank you, Merry Christmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:22, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi OzzieEdit

Thank you for the xmas greetings. Dont take this the wrong way, but the bright red is so bright, and fugly, that I'm going to remove it as it hurts my eyes. It was nice of you though, thanks. -Roxy the dog™ woof 17:21, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:05, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

It's that time of year....Edit

Christmas tree worm, (Spirobranchus gigantic)
Time To Spread Some Happy Holiday Cheer!!
I decorated a special kind of Christmas tree in the spirit of the season.

What's especially nice about the digitized version is that it doesn't need water,

and it won't catch fire.
Wishing you a joyous holiday season...
...and a prosperous New Year!! 🍸🎁 🎉

Atsme📞📧 03:28, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Pure pun-ishment. [24]

thank you --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:14, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

Thanks /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thanks for your edits to party and play. Kind regards, -- The Anome (talk) 22:27, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you (it's a very good article)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:44, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!/(wikiproject med)Edit

  Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia Edit 2015. It is nice to have a WikiProject Medicine participant speak up in these more public channels. Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:12, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you ( as always)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:33, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Broken reference in Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa/ebolaEdit

Hi! Thanks for your recent edits to Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. I see that a broken reference has appeared in the intro to the article. I had a quick try at fixing it, but just made things worse, so I reverted my change. Could you please take a look to see if you can make a better fix? -- The Anome (talk) 01:30, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

your edit seems to have fixed it[25], thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 07:59, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

To You and Yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 10:59, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you :-)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:05, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

Merry Christmas!!
Hello, I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 16:16, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you (Merry Xmas)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:20, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Thanks for all you have done this year :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 22:53, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you for your guidance--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:29, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...Edit

  Season's Greetings
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Poussin) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you John, Merry Xmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:26, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Seasons GreetingsEdit

Seasons Greetings!
I've been hearing from the elves that you've been a little worried about how Santa's list is looking for you. They say he's almost done with his second check, and so far it looks like you've hardly been naughty at all! Thanks for the work you do and the help and nice words that you have shared with me. You have brought joy into my work here.

I wish you and your family Seasons Greetings and a very Happy New Year Gandydancer (talk) 18:18, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you, Merry Xmas (its very good to work w/ you)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:26, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Ebola errataEdit

Glad you were able to track it down. Sorry I wasn't any help, but I was at the office all day. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 00:32, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

thank you anyway :-)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:39, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Alexa Brown/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I made a vote on Talk:Clyde cancer cluster. I encourage you highly to vote on whether Alexa should or shouldn't have a separate article. Thanks. Philmonte101 (talk) 03:15, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

will comment on article/talk, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:20, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ozzie10aaaa!Edit

Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.
thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:52, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Neonatal infection/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I want to thank you for all your constructive edits to my editing in the past. The article I created, Neonatal infection is scheduled to appear on Main page sometime in the "Did you know..." section in about a week. If you would like to help make it even better, please feel free to polish it up with me. Thanks again and Best Regards,

Barbara (WVS) (talk) 13:32, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Barbara (WVS) I'm honored and will take you up on that, thank you very much--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:40, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Knowledge Engine (Wikimedia Foundation)/(wikiproject med)^/Search engine MetaEdit

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

please help translate this message into the local language
  The Cure Award
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)

thank you Doc James, this means a lot to me,I am very grateful, --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:21, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

question about RFC /(wikiproject med)^Edit

I was about to respond to the RFC re: Deepak Chopra under your comment, but I wanted to make sure I'm doing it right first... Am I supposed to reply directly on Talk:Deepak Chopra or is there a separate page like for AFDs? Also, is that the right place to go into detail about anything in the lead that I have an issue with or do you think it's only for discussing POV issues? Sorry this is a dumb question. I guess I never participated in in an AFC before. Permstrump (talk) 01:33, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Talk:Deepak_Chopra, yes comment at the talk page (RfC), please read the top of the talk page first for more information, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:15, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Pertinence /(wikiproject med)^Edit

I would suggest you think over your position concerning the pertinence of the image on bipolar disorder. It is present in numerous sources and strongly associated with the topic. CFCF 💌 📧 11:29, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

I do believe you make a valid point, however Images should look like what they are meant to illustrate[26], I will think it over[27]...--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:41, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in. /(wikiproject med)^Edit

This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia:Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding a content dispute discussion you may have participated in. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help this dispute come to a resolution. Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you! Wpegden (talk) 16:36, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

have commented, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:23, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey/(wikiproject med)^Edit

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:48, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

have answered, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:02, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you! (wikiproject med)Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thank you so much for taking the initiative to tidy up the article on medullary cystic kidney disease. I did not expect such a rapid response from anyone. Though I've been on Wikipedia for quite a long time, I still consider myself a newbie, and so I'm still learning proper etiquette. Thanks man! NJ (talk) 01:08, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

thank you for the opportunity to help w/ such an important article--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:10, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Article on Medullary cystic kidney diseaseEdit

Hey, I'm still working on the article for Medullary cystic kidney disease. Are you done with as everything you could think of? If so, I'll post on the WikiProject Medicine talk page to ask for additional input just in case. NJ (talk) 01:17, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

NJ ill finish it this week (ive been watching the article and you've made some great edits to the article!), thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:36, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

for you!Edit

Thank you so much for your work on medullary cystic kidney disease! I will learn a lot from your contributions. You have worked tirelessly on the article, and should be proud of your work. Cheers! NJ (talk) 22:12, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

thanks,NJ however I think this was a team effort, therefore thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:25, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Precious (wikiproject med)Edit

medical research

Thank you for quality contributions to medical articles such as Ebola and organ donation, for structuring Portal Anatomy and project work, for improving articles such as Ebola virus disease treatment research, for welcoming and remembering users, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:25, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

thank you, this is very kind of you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 09:08, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests/GA/ebolaEdit

Your GA nomination of West African Ebola virus epidemicEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article West African Ebola virus epidemic you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Pbsouthwood -- Pbsouthwood (talk) 10:01, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:31, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of West African Ebola virus epidemicEdit

The article West African Ebola virus epidemic you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:West African Ebola virus epidemic for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Pbsouthwood -- Pbsouthwood (talk) 05:41, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:11, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Good work, A pleasure to work with you. You are welcome to provide any feedback you think may be useful or appropriate on my talk page. Cheers, • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 06:05, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

it was my pleasure to work with someone so professional as you, thank you truly--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:11, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Issues with DYK nomination of West African Ebola virus epidemicEdit

Ozzie10aaaa, I just had to remove the transclusion of a non-existent nomination template for this article from the DYK nominations page. You'll want to consult the DYK instructions for nominators and follow the steps there. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me. You have seven days to complete the nomination. BlueMoonset (talk) 14:52, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Never mind: I've restored it—I just saw your post on the DYK talk page, and fixed the nomination template. I'm still not sure how you managed to get one name for the template page and another inside that very same template, but it's all set now. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:03, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:08, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

DYK for West African Ebola virus epidemicEdit

 On 17 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article West African Ebola virus epidemic, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/West African Ebola virus epidemic. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, West African Ebola virus epidemic), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Materialscientist (talk) 00:51, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:57, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 19/(wikiproject med)^/referencesEdit

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:15, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Review of article? Draft:Dan Riskin/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I'm relatively new to Wikipedia and would like to ask for advice from a top medical contributor. The page I've been editing is Dan Riskin. I think the page is ready to move out of draft space. Would you be willing to help me by reviewing it, providing feedback as needed, and moving it out of draft space if you think it's ready? I've been seeing a lot of bad information on people involved in value-based healthcare and would like to put up real, fact-based content. If I'm successful in this one, I want to move on to other key figures in the field. Thank you so much for your help! — Preceding unsigned comment added by NimbleToad (talkcontribs) 23:52, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

have commented on draft/talk, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:50, 8 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much for your comments! I'm only related in that I also work in value-based healthcare and am frustrated by how many people are claiming credit for hard work from a relatively small group of people. I'd like to put up pages for key people. I'll work on adjusting the article so it reflects why the figure is notable and only lists fact-based commentary. If those changes are made, is it a reasonable next step to move it out of draft space?NimbleToad (talk) 03:00, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

as long as there is consensus on the talk page[32], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:48, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! Your revisions are great and make the page much more readable. I updated formatting and added citations where missing. I don't see any objection on the talk page. Could I ask you to please help in moving this out of draft space? NimbleToad (talk) 23:46, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

will respond at talk/article, thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:14, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I've asked colleagues and they feel the information is balanced and represents important history as we go through rapid changes in health policy and clinical data use. Unfortunately, I don't know other Wikipedia editors to leave comments. I haven't seen any objections to move the page out of draft space. Once this is done, I'd like to go on to work on John Halamka, another influential individual in the field. Thanks for helping me to learn the process! NimbleToad (talk) 23:33, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I don't have permission to move this out of draft space. You offered to move it out of draft space as long as there is consensus on the talk page. You've made the article much stronger and there have been no objections in talk. Could you please help with the move out of draft space? Thanks! NimbleToad (talk) 16:49, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

[33]posted at wikiproject med(if no answer, then ill have to move article, there should be more comments) in the future please comment at talk/article THX--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:13, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!/ebolaEdit

  The Original Barnstar
Congrats on the GA and DYK for the Ebola article. Very nice work indeed! Gandydancer (talk) 17:21, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
User:Gandydancer its you (and Brian) that led the way, and therefore your the one that should be commended (left note on your talk) thanks as always--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:34, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!/(wikiproject med)^Edit

 Hello, Ozzie10aaaa. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

voted[34], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:57, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!/(wikiproject med)Edit

  I just taught an online Wikipedia class at Wikipedia:Cochrane online classes October 2016. I told the participants to check in at WP:MED for support. It happened that you responded to many of the participants. Thank you so much for that.

The students appreciated what you said. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:43, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

thank you (they ask great questions b/c they have a great teacher in you Blue Rasberry)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:02, 24 November 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for all your help re Influenza vaccine and health care workers. I will have time to sit down and go through your suggested references tonight. I greatly appreciate the helpful and positive feedback. JenOttawa (talk) 17:39, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

@JenOttawa: you are very welcomed, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:44, 24 November 2016 (UTC)

Happy Holidays!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2017!

Hello! Thank you for your wishes, and I hope you have great holidays! Mikael Häggström (talk) 13:31, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

thank you(I know the WikiJournal of Medicine will be better than ever this coming year!)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:33, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Medicine /(wikiproject med)^Edit

WJM Poster (hyperlinked)

  • per [35]/[36]
  • at work and post on some editors/talk here([37][38])
  • and have emailed several editors I know--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:54, 19 January 2017 (UTC)


thank you, Merry Xmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:26, 20 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy holidays!Edit

Thank you so much for the holiday wishes! N. Jain talk to me 14:11, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Hello, Ozzie10aaaa! Thank you for your work to maintain and improve Wikipedia! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
N. Jain talk to me 14:11, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Spread the WikiLove and leave other users this message by adding {{subst:Multi-language Season's Greetings}}
thank you and Merry Xmas/New Year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:24, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...Edit

Season's Greetings
Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Kings (Gerard David, London) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 09:08, 22 December 2016 (UTC)
thank you Johnbod, Merry Christmas to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:30, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

Merry Christmas Ozzie10aaaa!!
Hi Ozzie10aaaa, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year,

Thanks for all your help on the 'pedia!  

   –Davey2010 Merry Xmas / Happy New Year 22:25, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
thank you, Merry Christmas to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:10, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Yet anotherEdit


--RexxS (talk) 16:09, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

thank you RexxS, Merry Christmas! --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:40, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Merry, merry!Edit

From the icy Canajian north; to you and yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 19:58, 24 December 2016 (UTC)  

thanks again Bzuk (Merry Christmas x2!)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:21, 24 December 2016 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

His work for this year done, Santa heads north...

Season's greetings and best wishes for the coming year. (I guess that Santa felt that his reindeer needed a little rest before heading home.) Sincerely, Gandy

thank you Gandy, Merry Christmas and all the best in the coming year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:47, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ozzie10aaaa!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Harry New Year to you too, all the best!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:42, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines/Review for Featured listEdit

Wikipedia:Featured list criteria

  • Prose. It features professional standards of writing.
  • Lead. It has an engaging lead that introduces the subject and defines the scope and inclusion criteria.
  • Comprehensiveness.

(a) It comprehensively covers the defined scope, providing at least all of the major items and, where practical, a complete set of items; where appropriate, it has annotations that provide useful and appropriate information about the items. (b) In length and/or topic, it meets all of the requirements for stand-alone lists; does not violate the content-forking guideline, does not largely duplicate material from another article, and could not reasonably be included as part of a related article.

  • Structure. It is easy to navigate and includes, where helpful, section headings and table sort facilities.
  • Style. It complies with the Manual of Style and its supplementary pages.

(a) Visual appeal. It makes suitable use of text layout, formatting, tables, and colour; and a minimal proportion of items are redlinked. (b) Media files. It has images and other media, if appropriate to the topic, that follow Wikipedia's usage policies, with succinct captions. Non-free images and other media satisfy the criteria for the inclusion of non-free content and are labeled accordingly

  • Stability. It is not the subject of ongoing edit wars and its content does not change significantly from day to day, except in response to the featured list process
reviewed jan-feb 2017(copied from archive 1)

WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views)

Nominator(s): Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Over the last 4 years a number of us have been worked to improve all 414 medicines on this list. The leads of each item now provides a decent well referenced overview of the subject in question and an article exists for each of the medicines / combinations. The WHO just released an image under an open license for use to us. World Health Day is April 7th and 2017 also marks the 40 anniversary of the EML. Would be nice to get this ready for the main page for that date. I also believe it meets the FL criteria. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

comments Ozzie10aaaa


  • Criterion 1- is consistent with professional standard [39]
  • Criterion 3- a. covers the scope of WHO Model List of Essential Medicines very well[41]
b. consistent with Wikipedia:Stand-alone_lists and does not violate Wikipedia:Content_forking
  • Criterion 4- African trypanosomiasis........ Medicines for the treatment of 1st stage African trypanosomiasis...seems to be "two" headers, would you be willing to merge or get rid of one of them?
b.could use between 2-5 images to bring more interest in the "list" for our readers?

--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:17, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Have adjusted the headers[42] let me know what you think. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 10:33, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
  • perfect,and consistent with the rest of the list, thank you.
  • the other issue is images as indicated above (2-5 images) as our readers will be more interested when they see as well as read.[43] --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:43, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Okay will pull in a few more :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:02, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

as a result of [44] and [45][46][47][48][49][50] in reference to this Wikipedia:Featured_list_candidates nomination I therefore

Reflist(OpenBiome)/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hey O. Hope all is well. I think the "2" is deprecated with "32em" prefered. Have adjusted here [53]. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 09:08, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:27, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Paratonia ?/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I came across Paratonia on the WP:MED assessment page, someone's recently rewritten it and would like some help with getting the ugly tags off. They've said they're an expert in the field - could you please say hi to them? -- (talk) 05:25, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

will look, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:27, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for checking the page on paratonia. I read the guidelines for references and citations, unfortunately there are no secondary sources available (maybe in the future I will publish a review!), what I wrote is the best I can doLuciomarinelli (talk) 18:44, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

have responded on talk /article, thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:02, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

I replied too, what you think? Luciomarinelli (talk) 22:01, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

[54]the second link, indicates all books that are available(and more) if you go to next page[55](even if you feel the first link/book[56] I indicated was not satisfactory, thank you...have posted at article talk as well)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:11, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello, I added a recent book among those you suggested. Luciomarinelli (talk) 20:20, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

looks good[57]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:39, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

shall we remove the "multiple issues" warning and the "stub" flag? Luciomarinelli (talk) 14:32, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

done[58]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:10, 5 March 2017 (UTC)

Adjusted(MABp1)/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hey Ozzie. Have placed this article, MABp1 in WP:PHARM. IMO we should wait until a medication is avaliable / in us before adding it to WPMED. Your thoughts? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:44, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

@Doc James:agreed:-)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:57, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

I understand(Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine)/(med wikiproject)^Edit

...the esteem with which Doc is held at WP Medicine, and I share it. But when entering a complex discussion, is it not better to fully understand the issues involved, before taking a side (even with as easy as voting and side-taking is here)? Your work on the various of your editing projects makes clear you are capable of sophisticated and subtle understanding. The issues of our allowing self-published medical imagery (and the associated matter of our seeming lack of concern for patient consent) are things that could sink the ship. Please, if engaging there, read through the arguments and examples, and them vote. Thank you. Le Prof (talk) 18:00, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

I did[59], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:36, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Health_effects_of_tobacco/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hey Ozzie,

Can you look the suggestion mentioned here ? KVDP (talk) 17:42, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

commented[60]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:08, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

New editorial board candidate/WikiJournal of Medicine (Wiki.J.Med)Edit

Hello Ozzie,

We have a new candidate for an editorial board position: Talk:WikiJournal of Medicine#Potential new board member
As a peer reviewer, I'd like you to participate in the vote.

Best regards,

Mikael Häggström (talk) 15:16, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

done[61]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:30, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you! (wikiproject med)Edit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for all you help while I was without Internet :-) Home and back at it. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:21, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Doc James thank you!(you were missed)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:29, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Edit summaries(Video game addiction)/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi there. This is just a friendly reminder that you should try to use edit summaries more often. For instance, in these edits you added and removed over 30,000 bytes. I see that you were just moving stuff around, but you easily could have explained that. That's all. Thanks for your contributions to that article! (I am not watching this page, so please ping me if you want my attention.) --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 17:36, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and I see you might have been responding to my post on the WikiProject Medicine talk page, so thanks for that as well. --Dr. Fleischman (talk) 17:37, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
good tip, yes I did leave a note[62],thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:26, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

please help translate this message into your local language via meta
  The 2016 Cure Award
In 2016 you were one of the top ~200 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.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:07, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Doc James its an honor, thank you for guiding this medical project--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:45, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

2605:6000:ef43:8500:8d1d:42a:ea65:9ef5 (Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola outbreak 2017)/ebola2Edit

There is no need to discuss edits before they are made, per WP:BOLD; they should be discussed after they are reverted though, per WP:BRD. This looks to be a content dispute rather than disruptive editing. GiantSnowman 13:51, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

ok I will then address the IP after they have edited, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:55, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

The Signpost: 9 June 2017/WMF Elections (wikiproject med)^Edit

thanks(including newsletter below)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 02:28, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Facto Post – Issue 1 – 14 June 2017Edit

Facto Post – Issue 1 – 14 June 2017


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Precious anniversary (wikiproject med)Edit

A year ago ...
medical research
... you were recipient
no. 1448 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:23, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

User:Gerda Arendt thank you very much, its an honor--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:26, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Two years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:46, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

thank you very kind!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 09:23, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

... and three --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:56, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

thank you very much(time goes by fast)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:37, 3 August 2019 (UTC)

Van Goethem syndrome/(wikiproject med)^Edit

The template you used to request the deletion of this article is only used for pages which meet the criteria for speedy deletion, and this doesn't. If you want this article to be deleted then you'll need to use the proposed deletion or articles for deletion processes. Hut 8.5 20:57, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

ok thank you, Ill do that[63](Wikipedia:Articles for deletion#How an AfD discussion is closed)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:06, 16 August 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, the snowball clause doesn't work like that. If ten people had turned up to agree with you and nobody had disagreed then you might be able to argue that it could be closed early under the snowball clause, but one person isn't going to lead to an early closure. The discussion will be either closed or relisted after a week as per the usual procedure. Hut 8.5 20:16, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

thanks for clarification[64]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:32, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Participate our study to help recruit editors forWPMED?/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa,

Thank you for responding my post on WPMED about our study, and hope you are interested in it. I wonder if you'd like to participate our study to recruit editors we recommend for WPMED? Please check out my user talk page for participation, and let me know if you have any question. Thanks! Bobo.03 (talk) 16:56, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

thank you for the invitation, I will consider it--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:22, 20 August 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with the new Cochrane-Wikipedia Editors/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thanks for your help with those new Cochrane Editors. Cochrane ran an editing workshop and it looks like they drummed up some interest. How did you reply to the person who did not sign their page? I have not figured out that trick :)

I will be away from my internet for a couple of days, but will be following up with these people and will support them as new editors.

Thanks again for all your friendly assistance and support in my own Wikipedia editing initiatives.

JenOttawa (talk) 13:02, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

you are very welcome!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:21, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Moving content /Lissencephaly/(wikiproject med)^Edit

If you are removing large pieces of content in an article, in order to replace them elsewhere in the article, please remember to leave an edit summary to that effect, so it will not be mistaken for vandalism. GMGtalk 12:17, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

good point though I always put MEDRS/MEDMOS on second edit I will place it now before and after moving text, thank you --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:21, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

Ulnar neuropathy/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Ozzie: why did you remove my information about ulnar neuropathy? I’ve been treating it for many years. Can we discuss this? That was not added lightly or spur of the moment. Asherah12 Asherah12 (talk) 18:22, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

have left a note[66] on your talk page, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:46, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Illogical reversion Dysautonomia/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Ozzie: Why did you revert the placement of Mechanisms in Dysautonomia? I moved it because the section followed rather than preceded "The symptoms of Dysautonomia, which are numerous and vary widely for each individual, are due to inefficient or unbalanced efferent signals sent via both systems." The Mechanisms section explains "both systems"; it doesn't make sense to place the section after the reference. Shinju (talk) 00:38, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

have answered at your talk page[67](please see MEDMOS), thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:19, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message?/{wikiproject med)^Edit

 Hello, Ozzie10aaaa. Voting in the 2017 Arbitration Committee elections is now open until 23.59 on Sunday, 10 December. All users who registered an account before Saturday, 28 October 2017, made at least 150 mainspace edits before Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and are not currently blocked are eligible to vote. Users with alternate accounts may only vote once.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

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have voted[68] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:56, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Would you be so kind and re-revert your revert of Glycogen storage disease type IX ?/(wikiproject med)^Edit

According to the OMIM review on GSD IXd, Burwinkel et al. (2003) is the last word from the medical research community on the genetics of GSD IXd. Yeah, I know, that is kinda unsatisfactory – but then again, as I have written here, GSD IX is quite rare. If you have more extensive reviews, or newer research, I am all ears, and more than willing to include that – in the meantime, could you be so kind and re-revert your revert? Tony Mach (talk) 11:51, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

have posted at [69] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:59, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Please can you review ..Lytico-Bodig disease/(wikiproject med)^Edit

.. this edit [70]?

Adding this to the infobox is misleading. It is clear from the article that it is NOT an inherited disease. Familial (or, rather, on the latest theory, commensal), but not genetic. Philip Trueman (talk) 09:42, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

have answered on your talk[71] thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:32, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

It is clear from one of these pages you cite that there is disagreement among the primary sources. One ".. concluded that purely environmental, mendelian dominant, and mendelian recessive hypotheses of causation could be rejected." I repeat: adding this to the infobox misrepresents what the secondary sources are saying. It is not even certain that there is a genetic component at all. Philip Trueman (talk) 13:19, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

have posted at [72], thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:36, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

have withdrawn image per [73]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

thank you, Merry Christmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:13, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you too!Edit

And in return,

thank you, Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:15, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...Edit

  Season's Greetings
Wishing everybody a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Nativity scenes attributed to Zanobi Strozzi is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 20:32, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

thank you, Merry Christmas/Happy New Year to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:34, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons GreetingsEdit

"tis the season...."Edit

Gandydancer (talk) 22:23, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

thanks Gandy, Merry Christmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:28, 22 December 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for thinking of me and for leaving a Christmas message. I hope that you have a very nice holiday and I am looking forward to seeing you on WikiProject Med in 2018. Warm regards,

Jenny JenOttawa (talk) 03:42, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:07, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Merry Christmas and the very best in the New Year to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:49, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

Merry X-masEdit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2018!

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2018.
Happy editing,
Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:05, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Doc James all the best in the coming year, Merry Christmas!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:09, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Yet anotherEdit


--RexxS (talk) 01:31, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

RexxS Merry Christmas & Happy New Year--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:38, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

Seasons' GreetingsEdit you and yours, from Canada's Great White North! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 21:03, 24 December 2017 (UTC)

thank you, Merry Christmas to you([74]two cards are better than one )--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:29, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


  Happy New Year!

Best wishes for 2018, —PaleoNeonate – 22:31, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

thank you PaleoNeonate, and Happy New Year to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:42, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ozzie10aaaa!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

the very best 2018 to you and all your dreams!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:48, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Sources?Thrombocytopenia /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thought ADAM is hosted by the NIH they are not a very good source.

I would use this instead

Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:17, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

thanks for improving the source, I agree--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:08, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Further reading and external links, wondering your thoughts on generally putting this together? They are typically the same / similar? Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:35, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

they could be placed together, however if the reader sees that one is at least, a subsection(=== ===)of the other to better define the difference it would be good... having said that should you feel strongly about joining both w/out any 'differentiation' I would agree and understand--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:08, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Multiple system atrophy/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi, Ozzie10aaaa, not sure why you removed the external links from this article, as this is one place where they are deemed to be appropriate. Were they in some way flawed? Let me know, as I just replaced them in the relevant "External links" section.--Quisqualis (talk) 01:53, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Quisqualis,so...if we go to Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles#External links it indicates Don't use external web-based or email-based support groups for patients, professionals, or other affected people (even if run by a charitable organization)...(will post on talk/article as well)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 02:44, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Request for more input in Antibiotics Talk/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hello! I see you commented at the top of the discussion in Antibiotics Talk

I wonder if you could come back and lay eyes on the reference in question and comment on whether it's a reliable biomedical secondary source per WP:Identifying_reliable_sources_(medicine)#Definitions. I haven't made a lot of edits, so I may be applying my professional understanding inappropriately, but it seems like all four of the references I referred to in talk are considered reliable secondary sources here as well. You've been around for a while, so if you look at the actual references and say they're not, then I know i've misunderstood. If I can get some consensus on whether those sources are appropriate, then it will be worth my time to rewrite as suggested in talk. If not, I won't bother.

This is the reference that was originally used. It's a perspective's article published in Science (see the publishers requirements for that type of article: [1]

Here are the additional references mentioned in talk. I'll use web links here: Science, a news article (on the topic in general, not on the previous perspectives article)

A review in Chemical Reviews, also on the topic in general (pub med central link to full text)

A more recent review (12/2017) in Cell Press, that includes a section on the topic: (pubmed link) (link to pdf, requires subscription)

Please let me know if requesting a comment in this way isn't appropriate. I'm new at making edits, and I want to make sure any contributions I make to the community are done in the right way! Dbhall200:14, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

since I feel there is nothing further to add(I have been watching this talk/article)per [75] would also suggest Wikipedia:Dispute_resolution_noticeboard where I would contribute, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:41, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


  1. ^ Ratcliff, William Croft; Denison, Robert Ford (2011-04-29). "Alternative Actions for Antibiotics". Science. 332 (6029): 547–548. doi:10.1126/science.1205970. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 21527704.

Archiving?Help:Archiving_a_talk_page/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hello, I have noticed you have a tendency to add archives to talk pages. For example here and here. May I ask why you do this? Or if there is a specific guideline I can read about this? WP:ARCHIVE notes in the lead that when a Talk page exceeds 75,000 bytes it is recommended to archive per the talk page guidelines. Linked examples above were just 14,000 and 21,000 bytes respectively. --Treetear (talk) 20:57, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

so..if we look at[76] and then Help:Archiving_a_talk_page the first sentence indicates... It is customary to periodically archive old discussions on a talk page when that page becomes too large. Bulky talk pages may be hard to navigate, contain obsolete discussion, or become a burden for users with slow Internet connections or computers....the last discussion on that page was Aug. 2015(2.5 years ago)[77]....the aforementioned 'archive help page' further indicates ,However, when to archive, and what may be the optimal length for a talk page, are subjective decisions that should be adapted to each case --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:41, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer. If we use the same first quote with different emphasis:
It is customary to periodically archive old discussions on a talk page when that page becomes too large. Bulky talk pages may be hard to navigate, contain obsolete discussion, or become a burden for users with slow Internet connections or computers.
In my opinion, it is a bit overkill to archive Talk pages with only around 15 or less sections (each with only a few comments), seeing there are no active discussions popping up recently that could re-populate the Talk page. I see no use in having an empty Talk page with an archive, compared to a small Talk page with no recent discussion. The previous discussion is useful to have visible for readers and editors and should not be 'hidden' or be archived to give the appearance that the discussions are finished. Occassionally, comments are given on older discussions, especially on pages where there are not many sections on the Talk page. Even if no comments would pop up in 2.5 years, maybe what's stopping it is that previous discussions on a topic have already commented what the editor had in mind suggesting.
I think you may have misread the Guidelines and missed the necessary point that archiving suggestedly only should be considered when a page is large or "bulky", not necessarily when nobody has commented in a while. --Treetear (talk) 22:55, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

perHelp:Archiving_a_talk_page, However, when to archive, and what may be the optimal length for a talk page, are subjective decisions that should be adapted to each clear IMO, thank you(besides if there is any particular article/talk you think needs to be reexamined , just revert)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:05, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

TextWikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Medicine/(wikiproject med)^Edit

This did not appear to format properly.[78] Feel free to try again. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:29, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Doc James actually its suppose to look like a combination of both images[79]<span style="position:absolute;top:-130px;left:-185px;z-index:100;background-color:" class="noprint">[[File:WHO Rod.svg|110px|link=Main Page]]</span>...what should I change?--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:11, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Hum. Not sure myself. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:15, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

[80]?--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:00, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Annular pancreas?/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi, Ozzie10aaaa, could you check the voice, please? I have done many integrations, but my English is quite poor... Thank you--Frivadossi (talk) 14:00, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

ok will answer at talk/article[82], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:19, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Section naming and ordering for symptom related articles/(wikiproject med)^Edit

We generally use a different layout per Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Medicine-related_articles#Signs_or_symptoms

Thus I have switched some of your changes back around. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 03:27, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

in Chest pain and Cough you are correct( long day thanks)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:25, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

No worries. Thanks for all your updating by the way :-) Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:12, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Re: User_talk:Yair_rand/interwikiwatchlist.js/ for(wikiproject med)^Edit

I am not currently using it. I do not know if it works now or not. Try it out. The instructions are at the top of

Ask for help there and at User talk:Yair rand - He is still editing. --Timeshifter (talk) 07:56, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

[83] I've tried several times(and left a message w/ Yair rand[84]), thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 09:23, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Thrombocytosis /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie - i asked for a page move earlier - Essential thrombocytosis to Essential thrombocythemia. This was because it was the name used on the page, in the infobox and in the refs. I've just looked at the page thrombocytosis which you edited recently - and thought i'd bring it to your attention - both pages ought to use the same name. Ngrams favour essential thrombocythemia but favour thrombocytosis. The page was moved - any thoughts? thanks (and a late thanks for all your past thanks) --Iztwoz (talk) 15:46, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

very good idea[85]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:20, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

But ought the thrombocytosis page be moved too? thanks--Iztwoz (talk) 17:24, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

tried to move but it says administrator needed? apparently Thrombocythemia exists as a redirect, and therefore needs an administrator(?Doc James) to move--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:42, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

i'll put it through Req moves page - best --Iztwoz (talk) 06:03, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

Encephalitis /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie,

You removed the link to the Encephalitis Society on the Encephalitis page? Can I ask why? And can you give me some guidance as to how we can correct it?

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewPitt (talkcontribs) 08:21, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

per Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles#External links....

Don't use external links:

  • that lead to information already included in the article
  • to web-based or email-based support groups for patients, professionals, or other affected people (even if run by a charitable organization)
  • to local, state, or regional charities, hospitals, clinics, or programs, or to meetings or events in a single location
  • to personal experiences or survivor stories
  • that recruit for clinical trials, sell products, or raise money...thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:05, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Cheers, Ozzie.
I'd (respectfully) argue against some of those points which are relevant to us. Namely, that we are not purely web or email based: we are a dedicated society which provides accredited, evidence-based, peer-reviewed info. Indeed, some of the authors used as references are members of our Scientific Advisory Panel. We do exist in bricks and mortar (I assure you!) and provide global services. Along the same lines, we are not local, state or regional - we are an international organisation. Thanks - love to hear your thoughts! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AndrewPitt (talkcontribs) 11:42, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

any further inquires should be taken to User talk:Doc James, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:39, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

please help translate this message into your local language via meta
  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. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 02:26, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Doc James its your strength and leadership ability that has made this project one of the top and most viewed by our readers, so therefore thank you for your guidance--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:24, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Caudal regression syndrome external links/(wikiproject med)^Edit

In this edit to Caudal regression syndrome, you removed several external links as inappropriate. While I might agree with some of your choices, might I inquire about some others? Specifically

The first is the only known organization that deals specifically with this condition, and the second is a nationally recognized organization whose resources for rare diseases and conditions are widely valued. I believe these two links fall within the policy outlined by WP:EL for links that can provide the reader with more information than can conveniently be included within the encyclopedia article. Cousendux (talk) 14:01, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

so...[86]is a patient advocate, while [87] is as well.Therefore, I would point out Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Medicine-related articles#External links...Don't use external links
  1. that lead to information already included in the article
  2. to web-based or email-based support groups for patients, professionals, or other affected people (even if run by a charitable organization)
  3. to local, state, or regional charities, hospitals, clinics, or programs, or to meetings or events in a single location
  4. to personal experiences or survivor stories
  5. that recruit for clinical trials, sell products, or raise money...thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:17, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

Unicentric Castleman disease Article structure /(wikiproject med)^Edit

I noticed that you changed the organization of the unicentric castleman disease article I wrote. Sorry to re-edit this question, initially I preferred the classification section rather than the signs and symptoms, but I think that does work. I did prefer having a separate section for classification at the beginning of the article as it is critical to understanding the disease. Please let me know if you are comfortable with me moving the classification section back. I am new to wiki and did not want to overturn your changes as you are a much more experienced editor. Thanks CDK55 (talk) 13:19, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

CDK55 per Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Medicine-related_articles either way is fine,therefore please replace the classification again at the start of body(of the article) thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:14, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak/ebola3Edit

 On 21 May 2018, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2018 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak, which you updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. – Muboshgu (talk) 16:56, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
thank you(and to all who worked on the article)!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:14, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Monomelic amyotrophy peer review and transfer help/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hello User talk:Ozzie10aaaa. I'm lost in the labyrinthine process of swapping the revised article that we've been working on that is in my Sandbox: REVISED Monomelic amyotrophy for the existing one Monomelic amyotrophy. Thanks for your help improving the article.

GeeBee60 (talk) 16:00, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

will look,left note on your talk[88]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:14, 26 May 2018 (UTC)

Looks like they resurrected Sinclair method / The Sinclair Method after that 2015 AfD /(wikiproject med)^Edit

As per the suggestion on the closing admin's talk page, I am pinging active editors who voted on Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Sinclair_Method_(2nd_nomination) a few years ago about what happened to that page. Within a month of the original Sinclair Method (currently a redirect) article being deleted, The Sinclair Method (also a redirect) was created; that was moved to Sinclair method and finally made in to a "soft" (i.e. history preserved) redirect; here is the history of that article. I myself have restored Sinclair Method as a redirect, for pragmatic reasons: The page has a link to the old Sinclair Method article, and I think a link to a short summary is more useful for readers than a dead link. (I personally think The Sinclair Method probably doesn't work, since the same treatment has only shown a modest effect when other scientists than Sinclair try to replicate the results, but I'm biased towards 12-step approaches, WP:NOTAFORUM and all that) Defendingaa (talk) 14:01, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

thank you[89]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:08, 28 May 2018 (UTC)

geed Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Haha, I was wondering what "geed" meant. Because you put it in italics, I inferred that it was a deliberate spelling. Best wishes, Axl ¤ [Talk] 10:35, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

yes it was a mistake when I sit a certain distance from the monitor I cant see too well(I seem to have myopia in one eye),unfortunately its not the first time Ive had unusual typos, thank you for mentioning it, should you see anything similar in the future please correct it as it undoubtedly will happen again at some point(I'm usually very close to the monitor to see clearly)thank you Axl--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:47, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Please provide detailed explanation for revertCerebrovascular disease/(wikiproject med)^Edit

No co relation with diabetes and acute cerebrovascular disease (Stroke)

1. Total number of hospital stays in usa 32,371,800..

2. Total number of hospital stays of diabetis as principal diagnosis 512,500. And diabetis is secondary diagnosis 6,290,000.

3. Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke) patients with diabtis as principal or secondary diagnosis 153,800. Finally Cerebro vascular disease occurred 2.4% of diabetic people .

4. In this total number of hospital stays , 892300 patients for stayed in hospital for Acute cerebrovascular disease (stroke).2.4%

5. Final conclusion is Acute cerebrovascular disease occurred in same % in diabetic and non diabetic people.

6. There is no any co relation with diabetes and cerebrovascular disease

Statastical and Research Evidence :

If any one want to revert this ,please provide valuable explanation. I am medical doctor , i was submitted the same issue to world health organization and got appreciation from who. Generally stroke occurs at old age people. so old age general public and diabetic people suffer with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Due to this reason a common miss concept occurs diabetes is causative factor for stroke . Please read some more information about this statistical records .If you want i can provide some more information on this concept.

(Subrahmanya preethamm (talk) 01:10, 30 May 2018 (UTC))

will respond on your talk/page[90], thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:29, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

ThanQ ...i will provide 2017 primary and secondary sources to confirm my argument shortly (Subrahmanya preethamm (talk) 13:04, 30 May 2018 (UTC))

I was updated information(Subrahmanya preethamm (talk) 16:27, 31 May 2018 (UTC))

will look, thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:09, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

RE Myasthenia gravis/(wikiprojedt med)^Edit

I wasn't aware primary sources should be avoided. Thanks for pointing that out to me. I understand and appreciate the reasoning. However, I'd think for something like establishing a "relationship," a primary source would be acceptable. Metaquanta (talk) 04:37, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources_(medicine)#MEDRSis very clear on this--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:16, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

New Page Patrol?Edit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa,

I've recently been looking for editors to invite to join New Page Patrol, and from your editing history, I think you would be a good candidate. Reviewing/patrolling a page doesn't take much time but it requires a good understanding of Wikipedia policies and guidelines; we could use some additional help from an experienced user like yourself. We could use a good medical editor like yourself on the team.

Would you please consider becoming a New Page Reviewer? (After gaining the flag, patrolling is not mandatory. One can do it at their convenience). But kindly read the tutorial before making your decision. If you choose to apply, you can drop an application over at WP:PERM/NPR.

Cheers, and hope to see you around, — Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 21:19, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

Watch a quick video tour

will review processWikipedia:Requests_for_permissions/New_page_reviewer, thank you for the consideration!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:39, 23 June 2018 (UTC)

New page reviewer grantedEdit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa. Your account has been added to the "New page reviewers" user group, allowing you to review new pages and mark them as patrolled, tag them for maintenance issues, or nominate them for deletion. The list of articles awaiting review is located at the New Pages Feed. New page reviewing is vital to maintaining the integrity of the encylopedia. If you have not already done so, you must read the new tutorial at New Pages Review, the linked guides and essays, and fully understand the deletion policy. If you need any help or want to discuss the process, you are welcome to use the new page reviewer talk page. In addition, please remember:

  • Be nice to new editors. They are usually not aware that they are doing anything wrong.
  • You will frequently be asked by users to explain why their page is being deleted. Please be formal and polite in your approach to them – even if they are not.
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  • Accuracy is more important than speed. Take your time to patrol each page. Use the message feature to communicate with article creators and offer advice as much as possible.

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thank you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:58, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018Edit

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months. (Purge)

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

June backlog drive

Overall the June backlog drive was a success, reducing the last 3,000 or so to below 500. However, as expected, 90% of the patrolling was done by less than 10% of reviewers.
Since the drive closed, the backlog has begun to rise sharply again and is back up to nearly 1,400 already. Please help reduce this total and keep it from raising further by reviewing some articles each day.

New technology, new rules
  • New features are shortly going to be added to the Special:NewPagesFeed which include a list of drafts for review, OTRS flags for COPYVIO, and more granular filter preferences. More details can be found at this page.
  • Probationary permissions: Now that PERM has been configured to allow expiry dates to all minor user rights, new NPR flag holders may sometimes be limited in the first instance to 6 months during which their work will be assessed for both quality and quantity of their reviews. This will allow admins to accord the right in borderline cases rather than make a flat out rejection.
  • Current reviewers who have had the flag for longer than 6 months but have not used the permissions since they were granted will have the flag removed, but may still request to have it granted again in the future, subject to the same probationary period, if they wish to become an active reviewer.
  • Editathons will continue through August. Please be gentle with new pages that obviously come from good faith participants, especially articles from developing economies and ones about female subjects. Consider using the 'move to draft' tool rather than bluntly tagging articles that may have potential but which cannot yet reside in mainspace.
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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:12, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Not everything needs an infobox /(wikiproject med)^Edit

I noticed that you've recently added a bunch of blank infoboxes to a handful of pages; if there is no content in an infobox, there is no point in adding it to an article. Would you please consider self-reverting those additions? Primefac (talk) 14:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

well actually, they are for diagnostic test and serve the fact that if information is available, then it can be added in the future--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:56, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes, and if in the future there is information, the infobox can be added. Primefac (talk) 15:01, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

responded at at VPT--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!/ebola4Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Once again the leading editor of one of our Ebola articles! What a fine job you have done with the 2018 Équateur province Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak. Congrats to you Ozzie! Gandydancer (talk) 22:38, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

thank you very much Gandy!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

graph created for N. Kivu outbreak(second outbreak)Edit

Democratic Republic of the Congo Graph(N. Kivu, as well as further areas)

--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:02, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Graph ,2 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak 2018(North Kivu and other area)

Bar graph of Democratic Republic of the Congo outbreaks 1976-present

2018 Kivu Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak (total cases-death as of Oct.16

NPR Newsletter No.13Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!

The New Page Feed currently has 2700 unreviewed articles, up from just 500 at the start of July. For a while we were falling behind by an average of about 40 articles per day, but we have stabilised more recently. Please review some articles from the back of the queue if you can (Sort by: 'Oldest' at Special:NewPagesFeed), as we are very close to having articles older than one month.

Project news
As part of this project, the feed will have some larger updates to functionality next month. Specifically, ORES predictions will be built in, which will automatically flag articles for potential issues such as vandalism or spam. Copyright violation detection will also be added to the new page feed. See the projects's talk page for more info.
Moving to Draft and Page Mover
  • Some unsuitable new articles can be best reviewed by moving them to the draft space, but reviewers need to do this carefully and sparingly. It is most useful for topics that look like they might have promise, but where the article as written would be unlikely to survive AfD. If the article can be easily fixed, or if the only issue is a lack of sourcing that is easily accessible, tagging or adding sources yourself is preferable. If sources do not appear to be available and the topic does not appear to be notable, tagging for deletion is preferable (PROD/AfD/CSD as appropriate). See additional guidance at WP:DRAFTIFY.
  • If the user moves the draft back to mainspace, or recreates it in mainspace, please do not re-draftify the article (although swapping it to maintain the page history may be advisable in the case of copy-paste moves). AfC is optional except for editors with a clear conflict of interest.
  • Articles that have been created in contravention of our paid-editing-requirements or written from a blatant NPOV perspective, or by authors with a clear COI might also be draftified at discretion.
  • The best tool for draftification is User:Evad37/MoveToDraft.js(info). Kindly adapt the text in the dialogue-pop-up as necessary (the default can also be changed like this). Note that if you do not have the Page Mover userright, the redirect from main will be automatically tagged as CSD R2, but in some cases it might be better to make this a redirect to a different page instead.
  • The Page Mover userright can be useful for New Page Reviewers; occasionally page swapping is needed during NPR activities, and it helps avoid excessive R2 nominations which must be processed by admins. Note that the Page Mover userright has higher requirements than the NPR userright, and is generally given to users active at Requested Moves. Only reviewers who are very experienced and are also very active reviewers are likely to be granted it solely for NPP activities.
List of other useful scripts for New Page Reviewing

  • Twinkle provides a lot of the same functionality as the page curation tools, and some reviewers prefer to use the Twinkle tools for some/all tasks. It can be activated simply in the gadgets section of 'preferences'. There are also a lot of options available at the Twinkle preferences panel after you install the gadget.
  • In terms of other gadgets for NPR, HotCat is worth turning on. It allows you to easily add, remove, and change categories on a page, with name suggestions.
  • MoreMenu also adds a bunch of very useful links for diagnosing and fixing page issues.
  • User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js(info): Installing scripts doesn't have to be complicated. Go to your common.js and copy importScript( 'User:Equazcion/ScriptInstaller.js' ); into an empty line, now you can install all other scripts with the click of a button from the script page! (Note you need to be at the ".js" page for the script for the install button to appear, not the information page)
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  • User:Primefac/revdel.js(info): Is requesting revdel complicated and time consuming? This script helps simplify the process. Just have the Copyvio source URL and go to the history page and collect your diff IDs and you can drop them into the script Popups and it will create a revdel request for you.
  • User:Lourdes/PageCuration.js(info): Creates a "Page Curation" link to Special:NewPagesFeed up near your sandbox link.
  • User:Writ Keeper/Scripts/deletionFinder.js: Creates links next to the title of each page which show up if it has been previously deleted or nominated for deletion.
  • User:Evad37/rater.js(info): A fantastic tool for adding WikiProject templates to article talk pages. If you add: rater_autostartNamespaces = 0; to the next line on your common.js, the prompt will pop up automatically if a page has no Wikiproject templates on the talk page (note: this can be a bit annoying if you review redirects or dab pages commonly).

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:37, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.14Edit

monthly newsletter
Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, thank you for your work reviewing New Pages!


As of 21 October 2018, there are 3650 unreviewed articles and the backlog now stretches back 51 days.

Community Wishlist Proposal
Project updates
  • ORES predictions are now built-in to the feed. These automatically predict the class of an article as well as whether it may be spam, vandalism, or an attack page, and can be filtered by these criteria now allowing reviewers to better target articles that they prefer to review.
  • There are now tools being tested to automatically detect copyright violations in the feed. This detector may not be accurate all the time, though, so it shouldn't be relied on 100% and will only start working on new revisions to pages, not older pages in the backlog.
New scripts

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thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:54, 21 October 2018 (UTC)

Dawn Sumner NPR/BLP(astrobiologist)Edit

Thanks, Ozzie for reviewing this page. I have studied your edits and agree with many. I do think the External Links section is appropriate though WP:EL, without the Google Scholar link. What do you think? Okay if I try a revert of parts? BrucePL (talk) 17:45, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

responded[91] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:06, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

Ozzie. I'd like to try and revise the outreach section to make it more neutral. BrucePL (talk) 16:30, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

BrucePL if it is more neutral, then ok, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:34, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Request to submit Wikipedia article to Wiki.J.MedEdit

I have nominated the some Wikipedia articles (that have significant contributions from you) for review through Wiki.J.Med. I need to ask you whether you would like to have your name (original name) with affiliations included in the list of authors, or at least your pseudonymous username, and whether you would like act as the corresponding author of those articles. It would be appreciable if you can join in and help to upgrade the article(s) as they undergo review. I myself would be joining in and would try to help though the review process (and possibly prior to that as well). Seeking your cooperation. You can respond to this message or contact me privately. Diptanshu 💬 18:19, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

have answered[92] and would answer in the affirmative to your post above, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:25, 28 October 2018 (UTC)
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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:47, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I've now imported Dyslexia, West African Ebola virus epidemic and Hepatitis E to v:WikiJournal Preprints/Dyslexia, v:WikiJournal Preprints/West African Ebola virus epidemic and v:WikiJournal Preprints/Hepatitis E. Thank you for bearing with us whilst we sort out this part of the process. We're still working out the best ways for Wikipedia articles to be submitted! I've added the template:article info template to the top, which has a few parameters to fill in. It would be ideal if you could also fill in the template:fig template to add image attributions. I'm looking forward to seeing them progress! Whenever you're ready to submit one, just fill in this authorship declaration form. T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 12:35, 30 October 2018 (UTC)
have /am filling out forms thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:40, 30 October 2018 (UTC)

2018 Kivu Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak/ebola5Edit

Hi there, looks like your recent edit of 2018 Kivu Democratic Republic of the Congo Ebola virus outbreak added an odd reference. Please see here - it's the "xref" changes right at the top. I'd fix it myself, but I'm not sure how. Would you take a look when you get a moment? Thanks! Jessicapierce (talk) 03:37, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

thank you very much for the notice, Im not entirely certain how it may have occurred, I suspect the mouse pasted a prior reference(plus I don't see very well from a distance), thank you again--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:38, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Dyslexia page Wiki.J.MedEdit

Hi, thanks for nominating the article! Who will be authors listed on this? Forbero (talk) 17:46, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

it will be based on [93]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:09, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi Ozzie, I have not been editing on Wikipedia for some years now. Too many other editors banding together marketing various programs and outdated concepts. If only thye would base editing on international research best wishes dolfrog — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dolfrog (talkcontribs)

Dolfrog,it is great to hear from you, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:11, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Please clarify re: copyvio/NPREdit

Hi there. Regarding this edit can you please clarify? --Muhandes (talk) 18:06, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

per beginning of paragraph, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:16, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I believe you got it the other way around. That article is using text which I wrote for Wikipedia, almost verbatim. --Muhandes (talk) 19:23, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

seems to be this source[94], its about 2 or 3 lines, if you want just paraphrase and put it back, thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:36, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

I believe you got things mixed. Here is my original edit from August 2017. The article was published in 2018. The article is the one who is violating Wikipedia's CC BY-SA, don't you think? --Muhandes (talk) 19:47, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

User:Diannaa your opinion please? thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:58, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

You can see at the very bottom of this pdf version of the article that it was published in their September-December 2017 issue, and we have had it since August 2017. So they copied from Wikipedia rather than the other way around. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:07, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

thank you Diannaa, have restored[95]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:39, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Apology accepted ;) --Muhandes (talk) 16:50, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Change coming to how certain templates will appear on the mobile web /(wikiproject med)^Edit


I wanted to share a follow-up to an RfC you participated in from late 2016/early 2017. It was regarding making certain warning templates visible on mobile. The Readers web team has been working to improve how these templates appear on the mobile website. I shared an announcement with communities today that covers what is happening. If you have any interest, I encourage your support in giving feedback on the project page or helping update templates of this nature with some of our recommendations.

Thank you, CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 20:32, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:35, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.15Edit

monthly newsletter

Chart of the New Pages Patrol backlog for the past 6 months.

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

Community Wishlist Survey – NPP needs you – Vote NOW
  • Community Wishlist Voting takes place 16 to 30 November for the Page Curation and New Pages Feed improvements, and other software requests. The NPP community is hoping for a good turnout in support of the requests to Santa for the tools we need. This is very important as we have been asking the Foundation for these upgrades for 4 years.
If this proposal does not make it into the top ten, it is likely that the tools will be given no support at all for the foreseeable future. So please put in a vote today.
We are counting on significant support not only from our own ranks, but from everyone who is concerned with maintaining a Wikipedia that is free of vandalism, promotion, flagrant financial exploitation and other pollution.
With all 650 reviewers voting for these urgently needed improvements, our requests would be unlikely to fail. See also The Signpost Special report: 'NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers', and if you are not sure what the wish list is all about, take a sneak peek at an article in this month's upcoming issue of The Signpost which unfortunately due to staff holidays and an impending US holiday will probably not be published until after voting has closed.

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:45, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

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voted[96],thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 02:19, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

2018 Kivu Ebola outbreak/ebola5Edit

Timeline of reported cases and deaths[27]

The case fatality rate on 2018-11-26 is 57 , NOT 52. I know that in the article you are referring to it says 52, but that number is wrong.

241 / (374+47) * 100 = 57 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:17, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

done[97], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:20, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Not that it can be included in Wikipedia, but i have access to a neat powerpoint slide prepared for Kibali Gold Mine - that I do some consulting for - which puts into perspective the areas of both the outbreak and the military unrest. I was supposed to go there in November, but didnt, and i will wait for everything to settle down before i go there again. If i can somehow get an email address i can send it to you. Matilda Maniac (talk) 12:38, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

that is very kind of you, Special:EmailUser/Ozzie10aaaa it could prove useful for the article, thank you again--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:54, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

A Shaker Christmas greetingEdit

  A Shaker Christmas wish
Give good gifts, one to another
Peace, joy and comfort gladly bestow
Harbor no ill 'gainst sister or brother
Smooth life's journey as you onward go.
Broad as the sunshine, free as the showers.
So shed an influence blessing to prove;
Give for the noblest of efforts your pow'rs;
Blest and be blest, is the law of love.

--Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 14:01, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

thank you, Merry Xmas--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:03, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you too!Edit

Thank you for the holiday note. I hope that you have a very nice Christmas! See you (online) in the New Year on WP:MED. JenOttawa (talk) 19:22, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

thanks, Happy Holidays--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:27, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.16Edit

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Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

Reviewer of the Year

This year's award for the Reviewer of the Year goes to Onel5969. Around on Wikipedia since 2011, their staggering number of 26,554 reviews over the past twelve months makes them, together with an additional total of 275,285 edits, one of Wikipedia's most prolific users.

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See also the list of top 100 reviewers.

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:36, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!/New Page PatrolEdit

  The Original Barnstar
For reviewing TAGSAM. Thank you. Fotaun (talk) 14:32, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

thank you, very good article--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:42, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry X-masEdit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:25, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

thank you, and Merry Christmas to you Doc James--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:45, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Yo Ho HoEdit

ϢereSpielChequers 13:03, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:27, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Peace Dove ChristmasEdit

Peace is a state of balance and understanding in yourself and between others, where respect is gained by the acceptance of differences, tolerance persists, conflicts are resolved through dialog, peoples rights are respected and their voices are heard, and everyone is at their highest point of serenity without social tension.

These words pretty much describe you, my friend: One of the nicest and most tolerant people here and a true gift for Wikipedia. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! Gandydancer (talk) 19:51, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

those are very kind words Gandy, Ive said it before you are the best medical editor Ive worked with and I consider having done so a privilege, Merry Christmas to you and the very best New Year ...Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:02, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New YearEdit

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi Ozzie10aaaa, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very Happy and Prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your help and thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia,

   –Davey2010 Merry Christmas / Happy New Year 14:50, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

thank you, Merry Christmas to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:04, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Best wishesEdit

  Season's Greetings
Wishing everybody a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Adoration of the Shepherds (Cariani) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 10:26, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Johnbod the very best Christmas and New Year to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:06, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 18:34, 23 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

Marry Christmas/Happy new Year to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:09, 23 December 2018 (UTC)


FWiW Bzuk (talk) 01:08, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you and thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:29, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!Edit

  Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Hello Ozzie10aaaa, may you be surrounded by peace, success and happiness on this seasonal occasion. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Sending you heartfelt and warm greetings for Christmas and New Year 2019.
Happy editing,

Walk Like an Egyptian (talk) 05:49, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Spread the love by adding {{subst:Seasonal Greetings}} to other user talk pages.

thank you, Merry Christmas to you and your family and Happy new Year--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:47, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

And a Happy New YearEdit


thanks RexxS, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:05, 25 December 2018 (UTC)

Brain Preservation Foundation/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hello Ozzie. I don't have a lot of experience with Wikipedia. Can you please tell me why you thought the Prize section wasn't relevant, and deleted it? It's the biggest achievement from the organisation. Thanks. --Mati Roy 27 December 2018

answered on your talk[98], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:21, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for your response. I implemented the changes you recommend. I also wonder why you removed the logo? In their footer on their website they mention that they waived the copyrights. Please let me know. Thank you.--Mati Roy 27 December 2018

[99]answered--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:50, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

It just seems more complete with the logo. No conflict of interests. Thanks. --Mati Roy 27 December 2018

thank you for response--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:20, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ozzie10aaaa!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

and Happy New Year too you... may all good things come your way--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:55, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

GGSE-1/New Page PatrolEdit

  Space Pioneer Award
Thank you for reviewing GGSE-1! :) Neopeius (talk) 21:45, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

thank you,its a very good article!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:52, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Help with editing a page N-localizer/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I’m new to Wikipedia. I see that you have previously edited the N-localizer page, so could you please help me to edit that page?

I’ve moved Figure 1 out of the info box, added a discussion that ties Figures 1-3 together, and added a discussion of the Sturm-Pastyr localizer. However, Figure 3 doesn’t line up with Figures 1 and 2 but instead is lower on the page. Can you please help me to fix this problem? Thanks! Lunqvist (talk) 05:05, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

fixed,left message on your page,thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:48, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Schinzel-Giedion syndrome /(wikiproject med)^Edit

My brother has this rare syndrome, and has a very aggressive form of it as well. If there are any questions regarding Schinzel Giedion syndrome I would love to help as much as possible! Lexi mara (talk) 08:07, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

have answered[100], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:28, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

NORD/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Does fairly good reviews of rare diseases. I think they are generally okay. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:16, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

ill add[101] it back to Hypocalcaemia--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:19, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Parameter 'thumb'/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie, when you add an image to an infobox, like this one-Apocrine gland carcinoma, can you try to remember not to include the |thumb parameter with the image filename, please? The infobox already deals with the image position and size, and the thumb parameter just gets treated as an invalid parameter. That places the article in Category:Pages using infobox medical condition with unknown parameters, which I'm trying to reduce from its present 469 members (so that I can clean up the template). It only had 466 yesterday and it's quite frustrating trying to get the number down. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 21:47, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

no problem, thanks for heads up--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:20, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

User contributions Crawdaunt Howardula aoronymphium/(wikiproject med)^Edit


Glad to fill in some blanks. I am loosely related to the topics as a former colleague of a researcher who works on the Drosophila*Spiroplasma*Howardula system. Crawdaunt (talk) 20:55, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

have left a note on your talk[102]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:21, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
I previously read and understood the context of COI, and am fully aware of the biases I can have consciously and unconsciously. I would like to know who can possibly write an article on the topics I contributed to (basic species information) without having been educated somewhat of A) their existence, B) their use in research. I did not declare COI because I as I said, I am loosely connected, but I am not an active researcher in the field nor do I have an active relationship in the field. If this qualifies as COI, I admit I am unsure of exactly what I can write about on Wikipedia. Please advise on how I can continue writing on topics of which I am knowledgeable without being blocked by COI concerns.
p.s. reading this... as text is void of inflection, please understand I am not trying to be snarky. I am just a bit perplexed where the line is between educated and unrelated vs. educated and related. Surely the degree of COI falls on a spectrum, where above some arbitrary threshold it can be deemed inappropriate. But this also implies below said arbitrary threshold it is appropriate. - Crawdaunt

[103]answered on your talk, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:49, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, Dr. Steve Perlman. However, if you look at the number of publications relating to D. neotestacea, you will find that a research group off-shooting from John Jaenike is responsible for almost the entirety of research related to D. neotestacea. It is not a highly competitive field. As far as I am aware, labs actively doing research with D. neotestacea include: John Jaenike's lab at the University of Rochester, Kellie Dyer's lab (former post-doc of Jaenike), and Steve Perlman's lab (former post-doc of Jaenike). I am happy to provide the google scholar search return for "D. neotestacea", which you will see returns results almost entirely from John Jaenike, Kellie Dyer, or Steve Perlman. Indeed, Jaenike is an author on every publication on the first three page of results directly related to D. neotestacea (owing to his starting in this field in the 1970s), many of which are co-authored with Dr. Steve Perlman pertaining to D. neotestacea*Spiroplasma*Howardula interactions. K. Dyer's lab and S. Perlman's lab also focus on population genetics in the species group. So pretty much all references to D. neotestacea with respect to Howardula, or Spiroplasma, are attached to J. Jaenike and/or S. Perlman. Please see Google Scholar search results, and particularly note in papers where D. neotestacea is in the title, the senior author is almost always either Jaenike, Perlman, or Dyer:,5
I wrote the H. aoronymphium page after seeing it referenced in the Drosophila falleni page, but H. aoronymphium had not yet been created. I mentioned D. neotestacea on the H. aoronmyphium page, and subsequently wrote a page for D. neotestacea as one was not yet written in English (though D. neotestacea had an entry in 6 other languages). I hope this clarifies the reason why the authors attached to J. Jaenike, S. Perlman, and K. Dyer appear so frequently in the D. neotestacea page. - Crawdaunt

thank you for your response--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:04, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

  The 2018 Cure Award
In 2018 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. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 17:41, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Doc James thank you for being the inspiration that helps all medical editors do their best!, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:14, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Congratulations and Thank You!Edit

I noticed the 2018 editor stats. Wow! Thank you for your dedication to this project! JenOttawa (talk) 01:40, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

that's very kind of you, however we should collectively thank Doc James for leading by example for all of us, thank you again, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:19, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

I definitely agree @Doc James:. Have a nice day! JenOttawa (talk) 14:48, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Reference for "March hematuria" /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi, you have reverted my adding a reference for the existence of "march hematuria", which I merely copied from mechanical hemolytic anemia. Your reversion edit did not give any information about why the reference is not applicable. I would be very interested to understand the basis for that reversion. Thanks, (talk) 11:26, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

if you take a look at edit summary it says MEDRS, which can be seen hereWikipedia:Identifying reliable sources (medicine).This applies specifically to the date of the reference in question as they may not be older than 5 years(older) from publication, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:32, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

OK, this is interesting. Does this mean I should edit the lead for HIV/AIDS, remove the three references, which are all older than 5 years old, which confirm that HIV causes AIDS, and add a "citation needed" instead? Somehow, I don't think that would improve that article. There are countless medical conditions which are no longer being studied because of advances in medicine or accepted medical knowledge, or other societal changes (for "march hematuria", for example, the replacement of marching with the use of better transportation methods in wartime) and there are no recent sources for them. Although MEDRS does not explicitly allow use of older references in this case, it hints at the necessity for them by saying that "History sections often cite older work". (talk) 11:57, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

there seem to be references here"Mechanical hemolytic anemia - PubMed - NCBI". Retrieved 13 February 2019. and here"Mechanical hemolytic anemia - Google Search". Retrieved 13 February 2019.--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:50, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for the help for finding better references and improving my Wikipedia skills. Based on your edit, I still would like to hear your opinion of why a troll couldn't edit HIV/AIDS in the way I proposed and cite MEDRS as justification. (talk) 06:58, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

your welcomed(it terms of HIV/AIDS its 1. semi protected[104] and 2. I was unable to find your specific edit?)thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:59, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I responded to your edits on the talk page.

Thanks, Thomas pow s (talk) 19:38, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

have responded, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:56, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

I responded again. Thomas pow s (talk) 20:00, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

as have I,in the future please respond at article/talk as I am watching it thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:24, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.17Edit

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Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

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.
  • 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
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  • 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.

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thank you

External links? Klaus Peter Jantke/New Page PatrolEdit

Hello Ozzie, thank you for reviewing and improving my articles, but I don't understand, why do you remove the external links? Could you please explain? --Allexkoch (talk) 08:28, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

external links are permitted however [105] seemed to go somewhat "overboard", and begins to look like WP:PROMO[106]. If you stick to one EL that would be OK--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:32, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your explanation. I always have difficulties with these technical details and really much to learn. --Allexkoch (talk) 22:34, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for all the work organizing articles/(wikiproject med)^Edit

When you added new section can you add a few lines of text rather than the "empty section" tag? CDC or WHO often cover the issue. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 12:44, 24 March 2019 (UTC)

good idea, will do so going forward, thank you Doc James--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:12, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Citation bot/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Feel free to run again here. [107] It does not work for me on this IP. Was reverting all the spelling changes by the IP before you. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 08:17, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Doc James thanks for 'heads up'--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:26, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Cantu syndrome/(wikiproject med)^Edit

There is a graphic showing the inheritance of this condition. This graphic is widely used for other diseases. Yet you consider this inclusion to be disruptive.

Would you care to explain your logic? Virion123 (talk) 14:43, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

you've placed it twice where the infobox is suppose to be[108], Ill move it down and downsize it[109]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:56, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Sounds like a plan. I have a suggestion. Change the graphic. Cardiomegaly is not specific for this condition. Put this latter image elsewhere in the page. This would make this page consistent with other genetic diseases with known inheritance. Virion123 (talk) 22:07, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

according to NIH(which uses Orphanet) cardiomegaly is present 80-99%[110]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:19, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

I am afraid I don't really see the point of that last remark. It may be a common feature but there are many causes of cardiomegaly. Don't worry I am not going to move things around just because I can. Such things are so trivial its not worth my time bothering with them. Virion123 (talk) 12:13, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

the reference speaks for itself--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:07, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

List and thumb|left Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy/(wikiproject med)^Edit

I can see what you are trying to do on Albright's hereditary osteodystrophy with the list, namely having it not clash with the image on the left by manually adding indents with :. But manually positioning them with indents is not the way to do it: it makes life on other screen sizes, especially phones, miserable. There's currently no good solution to formatting lists with images floating on the left, and as something that goes down to the level of how browsers lays out text it's probably best to treat it as a bug we cannot fix now. (And honestly the fix does not work with all folks; I can't see any difference on my screen.)

In other words there is a trade-off between a minor visual itch for someone and seeing some huge empty space on the left for narrow-screen folks. I believe that the downsides of doing the indents outweights the potential benefits, so I removed it. I don't want to get into an revert war over this, so...

PS: great work on the article! --Artoria2e5 🌉 03:44, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

ok I see your point[111]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:12, 30 April 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.18Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

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.

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thank you

CPVT order of sections Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie

You recently reordered the section in the Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia article with an edit summary of MEDMOS. In my opinion, the sections were better ordered in this particular case with Mechanisms preceding Causes as this gives the reader the context of understanding why calcium cycling is important before a more technical description of the genes which perturb this process. I think that MEDMOS is flexible enough to allow this so I'm going to change it back. Please let me know what you think. Thanks, PeaBrainC (talk) 19:16, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Medicine-related_articles should always be followed...IMO (however I do see your the principle editor[112])--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:36, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

I quite agree that MEDMOS should be followed (but am loathe to say always about anything!). My reading of MEDMOS is that it does acknowledge that section order may vary depending on the needs of an individual article:
A disease that is now only of historical significance may benefit from having its History section moved towards the top. Establishing the forms of the disease (Classification) can be an important first section. However, if such classification depends heavily on understanding the cause, pathogenesis or symptoms, then that section may be better moved to later in the article. If a disease is incurable, then the Prognosis section can be moved up, and a section called Management is more appropriate than Treatment.
But it's small beans in the scale of things I guess. PeaBrainC (talk) 20:58, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!/ebola5Edit

  The Original Barnstar
You're welcome, and thank you for keeping track of this horrific disease's impact on human life. It is my hope that fully effective vaccines will be developed for this and other epidemics, especially HIV/AIDS. Sc2353 (talk) 18:56, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

that's very kind of you, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:16, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Dear Ozzie10aaaa, Thank you for your efforts in creating and editing articles about Ebola. Geraldshields11 (talk) 18:27, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Geraldshields11, thank you, I think everyone who has contributed to the article should be recognized including yourself(unfortunately it seems this topic is far from over), thank you again--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:52, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for 2018–19 Kivu Ebola outbreakEdit

 On 10 June 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article 2018–19 Kivu Ebola outbreak, which you created and updated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page.

— Martin (MSGJ · talk) 10:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

thank you for recognizing this ongoing news event and every editor who has contributed to this article --Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:03, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

proposed link fix in Eating article/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi, Thanks for the note on my talk page. I wanted to fix a broken OMIM NIH link in the eating article, similar to fixes I made in various medical articles, but that article isn't editable for me. Maybe you could look at that for me. Details are in the note I left on the eating talk page. If you have a better fix, you might want to apply it to the other pages I changed. (talk) 20:21, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

thanks for note, will look--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:38, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

looks great now! Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:18, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.19Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

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.


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.


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.


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.

Our next newsletter might be announcing details of a possible election for co-ordinators of NPR. If you think you have what it takes to micro manage NPR, take a look at New Page Review Coordinators - it's a job that requires a lot of time and dedication.

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References Thrombocytopenia/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Yes. I dont ask you to be believe me. Read the reference. Virion123 (talk) 06:05, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

thank you for your response(Ill go over the reference again today)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:51, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

Scavenger endothelial cell/NPREdit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa. I contact you because I published an article called "Scavenger endothelial cell" yesterday and I saw that you reviewed it. So I believe you are an experienced user and I would ask you one question (I am not experienced). In the article I published the same citation is used more than one time. By using "Error check" I found that 5 citations are used more than once. But the reference list at the bottom of the article is not organized such that each reference appear only once there. Is it supposed to be like that? Kjetilhe (talk) 12:21, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

ok I left an example w/ reference #15[113]...essentially the main reference takes on <ref name="abc">, while each duplicate reference takes on <ref name=abc/>--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:43, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Periods /ebola5Edit

Over the years, I think I've made about 20 edits like this one, with a period at the end of the last sentence in a paragraph. I don't understand the problem, because it looks like Afrikaans sentences end in periods just like English. Art LaPella (talk) 17:45, 26 July 2019 (UTC)

Sorry Art, I'll be more mindful of the periods and grammar going forward, thank you, Ozzie--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:50, 26 July 2019 (UTC)


Firstly, thank you for keeping the Kivu Ebola epidemic numbers up-to-date. Too few people are concerned about this epidemic. You dropped me a note. I wasn't sure if it was telling me "become a medical contributor or hands off the article." I'm not a medical professional, and I don't even have a Wikipedia account. I'm just acutely concerned about the Kivu Ebola epidemic. I noticed a discrepancy between the case number in the source and the one on the page. So, I corrected it. I don't intend to make any other type of changes.

I do have a question for you if you are a doctor who has been following this epidemic. Regarding the Merck ebola vaccine, the current number of available doses appears to be inflated based on the idea that the filled vaccine bottles can be diluted and given to multiple patients. That's a finished biopharmaceutical product for injection. Is this type of dilution something doctors do like ever? I was only in Quality Assurance for two years at Chiron Corporation (later bought by Novartis), but I cringed inside even with my very limited experience. The clean room used to fill biopharmaceuticals for injection have like 100 to 1,000 particles per cubic meter of air in there. If any bacteria are discovered in the cleanest part of the clean room during filling, that lot gets rejected. How could these doses possibly be diluted safely? (talk) 20:33, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

no Im not a clinician, however I did publish ...Anis, O; et al. (2019). "Western African Ebola virus epidemic". WikiJournal of Medicine. 6 (1). doi:10.15347/wjm/2019.002. Retrieved 11 May 2019.ISSN 2002-4436...and my experience does not specifically include vaccine production, perhaps Doc James may have better answers than I can afford, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:30, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hepatitis E/ (wikiproject med)Edit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Hepatitis E you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 20:40, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Cas Liber thank you very much--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:54, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Hepatitis EEdit

The article Hepatitis E you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Hepatitis E for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Casliber -- Casliber (talk) 14:02, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

thank you Cas Liber it was a pleasure working with you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:05, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Are you thinking of taking it to FAC? As I think it has a good chance of passing (and would be good on front page) Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 23:13, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

FA would be amazing however I would need time to think about it... it goes without saying that the opportunity would not be possible had it not been for your obviously strong review, thank you Cas Liber--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:48, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

So let's ask some folks on the talk page. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:00, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

good idea--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:38, 23 August 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Hepatitis EEdit

 On 9 September 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Hepatitis E, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that China is the only country in the world to have a licensed vaccine for hepatitis E? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Hepatitis E. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Hepatitis E), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 01:36, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:41, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

License tagging for File:DRC cases south and north kivu , ituri.jpg/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Thanks for uploading File:DRC cases south and north kivu , ituri.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information.

To add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia. For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 16:30, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

have added tab 3.0 CC by SA{{cc-by-sa-3.0}}, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:29, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Mark Boguski /(wikiproject med)^Edit

Note that Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Talk:Mark Boguski has been closed as a malformatted nomination. You listed the talk page, Talk:Mark Boguski (rather than the article itself) for the AfD. Presumably you meant to AfD the article itself but you did not follow instrucions. Talk pages should be listed for WP:MFD (not WP:AFD), assuming you somehow do want the talk page itself deleted while the article retained. Also, when a page is listed for AfD or MfD, the appropriate tag needs to be placed at the page itself, with a link to the relevant deletion discussion. If you still want the article deleted, create a new AfD nomination, this time for the article itself, following the WP:AfD instructions. Note that if an article is listed for an AfD, the PROD tag should be removed. Also, please see my comments regarding the subject's notability at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Talk:Mark Boguski. Thanks, Nsk92 (talk) 15:08, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Nsk92 that I may have malformed the deletion request is obvious, very similar to the 'obviousness' of the 'paid editing' which has led to an article that is a promotional article, thank you (BTW I had adjusted the edit to read written in a promotional manned[114])--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:04, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

Dr Harry Gosset/NPREdit

Hello, can you explain why the image of Dr Gosset has been removed from his page? Thanks. Acrestreet (talk) 09:22, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

have placed[115], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:04, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Spiracle (arthropods)/NPREdit

Good morning. Can you specify on the Talk page of Spiracle (arthropods) why you would like to see a citation and on what exactly. BoH (talk) 12:48, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

because the last sentence marked with "citation needed" has no reference at the end of it, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:49, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

That's not really a substantial answer, that's just a reference for the sake of a reference. Would you also add the citation request to The capital of France is Paris? BoH (talk) 15:28, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Citing_sources, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:41, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Yes, and as you can read, it applies to any material challenged or likely to be challenged. Therefore, please substantiate the tag. BoH (talk) 16:41, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

refer to prior answer, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:10, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.20Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,


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.


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.

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.

Stub sorting, by SD0001: A new script is available for adding/removing stub tags. See User:SD0001/StubSorter.js, It features a simple HotCat-style dynamic search field. Many of the reviewers who are using it are finding it an improvement upon other available tools.

Assessment: The script at User:Evad37/rater makes the addition of Wikiproject templates extremely easy. New page creators rarely do this. Reviewers are not obliged to make these edits but they only take a few seconds. They can use the Curation message system to let the creator know what they have done.

DannyS712 bot III is now patrolling certain categories of uncontroversial redirects. Curious? Check out its patrol log.

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 22:39, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

Caroline de Costa edits/NPREdit

Hi there, I'm a new wikipedian so apologies for my ignorance, but why did you remove the section on awards and recognition on the Caroline de Costa page? These were significant awards and I see similar awards listed on many other pages. Thanks for your help. --Dr JBW (talk) 05:55, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

yes you seem to be creating/expanding a few articles[116], in terms of that article it seemed a little promo that is why it was trimmed, should you have further comments please take to talk/page, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you and assistance on moving/reviewing Draft:List of invasive plant species in New York please? / NPREdit

Thank you for reviewing my list of invasive species for Pennsylvania - it is such an urgent topic! I am wondering if you might also be able to help with my draft list for New York. Thank you so much - I am still learning and it's great to have mentors like you out there! User:Minard38 (talk)

will look when time permits, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:13, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Mariupol regional intensive care hospital / NPREdit

Explain please why you made this edit: ? --Olegzima (talk) 19:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

1)its not referenced, 2) Wikipedia:What_Wikipedia_is_not#Wikipedia_is_not_a_soapbox_or_means_of_promotion--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:57, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

Update dates in infobox/ebola5Edit

Hi there Dr. Ozzie : can you please remember to update the accessdate in the reference "Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS". Retrieved 18 October 2019.for the Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, whenever you update the table in the infobox for 2018–19 Kivu Ebola epidemic? Thanks. Matilda Maniac (talk) 23:01, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

no problem, thanks for heads up--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:43, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated Muskowekwan 85-28/ NPREdit

Hi, I'm Creffett. I wanted to let you know that I saw the page you reviewed, Muskowekwan 85-28, and have marked it as unpatrolled. If you have any questions, please ask them on my talk page. Thank you.

(Message delivered via the Page Curation tool, on behalf of the reviewer.)

creffett (talk) 15:06, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

have answered(apparently resolved)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:20, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

Antas do Olival da Pêga /NPREdit

Thanks for reviewing. Just like to know why you deleted the external link to a Youtube page. Does this contravene Wikipedia rules? Roundtheworld (talk) 11:56, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Video_links#External_links & Wikipedia:External_links--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:08, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.21Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

This newsletter comes a little earlier than usual because the backlog is rising again and the holidays are coming very soon.

Getting the queue to 0

There are now 711 holders of the New Page Reviewer flag! Most of you requested the user right to be able to do something about the huge backlog but it's still roughly less than 10% doing 90% of the work. Now it's time for action.
Exactly one year ago there were 'only' 3,650 unreviewed articles, now we will soon be approaching 7,000 despite the growing number of requests for the NPR user right. If each reviewer soon does only 2 reviews a day over five days, the backlog will be down to zero and the daily input can then be processed by every reviewer doing only 1 review every 2 days - that's only a few minutes work on the bus on the way to the office or to class! Let's get this over and done with in time to relax for the holidays.
Want to join? Consider adding the NPP Pledge userbox.
Our next newsletter will announce the winners of some really cool awards.


Admin Barkeep49 has been officially invested as NPP/NPR coordinator by a unanimous consensus of the community. This is a complex role and he will need all the help he can get from other experienced reviewers.

This month's refresher course

Paid editing is still causing headaches for even our most experienced reviewers: This official Wikipedia article will be an eye-opener to anyone who joined Wikipedia or obtained the NPR right since 2015. See The Hallmarks to know exactly what to look for and take time to examine all the sources.

  • It is now possible to select new pages by date range. This was requested by reviewers who want to patrol from the middle of the list.
  • It is now also possible for accredited reviewers to put any article back into the New Pages Feed for re-review. The link is under 'Tools' in the side bar.
Reviewer Feedback

Would you like feedback on your reviews? Are you an experienced reviewer who can give feedback to other reviewers? If so there are two new feedback pilot programs. New Reviewer mentorship will match newer reviewers with an experienced reviewer with a new reviewer. The other program will be an occasional peer review cohort for moderate or experienced reviewers to give feedback to each other. The first cohort will launch November 13.

Second set of eyes
  • Not only are New Page Reviewers the guardians of quality of new articles, they are also in a position to ensure that pages are being correctly tagged for deletion and maintenance and that new authors are not being bitten. This is an important feature of your work, especially while some routine tagging for deletion can still be carried out by non NPR holders and inexperienced users. Read about it at the Monitoring the system section in the tutorial. If you come across such editors doing good work, don't hesitate to encourage them to apply for NPR.
  • Do be sure to have our talk page on your watchlist. There are often items that require reviewers' special attention, such as to watch out for pages by known socks or disruptive editors, technical issues and new developments, and of course to provide advice for other reviewers.
Arbitration Committee

The annual ArbCom election will be coming up soon. All eligible users will be invited to vote. While not directly concerned with NPR, Arbcom cases often lead back to notability and deletion issues and/or actions by holders of advanced user rights.

Community Wish list

There is to be no wish list for WMF encyclopedias this year. We thank Community Tech for their hard work addressing our long list of requirements which somewhat overwhelmed them last year, and we look forward to a successful completion.

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thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:18, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Animal Testing: Contrary Scientific Views/NPREdit

Hi Ozzie,

I'm a new editor on wikipedia, so would appreciate your help in understanding the notice on the above article, and what I can do to improve it. The only words that are mine are in the introduction; the rest are a series of quotations, so I am not sure how to address this. While undertaking the research, I was not able to find any systematic reviews (SR) or meta-studies (MS) that did not raise serious issues, hence presenting them as contrary. Perhaps you or others may know of SR's and MS's that present more positive views? Is this matter worth discussing on the article's talk page? Thanks, Carlduff (talk) 12:39, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

please seeWikipedia:Writing_better_articles, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:45, 6 November 2019 (UTC)

Your deletions and additions in the article on Nand Peeters/(wikiproject med)^Edit

Dear Ozzie10aaaa,

On August 19, 2019, you trimmed the article on Nand Peeters (which I started) quite drastically, by over 6500 bytes. I assume good faith on your part, i.e., I assume you had reason to do so. But please assume good faith on my part, too, i.e., assume that I had reason to deem that information sufficiently relevant to insert it, and that it is correct.

As the author of the text you deleted, I would like to know your reason for deleting it. You do not justify your deletions; you merely indicate that you deleted information that I still think is relevant. Would you please be so kind as to explain you reason(s)?

I also noticed you inserted four “citation needed”-tags. I don’t see the reason of the third, for you inserted that at the end of a sentence in the middle of which there is a footnote giving the two sources of the stories the sentence is about. The other three come at the end of paragraphs which contain bits of information of various kinds, all culled from Van den Broeck 2014. I intend to put Van den Broeck 2014 first in the list of sources, and follow it by something like: “The main source; unless otherwise indicated, all information in this article derives from it.” That is far more informative than simply to replace these three “citation needed”-tags by references to certain pages in Van den Broeck 2014, which would account only for the information in the last sentences of the three paragraphs followed by these “citation needed”-tags.

I look forward to your reaction. Polla ta deina (talk) 20:19, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

in terms of the 'citation needed' tagsHelp:Referencing_for_beginners Generally references are added directly after the information they support, at the end of the sentence and after any punctuation. , secondly as for the deletions please see Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles(please see above post from another editor, similar issues/and answer...not in mainspace anymore), thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:30, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Dear Ozzie10aaaa,
In Help:Referencing_for_beginners I find the answer to my problem about your third "reference needed"-tag, but not about my problem with the other three.
The only section in Wikipedia:Writing_better_articles that could conceivably have anything to do with which information is relevant in Wikipedia is "Stay on topic", but that is not helpful in my case, since all the texts you deleted in Nand Peeters were unambiguously about Nand Peeters. I could not make head or tail of your text between brackets, for three reasons. One, you used the noun phrase another editor, which, being indefinite, is a reference to an indefinite entity. Two, if it is no longer in mainspace, where is it now? I don't know, so I cannot consult it. Three, what is the meaning of the compound mainspace? I have never seen it. The absence of an article in front of it makes it a proper noun or a mass noun, but that knowledge does not help me.
I am afraid I must tell you that, with the one exception of your third "reference needed"-tag, my questions remain unanswered. Polla ta deina (talk) 17:24, 13 November 2019 (UTC) any event, should you insist on Nand Peeters please revert those edits where your opinion may be different(in the future please post at article /talk[117]),thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:52, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

ArbCom 2019 election voter message/{wikiproject med)^Edit

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thank you[118]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:37, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Thrombocytopenia/{wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi there! I've seen the cn tag in Thrombocytopenia. What that sentence says is pretty much the definition of thrombocytosis (also known as thrombocythemia) which is the opposite of thrombocytopenia. What sort of source do you reckon would best support that point? Do we still need a source if something is true by definition and we have an article about it? Sorry if the question is a bit basic, I'm relatively new. Thanks! Dr. Vogel (talk) 21:14, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

please seeWikipedia:Why_most_sentences_should_be_cited, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:56, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Your deletions on Alexander Gillies/{wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie10aaaa, You deleted the Family section on Alexander Gillies with no accompanying explanation. I wasn't aware that this contravened any Wikipedia guidelines and would appreciate learning your reasons for doing this. Thanks. Papamac (talk) 10:10, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

your correct, you may revert, however IMO this is a better version of the article,thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:54, 16 December 2019 (UTC)

  • OK Thanks. Will revert. Papamac (talk) 12:04, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for the kind holiday message and for all your hard work on WP:MED and positive approach to Wikipedia. I hope that you have a nice Christmas holiday! JenOttawa (talk) 16:19, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:34, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

  Season's Greetings
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season, and all best wishes for the New Year! Mystical Nativity (Filippo Lippi) is my Wiki-Christmas card to all for this year. Johnbod (talk) 16:39, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Johnbod Merry Christmas to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:54, 18 December 2019 (UTC)

Season's GreetingsEdit

  00:38, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas to you Bzuk!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:54, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.22Edit

monthly newsletter


Reviewer of the Year

This year's Reviewer of the Year is Rosguill. Having gotten the reviewer PERM in August 2018, they have been a regular reviewer of articles and redirects, been an active participant in the NPP community, and has been the driving force for the emerging NPP Source Guide that will help reviewers better evaluate sourcing and notability in many countries for which it has historically been difficult.

Special commendation again goes to Onel5969 who ends the year as one of our most prolific reviewers for the second consecutive year. Thanks also to Boleyn and JTtheOG who have been in the top 5 for the last two years as well.

Several newer editors have done a lot of work with CAPTAIN MEDUSA and DannyS712 (who has also written bots which have patrolled thousands of redirects) being new reviewers since this time last year.

Thanks to them and to everyone reading this who has participated in New Page Patrol this year.

Top 10 Reviewers over the last 365 days
Rank Username Num reviews Log
1 Rosguill (talk) 47,395 Patrol Page Curation
2 Onel5969 (talk) 41,883 Patrol Page Curation
3 JTtheOG (talk) 11,493 Patrol Page Curation
4 Arthistorian1977 (talk) 5,562 Patrol Page Curation
5 DannyS712 (talk) 4,866 Patrol Page Curation
6 CAPTAIN MEDUSA (talk) 3,995 Patrol Page Curation
7 DragonflySixtyseven (talk) 3,812 Patrol Page Curation
8 Boleyn (talk) 3,655 Patrol Page Curation
9 Ymblanter (talk) 3,553 Patrol Page Curation
10 Cwmhiraeth (talk) 3,522 Patrol Page Curation

(The top 100 reviewers of the year can be found here)

Redirect autopatrol

A recent Request for Comment on creating a new redirect autopatrol pseduo-permission was closed early. New Page Reviewers are now able to nominate editors who have an established track record creating uncontroversial redirects. At the individual discretion of any administrator or after 24 hours and a consensus of at least 3 New Page Reviewers an editor may be added to a list of users whose redirects will be patrolled automatically by DannyS712 bot III.

Source Guide Discussion

Set to launch early in the new year is our first New Page Patrol Source Guide discussion. These discussions are designed to solicit input on sources in places and topic areas that might otherwise be harder for reviewers to evaluate. The hope is that this will allow us to improve the accuracy of our patrols for articles using these sources (and/or give us places to perform a WP:BEFORE prior to nominating for deletion). Please watch the New Page Patrol talk page for more information.

This month's refresher course

While New Page Reviewers are an experienced set of editors, we all benefit from an occasional review. This month consider refreshing yourself on Wikipedia:Notability (geographic features). Also consider how we can take the time for quality in this area. For instance, sources to verify human settlements, which are presumed notable, can often be found in seconds. This lets us avoid the (ugly) 'Needs more refs' tag.

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Merry Christmas!Edit

  CAPTAIN RAJU(T) is wishing you a Merry Christmas!

This greeting (and season) promotes WikiLove and hopefully this note has made your day a little better. Spread the WikiLove by wishing another user a Merry Christmas, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or just some random person. Happy New Year!

Spread the Christmas cheer by adding {{subst:Xmas3}} to their talk page with a friendly message.

Merry XMAS to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:02, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

  Merry Christmas Ozzie10aaaa

Hi Ozzie10aaaa, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very happy and prosperous New Year,
Thanks for all your contributions to the 'pedia this past year,
   –Davey2010talk 00:22, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

thank you, all the best to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:52, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Fixing tables Immunotherapy/{wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi Ozzie,

When you come across a malformatted table, like this, it's a good idea to check the page history. Very often the problem will have been introduced in a recent edit, often the last edit to the page (eg). That means you can easily fix the problem by reversion. That way you also repair any other damage that might have been done in the same edit.

Cheers and merry Christmas, Adrian J. Hunter(talkcontribs) 22:33, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

good point, thanks & Merry Christmas to you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:12, 22 December 2019 (UTC)

Seasons GreetingsEdit

  Merry Christmas and Happy new Year
Seasons Greetings. The world is a safer place because of you. Thank you for your assistance this last year. Whispyhistory (talk) 18:49, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

thanks and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:54, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

Merry Christmas!Edit

Methinks I see an heavenly Host
Of angels on the wing;
Methinks I hear their cheerful notes,
So merrily they sing.

Let all your fears be banished hence,
Glad tidings I proclaim;
For there's a Savior born today
And Jesus is his name.

Lay down your crooks and quit your flocks,
To Bethlehem repair;
And let your wandering steps be squared
By yonder shining star.

Seek not in courts or palaces;
Nor royal curtains draw;
But search the stable,
See your God extended on the straw.

Then learn from hence, ye rural swains,
The meekness of your God,
Who left the boundless realms of joy,
To ransom you with blood.

The master of the inn refused
A more commodious place;
Ungenerous soul of savage mold
And destitute of grace.

- from William Billings, "Shiloh"

Apologies - I'm a bit late with my cards this year. :-)

Happy editing into 2020, and beyond! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 02:04, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Ser Amantio di Nicolao Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:29, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

New YearEdit

Happy New Year!
Hello Ozzie10aaaa:

Did you know ... that back in 1885, Wikipedia editors wrote Good Articles with axes, hammers and chisels?

Thank you for your contributions to this encyclopedia using 21st century technology. I hope you don't get any unnecessary blisters.

CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 01:22, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Spread the WikiLove; use {{subst:Happy New Year elves}} to send this message

Happy New Year to you!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 10:10, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy New Year, Ozzie10aaaa!Edit

   Send New Year cheer by adding {{subst:Happy New Year fireworks}} to user talk pages.

Happy New Year Davey2010--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 01:39, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank You Bastara/NPREdit

My Dear Friend User:Ozzie10aaaa, Thank You for reviewing the articles which i have published recently: Bastara, Junawai, Bitroi. DMySon (talk) 05:53, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

they each(article) meet the standard for review, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:02, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

further reversions at article on Western African Ebola virus epidemic/ ebolaEdit

A revert with no explanation of reason other than noting it is WP:GOODFAITH is insufficient; such a tactic is probably OK for removing vandalism; Yes, you are an expert on this subject, and yes, everyone praises your work here for good reason, but I also note that no-one reverts my edits on Wikipedia more than you do, and I think there are clearly issues around WP:OWNERSHIP that I think you need to be mindful of. The links provided to Ebola-related articles rather than a generic country article are appropriate; obviously I think they are more appropriate. Can you please discuss at the article talk page why you think links to the country article are more appropriate than links to the articles for that country on Ebola virus? Thanks. Matilda Maniac (talk) 21:39, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

I accept your edit, the article is better with your links, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:57, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank You. I am also looking at making such equivalent linking changes at those articles too (e.g. Ebola virus epidemic in Guinea, Ebola virus epidemic in Sierra Leone), but perhaps not until tonight or tomorrow. As an aside, I'm back in Africa in two weeks time providing consulting and training to Barrick Gold at Moto Gold Mines in Haut-Uele; however, instead of going to the mine site now, I only go as far as Entebbe and get the trainees to fly there instead. Matilda Maniac (talk) 22:23, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

good luck at the work-area, anything you may be able to add to the articles is much appreciated, thanks againOzzie10aaaa (talk) 22:36, 21 January 2020 (UTC)


Hi. You may want to update some of the images on your med_edit/lab page (under "useful images/inheritance") to some versions that I made based on the original autosomal dominant and recessive images.

Plus additional images

SUM1 (talk) 18:40, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

SUM1 thank you very much!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:50, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

NPR Newsletter No.23Edit

monthly newsletter

Hello Ozzie10aaaa,

Source Guide Discussion

The first NPP source guide discussion is now underway. It covers a wide range of sources in Ghana with the goal of providing more guidance to reviewers about sources they might see when reviewing pages. Hopefully, new page reviewers will join others interested in reliable sources and those with expertise in these sources to make the discussion a success.


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Geographic regions, areas and places generally do not need general notability guideline type sourcing. When evaluating whether an article meets this notability guideline please also consider whether it might actually be a form of WP:SPAM for a development project (e.g. PR for a large luxury residential development) and not actually covered by the guideline.

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16:08, 13 February 2020 (UTC)
thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:27, 13 February 2020 (UTC)

Croydon typhoid outbreak of 1937/{wikiproject med)^Edit

Hi...Is this appropriate to add to list of epidemics? There are probably hundreds of events like this and I didn't want to add small outbreaks amongst all the massive ones. Whispyhistory (talk) 12:47, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

the answer is yes(and no), recently I had this conversation.....
Shouldn't there be some criteria that needs to be met to show up on this list?
For example, on the Epidemic page it states that an outbreak is considered an epidemic if the attack rate in excess of 15 cases per 100,000 people for two consecutive weeks.
Some of these listing don't meet that standard. For example:
* 17 deaths in India in 2018 from Nipah virus
* 1 death in Mozambique in 2019 from Cholera
* The current coronavirus at 26 deaths. (The population of Wuhan China is 11.08 million)
These, and others listed, are not epidemics and should be removed.Jared.h.wood (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 23:37, 24 January 2020 (UTC)
you have a point, however it may take more editor opinions to realize a lower numerical limit--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 06:17, 25 January 2020 (UTC)......[119]

having pointed out the above conversation, until there are more opinions on this, I would go ahead and list it on the article, thank you(BTW [120] is non-stop)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:11, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks..I thought not so simple. I found CDC's definition so it would fit. Whispyhistory (talk) 15:14, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

My apologies...I don't know why I came back to this conversation..but I just noted the link. The typhoid epidemic took my attention because the first case didn't fit with the conclusion made at the trial...sort of like the 1st case of COVID in Wuhan. That's why I diverted from China to Croydon. Whispyhistory (talk) 17:35, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

no worries, your always welcomed on my talk page, these are trying times that may get better w/ time ;-) Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 18:06, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors!Edit

please help translate this message into your local language via meta
  The 2019 Cure Award
In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med 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 thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

Thanks again :-) -- Doc James along with the rest of the team at Wiki Project Med Foundation 18:35, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

User:Doc James thank you for inspiring us to be better medical editors, thank you always!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:17, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

so should item just be deleted if no reference can be found in 5 years?(Encephalitis)/(wikiproject med)^Edit

first thanks on the info for health related sourcing on wiki. Even though i actually have degrees in the hard science, I ended up taking a different life path and haven't used that part of my brain in years. (some might say ever:) If no reference for that comment has been found in 5 years, maybe it should be deleted. I did quite a bit of searching to find what i did and I'll have to revisit it to see if there was anything else at all on point, but I would seem to suspect there isn't. That being the case, would deleting be more appropriate because if it ever is substantiated more, then it'll find it's way back.

thanks Mikethewhistle-original (talk) 10:52, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

per edit[121] you indicated ...Eskow, E.; Rao, R. V.; Mordechai, E. (September 2001). "Concurrent infection of the central nervous system by Borrelia burgdorferi and Bartonella henselae: evidence for a novel tick-borne disease complex". Archives of Neurology. 58 (9): 1357–1363. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.9.1357. ISSN 0003-9942. Retrieved 9 March 2020....which is a case study. Per MEDRS Wikipedia:Identifying_reliable_sources_(medicine) we use reviews(about 5 years out), medical textbooks and organizations(NIH, CDC, WHO, NHS) may want to look for the reference in a textbook[122]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:03, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Should the comment just be deleted as I asked above? If there is no reference supporting it, then it really shouldn't stay should it? It appears the cite needed request went on in 2015, but how long was it on the page before that? Sometimes it's best to delete things, and if support for it ever does come available it'd find it's way back I'm sure.Mikethewhistle-original (talk) 11:24, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

will look for best reference, ASAP, thank you (however I'm certain a textbook can easily help it simply takes time, perhaps the article text also needs to be modified in the process)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:38, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

definitely not an asap item. my thought process was if in at least 5 years a source hasn't been id'ed, then maybe it's not factually correct and shouldn't be on the board. You're the expert so you definitely would know better than me whether it's something that's true but just needs a ref or if it's questionable and there's no ref to be found. I get the sense that you believe there's a reference so I'd guess it's the former. frankly the whole coronavirus thing to me deserves the bandwidth and probably many other things, so please please don't feel like i'm rushing you. I won't beat this horse to death any more and hopefully you know where i'm coming from.
I saw where you are 1 of the top 300 med contributors. I'd like to say a great thank you. i don't know if i've ever read anything you've contributed to because i honestly am very careful what i use as a source for medical info and didn't know that wiki had people like you and source standards over health issues that you educated me to. I'm an old dog so it'd be hard to change the sources i use which largely is email with my doctor if not in person, but i may start using wiki for something that i've really rarely used it for because of you. TYMikethewhistle-original (talk) 12:17, 9 March 2020 (UTC)

Thank you!(wikiproject med)Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Dear Ozzie, I have been following your contributions on the COVID-19-related articles and talk pages. Thank you for helping keep them accurate! I also appreciate your support on the Help:Wikipedia editing for medical experts page. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great medical editing community. Take good care! JenOttawa (talk) 00:25, 27 March 2020 (UTC)

that's very kind of you JenOttawa, we all work together, thank you--Ozzie10aaaa