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Doubled and quadrupled commas[edit]

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]

A small cup of coffee.JPG 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]fres[edit]

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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][3]
IV.Ebola Virus from Mali blood sample November 2014 during West Africa Ebola virus epidemic 2014-2016[4]
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.[5][6]
II.Ebola virus glycoprotein structure (which includes virion hexamer and transport dimer from VP40 ).[7][8]video/Nature PMC2700032


  1. ^ Marcinkiewicz, Janusz; Bryniarski, Krzysztof; Nazimek, Katarzyna (1 January 2014). "Ebola haemorrhagic fever virus: pathogenesis, immune responses, potential prevention". Folia Medica Cracoviensia. 54 (3): 39–48. ISSN 0015-5616. 
  2. ^ Diehl, William E.; Lin, Aaron E.; Grubaugh, Nathan D.; Carvalho, Luiz Max; Kim, Kyusik; Kyawe, Pyae Phyo; McCauley, Sean M.; Donnard, Elisa; Kucukural, Alper; McDonel, Patrick; Schaffner, Stephen F.; Garber, Manuel; Rambaut, Andrew; Andersen, Kristian G.; Sabeti, Pardis C.; Luban, Jeremy (November 2016). "Ebola Virus Glycoprotein with Increased Infectivity Dominated the 2013–2016 Epidemic". Cell. 167 (4): 1088–1098.e6. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.10.014. Primary source per MEDRS however valid source per "Molecular and Cell Biology"
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ 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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^ took/will take to GA article status/publish

A barnstar for you!/ebola[edit]

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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?/ ebola[edit]

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!/ebola[edit]

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

Seasons Greetings[edit]

Pine cone on pine tree.jpg 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/ ebola[edit]

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, Ozzie[edit]

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

Seasonal Greets![edit]

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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 Year[edit]

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 Dyslexia[edit]

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 Dyslexia[edit]

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. Time2wait.svg 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 Dyslexia[edit]

The article Dyslexia you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; 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 Dyslexia[edit]

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


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/ebola[edit]

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)^[13][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 Environment[edit]

Hi Ozzie10aaaa. A notification came up that you asked me a question[14], 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.[15] 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[16][17][18]. 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 food[edit]

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.[19] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:41, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

(wikiproject med)[edit]

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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)

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

A cup of coffee for you! /(wikiproject med)[edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg 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.../ebola[edit]

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]

Livets tre.jpg 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.[20]" 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 [21] 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[22], 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/ebola[edit]

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 /ebola[edit]

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]

Original Barnstar Hires.png 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!/ebola[edit]

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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 Year[edit]

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 you[edit]

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 Ozzie[edit]

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. [23]

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]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg 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/ebola[edit]

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[24], thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 07:59, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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

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

Merry Christmas[edit]

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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! Face-smile.svg

   –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 Ho[edit]

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]

L'Adoration des bergers, 1633, Londres, National Gallery.jpg 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 Greetings[edit]

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 errata[edit]

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 Meta[edit]

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors![edit]

please help translate this message into the local language
Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg 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[25], I will think it over[26]...--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:41, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

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


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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]

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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 disease[edit]

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

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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/ebola[edit]

Your GA nomination of West African Ebola virus epidemic[edit]

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. Time2wait.svg 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 epidemic[edit]

The article West African Ebola virus epidemic you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; 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 epidemic[edit]

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 epidemic[edit]

Updated DYK query.svgOn 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)^/references[edit]

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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[31], 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)

[32]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!/ebola[edit]

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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]

Scale of justice 2.svgHello, 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[33], thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:57, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!/(wikiproject med)[edit]

Cup-o-coffee-simple.svg 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]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png 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 [34]/[35]
  • at work and post on some editors/talk here([36][37])
  • 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)

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thank you and Merry Xmas/New Year!--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 14:24, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Best wishes for the holidays...[edit]

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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 Christmas[edit]

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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! Face-smile.svg

   –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 another[edit]


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

thank you RexxS, Merry Christmas!Christbaumkugel.png--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) Lights ablaze.JPG

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

Season's Greetings[edit]

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]

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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 list[edit]

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 [38]
  • Criterion 3- a. covers the scope of WHO Model List of Essential Medicines very well[40]
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[41] 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.[42] --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 [43] and [44][45][46][47][48][49] 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 [52]. 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)

[53]the second link, indicates all books that are available(and more) if you go to next page[54](even if you feel the first link/book[55] 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[56]--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[57]--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[58], 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[59]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 19:08, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

New editorial board candidate/WikiJournal of Medicine[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[60]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 15:30, 9 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you! (wikiproject med)[edit]

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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[61],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
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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)/ebola2[edit]

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 2017[edit]

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Precious anniversary (wikiproject med)[edit]

A year ago ...
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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)

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[62](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[63]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 20:32, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Participate our study to help recruit editors for WPMED?/(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[65] 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[66](please see MEDMOS), thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:19, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

ArbCom 2017 election voter message?/{wikiproject med)^[edit]

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have voted[67] 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 [68] thank you--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 11:59, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Please can you review ..Lytico-Bodig disease/(wikiproject med)^[edit]

.. this edit [69]?

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[70] 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 [71], thanks--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 13:36, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

have withdrawn image per [72]--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 16:07, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Yo Ho Ho[edit]

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]

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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 Greetings[edit]

"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-mas[edit]

Wikipedia Happy New Year.png 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 another[edit]


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

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

Seasons' Greetings[edit]

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

thank you, Merry Christmas to you([73]two cards are better than oneChristbaumkugel.png)--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 21:29, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


Mexico City New Years 2013! (8333128248).jpg 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]

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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 [74] 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[75] 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)[76]....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.[77] 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[78]<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)

[79]?--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[81], 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)

[82] I've tried several times(and left a message w/ Yair rand[83]), 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[84]--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
Wiki Project Med Foundation logo.svg The 2017 Cure Award
In 2017 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. 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...[85]is a patient advocate, while [86] 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/ebola3[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svgOn 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[87]--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[88]--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[89], 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 granted[edit]

Wikipedia New page reviewer.svg

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.
  • If you are not sure what to do with a page, don't review it – just leave it for another reviewer.
  • 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.

The reviewer right does not change your status or how you can edit articles. If you no longer want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. In cases of abuse or persistent inaccuracy of reviewing, the right may be revoked by an administrator. ~ Amory (utc) 20:44, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

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

NPR Newsletter No.12 30 July 2018[edit]

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.
The Signpost
  • The next issue of the monthly magazine will be out soon. The newspaper is an excellent way to stay up to date with news and new developments between our newsletters. If you have special messages to be published, or if you would like to submit an article (one about NPR perhaps?), don't hesitate to contact the editorial team here.

Go here to remove your name if you wish to opt-out of future mailings. Insertcleverphrasehere (or here) 00:00, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

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!/ebola4[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif 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)