Ruth's "called" shotEdit

Yes, I was thinking it might be overkill. I should probably either put it under a standalone category, or better yet cut it back to a brief reference and point the reader to the Babe Ruth page, where it is also talked about anyway. Then I could synthesize the somewhat disparate comments.

It's usually best to avoid redundant redundancies. Wahkeenah 00:32, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)

ESB DVD ImageEdit

Okay, thanks. It's unfortunate that the merge has become a controversy, but I understand about the waiting. Thanks for noticing the image though, and letting me know you liked it too! PlasticBeat 18:13, 9 May 2005 (UTC)


Good catch there! — Phil Welch 18:36, 15 August 2005 (UTC)

Disco Demolition Night vandalEdit

Well, they have only vandalized once today. Because of it being an aol ip, I'd like to keep blocks short...and as they aren't currently in a period of vandalism, blocking them wouldn't do any good. As to protecting the page, I'm afraid that its current level of vandalism is below what we would normally require for full protection or even semi-protection (anons and new accounts cannot edit). If I were to protect it, then nobody but admins could edit it. The best thing I can say is keep vigilant and relist them on WP:AIV if they return and are seriously vandalizing it. Thanks! --Syrthiss 14:56, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I agree with Syrthiss. However, I have added it to WP:MVP so that lots of administrators can keep their eye on it, and be notified of vandalism very quickly. Don't let it stress you out too much right now, as we can always turn on semi-protection if needed, but being on MVP will help a lot. Fuzheado | Talk 14:58, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
Yep, it was semiprotected last night I noticed. Ace-o-aces, please don't add the {{sprotect}} template to a page unless you are an administrator. The template itself doesn't do anything, its an admin using their protection abilities that cause a page to be protected / unprotected. --Syrthiss 15:27, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Image copyright problem with Image:Halsted2_maria.pngEdit

Thanks for uploading Image:Halsted2_maria.png. However, the image may soon be deleted unless we can determine the copyright holder and copyright status. The Wikimedia Foundation is very careful about the images included in Wikipedia because of copyright law (see Wikipedia's Copyright policy).

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Please signify the copyright information on any other images you have uploaded or will upload. Remember that images without this important information can be deleted by an administrator. You can get help on image copyright tagging from Wikipedia talk:Image copyright tags. -- Carnildo 11:48, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

CBC imageEdit

Should be able to find one. I use an X sometimes with MCV on the bottom, but in Canada the most common configuration I've seen is the Y. Will pull out something and show you. -- Samir धर्म 20:40, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

How's this one: CBC? Samir धर्म 20:40, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

unblock meEdit

unblock|I haven't vandalized anything, may be another user at this IP

The IP is

OK I can see your username hasn't been blocked directly so you might be quite right, however I can't just guess as to what your IP might be, as the unblock template you added says "If the block message says that your IP address is blocked or that your IP address was recently used by a blocked user, please paste the block message or post your IP address below as we have no way of unblocking you if your username itself was not blocked." --pgk(talk) 07:11, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
I've removed the block early, since the IP was blocked for vandalism it can of course end up being blocked again... --pgk(talk) 16:41, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Waffle HouseEdit

Not only did I wash my hands, I shampooed, too. Thanks for catching that blunder. ClairSamoht 14:55, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

Steven MilloyEdit

dear ace, if you look in the talk for steven milloy, you will find discussion on why the section on environmental clusters was removed. Milloy's statement stands unopposed; there are no references provided to contradict it. Would you mind reverting, or finding an appropriate reference ? Mast Cell was the reverter. Peroxisome 19:54, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


I see your user name listed as a member of the Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chicago. I do not know if you are aware that we are attempting to revive the CHICOTW. See our results history. We could use additional input in nominating future articles, voting on nominees and editing winning nominees. Should you contribute you will receive weekly notices like the following:

Chicago Collaboration of the Week
Last week you voted for the Chicago COTW. Thank you! This week Rich Melman has been chosen. Please help improve it towards the quality level of a Wikipedia featured article. See the To Do List to suggest a change or to see an open tasks list.
Wikipedia:WikiProject Chicago

TonyTheTiger 01:22, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

You should come by and make a few edits to our articles so you can see your name in lights.TonyTheTiger 19:49, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

input soughtEdit

In a message to several recent editors of Schiavo-related pages, I write that: Input is sought here: Talk:Government_involvement_in_the_Terri_Schiavo_case#Edit_War_between_me_and_User:Calton.

--GordonWatts 15:55, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Rock N Roller CoasterEdit

You think that edit made no sense? That article is a mess, maybe it was messy, but at least it was less messy after that edit. I made an attempt to move trivia into the article rather than just random sentences. I also tried to move info to their own section for each park. --blm07 06:02, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

WP:CHICAGO surveyEdit


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Hello Ace-o-aces, First of all, thank you for deciding to consult me before removing my contribution, which – as I’ll explain – would have been the wrong thing to do. Then, let me tell you that you’re so used to the wrong pronunciation of the surname that you also misspelt it when you wrote your message; it’s Schiavo, not Schaivo. It’s a very common Italian word meaning slave, and you can be 100% sure that /ˈʃaɪvəʊ/ is not an ‘alternate’ (the word is actually ‘alternative’) pronunciation, but just the wrong pronunciation. I speak some Italian because my father and paternal grandparents are Italian and there’s no doubt that the only right pronunciation is /skɪˈɑːv o /, or /skɪˈɑːvəʊ/ for an English speaker attempting the Italian pronunciation. I obviously can’t make my father pronounce the surname for you, so you’ll have to settle for this link: . Click the arrow just before “Pronunciato da pillola” and you’ll have the right pronunciation. I’d like to hear from you again.Hindsighter (talk) 01:06, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

As you may have noticed, I didn't remove the wrong pronunciation; I just added the right one, which anyone with a modicum of general knowledge would use. But, after all, what's the basis for that far-fetched pronunciation /ˈʃaɪvəʊ/? I know that it’s the pronunciation used by the US media, but we shouldn’t take our cues from them blindly, because they may be good journalists, but they are clearly no linguists. And if Terri's family use it too, well, they should know better.Hindsighter (talk) 02:03, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

I’m trying my best not to break Wikipedia’s principles of etiquette, but you’re really close to making me forget them. Rather than a Wikipedia contributor, you are more like a DIScontributor. I’ve had very sensible discussions with Wikipedia editors before; I’ve been proved right in most cases, but I remember pulling out of one because I really thought that I didn’t have a case,… but you are really a case apart. How many times do I have to make it clear to you that I never removed the pronunciation used by most media, even though it’s clearly wrong to anyone with a modicum of common sense? I just added the more correct pronunciation without getting rid of anything. It never crossed my mind to erase the wrong pronunciation of the surname because I think any reader of the article needs to be warned that if they ever hear about the case, they are likely to hear the unlikely pronunciation /ʃaɪvəʊ/. After all, the pronunciation is there precisely because it’s unusual and, ultimately, wrong in the first place. It’s like a warning sign. My humble contribution was the addition of the more correct pronunciation used by anyone who hasn’t been infected by the ignorance spread by misinformed journalists with shambolic language skills. Besides, what I put was the English approximation to the Italian pronunciation, not the real Italian pronunciation. There’s something called specialization, and different people are good at different things. If your field of expertise is medicine and you’re good at it, stick to it. You clearly don’t know much about linguistics, so you’re venturing into unfamiliar territory that you’d better stay away from, please. Wikipedia is supposed to spread knowledge, not ignorance, so don’t delete my humble contribution to general knowledge for the umpteenth time.Hindsighter (talk) 01:38, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Please join a discussionEdit

Please join a discussion ("Wikipedia and its relationship to the outside world") about medical ELs and related issues. You may want to follow the links provided to learn more if you are so inclined. Thank you in advance. Presto54 (talk) 06:57, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

New medical organizationEdit


I'm contacting you because, as a participant at Wikiproject Medicine, you may be interested in a new multinational non-profit organization we're forming at m:Wikimedia Medicine. Even if you don't want to be actively involved, any ideas you may have about our structure and aims would be very welcome on the project's talk page.

Our purpose is to help improve the range and quality of free online medical content, and we'll be working with like-minded organizations, such as the World Health Organization, professional and scholarly societies, medical schools, governments and NGOs - including Translators Without Borders.

Hope to see you there! --Anthonyhcole (talk) 21:17, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Terri Schiavo caseEdit

Hi Ace-o-aces, I've completed my review of this nomination. There are a few minor "problems" that need fixing. Once they are fixed I'll award the article GA-status. Alternatively, if you disagree, need clarification, wish to propose alternatives, etc, note them on Talk:Terri Schiavo case/GA3 and I'll respond there. The article, its talkpage and the /GA3 page are on my watch list to you don't need to advise me directly that changes have been made those three pages. Pyrotec (talk) 18:47, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Hi Ace-o-aces, Thanks. I thought that it was going to be "dead on arrival" and with all the work that had gone it to recently I didn't want to fail it, if I could avoid doing so. I cut: During this time, according to Michael, the Schindlers actively encouraged Michael to "get on with his life." He said he was encouraged by the Schindlers to date, and reported that he had introduced his in-law family to women he was dating., as it was unreferenced but I have seen it in one of the "court documents/statements".

I wish the article well if it is taken to WP:FAC. However, there are quite a few court documents witness statements used as citations. They might, at FAC, be regarded as primary documents (but I have no prior experience to go on) and if so new references might be needed to replace or supplement them. I could be wrong; WP:PR could be a way of finding out what other editors have to say on the matter. Pyrotec (talk) 16:28, 15 December 2012 (UTC)


Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussionEdit

Hello, Ace-o-aces. This message is being sent to inform you that there currently is a discussion at Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Noticeboard regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. --Orange Mike | Talk 08:20, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of George FelosEdit


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Proposed deletion of George FelosEdit


The article George Felos has been proposed for deletion because it appears to have no references. Under Wikipedia policy, this newly created biography of a living person will be deleted unless it has at least one reference to a reliable source that directly supports material in the article.

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The Wikipedia Library now offering accounts from Cochrane Collaboration (sign up!)Edit

The Wikipedia Library gets Wikipedia editors free access to reliable sources that are behind paywalls. Because you are signed on as a medical editor, I thought you'd want to know about our most recent donation from Cochrane Collaboration.

  • Cochrane Collaboration is an independent medical nonprofit organization that conducts systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials of health-care interventions, which it then publishes in the Cochrane Library.
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A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Special Barnstar
For your work on Terri Schiavo case. This is one of Wikipedia's best articles and covers the contentious and wide-ranging content in a neutral and comprehensive way. I stumbled on it today and wanted to give a special thanks to the users who brought it up to GA standards. Thank you and well done for your edits. LT910001 (talk) 07:02, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

The Pulse (WP:MED newsletter) June 2014Edit

The first edition of The Pulse has been released. The Pulse will be a regular newsletter documenting the goings-on at WPMED, including ongoing collaborations, discussions, articles, and each edition will have a special focus. That newsletter is here.

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BMJ offering 25 free accounts to Wikipedia medical editorsEdit

Neat news: BMJ is offering 25 free, full-access accounts to their prestigious medical journal through The Wikipedia Library and Wiki Project Med Foundation (like we did with Cochrane). Please sign up this week: Wikipedia:BMJ --Cheers, Ocaasi via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Medical Translation NewsletterEdit

Wikiproject Medicine; Translation Taskforce

Medical Translation Newsletter
Issue 1, June/July 2014
by CFCF, Doc James

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This is the first of a series of newsletters for Wikiproject Medicine's Translation Task Force. Our goal is to make all the medical knowledge on Wikipedia available to the world, in the language of your choice.

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Spotlight - Simplified article translation

Wikiproject Medicine started translating simplified articles in February 2014. We now have 45 simplified articles ready for translation, of which the first on African trypanosomiasis or sleeping sickness has been translated into 46 out of ~100 languages. This list does not include the 33 additional articles that are available in both full and simple versions.

Our goal is to eventually translate 1,000 simplified articles. This includes:

We are looking for subject area leads to both create articles and recruit further editors. We need people with basic medical knowledge who are willing to help out. This includes to write, translate and especially integrate medical articles.

What's happening?

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I've (CFCF) taken on the role of community organizer for this project, and will be working with this until December. The goals and timeline can be found here, and are focused on getting the project on a firm footing and to enable me to work near full-time over the summer, and part-time during the rest of the year. This means I will be available for questions and ideas, and you can best reach me by mail or on my talk page.

Wikimania 2014

For those going to London in a month's time (or those already nearby) there will be at least one event for all medical editors, on Thursday August 7th. See the event page, which also summarizes medicine-related presentations in the main conference. Please pass the word on to your local medical editors.

Integration progress

There has previously been some resistance against translation into certain languages with strong Wikipedia presence, such as Dutch, Polish, and Swedish.
What was found is that thre is hardly any negative opinion about the the project itself; and any such critique has focused on the ways that articles have being integrated. For an article to be usefully translated into a target-Wiki it needs to be properly Wiki-linked, carry proper citations and use the formatting of the chosen target language as well as being properly proof-read. Certain large Wikis such as the Polish and Dutch Wikis have strong traditions of medical content, with their own editorial system, own templates and different ideas about what constitutes a good medical article. For example, there are not MEDRS (Polish,German,Romanian,Persian) guidelines present on other Wikis, and some Wikis have a stronger background of country-specific content.

  • Swedish
    Translation into Swedish has been difficult in part because of the amount of free, high quality sources out there already: patient info, for professionals. The same can be said for English, but has really given us all the more reason to try and create an unbiased and free encyclopedia of medical content. We want Wikipedia to act as an alternative to commercial sources, and preferably a really good one at that.
    Through extensive collaborative work and by respecting links and Sweden specific content the last unintegrated Swedish translation went live in May.
  • Dutch
    Dutch translation carries with it special difficulties, in part due to the premises in which the Dutch Wikipedia is built upon. There is great respect for what previous editors have created, and deleting or replacing old content can be frowned upon. In spite of this there are success stories: Anafylaxie.
  • Polish
    Translation and integration into Polish also comes with its own unique set of challenges. The Polish Wikipedia has long been independent and works very hard to create high quality contentfor Polish audience. Previous translation trouble has lead to use of unique templates with unique formatting, not least among citations. Add to this that the Polish Wikipedia does not allow template redirects and a large body of work is required for each article.
    (This is somewhat alleviated by a commissioned Template bot - to be released). - List of articles for integration
  • Arabic
    The Arabic Wikipedia community has been informed of the efforts to integrate content through both the general talk-page as well as through one of the major Arabic Wikipedia facebook-groups: مجتمع ويكيبيديا العربي, something that has been heralded with great enthusiasm.
Integration guides

Integration is the next step after any translation. Despite this it is by no means trivial, and it comes with its own hardships and challenges. Previously each new integrator has needed to dive into the fray with little help from previous integrations. Therefore we are creating guides for specific Wikis that make integration simple and straightforward, with guides for specific languages, and for integrating on small Wikis.

Instructions on how to integrate an article may be found here [3]

News in short

To come
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Speedy deletion nomination of Charles C JohnsonEdit


Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, introducing inappropriate pages, such as Charles C Johnson, is not in accordance with our policies. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Under section G3 of the criteria for speedy deletion, the page has been nominated for deletion.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. --Non-Dropframe talk 19:49, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

June 2015Edit

You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for vandalism that indicates that your account may be compromised, as you did at Charles C Johnson. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.  Jackmcbarn (talk) 20:48, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Ace-o-aces (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))

Request reason:

Account was compromised. Someone else used my account from a shared computer. Issue has been resolved. Ace-o-aces (talk) 20:17, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Decline reason:

If your account has been compromised, we cannot unblock it. Follow the instructions at WP:GOTHACKED to create a new account and move your identity there. I know it sounds like a pain, but probably less of a pain than having to change your locks if you discover a burglar found the spare key under the doormat and invalidated your insurance policy. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

How do we know that your account is no longer compromised? PhilKnight (talk) 05:37, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

In only 866 edits this isn't the first time the account has been 'compromised'. I suggest creating a new account and being more careful what you do with it. Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 11:22, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

when else has my account been compromised? I've had this account for almost 10 years and you're going to shut it down over once incident? Ace-o-aces (talk) 17:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

when else has my account been compromised? I've had this account for almost 10 years and you're going to shut it down over one incident? Ace-o-aces Ace-o-aces (talk) 18:01, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately, it is technically impossible to prove nobody can genuinely regain access to your account. Sorry. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:56, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject United States/The 50,000 ChallengeEdit

  You are invited to participate in the 50,000 Challenge, aiming for 50,000 article improvements and creations for articles relating to the United States. This effort began on November 1, 2016 and to reach our goal, we will need editors like you to participate, expand, and create. See more here!

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Women in Red World ContestEdit

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!