User talk:Tom (LT)


Xander LigamentEdit

Hi Tom. I know almost nothing about editing Wikipedia, so I hope that I am sending this message correctly. I am the guy who made a YouTube video with a joke about renaming a ligament of the human body, that later made it into a published journal article. One of my viewers thought it would be funny to change the Wikipedia page for the median umbilical ligament. You were the one who fixed the page (thank you), and the person from whom I found out about the published article containing the term. I was wondering what the event looked like from your perspective. How did you know to fix the ligament page? How did you find the published article? I have tried contacting the authors of the article a few times and they have not responded. I hope things are going well for you! ARToftness 14:40, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

Thanks ARToftness! I too tried to contact them. I think I had a look at recent changes to articles and someone had made a fairly benign change. Out of interest I checked out the article and saw "Xander" and thought - well, that must have interesting history as a word as it doesn't sound like typical eponymous names for anatomical things (which are usually Latinate, Greek, or German)... which led me to discover it. I thought it was pretty interesting how it had come about. I wonder if we explored publishing this as a letter to a medical journal, perhaps Journal of Anatomy? I'll explore this further and send you an email via Wikipedia if you're interested. --Tom (LT) (talk) 07:14, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
Tom (LT), thank you for your reply. Writing a letter does sound interesting! Please let me know what you discover as you explore that possibility. As an exciting update, I have received an email from the first author of the journal article that used the terminology "Xander Ligament" -- in which the author also expressed his confusion as to where the term came from. Apparently, it wasn't used in several early drafts of the article, and it was not in the version sent out for peer review. He shared with me evidence of this. It must have been added at some point, but he says he does not know when that would have been, or what the source of the term was. The second author of the article no longer works at Mayo, which may explain why our attempts to contact the corresponding author (the second author) did not work. It is good that I tried contacting the first author directly (using a different article to find his email address). Please let me know your thoughts. ARToftness (talk) 03:01, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Unanswered Peer Review RequestsEdit

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Paweł Urban (Peer Review) 2019-07-28
1900 Galveston hurricane (Peer Review) 2019-07-26
Island of stability (Peer Review) 2019-07-04
Cactus wren (Peer Review) 2019-06-22
Onychopterella (Peer Review) 2019-04-23

You can see a list of all categories at WP:PRWAITING. We hope to see you soon Wikipedia:Peer Review. Happy Reviewing! KadaneBot (talk) 04:02, 1 August 2019 (UTC)

AfC pointersEdit

Thank you for your recommendations on drafts and for your interest in becoming more involved at Articles for Creation.

Participants listEdit

The first hurdle is getting your name on the list of participants. With your experience, you should be a shoe-in and a very welcome addition to our corps, but because AfC has had problems in the past there's a somewhat convoluted process to follow:

  1. Read Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants.
  2. Go to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Articles for creation/Participants, click "add request", and sketch out in a sentence or two what you would like to do.


  • Click Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, scroll down to the "Editing" section and ensure the box for "Yet Another AfC Helper Script" is checked. Then scroll to the bottom and click "Save". This will add a "Review" tool to the "More" drop down at the top of the page. It will only be visible when the current page is in the draft or user space. It will only work correctly after your name has been added to the participants list. There have been recent reports of a serious bug when using the tool with Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, so I hope you're using another browser. See WP:AFCH for more information about the tool.
  • A vital step in the reviewing instructions is to check for copyright violations. The description in the instructions of how to do this is medieval. In practice reviewers use a tool. If you add the line importScript('User:The Earwig/copyvios.js'); to User:Tom (LT)/common.js, you'll get a "Copyvio check" tool in the left-hand panel. Click it as the first step in reviewing every draft. It will run Earwig's Copyvio Detector on the current page.
  • If you encounter a copyright violation, then you may have to mark some revisions for deletion. You don't have to use a tool, but most reviewers find it easier. If you add the line importScript('User:Enterprisey/cv-revdel.js'); to User:Tom (LT)/common.js, you'll get a "Request CV revdel" link in the "More" drop down at the top of the page.
  • One way to help reviewers find drafts they want to review is to tag drafts with WikiProject templates. The draft will then appear in the project's article alerts (if that's what drew you to AfC, I'd be interested in hearing it). This can be done manually, but another script makes it quicker. If you add the line importScript('User:APerson/draft-sorter.js'); to User:Tom (LT)/common.js, you'll get a "Sort (draft)" link in the "More" drop down at the top of the page.
  • Twinkle is handy for requesting speedy deletion or taking a draft to MfD. It looks like you're already a user

--Worldbruce (talk) 18:50, 4 August 2019 (UTC) Thanks @Worldbruce I appreciate your message and instructions. I've followed them (except for adding request revdel as I don't feel confident using that yet). --Tom (LT) (talk) 10:19, 5 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi Tom, I'd changed the image "File:1303 Human Neuroaxis.jpg" on Commons (after a request at the Teahouse) before I realised that it was from your own text book. Apologies for any offence that I might have caused. It was not intended. I'm happy for you to delete my version which has the wrong font. Thank you for all your expert contributions to Wikipedia. Dbfirs 08:08, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

No problem at all. There must be some mistake as I haven't released any books about anatomy :) --Tom (LT) (talk) 00:45, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, my misunderstanding based on "own work". I guess someone uploaded it from OpenStax CNX which has the appropriate licence, but it wasn't you. Sorry to have bothered you. My "investigations" were defective. Dbfirs 07:17, 21 September 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of EpiglottisEdit

The article Epiglottis you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Epiglottis for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of ManfromButtonwillow -- ManfromButtonwillow (talk) 19:21, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

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