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My GA nomination approvals

DYKs I've reviewed (keeping track of)

  • West African bichir (used)
  • Nemobius sylvestris (used)
  • Megachile chomskyi (used)
  • Robin Ling (used)
  • Harold Basil Christian (used)
  • General George Washington Resigning His Commission (used)
  • Oriental Basin pocket gopher (used)
  • Vel blood group (used)
  • Alexandrea Owens (used)
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (used)
  • Frog pond effect (used)
  • Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science (used)
  • Lübeck disaster (used)
  • Bald's eyesalve (I rejected it)
  • Dracopristis (rejected due to late submittal (GA completed in March, DYK submitted in September))

And the ones I nominated

  • Egg allergy for GA (used 12/5-6/17; on that day, increased daily views by 3,600. Before the DYK ~150 views/day)
  • Vitamin C for GA (used 1/10-11/18; on that day, increased daily views by 2,200. Before the DYK ~3,000 views/day)
  • I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold for 5X expansion (used 2/20-21/18 with image; on that day, increased daily views by 10,000. Before the DYK ~30 views/day)
  • Milk allergy for GA (used 3/14-15/18; on that day increased daily views by 3,000. Before the DYK ~200 views/day)
  • Brown-tail moth for GA (used 3/20-21/18; on that day increased daily views by 3,100. Before the DYK ~95 views/day)
  • Luna moth for GA (used 9/12-13/18 with image; on that day increased daily views by 8,400. Before the DYK ~700 views/day)
  • Vitamin deficiency for 5X DECLINED as not valid 5X expansion; March 2019
  • Red yeast rice for GA (used 9/9-10/19; (submitted image not used) on that day increased daily views by 2,200. Before the DYK ~ 300 views/day)
  • Folate for GA (used 10/26-27/19; on that day increased daily views by 700 (disappointing). Before the DYK ~ 1,675 views/day)
  • Vitamin B12 for GA (used 5/17-18/20; on that day increased daily views by 1,300. Before the DYK ~ 2,700 views/day)
  • Pantothenic acid chose to not nominate after raising to GA because there were no interesting facts.
  • Niacin for GA (used 8/30-31/20; on that day increased daily views by 3,300. Before the DYK ~ 1,000 views/day)
  • Vitamin K chose to not nominate after raising to GA because there were no interesting facts.
  • Fish allergy for GA (used 1/4/20; (submitted image not used) on that day increased daily views by 3,600. Before the DYK ~ 20 views/day)
  • Biotin for GA (used 3/4/21; on that day increased daily views by 2,000. Before the DYK ~ 1,365 views/day)
  • Shellfish allergy chose to not nominate after raising to GA because there was no DYK I felt like reviewing as a quid pro quo.
  • Vitamin B6 chose to not nominate after raising to GA because there were no interesting facts.
  • Riboflavin For GA (used 12/28/21; on that day increased daily views by 5,500. Before the DYK ~ 610 views/day)
  • Vitamin A for GA (used 4/9/22; for 12 hours, not 24; on that day increased daily views by 1,500. Before the DYK ~ 1,300 views/day)
  • Sesame allergy (used 9/18/22; for 12 hours, not 24; on that day increased daily views by 6,300. Before the DYK ~ 20 views/day)
  • Thiamine chose to not nominate after raising to GA because there were no interesting facts.

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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.

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It's been fun rooting around in the dark recesses of articles on dietary supplements, nutrients, and such. David notMD (talk) 12:38, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors! (2018)

The 2018 Cure Award
In 2018 you were one of the top ~250 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med Foundation for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a user group whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

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

Thank you for being one of Wikipedia's top medical contributors! (2019)

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The 2019 Cure Award
In 2019 you were one of the top ~300 medical editors across any language of Wikipedia. Thank you from Wiki Project Med for helping bring free, complete, accurate, up-to-date health information to the public. We really appreciate you and the vital work you do! Wiki Project Med Foundation is a thematic organization whose mission is to improve our health content. Consider joining here, there are no associated costs.

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

Discontinued

A new source on Cerebral Folate Deficiency

Good evening, David! I came across a new review article about Cerebral folate deficiency - in your opinion, is this review good enough to be cited/quoted in the CFD article? Review: PMID 30916789 Hope you are doing fine! Cheers from Russia, ---CopperKettle 14:52, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Definitely a valid ref, and provides info to improve the CFD article. David notMD (talk) 16:37, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Oh, great! I'm slowly reading this review and am putting some quotes from it at Talk:Cerebral folate deficiency --CopperKettle 17:05, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

Funny

{{Wikipedia:Teahouse/Badge/Answer|size=|message=I just had to dig out one of these old and unused badges and work out how it operated. I just chuckled at this reply of yours. It brightened my evening.|signed=Nick Moyes (talk) 23:09, 27 June 2020 (UTC)}}

Minimal Niacin dose for intramuscular injection enough for a flushing

Thank you for your edits of Niacin. There was a minimal dose specified to produce flushing. However, it was not specified whether it was an oral dose or IM/IV dose. Probably the oral one. If so, we should clarify that. Do you have a good source at hand? Also, it seems that for IM/IV path, even doses as small as 10 mg are enough to produce flushing. Don't you know where can we find the source for that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maxim Masiutin (talkcontribs) 20:00, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

In a country where I live (Republic of Moldova), nicotinic acid is only available in pharmacies, as a separate substance, in injectable form only. The oral form is only available in small doses as a vitamin-B complex together with other vitamins. In Russia, situation is the same - the main form is injectable, albeit the tablets of nicotinic acid are avaialable as a serarate substance, the injectable form is more widespread. That's why I have asked to you emphasize on the form of niacin. By the way, I have substantially edited the page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CYP4F2 today. Could you please review it, maybe you may have some ideas on how can I improve it? Thank you very much in advance for your feedback. -- Maxim Masiutin (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:38, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Original Barnstar
thanks for helping me out! i'm a newbie! Renaki1983 (talk) 15:43, 28 September 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you for all your help Kaleeb18 (talk) 23:47, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

Tell us what you really think!

Pick a trophy! They're all for you!

Hi, David. You are the recipient of the Frankest edit summary award of the week for this. Congratulations! Bishonen | tålk 15:39, 1 November 2021 (UTC).

I got a chuckle out of that, and yes, I will keep ALL of the trophies. David notMD (talk) 20:15, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

A question from Itcouldbepossible

Please can you explain me the reason. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Itcouldbepossible (talkcontribs) 02:38, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

I did not revert the SDs. Each Administrator gave a reason. I just wanted to point out to you that perhaps cease doing SD nominations until you have a better idea when to and when not to. David notMD (talk) 02:45, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

/Archive 4

A cup of coffee for you!

I love coffee because people get addicted to caffeine and I'm addicted to wiki. Karestoonegoli (talk) 12:14, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

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Your submission at Articles for creation: Sesame allergy has been accepted

Sesame allergy, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.

Congratulations, and thank you for helping expand the scope of Wikipedia! We hope you will continue making quality contributions.

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Thanks again, and happy editing!

-Liancetalk/contribs 06:05, 10 March 2022 (UTC)
Quite an impressive article! Thank you for your contributions :) As you probably know, an editor of your experience can go ahead and move drafts directly to the mainspace instead of waiting for the often months-long queue - but there is nothing stopping you from continuing to use AfC if it is your preference. Best, -Liancetalk/contribs 06:15, 10 March 2022 (UTC)
Liance Yes, >40,000 edits, but only my third attempt at creating an article. Planning to send it to AfC made me be more conscientious. I am going to let this 'age' for four months, then with fresh eyes, prep for a GA nomination. David notMD (talk) 11:40, 13 March 2022 (UTC)

citation needed

About your comment here about leaving the citation needed rather than deleting. I find that the prevailing attitude in the circle of editors who work with medical articles the most is that statements without citations must be immediately deleted. This is not exactly my belief, but it is the prevailing one. It is what it is. MarshallKe (talk) 12:38, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vitamin A

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Vitamin A you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hughesdarren -- Hughesdarren (talk) 05:40, 20 March 2022 (UTC)

How's it going? This is such an interesting topic. Really enjoyed learning about Vit A. Hope all my questions aren't too onerous. I'm mostly done with all the formal bit of the review. Thanks for all your responses. Best Regards. 10:28, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
Hughesdarren Thanks again for taking this on, and I will finish with answering your first round of queries soon. P.S. remember to 'sign' you comments by typing four of ~ a the end. David notMD (talk) 10:39, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
Oops. Bad habit of mine. Hughesdarren (talk) 10:48, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
All done, thanks for all your efforts. Great article and a pleasure to read. Regards. Hughesdarren (talk) 10:20, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vitamin A

The article Vitamin A you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Vitamin A for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Hughesdarren -- Hughesdarren (talk) 10:21, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

Yet another Teahouse barnstar

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I consistently see great answers from you at the Teahouse, so enjoy yet another one of these barnstars; you've earned it! Bsoyka (talk) 03:05, 29 March 2022 (UTC)

A cookie for you!

Thanks for the "thanks"!

Have a cookie. From my copy-editing, I learned that they were actually "invented" in Massachusetts. Th78blue (talk) 22:23, 9 April 2022 (UTC)

oh wow a barnstar

The Original Barnstar
barnstar for being a cool reviewer. OGxSLAY3R (talk) 22:27, 29 April 2022 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you!

Saw your answers at the teahouse, and thought you would appreciate caffeine as a sign of appreciation. I dream of horses (Contribs) (Talk) 05:35, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
I dream of horses It's 2:23 AM here, so awake, but will delay my coffee intake to daylight morning hours. David notMD (talk) 06:24, 18 July 2022 (UTC)

A Barnstar for You

Scholarly Barnstar
A Scholarly Barnstar for the terrific work you did on the citations in support of the Sesame allergy GA

DYK for Sesame allergy

On 18 September 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Sesame allergy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that because of the increasing prevalence of sesame allergy, the U.S. will join the EU and Canada in 2023 in instituting mandatory food labeling? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Sesame allergy. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Sesame allergy), and if they received a combined total of at least 416.7 views per hour (i.e., 5,000 views in 12 hours or 10,000 in 24), the hook may be added to the statistics page. 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.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Thiamine

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Thiamine you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Mertbiol -- Mertbiol (talk) 16:01, 1 October 2022 (UTC)

Hi David. I know you were hit by COVID and I hope you are all recovered (I saw your recent post at the Teahouse). I'm not sure whether you intend to start working on Mertbiol's suggestions but I'd be happy to help with the workload, probably from Sunday onwards. Is that OK and if so are there any bits you would specially like to hand over to me? Mike Turnbull (talk) 15:53, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
Mike Turnbull, Mertbiol - Thank you both for offer and patience. Actually, intending to start my replies to the GA review today. As for the medical path, first I got COVID and started Paxlovid. Five days later my wife tested positive and started Paxlovid. Five days after ending treatment, I tested positive again (am now negative again), and five days after my wife's treatment she tested positive again (and then today, negative!). Luckily, rebound symptoms were not too severe for either of us, and no evidence at present for post-COVID symptoms. David notMD (talk) 15:59, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
Yes that Nirmatrelvir/ritonavir#Rebound is quite common and one of the reasons that I don't think that therapy will be a long-term winner. Provided one is vaccinated I don't think most people need anti-virals as well. My own infection with omicron earlier this year proved to be mild, fortunately. Mike Turnbull (talk) 16:06, 14 October 2022 (UTC)

Eliza Neals

I have created an article for the above individual, completely oblivious until the final seconds of posting it to the mainframe, that there was an ongoing draft article for her. My apologises if I have trodden on any toes - purely accidental. Two thoughts - firstly, obviously anyone is welcome to add to the article I have created from information in the draft; secondly, I am slightly puzzled as to why a draft article has remained as such for years, and so many editors have added to it, without it ever 'going live'. Anyhow, we are where we are. - Derek R Bullamore (talk) 11:16, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

Derek R Bullamore my editing involvement in this was strictly drive-by; I have no skin in this game. David notMD (talk) 15:40, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

BluesRock007 You had an abandoned draft created by someone else back in 2020 (Draft:Eliza Neals) unabandoned earlier this month. Separately, User:Derek R Bullmore created an article about her, leaving a note on your Talk page to this effect. A third editor removed the connection to the draft, so that it now forwards to the article. What I suggest is that you look at the article and see if it can be improved. Although the draft no longer exists, if you click on Veiw history at the existing article, you can see and retrieve the content you had previously added to the defunct draft. I suggest you copy interesting parts of this to your Sandbox and then see if those parts are worth adding to the article. David notMD (talk) 15:40, 12 October 2022 (UTC)

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Hello. In regards to your deletion of my content:

Abraham has been publicly vocal and quoted in publications about various aspects of his profession. He disagrees with insurance obstacles that patients face concerning only prescribing drugs when working through grief is the primary issue, where he says “There's not a pill for that.” [1] [1]

where I was trying to improve an article and you deleted a citation and quote with remarks "removed last paragraph, as less than 5% of the ref content was about Abraham, and definitely not worthy of a quote by him" I am really curious about what even led you to this article and what motivated you to undo where I am here trying to build an encyclopedia? I do not disagree with the facts that the quote and presence of the subject was but a small piece of a bigger article cited, but your application of standards seems a little heavy-handed to me, as I was just trying to add some interesting content to the article. Thank you for any help you can give me explaining this! TeeVeeed (talk) 13:19, 18 October 2022 (UTC) TeeVeeed (talk) 13:19, 18 October 2022 (UTC)

I am a Teahouse host. I became aware of the article because there was a recent discussion about the article at Teahouse. The purpose of Wikipedia is to be informative, not interesting. David notMD (talk) 13:39, 18 October 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Okay well I agree with information, verifiable, factual... but I'm going to disagree with you as far as interesting. Although I do understand that what I think may be interesting to readers and myself may not be everyone's cup of tea. TeeVeeed (talk) 13:42, 18 October 2022 (UTC)

Barnstar

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This Teahouse "Best Response of the Week" Barnstar is awarded to User:David notMD for their response to this question at the Teahouse. Mathglot (talk) 07:02, 14 November 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Thiamine

The article Thiamine you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Thiamine for comments about the article, and Talk:Thiamine/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Mertbiol -- Mertbiol (talk) 19:04, 5 December 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vitamin E

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Vitamin E you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Etriusus -- Etriusus (talk) 04:23, 8 December 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vitamin E

The article Vitamin E you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold . 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:Vitamin E and Talk:Vitamin E/GA1 for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Etriusus -- Etriusus (talk) 05:21, 15 December 2022 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Vitamin E

The article Vitamin E you nominated as a good article has failed ; see Talk:Vitamin E for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Etriusus -- Etriusus (talk) 16:41, 23 December 2022 (UTC)

Draft Edward Hayter

Hi, I think it's gonna be easier to ask questions here to not get lost In the tea page. I'd like to know what are the hyperlinks and to have some examples of the hyperlinks that are in the draft Veganpurplefox (talk) 01:58, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

You appear to have removed all hyperlinks. I have no interest in commenting on the validity of the references as far as establishing notability. David notMD (talk) 05:02, 12 January 2023 (UTC)

I do not know how to tag people in talk page as I don't get notifications if they are not in my talk page but I have replied to your comment Veganpurplefox (talk) 23:42, 14 January 2023 (UTC)

Veganpurplefox There are a number of ways to "ping" someone at an article Talk page, Teahouse or your Talk page. I use double curley brackets {{ }} with, inside, the letter u followed by a vertical 'pipe' (its on the backslash key) and then the editor's user name. David notMD (talk) 03:47, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

Ah I see, thanks, I have improved the draft and removed all information that didn't came from reliable source Veganpurplefox (talk) 04:59, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

Veganpurplefox I am not a reviewer. Good luck. David notMD (talk) 05:35, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

Thank you so much for all the help! Veganpurplefox (talk) 05:50, 15 January 2023 (UTC)

Are Spotify podcasts reliable? Veganpurplefox (talk) 18:31, 16 January 2023 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For your work on my talk page! — Safety Cap (talk) 00:15, 17 February 2023 (UTC)

Ericnex13

This looks to me to be unarguably disruptive editing. His failure to provide useful edit summaries is incidental, so I'm not clear why you considered it worthy of mention? 𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 16:31, 29 March 2023 (UTC)

John Maynard Friedman Ericnex13's account is less than a week old. Yes, all edits to date have been reverted. Ericnex13 has been warned. I am willing to see if behavior improves before recommending blocking. P.S. Coincidently, I live in Maynard, Massachusetts. Maynard was a common surname in England, dating back centuries (also as Mainard). In our instance, Amory Maynard moved to a small community informally named Assabet Village in 1846 and built a large woolen mill. When it came time to apply to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for a forma name in 1871, given that he employed most of the people and owned most of the housing, it was "unanimous" that the town was named after him. David notMD (talk) 06:01, 30 March 2023 (UTC)
I wasn't suggesting a block, my concern was more of giving mixed messages. Water under the bridge now.
Thank you for the note re Maynard. (I guess you've read User:John Maynard Friedman#My user-name?) See also Viscount Maynard and William Maynard, 1st Baron Maynard. I've read a bit about the Keynes family name but hadn't really pursued the Maynard, so thank you for that. --𝕁𝕄𝔽 (talk) 10:44, 30 March 2023 (UTC)

Question from Nlpsocialcyber (09:42, 20 May 2023)

Hello David notMD, I am still learning. Thank you for serving as a mentor, and for reverting material that needs help. I would like to ask you how I might solicit assistance from an editor (of your choosing) to help verify and/or implement corrections to one's own wikipedia page? Please accept my apologies for not fully understanding how this all works; I would like to ensure this is done appropriately and accurately. --Nlpsocialcyber (talk) 09:42, 20 May 2023 (UTC)

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Question from All4betterscience (20:08, 10 September 2023)

Dear David, could you please have a look on my improved version of Centre of Experimental medicine? I think it is ready now. Many thanks, Helena --All4betterscience (talk) 20:08, 10 September 2023 (UTC)

All4betterscience I tweaked a few things, but the real issue is whether a reviewer can decide if the the non-English references establish notability. David notMD (talk) 20:55, 10 September 2023 (UTC)
Many thanks David, I can try to add more EN references if this helps. 85.237.234.222 (talk) 03:33, 11 September 2023 (UTC)

Teahouse thread

Hi, David, just to give more context to what happened in that Teahouse thread: The original post was made by The Anti-patroll, but the second was made by The Anto-patroll, a completely separate user who was registered *after* both the initial post and my reply to it. Both of the second user's edits were referencing the long-term abuse account Willy on Wheels; it's almost certainly not *that* LTA, but there are other LTAs that like to imitate that one. Either way, it's an extremely strong indicator that it was a vandalism-only account, attempting to perform a joe job on the original Teahouse poster, hoping a hasty admin would mix up the two due to the similar usernames and block the wrong account. Given this context, I don't believe it is unduly harsh, nor a record for blocking an obviously bad-faith account (and that it would take quite a bit more than "I was being childish and stupid and immature, and will never do it again" to get them unblocked), but as always you're welcome to seek a second opinion or whatever else you want to do. Writ Keeper  21:15, 1 October 2023 (UTC)

Writ Keeper I was unfamilar with the "on wheels" context. I see no reason to disagree with the action, and suspect there will be no appeal. David notMD (talk) 03:29, 2 October 2023 (UTC)

Hypervitaminose A

Concernant ce sujet, est-il possible de connaître les raisons d'hypervitanimose à alors que le patient ne consomme aucun complément alimentaire ? Merci d'avance pour votre aide. Nestorum (talk) 06:39, 22 October 2023 (UTC)

Nestorum This is English Wikipedia. A machine translation of your question: "Concerning this subject, is it possible to know the reasons for hypervitanimosis when the patient does not consume any dietary supplement? Thank you in advance for your help." The article Hypervitaminosis A and other sources identify arctic mammal liver and some other animal liver such as shark, large tuna and others as causing hypervitaminosis A when consumed by humans. David notMD (talk) 11:14, 22 October 2023 (UTC)

Question from GlasgowGoatHerder (14:37, 29 October 2023)

I made a draft for a page Howard Tangye. can you give me advice how to improve it? --GlasgowGoatHerder (talk) 14:37, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

GlasgowGoatHerder I edited Draft:Howard Tangye a bit toward standard formatting, but I agree with the Comment that he does not appear to meet Wikipedia notability. His having students who are the subjects of Wikipedia does not add to his notability (notability is not contagious). David notMD (talk) 16:13, 29 October 2023 (UTC)
OK I understand that. thanks GlasgowGoatHerder (talk) 16:35, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

Question from GlasgowGoatHerder (21:26, 29 October 2023)

I was editing an article linked to Tangye and adding more sources. I noticed there was large sections of the article I couldn't fine on any other sources except for one paywalled article on a gossipy website. I made a report on the reliable noticeboards sources noticeboard as I couldn't find the publication on the noticeboards archives. Is this what the standard protocol would be? --GlasgowGoatHerder (talk) 21:26, 29 October 2023 (UTC)

Question from DiamondBDE6 (14:18, 5 November 2023)

I am a retired US Army Major General and subsequently an Appointed Vice President with Northrop Grumman Corporation from which I retired in 2014. Would like to build a biography page. --DiamondBDE6 (talk) 14:18, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

DiamondBDE6 Autobiography is difficult, but not impossible, nor forbidden. See WP:AUTO for reasons why, and see WP:YFA for how to create and submit a draft. See also WP:42 for an understanding of what is meant by independent and reliable references. Unless people with no connection to you have published content at length, about you, you will not have Wikipedia notability. David notMD (talk) 14:24, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

Question from BenardNdlazi on User:BenardNdlazi (16:21, 19 November 2023)

Hello , --BenardNdlazi (talk) 16:21, 19 November 2023 (UTC)

BernardNdlazi Do you have a question? David notMD (talk) 22:51, 19 November 2023 (UTC)

Question from Fairfieldroad (15:50, 25 November 2023)

Thank you for your input. I would only add that my first job after Watford GS and Oxford was as a copy editor at Penguin Books. My second, and only other, job was more than 30 years in editorial and journalistic jobs at the BBC Monitoring Service, External Services, Radio News and Television Current Affairs. I know something about editing. Shapps is an alumnus who has done an astonishingly large number of high-profile jobs. It's that simple. --Fairfieldroad (talk) 15:50, 25 November 2023 (UTC)

Question from Cities Aviv (16:29, 27 November 2023)

How do I save a draft I am in the middle of writing? There's no accurate sources added yet and I just want to lay the template of the article I am writing about. --Cities Aviv (talk) 16:29, 27 November 2023 (UTC)

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Question from Vyno.jr (09:51, 28 November 2023)

How can I add a new article here --Vyno.jr (talk) 09:51, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Vyno.jr Wikipedia strongly advises putting in time working on improving existing articles before attempting to create a new article. That way, one learns rules and guidelines. Look at articles on topics you know to see if more information can be added, or wrong information removed. For any new article research references first (see WP:42) and use WP:YFA to create a referenced draft to submit to a reviewer. David notMD (talk) 12:15, 28 November 2023 (UTC)

Semi?

Hi, David. Would you like this page semiprotected for a while? Bishonen | tålk 14:12, 28 November 2023 (UTC).

Bishonen The offensive IP has been blocked for 48 hours. Let's hope that ends the brouhaha. David notMD (talk) 15:26, 28 November 2023 (UTC)
I know — I blocked 'em. My thinking was more that they can usually get hold of another IP. But it makes sense to wait and see what happens. Bishonen | tålk 15:42, 28 November 2023 (UTC).

Interest in this?

Multiple micronutrient supplement Looking to improve for translation. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:58, 2 December 2023 (UTC)

Doc James The values in the product do not all match up with either the US or EU recommendations for pregnant women. One way to enrich this table would be to add columns showing the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowances and the EU Population Reference Intakes for pregnant women. This would beg the question as to how to address the differences if the difference are large. For example, US and EU recommend 600 IU for vitamin D but this table had 200 IU. David notMD (talk) 20:44, 2 December 2023 (UTC)
Thanks. Yah they give explanations for why they used lower iron amounts (vitamin C improves absorption). I imagine their are explanations for the other values. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:47, 6 December 2023 (UTC)
Found it[2] The WHO recommends 5 ucg/day (200 IU) for pregnant women and most others. Page 54. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:54, 6 December 2023 (UTC)
Doc James Yes, vitamin D was the most distant from US and EU, so good to see where that came from. I considered folate at 400 as significantly lower than US and EU, both at 600, but the latter two were for dietary folate equivalents, with the understanding that a supplement has 1.7X the bioavailability of foor sourced. Ref 2, page 54, pointed out that the product in the table incorporated 400 of supplement, equivalent to 680 of dietary folate equivalent, and thus not lower than the other two values. I saw also that the ref your listed has 55 mg vitamin C for pregnancy and 70 for lactating. Let me know if you feel that the article would be better with US and EU columns abd explanation for the differences. I would be willing to work on that. David notMD (talk) 03:31, 7 December 2023 (UTC)
Yes that would be great. Create an account and I will give you editing privileges. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:20, 7 December 2023 (UTC)

Question

Hello please I need information on how page on someone's biography are created [[[User:Vyek|Vyek]] (talk) 12:42, 3 December 2023 (UTC)]

Question from Realgrub (03:42, 4 December 2023)

Hello, I've been writing about a musician whom I find very interesting, and I want to create more pages about their albums, explaining the sound and other details. How should I go about doing this? --Realgrub (talk) 03:42, 4 December 2023 (UTC)

Welcome

To MDWiki :-) Great to have you here. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 18:31, 7 December 2023 (UTC)