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This is an archive of past discussions on my talk page prior to my departure from Wikiopedia as a result of a failed RfA. Pleaqse do not modify any text on this page Please look at Simple English Wikipedia. There are several target audiences here, including children who may be confused by some of the technical wording on the English Wikipedia, adults with learning difficulties or disabilities, and people who are learning English. Kansan (talk) 16:45, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Than I see no reason that I should edit here whatsoever. Normal Wikipedia is fine for me, and I contribute to medical articles on real Wikipedia, a topic that does not appear to be covered here. Immunize (talk) 16:47, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

This is a "real Wikipedia" in the same sense that it is another project along with the English Wikipedia, the Spanish Wikipedia, and the Esperanto Wikipedia. Kansan (talk) 16:51, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Where is the village pump? What about the help desk? It feels that very little that exists on regular english Wikipedia exists here. Immunize (talk) 16:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Generally, such things would be covered at WP:Simple talk. This community of editors is small enough that that level of bureaucracy generally isn't as necessary as it might be there. Also, in keeping with the theme of simplicity, it is often felt that so many different subpages/instruction pages may confuse. This sentiment is not unknown on the English Wikipedia either: see en:WP:CREEP. This project certainly has its differences, and certainly isn't for everybody, and some of the pages are admittedly of far lower quality than on other Wikipedias but I enjoy editing here as an educator who believes in working to make knowledge accessible to all. Kansan (talk) 16:57, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Do you have an account on regular Wikipedia? Immunize (talk) 16:59, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, under the same name, but I rarely edit there anymore. Kansan (talk) 16:59, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Why? There are no benefits of simple English Wikipedia for the editor (or, as you probably call it here, the changer) over Regular english Wikipedia. I am also very surprised that there is no article on renal cell carcinoma (until I created it, and the article I created is still a stub) on this Wikipedia. 17:03, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

I view the lack of according articles not as something to keep me from editing, but to encourage me to fill in the gaps. My main specialty is American history, and I have created articles on subjects such as Japanese American internment and John Brown (abolitionist). There is not much I could add to these articles on the English Wikipedia; they are already in fine shape. There is plenty of work to do here, though. Kansan (talk) 17:06, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes, that is true, and I am often frustrated at how little there is to do on regular wikipedia, as most of what needs to be created there has already been created. Currently, I am a rollbacker and am very active in vandalism-fighting. Immunize (talk) 17:08, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

My path was similar; I am also a rollbacker there, but I grew bored with just fighting vandalism all day. In any event, welcome! Kansan (talk) 13:26, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

How does this article look? Immunize (talk) 13:32, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

So far, it looks pretty good. It does seem a little on the complex side, which is understandable given that science/medical articles are hard to simplify without compromising the integrity of the article. For that reason, we often include interwiki links to Wiktionary or Simple English Wiktionary definitions of difficult words. There is a page that should have more information: Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages. Kansan (talk) 13:40, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

I have decided to stay, the I may or may not be able to devote much time to this wiki given that I am active on vandal-patrol on the main english wikipedia. Immunize (talk) 15:57, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Glad to hear that; we can definitely use your help on medical articles. Kansan (talk) 18:07, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Suggested article?

Do you think it would be worth creating a short article on Prognosis? I've been thinking about doing it myself, seeing as it is an important medical concept but not necessarily a familiar term to all users. Kansan (talk) 22:25, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

18px Done See here. Immunize (talk) 22:30, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

That was quick; excellent work! Kansan (talk) 22:33, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Also, I would like you to review Prostatectomy, a new article I just created. Immunize (talk) 22:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I'll take a look at it. Kansan (talk) 23:01, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


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The E=mc² Barnstar


Awarded to Immunize for strongly expanding the Simple English Wikipedia's coverage of medical topics Kansan (talk) 22:41, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


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Thank you for the barnstar. Best wishes. Immunize (talk) 22:43, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Be careful...

If you are going to write articles on the medical topic, great! But keep just one thing in mind, the articles need to be referenced and Wikipedia is not a medical service. If you don't issue the references thing, I'll just RfD your articles. Please don't take it personal. --Diego Grez let's talk 23:48, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

And the chances of these medical articles being deleted an an RFD are next to nothing. We need the articles very badly, and can be referenced very easily. An RFD like that would just waste time. However, please do reference them, it helps :)--Gordonrox24 | Talk 23:50, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Just address the issues, because it's a very sensitive topic. --Diego Grez let's talk 23:52, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I don't understand what you mean by "Wikipedia is not a medical service". Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and encyclopedias include medical topics, indepth. Kansan (talk) 23:54, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

What Wikipedia is not? --Diego Grez let's talk 23:59, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

I'm not seeing how any of these articles a problem. They are about technical subjects, and require some level of technicalness to explain them. We've been working to provide introductory articles to these concepts that can easily be linked to. The wording of your original statement seemed a little bite-y, although I know you didn't mean it that way. I think it's great that we're getting medical articles written. Kansan (talk) 00:02, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Actually one of his articles looked more like a medical cure book, but well, apparently and after looking each one of them, it has been removed, however he still needs to reference them :-) /me never tried to be bite-y although ;) Immunize, after you are done, feel free to remove the {{unreferenced}} tags, however, you can't reference to en.WP! :D --Diego Grez let's talk 00:05, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

That really didn't require shouting, Diego. Much less with an emoticon after it. Medical articles are indeed necessary (probably far more than my work on music) and important, and probably pretty easy to reference. I'll pitch in if needed, I've got a whole ton of medical books at home. {{Sonia|talk|en}} 00:18, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, I think so that they are important, they just need to be expanded and referenced :P --Diego Grez let's talk 00:21, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, renal cell carcinoma is now referenced. So is Interleukin-2 and Metastatic melanoma also is. However, if Diego Grez keeps bothering me when I am referencing my articles, I may just leave this wiki and remain on my main account on The main English wikipedia. Immunize (talk) 13:12, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Also, look at what I just did at the Prostate cancer article. That edit added referenced information. Immunize (talk) 13:53, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Well done, Immunize. :) I've seen you around at enWP, but I think it'd almost be a better use of your time here- we desperately need more content creators, but I don't know how much enWP needs more vandalfighters-- or whether it is possible for you to create much content there. I know I wasn't really able to, but I've done a decent amount here. {{Sonia|talk|en}} 22:49, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

My experience is that, given how big enWP has become, there is little an editor can do other than revert disruptive edits, as most content has already been created. Here, however, there is little medical content (or content in general). Immunize (talk) 22:52, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

That was my point, but you've stated it better, I guess. You're a one-man wikiproject. (So are many of us here, working on our own little corner of interest- but we all help each other out. I like this tight-knit community.) {{Sonia|talk|en}} 21:39, 6 May 2010 (UTC)


Please only welcome accounts that have edits. Thanks, Griffinofwales (talk) 17:39, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Why? I would expect the welcome to encourage a new user to edit. Immunize (talk) 17:40, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Consensus of the community. If they created an account, they will probably edit. Then, you can welcome them. Griffinofwales (talk) 17:42, 8 May 2010 (UTC)


Hello, Immunize, and welcome to our little project. I have looked at some of the articles you created. I am not a doctor, so I cannot judge them from a medical perspective. From a "simple" wikipedia perspective, I think you should add Interwiki links (the linkt to at least one other language. The bots roaming will find and add the other languages. Also, given that your creations are usually short, a {{stub}} tag might be worth considering. And finally, a thank you for creating all the medicine related articles we lack. :) --Eptalon (talk) 20:36, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your welcome. Despite being a prolific contributor at the main english wikipedia, I am unaware of how to make interwiki links. The bots do typically add them in automatically, so I doubt it is a big issue. I always use the {{stub}} tag for stub articles. Best wishes. Immunize (talk) 20:41, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

The bots do not add them automatically if only one editor has edited the page. Since that happens most of the time, please add them. To add them, just copy them from the bottom of the en article, add the en link. Griffinofwales (talk) 20:45, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

[[en:Name of article at EnWP]], usually at the bottom of the article, below the categories. --Eptalon (talk) 20:51, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I just tried that on Hepatocellular carcinoma and it did not appear to work. Immunize (talk) 20:53, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

It's en:, not enwiki: Griffinofwales (talk) 20:54, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I did it again on Chronic myeloid leukemia, and I could not tell if it worked or not-no link displayed on the text, however. Immunize (talk) 20:57, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Your right, I did not notice the links. Immunize (talk) 21:00, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes it worked. Look at the sidebar. --Diego Grez let's talk 20:58, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Congrats! You've mastered it. The interwikis now show on the bottom left. Look for the long list of languages below the toolbar. Griffinofwales (talk) 20:58, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

I apologize for the trololol non sense, it won't happen anymore. I'm in a bad mood today ;-) --Diego Grez let's talk 21:08, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Apology accepted. Immunize (talk) 21:11, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

IRC invite

I've noticed that you've been active around the wiki, and I was wondering if you would like to join us on the Simple English Wikipedia IRC channel #wikipedia-simple connect. There, we discuss the wiki, and there are some fast CVN bots. Griffinofwales (talk) 21:18, 8 May 2010 (UTC)