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Hello there, welcome to the 'pedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you need pointers on how we title pages visit Wikipedia:Naming conventions or how to format them visit our manual of style. If you have any other questions about the project then check out Wikipedia:Help or add a question to the Village pump. Cheers! --maveric149

Hi Statkit1, I like the material you're adding, it's a real breadth of knowledge! Just a quick word of advice, part of the style that has developed on the Wikipedia is to put the article title in bold near the start of the article, see for example Tracheomalacia. Anyway, I must sleep soon, it's 4am here! Ams80

Hi, there's a reply on my talk page. -- Ams80

Hello. I've been editing your medical posts, which are quite informative, for cohesion and adding wiki markup (as opposed to html markup as many tags have been made easier to use) to them. If I make a mistake in editing, as my medical knowledge is extremely limited, feel free to either let me know or change it for accuracy. Thanks, keep writing informative articles! -- Notheruser 22:28 Mar 14, 2003 (UTC)

About Front derailleur you write, "What do you think I should do? Summarize it? Read more sources and write my own version?"

I think either of those courses of action would be good, though the second would be preferable - it's up to you how much work you're prepared to put in. That article is obviously a good and thorough explanation, and it's a pity that it can't stay. Good luck with it. --rbrwr

Brachialplexusdiagram.gif is a nice diagram. Did you make that yourself? If not then we need to know where you got it from and whether or not it is OK for us to use it. The image's page is where this info goes. Cheers! --mav

I just placed the URL of the image source at Image:Brachialplexusdiagram.gif. Attributing the source should be enough for us to use the image under the fair use doctrine but many universities have IP lawyers whose job is to protect the uni's IP and any fair use claim is something we would have to prove (even though that IP is very often paid for by tax dollars). We are a not-for-profit and are using the image to further an educational purpose but since IANAL I can't say if this particular use is in fact "fair" (under the DMCA the worse thing they could do is send us a nasty-gram telling us to remove the image or face legal action - we of course would remove the image right away). If you do know of a public domain source that would be great. You also may be surprised how easy it often is to get permission once you ask the right person (most people simply want recognition for their work so when you provide that and ask them nicely most people give permission). I know this is all complicated and ain't much fun but the freer our images are the better. --mav

Hi Statkit1,

I saw form your page that you know something about Carpal tunnel syndrome. Maybe you can help me with my question on the Talk:Hysteria page? Thanks, Fantasy 13:32 16 May 2003 (UTC)

Your pages on bicicle repair has now become a booklet of its own. and has been moved to Wikibooks. Simply go to Bicycle Repair. Hope you like it. -- Egil 22:37, 4 Jan 2004 (UTC)

its better to provide completely descriptive image names. chlorofl could be mistaken for chlorophil/form for example.


Hello Statkit1—
A number of doctors has joined efforts to bring new élan to the medicine side of Wikipedia. Please see a preliminary page on WikiDoc. Given your substantial contributions to medical stuff on wikipedia until now, we'd be honoured to have you! JFW | T@lk 20:13, 22 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Aortic valve stenosis image[edit]

I'm not sure about the File:Stjudelg.gif image on aortic valve stenosis page. I'm reading a book right now that has the identical image of the valve open, with the attribution:

Reproduced with permission from Grunkemeier GL, Rahimtoola SH, Starr A. Prosthetic heart valves. In: Rahimtoola SH, ed. Atlas of Heart Disease. Valvular Heart Disease. Vol. 11. Philadelphia: Current Medicine, 1977:13.1-13.27.

Is your image in the public domain, now? Ksheka 21:12, Apr 27, 2004 (UTC)

Please consider joining the Wikidocs Wikipedia:WikiProject Clinical medicine Kd4ttc 03:29, 22 May 2004 (UTC)Reply[reply]

welcome (back)[edit]

I was going to write you a welcome note and discovered you've been here longer than I have. Good to have another wikidoc. Alteripse 23:00, 25 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Thanks. I am looking for articles to amend. statkit113:16, 26 Jul 2004 GMT +5


Indeed, welcome back. Since you deleted all of the comments on copyright without a response, I was wondering what you are planning on doing about your many past articles and uploaded images. I think your previous confusion came from the fact that text and images without a specific copyright statement are still copyrighted under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works by default:

Copyright under the Berne Convention is automatic: no registration is required, nor is the inclusion of a copyright notice.

This isn't obvious to those not already familiar with copyright and authorship. Your past uploads and articles need an audit, to make sure that sources are cited and that all are ok to include.

Some examples of contributions that concern me:

Thanks. --ChrisRuvolo 00:57, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Answer to copyright violation questions[edit]

I am embarrassed about "being caught" in a copyright violation. When I posted these images, I was new to wikipedia. I have now made every effort to list the source of the images, and to look for a copyright statement. I have deleted the images where there is a clear violation.

Source information is available for
I could not find the source for
There is a copyright violation for

Now I would appreciate not being watched like I am a criminal. I don't have to contribute to wikipedia, but, at present, I enjoy it. user:statkit1 0723 GMT+5 07-27-2003

I don't think you understand. Copyright violation is a federal problem. Willful infringement provides penalties up to $150,000 per violation. You expose yourself and Wikipedia to this liability by not auditing your contributions. Your older contributions not listed here need to be checked. I stopped looking through your older uploads after a certain point.
In a case where the copyright owner sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that infringement was committed willfully, the court in its discretion may increase the award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than $150,000. U.S.C. Title 17 § 504(c)(2)
I still think you are missing the fact that images that don't have a copyright statement are still copyrighted. All of your links above under "source information available" are copyright violations. Those with no source information should also be treated as copyright violations since we have no clue where they came from.
I am listing the above on Wikipedia:Copyright Problems. --ChrisRuvolo 16:22, 27 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Article Licensing[edit]

Hi, I've started a drive to get users to multi-license all of their contributions that they've made to either (1) all U.S. state, county, and city articles or (2) all articles, using the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (CC-by-sa) v1.0 and v2.0 Licenses or into the public domain if they prefer. The CC-by-sa license is a true free documentation license that is similar to Wikipedia's license, the GFDL, but it allows other projects, such as WikiTravel, to use our articles. Since you are among the top 2000 Wikipedians by edits, I was wondering if you would be willing to multi-license all of your contributions or at minimum those on the geographic articles. Over 90% of people asked have agreed. For More Information:

To allow us to track those users who muli-license their contributions, many users copy and paste the "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" template into their user page, but there are other options at Template messages/User namespace. The following examples could also copied and pasted into your user page:

Option 1
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions, with the exception of my user pages, as described below:


Option 2
I agree to [[Wikipedia:Multi-licensing|multi-license]] all my contributions to any [[U.S. state]], county, or city article as described below:

Or if you wanted to place your work into the public domain, you could replace "{{DualLicenseWithCC-BySA-Dual}}" with "{{MultiLicensePD}}". If you only prefer using the GFDL, I would like to know that too. Please let me know what you think at my talk page. It's important to know either way so no one keeps asking. -- Ram-Man (comment| talk)

Thanks for uploading the image

I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{gfdl}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the image and I'll tag it for you. Thanks, Kbh3rd 03:46, 31 Dec 2004 (UTC)

WikiProject Cycling[edit]

Hi, I've created WikiProject on Cycling. Please come and join us in building up Wikipedia's articles relating to cycling! --Christopherlin 05:56, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Cone snail[edit]

Long ago, on 9 March 2003, you started this article. A number of editors, including me, have been working on this article. You stated "Cone snails are the only known animals that produce D-isomer amino acids". Very interesting, but probably no one of us ever checked this out. Now, on the discussion page of Cone Snail, User:Taw wants to know the source. I googled a bit trying to find a connection between cone snails and D-isomer amino acids, but I couldn't find the actual link. I suppose this assertion must come from a scientific paper not published on the internet. Maybe you can remember the source. BTW this assertion has already been repeated on several other websites, stating Wikipedia as source. We better be sure if we want to maintain this statement. Can you check it out ? JoJan 13:51, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Placed category physician on your userpage.--Nomen Nescio 09:54, August 27, 2005 (UTC)


Hi: My name is Tess and I work for a global independent research firm in New York. I am interested in hiring you for a Wikipedia editing project, based on your technology and medical experience and expertise. I attempted to email you through your user page. If you received it, please read it over and contact me with any questions. If you did not receive this email, please let me know and I would be more than happy to tell you more about this project. (You can call 512-651-1797). Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon! Tess - Gerson Lehrman Group 20:43, 26 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unspecified source for Image:Listeria.jpg[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Listeria.jpg. I noticed that the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you did not create this file yourself, then you will need to specify the owner of the copyright. If you obtained it from a website, then a link to the website from which it was taken, together with a restatement of that website's terms of use of its content, is usually sufficient information. However, if the copyright holder is different from the website's publisher, then their copyright should also be acknowledged.

As well as adding the source, please add a proper copyright licensing tag if the file doesn't have one already. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self-no-disclaimers}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If the image is copyrighted under a non-free license (per Wikipedia:Fair use) then the image will be deleted 48 hours after 18:29, 5 March 2007 (UTC). If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Shyam (T/C) 18:29, 5 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

February 2008[edit]

Please do not add copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder, as you did to Malignant Hypertension. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. RogueNinjatalk 22:47, 27 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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.
  • Cochrane has generously agreed to give free, full-access accounts to 100 medical editors. Individual access would otherwise cost between $300 and $800 per account.
  • If you are still active as a medical editor, come and sign up :)

Cheers, Ocaasi t | c 20:24, 16 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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