Severe ME Day of Understanding and Remembrance: Aug. 8, 2017
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Anyone tried amending the Wikipedia entry?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Kenny Banya, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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  4. GreyOwl

    GreyOwl Dx: strong belief system, avoidance, hypervigilant

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    @Kenny Banya if you are an editor please Pm me, there is a change required under another entry.
     
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  5. Manganus

    Manganus Senior Member

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    Massive changes may be a good idea if you can back up each and every of the changes by sources that are seen as credible by others who've been editing the article.

    If not, small changes may work better - the most important first!
     
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    Sean Senior Member

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    You're new to this, aren't you. :whistle:
     
  8. Kenny Banya

    Kenny Banya Senior Member

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    I did have a chuckle that universities in Australia have recently discussed lowering standards to allow citing Wikipedia in undergrad.....
     
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  9. lauluce

    lauluce as long as you manage to stay alive, there's hope

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    they're possible going to revert your changes, mate... wikipedia is not a democracy, and I even thin they might have an agenda. The "chronic fatigue syndrome" is specially suspicious. Good luck anyway!
     
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    halcyon Senior Member

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    Honestly I wouldn't waste your time. Anything you post will almost certainly be reverted within hours.
     
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  11. Murph

    Murph :)

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    Putting effort into fixing that page (or indeed anything on Wikipedia) is frustrating. here's what happens:

    Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 10.23.32 PM.png
     
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  12. Snow Leopard

    Snow Leopard Hibernating

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    Editing Medical Wikipedia is hard as everything is micromanaged by Doc James the tyrant and his minions.

    Really? I was told I would fail an assignment if I did that!

    I know a few people who did cite Wikipedia and did fail!
     
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  14. lnester7

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    We need to gain control of that page and maybe we can put the IOM report stuff instead. As a community this is crazy. That is a person what is the formal procedure to take control???
    It dones't matter if the person changes it back. We have nothing but people with time here. GO ahead and create the content, then we can enter the war and just change it back we will outnumber this person believe me.

    We are winning the PACE fight we shouldn't stop here.
     
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  15. lauluce

    lauluce as long as you manage to stay alive, there's hope

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    this is how wikipedia works:
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    PACE must prevail!!!
     
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    It's hard to understand why we need two threads on this subject.
     
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    If any one is thinking of helping out on Wikipedia there is currently a small but important change that is being discussed about the CDC's statement that "There is no cure or approved treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)." There is opposition to including 'No Approved treatment' on the Wikipedia page. You can contribute at the bottom of "The CDC guide has been updated." on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Chronic_fatigue_syndrome
     
  18. Murph

    Murph :)

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    That's my edit! I thought it was a fair one. Lasted a bit over an hour.
     
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  19. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    I have heard that if you change something more that 3 times in 1 day you are banned from widipedia. So:

    You correct it. (1)
    Idiot changes it back. (1)

    You correct it (2).
    Idiot changes it back. (2)

    You correct it. (3)
    Idiot changes it back. (3)

    You correct it. (4) Opps, You're banned.
    Eventually, everyone here would be banned.


     
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  20. lauluce

    lauluce as long as you manage to stay alive, there's hope

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    "Wikipedia, preserving the status quo since 2000" or "Wikipedia, setting things on stone on the digital age since 2000"
     

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