User talk:Commonlyknownasryan

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Re: Comment on October 8, 2019 to Hip: "you are nuts"

MEpedia encourages academic debate to ensure the best information, but in order to maintain a collaborative environment, please refer to the MEpedia:Editorial guidelines and refrain from personal attacks or criticism in comments. Thank you, Kmdenmark (talk) 13:46, October 9, 2019 (EDT)

Enterovirus page edits -- Hip (talk) 02:11, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[edit source | reply | new]

Hi Commonlyknownasryan

You have added things to the enterovirus page which are medically incorrect. There is no evidence that acute enterovirus infections can cause fibromyalgia, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, metabolic acidosis, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, craniocervical instability, tethered cord syndrome, ehlers-danlos syndrome, interstitial cystitis. So why did you add these to the list of acute enterovirus symptoms?

you are nuts and you are medically incorrect

there is evidence it can lead to all those things

You also added "herpangina" and "mouth ulcer" to the respiratory symptoms of acute enterovirus, but these are already included under oral symptoms.

You added "sore throat", but this is already present as "pharyngitis".

Not also that you added "peyer's patches" as an enterovirus symptom, but this is an organ, not a symptom.

If you want to edit MEpedia, make sure the information you add is factually correct, and is backed up by medical references. For every fact that you add to MEpedia, you need to provide a scientific reference.

I am going to revert you changes shortly, because the changes you made are incorrect. Hip (talk) 02:11, October 8, 2019 (EDT)

Re: Enterovirus page edits -- Commonlyknownasryan (talk) 03:06, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[edit source | reply | new]

Replace this text with your reply

Re: Enterovirus page edits -- Hip (talk) 12:29, October 8, 2019 (EDT)[edit source | reply | new]

Ryan, in an encyclopedia such as MEpedia, you can only include things which are proven to be true. You may personalty suspect that enterovirus might cause things like craniocervical instability or interstitial cystitis, but unless there is published scientific evidence demonstrating that it can, then you cannot include this in MEpedia. You have to be able to provide a published scientific references (citations) for every statement that you make in MEpedia.
Have a look at the Science Guidelines for writing MEpedia articles. Note that in these guidelines it points out that "Even if you are certain it is true, if you can't cite it, you can't say it."

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Hi there. Welcome to MEpedia! It's never easy to have criticism when you've done a lot of work, but please try to assume good faith from other editors. ~Njt (talk) 21:46, October 8, 2019 (EDT)

I noticed that you did a lot of work on adding links to the Enterovirus page. When you add links for another MEpedia page, please use the internal link style eg [[poliovirus]] shows the link poliovirus, if you want the link to display a different name then [[Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome|other symptoms]] for a link displaying "other symptoms" instead. Each related link only needs to be linked to once in the article.

If you feel like doing some general tidying up tasks then that would be much appreciated - Pages in need on the menu highlights common tasks.

For Wikipedia you should only link to it in the "Learn more" section. It can't be used as s scientific source since it says itself that it's not reliable. All links in the text of the article must be only to MEpedia pages. It's fine to create links for pages that don't exist, since it helps track which pages are needed. Topics that don't need a full page can be done by a "tool tip" lookup to the page Terminology, eg SNP should show with a dotted underline because it's just been added to the Terminology page. Terminology has unusual formatting needed - you can request on the talk page for something to be added there.

Here's some help info on how to use the Visual editor which should save you a lot time. The "Cite" menu will generate a properly formatted reference from a scientific link for you.

Posts on any talk pages should be signed by your name, adding ~~~~ will do sign it for you, and add the time and date. ~Njt (talk) 21:46, October 8, 2019 (EDT)