User talk:Fireballsky

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Hashimoto's -- ~Njt (talk) 19:21, October 8, 2020 (UTC)[new][edit source][reply]

Hi there. I saw you recently renamed the hypothyroidism page to Hashimoto's. Unfortunately by adding the "MEpedia" to the start it moved the page out of the (Main) article area and into MEpedia, which is just project documentation for editors, so I'm going to move it back. I don't know much about this topic, but looking at the ref at the bottom of the page for causes of Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's is one cause (maybe the most common) but there are several others listed including genetic, and past surgery to remove the thyroid. So I think the page is best left called Hypothyroidism. However, what we could do is create a Hashimoto's page that just links to a subheading of the hypothyroidism page, which would make Hashimoto's much easier to find (the redirect page can be added to categories like potential comorbidities). I wondered what you thought about that. I really don't know much of this topic however.

After some confusion on my part I have setup a separate hypothyroidism page and hopefully got the redirects sorted, and marked the MEpedia page to be deleted. I hope you can take a look. Also, I much appreciate your many recent edits. ~Njt (talk) 19:21, October 8, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Hashimoto's -- Fireballsky (talk) 21:15, October 8, 2020 (UTC)[new][edit source][reply]

Hello. I actually have Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism, so I'm extremely familiar. And there's still a lot I plan on adding on this topic. That said, the reason I wanted to have it named that way (with Hashimoto and hypothyroidism) on the same page is because they are very often used interchangeable and very often used together. Technically, they're not the same thing, but since they are used together so frequently, I thought it would be good to put them together, instead of having them split out into weaker pages. There are many weak pages on ME-pedia that could also probably benefit from consolidation. There just aren't enough active users to help create content rich pages for every single topic we'd like to see.

Re: Re: Hashimoto's -- Fireballsky (talk) 21:18, October 8, 2020 (UTC)[new][edit source][reply]

A Hypothyroid page will always be pretty weak, there's just not a ton to say about it. It just makes more sense for it to be part of the Hashi page. But in the end, it's not a huge deal to me.

I wasn't aware of that. Since they are getting used interchangeably then having both on the same page would make sense. Keeping a redirect from hypothyroidism allows things to be found more easily by people browsing different categories. ~Njt (talk) 01:06, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

Image uploads[new][edit source][reply]

Can you please use Special:Upload - which you can find on the left menu - to upload files then it's clear what the copyright license is. The option to upload by Inserting a file into the page doesn't give the dropdown box to choose the license, and it's a bit awkward to add later. If you can go back to your recent uploads and add the original link and citation and any copyright info, I should be able to add the correct license. A lot will be published under a "creative commons" license of some kind. US Government material has a separate licence option to pick. There's info on licenses and how to add them in the help pages. ~Njt (talk) 01:06, October 17, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Image uploads -- Fireballsky (talk) 18:03, October 18, 2020 (UTC)[new][edit source][reply]

I can do this going forward, but I'm not sure what images I've uploaded. If you can tell me what images exactly and where they are I can go and fix.

Re: Re: Image uploads -- Fireballsky (talk) 18:29, October 18, 2020 (UTC)[new][edit source][reply]

Seems like adding images is quite difficult. I think I will hold off adding images, and stick to text additions. Although I really did want to add this image to the Hashi pg. Maybe you can do this?

Developer task:Use https not http[new][edit source][reply]

This task is now completed, it looks like it's working for me so I thought you might want to test it too. Thanks for this suggestion. ~Njt (talk) 21:05, February 18, 2021 (UTC)
  • Currently, http and https are both being used in the URLs throughout the website. This means that some users will land on non-secure pages (http w/out "s").
  • All pages need automatically redirect from http to https. This will keep everything secure, and improve SEO and organic search traffic.
  • It looks like it's covered on

(suggested by Fireballsky, added by Njt

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