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Suggestion for a subject classification ...[edit]

... for the new project at Medical Suction Machines?
Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 03:56, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

@PeterEasthope: Perhaps {{subjects|Medicine|Maintenance and repair}}. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 04:45, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Also I wonder whether automatic insertion of the formal title on the title page can be suppressed. The title on the title page is longer than the formal title and both are too much. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 15:17, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@PeterEasthope: There is a magic word for this, but it doesn't appear to recognize <br>; try replacing the span at the top of the page with
{{DISPLAYTITLE:Medical Suction Machines and Aspirators; Operation and Maintenance}}
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:09, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Good! Thanks!! ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 16:50, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Mischievous chinchong (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)[edit]

Racist username. Ethnic slur (I am asian). Artix Kreiger (discusscontribs) 16:07, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

locked. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:45, 12 January 2018 (UTC)


Seems that every edit automatically invokes a review. I've looked under Policies and in the FAQ for an explanation of review policy and found nothing. Someone other than the editor should review an edit. Correct? The software could enforce this but apparently it doesn't. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 14:42, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

@PeterEasthope: have you seen Wikibooks:Review Wikibooks:Reviewers? —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:45, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: Were you thinking of Wikibooks:Reviewers?
@PeterEasthope: There are several different ways flaggedrevs can be used. On Wikibooks we use it primarily as an anti-vandalism bookkeeping device; that is, a revision is sighted to certify that it's basically sound — that it contains no vandalism, with perhaps some overtones of conforming to basic site policies and practices. We therefor have autosight turned on in our site configuration: if the most recent revision of a page has been sighted and someone with the review bit makes an edit to the page, it's automatically sighted. We figure that an authorized reviewer isn't going to intentionally mess up a page. We're not trying on this project for independent review. (In contrast, Wikinews is concerned with independent review, so the Wikinews community turned off autosight on that project years ago with a resounding consensus.) --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:53, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for replying. Sorry for being clueless but what is your meaning of "sighted" here? Do you mean "viewed by a human" or "cited" or something else? The conclusion appears to be that I can review my own edits. Always I'll approve my own edits; therefore when an editor qualifies to review, positive review can be automatic. Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 16:07, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
In the early era of flaggedrevs, revisions were "sighted"="reviewed". --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:46, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, ... PeterEasthope (discusscontribs) 18:31, 4 February 2018 (UTC)