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Happy holidays![edit]

Thank you VP, all the same to you as well! Again, I'm very pleased to be seeing you around again. Pardon my end-of-year absence. Preparing to re-enter the trenches momentarily so I'll see you around. I hope you had a restful holiday and have managed to stay well during this crazy time. All the best Ajpolino (talk) 15:21, 2 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merchandise giveaway nomination[edit]

A t-shirt!
A token of thanks

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A snowflake!

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You’re back ?[edit]

Awesome; Happy New Year !!! I used to always send a card but haven’t gotten in the spirit this year, as still reeling from family AML death. Per the discussion here, I am supposed to be wrangling you for a WT:MED newsletter in January, to cover some WP:URFA/2020 material. What do you think? User:Z1720 has roughed out where we stand at year-end at User:Z1720/URFA, but there is more planned for a potential Signpost article … Bst, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 15:11, 2 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you, happy new year to you as well! I'm very sorry to hear your family news. I'm catching up on replies elsewhere, and will look at my email inbox once my coffee kicks in. I had meant to do a year end newsletter, but December was so hectic it slipped my mind. But better late than never! I'll get a page started and ping some of the URFA folks in a bit. I'll look into summarizing the GA stats for the year as well. I'm starting a new job this week, so my time commitment here will be hard to predict, but I'm hoping to dust off my to-do list and be back to editing as much as possible. Most importantly, I hope you had a restful end to a tough year. Hoping for good things from 2022! I'll see you out there. Ajpolino (talk) 15:19, 2 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

TFA nomination for Chagas disease[edit]

I have nominated Chagas disease to appear as today's featured article for an unspecified date. I wanted to let you know because you worked to bring this article back to FA standards at its WP:FAR. Please click here if you would like to join the discussion. Z1720 (talk) 18:17, 23 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for the notification, and for highlighting Chagas disease. It's always nice to get more eyes on diseases of the global poor. I hope you're staying well! Ajpolino (talk) 18:02, 24 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Chagas disease is featured today, and it looks like you did a lot to rescue its status, - thank you! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism report[edit]

I'm a music fan, and I'm trying to clean some genre templates up and put them in the correct pages, but users like Ojorojo, Binksternet, MrOllie, FlightTime, and ILIL keep messing up my edits. Could you tell them to stop? And if they continue, could you ban them? (talk) 22:06, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi there IP address. Vandalism reports go to WP:AIV, but it sounds like what you're having instead is a good old-fashioned disagreement. Everything here at Wikipedia is decided by group consensus. So if you think things should be a certain way, but most other folks disagree -- then your preferred option won't be implemented. I know that can be frustrating, especially when you think you're definitely in the right, but that's the mode of operation that has gotten us this far. If you have a disagreement about a single page, consider posting on that article's talk page for more opinions. If that doesn't work, you can always post at one of the WikiProjects listed on the article talk page and try to rope in more interested editors. In this case, I'm guessing Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Music is your best bet (you could also try Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Metal or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Rock music but those projects don't seem very active). All the best, Ajpolino (talk) 05:13, 20 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some possible duplicate gene articles[edit]

Hello! Hope you're keeping well. I was wondering if you could take a look at Dual specificity phosphatase 27 (putative) and DUSP27 and tell me if those are duplicate articles or should be merged or if they are actually topics that need to be separate. ♠PMC(talk) 02:58, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You are correct, as per usual. I've redirected one to the other. I can't seem to find your original orphaned gene list, but based on this I'm guessing it was - unbelievably enough - around five years ago. Five whole years! Time flies. And I can hardly imagine how many orphan tags you've removed in that time...
Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Always a pleasure. I hope all is well. Ajpolino (talk) 23:28, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
God, if that's not weird to think about I don't know what is. These last few years especially have felt like ten minutes and also a century, you know? Thanks for always being there to help out, I appreciate it! ♠PMC(talk) 00:55, 4 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Redirect at Ageometresia[edit]

As an outcome of this discussion that I initiated and you closed, Ageometresia was redirected to Dyscalculia, keeping the page history intact. This is because of a sentence in the last line cited to two reliable sources that a condition associated with an understanding of geometry is known as "Ageometria". The issue with this outcome is that now Ageometresia points to Dyscalculia even though this word (with the 'es') has no relationship at all to the content on the dyscalculia page. I initiated the AfD as quite a new user back then and did not express myself very well in the opening statement, so take some blame for the mess. The close does strike me as odd, though, since nobody argued for the redirect explicitly. Would an RfD so soon after the AfD be considered appropriate? Any ideas highly appreciated! Felix QW (talk) 13:35, 5 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Felix QW, pardon the slow reply - I've been largely offline for a couple of weeks. While I can't recall my thinking three months ago, I suspect I didn't fully understand the disconnect between "ageometresia" (a defect in a work of geometry) > "ageometria" (defect in geometery OR learning disability) > "dyscalculia" (learning disability). I suspect you're right that if the discussion had covered it more clearly, consensus would have been against an article on "ageometresia", and in favor of re-redirecting "ageometria" to dyscalculia (it does now, but previously it redirected to ageometresia). Certainly WP:DRV or WP:RfD could be appropriate venues for further discussion. But given how little participation this AfD had, I think it would be uncontroversial to "update" the close and save everyone the time. Doing now... Ajpolino (talk) 17:47, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done updated with rationale at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ageometresia Ajpolino (talk) 17:52, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much for cutting the knot with an unbureaucratic resolution! Felix QW (talk) 09:50, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey Ajpolino, hope you're doing well! I was wondering if you could take a look at SPG5B. It seems to be a gene without a location, which doesn't really make sense to me and makes it impossible to de-orphan. ♠PMC(talk) 15:35, 26 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Huh, it seems to be a name someone threw around once - perhaps as a misunderstanding? - and now it's bouncing around all the genome databases with an empty entry. OMIM (time for a name update; I know) redirects its SPG5B entry to SPG5A -- which to keep things confusing is a disease, not a gene. I'd vote for either a PROD (since it's not a thing) or a redirect to Hereditary spastic paraplegia or Hereditary_spastic_paraplegia#Genotypes for the odd errant reader... anyway, I'm doing just fine. Just trying to keep up with everything as time slips by me. I hope you're keeping well too. Ajpolino (talk) 03:53, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks as always for having a look for me, I've taken the second option for the redirect :) I am well, thank you for asking. See you around! ♠PMC(talk) 21:53, 27 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

More gene questions[edit]

Hey, wondering if you could have a look at some straggler orphaned gene articles when you have a few minutes?

Cheers! ♠PMC(talk) 03:20, 14 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmmm well it looks like Migration inducting gene 7 is now called BCAR3, you can see that's where the NCBI page now redirects you to. Perhaps a merge is in order? BCGF1 though is a head scratcher. I poked through some old papers for ~20min -- clearly it used to exist and now it doesn't, but I can't quite nail down when/why that change happened. IL-4 is definitely a good candidate (and it's just a bit bigger than the 12 kilodaltons the old name promises us!), so I think a redirect is reasonable. If someone ever does unearth the actual name change, they can always update the redirect. Ajpolino (talk) 23:41, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Aah sorry let this drop off my watchlist and forgot to reply. I've tagged Migration for a merge, and redirected the other. Thanks as always! ♠PMC(talk) 06:32, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I (J. Suzanne Lindsey) discovered Mig7 long noncoding mRNA that is translated via programmed frameshifting and is definitely NOT BCAR3. Mig7 is transcribed antisense from the same region as BCAR3 but is only 1.2 kb. The translated protein, which bears no similarity/homology to BCAR3, is very small ~11kD by immunoblot. Furthermore, Mig7 is not expressed by any normal tissue beyond gestation, unlike BCAR3 which is, and furthermore has no homology with mouse mRNAs or proteins. There is homology with non human primates. The internet is filled with misinformation. Please remove merge suggestion and redirection. We have not published recently because we are now a biotech company developing therapeutics to this unusual protein, Mig7. 2603:6010:1E20:58A5:15AB:A86C:6A18:48F5 (talk) 18:01, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you Dr. Lindsey for the comment. @Premeditated Chaos: I now see the reason my search got tripped up is that the page title has a typo: "migration-inducting" should be "migration-inducing". I've got a moment now to do the moving/fixing. I'm not sure why the NCBI page redirects to BCAR3, but I suppose that's their business. Thanks all! Ajpolino (talk) 18:34, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh boy, never mind. It seems folks are using both "inducing" and "inducting". Inducing seems very slightly more common, but both are common enough... Ajpolino (talk) 18:40, 23 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acute myeloid leukemia FAR[edit]

I have nominated Acute myeloid leukemia for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Hog Farm Talk 04:23, 18 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy First Edit Day![edit]

NPP Award for 2019[edit]

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The New Page Patroller's Barnstar

For over 100 article reviews during 2019. Thank you for patrolling new pages and helping us out with the backlog! -MPGuy2824 (talk) 07:16, 31 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Happy Second Adminship Anniversary[edit]

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Wishing Ajpolino a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Chris Troutman (talk) 11:21, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Wikipedia Administrator.svg Wishing Ajpolino a very happy adminship anniversary on behalf of the Wikipedia Birthday Committee! Comr Melody Idoghor (talk) 11:49, 23 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Happy Adminship Anniversary![edit]

Go figure[edit]

Best I can tell, there where no complaints on the Christmas Eve Day main page when this ran DYK, and yet, a big to-do over this at TFA. Still shaking my head. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 12:57, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ha! A nice example of "offensive" in the eye of the beholder. Once I get my act together and finally finish cleaning up dracunculiasis, maybe I'll run the image by the TFA folks ahead of time to make sure we're all aware that there may be some minority objections to the image, but that it's no reason to panic (or if they wish to prohibit the lead image of that page, that's fine too; their prerogative). Like BU, there's really no reasonable alternative -- the image of dracunculiasis is a worm emerging from a blister.
Anyway, besides the head shaking, I hope you're doing well. I'm wrapping up a busy season at home/work, and hoping to return to slightly more editing through the winter. If there's any task(s) you'd like to assign me, now's a good time. I probably have to-do list space for one additional piece of homework. I hope you're enjoying the autumn weather! Ajpolino (talk) 15:57, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not so well actually, and too swamped to even explain why ... other than "growin' old ain't for sissies". But I did want to post a note here so you don't think I've forgotten you ... and it is a glorious fall! SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:09, 6 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Stanley J. Korsmeyer[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Stanley J. Korsmeyer[edit]

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Lung cancer[edit]

Thank you ever so much for digging in there; I have been quite dejected for several years over the lack of interest in medical FAs. I can try to help, but I don't know if my time will ever again be the same on Wikipedia ... I hope to have more time towards the end of the month. With you at work there, would you want me to ping in the usual suspects (Colin, Graham, Spicy as well as Axl), or do you prefer to pick at it alone for a bit ... do you think it can be saved? SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:05, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello! I'll try to slowly pick through it for a week or two, then perhaps we can call in the cavalry to cleanup my writing and identify other areas for improvement. I think it can definitely be saved with a bit of work. Decent/recent sources abound, so it's a nice change of pace from the tropical disease articles. The article has clearly picked up some junk over the years, but also it just needs a thorough update – lung cancer and our view of the FA "comprehensive" standard have changed a lot since 2007. Anyway, I hope you're well! Thanks for checking in. Ajpolino (talk) 16:39, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great news then ... I will just keep it watchlisted for now, and call in the cavalry when you're ready. All the best, SandyGeorgia (Talk) 18:46, 30 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Stanley J. Korsmeyer[edit]

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On 4 December 2022, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Stanley J. Korsmeyer, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Stanley J. Korsmeyer published over 250 scientific papers, 23 of which were cited over 500 times? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Stanley J. Korsmeyer. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Stanley J. Korsmeyer), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Precious anniversary[edit]

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Six years!

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The Signpost: 1 January 2023[edit]

New Pages Patrol newsletter January 2023[edit]

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