What happened to Wikipedia?

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What happened to Wikipedia?

Postby PCakes » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:37 am

Who moderates this information? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_ce ... ufficiency
and when did the 'neuro-view' take over? Last I referred to this site the information seemed far more unbiased?
Does anyone know how to request edit? Would be beneficial if someone like Dr Sclafani could inject some thoughts..loads of people trust this info.
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Postby Cece » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:43 am

"The hypothesis has generated optimism among people with MS regarding effective treatment options but has received skepticism by the majority of medical community"

This seems inaccurate to me. The majority of the medical community is unaware. The reactions of neurologists are certainly skeptical and resistant, but vascular specialists are much more intrigued and interested in further research.

"Most of the venous problems in MS patients have been reported to be truncular venous malformations, including azygous stenosis, jugular defective valves and jugular veins aneurysms. Innominate vein and superior vena cava have also been reported to contribute to CCSVI.[8]"

Aneurysms?? No aneurysms.

"The original results have been replicated in a second study,[6] but others have found CCSVI to only occur in 20% of MS patients.[7]"

This makes it sound like more than one study has found results in 20% of MSers, when it was just one...the use of the plural 'others' should be singular 'another'.

You are right, this all slants negative toward CCSVI.

Here is the tutorial on how to edit a Wikipedia article:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Tutorial
I have never done this, but my understanding is that anyone can edit a wikipedia page.
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Postby tazbo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:00 am

Who writes Wikipedia


Shortcuts:
WP:WWW
WP:WRITES
WP:WRITERS

You do! Anyone can be bold and edit an existing article or create a new one, and volunteers do not need to have any formal training. The people who create and edit articles in Wikipedia come from countries all around the world and have a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Any contributor to this encyclopedia is called a "Wikipedian", or more formally, an "editor".

When a large group of people work to compile information on a given topic, disputes arise. A useful feature of Wikipedia is, the ability to tag an article, or a section of the article, as subject of a dispute about a neutral point of view. This feature is especially popular for controversial topics, topics subject to changing current events or other topics where divergent opinions exist. To resolve the dispute, the interested editors will share their points of view on the article's talk page. They will attempt to reach consensus so that all valid perspectives can be fairly represented. This allows Wikipedia to be a place not only of information but of collaboration.

Many users of Wikipedia consult the page history of an article in order to assess the number, and the perspective, of people who contributed to the article. You may also consult the talk page of any article to see what other readers and editors have to say about it.

Our best articles are highlighted in the list of featured articles. These articles were granted "featured" status because they were judged to be of high quality by other editors. (If later edits reduce the quality of a featured article, a user can nominate an article for removal from the list.)

( My thot...I would bet some influenced wordsmith puts some of the definitions together. Not necessarily a factual source.)
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Postby ozarkcanoer » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:19 am

The Wikipedia CCSVI article has been changed over and over again since it was started last year. One of the original authors was battling others who kept changing the content. Unfortunately Wikipedia's entries will inevitably reflect the bias of the contributors.

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Re: What happened to Wikipedia?

Postby sbr487 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:22 am

PCakes wrote:Who moderates this information? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_ce ... ufficiency
and when did the 'neuro-view' take over? Last I referred to this site the information seemed far more unbiased?
Does anyone know how to request edit? Would be beneficial if someone like Dr Sclafani could inject some thoughts..loads of people trust this info.


the moron who made most of the recent changes is a neuroscientist

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Garrondo

"you see what they want you to see"
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Postby TMrox » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:52 am

Anyone can update wikipedia. The easiest is to get an account to edit the CCSVI site and ask that any changes made to the site are emailed to you.

To create an account in wikipedia see
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?tit ... =Main_Page
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Postby PCakes » Mon Jun 21, 2010 1:48 pm

Thanks everyone.. I am not a wordsmith but..I do love a challenge.. :wink:
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Postby frodo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:02 pm

Cece wrote:"Most of the venous problems in MS patients have been reported to be truncular venous malformations, including azygous stenosis, jugular defective valves and jugular veins aneurysms. Innominate vein and superior vena cava have also been reported to contribute to CCSVI


Hi Cece. It was me who added the aneurysm thing. It was in the given source among other things and I thought it was important.
Revert it if you don't agree.
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Postby Cece » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:34 pm

apologies, frodo...what do you mean by it was in the given source?

edited: never mind, I found it: http://www.fondazionehilarescere.org/pdf/03-2518-ANGY.pdf
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