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Again, welcome! Chris Roy 19:24, 9 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Greetings from the southern hemisphere! I've just signed your guestmap, so I hope you have a glance at my Scotland categories on Zeal some time - http://zeal.com/category/preview.jhtml?cid=560231 Robin Patterson 00:33, 21 Apr 2004 (UTC)


Unverified image[edit]

Hi! Thanks for uploading Image:Drill.jpg. I notice it currently doesn't have an image copyright tag. Could you add one to let us know its copyright status? (You can use {{GFDL-with-disclaimers}} if you release it under the GFDL, or {{fairuse}} if you claim fair use, etc.) If you don't know what any of this means, just let me know where you got the images and I'll tag them for you.

If you uploaded other images, please clarify copyright for them as well, otherwise the images will eventually be deleted.

Thanks, Denni 01:39, 2004 Dec 13 (UTC)

Image:Wheelbig2.jpg has been listed for deletion[edit]

An image or media file you uploaded, Image:Wheelbig2.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion. Please look there to see why this is (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.
Hey there, I noticed your comments on TheCoffee's talk page and think that the original image should definitely go back on the page with a note saying that it was taken on the opening. I do not like replacing images that others have placed on here as I do appreciate that it takes time and effort. The only reason I did so was because of a comment on the talk page asking for an image that didn't cut off part of the wheel. I can assure you it wasn't vanity as I had previously looked at the page to add an image and didn't as the article already had the said image. I reckon if you add it back on with a note about the historical significance it definitely is worthwhile. No hard feelings. Regards. SeanMack 17:15, 29 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fair enough - I'll try to tread gently! It was a strange day, poured with rain all afternoon, not at all easy to get a good shot of HRH etc from a long distance, but I reckon after spending three hours sheltering under a poly bag I need something to show for it - sdince then I have visited several times as I live just down the road, and got many more really crisp photos in better conditions.Excalibur 17:57, 29 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image:Drill.jpg[edit]

Have you seen the opinions expressed on the image's description page? What's your take on that? Lupo 07:44, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I love the picture of the kid with the drill! I go to it sometimes just when I'm feeling blue and I want a lift. It's not just that it's a great picture of a kid who I would love to meet. There's a certain jaunty defiance in Dad's use of it. I like the "Here's a kid with Down syndrome. He's a dynamic person with skills and interests and a full, satisfying life. If he doesn't fit your stereotypes, get over it!" Thanks so much for posting it. 24.145.5.68 (talk) 00:35, 12 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some help[edit]

I've fixed the image syntax for you over at Logba language (the problem was that you uploaded the image as image:Logbagirl.JPG (with uppercase JPG), and filenames are case-sensitive here. I hope you don't mind I removed the link to the Scottish friends of Logba site; as I said in my edit summary, it's interesting but not directly relevant to the article on the language. If you want to start Logba people, go right ahead! Best, — mark 14:19, 13 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh and you might want to use the Show preview button to review your edits before you save a page. That way it's easier to see what might be going wrong. — mark 14:21, 13 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Excalibur, I've replied on my own talk page: see User_talk:Mark_Dingemanse#New_Picture_on_Logba. Regards, — mark 18:06, 13 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Again replied over there. Cheers, — mark 09:27, 15 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:Neil Lennon[edit]

I don't care how witty you think you're being with [1], calling Rangers fans "orange bastards" is unacceptable. Demiurge 22:24, 20 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:Neil Lennon[edit]

Is it? Why exactly? That said, I'm not supporting Lennon, but I dont think evidence gathered using techniques like this (lipreading) is acceptable either - its an intrusion of privacy.

Things have moved on, who honestly cares apart from the wittery PC folk at the Scottish executive? Nowadays this is just ritualistic, playground stuff, totally harmless. Look, I'm a Rangers fan, English, and a Catholic, I usually go to matches with my friend who is an african Muslim, and as such I am very well qualified to have an opinion.

It's so inaccurate as to be laughable, - neither word is really much of an insult, given the way that the fan base is diversifying, is it?

A third of all children born these days are technically bastards, the word orange is hardly an insult - well most football fans wouldn't regard loyalty to the Dutch Royal family as critical to their identity would they? Times move on, what was a mortal insult a few years ago is now a bit of friendly rogueish banter. The best way to defeat sectarianism is to laugh at it together, not try to supress it. Lets not try and supress it 'cos of misplaced embarassment.

Image copyright problem with Image:Armsthumb.jpg[edit]

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Kilsyth[edit]

I would like to thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. However, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thanks again. --DeLarge 12:54, 2 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

delarge[edit]

thanks ol' buddy, you need to get your head around the fact that we aren't all experts or wikiaddicts here!

Editing User:DeLarge[edit]

Your apparently preview-free edits of User:DeLarge have been reverted. User:DeLarge is not an encyclopedia article, it is a userpage: "Another common use [of userpages] is to let people know about your activities on Wikipedia, and your opinions about Wikipedia. So you might include current plans, a journal of recent activities on Wikipedia, and your (constructive) opinions on how certain Wikipedia articles or policies should be changed."

Please also note that Wikipedia is not censored. Finally, as per ownership and editing of pages in the user space, "In general it is considered polite to avoid substantially editing another's user page without their permission." --DeLarge 09:27, 5 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD Nomination: Carers[edit]

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Survey Invitation[edit]

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Plooks[edit]

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Duplicate images uploaded[edit]

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Genetic politics & reproductive technology[edit]

Hi Excalibur,

It seems you are popular with research students. I'm at the University of Sheffield, conducting PhD research into 'genetic politics and reproductive technology'. I read your comments here [2] and I wondered if you'd like to take part in my research project? I believe you'll be able to make a valuable contribution. Before you decide, you should be aware of what this involves. I want to email you with a few simple questions on the topics of the research. These emailed questions will be sent in stages, over a period of weeks, and all of the identifying information you provide will be treated with confidentiality. The research findings will be disseminated amongst stake holders in the field and I would be happy to share these findings with you prior to any publications. If you are interested, you will find my contact details on my userpage. Feel free to get in touch should you have any questions. Your valuable contribution would be much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

Nicholas 17:45, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Funnly looking kid?[edit]

Hi, any chance you can delete this page below. That's my son, and he's rather good looking in my POV opinion.

[[3]]

Excalibur 20:55, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Definitely. I speedy deleted it as an attack page. —METS501 (talk) 00:50, 20 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Signatures and Edit Summaries[edit]

Hey, a signature (~~~~) does not show up in the edit summaries — the summaries are meant to describe the edits being made, rather than show who made the edit (this is already available). Just a heads-up. Angus Lepper(T, C, D) 21:57, 27 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A rose![edit]

Thanks for the nice comment on my talk page! Have a rose: (@)-,-`-,-`-,--- --Bonadea 20:16, 28 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carnival - میلہ[edit]

Do you still need the text for Carnival (کارنیول) or festival (فیسٹیول)...or was it the actual Urdu word you wanted? That would be "Mela" (میلہ -- which came out better in the heading).

You're more than welcome. And thank you very, very much for providing the website link...it makes it all the more sweeter. Wish I could attend... --iFaqeer 09:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Down's syndrome page[edit]

I didn't mean to offend; I'm so sorry :/. --Allie 17:41, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Ah! I've been to Logba several times! When I'm in Ghana, I live in Hohoe and work in Gbi Kledjo. Have you ever been to Kledjo? I'm starting a 501(c)(3) for my school and hope to be going back before the year ends to supervise a fence project that will be containing the campus so that the children can't wander off -- there are 60 children and 2 housemothers who have to care for them during the time they're not in class, so kids tend to wander off and show up in downtown Hohoe a few hours later. It was so nice to see pictures of Ghanaian school uniforms again -- I miss my kids! --Allie 19:13, 6 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would contest your deletion simply because people should have a right to know everything they can about DS. The most important fact about the research is not that supplements are being tested or used, but the general direction of the research. It has been found that DS folks have certain heightened needs for certain nutrients. What isn't clear yet is whether or not it can be fixed by supplements or whether this is a more profound problem than that. I don't think anybody has claimed that it is a done deal that supplements work. This is ongoing research. The most important information is that this is a direction some researchers are working on. It is hardly a commercial issue at this point, because as far as I know, nobody is selling these particular supplements in a commercial way.

Femcofounder 05:01, 24 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Emily W. Sunstein[edit]

Hi. I've actually removed the CSD tag from this article, because the criteria offered was invalid. So you should have some time to flesh it out a little more. Also, if it is deleted, the text can be recovered for you by any willing administrator. But I would suggest adding some more information and some evidence that the person meets Wikipedia: Notability (people). Natalie 22:00, 30 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks, I like to edit bit by bit. theres plenty more to write about this oustanding American campaigner and author. Excalibur 22:03, 30 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I took a quick look and it looks good - the MLA prize is an obvious notability assertion so it should be safe from a speedy delete. The only thing I've done so far is removed the "survived by" information, since that's more of an obituary thing than an encyclopedia thing. I'll wikify and add some cats, also. Natalie 23:53, 30 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ernest Emerson[edit]

Attempts to have this egregious bit of puffery deleted have been stymied at every point latterly by an Admin. Would you please support the request for the AdD reinstatement at her page; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Fang_Aili#Ernest_Emerson_Deletion Thanks Albatross2147 04:07, 4 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DS[edit]

Hi Excalibur. At the time I only told her the article was "open" for editing, and did caution her to ask for other opinions at the Talk page. As her trouble seemed to be simply with editing the page (which was semi-protected at the time), I never really checked back to see what content she had actually added (i.e. whether it was the paragraph she left at my Talk). Feel free to remove it and contact her about it. Best, Fvasconcellos (t·c) 20:34, 19 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Wikipedia:Editor review/Tiptoety[edit]

All i am going to say is please be polite and civil. Thank you! Tiptoety 23:51, 22 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paul Conway (Butcher)[edit]

I regret to say that you may have failed to highlight the problems in the Ernie article. Conway actually seems to be notable - at least from this article. I think you need to expand the article (what's his missus's name and where did he go to school) and explicate at length on steak pies and Cumberland sausages - perhaps even break out to separate articles. Have these by any chance been taken into space or mentioned in novels?

Can we create an Ernie award? Albatross2147 23:13, 6 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jim 'Ronin' Harrison[edit]

Please do not add nonsense to Wikipedia, as you did to the Jim 'Ronin' Harrison page. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you. --Stormie 04:42, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't disagree that the article is "unattributed self-agrandisement". However adding nonsense to it is not the appropriate response. The article has been nominated for deletion, I suggest you offer your opinion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jim 'Ronin' Harrison. --Stormie 01:35, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Humour[edit]

Maybe you thought this was Uncyclopedia it isn't about humour, you were trying to make a point and failed. If you had created a stupid article I would have nominated it for deletion, as it was you created an article about an individual who has had national media coverage on more than one occasion and regular local media coverage. It could be sourced about and the coverage was not all trivial.

I manly deal with marital arts articles if you want to see a bad bio-article have a look at them ignoring this the result falls under the category of advanced humour, irony. --Nate1481( t/c) 17:21, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Here's another one[edit]

How on earth did this Montreal Screwjob get to be a featured article? Albatross2147 23:01, 9 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You might want to put yr tuppence worth in the FA nom for this "nice" chap - we have to start somewhere. Albatross2147 05:12, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Montreal Screwjob & Bobby Eaton[edit]

Listen here, mortal. Just because you don't like an article, doesn't give you the right to tag it for deletion due to lack of notability. So either smarten up or I shall drag you into the depths of hell.... Vampire Warrior 17:49, 11 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I have a cup of tea first please? Excalibur 03:22, 13 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Go ahead and keep it, I don't mind, your talk page as you pointed out. I thought you would mind if it stayed but then again I should have left that up to you. I'm just so used to removing personal attacks from talk/user pages that aren't reverted back. Don't worry, it definitely adds to your street cred ;). Regards, Bmg916Speak 03:46, 13 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Paul Conway (butcher)[edit]

Good work! Nice to see that any notable person can have a wikipedia article.203.102.161.75 04:21, 3 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image of my day[edit]

Hi. I just simply wanted to say that this image, Image:Drill.jpg is the image of my day. Truly, I feel that one picture could mean a THOUSAND words. I feel a lot of love in that picture. I came across the article Drill and saw the picture. My first impression was "oh, here's another oh I'm so proud of my kid" picture, but then I found out more about it, and made me feel like an asshole, haha. I'm sorry for getting the wrong impression, and I'm glad that picture is there. It just made my day really. Thank you. I'm new to Wikipedia, but if there's anything I could do to feature that picture as image of the day or anything, please let me know. (I feel like a fool wanting to have my picture, its a picture of a waterfall) I rather see your image get nominated. --Mitchipr (talk) 20:58, 14 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

YASFAN[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/USS Illinois (BB-65) Albatross2147 (talk) 23:25, 15 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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USS Illinois (BB-65) FAC[edit]

Last year you voted oppose to this article's FAC, but changes to the article have been made to address the concerns you brought up that could be addressed. Would you consider taking another look at the candidate? TomStar81 (Talk) 10:44, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It could be an FA easily if people would stick strickly to the guidelines, which this FA meets in its entirety, but I understand your position too and respect it (even if I disagree with it). Thank you for at least taking a second look, and I will not bug you about it again. TomStar81 (Talk) 21:46, 3 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carers[edit]

What do you think about a split into Caregiver and Carers movement? I've left a comment over there if you want to go weigh in. I also wanted to say that I don't think it's a good idea to try to get everyone from another website you frequent to come charging over here to vote. (That is, unless they already edit Wikipedia frequently.) Franzeska (talk) 19:16, 11 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

AfD nomination of USS Illinois (BB-65)[edit]

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en:Image:Paulasage.JPG[edit]

Hello. The Permission on the image says “non-commercial use only”, and the tags are for copyleft licenses — GFDL and CC by-sa, which do not allow such limitation.

What did you mean?

AFAIK, even if you remove the “non-commercial” part, laws of at least some countries will still require a model release for commercial(?) use, so that part is, probably, unnecessary.

--AVRS (talk) 17:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Celtic FC[edit]

You're asking the wrong person, it was you who reverted your own edits back to the version I last edited. I never touched it except to remove vandalism prior to your edits. See your edit here. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 12:01, 28 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question[edit]

Can you by any chance explain to me what [4] is all about? Phil Sandifer (talk) 20:44, 6 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was an odd pair of links, and I couldn't figure out what the forums were for. Phil Sandifer (talk) 13:51, 8 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Miley Cyrus[edit]

Do you even know how popular Miley Cyrus is? She is basically a household name, especially the character she plays, Hannah Montana. Everybody knows who she is even in Scotland, where you and i reside. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.152.233.120 (talk) 22:45, 31 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not in my household she isn't! But then we dont watch much junk TV or read tabloids or popular magazines. Excalibur (talk) 10:01, 6 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your edit to Ferret legging[edit]

I noticed that you virtually blanked the page and left it with: "This is all, quite clearly, total bollocks!" If you don't mind, may I ask why you did such? The edit appeared to be blatant vandalism, but I'm just curious if there's a valid reason for the edit and maybe I am mistaken. Latics (talk) 00:34, 29 August 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Image permission problem with Image:Andystrangeway.jpeg[edit]

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Great photo[edit]

And an extremely interesting angle!. --Vintagekits (talk) 10:51, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image:Andystrangeway.jpeg[edit]

Thank you for destroying my work. You asked me to provide proof that Andy had released this image into the public domain: I responded with a copy of the email from Andy to me doing just that. The image has been deleted anyway. Thanks - I won't bother editing wikipedia anymore or adding any more original content: you have convinced me that the real vandals are the admins - the new "parking wardens" of the Internet. The vision is dead as far as I am concerned - I simply have no time to play these silly games.

Stalking through the darkened undergrowth we find the fearsome Peripitus hunting down its prey. It traps its victim with a blast of poisonous goo from its slime glands. The goo goes to work straight away. The Peripitus then extends its tube mouth and sucks up the mushy remains. So watch out for the mighty Peripitus, terror of anything smaller than a jellybean!

Says it all really - the trolls are now in charge of the project. Excalibur (talk) 20:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Excalibur - your image is not permanently gone and can easily be retrieved. Where did the email go ? was it sent to permissions-en@wikimedia.org ? ps: more an onychophora than a troll - Peripitus (Talk) 21:16, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, well thats who you told me to write to. I did so. So IMHO, whoever took the picture away should now put it back, and if its so easy to retrieve, then they should do it. This is all just creating extra work for people, totally unproductive. Excalibur (talk) 09:36, 26 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok - as this can take up to a month ( as the system is run by time-limited volunteers) can you email it to me - I can undelete it and tag it as pending official confirmation ? - Peripitus (Talk) 11:43, 28 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Carer's Movement[edit]

Hi Excalibur - just letting you know I was going to start some work on Carer's Movement which I notice you're very involved in. I've made a temp copy on my user page to start work on - feel free to give me your thoughts, dont want to be doing this unilaterally. NatashaUK (talk) 13:24, 20 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Image permission problem with Image:Andystrangeway.jpeg[edit]

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Hovercraft[edit]

Some time ago you asked about Bliss's involvement with the "test track" near Cambridge. Am I correct in assuming you mean the Tracked Hovercraft? Maury Markowitz (talk) 14:34, 14 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hovercraft[edit]

I'm pretty sure that the statements in the TH article are correct in their current form.

Laithwaite didn't join TH until 1967, after a very public breakup with BR. Even then, he was simply retained as a "consultant". See this article on his joining the effort. This was at about the same time that he was first proposing the traverse-flux maglev, the first mention of which appears in the summer of 1967. Even though he was developing the maglev, he publicly supported TH's efforts to the end, and even after, as you can see here.

I am aware that Laithwaite had been pushing for the TH test track to be converted to a track for his maglev, but I failed to find any direct references, so I simply left this out. I'm also aware that the demise of TH led him back to BR, and this eventually created the Birmingham Maglev system, but I didn't mention that (although in retrospect...)

If you are referring to his earlier hovertrain efforts being based on hovercraft and not maglev, you can see a diagram here, which you'll note definitely uses hoverpads (levapads actually, I'm working on that article too). You can find many similar comments and drawings in a variety of sources. Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:47, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whoa, I should have stuck with it a bit more. This reference clearly states that it was not until after TH died in 1973 that Laithwaite started making noise about the maglev alternative. Maury Markowitz (talk) 12:59, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

So what's the chance we can track down some of the McAlpine work? I wrote to them, but as normal, was ignored. Maury Markowitz (talk) 02:16, 22 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dean Close School[edit]

Hi,

I agree that the section (and probably some other sections) has serious problems, but I'd prefer it if you tagged it with something like "citations needed" instead of just deleting it. That way it gives the authors (not me) better chances to improve the article, and possibly educate them for the next time. So I AGF-reverted your change. -- Nczempin (talk) 10:43, 15 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hi Exaclibur, I thought you might be interested in a new book which has just been published that I recently reviewed http://www.amazon.co.uk/Politics-Down-Syndrome-Kieron-Smith/dp/1846946131 Kieron has a Down daughter, I have a Downs sister ( who I care for) just thought you might want be interested for your friends in Downswest:) in peace Mary Veryscarymary (talk) 19:49, 27 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

down[edit]

Hi - I noticed some content you added to down_syndrome with this edit - have you got a url we can use as a reference? I'm currently trying to find the time to go over the article properly...  :) Cheers,

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Hi - you've been here long enough for WP:DTTR to apply, so I'm not going to put a patronising templated message on your page, but this is not the sort of change you can make to an article. The cited source supported the original wording - it didn't say anything like what you changed it to. I am assuming that this is a matter that you have a lot more personal experience of than me, and it would be totally inappropriate of me to challenge your personal views on it, but please don't change the page in a way that misrepresents the sources. Cheers GirthSummit (blether) 22:11, 1 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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So it goes[edit]

I don't blame you. One of the things I do in quixotic fantasies is rewrite that article from scratch. I've done it for a lot of chromosome disorder articles, but nothing nearly so huge, and I'm not really sure I want to become the guy who has to steward Wikipedia's article on Down syndrome for the rest of my life. A lot of our medical content has fairly uncomfortable intersections with disability rights. Vaticidalprophet 02:37, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

== Thanks : this awkward situation has been going on now for far too long, and it is time to be radical, I think. My patience has just run out: sure I have a personal interest as the father of a son with DS, but that doesnt't blind me to the bigger issues: the article needs pulled, and re-written from the perspective of a normal person with DS or their family, not that of some clinician. I have no problem with decent science, but theese are wonderful, warm and complex human beings we are discussing, not 'patients' and it is time to move on. Totally, and radically. Excalibur (talk) 02:56, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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