'''Patholines''' (at [https://www.patholines.org Patholines.org]) is an online source for pathologists. It is an international, non-profit, open access, ad-free, MediaWiki-based online source that is editable by doctors, as well as selected administrators, while everyone is welcome to leave comments and suggestions at talk pages. The mission of Patholines is to gather the most relevant information in
radiology and make it quickly accessible on the Internet free of charge, without ads, in perpetuity.
Editors of articles must be doctors of medicine, or have formal expertise in pathology by other means. The [[Patholines:Discussion page|Discussion pages]], on the other hand, are editable by everyone, even without logging in, for comments and suggestions. Newcomers start participating by creating an account at:
This provides a username, but to make edits to articles, newcomers also need to specify their professional status at: <br>- '''[https://forms.gle/RNThA5AMcpbvKfqP8 Form: Application for Editor status (link)]'''<br>This will be reviewed
by the board, and will generally be approved within a day during European daytime for pathologists or pathology trainees with a Doctor of Medicine degree. It does '''not''' require attaching any credentials such as a medical diploma. Yet, all edits made by the user are tracked in the MediaWiki software, and upon any irregular behavior, an investigation will be performed wherein the user may be requested to provide identification and credentials to the board. Failure to provide those items may result in that edits made by that user will be reverted. Thus, the activity of an editor is the main "job interview" in order to contribute. A possible adverse effect of this system is that the board may not know for certain whether an editor is actually a doctor or not, as long as she/he claims to be a doctor and edits like one. Yet, the quality of the content is thereby practically the same.
An Editor may still use an anonymous username, but real names must be used in the author lists at the top of articles, see [[Patholines:Authorship]].
Articles in Patholines can be directly found by search engine, either by the internal search box at top, or external ones. In addition, each article subject
should be connected with the main page through a series of pages, so that pathologists can quickly find their way to it by appearance or other distinction of the condition.
Pathologists should thereby be able to find an article about the type of image they have at hand through as little as 2 clicks, with no need to login, and no distracting ads.
*Patholines is NOT a place to cut and paste '''copyrighted''' material, see [[Patholines:Copyright]]
*Patholines is NOT a place to '''promote''' own research, websites or organizations
*Patholines is not
a '''mirror''' or a '''repository''' of images or media files: Uploads need to be relevant in the course of work for a pathologist, and must be properly integrated in its context, see [[Patholines:Editorial guidelines]]
*Patholines is NOT a place for editors who are '''protective''' of their prose: The project is collaborative, which means that other editors may edit, move and sometimes even remove the content
*Patholines is NOT a place to get personal medical '''advice''', see [[Patholines:Disclaimer]]
==Differences from Wikipedia==
*[https://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] is a general encyclopedia that does contain extensive information in pathology, but does not focus on presenting the information in an optimally concise way for pathologists in the course of their work. Otherwise, Patholines shares Wikipedia's feature of having most images uploaded to the shared database Wikimedia Commons [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page] (see also [[Patholines:Upload]]), making such images readily available for both Patholines and other online sources.
Patholines is a member wiki of [
[Prowikis ]], which is a non-profit organization aimed at the creation and technical maintenance of profession-specific wikis.
:''Further information: '''[
| qualifications =[[Wikipedia:Doctor_of_Medicine#United_States_and_Canada|MD]]
| position =
| image =Mikael Häggström
2017 ( wide).jpg
| link =https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mikael_H%C3%A4ggstr%C3%B6m
| professional_experience =Dr Mikael Häggström is from [[Wikipedia:Uddevalla|Uddevalla]], [[Wikipedia:Sweden|Sweden]], and graduated from [[Wikipedia:Uppsala University Faculty of Medicine|Uppsala University, Faculty of Medicine]] in 2013. He is currently a resident physician at the pathology department at
the [[Wikipedia:NU Hospital Group|NU Hospital Group]].
was created September 2, 2019 by Mikael Häggström , who is a pathology resident in Sweden, a frequent Wikipedia editor ([https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mikael_H%C3%A4ggstr%C3%B6m Wikipedia presentation]), and also creator and editor-in-chief of [http://www.wikijmed.org/ WikiJournal of Medicine].