Talk:Basilar-type migraine

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Example of complexity[change source]

The opening sentence is complex for several reasons. See "Basilar-type migraine (BTM) is a type of migraine with aura that causes headache usually in the lower back part of the brain with symptoms that are believed to start in the brainstem, occipital cortex, and cerebellum and/or affects both hemispheres of the brain at the same time."

It is long, with several clauses. It includes unlinked, complex vocabulary such as:

  • symptoms
  • brainstem
  • occipital cortex
  • cerebellum
  • hemisphere.

Much of the rest of the article is also complex, though simpler than it was. Therefore, I have replaced the Complex tag until the article is simplified. Writing medical articles simply is especially challenging. There is nothing wrong with marking them complex for other editors or for readers. Gotanda (talk) 21:28, 3 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Ok, can you come up with a simple way to describe these terms? A 'brainstem' is just that, the picture I included shows what and where the brainstem is, same goes for the cerebellum, the picture shows what and where it is and ditto for the occipital cortex. Hemispheres I changed to sides and as far as 'symptoms' that can be rectified via Signs and symptoms (medicine).
Having a limited English vocabulary does not imply that a person is unitelligent. If there is no simple alternative to complex words, you explain them, so now the person reading it can still access the information and add a few complex words to their vocabulary.
As far as placing tags, nothing personal but I take them to be inherently adverserial in nature and worthless beyond giving the person who slaps them on some sense of empowerment. If a person possesses enough intellect to make edits to a Wikipedia article and the motivation to do so, they don't need a tag as a prompt, basically that's implying that they're not too bright. 7mike5000 (talk) 23:53, 4 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]