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Again, welcome! Ultimateria 03:58, 28 May 2011 (UTC)
No need to discuss it; there was a vote on the matter and translations for English inflection forms are banned. Unless you think there's a realistic change we'll overturn that ban. Mglovesfun (talk) 15:04, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
- I do support that rule, but that's not the case here. On the page oat one is directed to oats when looking for translations for 'seeds of the oat,' but on the target page there aren't any translations anymore. They should be added to either one of those pages, in my opinion to oats. Van Dale EN–NL and Pharos AF–EN / EN–AF say that if the English term oats refers to food, it's always plural. The translations for scissors can be found on the page scissors, not scissor; the translations for trousers can be found on trousers, not trouser; therefore the translations of oats (food) should be on the page oats. (See also this discussion on DCDuring's talk page.) Have a nice day, Caudex Rax ツ (talk) 18:59, 31 December 2012 (UTC)