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WelcomeEdit

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(And thanks for creating an account) --Dvortygirl 04:25, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome and thank you. I appreciate the welcome! =) --Takanatsu the Frippant 04:27, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Stock symbolsEdit

Stock symbols have been discussed on the beer parlour before - the consensus has been that we don't want them. I suggest discussing it there before trying to re-add GOOG. --Connel MacKenzie T C 05:10, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

Things to doEdit

Tankatsu,

A passion flower.

You left before I had a chance to say any more. If you would like to see more images in Wiktionary, and you're looking for things to do, add them! In many cases, the images already exist. Try this. Go to Commons and search by name for a photo that you find missing, or just browse through photos there until you find one that looks like it could improve a Wiktionary article. Then add the following line to articles. (A good example is at frog.) [[Image:Passiflora.JPG|thumb|right|200px|A passion flower.]] Note that the image name, including file extension, is case-sensitive. I've shown the result at the right. --Dvortygirl 02:20, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

artificalEdit

Redirects are never entered for alternate spellings of a single word, nor for word forms. (Redirects are permitted for capitalization, hyphenation and idioms.)

I'd guess the British spelling is artificial (as I've never heard/seen it before) while the American English spelling is artifical. But with a redirect in place, we'd never know.

--Connel MacKenzie 13:33, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

I thought it was artificial on either side of the pond, and anywhere in the English-speaking world. --Takanatsu the Frippant 16:17, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Right you are. Perhaps I am an idiot. Or at the very least, capable of error.
But then, that only reinforces the point that Wiktionary does not use redirects: 1) you can't tell why it was redirected and 2) people looking up the correct spelling of a word (*ahem*) won't even realize their mistake.
--13:48, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Deleted stuff in userspaceEdit

Please don't keep stuff that got deleted in your userspace. If you want to save it, do so on your hard drive, not here. — Vildricianus 11:41, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

MisspellingsEdit

Do not enter these in the main namespace. Enter them only in Wiktionary:List of common misspellings. --Connel MacKenzie 15:42, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

janounEdit

Policy is not to bold Han characters (e.g. Japanese, Chinese, Korean Hanja) in headwords because bolding them at normal font sizes makes them unreadable. Robert Ullmann 11:21, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Removal of WT:RFV tag out-of-processEdit

Thanks for your display of faith in my citations when you removed the RFV tag from angels-dancing-on-the-head-of-a-pin. However, WT:RFV requires that the tag remains on the entries to which they are added until they are formally verified and are then struck from the RFV list. For this reason, I reverted your most recent revision of the said entry. I also made this mistake recently, removing the RFV tag from eisteddfodau#English after adding thirty-six citations thereunto. Everyone makes mistakes. Enjoy editing Wiktionary. † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 23:59, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

To change a nameEdit

Do you know where I can request a name-change here? I'd like it changed to Takamatsu. Thanks --Takanatsu the Frippant 21:03, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I think you need to ask a Bureaucrat. Widsith 21:20, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

I hereby dub thee...Edit

Takamatsu, according to your request. (Personally, I liked the Frippant part, but that's your choice.) --Dvortygirl 04:19, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

"Frippant" started to sound silly and as I matured on this site, I realized I had to get serious in more things, including my name. I saw a similar trend on Wikipedia- where people had not-so-serious sounding names to begin with (like "RonnieDee533") and changed them to "Ronald D.", "Ronald Donahue" or similar variants as they became more seasoned there. --Takamatsu 12:37, 15 May 2007 (UTC)

www.freerice.comEdit

An excellent organization, but their definitions are too simplistic for us - it needs to be backed up from other sources. Cheers. SemperBlotto 07:53, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

I will also cite Google's "define:" search operator's results then. --Takamatsu 07:55, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree with the complaint that the single-word results from them is too short. That is an interesting site, but there might be some concerns, if feeding off their definitions alone. (Pun intended.) Remember to reword them in your own words - that is, how you understand the various terms. --Connel MacKenzie 08:00, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
Sometimes I don't understand a term at all until I either guess the definitions/synonyms or look them up. Will adding example sentences suffice? (I'll try not just that, but also to add multi-word descriptors of the word, if I can.) --Takamatsu 08:06, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

IRC cloak requestEdit

I am Takamatsu on freenode and would like the cloak Wiktionary/Taka. Thanks. --Takamatsu 07:31, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

indecent libertiesEdit

I have deleted the citations page of this entry, as it had no citations, merely a link to a search for them. If you'd like to create a real citations page, you're more than welcome to recreate this, but the only thing that belongs here is actual citations, not links to them. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 00:11, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

begynnynge‎Edit

This spelling probably was used in ME, but also in early modern. The citation is from Tyndale, and Middle English was long gone by his day. Ƿidsiþ 21:42, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

ageplayEdit

You get a more realistic number of matches if you search for +ageplay with the plus sign, enforcing a single word (and not just age and play near each other). I've found two citations that look okay; there are plenty more on Usenet as well. Equinox 01:05, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

CripEdit

Two points: (1) acronyms typically do not have only their first letter capitalized. (2) Urban Dictionary is not a suitable reference source for Wiktionary entries. --EncycloPetey 01:33, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

WT:RFVEdit

The answer is because we archive stuff to individual talk pages, not all together. Sure you've had a good idea, but AFAICT you've archived stuff that hasn't yet closed! So people who click on the links on the individual pages won't be able to find the debates. But don't worry, it was clearly a good faith idea. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:12, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

I agree that something needs to be done about that page, but whereto was the the old content archived?  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 11:17, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
To Wiktionary:Requests for verification/Archive (June-December 2008). I've merged it back now. —RuakhTALK 23:11, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Aah. So we’re back to square one on that one, then…  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 14:41, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

FlutherEdit

I think the phrase "not dictionary material" is the one here. It looks likely that the Wikipedia article will be deleted anyway, it was a bad idea to link there. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:30, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 11:52, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

fully-loadedEdit

Nice catch! I've generalised the definition, it's certainly not specific to the motor industry. Other minor formatting things for future reference: don't forget inflection line {{en-adj}} in this case), # before definitions, and no-links in example sentences (thye should be simple enough not to need them). Thanks! Conrad.Irwin 02:13, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

PMSEdit

As you say, it's spelt PMs, so add it there (although it already should be there). Mglovesfun (talk) 21:47, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Template:feminineEdit

This isn't a context. If it's feminine, it should be in the definition, not the context labels. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:24, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Category:Feminine doesn't seem valid either. It's ambiguous and it's a "topical category". Also wise guy can refer to women, just check. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:27, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

black-tie eventEdit

I think this is just attributive use of black-tie. You can also have [black-tie dinner], [black-tie party], etc. Conrad.Irwin 11:01, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Wanted entriesEdit

Please don't put your own right at the start of the list. Maybe Wiktionary:Requested entries (English) would be a better place. I don't think blinded by rage meets our CFI - it means blinded by rage, albeit blinded used figuratively, figurative does not mean idiomatic. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:42, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

I found 47 entries on "blinded by (one's) own rage" so I think I'll add that soon.

It's not all about citability. I could cite my name is Mark but that wouldn't meet CFI. Just don't say nobody warned you. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:48, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

RedirectsEdit

Also, we don't redirect between different spellings and or scripts. Romaji entries get full entries. It's not going well so far, is it? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:44, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

First off, what's not going well? My experience on WT?

Now you see, if someone doesn't know how to type Japanese, and they're trying to look up honne or tatemae, then how else will they find it? If a redirect doesn't cut it for both, then I suppose we need to change them both to full entries, not delete them. --LUUWDA 10:48, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes, but since I don't speak Japanese, I can't do it. If you do, go for it. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:49, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
Everyone think you're trying to do good here, which is why you've not been blocked. A lot of experience Wikipedia editors have trouble here because they assume the norms are the same. So why try and balance being patient whilst not letting our content deteriorate. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:41, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

wheel warEdit

That's not an article, but a policy page. It fails to meet our criteria as evidence for inclusion. --EncycloPetey 00:13, 1 June 2010 (UTC)