Help:Disputing a definition

This page deals with the procedures for contesting and removing definitions and words. If the change is minor, (i.e. the meaning of the definition was not changed significantly, and/or it is unlikely that anyone will want to change it back) it is probably not necessary to discuss the change first; however, if you intend to alter a definition in a major way or remove it entirely, it is strongly recommended that you first discuss the change on a high-volume discussion page such as the Tea Room, Requests for Verification or Requests for Deletion so that others have an opportunity to give their opinions. It is advised not to use the entry's talk page for this purpose because the ratio of editors to entries on Wiktionary is so low that few editors may ever see it.

The Tea Room (TR)Edit

This is the place to go for general discussion on the meanings of words. Make a new discussion in the Tea Room and put {{tearoom}} on the entry in question to alert editors visiting that page to the discussion.

Requests for Verification (RFV)Edit

This is the place to go if you question whether the word or sense in question actually exists. For a word or sense to be included, it must meet the "Attestation" section of the Criteria for Inclusion. Make a new discussion on the RFV and put the {{rfv}} banner on the whole entry or {{rfv-sense}} next to the sense in question.

Requests for Deletion (RFD)Edit

This is the place for discussing whether the word in question meets any of the Criteria for Inclusion other than those within the "Attestation" section (e.g. if you don't think that a word is idiomatic). Make a new discussion on the RFD and put the {{rfd}} banner on the whole entry or {{rfd-sense}} next to the sense in question.

If you believe that one definition is redundant to another definition, put {{rfd-redundant}} next to it and discuss it on RFD also.

Stuff that is obviously rubbishEdit

Entries may be tagged with {{delete|your reason here}}. After deleting any page, an administrator will be able to see all the entries with this in them. Individual senses do not need an administrator to remove them; you may simply do that yourself.

Last modified on 8 February 2011, at 02:51