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Enjoy your stay at Wiktionary! —Justin (koavf)TCM 10:30, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Thanks, but I'm already quite familiar with Wiktionary, just see my user page. ;) Acolyte of Ice (talk) 10:32, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Merry Christmas edit

I wish to you and all users of Wiktionary Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Leonard Joseph Raymond (talk) 22:08, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply

Vandalism edit

I know I asked about this before but I didn't read the response and now I can't find it (not on Ice Mage talk page either). For God's sake can't you just log in and block the vandal yourself, instead of adding revision upon revision to the "list of vandals" page? Inefficient and annoying. love, Equinox 10:52, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

Or to make myself more clear: if you refuse to use the tools when they are given to you: don't use the plebeian tools either. Just ignore the vandalism. Nothing worse than the back-seat moderator truly. Equinox 10:53, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply
*sighs* If it's such a bother to you then fine, I'll let others deal with that shit when I'm not on my main account. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 10:58, 8 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

obmowa edit

So I've only been including attested forms of Old and Middle Polish terms, which include excluding unattested nominatives! I know there's a huge debate regarding this. We need a way to make the Old Polish table work like {{pl-mid-decl-noun}} to include a reconstructed nominative singular. Vininn126 (talk) 11:03, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

I see, fair enough. If that's the case then it is what it is. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 11:07, 9 May 2023 (UTC)Reply

translations edit

Hi! How can I find help with translaitons? Archearchy (talk) 12:39, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply

I feel like you might need to be more specific here...Like, are you looking for translations of a specific term or something? Acolyte of Ice (talk) 12:43, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
I look for help to check translations in the table here. Archearchy (talk) 13:08, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Hmm, I'm not sure really...perhaps you could try to find users who speak the languages in question. Personally I don't think I would be confident enough to do the French even though I have studied it in the past. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 13:17, 17 November 2023 (UTC)Reply
Is there a way that I find users who speak the languages? Archearchy (talk) 11:22, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
Technically yes, there are categories like Category:User fr for French for example. they use the standard ISO codes where applicable or less frequently codes probably agreed upon by some Wiktionarians when there is a language people have decided to include as its own L2 section in entries which ISO does not have a code for. For more "major" languages like French there will be literally hundreds of users to sift through, with no way of filtering out inactives AFAIK, but I don't know of any other way really. It is also worth noting that these categories like Category:User fr have subcategories for the different levels of fluency as defined in users' Babel boxes. Acolyte of Ice (talk) 13:08, 12 December 2023 (UTC)Reply