User talk:Equinox


I could've sworn I heard this used as a noun somewhere. I can't find anything in 19th century or 18th century Books, but I feel like I've heard it or seen it used before in the sense of "a station used for playing, of any sort" such as maybe in a sport? Possibly related to playground or playfield? In any case, this one's probably pretty rare. Could you help me out with this one? It would be hard to find cites for this because most of the usages of the word "Playstation" refer to the console. Philmonte101 (talk) 03:48, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Oh and see WT:Requested entries (English)#P 2016 for more info. Philmonte101 (talk) 03:50, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I found a usage, but don't know if it's enough. It seems to be used to refer to (any) video game console in this 1987 textbook: "Depending on the beholder (and the motivations of the IT supplier), access to IT is through a versatile home computer, an intelligent audiovisual playstation, a display telephone, or an electronic kiosk in a public place." [1] Philmonte101 (talk) 03:59, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
In a completely different sense: (from 1931) "Number of municipal playgrounds, 29, of which number 23 are owned by the District government, 6 are owned by the Federal Government, and in addition to these there is one playstation operated" [2] which would mean "a station of any kind used for playing". Philmonte101 (talk) 04:03, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
Those are interesting citations (though in unrelated senses). I don't think I can help, though. Equinox 02:19, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
BTW, the place to put citations that aren't ready for a full entry is the citations page, e.g. Citations:playstation. Equinox 02:28, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

YouTube channelEdit

This is unrelated to Wiktionary, I know. But I remember someone at one point having a link to their YouTube channel on their user page. I could've sworn it was you, but I couldn't find the link on your user page now. Have you linked to it? And did you take it off, if so? Philmonte101 (talk) 03:30, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Not me. Equinox 04:15, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Here's MG's channel, dedicated to juggling. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 15:49, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
This is very interesting! I too am a very avid juggler; though I do not have a YouTube channel. —JohnC5 19:16, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Industrialization as an era.Edit

Do you think we should include capitalizations entries of words that are perceived by some to be proper names of historical eras? "Industrialization" was the name given to many eras in many places, so how should I create an entry like that? Philmonte101 (talk) 21:35, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Also with the alternative spelling, Industrialisation, which is probably more relevant to you than to me because of your region. Philmonte101 (talk) 21:39, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
All I'm going to say is that I think entries should be considered from the point of view "how useful and meaningful is this?" and not "how can I create more entries?". Equinox 21:41, 11 August 2016 (UTC)


@ Equinox . Thank you so much for pointing out my careless repetition in signing - I was just paying attention to making sure that I left nothing misleading in the Rules that I need to adhere to before attempting to edit any further Entry pages. My reason, however, for the different dates was due to distinguishing between my main page editing and the last section; but to say that my repetitions were stupid is an understatement and discredits what I tried to present! Andrew H. Gray 12:54, 12 August 2016 (UTC)Andrew

Um dude you did it again in your reply. Equinox 22:38, 17 August 2016 (UTC)


The "waiter" reference helps to explain why there's a pen behind his ear ... Anyway, no worries. SMUconlaw (talk) 12:57, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

How did it go...? "Waiter, waiter, there's a pen behind your ear." "Be quiet or everyone will want one." Equinox 22:39, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Ha, ha, haven't heard that one before ... — SMUconlaw (talk) 10:38, 18 August 2016 (UTC)


Re your revert of my addition to mouth-breather to move it to mouthbreather: It seems like they should go on the dominant page, as they do with bluestocking (not bluestockings or blue-stocking, which doesn't exist at present but does show up in the quotations there).

Also, re the hyperlinks that you removed: they were in the original, so I was just reproducing what he had. I added the same quote to several other pages, and at least on alt-right and Gamergater it seems to me that the original links clarify the author's meaning. I see why they might not be desired on mouthbreather, but I'm not sure what the guidelines are for reproducing links in the original, especially when relevant to the word.

--Flex (talk) 19:12, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

1. Had this discussion with someone recently and wish I could remember who it was, so I could link. Basically, a cite with the alt form attests the existence of the alt form (and not the main form); it is evidence and support for the alt form, and best belongs there. 2. Yes, links are in the original, but so might be font colours, banner ads, and pop-ups. We don't need them to attest words. Equinox 19:14, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm also not thrilled about the idea of us giving Google link-juice/rankings to someone's opinions, by copying their link phrases. Internet links die all the time anyway, and we often have to remove them. Equinox 19:16, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
I'd suggest Wiktionary:Quotations be updated to indicate what the policies should be. In any case, I think there's a good case to be made that the links to reputable publications (the NYT and Time) should be left, where immediately relevant. If they expire, they probably expire in the original too. --Flex (talk) 19:17, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Feel free to start a discussion: I suppose WT:BP may be the best place. Equinox 19:20, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Here it is. --Flex (talk) 21:55, 17 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi. I moved this to capitalised O.S., since that's how you spelled it, and it matches O.D. Equinox 19:45, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Oh great, thanks! I was scratching my head because it wasn't obvious how to do that. 8) -- Beland (talk) 20:15, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
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