User talk:Equinox

Hi, since you removed my edit from earlier today, I was just wondering what counts as a "legitimate red link"? Can I just add my own personal favourite compound nouns with "Holocaust" in them and add them to the list randomly? And of what use are these very specific German terms for the English wiktionary at all? Thanks for enlightening me. --Lmarq (talk) 13:50, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

If they are real words in use, per WT:CFI, then yes, add 'em. Red links are useful: they show us what words we still need to add. English Wiktionary contains words in all languages, not just English. Equinox 14:02, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the link. I sincerely hope then that it won't be the wrong people who'll take upon themselves the task of turning these red links blue. --Lmarq (talk) 14:12, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

If they do, I dare say the "right people" can fix them. It's a wiki! Equinox 02:02, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


Is this acceptable or not? Just curious. thanks. --Fdena (talk) 01:41, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

I suppose it's no worse than an entry defined as "a surname". It might help to indicate where (at least the major) cities are. Equinox 01:43, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks --Fdena (talk) 01:44, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


Is this etymology finalised now? I only inquire because readers are led to believe that it is still being discussed on the Tea Room page. Andrew H. Gray 20:53, 5 October 2015 (UTC)Andrew

Unsure. I've had nothing to do with that discussion. Equinox 20:56, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Andrew H. Gray 21:00, 5 October 2015 (UTC)Andrew


Thanks for cleaning out my pages. Some time when you have nothing better to do, could you have a go at the subpages of Wiktionary:Requested entries (French)? Cheers. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:49, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm trying some pages, but it may be a bit early to do this again. Most of the blue links currently seem to be English, Italian, etc. Equinox 13:05, 16 October 2015 (UTC)
OK. I'll look out for them. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:11, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Missing words, take IIIEdit

Check your e-mail. — Ungoliant (falai) 16:54, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

possible explanationEdit

Hey Equy, do you think that Sac à Dos Pourpre is secretly the United States government? Because that would certainly explain his behaviour! --Romanophile (contributions) 20:51, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


I mean in the sense of "you are family" not "you are a family". 20:41, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Requested entries (English)/WordlistEdit

Thank you for fixing my entry. I saw you care about requested entries and I noticed someone elsewhere complaining that the English Wiktionary is missing many words from, so I created the lists above. I hope they are useful. 2700 words are missing out of those that they consider the top 37k, and 38k from their top 150k. Not bad, but still some useful suggestions in there I hope. Nemo 23:21, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Nice. I have a similar list on my computer here that I've been slowly working through, and there's probably quite a lot of overlap. (Mine is based on words valid in Scrabble.) In practice, in both my list and yours, some terms are "dictionary forms" without actual usage (e.g. certain -nesses plurals), and some are nonces (especially from Edmund Spenser), but the vast majority are worth researching. Equinox 23:59, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

(oxyde) blanc d’arsenicEdit

Hi Equinox. I got this French term from:

I assume that the relevant part should be parsed « [oxyde [de zinc artificiel], ou [blanc d’arsenic],] », rather than « [oxyde de zinc artificiel], ou [blanc d’arsenic], », yes? — I.S.M.E.T.A. 11:22, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

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