Stop adding Dutch inflected forms edit
Stop creating entries in Dutch for inflected forms. You may think it is a convenient way to top up your edit count, but you're for the most part just increasing the workload for other editors. Several of the diminutive entries you made are unattested or too sparsely attested. All you are doing is clogging up RFVN further down the line.
I will say that the lemma bananenbrood you created was spot on, though.
←₰-→ Lingo Bingo Dingo (talk) 05:39, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
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Re: "Added an entry based on comparative evidence of its existence elsewhere".
Don't EVER do that.
See our Criteria for inclusion. This is a descriptive dictionary. If you aren't sure it's attested, don't create an entry for it. If you have comparative evidence that a term might have existed you might create an entry in the Reconstruction namespace, but I'm not sure you have the knowledge or background to do it right on your own. Generally it's best to not create such entries unless you find them in a reliable reference. As LBD says above, if you get something wrong you're wasting the time of those knowledgeable enough to spot it- time that could have been sent improving the dictionary. Worse, it's entirely possible that no one will spot it, and we end up misinforming the public. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:12, 4 May 2021 (UTC)