Hello. I can't help with Chinese, because I don't know any, but here are some useful links for newcomers.


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Chinese editsEdit


What's the meaning of √ on Chinese entries request page? Most entries are not created yet. Pls note that Mandarin Chinese translations require traditional forms, simplified forms with pinyin, in this order. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 21:04, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, @Atitarev, I just wanna tick out all those requests that are "done" for discussion, or say, settled for meaning identification and ready for creation. You probably can see that besides those ticked, there are a lot of requested entries that don't have any interpretations. I think my way of doing is not too bad, since √ is really a small character. -- SzMithrandir (talk) 21:48, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Your block and pinyin entriesEdit

I've unblocked you; I think it's much better to discuss issues with good-faith editors rather than block them, as @SemperBlotto did. The onus falls partially on you, as well: when an experienced editor reverts your edit, it's worth asking them why rather than changing the page right back to your version.

For the issue in question, your edit summary suggests that you're aware that Wiktionary entries follow a very strict set of guidelines, which is important to keeping the dictionary functioning. The Chinese editors have decided that for multisyllabic pinyin entries, only the forms with tones marked should be created (like shīshì), and that for monosyllabic pinyin entries, a toneless entry can exist as a soft redirect to the forms with tones marked. This is an effective and consistent way to handle our pinyin entries, but even if it weren't, changing just one in a way that feels right to you while leaving all the others as they are just makes Wiktionary less standardised without addressing the issue. If you want to change this, the right thing to do is stop when you are reverted, and start a discussion (say, at WT:BP) about what kinds of pinyin entries should exist.

I hope this was clear, and please ask if you have any further questions. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 09:16, 22 September 2018 (UTC)