Greetings. My name is Garet. I am a Canadian Christian homeschooler. I've had an account on Wiktionary since 27 December, 2012. I'm still new to all this, so let me know if I make any mistakes. Feel free to edit this page or send me a message. Thanks. TeragR (talk) 02:47, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here! By the way, you can sign your comments on talk (discussion) pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, which automatically produces your name (or IP number if you're not signed in) and the current date and time. If you have any questions, then see the help pages, add a question to one of the discussion rooms or ask me on my talk page.​—msh210 (talk) 04:53, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! TeragR (talk) 16:22, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikisaurus EntriesEdit

Two Wikisaurus entries should never have the same definition. The whole idea of Wikisaurus is to have one entry for each definition, so you can add all the terms with approximately that definition to the Synonyms section. There are already regular dictionary entries for each term, so there's no need to duplicate that within Wikisaurus. The Wikisaurus entries are for the groups, not the individual members of those groups. I deleted the Wikisaurus entry for garret because it would mean two entries with exactly the same content. We only need the one for attic. Whenever I start to work with a type of entry I haven't done before, I always take a look at what other entries of the same type are like. I would suggest looking at other Wikisaurus entries to see how others are doing them. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 06:11, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Understood. Thank you! TeragR (talk) 16:22, 1 May 2013 (UTC)


For creating these, you may be interested in WT:ACCEL. User: PalkiaX50 talk to meh 21:11, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Did you mean to link here? If you did, I don't understand much of that because it is so technical (for lack of a better word). TeragR (talk) 21:37, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure what was intended but you should take a look at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets. (See "preferences" at the very top of any Wiktionary page.) One of the options is "Add accelerated creation links for common inflections of some words.". Some of the other options are also useful. If you see something of possible interest to you but are unsure about it, you could experiment, ask at WT:INFO, or ask any user who seems to know about that kind of thing. You could ask me if I am around. DCDuring TALK 13:49, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for getting that entry started. I have added the kind of additional material that I believe our taxonomic entries should have. The one gap for Saxifraga is that I don't think that there is any meaningful English vernacular name for the genus. I would welcome any assistance in adding to our coverage of taxonomic names. We have lists galore of missing ones: eg, Category:Entries using missing taxonomic names and Special:WantedCategories (lines beginning "Entries missing taxonomic name...."). If you'd like to add only your favorite animals and plants, that would be welcome. I especially encourage adding species and genera that are native to North America as they are somewhat underrepresented, especially plants and insects. A helpful way of getting an entry started is to use {{taxon}} for the definition and to insert links to wikipedia, wikispecies, and wikicommons. You can then follow the links to get some content for the definition.

I would be happy to help you in any way I can with taxonomic entries. See Wiktionary:Taxonomic names or my user page for some links. DCDuring TALK 14:03, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Understood. Thank you! TeragR/talk 22:10, 31 August 2013 (UTC)


Both the previous usage example and yours don't really help a user much. Can you come up with one that's a little richer, like: "They disneyfied the area by ...." DCDuring TALK 01:19, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes, you're right. Thank you. Done. TeragR/talk 02:01, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Keep up the good work. DCDuring TALK 04:08, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Lua Program LingoEdit

To be honest, I took a computer science class, and in one session I learned the basics of HTML. Does it ring a bell to you like it did to me? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:06, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

I've also learned the basics of HTML, and, since I'm not sure what you mean about it ringing a bell, I guess it didn't. Are you saying that editing HTML is like editing a Wiki? —TeragR (talk) 04:28, 25 October 2013 (UTC)


"Uncountable" is for things that don't take singular "a", like "rice" ("some rice", not "a rice"). It should not be used at e.g. cream gene, which is a singular. Equinox 02:28, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia refers to it as "the cream gene" (and never in the plural or immediately following "a"), which gave me the impression it was uncountable, similar to the way that "the flu" refers to a particular disease. Is this understanding wrong? —TeragR disc./con. 02:51, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Nevermind, I just saw your edit summary. Thanks for the correction. —TeragR disc./con. 02:56, 26 March 2018 (UTC)