Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2010-01/Removing Wikisaurus-link template

Removing Wikisaurus-link templateEdit

  • Voting on: Performing two actions:
    • Removing from WT:ELE the following text:
      • {{Wikisaurus-link|money}} The link to a Wikisaurus entry can now be made by using the Template {{Wikisaurus-link|headword}}. This throws up a banner with a link to the Wikisaurus entry. For example, {{Wikisaurus-link|money}}

    • Deleting the Wikisaurus-link template while keeping its talk page for the sake of documentation.
  • Justification:
    • The text proposed here for removal was addeded to WT:ELE without a vote in this edit in May 2006.
    • The template creates a right-floating box with an icon, a box that resembles boxes linking to sister projects such as Wikipedia, Wikisource and Commons. However, Wikisaurus is not a sister project; it is a subproject and a namespace within Wiktionary. Wikisaurus is a lexicographical work tightly integrated into Wiktionary. It is part of Wiktionary located in a dedicated namespace for the sake of information storage convenience: having one place for collection of synonyms for each synonym-set.
    • The currently common way of linking to Wikisaurus is to add "See also [[Wikisaurus:headword]]" to synonyms section, to which readers normally come to look for synonyms.
    • The string "* See also [[Wikisaurus:cat]]" is short to type; "* {{Wikisaurus-link|cat}}" reduces the typing work insignificantly. The same is true of the alternative "* {{seeWikisaurus|cat}}". Instead of typing, the editor may choose to paste the link repeatedly for the whole synonym set.
    • The template's appearance is this:
Find this word in Wikisaurus

  • Note: When the text proposed for removal is removed from WT:ELE, hyperlinking from mainspace to Wikisaurus remains unregulated by WT:ELE, and is open to further adjustment.
  • Vote starts: 00:00, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Vote ends: 24:00, 2 March 2010 (UTC)


  1.   Support —Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 06:19, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
  2.   Support wholeheartedly. -- Prince Kassad 07:12, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
  3.   Support Dan Polansky 15:11, 1 February 2010 (UTC)
  4.   SupportRuakhTALK 14:38, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
  5.   Support.​—msh210 17:07, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
  6.   Support Ivan Štambuk 15:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)




  • Vote passes 6-0-0. ELE section has been removed. Lots of orphaning to do before the template can be deleted. --Yair rand 00:13, 3 March 2010 (UTC)