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* Per above, I nominate a lot of things for deletion, on the grounds that a quality dictionary does not contain "anything and everything".
 
* Per above, I nominate a lot of things for deletion, on the grounds that a quality dictionary does not contain "anything and everything".
 
* I do edit languages I don't speak, but only in terms of formatting (spacing, punctuation, correct use of templates).
 
* I do edit languages I don't speak, but only in terms of formatting (spacing, punctuation, correct use of templates).
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* Currently deleting a lot of toneless pinyin (formally banned here). I will move a toneless entry to toned when possible, but if the Chinese character entry does not exist, I will delete the pinyin outright.
 
* I sometimes edit Portuguese, Italian, Occitan and Catalan which I don't really 'speak' but they're very similar to French and Spanish.
 
* I sometimes edit Portuguese, Italian, Occitan and Catalan which I don't really 'speak' but they're very similar to French and Spanish.
 
* I like a joke. Life is short, this is a website, but if I make a joke I will revert myself.
 
* I like a joke. Life is short, this is a website, but if I make a joke I will revert myself.

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Babel user information
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
fr-4 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances proches de la langue maternelle en français.
es-1 Este usuario tiene un conocimiento básico del español.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer beherrscht Deutsch auf grundlegendem Niveau.
fro-1 This user has basic knowledge of Old French.
frm-1 This user has basic knowledge of Middle French.
xno-1 This user has basic knowledge of Anglo-Norman.
oc-1 Aqueste utilizaire dispausa de coneissenças de basa en occitan.
ca-1 Aquest usuari té un coneixement bàsic de català.
A
Latn
This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.
Ω
Grek-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Greek alphabet.
Я
Cyrl-1
This user has a basic understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
/ʑ/
IPA-2
This user has an intermediate understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
Users by language

Martin Richard Gardner
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
19/09/1983

A bit about me

Speaking French more than half of my life. Have studied Spanish at the University of Leeds, and have studied German in the past; Old French, Middle French, archaic Modern French and Anglo-Norman are my current passions. I'm currently reading Suddenly Single by Sheila O'Flanagan offline, and Le Roman de Wace (part 2) online, whence come the Anglo-Norman words I'm entering right now.

I also used to play Scrabble at competition level and am learning some Latin and Ancient Greek. My current passion is juggling (YouTube video to come, in about 2012). November 10 2010, 7 balls for 7 catches.

I'm now an administrator of the English Wiktionary!

On the Wiktionary
  • On Wiktionary less now as I have a new job, as well as other hobbies (reading, juggling and so on).
  • First started using Wiktionary to look up obscure Scrabble words. For the one's that didn't exist, I started creating them myself.
  • Overly obsessed with neatness and regularity. This is mostly good for Wiktionary, as dictionaries should be neat and regular.
  • I make a lot of minor edits, lots of them using the auto-formatting functions of User:Mglovesfun/vector.js. I tend not to write edit summaries for these, as I would literally spend twice as long writing edit summaries as I would doing actual formatting. So by just clicking the minor button and hitting enter, I can format more entries per hour.
  • Stuff I've taken an interest in and therefore can contribute a bit to includes baseball, basketball, juggling, poker and Scrabble.
  • You can edit my user page and subpages like any other Wiktionary page. I too may edit your pages for broken links, typos, broken English and whatnot. Do feel free to revert without any explanation, and I will do the same.
  • I spend more time correcting stuff and updating stuff than making new articles. A dictionary is about quality and quantity, so correcting the entries we already have is very important.
  • Per above, I nominate a lot of things for deletion, on the grounds that a quality dictionary does not contain "anything and everything".
  • I do edit languages I don't speak, but only in terms of formatting (spacing, punctuation, correct use of templates).
  • Currently deleting a lot of toneless pinyin (formally banned here). I will move a toneless entry to toned when possible, but if the Chinese character entry does not exist, I will delete the pinyin outright.
  • I sometimes edit Portuguese, Italian, Occitan and Catalan which I don't really 'speak' but they're very similar to French and Spanish.
  • I like a joke. Life is short, this is a website, but if I make a joke I will revert myself.
  • Learnt some Old French at the University of Leeds doing a one year course entitled love, laughter and chivalry. Beyond that am self-taught, have taught myself by reading as many texts as possible, many of them more than once. Anyone with more experience is very much welcome to check my edits.
  • Note: I only create accelerated Middle French forms when I can find at least one attestation. Dead languages can be a bit unpredictable, and there's nothing worse than creating a batch of accelerated entries to discover they're not used anywhere.
  • I operate MglovesfunBot (talkcontribs), which mainly bypasses redirects, removes categories and templates that fail our deletion process, corrects spacing, etc.
  • Believe it or not, I don't really give two hoots about Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian and Serbo-Croatian. I just think where a norm exists it should be used as widely as possible, even if I disagree with that norm.
  • Similarly, I think that Anglo-Norman should be merged into Old French, as by any standard I know of, apart from ISO 639-3, they are the same language.
  • IRC, Internet Relay Chat, Wiktionary channel.
  • Trivia: great grandson of John Maconnachie.
Areas of interest
  • Suffixes and prefixes.
  • Etymologies, especially Latin ones.
  • Deleting pages that shouldn't be here.
  • I do a lot of boring stuff like managing categories, uncategorized pages, fixing broken links, etc.
  • I don't usually block users unless the vandalism is severe (such as spam or attack pages) or repeated.
  • If I make typos or stupid errors, correct them without asking me, or even revert me.
Working CFI

Stuff that I think are common practices but aren't in any Wiktionary policies

  • Single words (with no spaces) aren't nominated for deletion as 'sum of parts'
  • Sum of parts entries that meet WT:CFI#idiomaticity are usually deleted, or at least nominated for deletion.
Subpages
Mglovesfun/-eur Mglovesfun/CFI Mglovesfun/CFI/1
Mglovesfun/CFI/2 Mglovesfun/Leeds IPA Mglovesfun/Manual of style
Mglovesfun/cleanup categories Mglovesfun/darwinii Mglovesfun/en:Cricket with spaces
Mglovesfun/format.js Mglovesfun/fro-conj-issir Mglovesfun/iw
Mglovesfun/list of English words of French origin Mglovesfun/list of English words of French origin/a-d Mglovesfun/list of English words of French origin/e-m
Mglovesfun/list of English words of French origin/n-z
Mglovesfun/new adj form Mglovesfun/new citation 2
Mglovesfun/new fr adj Mglovesfun/new fr demonym Mglovesfun/new fr pp form
Mglovesfun/red links Mglovesfun/sandbox Mglovesfun/sandbox/2
Mglovesfun/surname Mglovesfun/templates Mglovesfun/to do
Mglovesfun/to do/Anglo-Norman Mglovesfun/to do/Chinese Mglovesfun/to do/English
Mglovesfun/to do/French Mglovesfun/to do/Italian
Mglovesfun/to do/Middle French Mglovesfun/to do/Occitan Mglovesfun/to do/Old French
Mglovesfun/to do/Old Provençal Mglovesfun/to do/acronym-old Mglovesfun/to do/circus
Mglovesfun/to do/somebody Mglovesfun/vector.css Mglovesfun/vector.js
Mglovesfun/warn
External links