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Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary!

If you have edited Wikipedia, you probably already know some basics, but Wiktionary does have a few conventions of its own. Please take a moment to learn our basics before jumping in.

First, all articles should be in our standard format, even if they are not yet complete. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with it. You can use one of our pre-defined article templates by typing the name of a non-existent article into the search box and hitting 'Go'.

Notice that article titles are case-sensitive and are not capitalized unless, like proper nouns, they are ordinarily capitalized (Poland or January). Also, take a moment to familiarize yourself with our criteria for inclusion, since Wiktionary is not an encyclopedia. Don't go looking for a Village pump – we have a Beer parlour. Note that while Wikipedia likes redirects, Wiktionary deletes most redirects, (especially spelling variations) in favor of short entries. Please do not copy entries here from Wikipedia if they are in w:CAT:MtW, they are moved by bot, and will appear presently in the Transwiki: namespace.

Special note to Wikipedia Administrators:
Please remember that you are a Wiktionary newbie for the next month or so. There are very distinct policy differences here, the rules are much sharper in terms of dictionary entries, though less well defined in non-dictionary matters. Do not presume to correct policy here, without an extended WT:BP discussion and a one-month (or longer) WT:VOTE. Otherwise you very likely will be blocked, like many other Wikipedia admins. Remember that your role on Wikipedia causes (perhaps unfair) subconscious expectations regarding your conduct here. Being Bold with Wiktionary policy pages (which usually have much greater acceptance than indicated) is highly discouraged.

Finally, you can link Wikipedia pages, including your user page, using [[w:pagename]], {{pedia}}, or {{wikipedia}}. Please do not create redirects to Wikipedia pages, though. They don't work.

We hope you enjoy editing Wiktionary and being a Wiktionarian.