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Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk (discussion) and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, which automatically produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to one of the discussion rooms or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Ivan Štambuk 01:36, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

“trim def”[edit]

Normally when you trim information you should leave a comment saying that you did so, including what kind, and if it isn't obvious a reason why. (Sometimes people will comment the talk page as well, though I wouldn't say this case calls for that.) This isn't a warning or anything, I just want to make sure you don't get yourself into a situation that's hard to explain your way out of.

By the way, a number of us prefer {{pedialite}} to {{wikipedia}} since the latter can interfere with images etc. What do you think?

Hope you enjoy editing here. DAVilla 01:03, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Please note[edit]

Brand name entries are considered to be spam. --Connel MacKenzie 20:26, 29 February 2008 (UTC)


Under almost no circumstances, is it ever acceptable to replace content with a redirect. Please read WT:CFI and WT:ELE before making any other changes. --Connel MacKenzie 20:28, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to sound hasty. Yes, the rule of thumb on Wiktionary, is NO REDIRECTS. The reality is that redirects are allowed for multi-word idioms, but that just confuses people (especially Wikipedians!) In general, the spelling of a word is of tantamount importance to a dictionary - everything about how someone looks up a term hinges on the spelling used. And since everything about a dictionary is "redundant" to begin with, there is little incentive to eliminate duplication. In general, it is better to have two similar entries that cross reference each other, than to proscribe one spelling in favor of another (by merit of a hard redirect, or a soft redirect.) If you remember that an encyclopedia is about topics and a dictionary is about the words representing topics, it will help you grasp the distinction. --Connel MacKenzie 20:37, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Header levels[edit]

Concerning [1], could you please try and watch which level you're putting the anagrams in at? They're supposed to be at L3. Many thanks. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 06:53, 23 June 2008 (UTC)


Are you the same Trivialist user from Wikipedia? 22:21, 6 April 2015 (UTC)