User talk:Arcarius

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Hi there and, although belatedly, welcome to Wiktionary. I notice you have been doing great work - particularly in Dutch, I don't suppose you are fluent (and patient ;) enough to check Category:Tbot entries (Dutch)? Anyway, as is traditional in a welcome message here are the three links your need. WT:ELE, the format guideline. WT:CFI, the criteria for including words. And Community portal for everything else. I hope to see you around, and keep up the good work - if you want to ask questions, feel free to use my talk page or the other discussion rooms. Yours Conrad.Irwin 16:18, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

P.S. are you w:User:Arcarius on 'pedia? You seem to have old contributions on Transwiki:Transpadana.

Etymology templates[edit]

The way you have set them up, you have categorized antoniem and kerstman as English words. You need to include the parameter nl in the etymology template, such as {{L.|nl}} or {{AGr.|nl}} to have the etymology category correct. Also, {{Gr.}} means modern Greek. --EncycloPetey 06:01, 27 December 2007 (UTC)


You have added a link to Wikipedia but no such article exists. Also, it is a verb, but you have defined it as if it were a noun. SemperBlotto 11:35, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

  • You spotted that inexistent link incredibly (in fact too) fast, yet it is already fixed- at preview it appeared as if a 'pedia page existed, only once saved I found it didn't but have instantly replaced it with an existing one: arm-wrestling Arcarius 11:40, 10 January 2008 (UTC)


Great entry and very detailed. Thank you. The only slight niggle I have with it are the example sentences, so next time you have a couple of minutes could I ask you to have another look at them. I, personally, prefer shorter and slightly more neutral sentences - so a few fewer words and a little less violence would be great! Sorry to be a burden. (You may aslso wish to bung a {{Babel}} on your user page so we know what languages you speak) Yours Conrad.Irwin 13:30, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

  • I never "have" a couple of minutes, let alone for something I don't want to see happen at all, and if anything is subjective in Wiktionary, then it's choosing example sentences. I never touch anyone else's except when there is something objectively wrong with them, and expect the same courtesy from others, or should we start silly edit wars? I for my part always hated short and dull sentences, never learned anything from them nor wanted to read them for any reason at all, for me they're pointless, so in my school days my homework example sentences (French, mostly, not native) were generally a multiple in length of anyone else’s, far more fun to write and read in class, and actually helped me becoming more fluid, unlike the textbook-copiers, as my straight A's in French proved. So kindly either take my entries as they are insofar as correct and improve where objectively possible, which is highly welcomed of course, or not at all, that's either no subjective changes as a matter of taste or no entries, finding original ways to fit meanings is the bit of fun that makes it worthwhile. No personal offence meant or taken. Arcarius 14:23, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Just so you know, I removed ALL of your example sentences from bekken, and you will be further blocked in the future if they are added back. I don't see how examples such as that are appropriate to Wiktionary. Neutral sentences are far better. Thanks. --Neskaya talk 19:29, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Form of entries[edit]

Hi, can I ask you to stick with our Layout guidelines and, when adding "form of" entries for words, include the # at the beginning of lines. Even better would be if you could say which form of the word it is - for example the entry at staan doesn't list the form staande. For a guide of how these entries should look ideally, look at examples in Category:Form of templates. Conrad.Irwin 14:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Example sentences[edit]

Please try and make sure that example sentences which you add are appropriate, and do not contain inappropriate content. While Wiktionary is not censored as such, we try to make sure that our content is as friendly as possible. Thank you for complying. --Neskaya talk 01:59, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

Also, please try and keep your example sentences within WT:ELE. --Neskaya talk 06:49, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

You know, some punctuation in those sentences of yours would be nice. --Neskaya talk 19:21, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

block notice[edit]

Blocked 1 year.

Edit is [1]

You need to work out your issues elsewhere. Robert Ullmann 00:03, 9 March 2008 (UTC)