User talk:Dingar

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

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'. You can link Wikipedia pages, including your user page, using [[w:pagename]], {{pedia}}, or {{wikipedia}}.

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 wikipedia:Category:Copy to Wiktionary; they are moved by bot, and will appear presently in the Transwiki: namespace.

A further major caveat is that a "Citation" on Wiktionary is synonymous with a "Quotation", we use these primary sources to construct dictionary definitions from evidence of the word being used. "References" (aka "Citations" on Wikipedia) are used predominantly for verifying Etymologies and usage notes, not the definitions themselves. This is partly to avoid copyright violation, and partly to ensure that we don't fall into the trap of adding "list words", or words that while often defined are never used in practice.

Note for experienced Wikipedians:
Wiktionary is run in a very different manner from Wikipedia and you will have a better experience if you do not assume the two are similar in culture. Please remember that despite your experience on Wikipedia, that experience may not always be applicable here. While you do not need to be an expert, or anything close to one, to contribute, please be as respectful of local policies and community practices as you can. Be aware that well-meaning Wikipedians have unfortunately found themselves blocked in the past for perceived disruption due to misunderstandings. To prevent a similar outcome, remember the maxim: be bold, but don't be reckless!
Having said that, we welcome Wikipedians, who have useful skills and experience to offer. The following are a couple of the most jarring differences between our projects that Wikipedians may want to learn up front, so things go smoothly for everyone. Changing policy pages on Wiktionary is very strongly discouraged. If you think something needs changing, please discuss it at the beer parlour, after which we may formally vote on the issue. You should also note that Wiktionary has very different user-space policies, we are here to build a dictionary and your user-page exists only to facilitate that. In particular we have voted to explicitly ban all userboxes with the exception of {{Babel}}; please do not create or use them.

We hope you enjoy editing Wiktionary and being a Wiktionarian. Conrad.Irwin 00:24, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Chinese[edit]

Welcome! Please examine Wiktionary:About Chinese. You may find this helpful in understanding our conventions. One important note: Chinese in English means many different languages, so we try always to be specific (Mandarin, Cantonese, Min Nan, etc.). Please try always to name the particular language for clarity. Thank you for your contributions to Wiktionary. --EncycloPetey 04:14, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Template:pap[edit]

What are you thinking? Robert Ullmann 23:51, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Upload[edit]

Hi,

I have replied in my talk page. Anatoli 05:16, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

msg igot[edit]

"hi Sven, long time no chat. We'll have to catch up soon when I'm not so snowed under with work. :( Just to let you know, the "standard" formatting for Eng->Chi entries nowadays is:

Please don't put them under "Mandarin"; it makes it harder to find, as most people look under Chinese when looking for translations. Cheers! Tooironic 22:18, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

  • inotisdn'agre,BUTedit-auto nodo,nmyhands notake the c/p ea time..:/"
ta4ur entrys!!--史凡>voice-MSN/skypeme!RSI>typin=hard! 03:28, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

formatting issues[edit]

Hi Dingar, I just saw your editing at herbalism. Please start using the correct formatting. You can check out How to Add a Chinese Translation for more information. You can also leave a message on my talk page anytime. Cheers. Tooironic 06:16, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

the early bird gets the worm[edit]

Hi, please don't forget to add pinyin to your Mandarin translations. If you get stuck you can always use Google Translate. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 09:44, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

风速计[edit]

Please adhere to proper formatting when creating Mandarin entries. See How to Create a Basic Chinese Entry for more information. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 08:28, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

膀胱[edit]

Good work, but you forgot the rs= field. ---> Tooironic 11:42, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

zh translations[edit]

Hi,

Please use this method for translations: How to Add a Chinese Translation. {{zh-tsp}} and {{zh-ts}} are used for other purposes. --Anatoli 00:51, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Please use "zh" code for both traditional and simplified. If the differ, the traditional precedes the simplified and only the simplified has the pinyin transliteration. --Anatoli 00:53, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, please abide by the correct formatting, e.g. at all's fair in love and war and others. Note the changes I have made. ---> Tooironic 06:57, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh my God, I've just realised how many edits you've made with the wrong formatting. Could you please clean them up? Thank you. ---> Tooironic 06:59, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
And one more thing, we don't include 的s in translation links, since they are not actually part of any word. In cases like hypercorrect, each word should be individually linked - check out my changes and in the future please do all multi-word translations in that way. Another example is the translation at hatemonger. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 07:04, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

please note the correct order of symbols for Chinese translations[edit]

Hi, Please note the correct order of symbols for Chinese translations

* Chinese:
*: Mandarin:

It's *: Mandarin:, not * :* Mandarin:

--Anatoli 07:44, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

saccade etc.[edit]

When you do translation sections, please do not simply copy the definitions. It's unnecessary to repeat the whole story - the glosses of translation tables are clearer if they just contain the essential information that separates a sense from the other senses. Also, the translation section headers should not contain wikilinks ([[...]]). --Hekaheka 08:02, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

欲速则不达[edit]

Aiya, Wiktionary only translates English terms! ---> Tooironic 01:29, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Your recent Mandarin entries[edit]

Please refer to this excellent guide by Tooironic on how to create a Mandarin Chinese entry: User:Jamesjiao/How to Create a Mandarin entry. I've deleted your entries for the time being. JamesjiaoTC 23:16, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Mandarin translations[edit]

Hi,

Could you use BOTH traditional and simplified (in this order), please? Also, we now use "cmn", not "zh" code (You may need a hard refresh if your translation doesn't link to zh:wiki). --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:57, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

It would be greatly appreciated if you added toned pinyin as well (only if it's correct!). There are tools to type in toned pinyin but nciku.com is one good resource. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:59, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for another edit, please note my change on refute:
Yours:
* Chinese:
*: Mandarin: {{t|cmn|反驳|sc=Hani}}
Preferred:
* Chinese:
*: Mandarin: {{t|cmn|反駁|sc=Hani}}, {{t|cmn|反驳|tr=fǎnbó|sc=Hani}}

Chinese, again[edit]

I notice you've been adding a lot of translations with the cmn language code. You may not be aware that our practice regarding Chinese has recently changed quite radically. See WT:AZH for more details. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:58, 28 June 2014 (UTC)