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An old favorite[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl,

Welcome to Wiktionary! You already did a great job!

Jo


Thanks for the warm welcome and the chuckle about defenestrate. It's gratifying that someone out there is enjoying my meanderings. I know I am! Dvortygirl 08:20, 31 Oct 2003 (UTC)

You're welcome. (In both ways... English is a funny language, isn't it?) I am enjoying your contributions a lot. I have a little bit less time now than a few months ago, but when I do find time I will add some translations to your articles. It's good that somebody besides Eclecticology is taking up the entering of definitions of English words. Most of us were mostly adding translations, which is good. But Wiktionary needs definitions of the words too. The choice of the words you are entering is also very interesting to me. (My mother language isn't English either, although I already have gotten used to most idiomatic expressions that exist in English).
About defenestrate... I wasn't aware it was actually a real word in English. I though that the people using it on the internet had invented it specifically for the purpose of talking about getting rid of Windows... (I think it should be added to the article, as a new way usage, but I'm not sure whether we can get a consensus on that)
Keep up the good work!
Jo

Hello. Thanks for the entry :-). I have added the source of the book where I found it, however I do not know the template for such thinks. --youssef 10:50, 1 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Goats /can/ put their best foot forward![edit]

Of course, no hard feelings, all in good fun. Inflection doesn't translate well via arial typeface and from 3000 miles away, but there is little that will offend me, so fear not. TheDaveRoss

Variants of idioms[edit]

Hi,

I think it's great you're adding idioms as this is an area that can easily get overlooked.

Could I make a couple of requests of you, please?

  1. Can you list alternative forms under a heading enclosed in sets of four equals signs rather than as the respelling of the entry? So, for example, "get someone's goat", which can also be "get somebody's goat", might look like this:

notenglish[edit]

Great! From what I've seen you appear to have a good sense of judgement. Putting a lot of these things on rfc just doesn't work. That page is like a big rug designed for putting sweepings under. Too often things are put there as something that someone else should do. I'm happy to see someone accepting the responsibility of doing the work herself. Anyway, thanks for the heads up as that will affect my view if someone else complains. Eclecticology 19:02, 2005 Jun 22 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

Hmmph. So how does one get into IRC then? Im sure its simple, but I just haven't found the right page I guess. Ta --Expurgator t(c) 28 June 2005 23:47 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

But I have little praise to accept: most of the material comes from etymonline.com. Circeus 29 June 2005 16:46 (UTC)

Get away with[edit]

Thank you for your suggestions on how to update the article get away with. Rfc1394 29 June 2005 17:18 (UTC)

Moving[edit]

Okay. May I still split pages into appropriate capitalization? If we're committing to the new capitalization changes, this will be neccasary anyway. 24 30 June 2005 00:20 (UTC)

A letter will be coming...[edit]

I have this week off to finish GEB, 1/2 way through. A letter will follow completion.

The right address for camp is 2610 Lynds Hill Rd, Plymouth, VT 05056, the other is a friends house where I stayed for a week prior to coming.

More soonly. TheDaveRoss 4 July 2005 02:37 (UTC)~

Greetings from another newbie[edit]

Thanks a lot, Dvortygirl, for your warm welcome to Wiktionary and some useful links. And I do hope you don't mind being pestered with questions from time to time. :) Mairene 4 July 2005 08:34 (UTC)

Upper /lower case versions[edit]

Hi there. Some of us are using a different method of marking up this type of entry. Compare Head Start and Liberal and see which you prefer. (There is no pressure - do what you like). Cheers. SemperBlotto 5 July 2005 07:24 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I'm just about done with bones, though I'm going to do some more cross-referencing with Wkikpedia. Jonathan Webley 6 July 2005 07:31 (UTC)

Fere and others[edit]

Thanks for your encouragement, Dvortygirl. I'm certainly eager to look for more. Mairene 9 July 2005 17:37 (UTC)

Food[edit]

One of the things that I've been trying to do is to have all English categories start with a capital letter. This will involve revising everything in Category:food. I started this group by looking at Category:boozing (which could have a better name), and ended up treating Category:Food and Drink as a top level category for anything comestible. See my comments at User talk:Sally Ku regarding Category:Colors for some of my thinking about reorganization. Eclecticology 18:08, July 16, 2005 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Whats up? Your secret admirer

Sprankton[edit]

Thanks for deleting this again. It looks like my experiment in seeing whether this would go away didn't work. Then it struck me that having this list at the top of RfD could be an invitation for vandals like AP. I'll try to find a better, and less obvious place for putting these so that they can be tracked. Eclecticology 23:14:41, 2005-09-08 (UTC)

What about truth???[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl and all

I am Kassios from the Macedonia Region of Greece.

I would like to ask a few questions. I noticed that the article for Macedonia and Macedonian was insufficient, so I edited them with the etymology of the names and a link to a reference to the Macedonia Region of Greece, simply out of respect to truth and honesty. Then, naturally, I contributed with an article about the Macedonia Region of Greece (since there wasn’t one) and some information about it, like its capital, its population, its borders etc., with a link to an article about it on Wikipedia and a few external links, under the definition "Macedonia Region" so people could refer to it. Just simple information that anybody can find in any good dictionary or geography book, or with a simple search online by typing these words.

However, obviously that was not liked by the administrators Alexander 007 and SemberBlotto and my article was deleted within minutes! Quite surprised (and even shocked to be honest), since my article was very short and had just simple information and not any comment about the "Macedonian dispute" between Greece and FYROM -I am sure you are familiar with the issue - I tried to find out what I did wrong...!

So after thinking, the only thing I came up with was that maybe it was the definition "Macedonia Region" of Greece! Maybe it sounded "political incorrect" (unfortunately many people suffer from lack of history knowledge in our days) so I changed it to "Greek Region of Macedonia" and I even removed the link to the Wikipedia article about it and all the external links. But even that was not to be accepted by the above administrators, especially SemberBlotto and they deleted that too!!! Furthermore, they broke down the edit I had done to the article for Macedonian and from Greek Region of Macedonia, now it’s: Greek region of Macedonia which refers to three different things, like there isn’t such a think as a "Greek Region of Macedonia"!!! Like countries do not have regions and counties!!!

Now my questions:

What did I do wrong that led to my article being deleted twice???

Why is it ok for Wiktionary to have a definition under Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and not Greek Region of Macedonia???

Is it ok for people to know about the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia but not ok to know about the "Greek Region of Macedonia"???

Does Wiktionary refuse to acknowledge that there is a Macedonia Region in Greece???

Does where I live not actually exist???

Isn’t Wiktionary meant to be a "Free dictionary" that people can refer to for knowledge or is it one of the "WE-WILL-TELL-YOU-WHAT-WE-WANT-YOU-TO-KNOW" rubbish that is provided by tons online???

Do Wiktionary administrators have an agenda???

Because obviously its trustworthiness is tested right here!


With respect to truth and knowledge.

Kassios

Newbie mix-up![edit]

Hi Dvortygirl

I wrote to you about this matter because after I joined Wiktionary, it was you who welcomed me. I presumed you were 'my administrator' or something like that...sorry, I am new to all this, therefore still learning! :)

Kassios

Couldn't believe such an award hadn't been given to you[edit]

For a neverending flow of audio files ...but now at last, the barnstar :) \Mike 13:17, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

Context? Where am I  ?  ?  ?  ?[edit]

Thanks, I really don't get this interaction scheme. I would like to help you guys with interaction design. This is really a great product/environment... but how do I get around? Know which mode I am in? Guess what to do next? Even... where I am? Wow. [edit]

Happy Birthday![edit]

Birthday candles.jpg
Your's for the day, it belongs to Denmark but they said the Queen of Wiktionary(tm) could borrow it.

On this, the thirtieth anniversary of your birth, we wish to say:[edit]

  • THANKS! For adding color, sound, organization and flavor to our entries, for being there to welcome the newbies (myself included), always remembering the important dates, and just hanging out with us. :) Happy birthday! - TheDaveRoss
  • Happy B'Day! and many thanks for all the sage wiki-wisdom & laughs! --Versageek 04:20, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • hjärtliga gratulationer den stora dagen! And thanks for all the help you've given to your faithful subjects! \Mike 08:06, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Ha den äran på födelsedagen! Thanks for being such a pleasure to be around, for always having a kind word, for generally making life better *smile*
  • Yeah! Happy birthday! You are such an asset to life, I really appreciate you :) Pschemp 13:20, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Gratulerer med dagen! *party* Jon Harald Søby 17:07, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Flores.gif
    Alles erdenklich Gute zu deinem Wiegenfest. :o) --Thogo (talk) 17:08, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Many happy returns of the day! –Pill δ 17:13, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Til hamingju með afmælið! Alien-smiley.png --birdy (:> )=| 17:23, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Gratulojn pro via kreskanta oldeco! Ne haltu... --Brion
This belonged to Napoleon, but it is about the right height for you ;)
  • I've baked you a cake - but the airfreight was prohibitive, so I shall eat it myself! SemperBlotto 18:49, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • Recibe muchos, pero muchos abrazos virtuales. Que tengas un muy feliz cumpleaños. I think this is a good moment to say thank you. Gracias por ser tan amable y tan linda; por los dibujos y por los chistes(see hummingbird); por tus palabras y por escuchar tu linda voz. Lots of hugs for you :) Alhen 18:57, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
  • ᐃᑭᐅᖃᓕᒫᒐᕐᔪᐊᖕ or maybe just hug. Kipmaster 19:02, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
Happy birthday hug

(even tho you spotted it early, we still mean it)


Hi Dvortygirl. What do you do about examples of GGG in use? It's in those lonely hearts ads in the paper all the time. One from last week's Echo says "40something GGG female wltm 35+ yo men for fun and maybe ltr...", and they have a guide to abbreviations on the same page. Windofir

Thanks[edit]

Thanks! Felix Portier Tuesday 2:24 PM 2006 (UTC)

Disbelief re policy[edit]

Are you sure there is a policy against presenting entries from other dictionaries on the talk pages? I am not talking about doing so for the main entries. How else can a discussion of meanings take place without considering what other dictionaries say? The definition given for disbelief is quite different from most dictionaries - the defintion given is appropriate for non-belief, just as a 2 year old might not believe the earth goes around the sun, having never considered it -- However, the example given requires the individual to have considered the idea & to have a conscious problem believing it --JimWae 22:37, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

Dvortybot[edit]

Your wish is my command. Dvortybot should now be active. — Paul G 06:54, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

pediawelcome[edit]

Template:pediawelcome really could use an overhaul. --Connel MacKenzie 19:41, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Latest WOTD[edit]

Are you still doing this? I know you're still around a lot, but I don't see your audio additions come through much these days. In any case, I've uploaded audio for all words through May 6. However, I haven't done the words selected for May 7 through 31. Cheers! --EncycloPetey 16:44, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

WT:MV[edit]

Do you still watch this page? --Connel MacKenzie 13:59, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Peacock small.jpg[edit]

Is Image:Peacock small.jpg in the public domain ?. I suggest include a Commons:Copyright tags (i.e {{PD-self}} --Mac 10:17, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Pronunciation mistake(?) on armour[edit]

Do you really say the British spelling in GenAm without a faux-British accent? While armor (e.g. tank armor) is fine, I think armour (e.g. a suit of armour) is decidedly wrong. --Connel MacKenzie 15:50, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

Do I have to nag you, only on IRC to get updates for http://shtooka.net/audio-base/dvorty/ ? I do check it (at least) daily, btw. --Connel MacKenzie 22:12, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Bot flag for SemperBlottoBot[edit]

Yes please. Vote ended today - no objections. SemperBlotto 16:35, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Talk:oxymoron[edit]

Hiya DG - someone left a comment here about the pronunciation of oxymoron. Widsith 14:25, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

A favor to ask[edit]

This set of stuff appeared yesterday and none of the rest of us have any idea whether it's any good. If you have the chance to check over it, please do: [1]. Thanks! Dvortygirl 15:08, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

The anonymous user 193.198.128.147 is mostly correct. It appears that the terms were added by Drago last year. Drago often adds terms for languages he does not speak. He has been warned in the past about this; see Entries from unfamiliar languages. I will make the necessary minor corrections to the anon.'s contributions. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.  :) --Dijan 05:40, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Current practice in the Translations section?[edit]

Hi, Dvortygirl
I've been away for a while and the practices seem to have changed meanwhile. Now, what is the current practice in the Translations section if there is one definition only for a certain word? Is the Show/Hide version with definition heading always recommended, or is the conventional show-always version ok? If the latter one, with or without definition then? --Tiku 19:58, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Untagged images[edit]

Would you please explain the sources and licenses of these images that you uploaded?

--Jusjih 17:20, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for answering, but I cannot tag them PD or CC when you do not say which license because when you but not I took them, I cannot decide for you. To transfer to Commons, please go to commons:Commons:Upload and choose "It is from another Wikimedia project". You will see how to transwiki your images with the CommonsHelper tool, but once transwikied, please add license tags soon, or they would be tagged no license.--Jusjih 15:06, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
This is your last chance as I report these images to Wiktionary:Requests for deletion/Others. I cannot send them to Commons unless you specify a license.--Jusjih 17:30, 17 August 2007 (UTC)
Egad, sorry about this. It's just a bunch of really old stuff I haven't been energetic about dealing with. Yes, please release all these images with the Commons template {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5|author=I, [[User:Dvortygirl|Dvortygirl]]}}.

Wiktionary:Votes/sy-2007-07/User:Thryduulf[edit]

Hi,

I just wanted to call your attention to Wiktionary:Votes/sy-2007-07/User:Thryduulf; I think he can get the shiny buttons now. :-)

Thanks,
RuakhTALK 01:29, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/sy-2007-07/User:Visviva[edit]

Hi, Dvortygirl. I believe we have another candidate to be appointed. The vote ended with strong support for his adminship, but no action has seemed to be taken yet as far as I can see on the special page's user list [2]. Could you do us a favor and hold a usual ceremony? ―Tohru 01:42, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Done. Paul G has gotten it. DAVilla 16:52, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

Hi! Can you please rename me to ABF for comming single login? Thanks, FabianL. 14:43, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Please rename me[edit]

Wiktionary:Changing_username#User:Edmundkh. Thanks! --Edmund the King of the Woods! 17:39, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Hugs[edit]

Heya Dvg. Wanted to let you know that I'd added myself to that list a bit back, since you didn't seem to get around to it after your trip down here.  :) --Neskaya talk 22:18, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

VolkovBot[edit]

Hello! I'm not sure what the exact procedure for getting a flag should be after discussion on Beer parlour. Please have a look at Wiktionary:Beer parlour#User:VolkovBot - second attempt. The bot already has flags on cs, el, es, fr, is, it, ja, ko, pt, ru, simple, sv, vi wiktionaries. Please unblock this account on English wiktionary. Thanks. --Volkov 08:25, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Please start a WT:VOTE for a bot flag for it. --Connel MacKenzie 05:35, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint. Hope I did it correctly :) --Volkov 12:14, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Naming conventions for audio files for homographs[edit]

Hi,

You head up the audio brigade, right? Can you tell me whether there are any naming conventions for audio files for words that are spelled alike but pronounced differently (such as the noun and verb spelled "combat")?

Thanks in advance,
RuakhTALK 22:15, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

WP meetup[edit]

Sounds like Sunday, September 16 is the best day for a September SF-area meetup -- hope to see you then! Check the meetup page for details and to suggest a location and time. -- phoebe

Gwyneth Paltrow pronunciation[edit]

Can you please record a pronunciation file for Gwyneth Paltrow? it's a quite difiicult name to pronunce (: Thank you

Begging request :)[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl. My name is Alison - you may know me from en.wikipedia, but I'm also sysop on ga.wikti and gd.wikti. Really sorry I missed your talk in Palo Alto last week but the day job here in Cupertino had me tied up.

Anyways, this is a begging request :) I was just wondering if you'd like to run your bot over on ga.wikt (and to a lesser extent, gd.wikt). I'm currently trying to revive both wiktionaries. ga.wikt was largely dead until last month, but now it's thriving again and editors are arriving to contribute. gd.wikt is still languishing, but I'll get to it. I'm a reasonably fluent Irish speaker and would gladly help on any localisation that needs doing. HermesBot is already up and running over there. Thanks! - Ali-oops 19:36, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

I'd better post this over on Connel's page, too! - Ali-oops 19:37, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Cahirciveen[edit]

Thanks so much for your comment on my Cahirciveen picture. I was fortunate enough to be sent to Ireland 3 times this century, and brought back more than 1000 pictures, so I'll be adding more as time permits. —This unsigned comment was added by 192.152.243.176 (talkcontribs) at 20:03, 17 September 2007 (UTC).

palimpsest[edit]

Just so you know, palimpsest has been picked to be featured as WOTD during next month. I'd noticed it the first time you nominated it, and I've always thought it was a cool word. I'd have picked it for August, but life got in the way and Connel had to take over selecting WOTD for me. Thanks for nominating good WOTDs! --EncycloPetey 14:57, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Oops, guess I'm going around in circles. I checked and it didn't seem to have a 'was wotd' notice on it. I'll wait for it to come out officially, then. --Dvortygirl 17:15, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Nice seeing you on #wikipedia-es. I am primarily active on en-wikipedia. However, who is Miranda. I might want to usurp that name soon. Anyway, how does this site work, and is it based upon reliable sources? Thanks.

Real96 01:36, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

thanks for the rename[edit]

Hello Dvortygirl, thanks for renaming my account so quickly! I was expecting to have to wait for a week or two as on English Wikipedia. I still have to learn a lot before I become more active here, because the formatting of things is different from Wikipedia... hopefully that will be sooner and not later. Thanks again! --Kyoko 15:13, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Χρόνια πολλά![edit]

Να ζήσεις Dvg και χρόνια πολλά, μεγάλη να γίνεις με άσπρα μαλλιά, παντού να σκορπίζεις της γνώσης το φως, και όλοι να λένε, να μία σοφός!

What, you thought you were going to get off unnoticed? :-)

This notice is good for one nap, from 2 to 4 p.m in your local timezone. Expiration date: September 30, 2008.

ArielGlenn 21:49, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/2007-08/Brand names of products 2[edit]

Greetings! Since you are a completely neutral party as to this policy vote, could you determine whether it has passed and close it accordingly? Cheers! bd2412 T 05:01, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

December WOTD[edit]

OK, so life got in the way and I didn't get the list to you as expected. I've selected about half of December's words, and luckily some of the words already had sound files (some by you), which is great. Here are the upcoming words selected (a couple are not decided yet in my mind) for which no audio file exists (or at least no file is linked from the page; I haven't checked Commons):

Interestingly, two of these don't exist yet. I'll do one now and leave the other for you :) --EncycloPetey 02:10, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

DAVilla took care of the missing entry. Are you around to record these? --EncycloPetey 02:18, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
I'll get to it tomorrow, unless it's urgent. --Neskaya talk 02:34, 7 December 2007 (UTC)
Taken care of. Any more? --Neskaya talk 23:51, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
A few more. Here are the rest of the selections I have for this month that need audio:
Thanks for doing these, --EncycloPetey 07:40, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I wish I could say that I have these done (although I think I did upload the audio for fatuously, however I have actually totally lost my voice now -- I had been hoping that putting it off would let my voice come back, but it didn't. --Neskaya talk 01:01, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Open requests at Wiktionary:Changing username[edit]

Hello, mine is one of several open requests currently at Wiktionary:Changing username. If you have a moment please have a look. Thanks. Jerry lavoie 03:20, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

LB[edit]

I humbly seek your permission to re-open this page and post that it is the w:ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Lebanon and its ccTLD. --Thecurran 07:00, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Change username[edit]

Hello, I have had a request at Wiktionary:Changing username for a while now, and I'm just waiting for it to get done. If you could spare a moment of your time and rename me, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks in advance, —Zachary talk 20:58, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

February WOTD[edit]

OK, here is the tentative list of words for February's WOTD. I say tentative because sometimes I do need to swap out a word for one reason or another, but usually just one or two. I haven't decided which words will be used on which day yet, but at Connel's request ecdysiast will appear on Feb 1st. --EncycloPetey 02:24, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Category:English phrasal verbs[edit]

Hi DG, I trawled through all your edits over the last 2 days, adding Category:English phrasal verbs to any untagged phrasal verbs I saw, and I think I got them all. So I don't have to stalk youtrawl through your edits again, could you please add Category:English phrasal verbs to any relevant new pages you make? I'd appreciate that muchly...and by the way, out of all the users whose edits I've trawled thorugh, yours are definitely the most interesting. --Keene 16:08, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

How do I make sound files for dictionary entries?[edit]

I'd like to start doing this for legal and philosophical terms. Any direction you could provide would be appreciated. Cheers! bd2412 T 08:55, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Edit for IRC nick[edit]

March WOTD[edit]

I haven't put them in yet, but here is the tentative list for March. --EncycloPetey 05:25, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Oh, and I notice that several of the entries are the "alternative spelling of" type and that naissant lacks the English definition. --Dvortygirl 07:40, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for that! As always, this is my starting list, and I usually end up dropping 1 or 2 from my initial list because of problems I discover during set up for WOTD. I'll keep an eye out for those you've noted. --EncycloPetey 16:48, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Characters in .ogg filenames[edit]

Hello Dvortygirl, I've downloaded Shtooka today and recorded several Hungarian words. The tool is tremendous help, thanks for that. I have a question on non-English characters in .ogg filenames. It seems that ő and ű cannot be used. They are reduced to o and u. As soon as I change them back to the original, the files cannot be played. Is there a solution? Thanks. --Panda10 03:18, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

The problem may be in multiple places. When I copy words to Shtooka before recording, the ő's and ű's are displayed as vertical lines within the word. After recording, the file is saved, but the letters appear as o's and u's in the filename. I play the .ogg files with RealPlayer. If I correct the letters in the .ogg filename, RealPlayer can't locate the file because it is still looking for the stripped letters. I don't have this issue with .mp3 files and Windows Media player (which can't play .ogg). Audacity also reduces these two letters to o and u when the .ogg file is saved. --Panda10 13:42, 2 March 2008 (UTC)


Shtooka Recorder simplify filenames (many windows applications don't support unicode filenames). But the right information is written in the tag of the soundfile. You can use Shtooka Explorer to browse your collection with unicode filenames (we already recorded chinese, russian, ukrainian, arabic collections... there is no problem). If you have problem to display special chars, you may have to active the special chars support in the windows control panel. zMoo 8 march 2008

Thanks zMoo. I will post a question on BP about this. --Panda10 21:41, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Heads up[edit]

Hi, see Wiktionary:Feedback#User:Dvortygirl_photo_credit if you haven't already. Conrad.Irwin 23:46, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

All-time idiom-adding champ[edit]

Hello Dvortygirl -- Like you, I enjoy adding idioms. But I can't tell you how many times I've come in with one in mind only to find that you beat me to it long ago with a nice, tight entry that is right on the money. Just happened again with out and about. Seems like I'm pretty much always a day late and a dollar short. Damn, you're good. Admiringly -- WikiPedant 20:24, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Citations:Princess Leia costume[edit]

Even if we never have a dictionary entry under this title, certainly the quotations you deleted could be listed for Princess Leia. DAVilla 01:21, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Images[edit]

Cool! I got to be the first person to upload pictures of a shoehorn to Commons (two of them). There's an image on the German Wikipedia, but it's not on Commons for copyright reasons. It's amazing what's missing when you go looking for it. And I don't think I ever gave you a proper thank you for this month's WOTD audio, so THANK YOU! --EncycloPetey 05:26, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

rename[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl, please can Special:Contributions/Alison be renamed, for SUL, the requesting person is w:User:Alison
The user here has no email specified Special:EmailUser/Alison. Thanks in advance, best regards, --birdy (:> )=| 23:12, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, Birdy and Dvortygirl. This is w:User:Alison in my local account here, User:Ali-oops, so this may need a local rename. I'm not sure but, of course, will gladly forfeit whatever edits are on this one. Thanks again - Alison 00:59, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

thanks and questions[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl,

Thanks for the welcome and the answer to my question on Talk:warrior. I have responded there with some further questions. Regards, -Classicfilms 05:55, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

You are awesome, Dvortygirl! Thanks for the tips and the style guide link - I think you've given me enough information to work with. You guessed correctly that I was hesitating to revert or make changes before learning how things work here. Glad to know it is a bit less formal, though when working in a new Wiki, it's better to start off by asking a few questions rather than step on toes. I'll go ahead and follow your suggestions. If I make any other mistakes, let me know. And thanks again for the welcome. -Classicfilms 06:33, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Username change - Wiktionary:Changing_username#User:Reedy_Boy_--.3E_User:Reedy[edit]

Hi, Is there any chance of you dealing with that for me? My username change is due to happen in about 10 hours (my time), over on en.WP, and then i would like to proceed to merge my accounts for SUL... If you could sort this last account for me, i'd be most appreciative


Thanks

Reedy Boy 01:12, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

April WOTD[edit]

I didn't get to this as quickly as a I would have liked, but here is the list, if you've still got time this weekend to record. --EncycloPetey 21:38, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

And just so you don't feel rushed, the words for the 1st and 3rd already have audio. The word for the 2nd is stick in the mud, so other than that word, we're covered for WOTD audio through Thursday afternoon. --EncycloPetey 05:31, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Rename[edit]

Hi, Dvortygirl! Would you consider renaming account user:Brett to something else to vacate it for my SUL? I've put a notice on the user's talk page and the user has no edits. I'll keep my BrettR account as well, so there's no need to rename it--BrettR 21:58, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!--BrettR 23:35, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Record request[edit]

Hi, my name is Juan and I am from the Czech Wikiversity. We are working there on courses of English langauage for children. In one of them (see: betawikiversity:Wiki-Wiki 1/Zvířátka) we used several examples of English pronunciation. But still some are missing. So I would like to ask you, if you can record some of those. The missing ones are: "goose", "roe deer", "wild boar", "fallow deer", "European carp", "rainbow trout", "slowworm", "barn swallow", "hamster", "white stork". Many thanks. betawikiversity:User:Juan 07:33, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Replied on Juan's cz talk page. Done and on commons. Regards, —Celestianpower háblame 22:19, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks:-)--80.250.1.238 06:03, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Changing username#Cool Cat -> White Cat[edit]

Try again now. -- Cat chi? 18:50, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Please do this as soon as possible. -- Cat chi? 15:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

usurpation[edit]

Terima kasih (Thank you in Bahasa Indonesia). If Gavin wants to do the same sort of thing, I'll point him your way. I left notes on the WT:CHU suggesting that the debris accounts be blocked forever. Grawp creates many accounts daily on en:wp and they're all vandals. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 08:38, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Nyepi[edit]

I jumped in and started something; input would be welcome as I'm unfamiliar with the norms of this project. Pronunciation is 'Knee-Ep-E'. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 10:34, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Rename user[edit]

In view the login provided by the unified goal [3], ask the reaname of User:Chico, currently without any contribution in the project. The rename may be something like User:Chico-Old. Thank advance.

-q:pt:user:Chico (talk) 11:56, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

majorette[edit]

I saw that you created the majorette entry in early April 2006 with the comment that it needed a photo "urgently". Well, a couple of weeks over 2 years is hardly urgent, but I thought I'd let you know that it does now have one! Thryduulf 16:38, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

the JackMerridew TEMP account[edit]

Thanks. Obviously, the unblock worked. I see you didn't re-block the account. While I don't think it matters a whole lot if that account is blocked, I believe the idea is to block it, but disable autoblocking— so as to not block my main account. I've not yet figured out which way is up here — I'm mostly looking around — so I've no concern about being inadvertently blocked for a day. I do expect to be more active here than on, say wikiversity, as I have a search-wiktionary link added to the context menu for selected on-screen text — and I have a good vocabulary. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 10:05, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

I've intruded and tried blocking the account again. Let me know if there are issues. Conrad.Irwin 10:09, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks again; all seems good. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 10:23, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

May WOTD[edit]

As promised, here is the list of May WOTDs in chronological order. The first four are struck because they've been done already (2 by me, 2 by you). There are 10 items in each of the first two columns, to aid counting. --EncycloPetey 00:52, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi again[edit]

... hey there! Just, umm, pointing to this further up the page! :) Lovely to meet you at the weekend. I ended up grabbing some Wiktionary stickers afterwards and blitzing my workplace with them :) Talk to you soon! - Alison 05:38, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

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Thank you so much for sorting out the rename stuff. I really appreciate it. Thank you :) - Alison 06:01, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

WT:CHU[edit]

Culd you, uh, process some requests. It's for SUL. :-) Compwhizii 17:50, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Yeah. I could have sworn I just did this, but I'll take a look. I may go in installments. --Dvortygirl 04:20, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

spanglish for fun[edit]

w:Ameripol - Amgine/talk 20:15, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Re: User:Hiwhispeessss[edit]

What was that an image of anyway?

Rollyta[edit]

Hi!! I am currently active on en.wikipedia.org, en.wiktionary.org, meta.wikimedia.org and I want to delete them all permanently, or I want to delete my accounts on these three projects permanently, but since it is not possible to delete accounts as stated on wikipedia policy I would like to make my space on these accounts available for other users and have them all renamed for other users and consider them as their property, besides I have no contributions anyway(I deleted them all).Can you advice me about this matter?--Rollyta 03:45, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Problem merging accounts[edit]

I have forgotten my password on Wiktionary for my Rpyle731 account, so I cannot merge it with my accounts on the sister Wikis. It seems to be connected to an email account which no longer exists. I don't know if there is anything that can be done, but if you can help me, it would be very much appreciated.

Thank you for changing my Rpyle731 account to Rpyle731 (Abandoned). If I understand, my next step is to MOVE the account, but I don't have that option listed on my tabs. Should I request the MOVE from an administrator? --Rpyle731 06:36, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
Now able to MOVE, have fixed my User and Talk pages. Thank you again for your help --Rpyle731 07:43, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

I kindly ask your assistance for the renaming of "dodo" account to something else (anything) here. This in order to proces the request on meta. All your help is appreciated. Thank you. Drini 19:25, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Usurpation[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl, excuse me if I write you in your talk but I have not found the correct page. I am a sysop on it:wiki and doing the SUL I have not been able to record my nick Triquetra on en:wiki. Some days ago I have usurped the nick Triquetra on en:wiki but I have not realized that I had the same problem on en:wkitionary, I am therefore to ask the possibility to also usurp the nick Triquetra on en:wiktionary to your courtesy. Thanks excuse me for the trouble.--Triquetra.bis 09:38, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Malay Wiktionary (ms.wiktionary.org)[edit]

Hi, you've received a reply there. The person doesn't want to come here so I come and inform you :-) By the way you did SUL right? --Edmundwoods 17:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

re: audio[edit]

Hi. I am a native speaker of English. But I am also fluent in Spanish and French (having studied for more than ten years). I was just trying to edit words that do not have audio already. If I should only do this for English (since it is my native lanuguage), I shall. I was under the impression that if one were fluent enough in another language, one could add audio pronunciations??

corrupt audio files for took/shook/wood/should/cool/school/good/food[edit]

Hi, I noticed that the ogg files are empty for these words: took/shook/wood/should/cool/school/good/food Could you repost them?

Record request[edit]

Hi, if you are still recording English pronunciation, I would like to ask you if you can record these words: lime, spruce, black locust, willow, horse-chestnut, pine, larch, apple tree, peer tree, plum tree, cherry tree, common walnut. We will use the recordings in children education at Wikiversity, namely here: v:cs:Wiki-Wiki 3/Stromy. Thanks!--Juan de Vojníkov 15:43, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

hugs[edit]

our sympathies. -- Phoebe 19:04, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Question about recordings[edit]

I've recently begun doing audio recordings for Wiktionary. At first I did them in Audacity, recording, de-noising, trimming, naming, and uploading each one individually. Now I'm using Shtooka and Commonist, which has streamlined the whole process. However, now I have about 100 sound files and I shudder at the thought of manually inserting each one into its corresponding Wiktionary file. Any suggestions? Furthermore, I've come across a few places where the existing recording is either awkward or incorrect. In cases such as these, should I update the existing file, or is this rude and should I instead just upload mine as a new file?

Also, I was looking at the description pages of some of your recordings and saw that you wrote that you make the recordings in "Sktooka". Thought you might want to change that if you haven't already. DroEsperanto 21:58, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Azure[edit]

Hi, I removed the recording you made for the word azure from that page. It does not match any of the pronunciations on that page, and indeed the pronunciation in the recording (uh-ZHOOR) is not countenanced by any published dictionary I could find. OED, M-W, AHD, RH all give the pronunciation AZH-er. Nohat 23:54, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


Seconded. The sound file might match the UK IPA. Why isn't this fixed? Merriam Webster sound file matches the US IPA.207.255.42.202 07:01, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Supposed[edit]

Hi Dvortygirl, my question is about audio files for "supposed" which are supposedly recorded by you, they sound like a Brit recorded them to me, not someone from the Bay, maybe, if I'm correct, we should tag the files as UK? Thanks.--Rosswood40 06:48, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

My apologies then, I've listened to other recordings of yours and you sound different in the other recordings, I just thought there is a mistake, in any case, if you confirm, I guess I need to wash my ears, sorry again.--Rosswood40 02:22, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

File:en-us-wow.ogg[edit]

Could you re-record? The middle is missing... --The New Mikemoral ♪♫ 02:55, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

These all seem to be toast. Thanks and love your voice!!!
wood.ogg, all_right1.ogg,en-us-cheap.ogg load.ogg,cool.ogg,should.ogg,took.ogg showed.ogg,shook.ogg,food.ogg,pool.ogg school.ogg,good.ogg,fool.ogg,tool.ogg hammers.ogg TeacherJeff 15:34, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

rambunctious[edit]

hi D-girl. Pllease notice the <rambunctious.ogg> file doesn't sound like it ought to. I hope this message gets across. I'm not familiar with communicating through wiki means. Looking for a way to send you this message I read some of your contributions on the web and would like to complement you with your style. It shows a great personality. Cheers, Wikiturb

m:Wiktionary/logo/refresh/voting[edit]

I do not want to come across as contumelious but please consider casting your vote for the tile logo as—besides using English—the book logo has a clear directionality of horizontal left-to-right, starkly contrasting with Arabic and Chinese, two of the six official UN languages. As such, the tile logo is the only translingual choice left and it was also elected in m:Wiktionary/logo/archive-vote-4. Warmest Regards, :)--thecurran Speak your mind my past 02:20, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/2010-04/Voting policy[edit]

I urge you to vote. (I don't know which way you'll vote, but I want more voices, especially English Wiktionarians' voices, heard in this vote.) If you've voted already, or stated that you won't, and I missed it, I apologize.​—msh210 17:00, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

be going great guns[edit]

What do you think about a move to go great guns? Forms like went great guns are common enough. Equinox 17:49, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Recording request[edit]

Hi there. I saw on your Commons user page that you occasionally do recordings for articles on that project. I just finished a very large project at Albany, New York and a recording of that article would be awesome. Would you be able/interested? Please give me a shout when you get a chance, at my WP talk page. Thanks! UpstateNYer 01:47, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

That makes sense. It would be a luxury anyway, and I can see where you're coming from with pronunciations (actually, I hadn't thought of that). However, would you be able to record just the name "Albany" for the article? It's actually mispronounced by many people (mainly from the midwest US), so an aural pronunciation guide would be good. That should only add minimal work for you, since it's only one word. What do you think? UpstateNYer 00:52, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Mobile homepage formatting[edit]

Hi, Steven Walling referred me to you.

We will be switching Wiktionary and all its language versions to a mobile default view shortly. Just wondering if you would be willing to look at the instructions for formatting a mobile homepage, and comment on whether they are clear enough:

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Projects/Mobile_Gateway/Mobile_homepage_formatting

We do plan to translate these instructions, but just want to sanity-check them before we do the translation.

Could you point me to admins for the following language versions of Wiktionary: de, ru, pt, ja - these are the languages with no mobile content on the homepage currently.

Many thanks. --Pchang (talk) 19:06, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania 2012[edit]

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania - You are invited!
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Are you a woman attending Wikimania 2012? If so, join us on Saturday, July 14, for the annual WikiWomen's Luncheon (fka WikiChix Lunch) This event is for any women attending Wikimania. Pick up your lunch, compliments of Wikimania, and join us at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom for a lively facilitated discussion hosted by Sue Gardner. We look forward to seeing you there. Please sign up here.
SarahStierch (talk) 13:23, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

File:En-us-absinthe.ogg[edit]

Per the request at commons:User:Dvortybot to contact you at this talkpage re any content-related problems with files psted by that account, I'm letting you know about commons:Commons:Deletion requests/File:En-us-absinthe.ogg.​—msh210 (talk) 03:35, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SUL[edit]

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 13:08, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Spanish learning guide on Wiktionary?[edit]

Hi there, long time no IRC (blocked here.) Does our Wiktionary have any handy guides for learning Spanish, something perhaps related to my frequency counts, but for Spanish? If not, it's ok for me to just make a sub-page of words I'm studying up on, right?

Thanks in advance,

--Connel MacKenzie (talk) 02:16, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

behavior[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recordings, I always appreciate your clear pronunciation. I have found the current audio file for behavior is not very natural : commons:File:En-us-behaviour.ogg. Could you kindly record it with your voice when you have a time? — TAKASUGI Shinji (talk) 00:55, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

An important message about renaming users[edit]

Dear Dvortygirl,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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cannot edit userpage, error message saying to contact administrator[edit]

I am trying to edit my old userpage user:Nicole Sharp and Wiktionary gave me an error message reading:

"This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: 'Global test filter against Ntsamr.'"

I have old accounts on several wikisites and am trying to merge them all under one user profile: wikipedia:user:Nicole Sharp <-- wikipedia:user:vegaserrana.

Nicole Sharp (talk) 19:25, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

issue resolved, caused by buggy NTSAMR bot[edit]

<Guest36680> @Dvortygirl, I just left a message on your talkpage, saw the link to IRC from your userpage there
<Guest36680> or if there are any other admins who can help with: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/User_talk:Dvortygirl#cannot_edit_userpage.2C_error_message_saying_to_contact_administrator
<ObsequiousNewt> Guest36680: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/NTSAMR
<ObsequiousNewt> You appear to be mistaken for a spambot
<Guest36680> yes I am a real person...
<ObsequiousNewt> I know that
<ObsequiousNewt> Can you show  what text you were trying to put into your userpage?
<Guest36680> I was copying & pasting the new profile info from Wikipedia :-p
<Guest36680> same text as this: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:Nicole_Sharp
<Guest36680> just a basic copy & paste until I can get the wikiaccounts merged under one name
<Guest36680> so try a different text maybe?  wonder why I can paste on some wikisites but not others :-P
<ObsequiousNewt> I'd try a different text first
<Guest36680> hmmm it worked
<ObsequiousNewt> Yeah, I can see why it matched the filter
<Guest36680> so now how do I get my new profile in without the bot blocking me? :-&
<ObsequiousNewt> I think that's really a problematic filter though
<ObsequiousNewt> I suspect part of the reason is that Vegaserrana is a new user.
<Guest36680> yes I got similar error messages on all the wikisites except for Wikipedia, Wikiquote, and Wikinews
<Guest36680> someone should fix that
<ObsequiousNewt> Can you log in as Nicole Sharp?
<Guest36680> no, not even sure what e-mail address it used :-p
<Guest36680> I put redirect links from vegaserrana to Nicole Sharp on the wikisites I can edit
<ObsequiousNewt> Then it looks like you'll have to wait for an admin's help, sorry
<Guest36680> I'm editing now, seems to be ok, doing one line at a time to find out which parts the bot doesn't like
<ObsequiousNewt> It's the introduction followed by two newlines followed by a link.
<Guest36680> done, it worked when I pasted in one line at a time
<Guest36680> still pretty annoying though :-P but at least I know how to get the pages edited now so I don't have to bother admins on the other projects :-p
<Guest36680> all set, thank you a ton for your help!

Nicole Sharp (talk) 20:00, 1 September 2014 (UTC)