User talk:Equinox

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think of the children[edit]

Equinox, thank you for creating the entry page think of the children! FYI: I've added citations and created a citations page, and nominated it at Wiktionary:Word of the day/Nominations. Thanks again, -- Cirt (talk) 17:32, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

No problem. Equinox 19:40, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
What do you think of its chances at Wiktionary:Word of the day/Nominations? -- Cirt (talk) 02:15, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
I have no idea. Does anyone pay attention to that page? It's a fun phrase, though; good luck! Equinox 02:17, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
No one is taking care of WOTD, so they are being automatically recycled (i.e. the current WOTD, unit, was also the November 5 2013 WOTD). — Ungoliant (falai) 02:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
And apparently nobody notices. So we might as well just use who cares as the WOTD until Wikimedia is purchased by Google. Equinox 02:31, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I see, that's unfortunate. :( -- Cirt (talk) 11:57, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Any idea what the process is, I mean how one goes about moving something from a nomination at Wiktionary:Word of the day/Nominations to becoming a Wiktionary:Word of the day? -- Cirt (talk) 15:45, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

  1. edit the page Wiktionary:Word of the day/month day (i.e. Wiktionary:Word of the day/November 12);
  2. copy the content of that page and paste it at the archive page (see Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2010/January for a model);
  3. add {{was wotd|year|month|day}} to the featured word, just after the language heading;
Ungoliant (falai) 15:57, 12 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks very much, Ungoliant, I've carried our per your instructions above and added to Wiktionary:Word of the day/December 15, please also check at Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2014/December to make sure I did it okay. :) -- Cirt (talk) 04:46, 13 November 2014 (UTC)


In the US South, cement is pronounced like SEE-meant, with enough of a secondary stress on the second syllable so that the vowel isn't reduced at all, and a very strong accent on the first. Since English lengthens stressed syllables, the pronunciation you reverted was pretty close. Strange, but true... Chuck Entz (talk) 22:13, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

And here's an example (as close as I can get, since YouTube is blocked by a spam filter): Chuck Entz (talk) 22:32, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh! New and surprising to me. Thanks for the heads up. Equinox 02:49, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Ya, my mother-in-law says it close to this way. She grew up in rural Indiana, but apparently near enough to Kentucky for various southern inflections to show up. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 21:46, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Teach a man to fish?[edit]

Why rollback my deletion of the ethymology section? The cited lady did not coin a thing, she used an old proverb in a sligthly different version and as so is not worth mentioning -Fundinnn (talk) 13:21, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Sorry i didn't know the proper forms for deleting something. The section just seemed obviously wrong. Even the lightest of google searches shows that the writer quoted could not possible be the origin of the proverb - Fundinnn (talk) 13:31, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Feel free to delete it again, but please leave a meaningful edit summary (and perhaps discuss it on the talk page, if you've got any particular search evidence). Admins do make mistakes, but equally, deleting a whole section for no reason is a common form of vandalism. Thanks! Equinox 01:03, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Tried editing it instead, hope you approve this time (i am inexperienced at this, but now understand that removing is not as constructive as improving the text) -Fundinnn (talk) 02:48, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

"Formally disapprove"[edit]

I'd have voted keep even if Renard wasn't bullying Donnanz. I formally disapprove of Renard bullying keepists, and of his crusade to have CFI universally applied. Purplebackpack89 22:31, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

I see. But if we do have rules, we ought to apply them. If you disagree with the rules, you ought to start a vote to change them. Equinox 22:33, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Keeping entries should be determined by consensus, not by one guy screaming "SOP" or "CFI" and insisting he get his way. As for the vote, Renard has a vote coming down the pipe. My view is essentially antithetical to the vote he's proposed. Instead of proposing my own vote, I'll just vote no on his. In the meantime, it would behoove Renard to stop badgering people he disagrees with. Purplebackpack89 22:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
The problem is that you keep disagreeing with decisions made according to our existing rules. Equinox 22:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
So? I don't really see how me voting "Keep" in a deletion discussion hurts anybody. Purplebackpack89 22:48, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Rules are rules. Rules should be applied generally. If you object to the rules, change them (by vote). It's a lot like how law works in society. Equinox 00:18, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Except that on Wiktionary, we're playing for a lot lower stakes, and that a single vote doesn't even mean that an article will be kept or deleted, let alone the cancer and madness you and Renard seem to think will happen. Purplebackpack89 00:45, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Staunton chessmen[edit]

I believe the consensus was to allow the definition. Why do you think differently? WritersCramp (talk) 00:04, 24 November 2014 (UTC)