User talk:Equinox

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Is it good English to say ‘I hope that this doesn’t piss off him?’ --Romanophile (talk) 18:15, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Nope, because "piss off" is a phrasal verb, not a prepositional verb. Equinox 18:17, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh, ignore that. It's wrong. You can say "piss off a person", but not "piss off him". It just sounds wrong. I can't explain the rule. Equinox 18:21, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
w:Phrasal verb#Shifting has some information on this. —Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 20:46, 12 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi there. I thought we were not allowed to copy definitions word-for-word from other sources? SemperBlotto (talk) 02:08, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

The source is out of copyright and thus public domain. Equinox 11:49, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I know it's legal, but I thought definitions were supposed to be our own work. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:30, 14 May 2015 (UTC)
I'm not aware of any such policy. If the definition ain't broke... Equinox 12:30, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


U got me m8! Thanks for fixing my terrible first edit :P 18:21, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Action needed[edit]

doosh needs deletion as RFV failed. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:04, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Ditto for dancing belt and kratocratic. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:06, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Why did you rollback that edit I made?[edit]

I didn't damage the article (on *shiver* goatse), and I added another definition. Shouldn't that be considered helpful? I have undone that edit. If you undo it again, please explain. Thanks!--Quibit (talk) 16:24, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

It's only considered helpful if you add a definition that passes our criteria for inclusion, and I am pretty sure that it does not. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 15:52, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Action needed 2[edit]

To me, it would seem appropriate to block other users of blocked User:PaulBustion88, listed at User_talk:PaulBustion88#User_FDR. We block people, not just their user accounts. What do you think? (My preference would be to keep talk page write access, though.) --Dan Polansky (talk) 18:19, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree. I am slightly reluctant to kill everything PaulB ever did, since he is obviously trying to edit in good faith, but he seems to do so pretty badly, and is very logorrheic, so it's hard to know what to do. Equinox 23:33, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


Greetings User:Equinox. We may have both been editing professionalism at the same time. I was having some Operator Finger and Eyesight Trouble (OFET) but I believe it now incorporates both of our revisions. Regards, MartUK2012 (talk) 17:09, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for all those. I believe that we also have some palaeo- words with actual definitions that need converting to alternative forms. It's on my list of things to do. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:09, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

factual relativism[edit]

Hi. You've removed the very specific definition for 'fact' which is absolutely necessary to understand what 'factual relativism' is. There are many other irrelevant meanings of 'fact' which need to be weeded out here! Blue Mist 1 (talk) 13:17, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Okay. You might want to use this format in the ety, instead of creating a large paragraph about it: {{term|fact|lang=en||PUT BRIEF DEFINITION HERE}}. Thanks. Equinox 13:21, 25 May 2015 (UTC)