User talk:Minute Lake

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I'm guessing you might also like to look at Wiktionary:About Russian[ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 14:14, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

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Hi Minute Lake, that edit shows a better way of handling context tags. However when typing the context tag be sure that {{xxxxx|lang=xx}} renders as something like (networking) and not something like Template:erddf; if something like the latter appears then that context label is perhaps not worthy of/not suited to having a category and can be best represent by using {{context}} 50 Xylophone Players talk 00:47, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll use that in the future. Minute Lake 00:49, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Russian entries[edit]

Hi. Nice work on Russian. One small thing: we usually create an article like колесико redirecting to колёсико for words with ё. --Vahagn Petrosyan 19:16, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Makes sense, thanks. Minute Lake 19:24, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

edit summaries[edit]

Please don't add an edit summary like "creating смертная казнь" when creating a new page. That summary is useless; if you add no summary when creating a new page, the software will automatically generate a useful one.—msh210 20:22, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I will try to type more specific summaries when I create pages. See: бег Minute Lake 20:48, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah, but had you entered nothing as the edit summary, the automatically generated edit summary would have included what you wrote (see [2]). It would also have shown those watching special:recentchanges the surrounding formatting, so that they can see that it looks like a good entry, not one that needs to be reformatted correctly. So leaving the edit summary out would actually have been more useful for бег. (Edit summaries on new pages is just one of many differences between us and English Wikipedia.)—msh210 20:55, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah I see, that seems good. I guess I'll do that from now on whenever I don't have something pressing to put in the summary. I have my settings set to warn me when I have an empty edit summary, so I might want to change that. :P Minute Lake 23:52, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, Wikipedia settings don't always work here the way you want them to. (I was wondering why so many Wikipedians are so set on adding edit summaries to new pages; now I know that it's because they get warnings otherwise: thanks for the information!) Note, though, that the useful edit summary only automatically appears on making a new page, not on editing an existing page. More at Help:Edit summary.—msh210 15:21, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Heh, yes, sounds good. Thanks. Minute Lake 04:17, 12 May 2009 (UTC)