User talk:Miranda

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RuakhTALK 01:43, 30 September 2007 (UTC)


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what she said[edit]

We tend to discourage redirects. We do allow some redirects in the case of phrase variants, but in this case, the phrase is not specific. That is, it does not only appear in the context of "that's what she said". It can also, on its own, mean "ditto", as in:

Girl: "That's a hideous shirt."
Boy: "Yeah, what she said."

If it's not specific, then it shouldn't redirect. --EncycloPetey 00:39, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Okay. :-) miranda 02:50, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Citations[edit]

Hi, Wiktionary's idea of a "citation" is not the same as Wikipedia's. When we speak of a citation we mean an example of a word being used (and normally the citations chosen are those that show the word meets WT:CFI). See Citations:hinder for an exemplar page, or Citations:straightjacket for an average page. Conrad.Irwin 23:04, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, I was confused. miranda 19:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Formatting[edit]

Hi. We can be picky, especially as a dictionary, about this stuff, so here are some tips:

  • Please use inflection templates on all articles. This is the bit that looks like "noun (nouns)" and the templates all look like language_code-part_of_speech: {{en-noun}}.
  • Similarly, things like {{alternative spelling of}} go in the definition line. Please see [1].
  • Another issue I corrected in the diff above was that those templates should have brackets around the parameter to make the wikilink, but this isn't very important.
  • Also, things about the word, like "A vulgarism" should usually go in the definition. Instead, we use "context tags," which are the parts that look like "(vulgar)" before the definition, and are made by {{vulgar}}, for example. This also adds the category and other helpful things. See [2].
  • I'm also wondering what is vulgar about that; neither the definition or the example sentence look vulgar. You may want to review vulgarity and revise the article.
  • You may want to just generally read over WT:ELE. Example sentences should be italicized, the word in the example sentence should be bolded, definitions should have wikilinks where appropriate, and a few other minor issues were present in your recent articles.

Hopefully that was helpful. Everyone starts out new, but we get the hang of it eventually. :-) Dmcdevit·t 05:11, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

I took the definition from a 100 year old dictionary. I will use the preloaded template next time. miranda 19:19, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

I mean really picky :). The line after the === Adverb === should be one of the Inflection templates. For Latin adverbs there is no specific one, so just use {{infl|la|adverb}} (as at virtute). Conrad.Irwin 14:45, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

I did that for the German word that I just created. miranda 15:13, 14 May 2008 (UTC)