User talk:Proxima Centauri

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Welcome[edit]

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Beta Centauri[edit]

Hi, and welcome. Re your recent entries. It is important here to recognise the difference between a dictionary and an encyclopedia. These entries are really encyclopedia entries. Proper nouns such as these only have a place in a dictionary if attributive use can be demonstrated. See WT:CFI#Names for more information. If in doubt, you can ask any administrator (such as myself) for help, or place a question in the Tea Room WT:TR. Cheers -- ALGRIF talk 16:23, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

There have been entries on my favourite star, Proxima Centauri and Alpha Centauri for some time. how is Beta Centauri different? Proxima Centauri 16:26, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
I will be checking them out with other contributors. Discussion is on WT:RFV#Alpha Centauri -- ALGRIF talk 16:35, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

tourist traps‎[edit]

You've been here long enough to know that ALL entries have to have a ==language== entry, a ===part of speech=== entry, a headword and then a definition line starting with a #. SemperBlotto 16:22, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for being (Expletive deleted) impolite. Proxima Centauri 16:28, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

space alien[edit]

Related terms are only for words that are somehow etymologically connected to the page- for example, on the page human, you would have humanism, human being, etc. Nadando 17:43, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

I've removed the word from the page and I hope I don't get bollocked blocked for removing content from pages. Proxima Centauri 07:29, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Regarding User_talk:Equinox#Space_aliens: yes, I made a mistake. Terms that are related in theme (but not in etymology) could go in "See also". Perhaps we could put it there. Equinox 10:33, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

rail[edit]

We already have that definition - see the second etymology section. SemperBlotto 13:15, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

fag[edit]

Linking to Phelps is not useful for the dictionary. If you want to find a quotation meeting WT:CFI, please add it, but merely linking to his Web site or saying "this guy uses the word" (as though nobody else on Earth did) isn't useful. Equinox 16:12, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

What's the problem? I gave a quotation. Proxima Centauri 16:15, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I see now that was from a printed magazine, so we can use it. I'll re-add it mentioning the print source. Thanks. Equinox 16:17, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Jewish peoples[edit]

Seems to be the plural of a plural. Also, does not have a ==language== or ===part of speech=== sections. SemperBlotto 14:32, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

There are different Jewish peoples, there are oriental Jews, there are western Jews, there are British Jews there are American Jews, etc etc. Proxima Centauri 16:05, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Ashkenazim[edit]

Hi there. I’ve sorted out our entry for Ashkenazim now. Please follow this example for your future contributions. Thanks.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 13:09, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to follow it but there are a great number of details to try and remember. Proxima Centauri 07:01, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Ex-gay movement[edit]

Not according to Wikipedia (except the article title — unlike us, they always capitalise those) or most of the books dealing with it: [1] Equinox 14:32, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your recent additions and improvements, on the topic of Scientology. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 14:24, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

enturbulate[edit]

How is "hear both sides" related, and how is it a term worthy of being defined in a dictionary? (Related Terms should only be etymologically related, like "land" and "landing".) Equinox 16:08, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

I think enturbulate means to upset a person/people by telling the case against Scientology, Scientologists want people to hear only their side of the argument. I'll look it up. Proxima Centauri 16:11, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

The Scientology glossary disagrees with me so I've taken it out. Proxima Centauri 16:15, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. (I'm no fan of Scientology, but definitions need to be neutral and opinion-free.) Equinox 16:16, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
The "Scientology glossary" is a biased source: they are actively opposing Scientology. If you must write such biased definitions, it is important you find neutral sources that prove the sense. See WT:CFI. 17:24, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Scientology quotations[edit]

See: Wiktionary:TR#Church_of_Scientology. --Ivan Štambuk 08:24, 29 June 2010 (UTC)