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- The document What Wiktionary is not may be of interest. In particular, if you've edited Wikipedia in the past, you should note that Wiktionary is not an encyclopedia and does not have Wikipedia-style page titles.
- There is a technical guide to how to start a new page. But you'll also want to look at our guidelines for how to format an entry (what goes where) and our criteria for inclusion (what can be included), which are our two main policy documents. (You can get a feel for how to format an entry by looking at existing entries.)
- The sandbox is a safe place for testing markup.
- The FAQ has, of course, some frequently (and some infrequently) asked questions, and their answers.
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Thanks, msh210, for the quick response and the useful suggestions. As you may have concluded, I'm very new at this, and when i made the entry you responded to i wasn't aware that Wiktionary has a separate "user-talk" page. I have not yet attempted to edit Wiktionary. All i usually do on Wikipedia is correct misspellings and glaring grammaticals of which i feel confident enough. I really haven't seen the same level of errors in Wiktionary. Thanks again for your help, and, no, i don't have the same navigational problems on Wiktionary. Those i do have seem to be due to my unfamiliarity with the format/style, etc. Ragityman 08:25, 6 August 2010 (UTC)
<http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/user_talk:Ragityman/talk/> [wks 3-2-11]
<http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/user:Ragityman/> [wks 3-2-11, goes directly to Talk]
<http://wikispecies.org/wiki/user:Ragityman/> [?bad link:goes to Google?]
- [copied from talk:Jamesjaio, 25 Dec 2010]
- i certainly bow to your greater knowledge of Dutch/Afrikaans, and your facility with WT in general. Prostituut is, however, listed as a Dutch synonym in the hoor entry. Afrikaans being a derivative language of Dutch, maybe it would be appropriate to list both as Dutch? Either way, both entries should agree.
- I will read the information you suggested. Thank you for your patience, and for all your contribs.