We do not use redirects on Wiktionary. Each spelling gets an entry of its own. --EncycloPetey 20:32, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
- Thanks. It's becoming very clear Wiktionary is like no other Wikimedia project. Are some exceptions? I looked at WT:REDIR which says "Redirects are acceptable, but strongly discouraged" regarding the hyphenated words. (That was after I made the redirect of course :). Also, is it common practice to respond on user pages when they ask questions on WT:ID and similar discussion boards? Should I be writing this on your talk page? Thanks. Rocket000 20:40, 18 June 2008 (UTC)
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If you are unfamiliar with wiki editing, take a look at Help:How to edit a page. It is a concise list of technical guidelines to the wiki format we use here: how to, for example, make text boldfaced or create hyperlinks. Feel free to practice in the sandbox. If you would like a slower introduction we have a short tutorial.
These links may help you familiarize yourself with Wiktionary:
- Entry layout explained (ELE) is a detailed policy documenting how Wiktionary pages should be formatted. All entries should conform to this standard. The easiest way to start off is to copy the contents of an existing page for a similar word, and then adapt it to fit the entry you are creating.
- Our Criteria for inclusion (CFI) define exactly which words can be added to Wiktionary, though it may be a bit technical and longwinded. The most important part is that Wiktionary only accepts words that have been in somewhat widespread use over the course of at least a year, and citations that demonstrate usage can be asked for when there is doubt.
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Please don't let our weird ways discourage you. Wiktionary has evolved to be different in many ways from other WMF projects, it seems. I have found it more interesting than WP. There are a lot of ways of doing things that are different from other projects, perhaps needlessly different, and many things are not documented. We can use all the help we can get, though, and would be happy to assist you in finding ways to help that you might find interesting. DCDuring TALK 01:06, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
- Awesome! Thank you! I'll be keeping an eye on the category. Going to go image hunting now. Rocket000 21:44, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Hello there, just a quick note to give you some pointers on formatting: you might want to have a look at some changes I have made to the articles relative density, relative densities, isoprenes etc. after your edits. A few tweaks were required to bring them in-line with the general standard format for enties (see WT:ELE). Keep up the contributions as they a very much welcomed, regards --Williamsayers79 07:20, 28 August 2008 (UTC)