User talk:Ross Rhodes/Archive

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Again, welcome! 50 Xylophone Players talk 20:11, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Check this edit to see an example of standard format. 50 Xylophone Players talk 20:11, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

It's admirable that you are adding wanted entries...[edit]

but please be extremely careful about adding translations to a language you don't know. we have a policy that says not to add translations unless you are sure; this is so that we keep mistaken entries to a relatively small number. I fixed this but there are a number of other entries people have had to fix too. Thanks and good luck, -- ArielGlenn 20:33, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Sure. Sorry, I was just really determined to contribute as much as I could. Sorry for all the trouble I've obviously caused over this. Ross Rhodes (T C) Sign! 20:40, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok, now you know for the future ;-) Um, there's no adoption program as such, but you can watch what other folks who have been around for a while do, you can ask questions, and there is the irc channel (#wiktionary, server irc.freenode.net). Hope that helps. -- ArielGlenn 20:54, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks; I wish Wiktionary did have an adoption program though. Ross Rhodes (T C) Sign! 20:55, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Feel free to ask any administrator for help at any time; if one cannot help you, he will simply say so. Also, keep an eye on pages you edit and see whether and how they get fixed, so you can see what if anything you did wrong for next time. An adoption program would be nice, assuming you're referring to something like a big brother program, but regulars here have so much to do without that extra work.—msh210 21:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm about to finish creating this page: hexadecimal notation. Please tell me what I've done wrong to this entry as soon as possible (if anything).

Well it will likely be deleted: WT:CFI has the criteria for inclusion of an entry to English Wiktionary. See its section "Idiomaticity". Beyond that, though, it's perfect, assuming you meant for the noun to have a plural ("hexadecimal notations"). (If you meant for the noun to uncountable, then you should have put {{en-noun|-}} instead of {{en-noun}}.)—msh210 23:00, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
I referred this for deletion. Nothing personal, obviously. You can see the reasons why I don't think this is a suitable dictionary entry at WT:RFD#hexadecimal_notation; feel free to comment. Equinox 23:11, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
Equinox, you add all sorts of SoP stuff! :p — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 00:29, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Heh. Like what? It's fairly rare for me to add things that are more than one word. Equinox 00:31, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Let's not mention your little -like rampage :D — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 00:56, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
No arguing. Not here. I do see why you would want to delete it so if you must, then go ahead; though you guys shouldn't argue. We are here to help make Wiktionary the best it can be, not a place for social-related things. Use Bebo or MySpace for that. Ross Rhodes (T C) Sign! 15:12, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Equinox is my pal, don't mistake our friendly bickering for arguing ;) — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 15:50, 6 May 2009 (UTC)
Sorry; I just presumed you didn't know each other, after all, there are a lot of users here on Wiktionary. Ross Rhodes (T C) Sign! 17:35, 6 May 2009 (UTC)