Hello, welcome to Wiktionary, and thank you for your contributions so far.
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.
- If you already have some experience with editing our sister project Wikipedia, then you may find our guide to Wikipedia users useful.
- The FAQ aims to answer most of your remaining questions, and there are several help pages that you can browse for more information.
- A glossary of our technical jargon, and some hints for dealing with the more common communication issues.
- If you have anything to ask about or suggest, we have several discussion rooms. Feel free to ask any other editors in person if you have any problems or question, by posting a message on their talk page.
You are encouraged to add a BabelBox to your userpage. This shows which languages you know, so other editors know which languages you'll be working on, and what they can ask you for help with.
I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! If you have any questions, bring them to the Wiktionary:Information desk, or ask me on my talk page. If you do so, please sign your posts with four tildes: ~~~~ which automatically produces your username and the current date and time.
Self welcome test - Williamborg 03:23, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Block Log History
2009/6/22 Hi KP
Glad I supported your RfA on en.wiki nearly three years ago and appreciate your doing the Admin job. Small world indeed.
Appreciate getting my Wiktionary account unblocked by DMcDevit. Think it was clearly some sort of error indeed, as it shows one of my Wiktionary edits occured after I'd been blocked. on Wiktionary.
Thanks for the help – Williamborg
On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 1:10 AM, Wiktionary information team <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Dear J Wiborg,
Thank you for your email.
06/19/2009 23:29 - Williamborg wrote:
> I came across from Wikipedia to Wikitionary the other day to look up the > spelling of the word "selgstverstandlich" and saw a typo which I stopped to > correct. > > When I went to correct it I couldn’t edit. After puzzling over this for a > minute or two, I discovered that the new multiwiki system kept me logged in > under my normal Wikipedia username: Williamborg and that Username: > Williamborg, IP address: 184.108.40.206, Block ID: 11603 was blocked. According > to the block log "The 05:36, 4 September 2006 Connel > MacKenzie<../wiki/User:Connel_MacKenzie> > (Talk <../wiki/User_talk:Connel_MacKenzie> | > contribs<../wiki/Special:Contributions/Connel_MacKenzie> > ) blocked Williamborg<../w/index.php?title=User:Williamborg&action=edit&redlink=1> > (Talk <../w/index.php?title=User_talk:Williamborg&action=edit&redlink=1> | > contribs <../wiki/Special:Contributions/Williamborg>) with an expiry time of > infinite *(vandal + username)"** > > *This is most exciting. I've never been blocked before, much less blocked > for life plus all time beyond. That's even better than the Canadian Hockey > ban: "banned for life plus 15 years!" > > So I looked through Williamborg's contributions to see what egregious act > I'd performed to inspire my being blocked for life plus... Imagine my > disappointment when I found only three edits: > 1. a correction in Appendix:Glossary of U.S. Navy slang changing "to" to > "too" > 2. a couple of terms linked in lancepesade > 3. Removal of an http: link in the article iota - that link was restored > by another editor, but subsequently deleted by yet another editor... > > All of these were edits I’d own up to. Pretty pedestrian, but the kind of > thing I might make... Although I don’t recall these specific edits, they are > the kind of thing I tend to do. > > > However none of these sound like cause for perpetual disbarment. So I must > conclude there was some even worse sin that was committed that had to be > erased from the logs as being too hideous to ever see the light of day. > > Any chance the Admin who blocked me (or any other admin) could advise me > what my actual sin warranting blockage was? > > Thanks - Williamborg > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Here's a blast from the past, you supported my RfA on en.wiki nearly three years ago (as User:Teke) and in fact on my old desktop, my RfA link is to yours as it was concurrent to mine. Small world.
Anyway, your Wiktionary account has been unblocked by DMcDevit. There was most likely some sort of error, as you don't technically have any edits to Wiktionary. Your edits are imports. Who knows what happened. Anyway, nice running into you again, happy editing to you. Williamborg 04:39, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Yours sincerely, KP
-- Wiktionary - http://en.wiktionary.org --- Disclaimer: all mail to this address is answered by volunteers, and responses are not to be considered an official statement of the Wikimedia Foundation. For official correspondence, please contact the Wikimedia Foundation by certified mail at the address listed on http://www.wikimediafoundation.org