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Original Untitled Entry[edit]

Hi Everyone,

Can someone help me out please. I know that we can make 2-column lists suitable for translations via Top - Mid - Bottom templates. Is there any way to create similar 3-column lists without the use in derived terms and relative terms. (Preferably in white background).

Thank you very much in advance. User:Zinon

Top - Mid - Mid - Bottom. Cheers. SemperBlotto 18:52, 11 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I for one, would not mind it if you created {{topw}} (for white.) I have seen some unusual column proportions using SemperBlotto's technique (above.) I never saved it (the colours appendix, I believe,) as the preview came out consistently wrong. --Connel MacKenzie 22:12, 11 July 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For the various names listings, I made and use {{top4}} & {{mid4}} in conjunction with {{bottom}} to do four-columned output. Note that regular top and mid (for translations) need to have column width specified, or the alignment no longer matches, especially for articles that have multiple translation sections. 2, 3, 4 columns will likely all have the same need for precise width specification. --Connel MacKenzie 21:42, 21 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Second Untitled Entry[edit]

Hello! What does everyone think about adding mp3/ogg pronunciation files for each entry?

We already do that. It's just that somebody needs to write a proper help page on that. Contact Dvortygirl. Ncik 14:28, 18 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

how do i find root words?[edit]

how do i find root words in this site? I would like to know how to.

Simple example[edit]

Is this correct? Under the head Editing both Entry layout explained and further along that line simple example point to the same place via WT:ELE. Is this what was intended? —Saltmarsh 06:45, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The "simple example" used to point to the "Hrunk" entry, which later evolved into WT:ELE. Somewhere along the way, WT:ELE superseded Help:Editing too. I believe there is a subsection in WT:ELE that has an example, so that should probably deep-link to that #section instead. --Connel MacKenzie 07:43, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
May I update it?
I'm thinking to link it to the "#A_very_simple_example" section of "WT:ELE" as "simple example".
I want to ask permission first, since I'm relatively inexperienced here and I don't want to mess up the Help pages... Zeniff (talk) 02:21, 30 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
In trying to be WT:BOLD, I went ahead and changed it as I mentioned. I hope that's okay~O_O;? Zeniff (talk) 02:50, 7 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks all right. Equinox 02:52, 7 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks:) Zeniff (talk) 07:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It must be included a linkt to Wiktionary:Requested articles. --Mac 09:13, 3 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request : th[edit]

Can you please add a link to th:วิธีใช้:วิธีการใช้งาน please ? Thanks. -- 02:34, 1 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done Zeniff (talk) 07:29, 23 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tried to find help on citing, was expecting it linked here somehow. Couldnt find the string "cite"/"citing" in the help pages. Mutante 10:28, 2 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


What should I do with this entry? Immunize 00:40, 19 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Create a new page PANDAS and add the entry as an Initialism - see MIS as an example, link the definition to its Wikipedia entry. JamesjiaoT C 00:51, 19 February 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help has "Introduction to this project", "Frequently asked questions", "Basic introduction to editing" and other nice explanations. What about straightforward instructions for adding an antonym or synonym for a word in the Wiktionary. I thought of adding an antonym for "intact" and was baffled. Thanks and best regards, ... PeterEasthope (talk) 18:50, 2 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good point people for Wiktionary to help new users?[edit]

Hi everyone. I'm looking to gather 1-3 contacts for Wiktionary who would be interested in serving as point people for new editors from Wikipedia. I don't expect that it'll be too time consuming, but, just in case we have a new editor stop by the Teahouse who expresses interest in participating in media contributions and you can be friendly and welcome them and perhaps direct them to an area that might interest them. You're welcome to respond here, or even better, on my talk page if you're interested in being added to this list. Thanks :D SarahStierch (talk) 16:00, 1 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm confused by the directions on how to add an entry to a category because entries already in a category don't have that addition visible.

Even more confusing is that the discussion page of Help:Category is not a discussion page.

And the alphabetization of Category:German words prefixed with miss- is really weird. --Espoo (talk) 09:14, 30 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help for HELP[edit]

from sarri.greek, newcomer: I just started studying HELP systematically.

  • 1) in ALL PAGES section: what is the repetition of titles in italics? I've checked only 2, they seem identical?
  • 2) The Sandbox link directs me to a table at a page I do not recognize. Is there a Sandbox with example boxes similar to gre.Sandbox ++2017.11.09: ok I found it, it is in result pages for missing words++

Your Help pages are very nice, we thank all the authors. Is a style of Tables possible for examples? what appears - wikitextsyntax - explanatory text. Thank you, sarri.greek (talk) 06:57, 7 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Albanian declension got messed up[edit]

Could you please fix etymology 3 of "makthi"?

Sort by length?[edit]

How do I find the longest and shortest article title lengths on Wiktionary? --The Tips of Apmh (talk) 04:41, 23 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I am not aware of any Wiktionary equivalent of Wikipedia:Wikipedia records, but I have downloaded a copy of all English Wiktionary pages that is current as of 2021-09-01, so I wrote a simple script to see what I could find. The longest existing term I found in any language was:
FlatB@InsideChesthigh-PalmAcross-FlatB@InsideChesthigh-PalmAcross FlatB@InsideTrunkhigh-FlatB@InsideTrunkhigh FlatB@DistalCenterChesthigh-PalmBack-FlatB@NearCenterChesthigh-PalmBack FlatB@DistalCenterTrunkhigh-PalmBack-FlatB@NearCenterTrunkhigh-PalmBack
This was not created in an act of vandalism as I first suspected, but is an example of how American Sign Language is transcribed. This term means "box" or "room".
As for the shortest title, there are many that are only one character long (a, 0, -). - excarnateSojourner (talk|contrib) 03:16, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@The Tips of Apmh - excarnateSojourner (talk|contrib) 04:05, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ExcarnateSojourner: Thank you very much for this. That title is indeed pretty long. --The Tips of Apmh (talk) 18:03, 1 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]