Help talk:Interacting with other users

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Suggestions for changes[edit]

I think the wording here could be simplified. Granted, those who write dictionaries might be expected to have a certain level of vocabulary, but I don't think we want to alienate people who read this page. I suggest:

  1. changing snarky in the sentence "it merely tries to explain why people can appear so snarky " (firstly, I don't find the Wiktionarians so snarky, and secondly it is quite a rare word)
  2. changing "People are not out to get you" to something less paranoid sounding
  3. simplifying the words tersely, pitfall and maybe others

I like the "editing" and "debating" sections, however. And appreciate the "Experienced users" section. I was under fire when I started, and experienced some snarkiness with an experienced Wiktionarian due to my being naïve (all is forgiven on my part, however :-)). But another experienced user guided me through, so this could nice to bear in mind. --Jackofclubs 15:49, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Feel free to change it - this is a wiki after all. (but snarky is one of my favourite words :p) Conrad.Irwin 20:26, 29 April 2009 (UTC)


Is this an official Wiktionary policy? If not, then why doesn't it have {{essay}} on the top? 18:28, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

It was intended to be a help page (Help:Dispute resolution, Help:How to edit a page, that kind of thing), though I think the hatnote makes it appear as an essay. Please feel free to fix it if you think it reflects too much my opinion rather than actual Wiktionary. Conrad.Irwin 22:32, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, that explains it. Thanks. 02:06, 6 June 2009 (UTC)


"Interacting with humans" sounds a bit weird to my (British) ears. Maybe interacting with human editors? That is, just not all humans everywhere. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:31, 17 November 2009 (UTC)