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)

I ended up here while trying to figure out how to contact someone to ask them a question. So I wonder if a section (or at least a 'see also') should be added with the fundamentals of how to interact with others. This could also include where the appropriate place to interact is in different situations (e.g. is it on the Discussion page of the entry or in the Tea Room or in the Beer Room, etc?Niccast (talk) 20:33, 4 December 2019 (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)