Talk:oak tree

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A tree that's, er, oak. Tooironic 09:44, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Probably delete, although I sort of feel like this is all one word (but with a space in it). Mglovesfun (talk) 09:48, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Keep, as the space-free form "oaktree" is citable: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], and more. --Dan Polansky 10:19, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
A good example of why including spaced forms because there is an includable solid or hyphenated form is a waste of resources. Show this form as an unlinked alternative form/spelling without an entry. Delete. DCDuring TALK 12:21, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
What resources are wasted by keeping the entry? Do you mean the space in the wiki database?
Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2009-12/Unidiomatic multi-word phrases to meet CFI when the more common spelling of a single word passed recently. --Dan Polansky 12:35, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
The technical resources that require fundraising, response time, maintaining it, and especially user time on extra click vs redirect. Not to mention generating misleading entry counts. The vote result is Policy, but not necessarily good policy. DCDuring TALK 13:17, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
By "technical resources" do you mean the computers and software that are Wikimedia servers? Wiktionary takes a tiny fraction of these resources as compared to Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikibooks.
The vote result is above all that: a vote result. It is a record of consensus among Wiktionary editors. --Dan Polansky 14:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, WT:COALMINE says we keep this.​—msh210 19:13, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
See also portmanteau word above, which I'd put in the same class (noun + qualifying noun). Mglovesfun (talk) 00:19, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Fortunately, WT:COALMINE says we keep this (and thereby make our dictionary an even broader record of terms in use). bd2412 T 02:17, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Keep per WT:COALMINE. --Yair rand 22:12, 21 February 2010 (UTC)
Keep, all words in all languages. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:41, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

Kept. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:05, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

  • See “oak tree” at OneLook Dictionary Search. Only WordNet and its followers have this. DCDuring TALK 18:48, 5 July 2013 (UTC)