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RFD discussion: October 2016[edit]

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The following information has failed Wiktionary's deletion process (permalink).

It should not be re-entered without careful consideration.

This has been deleted a few times, but at Wikipedia#English it is listed as an alternate form of "Wikipedia". Therefore this should be undeleted, and created as a {{alternative form of}} for Wikipedia. That would also solve the problem of any other project linking to the lowercase form on Wiktionary.

--- 03:25, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Agreed. If I were not at school forced to use my IPhone's data, I'd recreate the entry myself. PseudoSkull (talk) 18:45, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
"wikipedia" is a capitalisation error, isn't it? I don't think it should be given legitimacy as an alternative form. Mihia (talk) 20:51, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
Remove as a link from Wikipedia as an error not an alternative form. Wikipedia isn't a common noun under any capitalization, it's a countable proper noun like Pepsi or Nissan. Renard Migrant (talk) 21:25, 3 October 2016 (UTC)
English: n. A wiki or similar collaborative database.
wouldn't the sense for a generic wiki-based online encyclopedia use "wikipedia" in the lower case form? -- 11:51, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't think so. As far I am aware, "Wikipedia" or (wrong) "wikipedia" always means *, not any old wiki-based encyclopedia. Mihia (talk) 18:05, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
The sense is already attested in the entry Wikipedia#Noun, so if you don't think so, you should RFV the sense (I verbatim copied the definition here and placed it light blue) -- 05:14, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
All those cited examples seem to me to be talking about something like Wikipedia. I do not believe that they are true generic uses. Mihia (talk) 13:46, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
Keep (undelete). There are lots of hits on Google Ngram. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:35, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
Any citations from CFI-compliant sources? —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 06:43, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
An annoying feature of Google Ngram is that you can't click on a year and see the actual instances. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:48, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
You should be able to specify (say, for example) from 2006 to 2006 on Google Books. Renard Migrant (talk) 13:21, 4 October 2016 (UTC)
There is no reason for an undeletion discussion. This entry has never existed as anything other than vandalism. Just create the entry. --WikiTiki89 14:44, 6 October 2016 (UTC)