My editing mistakes

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That's what I did. I've copypasted it from Geschwindigkeiten.

21:06, 28 August 2012

I hope I'm not boring, but what to do on pages like Tee and Tees? When you have two pronunciations, depending on the meaning?

21:26, 28 August 2012

Officially you're meant to add two different etymologies, called Etymology 1 and Etymology 2, and then add an extra = to all the headers.

21:29, 28 August 2012

Like this? And I'm not so sure how to deal with it on Tees.

21:41, 28 August 2012

Yes, that looks ok. For Tees, you can probably do the same thing, but you can just leave the etymologies empty because there is no need to copy them, it's better to keep information in one place (otherwise when someone edits one, they'll forget the other).

21:43, 28 August 2012

Thanks for the help! Tees has been fixed. One more thing: If I can't find the etymology, no matter how long I search, I assume it's ok to make it look like the contemporary Tee without the "Etymology" sections, and with three "=" in other sections?

21:51, 28 August 2012

If you need to add numbered etymologies, it's ok to leave them empty, but if there are no numbers it's probably best not to include it at all. Alternatively you can add {{rfinfl|lang=de}} to add a notice that it needs an etymology.

21:54, 28 August 2012
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Last edit: 22:09, 28 August 2012

Of course you meant {{rfe}? The one you've posted is for inflection. I think I'll be using numbered "Etymology" headers, and put requests for etymologies under it. That seems the best looking option. I bet I won't be using it much anyway, there aren't that much words in German that would require doing it. Anyway, thank you for your time. You've helped me a lot.

22:03, 28 August 2012

Oops, yes! Don't add requests for etymology in inflected forms like Tees though. Normally, the etymology of inflected forms is the same as their definition, more or less, so there's no way to say for every plural how it was formed from the singular.

22:06, 28 August 2012

Yes, that's very reasonable. Thanks.

22:08, 28 August 2012