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- Glossarch - a word coined as a term for a person or a group of persons who define how a language should be used. Examples: Språkrådet, Académie française, and to a lesser degree Webster's Dictionary, and Oxford English Dictionary. (From greek γλῶσσα - language, and ἀρχός - ruler)
- Primorator - a word coined as a term for a person or a group of persons who are among the first to speak a language. (From Latin primus - first, and orator - speaker) – This word does not conform with the CFI, and is not likely to be included.
There are five basic types of vandals on Wiktionary.
- Doesn't actually know what Wiktionary is, or what wikis are, and cannot distinguish information from marketing, but has fallen for some SEO scum trick and thinks that spamming will actually make money. Just wants to edit entries at random and fill them with links to CHEAP VIAGRA or BEST KITCHEN WORKTOP SURFACE. Untalkable-to. The worst kind of vandal in the long term, because they have a commercial basis and if Wiktionary ever becomes popular then they will start to be funded by powerful corporations.
- Just vandalising for fun. Might deliberately exploit rules and customs in order to make the vandalism seem semi-acceptable, or to mire it in a load of arguments that will make everybody want to avoid it and allow it to hang around unchallenged for years. Worst kind of vandal after spammers, because some of them are amazingly persistent.
- Comes to Wiktionary in order to promote a single issue. Might have "invented a word" (in order to promote its Weblog, or some left- or right-wing political stance) and is keen that the new word, which nobody will ever use, gets published as widely as possible. Semi-literate. Likely to initiate long, droning arguments about wordiness of a word (without bothering to look at WT:CFI or consider whether a dictionary might have other issues than promoting one person's ideas), and will repeat these arguments on as many pages as possible. Quantity over quality.
- Edits an entry in order to write "poop" or "niggers" or "Ben is gay". Probably a schoolchild in a computing class. Won't usually be back once blocked or reverted. Pretty harmless, but an annoying side-effect of allowing people to edit entries without signing up for accounts. Very numerous, especially at certain times of day.
- A user who deletes any edit by claiming the edit does not comply with the rules. Such edits are deleted by applying the rules far more strictly than the rules indicates, including applying rules where they do not apply as claimed. These vandals keeps the wiki from being open source by overzealously harassing new users, and occasional users. Third worst type of vandals.