Sydney, Australia - born and raised UK West Midlands
Most interested in - colourful use of language - terms and usage that confuse the foreign students who live with us - intriguing words, phrases, terms
Then :Becoming a Wikiphile - Correction: Already a Wikiphile, fast becoming a Wiki Addict ! Correction: Totally Addicted to improving Wiktionary in my own peculiar ways - improving processes. Contributed a lot of policy, quite a lot of content, kickstarted WikiSaurus.
Now: Still love Wikipedia. Think English Wiktionary is sadly a waste of time, going nowhere. A small group of egos, pedants, puritans and deletionists actively discourage contributions, contributors. Too easy to be an exclusionist, deletionist.
There should be a very simple CFI - does an entry, a contribution, add value ? Add to the sum of knowledge ?
Not "is it neat and tidy", "Is it supported by a million references". As it is, the CFI are very randomly, arbitrarily applied. There are many, many archaic or obscure words in this Wiktionary that are rarely if ever used, and have no citations etc to support them. Yet others are constantly rejected despite easily demonstrated widespread current usage. It really comes down to the personal taste of the particular exclusionist/deletionist/censor on at the time you make a contribution.
Think one citieria for an Admin should be that they rarely do deletions.
User Short Cuts
User:richardb/Wikisaurus criteria bookmarks, color, fap, danger, common practice, etc
Most Current Watchlist
Things I that I might turn my attention to in the future
- Starting a short project to convert the treatment of Neologisms from a list process Wiktionary:Neologisms to a Category process - see User:Richardb/Project - Using Category to list Neologisms
- Template:WSx, Template:WSxi
[] New Words of 2005
- Transwiki:Body parts slang.
- Articles by Topic - does "uncategorized" link with this ?
- Moving toward a greater structuring of policies and guidelines, as found in WikiPedia. - see User:Richardb/Project - Structuring Policies and Guidelines
- Wiktionary:Frequency lists/Project Gutenberg 1-10000
- Template:All system messages, Template:All messages - not templates at all.
- Templates Archaic and archaic and similar double ups.
- Index to Policies, Guidance, Help etc
- Category:Cockney rhyming slang-lots of Rhyming slang without the category. See Appendix:Cockney rhyming slang
- Index to Policies
- Bring back the useful stuff Eclecticology stripped out of Wiktionary:Transliteration
- User:TheDaveRoss/to saurus/cleanup
Policy (Development) discussion - Once discussion identifies an issue as a matter of discussing policy ideas, further discussion is to be taken out of Beer Parlour to the talk page / committee room of the relevant Policy page, be it a Policy Think-Tank page, DraftPolicy, Semi-Official Policy, Official Policy or Rejected Policy. SeeCategory:Policies - Wiktionary Top Level for a list of the sub-categories and identified Policy (Development) pages. All that will be left in the Beer Parlour will be pointers to the Policy (Development) pages, and a very brief statement of the topic and progress.
- The truth is, that, until very recently, there were no written or publicised policies/ standards / conventions etc at all, of any type, in Wiktionary. Only a few people who believed they had great insight and just knew what the policy should be! Please support the fledgling Policy Development process.--Richardb 05:51, 22 May 2005 (UTC)