User talk:2001:DA8:201:3512:BCE6:D095:55F1:36DE

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Please learn how to use the templates properly. If you click on the template names in the following text it will take you to the pages for those templates. {{rfe}} and {{rfp}} require a language code: "zh" is Chinese, "ja" is Japanese, "ko" is Korean and "vi" is Vietnamese. You need to give the right parameters to {{zh-new}} in order to prevent module errors- I think some of the errors I've fixed could have been prevented by |m=- to prevent the module trying to come up with non-existent Mandarin pronunciations, for instance. I may not be much help with formatting for Chinese entries- I took only first-year beginning Mandarin, and that was thirty years ago, so I don't edit Chinese much. Please read WT:AZH for more information, and I don't think the editors who have been fixing your entries would mind if you left a question or two on their talk pages. You've been adding lots of needed entries, but you've also been creating lots of unnecessary work for our Chinese editors: when you create entries with errors, they have to fix them. If you can't learn to do things right, I may start deleting all of your new entries with module errors- I hope it doesn't come to that. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 01:08, 7 May 2017 (UTC)


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This blocked user is asking that his or her block be reviewed:

2001:DA8:201:3512:BCE6:D095:55F1:36DE (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsedit filter logchange block settingsunblock)

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most of these terms have passed RfD and is therefore not SOP. So what's wrong of removing these categories?
I may have been overly hasty. You should not be removing categories in bulk without some consensus. I'll also say that your mention of the entry Wolfgang raised a red flag which was unmerited. As I say, I may have been hasty. Should I allow the user back, @Chuck Entz? —JohnC5 21:03, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
@JohnC5 at least Christmas present should be removed from Category:English non-idiomatic translation targets as this is not a translation target at all.--2001:DA8:201:3512:BCE6:D095:55F1:36DE 21:17, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
@JohnC5 This IPv6 range has nothing to do with any problem IPs (the one who's been causing trouble at Wolfgang geolocates to Indiana and probably the Philippines). They may or may not be the same person who was creating huge amounts of work for the CJKV editors through massive, but unintentional misuse of {{zh-new}} and other problems with templates. Fortunately, they seem to have finally realized what was going on and to have found the information everyone was trying to get them to look at. Either way, this person should be judged strictly on the merits of the edits you were concerned about. I would say they should be allowed back, with a warning:
Since we have over 5 million entries, we rely on this kind of category to keep track of things. They shouldn't be removed without checking to make sure it's okay to do so. Questions along the lines of "how do I do [fill in the blank] around here?" can be asked at the Information desk. Questions about specific entries can be asked at the Tea room, and questions about general policies can be asked at the Beer parlour. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 22:11, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz and @JohnC5 I'm not going to remove the full category of Category:English non-idiomatic translation targets. I just want to remove some entries which probably does not belong there.--2001:DA8:201:3512:BCE6:D095:55F1:36DE 22:15, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz It's a lot of work but they're getting better and I personally like a lot of their edits, even if they're not perfect. —suzukaze (tc) 22:21, 3 June 2017 (UTC)
With your words in mind, Chuck, I suppose the block was a bit much. I am very suspicious of the removal of certain categories, particularly one so hotly debated as translation targets. I'll unblock them with my apologies, though I'd advise their holding off on there removal until the topic has been brought up for debate. Also, it would be nice if they made an account, by the way. —JohnC5 22:24, 3 June 2017 (UTC)

Please wikify your entries as much as you can[edit]

Thanks Wyang (talk) 11:36, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Also, please format binomial names of species as {{taxlink|...|species}}. Binomial names need to be in italics. For not-yet-created common names of species, please format it as {{vern|...}}. Thanks. Wyang (talk) 11:39, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
And please tag senses accordingly: literary, ideophonic, specific subjects (e.g. biology for 桑葚胚). Wyang (talk) 11:41, 3 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi, many ancient texts have translations on Ctext, which you can use on entries (e.g. 式微). Make sure you add |collapsed=y to {{zh-x}} used in etymology sections. The more you try to perfect your entries, the more I can divert my energy to other areas also needing work (rather than checking thousands of incoming entries). :) Wyang (talk) 12:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

城門失火,殃及池魚, 長舌婦, 班房[edit]

Again, please Wikify your entries. Wyang (talk) 11:21, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for trying to format the entries. Please use {{vern}} for common names and {{taxlink|...|species}} for binomial names; see my edit to 寒號鳥. Wyang (talk) 12:09, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Single character entries[edit]

Hi, for single character entries, there needs to be a translingual section. You can simply copy the code from Thai Wiktionary and change the Thai to English. Here's an example for 𠼞. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 18:55, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! Please also remember to put ---- between language sections. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 07:05, 11 November 2017 (UTC)


I truly appreciate your edits, but please be considerate. Your edits are numerous and require a lot of effort to check- which I don't really have the time to these days. Please do not leave errors behind, especially subtle errors like those on that page. Thanks! Wyang (talk) 08:10, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Chinese names[edit]

Is there any reason not to use {{given name}}? Just curious, I don't want to get into a revert war, 我只会说一点儿中文。Also, you should consider making an account. —AryamanA (मुझसे बात करेंयोगदान) 16:25, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

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