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When you add a definition, please be sure it is not simply the same as an existing definition, merely in different words. The definitions you have added today are duplicates. For example: "at or nearest to the top" was the definition for topmost, and you added "At the very highest", which means the same thing. --EncycloPetey 20:01, 29 July 2008 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for trying to clean up that page - but note that some people consider it a breach of netiquette to edit their comments. So please stop. Conrad.Irwin 00:13, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Sorry about having you to make clean up my mistakes. I'll go make clearer first definitions for some of the already existing words in —This comment was unsigned.

adjectives and adverbs[edit]

Don't get them muddled up! Make sure that the template used to generate the headword matches the part of speech. SemperBlotto 07:04, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


Hi, and thanks for your work so far. Instead of typing non-comparable every time, you can use the shortcut {{en-adj|-}} which will do this for you. (If it is comparable, then just use {{en-adj}}). Conrad.Irwin 20:15, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, i should have been clearer. You can see how to use it here. Conrad.Irwin 21:04, 3 October 2008 (UTC)


This is not a movement, nor is it a noun. You have defined it as a noun and as a movement. It is neither. --EncycloPetey 20:16, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry right there.

Maybe I should just realize that it was unnecessary.

It is a type of speed right? And I already know what its defintion means.

It is not a type of speed, because that too would be a noun. It is a description of a speed, meaning that it is faster than light. --EncycloPetey 20:32, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Description? Why thank you for telling me that.


This does not mean "to combine". When two people synchronize their watches, they are not "combining" their watches; they are making them function together at the same time. --EncycloPetey 20:18, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

To be honest, I know that synchronizing isn't quite the same as words like combining and unity.

{{suffix}} and {{prefix}}[edit]

Hey, for those etymology sections you can cheat by using {{prefix|ultra|cool}} and similar, if you want. Conrad.Irwin 21:06, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

False etymologies[edit]

Please not that just because a word like preeminent looks like "pre-" + "eminent" does not mean that is its etymology. In this case, it comes from the participle of Latin praeemineo. --EncycloPetey 21:36, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I am very sorry.

But you keep adding made-up etymologies. The word omnipotent does not come from "omni-" + "potent". --EncycloPetey 22:09, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

So omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient are not combinations, am I right?

Why not look up the information? Most dictionaries will include etymological information. Guessing, and hoping others will check your work is not an appropriate way to work. --EncycloPetey 22:12, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I am neither guessing nor hoping.

Then why are you asking me if you are right? --EncycloPetey 22:15, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Oh. The previous post? Umm.....yes. I am sorry if I get confused with false etymologies and actually existing ones.

Wiktionary:Requests for verification#superginormous[edit]

I thought you should be made aware of this. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 22:43, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

superintellingence can you erase this incorrect word of superintelligence, please? Thank you very much.

Done. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 23:18, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. I didn't made it on purpose. I think that the real correction of the word intelligence is without another "n".


To mark a noun as uncountable, we use the template {{en-noun|-}}. That'd be a lot easier, plus it adds the category :-). Teh Rote 23:22, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, Teh Rote. *(ultimate drastic smiley appears out of nowhere :P)*

In addition...[edit]

I noticed that you removed multiple messages from your talk page. That's kinda forbidden here unless you're archiving, which you weren't doing. I'll take the liberty of restoring them for you in a few minutes. Teh Rote 23:25, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Well I'm very sorry. And yes I'm...wha?

Archiving is where you take all the messages and move them to a subpage, so as to make it easier for people to find them. So if you wanted to archive your talk page, you would create User talk: 1 and put them there, with the link to the archives on your current talk page. However, it is only recommended to do that when your talk page gets so stuffed that it's hard to find anything. It's best to wait until you get, say, 75 topics? Just a suggestion. Teh Rote 23:32, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

So that's when they should get erased? Well some don't have to be, but rules are rules.

Better start doing this[edit]

When you add to a discussion, when responding to someone, use a colon : to space next to theirs.

Like this
And this
And, so you don't get mixed up with other people, we'll need you to sign your posts with four tildes (Teh Rote 13:42, 9 October 2008 (UTC)) or press the button on the far right when editing. Remember, only do that for the discussion, not the main space. Teh Rote 13:42, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


Again, don't post the source code, it's {{en-noun|-}} Teh Rote 13:43, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Again,I'm sorry. I just have to save it then. —This comment was unsigned.

Please, read my comment above this one. Teh Rote 13:50, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I read it thank you. —This comment was unsigned.

Yes, you read it, but you aren't doing it. You need sign your posts with for tildes and use colon spacing to respond. Teh Rote 13:53, 9 October 2008 (UTC) (uncountable):Like this? Teh Rote 13:56, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Correct, you're halfway there. However, I meant the other stuff in the message...about signing on talk pages. Read that part. Teh Rote 13:56, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

To be honest with you, I really knew to make uncountable the whole time, but I keep typing it with (uncountable). Thank you very much though. (another drastic smiley comes out of nowhere :P) What does :P mean? 14:01, 9 October 2008 (UTC) Like this?

Yeah, that's the right signature. Now, respond to this by indenting using colons. Teh Rote 14:02, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:03, 9 October 2008 (UTC) (uncountable): Like this?: 14:10, 9 October 2008 (UTC) !!!!! (indenting it using colons?)

Colons go at the beginning. Signiatures go at the end. Teh Rote 14:11, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
"This is Sparta!!!!!" Like this?
You've got the colons, now put the signature. Teh Rote`

The signature? :: 14:14, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

You need the signature and the colons. Colons at the front, signature at the back. Teh Rote 14:15, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:17, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:20, 9 October 2008 (UTC)"I would like to dispatch this as much as possible." Like this, or a different one. You mean a name right?
I don't know how I can possibly make this any simpler. COLONS FIRST. THEN THE SIGNATURE WITH FOUR TILDES. Teh Rote 14:19, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:22, 9 October 2008 (UTC) "I would like to have a great chat with you." 14:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Signature goes at the very end of your post. Teh Rote 14:23, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
But only once per post. Teh Rote 14:24, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Once per post then?—This comment was unsigned.

Yes, once per post. Teh Rote 14:26, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I asked this once, what does :P mean? It's a smiley combined with a colon and a big or small P. 14:36, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I refuse to answer until you sign and indent correctly. Teh Rote 14:34, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
You just removed my comment. That is not allowed. Teh Rote 14:45, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:50, 9 October 2008 (UTC) How is that not allowed? I wanted to ask you what is a smiley. If you don't want to respond it, that's fine. I suggest you can either erase all of this or doing the other way around. And please stop making comments as if you know everything yet you don't. And I know you don't know everything. I'm really tired of not getting to remove my comments or the others. I want this to get cleaned as much as possible. But if you're to screw up somebody's life, that's low.

How am I "screw up" your life? I'm just alerting you to how we do stuff around here- comments stay on the page until they're properly archived. The smiley means a face with a tongue sticking out, alright? Teh Rote 14:53, 9 October 2008 (UTC) 14:58, 9 October 2008 (UTC) Thank you. :) That's all I asked for. So should I archive them now?

Please start signing your posts. As a courtesy to other editors, it's best to leave conversations on the page for a few months or so so that they can view it. It's how we do stuff around here. So, no, don't archive this yet. Teh Rote 14:56, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

What happened if I don't let them view it for a few months? And when can they be removed for good or off my talk? 15:03, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

I can't explain archiving well, just keep it as it is. I think Wikipedia has a policy page on that.And sign your comments at the end, not the beginning. Teh Rote 15:01, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
And why should I keep it as it is when I'm going to be judged and embarrassed about it? What is the point if there no good from it? 15:03, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Don't forget to indent. I don't know why is has to be kept, that's just how we do stuff here. Better check with an administrator. Teh Rote 15:05, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Adminstrator? What adminstrator? Nobody in Wiktionary, including me, is going to be looked down upon and get patronized and be embarrassed at the same time. How can I really talk to the adminstrator to clean off this entire user talk? 15:09, 9 October 2008 (UTC)


I don't believe that this means "The very strongest part of something." Do you have evidence? SemperBlotto 21:51, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

  • I shall take that as a no and revert it. SemperBlotto 22:04, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

So what happens if I really have evidence for that definition? —This comment was unsigned.

  • You add it, together with the evidence - either an illustrative quotation, or a full citation. SemperBlotto

I can make one myself? But how? How can I make a citation of my own? —This comment was unsigned.

  • Citations are dated examples of the word being used in a book or similar. So just get a book published. SemperBlotto 22:14, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

death grip[edit]


I reverted your edit to [[death grip]], as the RFV discussion hasn't been closed.

RuakhTALK 21:03, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Editing talk pages.[edit]

It is considered bad manners to remove content from a talk page. We do remove vandalism, and even delete old anonymous talk pages - but not until several months have elapsed and the conversation is considered dead. SemperBlotto 09:37, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Are you being honest about it? Do you think you know everything? I think not. 10:32, 13 October 2008 (UTC) I guess I don't have what it takes then. Besides, what isn't to know about? If you are considerate, don't bother even once talking about me. Also, I'm not going to read/respond/post your comments or anyone elses anymore and you know better than not to post and talk smack about me or any other user who lives on and other wikis.

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