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Unblock me[edit]

{{unblock|Lack of [[WT:AGF]], 2 week block seems abusive to me.}}
{{unblock-ip|1=|2=Disruptive edits|3=Metaknowledge}}

Why was I blocked? What's disruptive about making valid entries? -- 06:13, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

What I saw wasn't valid. You were adding terms that are either the sum of their parts or unattestable. Please read our criteria for inclusion. If you're from Wikipedia, you might find this page helpful. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:16, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
the "landing craft, tank" form is known to anyone who knows D-Day of WWII. [1]. As for being a sum of their parts, how is that worth a 2-week block? And since it doesn't say tank landing ship, as the "tank" is not being used as an adjective, and that the comma form isn't the normal formulation of terms in English, being a military affectation, why would these qualify?
Also, per WT:WFW, where was the WT:AGF?
-- 06:20, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
I'll assume that you didn't bother reading through those links, so I'll give you some highlights. From WT:WFW: "Wiktionary has a different blocking policy than Wikipedia, and is generally less lenient. While we assume good faith on Wiktionary too, we also combat vandalism and other disruptive editing more severely."
I'm having a little trouble telling, but google books:"landing craft tank" suggests that there are not enough uses (as opposed to mentions) of the term to pass the attestability rules. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:26, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
LIFE Magazine: [2]
A military dictionary [3]
Military history, order of battle listings: [4]
Military history book [5]
Military history book [6]
Military history book, order of battle listing [7]
Military history book [8]
Military history book [9]
-- 06:35, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Looks like I was wrong, it seems just barely citable with a comma (but not without). Obviously, the dictionary is not helpful in citing it. By the way, I've unblocked you. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:39, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. So, should I go about recreating the comma form then? -- 06:43, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
No. I restored it and cleaned it up. That's not what a blend is. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:49, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Ok. -- 06:50, 18 December 2012 (UTC)


This is a redlink, there's something wrong with Wiktionary's instructions, since it says one should use a non-existent template. -- 06:24, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Where does it recommend that? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:26, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
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It shows up when one tries to edit anything, which is how I found out I was blocked. -- 06:30, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Ah, thank you very much. I've tracked that down to MediaWiki:Blockedtext, and I'll change it. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:32, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Should I file something at the technical discussion group about this? -- 06:44, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
No. I already did :) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:45, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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