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Edits to single-kanji entries
I notice you've done a lot to add definition lines to the
===Kanji=== sections of single-kanji entries.
While I appreciate the effort, the edits of yours that I have checked have unfortunately been direct copies of the text listed in WWWJDIC, which runs afoul of copyright laws. I must ask you to not copy directly from other sources.
In addition, the definitions in the
===Kanji=== section are intended to be a brief and simple summary of the most common meaning. There is no need to provide an exhaustive list -- less is more. Definitions here are optional as well -- if the entry as a whole also includes a
===Noun=== or other part-of-speech section that gives a fuller definition, then the definitions under the
===Kanji=== section are generally not needed.
- As I noted before, any definitions given directly under the
===Kanji===section and not under a part-of-speech header should be short and non-exhaustive. The goal is to have full definitions under part-of-speech headers giving the relevant readings, etymologies, examples, etc. Laundry lists of glosses are not wanted.
- Moreover, if the kanji entry in question already has part-of-speech headers, please do not add glosses under the kanji header -- instead, please expand the information presented under the relevant part of speech. If you don't understand Japanese well enough to add that information into the appropriate places in each entry, then I'm afraid I must ask you to stop editing Japanese entries. If instead you just don't know how to format that information, please ask for help. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 21:43, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
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184.108.40.206 (talk) has been adding def lines to the
===Kanji=== sections of single-kanji entries. In and of itself, this is generally a good thing. However, 1) they're going for comprehensive instead of summary listings, and 2) they're causing copyright violations, since (so far as I've seen) they're directly copying and pasting in content from WWWJDIC.
I'm still far too busy at work to make any concerted effort at cleaning up this mess. I would greatly appreciate any help in vetting this user's edits, especially to single-kanji entries. In particular, compare what they've added to the definitions listed at http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1B and make sure they aren't just copied straight over. ‑‑ Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 01:32, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
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