User talk:Alan Rockefeller

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Hi there. This is an adjective, but your definition ("a mushroom . . .") was for a noun. SemperBlotto 08:10, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


Taxonomic names are Translingual, rather than English, and they are capitalised here. SemperBlotto 22:28, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

mycology entries[edit]

Welcome and thanks for your high-quality contributions. We have recently had a large number of new entries for mycology, some added by one or more folks who were not logged in - which is not wrong, BTW. The entries are a great addition to Wiktionary. I have an interest in scientific terminology and reviewed some of the entries, but was frustrated by an inability to communicate with the contributors. Yours is the first user name that seems associated with mycology that I've seen. Occasionally the new entries raise questions or need to be edited. In those cases we like to be able to give feedback to the contributor to eliminate the need for revision. If the user is anonymous we have no way of being sure that the feedback has been received, etc. Do you know what the source of so much contribution of mycological content to Wiktionary is? Is it you, but not always logged in? Is it a Wikipedia-based group? Is it something being encouraged by a group or class?

One of my specific interests is in whether some of the terms entered as mycology are not also more general scientific terms meriting a {{botany}} template, or rather {{botany|mycology}} or {{taxonomy|mycology}}. DCDuring TALK 09:43, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

basal annulus[edit]

This doesn't "describe a mushroom". It IS an annulus near the base of a mushroom. How is it uncountable - surely if two mushrooms are side by side, each with an annulus . . . SemperBlotto 21:13, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Note: when writing definitions, try to link the one or two most important descriptors in the definition. Pages that contain no wikilinks (double square brackets) don;t get counted in the statistics as "good" pages towards our page count total. While templates do have links in them, such links added by means of a template don't count for this particular statistic. Thanks for your contributions! --EncycloPetey 21:41, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

aecidium etc.[edit]

At WT:TR#aecidium, æcidium someone was looking for help on a mycology entry. Naturally you came to mind. We look forward to your return here. DCDuring TALK 19:29, 8 June 2009 (UTC)