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- Our Criteria for inclusion (CFI) define exactly which words Wiktionary is interested in including. There is also a list of things that Wiktionary is not for a higher level overview.
- The FAQ aims to answer most of your remaining questions, and there are several help pages that you can browse for more information.
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Again, welcome! --EncycloPetey
Kudos on adding audio to Wiktionary entries! Many contributors who used to add audio files no longer do so very often. The few current contributors mostly are sporadic or are fighting with audio quality problems. --EncycloPetey 06:00, 25 November 2009 (UTC)
- Note: I'm the one who maintains Word of the Day for the English Wiktionary. If you'd care to add audio to upcoming words for this month, the complete November list is given at User:EncycloPetey/WOTD. Not all the selected words have been uploaded into templates for the front page yet. --EncycloPetey 06:09, 25 November 2009 (UTC)