User talk:Caretaker Gorgon

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Your entries are not stubs - so should not have the {{stub}} template. SemperBlotto|Talk 22:46, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

The trouble with webster definitions[edit]

There are two main problems with these old Webster definitions.

First, they are not much use to our users. They are either defining old words that nobody will ever look up (but, of course we should have those) or they have such old-fashioned definitions that nobody can understand what they mean. The scientific and technical ones are the worse.

Second, they are a pain for us contributors. We tend to work from lists of words to be added and, when we see that a red link has turned blue, we don't bother to add a definition - so we end up with a Webster instead of a decent modern definition.

However, if you feel that you must add them, do you think that you could restrict them to old words that don't have a modern meaning.

By the way, one of my tasks is to look at Category:Stub and fill out partial definitions. So, do you think that you could remove the stub templates from all your entries please - it is a bit of a drag. I have converted zostera and zosterops into proper taxonomic entries.

Cheers. SemperBlotto|Talk 11:51, 7 November 2005 (UTC)


Hi there again. Well, I knew it was going to be either you or me - there was nobody else much editing. Well done with your latest words - much more useful than the websters. Keep on truckin' SemperBlotto|Talk 12:22, 8 November 2005 (UTC)


Well done. You hit the 101,000 milestone - but we have decided to record them only at 5000 intervals now! SemperBlotto|Talk 17:27, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Spanish (Castilian)[edit]

Nice work with all the Spanish contributions, but please stop adding the "Castilian" in brackets. We know Spanish is also known as Castilian but don't list all possible synonyms in the language label of every page. Also it will confuse many people into believing that words thus labeled apply only to Spanish as spoken in Castile, which is not the case.

If you think I'm wrong, please comment on Wiktionary:Beer parlour where I have started a thread.

But keep up the rest of the good work! And if your Spanish vocab is very good you might want to look at Requested articles:Spanish. — Hippietrail 23:11, 16 November 2005 (UTC)