User talk:Facts707

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Re this edit, is this an Afrikaans word? If so, shouldn't the language header and inflection template be switched? If not, why should the entry be placed in Afrikaans topic categories? --Yair rand 01:45, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Oops, you're right - it's listed as an English word. I was moving several miscellaneous foreign language idioms to their correct language categories from English and must have moved this one to Afrikaans based on a quick glance. I have reverted it. Thanks for pointing that out! Facts707 16:31, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Votes/2011-07/Categories of names[edit]

The vote Categories of names is going to end soon, after receiving contributions of only a few people. (it proposes a number of renamings, in this pattern: Category:en:Rivers to Category:English names of rivers)

It would benefit very much from your vote, even one of abstention.

I assume you would be interested in this subject, as I am sending this message to everyone who didn't vote yet, but participated in the discussion that introduced the vote, and/or in this poll, which received far more attention than the vote, and is closely related to the proposal in question.

Thank you. --Daniel 16:43, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

criterion#Usage notes[edit]

I made it more purely descriptive. We don't have a good way of using evidence to show the facts of usage. I think I could support the current usage note using evidence from COCA and BNC. DCDuring TALK 19:24, 14 September 2011 (UTC)


Hi Facts. Would you like to become an administrator on this wiki? You've been here a while, have great edits, and seem like a friendly chap. --Rockpilot 02:40, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Sure, I'd like to give it a try. Thanks for the vote of confidence. My time availability is rather inconsistent, but I'll do my best. Facts707 06:31, 30 October 2011 (UTC)


It's actually common in English for a verb-object pairing to occur like this, and we don't generally count it as adjectival usage on the strength of such a construction alone. In addition to saying "my sneaked food", you can say "my held paycheck" or "her spilled drink". That's not to say that no construction like this with a past participle can be an adjective; we just look for stronger evidence than simple appearance of a past participle in front of a noun. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:13, 13 November 2013 (UTC)



For this entry, you moved a sense one day ([1]), but not related translations. They are still present today [2], but these translations seem to be adjectives, prepositions not. So maybe they should be removed? I'll let you operate. Regards, — Automatik (talk) 21:50, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Entries for plurals[edit]

Hi, when making a plural entry the noun section should be like this:


# {{plural of|<word>|lang=en}}

N.B. the use of {{head}}. Also, to make things even easier and faster you may be interested in using the accelerated creation tool. To use it go to WT:PREFS and tick the master checkbox at the top, and far down tick the checkbox for "add accelerated creation links for common inflected forms" or something like that. User: PalkiaX50 talk to meh 09:52, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I'll try to remember, although I confess I often just copy an existing plural form entry. Also do we have to say "lang=en" all the time when this is the English Wiktionary? I don't mind saying lang=fr for French, etc. Thanks for the info! Facts707 (talk) 17:39, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Categories in chiasmatic[edit]

Regarding this edit, {{Category:en:Eye}} displays the content of the category page Category:en:Eye, while {{C|en|Eye}} adds the category to the entry. — Eru·tuon 19:35, 14 August 2017 (UTC)