User talk:Help1for1roof

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abrasion resistance[edit]

This is simply "resistance to abrasion", isn't it? In such cases, we generally don't create a separate definition page, because the meaning is merely that of the component words, each of which can be looked up. --EncycloPetey 17:42, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

The compound word "spray polyurethane foam‎" is another word that is simply the sum of its parts: spray + polyurethane + foam‎. For a compound word to merit an entry, it must be idiomatic in some way, such as private eye, which does not mean the same thing as private + eye. --EncycloPetey 19:08, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Good, air-blown asphalt is a compound that can't be figured out from looking up the components. It's idiomatic in that it isn't simply asphalt with the wind blowing across it, so it deserves an entry. However, it doesn't need to be marked explicitly as an idiom. We tend to do that only for extreme cases where the expression's literal meaning is at odds with its actual definition, such as a little bird told me. --EncycloPetey 20:02, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Just wanted to let you know that I have moved the entry you created to air-blown asphalt, since the uses I can find seem to all hyphenate "air-blown". --EncycloPetey 20:02, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

latest additions[edit]

Great work! I can't believe we didn't have that definition of insulation before you added it. One style note: please remember that the ==English== section header at the top of the page requires those two pairs of equals signs. --EncycloPetey 20:37, 16 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your contributions! it's bringing back a year of roofing construction jobs...

I think, however, your addition at cleat is actually already covered by the earlier definition. Although in your usage it is restricted to securing metal components, cleats are generically used to secure materials. - Amgine/talk 23:03, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Roofing terms[edit]

Another thanks from me for adding these roofing terms. I have one piece of advice for improvement however - could you please "tag" any definitions for specialist terminology - see this edit to expansion joint for example. Terms such as field seam should be given a "context tag", so non-roofers will have more of an idea about the definition. The definition of field seam (a splice or seam made in the field (not factory) where overlapping sheets are joined together using an adhesive, splicing tape, or heat or solvent welding), while I'm sure is correct, may not mean much to non-roofers, but with the {{roofing}} tag (or {{construction}} tag), it would be easier to understand. I have created Template:roofing which does the same job as Template:construction. I personally would add relavent tags to your created entries, but unfortunately am not at all knowledgeable about roofing or construction. Keep up the good work --Jackofclubs 16:48, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Initialisms for organizations and companies[edit]

Please be aware that Wiktionary has stricter requirements for the inclusion of names of organizations and businesses than for entries in general. I'm concerned that your additions of SPFA, SMACNA, NRCA, and ICBO among others may not meet them. I'm just asking you to take some extra care with these. While I'm not inclined to take these to WT:RFD or WT:RFV myself, others might not be, and I'd prefer to not see the review process cluttered with them unless they have a reasonable chance of passing them. — Carolina wren discussió 20:24, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Copyright and MRCA[edit]

I noted that many of your contributions seem to have identical wording to those of the Midwest Roofing Contractors Association, on which it asserts copyright. Wiktionary does not permit such material to remain part of its entries. Please stop adding any material until you have deleted all of the copyright-violating material. This is one of the most important matters for preserving Wikimedia's ability to continue to provide free content. Incidentally, minor rewording is insufficient to remedy the problem.

I regret that we did not detect this sooner, before you had entered so much. You have my sympathetic understanding because some of my earliest contributions were copyright violations and had to be deleted and started over as completely fresh definitions. DCDuring TALK 22:25, 14 April 2009 (UTC)