User talk:Hlmswn

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(A belated) welcome![edit]


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RuakhTALK 20:32, 2 September 2012 (UTC)


Not a major problem, but note that we don’t wikify (place [[]] around) words in citations. — Ungoliant (Falai) 20:54, 17 September 2012 (UTC)

We don't generally wikify words in citations: such links are generally discouraged, and should be used sparingly, but are not forbidden. —RuakhTALK 17:13, 19 September 2012 (UTC)


FYI. —RuakhTALK 17:52, 19 September 2012 (UTC)

User talk:Ruakh#Quotes[edit]

FYI, I've replied to your comment at User talk:Ruakh#Quotes. —RuakhTALK 16:26, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

Shrinking links[edit]

If you choose to convert a {{wikipedia}} link to a {{pedia}} link, please be sure that you move it to the "See also" section. Only the box-like {{wikipedia}} template may appear at the top of a language section. You will need to make this correction on the pages you have already been editing. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:54, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I did not send an e-mail. I posted on your talk page. It is unfortunate that you are asking other people to clean up the mess that you have made. It shows that you are not willing to take responsibility for your own actions, and that you expect to waste the time of other editors, who will have to do the job for you.
The formatting you are using is contrary to community standards (see WT:ELE), and continued failure to abide by community norms will result in a block. This includes:
  • adding wikipedia links on definition lines
  • de-italicizing usage examples
--EncycloPetey (talk) 20:31, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

You were given such a list of links. They're at the top of your talk page. --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:38, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

There is no way to "remove you as a user". You can choose to be inactive, but on a Mediwiki project, no account is ever "removed". If you feel chastised, it's a result of not understanding wiki community norms. It's a bit like the student who chose to helpful by sorting a section of the library by size of the books. It's a fine and pretty thing, but it's not how books are to be sorted in a library. The community has agreed upon norms for formatting, and I'm sorry that no one caught your errors sooner and informed you of them. But again, there is no means of "removing" your account. Wikis don't work that way. --EncycloPetey (talk) 06:57, 5 January 2013 (UTC)


I see you've been changing {{wikipedia}} to {{pedia}} without missing it. Please DON'T as they have different functionalities. For example garrison is now broken. Easy to fix, yes, but the best thing is not to break them in the first place. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:46, 17 January 2013 (UTC)


There is no danger of me doing it again as I have been so severely admonished (see above) that, sadly (for me), I will not be making any further contributions to the Wiktionary. (Incidentally, I don't understand what it is that I was "missing", but so what?)

However I would like to point out that, as a naive user originally only adding quotations (naive partly because I was unable to find any useful tutorials when I started adding to the Wiktionary), I found the {{wikipedia}} displays unnecessarily obtrusive and disturbing to the screen format compared to the {{pedia}} displays. After a bit of testing that seemed to me to indicate that the display formats were based on the same URL I decided to change {{wikipedia}} items to {{pedia}} whenever I ran across them. And my naivity prevents me from understanding why they are different (not that it's relevant any more now that I have retired from the fray).

Be informed that, a little after my intercession in favour of {{pedia}} I noticed that sometimes the Wikipedia links attached to the word in general were in fact links specific to one of the meanings of the word. Therefore, in a spirit of adding to the usability of the Wiktionary, I started moving such links down to the relevant meaning. I was also severely admonished for this, and for other attempts at improvement. Hlmswn (talk) 10:28, 18 January 2013 (UTC)