User talk:Hotspur23

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Harassment by Mglovesfun. I asked him to back off when he deleted a definition without asking me. I suggest you block him instead. Also check to see if there is a pattern of similar incidents.

Hotspur23 (talk) 21:43, 15 May 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, but you were in the wrong here. Mglovesfun did not delete any definition -- it already exists where it's supposed to, at τοξικός (toksikós). You were adding the def on the wrong page. When you wrote on his Talk page to insult him ([1]), he did the appropriate thing and tried to inform you about the correct way to format entries for Ancient Greek nouns ([2]). Rather than reading the linked page (Category:Ancient Greek noun forms), you responded by essentially reverting Mglovesfun's fixes to the τοξικόν (toksikón) page ([3]).
In Mglovesfun's shoes, I would have done the same thing, and given you a short block.
In your shoes, I would have backed down and read the proferred link to ascertain what I was doing wrong.
Mglovesfun is one of our core admins and a solid editor. I've been on this project off and on for years, and he's been consistently reasonable. I've seen nothing to warrant blocking him.
Meanwhile, I'm guessing from your edit style and contrib history that you're used to Wikipedia norms. Note that Wiktionary is not Wikipedia. Editing in the Wikipedia style, and insulting and then reverting admins to do so, will earn anyone a block. I do not say this to be mean: I say this to inform. These two projects, Wikipedia and Wiktionary, have very different operating norms.
I strongly recommend you read Wiktionary:What_Wiktionary_is_not, Wiktionary:Wiktionary_for_Wikipedians, and any link to a category or policy page that a more-experienced editor points you towards. -- Kind regards, Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 22:10, 15 May 2012 (UTC)