User talk:Jeffqyzt

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Hello, and welcome to Wiktionary. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! By the way, you can sign your name on Talk (discussion) and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~, which automatically produces your name and the current date. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the beer parlour or ask me on my Talk page. Again, welcome! --Connel MacKenzie 20:08, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


You have quoted someone that I actually know (in the real world). I shall ask Eve what it means. SemperBlotto 14:52, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Hrm...real world? Does that need a new tag, like {US} or {UK} :-) --Jeffqyzt 15:12, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


I like your choice of example sentences. Are you familiar with the book on English grammar entitled The Transitive Vampire? If not, you might want to look for a copy. --EncycloPetey 20:04, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

No, I'm not, but a quick look at the Amazon description makes it look interesting :-) Might have to pick up a copy somewhere. Thanks for the tip! --Jeffqyzt 12:30, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


No problem, curiosity is a good thing ;) - TheDaveRoss 17:47, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

New language templates[edit]

These language templates allow the translations to be hidden or shown at will. There has been quite a bit of discussion in the Translation policy page regarding this, and general consensus is that it would be better to hide translations. The functionality was put in last week, so I am updating the policies to refelct it. Do you want to go through a couple more steps to gain consensus before making the change? --Aaronsama 01:19, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

How about it?[edit]

(My, it's quiet in here for someone with as long a contribution record as yours!) First off, congratulations on a bit over 1500 edits, and good ones, too, from what I have seen. I do enjoy the company and assistance of the other bright and conscientious folks around here. Since you appear to be a suitably earnest and long-standing contributor, I was wondering if you might like to be nominated for adminship. From what I can see, you'd be a shoo-in for it. It will mean that you get a few extra buttons with which to help us remove nonsense and expel its perpetrators. Also, this talk page might get busier. --Dvortygirl 00:15, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if there is really an etiquette for whose talk page to respond upon. It spreads the conversation across two pages, but I prefer to respond on the page of the person whose attention I want. That is, if I respond on my page, you don't get an orange notification.
As for sysopping, all that changes is that you a few extra buttons: delete, rollback, protect, and block, all for helping clean up after vandalism, user "edit tests", and other non-dictionary matter. You can read more about them on Help:Sysop tools (I'll confess to not having read that page in a long time, so if what's there doesn't help, please ask me again.)
While having sysop tools means you should use them with discretion, it doesn't obligate you to use them. We all take breaks and most of us still spend part of our wiki time editing. You still choose when, what, and how much to do. You can also unblock, unprotect, undelete and undo your reverts in case you goof. Most vandalism is glaringly obvious, but if you're uncertain, you can still {{rfv}}, {{rfd}}, or {{rfc}} an article and ask the community to decide.
Along the way, please don't hesitate to ask questions, whether on my talk page, in IRC, or by email. If I don't know the answer, I can probably find someone who does. The IRC channel is frequented by several veteran admins (myself included), who can help out, too. —Dvortygirl 23:12, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

RE: WT:RFV#sodomite[edit]

Actually, I didn't feel any offence, so there was nothing to apologise for. Of course, my first comment was not completely without some irony. My proposed definition was based on those famous paragraphs from Genesis (quoted from w:Sodom and Gomorrah):

4. When they had not yet retired, and the people of the city, the people of Sodom, surrounded the house, both young and old, the entire populace from every end[of the city].
5. And they called to Lot and said to him, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, and let us be intimate with them."

That is not the King James version, though. In KJV the same line says, "bring them out unto us, that we may know them." --Dart evader 19:00, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

Template documentation[edit]

We are putting/moving all template documentation on the [[Template talk:]] page, these days, aren't we? --Connel MacKenzie 17:21, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Hrm...good point. I haven't messed with the templates before (I just wanted to check this one's usage, and found nothing; I looked to {{top3}} for an example.) I'll move the example to the talk page straight away. Sorry for the bother. --Jeffqyzt 17:32, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


Congratulations. You're now a Wiktionary sysop. Please ask me or drop in and see us on IRC if you have any questions about the operation of your new buttons. (We did have one user request that you use edit comments more consistently, a good idea in any case. There's a setting in your preferences that will remind you before you save a page without a summary.) Oh, and please make sure I get everything right on your line of WT:A. Welcome aboard. —Dvortygirl 15:11, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

I've updated my TZ offsets in the list. I had already made that change to my preferences, so all should be good on that front. I'll be going slowly on using the new buttons, but I do see some, so I'll endeavour to use them wisely. Thanks again! --Jeffqyzt 16:11, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


Yes that's what I wanted to do but I had forgotten the "-". Indeed I noticed (and I agree with) that is not uncommon to redirect "x" to the appropriate affix form (-x, -x- or x-) to help user to find it. 16@r 19:43, 24 November 2006 (UTC)


Please engage in the discussion page for prophet before making further reverts. "Prophesize" is not a word. MamaGeek 16:41, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

Changes to formatting in Wiktionary:Quotations[edit]

Connel told me there was a discussion (see User_talk:Connel_MacKenzie/archive-2006-10#Quotation_format) and I took it on faith. I'm sure he will tell you where and when if you ask. --Enginear 15:03, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Translations - wiki links[edit]

At Wiktionary:Votes/2007-01/Translations - wiki links (run off) you say "again, with the request that these should not be required to add a translation" - do you mean (a) that every language should not need to have a translation (b) every translation does not need to have an inter-wiki link. or (c) something else? —Saltmarsh 06:39, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

that would make life easier —Saltmarsh 14:46, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

"problem user" adding (gasp) Sanskrit entries :)[edit]

thank you, I have replied to WT:BP (a peeved retort) and w:User talk:Connel MacKenzie (a more constructive and in-depth outline of my outlook on things) 17:41, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

Edits to cocksucker (moved from user page)[edit]

My versionincludes a link to the quotation,Barbara Shack 13:41, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


It's not worth a load of agro over whether or not that vulgar quote stays.

fake entry[edit]

Hi. We've not crossed before. I notice you are patrolling. This is a "shoot on sight" entry. Can you pick it off please? -- Algrif 18:14, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Good shot. ;-) -- Algrif 18:20, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Images on Wiktionary[edit]

Thank you for adding illustrations to our entries. These help everyone who uses the site.

Some tips on Wiktionary image style:

  1. Please add images within the language section, just under the ==English==, rather than floating at the top and outside of any language section. Wiktionary contains words in many langugaes, and all content should be located within a language section.
  2. Please do not specify "right" or particular sizes. Wiktionary sizes all images to uniform width and horizontal alignment automatically.
  3. When tying image text to particular definition, use part of the definition rather than the number of the sense. Definitions are not infrequently re-ordered, so the numbers can change.

Thanks again! --EncycloPetey 20:03, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the kind reminder to check up on latest format policy :-) I'll do as suggested, though I probably won't add many more for now, as this was just a Thanksgiving down time whim. --Jeffqyzt 20:42, 28 November 2009 (UTC)


I'm writing to let you know about a discussion to desysop you on en.wikt at the Beer Parlour: You are welcome to add to the discussion, or confirm that you want to remain as an administrator here. TeleComNasSprVen 20:19, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


As you have been inactive on this Wiki for more than a year, your administrater status has been removed.

If you become active here again, and want to be an administrater again, just ask, and it can be provided without the need for a vote. SemperBlotto 14:53, 19 February 2011 (UTC)