User talk:John1deer

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inflection-line cleanup[edit]

Thanks for adding {{infl|...}} to various entries. Note, though, that the inflection line (where that template appears) is meant to show inflections (which for English nouns means, generally, plurals) of the word. So, e.g., this edit, although helpful, could have been even more so if you'd added, instead of {{infl|en|noun}}, {{infl|en|noun|plural|Baalists}} or its abbreviated form {{en-noun|s}}. (I've since done so.)—msh210 23:23, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

English/Italian[edit]

Thanks for fixing these blunders. They are all mine, and happen when I change languages after doing a batch. Is there an easy way of finding them all? SemperBlotto 22:45, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

I think that looking for: ==English== {{it-

will do the trick John1deer 22:48, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

gimmicks[edit]

Simple plural forms of nouns, by convention, for reasons I don't know, have an untemplated inflection line. Accordingly, I will undo your edit, but I thought you deserved as good an explanation as I could give. DCDuring TALK 16:13, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

{{en-adj}}[edit]

For English adjectives, we have a more specific template. See my edits to n-adic. The pos= stands for "positive" (the normal form for adjectives) and the |- makes it "noncomparable". Thanks for the cleanup!. Conrad.Irwin 11:55, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

prosoma[edit]

Hiya, have a loko at the changes I made here. {{also}} is used only for links to pages that are similarly spelled (eg between , , to). If you want to link to related concepts or terms, use a =See also= header at the bottom. Ƿidsiþ 15:54, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Edit summaries?[edit]

It would be better if you used Help:Edit summaries, so people can tell what you are working on. Thanks! 75.214.186.52 (really, User:JesseW/not logged in) 07:50, 25 February 2009 (UTC)