User talk:John Cross

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Removal of statistics[edit]

I see you removed Statistics header in diff. Why is that? --Dan Polansky (talk) 08:35, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

  • It did not make a lot of sense to me at least. It does not appear to be in line with Wiktionary:Entry layout. John Cross (talk) 09:15, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
    • But it's a long standing practice. Please start a Beer parlour discussion if you want to continue removing it. When I started in the English Wiktionary, I found the statistics useful. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:17, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
      • I don't oppose including statistics in general but why should there be be link to 'light' in the word article? John Cross (talk) 09:19, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
        • The statistics that you removed from "word" entry showed this: "Most common English words before 1923: does · Gutenberg · best · #245: word · light · felt · since"
        • That is, it provides navigation to the nearest less common and nearest more common words. Nothing wrong with that, and makes perfect sense to me, as well as to the person who originally designed the template. --Dan Polansky (talk) 09:21, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
        • Thank you for explaining the template - it makes sense to me now but I am not sure that it will for readers in general without more explanation. I won't remove the stats section again unless there is some kind of community consensus. John Cross (talk) 09:47, 30 March 2016 (UTC)


Please see WT:CFI. Do you have any evidence of usage outside of dictionaries? DTLHS (talk) 15:25, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

No. I do not. John Cross (talk) 15:37, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I will put it on requests for verification and maybe someone will come up with something. DTLHS (talk) 15:47, 21 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you John Cross (talk) 15:51, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Only Nixon could go to China etc.[edit]

Hi. As a rule I don't think we start an entry title with a capital letter, even when it's a full sentence. See e.g. give a man a fish.... Also, remember to include the part-of-speech template, like {{en-phrase}}, as this is needed for entry categorisation. Thanks! Equinox 21:03, 16 January 2017 (UTC)