Hi, my name is Alexis. i'm 12 yrs old in 7th grade. I use Wikipedia and Wiktionary for school research, homework, and definitions for Language arts homework. I create definitions for words this sight does not have so my friends and users can get the definition for this word. Go Me!!!!
Hi there Lohrengirl17. I noticed that no-one has yet said hi to you - so I thought I would step in and, on behalf of everyone else, welcome you to Wiktionary. Before you get too involved with editing you should have a quick read of Entry layout explained which will show you the example for how a dictionary definition should be formatted. (We are
a bit more strict that Wikipedia if you have been editing there). I hope to see you around. Yours Conrad.Irwin 22:57, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
Hi thank you for talking to me. I am glad I can make friends with you. You are extremely kind.
- In response to your question on my talk page, my first name is Conrad (I though that was obvious :). I hope you are enjoying yourself - but you might need to be careful with some of the Etymology sections you are editing - not everything came directly from Latin! Conrad.Irwin 00:19, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
- And again, I am older than you say you are - but not by too much (I like to think). It has been nice chatting to you, but it is the middle of the night at the moment, so I am going to sleep now. See you around. (If you want to chat to people, then you can use the IRC channel - it needs some more talkative people from time to time. Conrad.Irwin 00:41, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Hi Alexis, sorry to have to say this, but I thought a warning would be better than nothing. You came up in the IRC discussion recently, and people don't seem to be very happy with the way you are editing. One concern was that you are not who you say you are, which to be honest doesn't matter unless you are seeking preferential treatment through your persona, however it could be used as an excuse to block you if you annoy other people.
Perhaps it would be best if you made a few more contributions to the main dictionary (like you did to start with), and a few less to peoples talk pages for the time being (You can see all of your edits here). If you need help, have another look at the Help pages, or the Community portal. Sorry to be boring.
Yours Conrad.Irwin 00:15, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
- Sorry, I should have been more helpful with my first welcome, see the Tutorial link below, this is the standard set of links given to new users.
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I finally figured out how to write u:)! Are u done eating? i have to go to dance at 7:30***SOOOOOO, what up?
- Hi! while we don't mind at all you hooking up here; this is not a chat room; take it to email or IM! K? Robert Ullmann 23:26, 9 January 2008 (UTC)