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Something about two-letter language templates
- I’m not exactly sure what you’re trying to say but perhaps it’s simply "don't use two-letter language templates"? Well...
- Life is too short
- The wikt I was copying from does use them
- It was a choice between retyping here when I could be doing something more productive over there
- A bot has fixed it now anyway
- Please note that it’s nicer to add a subject title when adding to a talk page.
- Have a nice day. ☸ Moilleadóir 09:37, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
There are many entries early in the "a"s that have shorthand in them. Although there does not seem to be anyone interested in continuing to add them, there might be in the future. However unlikely, it is conceivable that someone might find such content useful. In any event, it is relatively harmless at the bottom of the page. I'd recommend that you restore it. You might raise the question of the value of Shorthand at WT:BP. A bot might then remove it all. DCDuring TALK 11:53, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
- Are you seriously suggesting that I add back information and Wikipedia links about shorthand to the Wiktionary entry abandon? What on earth for?
- I wasn’t starting a project to eliminate it from en:wikt, just removing irrelevant info when I saw it. Isn’t that the kind of thing that editors do?
☸ Moilleadóir 14:14, 30 January 2008 (UTC) ☏
- Only that it would merit a mention to see what group preferences are. It's obviously not one of the most useful efforts of an editor, but some thought and effort went into it. It is well formatted and apparently correct. There are many little labors of love in Wiktionary that have purely antiquarian interest. Maybe we should have these things in an appendix with a link to the main entry. There is some active discussion on how to allow users to customize their view of entries to suppress what they don't want to waste screen space on. DCDuring TALK 15:33, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
- My apologies, it was late and I didn’t read those sections carefully enough to realize that they gave the shorthand version of the word. Never having seen them before they just looked like random information. My bad. ☸ Moilleadóir 00:36, 31 January 2008 (UTC) ☏
Interwicket only permits exact matches between page titles. This is the community agreed norm. If you feel this norm should change, then please raise the issue in the Beer Parlour. In the meantime, you will be fighting an edit war with a bot (and the bot won't grow tired). --EncycloPetey 03:49, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
- Well obviously it's doing it here too, but I was complaining about what Interwicket was doing at the Irish Wiktionary. In any case, I suspect it would be easier to bring the usage of all wiktionaries in the known universe into line rather than try to change en:wikt policy via the Beer Parlour :) ☸ Moilleadóir ☎ 03:56, 11 May 2009 (UTC)