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Thanks for this tip and also thanks for moving this to a separate entry! I'll be more careful next time.
I don't like these talk-pages. Is it common practise to delete such pages after a while? Is this the only way to communicate wit users?
Wiktionary is a great project; do you know whether the content is machine-readable? I know that there are structure guidelines, but some entries are formatted differently.
Moomoc 08:09, 18 February 2011 (UTC)
- Talk pages are hardly ever actually deleted but quite a few people choose to blank old messages periodically, typically at rather long intervals. It is frowned upon to purge messages right after reading them.
- Most wiki-related discussion should (and does) take place on-wiki, i.e., on project pages (such as Beer parlour, Tea room, Grease pit) or appropriate talk pages. Some people hang out on IRC, see WT:IRC.
- Bots can parse the entries for some purposes. Some minor formatting issues are fixed by bots. -- Gauss 18:58, 18 February 2011 (UTC)