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Latest comment: 3 years ago by The Editor's Apprentice in topic Welcome!
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Hello! I want to personally take the opportunity to welcome you to Wiktionary and thank you for your contributions so far.

You have made some great edits so far and seem skilled at navigating the process of formatting text, laying out entries, and using templates. It is always good to see another person interested in making high-quality contributions to Wiktionary.

I would like to also share some resources that should help you become acquainted with the standards and practices that users usually follow here on Wiktionary.

  • Our criteria for inclusion (CFI) define exactly which words, terms, and phrases can be added to Wiktionary, though it may be a bit technical and longwinded. The most important parts are that Wiktionary only accepts terms that have been used over the course more than a year and that have unique meanings that can't be easily determined. More on this later.
  • Entry layout (EL) is a detailed policy documenting how Wiktionary pages should be formatted. All entries should conform to this standard. The easiest way to start off is to copy the contents of an existing page for a similar word, and then adapt it to fit the entry you are creating. You seem to be generally familiar with the standards, but I would recommend reading up to get a complete understanding.
  • A glossary of our technical jargon, and some hints for dealing with the more common communication issues.
  • There are also several help pages that you can find and information you're looking for.

There a few things that I want to tell you specifically about besides a general introduction. First, the dictionary entries textile art and fiber art probably don't meet any of Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion. I say this because the definitions listed seem to clearly follow from the meanings of fiber/textile and art. Second, the template {{also}} is usually only used at the top of a page for variations of a spelling. See frei for an example. The standard way to list words that have related meanings is with a "See also" section. Lastly, the different linking style for the term catenative verb in the Appendix:Glossary is intentional as it has a meaning that is more than that of just the term catenative

I want apologize for making you read such a long wall of text and emphasize the reason I'm writing this: I am excited! I am excited to see another person who is working to make Wiktionary better. I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! If you have any questions, please feel free to bring them to the information desk, or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! —The Editor's Apprentice (talk) 18:23, 17 July 2021 (UTC)Reply