User talk:PapiDimmi

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Untitled[edit]

"A comma before “and” should only be used when it is starting an independent clause." I am certain this is not true and many famous literary figures have broken this "rule". Where did you learn it? Equinox 01:52, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Conjunctions (such as “and,” “but,” and “yet”) only use a comma before them when they start an independent clause. Here’s an example of a site which uses it.
I think that it’s better to follow the rule “Only use a comma before conjunctions if they start an independent clause” than following the ambiguous and inconsistent rule “Using a comma before conjunctions is optional.”
By the way, if there are multiple “and”s in the sentence, and the sentence becomes confusing, a semicolon can be used before the second (third, fourth, etc.) “and” in order to prevent confusion (example: “He went to school and the store; and then he went home”).
PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 01:56, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

chauffer and "see also"[edit]

I don't agree with your reversion. Please see discussion at WT:BP#The_use_of_also. Equinox 17:02, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

You are correct, and I apologize for my mistake. I have moved the entries to a “See also” section. Change it if I placed the section incorrectly.
PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 17:06, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

"Don't title others' posts"[edit]

Says who? Show me policy. I didn't edit what they wrote, and "Untitled" is a useless unhelpful title. Equinox 19:07, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Putting "Untitled" on someone's post is effectively titling it too, if the user did not write "Untitled". Equinox 19:07, 24 February 2017 (UTC)
“Untitled” should be a standard for all posts that are untitled, since someone else giving a post a title is essentially the same as editing the body of the post. I’m not sure if there’s a policy on this, but I believe that adding a title that’s not “Untitled” to a post is the same as editing someone else’s post, in the same way as adding a signature to a post without using the {{unsigned}} template is the same as editing someone else’s post. {{unsigned}} is a standard for unsigned posts, so why isn’t “untitled” a standard for untitled posts?
PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 16:32, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Adjectival definition[edit]

Greetings. First off, I would appreciate if you could change your signature to use plain fonts. This is not driven by a policy; you can feel free to reject to do this.

More importantly, as for your change in niggerless from "Without any negroes" to "Does not contain any negroes", your new text is not an adjectival phrase and yet it defines an adjective, which is why someone reverted your change. The original phrase was adjectival. --Dan Polansky (talk) 12:06, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Why do you want me to make this change to my signature, exactly? No matter what your response is, I will not change my signature, but I am just curious to know why you believe that I should.
PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 16:25, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
It looks odd. Maybe the font just gets rendered poorly for some reason. Generally, I find signatures using fancy fonts to be less than ideal. --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:51, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
I like papyrus, and I am sticking with it. Thanks.
PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 16:27, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

modpack[edit]

You say the sense of "mod" is obvious. Not true, because some video games have music in mod (tracker music module) format, and also music modules are often distributed in packs, such as musicdisks. "Modpack" might not be clear. Equinox 12:17, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

All right; I agree with you. PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 16:29, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Welcome message[edit]

It looks like you never got a welcome message, and I'm going to be charitable and assume that this accounts at least in part for your problems in following our policies. Please read these carefully and you will gain a better understanding of how Wiktionary works.

Welcome!

Hello, welcome to Wiktionary, and thank you for your contributions so far.

If you are unfamiliar with wiki editing, take a look at Help:How to edit a page. It is a concise list of technical guidelines to the wiki format we use here: how to, for example, make text boldfaced or create hyperlinks. Feel free to practice in the sandbox. If you would like a slower introduction we have a short tutorial.

These links may help you familiarize yourself with Wiktionary:

  • 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.
  • Our Criteria for inclusion (CFI) define exactly which words can be added to Wiktionary, though it may be a bit technical and longwinded. The most important part is that Wiktionary only accepts words that have been in somewhat widespread use over the course of at least a year, and citations that demonstrate usage can be asked for when there is doubt.
  • If you already have some experience with editing our sister project Wikipedia, then you may find our guide for Wikipedia users useful.
  • The FAQ aims to answer most of your remaining questions, and there are several help pages that you can browse for more information.
  • A glossary of our technical jargon, and some hints for dealing with the more common communication issues.
  • If you have anything to ask about or suggest, we have several discussion rooms. Feel free to ask any other editors in person if you have any problems or question, by posting a message on their talk page.

You are encouraged to add a BabelBox to your userpage. This shows which languages you know, so other editors know which languages you'll be working on, and what they can ask you for help with.

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wiktionarian! If you have any questions, bring them to the Wiktionary:Information desk, or ask me on my talk page. If you do so, please sign your posts with four tildes: ~~~~ which automatically produces your username and the current date and time.

Again, welcome! —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:44, 2 April 2017 (UTC)

OK. PapíDimmi (talk | contribs) 21:45, 2 April 2017 (UTC)