User talk:Person12

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 14:54, 23 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi. You might be right about the adjectival use in Australia. However, the uncountability doesn't preclude its use for a singular item like a video. Example: "that book is nonsense" (that countable is uncountable); likewise "that video is pornography". Equinox 11:32, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

  • The four dictionary citations (only one of which is Australian; one is from New Zealand and 2 are American) listing it as an adjective which I posted on the porno talk page illustrate the fact that it is (or has been) used adjectivally, and not only in Australia.
  • Sounds like you should be able to pretty easily make up a quote to illustrate sense 2, which I strongly encourage you to do. The term's actual usage (internationally) is obviously a bit more complicated than reflected by the previous state of the entry and given this fact, any uncountable usage really needs that type of clarification.

--Person12 11:47, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

nanny state[edit]

Hi. I replied at User_talk:Equinox# nanny state. Equinox 11:59, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Entries with no language header[edit]

You are creating entries with no language headers and the formatting is slightly messed up as well. Are you following WT:ELE? I am compelled to ask to stop introducing new terms until you fully understand how headings work here. JamesjiaoTC 22:58, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Goodness, what a brusque little post. You realize, of course, that this is a wiki, and I, like many on here, am learning as I go, as well as referring back & forth between various dictionaries in order to get the senses & etymologies clear & accurate while not being word-for-word (I'm trying to fix the fact our etymology for picayune's has been copied & pasted directly from etymonline by someone who didn't know any better) as I can. I don't think that entries temporarily not having a language heading is the end of the world and at least these words are being added. It's hardly as if I'm maliciously vandalizing this site. A simple pointer (like your one below about genders) is much more helpful & constructive, so thanks for that one.--Person12 (talk) 23:13, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
I think the concern is that these entries may never be found and fixed by any of our other editors. There are far more entries compared to how many editors there are to check them. So it's very important to get it right first time, to avoid problems later. —CodeCat 23:16, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
Whatever the concern is, there's a constructive way to go about addressing it and there's an uptight, off-putting way.
I'm in the process of trying to fix something that someone else didn't get right the first time. We can't all know everything about this wiki and it's no wonder there are so few editors when people are so immediately stroppy about small errors.--Person12 (talk) 23:23, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

If you are not sure about gender or any auxilliary information related to a term[edit]

Add an {{attention}} flag to the entry with the first parameter being the language you are editing (oc for example). See change to picalhon. JamesjiaoTC 23:02, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for this helpful pointer.--Person12 (talk) 23:32, 6 February 2014 (UTC)