User talk:Phil Boswell

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Rhymes template[edit]

Ummm... Please don't use the {{IPAchar}} template for rhymes. We have a separate {{rhymes}} template for that, and it is much cleaner to use. --EncycloPetey 07:28, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Copyright violation[edit]

Please do not add entries copied from sites whose content is copyrighted. --EncycloPetey 07:30, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

No, most of the time sysops don't leave a message at all, since there are relatively few of us keeping an eye on new material and material that violates copyright is often dumped on us. The majority of users who add any material typically show up once, add an entry (good or bad), and never return again. Leaving lengthy explanatory messages is therefore not a good use of the time of the few sysops we have.
The short answer is that we don't ever add in material that is under copyright; it is illegal and unethical to do so. We expect people capable of editing this site to understand and respect basic copyright laws and to know that plagiarism is wrong. You should never add material copied and pasted from such a site.
When a new word is added, its definition must be the original work of the author who wrote it. That does not mean that a reference for authority and inspiration should not be listed. To the contrary, a reference source is encouraged. The best kind is a quotation from a durably archived resource showing the word in use. In the case of turdiform, that might take the form of a quotation from a birding book or ornithological text. Less ideal are references to dictionaries that include the term, but sometimes that is easier to come by. --EncycloPetey 21:55, 13 April 2007 (UTC)