User talk:Poeticbent

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This entry was correctly formatted. You introduced quite a number of formatting and content errors. --EncycloPetey 21:27, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

No, categories are supposed to be at the end of the language section. If you refuse to learn form your mistakes, you will be blocked. --EncycloPetey 21:45, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
Please explain how your comment of "you weren't even looking at what you're were doing, how congratulations on making it worse" relates to your idea of assuming good faith. --EncycloPetey 21:57, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
I added a few items there that were valid i.e. krakus, and the English spelling of Krakow which is more popular in English nowadays than Cracow (an article I worked on in en:Wikipedia for months and researched the English usage), but you just blanket reverted me. Please remember I'm here also to help the project and I do expect to communicate with you in talk in case of an error rather than have my edits instantaneously reverted. --Poeticbent 22:19, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
The entry already had that spelling, and had it formatted in the proper section. You moved the alternative spellings to the definition line (which is wrong), moved the categories to the end of the page (also wrong), eliminated the notice that the accented form was an alternative spelling (also wrong), inserted a section header for "Derivative terms in the Polish language" (also wrong), and added translations of derived terms in a place other than the entry for those terms (also wrong). Whatever you may have done on Wikipedia, you do not know Wiktionary format at all, and have been very rude about it. Introducing format errors and being angry do not help any project. I did communicate with you, but you chose to blank out my comments. --EncycloPetey 22:27, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

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