User talk:Renevith

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We hope you enjoy editing Wiktionary and being a Wiktionarian. --Connel MacKenzie 22:47, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Hello and welcome. Please remember the Wiktionary rule of thumb: no redirects. --Connel MacKenzie 22:47, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip! Is the preferred alternative to maintain two pages with near-identical content? What if one of them is simply a worse version of the other? In the meantime, I put a "see also" link from one (A 1) instead. NereusRen 23:16, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
One can be identified as {{alternative spelling of|...}} the other, when appropriate. It usually isn't appropriate though - often one spelling (or abbreviation) is used preferentially in one region or another. Consequently, the pronunciation is often different. Citations of the term in use are of course, different. Idioms remain the major exception to the "no redirects" rule. --Connel MacKenzie 23:31, 9 December 2006 (UTC)