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There were a few mistakes in that entry:
- First, and possibly most important, the definition was way too long. Definitions should only include basic information on what a word means. You had information about why it is useful, and that does not belong in a dictionary. See Wiktionary:What Wiktionary is not.
- The de facto policy on Wiktionary is not to use HTML tags if some wikimarkup syntax can do the same job. Thus, <b>bold</b> generates thesame as '''bold''', and the latter is to be preferred.
Some more things. I had to end my last post prematurely because I was interrupted.
- In sections like ====Synonyms==== and ====Related terms====, include words that have to do with the entry title, not with the constituent words. Thus, all sizzle and no steak has all hat and no cattle as a synonym, and does not have beef as a synonym for steak.
- You do not need to repeat the entry title in the pronunciation section.
Keep these things in mind for the next time. :)