User talk:Researchmaven

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Again, welcome! —Internoob (Disc.Cont.) 01:07, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

symptom journal[edit]

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.

Internoob (Disc.Cont.) 01:07, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

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. :)

Internoob (Disc.Cont.) 03:12, 18 November 2009 (UTC)