User talk:Rpclod

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Hi, is there any reason you haven't made the changes you wanted made to stakeholder yourself - there is an edit button at the top of the entry. Bear in mind that Wiktionary aims to be a descriptive dictionary not a prescriptive one, so if a word is abused commonly we will include the abuse too. I attach the standard welcome template for you to read. Conrad.Irwin 17:57, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


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Again, welcome! Conrad.Irwin 17:57, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Conrad, thanks. I was being a little cautious. I did not want to re-write the definition in the main article without know that this was ok.Rpclod 03:07, 27 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for adding citations, the formatting is a bit off so I thought I would let you know about {{cite}}, use it as follows:

|type= book or magazine or usenet or newspaper
|year= year of publication
|author= author
|title= title
|text= text of the citation, '''bold''' the subject word
|link= link to online copy if it exists
|ISBN= ISBN if you have one

Which will format the citations automagically. The citations go in chronological order and you can stick a {{citation}} at the top. I will format Citations:stakeholder so you can see an example. Also, only primary sources should be used for citations, so dictionaries don't count. - [The]DaveRoss 20:17, 27 March 2008 (UTC)