User talk:TheDaveRoss/Archive-2006-October

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Thanks for your oversight on my Hindi additions, I don't speak or read any Hindi at all, so the exactitude of my entries is lacking. I appreciate your help. - TheDaveRoss 04:53, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

No problem. You have added many, many entries in Hindi!  :) The only thing that I would like you to be careful with is the use of , which in Hindi is invisible and the letter preceding it takes a half-letter form. Also, can you tell me where you're getting all of these from? I'm asking because some of these words seem very colloquial (non-standard) and others seem to be very Sanskritized forms. I'm not too familiar with the Sanskritized forms and am very skeptical of them (especially when it comes to spelling). Colloquial ones are somewhat easier to correct and put into standard forms because most dictionaries do carry "vulgar/colloquial" equivalents with standard terms. --Dijan 05:05, 8 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi Dave, I'm also wondering what the source for all these was. The one I just fixed up, पास was given the opposite meaning of the correct one. All the other one's I've checked have been good though, so thank's for adding so many. - Taxman 16:37, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I got them from this page which came from the Hindi Wiktionary. They only have 1:1 translations, so that is as specific as I can make it. Thanks for looking through them, I was hoping that if I took care of the copy-paste portion others could verify the accuracy. I did look at the ones that were blue anyway and those seemed correct, so I just assumed that the list was more or less accurate. If there are some that are entirely wrong or need fixing please let me know. - TheDaveRoss 17:17, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
That seems like a decent source, but for at least a couple the meanings on that list didn't make it into the right article. For ex the meanings for पास and दूर were switched. I'll see if I can't have a go at checking as many of the rest as possible but can you help with that, just to make sure all the meanings you added are the same as the ones on that list? What was your method for creating them, did you semi-automate it or something? Thanks - Taxman 17:25, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
And now that I think about it, that list isn't exactly a thoroughly copyedited one, it's just one various people added to. There could even be errors in it. At least it's a central place to check them at. - Taxman 17:28, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

it.wiktionary 1000 basic words[edit]

Hi, probably you will have noted that there are not many people editing on it.wikt. And that there is a lot of vandalism compared to real activity. Probably we will not find someone to do this, but you can find mans translations corresponding to the 1000 words wordlist on the WiktionaryZ 1000 English words. I hope this helps. Ciao! --SabineCretella 23:56, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Dear TheDave,

Thank you for signaling your confidence in my ability to act as a CheckUser for the English Wiktionary. Your vote means a lot to me. I deeply appreciate it.

You may not be aware, but the Meta: policy dictates that there must be multiple CheckUsers on any given project, or else none will be granted. Each must get 25 votes on their local wiki, as per Meta: policy, to be granted the CheckUser privilege.

I'd like to take a moment to endorse my friends and co-runners. Each of them offers different skills that, as a whole, complement the needs of the English Wiktionary.

  1. User:Uncle G has been an English Wikipedia sysop longer than he's been an English Wiktionary sysop. This year (2006) he has refocused his efforts outside of Wiktionary. He was dragged away from Wiktionary while cleaning up the tens of thousands of entries on Wikipedia that linked incorrectly to Wiktionary after the case-sensitivity change in June 2005. He knows Wiktionary very well. And he is very competent at focusing his efforts wherever they are most needed. He operated the original Transwiki: bot, before we had the Special:Import feature we have now.
  2. User:Kipmaster is a French Wiktionnaire sysop and bot operator who is very technically capable. He also is in Europe, making his hours of availability complementary to his American counterparts. He is active in WiktionaryZ imports and understands very well which data can be imported here, from there. He normally acts as our primary liaison to fr.wiktionary, whenever compatibility issues arise.
  3. User:Jon Harald Søby is a steward. As a meta: steward, he is the primary person we call on to perform CheckUser checks now. His availability is often limited, but his Central European timezone proves to be very, very useful on occasion. He has contributed extensively to Wiktionary over the years.
  4. User:Kelly Martin was recently called in to help perform CheckUser checks on the English Wiktionary. She is currently up for election also for the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Foundation. (In the unlikely event she wins that election, she will no longer be available to pursue her CheckUser nomination here.) Since she also has CheckUser privilege on other sister projects, she is accustomed to the 'can's and 'cannot's of CheckUser procedures, in detail.

I hope you can take a moment to consider these fine candidates again. Your support means a great deal to them, as well as to Wiktionary's ability to perform its own CheckUser checks in a timely manner.

Thank you again, for your support.

--Connel MacKenzie 06:17, 15 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the word of greeting; I'll definitely take you up on that offer if I accumulate more candidates for wiktionary. The theonym entry is basically a one-off for now, however. But thanks again! QuartierLatin1968 15:15, 15 September 2006 (UTC)


Just a note: you seem to be in violation of the GPL. --Connel MacKenzie 17:45, 16 September 2006 (UTC)



  • A lot of the languages are using "Verb form" as the POS header; seems like a good idea.
  • It would be really good to generate form-of templates instead of the fixed text, particularily because they have user customization features. (we just started looking at making them categorize properly cross-language, see {{present participle of}})
  • It would be good to generate the inflection line as {{infl|es|verb form}}.

See User talk:BD2412 at the end for a bit of relevant discussion.

I really do like the idea of an inflection-bot, and I've been thinking on it a while! Robert Ullmann 21:43, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

yes, I understand. Just thought you might like feedback or ideas? Robert Ullmann 21:52, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Clean up[edit]

I've cleaned up what I can of User:Bozo Loco's (Wonderfool's) last vandalism run, but for complex technical reasons I won't go into right now, can't finish the job. Would you mind? --EncycloPetey 23:27, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

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two additions[edit]

Could you check out (and probably delete) killing Tony Danza and geographical latitude. I'm having my transient technical problems again. --EncycloPetey 01:26, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

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As you requested, I've added that thingamajig in prefs. It adds a "(mark)" link (erm, on the far, far right, for now) that, when clicked, marks the item. --Connel MacKenzie 09:09, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. I think it would be a good idea if you slowed the Spanish bot down (or even stopped it) when we get close to 200,000 entries (in a day or two at the current rate). This will give some humans the chance of hitting it. Cheers. SemperBlotto 11:15, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


I think you have enough verification now to, at a minimum, shift the senses around with embarrassment at the bottom and highlighted as the sense in question. See Wiktionary:Requests_for_verification#macaca.--Halliburton Shill 18:21, 26 September 2006 (UTC)


I tweaked it so it doesn't leave nbsp behind. Tested. Robert Ullmann 21:43, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Plural of[edit]

you posted

Hey, just wanted to point out that {{plural of}} can accept parameters which are wikified {{plural of|[[plurals]]}}. The reason for this is that if there is nothing on a page which is wikified (something added via template doesnt count) then the page counts as a "dead end" page, so it doesn't get added to the article count, and it goes on a giant "todo" list of things which need cleaning. So, when you are adding plurals (or anything really), if you could just throw in the [[]] then it saves a step later on. Thanks! - TheDaveRoss 16:02, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

That explains it! I saw someone change one of my edits a while back to link the argument, but then I realized it was already linking it and thought that was double linking it. I didn't realize it was optional.
Sure. No problem. Thanks. RJFJR 17:00, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Pinyin number system transliteration[edit]

Hang on (see my talk page for explanation). Cheers! bd2412 T 22:43, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Your thoughts would be welcome at Wiktionary:Beer parlour#Pinyin number system transliteration entries. Cheers! bd2412 T 23:31, 27 September 2006 (UTC)
I'm going to begin subst'ing these tomorrow night, will do one letter per day for 20 days. I will try to complete the entries as I go. Cheers! bd2412 T 13:00, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

TheDaveBot replacement for {third-person singular of}[edit]


I was just wondering what the point of the replacement of form {{third-person singular of|word}} to {{third-person singular of|[[word]]}} is? Currently, the template already links the target word. --Jeffqyzt 14:36, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Also, your bot seems to be the same thing for {plural of}, which is similarly redundant. Just curious; it doesn't seem to cause any harm... --Jeffqyzt 14:41, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
Whoops, just read up an article (didn't click before.) Excuse me while I go chew my foot for a while. --Jeffqyzt 14:42, 10 October 2006 (UTC)