User talk:Tim Q. Wells

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Greetings! Instead of using '''{{PAGENAME}}''' for noun headings, please use {{en-noun}} - as you'll see, it bolds and add the plural and the category for you. Cheers! bd2412 T 05:42, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


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Again, welcome! Also, I've noticed that you've been adding a whole lot of rather obscure words at a rather impressive pace. I've been checking a few of them, and they're all legit, and thus excellent additions to Wiktionary, so thanks. But the thing is, when people start adding a lot of words at a fast pace, it just makes me antsy (because there have been people in the past who have just taken out a copyrighted dictionary and started copying). May I ask what your source is on these words, so I can sleep better at night? Please don't take this as an accusation, merely an honest question. Atelaes 06:15, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Ah, I can see how that would go quite fast. I'll sleep much easier now. Thanks for all your hard work. Atelaes 06:39, 9 March 2007 (UTC)


Well, since you seem to be editing a lot, it would probably be better if you followed existing conventions a bit. Please, when you see "# (''obsolete'')"... remember to change it to the standard "# {{obsolete}} "... Likewise, multiple such tags should use {{context}}, e.g. "# {{context|archaic|slang|UK}} " with a pipe character between each keyword you want in a category.

Out of curiosity, are you using WT:PREFS to turn on Wiktionary-style lupin-popups?

--Connel MacKenzie 23:37, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


Citing sources is what enables to exist. Do not blindly remove {{1913}} tags - instead, create a ===References=== section with the single line {{R:1913}}. Avoid using, whenever possible. --Connel MacKenzie 23:53, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


Why are you marking everthing ending in "ship" as obsolete? Those seem to all be current, attested words. --Connel MacKenzie 01:12, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

"plural of" template[edit]

When you use the {{plural of}} template and set lang=English, you don't have to put in the category Category:English plurals. The template will do that automatically. --EncycloPetey 04:12, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Actually, the template has been altered in the last few days so that it assumes the word is English, so you only have to use "lang=" as a parameter for non-English words. --EncycloPetey 03:38, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

comparative of template[edit]

I have reverted you changes to {{comparative of}}. This template is also used in adverbs and in other parts of speech in other languages. If you wish to specify the part of speech the parameter e.g. POS=adjective or POS=adverb can be used.--Williamsayers79 11:11, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


Please be aware that I reverted another of contributions. Please do not remove formatting that you don't understand.--Williamsayers79 08:42, 15 March 2007 (UTC)


Hey, I noticed you've gotten a lot of flack in a relatively short period of time and I just wanted to make sure you knew that someone actually appreciated all the work you're doing. I know that editing Wiktionary can be a rather thankless job sometimes. I would advise you to take all the criticism you've received as a compliment. A lot of folks around here have learned that, when dealing with a completely inept editor, it's often much easier to simply ignore them, wait til they go away, and then go and fix all their stuff (or just block them). The fact that people are willing to take the time to give you advice generally means that they think you compentent enough to heed it (a surprisingly large number of folks aren't). That's all. Atelaes 04:56, 18 March 2007 (UTC)

I'll second that. I've noticed on your part a rapid acclimitization to community norms, which is not an easy thing to do! You're learning the ropes fast, which is why other editors (and sysops in particular) are able to pop in and feel that a brief note to you is sufficient notice when there are issues. The assumption they're making is that a brief note is all you need, and that you're experienced and intelligent enough to fill in the rest on your own. --EncycloPetey 22:17, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate your message and am glad to hear that I have been doing better at Wiktionary. If there's another issue feel free to give me a message. Thanks again, Tim Q. Wells 02:54, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

A quick note on -es and -ies plurals.[edit]

Good morning! When you add a plural that converts a "y" at the end to an "ies", (such as anonymity --> anonymities), please also add Category:English plurals ending in "-ies". There is another category for plurals that add an "-es" (such as surplus --> surpluses). There are also a bunch of subcategories for rarer forms, such as wife --> wives and fireman --> firemen under Category:English irregular plurals. Cheers! bd2412 T 16:44, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Hey, could I request one minor formatting tweak from you? Could you please put a space in between the bolded word under the POS line and the definition. As an example, see the changes I made to astonishments. I honestly don't know why that's part of our formatting (it looks the same outside the editing window), but it is. Thanks. Atelaes 22:50, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

I will fix the entries I created and I'm sorry you had to fix them.
Also, from curiosity, I have seen edit summaries like (Reverted edits by (Talk); changed back to last version by RobotGMwikt) that all seem very similar and must be automatic. How do users do this? Thanks, Tim Q. Wells 23:11, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
Oh, don't worry yourself on my account. I only fixed like two entries (the strain very nearly killed me :-)). As for the revert edit summary, that is produced by rollback, which is a handy little button which automatically undoes all the most recent edits made by a single contributor. However, this button is only available to admins, so you'll have to do without it for the time-being. Also, please feel free to respond here (if you feel the need to respond), as I'm trying to get into the habit of keeping conversations in a single location (makes it easier for others to read, if they so desire). You're on my watchlist, so I'll see it. Atelaes 23:23, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
OK, thanks Tim Q. Wells 23:31, 26 March 2007 (UTC)


An English plural of a French and Italian singular? SemperBlotto 16:29, 4 April 2007 (UTC)


Patrolling is yet another admin only feature (and a tedious one at that). Atelaes 05:52, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Thank you, Tim Q. Wells 05:54, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

-ness words[edit]

I get the feeling that these are being generated automatically with no individual thought. e.g. discreteness didn't mention the more usual discretion and diskindness referenced the word diskind which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist. SemperBlotto 07:06, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Blank lines[edit]

Please do not delete blank lines from entries. They are supposed to be there and can greatly help editors as pages grow lengthy. --EncycloPetey 00:17, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Concerning your recently withdrawn bid[edit]

Hey, I noticed your recently withdrawn bid for CU. Yes, CU is always (at least thus far) something that comes after admin, so it was probably a wise choice to withdraw it, as I imagine it would have had a snowball's chance. However, I think that admin is quite a reasonable possibility for you in the future. A couple of thoughts: First, people are generally squeamish about voting for anyone whom they haven't engaged a few times. You can have ten million edits, but if you haven't participated in any discussions and/or worked with people directly on a project of some kind, they don't really know you and don't feel ready to vote for you. So, I encourage you to get involved with GP, BP, RFC, RFV, and the like (in whatever capacity you find yourself able) if you would ever like to get to that point. Secondly, while I have never seen this mentioned, I know it in my gut to be true, self-noms always fail. Keep making edits and interacting with people and it's almost guaranteed that you will get nominated eventually. I think people generally interpret a self-nom as someone who wants power, fame, and flory, and no one wants that sort of person as an admin. That's all I've got for you, keep up the good work! Atelaes 06:41, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


Are you planning on putting the headword repeater/inflection line back? AF added it, and you reverted. (no, it doesn't need the category, but it doesn't know that, some would check and see it is a form) Robert Ullmann 17:17, 19 May 2007 (UTC)


Since your list says "that are missing from Wiktionary" (I didn't notice that until after I added two, sorry), should the blue links be removed? Teh Rote 21:38, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

I haven't been on Wiktionary for a very long time; sorry for the late response. You can remove them if you want. Tim Q. Wells 04:15, 27 January 2009 (UTC)