User talk:Top Cat 14

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The layout policy is especially important. :) — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 18:26, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Fratelli[edit]

Hi. Things like rock bands don't meet WT:CFI. Wikipedia is a better place for those. Equinox 19:16, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

what's your hurry, Murray?[edit]

The entry you created at what's your hurry, Murray? seems to have been a protologism and has been deleted. If you are sure that it is a real word, please provide evidence of this word being used in durably archived media (mainly printed books, and usenet groups) as required by our inclusion criteria. For a term to be included, it must be used by at least three different authors over more than a year, and the authors must be actually using the word, not just explaining its meaning or stating that it exists. If you can find any such quotations, please add them to Citations:what's your hurry, Murray?.. Conrad.Irwin 19:16, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I had a quick look for quotes, but the only one I could find was from a book using Murray as the name of a character, which would imply the phrase isn't really anything to speak of. Conrad.Irwin 19:16, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

We appreciate your enthusiasm... But please don't add information that you're not sure about, Shakespeare :p On another note, could you create a userpage with a Babel box? — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 18:22, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

idiomaticity[edit]

Please re-read the section on idiomaticity in the criteria for inclusion before adding any more new entries. Your contributions chocolate chunk, humble home, humble abode, and ham and cheese toastie have been nominated for deletion as not idiomatic, and your contribution chocolate chip muffin has been deleted for the same reason.—msh210 19:52, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Please be careful[edit]

about adding entries. stretch the truth is not formatted well, and lists all sorts of incorrect verb forms. — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 14:43, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

WT:CFI[edit]

"angry mob" is what we call "sum of parts". — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 15:37, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Blue[edit]

A male given name? Are you sure? Can you give us some examples? SemperBlotto 15:44, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

a sight for sore eyes[edit]

Hello, you may have noticed that I redirected your entry a sight for sore eyes to sight for sore eyes, and the same with a bunch of fives. This is because we generally don't start entries with an article (a or [[the]). Thanks anyway for your useful contributions. --Jackofclubs 17:30, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Southdown and attributive usage[edit]

Hi. When you say "a Southdown sheep", it's like saying "a cheddar cheese": this is an attributive use of a noun. It doesn't make the word an adjective. So I've removed that. Equinox 13:40, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

British and Sussex glosses[edit]

Hello again. Could you avoid putting the British and Sussex glosses on words you add unless you are certain they aren't used anywhere else? In several cases it's been easily possible to find usage outside the UK or that region. Thanks! Equinox 21:41, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Please[edit]

Don't remove capital letters at the start of English definitions. Ƿidsiþ 17:50, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

East End of London‎[edit]

Isn't this just the title of a Wikipedia article. Nobody says the "East End of London" - they just say the "East End". SemperBlotto 16:13, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

epic fail[edit]

Any word can be shouted; this does not make it an interjection. --EncycloPetey 16:59, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing out the problem with fail. I have opened a discussion about that. It does not look to me like an interjection either. --EncycloPetey 17:13, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
But, in fact, neither is an interjection, and so those sections should not exist. --EncycloPetey 17:16, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

lang sections[edit]

Please do not remove the horizontal rule between language sections, as you did here. Those are supposed to be there. --EncycloPetey 17:10, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

New interjections[edit]

Hi Top Cat 14, first thank you for all the great new additions. The interjections you've been adding are very colorful, and I have enjoyed them. I just wanted you to know we're discussing damn you and curse you at my request at Wiktionary:Requests for deletion. I think they are sum of parts. Goldenrowley 18:02, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

King's Head[edit]

...has been deleted, as per a recent discussion in which it was decided not to include pub names. This may change, or they may re-emerge as some form of Appendix, but for now they are not considered to meet WT:CFI. Ƿidsiþ 15:12, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

RFV/RFD tags[edit]

You should not remove RFV/RFD tags until the debate has been closed, which can take a while. Especially do not do this on entries you created yourself; it seems very sneaky. Equinox 15:49, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

cabbage[edit]

I hope you'll explain your behaving in the talk of that page. You have undo two revisions of 2 different admins. --Diuturno 17:12, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

trundle[edit]

Please do not remove definitions from pages and replace then with a synonym. A definition is preferred to a synonym.

Also, another reminder to please not mark senses as "UK" or "Sussex" whe they are used more widely. Such labels are only to be used when the sense is not used in other locations. --EncycloPetey 17:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Meister[edit]

Hi Top Cat. Can I please ask you to verify Meister - you seem to add lots of entriea for Sussex English. --Jackofclubs 13:36, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

ringed dove[edit]

Are you sure this isn't the collared dove Streptopelia decaocto? SemperBlotto 12:19, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

will[edit]

Is this really an abbreviation of willy? I've never heard that before - do you have any examples? Sjorford 10:12, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Stop recreating deleted pages[edit]

Stop recreating deleted pages without an explanation (e.g. pointless Royal Family redirect, live music when you were shown it had failed a recent RFD and you brought no new evidence). You are disrupting Wiktionary and making more cleanup work for others. Equinox 12:18, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

she fell over[edit]

Can you cite it per WT:CFI please, e.g. from a book, play, or newsgroup? After the likes of byesenberg, which doesn't even appear once in all of Google's millions of Web pages, I tend to think that a lot of the stuff you add is just from your school. Equinox 19:55, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Agree, are you just adding any random thing that comes into your head? I know that sounds harsh but... Mglovesfun (talk) 20:02, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Interesting, but we can't use Urban Dictionary. It's worth reading CFI to see what is allowable. We need a certain level of professional attestability to prevent fake words being added. Equinox 20:06, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

fail[edit]

Why are you removing material out of process? Why are you removing RfV tags? You should know better by now. DCDuring TALK 20:23, 12 July 2009 (UTC)