User talk:TurtleShroom

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Hi, I doubt that a species from the Mario games meets our WT:CFI, but if you can find three independant durably archived cites (see Citations:straightjacket) then feel free to add the entry back. Also, we do not use redirects for plural forms. See fudges. For more information read the links below or ask me on my talk page. Conrad.Irwin 21:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


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Again, welcome! Conrad.Irwin 21:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: I apoligize.[edit]

I had no clue that fictional characters are not allowed. I've seen some pretty odd terms in dictionaries, and I thought that because this is a lst of all known words, then I would be able to add a goomba into it. I attempted to cite two real sources, both of which use the word "goomba" as the definition described. What do you mean by " three independent, archived, durable sources"?

Thank you for answering:

TurtleShroom was here! JESUS LOVES YOU AND DIED FOR YOU! 21:20, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

No need to worry about it. In fact now I look on (a good source for cites) it looks like goomba may be a term that is used for things other than Mario. The type of cites I was referring to are those that show the word meets our Criteria for inclusion. <complicated waffle> The need to be "durably archived" which means that they can't just be from a random website that may go offline at any point, instead they should come from sources such as published books and (odd though it might sound) internet newsgroups. The "independence" means that they can't all be from the same author or publisher, i.e. we don't accept words that are only used by one person - no matter how often they use it, until there is evidence that someone else is using the word. There are other criteria, such as they must be from a period of time greater than three years, and that they must by use not mention (i.e. a dictionary does not count as evidence for use of a word).</complicated waffle>. If you see Citations:hinder you will see the kind of format that Citations should take. Conrad.Irwin 21:34, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
P.S. It's normal to use the + to add a new topic to a discussion page so that everything is kept in date order.

institutional memory[edit]

Hi, I see that you just created living memory. Would you consider creating institutional memory? 23:14, 19 January 2011 (UTC)