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User:Robert Ullmann/Missing forms[edit]

See description given on that page. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Remove capital letter redirects[edit]

Per WT:REDIR, there shouldn't be hard redirects between capitalization variants. Most of these were created by Conversion Script. The redirects should be orphaned (correct links to the correct version) and then the redirect maybe deleted.

I'd have to agree here. These seem like unneeded redirects and should probably be deleted off of this site. However, I am but one person. More opinions would be needed. Razorflame 04:04, 7 December 2009 (UTC)
We already have a community policy on this. It doesn't need further opinions. --EncycloPetey 01:44, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm working on re-running the automation; that will give us a new set of what needs to be done. I'll probably just dump all the 2008 lists in the process; while some might still be used as work lists, starting afresh would be best I think. Robert Ullmann 12:46, 10 December 2009 (UTC) There are 4274 as of now. Should be just about set up to run. Robert Ullmann 13:27, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

In cases where the redirect appears in the main space, [[Clothes]] should become [[clothes|Clothes]], or just change the first letter to lowercase if it's not needed at all. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:20, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Moving this and the lists to "Wiktionary:Todo" is now preventing the delete process from deleting any of the redirects. It "knew" to ignore the previous lists. I'm going to fix this by blanking the current version of these lists; the previous versions can still be referred to. Also by zapping the exception lists for the last 3 days or so and starting it again. .... Robert Ullmann 12:01, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

  • As I believe Robert's process is no longer running, I want to propose deleting the upper-case redirects created by Conversion Script. A quick look shows that about half of the ones from my original lists (which are now red) have been deleted already. --Bequw τ 02:24, 29 June 2011 (UTC)
    Done. --Bequw τ 19:34, 27 July 2011 (UTC)


Most pages (read: all except water) incorrectly try to use this as a context template, which it isn't. These pages should be changed to use {{legal}}. -- Prince Kassad 17:46, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Done most. —Internoob (DiscCont) 22:13, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Unstriking as this keeps coming up when people add more. —Internoob (DiscCont) 00:22, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Should be moved to Semi-regular Tasks then, no? -- Prince Kassad 08:36, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes, it should. I added it. —Internoob (DiscCont) 18:04, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
I just corrected all the current misuses. - -sche (discuss) 03:52, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
And again, but now that this is listed as a semi-regular task, I'm moving this duplicate listing off the main page, to make it smaller. - -sche (discuss) 04:05, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

NASA file[edit]

In a recent BP discussion, the file http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/417176main_SDO_Guide_CMR.pdf is suggested as a "good" and "public domain" source for definitions. So please inform if/when it is imported thoroughly to Wiktionary. --Daniel. 17:27, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

WT:WDJ and WT:Interesting stuff/Nominations[edit]

It would be good for these to get some more nominations in case they ever go live. —Internoob (DiscCont) 01:04, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

Category:Classic 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue[edit]

Seemingly all of these are missing part of speech categories, and they're (unsurprisingly enough) written in 1811-style English. They contain some archaisms and some euphemisms, for example I changed "in their birthday suits" to "naked" as that's more standard English. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:19, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Script problems[edit]

Non-Latin script languages (according to Category:Languages by script) with entries with Latin-script characters. Nadando 23:00, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

English adverbs using "manner" in their definition[edit]

[This search] produces a list of such adverbs. What they often need:

  1. "===Etymology==="
    {{suffix|X|ly}} where X is the adjective from which derived.
  2. {{en-adverb}} (usually comparable)
  3. A definition worded without the word "manner" and preferably without the adjective from which it is derived.
  4. A Synonyms section using {{sense}} with an appropriate gloss.
  5. A Translations section using {{trans-top}} with the same gloss as the Synonyms section.

If you don't do all of these, please leave the word "manner" in a definition so it remains on the list until completed.

Other possible needs could be: usage examples, additional senses, membership in Category:English degree adverbs or Category:English sentence adverbs, removing redundant categories. Other thoughts may occur to you. DCDuring TALK 18:31, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

User:Robert Ullmann/Oldest redlinks[edit]

In some cases creating the entry, but in a lot of cases these are typos (I fixed Vigin Islands for example) or stuff that should never have an article (abate into a freehold). Mglovesfun (talk) 12:44, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


All the language subcategories (eg Category:User en-4) should use {{User lang subcat}}. Most are blank.

needed trans templates[edit]

Entries that have translations but not in the trans-* templates. Most (but for some reason not all?) have a single definition so a gloss should be easy. --Bequw τ 15:56, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Re "for some reason", it's because old entries had all translations lumped into one list, with a parenthetical number indicating sense. If someone can add trans- templates to the ones with but one sense, with no gloss in trans-top, and make a list of such entries, that'll make life easier, as the "assisted" adding of a gloss is quick.​—msh210 (talk) 16:05, 16 July 2010 (UTC) Sorry, didn't realize this section's header linked.​—msh210 (talk) 17:23, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I was too brief. I intended my regexp to pick out only those with a single preceding definition, but it picked up some false positives:( --Bequw τ 17:17, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Mismatched translation codes[edit]

List of instances where the code given in {{t}} does not match the language at the start of the line. Due to the way I searched, this also lists any lines missing * at the start. Nadando 04:43, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Latin script transliterations[edit]

Codes for languages supposedly written in exclusively Latin script with tr= in {{t}}. Nadando 04:43, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

stray template calls[edit]

Entries calling non-existent templates. Nadando 23:16, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

template redirects sans /doc[edit]

A template which is a redirect and has no /doc page messes up {{temp}} (by having the latter link to the redirect's talk page, when we'd want it to link to the redirect's template page itself); this can be fixed by having each redirect's /doc page redirect to its target's /doc page. (Eventually, viz when all documentation is on /doc rather than talk pages, this won't be a problem, as {{temp}} can then be modified to link to the template page always rather than only when the /doc page exists, but, even then, it'd be nice to redirect from a redirect's /doc page to its target's.) Can anyone (1) build a list of template redirects without /doc pages and (2) automatedly redirect the /doc pages to the templates' targets' respective /doc pages?​—msh210 (talk) 17:48, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

How about we jump right to modifying {{temp}} to always link to the actual template and never link to the talk page. This will help us cleanup last remaining talk-page documentation. It will also help the related display problem where a deleted template shows blue as the talk page remains (often with the RFDO discussion). I think these should display red so as not to confuse people into thinking that they actually exist. --Bequw τ 04:35, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't see how it will help us clean up remaining talkpage documentation: can you clarify, please, Bequw?​—msh210 (talk) 16:04, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
By bringing more light to cases that need fixup. I imagine an editor is more likely to notice the documentation isn't in the right place (and fix it) when s/he lands on the main page and has to click over to the talk page to see the documentation (similar to why red links cause more fixups than black links). --Bequw τ 03:24, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see, thanks. Well, go for it, I say. Others?​—msh210 (talk) 16:50, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Changed {{temp}}. --Bequw τ 00:54, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Action of the verb[edit]

I don't think "action of the verb to foo" is a good definition, google:"action of the verb" site:en.wiktionary.org gets 1470 hits (or the search thinks it does; in reality a lot less). Any chance of eliminating these? If so, would it have to be by hand, or is there a formulaic wording which would do the job? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:56, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

/Pages calling language codes directly[edit]

Language codes that are called directly in mainspace entries- this is always incorrect and should be replaced with etyl, langname, head, etc. DTLHS (talk) 03:55, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

So, actually calling the templates directly such as {{ang}}, not just calling the codes, such as lang=ang. Mglovesfun (talk) 07:19, 24 June 2013 (UTC)