Wiktionary talk:Grease pit

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Any better images for this page? The homeless connotation of commons:Image:Up9th24ApGreenCar.jpg scares me a bit. Maybe something from commons:Category:Tools? --Connel MacKenzie T C 21:37, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Better? —Vildricianus 21:48, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
The old picture was good but it looked more like the aftermath of a storm. This one is more specific and also nice and old. I wonder if we can find something even older and arty to match the BP and TR though? — Hippietrail 21:56, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
Yes, this one is better. --Connel MacKenzie T C 23:48, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
I saw this one too, and picked the other partly in jest, but also because I knew it would eventually have to be replaced. Okay, the new one is better yes, but it still doesn't match the style of the other two. Davilla 13:06, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Agreed. Template:rfphoto. --Connel MacKenzie T C 07:00, 29 May 2006 (UTC)

Here's a more colorful image, Creative Commons non-commercial, if someone wants to upload it: [1] DAVilla 04:09, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure CC-BY-NC isn't allowed. --Yair rand (talk) 11:34, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
I believe you're right. I don't mind the current picture, but if people do then how about this?​—msh210 (talk) 15:16, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
I have grown quite attached to the current picture. Not that it matters much at all for this page in particular. - [The]DaveRoss 11:03, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I'd seen photos like that and then wondered, is that even a grease pit? DAVilla 05:27, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

General comment[edit]

Judging by the immediate outpouring of topics for GP, I'd say this was long overdue. Well done HT! I think you've captured the right element. --Connel MacKenzie T C 23:48, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Absolutely! —Vildricianus 23:59, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Adding features to Wiktionary: Images, audio pronunciation keys...[edit]

Why not go full-service? Wiktionary could include images (particularly to go with nouns), possibly short video clips (to go with verbs), and (very usefully) audio clips to assist with pronunciation, which would be useful for people who are not native speakers of English (as well as for many native English speakers in the case of obscure or oft-mispronounced words).

Contextual sentence examples would also be useful.

And not least, it would be very useful to add links to translations of the words in English Wiktionary to corresponding words in other languages, complete with their own audio pronunciation keys, etc. —This unsigned comment was added by (talk).

  • Wiktionary welcomes images on main namespace pages. We do require that they be uploaded to Commons: so that they can be shared with all sister projects.
  • Very few experiments have been done with video so far. I'd expect sign language videos to be very helpful, but I am no expert on any version of sign language. Depictions of an action (verbs) may have some surprising pitfalls, but you are welcome to experiment.
  • Each "word of the day" is given at least one audio link. The process of recording separate audio for each entry is time-consuming and therefore attracts fewer volunteers. Please plug in your microphone, download audacity.exe (or similar) and help as you can!
  • Example sentences are also encouraged. For "translations of the week" the entries are usually reviewed to ensure that example sentences are present (as most translators have a very hard time, otherwise.) Citations from published sources (i.e. books) are preferred over hypothetical examples. Both are helpful in their own way.
--Connel MacKenzie 16:57, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Grease Pit Resolutions[edit]

I finally got irritated at the favicon being the same as WP that I came searching for a discussion...lo and behold it seems to come up about every month or two. Hence, I come to this page specifically to propose a change to the Grease Pit itself. Namely, to create a section for "Common Questions" or "FAQ's"...some place to put answers by topic so that they don't get brought up again? Though, I fully intend on bringing this one up again. It really needs to be unique. -- IrishDragon 03:09, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I will admit that a restructuring of the GP (as well as the BP), so that topics got resolved, instead of forgotten, as too often happens, would be nice. I had once proposed using transcluded subpages, like we do for WT:VOTE. This would have a few benefits, such as being able to easily remove a topic, once it was resolved. Additionally, if interest (or knowledge) for a topic does not exist, the page could simply be reincluded at a later date. Also, people could watch topics they were interested in, and ignore ones they weren't (although, you would have to periodically make sure you have all the topics you're concerned about on your watchlist, as I'm not aware of a cascade watch feature). Finally, topics would be able to be cross-posted, which would be useful in many cases. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 12:23, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Grease pit/2013/January[edit]

Er, why isn't this transcluding at the bottom? I assume the magic words know what month and year it is, right? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:42, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

I fixed it with a null edit. Not sure why that was necessary though. --WikiTiki89 22:50, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
That's annoying. Thanks —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:01, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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