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At Talk:Ammonoidea is an image taken from Italian Wikipedia. It illustrates several terms used in malacology. I have a taken a run at some of these to define the corresponding English term, for which the wording may need improvement. Four need definitions and the image alone does not help me enough. Could you help, either by adding entries or by translating the captions? DCDuring (talk) 20:25, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed it - and assumed you were going to add the missing words. I'll have a go. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:18, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. DCDuring (talk) 21:46, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Why did you remove my narrow transcriptions on the Portland page? (talk) 23:05, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
I can't speak for SemperBlotto, but that was a lot of clutter, and you barely scratched the surface- there are all kinds of regional and sociolinguistic variants that could be covered at that level of detail. Plus, you didn't give any explanation with it, so it reads like random alphabet soup. Yes, it's possible to go into microscopic detail, but you can't just show the 3rd pore from the left on someone's nostril without explaining why. Chuck Entz (talk) 00:22, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
You're right, thank you for explaining! On the entry for Portland if I explained that the extra-precise transcription is how it is pronounced locally (that is, in Portland, OR) would it make sense? (talk) 02:44, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
The blocking of an anonymous user
Why did you block this user? They are anything but vandal. They even added a summary explaining themselves something that not a lot of longtime users do. They even corrected a formatting error in the following edit. I have unblocked them. Dixtosa (talk) 17:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry. My mistake. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:12, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi sweetie. Here is the Chambers 1908 definition of ammonia: "a pungent gas yielded by smelling-salts, burning feathers, etc.: a solution of ammonia in water (properly liquid ammonia): a name of a large series of compounds, analogous to ammonia, including amines, amides, and alkalamides." Is there anything we should add to the entry that we don't already have? Equinox 03:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Mot much. I've added the solution in water that us chemists do indeed call "ammonia". The amides &c are definitely not called ammonia. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:27, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
For most non-chemists ammonia refers to a cleaning fluid. For some non-chemists it is something used in manufacturing. ammonia at OneLook Dictionary Search shows that many dictionaries include definitions that reflect usage by non-chemists. DCDuring (talk) 18:27, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes - amamended. SemperBlotto (talk) 18:38, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. DCDuring (talk) 18:40, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Italian entries
Is it the same as intrallazzatore? SemperBlotto (talk) 15:41, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
Please undelete my user page
Why you delete it? --Ans (talk) 10:09, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
The deleted content is my name. Is it allowed here? --Ans (talk) 11:50, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
The purpose of a User page is, primarily, to let other editors know what languages you are proficient at and what other skills you have. See other people's User pages to see typical content. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
If I include my proficient language, then I can also include my name? Else, my name is not allowed? --Ans (talk) 09:33, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
Was I wrong?Jonteemil (talk) 15:09, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
No, but you removed other valid data. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:37, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
resightable, resightability
Isn't it a site, not a sight? Seems like rare misspelling: check Google Books. Equinox 07:04, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes - you are correct. Probably easiest to just delete them. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:05, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Hello, you created esylate as a synonym of ethanesulfonate, but that doesn't exist yet. Any chance you have a definition for that one? - TheDaveRoss 14:10, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Personal info on ahegao
I am requesting that the 21:06 version of ahegao by User: be hidden as well, as it contains (probably, judging by the similarity of the IPs in the edits) the same or similar inappropriate information as this edit, which you removed the visibility of, according to the deletion log. Inner Focus (talk) 21:30, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Done. The perpetrators are part of a block of IPs that belong to a school district in Phoenix, Arizona, which produces occasional runs of childish/juvenile vandalism and not much else. The school district owns, but the problems only come from so I've blocked the smaller range for six months to see if we can break them of the habit. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:35, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for guidence!
شہاب (talk) 15:58, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
Hello there, thanks for deleting my user page with an explanation and providing help to beginners, I am reading the rules and now I undestand what is is the purpose of the user page. I just joined Wikitionary so I don't know exactly how to use the tools here, but I will try to create another user page acording to the rules. Matthæus Peixoto (talk) 04:49, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
Italian entries
Can you please cancel my wrong entry "colino da te"as I forgot to accent "tè" thanks.
Done. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:20, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Italian entries
Can you please cancel my wrong entry "shirka delle Nicobare" as I misspelled word "shikra" (I made already the correct entry), thanks.
Done. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Italian entries
I am here again but can you please cancel my wrong entry "mettere a nudo il prioprio animo" due a misspelled "proprio", thanks angelucci.
Done by someone else. Also, please sign your requests &c with four tildes. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:10, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
You asked to have this conversation at your talk page. Okay, so here's your chance to explain your changes at quelle surprise and never fight a land war in Asia. CapnZapp (talk) 14:41, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Your changes to quelle surprise didn't add anything useful. Your addition to never fight a land war in Asia was a term that we do not have (and does not seem to be actually used by anyone - all I can see is a few mentions). SemperBlotto (talk) 14:46, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Nothing useful? I clarified the phrasing - while quelle surprise is "virtually identical" to what a surprise, quelle surprise in English carries a more sarcastic connotation than quelle surprise in French. That clarification is useful to me. I found the previous phrasing unclear.
I did not make that addition. I merely moved it out of Synonyms. The issue is moot by now, but you understand why I object to your revert - you might have intended it to say "don't add don't fight a sicilian..." but it came across as "it actually IS a synonym". CapnZapp (talk) 16:37, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
Italian entries
Please delete my wrong spelled entry "Tornenante" thanks.Angelucci (talk) 16:13, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Done. If you add a
template then someone will delete it quite quickly. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:17, 19 February 2019 (UTC)
Italian entries
Thanks for your advice about my wrong translation of "wait and see" but I left "attendista" which can be both noun and adjective (for example: posizione attendista).Angelucci (talk) 15:55, 20 February 2019 (UTC)
This is hopeless isn't it. A cogent and rational change is made, and is "reverted" for no reason, no wonder Wikipedia is losing editors.
kino#Derived terms
Three chemical terms. DCDuring (talk) 00:01, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
I've had a go at them. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:56, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
Blank userpage request
Hey- I would like to ask you- do you have the authority to blank my userpage and userpage history for English Wiktionary? When I first started editing Wiktionary a lot in late 2017 and early 2018, I copy-pasted conversations I had with other users onto my userpage. Doing this would help me find the critical hints, tips and thoughts from those conversations. But now I am more familiar with the website, and I rarely look at those copy-pasted conversations. Also, I have realized that I probably should have gotten the permission of the other users to do a copy-paste of their words. Needless to say, I didn't even consider getting their permission, and just copy-pasted willy-nilly, taking their words out of the original context. Although my intention was merely to make it easier for me to find some of the important information from those crucial conversations, I have realized that my behavior was jarring and extremely rude. Now that I have been around for a while, I have realized that my userpage reflects poorly on me. As far as I can tell, deleting my userpage and userpage history outright is the only responsible course of action. Also, I gave out information about myself that I don't want out there any more. Can this kind of blanking be done? How would I apply to get this done? Have I contacted the right person? Thanks for your help. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 02:42, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
For improving russatus, I'm a noobie here, thanks for correcting mistakes and os with macrons, which I'm unable to type on an Android phone. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
Why did you rollback? I told you not to rollback on russata. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
Because it was crap. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:26, 22 February 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure whether I'm to ask for the reason for the rollback, or defend the edit that was rolled back. Maybe both? Anyway, I know Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda) to be a true bear, one of the eight extant bear species in the family Ursidae – the bears. The wording 'a bear-like animal' is an odd choice, as it is like referring to a spectacled bear as such, or to a jaguar as 'a cat-like animal'. I think this comes with the misleading implication that it would be inaccurate for some reason to refer to a jaguar as a cat, or to a giant panda as a bear. Please work with me on an effective change. -- 00:56, 23 February 2019 (UTC)
Johnny Shiz
I just found out about your blocks. I have rather mixed feelings about the whole affair, because, while I can confirm that all of the accounts mentioned in the Wikipedia sockpuppet investigation that have edited here in the past 90 days are the same person (Torrent01's edits are too old to check), there's no pattern of bad faith or vandalism I can see in the actual Wiktionary edits of any of them, unlike their edits on Wikipedia. In fact, the edits that brought your attention to the whole mess look to me like attempts to come clean and set the record straight.
That said, I can't vouch for the quality of their edits- I don't know the languages they've been editing well enough. My subjective impression is that they tend to be a bit clueless and impulsive at times, and you'll see on DTLHS' talk page that I have some real problems with at least one of the Torrent01 edits. It just seems like they're doing the best they know how to. Maybe @Suzukaze-c, who's spent more time going through their edits and knows more than I do about the languages, can give a better idea of that part.
Like I said, I have mixed feelings, so I'm not asking you to immediately unblock them: just to reconsider the length of the block in light of their behavior here on Wiktionary- not just the dishonesty about their past or the vandalism they did on Wikipedia. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:23, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I've reduced it to one day - let's see. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:25, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for everything. I've completely abandoned the editing of entries for archaic Chinese characters, in favor of improving and creating entries found in my Chinese dictionary. I'm also currently trying to take the standard offer on enwiki. Johnny Shiz (talk) 21:52, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
My user page
Is there any way you can restore my now-deleted user page? Thanks for unblocking me! Johnny Shiz (talk) 21:11, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
 Restored. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 21:19, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Johnny Shiz (talk) 23:22, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
a couple of days ago I created the page olonetsien, which is the French name for the Livvi-Karelian language or dialect. You claimed it was "nonsense/gibberish". I guess I should have clarified that it is a dialect of the Karelian language and provided a Wikipedia link, which I did now.
I can even provide some links outside the Wikimedia projects where the term "olonetsien" has been used:​​ (force-download Word document)
If you still want to delete the page and block me again, do so, but in that case please give me some good reason why aunuksenkarjala (the Finnish name for the same variety) can still have an entry here, so I can avoid adding "nonsense/gibberish" in the future. 06:42, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
OK. I've simplified it and created the red-linked translations. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:59, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
I think the following: 1. Becco is only masculine therefore does not exist "becca" (only for beccare) therefore there is only "beccolungo" and "becchilunghi" (in composite nouns substantive-noun+adjective both desinences change) 2. I have never seen a "beccolunga or beccolunghe or beccolunghi" in the Italian language. Thanks for your time.Angelucci (talk) 13:36, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
OK - I have modified the headword accordingly. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:22, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
p.s. The it-adj template doesn't format this type of adjective properly.
Question about cyclooctyne
Just wondering, is the "oo" pronounced as 2 separate o's as opposed to the "oo" in "food"? I was going to add it to Category:English terms with vowel pseudo-digraphs but want to make sure that that is not a mistake. User: The Ice Mage talk to meh 16:31, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes - it would be pronounced cyclo-octyne. cyclooctane and cyclooctene similarly. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:40, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Alright, thanks for the reply. :) User: The Ice Mage talk to meh 17:49, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Ohia page
Please forgive me if I did the wrong thing by trying to correct this entry. "ohias" is an incorrect plural in English for ohia because as a Hawaiian loan word to English it retains its irregular plural status. In Hawaiian and in most languages of the Austronesian language family a word is pluralised by adding a modifier word in front of the noun without altering the noun itself. In Hawai'i where Hawaiian loan words are used most in English, it is very rare for a Hawaiian loan word to English to be pluralised with an s at the end. Countless words from muumuu, keiki, lei, pali, etc all function in English as irregular plurals. Very few and usually only outsiders to Hawaii every pluralise ohia with an s; to claim otherwise in this dictionary is at best ignorant of current and historical usage and at worst imperialist (not a good look considering the current politics in Hawai'i). Please help change this entry to reflect the reality of where the word ohia is used 99% of the time, in actual Hawai'i. Thank you —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
The word ohia is "English" and follows English grammar. We do not yet have the Hawaiian word "ōhiʽa" but you are welcome to add it. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:52, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
reply to topic of pluralisation of the word ohia
You're employing a cultural bias here. Loan words from Latin to English and in some cases Greek loan words to English retain irregular plurality e.g. media/medium, cacti/cactus, octopus/octopodes. Also, sushi (no one ever says I'm going for sushis") Very few people are fluent in Hawaiian in Hawai'i; I am referring to how ohia is actually used in English (not pidgin/HCE!) in Hawai'i. This is relevant. It's disrespectful and imperialist to tell a million plus people who speak English in Hawai'i that their use of Hawaiian loan words to English is incorrect. At the very least if you must retain "ohias", please add to the entry that in English spoken in Hawai'i ohia is an irregular plural. —⁠This comment was unsigned.
Wiktionary depends on contributors to provide information about how words are actually used. We need the usage information to be supported by evidence, which almost always means printed evidence. Ohias is well attested as a plural. If another plural following the Hawaiian pattern is used in English, then we should add it, possibly showing it as the principal plural if written evidence supports that. If it is not more common plural in English running text, but is the more common in English spoken in Hawaii, then a usage note is a good place to say so.
So, what would be very helpful would be formatted quotations that use the plural following the Hawaiian pattern in running English text, not in italics or between quotation marks. English newspapers might be a good source. DCDuring (talk) 13:20, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Removing "gogo" (Georgian) link to the wiktionary page in English
What exactly is the reason you would delete my insertion to link the Georgian გოგო page to the page in English? I do not understand why you think you have such authority. This is an actual word that is transcribed as "gogo" but not easily found if you don't know how to use/write Georgian script. It is a shame you remove small contributions, and ultimately why "wiki" remains a mess. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
It had no content. No headword and no translation. It was, as you say, a mess. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:20, 23 March 2019 (UTC)
Korean Surname Park(박)
Why did you revert to a previous version? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
I don't know which word you a talking about. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:50, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC pwɑk̚, bˠiæk̚, bˠɛk̚))
  2. :
    (MC reading: )
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC pwɑk̚))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC pˠʌk̚))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC pwɑk̚))
You deleted these parts. + Sino-Korean words, such as Heartbeat(박동), 박물관(Museum) and so on..
Those are five different words that I have never touched. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:54, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps you are talking about the Korean word ? You made large errors in formatting that I could not correct. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:55, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
What error? Could you specify? 박동(Heartbeat), 박물관(Museum), 박사(PhD), 박치기(HeatButting) are all used widely in both North and South Korea. They are Sino-Korean words.
You included a section headed "==Korean word 박==". This is not a heading on this wiki, and level 2 (==...==) heading are reserved for languages (e.g. ==Korean==). SemperBlotto (talk) 07:01, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
OK. I'll fix the format.
How to capture story behind etymology for calculus?
Hi, You reverted my recent edit on calculus (which I believe squalidly tried to capture a narrative in Etymology or failed to mention reference). Can you please clarify so that I can fix it? Ankitdimania (talk) 20:18, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Headword templates
What are those? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by 2600:1700:94a0:2720:c4d9:9941:8981:cb60 (talk).
Just look at the changes made to the terms you have added. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:13, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Done they should be numerals! Why did you delete the entry for cougar?Ndołkah (talk) 09:26, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
I didn't - it's still there. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:27, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
The problem was that you linked to couger, not cougar. Spelling is critically important, and not just for technical reasons- this is a dictionary, after all. Now that you have an account, I have left our welcome template on your talk page. Please click on the links it provides to read about editing Wiktionary entries. We have a very specific format so that the millions of entries here edited by thousands of people are all consistent with each other and contain the necessary information. Chuck Entz (talk) 17:34, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
hot and sexy alkaloids
Hi Blotto. We haven't talked for a little while. I have been getting all hot and bothered about four sexy alkaloids: fumariline, dihydrofumariline, fumaritridine, fumaritrine. Can you please assuage my burning passion. I think they might be from Fumaria species but it didn't help me actually find any info. Thx and best, Equinox 03:14, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
And for God's sake archive your talk page, man. Equinox 03:15, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
Talk page archived. They don't turn me on much - but I haven't actually tried them out. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:17, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
What about nitrosylmyoglobin and nitrosylmyochrome? Maybe something to do with cooked meat or something, god knows. Equinox 10:43, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
What's the point in linking to the Spanish wikipedia from the English wiktionary? Oska (talk) 08:07, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
It's a Spanish word so we link to the Spanish Wikipedia. We link to the English Wikipedia from the English word. That's just what we do. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:37, 6 April 2019 (UTC)
How do I format the IPA pronunciation for a Western Apache term correctly? Before I go on to add the pronunciations of other words I want to make sure that I have done it correctly on this entry. Thankies. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Ndołkah (talkcontribs).
a più tardi
From Treccani ......a più tardi, per rinviare qualche cosa a un nuovo, prossimo incontro (o semplicem. come saluto di breve commiato); al più tardi, per indicare un limite: il vestito sarà pronto al più t. tra una settimana.......Best regards.Angelucci (talk) 15:50, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes. a più tardi means see you later. But see you later alligator is an extended, rhyming form of the term - "a più tardi" does not mean it. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:54, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
I'd argue that see you later and see you later alligator mean the exact same thing, so they both translate a più tardi. But I agree that we should pick the simpler, more common term as the translation. —Rua (mew) 15:55, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
There's more to it than just the meaning: see you later, alligator is dated (it was a fad in the 50's), informal, and nowadays is kind of corny."a più tardi" doesn't have any of that. As such, it's a poor translation, even if the literal meaning matches. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:54, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
I did knew what would your reply be but please tell me why you offer possible translations in foreign languages for what you claim is possible only in English?Angelucci (talk) 11:41, 9 April 2019 (UTC)
Old Saxon name Agga
Why did you remove my entry? It is an attested name. I even gave a reference for it. Leornendeealdenglisc (talk) 08:54, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
Your rollback is in error
Your roll back on havere is in error. Aearthrise (talk)
No. You need to provide evidence - citations of actual usage. Some third party will check them and make a decision. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:55, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Your rollback of my edit to "gallus"
Greetings and felicitations. I am mostly unfamiliar with Wiktionary, being primarily an editor of Wikipedia. Would you please be so kind as to explain to me the grounds for reverting my edit to gallus? To me, cross-connecting related or similar terms, such as "gallus" and "galluses", is standard practice on Wikipedia, and seems to make sense here too. —DocWatson42 (talk) 23:04, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
If I may, there are a few problems with your edit. First, it uses a level 2 heading, which is reserved for languages, and "See also" is obviously not a language. Secondly, all we have at galluses right now is an English entry, whereas the "See also" section is for linking terms in the same language. —Rua (mew) 23:18, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
You reverted my change to presbycusis. Look at the discussion on that page for my longstanding criticism of the prior / current definition. Read up on the subject if you want (have you? I have, a lot). What do you see as the issues / problems? 03:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
We are a dictionary. We don't need such encyclopedic content. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:18, 22 April 2019 (UTC) p.s. I know the subject at first hand (being rather old)
Adding the word "Etisquette"
Greetings Mr. Knaggs,
I noticed you deleted a page I created on the term "etisquette", advising me to use the sandbox. I understand that the sandbox is for experiment with formating, not for adding a term to the dictionary.
If the page was deleted for the format, I acknowledge I'm not seasoned in editing wikitionary pages. I'd appreciate if you could help me with the same, making it more "comprehensible" and interpretable, if I give you the whole thing in plain writing.
Narula —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
The word does not seem to exist. If it did, it would probably not be capitalised. Where did you see this word used? SemperBlotto (talk) 12:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I had no intention of capitalising it. The term is mainly military parlance, as in a commander warning one of his subordinates : "You better exercise some etisquette young man! Or I will have to put you on adverse report." - OR - "The government is planning to order an etisquette." In this case it means there is going to be a major modification among the ranks, or even the structure of the army, to improve it's image and standards. The term originally means to polish something to make it look better or give it a smooth finish. From there, it transitions into the act of making a system or set of people work better, i.e. more professionally... or you can say in a more polished manner.
Discipliner (talk) 13:24, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
I still can't see any usage of such a word. You will have to be prepared to provide evidence. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
There will be no need for that Mr. Knaggs !
I cannot hand you a government order as proof unless such a thing is in public domain, which as of today is not the case. So leave it.
It has been my experience that convincing the typical online warlord, who's never been in a real combat situation, of stuff that exists in the soldiers' realm is somewhat tough. I'm NOT saying that to point fingers at you or anything, it's just a common problem in the geek-space that I see often.
Discipliner (talk) 14:33, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
There's Appendix:Glossary of military slang. It's a bit of an unsorted mess. Equinox 14:36, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Could you please delete all the inflected forms your bot created so this can be deleted altogether? Thanks —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 01:13, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
You are quick! Thank you! I was looking it up how to do it for northern ohlone thanks a million!Ndołkah (talk) 06:26, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
According to Kielitoimiston sanakirja ( ) the word toreadori means 'bullfighter on horseback' (ratsastava = someone who rides; härkätaistelija = bullfighter). I'm not sure how the word toreadori is used colloquially, but if we go by that standard definition, härkätaistelija is a hypernym of toreadori, not a synonym. 15:12, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
toreador seems the best translation of this word - a bullfighter, usually on horseback. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:15, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Fair enough, now that you added that "especially one on horseback" clarification on the page toreador itself. 15:19, 2 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi SB. Long time, little to no activity. I lost interest for the infighting about good words and phrases and the allowance, without comment of some extremely dubious and often -- well -- dirty I suppose is one word I could use.
Any way. -- I don't think I could do justice to a definition of this new Physics field of twistronics. Could you look at it? Thanks ALGRIF talk 09:59, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Hi there. That's a new one on me. I've had a go at defining it. Cheers. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:07, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
p.s. There's lots that I dislike about the project (and some of the contributors) but I just try to ignore them and carry on regardless. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:11, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Proper format for "lintrus" entry
Hi! Sorry, I don't understand the comment you gave for the deletion of the page lintrus: "No usable content given (please see WT:CFI, WT:EL)". I forget what I entered, but basically the only information I have about the form is this du Cange entry that defines it as a variant/collateral form of the noun "linter". Pretty much the same info is given for the form "lintrum", which was previously listed on Wiktionary as a genitive plural form (which it doesn't seem to be). Should I include a definition line that just has the word "linter"? I don't know how to write a detailed definition, since I haven't found one yet.--Urszag (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
I have temporarily restored it. You can see that it has no definition. (lintrum does have a definition - genitive plural of linter). SemperBlotto (talk) 19:17, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
The "genitive plural" definition of "lintrum" is unrelated to the linked du Cange entry. When I first encountered the page, it had only the genitive plural definition and a link to the du Cange page which defined the word as a collateral form of "linter". This confused me. (Looking at the history of the page, I think the citation was added by a bot.) The Latin dictionaries and grammars that I have read give the genitive plural of "linter" as "lintrium", with an i, not as "lintrum". So I added "lintrium" to Wiktionary, but I was also able to find some examples of genitive plural "lintrum" in post-Classical texts (which I put on the page Citations:lintrum), so that definition also seems to be valid. The issue is that there appears to be a distinct word "lintrum" that is a singular noun: as you can see, du Cange gives "LINTRUM, Lintrus, pro Linter. Supplem. Antiquarii", "Lintrum, σϰαφή, Alveum, scafa". I don't feel like I have a great understanding of the meaning of the words "alveum" and "σϰαφή/scapha/scafa", but if I must attempt to write a definition in order to avoid deletion of the entry, I guess I can try to translate these. As far as I can tell, the word was used to refer to some kind of boat. (What do we do with words with unclear meanings?) I'm also trying to collect examples of this non-genitive use of lintrum (also on the page Citations:lintrum), but I'm not at all fluent in Latin, so in most cases it's beyond me to figure out the meaning or grammar from the context.--Urszag (talk) 21:26, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Reporting IP
Hi, The IP address ( which you have reverted edits of is likely a sock of Zeshan Mahmood (see Cleaning up after long-term abuse by Zeshan Mahmood). Same Pakistani POVPUSH edits and locale as Zeshan and his known alts. Please look into this. Gotitbro (talk) 03:52, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
We have our own history with this individual, and those of us who cleaned up after them before spotted them right away. The IP was blocked, and aside from a couple of "national x of Pakistan" edits and one Translingual entry that was converted to our format because it was useful, all of their edits have been reverted and all of the pages they created have been mass-deleted. What else would you suggest we do? Chuck Entz (talk) 07:39, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Now I know for the future that I just need to delete the Pakistan stuff. —Rua (mew) 11:06, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
@Chuck Entz: Yes, the user has a long history of cross-wiki abuse going back more than ten years under different IP addresses and accounts. A list of IP ranges they have edited under [similar to IPs being used currently] can be seen in the SPI at enwiki here (also note the different socks); the user has also vandalized Commons with different socks and IPs (SPI case), among all known Wikimedia Projects and Wikipedias (even non-WM projects like Wikitravel). The user mostly makes edits in Pakistani POVPUSH, hoax entries etc. It is clear they don't intend to stop anytime soon and will keep vandalizing under different IPs, the best thing to do would be to block these abused ranges [and accounts] as soon as they're found out.
Also useful would be adding the contribsrange.js gadget so that users can easily see vandalism from IP ranges. Gotitbro (talk) 13:22, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
...regarding Rollback on "bicamerality"; (as a complete newbie to the process, I hope not to get lost in the weeds of Wiki, but I am concerned about the topic in question, and I'd like it done right in the dictionary). I created the entry for "bicamerality" and a day later reconsidered the various 'senses' of meaning as overly subtle, so I shouldn't be thought a vandal for rewriting my own first effort. My total revision was an attempt to be precise, clear and uncontroversial about the two fundamental meanings as used by the originator of the concept. (BTW, I anticipate some future controversy about this.) Thank you. B.Sirota (talk) 11:00, 13 May 2019 (UTC) ... meta-question: how and by whom does a Rollback get Undone? B.Sirota (talk) 11:56, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
You removed RfV tags out of process. You need to provide evidence to back up your definitions. If provided, the RfV tags will be deleted; if not, the definitions will be removed. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:39, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
...My action and intention, indeed, was to bring the definitions (not the Rfv tags) to a quick and painless death - in order to allow for a new incarnation. What is the shortcut to that intended outcome, please? If I can't do it, who can? B.Sirota (talk) 21:45, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I don't know Latin, but am I correct in thinking that this—using "inspians" and "inspiante" in place of "inspirans" and "inspirante"—was in error? Rebbing 02:34, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Looks like it. Feel free to correct any entry that is wrong. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:21, 26 May 2019 (UTC)
Decision stream: reverted edits by
Dear SemperBlotto,
Maybe the definition given by authors of article "Decision Stream: Cultivating Deep Decision Trees", which is used in Macmillan and Urban Dictionaries, can be added to Wikitionary:
Decision stream is a statistic-based supervised learning technique that generates a deep directed acyclic graph of decision rules to solve classification and regression tasks
If you agree, you can revert your edit to version of or inform me about your opinion. 19:23, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Entry for "αρbε̰ρ" (arbër)
During the Ottoman empire several scripts were used to write in Arbërisht: latin, greek, arabic, etc. Arbërisht (αρbε̰ρίσ̈τ) is still written in the greek Alphabet, but only by an minority group living in Greece (called 'Arvanites' in Greek). Arbëreshë living in Italy use the latin Alphabet, same goes for modern Albanian. Arbërisht is Old Albanian. Also "Arbërisht" (the native term) is called "Arvanitika" in greek tongue. Arvanitika is an endagered language. I don't quite get why my entry should be deleted. IMIPER (talk) 16:17, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
immersion heater
Hiya, I thought your definition was right when I first looked at it, but apparently it isn't, according to Oxford it's a heating element (and images seem to back this up). It's something I discovered when working on a translation from Norwegian. DonnanZ (talk) 20:33, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
I misinterpreted the definition. Never mind. DonnanZ (talk) 09:02, 7 June 2019 (UTC)
Dear SemperBlotto,
the page history of the word mentioned above tells me that You created the page some time ago. So I´d like to make two suggestions:
  1. "sondergleichen" is never inflected in German. Could You please remove the declension table from the entry and add an according note? (if I would do this it would be seen as vandalism.)
  2. "sondergleichen" is always placed behind the noun which it refers to, e.g. "eine Frechheit sondergleichen" ("an extraordinary impertinence"), so the Duden classifies it as an adverb (but it´s an adverb that´s always used in an appositive position). Could You please add a usage note in this regard?
I hope You don´t mind if I don´t follow this silly wiktionary custom of telling people to keep away from languages they don´t know as native speakers whenenver they make minor mistakes, because I think even with the present flaws the page contains valuable information and am grateful that You have bothered to create the entry. Thank You. -- 18:12, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
IP makes correct points. The forms need to be deleted. Fay Freak (talk) 18:42, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
User:IvanP's deletion requests
Please see the recent contributions of IvanP, they have flagged several SemperBlottoBot creations for immediate deletion. I can switch them to RFDs if appropriate, or if they look wrong to you we can just delete them summarily. Thanks. - TheDaveRoss 12:10, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
That user is correct, those are incorrect forms and should be deleted. — Mnemosientje (t · c) 10:40, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Definition of "original research"
Hi SemperBlotto!
I was looking through my Wiktionary definitions file and found this definition for original research: "new research, as opposed to review or synthesis of earlier research" but it lacks the author and date of composition, I have it as 25 June 2009. I also found that this definition has been deleted. I won't be entering this or another definition but would like to credit the author. Can you help with this? --Marshallsumter (talk) 16:42, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
On 30 June 2006 Gorrut created the page with the definition "Unverified material.". On 10 August 2006 Scs changed the definition to "The production of brand-new ideas via hypothesis, experimentation, and/or deduction, as opposed to mere review or resynthesis of earlier knowledge in the field." On 19 November 2006 Pathoschild changed the definition to "new research, as opposed to review or synthesis of earlier research.". DTLHS (talk) 16:58, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! --Marshallsumter (talk) 18:18, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Misspellings are really good
Please create as many as possible. Equinox 05:52, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I create them as I come across them. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:54, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
This was ironic. Please stop, Jesus Christ... Equinox 00:14, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
Re: Reverted edits by If you think this rollback is in error, please leave a message on my talk page.
twat#Usage notes is an unreferenced personal opinion of User:CecilWard who added it on Jan 14.
WT:EL#Usage notes states: "Be prepared to document these notes with references."
I challenge you to document these notes with references, otherwise they are liable to be reverted again. -- 06:01, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
hold and carry
Can you please add the below quote and a definition to the entries for hold and carry? I am not capable of defining the terms.
2019 July 14, Stephan Shemilt, “England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic finale against New Zealand”, in BBC Sport[3], London:
After Liam Plunkett was held at long-off in Neesham's 49th over, Trent Boult carried the ball over the boundary for a Stokes six before Archer was bowled.
And probably set too. I guess it means an over
2019 July 14, Stephan Shemilt, “England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic finale against New Zealand”, in BBC Sport[4], London:
That left 15 needed from Boult's final set. Two dots were followed by a heave over deep mid-wicket, then came the outrageous moment of fortune.
I don't think you (or your bot) erred per se--I'm sure I did something unorthodox--but what, exactly? Please talk to me.Brogo13 (talk) 06:24, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
You added a personal comment and a link to a completely unrelated YouTube video to the pronunciation section in a dictionary entry- basically graffiti without the spray paint. I'm not going to second-guess SemperBlotto here, but I would have blocked you on the spot. This is a dictionary, not a platform for you to promote stuff. Chuck Entz (talk) 07:23, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Noob, clearly you know nothing. Take time to read William Henry Scott's Barangay. 10:10, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
And you should take time to read how to format Wiktionary entries. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:37, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Why reversion of Gerund?
Why? JonRichfield (talk) 12:23, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
The examples you gave were simple adjectives, not gerunds. See the entry's definitions. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:47, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, but then what about the previous example? It gives "Examples (verb form that functions as an adverb)". Why not remove that one too? "walking" in "while walking" is no "verbal noun". It was in fact the presence of that example that moved me to include the present participle example to complete the collection. In "the man's walking" we have a definite noun, qualifying nothing. In "The man is reading while walking", there is no justification for calling it a noun; see whether you can re-word it sensibly with an unambiguous noun, such as "The man is reading while a weight". JonRichfield (talk) 14:21, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
We have over 6 million entries. Are you suggesting he needs to proofread all of those before he can revert anything? Those of us who patrol Special:RecentChanges get at list of recent edits- sometimes a thousand new ones every day. The best we can do is spot problems in those edits, do what we can in a minute or two to fix or remove them, and move on to the next edit.
At any rate, I just looked at the example. It's in Russian, and is an example of the second definition, a type of adverbial participle not found in English. The English translation is grammatically different from the Russian original and doesn't contain a gerund in either sense- it represents the meaning, not the structure. A closer rendering would be "impermissible/inadvisable [to] cross street, reading newspaper". The fact that читая (čitaja, “reading”) is imperfective and adverbial adds nuances somewhat equivalent to "while" modifying "reading" in English. A different type of participle presumably wouldn't do that.
You need to pay better attention: the fact that the sentence was in Russian and that the word in question wasn't a noun should have tipped you off that you were missing something. Besides, if you don't know enough about gerunds to come up with an example without cribbing from the others, it's probably not safe for you to be adding them to a reference work. Chuck Entz (talk) 22:12, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
Tsktsking! Such righteous indignation! >Are you suggesting he needs to proofread all of those before he can revert anything?< Are you sure you read that before you posted it? It is totally irrelevant to anything I said, or anything SB said. There was no suggestion that he needed to read anything but the item he reverted. You need to pay better attention: the Russian item was in fact interesting (Participle, please note), but the entry you refer to was in English, and without any apparent explanation to non-Slavophone readers, who simply would see a present continuous tense verb without any indication that in Russian it is a verbal noun of sorts. And: >Besides, if you don't know enough about gerunds to come up with an example without cribbing from the others,< You don't seem to know enough about cribbing (gerund, please note) to justify getting (Gerund, please note!) snotty about it; the deliberate resemblance between the examples was specifically to show up the contrasts and had nothing (Not a gerund, please note!) to do with gerunds in English, which incidentally, you should know more about before you undertake to represent a verb in English as a gerund, because it corresponds to a verbal noun in a different language. Besides if you don't know enough about logic to recognise deliberate contrast in corresponding (Participle, please note) items when your nose is rubbed in it, it's probably not safe for you to be assessing (present tense continuous, please note! What would it be in Russian?) additions to a reference work. I have neither the time nor the energy to waste on wikiwarriors. Kindly mind your manners in future and keep your tantrums away from your keyboard. If you feel you must relieve your stresses somehow, go to that Russian example, and either remove it or clarify it adequately for non-Slavophones, or move it to an item other than "gerund"; that would do more to improve Wiktionary, than biting other editors without making sense of the situation. JonRichfield (talk) 05:04, 22 July 2019 (UTC)
Still no response on the inclusion of a non-gerund in the gerund entry. I propose the following edit to mitigate the confusion to which the present example exposes the non-Russophone: If I hear nothing in reasonable time, I shall proceed, say as in the following example (I am not fussy about details, as long as the sense is not confusing; frankly, I think that in modern English the distinctions between "verbal" parts of speech such as "verbal nouns, adverbs, etc" are so sloppy and arbitrary as hardly to be worth conserving, but I leave such reflections for the mental masticating of the powers in being.) I append another example, but whether you bother to consider including it is up to you; it is as valid, and in not requiring a Cyrillic typeface has some advantages in context. JonRichfield (talk) 15:55, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
I think that "reading" in those English examples is a present participle - but I'm not an expert of grammar, so feel free to raise the point in the beer parlour. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:00, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
I don't mind doing that, and what you say is true, depending how one looks at it, but it applies exactly similarly in the Russian example, and for the same reason. I commonly see examples of words classed as gerunds that I for one disagree with. That sort of thing is why the very concept of a gerund is largely out of fashion nowadays, as you may see mentioned in the wikipedia article. I am perfectly happy to play it either way and am not willing to set standards for wiktionary, because there is no doubt that there are multiple ways of looking at it, and the last thing we want is a wikiwar about a fairly minor point. There appears to be a major upheaval in theory of grammar lately; the definition of eg "adjective" has been changed out of recognition since I was at school. JonRichfield (talk) 18:36, 1 August 2019 (UTC)
Sorry. I'd copied some of it from ħu because the grammatical information is similar. Corrected. Means "sister" of course. 08:38, 25 July 2019 (UTC)
majolica adj.
In the phrase "Minton Parian ware is sometimes decorated with coloured glazes", is 'coloured' an adjective? In the phrase "Minton Parian ware is sometimes decorated with majolica glazes", is 'majolica' an adjective? Trying to get my head around it. Davidmadelena (talk) 15:42, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
"coloured" is an adjective. "majolica", in this phrase, is a noun being used attributively as an adjective. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:07, 28 July 2019 (UTC)
Hello, you created contactisation as an alt. form of contactization, which currently doesn't exist. Any chance you have a definition you could include at either page? - TheDaveRoss 12:40, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
I've only succeeded in kicking the can down the road. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:45, 30 July 2019 (UTC)
early modern
I added this term to the Category:English oxymorons category and you reverted the edit. Said category is for "English terms that are juxtapositions of opposing ideas". Do you disagree that the term early modern is an oxymoron? --Twurl (talk) 05:40, 4 August 2019 (UTC)
I was in the process of adding definitions from the public domain source: <<Imported public domain definitions from Burrill, A. (1867). Law Dictionary and Glossary (Burrill's Law Dictionary). New York, Baker, Voorhis Co.>> and you lightning reverted me. I accidentally hit save before I was done adding my edit summary and touching up the quote template. It's good information from the source underlying the Webster's public domain definition that was there before my reverted change to the page; not sure why it was suppressed so quickly.--Rajulbat (talk) 18:58, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
Well, I wasn't done yet. I'll try to correct the deficits you complained about and would ask that you allow me some time to bring the definitions into compliance and refrain in the meantime from undoing my earnest contributions. Your complaints are related to form, which does not in my opinion justify deleting the substance. - - Rajulbat (talk) 19:54, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
I think your rollback was an error. I explain on the talk page to fascism. Volunteer1234 (talk) 23:12, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
generic message
Hey. Been messaging all BCs for fun. Just thought you should know that I'm disappointed about the lack of Bristol pound and £B... --Gibraltar Rocks (talk) 23:50, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Added. Keep on taking the tablets. (and I'll try to add an image some time) SemperBlotto (talk) 05:42, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
I wonder who is behind this piece of madness. I thoroughly approve. Hopefully people will think "this is ridiculous, it's just a piece of metal with no intrinsic value" and then realise that also applies to their 'real' money, and go back to trading sheep. Equinox 06:09, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
I've replied to your comment on my page. — Paul G (talk) 06:41, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Your rollback is an error, because the definition you have rolled back to is erroneous.--​ 15:42, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes. You are correct. My apologies. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:44, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
The above does not appear in GNV: porcelanid, porcellanid at Google Ngram Viewer. It should be deleted as a rare misspelling, shouldn't it? --Dan Polansky (talk) 14:31, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Maybe. I'm harvesting PLosONE - there are two hits here. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:35, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
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I think you was too hard to delete my user page.
I think you was too hard to delete my user page. I need the page to try how to write the wiki code. There were no information, only word HeLLO. The rules say the speedy deletion mostly applied for offensive or blog-like content. Also I use user page to make Wiktionary bookmarks like Wiktionary:Style guide. Is bookmarks allowed? Thank you. PoetVeches (talk) 21:33, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
I just received a complaint from another user (off-wiki) about you deleting their user page. Semper, just please stop doing it by default — it doesn't help the dictionary, but it does dissuade new editors. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 21:45, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
What's wrong with ю
Why was this change rolled back?
You said it was Church Slavonic, but then used Old Church Slavonic in the templates. You need to make up your mind which it is. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:25, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Church Slavonic and the ISO 639-2 standard says that it uses the same code as Old Church Slavonic, cu.-- ПростаРечь (talk) 09:45, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Which code should I use?
I don't know. I have asked the community at the Information desk. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:49, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
May I continue adding Ostrog Bible terms as Old Church Slavonic (title and code) for a while? I am scared of a mood disappearing ПростаРечь (talk) 15:13, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Good-Faith IP Adding Bad Entries
While I concur with your deletion of Sarfati and Kashny (I would have used "no usable content given"), I disagree with the block, and have unblocked the IP. They should only be blocked if they persist in making bad entries after being given a chance to learn from their mistakes. Even then, I would block for "disruptive edits". I'm not sure what language those entries are, or whether they meet CFI, but I don't doubt that those terms are real. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:21, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
I just noticed that you had to delete Sarfati twice. In that case a shorter block for "recreating deleted entries" would have made sense. My main problem was with the choice of block reason more than the block itself. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:31, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi Semper. I was the one who added the def of intermediate that you removed: "(language education) A language proficiency level between elementary and advanced, or commonly between pre-intermediate and upper intermediate." Actually, I was going to add the whole suite of these terms (i.e. beginner, elementary, intermediate, pre-intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced) since they are pretty much universal across the ESL world and hence highly frequent terms. My starting point was that I wanted to add "pre-int", which is the colloquial shortening and obviously a good word for the dictionary, but you can't have "pre-int" without "pre-intermediate", and you can't have that without the others. These terms are relatively specific in terms of the language features taught, e.g. elementary covers present simple, past simple, adverbs of frequency, count/uncount nouns, articles, etc., whereas pre-int covers present perfect, and so on. What do you think? - Sonofcawdrey (talk) 23:11, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
You added it as a noun. I don't think that can be correct. Feel free to add some sort of adjective if you think that the language education sense is different to what we already have. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:09, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
OIC. Shouldn't try to do things in a rush when at work. Thanks - Sonofcawdrey (talk) 12:22, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
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Hi SB. Yet again I'm unsure about how to make an entry. You can find it on 'Pedia as Cumex Trading, or Cumex Fraud. Seems that the usual spelling is with a hyphen. Part of the problem is that it is a Latin expression with a testified common English usage. Could you make an attempt at a definition, please? If you do, perhaps you could add Category Oxymoron. (LOL). Thanks again. -- ALGRIF talk 11:19, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
I have created an entry. Equinox 11:53, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
Why do you delete the word fragnet ??!!
This is a technical term used on Project management topics , I will give you all reffrences : Delay Analysis in Construction Contracts book by P. J. Keane & A. F. Caletka (→ISBN) Pages :117, 51 , 140 , 143 , 144, 145 , 146, 147 , 148 ,149,150, 155,157,158,257 and 273 . Another Book : Construction Project Scheduling and Control Third Edition by : Saleh Mubarak (→ISBN, →ISBN (epdf) ) Page :347 Another sources :
So we need to add this word becuase it is a common word on project mangement topics . Omda4wady (talk) 12:42, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Because your "definition" didn't make much sense. I've added a proper definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:36, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
Why was my user page deleted?
It is a copy of my user page on Wikipedia. What's wrong with it, and how is there "no usable content given"? It just tells readers a few things about myself; isn't that what user pages are supposed to do? I've read both of the policy pages linked in the deletion log, but they don't seem to cover user pages in depth, only actual definitions. Please clarify your reasons for deletion, and please restore if possible. 𝕎𝕚𝕜𝕚𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕣𝟡𝟡𝟙𝟡 (talk) 13:01, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
I know nothing of Wikipedia's policies. Here, we like at least a babel template - so other editors can judge your edits. We are not interested in personal stuff. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:36, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
Is -anine a meaningful chemical suffix?
I noticed that there are terms that seem to be formed using -anine as a suffix, eg, theanine and ipomeanine. If so, it would not be too hard to find, eg, by regex search, the existing entries that are candidates for etymologies with the suffix. Is it clear that there is a meaning to the suffix? Could there be more than one meaning? DCDuring (talk) 05:22, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
I think it is just a form of -ine used after a terminal "a". Feel free to add it. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:15, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
See Category:English words suffixed with -anine to make sure I didn't misdivide the morphemes and see whether there some meaning other than alt. form of -ine. There might be a few others that would make it into the category, but I can't be sure of the other morpheme. DCDuring (talk) 16:29, 2 October 2019 (UTC)
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Hey. Plz undelete my userpage. Thx--Vealhurl (talk) 09:56, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
You don't need one. We all know who you are. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:57, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thx for your help --Vealhurl (talk) 10:27, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi, could you please tell me why you reverted my changes on hydrogen? I assume it might be that what I added to the definition 1 was already in definition 2? If so, I do want to point out that that these refer to different things, 1 is hydrogen the atom and 2 is the molecule, also called dihydrogen (might be worth adding that too, actually), so while it is maybe obvious that they would have the same characteristics, I think it should be worth mentioning.
As for the reference, is it because I didn't follow a certain template or something like that?
(I'm not trying to pick a fight, I'm new, so please tell me what I'm doing wrong!) TVI1690075 (talk) 01:29, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
That information was (and is) already there. And don't forget we are a dictionary - we leave encyclopedic information to Wikipedia. And, of course, there is a difference subtle between the element and the substance. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:52, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
hasta la vista
Why have you reverted my edit? (​​) What's wrong with it? 𝕎𝕚𝕜𝕚𝕎𝕒𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕠𝕣𝟡𝟡𝟙𝟡 (talk) 15:32, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
===Definition=== is not one of our section headings. You put the pronunciation in the wrong place. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:13, 18 October 2019 (UTC)
Why have you reverted my changes to trull?
Hello! Why have you rolled back the changes to the trull page? There's a Wikipedia page about this meaning (wikipedia:Trull (cards)) and it's pretty much used in texts about card games. Хтосьці (talk) 07:12, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Dharma wiki
Hi, Thank you kindly for taking your time to send me wiki guideline and policy regarding source and citation. The situation is, definition of Dharma is barely sufficient in formal Indonesian dictionary (, as with many other words. For learners, we often look for alternatives in wiki or blogs. Wiki is one of our library to share and obtain knowledge outside formal papers, especially word usage and etymology(!). If you prohibit posting without formal paper citation or from reputable people, which is a good guideline but not often applicable, will this medium stay wiki at all? I'm sure the Balinese definition of dharma doesn't include citation too. Also, it is not really a correct usage. Please advice, since I take this seriously, reading articles about its usage in hindu culture from which buddhist teaching derived from. I made efforts to read sanskrit letters to distinguish its usage from similar terms such as dhana which is also erroneously used in Indonesia.
Thank you for any advice you can send this way and maybe a liiiil bit of leeway regarding the citation. YogiHalim (talk) 17:44, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Ah I read in your other talks that this is a dictionary (Wiktionary), as opposed to wikipedia. It's too bad because I would like to contribute here for fellow learners, however I understand. YogiHalim (talk) 17:49, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Edit filter false positive
"This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: vandal edit summaries: 'nothing', 'idk', 'made it better' etc." My edit to stoichiometry was in no way unconstructive or inappropriate; I was simply trying to edit the translation table. ωικιωαrrιorᑫᑫ1ᑫ 13:23, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
It's not that your edit had any problems, but that you used an edit summary that vandals use all the time when they trash entries. This is the first time I've ever seen it on a constructive edit, and I've seen it lots of times over the years.
I didn't write the filter, but it prevents enough vandalism that it's probably not a good idea to disable it. If you get that message, just change your edit summary and try again. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:49, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi SemperBlotto, I think this edit was legitimate and shouldn't have been reverted. The phrase "caffeine withdrawal" returns 224.000 hits on Google, which is almost as many as "heroin withdrawal" (326.000 results). Or is there a policy, of which I wouldn't be aware, calling for the removal of that example? Cheers --Edcolins (talk) 19:16, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
We could list every single kind of "withdrawal" as an example, but then the entry would become stupidly long when we could achieve the same effect with just a few. The extra example you added doesn't provide anything new to the entry. —Rua (mew) 19:33, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply, but I beg to disagree. Three examples do not make the entry "stupidly long". In my opinion, the example 'caffeine withdrawal' shows that the term 'withdrawal' may also be used with substances generally regarded as healthier than heroin and nicotine. In fact, the example also shows that the definition "A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier." might be slightly inaccurate. Apparently, according to Wikipedia, "[c]affeine addiction, or a pathological and compulsive form of use, has not been documented in humans." (w:en:Caffeine dependence#Dependence​, second sentence). Nevertheless, the phrase 'caffeine withdrawal' is quite common. Perhaps, a better definition would read: "... to which a patient is addicted or dependent is withheld...". --Edcolins (talk) 20:17, 24 October 2019 (UTC)
I have corrected the definition for now. --Edcolins (talk) 20:59, 6 November 2019 (UTC)
I'm curious why you removed the mad max use of the word sprog. It predates the other references on that page and I was watching the movie live when i edited that page. I assure you it's there. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by 2601:647:5400:50fb:a9ab:5f92:bbf1:9b05 (talk).
What he reverted wasn't a use of the word, it was a vague mention of a use of the word. That would be fine on the talk page, but not in the place in the entry where actual quotes and/or examples of the word being used are supposed to go. Chuck Entz (talk) 04:35, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
fair enough. However, I'm not involved in this community enough to understand the subtleties of the difference. I truly came to that page because I heard a reference to a word and was wondering about its origin and found that I heard one that pre-dated the ones on that page. I encourage someone who can draft it properly to update this entry. Thanks. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by 2601:647:5400:50fb:21af:d042:3ff0:1ff (talk).
The revision of Hacke by the newly blocked 2a02:587:d0e:6000:d514:dff:4019:5696 contained a link to a private person's Facebook page, so I guess it should be hidden. To be fair, that link leads to a Facebook page of a person without visible friends nor a profile picture, so it probably isn't a gross privacy violation, but I'd guess it would still be better to hide it just for sure. Mölli-Möllerö (talk) 20:32, 2 November 2019 (UTC)
Is this an error for kaurenoid? I'm wondering because there's kaurene but no kaurane. Equinox 23:33, 25 November 2019 (UTC)
They seem to be synonyms according to Mr Google - with -anoid being more popular than -enoid. I'll adjust the definitions. ????
American Norwegian Wiktionary Page "mittu"
It seems that you have deleted the American Norwegian section of the word "mittu" in Wiktionary, with the reasoning "no such language". Indeed, it is not a language necessarily, but if you do some basic research on the matter you will see that it does, in fact, exist. The dialect of American Norwegian which has the word mittu is a dialect in which evolved within the United States over the course of 200 years and is quite different. Different enough for speakers of Norwegian from Norway to consider it very odd and different enough for speakers of this dialect to not be able to understand a lot of Norwegian spoken in Norway.
It does exist, and upon searching "American Norwegian" in Google, a YouTube video from Wikitongues shows me speaking American Norwegian.
Here are some links:
Video 1 - me
Video 2 - similar dialect
An article about numerous Norwegian dialects in the US
An Omniglot page
More on American Norwegian dialects and how similar they are considered
A study of such dialects
--Rhaløstø (talk) 16:27, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
If it's Norwegian, add it as a Norwegian entry and label it with {{lb|no|US}}. But only do so if it meets WT:ATTEST — that means uses (not mentions) of this word in published books and studies, not YouTube videos. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 18:17, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
It is Norwegian, but it's a dialect which has words and grammar structures which aren't found in mainland Norway due to being separated by an ocean and on a completely different hemisphere, mittu being one of them. The problem with me being able to add things that are used (and not just mentioned) in any published books and studies is that there are very minimal resources on American Norwegian. Very minimal amounts of actual spoken or written passages in it (the actual dialect and not just American speakers of Oslo Norwegian from Duolingo with an American accent), so regardless it's next to impossible to actually cite any books or studies which use this specific word. Nothing about this will change if American Norwegian doesn't start showing up on places. I've been trying to do my absolute best with trying to get American Norwegian more recognized before it likely completely dies out within the next couple generations, and I can't do much of that if people keep removing everything I put in it and say "you must have A, B, and C or else it can't be added" even though a super minority and endangered dialect/language may not have A or B. It would be useless to add it as a Norwegian entry (under either bokmål or nynorsk) when it's not used in either of the standards or even on the mainland where it's spoken by 5 million people. The whole point of me attempting to add the word is for more recognition of American Norwegian in the world. Having it be deleted because there's "no such language" even when basic research proves otherwise is unfathomably annoying. --Rhaløstø (talk) 04:50, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
Our standards are indeed very hard for poorly documented dialects of well documented languages. But you have to understand that we can't accept words because you say they're real — we need actual evidence. Are there really no newspapers or other publications you could look at, or have you not tried? —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 04:57, 2 January 2020 (UTC)
There are none from what I've seen at all that have this specific word.--Rhaløstø (talk) 22:11, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
melon, mellon, mellone
Are these all the same thing? If so, they should probably be centralised on the best of the three definitions, with the other two as alt forms. Equinox 23:18, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
I could’ve sworn I saw the term in a cartoon where a man walks up to an information desk asking to be “informated”. —​2600:6C5D:5B00:2B99:20FD:E992:6BA3:6FF 09:08, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
greater than
Is there something wrong with the edit I had made to this page? For the entry to less than, the recent addition was made of "denoting having a smaller amount or number." I thought it would be fitting to add a comparable/complementary addition to the definition of greater than. Imetsia (talk) 16:14, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Hmm - I have reinstated a gloss. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:18, 3 March 2020 (UTC)
Was there something wrong with my etymology? Imetsia (talk) 16:20, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
Sorry - I think I reverted the wrong page. Reinstated. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:24, 14 March 2020 (UTC)
I'm a Bicolano myself. Bicol Region comprises the 4 provinces on the mainland (Bicol Peninsula) and the 2 offshore provinces.
The language can be both 'Bicol' or 'Bicolano' Mayon V (talk) 05:14, 16 March 2020 (UTC)

My User Page
Why did you delete my user page? 12:46, 30 March 2020 (UTC)
The term "cuttle"
As per Wiktionary standards, I have edited the page "cuttle" to reflect the fact that the term "cuttle" is an English term inherited from Proto-Germanic. It is not an Old English term, and therefore shouldn't be tagged as such -- 01:59, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Blak is accepted colloquial terminology for Aboriginal Australian
that is all Luca Ittimani (talk) 06:31, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
Blotto you've been here years longer than I have, but I still have to baby-sit and tidy up your nouns. If you can say "I've got X", or "I am using some X in my test-tube" (like arthritis, or aniline) then it should not be {{en-noun}}, because that doesn't support uncountability. It might be {{en-noun|?}} (question mark means "I dunno about the countability or plural, I haven't checked" -- this is better than putting a fake plural that might not exist) or it might be {{en-noun|~}} which means "we have the obvious -s plural but it isn't always countable" (like "this is SOME RICE, but from Asia we can obtain OTHER RICES"). If you don't understand this then please use the {{en-noun|?}} so that someone can fix it later. You don't know how much I appreciate your work in creating (bio)chemical terms but it is getting a bit tiresome to put the "~" on all of them. Thanks for your consideration. kisses, Equinox 00:20, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
I'll take more care. Keep taking the tablets. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:49, 9 April 2020 (UTC)
You aren't taking more care. Equinox 16:20, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
BLOTTO WHY? Why do you force me to add uncountability to all your entries? The latest is sapronosis for example. Do you do this just because you hate us, or do you really not understand which nouns are uncountable, and which are not? Please explain this to me. Equinox 07:27, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
I have only ever come across this word in the plural. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:31, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
So we picked an outlier. What about the literally hundreds of other words where you haven't ever added uncountability? Mostly, all you have to do is think about whether it can be used without an article/determiner. e.g. "biosynthesis is important", no article, therefore it can be uncountable (and better check whether the plural even exists at all); but "a centrifuge is required" (doesn't work without the article/determiner, must not be uncountable). Equinox 07:48, 4 November 2021 (UTC)
Could you please block the account as well?
Could you please block TriggeringiPad? wikiguy (say hi! | what I did) 07:36, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
I thought...
We don’t use other languages than English. See my first edit. wikiguy (say hi! | what I did) 07:46, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
You thought wrong. SemperBlotto
My first edit was reverted because Chuck Entz told me “English Only” wikiguy (say hi! | what I did) 07:49, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for moving the page! I’m not sure if it’s even possible to see, but I was in the midst of writing a move request just as you moved it. ArbDardh (talk) 13:02, 12 April 2020 (UTC)ArbDardh
Re. "if" rollback
I've offered a detailed summary or explanation as well as pertinent references for each of my edits/rollbacks to avoid any appearance of being arbitrary or capricious. I appreciate other users' efforts to do the same. See User_talk:PUC#Your_interest_in_"if" for more; see also​.
Hello, please you reverted my edit on Coronavirus in English Wiktionary. Please i want to know the errors in the edits for which it was removed. Be kind enough to guide me through. Regards --Oby Ezeilo (talk) 11:33, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
You added an Etymology section that wasn't an etymology, and you added some text to the definition that wasn't a definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:53, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
Plus corona virus (not "Coronavirus") is an alternative form entry, which shouldn't have a definition or an etymology- those belong at the main entry, coronavirus. The definition there, however, already covers it just fine. The information added in the edit belongs in an encyclopedia more than in a dictionary. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:17, 16 April 2020 (UTC)
The Montreal IP who specializes in mass-creation of schlock on various scientific topics has decided they're an expert on biochemistry this week. See propanediol as a starting point. It looks to me like mostly useless cruft, but I don't know the subject well enough to judge. Chuck Entz (talk) 04:55, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
It's not actually wrong, but rather encyclopedic for us. I'll keep an eye out. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:10, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
which runner
Hi. I don't get your addition to running lane. What's the runner supposed to refer to? A working or driveable automobile? --Vitoscots (talk) 12:28, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
The very first definition - a person who runs. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:07, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Why would people go running on a highway? --Vitoscots (talk) 14:58, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Well I don't, but I think it's called "road racing". SemperBlotto (talk) 15:00, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Interestingly, they mention running lanes when talking about highways here. Nothing to do with athletics, surely. --Vitoscots (talk) 15:02, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
That seems to be a lane (of a highway) used by motor traffic. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:05, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
"fagot" alternative form of "faggot" (offensive, vulgar) "An annoying or inconsiderate person."
Why did you revert my edit? I added a widely used definition of the word "fagot" which is already included on the "faggot" page, using the correct format. "Fagot" is just another spelling of "faggot" in this context. If the definition belongs on the "faggot" page then certainly it belongs on the page for an alternative spelling of "faggot", "fagot". --​2600:1700:958C:1290:4077:3237:CC11:A02E 16:40, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
It is an alternative form of all meanings as far as I can tell. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:47, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
You're right. Your latest edit is perfect. Thank you. --​2600:1700:958C:1290:9839:4847:D6FB:A8B9 14:54, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
Category:Pages with TemplateStyles errors
Why Category:Pages with TemplateStyles errors was deleted? -Naggy Nagumo (talk) 14:14, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
It was empty and probably incorrectly named. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:16, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Actually, it looks like it's real because it exists on Wikipedia. It will be filled when there are errors in
tags: for instance, when the tag attempts to transclude a page that does not have sanitized CSS in it. — Eru·tuon 16:21, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Block me
Hi there. I've been working way too hard over the last few days. Can you please reward me with some forced time off? Thx in advance --Vitoscots (talk) 19:28, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
And if you see me around for the next few days with new accounts, same thing. Cheers --Vitoscots (talk) 19:32, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Or else I'll keep sending you message on your talk page. --Vitoscots (talk) 19:37, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
I have to be honest, it didn’t occur to me until a few minutes ago that this is probably a returning user’s many alternative accounts. —(((Romanophile))) (contributions) 20:22, 26 April 2020 (UTC)
Superscripts in singular and plural ordinals.
Hi Jeff,
Thanks for watching over. I will try to write in understandable English.
— In Spanish we can use 1.ª or 1.º (with ordinal indicator) or 1.a or 1.o (with superscript). Althought ordinal indicators ª and º, and superscripts a and o are very similar in most typefaces, are not equal. E.g., ªaºo.
— I suggested to remove 1.ªs and 1.ºs (the ordinal indicators ª and º plus superscript s), and in its place to use and 1.os (with both letters in superscript), because there is no ordinal indicator s. Almost all typefaces will render it in different sizes, resulting in something unpleasant.
— In same cases we can use, both in superscript.
— And , , 1ªs, 1ºs, 1.ªs, 1.ºs, 1as, 1os: that's no Spanish, despite the extensive use of it. The same we can say from 1St or 1sT: that's no English for first.
Write me what do you think about it.
Thanks. IAVS Leroy (talk) 21:41, 29 April 2020 (UTC)
games in the park
Hi cutie. We can't play games in the park because it's full of horrible corona germs. But what do you think about this Italian entry and its plural? [5]. Hope you are well, yours sincerely, Equinox 00:31, 5 May 2020 (UTC)
How can backuped be a misspelling of backed up?
They are obviously not homophonic! Rather, backuped is a misspelling of (possibly non-standard) backupped, since English orthography prescribes to double the last consonant of a stem ending on a stressed syllable written as VC when a vowel suffix is added to it. Ain92 (talk) 22:51, 13 May 2020 (UTC)
It's a misconstruction, not a misspelling. Equinox 01:16, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
spiritoso, spirituoso
Chambers 1908 has these as musical adverbs: "with spirit or animation". We only have one of the words and it's an Italian entry. Does the other exist in Italian too? Equinox 12:50, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Could the two senses for this noun really be combined into one? "A person who makes a political choice reluctantly" and "a person who creates nonconstructive political dissent" seem like very different definitions. And for the adjective part, why remove the labels? It's probably not ideal to add them all with
(as I did), but the information about the term being used chiefly in a political and journalistic context seems useful. So does the information about the term being a neologism. Imetsia (talk) 15:33, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Feel free to adjust the entry - But I think the label should go with the definition, not with the headword. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:35, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Okay, any thoughts on how to treat the labels though? I'd hate to add
(journalism, politics, neologism)
four times for four different definitions. Imetsia (talk) 15:39, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Paper sizes
You've recently reverted my conversion of the definitions of A-paper sizes from English to Translingual. Per WT:AMUL, similar terms such as E numbers and ISO codes are considered translingual, and paper sizes are used ad verbatim in languages other than English. --17jiangz1 (talk) 13:48, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, you are correct. Please feel free to revert. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:50, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
I'm not objecting, but WT:AMUL has not been voted on. It's hard to know what the limits of "Translingual" are. DCDuring (talk) 00:57, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
Hi! You saw that you removed my edition in the word gasosa for the meaning of gostosa/gorgeous, but it's actually a real slang/internet-slang, you can check it here: (Informal Dictionary)
Thanks in advance -- 2804:14D:7680:9221:8191:C626:A553:62BC 14:44, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Not accepting "a throne" as am anagram of "another"
Ive added it as an anagram, what is the reason to not let it b included? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
Traditionally, we only include in the anagrams section terms that have entries in Wiktionary. "a throne" does not, and won't have an entry. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:55, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Old Irish entry deleted...
It appears you deleted my addition of Old Irish "math" after reverting's vandalistic edit. May I suggest not deleting unrelated people's contributions when dealing with vandalism? I didn't notice the vandalism in the English entry there... (I have now re-added the Old Irish entry, as, by luck, I noticed this.)--Ser be etre shi (talk) 05:15, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
OK - sorry about that. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:16, 14 June 2020 (UTC)
Accurate edit summaries
Hi SemperBlotto. I noticed that you deleted my user page. This is entirely acceptable, as I have now read the relevant guidelines about how creating a user page is inappropriate if you have not yet “proven your worth” to Wiktionary. That’s my bad. I did not, however, discover this policy from your edit summary, which linked to pages about what should be on entry pages. Suggestion: consider the entire deletion reason dropdown menu so that your edit summary is relevant to your edit. This will ensure that edit summaries, a tool for reducing confusion, do not generate confusion.
Mysteryman blue
07:04, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
Reverted changes
Hello, did you 'revert' my changes? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Hamuyi (talkcontribs).
Because I didn't like it. Totally pointless. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:01, 17 June 2020 (UTC)
I don't think you should just revert beacase use don't like it. But okay. It least you did something end of chat.
Arabic new entry templates
Hello, I created these templates: Template:ar-nogomatch
and then I realized that it should be added to MediaWiki:Searchmenu-new​. Can you please add it there to language picker the dropdown? LinguisticMystic (talk) 09:45, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
That page doesn't exist. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:24, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
thanks, User:Erutuon has done it LinguisticMystic (talk) 12:26, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
I have inserted a philological explanation of the term, a complex analysis of a toponym of Lombard derivation dating back to 590 AD. All documented on texts from 1700 and 1800. Furthermore, I thought this term was no longer used in modern Italian, but I was surprised that it is still used today in southern Italy.
Cesina (plural Cesine) derives from the Latin caesi, from the Latin verb caedere to which the Langobard suffix -na is added.
Toponym of Langobard or late Latin origin, used in southern Italy, especially in Campania.
It was probably introduced with the creation of the Duchy of Benevento by the Lombards around 590 AD.
It defined wooded area where to cut wood.
They are precisely defined in the I tome of Antiquitates Italicae Medii Aevi, year 1005 AD, column 183 written by Ludovico Antonio Muratori in 1738-43.
Then define as Silva cædua (Latin) in the Du Cange, et al., Glossarium mediae et infimae Latinitatis, Niort: L. Favre, 1883–1887 (10 vol.).[1]
These wooded areas were often deforested to make room for urban settlement and cultivated countryside.
^ “Glossarium mediae et infimae Latinitatis, Niort: L. Favre (10 vol.)”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1],, 1883–1887, retrieved 18 June 2020
what is incomprehensible to you? and you know why this term was born, very ancient to define a wooded area to be deforested, because after the fall of the Roman Empire, the Lombards built most of the wooden and non-stone buildings like the Romans and the ancient Italic populations such as the Etruscans, therefore the Cesine were indispensable for obtaining wood. you can put any definition of the wiktionary but not put this item is like losing a piece of ancient history. Now it is enough that you take a holiday on Capri near Mount Tibero and right below you will find this toponym.
Current use of the toponym
you can also give a synthetic Latin definition as "Silva caedua". Best Regards Peter39c (talk) 01:19, 23 June 2020 (UTC)
Undeletion request
I apologize for using the wrong section header. It should have been "Noun". Could you please restore Morgan Freeman as the only sense was for attributive use of the noun? If you wish to send it to RfD for discussion after undeletion I will respect that and take part in that discussion. Alexis Jazz (talk) 13:05, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Restored and converted to an adjective. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:29, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Hey SB. Just for a laugh, and ignoring all standard procedures, could you make me an admin? --Dada por viva (talk) 07:52, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Ho ho ho. (keep on taking the tablets) SemperBlotto (talk) 07:55, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Refund for Ginoong
Can I have a refund for Ginoong? Feel free to put it somewhere in my userspace and ping me here or on enwiki. Psiĥedelisto (talk) 21:43, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
You make it sound like you want him to pay you back some money- we don't have that abbreviation here at Wiktionary.
As for the undeletion, he deleted it because there was nothing worth saving in the entry. The "definition" you had was nothing but an etymology. From what little I know of Tagalog, -ng can be added to almost anything or it can be by itself, depending on what kind of word it comes after. I don't know the language well enough, but it might not be worth having an entry, though I notice that the feminine equivalent is at Ginang. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:43, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
If the user is asking for a copy of the deleted material (which is only viewable by people like us with super-special permissions💖) then here it is (slashes for line breaks): ==Tagalog== / ===Noun=== / {{head|tl|noun}} / # {{suffix|tl|Ginoo|-ng}} Equinox 04:30, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Restoration of deleted page by you
Hi, hope you are doing well. I recently created a page here about Lal Draman which is a actually a place name in Kashmiri language and I added it's translation here in English. It has the article on Wikipedia too. i.e Lal Draman . TheChunky (talk) 09:50, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
I have added a properly-formatted page. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:48, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
SemperBlotto Thanks.TheChunky (talk) 01:15, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
Could you do this one please? Judging by entries like silicide, beryllide, iodide I suppose it's a compound of nickel and whatever, but all that "binary compound", "electropositive" stuff is a bit beyond me. Equinox 17:34, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Done. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:29, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
BONUS ROUND: What about maleinize and maleinization? To convert into a "malein"? Whatever that is? Equinox 21:25, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Has to do with treating it with maleic acid, I believe, but I'll gladly leave it to the organic chemist... —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 22:22, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Definition 2 of scontessere, "to break up", could use disambiguation about which senses of break up are meant, if not all. In English the first meaning that comes to mind is to break up with a girlfriend or boyfriend. Consulting an online Italian dictionary[6] it seems that scontessere mainly means physical breaking. The dictionary also points to a missing sense of periodo by giving this use example: "s. un periodo nei suoi elementi grammaticali." But nothing about exes. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 13:51, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
I've added a few things to our entry - don't understand the grammatical thingy. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:01, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Kind of a ten-dollar word meaning sentence, but not exactly. A ten-dollar word for a ten-dollar sentence, perhaps. Periodo_(linguistica), Vox Sciurorum (talk) 14:16, 21 July 2020 (UTC)
Rollback of quotation for moirai
Please explain why the quotation added to moirai was rolledback. I thought it was a reasonable example of the use of the word, particularly since no quotation existed. I am a new editor of Wiktionary; so I am interested in any error I made. DonaldCreaven (talk) 20:59, 22 July 2020 (UTC)DonaldCreaven
Can't remember - perhaps I hit the wrong line. Reverted. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:47, 23 July 2020 (UTC)
Definition on "familiar"
Sometimes people use the word "familiar" to describe something they deja vu on. I believe it's worth including. 01:30, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
When one is experiencing deja vu, one is having the illusion that one is familiar with something- in the usual sense. The current definition doesn't deal that well with the feeling of familiarity as opposed to having knowledge about something- but that's not specific to deja vu. Chuck Entz (talk) 08:49, 25 July 2020 (UTC)
Edit at O_o
Hi, I’d like to ask why my my edit at O_o was removed? Was this an error? Maka the Two Star Meister (talk) 16:42, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it was an error. O o and O_o are separate entries. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 16:48, 28 July 2020 (UTC)
flowers - flowers of zinc, antimony, etc etc
Hi. SB. Hope you are well and surviving la nueva normalidad! Question. Should there be a chemical defn. for flowers as in flowers of --(name your metal). I am seeking, but not finding, the origin of this usage. Thanks if you can help. And thanks anyway if not. -- ALGRIF talk 20:32, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
It appears as definition 9 of flower#Noun. DCDuring (talk) 21:59, 30 July 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. -- ALGRIF talk 10:50, 31 July 2020 (UTC)
serata d'onore
Answered on my page, just in case it isn't on your watchlist :) — Paul G (talk) 17:48, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
question tag
Thank you for an excellent solution to this entry. -- ALGRIF talk 10:37, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Rollback of dacw
Is there a reason why you removed that dacw causes a soft mutation? In every instance I have seen involving dacw appears to trigger a soft mutation? Guitarmankev1 (talk) 13:41, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
I've added the information in a usage note. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:45, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
Excellent idea Guitarmankev1 (talk) 17:28, 10 August 2020 (UTC)
heave in cricket
Hey. Can you check out the cricket sense at heave? --Kriss Barnes (talk) 12:34, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
Added. Keep up the good work WF. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:03, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
I will try. Just 7000 more dates to add to quotes, 84,000 Spanish words to add, 16,000 audio files to record, 250 more blocks to earn, 10 more admins to nominate, and a partridge in a pear tree and I'm done --Kriss Barnes (talk) 13:37, 15 August 2020 (UTC)
please restore my user page
Why did you delete it? If you have a problem, why not say specifically? I don't see anything on there that violated your guidelines. Minstraussman (talk) 21:03, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi. When you are about to create a user page, it says: "User pages are expected to conform to Wiktionary's user page guidelines. Blatant violations will be deleted immediately. User pages of accounts that do not contribute to the dictionary proper may be deleted after about a week." This is because we often get self-promotional stuff from people who do not go on to contribute. I will restore your page. Equinox 21:10, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Semper, don't bite the newbies. Especially if they recreate a perfectly innocuous user page asking that you not delete it. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 21:18, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
I see no evidence that they will be an actual contributor. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:00, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Have you ever considered that your behaviour could be part of why that might be the case? —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 02:17, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
Harshad number
Also create a Harshad numbers entry for the Spanish Wiktionary. What do you think about that? Star2548 (talk) 01:57, 28 August 2020 (UTC)
why did u delete my pages?
maybe i didnt have anything important on them but i dont see what was harmful on them.... could u please restore? Yvzcvtp (talk) 05:48, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
No usable content. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:49, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
why am i supposed to have usable content on my own personal userpage...? Yvzcvtp (talk) 05:51, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
You ignored my last message, but has it occurred to you, Semper, that the reason you keep getting these complaints is because you should just stop deleting people's user pages? You seem to think you're helping the project, but it's more likely you're harming it when you do that. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 18:03, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Yeah, I used my userpage to navigate between wikis and he deleted it because "no usable content". Well, my userpage is not a dictionary entry! Enjoyer of World (talk) 13:32, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
He even gave me links to WT:CFI and WT:EL. Those are for dictionary entries, not a damn userpage. Enjoyer of World (talk) 13:42, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi, what is the problem?
Hi, what is the problem?
==Italian== ===noun=== {{wikipedia|lang=it|Camoni}} {{it-noun|f|camoni}} # typical Sardinian tomatoe (green upper part close to the [[petiole]]) #* also called "[[pomodorino]] [[sardo]]
Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: uncapitalized header Thanks for helping, -- 17:01, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
As the message for the abuse filter suggests, the header noun needs to be capitalized. — Eru·tuon 17:04, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Added. And thanks for making a mess of my talk page! SemperBlotto (talk) 17:10, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
mess - Is this a hit to leave Wiktionary? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 17:24, 29 August 2020 (UTC).
Hello. I assume politipo was your cut-and-paste error, right? --Daleusher (talk) 18:27, 30 August 2020 (UTC)
nocat=1 in past participle at the Italian entries
Hello, are there any uses for nocat=1? Because I see no differences between having one or not. Lagrium (talk) 17:47, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
I've no idea. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:31, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Do you think it should be deleted? Since its useless anyway. Lagrium (talk) 13:10, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Feel free. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:07, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Jamaican Creole (Jumiekan dem)
Hi, @SemperBlotto.
How are you? I noticed that you deleted the page Jumiekan dem. I'm not a fan of the Cassidy-style writing system myself, since it's an artificial writing system which is not in widespread use in Jamaica. It's being promoted by a sub-unit of the University of the West Indies. However, people are using it. Just so I can avoid having pages deleted in the future, could you tell me what was lacking on that particular page. Should examples have been provided, for example? I didn't provide any since it's really just an alternative form of Jamaican dem.
Thanks. Have a nice day. -- Dentonius (talk) 10:37, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
It had no headword and was not a member of any category. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:40, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Oops, I must have overlooked that. If it were done the right way, would it be okay to recreate the page? Another question, since Jamaican Creole plurals are really not complicated at all (The majority either have no suffix or have a "dem" suffix for the definite article plural), should those pages even exist? - Dentonius (talk) 10:50, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
Akteur (de)
Hi, @SemperBlotto.
I was just about to clean up a contribution made by an unregistered user for the German entry, Akteur. The timestamp of the rollback was 09:12, 10 September 2020‎. I'm just curious: why was that user's contribution rejected? There seemed to be quite a few worthwhile contributions there. - Dentonius (talk) 13:18, 10 September 2020 (UTC)
Block about Chaplin
I unblocked the IP you blocked, because the gist of what they added about St Martin's cloak is mentioned in the OED's entry on chaplain: "The original cappellani were those who had charge of the sacred cloak of St. Martin: 'custodes illius capæ usque hodie Capellani appellantur'; Honorius in Du Cange." That should be mentioned in a Wiktionary entry, though the words the IP added weren't good Wiktionary style. — Eru·tuon 07:30, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
What was the logic behind you blocking me?
I (in my first ever edit on wikitionary) restored an edit that added pronunciation, etymology, reception to the controversial term Filipinx. So you banned me. While I would agree that if my edit was unsourced or didn't meet some other criteria for inclusion, removing my edit might be a good idea, I'm not sure why you would ban someone - making their first edit of wikitionary for such a petty issue. I look forward to your response. 17:40, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Additionally, I just noticed that the message you gave regarding my block was " Adding nonsense/gibberish " which is quite obviously untrue. I'm starting to wonder if you actually look at the content of my edit, or if you just saw a new editor using an IP and decided to block them just for the sake of it. 17:43, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
The edit restored what was basically an unformatted series of essays full of rants about why the writer doesn't like the term. This is a dictionary with a very specific format (see WT:EL) and a requirement for a neutral point of view (see WT:NPOV). It was massively inappropriate for any Wikimedia project, but especially for a dictionary. If you actually read any of our other entries, you would have noticed that none of them has anything remotely like this- and we have entries for every racist, obscene, controversial and downright hateful and disgusting term we know about. Hijacking this site by adding content that's completely wrong for it and violates a number of rules just for the purpose of off-topic ranting is wrong the first time. Restoring it after an admin has removed it is arguably vandalism. Chuck Entz (talk) 18:37, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

"The edit restored what was basically an unformatted series of essays full of rants about why the writer doesn't like the term." Not exactly. The reception section seemed slightly opinionated. However, the other three sections were most certainly not rants. Surely it would have been more productive for the admin to remove the offending content, rather than blindly reverting.
"If you actually read any of our other entries, you would have noticed that none of them has anything remotely like this- and we have entries for every racist, obscene, controversial and downright hateful and disgusting term we know about" Again, no. The entry for nigger has a usage section explaining how offensive the term is and the attempts to reclaim it, this isn't really different from the reception section for Filipinx apart from the lack of sources.
"Restoring it after an admin has removed it is arguably vandalism." As far as I can see, I didn't restore anything after an admin had removed it. The content was removed by a user named Surjection and I see nothing on their user page to suggest that they are an admin.
But anyway, thanks for your input on this matter. 19:28, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Now that I have had a little more time to dig around, it seems this is not the first time you have over-zealously blocked a new editor: combine that with your lack of response to my question about and I'm starting to have less than positive feelings about your actions and ability to be an admin. 20:38, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
How do I change from an English entry to Italian entry?
Title says it all. You marked my “duceresegno” entry for cleanup, but I don’t know what to change :( Joshua Gann (talk) 19:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
You say that it is Italian but then define it as if it were English. I suggest you look at some other words from the world of music that are both Italian and English and copy that formatting. You could also look at the names of types of pasta - they are also Italian words that are used in English. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:20, 13 September 2020 (UTC)
Having trouble finding cites for the noun sense. Have you got any? I suspect that if it exists, it may mean edentate rather than any edentulous animal. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 06:16, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
No. I'll remove the noun sense. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:52, 14 September 2020 (UTC)
The word for the photographic device cannot have been inherited from Latin; it's as simple as that. Just because they look the same does not mean you can ignore that part of the etymology. — 10:05, 15 September 2020 (UTC)
Square number in Italian
A page named square number on the English Wiktionary that is recently been created. Create an Italian translation entry as well as a French translation entry of that page.
Translations of that page do not exist on the English Wiktionary yet. Create these entries for me. If you do not create them, I will create these pages for myself. Star2548 (talk) 14:10, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
I've done the Italian. I'll leave the French (and Spanish?) to you. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:28, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Please create a French entry for square number on the English Wiktionary for me. I am wanting to see more translations available. Star2548 (talk) 20:20, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
Done. You could have added it yourself. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:00, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
Could you name which particular issue resulted in the rolling back of the addition I made to coddy ("bad, amateurish")? It's listed as a derived term in the page for cod. I could get a dictionary source for it as well if that would add more legitimacy to the addition. 16:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
Your roll back looks to be wrong on comitant. I was adding an English definition for a word used in ophthalmology. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:55, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
It's an adjective. Your definition was that of a noun. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:57, 21 September 2020 (UTC)
We sent you an e-mail
Hello SemperBlotto,
Really sorry for the inconvenience. This is a gentle note to request that you check your email. We sent you a message titled "The Community Insights survey is coming!". If you have questions, email
You can see my explanation here.
MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:48, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
It hasn't arrived. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:23, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Albanian duaj
Rollback in error. Reverted changes, made minor improvements. Edion Petriti (talk)
There was no actual usable content - i.e an actual definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:27, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
Please don't revert my edits without going on the talk-page first.Edion Petriti (talk)
Do not remove translation glosses. These are used by external tools. DTLHS (talk) 18:28, 30 September 2020 (UTC)
I actually just translated the text, because it is not available in German as of yet. I don’t know how to do it correctly, but I come across a couple of pages, that are not availing German yet, and although I’m not a pro I’m pretty good in English and would love to translate a few pages into German. Can you tell me how to accomplish that? Thanks and kind regards Harald Schieber Harald Schieber (talk) 16:00, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
My knowledge of German is very basic. You could try​SemperBlotto (talk) 16:02, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
Ghods is also Persianized form of Quds or al-Quds
I tried to edit the page: So that it would mention that 'ghods' could also be in refrence to the persianized form of Quds. In Iran "GH" combination is understood or used to represent the glottal Q sound "​​" that exists in Persian and Farsi but not in English. So for example if there is a word in Farsi that has a "Qoph" sound, in Iran instead of the western and globally accepted "Q", the "GH" combination is used. 'ghods' is one such example. so ghods can also mean the persianized English form of "Quds" or "Al-Quds". But my changes were reverted I would be thankful if you could help me with that. Thank you. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Ironnail (talkcontribs).
You added it as a lowercase, plural noun. That is incorrect. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:30, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you Yes it seems that the changes went through, thank you for that. But I am not sure if my recent edit is clarifying as to why "ghods" maybe equal to or an alternative form of "quds". How can I add that information in a Wiktionary page? To show that it is because in Iran GH is for Q? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Ironnail (talkcontribs).
Decide what language it is. Decide what part of speech it is. Find another term that is the same language and part
of speech. Copy its format. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:38, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
The definition which I have added also with a separate etymology is a genuine one and is still in use. S'il vous plaît, do not roll back അദ്വൈതൻ (talk) 03:33, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
You need to learn how to edit Wiktionary. You can't just add unformatted text. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:10, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
Why did you delete my userpage! MinecraftBacon499 (talk) 09:50, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
It was empty. And you don't seem to be an actual contributor. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:52, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
No, the edit before! MinecraftBacon499 (talk) 09:55, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
And you blocked me TWICE! No need to block any users who create their userpages. Let them create them! Not fare on others... MinecraftBacon499 (talk) 09:59, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi SemperBlotto. No need to reply. I just want to apologise for misunderstanding you when I first got here. All the best. -- Dentonius (my politics | talk) 17:06, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
I mean like the rest of us I have often spent time with siloxydifluorocyclopropane, usually under a fume hood. But it's quite rare that I've had several siloxydifluorocyclopropanes at one time. Indeed the plural is rare. As a fellow chemist would you please consider using this noun template {{en-noun|-|s}} indicating that the plural is not common? Thanks. Equinox 05:59, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
OK. It's just grammatically pluralisable. Feel free to modify this and other similar entries. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:02, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Can you explain what you mean by "grammatically pluralisable"? Because if you just mean "you can type an s on the end if you want to", that's ignoring the actual issue of uncountability. Equinox 06:05, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
No, actually I think it really is pluralisable. The siloxy group could be simple or quite complex. There are potentially an infinite number of the things. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:08, 13 October 2020 (UTC)
Deletion of my user page
@SemperBlotto: Hello Jeff! Can you please delete my user page ? It has a lot of contents on it but please delete it I will remake it but I want to get it deleted because of some personal information that I revealed on it and will be there in its history. So requesting you to delete it. Thanks. शब्दशोधकः(मया सह वदतु'मम योगदानानि) 12:35, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Done. You need to logout, then log in again. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:44, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto: Thank you very much for deleting it. Can you please delete the user and talk pages (which are redirected to mine) of User:ग्रहणहर? This user account was mine, which I created to edit (until my username changed) because I didn’t want to disclose my real name due to some personal reasons. I created it only today but my username also changed today(which I didn’t expect). Thanks. शब्दशोधकः(मया सह वदतुमम योगदानानि) 13:17, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
Here’s the proof(my signature as ग्रहणहर) that I only own that account. ग्रहणहर (talk) 13:19, 14 October 2020 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto: Thank you very much for deleting. शब्दशोधकः(मया सह वदतुमम योगदानानि) 03:06, 15 October 2020 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto: Hello! I am making a small request to delete these four pages - User:ShaantanuN, User talk:ShaantanuN, User:Shaantanunema and User talk:Shaantanunema? You can check, nothing links to these. It is like Wikipedia:Courtesy vanishing that I want to completely erase these pages. Thanks in advance. कः 12:09, 17 November 2020 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto: : Thanks a lot Jeff for deleting these. Would you mind deleting a few of my edits (not reverting)? I don't know how to say that but like this message appears when anybody tries to see them - "You cannot view this diff because one of the revisions has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log." These edits -
And if possible, can this conversation be hidden somehow? Thanks and regards, कः 07:54, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
All of these were done on 17th Nov, that is yesterday and I have distinctly marked their edit summaries - you'll find symbols like * _ . , - etc. कः 07:58, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry - not physically possible. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:20, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
No problem SemperBlotto. Can you please delete this conversation from 17th November? Thanks and regards, कः 11:47, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
No. We don't normally like to delete talk page contents. You shouldn't post anything that you don't want others to see. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:53, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
All right, SemperBlotto. But I am hoping that you will archive all your discussions this year... कः 02:29, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
dubious revert on henceforth
Your revert on henceforth removes important antonym. 2001:470:600D:CAFE:329C:23FF:FE0A:105C 11:15, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Yes, You are probably correct. It had a hallmark of vandalism. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:19, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm not a regular contributor and as such, any edits I make don't follow correct formatting and convention. Glad that we arrived at an understanding though. Cheers! 2001:470:600D:CAFE:329C:23FF:FE0A:105C 16:45, 18 October 2020 (UTC)
Hi, I tried to add the page Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 as that was a name that a Swedish couple tried to give their son as a protest to Swedish naming laws. See​. However, I got the following error: "Error: This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: no xx". I'm not sure if that entry is appropriate here, but the Hungarian Wiktionary does have that entry. Mölli-Möllerö (talk) 12:26, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm not convinced it is dictionary material. Perhaps it's a protologism - we don't allow those. SemperBlotto (talk) 12:30, 21 October 2020 (UTC)
Do you have a citation for hypoadenylate as a verb? I only find hypoadenylated functioning as an adjective or hypoadenylation as a noun. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 14:54, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
No. I just made the assumption. Feel free to delete / modify as you see fit. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:56, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
I found two meanings of serosensitive, neither matching the current definition. It is used in the sense of seropositive (which doesn't have any connotation of HIV in my experience) and antother in the sense of sensitive to serum (i.e. controlled well by the immune system; antonym seroresistant meaning not so vulnerable to the immune response). Vox Sciurorum (talk) 15:58, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
Feel free to modify / correct any of my contributions. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:59, 28 October 2020 (UTC)
Don't make edits just to remove a perfectly good full stop
e.g. [7]. Start a vote if you insist on changing all of these perfectly fine full stops. Equinox 12:13, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps you would like to modify our definition of full stop to include "the end of a definition". SemperBlotto (talk) 14:20, 29 October 2020 (UTC)
Why did you delete MY USER PAGE?
What's the reason of deleting my user page? Could you explain it? who gave you the right to delete MY page? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Fair0036 (talkcontribs) at 08:13, 8 November 2020 (UTC).
@Fair0036: It's probably because you haven't made any edits in the mainspace. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 08:54, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
It had no useable content - and you have made no other edits. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:51, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
It had information on what languages they speak- that's usable. They should used
boxes, but that's a technicality. @Fair0036: please read WT:USER. He has the right to delete your user page, though I disagree with his decision in this case. Chuck Entz (talk) 15:41, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
I do not find ambisome as a regular word, only AmBisome as a registered trademark. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 14:39, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, you are correct. Deleted. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:41, 10 November 2020 (UTC)
punk rocker
I think this rollback is in error. — 2A00:1370:8129:33AC:F180:BA27:A10:DDB2 12:23, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
No, I don't think so. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:06, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
The current text is "A person who playss, or is a fan of, punk rock." (emphasis added) Vox Sciurorum (talk) 14:19, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Fixed. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:21, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
curry muncher
I was just wondering why you reverted my edit? Curry muncher is more of a slur for Indian people, I never heard it being used aginst a Pakistani. Its also important to note that a large portion of Pakistani's don't cook or eat curry as curry is a dish served usally in the southern regions. I believe that it would have made more sense if the definition was just left as "A person of Indian or South Asian origin." Thank you User104235 (talk) 19:15, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, perhaps you are correct. In the UK, I believe that many "Indian" restaurants are run by Bangladeshi people. SemperBlotto (talk) 19:32, 19 November 2020 (UTC)
* Equinox keeps reverting the edits. User104235 (talk) 20:20, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Euro - Currency in Latin
Euro is a currency and contemporary Latin has a word for it, although using four different declension patterns and lacking consensus around that. This can be seen in Latin Wikipedia.
-An Italian user, 21:36, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Edit: Latin Wiktionary shows euro, nis and euronus, i as already present in a Wiktionary.
Bringing back ƿynn entries
Dear SemperBlotto, hello, I'm sorry for bothering you, the thing is there was a vote to remove all ƿynn entries and it was successful. - Wiktionary:Votes/2020-09/Removing_Old_English_entries_with_wynns​.
I know that you are most likely not involved in this subject and I feel really uncomfortable to disturb you, but I was told you might be inclined to assist if I make a convincing argument.
There is a discussion about it on the Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2020/November page - [[8]]. I hope the arguments you find there can be convincing. If there were a vote to bring these entries back, would you support it? Sorry for taking your time. Birdofadozentides (talk) 23:21, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
I suggest protecting DNS from IP edits due to repeated vandalism. Vox Sciurorum (talk) 23:42, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
This guy just reverted all my contributions. What a crack! Returning2stadia (talk) 14:38, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Erroneous Rollback
Your rollback of my edit to sword drill was in error and I've accordingly reverted it. 2600:8806:400:199:BD45:CECB:F68B:2B6C 10:22, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Re: Delete
Hi, I added a section to the definition of delete because I wanted to clarify how, in the automotive industry, "deleting" refers to removing emissions control devices. It would be great if you could tell me where to add this, or if you are okay with me adding it back (as I don't want to start any edit wars). DASL51984 (talk) 16:37, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
We already have "to remove" as the definition of "delete". It can refer to all manner of things. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:58, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for creating a definition of mesoevolution, but I'm wondering what your source was for the definition you've given. In my googling of the term, I'm seeing it defined as the etymology implies: a scale of evolutionary change between microevolution and macroevolution, just as mesocosms are smaller than macrocosms but larger than microcosms. One very good source for this definition is Martin and Richards, The Paradox Behind the Pattern of Rapid Adaptive Radiation: How Can the Speciation Process Sustain Itself Through an Early Burst? Annu. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst. 2019. 50:25.1–25.25. (See page 25.3.) I am seeing some talk of parallel evolution as perhaps a common process on a mesoevolutionary scale, but I don't see how parallelism is inherent in the term itself. Jbening (talk) 16:52, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Feel free to add a second definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 17:02, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick reply. What I'm wondering, though, is whether we should also keep the existing definition, which is why I asked what basis you had for creating it. Jbening (talk) 19:32, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
I think that I found it here. SemperBlotto (talk) 21:01, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks again. I'd wondered if you'd found it there. I would argue against enshrining his proposed definition in Wiktionary, as follows. First, he offers it just as a proposal, and I don't see that meaning reflected in more recent uses of the term. Second, he acknowledges its prior use to mean an intermediate time-scale of evolutionary change, and more recent usages reflect that meaning. Third, the term's etymology is all about the intermediary-time-scale meaning, and doesn't imply his proposed meaning. Fourth, the article in which he proposed that meaning has only been cited 42 times, in contrast to several of his other articles that have been cited hundreds of times, so it doesn't appear his proposal has taken off. I'm going to add the other meaning as #1 and, if neither you nor anyone else objects, then eventually remove the current meaning. Jbening (talk) 22:27, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
Regarding edit on GGL (the Indonesian entry)
Hello, I would like to thank you for your edit on this page. However, I have a few questions about it. 1) Are you sure about using the "initialism of" template in the etymology section, while the template documentation insists that "This template is not meant to be used for etymology sections" (quoted from here)? 2) I see that you have replaced the definition to "EMF". However, the English term "EMF" in the context of physics can either stand for "electromotive force" or "electromagnetic force", while the Indonesian term "GGL" only stands for "gaya gerak listrik" (electromotive force). Since there could be some confusion, is this okay, or should the definition just be "electromotive force" instead, or should we add "(electromotive force)" next to it, or should we do something else, to prevent confusion? P.S. Sorry if this seems like an attack. It's not, I just wanted to ask because I am confused. Thank you and cheers! --Bismabrj (talk) 11:56, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
Nevermind, some other user named Einstein2 has dealt with it. Thank you, still! --Bismabrj (talk) 06:56, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
Rollback reason
Why did you rollback my contribution? Zenkaino lovelive (talk) 09:48, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

My edit to polyomino is correct; do a Google search on "triangular polyomino and you'll see some pages talking about squares arranged to form a triangle, but other sites will use this same phrase to mean a polyiamond. 2600:1700:8000:CEC0:D91D:EB55:A951:9315 20:04, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
I have reformatted the entry. SemperBlotto (talk) 20:11, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
incorrect etymologies
Please be careful with etymologies. You have added several incorrect etymologies for technical terms. For example, choanodermal is NOT choano- + -dermal, as you created it (-dermal is not even a suffix). It is transparently choanoderm + -al. Same goes for archaeosomal, altosomal, macrosomal and no doubt tons of others you've created using
. My advice is to think twice before creating an etymology with
; there's at least a 50% chance it's wrong. Benwing2 (talk) 07:16, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
touch wood
Hello! I think your rollback of my edit to "touch wood" was mistaken. Zdravljica (talk) 14:31, 26 December 2020 (UTC)
Why did you delete my question on why you deleted my User page?
—⁠This unsigned comment was added by NDNSWMI (talkcontribs).
It did to me what about the user page is that the same no useful content? —⁠This unsigned comment was added by NDNSWMI (talkcontribs).
I've no idea what you are talking about. Please make a user page and include a babel template. SemperBlotto (talk) 17:15, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
Appendix: Very Large Numbers
Why did you remove the link to CFI? It seemed a valid edit to me. Kiwima (talk) 20:00, 7 January 2021 (UTC)
Hide edit (a user you blocked) made an edit containing a “WhatsApp number”, which should be hidden (​Special:Diff/61515443​). J3133 (talk) 11:22, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
OK. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:56, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
Do you remember where you got the definitions for this word? For the first sense, I can only find it in darsela a gambe, while I can't find attestation for the second sense anywhere. Imetsia (talk) 21:25, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Over ten years ago. No, I've no idea. SemperBlotto (talk) 06:24, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Removal of admin rights
Dear SemperBlotto, since I've been inactive for a long while I've requested on meta the removal of my admin rights on the it.wikt and also here, but I've been told that for en.wikt I need to contact a bureaucrat and this is why I am writing you: you made me one and it makes sense that you unmake me :-) . It's been an honour contributing to the project. I'm still visiting regularly the wiktionaries, now mostly the German version, but only as a regular user. Thanks in advance Diuturno (talk) 21:00, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Done. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:41, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Edits to "cruel mistress"
Hello SemperBlotto. Thanks for cleaning up some of the extraneous wikitext that I left at cruel mistress from my page creation template. I see that you also removed the etymology and usage notes sections. Can you help me understand your reasoning for removing them? Take care. —The Editor's Apprentice (talk) 17:28, 1 February 2021 (UTC)
No useful content. Sum of parts? SemperBlotto (talk) 10:50, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
I would be very doubtful that the term is equivalent to the sum of its parts unless mistress has a sense of "thing with positive attributes" that we've failed to record. You might also be making the case that instead of being its own term cruel mistress is just an example of a commonly used metaphor. If you are making the latter claim, I would ask "What differentiates a commonly used metaphor from an idiom?" As to the removed content, I would think that noting that a terms etymology is unknown is more useful than no information. Similarly, I think it is worthwhile to note usual usage as is done at entries such as encryption (though not in a usage notes section) and Philippine. Take care. —The Editor's Apprentice (talk) 17:54, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Revert on head in the cloud
Hi, just wondering why you reverted my edit on head in the clouds Languageseeker (talk) 14:10, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
It's a noun. Your definition was that of a verb. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:10, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
This is not an Italian noun. Where did you get this from? If anything, a masciddaro form would make sense, but it's very little attested, as I said in the comments and summaries that you just straight up ignored. Please delete the page and create a Sicilian entry instead. 14:54, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for ignoring me. Have fun with the deletion request. 16:56, 6 February 2021 (UTC)
Modification that I made was reversed
I would like to know the reason why my addition to the page ain' was reverted.
No headword, not in any category. SemperBlotto (talk) 16:09, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
There is no plural. Equinox 08:33, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
scientology mocking word
Religion Scientology is mocked with an entry that does not meet the criteria for inclusion​.​[1]​Joostgriffioen (talk) 01:35, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
see wt:ATTEST Joostgriffioen (talk) 01:37, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
Wrong. It does meet CFI, and you don't get to tag a word for deletion just because you don't like it. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 01:40, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
^ “Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion”, in Wiktionary[2], accessed March 13, 2015
Do you know what a "trump supporter" is and how popular that term is?
That shows 6m+ results. You're from the UK so do you keep abreast of US politics anyway? Do you know how popular the term "trump supporter" is? Will you please reinstate that term and let it stay? What else do you need for me to do with that term anyway? --​2600:1700:D740:1720:E055:B557:9B2D:D53C 13:59, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Just about any name or issue in politics has (or had) supporters and opponents. I'm sure you could find lots of hits for "just like the", but that doesn't make it something that you need to include in a dictionary. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:31, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Regarding "You're from the UK so do you keep abreast of US politics anyway?": we would love to ignore them but they are plastered over every page of the Internet. Equinox 16:10, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Hi SemperBlotto, why on 2012 you have deleted the entry appensanti?--Eru Rōraito (talk) 18:26, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
I can't speak for him, but looking at the deleted entry I see that it was a French "form of" entry that linked to appensantir as the main form- a word that apparently doesn't exist. It was created by his bot a few months earlier, so he was probably cleaning up bad entries the bot created due to incorrect data. Bots are very useful, but they have no common sense and don't know anything about typos. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:36, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I created it as plural present participle of appensare.--Eru Rōraito (talk) 08:28, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
milligauss is never uncountable. It's not "some milligauss", like "some rice" or "some paper". I assume you were trying to indicate that the plural can be "milligauss" (this does not make the word uncountable): please check my correction. Equinox 13:21, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
Hello. Why did you revert my RfD? I am currently writing the nomination rationale at Wiktionary:Requests for deletion/English. Veverve (talk) 17:19, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
No language supplied. No entry in RfD. SemperBlotto (talk) 17:21, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
As I wrote in my talk page, I think it is a misunderstanding: I had not seen your answer when I reverted you edit. I would have wished to provide the required information on the language for my RfD, but I do not know how and it is not stated at Wiktionary:Requests for deletion/English; the page states however: "To add a request for deletion, place the template {{rfd}} or {{rfd-sense}} to the questioned entry, and then make a new nomination here." I think a block is unecessary, and I ask you to assume good faith in this case. Veverve (talk) 18:05, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
In regards to "jagung" rollback
Greetings! I don't see anything wrong with the list of derived words and etymology information in the entry that justifies the rollback. The list was based on my knowledge as an actual native speaker of Malay myself (I have also contributed significantly to the counterpart entry in the Malay Wikipedia)...I wish to know your reasons on this. Sincerely, --Anumengelamun (talk) 11:05, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
OK SemperBlotto (talk) 11:13, 30 March 2021 (UTC)
God Save the Queen
To be frank, I dont think that your reverted edit of the page is an error, without mention that I am still an anonymous user of Wikipedia, your correction is in line with Wikipedia polcies, is just that recently I found out about the "derogative" meaning of the phrase after a video surfaced on the net about Joe Biden' speech during the joint-session of the Congress of 2016, where he did in fact said "God save the queen" as a means to say "What have we done!!". Since he took me a while to found out about the second meaning of the phrase, I though it would been pertinent to report it on the Wiktionarary, thus I admit perhaps I was a little "politically" motivated, than again perhaps it was better to report, instead to leave to speculation. In any case, I leave the ultimate decision to you. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by (talk).
I compressed your message for you: "I dislike some language that other people use". Thanks! Always glad to hear your opinion. However, right now we are focused on the English language used by human beings in general, and not just you. P.S. Blotto please stop deleting full-stops from entry lines. You're really getting up my anus. Equinox 08:47, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Our definition of full stop (and that in the OED) says it marks the end of a sentence. Feel free to adjust the definition if you think it is wrong. SemperBlotto (talk) 08:52, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
I've adjusted the definition of . to reflect the fact that it actually is used in some dictionaries to mark the end of a definition. (p.s. I believe that rubber rings are available in Boots) SemperBlotto (talk) 10:06, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
ညးဗြဴဂမၠိုၚ် ဖျိန်ပုၚ်အိုတ်ရ​Dictionary questionnaire
Hello@​SemperBlotto​:, Why did you delete it ညးဗြဴဂမၠိုၚ် ဖျိန်ပုၚ်အိုတ်ရ Dictionary, let me know what causes the problem, that ညးဗြဴဂမၠိုၚ် ဖျိန်ပုၚ်အိုတ်ရ dictionary in Mon language book really existed, not I wrote for play. If you want to delete it like this then I don't dare to write any further, you have to understand that I am not a Wikipedia abuser, I am really a person who wants to help Wikipedia fully. --Music writer Dr.Intobesa of Japanese idol NMB48 and BNK48. (talk) 15:21, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
It didn't make any sense; was not formatted properly. (and this is Witionary, not Wikipedia) SemperBlotto (talk) 15:23, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
Removing Serbian village
Mention of a village with a total population of 22 people (2011 census) in an English language entry about US state is completely unnecessary. If every village would have its English language entry, there would be few million English lemmas. The etymology of the village is obviously unrelated. There is also an unpopulated village of the same name in Bosnia and Herzegovina. -- 18:01, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
Why was my User-page deleted from Wiktionary?
@SemperBlotto Hi. Can I please ask you why my User-page was deleted from Wiktionary?​Davidbena (talk) 17:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
"No usable content given". I can't remember what it contained, but certainly there were no Babel boxes or anything useful. SemperBlotto (talk) 18:04, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
I really think you ought to be more lenient on user pages. The original content of the user page was hardly harmful (as an admin, you can view deleted revisions to verify that this is true). Outright deleting a new editor's first attempt at a userpage like that has no real advantage to the project, while potentially scaring away newbies who might become good editors. — Mnemosientje (t · c) 18:55, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
The message you've been using doesn't really explain what was wrong with the page or link to anything that might educate the user about how to do it right. Saying you deleted a user page because of "no usable content" immediately raises the question of what "usable content" is. WT:EL and WT:CFI have absolutely nothing about user pages. Even when the page is nothing but blight (I'm definitely not interested in why someone is oh, so very, very important in real life) that makes it look like you're playing some kind of sick game: "I deleted your page because you didn't follow the rules that I'm not going to tell you about." You might as well leave a message saying "we don't want new people around here- sod off."
I created a specific delete reason for new user pages: it says "Inappropriate/off topic user page; please see WT:USER." You may not have noticed it because it's way down on the menu. Even if you don't use it, you should at least include the reference to WT:USER. Chuck Entz (talk) 03:59, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
@SemperBlotto Hi SemperBlotto. I see you have very recently blocked User: because of him putting "internetyyy" but if you look back you can see they reverted their own edit in an instance (which is whyy your rollback had a 0-byte change). I think the block was excessive considering the fact they reverted their edit in seconds. If you must block them though, it should be a day maximum.
PS- What's interesting is that this guy got blocked for adding two y's AND he even reverted it in seconds, but User: does this edit and gets blocked for one DAY. Very strange.
PPS- Oh crap I'm pretty sure you just made a typo. Well this is informing you that you typed one WEEK instead of one DAY as a block on User:
Thanks, Saint.Helena.Tristen.Da.Cunha.and.Asuncion. (talk) 14:37, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
通力 IS the official name of KONE in Chinese. Why did you revert it without specifying a reason? Hkbusfan (talk) 09:17, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
arzu etmek
I don't understand why you deleted this page with the reason "No usable content given".
Arzu etmek means "to desire" in Turkish. It meets all the criteria for inclusion. It is also present in the Turkish Wiktionary, and in the TDK dictionary ("official" Turkish dictionary). By the way, the Azerbaijani orthography has its page: arzu etmək. And there are red links to this term on the English Wiktionary (that's why I created the page actually).
Could you please explain your reasoning?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
A455bcd9 (talk) 08:49, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
No headword. See other similar entries if you want to have another attempt. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:07, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I created the page again with a headword. A455bcd9 (talk) 09:39, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes - that's fine. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:40, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
white lady cocktail
But White Lady says "a sour cocktail made with gin, triple sec and lime juice". Equinox 09:46, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Hmm - I suppose it depends on the person making it. Cointreau and Triple Sec are much the same I think. Not at all sure about capitalisation. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:50, 17 May 2021 (UTC)
Hi, I believe you too hastily deleted the entry created for megahex. It's a word that first appeared in print in the late 1970s and citations were included for its use from a magazine, an academic thesis, and a game rule book spanning the 1980s through 2020. I don't see how WT:PL applies and how it fails WT:CFI. Yes, its use is focused on war games and roleplaying games, and it may qualify as jargon, but it still seems to fit the criteria for inclusion. I'd ask you to please undelete the article and take it to RfD if you still think it fails WT:CFI. Tcr25 (talk) 11:37, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
User:SemperBlotto, I'd ask you to please undelete megahex and megahexes. The discussion at Wiktionary:Requests for deletion/English#Undeletion request: megahex, megahexes shows a clear consensus that the entries should be undeleted and if questions remain they should go through the WT:RFV process. Thank you. Tcr25 (talk) 12:18, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Restored - Feel free to add some citations. SemperBlotto (talk) 13:48, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. Tcr25 (talk) 15:17, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Prior to deletion, the entry had four citations, some of which probably were more mentions. I've added a total of 15 (non-mention) citations to the entry and citation page. Hopefully that eliminates any question about validity. Tcr25 (talk) 20:10, 29 May 2021 (UTC)
Italian adjectives
FYI, I changed the format of
. Please consult the documentation for the new syntax.
Also, FYI, I fixed over 200 mistakes you made in Italian adjective inflections (mostly typos of various sorts), along with a boatload of bad inflected forms created by User:SemperBlottoBot based on these typos. Please be more careful. Some of the mistakes are systematic: please be aware that the plural of most words in '-cio' is '-ce' NOT '-cie'. Also there were several dozen entries ending in '-tore' where the feminine singular and masculine plural inflection were reversed. The new format for
has much smarter defaults but requires you to enter in any irregular inflections in full; hopefully this will reduce the rate at which you make mistakes. Benwing2 (talk) 01:13, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
I reverted your revert of neurotípico. Look here [9] and you'll see there's no accent. Benwing2 (talk) 04:47, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Sorry - bad eyesight - didn't see the accent. I have linked the two words. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:04, 15 July 2021 (UTC)
Misleading German entries
There have been a few instances where German entries created by you had a wrong or misleading definition/translation (e.g.: Special:Diff/56121875/63429692​). As you say yourself on this page "My knowledge of German is very basic." Please, if you're unsure about the definition leave it as
instead of making something up. – Jberkel 13:11, 26 July 2021 (UTC)
Correct label for Islamic finance
You reverted my change on sukuk. I changed the label from "Islam" and "economics" to "Islamic finance" in line with the label on other Islamic financial products like ijarah and istisna. I couldn't find any documentation on labels, in particular standardisation/consistency. Is there any such documentation? Why did you disagree with my edit? MartinMichlmayr (talk) 05:49, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
It seems mudarabah uses "Islam" and "finance" I don't see much consistency among the pages. MartinMichlmayr (talk) 05:55, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
Labels automagically put the entry into a specific category. There doesn't seem to be a category for "Islamic finance". SemperBlotto (talk) 05:55, 7 August 2021 (UTC)
You created zabitler some years ago. I have not found any evidence that zabitler is a French word. I found one mention in an old encyclopedia as a transliteration of a Turkish word, in italics. Do you have any usable citations? Vox Sciurorum (talk) 21:27, 16 August 2021 (UTC)
I can't remember what my source was. However, it is in the French Wiktionary with the same definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:45, 17 August 2021 (UTC)
Hi Semper. Show me one single reliable source and I'll swallow my words AND my phone.
This latest updated version is even worse, as it is utterly nonsensical. Sorry. Arminden (talk) 10:37, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
I have researched it an the result is here (look for the dedicated sub-paragraph at the bottom). Cheers, Arminden (talk) 10:42, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Very straightforward: if you don't find a single reliable source offering a definition acceptible today, would you remove the current, misleading one? Or let me remove it? Thanks, Arminden (talk) 15:06, 19 August 2021 (UTC)
Can you please explain why you did this rollback? Sincerely,--4SnavaA (talk) 06:57, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Why did you remove my Quotes? And I made the definition better. Please restore.--4SnavaA (talk) 13:53, 30 August 2021 (UTC)
Reverted edits
Hello. Could you explain why this rollback was necessary? Fincl (talk) 09:32, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Your supposed definition of the term "ethnic" used the term in its own definition. SemperBlotto (talk) 09:34, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Okay. So would it be okay if it was otherwise the same but the therm ethnic minority group was replaced with the minority group? Because I think that making the definition to be specifically about Western vs. non-Western is a little defective. Fincl (talk) 09:45, 2 September 2021 (UTC)
Revising my edits
Mind if you tell me why you deleted my contributions? HariSaKapakyasan (talk) 02:38, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Deletions of dakbakay, pamumo nasod, balay dakbayab and balay lungsod
Why did you delete this pages? If you donr believe thesw words exist look them up in the cebuano dictionary. I would appreciate it if you restore them HariSaKapakyasan (talk) 02:44, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
No usable content. Entries need a properly formatted headword and must each be in at least one category. SemperBlotto (talk) 05:51, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Wdym no usable content? Show me how to do it then. Why are you preventing me from adding to this dictionary? HariSaKapakyasan (talk) 09:58, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Look at (as an example) the contents of "Category:Cebuano nouns". Follow the formatting of any of these entries. Similar categories exist for verbs and so on. SemperBlotto (talk) 10:46, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Show me how? Just dont revert them HariSaKapakyasan (talk) 18:07, 11 September 2021 (UTC)
Entry not logged in
Hi SB. I'm afraid I made a new entry Harrington hump not logged in. Is there any way you could change the IP to "Algrif"? Thanks in advance. ALGRIF talk 18:42, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
That's not possible. I just did what is possible, namely hiding your IP address. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 18:48, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Many thanks. That will do nicely. ALGRIF talk 19:48, 14 September 2021 (UTC)
Please don't
move pages in languages you don't know anything about. You didn't even bother to look at WT:AYO or literally any other entry. —​Μετάknowledge​discuss​/​deeds 06:55, 2 October 2021 (UTC)
your deletion of wallbang
I was just about to add that article when I saw that you had previously deleted it (4 years ago). Can you give me the reason? Has anything changed, can I add the article now? Fytcha (talk) 17:09, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
There is not problem adding a one-word entry if you have citations that unambiguously support your definition and meet the standards of WT:ATTEST. You can put them on Citations:wallbang without fear of them being deleted. When you have enough of them, you can make an entry, writing a definition that fits the citations. DCDuring (talk) 18:15, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
WT:ATTEST states that either there have to be three independent citations or it has to be in clearly widespread use. The second statement is obviously true, so I'm free to create the article, right? Fytcha (talk) 18:29, 12 October 2021 (UTC)
mink coat
I was puzzled by your revert: the edit was just adding a template to reflect the rfd that had already been posted and is still open. In spite of their somewhat obnoxious user name, I haven't seen anything that looks like vandalism from this editor so far. Chuck Entz (talk) 23:32, 11 December 2021 (UTC)
You mentioned [you think this rollback is in error, please leave a message on my talk page]. Well, bikepacking is certainly not with a backpack, but with light bags attached to the bike. But someone has already corrected this. —⁠This unsigned comment was added by Dovaere (talkcontribs) at 10:39, 29 December 2021‎.
Deleting out's orphans
Hello. Recently, the German word out failed an RFV for its non-predicative forms (see Talk:out#RFV_discussion:_December_2020–December_2021​). Could your bot please take care of these forms? Thanks. Fytcha (talk) 15:58, 31 December 2021 (UTC)
fossettid definition
I think the -id should be in the sense I recently added, so a fossettid would be a small depression in the crown of a lower tooth. Do you have any citations for the definition of "large tooth that has fossettes"? 07:58, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
How we will see unregistered users
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18:14, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
Edit in laughing
Regarding this diff: Is there something I'm missing? Some hidden meaning I'm not familiar with? Because if not, this should not be listed there. — Fytcha T | L | C 〉 02:22, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
translation tables
You're creating entries with incomplete translation tables (missing header), see Special:Diff/65326137/65338869​. – Jberkel 11:14, 14 January 2022 (UTC)
Read the edit summary
A few peoples spells cleaver as “Clever” and stop reverting my edits and deleting my pages. They aren’t a nonsense nor test edit, and do not see me before all of my edits are reverted and all of my pages got deleted. 12:51, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
Stop being a prat. SemperBlotto (talk) 14:46, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
This isn’t a joke. 08:56, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
Hello there, for some reason your (current) talk page is listed in the category "English words suffixed with -anine". That can't be intended right? 030BeterHe
It's been there since @DCDuring forgot to put a ":" in a category wikilink in October of 2019. I fixed it. Chuck Entz (talk) 12:10, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
sorry. DCDuring (talk) 14:03, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
Hi, I can't find Ockenden as a village near Cuckfield. I checked Wikipedia, and nothing was ever listed there. All I can find is Ockenden's Wood and Ockenden's Shaw, areas of woodland near Hassocks.​ DonnanZ (talk) 13:24, 30 March 2022 (UTC)
Hyphenated verbs and unhyphenated nouns
Hiya - I just wanted to know your reasoning behind the hyphenating of verbs such as cold-shoulder while not hyphenating the equivalent noun (as with cold shoulder). In that particular example, it's caused someone else to add a separate definition for the verb at the unhyphenated entry, and because it's a little different, it gives the misleading impression that the hyphen has a semantic impact. I am sure that there are other examples where this has happened, as I have encountered quite a few bifurcated entries like this.
I realise this was quite a long time ago, but I was mostly just curious if there's any particular grammatical rule behind it, as I always understood that this was a manual of style issue dependent on the publisher. In any event, it would be good to find some way to make things a bit clearer so that we don't end up with more doppelgänger definitions leading people astray. Theknightwho (talk) 01:31, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
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