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  • n. Plural form of comment.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of comment.

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  • Also, if you get paid by page views for blogads, don't you want the 'read comments' link to go to the blogger archive page at #comments not the make a comment pop-up?

    Ding dong, the Witch is dead...

  • If you're viewing this page with comments you can also simply delete “#comments” from the address bar and copy the rest of the address.

    Indian Things I Love — Climb to the Stars

  • You can gauge Mr Dizae's popularity by looking at the comments on here.inspectorgadget. wordpr .../#comments

    Army Rumour Service

  • Add (New SqlParameter ( "@comments", comments)) connection.

    ASP.NET Forums

  • Remove the right margin around comments to make them display flush with the sidebar by adding this to custom. css:. custom #comments {margin-right: 0;} 91.

    Resonance Partnership Blog

  • If you’re viewing this page with comments you can also simply delete “#comments” from the address bar and copy the rest of the address.

    Indian Things I Love — Climb to the Stars

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen was on hand and in comments from the stage he thanked his esteemed friend and Philharmonic benefactor, Ernest Fleischman, for helping to establish this series, which he also noted has become the envy and inspiration of music organizations across the country.

    Happy Anniversary

  • (I'm sorry I can't provide a link but the copy I made of Mitali Perkins 'instructions for linking within comments is now incomprehensible to me.)

    Six million what

  • Hiring someone just to hang out in comments is a bad idea — the right person to shape the conversation is the person who started the conversation: the person who wrote the article.

    The ethic of interactivity « BuzzMachine

  • US District Judge Robert Junell has not issued a written ruling, but he indicated in comments from the bench that he intends to side with the pharmacists.

    FDA "regulates" compounding pharmacies -- for WHOSE benefit?

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  • Oh, what a lovely place it would be. *dreams*

    October 29, 2011

  • That place of joysome destination would be teh alsome and not to be sucking.

    October 28, 2011

  • Yeah!!! What if, like, somebody thought up this site, okay, where, like, people could just LIST things. And they could comment on other people's lists. And on other people's words! And other people could, like, talk to them, but about WORDS! They should totally call it something like "wordie."

    October 28, 2011

  • You know what would be really cool? Wordie.

    October 28, 2011

  • Or to have an "allowed html" popup link near the comment box.

    October 27, 2011

  • Or to see comments on tags.

    October 27, 2011

  • Another cool feature would be the ability of posting to somebody's profile page.

    October 27, 2011

  • I think that about bilby all the time.

    October 27, 2011

  • Great idea, hh! I'm surprised nobody thought of that before.

    October 27, 2011

  • I sure wish I could leave comments on Wordnik lists. Comments like "great list, ruzuzu!", or "bilby, I'd never have thought of adding that word to my list, but now that you've suggested it, I see it is a perfect word for this list, thanks!".

    October 27, 2011

  • Thanks heaps!

    December 11, 2009

  • PU, sorry about the lists bug, was an accidental side effect of trying to track down issues with facebook connect (which are still plaguing us). Should be fixed now.

    December 11, 2009

  • What is happening when I try to add words to a list and when the page reloads it switches me to another view? I'm not sure what it's called but it only shows me the list and links in basic html and I have to go back to my profile to get the normal view again.

    December 11, 2009

  • A ha ha ha you actually added "Shove it" to the "Take this word and..." menu!!! I love it! That rhymed!!

    November 23, 2009

  • telofy, done: #description

    November 21, 2009

  • Oh, please give this little div tag around the description on list pages an id (or a class): <div >

    Thanks!

    November 20, 2009

  • Feedback now goes on Feedback's profile page.
    (By the way, I used to do the same. Purple rocks!)

    November 20, 2009

  • I agree with dontcry. I always used to read Wordie by scanning for the threads in purple first, to pick up where I'd left off. Also in some operations I do on lists, knowing that I've clicked before saves a lot of time.

    November 20, 2009

  • That's better; cheers!

    November 20, 2009

  • I like the bolded text apart from the shade: it stands out too much compared to the rest of the blue text on the site.

    November 20, 2009

  • Thanks DC—just tweaked Zeitgeist to try and differentiate the thing commented on from the other links. Let me know if it needs fine-tuning.

    November 20, 2009

  • You're right, 'cry. I've been misled a few times.

    November 20, 2009

  • I'm not sure how to say this -- but in wordie, I could scan the front page and pick out the comments I made, or my name or words I had commented on -- by color. On this Zeitgeist list, the word and the wordie are always the same color -- which makes quick scanning impossible... Sorry if this is redundant. More sorrier if it is incomprehensible...

    November 20, 2009

  • Tagging pronunciations might be helpful. Tags for user accents/dialects and for identifying onomatopoeias immediately come to mind, but I'm sure folks would come up with other uses for pron' tags too.

    November 20, 2009

  • I'm the opposite of the frogster, I value "onomatopoeia best described by" more highly than anything else on a profile page.

    November 20, 2009

  • grantbarrett, thanks for the response. Will there be a way to submit examples, or do we still just have to use comments?

    Also, is there going to be a way to delete submitted pronunciations?

    November 20, 2009

  • I've often wished that the Profile page included Languages Spoken. I really don't get much out of knowing "Onomatopoeia best described by".

    November 19, 2009

  • Previous comments are finally available! Thanks John!
    One question: is it my computer, or something wrong has just happened on the Zeitgeist page? It seems to me that the font size has changed, and -- OK, I don't know how to say it so I'll take a screenshot.

    Edit: Never mind. The strange thing on the left column has disappeared.

    November 19, 2009

  • Darn, I was hoping nobody noticed the eternal favorites. Scheduled to be fixed soonish.

    November 19, 2009

  • Maybe it's like a sponsorship deal. pygopagus · sanglant · Astacus · sweetbread · qualms are all paid up as favourites until at least Sunday.

    November 19, 2009

  • I got tired of forever seeing pygopagus, and though I rarely favorite words I did so to inimitable in hopes of changing the state of affairs. Nothing did. Does the "Recently favorited words" fail to update?

    November 19, 2009

  • The new site is lovely, and promising. May I make a simple request that you reduce the sensitivity or quick-draw forcefulness of the "autocomplete" feature in the Search at the top? I am having to re-type some searches multiple times.

    November 19, 2009

  • Me doesn't understands it. But it's fine.

    November 19, 2009

  • I'm assuming the database is filled with many "words" that Wordnik auto-assimilated by crawling the web. So they'll show up with the Random feature even though they've never actually been seen on the site with human eyes. Which is different from Wordie, which required that all words be manually added to the database by users.

    November 19, 2009

  • I agree, Pro. I played with Random Word for a while, and I kept landing on horribly horky words. Now it looks like I searched for them!

    November 19, 2009

  • (Thanks!)
    One question: how can I be the "first person to look up" a word that I found via the random button?

    November 19, 2009

  • Prolagus, I've made a support ticket for that, but there's no ETA.

    November 19, 2009

  • On the pronunciation page for caput, or perhaps everywhere, the pronunciation guide does not show examples for ə.

    November 19, 2009

  • Among other things, we had a "comment title box" on Wordie, that many people (like me) used quite often (I used it a lot on insomnia). It got lost when we moved (it didn't work well during the last months of YEW YOW either).

    November 19, 2009

  • lampbane, we're running a cleanup script on the entire database of example sentences as we speak. It has a ton of fixes in it which should remove a bunch of bad sentences, lower the rank on others, and increase the rank of some good ones. Should be done by the end of next week.

    November 19, 2009

  • Yes, please! We want more Zeitgeist. Of all the multitude of items to be done, this would be my top priority.

    November 19, 2009

  • Ah yes: the newly christened Vexamples.

    November 19, 2009

  • Finally made the move over yesterday, thought the place felt like an echo chamber at first but here everyone is. Yay!

    I kind of like the examples feature but the examples they give sometimes aren't very good.

    November 19, 2009

  • I think we're still waiting for a 'more' link to be added.

    November 19, 2009

  • Sorry if I missed this somewhere, but is there any way to see more than the 40 most recent comments? I feel that Zeitgeist is insufficient.

    November 19, 2009

  • This isn't particularly important compared to getting fully working comments on list and tag pages, but if you look at the . newly added to Wordie Paradox, you'll see it apparently has a comment left over from Wordie Classic. Currently this comment can't be seen, because . redirects to a random word page. .. traverses to the home page, while ... and above semi-work; their sub-pages aren't accessible. It's nice to discover a Wordnik Paradox, but I don't like to think of any poor Wordie comments getting lost in the wilderness without the care of their independent flockmaster.

    November 18, 2009

  • Just noticed something that makes me really happy! I added a word to a list that I hadn't realized I'd already added it to, and it didn't add it twice!

    November 18, 2009

  • Lowercase, and double-bracketed, IMHO.

    November 18, 2009

  • It looks as though links in old Wordie posts which were formed with square brackets now point to capitalised versions of word pages if the linked text does, which means that some links have actually been repointed. Maybe comments with timestamps from the First Age of Wordie should automatically be made to point to lowercase versions...?

    November 17, 2009

  • I was wondering why you seemed shorter here, VO.

    November 17, 2009

  • I've been decapitated too, which is an odd sort of welcome. (Which perversely makes it feel more like home.)

    November 17, 2009

  • Seems like a "move this comment to another page..." button above every comment might help. Click it to see a list of probable capitalization/punctuation variants that might be appropriate, and a text box to enter your own if it's not in the list. If you're the original author of the comment, it changes immediately; if you're not, it enters a queue for moderation (to prevent abuse). A similar feature for bracketed words would be nice, for the cases when display text and actual linked word should differ.

    It'll take time but with tools like those, eventually diligent users will sort (almost) everything out.

    November 17, 2009

  • Case sensitivity weirds me out, too. Can we figure out which turkeys and Polishes need to be listed separately first, then start dealing with the other duplicates?

    Hm... list... if only there were some way to list them....

    November 17, 2009

  • Case sensitivity is weirding me out -- to wit: for every Polish and turkey there are hundreds of other words that owing to negligence are getting stuck into two pages for one idea. Also, bracket links at the beginning of sentences (as pointed out by uselessness)...

    Not a complaint. Just an eyebrow-raise.

    November 17, 2009

  • John, in the first day or so of the Transition, where problems with text-encoding did strange things with my list names, I tried to fix two of them, but only ended up sending these two to the Province of Not-Found-Land. The two lists in question are titled "Pogovorno: Zoran Hočevar, Rožencvet" and "i~je~я~ich~jaz". Can they be fixed? Also, the letter "č" ("c" with a caron) still appears in list names and pre-Transition words as "�?". Can I fix this myself in the list names, or will I only screw things up?

    November 17, 2009

  • John: most of them worked but I can't seem to delete irony mark from http://www.wordnik.com/lists/jihadmiration

    November 16, 2009

  • Whichbe: two-word phrases should now stay intact during moves, and the ones that got scrambled earlier should now be removable if you want to re-add. Please let me know if that's not your case.

    November 16, 2009

  • yay! thanks.

    November 16, 2009

  • Thanks, John! (By the way, weren't you capitalized on Wordie?)

    November 16, 2009

  • That's new and for you mollusque. The idea had been kicked around before, but you kicked me into action.

    November 16, 2009

  • Was I being dense below, or prescient? The top of the comments box says that double brackets link to the comments pages.

    November 16, 2009

  • Thank ewe!

    November 16, 2009

  • Prolagus and PossibleUnderscore, you've been upcased. If anyone else is missing a majuscule, let me know—still a few kicking around the lost and found.

    November 16, 2009

  • John said he's working on that.

    November 15, 2009

  • Would it be possible to add an option to continue to the next page of the Zeitgeist page? Right now I just see whatever comments fit on one screen. Whatever went before that appears inaccessible to me.

    Thanks.

    November 15, 2009

  • On the main page for a word, you should include in brackets after "Comments" the number of comments that exist for that word.

    November 15, 2009

  • I'm pining for weirdnet in a big way. Can we add an option for it pplease (please please), at least until it ceases to be funny?

    November 15, 2009

  • Hello, and thanks for the obvious sweat exuded in the migration. I peeped and hated it, but now I've found the Zeitgeist page I'm more at home. If we want Wordnik to be a community rather than simply a resource then that has to be the default view. Fly-by-nights are nice, and I've always liked the data-side of Wordnik, but there are zillions of people looking for a Wordie without realising it - let's grab them. Growth (repeat visits) will be very slow otherwise.

    Thanks to the likes of Mollusque for their diligent bughunting.

    Bigger comment box is a must.

    Thanks again for the hard work, John.

    November 15, 2009

  • What mollusque said. I think I suggested the inflatable comment box somewhere, when we were still packing on Wordie...

    November 15, 2009

  • Where a word hasn't been listed, the "Be the first!" link goes to "Create a new word list" instead of to "Take this word and . . . List it".

    November 15, 2009

  • Good point here, too: a word could have value on the site in terms of comments/lists but this could be virtually invisible to a random passerby. So, the initial Word page ought to have some subtle way to indicate conversation/listing of a word is present.

    November 15, 2009

  • Yet another aspect of the split: try looking up some of the Wordie neologisms, like alphavocalic. The definitions page gives no hint that Wordnik has information about such words, i.e., that they've been listed and commented on. It should show when words have been listed (maybe showing the first ten lists). To make room for this, how about moving the tags to the comments page (since tagging is a form of commenting), and cutting out six of the picture from Flickr so the right column is continuous.

    November 15, 2009

  • While writing the previous comment, I realized the shortcoming of have the comment box at the top: it's smaller than before, which makes it harder to compose longer comments. How about popping up a larger window for comments, like the tags box we used to have on Wordie? Or automatically enlarging the comment box once typing hits the fifth line?

    November 15, 2009

  • I'm starting to get used to the janusian feel of the Wordienik chimaera. The Wordnik definition pages show the ducks from above, and the Wordie zeitgeist pages show the spirited paddling underneath. I'm not sure I want more people to pay attention to the activity below. Might we be overwhelmed if too many people joined the fray?

    The split is odd at times though. Clicking on a bracketed word brings you to the definition page, not the comment page, yet the words are often being bracketed to refer to another comment. And tags can be added only from the definitions pages, not the comments pages. We need an option "Take this word and . . . tag it", and a short cut for linking a word to its comment page. (Maybe double square brackets?)

    November 15, 2009

  • ooh ooh! While you fix Prolagus, could you please fix me too? PossibleUnderscore would be be cool!
    (sugar on top of the please if you have a sweet tooth)

    November 15, 2009

  • John: right now when I've moved some two-word phrases from one list to another, and they turn up as: thing+thing -- that is, with a "+" instead of a space. To make matters worse, they new moved-words are gallstones that can not be deleted from my wordish urinary tract.

    November 15, 2009

  • It's lowercase on list pages as well.

    November 15, 2009

  • (And while we are at it, could you turn me into Prolagus? pretty please?)

    November 15, 2009

  • On the Zeitgeist page, "Zeitgeist" (on top) is lowercase.

    November 15, 2009

  • Congrats, John & co.! Great job! I'm still poking around, but I'm sure I'll find my way. :-)

    November 15, 2009

  • This is tops!

    November 14, 2009

  • It seems to me that we the comments on tag pages have disappeared (e.g. "my little dynasty")

    November 14, 2009

  • John,
    if you look up O.K. the link works, but if you hit "comments" you end up on O.Kcomments instead of /O.K./comments

    November 14, 2009

  • Yay comment box on top!

    November 14, 2009

  • Unless coffee has altered my memory more than I’m aware of, I’m pretty sure the Wordie comment box had always been at the bottom and that I’ve often resented all the scrolling it entailed. So that’s a great improvement!

    I’m also in favor of directing at least the wordie.org domain directly unto Zeitgeist—a setting to switch the whole of Wordnik from “dictionary mode” into “social mode” of course goes beyond that and would be much appreciated.

    And what about hiding the empty fields on the profile pages? That would render the list more concise and efficient, thus creating potential for more fields.

    And little glitch: Since I fixed a Unicode mishap in its title, I can’t open my list “Bored now.” – Evil Words anymore.

    Thanks and keep up the great work.

    November 14, 2009

  • Pretty please: can the comment box be restored to the top of the comments? Having it down the bottom of the page like this would make sense only if the comments ran from oldest to most recent.

    November 14, 2009

  • I don't think you can delete lists either...

    November 14, 2009

  • Hash tags on Wordnik! That's funny.

    That's a bug Pro, you should be able to remove words you added, I think. Will look into it.

    November 14, 2009

  • John, I added a word to someone's list and found out that once added, I can't delete it but only move it to a list of mine. #deletewords
    (perhaps it'll make things easier to follow if I tag my reports)

    November 14, 2009

  • Profile comments are editable now. List comments next, and they'll both start appearing on Zeitgeist soon.

    A ways back I said it would be nice to be able to toggle Wordie between 'dictionary' and 'social' mode, depending on mood or purpose. And that's what I hope Wordie/nik evolves into. Wordie's chatter has been the best part, but when it started I was thinking dictionaries, and that still appeals. Maybe that's trying to square the circle, but I hope not. Guess we'll find out.

    More specific controls will come, but it can be make more Wordie-like as-is. This may change, but I feel a simpler homepage is easier to absorb for new folks. But I have my homepage set to Zeitgeist and hardly look at the real one--and Zeitgeist is going to get much better fairly soon. And when poking through lists if you use the 'comment' links, you can bypass the lexicographic pages entirely.

    Sionnach*, I'm glad your back :-). Be a grouch, it should have been handled better.
    * fyi, your profile is set to private, so I can't comment on it. A vestige of you having had a previous Wordnik account, I think, back when all profiles were private.

    November 14, 2009

  • I think the transition was ok, not to say there's nothing to be perfected, but I'm sincerely hoping the Wordies will stick around and wait, because that's what makes the spirit we don't want to lose!

    November 14, 2009

  • Hmmm. There's still that odd lacuna between the comments over the last two days and those from 16 months ago.

    On Wednesday when I visited this site for the first time, I was pretty grouchy, and disappointed that the transition from Wordie had left so much undone/inaccessible. After poking around for a while it is apparent to me that some of the apparent inaccessibility was more due to my own not having been imaginative enough to figure out. There are still some minor glitches - e.g. incomplete lists in the case that the number of list entries exceeds 100 words (a concrete example is my "kenny kens kenning" list, where I was unable to see many of the last 29 of its 129 entries).

    But it's obvious to me that you guys (by which I mean John and his - as yet unknown to me - Wordnik hench-techies) have been working your butts off to fix glitches as they become evident. For which I would like to offer my sincere thanks. It's gone a long way toward changing my (admittedly grouchy) reaction on Wednesday of "that's it, this sucks, I'm outta here" to a more understanding "well, I need to stick around and support John and the gang in this new endeavour".

    That said, I still find the Wordnik entry parlour a cold, dull, gloomy, unwelcoming portal. One that gives absolutely no sense of the gleeful anarchic mischief that lurks within (at least I hope that spirit still lurks within).

    Just as defaulting to word comments seems like the only possible interesting choice, so too does defaulting to Zeitgeist as one's point of entry seem like the only non-yawn-inducing option. There's something so unexpectedly unappealing about this whole "look at us we're a dictionary" aspect. It's like being welcomed in by a bunch of thugs dressed as security guards, or something. Which is to say, distinctly offputting.

    Obviously that's just one Wordie's opinion. YMMV and I hope it does. Otherwise the benefits of the transition seem entirely fuzzy. Remind me again, what are those benefits, exactly?

    But, there I go again, being a nattering nabob of negativism. Something I promised myself I would try not to be. Apparently without too much success.

    Keep up the good work, folks. I'm working on my attitude problem.

    November 14, 2009

  • John and Wordnik: I'd like to personally thank you guys for being so on top of things here and working so directly with your userbase. That is sooo very cool. I for one will be a longtime supporter and promoter of this site from this point on. Anything I can do to help, please don't hesitate to ask me. You are much appreciated by this user!

    November 14, 2009

  • Two quick things: tags are and will remain lowercase only. And frogapplause, I love the comic, thanks. You can see the future!

    November 14, 2009

  • Wordie tags are back. There are a few issues still, the main one being that tags show up on your profile, but not always on the tag page itself. I'm working on that, and also on a dedicated tags page to be linked off our profiles.

    Thanks for the understanding everyone, I appreciate it. We stumbled on the Wordie integration, which I regret. That aside, these new surroundings feel weird for me too. But all the Wordie stuff will come back online, and I still have faith that Wordnik+Wordie will be a good thing. I hope that will become more apparent once everything is working and we're moving forward again.

    November 14, 2009

  • We all are. It's hard for us to get used to this place, but it must be even harder for you to deal with that AND all the technical issues.

    November 14, 2009

  • Thanks, john. I'm looking forward to all of the new Wordnik-y fun to be had, and I'm impressed by all the work you've done already.

    November 14, 2009

  • ruzuzu and marky, i removed 'recent lookups' from profiles. i'll add it back when it can be made optional and we're sure it's accurate.

    we're working on getting wordie tags back and at fixing commenting on lists with special characters in the url. pro, that will hopefully make it possible to comment on 'knuckle tattoos', which is important to me, since i missed that first time around and want to say how much i love it.

    also trying to get editing on list and profile comments working today.

    November 14, 2009

  • I'd thought it would be funny to use the public list of words I've looked up as a sort of ridiculous description of myself, but now I'm worried that Wordnik is doing some editorializing. Sure, it was happy to show the world that I had looked up awesome, which I had, but then it showed mob-owned, which I absolutely had not.

    (Of course, it occurs to me that this would be a great place to claim that things were added... then when I look up those potentially compromising subjects (ribbon snakes, or even lingonberries), I can just say there was some glitch.)

    So, um, yeah, really, it's no problem... nothing to see here....

    November 14, 2009

  • Need ability to EDIT comments on my profile page, also to be able to toggle PUBLIC/PRIVATE Lookup List only. Those aren't words I looked up, some are words I simply clicked on and I just don't want my entire navigation made public, while I want my profile to be public.

    November 14, 2009