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  • Used to describe a set of list buddies, which typically is used to describe a pair.

    October 18, 2007

  • Such as reestee's lists of words for tiny cars and huge suvs? If I had the time I'd make those lists into some cool merch. (hint, hint)

    October 18, 2007

  • What the...Seanahan pinched my word and broke the Wordie ninth commandment! ;-)

    Ooh, the car lists. I'd almost forgotten about them. *rubbing hands together*

    October 18, 2007

  • Oh, like you haven't broken that one before!! ;)

    October 18, 2007

  • *looks around innocently*

    In my defense, seanahan is actually the...well, he wrote the commandments, you see (or received them from above; I'm not sure how that works on the Internet). I'm just surprised, is all. :-)

    October 18, 2007

  • Hey, I cited the original source. I did not break the commandment. I clicked on the word, and you hadn't added it, like you were supposed to. I had to add it so that it was in the database. So there.

    October 19, 2007

  • Yeah! Let's get mad!!! *scowls really hard*

    October 19, 2007

  • Luckily the bear is chained, because that growling sounds pretty dangerous. Hopefully she's been fed recently.

    October 19, 2007

  • Wait--I was supposed to add it? Where's that commandment? Hmm? ;-)

    *runs off to add every possible word in the universe*

    October 19, 2007

  • The rule is this: If you link to a word, you should add it. Otherwise, when people try to follow your link, there is no word there, and they won't be able to click on the various dictionary links to see if it is real or madeupical. With a word there and a tag or two, it makes the user experience much nicer.

    Plus, you can't "steal" a word if nobody owns it. That's like finding a $5 bill on the ground and leaving it, and then me deciding to pick it up.

    October 19, 2007

  • I don't think there's any particular reason why you should have to add a word just because you put it in brackets. I mean, to each her own, but... why? Isn't this place more fun if we all just, you know, like, dork out the way we want to?

    And if you were kidding, seanahan, then... I guess I'm sorryish. ;)

    October 20, 2007

  • I would prefer to try and leave at least one comment for every word. If someone links a word and doesn't add it, I will add it and leave some comment. I guess people don't have to add the words if they link to them, I just prefer the case.

    October 20, 2007

  • Sometimes I use the bracket function just to highlight a word, or, especially a phrase. I may not want to add it to my lists, but consider that somebody else might like it enough to add and part of the work is already done for them. Alternatively, I'll add the word, make a comment if I want, and then delete it from my list, so that it becomes part of the site for such functions as "random word".

    October 20, 2007

  • I was thinking along the lines of what oroboros said, though I didn't say it as well.

    Naturally, if any wordie prefers a certain way, that wordie's free to do so. I just don't think anyone else should feel constrained by another person's preferences. If someone cares more than I do, it's up to that person, not me, to worry about it.

    Like oroboros, I'll probably continue to bracket words I have no intention of adding--or, more accurately, words that I assume are already part of the database because someone else probably added them. I don't feel like there's any sort of deadline here, or any sort of "right way" to do things. And that's what's so great about Wordie.

    October 20, 2007

  • Agreed, oroboros and chained_bear. I started out joking about this, but please--there's no rule about adding a word you coin, for crying out loud. Where did that come from? Nothing wrong with adding brackets for someone else's benefit, if they choose to add the word to a list and you don't. Saves a little time for a fellow Wordie, in my view. I also don't believe you must add a comment to every word you add to a list.

    Wordie is what you make it. If you have other ways of doing things, fine. That's your Wordie and this is mine. :-)

    October 22, 2007

  • I completely agree, Reesetee. No one is forced to do anything. Hopefully there are others like me, who prefer to add anything in brackets, and agree with the commenting. That way, everyone gets their way and no one person has to do too much.

    October 23, 2007