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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Thanks Whoami? - that'll go under Translation

Have some smiley - cake

smiley - cheers


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Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation

smiley - smileysmiley - cake


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Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation

The sanskrit link to:

http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/tamil/ mwd_search.html

might work a lot better if it was:

http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/indologie/tamil/mwd_search.html

Whoami? smiley - cake


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

You're right - it might. A definite improvement there - smiley - ta.

I still haven't been through it all, checking all the links. Every time I think I'll do that another subbing batch arrives smiley - doh

I have added a few more links myself, though, and I always check those out.

smiley - cheers


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Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation

smiley - smileysmiley - cake


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Post 26

six7s


Hi Bels,

As part of an experiment (that backfired) I deleted myself from the list of researchers on this entry... smiley - erm

six7s smiley - winkeye


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

I noticed you weren't credited, couldn't understand it as I knew I had included you, (completely ignoring the fact that people are now able to remove themselves,) shrugged, and put you back on. Is that ok, or do you not want to be credited?

BTW I'm adding a couple more links - a visual thesaurus, and a phrase finder from Sheffield uni.


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six7s


Thanks, I'm chuffed to be included smiley - smiley

I've been spreading the word a bit, on my new crossword A975431 and to those frequenting the word game threads in askh2g2. They either have access to some rather great sites or immense vocabs




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Post 29

six7s

The visual thesaurus is brilliant smiley - ok


One suggestion: (feel free to ignore it completely smiley - winkeye )
add POPUP="1" to the links, as some of the sites are (for me) an invitation to go net-mining so deeply that I'll never find my way back...

As far as I can tell from <./>GuideML-LINK</.> the code is approved for inclusion in an Edited entry, which this should be - very soon


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Post 30

kea ~ Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded but very well read blue and white website

hi Bels

six7s sent me this way. i haven't had a good look at the page yet, but its looks like it will be very useful.

a wee problem - the page is too wide to fit my screen. its probably the ____________ between sections. would you be able to reduce them a bit so i don't have to scroll back and forth all the time? (>>Free-of-charge and non-subscription (at least in part) on-line lookups or dow<< is how far i can read without scrolling)

thanks
kea.


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Hi kea

Thanks for dropping in smiley - smiley.

I hate it when you have to scroll in that way smiley - grr. But it wouldn't be the Horizontal Rule - they are a simple tag which will adjust automatically, rather than a string of underscores which could cause that problem.

No, I think it's probably the very long URL for the Microsoft Manual, and I don't know what I can do about that. I don't have a problem with it myself in Brunel with either IE or Opera, so maybe you can adjust your browser or settings?

Have you tried it in alabaster? - that has a wider text area.


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

six7s - POPUP is a good idea and I will put it in. Actually it's frowned upon for the EG so I'm not in the habit of using it, and personally I always open links in a new window anyway, but here it would be good. smiley - ta

I never thought of this entry as being EG material, partly because it's unfinished. (Could it ever be considered 'finished'?) But maybe at some stage I'll put it in the Writing Workshop or the CWW and see what people think.


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six7s


I'm an 'open-in-new-window' surfer too but (as far as I know) the popup line is bulletproof for all parsers/browsers and if it helps the reader to navigate, then why not use it? smiley - smiley

> I never thought of this entry as being EG material,
> partly because it's unfinished.
> (Could it ever be considered 'finished'?)


Funny, as soon as I saw it, I could see it evolving into a edited entry... maybe with a short intro on the dynamic nature of language (or something similar) and a comment on the proliferation of net and its potential/impact so far re communication...

Whatever, you are compling a superb resource which has already been bookmarked by quite a few people that I know smiley - ok

As for it never being 'finished', surely any piece dealing with something that is continually evolving will always be a work in progress

Anyhow, what ever you decide to do with it, I like it smiley - smiley






kea,
I'm curious to know what browser, resolution and settings you're using - so far I haven't been able to replicate what you described


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Whoami - iD dislikes punctuation

Have you considered becoming a Guru, six7s?

Whoami? smiley - cake


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Post 35

six7s

²

Maybe smiley - winkeye


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Well I've been adding quite a few things over the past several weeks. Latest addition is 'Wurdz' (see under Miscellaneous) - very useful for guide entries and in fact any text.


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OwlofDoom

How about some mention of the DICT protocol, and its various clients, including the web client at ?

The protocol is a generic way to connect to several dictionaries, gazetteers etc including Webster 1913 (US English only, but very detailed) and WordNet (more modern and covering UK and US English, but not as in-depth).

is a list of links to information and clients for the DICT protocol.

~ smiley - towel


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Bels - an incurable optimist. A1050986

Thanks very much for that. I've put that in under Dictionaries.

smiley - ta


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OwlofDoom

Looks good. smiley - tasmiley - ok

Now the rest of the h2 community will be able to share my little secret (the command-line client is especially useful when sub-editing). smiley - biggrin

~ smiley - towel


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