Wiktionary:Entry layout

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It should not be modified without discussion and consensus. Any substantial or contested changes require a VOTE. [1]
Entries: CFI - EL - NORM - NPOV - QUOTE - DELETE. Languages: LT - AXX. Others: BLOCK - BOTS.

This is a list of norms that govern how an entry should be formatted. This includes what sections are allowed and what contents are expected to be found in them. These rules reflect what editors think as best concerning the standard format of an entry. [2]


While the information below may represent some kind of “standard” form, it is not a set of rigid rules. You may experiment with deviations, but other editors may find those deviations unacceptable, and revert those changes. They have just as much right to do that as you have to make them. Be ready to discuss those changes. If you want your way accepted, you have to make the case for that. Unless there is a good reason for deviating, the standard should be presumed correct. Refusing to discuss, or engaging in edit wars may also affect your credibility in other unrelated areas.

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