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The Wiktionary community encourages users to be bold in updating pages. Wikis develop faster when people fix problems, correct grammar, add facts, make sure the language is precise, and so on. Expect everyone to be bold. It's okay. It's what everyone expects. How many times have you read something online and thought, "Why aren't these pages copy-edited?" Wiktionary not only allows but encourages you to add, revise, and edit entries yourself. It does require some amount of politeness, but it works. You'll see.

If someone writes an inferior entry, don't worry that editing it might hurt their feelings. Correct it, add to it, and — if it's total nonsense — replace it with your own brilliant work. That's the nature of a wiki.

And, of course, others here will boldly and mercilessly edit what you write, as well. Don't take it personally. They, like all of us, just want to make Wiktionary as good as it can possibly be.

But don't be reckless[തിരുത്തുക]

New users in particular are often entranced by the openness of Wiktionary and dive right in. That's a good thing. But please note: "be bold in updating pages" does not mean that you should make large changes or deletions to long, complex entries that are well established and structurally sound, such as lead, or to policy pages such as Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion. In such cases the text as you find it has come into being after long and arduous negotiations between Wikipedians of diverse backgrounds and points of view. An incautious edit to such a page can be likened to stirring up a hornet's nest: other users who are involved in the page may react angrily.

If you expect to see disagreement with your edits, it's a good idea to discuss the entry on the talk page. Then wait for responses for at least a day: many people edit Wiktionary in their spare time and may not respond immediately. If no one objects, proceed, but consider moving large deletions to the talk page and listing your objections to the text so that other people will understand your changes and will be able to follow the history of the page. Also be sure to leave a descriptive edit summary detailing your change and reasoning.

Don't let that scare you off[തിരുത്തുക]

With the vast majority of entries, feel free to dive right in and make broad changes as you see fit. It's only with a few sensitive pages that caution is better advised, and you'll probably recognize those right away. Even if you don't, as long as you have an appetite for debate, being bold is generally a defensible position. You won't be the first person to have made a controversial edit, and you won't be the last. That said, contributions that add new definitions or example sentences to an entry are likely to be more welcome than contributions that just delete some of the content. Just remember, be bold.

Actions and edits with widespread effects[തിരുത്തുക]

Some caution is also advised if your changes affect many other pages, such as editing a template or moving a highly linked-to page (you can always check what links to a page before moving it). While not required, it is recommended that before making this type of major change you become more familiar with the relevant policies of Wiktionary. Also, it is considered polite if you are willing to fix any problems you have created (such as broken redirects or formatting problems) in the affected pages.

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