Hello, Arbitrarily0, and welcome to the Simple English Wiktionary!

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Good luck and happy editing! Griffinofwales (talk) 16:23, 10 April 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks Griffin! Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 16:25, 10 April 2010 (UTC)[]

Related wordsEdit

I haven't been changing this section on your page creations because I was absent for a period of time and can't remember exactly what our stance is on "Related words" sections--but--I think you may be mislabelling. I seem to recall that we're only supposed to place words in this section that contain the entry word itself or some derivation of it (see right for an example). Many of the words you've labelled as "Related words" may more accurately be labelled as "Synonyms" or perhaps even as "See also". You may want to check with Brett as I know he's had strong feelings about this sort of thing in the past and should be able to clarify a little better. Thanks! · Tygrrr... 20:49, 12 April 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks a lot Tygrrr, sorry for the delayed reply. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 18:10, 9 May 2010 (UTC)[]


The best example sentences help a user understand the meaning of the word. I am the first to admit that that is not always easy and I also sometimes fall short. Your example sentences certainly aren't bad, but I've noticed a few that could be more useful (e.g. Appalachia, Zaire, conformist). Just something to keep in mind since it seems you are tackling exstub pages. :-) · Tygrrr... 20:49, 23 August 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks for letting me know Tygrrr! I know what you mean. I'll start by revisiting the ones you mentioned. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:00, 23 August 2010 (UTC)[]
Here we are: see the changes to Appalachia, Zaire, and conformist. I'll definitely keep this in mind in the future. Thanks mate, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:35, 23 August 2010 (UTC)[]
Fantastic!! They look great! BTW, your original Appalachia sentence cracks me up every time I think about it. The imagery of a little man hiding is hilarious to me. Who knows, maybe it's just me, lol :-) · Tygrrr... 00:56, 24 August 2010 (UTC)[]
Ahaha! Honestly I have no idea why I had the urge to suddenly type that. :) Maybe my subconcious is trying to tell me the whereabouts of my lost Uncle Ned. Oh well, I'll try to keep my future examples more dictionary-like (but I'm glad you got to appreciate the original anyways!). Just kidding about Uncle Ned by the way.  :) Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 04:06, 24 August 2010 (UTC)[]

your workEdit

u do a hell of a job arb thank you for formatting the entries. -- (talk) 15:05, 26 August 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks mate! Appreciate it, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 15:14, 26 August 2010 (UTC)[]
Hey, just wanted to say I second this. Great job, it's nice to see some new users about. :-) We're not in the habit of giving barnstars, but let me give you this anyway:
  Congratulations: You have been given a Barnstar!

For tidying up and creating so many entries.   Tempodivalse [talk] 17:03, 31 August 2010 (UTC)[]

Cheers, Tempodivalse [talk] 17:03, 31 August 2010 (UTC)[]

Wow thanks Tempo! That really really means a lot to me. Take great care and see you around, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 17:52, 31 August 2010 (UTC)[]


Hi there! I've reviewed lots of your creations here and found that they are really good. Since I can't find entries that need fixing, I added you the autopatrol right. I hope you don't mind. -Barras (talk) 16:14, 30 August 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks Barras! It's no problem at all, I'll try to keep it up. Best regards, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 17:50, 30 August 2010 (UTC)[]


Congrats! Brett has set your rights. It was quite clear and noone objected. On this small wiki, it doesn't matter if something is closed earlier as you can see :) Have fun with the tools! -Barras (talk) 15:48, 18 September 2010 (UTC)[]

Thanks a bunch Barras! I really appreciate it. Take great care mate, see you around! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 16:48, 18 September 2010 (UTC)[]
Just wanted to pop in and say congratulations. I'm sure you'll do fine with the tools :) Tempodivalse [talk] 17:44, 20 September 2010 (UTC)[]
Thanks Tempo! Appreciate it! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 18:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)[]


I want to change my username from Cupidcobra1 to Cupidvogel. Please help. Cupidcobra1 (talk) 18:50, 31 October 2010 (UTC)[]

Sorry. Only bureaucrats can do it. Perhaps you can contact Barras or Tempodivalse for a change in your username. Regards, Wpeaceout - Chill out and chat 05:40, 3 January 2011 (UTC)[]

Thanks and questionEdit

Thanks for the welcome! I came over here from Simple WP and don't plan to be around much, but I'll drop by occasionally. I was just changing all my settings and wondering where I would make a note about a grammatical error that needs to be fixed in the gadget summaries. I would be grateful if you could point me in the right direction! PrincessofLlyr (talk) 16:18, 30 November 2010 (UTC)[]

Hi PrincessofLlyr! Sorry greatly for the delayed reply! What is the typo that needs to be fixed? I might be able to make the change myself, otherwise I can let User:Barras know. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 14:51, 4 December 2010 (UTC)[]
Third one under "Interface gadgets": This tools makes it easier to edit definitions. Thanks, PrincessofLlyr (talk) 04:03, 5 December 2010 (UTC)[]

Your botEdit

Hey there. I've just removed the bot flag from your bot as it is inactive for far more than one year. If you need it again at some point, just poke me. Best, -Barras talk 13:42, 6 March 2012 (UTC)[]

Thanks for the note Barras! Cheers mate, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 03:30, 11 March 2012 (UTC)[]

Error with plural formEdit

I created "royal family" but inadvertently created "royal familys". I renamed it to the correct form but the plural form came out "royal familys" and I couldn't move it to "royal families". Can you correct the plural form for me? Thanks. Rus793 (talk) 14:55, 11 July 2013 (UTC)[]

Hi Rus793. Sorry I missed your message, but it looks like Hydriz took care of it. Thanks for contributing! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 10:41, 24 July 2013 (UTC)[]

Proposed removal of rightsEdit

Hi Arbitrarily0! I have proposed to remove your rights on this wiki on grounds of inactivity. Do voice your opinion there if you do get active again. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 09:54, 11 November 2018 (UTC)[]