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Welcome[edit]

Hi,
Welcome to OmegaWiki ! I hope you have fun on our project :) Please please read about the DefinedMeaning. When you have questions, please ask consider using the IRC channel. GerardM 08:52, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

?? What is your native language ??

Hello, Gerard.

I'm Geoerge Boeree - Agricola is just my "nom de plume." My native language is Hollands, but I have lived in the US since the age of five, so I speak English like a native, and my Hollands is rusty. Ik kan Hollands goed lesen, maar praten en scriven is wel moielijk! I can ook Frans lesen, en een beetje Spaans, Italian, Afrikaans, en andere taalen van Europa.

Forgive my spelling and grammatical errors - but feel free to write me in Hollands. Incidentally, my mother is from Zaandam, so my accent makes me sound more Frisian than Hollands! But the last time I was back in Holland, I could at least order a Pilsie!

George "Agricola" Boeree

Hoi, you have edit rights. So what you do it hit the edit button on a concept that you want to add to. When you do not get the word, it may mean that the concept already exists. It pays to hunt for it (English is the best hunting ground so far). Apart from that it is fairly Wiki.. there are articles like DefinedMeaning that explain a lot. GerardM 01:47, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

I removed the LFN definition of "Nederlandes" and have tried re-entering it (using each of the three spaces where you presumably can add an exact definition), and I save it, but no change occurs. The LFN definition remains missing. I can edit a definition already there (e.g. for engles) nicely. Agricola 06:20, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

You first have to select the language for the definition. In the text box next to it, you type the definition itself. When the definition already exist, you just change the text of the definition. Thanks, GerardM 09:39, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

I did all that - it does not work. (Sorry for being a problem!) Agricola 12:39, 7 April 2008 (EDT)

I found at least part of the problem: I use a Mac. I normally use Camino for my browser (it's a Firefox-related browser for Macs); I then tried Mozilla; the Firefox; and finally Safari. Safari allowed me to use the drop-down menus for the language you want to enter a new definition in. Even with Safari, I couldn't just fill in the line for the language. Plus, when I hit the save-page button, I get repeatedly gegt this message: "A script on the page "Editing Svensce - OmegaWiki" (http://www.omegawiki.org/index.php?title=DefinedMeaning:Swedish_%286275%29&action=edit&dataset=uw) is making Safari unresponsive. Do you want to continue running the script, or stop it?" So I'm glad I'm not an idiot, but I am afraid that you experts have a bit more work to do! Agricola 16:04, 7 April 2008 (EDT)