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This page is for getting feedback from Simple English Wiktionary readers. Feedback can be given anonymously on a page by clicking the choice in the left-side margin which best matches your opinion of the page. Go here to see feedback. You can also give feedback on page definitions by commenting below. General ideas about Simple English Wiktionary should be given at Wiktionary:Simple talk.

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ambitious[change]

If a person is ambitious, he always thinks that he can do and acquire everything he wants.

Why don't you have an "intuitive" search engine?[change]

I don't know how many times I have come to your site to find out the correct spelling of a word only to be told that there no "hits" on what I have typed. Well, DUH!!!! If I'm not sure about the spelling of a word, how the H-ll is your site going to do me any good?!?!?! On the other hand, an old-fashioned, physical book style of dictionary beats your Wiktionary hands down. At least I can find out how to spell the word/s I don't know or am unsure of. H-ll, GOOGLE is a MUCH better source for obtaining the correct spelling of words - and it's not even a "dedicated" spelling/dictionary source such as your Wiktionary. How do they do it?...an intuitive search engine. As its name implies, it intuits what you are seeking by considering what you have typed, then looks for and suggests answers ("hits") based on the searchers' inputs (the letters you typed), then makes suggestions by asking "Did you mean..."?, and then offers suggestions that are close to what you are spelling, or (more appropriately) trying to spell. Surely I am not the first or only person to have run into this HUGE problem with your "dictionary."

Bottom-line: if you don't have enough money to purchase the software required for an intuitive search engine, either provide a standard dictionary - from "A" to "Z" - that looks just like a regular dictionary in book form. THINK about this dilemma. If you were faced with needing to use/spell a word in some correspondence, and came to an online dictionary such as yours, and tried three or four different spellings, only to be told, in essence, "there is no such word," what would you do? Where would you turn? Basically, you're saying "If you don't know how to spell whatever word you need to know how to spell WE CAN'T HELP YOU. We can only help you if you are looking for the definition of a word. And, before we can provide said definition, you need to know how to spell that word. (This reminds me of a movie I saw years ago, "Catch-22", from the book of the same title.

Oh well, if you guys haven't given any consideration to this problem, it would appear that you haven't put much real thought into your alleged area of expertise. That being the case, maybe you should consider getting a job with some branch of the government, as you would be right at home doing something that requires little to no thought, and from which it is virtually impossible to be fired. I'm not trying to be rude (it just comes naturally...just kidding) but, since it would seem that you are blissfully unaware/ignorant of a common but major problem faced by many of the people that come to your site for one of the two main reasons that they would consult a dictionary (definitions and correct spelling of words), I'm coming on a bit strong in the hope that you will sit up and take notice of this huge hole in your site's capabilities.

Final thoughts: either 1) get an intuitive search engine that can properly address this problem (most ALL sites have one), and/or 2) provide a "book style" dictionary in an electronic format, where users of your site can go through the "A's" the "B's" the "C's" etc. just as they would with a physical dictionary in book form. BETTER YET, provide BOTH these options. This will serve your users/visitors who come to the site to ensure they are spelling words correctly MUCH better than this site currently "serves" them - which is NOT AT ALL when faced with this type of problem!

Regards,

Mike

p.s. What the "H" does this mean: "Warning: You are not logged in. If you choose to save your changes, your IP address will be recorded in this page's change history."????? People/Users (like me) need to create an account in order to ask questions or make suggestions? REALLY?!?!?!?! Is that an effort to get people to shy away from contacting you? Why would you do that?

Hi, Mike. On the main page, in the top right, you'll see "Browse: A a B b" etc. That will give you a "book-style" way of going through the alphabet. That said, it's not clear why you're using the Simple English Wiktionary, which is intended mostly for language learners. I think you'd be much better served by the regular English Wiktionary, which also has the browsing function you're looking for.--Brett (talk) 11:35, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
"Purchase" software? Mike, are you suggesting that Wiktionary should be a paid service? The entire purpose of this project is to teach English learners words for free. Wiktionary lives from donations. You don't need to make an account either - it just says that your IP will be logged when you edit. Also, this site is run by volunteers, so please be a little polite. Aryamanarora (talk) 21:08, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

sigh[change]

--2601:400:4201:85A4:9617:5BB6:69BD:9AD (talk) 23:03, 16 November 2015 (UTC)--2601:400:4201:85A4:9617:5BB6:69BD:9AD (talk) 23:03, 16 November 2015 (UTC)Okay so I would like to know why my google document says that "sighed" wasn't a word. Was it spelled wrong??????????????--2601:400:4201:85A4:9617:5BB6:69BD:9AD (talk) 23:03, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

I don't like what I see.[change]

You may think it's unprofessional of me to say this, but I'm being frank with you here. I don't like the Simple English Wiktionary, because it includes so little, and a "simple English" dictionary is kind of an oxymoron, because dictionaries are already supposed to simplify words with definitions in order to explain the word; this dictionary is just oversimplifying them, and not including a great majority of the content that the original English Wiktionary does. But whatever, I can't change it, keep on with your lives here. I just won't be editing here much. Philmonte101 (talk) 20:21, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Also, for someone who doesn't speak English not to be able to read a definition well on enwikt, they could just look in the Translations box and find the translation of the word at hand in their own language. So that concept is also obsoleted. Philmonte101 (talk) 20:24, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

thought[change]

YOU ARE THE BEST "THE THING THAT A PERSON SHOULD KNOW IS ABOUT HIS OWN SOUL" -ÅṾƗȠÃṠḤ ṀẴŃḊRȄ

review[change]

Hello, Could you please tell me where I can find the data dump for download for the simple wiktionary?

https://simple.wiktionary.org/wiki/review

I tried, but could no locate it here: https://dumps.wikimedia.org/enwiktionary/latest/

Thanks.