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comment Does Wiktionary supply what writers need in an online dictionary?
I would just like to link back to the question and answer on english.SO that advised me to post such a question here so both sides can be aware of each other: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/1095/…
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rephrase question following feedback in comments
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comment Does Wiktionary supply what writers need in an online dictionary?
I'll change it to "what are its good points and bad points" which seems more on-topic but looks more specifically subjective. Feedback appreciated. (Also on meta).
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comment Does Wiktionary supply what writers need in an online dictionary?
@Neil: Wiktionary is a "generalist dictionary" that tries to cover everything. So if it does its job well it should be useful to all kinds of writers. It is good at synonyms, alternative spellings, obsolete terms, derived and related terms, and rhymes. Its other strong point for the audience here is that anyone can fix any errors they find or add what's missing.
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comment Does Wiktionary supply what writers need in an online dictionary?
Yes I wasn't sure where to ask it. I read some similar topics on english.SO that said certain types of questions regarding dictionaries belonged here and that the resources tag was specifically for the purpose. I also read the FAQ here which didn't mention polls specifically but they are permitted on StackOverflow so I thought I'd just give it a try.
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