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Welcome to OmegaWiki, I hope we will have a lot of fun making this project work :) GerardM 19:07, 17 March 2006 (CET)

Thank you and I'm sure we will. :-) --Tosca 00:03, 19 March 2006 (CET)


Hoi, you can now edit the relational data .. Please be careful :) GerardM 18:45, 2 May 2006 (CEST)

Great. Thank you. :-) --Tosca 18:47, 2 May 2006 (CEST)


Drei Synonymen für das? O_o Wirklich, deine Sprache ist samselt (zarbi) Kipcool 13:54, 25 August 2006 (CEST)


Ich weiss, es ist gemein ... nur: darf ich Dich bitten, Dich um die Liste OLPC Children's Dictionary/1000 Basic words/Wordgroup 010 zu kümmern und Deutsch durchzugehen? Wäre echt toll :-) Wenn ja, bitte gib mir kurz Bescheid - ich mache dann das Template dort hin, so dass andere nicht daran arbeiten. Ciao! --Sabine 17:14, 8 October 2006 (CEST)

Danke!!!--Sabine 17:35, 8 October 2006 (CEST)
Mach ich doch gern. :-) --Tosca 18:10, 8 October 2006 (CEST)
Wenn Du 'mal wieder nicht weisst, wo Du weiter machen sollst ;-) OLPC Children's Dictionary/1000 Basic words/Wordgroup 008 - Ciao :-) --Sabine 21:54, 9 October 2006 (CEST)


Hi, I'm in trouble with these meanings as autumn is in September (resp. March) only in half of the world, on the other half, autumn is in March (resp September). I think the definitions should not mention a month. --Ascánder 20:00, 12 March 2007 (EDT)

DefinedMeaning talk:afwisseling (5583)[edit]

Hi Tosca, concerning your comments on DefinedMeaning talk:afwisseling (5583):

Could someone translate this def, please? I've no idea what this means. --Tosca 17:22, 1 April 2007 (EDT)

You can find it at DefinedMeaning:change (5548).
Now we have a double entry... Patio 05:24, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
I changed it to not being a double meaning. GerardM 06:40, 6 April 2007 (EDT)
Thank you. :-) --Tosca 10:34, 6 April 2007 (EDT)

Welcome back[edit]

Hoi, I hope you had a great holiday :) Welcome back :) GerardM 11:41, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

Hi Gerard, thanks for the welcome back. I did have a nice holiday indeed. :-) --Tosca 04:48, 17 September 2007 (EDT)


Hoi, I am loath to add Latin until we have a sensible way to deal with the latin names as used in taxonomy. Somthing like a Equus caballus does not make sense as an ordinary Latin word. I do not know yet how to deal with it.. I need inspiration !! GerardM 15:00, 18 September 2007 (EDT)

There is a code range in ISO 639-3 (qaa to qtz) which is reserved for local use. We can use one of those codes for taxonomical names and lat for regular Latin. --Tosca 17:11, 19 September 2007 (EDT)
Why not "lat" for Latin and "lat-sci" for scientific names? (link [1]). Kipcool 07:27, 20 September 2007 (EDT)

Latin language added[edit]

I have added Latin as an editable language. All the problems are still there, but in the end it is more important to me that you are happy :) GerardM 05:30, 22 September 2007 (EDT)

Answers to your question[edit]

Yes, there is a time plan and yes there are developers. GerardM 18:21, 6 April 2008 (EDT)

Great, I'm looking forward to it. :-) --Tosca 05:52, 8 April 2008 (EDT)

DM, notions, database et tutti quanti[edit]


I appreciate really much, and approve, what you wrote on Talk:DefinedMeaning. would you have a look at user:spir/Notion ? And tell me what you think about it.
Thank you, Denis --spir 09:54, 22 September 2008 (EDT)


Hello Tosca, you've deleted the above DM and its talk page and since I've failed to restore it, I am copying the content of the talk page here to give a reply:

I am not quite sure if German 'abwertend' is the right translation for this DM, but I don't know any better one, so... --dh 15:55, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Please don't get me wrong, but I am getting a little impatient here. Don't you ever research words before you add them? If you don't know if a translation is good, then don't add it or research it first. Bad DMs and bad translations create a lot of work for others who have to clean up behind you. --Tosca 15:11, 29 November 2009 (UTC)
Now that I acutally did the research, no it's not a good translation. --Tosca 18:28, 29 November 2009 (UTC)}}
Since I wrote that I am not sure if 'abwertend' is the right translation while I should have written 'the best translation', I understand why you could get the (false) impression that I did not research this word, but what makes you think I never research words? And why does a wrong or not so good German translation justify the deletion of the whole DM?
Besides, it is not really 'a lot of work' to check the delete box next to 'abwertend' when adding a better German word for 'dysphemistic', is it? --dh 00:44, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Part of a theme[edit]

Hi Tosca, I've just noticed that you erased attributes to class biology[2]. I'd like to know how do you propose for instance to express that speciation is part of the theme evolution. The only option I see is to declare evolution and other sub-themes of biology as themes themselves (i.e. members of class theme) and adding to themes the inverse relation to of "part of a theme". What do you think? See you around. --Ascánder 17:35, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi Ascánder. I deleted biology as a class, because you wouldn't say that (for example) "evolution is a biology" whereas you would say "English is a language". So "language" should be a class and "biology" a topic. Evolution could be a subtopic of biology. Or you could use the relation "hypernym" to indicate that speciation belongs to the subject evolution. "part of theme" is an old relation type from Gemet, I think we want to replace it by class and topic. --Tosca 18:30, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Hi, if you interpret "hypernym" as a hypernym of "is part of a theme" (and our English definition of hypernym suggest that) then we could effectively use hypernym to relate evolution and boilogy; however, I understand hypernym as "a term with a broader sense" which does not correspond to part of a theme[3], so probably we'd want to keep "is part of a theme" in some cases. --Ascánder 18:29, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
Hoi, I do not understand this theme thing at all. It makes no sense to me. GerardM 21:48, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
 :-) I only tried to argue against "hipernym" as a replacement for GEMET's "is part of a theme" relation. --Ascánder 00:37, 22 May 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Tosca, aus einer Definition sollte man normalerweise schließen können, welches Wort gemeint ist; „Weiße kristalline Substanz mit süßlichem Geschmack“ trifft aber auf viele Substanzen zu, ist also keine Definition für Bleiacetat, sondern für einen Überbegriff für alle süßlich schmeckenden kristallinen Substanzen. Gruß --Ortografix 15:07, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Da hast du recht, aber besonders bei Substanzen ist es schwierig eine Definition zu finden, die eindeutig nur auf eine Substanz zutrifft. Hast du eine Idee für eine eindeutigere Definition? --Tosca 18:45, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
Mein Vorschlag wäre "Blei(II)-Salz der Essigsäure", das wäre eindeutig, und andere Salze könnten nach dem selben Muster definiert werden. --Ortografix 22:21, 14 November 2010 (UTC)


Hello. Can you please check my definition of RAM? It intends to mean what is usually called a "RAM", not the etymological "random-access memory", also called "RAM" but which includes hard disks and many other kind of memories. 10:17, 18 March 2011 (UTC)


What about participating in the "Meta:strategy" discussion? 09:40, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

WMF support?[edit]

Hello Tosca. Would you be willing to indicate your opinion at Meta:WMF support regarding WikiMedia Foundation supporting OmegaWiki? Because of the small size of our community, every voice will be important. Thanks. --InfoCan 16:39, 4 April 2012 (CEST)

Thanks, I just made a comment over there. :-) --Tosca 16:41, 4 April 2012 (CEST)

Bist auch noch aktiv :-)[edit]

Hmmm ... mal sehen, wer sich von Euch beiden zuerst meldet. LG --Sabine (talk) 13:22, 16 September 2013 (CEST)


Hallo Toska, funktioniert das jetzt anders als früher? Habe gerade gesehen, dass ein anonymer anscheinend ein venezianisches Wort editiert/hinzugefügt hat. --Sabine (talk) 20:42, 19 September 2013 (CEST)

Hab meine Änderung für den neuen Benutzer Jansegers wieder zurückgenommen - nicht dass ich hier irgendwas anstelle, was nicht passt. LG, --Sabine (talk) 20:46, 19 September 2013 (CEST)
Hi, anonyme User können nur neue Daten hinzufügen. Um Bestehendes zu ändern braucht man weiterhin Editierrrechte. Die kriegt natürlich jeder, der nicht offensichtlich nur spammt. Das wurde so geregelt, damit Vandalen nicht wild Sachen löschen können. Denn Wiederherstellen ist nicht so einfach, Blödsinn löschen hingegen schon. --Tosca (talk) 23:22, 19 September 2013 (CEST)