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Fudging[सम्पादन]

I see you have been undoing certain edits here, saying you are reverting the "fudging of published source". If these are verbatim quotes from a previously published source, then that source should be cited (i.e., where are these definitions coming from?). Even in such a case, I see no reason the lists cannot be wikified (using "#" to format & autonumber the list items). The use of serial line breaks (<br><br>) in the versions you are reverting to is very "nonstandard". Why not use proper wiki markup? - dcljr (वार्ता) ००:०८, ७ जुलाई २०१९ (UTC)

@Dcljr: From what I know this Hindi Wiktionary imports definitions from Shabdasgar (much like the Sanskrit Wiktionary, which does it from multiple sources). The imported/Shabdasagar definitions are kept in a separate section so as to not mix them up with the user added entries. They are put under the Shabdasagar sub-heading on a page and categories are added for that. "Wikifying" these entries would make them amenable to edits which are better put to use in the non-published user added entries. Gotitbro (वार्ता) ००:२१, ७ जुलाई २०१९ (UTC)
Hmm. OK, but since everything in this wiki is "amenable to edits", trying to prevent changes merely by smooshing a bunch of text together in one paragraph is, I think, bound to fail as a long-term strategy. I would recommend using one or more templates to format the text in a special way (e.g., as a blockquote), including a citation of the source and a link to a relevant Wikipedia article (preferably, in Hindi — BTW, the link to Shabdasgar leads nowehere, as do w:Shabdasgar and w:शब्दसागर). And I would recommend using normal wiki markup (lists, blank lines separating paragraphs, etc.), as appropriate, in addition to these other methods. - dcljr (वार्ता) ०१:०८, ७ जुलाई २०१९ (UTC)
@Dcljr: Honestly, I am not much familiar with wiki markup and I do not know how these definitions were imported here. Though as a reader I found them pretty useful (especially when you are jumping between different Wiktionaries, e.g. English<->Hindi) and was trying to prevent unintended edits here. Your suggestions do sound very apt though, maybe one of the admins can take up the things you mentioned above. Sorry for linking to the wrong page, here is the article for the dictionary these definitions are from on the hiwiki हिंदी शब्दसागर; and the Digital South Asia Library link from where they were probably imported https://dsalsrv04.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/dasa-hindi/. Gotitbro (वार्ता) ०१:२३, ७ जुलाई २०१९ (UTC)
[Just FYI: an edit like this one will not actually ping a user. Pings only work when they are used in a new, signed comment, not when added to an existing comment (and not when used in unsigned comments, BTW). - dcljr (वार्ता) ०२:३७, १६ जुलाई २०१९ (UTC)]