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Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« on: February 27, 2009, 05:33:39 PM »
Very frequently, posters ask for a definition of an acronym, or for a translation from Greek into English, or for a basic definition of a theological term.

One can go to the Wiktionary for a full-fledged online dictionary, or he can go to OrthodoxWiki for an excellent encyclopedia reference.  But oftentimes these resources are not convenient to users of our site, and requests for definitions have continued here in threads long after the introduction of the above resources.

Therefore I would like to develop a local Orthodox Wiktionary with limited scope to be created by users of this site to define acronyms, give dictionary (as opposed to encyclopedic) definitions to key terms, and provide translations of common Orthodox words.

If anyone is familiar with wiki software and would be interested in assisting me with this effort, please send me a private message.  I can easily install the software, but need assistance importing the basic Wiktionary templates and will need someone to watch the project long term.

To reiterate, I am not interested in trying to compete with OrthodoxWiki, but rather to provide a very limited dictionary system to support users of this site.

Thank you,

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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 01:21:06 PM »
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 01:51:15 PM »
Reiterating and bolding the key paragraphs:


Therefore I would like to develop a local Orthodox Wiktionary with limited scope to be created by users of this site to define acronyms, give dictionary (as opposed to encyclopedic) definitions to key terms, and provide translations of common Orthodox words.

If anyone is familiar with wiki software and would be interested in assisting me with this effort, please send me a private message.  I can easily install the software, but need assistance importing the basic Wiktionary templates and will need someone to watch the project long term.

To reiterate, I am not interested in trying to compete with OrthodoxWiki, but rather to provide a very limited dictionary system to support users of this site.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 02:18:54 PM »
We already have an urban dictionary entry, isn't that enough?

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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 05:26:19 PM »
Very frequently, posters ask for a definition of an acronym, or for a translation from Greek into English, or for a basic definition of a theological term.

One can go to the Wiktionary for a full-fledged online dictionary, or he can go to OrthodoxWiki for an excellent encyclopedia reference.  But oftentimes these resources are not convenient to users of our site, and requests for definitions have continued here in threads long after the introduction of the above resources.

Therefore I would like to develop a local Orthodox Wiktionary with limited scope to be created by users of this site to define acronyms, give dictionary (as opposed to encyclopedic) definitions to key terms, and provide translations of common Orthodox words.

If anyone is familiar with wiki software and would be interested in assisting me with this effort, please send me a private message.  I can easily install the software, but need assistance importing the basic Wiktionary templates and will need someone to watch the project long term.

To reiterate, I am not interested in trying to compete with OrthodoxWiki, but rather to provide a very limited dictionary system to support users of this site.

Thank you,

Fr Anastasios

A most excellent idea Father. When is it going to get up and running.
I often find myself struggling to grasp the meanings of words in spiritual books as well.
This would be most usefull.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 05:32:43 PM »
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We already have an urban dictionary entry, isn't that enough?

Huh, never noticed that before! I find the entry on Orthodox under the Christianity section sort of comical (e.g. it says that "The Eastern Orthodox Faith has over 500,000,000 followers worldwide.") At least they got the part about Theodosius right, though, something I've seen wrong on countless websites decrying Constantine as the big boogie man.

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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 06:10:32 PM »
What happened with this idea?
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 08:16:06 PM »
No one volunteered.

But the idea is not going away.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2009, 10:19:14 AM »
It's progressing along now. If anyone wants to join the fun, let me know, as it will speed things up.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 07:17:53 PM »
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/dict/index.php/Main_Page

We have an acronym template up. I'm opening this up to the community to see what happens. We'll keep an eye on things to try keep things going smoothly.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 02:45:40 PM »
Fr.,
I'll try to give the Dictionary site a kick start.

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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 07:41:11 AM »
BUMP - In case anyone who is potentially interested hasn't seen this thread.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 08:04:29 AM »
Is there any way of blocking the spam? See recent changes and look at the talk pages over the last few days.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 09:50:42 AM »
The Talk:Main Page should be deleted and then ‘protected’.   
Some program  is updating this page a few times a day.

see: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/dict/index.php?title=Talk:Main_Page&action=history

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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 09:53:57 AM »
Wow.  Thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: Orthodox dictionary/glossary for site users
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2010, 12:01:29 PM »
I stopped anonymous editing. Thanks.

Here are all the terms that have been defined so far: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/dict/index.php/Special:AllPages
Terms we are hoping to get defined soon: http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/dict/index.php/Special:WantedPages

So be a part of the project! Anyone can sign up for an account and pitch in :)
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