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I think I would be well suited to help improve the glossary. I don't know the terminology, so I always notice it when I see it. I look the words up as I see them, but obviously I am not qualified or well enough informed to write the definitions. I would be happy to make a list of the words that haven't been defined yet and add them to a post of words requiring definition. Should I do this?

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    The glossary says "If you want the definition of a term you came across on the site, please add it without a definition, and (hopefully) someone will define it." – Double AA Aug 20 '15 at 14:48
  • @DoubleAA - What should I do if I only have one word, and it isn't long enough to post? – Wad Cheber Aug 20 '15 at 15:34
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    Hmm. Perhaps include where you saw it because context could affect translation? – Double AA Aug 20 '15 at 15:37
  • @DoubleAA I took a chance and added the definition myself. I would be very grateful if you could make sure I got it right. The word is Rishonim – Wad Cheber Aug 20 '15 at 15:40
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I suggest that you go ahead and start a community-wikified list of requested additions to the Glossary, either as a re-write of this question post, as an answer to it, or as a new question post. Then, ask Glossary editors to delete or strike-out entries on your list as they add them to the Glossary.

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    While this would be a change from the current official guidance (see my comments on the q), it may be a more useful way of getting people to participate. – Double AA Aug 20 '15 at 15:38
  • @DoubleAA I hadn't noticed that clause there. Perhaps the best thing would be to create the blank entry there and maintain a list of "needs work" entries here. – Isaac Moses Aug 20 '15 at 15:41
  • I was feeling brave, so I added the word and definition myself. I would appreciate it if you could check it to make sure I got it right. – Wad Cheber Aug 20 '15 at 15:48
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    My definition was "Rishonim pl. Rishon sing. Noun - Literally "the first ones", leading rabbis and Poskim who lived approximately from the 11th to the 15th centuries". I also copied and pasted the Hebrew words, but I won't repeat them here because I have trouble with the process of copy and paste with right to left text. – Wad Cheber Aug 20 '15 at 15:50
  • I just added another one. Mitzvah- commandment. – Wad Cheber Aug 20 '15 at 16:07
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    @WadCheber "because I have trouble with the process of copy and paste with right to left text" You and everyone else on the face of the planet, believe me. :) / :( – HodofHod Aug 20 '15 at 22:42
  • @HodofHod I think you mean :‏)‏ – msh210 Sep 2 '15 at 22:29

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