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  1. feedback tab

    At narrower viewport widths, the "feedback" tab on the left margin can obscure part of the main body of the page. I see this in Opera 9.63/Linux and Firefox 3.0.7/Linux. Increasing the main body's minimum left margin should fix this.

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    • Personal Wordnik page

      Allow logged in users to create a personal Wordnik page with the information elements that are desired most for their needs. I love what you are doing with this site!

      31 votes
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        This is a great idea! We’ll see how soon we can do this (we’d like this ourselves)!

        (and thanks for the kind words about Wordnik!)

      • add a link for a random word to be displayed

        Sort of like on wikipedia where you can get a random page, just a random word.

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        • List popular/recent searches

          Would be interesting to see a list of the top 10 most popular word searches or recent popular searches. Eventually it would be awesome to do something like http://labs.digg.com/ where you can watch in real-time the searches people are making, etc.

          26 votes
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          • part of speech

            include the part of speech with the definitions and "how it's used" sections

            23 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Admin →

              We are working on adding this for entries where we have conventional definitions, and should have this soon. For words without definitions, it may take a little longer to be able to display parts of speech.

            • Collocations

              Add common phrases in which words are used. For example, when I look up blue, I might see the phrases "wild blue yonder," "blue moon," etc.

              15 votes
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              • open up an api

                Have an API available for third parties.
                With it, developers will be able to offer desktop clients that access the dictionary, or do other things I haven't thought about at all.

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                  We would like to do this as soon as possible. If you have suggestions for what you would like to see in an API, please email us (feedback AT wordnik DOT com). Thanks!

                • prepositions

                  I'd love to have easy access to the prepositions used with the words I look up. To some degree this can be done by searching through the sample sentences; maybe a new preposition feature would be a subset of that data. Or perhaps word/prep combos become their own entries.

                  14 votes
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                  • add a Wordnik toolbar for the various browsers

                    This would allow using Wordnik without having to open the site first.

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                    • link to urban dictionary

                      link to the urban dictionary for some of the words

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                      • make searches case insensitive.

                        Searching for Apple yields different results from apple.

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                        • add more languages

                          It would be great if you can add additional languages to your offering.
                          Having this as a multilingual dictionary can really make me use it :-)

                          10 votes
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                            It would be great to have more languages, and we’re all in favor of multilingualism. However, we have a lot of work to do on the English part before we can branch out … but we’ll get there eventually!

                          • Change the layout

                            There is a lot of information that your trying to put on one page, so I can understand the difficulty, but the layout is a little difficult to follow. Maybe move the stats, I don't think it's as important or interesting as the pictures. You could make the 'explore this word' more prominent and have everything else more spaced out down the page instead of squashed together.

                            10 votes
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                              Thanks for your feedback! And yes, we DO have a lot to show, so we’ll be experimenting with different layouts and view options.

                            • Provide more detailed stats (e.g., geographic distribution), also info on the source of the stats

                              The stats display is a little lacking. It's hard to really make anything of it at the size, and it would be nice to get a more complete picture, like showing usage trends by geographic region. It would especially be nice to know at least an overview of how the stats are generated.

                              10 votes
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                              • Search for words given their definitions

                                Allow one to enter words and phrases from definitions in order to find all words defined using those words.

                                9 votes
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                                  Thanks — this is a great idea, and something we’re definitely planning to do. Unfortunately, it probably won’t happen any time soon …

                                • Include search suggestions drop-down in the search field

                                  Would love a list of search suggestions that drop down in the search field. It would do wonders for avoiding misspelled words, and could also encourage serendipity.

                                  This could also be supplemented with search suggestions on the result page if a word is mistyped (like if I were to search for 'kitteb' instead of 'kitten').

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable clicking on a word in the definition to browse that word

                                    This would be particularly useful for similar scientific words, where a more obscure spelling has no definition yet.

                                    8 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                      That’s a great idea — we’d love to be able to do this. We may make it a more generalizable function in the browser, though.

                                    • don't use someone's twitter handle when searching for real time uses of word. See: deipnosophist

                                      You search for uses of words on twitter. But you should ignore the twitter handles people use. The often use words. As a result, you won't see uses of the word, just tweets by the person who has the word as his handle.

                                      see
                                      http://www.wordnik.com/words/deipnosophist
                                      for an example.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Make etymologies more accessable

                                        I love etymologies. I'm not a complete language geek, but I do appreciate the clarification they can provide in understanding how words came to mean what they do. I think everyone can benefit by studying etymologies. Unfortunately, etymological syntax is gibberish. But perhaps a machine parsable syntax that can be reformatted for better mainstream elucidation and linguistic enrichment?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                          This is a really good point — most etymologies right now are written for conciseness, not narrative flow. We’ll see what we can do!

                                        • Show notes on the summary page for a word

                                          Keep up with the social part of the site by showing the notes on the word on it's summary page, so you don't have to click on the tab.

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