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This is a discussion about the Dictionary entries moved from my User_talk:Tjoneslo#Dictionary_.26_Basic_Article_Entry_.282016.29 talk page. As a starting point is the Manual_of_Style#Dictionary_Entries. My point in this discussion was that the dictionary entries have a different layout from the main library entries.

I agree about dictionary entries. What I then suggest is that dictionary entries have a designator in parentheses like (worlds).
It would be word (dictionary).
Because a lot of the entries have what could be a good basic article as well as the definition.
They are or should be two different fish.
For example, the article on Sophontologist will eventually be expanded to a full article by me or someone else.
At the same time, it should also have a dictionary entry.
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 10:20, 23 July 2016 (EDT)

There are two suggestions I take from the above notes:
I take from your suggestion you would like to move all the dictionary entries to include the '(dictionary)' tag. I dislike the idea of moving all the articles this way. My preference would be to leave the dictionary entries where they are.
We need a better definition of what should be in the dictionary entries and what should be library entries. I would think the Sophontologist entry should be simple dictionary entry (A person who studies Sophontology), rather than a longer Library entry. The Sophontology entry should be the longer library entry. Most of the existing dictionary entries are glossary terms from the existing canon sources. And I think that is a good starting point. Glossary terms should be dictionary entries.
Tjoneslo (talk) 15:22, 23 July 2016 (EDT)

I like both dictionary articles and pages. I think some more expansive topics will simply have one of each.
What do you think?
- Maksim-Smelchak (talk) 14:34, 14 August 2016 (EDT)