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Announcing SearchSuite. It provides user control over search results: it can strip them down to a single-spaced list, sort, and more. Most of its features are presented as menu item toggles to turn each feature on/off. Each menu-item-controlled feature works on the output of all the others, in both their on and off states. Feedback and feature suggestions welcome.
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Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss just got a fresh batch (from the July 20, 2018 database dump) of articles with misspelled words, and words missing from Wiktionary. Stop by and experience the satisfaction of fixing all the misspellings in an article on the topic of your choice!
Let's say you are writing an article and you want to create a link to the definition of a word the understanding of which is crucial to understanding the article. But in this hypothetical situation, you don't want to link to the Wikipedia article for that word because it would be overkill. Wikipedia has a sister project that presents hundreds of thousands of definitions. It's called Wiktionary. Here's how you would provide a link to the definition of "understanding":
both [[wiktionary:understanding|]] and [[wikt:understanding|]] will look like this: