This page is for nominating future Word of the Day entries. The philosophy behind our WOTD feature is similar to that of Wikipedia's featured articles. The main goals are:
to highlight the best of Wiktionary's definitions by featuring them on the Main Page,
to nurture people's natural interest in unusual words and phrases, and
to help readers improve their vocabulary.
These are in addition to the other warnings already mentioned above.
No long words - We've already featured all the interesting words over 15 characters long - please wait until after 2013 to renominate any of them.
No "redlinks" (missing pages) — If a word is not yet in Wiktionary, it belongs at Wiktionary:Requested entries, not here. (Better yet, why not create the entry yourself?)
No offensive words — Please avoid profanity. A nominated word should not offend the average person, nor should it be something you would be embarrassed to use in front of your boss or your grandmother (or your boss's grandmother, for that matter). Wiktionary defines profane words in part so people know not to use them in polite company. WOTD nominations, on the other hand, should be words that people can safely use in everyday speech. Note also that many parents and schools automatically filter out pages that include certain offensive words, so featuring such a word on the Main Page would restrict access to Wiktionary itself.