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Example questions:

Accepted answers in these questions are very uncommon neologisms from random websites. I would consider they are not notable.

So do we accept any neologism if it is at least used in a random website or a very few random websites? [for example, not even an article but used in a comment from a random user]

Does the community welcome/approve these answers and are these answers acceptable?

I give answers that are neologisms too but I usually give that answer when there is a notable source like a publication in Google Books. [For example, some of them are used in several books or in a significant amount of websites some of which have an article that use the word] [You might discuss here that if a book in Google Books is any more notable than a website].

What are your opinions about the example questions that I mentioned and about this topic?

Note: I neither favor nor disfavor these kind of answers. I'm asking your opinions first.


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  • You're going to have to pry hoaxpitality from my cold, dead hands. And the world would be a poorer place without @Joe Blow's cyphobe. – Dan Bron Nov 14 '14 at 19:38
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    @DanBron: There is a fine line between neologomania and creativity then? – ermanen Nov 14 '14 at 20:55
  • Can you explain how those two linked questions don't handle yours already? – Mitch Nov 15 '14 at 16:26
  • @Mitch: I didn't get your question. Oh, you mean related questions. This is a specific case of it. – ermanen Nov 15 '14 at 16:42
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I originally left my response on 'word for words about words' as a comment, since it was not well-sourced or found in significant use; I only converted to an answer at the OP's explicit request, as he (?) apparently deemed it to be sufficient to his needs.

However, I am unclear as to who this "we" is that you are referring to when you say

So do we accept any neologism if it is at least used in a random website?

The only person who accepted it was the OP; I'm not sure who else you think should be accepting it, or how this acceptance would take place. If you think it's a bad answer, you are fully entitled to downvote and/or comment on how unsuitable it is.

If the alternative to "accepting any neologism" is that all "under-sourced" neologisms should be flagged as "not an answer" and deleted, though, then I will have to say that I believe that should not happen; in some cases there is not a word available for the meaning they seek, and in some cases making one up is actually a reasonable thing to do, especially when the meaning is readily derivable.

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    "We" is the community. I'm asking everyone's opinion. I didn't say I'm against it. I never down-voted those kind of answers also. – ermanen Nov 14 '14 at 23:56
  • "We" the community don't accept the answer, the OP does, so I also don't understand what you mean by "accept"; how is the community supposed to accept or reject the answer, or how is it expected to act toward an 'unworthy' answer? – Hellion Nov 15 '14 at 2:17
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    "Accept" means approving/welcoming here. Does the community welcome/approve these answers and are these answers acceptable? I'm asking a general question, not only accepting the answer of a particular question. – ermanen Nov 15 '14 at 2:32

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