Over the last week or so I've noticed this happening a lot: almost every possible English alternative has being placed in the primary definition space, separated by commas. Here's an example: http://www.memrise.com/item/1928544/zwak-adj-weak-weakly-feeble-forceless-delicate-pun/ (Archived here: http://i.imgur.com/UMxKk.png )
Having every English alternative placed in the primary definition space is detrimental to learning; it's information overload that should be avoided when first learning a new word.
I agree with Ben's thoughts: "If extra definitions are needed for clarity, then they can be added to the primary definition". -- http://www.memrise.com/thread/889036/
So please keep the primary definition space as sparse as possible: preferably one word, but more only if it's strictly needed to help clarify the word.
In the case of 'zwak', I think we only need 'weak' as the primary definition and a couple of the others as English alternatives. Things like 'cobweb', however, are entirely separate definitions.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? I'll get this added to the conventions, unless anyone disagrees?