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Q29755[edit]

Hello and takes for all your hard work. Thanks for your help on Q29755 but I prefer not to team up as to avoid edit conflicts. Again, thanks for all your contributions. -- Cheers, Riley Huntley 07:26, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry I edit conflicted you, figured I'd try :p thanks for yours as well. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 07:33, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Re:Languages[edit]

Hi. Thanks for the info. Very helpfull. Andreas Sihono (talk) 06:55, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

LangSwitch[edit]

Can you import these pages for the translation of templates, please? Raoli (talk) 02:46, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

I was getting ready to fulfill your request and I went to import them, but the only wiki we can import from right now is Meta-Wiki; there is no option to import from the Commons. :/ Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:59, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I'll do it now manually. (It's important because there are some problems that should be solved as soon as possible.) Thanks Raoli (talk) 03:09, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
You can however create these pages for fallback: --Raoli (talk) 03:10, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Mediawiki pages related to the use of "Commons gadget system"
Mediawiki pages related to the use of "Commons gadget system" (Main languages)
MediaWiki:Lang MediaWiki:Lang/de MediaWiki:Lang/fr MediaWiki:Lang/nl
MediaWiki:Lang/pl MediaWiki:Lang/es MediaWiki:Lang/ru MediaWiki:Lang/ja
MediaWiki:Lang/pt MediaWiki:Lang/zh MediaWiki:Lang/sv MediaWiki:Lang/vi
MediaWiki:Lang/it MediaWiki:Lang/uk MediaWiki:Lang/ca MediaWiki:Lang/no
MediaWiki:Lang/fi MediaWiki:Lang/cs MediaWiki:Lang/hu MediaWiki:Lang/fa
MediaWiki:Lang/ro MediaWiki:Lang/ko MediaWiki:Lang/ar MediaWiki:Lang/tr
MediaWiki:Lang/id MediaWiki:Lang/sk MediaWiki:Lang/eo MediaWiki:Lang/da
MediaWiki:Lang/sr MediaWiki:Lang/kk MediaWiki:Lang/lt MediaWiki:Lang/ms
MediaWiki:Lang/he MediaWiki:Lang/bg MediaWiki:Lang/eu MediaWiki:Lang/sl
MediaWiki:Lang/vo MediaWiki:Lang/hr MediaWiki:Lang/war MediaWiki:Lang/hi
MediaWiki:Lang/et MediaWiki:Lang/la MediaWiki:Lang/el MediaWiki:Lang/is
MediaWiki:Lang/af MediaWiki:Lang/ia

There, finished. I'm sure I could ask someone on Meta to import from Commons to Meta and I could import from Meta to Data, but I'm not sure if it would be acceptable for them to do (but I could always ask.) If there's anything else I can do, let me know. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:28, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Yes, these are the most speaken language. There are much more to copy to Data. For now I need Mediawiki:Lang/fa, but then also the others. --Raoli (talk) 03:33, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Would you like these languages done as well? Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:41, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much. --Raoli (talk) 03:44, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
You should do it MediaWiki_talk:Common.css as soon as possibile. --Raoli (talk) 03:48, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
What exactly at MediaWiki_talk:Common.css did you want me to change, or did you want me to list all the other languages there? Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:56, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
You could add in Mediawiki:Common.css this code Raoli (talk) 04:07, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, Riley's request. I've gone ahead and done it now. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 04:11, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
MediaWiki talk:Common.css
/**
** Messagebox templates
** Imported from [[en: MediaWiki:Common.css]] on 2012-11-23
**/
.messagebox {
    border: 1px solid #aaa;
    background-color: #f9f9f9;
    width: 80%;
    margin: 0 auto 1em auto;
    padding: .2em;
}
.messagebox.merge {
    border: 1px solid #c0b8cc;
    background-color: #f0e5ff;
    text-align: center;
}
.messagebox.cleanup {
    border: 1px solid #9f9fff;
    background-color: #efefff;
    text-align: center;
}
.messagebox.standard-talk {
    border: 1px solid #c0c090;
    background-color: #f8eaba;
    margin: 4px auto;
}

What did you do today? You've enabled the LangSwitch mode and the gadget system. What's LangSwitch? An instant way to change the language. an example:

This code

{{LangSwitch |de = wort |en = word |es = palabra |fr = mot |it = parola }}

gives this

word

I read "parola" because I'm Italian, you see "word" because you are English, a Spanish will read "palabra" etc. Cheers

Raoli (talk) 04:21, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Very neat. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 04:23, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
I've finished with a bit of help from Riley. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 06:09, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I complete the work now. Yesterday I was stopped for weariness and I had left the work unfinished. Now it should work. --Raoli (talk) 17:39, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Not a problem, looks like it's good now. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 17:56, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #37[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #38[edit]

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    • Some of us unwrapped gifts (-:
    • Started working on supporting different kinds of Snaks in the user interface
    • Fixing support for PostgreSQL in core, which was broken with introduction of the sites stuff
    • Code reviewing of changes in MediaWiki core
    • Adding watchlist filter in client for Wikidata changes
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    • right now: 29C3
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Wikidata weekly summary #39[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #42[edit]

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  • Development
    • Updated demo system
    • Improved design of sites code in core
    • Fixed SQLite compatibility
    • Worked on implementing references handling in statements user interface
    • Useful error messages will be shown in statements user interface in case of data value mismatches
    • Switched the demo system to Labs’ puppet
    • Selenium tests for length constraint, claim edit-conflicts
    • Setting up dispatcher script on internal test machine
    • More work on wikibase.getEntities() function for Scribunto/Lua-Templates
    • AbuseFilter is now working with Wikibase
    • The change dispatcher script is now ready for use on the WMF cluster
    • Initial implementation of {{#property}} parser function for the client
    • Created a widget for the client to connect a page to a Wikidata item and add interwiki language links to a page
    • Preparing a page to list unconnected pages on the clients
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Wikidata weekly summary #43[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment on the Hebrew and Italian Wikipedia ([1] [2] [3])
    • Switched the Wikipedias over to a new, more scalable dispatching changes script for propagating changes from the repository to the clients
    • Fixing various deeply buried bugs and a few minor bugs reported after deployment
    • Preparations for next deployment on wikidata.org
    • Working on property parser function for the client
    • Implemented robust serialization of changes for dispatching
    • Resumed work on linked data interface
    • References can now be created, edited and removed on existing statements
    • Several minor user interface fixes
    • Styling of the user interface for statements
    • Selenium tests for references
    • Selenium tests for non-JS SpecialPages
    • Worked on puppet
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Open Tasks for You
    • Test statements on the [demo system before the roll-out to wikidata.org on February 4
    • Hack on one of these
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Wikidata weekly summary #44[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment of the first parts of phase 2 (infoboxes/statements) on wikidata.org done - see it live for example here, here and here
    • Diffs for statement edits can now be shown
    • Started work on query definitions
    • Edit links are now disabled in the interface when the user does not have the rights to edit
    • Edit links are now hidden when viewing old revision
    • Worked on search field for WikibaseSolr
    • More work on Lua templates for Wikibase entities
    • Worked on bugfixes in the statement user interface
    • New features in the statement user interface (references counter/heading)
    • JavaScript editing for table showing labels and description of the same item in different languages
    • Repaired and updated the demo system
    • Resumed work on Linked Data interface
    • Support for enhanced recent changes format in client
    • There are automatic comments for statement edits as well in the history now
    • Special page for unconnected pages, that is pages on the client that are not connected to items on the repository
    • Added permission checks for statements, so a user that can not edit will not be able to edit or that only a group can be allowed to do some changes like creating statements
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • FOSDEM
    • upcoming: office hour (English; German later)
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WikiProject U.S. Roads[edit]

I'm not exactly sure what to do here with [6] - to my knowledge, all WikiProjects on Simple English are in userspace. --Rschen7754 03:43, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Hmm, I'm not exactly sure either since it would seemingly be a good link if we allow WikiProject items. Maybe we can allow simple.wiki userpages if it is a WikiProject as an exception. We could ask what users think on a wider scale whether that would be acceptable. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:50, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Based on Wikidata:Database reports/User pages, it seems like only that one was imported, I'm guessing most of simple:Category:WikiProjects hasn't been added yet. I would think it would make sense to make these an exception, since (in my understanding) the prohibition of user pages was for users creating items for their userpages, not necessarily project-type pages that are stuck in userspace. Legoktm (talk) 03:55, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I've went ahead and temporarily restored it and maybe we can get consensus at a later time. Your reports can just list them as they come (if there ends up being more). Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:58, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #45[edit]

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  • Development
    • Deployment to English Wikipedia
    • Fix various minor bugs in client, including watchlist toggle with preference to default to always show Wikidata edits
    • Added the new Baso Minangkabau Wikipedia (min)
    • Fixed wrong revision of statements being shown in diff and old revision view
    • Diff visualization for claims (simple version for main snak)
    • Diff visualization for claims (extended version for references, qualifiers, ranks)
    • Tooltip that notifies about the license your contributions will be covered by while editing (can be disabled by each user)
    • Started with valueview refactoring
    • Started with user interface handling of deleted properties
    • Started with refactoring of local partial entity lookup
    • Started with refactoring of toolbar usage in jQuery.wikibase view widgets
    • Finished improvement on jQuery.wikibase.claimview’s edit mode handling
    • Improved search by using entity selector in search field instead of normal MediaWiki search field
    • More work on Lua-based templates for entities
    • Specified the capabilities of the query language we need
    • Created query object
    • Proper bot-flagging of edits (bugzilla:44857)
    • Use of ID to directly address an item or property
    • Search should give more of the complete matches now
    • Special:ItemByTitle should work for canonical namespaces and later on for local namespaces
    • More robust format for notifications of changes on the repository to the client
    • Started work on refactoring API and autocomments code
    • Started to maintain documentation of configuration options in git
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Upcoming: Wikipedia Day NYC
    • Upcoming: office hour in English tomorrow
    • Note: changed day of next German office hour to March 8
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • We have a time scheduled when Wikidata will be read-only for a database migration. The window for that is Feb 20 19:00 to Feb 21 2:00 UTC.
    • New features and bugfixes on Wikidata are planned to be deployed on Monday (Feb 18). This should among other things include:
      • Showing useful diffs for edits of claims (they’re currently empty)
      • Automatic comments for editing of claims (there are currently none)
      • Ability to add items to claims by their ID
      • Better handling of deleted properties
      • More results in the entity selector (that’s the thing that lets you select properties, items and so on) so you can add everything and not just the first few matches that are shown
    • We’re still working on the issue that sometimes editing of certain parts of items or properties isn’t possible. If you’re running into it try to reload the page and/or change the URL to the www. version or the non-www. version respectively.
    • Deployment on all other Wikipedias is currently planned for March 6 (a note to the Village Pumps of all affected projects will follow soon)
    • Check out a well-done item
  • Open Tasks for You
  • Help expand en:Wikipedia:Wikidata
  • Help expand and translate Wikidata/Deployment Questions
  • Hack on one these
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Wikidata weekly summary #46[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #47[edit]

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  • Development
    • Extended diff view to include references now
    • Fixed bug where incorrect statements revision was shown in diff view
    • Added first version of Linked Data interface (RDF/XML); will be accessible from Special:EntityData
    • Updated the demo system
    • More work towards using Solr for our search
    • More investigation and fixes of search issues
    • Fixed several bugs in the entity selector and improved its behavior
    • Worked on refactoring of how our widgets use the toolbar
    • Worked on implementation of missing data model components in JavaScript
    • A lot of bug fixing
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • Rollout of phase 1 (language links) on all remaining Wikipedias is still planned for March 6
    • Next update on wikidata.org is also planned for March 6. This will have bugfixes and if all goes well string as a new available data type.
    • Proposal was made to the Hungarian, Hebrew and Italian Wikipedias to be the first batch to use phase 2 of Wikidata (infoboxes). Scheduled timeframe for this is end of March
    • d:Wikidata:Database reports has some useful reports like the list of most used properties
    • The interwiki shortcut :d was changed to always use www in the resulting link (to prevent editing issues on other URLs).
    • The list of available properties is growing and a whole bunch of new ones are being discussed
    • Reasonator gives you a nice adapted view of an item about a person
    • Items by cat helps you find missing items in a certain Wikipedia category
    • A few more additions to d:Wikidata:Tools that you should have a look at if you’re editing statements
    • We now have more than 2600 active users on Wikidata. Thanks for being awesome. <3
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    • Help bring the content of en:Wikipedia:Wikidata to the remaining Wikipedias that will get phase 1 on March 6
    • Hack on one of these

Wikidata weekly summary #48[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #49[edit]

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    • Development
    • Design improvements to the SetClaim API module
    • More work on implementing the simple inclusion syntax that will be 1 way to access Wikidata data on Wikipedia
    • More work on Lua (the second way to access Wikidata data on Wikipedia)
    • Added parser page property to hold entity id in client. This fixes:
      • bugzilla:45037 - don’t show edit link if noexternallanglinks has suppressed all Wikidata links
      • bugzilla:44536 - have the edit link go directly to the Q### pages, instead of Special:ItemByTitle which shall make the link be more reliable and work for all namespaces
    • Selenium tests for deleted-property-handling
    • Selenium tests for multiline references
    • Selenium tests for add-sitelinks-from-client
    • Selenium tests for Entity-Selector-as-Searchbox
    • Selenium tests for language-table
    • Implemented in-process caching for entities
    • Lua support to access the repo data and implement getEntity (so you can use stuff like entity = mw.wikibase.getEntity("Q1459") in Lua modules)
    • rebuildTermSearchKey is now ready for production (this still needs to be run but once done it will make search case-insensitive)
    • Improved error reports from the API
    • Ground work for better edit summaries from the API
    • Added a table of content to item pages
    • Added debug functionality to be able to investigate why it takes longer than it should for Wikidata changes to show up on recent changes and watchlists on Wikipedia
    • Finished implementation of References-UI
    • Implemented GUID generator in JavaScript
    • Worked on fixing a bug related to deleted properties where the UI would display wrong information
    • Minor fixes/additions to the JS datamodel implementation
    • Minor bugfixes in Statements-UI
    • More work on RDF export
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Did you know?
    • If you add a Babel box to your user page Wikidata will show you items and descriptions in other languages you speak as well without you having to switch the language
    • Want to know which items use a certain property? Try the “what links here” link on a property page
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RFD[edit]

Hi! Babakiállítás is only a redirect on huwiki: http://hu.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Babaki%C3%A1ll%C3%ADt%C3%A1s&redirect=no My English is very poor, sorry for it. --Joeyline (talk) 21:37, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

I understand, thank you :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 21:39, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #50[edit]

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  • Development
    • Rolled out new code on wikidata.org. The new stuff you probably care about is:
      • Improved references. They can now have multiple lines. This should make references much more useful. You can now have one reference with for example values for each of the properties "book", "author", "page" to describe one source.
      • Fixed the prev/next links in diff view (bugzilla:45821)
      • d:Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel now lets you filter by language and entity type
    • Widget to add language links on the Wikipedias directly: added setting to enable/disable it per wiki and made it available for logged-in users only
    • Widget to add language links on the Wikipedias directly: improved layout / size
    • Made it so that the “edit links” link on Wikipedia is also shown when the corresponding item only has a link to this one language and no other languages
    • Submitted improved Apache config patch to make wikidata.org always redirect to www.wikidata.org, which is awaiting code review and deployment.
    • Improved the script that is responsible for taking Wikidata changes to the Wikipedias
    • Added a few ways to better debug the script responsible for taking Wikidata changes to the Wikipedias. This should help with investigating why some changes take way to long to show up on the Wikipedias.
    • Started work on automatically adding edited items to the user’s watchlist (according to preferences)
    • Finished script for rebuilding search keys, so we can finally get case insensitive matches in a lot of places
    • Support for multi-line references in diff view
    • Selenium tests for inclusion syntax
    • Improved parser function (that will be used to access Wikidata data on the Wikipedias) to accept property ID or label
    • Increased isolation of data model component to increase clarity and visibility of bad dependencies
    • Worked on schema access in the SQLStore (of the query component)
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • 3rd Media Web Symposium 2013
    • Wikidata trifft Archäologie
    • SMWCon Spring NYC
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Did you know?
    • When you edit a statement there is a little wheel in front of the text field. This lets you choose between “custom value”, “unknown value” and “no value”. “No value” means that we know that the given property has no value, e.g. Elizabeth I of England had no spouse. “Unknown value” means that the property has a value, but it is unknown which one -- e.g. Pope Linus most certainly had a year of birth, but it is unknown to us.
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Gadget translation[edit]

Thanks a lot, Sir.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 05:31, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 07:44, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Gadgets[edit]

There is a gadget, DeletionHelper, that shows which pages listed at RfD are empty, and provides quick links to mark requests as done. --Vivaelcelta (talk) 19:16, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Just had a quick look through the gadgets; I don't use any gadgets normally on any wiki :p I enabled it and will test with it, I'm sure it works fine though. Thanks for the tip. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:21, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Not sure how it's supposed to work. I click on "Mark as done" and get
<box with nothing but a space>
as the return.If I bring up the "Write a comment" box and enter a comment, I again get
<box with nothing but a space>
Wonder if there's something else I am supposed to do. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 19:52, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Apologies[edit]

Please excuse the total mess I made in WD:RFD. I should have thought to check links before requesting deletion. FrigidNinja 22:26, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

It's okay, mistakes are made. I failed to look a couple times when checking if there was links as well, but mostly because I trust the users who are reporting them. Everything is fine. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 22:30, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I've created Template:Trout and trouted myself for my silliness. FrigidNinja 23:35, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.
 :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 23:39, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #51[edit]

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  • Development
    • The first 11 Wikipedias can now include data from Wikidata in their articles (If you want to see it in action see the infobox at it:Torino)
    • Worked on automatic summaries for statements
    • Worked on making properties accessible from the client using their label so you can use {{#property:executive director}} instead of {{#property:p169}} for example
    • Made qualifiers ready for the next deployment (Please test. See details further down.)
    • Selenium tests for qualifiers
    • Fixed some issues related to QUnit testing
    • Worked on improved handling and code design of multiple snak lists in the UI (qualifiers, references)
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Newline 2013
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • We’re currently carefully monitoring performance after the deployment of phase 2 on the first 11 Wikipedias. There seem to be a few small issues. As soon as they are resolved we'll deploy on English Wikipedia. All other Wikipedias are planned to follow very soon after that.
    • Bye and a big thank you to Anja, Silke, Jens and John who are leaving the development team at the end of the month and will work on other cool things. You’ll be missed!
    • Ever had any doubt about the possibilities of Wikidata? Talk to Wiri!
    • We worked on reducing the time it takes for Wikidata edits to show up in the Wikipedias and made some progress. Daniel posted an analysis
    • We started running a script on the database in order to make search on Wikidata case-insensitive. This should be finished in a few days and then search should be more useful.
    • In addition to the above we have rolled out a new search box that suggests items. This should also make finding things on Wikidata a lot easier for you.
    • We’re making some progress with Internet Explorer 8 support but there are a lot of issues with it (some outside our control). It’s unclear at the moment how much we can improve it still without spending an unjustified amount of time on it. You can follow the progress at bugzilla:44228
    • Edits are now auto-confirmed for users with more than 50 edits and account age 4 days: bugzilla:46461
    • Do you need old-style interwiki links for a sister project for example? This is for you
    • The Wikimedia Foundation applied as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code again. We have proposed some Wikidata projects for students to take up if the Foundation is accepted again. At least 2 other organisations that applied also propose Wikidata ideas. More details on that once we know which organisations are accepted.
    • Denny hacked together a tree of life based on data from Wikidata
    • Wikidata was added to wikipulse
    • A template to retrieve data from Wikidata if no local value is set
  • Did you know?
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    • See note at the end of this weekly summary
    • Help test qualifiers (m:Wikidata/Notes/Data model primer#Qualifiers - see also example statements there) on the test wiki so we can roll it out with the next release
    • Did you file a bug report for Wikidata or did someone else do it for you? Please take a minute to check if it is still valid. (Thanks for filing it btw!)
    • Add some missing descriptions to those items with the same label?
    • Hack on one of these

Could I have 2 mins of your time? As I’ll be working on some other projects for Wikimedia Germany as well from now on the time I can spend on Wikidata will be reduced. This means I’ll have to figure out what is useful to spend time on. If you’re reading this could you let me know for example on this discussion page? Also if you have ideas how to improve the weekly summaries please post them. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk)

Q9864817[edit]

Hi, Can you please delete item: Q9864817. re: Talk:Q9864817. Thanks for your help.--Kanags (talk) 22:37, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done Regards, — Moe Epsilon 22:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #52[edit]

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  • Development
    • The first year is over. Thank you everyone for being amazing and helping to build Wikidata and making it more than we could possibly have hoped for already. <3
    • Put a lot of work into improved support for Internet Explorer 8
    • Worked on improving recent changes code in client
    • Finished valueview refactoring. Created new extension “ValueView”
    • Implemented string formatter
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • upcoming: GLAM-Wiki 2013
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • Deployment of phase 2 on English Wikipedia is currently planned for April 8. The remaining Wikipedias are scheduled for April 10. As usual this might change if we run into problems along the way.
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thanks[edit]

for your assistence wirnous  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 88.74.118.68 (talk • contribs).

No problem. :) Regards, — Moe Epsilon 08:31, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

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    • Worked on using Redis for job queue to improve the lag situation even further
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Could you explain?[edit]

I don't understand these deletions. http://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q10792367&action=history Without those items, the whole dataset does not make very much sense. --FA2010 (talk) 09:01, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Ah, I see: Property:P266 was deleted. But the deletion of the instances without first adding the reciprocal Property:P119 to those people that were linked by Property:P266 unnecessarily deleted data that was perfectly sensible. --FA2010 (talk) 09:07, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Apologies. I had went through and removed the deleted property by request of another administrator assuming the property was safe to delete (and it was). I also assumed that these were already using P119, and by the looks of it, it was. You can view all the places that the cemetery links to at Special:WhatLinksHere/Q10792367. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 10:00, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, no, none of the people had the property 119, I did that after I noticed the deletions. --FA2010 (talk) 06:01, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Ahh, I see. Well at any rate, at least the data is there now. I'll go back and see if there was any others that were missed before the request. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 06:11, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

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    • wikidata.org now always redirects to www.wikidata.org. This should among other things solve the issue where people were not able to edit when on wikidata.org (bugzilla:45005)
    • Fixed weird blocked-user/protected-page handling in UI (bugzilla:45140)
    • Final meetings for the external professional review of our code and architecture. They were quite happy with the quality of the codebase and gave useful tips for improvements
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Q9310291[edit]

Hello Moe Epsilon, your handling by Richard Henneberg are not correct. There are two equal named. please look at the date of birth and death. I have the error also recently made. --Raywood (talk) 07:33, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Sorry for the error. I'll try and make it more apparent that the two are different. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 18:14, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

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Q619444 and Q2234902[edit]

Hello, thank you for your message. You wrote me that I shouldn't delete links in Q2234902 without any reason. The reason was that I want to join these similar entrys on Q619444 because they handle the same topic: Bullseye in target shooting. Would you like to to the job? Regards.80.187.111.147 10:03, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #59[edit]

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Q2991979[edit]

Could you please explain such deletion and the reversion of all my edits on that element? Andreasm háblame / just talk to me 02:38, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

The reversion was accidental. I'm going through a list of items that were listed for deletion and while checking to see if the items removed were still being used, I accidentally reverted you. I was going to revert myself and keep the item, but it got tangled in with the others I was deleted. Sorry about that, I've restored it. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:51, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, then... My first thought was that the deletion was accidental, but the prior reversion just baffled me. Andreasm háblame / just talk to me 03:10, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Reverting is an easy indicator to test whether a sitelink is being used on another item. If an error comes up, it's being used. You had edited it after the report of the item being blank, so that's how the revert went through. That's fine, and resolvable with a revert of myself, but it being blanked by my own revert made it come back as blank and I deleted it. I'll be more careful. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 03:16, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

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WD:Notability[edit]

21:08, 11 июня 2013 Moe Epsilon (A) (обсуждение | вклад) discouraged translation of Wikidata:Notability

Why so? --Michgrig (talk) 19:34, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
I've restored it for translation. I'm sorry, I'm still getting used to using the tool. It's available for translation again. Thank you very much for telling me. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 02:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
OK, no prob :) --Michgrig (talk) 07:52, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

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Ювенальная юстиция ru[edit]

russian article - ru:Ювенальная_юстиция is incorrectly linked to english article en:Department_of_Juvenile_Justice, whereas it is obviously should be linked to the gereral english article en:Juvenile delinquency/ psl someone correct it - cause i got some @errors@ and cant do that /thank you/(83.149.45.62 17:39, 20 June 2013 (UTC)).

Wikidata weekly summary #63[edit]

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    • Finished selenium tests for TimeUI and CoordinateUI
    • Changed globe coordinate value input to use backend coordinate parser
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Wikidata weekly summary #65[edit]

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Oops[edit]

You accidentally undid my addition to the Deletion requests here. Can you take care of it please? ElfjeTwaalfje (talk) 22:29, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Oops, sorry about that edit conflict. Taken care of. Regards, — Moe Epsilon 22:49, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

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