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Remove obsolete imported from (P143)->Wikipedia-based sources[edit]

imported from (P143) is important to show from which Wikipedia a claim has been imported from. This allows to find the source of errors (e.g., Wikidata:Database reports/Constraint violations). Importing basic claims from Wikipedia is in turn important as an empty item has no information to identify itself. However, we all agree that Wikipedia is no "real" source to be used in Wikipedia and elsewhere again. Thus, all sources imported from (P143)->Wikipedia where the claim is referenced by any other third party source should be removed. Ideally, in soon future, no imported from (P143)->Wikipedia remain. This work should be performed continuously and, thus, by a bot living at Labs. Manual example edit: [1].  — Felix Reimann (talk) 08:09, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Emw (talk) 02:46, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
  • No. I think it is still useful to indicate where it came from. --  Docu  at 11:44, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Docu. --Ricordisamoa 00:11, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support It makes no sense to keep because it is an artifact of automated tasks - which bot was more active, such language is in front. Because the same statement can (and almost always) exist in multiple Wikipedias, emphasizing of particular language is not correct. --Infovarius (talk) 18:29, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Most of these „references“ are sensless or misleading or have now a „real“ source. --Succu (talk) 21:24, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I am not going to vote on this but I am going to say again here what I have already said on the project chat: Wikipedians are going to measure us by how many statements are sourced to Wikipedia. There are stats for exactly this here: The trust in our data is one of the biggest issues we face and "imported from Wikipedia" is one of the biggest obstacles in gaining more trust. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 21:36, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. It should be clear where a fact is coming from, regardless of whether the source is reliable or is an "artifact" or otherwise (per en:WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT). The only way to indicate that is the use of the "source", and in fact that's the best place for that information to reside.

    OTOH, I would certainly agree that a bot that detects multiple sources for a claim, at least one of which is not imported from, then the imported from claim should be removed. --Izno (talk) 23:24, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

    I agree. --Yair rand (talk) 08:57, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
    Switch to support, because Felix was good enough to inform me that I apparently can't read. --Izno (talk) 14:44, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment One possibility to make everybody happy is to retain the historical information (which is useful for error correction among other things) but clearly distinguish it from real sources. Pichpich (talk) 18:50, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If it is meant to remove the source AND the claim the result will be an almost blank Wikidata. Also Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose if it is meant to remove only the source but leave the claim without source it is very difficult to find the source (if any) form that wikipedia. HenkvD (talk) 18:11, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
I misinterpreted the request. Agreed to remove P143 if an other valid source is present. HenkvD (talk) 19:20, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Emot If a bot removes P143, when they add a "real" source, I agree. But just remove them en masse, would harm the traceability of discovered errors. I think the bots have to show not only which project they take the information from, but also which page and version. A url-property can be used together with P143 for that purpose. -- Lavallen (talk) 19:14, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose --Kizar (talk) 12:04, 23 November 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. --Yair rand (talk) 08:57, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Yair rand, Lavallen, Izno: this is exactly what I tried to propose: In case of multiple sources for one specific statement, where at least one of the sources is based on a source according to Help:Sources (i.e., with stated in (P248)), any additional imported from (P143) (i.e., pointing to where to statement came initially) should be removed. See my example: The statement had two sources, one based on P143, one based on P248 and thus, P143 can be safely removed in this case.  — Felix Reimann (talk) 09:59, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
    Oh, I'm dumb. Good call. I'll switch me-self. I'll ping HenkvD and Ricordisamoa as well, because they also may have misunderstood. --Izno (talk) 14:44, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
    I agree, that is what I tried to say above, but it was maybe Lost in Translation (Q107270). -- Lavallen (talk) 17:28, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
  • GA candidate.svg Conditional support on a case-by-case basis, provided that the bot will be explicitly designed to replace imported from (P143) with Wikipedia-independent sources of which it can reasonably ensure the verifiability. There should be specifical tasks dealing with certain property sets (e.g. SuccuBot could do that for IUCN conservation status (P141)). --Ricordisamoa 00:58, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. @Yair rand, Kizar: your oppose seems to be based on a misunderstanding of this proposal. Could you either elaborate your on your opinion or strike your oppose ? --Zolo (talk) 09:43, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
  • BA candidate.svg Weak oppose: Just like on Wikipedia, sometimes Wikidata references will end up being unreliable, or will end up being based on a URL that dies. There is no guarantee that a single non-imported from (P143) citation is going to perpetually remain better than a imported from (P143) citation. Having multiple sources, and knowing what Wikipedia articles had information originally (since Wikipedia is supposed to have sources), might help recover more sources later. --Closeapple (talk) 14:03, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportWylve (talk) 16:27, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Add descriptions[edit]

In this days I'm working on item of Category. Someone ask to me to add descriptions also for other languages. So if user add in this table correct description and also if is necessary replace if already exist description, I can do it. I can use descriptions in MediaWiki:Gadget-autoEdit.js, but not all are correct (Wikipedia/Wikimedia) and there aren't indication about replace or not. --ValterVB (talk) 19:50, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Shouldn't it just be the same text as in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836), Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410) and Wikimedia template (Q11266439)? --тнояsтеn 20:46, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
I guess it would ideally be the same, but by default the label of Wikimedia category page (Q4167836) is equal to the sitelink, and in many languages we still have things like "Wikipedia:Disambiguation" instead of the more elegant "Wikipedia disambiguation page".
I think the auto-edit descriptions are ok except that in the "wikipedia" has been to to "wikimedia category" at some points and some languages have not yet been updated. --Zolo (talk) 22:35, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Shouldn't we then also update pages like Help:Description#Non-article_items and Help:Description/de?--Zuphilip (talk) 14:16, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Maybe objects with type Wikimedia list article (Q13406463) could be handled similarly? --Zuphilip (talk) 18:37, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

The French translations are wrong: Wikimedia must NOT be translated to Wikimédia (corrected in the table below). See w:fr:Wikimedia. -- Bjung (talk) 22:02, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

OK none oppose so I start to replace "Wikimédia" with "Wikimedia" --ValterVB (talk) 10:44, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Lang description Replace(Y/N) Sign
it categoria di un progetto Wikimedia Y ValterVB (talk)
fr page de catégorie d'un projet Wikimedia Y Zolo (talk)
de Wikimedia-Kategorie Y тнояsтеn
pt categoria de um projeto da Wikimedia Y ValterVB (talk)
pt-br categoria de um projeto da Wikimedia Y ValterVB (talk)
ru категория в проекте Викимедиa Y Infovarius (talk)
sv, da, nb, nn Wikimedia-kategori Y --October wind (talk)
nl Wikimedia-categorie Y --October wind (talk)
es categoría de Wikimedia Y --October wind (talk)
gl categoría de Wikimedia --October wind (talk)
en Wikimedia category --October wind (talk)
eo Vikimedia-kategorio לערי ריינהארט (talk)
ro categorie pe paginile Wikimedia לערי ריינהארט (talk)
fi Wikimedia-luokka --October wind (talk)
cs kategorie Wikimedie Y --October wind (talk)
pl kategoria w projekcie Wikimedia --October wind (talk)

Next task:

Lang description Replace(Y/N) Sign
it pagina di disambiguazione Y ValterVB (talk)
fr page d'homonymie d'un projet Wikimedia Y Zolo (talk)
de Wikimedia-Begriffsklärungsseite Y тнояsтеn
pt página de desambiguação de um projeto da Wikimedia MisterSanderson (talk)
pt-br página de desambiguação de um projeto da Wikimedia MisterSanderson (talk)
sv grensida 20:59, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
eo apartigilo לערי ריינהארט (talk)
ro pagină de dezambiguizare לערי ריינהארט (talk)
Lang description Replace(Y/N) Sign
it template di un progetto Wikimedia Y ValterVB (talk)
fr modèle d'un projet Wikimedia Y Zolo (talk)
de Wikimedia-Vorlage Y тнояsтеn
pt predefinição de um projeto da Wikimedia MisterSanderson (talk)
pt-br predefinição de um projeto da Wikimedia MisterSanderson (talk)
ru шаблон проекта Викимедиa Y Infovarius (talk)
eo Vikimedia-ŝablono לערי ריינהארט (talk)
ro format pe paginile Wikimedia לערי ריינהארט (talk)

disambiguation pages with additional statements[edit]

Hi! re: Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410) I noticed that more and more disambiguation pages contain additional statements. Please do not add the descriptions in this case. Please let us know what pages are affected (please let us know an url). לערי ריינהארט (talk) 08:36, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

disambiguation pages causing constraint violations[edit]

Hi! Archetype (Q346973) caused a constraint violation. See . I removed the relation see .
Please verify if "special:WhatLinksHere" links to a relevant Wikidata object ("Qxxxx") and generate a report on the identified pages. Thanks in advance! לערי ריינהארט (talk) 08:55, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

@לערי ריינהארט, ValterVB, Thgoiter, Zolo, Infovarius: Let's continue below in the section wrong category item descriptions. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:47, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

{{Section resolved|1=Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:47, 10 May 2014 (UTC)}}

@Matěj_Suchánek I added new languages to the list but did not see any change since then.
I think that this task should be done on a regullary base. With a report if the disambuguations are "clean"
a) no additional statements to WD dis pages
c) no normal articles from WMF projects linked to WD dis pages
d) no WD items linking to WD dis pages
e) label should always start with capital letters
f) basic quality validations (as namespace consistency across linked WMF pages, no redirect pages and no anchors at WMF project links, etc.)
The bot run should be transparent. A report and to do list should be generated. לערי ריינהארט (talk) 10:58, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
@לערי ריינהארט: I missing your request, sorry, It was a "one shot" task, but naturally I can add "eo" and "ro" label description. I can replace existing label or not? --ValterVB (talk) 12:26, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks @ValterVB for the feedback. Please add the descriptions to the set of languages. During the last months I created hundred of new WD dis pages. Maybe you start from WLH from=16800000 .
Regards gangLeri לערי ריינהארט (talk) 13:07, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
@לערי ריינהארט: I can start from beginning, but is necessary that you say how do if already exist label: replace with new label or not? --ValterVB (talk) 13:14, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Another thing: only disambiguation or disambiguation, template and category? --ValterVB (talk) 13:17, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
@ValterVB I think it is best to start with disambiguations.
Regarding labels I think that the WMF page labels have a higher priority (for disambiguation pages). To my understanding pipes should be removed.
For disambiguations pages without English labels and with labels in languages using LATN scripts I think it is wise to add the most appropriate label. Maybe we can use the "hierarchy" defined in the list of WMF projects sorted by the number of articles.
Adding descriptions for template and category can follow later. There I have seen many descriptions added manually . They sould be preserved.
Note: If WD develops to an ontology (consists of ontological object) labels would need to describe the items and may differ from the WMF articles (explaining some aspects of these items). Normally only humans can see the differences and can chose the proper label. לערי ריינהארט (talk) 13:33, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
 ::@לערי ריינהארט: Sorry I mean descriptions not label: replace with new description or not? I don't add or change label. --ValterVB (talk) 13:41, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
@ValterVB Please replace the description(s) with the description texts from listed in the requirement in the main paragraph. These texts are up to date using Wikimedia and not Wikipedia. I have seen some English descriptions worded only as "disambiguation". לערי ריינהארט (talk) 13:54, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Create items for Wikipedia articles[edit]

Many Wikipedia articles are currently not linked to Wikidata, so new items should be created. Some of them may be duplicates, but that seems to be a small minority, and they are easier to spot if they are in Wikidata anyway. --Zolo (talk) 08:55, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

is there a specific Wikipedia where more items are missing then in other Wikipedias? --Bene* talk 14:48, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Some time ago many articles with sv:Template:Insjöfakta Sverige did not have any item here. -- Lavallen (talk) 15:24, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
The English Wikipedia, obviously.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:13, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
@Zolo:: You stated: „Some of them may be duplicates, but that seems to be a small minority, and they are easier to spot if they are in Wikidata anyway“ (my emphasis). Is this knowledge or only a guess? How useful are new created items without a single (useable) statement? --Succu (talk) 20:39, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
For the languages I have checked in the topics I have browsed: more missing items in Chinese and English than in French and German.
@Succu: yes, this is only a guess based on a non-random experience. To state things more rigorously, I have seen rather many Wikipedia articles that did not have any link to Wikipedia, and almost all of those I checked could not be linked to any existing item. Once it is in Wikidata, an item gets a chance to get statements. Actually, what prompted me to make this request is user:Magnus Manske's new "Widar" tool that allows to add statements based on Wikipedia category but leaves out articles that are not in Wikipedia (of course in this case, another solution would be to add an option for creating items through the tool ;). --Zolo (talk) 21:47, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Short-term, I can offer Swedish people on en.wp without Wikidata item. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:45, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
A lot of new items were created just after the start of Wikidata, but afterwards we didn't setup anything to keep importing new articles.
I wrote added a bot to Pywikibot to make it easy to create new items. I do a query to find articles without an item and use this as input for the bot.
The bot doesn't touch an article if it's created to recently (default: 3 weeks) and if it has been edit recently (default: 7 days). This prevents new items from being created when people might be still working on it.
I'm thinking about setting up a shared account (on Toollabs) with this bot in it. It could work on every Wikipedia, but we should probably start with a smaller subset.
What do you think? Is this a good idea? Who wants to help to setup this bot and maintain it? Multichill (talk) 15:58, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
It's a good idea. I hope you find a bot co-maintainer. :) Wikidata would need a tenfold increase of bot runners it seems, too much work on the table! --Nemo 17:42, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
My bot is doing this taks for two months in for first twenty languages of Wikipedia and Wikisource and all langugaes of Wikiquote Amir (talk) 20:07, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ladsgroup: I see that about 3000 pages from the French Wikiquote are still missing. Many of them correspond to anexisting Wikidata item. I think that if the title matches a Wikipedia sitelink it is safe to add them to the item. Could you see about it ? For added security, it could also check that the page is linked from the "wikiquote"or the "q" parameter of the "Autre project" template, but it may not be necessary as it may cause more false negatives than it would avoid false positives--Zolo (talk) 16:55, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
@Zolo: Hi, Can you give me some examples? Thank you Amir (talk) 11:06, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Ladsgroup:. The first four pages I get with the item creator tool for fr.wikiquote's category "Citations:Racine". The are wikiquote:fr:Architecture, wikiquote:fr:Crime, fr:wikiquote:Culture de l'Europe and wikiquote:fr:Empereur. They correspond to the fr.wikipedia article with the same title (fr:Architecture, fr:Crime, fr:Culture de l'Europe, fr:Empereur). They are all linked from Wikipedia using {{Autres projets|wikiquote=}} or {{Autres projets|q=}}, but actually it seems the fr.wikiquote page has virtually always the same title as the corresponding fr.wikipedia page. --Zolo (talk) 12:35, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
@Zolo: Oh I see it now. I usually use the way that the bot went through all of Wikiquote pages in certain namespace(s) and if it could get a correspondent article in Wikipedia, it adds it to the related item (after some obvious checks) but the way that my bot goes through a template in Wikipedia and adds the related pages in wikidata is a great idea. I will work on it today Amir (talk) 12:53, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

@Zolo: I started the bot, It'll finish in the next week and It already added your examples (I give them to the bot for test) and some other an example Amir (talk) 14:14, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Remove sources for categories, templates, portal, etc items[edit]

I think will be good idea to remove source for Property:P31 values of category, template, portal, etc. Of course will be good idea to check that all links are from particular namespace. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:02, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

This week end my bot will work on category to fix an old error, If no one oppose I can delete instance of (P31) source of instance of (P31) on categories. I can do it also for Template and Portal. --ValterVB (talk) 19:33, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
Please not that I asked to delete source, not property value itself. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:19, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Of course I mean delete source of instance of (P31) :) --ValterVB (talk) 16:01, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Why do you think this would be a good idea?
First I get shouted at for not including the source and now you want to remove it? No, let's not do this. @ValterVB: please stop doing this. Multichill (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
@Multichill: For now I remove only a wrong source: example (my old error). If there isn't consensus, I don't delete source. --ValterVB (talk) 12:29, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Support deleting. We don't need sources for categories, templates and project pages etc. It is clear that they've been imported from Wikipedia, so what's the sense of adding a source to say this? --Stryn (talk) 12:23, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose, sources are useful to detect errors. for example, If a bot add p31=disambigion page to an item which is not linked to a disambigion page in enwiki, it's useful to detect this page in which language is a disambigion. And it's also useful to detect this problem (now cleaned).--GZWDer (talk) 12:30, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
We need dedicated check for disambiguation status in projects directly. Source will not help. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:50, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per GZWDer: Sources aren't just for verification of correct data; they help users track down the reasons for bad data. I have trouble understanding why someone would want to remove sources en masse, even if it's a trivial source. Removing wrong sources is OK; removing true sources is not OK. --Closeapple (talk) 03:04, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Huge work: from (OBSOLETE) type of astronomical object (P60) to instance of (P31)[edit]

Hi, while the decision concerning the deletion of (OBSOLETE) type of astronomical object (P60) is pending (see this discussion), I open a request for a bot that copy P60 statements to P31.

More precisely, for every item with P60 property, the bot should copy the value in an instance of P31, with also the source. In some cases the statements was already copied, but not the source, that should be copied. Probably exist items with both properties but with different values! In this case I hope it is possible make a list to check manually (!!) the items. Note that the bot will check nearly 70000 items (see Database_reports/Popular_properties). Thank you very much! --Paperoastro (talk) 10:17, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold per PFD. --Ricordisamoa 00:10, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
@Paperoastro: a test edit. But... how long is the PFD going to last? --Ricordisamoa 22:34, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
It is ok, thanks Ricordisamoa! No one seems to want to close it, but, even if I'm strictly involved, in few days I will close it (I need to read once the discussion). --Paperoastro (talk) 10:08, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
@Ricordisamoa: I have just created the item unknown astronomical object (Q16945799). You can use it for some few cases when P60 is "unknown" or "no value". Thanks for your work! --Paperoastro (talk) 10:33, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Why not to use "unknown" or "no value" directly? --Ricordisamoa 06:49, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
Imho, because using directly P31 we lose the information that the item "is" (or should is) an astronomical object. --Paperoastro (talk) 08:07, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
@Paperoastro: Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot/SamoaBot 45 --Ricordisamoa 06:49, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Updating category and template labels[edit]

Is there a bot operator whose bot would repeatedly process the following task?

When a category/template link is moved, the label should also be moved (i.e. deleted and recreated elsewhere). This isn't done often, though. I want the bot to (1) delete labels which are/should be placed elsewhere (regardless capitalisation of the first letter or the letter after the first colon) and (2) update labels of items which are linked with categories with changed titles. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 12:28, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

ping @Akkakk:, your bot is working on labels, could you please take a look on this? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 16:23, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
my bot don't watch recentchanges, but get items from the database. so it's more than just a small change to the code. i won't do that at the moment. (the code is published, so maybe someone else want to take this task)--Akkakk 17:18, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
My English is very interesting... I mean regular running bot, not watching RC. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 19:32, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Add IMSLP ID property[edit]

Dear all,

In Wikpedia EN, there is a nice template w:Template:IMSLP

That is used

{ { IMSLP|id=Dvořák, Antonín|cname=Antonín Dvořák } }


{ { IMSLP|Dvořák, Antonín } }

in the corresponding WIKIDATA article it should become

IMSLP ID (P839) : Dvořák, Antonín

And it's done !


(by User:Xmlizer, 30. März 2014, 22:53 Uhr)

Note: IMSLP ID (P839), import "Category:Dvořák, Antonín" etc. en:Antonín Dvořák for example is outdated. (No bot import in this case possible.) --Kolja21 (talk) 00:02, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, it was a very bad example. please use all the other Xmlizer (talk) 22:27, 1 April 2014 (UTC)
How can I know, that en:Antonín Dvořák was the only outdated article? --Pasleim (talk) 12:09, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Pasleim: Maybe you can spot them with the TemplateTiger? Also Template:IMSLP2 (Q7532243) should be imported (for works).--Micru (talk) 13:50, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Harvest defunct data from Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, over at Wikipedia Wikiproject Video games, we need to clean up our article code and remove a hell of a lot of redundant data.

Since the project started, a number of template fields have been added and removed from the main article template. We now have 15 defunct fields that still appear in the code for some article pages, and we're now in the position where all of this old data is getting in the way and making things confusing for new users (They copy over template code from existing articles only to find that some template fields aren't working after they have populated them with data.)

Initially we were just going to delete the data, but a request to save it for Wikidata was made, which is why I'm here.

In order to aid all users (especially new ones) in editing the infobox code, and at the same time preserve the data, we need a bot run by Wikidata to harvest and then remove the defunct data fields.

As we have over 11,000 articles that need this process carried out on them, a bot really is the only way of collecting this data.

We have a tracking category that lists every article that needs editing.

The discussions around this job are at the following:



I've also put the details in a table to make things easier to read.

Its not going to be easy as some of the fields contain user's own unique - and sometimes differing - formatting styles, but we know you'll find a way to cope with it. Hope you can help. - X201 (talk) 08:25, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Sorry to press for a reply, but we need to start deleting these; probably next month. Could someone tell me if this can/will be done, or if collecting from the article edit history is just as easy for you? - X201 (talk) 13:07, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
@X201: I'm importing properties from the following fields: input input device (P479), license license (P275), version stable version (P348), 'preceded by' follows (P155), 'followed by' followed by (P156), website official website (P856).--Underlying lk (talk) 06:30, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Underlying lk! Release date(s) would also be valuable, as maintaining them locally is a pain. From some past discussions I gather one can use significant event (P793) with appropriate qualifiers, but 577 may be of use too, I don't know. --Nemo 07:25, 4 May 2014 (UTC)
@Underlying lk:Great, thanks (and indeed, great thanks). Could you ping me to let me know when you're done please. I can get BotReq on Wikipedia to start the clean up over there after your run is complete. Does anyone think any of the other defunct fields are of use to WikiData? - X201 (talk) 09:50, 5 May 2014 (UTC)
@X201: ✓ Done, let me know if more fields need to be imported.--Underlying lk (talk) 06:17, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
@Underlying lk:Thanks. I have no idea what fields need importing as I'm not from round this parts, I'm just here to alert Wikidata to the ability to salvage some of it before its removed from Wikipedia. Personally, the only other field I can think WikiData might find useful is the Ratings field, but I don't know if anyone would want you to import it. - X201 (talk) 15:46, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo_bis: I already imported date of publication (P577) from all the video game infoboxes on the English Wikipedia.--Underlying lk (talk) 06:17, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

If anyone wants any of the other fields importing, speak now, because we're going to start removing them from Wikipedia next week. - X201 (talk) 11:48, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Blocking open proxies[edit]

I checked some IPs of non-constructive edits. I found some potential open proxies: (talkcontribslogs), (talkcontribslogs), (talkcontribslogs). Maybe a lot of such IPs are open proxies, so should we make a bot to block open proxies automatically, or create a page like Open proxy detection? Note I'm not sure that any of them are really open proxies.--GZWDer (talk) 16:47, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Such requests have been rejected by the community: Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot/HaroldBot and Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Administrator/HaroldBot. --Ricordisamoa 23:42, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
We don't seem to be having that big of an open proxy abuse problem, and even then I don't like how block bots tend to clutter the local block log.--Jasper Deng (talk) 23:58, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ricordisamoa, Jasper Deng: Do you think something like Open proxy detection is needed?--GZWDer (talk) 04:56, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it's bad enough to the point that we need such a centralized effort. I've blocked open proxies as I've found them, but manually and only after verification.--Jasper Deng (talk) 05:50, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Freebase identifiers[edit]

According to Wikidata:Database reports/Popular properties we currently have only about a million Freebase identifiers here (the next most common identifier is VIAF). It makes little sense to have this property half used; please import the remaining million items from [2] (CC0). --Nemo 14:31, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Don't have sense to have freebase propriety is unuseful, don't is an ufficial source, don't is an Authorities --Rippitippi (talk) 23:40, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Create items for Spanish Wikipedia and Commons categories[edit]

There are 123 missing items for year categories of the Spanish Wikipedia (in the tree es:Categoría:Organizaciones por año de fundación) for which there exist no categories in other Wikipedias or on Wikimedia Commons. Can anyone create those with all the labels and descriptions as in other existing category items, as described in User:October wind/missing items/Categoría:Organizaciones por año de fundación, please? That’s too much to do manually, so I will leave this to the bots. I checked all the categories in this tree also in other Wikipedias which are now all on Wikidata.

There are also many items of this tree missing which only are on Commons (in the c:Category:Organizations by year of establishment). Is it possible to create also these items with labels and descriptions, if I create also a list for those ones? Or a bot can check itself which of the year categories haven’t already a Wikidata item. That will be much more than these 123. I’ve already created those year categories on Commons for which there exists a category in a Wikipedia (es, en, fr, sv, ru especially). I think it will be helpful, if a new Wikipedia year category will be created, that there will exist an item with descriptions and labels for that here, so that it will be easier to add a new Wikipedia category to them. --October wind (talk) 20:54, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

There are 249 category items missing (in c:Category:Organizations by year of establishment) that should be imported from Commons, see this list now. They should look like this example after creating: Category:Organizations established in 590 (Q16741007). --October wind (talk) 13:31, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

wrong category item descriptions[edit]

There should be corrected many wrong descriptions of category items.

  • I’ve often found in the descriptions for Dutch (nl:) "Wikimedia categorie" which had been added by a bot. It has to be "Wikimedia-categorie" instead, that’s no Dutch grammar, see also Wikimedia category page (Q4167836). I’ve corrected a lot of items, but there still are many more mistakes I think.

And there often are descriptions with wrong capitalization of the first letter, also added by bot:

  • It should be "categoría de Wikimedia" in Spanish (es:), not "Categoría de Wikimedia" or "categoría de Wikipedia" (which I also corrected very often, the same is the case for the following errors),
  • "categoria di un progetto Wikimedia" in Italian (it:), not "Categoria di un progetto Wikimedia",
  • "categoria de um projeto da Wikimedia" in pt:, not "Categoria de um projeto da Wikimedia",
  • "page de catégorie d'un projet Wikimedia" in French (fr:), not "Page de catégorie de Wikimédia". But the label of Wikimedia category page (Q4167836) for French isn’t anything with "page", just "catégorie de Wikimedia" (which has been "catégorie de Wikimédia" up to now, but this differs from the French article fr:Wikimedia). So there’s much chaos, but most of the French descriptions are "page de catégorie d'un projet Wikimedia" now, so it would be better to leave that with "page de".
  • I’ve also often changed the Russian description "категория в проекте Викимедия" to "категория в проекте Викимедиа". The я is wrong there, as can be seen in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836) and on the main page of the Russian Wikipedia or in the article ru:Фонд Викимедиа. Also for Russian is another label in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836), perhaps the label there is wrong? I haven’t found that version in any item.
  • I also don’t understand, why there are often Swedish descriptions "kategorisida" which means "category page", while the term should say "Wikimedia category" which is "Wikimedia-kategori" in Swedish, this is also the label in Swedish in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836). I don’t see any need to leave out the word "Wikimedia" just in that language. There exist two different descriptions in Swedish now which means that new categories with "Wikimedia-kategori" as description will not be identified as existing by the system, when there already exists the same label with the description "kategorisida", also the other way round. That means that a person who adds the same label to a new created item will not get an error message, because the descriptions are different.
  • The same is the case in English, where there exist "Wikimedia category" and "Wikimedia category page" and also "Wikipedia category page" (or was it "Wikipedia category"?, too many different versions – i.e. "Wikipedia category" here), so that noone knows which one shall be taken.

It would be the best to have just one description for category items for each language and not two or more different ones. Then wrong descriptions can be identified better, and double items can be found better. --October wind (talk) 22:16, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

@October wind: At the moment I'm trying to replace some descriptions in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836), let's see how many users will (not) agree. There was a discussion above but I suggested to continue here. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:52, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
That’s good. There was an old discussion above, where it wasn’t even clear to me, in which direction the descriptions had been changed there, so I thought, it would be better to start the discussion new. Perhaps something can be taken from above, I don’t know.
I changed English to "Wikimedia category" in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836), because I think that is the normal form without "page" (usually taken as descriptions for category items in English and in other languages except French, I think). Therefore, it wouldn’t be good, if only English should be changed back to the version with "page". But perhaps there might be a statistic anywhere, how often the 4 English descriptions are used by now: with/without "page", with "Wikimedia" or with "Wikipedia" (which should not be used anymore). If the version "Wikimedia category page" should be the English description in most of the category items, then the others can also be changed to that version. I just don’t have this impression by now. In French, I only saw descriptions with "page de", but not in English, so I prefer the version without "page" there. If English should use "page", then other languages’ descriptions would also be changed by other people to versions with "page" in the translations, and then we have the same problem again. So, it’s better to have some kind of identical descriptions in many languages, then there will be less chaos later. --October wind (talk) 22:15, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
In the section above, there are listed "категория в проекте Викимедия" for ru: (which is wrong) and "kategorisida" for sv: for example, and I can’t see, if those are replaced by "категория в проекте Викимедиa" and "Wikimedia-kategori" (they should be replace this way) or if other correct (or other wrong) descriptions are replaced by those wrong descriptions, so it is better not to use the descriptions from above for category items. The other category descriptions seem to be right there and don’t need to be replaced, so I don’t know, in which direction descriptions are replaced or added there. There is a Y after those descriptions, which can mean, that those wrong descriptions have been replaced or that correct descriptions and other wrong descriptions are both replaced by those wrong descriptions. That’s a bit confusing to me. And the description for eo: in Wikimedia category page (Q4167836) is "kategorio en Vikimedio" now, above it is "Vikimedio-kategorio". So, was "kategorio en Vikimedio" replaced by "Vikimedio-kategorio" or what? That’s all too confusing. --October wind (talk) 22:37, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
"Y" mean: add label if don't exist or replace existing label with new label, without "Y" I don't replace existing Label. --ValterVB (talk) 19:16, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok, then ru: and sv: should be changed above, so that they aren’t used anymore in that form, and eo: should be discussed. Why is there an Y behind the wrong Russian version (see links in this section)? It can’t be right that the main page of the Russian Wikipedia and the Russian article about Wikimedia and also Wikimedia category page (Q4167836) all are wrong, so I fear there have been replaced and added a lot of wrong Russian descriptions. Who added this description there or the Y? Did noone look at all those Russian spellings (which are all the same and all with a) before changing or adding wrong descriptions? Very strange. --October wind (talk) 23:18, 13 May 2014 (UTC)
  • There are also a lot of Finnish (fi:) descriptions "Wikipedia-luokka" which should be changed into "Wikimedia-luokka".
  • Then, there are the wrong descriptions "kategorie Wikipedie" in cs: and "kategoria Wikipedii" in pl:. Which descriptions with "Wikimedia" are right there, is it "Wikimedie" and "Wikimedii" instead?
  • "Kategorie op Wikipedia" in nds: can be "Wikimedia-Kategorie" instead, perhaps also "Kategorie op Wikimedia"? I don’t know which is better there.
  • "Wikipedia-kategori" in Danish (da:) should be changed to "Wikimedia-kategori". This should be the description in da:, nb:, nn: and sv:, not "Wikipedia-kategori" and not "kategorisida" or something like that.
  • Also gl: "categoría de Wikipedia" should also be changed, perhaps into "categoría de Wikimedia" (the same as in Spanish). Which language is that? --October wind (talk) 23:11, 12 May 2014 (UTC)
In Wikimedia category page (Q4167836), cs: is "kategorie Wikimedie", so it should be changed this way. And pl: is "kategoria w projekcie Wikimedia" there, not "kategoria Wikimedii", so maybe take this one instead? I’ll add those two also above. --October wind (talk) 23:59, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

the bot should check if all linked pages are categories. it's annoying to revert such edits if they are wrong --Akkakk 09:35, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

The bot can check this, if it adds new descriptions, but this bot request is only to correct those lots of wrong descriptions which already exist. The wrong descriptions "Wikimedia categorie" (nl:), "категория в проекте Викимедия" (ru:) or those with "Wikipedia" instead of "Wikimedia" should be corrected in any case, even if in another language there might be a wrong link that doesn’t link to a category or if there might be a bigger error in an item. If those errors would not be corrected, the wrong descriptions would be taken also for other category items. That’s not good, because there are problems with this (see above, there is no error message, when there are two items with the same label and different descriptions). I think a bot should just correct the wrong descriptions, so that there is afterwards just one description for each of those languages and not two or more. I don’t think that anyone would need to revert any of those bot edits, because then also those wrong descriptions would be wrong now which they are anyway (and not after the bot run). It doesn’t matter, if the descriptions are wrong, because it is wrong grammar/spelling or because it is "Wikipedia" instead of "Wikimedia", or if the descriptions are wrong, because it is no category item, they are wrong anyway. So there will be added no error that isn’t already existing now. It could only be that an already existing error could be found by such a bot edit, but then the whole item would have to be corrected anyway and a bot revert wouldn’t be enough.
By the way, wrong spelling and wrong grammar would also be corrected in Wikipedia articles, even if the article is being discussed and isn’t relevant at all, so there’s no reason not to correct errors, because there might be more errors with some of the items. ;-) --October wind (talk) 22:27, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Remove descriptions consisting of language names only[edit]

Based on Wikidata:Bot requests/Archive/2014/01#Remove English descriptions consisting of language names only. After three months, we expanded the filter a bit. Is it possible to run a bot again for all descriptions and aliases (for labels there's false positives)? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 10:50, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

ping @Bene*:, you had done this task. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 16:18, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Akkakk, your bot has been working on labels etc. recently. Could you please take a look on the task? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 18:48, 10 June 2014 (UTC)


fr:Modèle:Imdb nom and de:Vorlage:IMDb Name could be used for IMDb identifier (P345) ----- Jura 03:48, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Rotten Tomatoes[edit]

For Rotten Tomatoes ID (P1258), there is Template:Rotten Tomatoes (Q5615409). ----- Jura 07:47, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

When running a bot for this, remember that sometimes Wikipedia articles contain Rotten Tomatoes references (or other database references) to different movies or people, besides the main topic of the article. --Closeapple (talk) 03:44, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

date of birth[edit]

For Q1062402, there is the date of birth in de:Template:Personendaten. Maybe others could be imported as well. --- Jura 08:10, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Place of birth, date of death, and place of death could probably be imported from there as well. ----- Jura 17:02, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Stagnating fall of 0-statement items[edit]

The reduction of of 0-statement items has been stagnating in the last months. The last statistic even stows them growing again ( - see "Statements per item"). I was thinking that we should try to add at least one statement to those 5 million items till the end of the year. A translation in one of the major European languages would also be helpful. A good way of accessing 0-statement items is this tool ( Some items are fairly exotic, but there would be opportunity for bot-edits. Here are some of them:

  • (no label) (Q3688473) - A lot of items labelled "IC 1234". Some information could be pulled from e.g. sr-wiki infobox on astronomical objects.
  • Retinal isomerase (Q7316766) - It seems that the en-wiki infobox for enzymes has not been copied by bots. Fetching the CAS-number would be helpful so that Chemistry and Molecular-Biology WikiProjects could work on constraint violations.
  • NGC 930 (Q666669) - Many items labelled "NGC 12345" are also referring to astronomical objects and have a variety of infoboxes that could be matched against each other.
  • Taxtakəran (Q3674627), Udovičić (Q11185246) - Some countries still have geographic infoboxes that were not aquired yet.
  • (no label) (Q1961843) - Some wikis still have unaquired road infoboxes.

Adding one or two unsourced statments goes along with the whole Widar-trend. I still think it is helpful to do a rough categorization (even with missing sources), because it becomes easier for people to find the items they want to improve with sources. Also we shouldn't be ignoring 1/3 of our items. Tobias1984 (talk) 13:54, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Intel processors[edit]

Hello. Can some bot please read Intel's site and gather information from that database for the Wikidata? Its needed that it catches the name of the processors, create an item corresponding to each one and complete the item with the properties sockets supported (P1041), instruction set (P1068), manufacturer (P176) and number of processor cores (P1141).--MisterSanderson (talk) 15:58, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Why don't you write them to ask that they release that data via a dump/machine readable API under a free license (or rather CC-0)? Even better, they could add it themselves here on Wikidata, to save us some work. --Nemo 17:16, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
I could not find an appropiate e-mail adress at, so there is no way to contact them.--MisterSanderson (talk) 18:45, 17 May 2014 (UTC)
Try any of the first four in "Intel PR Departments" [3] (calling yourself an analyst) and [4], you'll be fine. --Nemo 15:51, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I sent them a message.--MisterSanderson (talk) 11:37, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
The contact was closed without response.--MisterSanderson (talk) 16:50, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
So the creation of the items needs to be made by Wikidata robots...--MisterSanderson (talk) 15:32, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

NLA Persistent Identifier[edit]

New property: People Australia identifier (P1315).

It would be nice if a bot take a look at items with NLA identifier (P409) and add the new property. --Kolja21 (talk) 18:50, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Fix italian born lists[edit]

There is a number of items referencing itwiki with names like "Nati nel <number>". I suggest that the following be done:

  • merge with appropriate items if those exist
  • delete statement GND-type=person ✓ Done --Pasleim (talk) 21:42, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
  • add statement "it is a list" if absent. ✓ Done --Pasleim (talk) 21:42, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Manual example (no merge): [5],[6] GranD (talk) 16:41, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

The relevant categories to get all such lists are w:it:Liste di morti nell'anno‎ (deaths) and w:it:Liste di nati nell'anno‎ (births). --Nemo 15:46, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Estonian biographical dictionary[edit]

I see a lot of articles with w:et:Mall:ETBL lack properties on Wikidata. It's a tag for content from a biographical dictionary, so it seems safe to add instance of (P31) > human (Q5) to all of them. --Nemo 15:42, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Importing coordinates from Polish Wikipedia[edit]

I've noticed that geographical coordinates have already been imported to Wikidata from most language versions of Wikipedia, but I can hardly see any imported from my own home wiki, which is Polish Wikipedia. We've got really loads of articles with coordinates, so I think it would be really beneficial to bring it all to Wikidata. Thank you in advance. Powerek38 (talk) 08:50, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi Powerek38, I've been importing coordinates from several Wikipedia's. Maybe you could set up Wikidata:Coordinates tracking at the Polish Wikipedia? After that I'm more than happy to do the import. Multichill (talk) 09:06, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Multichill, I'm not really a very technical user, so I've just set up a discussion in our coordinates wikiproject, so that my more able collegues can check if we can meet this requirement and how to do that. Feel free to join in if you have any hints, all members of that project understand English with no problems. Powerek38 (talk) 09:28, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
@Powerek38: Enabling it isn't that difficult. You just have to get pl:Moduł:Koordynaty modified like en:Module:Coordinates (example). It looks if the coordinates are displayed in the title and than looks for coordinate location (P625) to add the different tracker categories. I'll post this at the Polish Wikipedia too. Multichill (talk) 09:38, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok. The category is created and I'm now importing. You'll see a error message on the coordinates. That's already fixed in the code (see bugzilla:62105 ) and will probably be deployed soon(ish). Multichill (talk) 18:27, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your help on this, Multichill! Powerek38 (talk) 16:49, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

link enwiki article to items[edit]

See User:GZWDer/temp16. Note:

  1. There're some false positives in "Genus and other" section.
  2. There may be also some homonymous species in "Species" section.
  3. If there're more than one item after links, all such items should be merged too.

--GZWDer (talk) 10:54, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

@GZWDer: how reliable are those data? --Ricordisamoa 00:49, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
@Ricordisamoa: This data is only from page title and labels/aliases. To be sure, please only link items with at least one sitelink whose page name is the same as page name in enwiki in "Species" section. "Genus and other" section should not be done for the time being.--GZWDer (talk) 08:29, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
I can handle the species section. But this has to wait until I could report all of my yesterdays merges. The rest is a little bit more problematic, but I have some ideas. --Succu (talk) 08:36, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
 Doing… the "Species" section. Skipping Q286251 since it matches "Coloborhynchus araripensis" and "Coloborhynchus clavirostris". --Ricordisamoa 12:17, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

P6 script?[edit]

moved from Wikidata:Project_chat#P6_script

While working on Wikidata:Database reports/Constraint violations/P6 I thought about a script to add P6 statements more easily to our items. A nice to have would be a list with basic information on heads of government and the position held plus a script that adds that information to existing items for teritorial entities as well as creates new items for persons if necessary.
A basic list could look like this:

Territorial entity;person;sex;citizenship;position;start;end
Q723796;Jean Claude Legoux;m;France;Q30185;2008;09.2011
Q723796;Jacky Furaux;m;France;Q30185;09.2011;

A script should add P6 statements to the item (Q723796) including start and end of term as qualifiers. Further it should create new items for the persons (if not already existing) and add statements like P31:Q5 (human), P21 (sex/gender), P27 (citizenship), P39 (position held) including the territorial entity as qualifier and links to the predecessor and succssor. Finally the script should remove the line from the list.
I could fill the list with the required information. Anybody, who could do the script? -- Pütz M. (talk) 01:13, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

The right place for this request is Bot requests. However, the problem I see is on the person, need the item becuse the name can be "ambiguos".--ValterVB (talk) 18:12, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
This is indeed a problem as people could have had more than one position held. Could we implement in the script a semi-automatic duplicates check? Meaning, that no action is done if the name exists as label or alias. Those names could be checked manually. -- Pütz M. (talk) 18:43, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
The problem is more complex. For ex. if person is John Richardson, what is the correct one in this list? And if the specific item isn't created, but exist another person with that name? Probably the risk of errors is too high. --ValterVB (talk) 19:45, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
This is not a specific bot problem. Also by manual editing a new item "John Richardson" could be created, although he might exist already.
In a case of possible duplicates (same label, same alias) I suggest that the bot takes no action, but leaves a notice in the list. Those cases could be checked manually. Like this we could minimize the risk of duplicates. -- Pütz M. (talk) 23:01, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Importing coordinates from Italian Wikipedia[edit]

I would like to ask if it possibile to import coords from itwiki (in particular @Multichill:). I think we already have the module and the category like Category:Coordinates not on Wikidata (Q15181099). Thanks! --AlessioMela (talk) 18:39, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Importing images from zh.wikipedia and de.wikipedia[edit]


there is a category on zh.wikipedia with about 8000 pages that have images, where wikidata does not have images [7] and a similar page on de.wikipedia with 1600 pages [8]. If these could be brought into Wikidata that would be great. This has been done before, see also my earlier request above about da.wikipedia images. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 19:14, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Replace values[edit]

Hi, I need a bot to remove any instances of member of political party (P102)  independent politician (Q327591) and replace it with member of political party (P102)  no value. This is to clean up the constraints page for member of political party (P102) and remove the classification of independent politician (Q327591) as an instance of a political party. Please refer to User talk:SPQRobin#Independent politicians for the rationale for this request. —Wylve (talk) 18:02, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Importing Commons Categories (P373)[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has a nl:Categorie:Wikipedia:Commonscat zonder link op Wikidata (Commonscat without equivalent in Wikidata). From there the P373 statement could be filled. -- Pütz M. (talk) 23:13, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

In en:Category:Commons category without a link on Wikidata is even more. -- Pütz M. (talk) 23:28, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Add instance of (P31) from MusicBrainz Artist Type via MusicBrainz artist ID (P434)[edit]

We can leverage the existing links between Wikidata and MusicBrainz to populate instance of (P31) for the people and groups linked with MusicBrainz artist ID (P434). Specifically, the bot would add human (Q5) if the MusicBrainz Artist Type was "Person", and band (Q215380) if the Type was "Group". The reference would be imported from (P143) MusicBrainz (Q14005), as with the MusicBrainz identifiers. If User:Mineo is interested, this could be an additional task for User:MineoBot -- or someone else could take it on. JesseW (talk) 06:21, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Insert categories from it.quote[edit]

Import from it.Wikiquote all the categories named Categoria:Luoghi... (except for those already connected, but they are very very few). Label should be "category of a Wikimedia project" (en) and "categoria di un progetto Wikimedia" (it). --Superchilum(talk to me!) 09:23, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --ValterVB (talk) 20:14, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

bulk import Indonesian census data[edit]

Hi all. I made a fusion table from the 2010 Indonesian census measuring population of villages (where neighborhoods in big cities are also villages).

It's 77096 rows and structured data; is there a way for me to bulk upload this into WikiData?  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ocky7 (talk • contribs). (Moved from Wikidata:Requests for comment/bulk import Indonesian census data--GZWDer (talk) 10:25, 10 July 2014 (UTC))

User:Michiel1972 might want to look into this. I remember him doing something like this on the Dutch Wikipedia. Take for example Kapuk (Q4201177), that links to nl:Kapuk (Cengkareng). That's a bot generated article with the same data from 2010. The matching is usually the hardest part, but looks like every village has a "Code desa". We should probably have a property for that (if we don't have that already). Than we can just import all the data from the Dutch Wikipedia and source it to the original pdf. Multichill (talk) 10:53, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
I see that all site of "BADAN PUSAT STATISTIK" is copyrighted, so I think isn't possible to use the data. --ValterVB (talk) 18:31, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Items with inconsistent sitelinks[edit]

Hi, it would be great if someone could have a bot run over the items listed at the bottom of Wikidata:True duplicates. These items have at least one sitelink which another item also has (typically all of them are on another item). Because of the restriction that a sitelink can only be on a single item, these are invalid and the data stored in them is not usable by the pages that are linked.

A bot should go over all of these invalid items and merge them with the other item(s) that have these sitelinks (or just blank/ delete the items if they don't have any value compared to the other item containing the data).

I'll rerun the script which created that list today and publish the new data over the weekend, thus the list will be up to date again on Monday (or earlier). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 08:50, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

A list like User:Byrial/Duplicates would be even more useful. Thanks, --Ricordisamoa 16:27, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Sadly that's not possible with the current version of the script which we use to gather that list. The list on Wikidata:True duplicates has been updated now, btw. - Hoo man (talk) 13:30, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

copy names of humen[edit]

As the name of a humen is the same in every language, a bot should copy it to every language. Megascheli (talk) 15:31, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately, there are several issues:
  • If the original name is written in Cyrillic and it got transcripted into English (for example), then we can't copy it to other languages based on Latin scripts, because the transcription is language dependant. (e.g. Q7747)
  • word order: there are languages with "first name last name" and others with "last name first name"
  • handling of middle names and nicknames can also be language dependent
In short, it should be possible to copy certain labels but a bot user has to be very careful by doing so. --Pasleim (talk) 00:12, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Okey, maybe this can be done in languages were are no problems, such as German and English. Megascheli (talk) 12:17, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Coordinates of headquarters move[edit]

This request to related to one of P625 constraint violations, precisely that item with instance of (P31) company (Q783794) should not have coordinate location (P625) as separate statement, but as qualifier of appropriate statement (mostly headquarters location (P159)). So the request is following:

I am doing this by hand, so bot can save my work. --Jklamo (talk) 11:09, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

UN security council resolutions : Wikisource links[edit]

UN security council resolutions are on Wikisource in English and French, and titles seem to match Wikidata labels (except for the uppercase in French). So when an item is a p31 of United Nations Security Council resolution (Q877358) the en.wikisource and fr.wikisource pages with corresponding titles can be added. Example : United Nations Security Council Resolution 233 (Q2573400), en:s:United Nations Security Council Resolution 233, fr:s:Résolution 233 du Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies--Zolo (talk) 10:19, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

@Ladsgroup: it might be similar to other tasks your bot has done, would you give it a look ?--Zolo (talk) 07:43, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done Amir (talk) 13:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Ecoregions and anatomy[edit]

Two tasks, that I hope are not very difficult:

import "id" as WWF ecoregion code (P1294)
from the "name" in the template get the corresponding item and link it with ecoregion (WWF) (P1425) (there can be more than one)

Thanks!--Micru (talk) 14:56, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Changing "french actress" to "French actress"[edit]

Many descriptions don't use caps for "French". Sample: "french actress" for Q3369081. Others can be found with "Special:search/"french+actress", but I'm not sure how to select only lowercase "french" in descriptions. There is the same issue with other professions and nationalities. Could this be fixed by bot? --- Jura 08:22, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

US population[edit]

@ValterVB: a country with public domain public data, so we can try to use them. I do not know what the best source file is but at the county level, we have a fairly simple table with the years 2010-2013 here. --Zolo (talk) 15:10, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

@Zolo: Link don't work. --ValterVB (talk) 18:24, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
@ValterVB:. Ouch, apparently, the table needs apparently to be generated from this URL:
Not very nice !
I finally found the same data on in a csv file
  • column I is the population at April 1 2010, from the 2010 census.
  • columns J, K, L and M are estimates for July 1 of 2010, July 1 2011, July 1 2012 and July 1 2013.
  • when the value of column E is "0" then the row is about a state, otherwise the row is about a county
  • when the row is about a county, the English sitelink should usually be equal to column G + ', ' + column F
There is a more detailed explanation here
--Zolo (talk) 20:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
@ValterVB: Now I have work for this week end :) I add only census or also estimated? --ValterVB (talk) 20:45, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
I would add them all ! I do not know which one should have rank = "preferred" though, so I asked at en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject United States#Population data in Wikidata. --Zolo (talk) 21:22, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Please remove the following images[edit]

Hi, I am adding images to Wikipedia and have found hundreds of mistakes in biographic images on Wikidata. Some images in particular keep coming back when they are obviously of no use to any page. They keep popping up in the image suggestions, when there is no actual image, and really slow down the adding of images from Wikidata to Wikipedia. Moreover, the people helping add images get the idea that Wikidata is low quality. I remove them when I find them, but there are more. Could someone please find and delete these images? Thank you, Taketa (talk) 09:40, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

  • No female portrait cs.svg [9]
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  • Flag of the Papal States.gif [43][44]
  • Flag of the United States.svg [45]
  • Flag of Bavaria (striped).svg [46]
  • Flag of Germany (3-2 aspect ratio).svg [47]
  • Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918).svg [48][49][50][51][52][53][54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63]
  • Flag of Greece (1822-1978).svg [64]
  • Flag of Guadeloupe (local).svg [65][66]
  • Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.svg [67][68]
  • Flag of Hungary.svg [69]
  • Flag of France.svg [70]
  • Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.svg [71]
  • Flag of England.svg [72]
  • Flag of Cape Verde.svg [73]
  • Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg [74]
  • Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg [75]
  • Flag of Martinique.svg [76]
  • Flag of the German Empire.svg [77]
  • Flag of Armenian SSR.svg [78]
  • Flag of the NSDAP (1920–1945).svg [79]
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  • 600px Nero e Bianco (V sul petto).png [86]
  • 600px Bianco e Verde (Bordato).png [87]
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  • Coat of arms of the Central African Republic-NEW.png [90]
  • Logo du Parti socialiste belge.png [91]
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  • Fish icon.svg [93][94][95]