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Incorrect spelling of numbers for the April 27th & April 15th entries[edit]

The word twelveth is an archaic form of twelfth. The phrase eleventh-millionth plus one should be phrased as eleven-millionth-plus one.

Not working today are the warning messages and links to already existing Q pages[edit]

I have been rationalizing templates showing the Kosovo flag icon.

The main page is (Q5617279).
Italian itwiki has such a template it:Template:KOS.
When I add that to Q5617279, it goes pink (or whatever colour that is),
but without the detail showing the link to the problem Q page.
When I search for "Template:KOS", I get no hits.
I can't reach the problem Q page from itwiki, because it has that "improved" interface, where it asks what you want to add, instead of just taking you to the Q page.

I don't know how to resolve this.
Cheers, Varlaam (talk) 17:21, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

So, what was the trick?
Varlaam (talk) 05:32, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
@Varlaam: Sorry if I haven't answered. The problem was the that italian page was connected to Q14830885, So I have created a redirect from Q14830885 to Q5617279. --ValterVB (talk) 19:32, 30 October 2014 (UTC) ps This type of request is better to do in Wikidata:Project chat.
Final question:
Was that a fix I could have made? Or did it require an admin?
Thanks, Varlaam (talk) 07:58, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
@Varlaam: One of the easiest tasks some people don't know how to perform. See Help:Merge and MediaWiki:Gadget-Merge.js. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 08:54, 2 November 2014 (UTC)



I'm pretty sure it's a typo on the front page on the graphic in the Discover section, it says loading items from Wikikdata.

Mrjohncummings (talk) 16:32, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

It certainly is, but the graphic is taken from where it's written as "Wikikdata". The same file is uploaded on Commons at File:Wikidata-Histropedia query-running.png. --Stryn (talk) 18:03, 13 November 2014 (UTC)
The typo has been corrected on the histropedia page, and on Commons by User:NavinoEvans. Don't know if there is any connection to this note here, but thanks for the pointer in any case, User:Mrjohncummings. --YMS (talk) 16:33, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata main page in languages other than German?[edit]

Searching for Wikidata led me to its German-language Projektseite. The link for material in other languages went to the corresponding page for the Wikipedia, not Wikidata, at least for the few languages I checked (including English and Chinese [zh]). Muss man Deutsch kennen um die Information zu bekommen? DavidMCEddy (talk) 10:53, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

No, you don't have to be able to read German to use Wikidata. Actually, all pages should be available in English and only the more important ones (like the main page etc.) are translated to may languages, with the language you selected in the top navigation bar being displayed by default. Where did you find those Wikipedia links you are talking of? --YMS (talk) 11:38, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
A simple search for "Wikidata" led me to {}, which greeted me in German. This was using Seamonkey, where I'm logged into Google with a language preference of German. My German is terrible but good enough that I can read the calendar -- and gradually improve rather than lose my knowledge of the language. I just tried the same thing in Internet Explorer and got English.
I'm used to looking for alternative languages on the left. After reading your comment, I clicked on "Deutsch" at the top line. This gave me, "Wähle eine Sprache". There I could select English. Thanks. DavidMCEddy (talk) 21:10, 11 December 2014 (UTC)


I have one request: please merge this: [1] and this: [2] wikidatas, due it's articles about one film. 11:37, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done, in future please report such things at Wikidata:Requests for deletions, thanks. --Stryn (talk) 14:32, 20 January 2015 (UTC)


Shouldn't we add phabricator at the bottom of the page with all the other sister projects? --Gerardduenas (talk) 15:23, 5 February 2015 (UTC)