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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.

Inconsistent number of data items?[edit]

The top of the page says wikidata has ~15million data items, but the news announced the 16millionth in April and the 17millionth in May. What's going on? - 01:19, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Many items have been deleted, e.g. because they were duplicates of other items (they have been created too fast or the interwiki connection was missing in existing articles, etc.). But as the Wikidata items are numbered in an ongoing sequence, it's an obvious and quick approach of counting items to count the number of items that have been created instead of counting those that still exist. Actually it would be more correct to say that item number 17000000 has been created, especially as the Wikidata system also skips some numbers (when somebody starts to create an item but doesn't finish it, the number gets reserved and never assigned). --YMS (talk) 07:02, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Number of data items[edit]

The top of the page says wikidata has ~12.5 million data items, but some days ago sayed `15 million. Why? Dicto23456 (talk) 08:28, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

See the talk section just above this one for an explanation. --YMS (talk) 14:07, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Or, better, ignore my answer and assume that I did read the question too fast, but that I'm willing to apology for this. --YMS (talk) 14:09, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

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)