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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.

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)

Spelling mistake in the "Willkommen" section[edit]

There is a spelling mistake in the German "Willkommen" section. The third paragraph starts with wikdata instead of wikidata.

✓ Done Thanks for reporting it! :) --Quico (talk) 12:05, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Top banner takes too much space[edit]

Front page is currently dominated by huge banner/adverticement like structure. It takes easily half of the screen and provides only little bit of info. Please for example merge the text content of top banner into Welcome section and remove the huge picture. --Usp (talk) 08:28, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

I guess you're visting Wikidata on a mobile device, Usp? Because of course the portion of the screen used by the banner depends on the screen resolution, among others. On my desktop screen, which really isn't huge, the banner only takes up considerably less than a third of the browser screen, which is absolutely okay in my eyes. But on my smartphone (which isn't top-notch either), if I'm holding it horizontally, it actually takes up the biggest part of the screen, yes. It doesn't bother me much (not only as I don't visit the main page anyway, but also because I'm used to scroll a lot there and it's not uncommon to have a "front page" on website nowadays anyway).
The current design of the main page is rather new, and it even has some responsive elements, but the height of the banner actually is static. Maybe we could have a smaller version of it for small (mobile) displays? --YMS (talk) 13:40, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Actually the reason why it especially bothers is that the situation is on 50.9 x 28.7 cm 23 inch 1920*1080 px screen. Measured with ruler banner takes 9.5 cm of 22.5 cm vertical content area (rest of screen is left for desktosp task bar and browser bars). But main issue for me is that it adds hardly any value for the resource it spends. Wikipedia on its top banner adds more content but only in 2.5 cm and still it has lots of space in it. --Usp (talk) 14:02, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
The banner is defined in Template:Main Page/Header new, and for most languages it's File:Wikidata nodes in white.svg, which has a base height of 319 pixels. This is displayed in full size, and therefore it should take slightly less than a third of a 1080 pixels screen under normal conditions. Do you zoom your pages (like Ctrl and +)? Is your browser (which one?) displaying the image bigger than 319 pixels for some other reason (right-click it and select e.g. "View Image Info", depending on your browser)? --YMS (talk) 14:39, 23 March 2015 (UTC)