User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )

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Close dicussion[edit]

  • {{Section resolved|1=[[User:Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )|RAN]]}}

Recyclable FAG entries[edit]

Funeral homes[edit]

Mack Memorial Home, Central Avenue and Hutton Street, Jersey City aka Otto Mack Funeral Home


Military properties[edit]

Incomplete bots[edit]

  • Nobel prize mix and match
  • Newspaper ID mix and match for copyright data

Interesting Wikidatians[edit]

  • User:Tagishsimon

Adoptive parents[edit]

SELECT DISTINCT ?item ?itemLabel 
  ?item p:P1038 ?statement .
  ?status wdt:P1269 wd:Q180472.
  ?statement pq:P1039 ?kinship .
  ?kinship wdt:P279* ?status.
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "[AUTO_LANGUAGE],en". }
Try it!
There are currently 121 cases of relative (P1038) with qualifier type of kinship (P1039) being used to model adoptive relationships. That seems to be the current way of marking them.


Property proposals[edit]

Subclass of[edit]

Second-order metaclass (Q24017465) for mayors of X County in New Jersey

Wikidata dynamic lists[edit]

Inherently ambiguous birth dates[edit]

I want to flag instances of humans that have an "inherently ambiguous birth date". Some people were born without birth certificates at home in rural poverty areas in the 1800s. For some people up to the 1600s records do not exist and we can only give the year they were born. Some people have given different years in different documents. I have found multiple people, especially celebrities, who keep making themselves younger as they age in their official documents. Unless these people that give multiple birthdates have a birth certificate online, they are one category of people that have an "inherently ambiguous birth date". I have been adding in hundreds of full birthdays where the year was only known, based on the WWI and WWI draft or passport applications for people in the USA. Sometimes the value is already in Wikipedia and Wikidata has not been updated. I run this: However, after searching and finding nothing, I want to create a field to let myself know a search has been done and nothing has been found, so I do not keep looking when I run the program again a month later. One day in the future when more records are online someone can search all the humans that have an "inherently ambiguous birth date" and look again. This would be a "Wikidata-specific criterion" Can someone suggest a scheme? Does anyone else see this as useful? --RAN (talk) 21:24, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

  • Maybe add a qualifier of sourcing circumstances (P1480) = presumably (Q18122778) (or a new QID for 'ambiguous')? Thanks. User:Mike Peel (talk) 00:10, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • for this purpose, on VIAF ID (P214) and BnF ID (P268) which did not exist when I checked, I use retrieved (P813) as qualifier. Could this help you ? --Hsarrazin (talk) 08:46, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Ban on synthetic fields[edit]

Currently we ban the creation of a field containing a url if it can be synthesized from information from another field. It would be much better if Wikidata had a field called "Worldcat url" and "CIA World Fact Book url". For instance "Worldcat url" should be synthesized automatically from the LCCN_ID into a clickable url stored directly in Wikidata. We only get a link to Worldcat if that person has an entry in Wikipedia where it is synthesized on the fly from Wikidata. Some people use Wikidata directly as a source of information.

Copyright start date[edit]

Would there be any interest in having the date that copyright status begins as a field for newspapers and magazines. Currently you have to search here for the publication and it tells you the start date for copyrights (as best can be discerned to date). That information could be pulled into WikiCommons and WikiSource by a template with standardized wording. See for example: here for a hand-written example for the Asbury Park Press which did not file for renewal and The Jersey Jornal which did. Some publications had a more extensive copyright clearance search performed and gaps in renewals were found for individual issues, see Time magazine as an example. We would not be able to have a single date for Time magazine. --RAN (talk) 19:28, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

The template reading the Wikidata date would add this statement to the category for the articles in Commons and in Source:--RAN (talk) 02:46, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Articles published in the Jersey Journal are in the public domain prior to February 9, 1929. All articles starting on that date are currently under active copyright.

New Subclasses[edit]

  • city halls of Bergen County, New Jersey
  • city halls of Hudson County, New Jersey
  • Category:City halls in New Jersey

Hall of Fame[edit]

  • inductee into the Hall of Fame

Things to automate[edit]

Participants in the w:1915 Indianapolis 500 added to Property:P1344

Authorities that use Wikidata[edit]


Since English Wikipedia is removing links to Findagrave and the people removing the links refuse to migrate the data to Wikidata before deletion ... I wonder if we have a bot that finds the most probable matches and just needs a human eye to confirm or deny? Both and Familysearch have this function. We migrated over the Findagrave ID if it used a standard template in external links in Wikipedia but most articles did not use that template. Most articles used it as a reference for the place of burial, and those are the ones being deleted now. --RAN (talk) 18:21, 27 January 2018 (UTC)

That looks like it only ran for flagged "famous" people, mostly actors. I add politicians, and they are almost never famous at Findagrave and I have to search for them manually. Can the bot be adjusted, I would love to have that as a project. --RAN (talk) 05:51, 28 January 2018 (UTC)


Locational dopplegangers[edit]

  • Princeton (Q138518)
  • Chatham
  • Andover Borough / Township, Berlin Borough / Township, Boonton Town / Township, Bordentown City / Township, Burlington City / Township, Chatham Borough / Township, Chester Borough / Township , Clinton Town / Township, Egg Harbor City / Township, Freehold Borough / Township, Gloucester City / Township, Hopewell Borough / Township, Lebanon Borough / Township, Mendham Borough / Township --- Audubon / Audubon Park, Barnegat Light / Barnegat Township, Englewood / Englewood Cliffs, Haddon Township / Haddonfield. Haddon Heights, the Cape Mays and Wildwoods.
  • There are also counties that are also cities like Baltimore and Los Angeles. This can be confusing.

Lost at sea or died at sea[edit]

To cluster people who were lost at sea in an airplane or boat. To cluster people who died aboard an airplane or boat but the body was recovered.

People with topographical names[edit]


Wikidata specific items[edit]

Where to add proposals[edit]

  • Bulleted list item

Proposals yet to be made[edit]

Done[edit] Jewish Museum Berlin person ID

Proposals completed[edit]

VIAF duplicates[edit]


Proposed projects[edit]

Wikicalendar, a new wiki project so that full dates in articles can link to information on that day. A cursor hover will show the full date, day of the week, and how many years and days ago the event took place. A click on the link will bring you to a list of events that occurred on that day. People who were born and who died. Wikipedia pages that contain this information on specific dates can be migrated. Wikipedia pages can choose to just have the cursor hover for information on that date or a full link to Wikicalender.


Spanish names[edit]

How to link to a person in Wiki universe to Wikidata[edit]

  • [[d:Q20656299]]


Find date of birth[edit]




Extra permissions[edit]

Chat for questions[edit]

Purge cache[edit]

Property lists[edit]


1918 flu pandemic deaths[edit]

Interesting people[edit]

Key: ^ = Wikipedia article, § = Commons category or gallery but no Wikipedia entry, * = needs a commons category created and a public domain document uploaded, 1 = degree of separation from a Wikipedia or Commons entry, ¶ = genealogics entry

More interesting people[edit]


Reference books[edit]



New ideas[edit]

  • Restrict choice in gender
  • Restrict choice in manner of death
  • Automate reciprocal links for human relationships (spouse, siblings, parent-child) use Findagrave as the model
  • Calculate field "age at death" if both date of birth and date of death are complete with no modifiers, calculate in years, months, and days.

Degrees of separation[edit]

There is currently no restrictions on the number of degrees of separation that can be created, starting with a notable person with an article in Wikipedia or a category in Wikicommons. You can create an entry for a spouse, a sibling, a child, even if they do not have a Wikipedia or Commons entry themselves.

Test version[edit]


Dolly Zoom[edit]