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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Bovlb/Archive 1 on 2019-03-11.

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Peter Horn (talkcontribs)

Please see [[Talk:Q1426316#Flat wagon vs flatcar]] Peter Horn (talk) 18:06, 23 September 2021 (UTC)

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LearnKnowGive1 (talkcontribs)

made error with fusion Q88914591 and Q83489269. How can I repare ?

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Урыл (talkcontribs)

Please combine this Q61931685 with this Q25598765. Q25598765 has two articles in Wikipedia. Q61931685 created by a robot. With respect, @Урыл

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2001:56A:7790:C900:5D3C:CEC0:2BE8:3C51 (talkcontribs)

please unblock me

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Hi! Can you please explain why you keep repurposing items, especially after promising not to?

2001:56A:7790:C900:940:CD0A:BFA3:15EC (talkcontribs)

I promising won't repurpose items.

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Yes, you made that promise before, yet you kept on doing it. What has changed now? And you didn't answer my question: Why have you persistently repurposed items?

CC @MisterSynergy

2001:56A:7790:C900:940:CD0A:BFA3:15EC (talkcontribs)

I'm done do it for now on.

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Could you please demonstrate that you understand what repurposing is and why it is bad?

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[https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q27299993&curid=29109274&diff=1463540825&oldid=1462964380 "Uses repurposed item"]

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Airon90 (talkcontribs)

I hope you are also re-creating all repurposed items, not just rollbacking actions. -- → Airon 90 05:33, 21 July 2021 (UTC)

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

I regret I have not been able to do so. The scale of the problem is so large, that I am struggling just to get things into a correct state without also trying to verify and reproduce the repurposed items. It appear that this user has managed to do an immense amount of damage to our coverage of Pokemon. Fortunately most of it is fairly recent. I would welcome your assistance in fixing things up.

Airon90 (talkcontribs)

To be honest, I don't think this is a good way of restoring items. There is a tool which duplicates items. You should use before rollbacking, so that the item is preserved and the old one restored. You are removing A LOT of data just because somebody reused an item. Please, duplicate items and restore data.

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Prahlad balaji (talkcontribs)

Could you delete my user page on enwiki and here? Thanks.

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Luckymiles (talkcontribs)

I added a new item but google didn't extract any information from from it and it's not displaying when searched on browsers... Please what could cause that?

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

I'm afraid you'll need to give me a little more information about what you did, what happened, and what you expected to happen. My message to you was about the fact that you seem to be deleting claims from existing items without any apparent reason.

In the meantime, having read your user page, I think you might find this essay useful: User:Bovlb/How to create an item on Wikidata so that it won't get deleted

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Cross-wiki abuser globally banned

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Ruy (talkcontribs)
Ruy (talkcontribs)

I added two links to eswiki and enwiki, please see the message's code. Regards Valdemar2018 (talk) 08:10, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Sorry to be slow her, but it looks like there are two Argentinian boxers called "Walter Matthysse" whose entries have become conflated. Possibly they are related. Is it your position that the former is notable but the latter is not?

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean by "please see the message's code".

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Regardless of the spammer/UPE/cross-wiki abuse/block evasion issues, it looks like we have Wikipedia articles for both boxers, so the Wikidata project has no choice but to retain both, unless and until the client projects delete their articles. I'll have a go at sorting out the conflation, but I can't get to it right now.

Ruy (talkcontribs)
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Please allow me to help edit the wiki

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Quick2 (talkcontribs)

I am editing pages that do not have valid sources. Please allow me to help edit the wiki.

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Hi. Thanks for following up. If you have found items that are not notable, they should be deleted. Blanking the item is not a valid approach, and is seen as vandalism. Cheers!

Quick2 (talkcontribs)

Please tell me how to do this. Is there a tutorial for editing or deleting invalid items?

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

To see the criteria by which we consider an item to be notable, see Wikidata:Notability.

To request the deletion of an item, go to Wikidata:RFD and follow the instructions at the top of the page.

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Julian Aristiqui (talkcontribs)

Hello, a user is waging an Edition war, reversing the changes that are correct in the Article Luis lacalle Pou, could you intervene in this regard?

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Article protected for a week and both edit warriors warned. In future, you are better to report this to WD:AN.

Frodar (talkcontribs)

@Bovlb: The item yet must be reverted to the version before the edit warring, without the disputed changes. Thanks.

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

Thanks for following up. What I would like to see from you both at this point is either some productive discussion with each other or an attempt to bring in a third party. See also m:The_Wrong_Version.

Julian Aristiqui (talkcontribs)

Thanks for making that decision Bovib, the user refused to understand that this is the correct way according to the Wikipedia guidelines.

Frodar (talkcontribs)

Thanks for that link, but its humorous, sarcastic content doesn't help too much. The user is saying that he's doing "the changes that are correct" and "the correct way" (maybe he's interpreting that he's doing the "right version") and that i'm "refusing" to understand. Could you please be clear to the other user involved that you're not taking a side here?


I've opened the discussion in the user talk page for discussing the changes.

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

The article is humorous and sarcastic yes, but it illustrates the futility of complaining about the frozen version when a page is protected during and edit war. As an admin, aside from using my words to encourage discussion, I have two main tools available to me to prevent an edit war: page protection and user blocking. Page protection inevitably enshrines one side in the war, and the only way to avoid that would have been to block both of you instead

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

I am not taking a side here. You are both edit warring.

Julian Aristiqui (talkcontribs)

blocking us both seems unfair to me, we are not vandalizing we just disagree

Bovlb (talkcontribs)

You are edit warring. We don't allow that here.

If you disagree, then discuss the matter, find a compromise, or bring in third parties.

Julian Aristiqui (talkcontribs)
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