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Adding institutional Twitter accounts[edit]

First, I just wanted to say thanks for adding a bunch of new Twitter account information and cleaning out some clearly incorrect ones. What script/method are you using to extract Twitter handles from web pages? When I tried something similar in the past with the Name Suggestion Index (Q62108705) I ran into cases where multiple accounts would be linked from the same page; did you come up with a good way of dealing with that? —Vahurzpu (talk) 01:58, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Vahurzpu: I've been using a few different methods. Most of which I've been hand auditing for "sanity". There are often multiple legit matches per item and sometimes there are very ambiguous matches where reasonable people would disagree (e.g. where do you put a twitter account "run" by an executive but is named for a building like "the kremlin" which represents an office). One method I've been using is stealing data from google's knowledge base with a browser extension I wrote. I've been manually reviewing about 10% of the matches imported in that way and the quality is pretty good but not perfect. Another way I've been importing twitter handles has been by fetching item's official websites and scraping for twitter links on the page (using a custom python script). Those are very noisy and I've been hand auditing basically 100% of those and even then I'm not perfect. Also, if a page includes multiple twitter handles I've been discarding all of them. I've also been doing purely manual data-entry for some items. I am only automatically adding twitter accounts to items that currently have no twitter associated. I'm very pessimistic that any kind of auto-name-matching system will reliably work without human review. BrokenSegue (talk) 02:36, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Okay, thanks; that's a similar method to what I had been using in the past. —Vahurzpu (talk) 02:39, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Multiple knowledge panels for a single thing?[edit]

Hi there. Any advice on how to handle referencing when a thing has two entities in the Google Knowledge Graph, that is it has gid's/mid's? This is the case with Ken Klippenstein right now - see and how I tried to make sense of situation. Thank you! QRep2020 (talk) 17:29, 19 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@QRep2020: I'm unsure of this particular case but it's totally possible for one entity to have two google KG ids (or freebase). It just means google screwed up and assigned the same entity an ID twice (or we disagree about what an "entity" is). Just include both of them. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:53, 19 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok cool that's what I did. And the "!" exception that pops up when they're two listedres, ignore that? QRep2020 (talk) 18:54, 19 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@QRep2020: yeah I ignore those all the time. If you want you can designate one id as preferred and it'll go away. BrokenSegue (talk) 18:55, 19 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Works versus editions[edit]

Hi BrokenSegue,

Please take care only to add book edition properties to instances of version, edition, or translation (Q3331189), or to items that (appropriately) have the edition or translation of (P629) property. An edition-specific property is not intended for a literary work (Q7725634). —Ringbang (talk) 18:10, 16 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, Please see Property talk:P2002 for the motivation of my edit which you reverted. Thanks! − Pintoch (talk) 22:05, 30 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

P8687 as statement[edit]

Please see Wikidata:Project chat#BorkedBot non-valid additions. -- 23:57, 7 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Find items of a wikipedia category[edit]

Hello. Can you explain me how? The category is w:Category:England football manager history navigational boxes. Data Gamer play 14:19, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Data Gamer: See this link. Petscan can be tricky to learn but it's powerful once you have done so. BrokenSegue (talk) 14:25, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks!! Data Gamer play 15:56, 16 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

== Fandom wiki ID (P4073) ==

Could you get your bot to work on Fandom wiki ID (P4073)? The API is here --Trade (talk) 13:04, 22 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Trade: to populate language and named as? BrokenSegue (talk) 13:15, 22 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah --Trade (talk) 13:17, 22 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How did it go? --Trade (talk) 15:08, 9 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Trade: I am still waiting on approval Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions/Bot/BorkedBot_4. Approval takes forever here. BrokenSegue (talk) 15:28, 9 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
sounds great. Named as values could also be used to populate aliases for the language of the wiki --Shisma (talk) 17:33, 9 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I noticed lots of good data added with “import via Wwwyzzerdd for Wikidata”. What’s that? :)

Jean-Fred (talk) 08:36, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jean-Frédéric: it's a browser extension I'm developing that lets you edit wikidata items directly from a corresponding wikipedia page. It's not quite ready from prime time yet and has a lot of rough edges. I'll share it publicly once it's more beta than alpha-software. BrokenSegue (talk) 14:16, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the answer! Good luck with the development. Jean-Fred (talk) 16:34, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello, any update on this? Thanks! AntisocialRyan (talk) 00:40, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AntisocialRyan: Hey thanks for the interest. It is in the google chrome store but life has been busy I haven't had the time I expected to iron out a few of the last bugs/quirks. You can try it out here but the FF release isn't ready. If you do use it and have feedback feel free to drop it here or on github. BrokenSegue (talk) 02:06, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much! I will play around with it! AntisocialRyan (talk) 03:32, 16 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for your work today 🙇‍♂️

If you hadn't noticed and reverted all those changes, I probably would've had a heart attack when I woke up this morning and realized what happened :P

Best, Nicereddy (talk) 13:40, 9 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Nominating Q93472084 for Deletion. Not notable[edit]

Q93472084 is a retail outlet with no wikicommons links. Nothing in wikipedian or elsewhere required to be notable. --Dprophitjr (talk) 23:02, 23 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

May need to do a bit more undoing[edit]

It looks like some of the operating system edits weren't undone fully (see Quake II: Ground Zero (Q2429827) for example), I just fixed another I saw earlier as well. Do you have a way to undo them still? Nicereddy (talk) 04:15, 25 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I intentionally didn't undo the addition of the OS claims (just removal of platform). But you can revert those by going to and clicking undo. BrokenSegue (talk) 14:09, 25 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Did you only undo the edits for those marked as video games? It looks like expansion packs were missed, for example Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide (Q305212). Nicereddy (talk) 02:42, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nicereddy: No I think I just missed some batches somehow. I didn't filter on anything. Thanks for catching these. BrokenSegue (talk) 02:44, 26 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would appreciate backup on Property proposals[edit]

I'm getting a bunch of pushback (only from Jura) on daring to ... mark property proposals that are lacking consensus as such. Since I did so based on your comment, I'd be grateful for some backup and support. Or if you didn't intend me to actually do that, clarification. JesseW (talk) 14:33, 19 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! seismic classification (Q105725387) isn't just about Italy. It could be any kind of seismic classification. Maybe I could create an Italian seismic classification item with that parameters and add it in the instance of (P31) property of the items I've created.--Ferdi2005[Mail] 06:30, 10 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ferdi2005: Ah ok, I was unaware. There other seismic classifications? Yeah I think there should be one item as a superclass for all the italian classification items then. BrokenSegue (talk)

What tool are you using?[edit]

I see a lot of "scraped data from google" in your edit log. I'm curious, is the code available somewhere?--So9q (talk) 04:51, 12 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@So9q: yes it is a tool I wrote/announced a while back. See It isn't totally bulletproof but it's convenient for some kinds of actions. Source is available on github. BrokenSegue (talk) 14:02, 12 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fest i hela huset[edit]

Hello. Why you think so? It's credited. Eurohunter (talk) 18:09, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Eurohunter: it's literally not possible for a tv season to be a performer. performers must be able to perform. a tv season is inanimate. maybe you mean to use samples from work (P5707)? BrokenSegue (talk) 18:12, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No it was made with participants and it's just credited as BigBrother. Eurohunter (talk) 18:15, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok. BrokenSegue (talk) 20:57, 19 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. Why is bot adding point in time (P585) to Twitter username (P2002)? What does it mean? Eurohunter (talk) 05:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Eurohunter: it's the point in time those qualifiers apply to that username (i.e. when the data was fetched). BrokenSegue (talk) 05:51, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
But it not says it. It's missleading and should use something other or maybe some new item may be created. Eurohunter (talk) 07:44, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Eurohunter: I'm sorry I don't understand you. What do you mean "But it not says it."? How could it be more clear? Do you mean property not item? There is a fundamental limitation of wikibase that we cannot have qualifiers on qualifiers so this is the best we can do. This bot has been operating this way for many months without complaint. BrokenSegue (talk) 15:55, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I mean it is only "date". It should be somehow secribed what is this data. I had same request with similar bot edits. I will look at it. Eurohunter (talk) 19:17, 3 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello. So we could have new item for it. Something like "data of number of viewers/listeners" due to number of viewers/listeners (P5436)? Eurohunter (talk) 13:21, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
well we already have social media followers (P8687) which is being populated. what property do you have in mind? maybe do a test edit as an example? BrokenSegue (talk) 14:52, 21 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

BorkedBot "unknown value" statements[edit]

I think BorkedBot is malfunctioning. It is adding "unknown value" qualifiers for Twitter user numeric ID (P6552) and end time (P582) for Twitter username (P2002) statements which have readily extractable Twitter user numeric ID (P6552) values. Dancter (talk) 00:44, 28 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thank you for notifying me. yes something seems wrong. i'll kill it and investigate. BrokenSegue (talk) 00:48, 28 June 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. There is a person who has made a lot of self prop here, in Commons and in WPs. He has already -it seems- enough sources not to let us claim lack of notability. Therefore, at least we should help them to learn where to use capital letters and where small ones in their endeavours. In the article with the same title above, I guess "Name Given" could be a good point to start with... Thx in advance. --E4024 (talk) 14:52, 26 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@E4024: I'm not quite sure I understand. You're talking about Chakwood (Q82721965)? That item has existed for over a year? Who is "Name Given"? I don't understand. BrokenSegue (talk) 21:01, 26 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The article at the WP that you administer... --E4024 (talk) 01:06, 27 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@E4024: I don't understand why you're contacting me on wikidata about a problem on enwiki? I rolled back that edit but I don't understand why you asked me to do that instead of just doing it yourself. BrokenSegue (talk) 03:03, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for the effort. Why I did not do something myself is clear, I cannot do anything there. It has been three weeks since I wrote to you, so I do not really remember why I asked you anything at the beginning. (Something related to Wikidata must have triggered that in those days.) As regards why I returned to add a link recently is because I saw your intentions to become an admin. I wanted to see your reaction to requests from ordinary users. Take care. --E4024 (talk) 13:33, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah sorry I did not realize you were banned on enwiki. I would've more quickly understood/responded to your request if you had said so. BrokenSegue (talk) 13:46, 13 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probably the best thing that happened to me there. --E4024 (talk) 14:02, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Have you considered requesting Wikidata adminship? It might help with your work at RfD and other areas of work. I feel that Wikidata really needs more experienced users as administrators … --Emu (talk) 21:10, 31 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Emu: Thanks for the message. Yeah I have considered it. I only recently started being more active on RfD and patrolling and before I had less need to have access to admin tools. I might nominate myself sometime soonish. BrokenSegue (talk) 03:32, 1 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congrats to the new admin[edit]

Best wishes for a successful WD adminship. E4024 (talk) 14:02, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fırın sütlaç, for the new admin
thanks for the oven rice pudding (or so says google translate). Though the voting isn't quite done yet. BrokenSegue (talk) 19:53, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I read "scheduled to end after 27 September 2021" as "scheduled to end after 24 September 2021", and wanted to be the first to congratulate. I have no doubts it will end in a universal consensus of support. --E4024 (talk) 20:05, 24 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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--Ymblanter (talk) 18:46, 27 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

thanks so much! BrokenSegue (talk) 14:03, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Administrator[edit]

Congratulations on your new WD Admin. I missed the request and the deletion of my item. May I ask you to revert it please? --Geegolly (talk) 21:46, 2 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Geegolly: I restored it but you should probably improve it because as-is it still looks not notable BrokenSegue (talk) 00:02, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! --Geegolly (talk) 16:51, 3 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Q5961102 and Q1331140 are same. please Merging these page. thanks.M.Nadian (talk) 17:35, 2 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@M.Nadian: you do not need to contact an admin to merge two items. you can do it yourself. please see Help:Merge. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:46, 2 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
ok. thanks. M.Nadian (talk) 18:20, 2 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Please check this wikidata page and please take action Shanka2422 (talk) 18:55, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

is there some kind of rush? BrokenSegue (talk) 19:01, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually He is trying spamming google knowledge panel, He added lots Education institutions name in wikidata, and those institutions have notable alumni sections in wikipedia page, his aim shown himself as notable person in google knowledge panel. Shanka2422 (talk) 19:11, 3 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi BrokenSegue,

The best match for the word "cena" in Spanish is "dinner" in English NOT "supper".

Therefore "cena" Link was moved to Q657221 that corresponds to dinner.

This displacement is in line with completing links for the 10,000 Articles every Wikipedia should have.

I would appreciate, you undo your change as to leave it the way I arranged.

Best regards

--Uruk (talk) 01:56, 4 November 2021 (UTC) (Spanish Wikipedia)Reply[reply]

@Uruk: I didn't touch your changes involving spanish (though I think having no label in spanish is bad). You removed the link to the enwiki article and I restored it. BrokenSegue (talk) 01:59, 4 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
sorry probably I was confused . ! I apologize. Regards Uruk Uruk (talk) 02:01, 4 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I note your comment about not having a Spanish link to supper. But if you read the supper article, it explains that in modern times, supper is refering to a light snack that could be taken some time after dinner (this is in line with US practice of having dinner rather early (18:00 or 19:00 hrs), compared to Spanish or Latin America (21:00 - 22:00 hrs). !!

@Uruk: yes but it should have some label even if not "cena". BrokenSegue (talk) 02:17, 4 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


hi help google knowledge no delete Mobilembm (talk) 15:25, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mobilembm: please see Wikidata:Notability for what is allowed here. BrokenSegue (talk) 16:30, 5 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

help with Q86431843[edit]

hey I need your help, please help me.

I'm not sure what help you want. We aren't going to delete that item and I don't know why you even want it recreated. BrokenSegue (talk) 16:41, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My ORCiD: 0000-0003-2576-2063. Proof:
The page is create on my details here the first history:
And after all the merges the page got other details and make a massive mass with all my work. My google panel change to the biologist and I was need to create a new one. You can see I’m the owner:
I just want to delete this page “Q86431843” Because google says the source of the panel need to be deleted, so I can change back the panel. You can make new page with all the biologist data. if you don't think I'm fit for the page, that's fine But please remove the “Q86431843” and fix all the mass.
Thanks! 17:04, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you saying there are inaccuracies on the item? We aren't going to delete or recreate an item just so Google will do something. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:26, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes sir. The merger caused inaccuracies. And it's not fair that I'm hurt by that. 17:36, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please explain the inaccuracies and we can correct those. BrokenSegue (talk) 18:12, 6 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Reinheitsgebot unblocked[edit]

I unblocked User:Reinheitsgebot, following the reactions on the Administrators' Noticeboard. I noticed that you edited in the meanwhile, but did not comment there. If you think the bot should have stayed unblocked, please let me know.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:16, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ymblanter: Ah, thank you. I had not looked at the board. BrokenSegue (talk) 20:20, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, no problem.--Ymblanter (talk) 20:22, 3 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi BrokenSegue

Thanks for spotting (and partially fixing) the restaurant/family mixup. Don't hesitate to leave me a note if you come across others, I will fix them too.

I also had a look at the ship template you mentioned. I agree that a few should be using "ship class" or something else, but most are fine with "ship" as P31 value. Personally I find the error rate for this type of operation acceptable. NoclaimsBot should only step in when all other approaches failed. Maybe we can eventually get the lists down to 1000, but some contributors seems to be attached to empty items for redirects. --- Jura 09:06, 4 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Create a history of followers, likes, etc[edit]

Hi BrokenSegue, what do you think about regularly updating follower counts and for video the like/dislike counts. Instead of updating the Youtube ID field, just adding another value to "number of views" or "number of followers", have a look at my proposal too [1] Germartin1 (talk) 18:57, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

replied on the proposal. BrokenSegue (talk) 19:10, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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18:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Insta and TikTok[edit]

Hi BrokenSegue,

For the two, I added follower counts from some lists at Wikipedia. I was wondering if your bot could easily add counts for other users on these as well.

Maybe we should try to sort out the twitter username formatting question. Noticed that it still doesn't work how I'd expect (Topic:Wns47vr2arke8d3j). --- Jura 10:50, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jura1: The reason I never did those was because they do not provide an open API for accessing the data and I've thus far been wary of scraping data for fear of getting banned (I don't want to put a bunch of time into something just for it to break). I don't have a ton of free time at the moment due to personal stuff going on so I don't anticipate working on that for the next month or so. Though who knows maybe I'll get bored over some weekend. If we were to normalize twitter IDs I would suggest using the "correct" casing. Though a downside is that I believe users can change the casing whenever they want. It wouldn't be too hard for me to do it any which way if we had consensus (feel free to get consensus and I'll implement whatever is decided). BrokenSegue (talk) 22:51, 10 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see. Maybe there is a way to get them indirectly from one or the other archive. Also, an advantage of Wikidata is that we can gather them over time, but it would still be about 500/day for annual updates.
I will try to get the Twitter format sorted out. BTW, what is the "correct" casing? ;)
Any idea how complete we are for Twitter above a given threshold (e.g. 1M or 5M)? I will try to get MxM 4994 done. --- Jura 08:38, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
you're right that I could go slowly. by correct capitalization I meant the one the user selected in twitter. generally this will be something sensible (e.g. camel case). As far as coverage, at one point I manually went through the top 5k or so twitter handles and matched them manually. Unsure how far down I went before giving up. BrokenSegue (talk) 14:04, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I had gone through the catalogue on MxM as well and created items for some that we were missing. However, the catalogue is getting somewhat old and is limited to confirmed accounts. --- Jura 07:17, 12 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cris Cawley[edit]

Vanliuedits (talk) 17:21, 31 January 2022 (UTC) Please why did you delete the item that I was creating? I went to the bathroom for not even 2 minutes and you deleted the item why? It is a notable author and Entrepreneur. Can you please revert my edit.Reply[reply]

@Vanliuedits: I restored the item. Please edit the item to demonstrate its notability or it will be deleted again. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:23, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You didn't give anyone anytime at all to even do anything what am I supposed to rush and put everything in and pray that someone doesn't come and delete an item because of power? This place is is supposed to be free and to help and that is what I am doing. Please help me but don't just delete my item when you see that I just started adding information. I would never do that to you or anyone here. I hope you have a blessed day and please just give me time. I am not here to make anyone mad or anything like that, I have a passion for doing this to keep me out of the streets and getting killed as a young man. Vanliuedits (talk) 17:28, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vanliuedits: the item was over 10 minutes old and had only a single statement. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:29, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am sorry, I went to the facility and to check my email for homework. Vanliuedits (talk) 17:31, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Undeletion request: Rachel Wil Sha Singh (Q110077452)[edit]

This was nominated by @Gymnicus: under WD:N, presumably criterion 2. However, the item existed to fulfill criteria 1 and 3: to allow use of {{Wikidata Infobox}} at the relevant Commons category. Arlo Barnes (talk) 22:37, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not believe that wikimedia commons categories fulfill criteria 1 or 3. It says "Category items with a sitelink only to Wikimedia Commons are not permitted". Though there is some debate on this issue. BrokenSegue (talk) 23:57, 2 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That wouldn't apply to this entity, as it isn't a category item (which is a jargon for items whose label starts with `category:`, and which are usually paired with a 'parent' item). Arlo Barnes (talk) 07:16, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Arlo Barnes, BrokenSegue: As a note: This topic is currently being discussed on the talk page of Wikidata:Notability and you are welcome to participate there. --Gymnicus (talk) 08:56, 3 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. However, I hope we can discuss this particular case without having to solve the general category, particularly since there is already an extant notability policy that would cover the item at present. Arlo Barnes (talk) 21:48, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Arlo Barnes: i restored the item BrokenSegue (talk) 21:50, 7 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

P9845 P8966[edit]


The Overnia url unfortunately changed and I modified Property:P9845. I noticed you had created the URL match pattern. Could you check it's ok ? I don't understand why I still have a 404 error if I click on the ID of Q110097116 for example. Thanks !--Pierre Tribhou (talk) 07:04, 23 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello dear, I want you to return the page of the meaning Abdullah Saeed Fawaz, because your claim is wrong. If he is not famous, how was his profile documented on Spotify, and how are there personal files for him on the most famous music platforms, including Deezer, Apple Music and Anghami, all of which you can go to these platforms yourself and you will find his verified personal files And his famous songs, I hope to return to your decision as soon as possible

@Noor iraqi666: none of those identifiers are proof of notability. BrokenSegue (talk) 21:29, 24 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please marge[edit]

Marge it with this item Q108405990 Mksabbir (talk) 16:37, 27 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unblocking a certain user[edit]

You recently posted about unblocking a certain user on the Administrators' noticeboard, which I strongly advise against. Though the suggested edits with {{Edit request}} may be constructive, the failure to understand the utility other users find in nontrivial references on identifiers—explained by multiple people over the last five+ months with little success—is not something that should be excused lightly. The current such request—dependent on that user's own conditions and that user's own perception of what counts as a "good" edit—suggests a continued lack of acceptance of such utility. (I post here, rather than on the noticeboard itself, in the (futile?) interest of avoiding further confrontations.) Mahir256 (talk) 20:54, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Mahir256: but they specifically said they wouldn't remove references from identifiers anymore. I agree the user ought to be a better community member and accept feedback. But should we not give them another chance? What's the risk? They clearly do contribute positively in many cases. BrokenSegue (talk) 21:01, 9 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi BrokenSegue, the abusive user is back at User talk:Satan-ant. Can you please delete that page. Thanks! EN-Jungwon 03:47, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

They have recreated the page again. Please salt it. EN-Jungwon 06:55, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Update request[edit]


In the Wikidata page of Häagen-Dazs (Q1143333), can you replace the obsolete map with the updated map File:Häagen-Dazs Map.svg, because the company left the Russian market?

Yours sincerely, 13:14, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much. 16:35, 12 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Can you remove the obsolete PNG map in Häagen-Dazs (Q1143333)?
In the Wikidata page of Domino's Pizza (Q839466), can you remove the obsolete map File:Domino's pizza world map.PNG and replace it with the updated map File:Domino's world map.svg, because the company left the Russian market? 08:05, 13 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This item is not protected. Please do this yourself as I did for you previously. If you want to request an edit in the future please use the talk page of the item along with the template Template:Edit request. BrokenSegue (talk) 17:04, 13 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for the recommendation. 18:02, 13 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reminder to participate in the Ratification vote of UCoC Enforcement guideline[edit]

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Best, —YKo (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:44, 15 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC follow-up[edit]

Hi BrokenSegue! Wikidata:Requests for comment/Frequency of YouTube follower count data was just closed—would you be able to handle changing the bot configuration? Best, {{u|Sdkb}}talk 23:50, 16 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sdkb: yeah I'm working on it. should be ready later this week. I just hope it's fast enough. BrokenSegue (talk) 03:30, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sdkb: Ok it takes about 6 hours to run through all the yt accounts on wikidata. I'm thinking I'll set it up to run once a week with the 10%/order of magnitude rules established in the RfC. I'm donig a test run now. Should be done by EOD. BrokenSegue (talk) 18:44, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Awesome! I'll follow through with the en-WP infobox integration proposal probably tomorrow (I'll ping you). {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:46, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, and one other thing: looking at w:Template:Infobox YouTube personality, I'm noticing that total channel views is also displayed. Does your bot include that information when it does the updates? {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:54, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sdkb: It does not. There is currently no place to store that information other than as a qualifier on YouTube channel ID (P2397) which doesn't store a historical record. My job writes that out once as qualifier and then never actually updates it. I could update that I suppose but what would the update rules be? Just update that when the subscriber info changes? Or should it update on its own? BrokenSegue (talk) 18:57, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmm, it seems like we've run up again against the issue of not having great properties to hold social media info. So probably check to make sure there's consensus before adding it that way. But if folks are okay having it as a qualifier there, I'd say yes, update it at the same time so that it can be a single edit and the infobox update date can be displayed with a single date rather than having to have it individually for each value. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 19:02, 17 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Sdkb: ok the job is setup to run weekly now. good luck making the changes on enwiki. as for views, we do have the right property for it but the problem is that that property makes sense for the channel and not the person and most of the articles in question are about people not channels. things get complicated when we have to model a wiki article with multiple wikidata items. BrokenSegue (talk) 03:55, 19 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The user continues with pro-Russian POV, see Special:Diff/1602472545. –Gumruch (talk) 16:39, 25 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Gumruch: they are perma-blocked now BrokenSegue (talk) 15:41, 26 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request about possible undo of deletions[edit]

After I was largely blocked, the Episodis administrator deleted all of my editing requests regarding the undoing of identifier deletions and the respective discussion pages. Because the administrator Sannita himself still spoke of finding a consensus, I do not find these deletions from Episodis correct. If you support my opinion or can at least understand it, then I would be happy about an action that does not have to be the same as undoing the deletions. If not, then you can simply ignore this request, delete it or simply mark it as "unfulfilled". --Gymnicus (talk) 10:32, 31 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

QS help[edit]

Please can you guide me on how to remove references to P2580 (P2580) as this property is being deleted? This query returns all statements containing such references but I don't want to remove the whole statement, just one statement in one reference. Thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:51, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not think QS can remove references in this manner. Unfortunately I don't have the free time to help with this task. My life has gotten busy. BrokenSegue (talk) 01:56, 13 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serge Prowizur[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you deleted Q46581482 which was used as a source of metadata for c:Creator:Serge Prowizur. Could you provide me with the content of that page so that we can add it to c:Creator:Serge Prowizur directly? --Jarekt (talk) 21:46, 1 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jarekt: here's a dump of the information. BrokenSegue (talk) 00:48, 2 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • instance of
  • human
  • 0 references
  • sex or gender
  • male
  • 0 references
  • country of citizenship
  • Belgium
  • 0 references
  • Brazil
  • 0 references
  • given name
  • Serge
  • 0 references
  • date of birth
  • 19 July 1963
  • 1 reference
  • imported from Wikimedia project
  • French Wikipedia
  • place of birth
  • São Paulo
  • 1 reference
  • imported from Wikimedia project
  • French Wikipedia
  • occupation
  • painter
  • 1 reference
  • imported from Wikimedia project
  • French Wikipedia
  • copyright status as a creator
  • works protected by copyrights
  • applies to jurisdiction
  • countries with 70 years pma or longer
  • 1 reference
  • based on heuristic
  • born less than 70 years ago
  • retrieved
  • 1 December 2020
  • Commons Creator page
  • Serge Prowizur
  • 0 references
  • Commons category
  • Serge Prowizur
  • 0 references
  • Identifiers
  • Wikimedia username
  • Serge Prowizur
  • 1 reference
  • Wikimedia VRTS ticket number
  • 2019092210002637

Property proposal for tribes[edit]

Hello, I finally got around to making the Wikidata proposal. StarTrekker (talk) 07:25, 29 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]