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Thanks for the reminder. I used to run RfcBot manually every few weeks but have obviously forgotten to do so recently. I'm currently running it again right now. RfcBot needs to be rewritten as it is years old and very slow to run as it doesn't use batch processing or any other features to make it run quickly.
Thank you very much. I wanted to use RFC 9239: Updates to ECMAScript Media Types (Q111929478). So I was waiting for the RfcBot to create it.
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Hi, can i ask why? I have been using P18 as a support for the references since June after a discussion at the village pump months before, all my insertions of Wiki Loves Monuments ID and their (productive) use as references are based on this discussion and those previously existing uses. It's very useful in general to put it as a clear link to a document, a grave, a plaque. I therefore disagree with this constraint, where was it discussed?
It was just based on usage statistics at Property_talk:P18 where as main value (Q54828448) is the overwhelming use of image (P18). It is possible to add as qualifiers (Q54828449) and as references (Q54828450) if there is a use case for this. You've mentioned a few use cases where more applicable properties exist though. For documents, I suggest using described by source (P1343), for plaques commemorative plaque image (P1801), place name signs place name sign (P1766), and graves/tombs image of grave (P1442).
I Know they exist, I said "in general" for that reason, I was referring to the fact that you need to use an image as a reference. As a result, you simply cannot create always a set of specific properties for that, the general one has an intrinsic value per se. My images for example are letter of consents, for example. it looked to me that P1343 was designed to link to an item, not a file on commons.
The ideal approach would be creation of a new item which is instance of letter of consent (Q88798846) and then using document file on Wikimedia Commons (P996) on this new item to link to the Commons file. Alternatively or additionally a WikiSource item can be linked and/or Wikisource index page (P1957) used. Then in references, described by source (P1343) item-which-is-instance-of-letter of consent (Q88798846) would be used.
That doesn't rule out the need for use of image (P18) for use as a reference. A fact on Wikidata could be verified by observing a photo hosted on Wikimedia Commons. For example, what colour an object is, the name of a building on a sign in an old photo, etc. I generally support adding "as reference values" to the property constraint of image properties (and subproperties thereof).
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Fixed, thanks for finding the error!
New page for catalogues
WD meetup in Sydney
I'm not sure if you're free, or anywhere near Sydney, but I wanted to make sure you knew about this: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sydney-wikimedia-meetup--tickets-82886619109 If you do make it, I'd be glad to meet.
Thanks for the invite @99of9. I'm Melbourne based, but hope it's a great meetup and opportunity to catch up amongst the Sydney Wikifolk. Do you mention these events in the weekly Wikidata news updates before or after the event? It'd be great to get a quick summary there to raise awareness of these meetups and projects including those on the agenda for the workshop--AustLII and SLNSW.
Good idea, done.
Adding nonexisting gentoo packages
Gentoo packages came from an outdated mix-n-match catalogue and needed an "end time" qualifier.
use of P3984 on pandemic articles
Hi I found you from your use of this property which I never saw before but which looks very useful and so I used it on Q87743905. Now I wonder if there is a way to add stuff to a subreddit since I am not on reddit, e.g. this. If you don't know, that's fine, I just thought if you used the property you might know.
I don't use Reddit either, but this moderator post on Reddit looks like it provides the information you're after. You'd need to create a Reddit account to cross-post articles from /r/Iowa/ to /r/CoronavirusIowa.