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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Dhx1/Archive 1 on 2017-07-21.

Wdpp (talkcontribs)
Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

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.

Wdpp (talkcontribs)
Chuankaz (talkcontribs)


I noticed your editing stats in Wikidata, which led me to look up your profile. Thank you for all the great work!

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Alexmar983 (talkcontribs)

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?

Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

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).

Alexmar983 (talkcontribs)

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.

Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

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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Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors

Kholoudsaa (talkcontribs)

Dear Dhx1,

I hope you are doing good,

I am Kholoud, a researcher at the King’s College London, and I work on a project as part of my PhD research that develops a personalized recommendation system to suggest Wikidata items for the editors based on their interests and preferences. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

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Summary by Dhx1

Mistake fixed

Hannes Röst (talkcontribs)
Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

Fixed, thanks for finding the error!

Adam Harangozó (talkcontribs)

Hi, I created a new page for collecting sites that could be added to Mix'n'match and I plan to expand it with the ones that already have scrapers by category. Feel free to expand, use for property creation. Best, Adam Harangozó (talk) 22:47, 3 November 2019 (UTC)

99of9 (talkcontribs)
Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

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.

99of9 (talkcontribs)

Good idea, done.

Adding nonexisting gentoo packages

Summary by Dhx1

Gentoo packages came from an outdated mix-n-match catalogue and needed an "end time" qualifier.

AMDmi3 (talkcontribs)

use of P3984 on pandemic articles

Jane023 (talkcontribs)

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.

Dhx1 (talkcontribs)

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.