User talk:Dick Bos

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Please merge instead of blanking[edit]

Information icon Thank you for your work in maintaining Wikidata. I have a small suggestion to improve your future work. If you notice that two items are duplicates, please merge them instead of blanking one of them as you did with the page Q96483499‎. External sites use Wikidata identifiers, so it is important that we preserve the chain of references. We do this by making one item a redirect for the other. In particular, item ids are intended to be a permanent identifier, so we never reuse them for another concept. See Help:Merge for more information on how to merge items, and consider installing the Merge Gadget. Thanks! Bovlb (talk) 23:30, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

@Bovlb: Thanks for your remark. I understand your point, but in this specific situation I created the item myself, erroneously. I had not carefully enough checked to find the existing one, that was slightly differently spelled. Greetings, --Dick Bos (talk) 15:06, 22 June 2020 (UTC)
OK. In this case you can post a request at WD:RFD to have the item deleted, but merging is also a valid way to deal with it and has the advantage that you can do it yourself. Simply deleting all the claims is not a good approach, not least because it tends to trigger vandalism detectors. :) Happy editting! Bovlb (talk) 15:25, 22 June 2020 (UTC)

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