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Welcome to Wikidata, Emijrp!

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If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and become an active editor for Wikidata.

--Leinad (talk) 14:51, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

We already have a page about Earth: Q2. PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:19, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Yes, I have requested its deletion. Regards. Emijrp (talk) 12:21, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Contents

Questions[edit]

Hi. I added some questions - here (for FAQ): Help talk:Contents ;) Przykuta (talk) 15:03, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikidata[edit]

Hi, thanks for the welcome message… and welcome to you, too (maybe the first time ever we can say this without joking :p).

Best regards — Arkanosis 14:29, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Gracias...[edit]

...de la bienvenida, la verdad es que Wikidata es un proyecto que deseaba ver desde hace tiempo, y sí que engancha! --Cruccone (talk) 17:10, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Gracias por la bienvenida a este proyecto y por el script. Un saludo --Ignacio (talk) 22:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

Siento la tardanza, quizá ya lo hayas notado. Sólo es para comunicarte de se ha cerrado la CAB y te he entregado los flags. Un saludo. — MarcoAurelio (talk) 01:13, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Gracias por avisar. Saludos. Emijrp (talk) 08:37, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Admin confirmation[edit]

Hello, your adminship is up for confirmation between Jan 28th and Feb 1st. Please create a section for yourself at Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013/2, and see Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013 for more info. Regards, Techman224Talk 05:07, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for creating Q22732 about Streisand effect[edit]

Thank you for creating the page Q22732 about w:Streisand effect. Much appreciated, Cirt (talk) 21:48, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Slovak[edit]

Hi, thank you for contributions of your robot.... Can you change description for Slovak language ? Correct one is: kategória projektov Wikimedia. I try to find source of this mistake, but without success due lack of my technical abilities :)--Kelovy (talk) 16:41, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

@Kelovy: Sure, I just fixed my bot. I copied it from MediaWiki:Gadget-autoEdit.js. Please report the error in that talkpage too. (And check other Slovak translations in autoedit, perhaps there are more errors). Emijrp (talk) 16:55, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
That is the site I was looking for :) Thank you so much for your help ! --Kelovy (talk) 21:55, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

Slow down your bot please[edit]

Hi, could you please slow down your bot? Right now the job queue cannot keep up, see phab:T159618. Thanks, Legoktm (talk) 23:55, 4 March 2017 (UTC)

Blocked the bot for now, please adjust your settings. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 00:47, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
@Legoktm: @Sjoerddebruin: I have stopped the bot and replied in Phabricator. Emijrp (talk) 08:16, 5 March 2017 (UTC)
@Sjoerddebruin: I have slowed down the bot. Emijrp (talk) 09:18, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Unbanned. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 18:11, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Contribution to your bot[edit]

Hi, is it possible to add language to your bot. I am able to translate into French. What is the easiest way to add this language? Should I clon your git repo and translate all the messages in French and then send you a pull request? If so, could you tell me what files I have to modify? Thank you in advance. Pamputt (talk) 18:36, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

@Pamputt: Hello! The scripts for films, paintings and common descriptions have French translations, so they don't need changes by now. The only script that needs a translation is human.descriptions.py (yes, clone and make a pull request). You will have to add French translations for nationalities (~200) and occupations (~50). It will take you a few hours or days to complete, but it's worth it because the bot will add hundred of thousands of descriptions for biographies after that. Thanks for your interest. Emijrp (talk) 19:54, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Emijrp, I have finished to translate "human.descriptions.py" and I created a pull request :D on your github repository. Pamputt (talk) 19:57, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Village in China[edit]

Hi! If you are ever going to run your bot again on those items that are "village in China", then change the Finnish description to "kylä Kiinassa". The current description "kiinalainen kylä" means "a Chinese village", which of course, is not exactly the same thing. Not that important, but just to let you know. :) Stryn (talk) 14:57, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

@Stryn: Thanks for the notice. I have fixed the script and from now it will add the new translation. Emijrp (talk) 21:32, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia Category[edit]

Hello, you can add Turkish description ?
Like This:
English: "Wikimedia Category"
Turkish: "Vikimedya kategorisi"
Thanks. BirOKadarSuper (talk) 19:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

@BirOKadarSuper: Of course, I will add it to the bot for the next run. Can you please add Turkish translations for Wikimedia template (Q11266439), Wikinews article (Q17633526) and Wikimedia list article (Q13406463)? Thanks. Emijrp (talk) 19:42, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
@Emijrp: I will do my best. BirOKadarSuper (talk) 19:57, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Emijrpbot[edit]

Could you please stop adding descriptions to movies that are only planned, when the descriptions are all wrong in the end. --88.76.219.13 20:26, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

adding th[edit]

In Emijrpbot, add Wikimedia list articles description in Thai: "บทความรายชื่อวิกิมีเดีย". Thanks --Nakare✝ (talk) 04:09, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Added, thanks! Emijrp (talk) 18:18, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Please add tg descreptions for Tajiki[edit]

Please. Can your bot add descreptions for Tajiki : гурӯҳи Викимедиа for "Wikimedia category" --Тоҷек/ToJack (talk) 17:17, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

@ToJack: I just added it to the code. The bot will add them in the next run. Thanks. Emijrp (talk) 11:03, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

bn translation[edit]

Hi, i would like to translate those script for Bengali (bn). How can i do that? --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 16:06, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: I did the same with hebrew, so basically there are many scripts who do different actions. There is "human.descriptions.py" which is the most usefull. So exmaples:

There is

'en': { 'male': 'Afghan', 'female': 'Afghan' },

So if you see a line like this, just do this:

'en': { 'male': 'Afghan', 'female': 'Afghan' },
'bn': { 'male': 'Bengali for an Afghan man', 'female': 'Bengali for an Afghan woman' },

Then there are occupations (translationsOccupations):

'en': { 'male': '~ actor', 'female': '~ actress' }, 

So if you see a line like this, just do this:

'en': { 'male': '~ actor', 'female': '~ actress' }, 
'bn': { 'male': '~ actor in bengali', 'female': '~ actress in bengali' }, 

--Mikey641 (talk) 11:55, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

labels for P31 <list>[edit]

edit

Before applying "is a list" labels we must check if an item misses any other meaningful property, especially subclass of (P279).

I don't know how many edits like this were done. d1g (talk) 21:24, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Dups ?[edit]

When creating Q29987722, I wonder if your bot should have detected Q15793917 which has the same label in one language. I think PetScan would have done that.
--- Jura 17:45, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

@Jura1: The article was created in English Wikipedia under this title "Charles Garnsworthy, Baron Garnsworthy",[1] which is different to the label present in Wikidata at that moment.[2] I use this tool to check labels. --Emijrp (talk) 11:06, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Same with Q30126772 ?
--- Jura 17:34, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
In this case I don't know what it was wrong, because when the bot did the check, two labels (pl and nl) existed. Emijrp (talk) 11:10, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Need Help![edit]

Hey. You might remember me from adding hebrew to your bot code. I really need your help. We have a lot of wrong descriptions in hebrew and I was wondering if you could run your bot and fix them. Thanks.--Mikey641 (talk) 11:57, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Mikey641:. Can you provide some examples, so I can see how hard is the task? Emijrp (talk) 11:34, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Uri Gottlieb (Q6983482) herbew: Israeli host, english:Israeli comedian
Guy Arieli (Q6782383) herbew: Israeli host, english:Israeli actor
There are many others not related to hosts. I don't think it is that complicated (for you at least) the bot needs to go through all items with Q5:p31 + hebrew description + english description, and then do what it usually does, translate the english into hebrew.--Mikey641 (talk) 11:49, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
I think that it may produce new errors. Launching a bot to overwrite all Hebrew descriptions for humans, it is a risky task. I think there are many items with customized Hebrew descriptions added by hand that would be automatically overwritten. Emijrp (talk) 11:10, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Need your attention[edit]

Hi Emijrp, please merge this pull request. Then update your bot script with this translation and run your script to add bengali (bn) description. It took 4 hours to complete this translation. I will be very happy if you do this. Thank you --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 21:36, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: Hello and thanks for your work. I am glad you helped with your language. I will merge the code tomorrow and launch the bot in a few days. A few weeks ago we discovered some mistakes in Arabic translations and an user was fixing them (I have to merge his changes too). I ask you to please double check your Bengali translations tomorrow again, when your eyes are relaxed. I am sure you will find some errors. We need to be 99.9% sure, because fixing errors after running the bot is boring. Emijrp (talk) 22:02, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Rechecking --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 23:48, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
Merged. I will launch the bot in a few days when I check the Arabic translation status. Emijrp (talk) 10:53, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for merge. One little correction: Please replace অসিচালক with অসিক্রীড়াবিদ (for both male & female). Meaning still same; I just found that translation in a bengali dictionary & i think it's better to use dictionary's translation. Thank you again for your help. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 10:58, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
Done. Emijrp (talk) 11:15, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Please merge this small correction. If your bot already added previous translation no need to correct them. Thanks --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 16:27, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@Aftabuzzaman: Not yet, I am still adding descriptions to categories. I will run this bot soon. Merged. Emijrp (talk) 20:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC) bn: language statistics for descriptions increased from 6,511,039 (24.6%) to 7,268,411 (27.4%) [3] in the last week.
Hi, sorry for disturbing again. Please merge this small correction. There is nothing wrong with current translation, but চীনের একটি গ্রাম (a village of china) sound much better than "চীনের গ্রাম" (village of china) in bengali. You don't have fix/replace the current translation right now, But in future if you run the bot to add some other language for village of china then you may consider to do. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 11:51, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi, Please merge this pull request then update your bot's script and restart your bot (for adding bn translation with other 13 languages) Thanks. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 00:18, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi, I added more translations. Please merge & update your bot's script. Thanks --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 13:14, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

How does this bot work?[edit]

Hey, Emijrp, would you mind giving me a hint how edits like these are exactly created? I'm just asking out of mere curiosity or amazement since I just couln't figure out how your bot works. So I'd be really happy to receive your answer. In case you want to answer – which I would appreciate of course –, could you please ping me? Thans a lot in advance! I'm just not here on Wikidata that often... Best--Erdic (talk) 04:08, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

@Erdic: Hello, it is "easy" if you know Python. The bot gets a list of all items which instance of (P31) is female given name (Q11879590). Using a list of translations, it fills the missing languages, and save it. If you want a more techy explanation, you can see the code. Emijrp (talk) 07:43, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very, very much for your quick reaction! Though I must admit that I'm still not quite sure whether I've understood how it works. Considering e. g. the item I linked above: Where does the bot exactly get the list of translations from and how does it finally make the right assignments? Sorry for my technical ignorance, but I'm really fascinated! :-) Greetings--Erdic (talk) 09:06, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Take a look at the source code, and search for "translations". You'll understand everything. XXN, 22:00, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Film descriptions improving/fixing needed[edit]

@Emijrp, I just saw in Wikidata:WikiProject_Movies/Tools#Improve_descriptions that project members have found some types of descriptions which needs to be improved, especially English description "film" and Italian description "film del diretto da" (this seems to be completely wrong). AFAIK for the task related to film items currently your bot does not overwrite descriptions. Could you add the function to overwrite 'en' & 'it' descriptions (temporary, for this task) and to run one-time the bot through the results returned by those queries? At the time of writing this message, there was 1281 (en) + 762 (it) items returned by queries. XXN, 22:00, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

I've provided Romanian description patterns for bot code, check git.
If you plan to modify the code for the case mentioned above, I've found also some Romanian descriptions to overwrite. Most of the items from the result of the following query (those very short, like "film" and "film, ~YEAR~") can be safely overwritten with a better description (the pattern you are using):
SELECT DISTINCT ?item ?itemLabel ?itemDescription
{
  ?item	wdt:P31 wd:Q11424 .
  FILTER EXISTS { ?item schema:description  ?itemDescription filter (lang(?itemDescription) = "ro") . }
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "ro,en,fr"}
}
LIMIT 2000

Try it!

XXN, 22:28, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello XXN. I have merged your pull request, but I still have to code the Romanian overwriting part, and add support for Hungarian descriptions. I will do it ASAP. Thanks. Emijrp (talk) 09:29, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Major Job: Pomologist[edit]

Hello Emijrp, your Bot is translating the german list for famous pomologists (friut scientists) in to Wikidata but all with their secondary professions. How could this artefact bee corrected ? Greetings --92.74.115.159 14:31, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Fixing English descriptions, bot uses them to translate. Emijrp (talk) 15:35, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

806.4616.0110[edit]

Was adding this number as an alias to Q2 a mistake/accident? --Yair rand (talk) 01:09, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

@Yair rand: It is the ID for Earth in Carl Sagan Cosmos Enciclopedia Galactica episode. As that catalogue doesn't exist as a property to be added in the "Identifiers" section, I added it as an alias. Emijrp (talk) 05:15, 5 July 2017 (UTC)
We have catalog code (P528) fot this.--GZWDer (talk) 13:26, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

Aliases on given name[edit]

Hi Emijrp,

Please avoid creating aliases on given name items. This tends to confuse users as each spelling gets a separate item.
--- Jura 17:42, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jura1: Can you provide an example? Emijrp (talk) 17:46, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
alias and Q11464766.
--- Jura 17:53, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Nádia (Q21286038) in pt: has a redirect Nadia->Nádia. Emijrp (talk) 17:59, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jura1: By the way, there is no difference between Nádia (female name in Portuguese) and Nadia (female name in Spanish). Why did you split it creating two different items? Emijrp (talk) 18:09, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

It's the way it's being done for names, see Wikidata:WikiProject Names. It allows to differentiate persons who use one spelling from those who use the other. Obviously, any Wikipedia can re-combine or differentiate as they prefer.
--- Jura 18:21, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
What source states that Nádia is different to Nadia? I am Spanish and I don't think they are different. Even if they were, I would find useful a "Nadia" alias in Nádia item, that way the search engine will show me both items. I think you are creating duplicates without proper sources. Emijrp (talk) 18:35, 9 July 2017 (UTC) (I have stopped the bot, btw)
@Jura1: given name (Q202444), female given name (Q11879590), Aguante river (Q12308941), family name (Q101352), proper noun (Q147276), anything else? Emijrp (talk) 23:03, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Didn't know about the last one, but there is also unisex given name (Q3409032) and name (Q82799).
Aguante river (Q12308941), family name (Q101352) are probably the most frequent.
--- Jura 00:51, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Just for the record, I note that bot is running excluding all the suggested P31 items by Jura1. Emijrp (talk) 08:02, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Diacritics[edit]

Hey Emijrp, I am wondering what the use of diacritics-less aliases for persons with diacritics in their regular name is. I see your bot systematically adding those for es and lately also for en. Thanks and regards, MisterSynergy (talk) 20:56, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

@MisterSynergy: Hello. It helps to find that items in the search engine. More info here and here. Emijrp (talk) 22:45, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
I thought from experience and other discussions that we have robust fuzzy search functionality anyway, so that diacritics don’t matter during searches anyway. External search engines definitely have this as well. —MisterSynergy (talk) 05:25, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy:, when editing an item (adding a value to a property), try to type an item name which doesn't have a non-diacritic alias. It won't be shown in the dropdown. The same happens in search engine dropdown. Emijrp (talk) 08:13, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Wouldn’t it be better to request a technical solution for that problem via phabricator? You would otherwise have to add aliases of non-ASCII labels for each and every language. It doubt that this is good practice. —MisterSynergy (talk) 19:03, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
I think all languages fallback to English, so in theory this would work adding non-Unicode aliases just for English. I am adding it to Spanish too because I am Spaniard and it is a common practice to add accent-free aliases for my language. Emijrp (talk) 19:07, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
There is now phab:T170775. Let’s see if there will be a reaction by the developers at all, and if so what they say… Regards, and happy editing! Face-smile.svgMisterSynergy (talk) 21:20, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for filing a bug though I think that they won't add this feature. It is a long-term issue in Wikipedia and along the years people created unicode-free redirects to solve it. In the comment section above this one, you can see one example for what an automatic global feature for all items like the one you proposed isn't a good solution. Emijrp (talk) 07:58, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Emijrpbot 2[edit]

Can you please postpone your bot tasks for at least one week? We are trying to get the dispatch lag down, but your bot is editing at 134 edits per minute. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 09:58, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

@Sjoerddebruin: Done. Nobody sees here a lack of server resources? This project needs many bots to keep items updated, and it is constantly getting bottlenecks. Emijrp (talk) 10:15, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree, but please see Wikidata:Bots. It's just respectful not to edit on such a high rate. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 10:22, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

uk[edit]

Hi! Ukrainian not «категорія в проекті Вікімедіа». Аright, correctly: «категорія проекту Вікімедіа»! --Микола Василечко (talk) 12:10, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I have fixed my bot. Emijrp (talk) 12:21, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
Also: not «сторінка значень в проекті Вікімедіа». Аright, correctly: «сторінка значень проекту Вікімедіа». Thanks. --Микола Василечко (talk) 12:42, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
@Микола Василечко: please take a look at this file - you may want to check and add more Ukrainian descriptions. --XXN, 16:29, 28 July 2017 (UTC)
@XXN: Yes. «сторінка-список в проекті Вікімедіа». Аright, correctly: «сторінка-список проекту Вікімедіа». --Микола Василечко (talk) 17:53, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Skip items with enwiki links?[edit]

Hi Emijrp,

To reduce the impact on the enwiki job queue, maybe the bot could skip items with sitelinks to enwiki? If it doesn't work, at least, it would help clear some of the mystery around the job queue.
--- Jura 17:20, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

@Jura1: done. Here is the code if other bot managers want to do the same. Emijrp (talk) 18:01, 29 July 2017 (UTC)
    #skiping items with en: sitelinks (temporal patch)
    sitelinks = item.sitelinks
    if 'enwiki' in sitelinks:
        continue

Potential descriptions for human-descriptions bot[edit]

Hi. I began recently to work on the list of Romanian demonyms for your human-descriptions bot. Maybe it's strange, but for Romanian it's not something trivial to compile a complete and correct list of demonyms:D Some 20-30 values are unknown/uncofirmed by real realiable dictionaries and they can't be added for now. Simultaneously I began to work on the Russian translations, and there also exists a similar problem for some 5 countries. Do you accept for this bot incomplete translation arrays? I'll have to build a python script for updating automatically the dictionary from such tables, because I'm too lazy to introduce all these entries manually :) --XXN, 20:41, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello @XXN:. I have just added a patch to accept incomplete nationality arrays, so it should work fine. Anyway, I think there are two options: 1) skip missing nationalities or 2) follow this approach (Scriitori din Bangladesh‎, etc). Please, when sending your pull-request, add this in missing nationalities 'ro': { 'male': 'UNKNOWN', 'female': 'UNKNOWN' }, so it is easy to spot in the code where are missing data. Thank you for your work, and I think that you could run this bot yourself. It is good that other users get familiar with my code. Emijrp (talk) 21:27, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Then I'll continue in my free time to work on this, and I hope in the next days I'll submit a pull request with these translations. --XXN, 18:02, 2 August 2017 (UTC)
For Romanian done, but... --XXN, 22:26, 6 August 2017 (UTC)
@XXN: But... What? Please add a # before every "'ro': { 'male': 'UNKNOWN', 'female': 'UNKNOWN' }," line so it is commented and ignored by bot. Emijrp (talk) 12:31, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
For the Occupations dict I worked directly in script dictionary and it's ok, but for nationalities I worked in external tables and from them I constructed another dict with only RO translations. Will you succeed to patch automatically the new dict with these translations into your script? At the momment I have some problems with this (Python 2.x+Windows+unicode...) and I didn't succeeded yet to write a script for merging these additions automatically in a acceptable way. The "#" has to be added after these changes will be merged, as this may cause now some issues if a merger script will be let to read a dictionary with missing (commented) values for some dict keys. I may try again later (today or in next days) to see if I'll succeed to repair/re-write my dict_merger script, and depending on this I'll think how to proceed with the RU translations. --XXN, 13:10, 7 August 2017 (UTC)
Pull request sent (with a related notice). --XXN, 11:34, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
Merged. Emijrp (talk) 18:15, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

Bot duplicating label as alias[edit]

See [4] - your bot added an alias that's the same as the label, which isn't particularly helpful. Please could you check for this before the bot edits? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 20:51, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The i in Victor is different ;-). Emijrp (talk) 21:10, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
Aah, I hadn't spotted that. :-) Still, it means it shows up oddly as an alternative name at en:Víctor M. Blanco Telescope. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:34, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: You are right. I think infoboxes shouldn't show as alternative names a name with accents variations. The alias field works as redirects[5] making easier to find items. Other possible aliases are "Víctor Manuel Blanco Telescope" and "Víctor Blanco Telescope", they are useful for the search engine here in Wikidata, but redundant in the infobox. Emijrp (talk) 21:40, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
OK, thanks. I'll look into migrating to using short name (P1813), which might be more appropriate in that case. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 22:14, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Emijrpbot error[edit]

Hello! I found an error of your bot on this diff (2017-03-19).

Your bot added french description with "joueuse de rugby sud-africain" but sex or gender (P21) was male (Q6581097) and this means description should be "joueur de rugby sud-africain". I don't know if this bug has been reported before or if it is already fixed, but if it not, please fix it.

Thank you for looking into this and best regards. — Metamorforme42 (talk) 12:08, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

PS: I made a pull request on your github because it wasn't fixed. Could your bot checks again this type of items if this pull request is merged? — Metamorforme42 (talk) 12:24, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Hello. Thanks for reporting this mistake. I have merged your PR, but I will think what is the best way to fix the affected items. Emijrp (talk) 12:31, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

SELECT ?item
WHERE {
    ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q5.
    ?item wdt:P21 wd:Q6581097.
    ?item wdt:P106 wd:Q14089670.
    ?item schema:description ?frdesc . FILTER(LANG(?frdesc) = "fr").
    FILTER(STRSTARTS(?frdesc, 'joueuse de rugby')).
}

Try it!

There are 3,500 items with wrong descriptions. Emijrp (talk) 12:31, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done I used QuickStatementsBot to fix the affected items, it should be ok now. — Metamorforme42 (talk) 09:10, 17 September 2017 (UTC)
@metamorforme42: Awesome, thanks. Emijrp (talk) 09:46, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

description cleanup[edit]

hi, often items are incorrectly marked as disambigs or lists, e.g. Q28053081, and your bot auto-adds descriptions in many languages. I have just fixed the item - will the bot auto-remove the original description (e.g. if it still matches the description for a list in that language)? Thx! --Yurik (talk) 03:20, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

@Yurik: Hello. No, the bot doesn't overwrite descriptions. Though you can undo the bot edits to remove the descriptions on batches. I just did it. Emijrp (talk) 08:01, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
@Emijrp: I think it would be a good feature to add - track whenever P31 changes from a disambig or a list (or subclass) to something else, remove all descriptions where text is the same as the translation for that language, or any historical translation for that language (this might be harder to keep). I myself have fixed a number of these types of errors. Good idea about batch undos btw. --Yurik (talk) 17:23, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
P.S. Judging by history of Q1453627, @PLbot: does cleanup some of these, but it must have missed Q1287918. CC: @ValterVB:, @Stryn:, @Pasleim:. --Yurik (talk) 17:32, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
Personal opinion: we must never change a disambiguation item in other type of item, it's better create a new item. Some time I changed them but the more useful solution is: don't change. --ValterVB (talk) 18:26, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

stop for a while please[edit]

Hey :) We currently have a very high dispatch lag. This causes changes to show up on Wikipedia only very late. This is not ok. Can you please slow down for a while until it is down? You can check it here: Special:DispatchStats. --LydiaPintscher (talk) 18:57, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

@LydiaPintscher: Done. Emijrp (talk) 19:42, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! :) --LydiaPintscher (talk) 19:48, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

descriptions for scientific articles[edit]

Hi! Can you please tell your bot to also add "مقالهٔ علمی" as the Persian(fa) description to scientific article (Q13442814) items? Many thanks! -- Meisam (talk) 19:50, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

Done. Bot will add it in the next run. Emijrp (talk) 20:17, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

new bot script[edit]

Hello Emijrp, Do you have some time to write a new bot script for river in ...? so, we can add 300K descriptions. I have list ready. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 20:30, 22 October 2017 (UTC)

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Structured Commons newsletter, October 25, 2017[edit]

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Audience at Structured Commons design discussion, Wikimania 2017
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The Structured Commons team at Wikimania 2017

Two new people have been hired for the Structured Data on Commons team. We are now complete! :-)

  • Ramsey Isler is the new Product Manager of the Multimedia team.
  • Pamela Drouin was hired as User Interface Designer. She works at the Multimedia team as well, and her work will focus on the Structured Commons project.
Partners and allies
  • We are still welcoming (more) staff from GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) to become part of our long-term focus group (phabricator task T174134). You will be kept in the loop of the project, and receive regular small surveys and requests for feedback. Get in touch with Sandra if you're interested - your input in helping to shape this project is highly valued!
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Design research is ongoing.

  • Jonathan Morgan and Niharika Ved have held interviews with various GLAM staff about their batch upload workflows and will finish and report on these in this quarter. (phabricator task T159495)
  • At this moment, there is also an online survey for GLAM staff, Wikimedians in Residence, and GLAM volunteers who upload media collections to Wikimedia Commons. The results will be used to understand how we can improve this experience. (phabricator task T175188)
  • Upcoming: interviews with Wikimedia volunteers who curate media on Commons (including tool developers), talking about activities and workflows. (phabricator task T175185)
Development

In Autumn 2017, the Structured Commons development team works on the following major tasks (see also the quarterly goals for the team):

  • Getting Multi-Content Revisions sufficiently ready, so that the Multimedia and Search Platform teams can start using it to test and prototype things.
  • Determine metrics and metrics baseline for Commons (phabricator task T174519).
  • The multimedia team at WMF is gaining expertise in Wikibase, and unblocking further development for Structured Commons, by completing the MediaInfo extension for Wikibase.
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Check your translations[edit]

Hello, your bot added many translated description for species items (thank you for this), but this kind of fr & it translations was bad: arachnid is not a synonym of spider, and here we have a pseudo-scorpion treated as a spider... I cannot imagine how many pages are affected, but could you replace araignées in French by arachnides, and ragno in Italian by aracnidi? Thank you in advance! :) Regards, Totodu74 (talk) 13:33, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

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Check your translations[edit]

As my previous message sedimented under the spam of robots, I take the liberty to copy it here:



Hello, your bot added many translated description for species items (thank you for this), but this kind of fr & it translations was bad: arachnid is not a synonym of spider, and here we have a pseudo-scorpion treated as a spider... I cannot imagine how many pages are affected, but could you replace araignées in French by arachnides, and ragno in Italian by aracnidi? Thank you in advance! :) Regards, Totodu74 (talk) 13:33, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

See also Wikidata:Bot requests#Many arachnids are not spiders, if you accept to handle it. Totodu74 (talk) 11:18, 13 December 2017 (UTC)





Structured Commons newsletter, December 13, 2017[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

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A multi-licensed image on Wikimedia Commons, with a custom {{EthnologyItemMHNT}} Information template. Do you also know media files on Commons that will be interesting or challenging to model with structured data? Add them to the Interesting Commons files page.
Presentations / Press / Events
Presentation about Structured Commons and Wikidata, at WikimediaCon in Berlin.
  • Sandra presented the plans for Structured Commons during WikidataCon in Berlin, on October 29. The presentation focused on collaboration between the Wikidata and Commons communities. You can see the full video here.
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  • We are still welcoming (more) staff from GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) to become part of our long-term focus group (phabricator task T174134). You will be kept in the loop of the project, and receive regular small surveys and requests for feedback. Get in touch with Sandra if you're interested - your input in helping to shape this project is highly valued!
Research
  • Research findings from interviews and surveys of GLAM project participants are being published to the research page. Check back over the next few weeks as additional details (notes, quotes, charts, blog posts, and slide decks) will be added to or linked from that page.
Development
  • The Structured Commons team has written and submitted a report about the first nine months of work on the project to its funders, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The 53-page report, published on November 1, is available on Wikimedia Commons.
  • The team has started working on designs for changes to the upload wizard (T182019).
  • We started preliminary work to prototype changes for file info pages.
  • Work on the MediaInfo extension is ongoing (T176012).
  • The team is continuing its work on baseline metrics on Commons, in order to be able to measure the effectiveness of structured data on Commons. (T174519)
  • Upcoming: in the first half of 2018, the first prototypes and design sketches for file pages, the UploadWizard, and for search will be published for discussion and feedback!
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The Signpost: 18 December 2017[edit]

Can you help me?[edit]

Hi, @Emijrp: I see your Bot (@Emijrpbot:) has created a wikidata page for Q47105680. Can you help me to combine wikidata from en:Idrus Nasir Djajadiningrat page (Q47105680) to id:Idrus Nasir Djajadiningrat page (Q47105685)? Thanks :) Raudalkhudri (talk) 09:20, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

@Raudalkhudri: There is a feature named "Merge" in the top buttons, next to the tab History. Give it a try. Emijrp (talk) 18:15, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 16 January 2018[edit]

Category:Articles without Wikidata item[edit]

Hi. I see you run the bot that imports/creates new WD items from the EN site. I started this thread on the English WP. I'd be grateful if you could take a look. The jist being that some articles created on the English WP last month still don't have a WD item. I was wondering if there was a problem with them? Thanks. Lugnuts (talk) 20:11, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

@Lugnuts: Replied, thanks for the notice. Emijrp (talk) 20:42, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

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Description cleanup[edit]

Hi Emijrp, maybe your bot could do easily my request at Wikidata:Bot_requests#Nations_at_games. It just needs deletion of descriptions. I could do that with QuickStatements, but it would make 40 edits per item. I would be glad if you had a look. Thanks.
--- Jura 11:09, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 29 March 2018[edit]

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Spring 2018[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter and contribute to the next issue. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
  • Our dedicated IRC channel: wikimedia-commons-sd webchat
  • Several Commons community members are working on ways to integrate Wikidata in Wikimedia Commons. While this is not full-fledged structured data yet, this work helps to prepare for future conversion of data, and helps to understand how Wikidata and Commons can work better together.
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  • We are still welcoming (more) staff from GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) to become part of our long-term focus group (phabricator task T174134). You will be kept in the loop of the project, and receive regular small surveys and requests for feedback. Get in touch with Sandra if you're interested - your input in helping to shape this project is highly valued!
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  • Prototypes will be available for Multilingual Captions soon.
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The Signpost: 26 April 2018[edit]

bn translation update[edit]

Hi, how are you. Kindly merge this pull request. I added র After উইকিমিডিয়া. Both translation are correct but with After উইকিমিডিয়া (উইকিমিডিয়া) if feels more natural in Bengali. no need to correct current translation. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 19:38, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: Done, thanks. Emijrp (talk) 09:49, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

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New Wikipedia Library Accounts Available Now (May 2018)[edit]


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Village in China again[edit]

Hi :)

If I send you a pull request with more descriptions, would you mind running your bot on the "village in China" items again?

The translations I'd like to add come from MechQuester, he asked a lot of people for translations and had been adding them with QuickStatements but is currently blocked (for sockpuppetry, not because of the descriptions). QuickStatements isn't ideal for that and when I checked them I found quite a few mistakes which need fixing, so if you can do it with your bot, that would be great.

- Nikki (talk) 19:38, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

@Nikki: Sure, send me the translations in a pull request. Emijrp (talk) 08:35, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
    • Done :) - Nikki (talk) 13:53, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • @Nikki: Wouldn't more specific descriptions be preferable? If we add "place on earth" to any item with coordinates in 500 languages, would this advance us?
    --- Jura 11:39, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
    • @Jura1: There is a saying that's appropriate here: en:Perfect is the enemy of good. We don't have translations for more specific descriptions, so the choice is between an informative description and no description. Even when it doesn't provide enough information to distinguish villages in China which have the same name, it still helps to distinguish things which are not villages or not in China from things which are. Nobody is proposing to add "place on Earth" to everything with coordinates, so that question is irrelevant. - Nikki (talk) 13:53, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
      • I don't think the description is much more explicit than "place on Earth". Even if it can be seen as step towards a better description, we found that bots just add chunks of descriptions in countless languages and don't maintain them going forward (bot users who add them don't routinely correct them when they are found to be incorrect). The result is that we have countless items with 100 descriptions that are incorrect and can't be efficiently corrected.
        --- Jura 04:59, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

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Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Summer 2018[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter and contribute to the next issue. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
  • Our dedicated IRC channel: wikimedia-commons-sd webchat
  • Since our last newsletter, the Structured Data team has moved into designing and building prototypes for various features. The use of multilingual captions in the UploadWizard and on the file page has been researched, designed, discussed, and built out for use. Behind the scenes, back-end work on search is taking place and designs are being drawn up for the front-end. There will soon be specifications published for the use of the first Wikidata property on Commons, "Depicts," and a prototype is to be released to go along with that.
Things to do / input and feedback requests
Discussions held
Wikimania 2018
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Research

Two research projects about Wikimedia Commons are currently ongoing, or in the process of being finished:

  1. Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.
Development
  • Prototypes will be available for Depicts soon.
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Structured Data Newsletter - Research link fix[edit]

Greetings,

The newsletter omitted two interwiki prefixes, breaking the links on non-meta wikis as you might see above. Here are the correct links:

  1. m:Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. m:Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.

My apologies, I hope you find the corrected links helpful.

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  • Germany report: History of Women and Democracy, Wikipedia-Culture-Ambassadors and two GLAM-on-Tour-stations in just four weeks
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  • Netherlands report: >20,000 press photographs 1940-1990 uploaded, GLAM Wiki Meeting, Aerial Photographs, GLAM-Wiki Manual & Wikipedia Course for Historical Societies
  • Norway report: Women in Red; Researhers Days 2018; The 2019 edition of #wikinobel
  • Poland report: Archival photographs and literary knowledge enrich Polish Wikipedia
  • Serbia report: Impact of GLAM seminars: Decentralization of GLAM activities
  • Sweden report: Wikidata P3595 Biografiskt lexikon för Finland; Student Project at the Nordic Museum; Learning about sources on Swedish Wikipedia
  • UK report: Botanical illustrations and Wiki Loves Monuments in Scotland
  • USA report: Back to school
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  • Wikidata report: Wikidata Tour Down Under
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  • Brazil report: "There is no reason not to participate in a GLAM-Wiki initiative": an interview with the director of the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Estonia report: Estonian art and geoscience collections finding their way to Commons
  • Finland report: (RE)Photographic autumn
  • France report: GLAMWiki 2018 Tel Aviv; City of Grenoble
  • Germany report: GLAMorous Conferences
  • Netherlands report: ‘More Gelders Heritage available via Wikimedia’ by Erfgoed Gelderland; Writing week Friesland; Wiki Techstorm
  • Norway report: Wiki Loves Monuments and wikinobel
  • Poland report: Heirlooms - locally and internationally
  • Serbia report: The growing GLAM
  • Sweden report: Roundtripping Project, Books Import and Wikidata Imported to SOCH
  • Switzerland report: Built heritage conservation on Commons; les sans pagEs at a Modern art museum
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The Signpost: 1 December 2018[edit]

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Fall 2018 edition[edit]

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

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Current:

Since the last newsletter:

Presentations / Press / Events
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  • The info portal on Structured Commons now includes a section on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).
  • We are currently planning the first GLAM pilot projects that will use structured data on Wikimedia Commons. One project has already started: the Swedish Heritage Board researches and develops a prototype tool to provide improved metadata (translations, data additions...) from Wikimedia Commons back to the source institution. Read the project brief.
  • The documentation for batch uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons will be improved in 2019, as part of preparing for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. To prepare, the GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to understand better which types of documentation you already use, and how you like to learn new GLAM-Wiki skills and knowledge. Fill in a short survey to provide input!
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This Month in GLAM: November 2018[edit]

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  • Albania report: Wiki Photo Walk Albania 2018; Wiki Loves Monuments Albania
  • Armenia report: Singing Wikipedia; Photographs by Vahan Kochar
  • Brazil report: Diverse milestones for the Brazilian community
  • Denmark report: Intercontinental digitisation efforts
  • Estonia report: Making contacts both internationally and in Estonia
  • Finland report: Art and edit-a-thons
  • France report: Bibliothèque publique d’information; 3D museum collections on Wikimedia Commons
  • Indonesia report: Conserving and digitizing texts in West Sumatra
  • Macedonia report: Wiki Training at National and University Library "St. Clement of Ohrid"
  • New Zealand report: Equity, Wikidata, and the New York Times
  • Norway report: Collaboration with The National Archives of Norway
  • Philippines report: Wiki Loves Art
  • Poland report: Archival image uploads, student collaborations and international projects
  • Serbia report: Photo finish of the WIR's
  • Sweden report: The Swedish Performing Arts Agency; Library data starts to take shape; Learning Wikipedia at the Archives; Wikimedia Commons Data Roundtripping
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Captions in January[edit]

The previous message from today says captions will be released in November in the text. January is the correct month. My apologies for the potential confusion. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)[edit]

My apologies if this is a duplicate message for you, it is being sent to multiple lists which you may be signed up for.

Hi all, following up on last month's announcement...

Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 January or Thursday, 10 January 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:

  1. Read over the help page for using captions - I wrote the page on mediawiki.org because captions are available for any MediaWiki user, feel free to host/modify a copy of the page here on Commons.
  2. Test out using captions on Beta Commons.
  3. Leave feedback about the test on the captions test talk page, if you have anything you'd like to say prior to release.

Additionally, there will be an IRC office hour on Thursday, 10 January with the Structured Data team to talk about file captions, as well as anything else the community may be interested in. Date/time conversion, as well as a link to join, are on Meta.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the IRC office hour on Thursday. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

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