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III. Restructure Wikidata items[edit]

I read your comments on Wikidata:Requests for comment/Commons links#III. Restructure Wikidata items, and agree completely. JMK (talk) 16:07, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Category combines[edit]

Hi Ghouston,

I noticed you add occasionally the above property. I thought you might be interested in the similar Wikidata:Property_proposal/list_combines_topics. I find it would be an improvement over the existing properties and could help putting the lists to better use.
--- Jura 05:40, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata:Requests for comment/Sort identifier statements on items that are instances of human[edit]

Thanks for your comment on Norsemen. Maybe you are interested in this instances-of-Q5-related RFC. 16:50, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Possible WikiProject for year discussion[edit]

I have inquired at Wikidata talk:WikiProject Calendar Dates#Expand to cover year items? to see if that project would like to be a more enduring place to discuss and document the year-related discussions currently going on at Wikidata:Project chat. Since you have participated, I wanted to invite you to the discussion. Perhaps we shouldn't advertise the WikiProject in Project chat until a consensus emerges about whether the WikiProject wants to take on years or not. Jc3s5h (talk) 21:02, 30 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Women (Q1410688)[edit]

I think I've fixed Category:Women (Q1410688) and your related edits. I don't understand why you broke it in the first place, though? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 18:32, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Mike Peel: I don't remember the details, sorry, Actually, I explained it at Talk:Q1410688. The problem I found is that a category like en:Category:Women isn't about adult female humans, but about female humans in general. It contains pages like en:Girl, and there's no category on enwiki for adult human females. The header at the top, "The main article for this category is Woman", is misleading. Ghouston (talk) 23:50, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
If you still think it's an issue, then I suggest raising it at either at the project chat here, or the village pump on enwp, as appropriate. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 17:17, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
I'm not too excited about it. I've adjusted the misleading headers on en:Category:Women and en:Category:Men, so hopefully people can figure it out. Ghouston (talk) 00:17, 26 May 2019 (UTC)


May I ask why did you choose to revert my merge? Sincerely, Masum Reza 10:19, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

It's normal practice on Wikidata to have separate items for a TV series, The Rising of the Shield Hero (Q61093402), and a list of episodes for the TV series, list of The Rising of the Shield Hero episodes (Q61602996). Ghouston (talk) 10:24, 28 June 2019 (UTC)
I see. Thanks. Sincerely, Masum Reza 03:39, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

2020-02 processor tree[edit]

FYI: Visite fortuitement prolongée (talk) 21:07, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Interesting. But Wikidata isn't a category system: there are other properties besides subclass that would affect the tree, e.g., part of the series (P179), developer (P178). I think generally, once something is recorded via some other property, it doesn't need to be in the subclass as well. Ghouston (talk) 21:43, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Although perhaps part of the series (P179) doesn't work too well with microprocessors. The problem is that every series has subseries and each member of the subseries has variants, e.g., with different clock speeds. Using items like AMD microprocessor (Q12047069) still seems questionable to me. What does it really mean, brand, developer, manufacturer? All these can be recorded with individual properties. Ghouston (talk) 21:49, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
Maybe it would be useful to make a few lists with listeria: processors by brand, developer and manufacturer. Brand can also be difficult, since there could be multiple brands on a single device, e.g., "Intel" and "Pentium". And I'm not sure if listeria can display a class hierarchy. And AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Q65584693) has two manufacturers, neither of which is AMD. Ghouston (talk) 22:12, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

Conflated identifiers[edit]

The external identifiers you deprecated at Lawrence Kaplan (Q87065562) and added to Lawrence S. Kaplan (Q87065536) and Lawrence Kaplan (Q87065555) conflate both of these authors. Although they appear to have the correct names and dates of birth, the list of publications under each identifier includes works by both authors. We're currently discussing how to handle this kind of thing at Wikidata:Project_chat#Conflation_Of. Any suggestions about what does and doesn't work would be very helpful.--DrGavinR (talk) 07:41, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Aha, I wondered why they weren't on the new items. I'd say in this case, since the names and years of birth are clear on VIAF, I wouldn't worry about the errors in the publications. Ghouston (talk) 07:45, 21 April 2020 (UTC)


OCLC explicitly refers to the precise same scan as the WD item. Their information may contain errors, but the ID in their database is explicitly for the same object. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:01, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

The item links to passagetoindiafors00fors, which is also the linked scan on Commons. The Open Library item links to passagetoindiasyed00fors, which seems to be an earlier printing because the name of the publisher is written differently and it doesn't have the renewal date. The Library of Congress entry also refers to this older printing, giving c1924, since it seems the publisher wasn't recording the printing date. Ghouston (talk) 23:48, 21 May 2020 (UTC)