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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Jsamwrites/Archive 1 on 2017-04-17.

Structured Commons focus group update, Nov 21, 2017

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IRC office hour today, 21 November, 18.00 UTC
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Warmly, your community liaison SandraF (WMF) (talk) 16:26, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

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Welcome to the Structured Commons focus group!

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Hello! Thank you very much for signing up to the community focus group for Structured Commons :-)

How to organize ourselves?

This focus group is new and experimental, and I welcome your tips and thoughts on how we can organize this in the most convenient and productive way. For now, I have posted a few separate topics on the focus group's talk page. Please add your questions there too! If we all add that page to our watchlist, that's probably a good way to stay up to date with current discussions. Steinsplitter has also initiated a brand new IRC channel specifically for Structured Commons: wikimedia-commons-sd (webchat) which we invite you to join. Please let me know if you have other ideas on how to work together.

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Warmly, your community liaison, SandraF (WMF) (talk)

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Addition of patent nonsense to "PowerShell" (Q840410)

Codename Lisa (talkcontribs)


I noticed that today, you contributed invalid data, which amounts to nonsense, to "PowerShell" (Q840410) in revision 550457178 and revision 550450887. Please don't do it again. Actually, please review what you did and realize how hilarious it is.

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing the error and for reverting it. John Samuel 11:15, 2 September 2017 (UTC)

Codename Lisa (talkcontribs)

And now you did the same thing in C♯! (Revision 550540607)

Are you using some kind of bot or script? Because clearly, a human of sound mind does not do such things.

Anyway, please revisit the Q2370 and see how I fixed it for you. You might want to reconsider a couple of things.

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Eric Luth (WMSE) (talkcontribs)


Congratulations for making such a good contribution to the UNESCO Challenge a couple of months ago.

I don't know if you have noticed, but there is a new competition starting tomorrow, that is co-arranged by UNESCO and Wikimedia Sverige – the COH Challenge. This time, the purpose is to get as many of the images uploaded as part of the Connected Open Heritage project (e.g. of world heritage sites, the images can be found here) as possible to be used in Wikipedia articles (however, at most five images – with caption – per article).

I hope you want to participate! :)


Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thanks. Added myself as a participant. :)


Eric Luth (WMSE) (talkcontribs)

Nice to see! Good luck :)

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John Andersson (WMSE) (talkcontribs)


Congratulations to the 10th place in the UNESCO Challenge!

Well done and thank you! Your great contribution entitles you to some nice Wikimedia swag!

Please email the address you would like us to send the prizes to, and we will send them shortly.

Also, if you could take a minute to answer our survey, we would be very grateful. Your answer will help us improve our Challenges in the future.

Kind regards

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Hi John_Andersson_(WMSE), thank you. I sent a mail. It was indeed a great experience to take part in this challenge. Jsamwrites (talk) 17:14, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

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Succu (talkcontribs)

The correct property for books is P577 not P571. Please check your edits.

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Hi User:Succu, publication date (P577) concerns the publication date of a book. I used inception (P571) (after seeing similar usages on Wikidata items of magazines and newspapers) to specify the first edition (or first publication date). Can you share with me the item number of the book (if it's not a magazine/newspaper)? Jsamwrites (talk) 20:13, 28 May 2017 (UTC)

Succu (talkcontribs)

Try Help:Sources for the correct usage of publication date (P577).

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