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Welcome to Wikidata, Jsamwrites!

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

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)


The Structured Data team is working on an alternative, image-focused prototype for media search on Commons. The prototype uses categories, structured data as well as wikitext from Commons, and Wikidata to find its results. The development team would like your feedback on the prototype, as they are looking to work to further enhance the search experience on Commons. If you have a moment, please look over the project page set up on Commons to find a link to the prototype and leave your feedback on the talk page. Thanks for your time, I'll be posting message similar to this one to other pages on Commons. The team is looking forward to reading what you think. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:47, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

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Questionnaire invitation (a new tool to be developed, to verify media data)

Gabrielchl (talkcontribs)

Hi there, I'm developing a tool to assist users in verifying (structured) data of media on commons.

To understand the community's needs, I would like to invite you to participate in this questionnaire: It should take ~2 minutes.

Thanks a lot. :D

(You received this message as you seems to have experience with structured data on Wikimedia projects.)

-- Gabrielchl (talk) 23:56, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thanks for sharing this link. I submitted my response.

Gabrielchl (talkcontribs)

Thanks a lot, it'd help us a lot in developing a tool that suits the community's needs :)

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Broichmore (talkcontribs)

Why did you add location (P276): National Maritime Museum to this category? The National Maritime Museum does not enjoy exclusivity to this article of clothing? Would a better location be Hawaii? How did you arrive at the Museum?

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)
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Pamputt (talkcontribs)

Hello, here, you added an "useless" image for Q85337686. On Wikipedia, these images are used to encourage contributors to add images. But on Wikidata, it doesn't encourage anything. If a contributor sees that there is no image, he will try to add one. I'm afraid that if we leave that image, it's harder to find that this element doesn't have "valid" images. I imagine that there is the same case on other elements so I'll let you see. Cheers.

Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing this interesting case of default blank images. I have removed it. John Samuel (talk) 08:27, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

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Call Wikiproject COVID-19 tomorrow (Monday, May 4th)

TiagoLubiana (talkcontribs)

Hello John,

How are you doing?

I am here to invite you for the Wikiproject  COVID-19 call tomorrow (Monday, May 4th).

If you are able to meet, the call (in this link: will happen tomorrow at 15:00 UT.

As a note, 15:00 UTC is:

  • 11:00 AM in New York, USA
  • 12:00 AM in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 4:00 PM in Tunisia
  • 6:00 PM Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)

If you want, also feel free to add topics at the meeting page

Thank youǃ



Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Hi @TiagoLubiana, sorry, I won't be available for this call.

John Samuel (talk) 09:10, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

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Bestoernesto (talkcontribs)
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TiagoLubiana (talkcontribs)

Hello John,

Tomorrow (on Monday 20th ) we will have an open group in Google Meet to discuss the directions of the WikiProject COVID-19, decide priorities better to organize the next steps.

You are more than invited to join us if you would like!

The talk is scheduled for tomorrow 15 UTC, in this link:

You can find more about it, and perhaps add your name to the list,  here: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Project_meeting

Thank you very much!

All the best,


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Multichill (talkcontribs)
Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thanks for pointing it out. The above two are indeed located in multiple museums.

2001:7D0:81F7:B580:8DD8:DA0D:9E26:D859 (talkcontribs)
Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)
Multichill (talkcontribs)

When importing data form Wikipedia always take into account the maturity of an item. If an item is very immature (empty or only a few statements), importing from Wikipedia works really well. If an item is very mature (a lot of statements, references, etc.), importing data from Wikipedia will just make a mess out of it. Good way to do this is to filter out any items that have more than n statements. Not sure what the best number for n is. Based on and you would have to do 7.

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Thank you for participating in the FindingGLAMs Challenge!

Alicia Fagerving (WMSE) (talkcontribs)
Thank you for participating in the FindingGLAMs Challenge!
By improving information about GLAM institutions on Wikidata, you made the Wikimedia projects better for everyone!
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Incorrect use of 'country of origin'

EncycloPetey (talkcontribs)

The use of "country of origin" on Wikidata is different from the use of "country" in Wikipedia infoboxes. On Wikidata, we list the country of origin of the WORK. On Wikipedia, they list the country of origin of the AUTHOR. On Wikidata, information about the author belons on the author's data item, and information about the story or work belongs on the data item for the story or work or on the data items for editions of that work.

Samwilson (talkcontribs)
Jsamwrites (talkcontribs)

Thank you for quickly pointing out this error. I have rectified my edits. Reference:

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