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August 2013

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Best regards! Rschen7754 22:00, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

category's main topic (P301)

Could you please explain the change you’ve recently made to the category's main topic (P301) property’s English description? To note is that as per, U+2019 is the preferred character for apostrophe. TIA. — Ivan Shmakov (dc) 17:33, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

This was for ease of use: on most machines the apostrophe I used would be more easily input. U+2019 isn't directly accessible on a standard keyboard unless you changed keybindings slightly (which should not be assumed). Mahir256 (talk) 01:22, 7 November 2013 (UTC)


Please take a look at WD:WS. Many of the sitelinks you now added to Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Q7813), should not have been added there! -- Lavallen (talk) 06:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

I can perhaps see the point of disambiguating the Swedish versions, hence why I left them alone, but the document itself, binding as it is in UN matters, has not changed in many of the languages for which there were 'editions'. Frankly, I would consider versions of a text differing only in language as the same unless a major alteration separates them (e.g. Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete vs. Mark of Toledo's translation—the former would go in Lex Mahumet pseudoprophete (Q3237327) while the latter would fit in Quran (Q428)). I therefore stand by my edits owing to the same information being transmitted with little variation in each Wikisource page. Mahir256 (talk) 06:21, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Well, they do not have the same language, do they? Then, they are not the same editions. They cannot posses the same metadata, they cannot share the same properties! -- Lavallen (talk) 06:41, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
If you believe that every language version of a document deserves its own Wikidata entry, then you ought to take the head start and begin clocking out items right now! The idea of "Wikisource pages linked to this item" implies that each language has its version of the same text carrying the same information and thus should be grouped together. See, for instance, Al-Fatiha (Q219669) or Sonnet 1 (Q643664): it would be absolutely tedious to create individual entries for all 154 sonnets and all 114 surahs in all of the languages for which there are translations! You don't see multiple Commons entries for a particular work, do you? No—there is only one Commons containing everything in every language! There should be as many Wikisource entries as there can be for a particular page unless there are multiple versions of it—which is exactly why I left the Swedish editions of the UDHR intact. (Notice that I didn't add English or French Quranic translations to the respective entries, since there are multiple versions.) Mahir256 (talk) 15:51, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
What I believe is irrelevant. It's the consequence of what the community have agreed and documented on Wikidata:Wikisource. Commons have it's own guideline at Wikidata:Wikimedia Commons, and it has also evolved from what the community have agreed. Yes, it's tedious, it already is, but I believe we have to follow this road to keep the integrity of the database for our texts. Interwiki is still possible to make with this method, but through tools in Phase 2 instead of Phase 1, who Wikipedia uses. Billinghurst describe our approach very well here.
And thanks for the finding of all these ogg-files, it's great. -- Lavallen (talk) 16:45, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome for the Vorbis files, but you might have to add them to their respective edition items and take them off the main item. Since the situation is so hectic right now, I'll just cease editing the page. Mahir256 (talk) 17:07, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Don't worry, I understand your frustration. This isn't simple. -- Lavallen (talk) 18:23, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Merging items

Hallo Mahir256,

For merging items, you may want to use the merge.js gadget from help page about merging. It has an option "Request deletion for extra items on RfD" to automatically place a request to delete the emptied page. This way of nominating makes it a lot easier for the admins to process the requests.

With regards,
- User:CycnUser:CycnUser:CycnUser:Cycn - (Cycn/talk) 06:49, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hindi wiki items

Hello, I read about your concern regarding year item on hindi wiki. Here is what I suggest; see User:Byrial/numbermerge. Byrial used some code to generate lists from (database dumps) of similar numbers between pair of two wikis. If you are well versed with the code then you can do the same. I don't know how to run the code but I think it would be much convenient. Just a suggestion.--Vyom25 (talk) 07:36, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

And you may use "merge.js" to create a redirect, so that doing a request for deletion is not possible. If you find an easy way to do mass merges, please ping me. I know the problem.... Lymantria (talk) 05:37, 10 September 2014 (UTC)


Just to let you know that all roads must be claimed as instance of (P31) = road (Q34442). This is according to the road project here: [1]. Danrok (talk) 20:59, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

So it isn't enough that French autoroute (Q3456602) is a subclass of controlled-access highway (Q46622), which is a subclass of road (Q34442)? Mahir256 (talk) 21:01, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
If you need to know more, you'll need to ask on the project's pages, or User:Rschen7754 who has been working on roads for sometime. Danrok (talk) 21:07, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

follows (P155) & followed by (P156)

Thank you for your work Mahir256. To fill items for stages, I give you the link fr:Modèle:Infobox Étape. follows (P155) & followed by (P156) are not qualifiers. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 12:27, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate marathon timestamps

Hi, I see you recently added a bunch of point in time (P585) values to marathon items. I appreciate the effort, however a bunch of these items already had the exact same timestamp, which means they now have duplicate claims. See for example 2015 Amsterdam Marathon (Q21329138). There are too many items to undo manually, so I'm wondering if you can fix it. Regards, Wikidatist (talk) 11:32, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata:Database reports/Wikipedia versions

Dear Mahir25; I have seen you contributing to a lot at pages linked to (as for today titled Wikipedia versions but intended in general for WMF projects). I would be happy if you can review the properties of these pages, create the missing Wikibook and Wikiversity project pages, comment on user:I18n/sandbox (where you may find many usefull queries) and comment there with new / additional ideas. Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n (talk) 16:02, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi! I want to let you know that the number of Wikidata:Database reports/WMF projects has increased to more then 385. You may be interested in adding labels and descriptions in other anguages, follow the discussion at property talk:P1800 and comment there. Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n (talk) 02:59, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Please see also: m:Talk:Facebook pages. I added more property related queries at user:I18n/sandbox#property_Wikimedia_database_name. I18n (talk) 20:04, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Hijiri years

Rather than instance of (P31) year (Q577), I suggest the more specific Hijri year (Q4146861) for Islamic calendar (Q28892) years. Thanks for your work!! Runner1928 (talk) 01:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

2015 Tour de Luxembourg, Prologue (Q20035570)

Hi Mahir256. I work on cyclist, and I see today that you use a little program to make the classification of 115 cyclists on 2015 Tour de Luxembourg, Prologue (Q20035570) in only five minutes. Can you give me more informations about this program ? I am interested because we are working in group to use datas from Wikidata in articles of different languages. We already do tables for listing stages, table for listing palmares of a race, and we are working on a common infobox and a team roster table, thanks to the German Molarus and the Latvian Papuass.

I see you speak bengali, can you add translations in bengali to Module:Cycling race (after line 837) ? This will permit to share the program on BN Wiki when it will be necessary. When all the program will be done, we will become able to share all the datas we enter on Wikidata with only one program and its functions. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 14:05, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

I will admit that I just found the ProCyclingStats page for that particular stage, seeing as there were a few rankings in the item already, and then just added the rest manually using this tool. At the moment values for ProCyclingStats cyclist ID (P1663) have the constraint of being numeric, and the stats pages generally just use cyclists' names in their hyperlinks, so reconciling the two will surely be a challenge. Mahir256 (talk) 18:43, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi. Since few monthes, Module:Cycling race has well evolved. If you are interested, we can work together to adapt ad to the bg Wiki. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 13:04, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

RC flood

You're flooding the recent changes with your current rapid edits. Please use a flood flag or bot flag for large amounts of edits. --Yair rand (talk) 02:58, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

While I contend that I'm not the only non-bot-user that does this, I would imagine that something like WiDaR would end up throttling floods of edits anyway, as I have seen it slow down on several occasions with other mass edits of mine. If there is anyway to reconfigure WiDaR to set the flood flag by defauly, I will be happy to look into it. Mahir256 (talk) 03:03, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

quick_statements ব্যবহার

এই সরঞ্জামটি কিভাবে ব্যবহার করতে হয় একটু বলবেন কি? আমি বাংলার জন্য লেভেল, বিবরণ, বিবৃতি ইত্যাদি যোগ করতে চাচ্ছি। First column are articles from অংশে কি লিখতে হবে? এর নিচের ইনপুট বাক্সে লেভেল, বিবরণ, বিবৃতি ইত্যাদি যোগ করতে কি ইনপুট দিতে হবে একটু বলবেন কি? সবচেয়ে ভালো হয় একটা স্ক্রিনশর্ট দিলে। ধন্যবাদ। --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 16:11, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: আচ্ছা, প্রথমত দেকতে হবেন যদি আইটেমগুলো সম্পাদনা করতে চান নাম দিয়ে বা নম্বর দিয়ে ("নোয়াখালী জেলা" বা "Q68585")। যদি সব নিবন্ধের নাম জানেন, যে উইকিতে তারা থাকে লিখেন "First column are articles from"এ (উদাহরণ: "bnwiki" বাংলা উইকিপিডিয়ার জন্য)। ঐ বাক্সটা খালি রাখেন যদি আইটেমের নম্বর শুধু জানেন (বা যদি নতুন আইটেম সৃষ্টি করতে চান)।
তারপরে বিবরণ দিতে হবে আপনার। এখানে দেখেন। আশা করি যে সহজ হয় এখন। Mahir256 (talk) 17:01, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
বাক্সে কি লিখতে হবে তা বুঝেছি কিন্তু কাজ হচ্ছে না। ঠিক ধরতে পারছি না কোথায় ভুল করছি। আপনি কষ্ট করে এই অনুচ্ছেদ আপনার দেয়া স্ক্রিনশটের প্রথম ছবির মত কমান্ডগুলি লিখে দিতে পারবেন? (TAB সহ, তীর ছাড়া; বাক্সে যা লিখতে হবে তার হুবহু) Aftabuzzaman (talk) 19:28, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
@Aftabuzzaman: এখানে দেখেন। সাবধান! ভাষার কোড বদলাতে হবে যদি ইংরেজি চান না (উদাহরণ: en -> bn)। আর কত কিছু আছে যেটা আপনার দেকতে হবে (উদাহরণ: সময়গুলো এটার মতন দেকতে হবে: +1971-03-26T00:00:00Z/11 যেখানে '/11' মানে দিনের স্পষ্টতা, '/10' মানে মাসের স্পষ্টতা, আর '/9' মানে বছরের স্পষ্টতা।) Mahir256 (talk) 19:51, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
অনেক ধন্যবাদ আপনাকে। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 20:40, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

বিষয়শ্রেণী যা অন্য আইটেমের সাথে সংযোগ করতে হবে

আমি বাংলা উইকির বিষয়শ্রেণীর একটি তালিকা বের করেছি যা অন্য আইটেমের সাথে সংযুক্ত করতে হবে। এখানে তালিকাটি দেখুন। যদি পারেন তাহলে এগুলি অন্য আইটেমের সাথে সংযুক্ত করেন দেন। সংযোগের উদা. "বিষয়শ্রেণী:১৮৮৫-এ প্রতিষ্ঠিত" সংযুক্ত হবে → "Category:1885 establishments" -এর সাথে, "বিষয়শ্রেণী:২০০৫-এ জন্ম" সংযুক্ত হবে → "Category:2005 births‎" -এর সাথে, "বিষয়শ্রেণী:২০০৫-এ মৃত্যু" সংযুক্ত হবে → "Category:2005 deaths‎‎" -এর সাথে। আইটেম সংযোগের সাথে পরলে লেভেলও যোগ করে দিয়েন। ধন্যবাদ --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 15:03, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: ✓ Done, কিন্তু কিছু জিনিস রাখলাম (৮২/৮৬৬) কারন ওদের দাওয়া সহজ হল না; কনো কিছু বছরের সম্বন্ধে ছিল না আর কনো কিছু পেলাম না ভালো মতন। Mahir256 (talk) 18:55, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
আচ্ছা, সমস্যা নেই। ওগুলি manually করে নিব। আবারো ধন্যবাদ। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 19:43, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
আবারো আপনাকে বিরক্ত করতে হচ্ছে। আমি বাংলা উইকিসংকলনে দুটি বিষয়শ্রেণী পেয়েছি যাতে প্রায় ৭০০-র মত উপবিষয়শ্রেণী রয়েছে যা উইকিউপাত্তের মাধ্যমে অন্য উইকিসংকলনের সাথে সংযোগ করতে হবে। বিষয়শ্রেণী দুটি হল: s:bn:বিষয়শ্রেণী:বছর অনুযায়ী জন্মs:bn:বিষয়শ্রেণী:বছর অনুযায়ী মৃত্যু। সংযোগ হবে আগের মতই অর্থাৎ "বিষয়শ্রেণী:২০০৫-এ জন্ম" সংযুক্ত হবে → "Category:2005 births‎" -এর সাথে, "বিষয়শ্রেণী:২০০৫-এ মৃত্যু" সংযুক্ত হবে → "Category:2005 deaths‎‎" -এর সাথে। --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 15:52, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
@Aftabuzzaman: ✓ Done কিচুখন জন্য এই নামে করতে পারলাম না জিনিস সে জন্যে এটার বলা হই নাই। Mahir256 (talk) 23:15, 21 June 2016 (UTC)


অনেক দিন বাংলা উইকিসংকলনে আপনাকে দেখতে পাই না। কিছু কি সমস্যা হয়েছে? বাংলা উইকিসংকলনকে এগিয়ে নিয়ে যাওয়ার ক্ষেত্রে আপনার অবদানের কোন তুলনা হয় না। আপনি আবার ফেরত এলে সকলের খুব ভালো লাগবে, প্রকল্পটিও লাভবান হবে। আপনার উত্তরের অপেক্ষায় রইলাম। ভালো থাকবেন। -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 10:15, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

What are you doing?

Why did you remove two valid statements? Multichill (talk) 21:49, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Ok, I reviewed your edits. You seem to be making a complete mess. Please stop right now. Multichill (talk) 21:51, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
@Multichill: I was trying to satisfy the requirement of followed by (P156) that it be a qualifier. Mahir256 (talk) 21:57, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
Please stop right now or I'll doing the stopping for you. Multichill (talk) 22:00, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
@Multichill: Fine, I have stopped. Is there a reason why follows (P155) and followed by (P156) should be kept as a statement rather than as a qualifier, despite the conclusions reached here? Mahir256 (talk) 22:03, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
You know you're modelling is wrong when you start adding qualifiers to instance of (P31). Multichill (talk) 22:09, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
@Multichill: Then explain why {{Constraint:Qualifiers|list={{P|460}}, {{P|642}}, {{P|580}}, {{P|361}}, {{P|582}}, {{P|2315}}, {{P|155}}, {{P|156}} }} (note the last two P tags) is present in Property talk:P31. (Not trying to be antagonistic, I'm just trying to conform to how the properties are said to be used at the moment.) With respect to using follows (P155)/followed by (P156) as a qualifier, @Jon Harald Søby, Jklamo, Diwas, Yair rand: With respect to using P155/P156 with P31, @Zolo, Pasleim: Mahir256 (talk) 22:18, 1 December 2016 (UTC)
@Multichill: My question still stands, though another explanation of my actions is definitely in order.

For something like "1 January", one is very likely to say that it follows "31 December" and is followed by "2 January", so I understand where you may feel I am in the wrong. Yet this is only with respect to being a "determinator for date of periodic occurrence" (or more specifically a "Gregorian calendar date", though this item doesn't exist yet). If there were, say, an item "first of the month" (which may in principle exist), then it would follow "1 December" and be followed by "1 February".

To use an example with fewer hypotheticals, consider "1 January 2016". It does follow "31 December 2015" and "2 January 2016", but only with respect to being a "calendar date". As a "January 1", it follows "1 January 2015" and will be followed by "1 January 2017". As a "Friday", it follows "25 December 2015" and is followed by "8 January 2016". (As a "first of the month", it would follow "1 December 2015" and be followed by "1 February 2016".) See how this date follows and is followed by so many others with respect to so many different criteria? To detach its ordering in the sequence from what this is with respect to (by not having P155 or P156 as qualifiers to P31) seems somewhat disingenuous.

This is the same principle that guides the qualifiers I put on the items for natural numbers, since they are instances of different number classes in different ordered sequences (e.g. 25 is natural, deficient, square, Friedman, odd, centered octagonal, centered octahedral, and centered square). I am sure that numerous other sequences (of recurring events, of calendar years, or of multiple series of texts, for example) may be rectified in exactly this same fashion.

I hope now you understand what I was trying to do, @Multichill: I am hesitant to continue contributing to the site until such an issue as this is resolved successfully. Mahir256 (talk) 17:34, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Relevant discussions: Property talk:P31#Qualifiers, Property_talk:P156#Directing_to_use_as_a_qualifier.3F, Property_talk:P156#Use_only_as_a_qualifier_or_other_use_too.3F. --Yair rand (talk) 22:32, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Why did you removed the directly connecting line (P81)?

E.g. in Pingguoyuan Station (Q1039443), why? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:32, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

@Liuxinyu970226: I didn't think it appropriate to encode the connecting line (P81)s between two stations redundantly–as a statement and as a qualifier to adjacent station (P197). Because the former may be generated from the latter, I opted to keep the latter since it allows one to give more specific information with respect to each direction out of the station. (See my edits to Shenzhen Metro stations.) Mahir256 (talk) 17:07, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
But directly P81 can also describe that when a metro line service was open in that station, isn't that? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:45, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: I imagine this (00:03 UTC: see my next comment) can be marked by setting a adjacent station (P197) with qualifying connecting line (P81) and end time (P582) and marking the claim as deprecated. (@Jc86035, Jc3s5h: please let me know if I am in the wrong.) Mahir256 (talk) 23:54, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
Looks like your end time (P582) is a typo because it's "end time", it should be start time (P580) "start time" with an actual time instead. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:56, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: Then I misunderstood your question, as I thought you were asking how to mark a metro service that ceased to operate at that station. If you're referring to a current metro service, then perhaps attaching start time (P580) as a qualifier would work. (Of course, if multiple services between two adjacent stations started operating at different times, then you'd need to create multiple claims with different start time (P580)s.) Mahir256 (talk) 00:03, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
So in your suggestions, how to describe the Line 15 (Q734917) stations:
  1. From Wangjing West Station (Q6125577) to Houshayu Station (Q5936980), opened service on 30 December 2010, however the Wangjing East Station (Q5940665) is opened after 6 years, on 31 December 2016;
  2. From Houshayu Station (Q5936980) to Fengbo Station (Q4392144), opened service on 31 December 2011;
  3. From Qinghuadongluxikou Station (Q15919571) to Wangjing West Station (Q6125577), opened service on 28 December 2014, however the Datunlu East Station (Q5227793) is opened on 26 December 2015
--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:17, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: In my view, Wangjing East station will have Wangjing and Cuigezhuang Stations as regular adjacent stations. For Wangjing and Cuigezhuang stations, they should be marked as adjacent stations of each other with an end time (P582) of 31 December 2016 and as deprecated claims, and then both have adjacent station Wangjing East with start time (P580) 31 December 2016. (All other qualifiers should be adjusted appropriately.) A similar situation will exist with Datunlu East and with Anlilu and Guanzhuang Stations. I insist that you solicit other ideas on this issue as it is possible there is a different consensus out there on how to handle this. Mahir256 (talk) 00:25, 3 February 2017 (UTC)
What's wrong with having connecting line (P81) redundantly? It'd be much easier to pull this from Wikipedias (once Wikidata is finally implemented in more infoboxes, anyway), and there's no harm in doing it. Jc86035 (talk) 07:13, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

বাংলা ভাষার ঘরে ইংরেজিতে দেয়া উপনাম সরানোর কাজে সাহায্য করুন

আশা করি ভালো আছেন। আপনি দেখে থাকবেন যে উইকিউপাত্তের আইটেমে সাধারণত স্ব-স্ব ভাষার ঘরে স্ব-স্ব ভাষায় উপনাম (alias) যোগ করা হয়। যেমন আরবি ভাষায় ঘরে আরবি হরফে উপনাম যোগ করা হয় (সামান্য কিছু ক্ষেত্রে ব্যতিক্রম ব্যতীত)। কিন্তু আমি দেখেছি অনেক আইটেমে যে সবে বাংলা উইকির sitelink আছে সেগুলির বাংলার জন্য দেয়া উপনামের ঘরে ইংরেজিতে উপনাম যোগ করা হয়েছে। এই কাজটি অনেক আগে একটি বট করেছে। বট শুধু বাংলায় নয় আরও বেশ কিছু অ-লাতিন ভাষার ক্ষেত্রে এই কাজ করেছিল। আমি এই মুহুর্তে বাংলা ভাষার ঘরে ইংরেজিতে দেয়া উপনাম সরানোর কাজ করছি। নিচের কোয়েরি ব্যবহার করে আমি বাংলা ভাষার ঘরে ইংরেজিতে দেয়া উপনাম বের করছি।

SELECT ?item ?alias {
  ?item ^schema:about/schema:isPartOf/^wdt:P856 wd:Q427715 .
  ?item skos:altLabel ?alias .
  FILTER( LANG( ?alias ) = 'bn' && REGEX( LCASE( STR( ?alias ) ), '[a-z]' ) ) .
} LIMIT 100 # আরও বেশী ফলাফল পেতে চাইলে সীমা ১০০ থেকে বাড়ান

Try it!

আমি এখন LabelLister ব্যবহার করে এই কাজটি করছি। এই কাজ একা করতে অনেক সময় লাগবে। তাই আমি আপনার সাহায্য চাইছি। বাংলা ভাষার ঘরে ইংরেজিতে দেয়া উপনাম সরানোর কাজে হাত লাগালে খুশি হব। ধন্যবাদ --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 20:34, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: এই বিষয়ে দেখতে পাড়ি; ~৫৪০০০ উপনামগুলো ইংরেজি ভাষায় পেলাম ওই প্রশ্ন দিয়ে। অবশ্যই ওইগুলো সরাই যখন পাই কিন্তু নাম দেওয়া আমার প্রধান কাজ এখন; প্রায় দুই লক্ষর বেশি দিলাম এই বছরে--যদি কিছু ঠিক না হলে আমাকে বলুন। Mahir256 (talk) 21:35, 3 March 2017 (UTC)
তাহলে আপনার প্রধান কাজ চালিয়ে যান Facebook like thumb.png। সেই সাথে কাজের সময় bn ঘরে en উপনাম পেলে তাও সরানো চালিয়ে যান। --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 21:48, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Item to be delete

In RFD there are one or more item proposed for the deletion created by you. If you do not agree you can participate in the debate --ValterVB (talk) 21:45, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

Unapproved bot removing aliases

Hi Mahir256, you seem to be a bot that is not approved and that is destructive. Why are you mass removing useful aliases? I stopped the bot for now. Please have a look at Wikidata:Bots and apply at Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot. Multichill (talk) 10:11, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

@Multichill: Edits are understandable, it left only native-script labels: "ল্যুভ্র সংগ্রহালয়", "লুভ্র্‌", "লুভ্র্‌ যাদুঘর", "ল্যুভর জাদুঘর"
Help:Label isn't cleat whatever definitely keep non-native labels or to remove.
We only include non-native labels when they are actually in widespread use in non-native form: bicycle motocross (Q215184). d1g (talk) 16:16, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Yes, @Multichill: d1g is right; my discussion with Aftabuzzaman above pertained to only removing aliases that were not in the Bengali script. (My bot did of course exclude non-Latin, non-Bengali aliases and items all of whose aliases are in Latin script, but I will approach those later.) Mahir256 (talk) 16:26, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
@Multichill: Excuse my English. Actually those edit aren't destructive. We are trying to remove non-Bengali aliases (except code, script etc) set in bn. Almost every alias already set in en, even after removing if you search using those you can find corresponding item. It isn't so useful having non bengali aliases in bn. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 18:03, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
It's good to see you agree on the usefulness of this bot. That makes the approving process so much easier. Don't forget to fill out a request at Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot. Multichill (talk) 19:14, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

বিবরণ যোগ

SELECT ?item ?itemLabel {
  BIND( STRLANG( "Bangladeshi politician", "en" ) AS ?desc ) . # Bangladeshi politician-এর জায়গায় অন্য যেকোন ইংরেজি লেখা বসান
  ?item schema:description ?desc .
    ?item schema:description ?description .
    FILTER( LANG( ?description ) = "bn" ) .
  } .
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "bn,en" } .

Try it!

উপরের query ব্যবহার করে বাংলায় বিবরণহীন যে কোন Q item বের করে, quick_statements ব্যবহার করে বিবরণ যোগ করতে পারেন। --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 13:11, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

Liv and Maddie in Bangla

Can you give Liv and Maddie a label in Bangla please? 2602:306:83A9:3D00:BD30:4DFB:D269:D674 03:24, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Mahir256 (talk) 03:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Can you help me write the following in Bangla?

Liv and Maddie, titled Liv and Maddie: Cali Style in its fourth season, is an American teen sitcom created by John D. Beck and Ron Hart that originally aired on Disney Channel from July 19, 2013 to March 24, 2017. The series stars Dove Cameron in a dual role as identical twin sisters with entirely different personalities, with Liv being a girly girl who was an actress in Hollywood for four years and Maddie being a tomboy with a facility for sports, particularly basketball. The series revolves around Liv readjusting to normal family life after production on her hit television program Sing It Loud! ended, as well as the two sisters being best friends despite their opposing personalities and different interests.

Thank you. 2602:306:83A9:3D00:BD30:4DFB:D269:D674 03:58, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Now I feel you're asking for too much at once. Perhaps if you logged in and I could identify you as someone in particular and not as just some random IP address from who knows where, I'd be more inclined to take up your request. Mahir256 (talk) 04:00, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
OK, this is my account. I just forget to log in sometimes. Kkjj (talk) 04:28, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I'll come up with something later. Mahir256 (talk) 04:31, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
You can send it to my talk page. Kkjj (talk) 04:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I made the article at bn:লিভ অ্যান্ড ম্যাডি, could you expand it using the text I wrote? 2602:306:83A9:3D00:BD30:4DFB:D269:D674 04:47, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── @Kkjj: With respect to the first sentence: ✓ Done. I will approach the rest of your text later. Mahir256 (talk) 05:04, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Translation Request

Hi, I see from your profile you speak Bengali. I just have 1 request. How do you write "village in China"? Im planning to update descriptions in various languages and I am planning to update Bengali. Appreciate the translation. Thanks ahead. Also Tum kese hou? (learned it from a friend in college)

Regards MechQuester (talk) 03:10, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: Wo3 hen3 hao3. If you look at the source of my userpage, you will see that I do not speak Hindi. :-)
Besides the point, I have on hold a massive attempt at assigning labels in Bengali to those villages. The attempt is on hold because 1) I'm trying to come up with a good transcription scheme into Bengali, as I'm disappointed in the ambiguities in the current recommended scheme and 2) there are ~2000 hanzi with more than one valid pronunciation, even after discounting tones, that came up when using the four sources of Mandarin pronunciations in the Unihan database. You can find both of those (my attempt at a transcription scheme and the multiple-pronunciation characters) here.
Anyway, back to your request. You may also want to ask Aftab about this, as Aftab has been working on descriptions more than I, but I'd say 'চীনে একটি গ্রাম'. Mahir256 (talk) 03:28, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
@MechQuester: It appears Emilio has beaten you to the task. Mahir256 (talk) 03:33, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Looks like it. Thanks to both of you. As for translations, I'll also defer to you. MechQuester (talk) 03:36, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
@Mahir256, আপনি যদি বট দিয়ে অনুবাদ পরিবর্তন করার চিন্তা করেন, তাহলে "চীনে একটি গ্রাম" নয় "চীনে একটি গ্রাম" লিখুন, অর্থের ব্যত্যয় না ঘটলে বাংলায় "এ (ে)" থেকে "এর (ের)" বেশী ব্যবহার হয়। (আর আমি এই ব্যাপারে Emijrp কে জানিয়েছি, তবে চাইলে আপনি এখন করতে পারেন)। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 11:05, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi @MechQuester: If you're planning to update descriptions in various languages you can change current Bengali translation, please use চীনের একটি গ্রাম. There is noting worng with current translation "চীনের গ্রাম", but yes চীনের একটি গ্রাম sound much better in bengali. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 11:36, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Hey guys. @Aftabuzzaman, Mahir256:, which one do you recommend me using?Thanks MechQuester (talk) 13:19, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: চীনের একটি গ্রাম (example) --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 13:24, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Aftabuzzaman:. You the best. MechQuester (talk) 13:25, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Failed ping

Hi, just to let you know that your ping here failed. He doesn't get any notification if you don't add a new signature while editing your comment. Stryn (talk) 11:55, 8 August 2017 (UTC)


What was the item where Pokestar Fan had created about himself? MechQuester (talk) 02:22, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Your IP is located near New York City, where he lives? Interesting...Anyway, iIt used to be no label (Q30643546), as shown on his user page, before it got deleted. Maybe you could ask an admin to revive it if it is at all possible. Mahir256 (talk) 02:16, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for signing your post, @MechQuester:. I almost assumed you were the user you were asking about. Mahir256 (talk) 02:23, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

No problem. Well, yeah. Been trying to distance myself from editing. I got too addicted. Guess editing isn't for me. MechQuester (talk) 02:26, 10 August 2017 (UTC)


Hello.Is this an abbreviation of "Ressources" in English and French?See Special:Diff/535090994.Thank you ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 15:46, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi, David, see Wikidata:Property proposal/Bifi film ID and @Bugmenot1992: Mahir256 (talk) 02:25, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Bifi means "Bibliothèque du film" ("The film library"?), another name of this database. Bugmenot1992 (talk) 14:58, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Re: Duplicate footballers

Was an error, i'm apologise. I'm importing to Wikidata a list of sportmen since It is assumed that none of this list was already on Wikidata... It is also possible that he is another sportsman with the same name (I know several cases). I will review all the items one by one. Thanks for the warning. --Metrónomo (talk) 05:14, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

You're right, I feel very embarrassed. I'll be more careful next time. --Metrónomo (talk) 05:19, 21 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi, you are invited to join the recently created Wikidata:WikiProject India. Regards. --Titodutta (talk) 18:24, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Talk page comments

Do not strike through other people's talk age comments. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:10, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing: My sincerest apologies to you and David for hastily doing so. Mahir256 (talk) 17:54, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

বাংলা উইকিতে বিষয়শ্রেণী অপসারণ

চোখের সমস্যার কারণে কম্পিউটারে বসা হচ্ছে না। বসলে করে দিব। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 18:21, 29 October 2017 (UTC)

@Aftabuzzaman: আমি বলব না যে মিথ্যা কথা বলেছিলেন, কিন্তু এখনও উইকিপিডিয়ায় আপনার সম্পাদনা করে চালাচ্ছেন; যেহেতু আপনার চোখের সমস্যা আছে, এটা কেমনে করছেন? Mahir256 (talk) 01:07, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
বেশীরভাগ সম্পাদনা মোবাইল দিয়ে করছি। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 13:30, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
অন্য প্রশাসক করে দিচ্ছেন। Aftabuzzaman (talk) 00:17, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Just Checking in

How are you doing? MechQuester (talk) 15:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

@MechQuester: It’s a pleasure to see you again here. I’m doing well; just been merging items (especially category items) en masse lately. What have you been up to? 15:40, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
not alot. I am thinking of running another bot task though. I am editing wikia though. Although, I have been absent, I dont plan on coming back soon. MechQuester (talk) 03:46, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Good luck new admin!!! sigh. if only I could be an admin on a wmf site. MechQuester (talk) 04:18, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our gift is better than the one at Commons or Meta)

You have your gun; now here's your badge: {{User admin}}/{{#babel:admin}} and {{Admin topicon}}. Enjoy!

Congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Wikidata. Please take a moment to read the Wikidata:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Wikidata:Project chat, Wikidata:Requests for comment, and Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikidata-admin @ If you need access, you can flag someone down at @ You may find Wikidata:Guide to Adminship to be useful reading. You may also want to consider adding yourself to meta:Template:Wikidata/Ambassadors, and to any similar page on your home wiki if one exists. (Check Wikipedia:Wikidata/Wikidatans (Q14964498).)

Please also add/update the languages you speak to your listing at Wikidata:List of administrators. You may also like to add your username to this list if you would not like that items you delete at RfD get marked as deleted automatically. Again, welcome to the admin corps!

Lymantria (talk) 08:33, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Vicky Kadian

If you ever see an item about Vicky Kadian, then there are 2 options: If there are sitelinks: Request deletion for the articles. If there are no sitelinks: deleted the item. Person isn't notable and has a history of x-wiki promo. Mbch331 (talk) 18:48, 4 February 2018 (UTC)

@Mbch331: And what of other people with a history of Wikimedia sockpuppetry? I wanted to raise the question; that's why I didn't delete it immediately. Mahir256 (talk) 18:54, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I didn't look at the creator, but at the subject of the item. I think WD:PC or WD:AN are a better place for your question about sockpuppetry. Mbch331 (talk) 18:57, 4 February 2018 (UTC)


I just restored no label (Q49461517). The user with the name in Arabic script (hard to copy/paste) mixed 2 items in 1 request. The header of the request says no label (Q49455186), while the links template uses Q49461517. The two items are actually related: no label (Q49455186)founded by (P112)  no label (Q49461517). And this makes the second item notable if the first item is notable. I noticed the dead reference when checking the company and that's why I restored the person. Mbch331 (talk) 19:44, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

In the end, I deleted both items (and 1 more) because the company wasn't notable and the 2 founders where thus not notable too. Mbch331 (talk) 20:21, 21 February 2018 (UTC)



Could you at create the articles en:Architecture of Azerbaijan (Republic of Azerbaijan), en:List of Azerbaijani film directors (Republic of Azerbaijan) and en:Bodies of water of Azerbaijan (Republic of Azerbaijan) in Bengali (or request them yourself to other users in Bengali Wikipedia)?

Thank you. 15:34, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

@ I don't serve requests from random IP addresses (just ask Kkjj above), and I'm sure neither do the others you are asking. Identify yourself as a certain user account and perhaps I and the others will look on your requests more kindly then. Mahir256 (talk) 15:44, 24 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi, you said here that #1 is not the only criteria for notability, but how does a journal that only has an ISSN (and hence an OCLC) meet either #2 or #3? If having an ISSN is enough, does Wikidata then also include items for the gazillion predatory journals that (almost) all at least have an ISSN? As for whether this was already nominated earlier this week, sorry about that. I seemed to remember nominating it, but didn't see anything in the edit history and assumed that I remembered wrong. I only now noticed that deletion nominations are not entered into an items edit history, like on all other Wikiprojects (nor mentioned on an item's talk page). Next time I'll search the archives first. --Randykitty (talk) 15:25, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

@Randykitty: This journal is a clearly identifiable conceptual entity, and I am sure we can both agree that the database of ISSNs is a serious, publicly available reference—compared to a lot of identifiers that we have, you can’t add nonexistent journals to said database willy-nilly. Predatory journals are still journals, no matter how shitty they are in that respect, so their inclusion is nevertheless defensible—I would only delete such items if they did not in fact exist as journals—but the issue appears comparable to the issue of retracted papers, also a horrid concept in academic publishing, which I believe @GerardM: tried to address at some point on Wikidata:Project chat. Mahir256 (talk) 15:35, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Wow. Really. Wow. You do know that applying for an ISSN is very easy, I guess, so I assume that this is Wikidata policy. I'm afraid that my estimation for Wikidata has been reduced a notch. --Randykitty (talk) 16:20, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Randykitty: I did not realize that it was easy to apply for an ISSN despite "International Standard" in the name, so my sincerest apologies for being mistaken. Having thus removed that basis for its keeping, it is still a clearly identifiable conceptual entity (whether you regard ISSNs as 'serious references' or not), and I am not aware of any indication that the journal itself is fraudulent, predatory, or otherwise shoddy in its practices—which does not by itself become grounds for its exclusion since we have items about other predatory open access journals—but which of course would remove from consideration importing bibliographical data about its articles, even as we have items about other retracted papers as well. (In each case I will let @Magnus Manske: and @JakobVoss: defend their inclusion.) I will ping @Daniel Mietchen:, the main operator of the Research Bot, as someone who has imported a great deal of articles from PubMed—the subjects of which include the title of this journal—who can better assess than I the worthiness of this journal having a Wikidata entry. Mahir256 (talk) 17:59, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Far as I know, this journal is fine, just not notable at this time. My point, however, is that if it's enough to exist and have an ISSN to be included in Wikidata, then all OMICS journals deserve an entry, to name just one of the most notorious predatory publishers. --Randykitty (talk) 18:12, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Randykitty: I sincerely hope that you don't think less of Wikidata just based off of my understanding of what goes on here and on Wikidata's application of differing notability criteria from those in the English Wikipedia. We of course do have standards beyond just existing and having identifiers, and we frequently delete items that are clearly promotional (whether they have identifiers or not), as well as Wikimedia sockpuppets and non-existent places (when Sverker finds out about them) that happen to have identifiers. I do not think any of the admins would condone a wholesale import of any database without cause (for some databases, mix'n'match allows us to filter out a great deal). Mahir256 (talk) 18:32, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, that's not my experience. See this example, where an item remains, despite long-term abuse on many different wikis (and having been deleted from all those wikis), just because there's an entry in some database. I get it that with >45 million entries this is difficult to prevent, but I'm starting to think that Wikidata is perhaps "a bit" too ambitious. --Randykitty (talk) 18:55, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Randykitty: I was not aware of this (didn't start paying this much attention to RfD until I became an admin), and I also do not think people who misuse Wikimedia projects deserve items, so I renominated it. Thank you for letting me know! Mahir256 (talk) 19:03, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
That's great, thanks! --Randykitty (talk) 19:22, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't see a problem with this journal, though it is a bit irritating that it is not indexed in PubMed, PMC or DOAJ, which I assume is due to it being "just" two years old rather than predatory practices. While I would probably not have started the item, I would not delete it now either, since it would become notable if a paper published in the journal would get a Wikidata item, and this could happen anytime if someone were to zoom in on Wikidata content around this topic. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 19:36, 9 March 2018 (UTC)
@Daniel Mietchen: far as I can tell, there's nothing wrong with this particular journal. My point is, however, that if we maintain this journal, even though all we have is an ISSN and an OCLC#, then we will have to be consistent and do this for every journal that has an ISSN/OCLC#. And that implies that we would include basically every predatory journal around, because it's easy to get an ISSN and OCLC has no exclusion criteria and includes anything, fraudulent or not. --Randykitty (talk) 16:25, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

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Merging two identical enwiki pages


Please merge en:Sobia & en:Thuwaybah. Thanks — Bukhari (Talk!) 05:12, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

@BukhariSaeed: ✓ Done, though I am not an enwiki admin, so you may find it better to ask one of them. Mahir256 (talk) 05:18, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

2 licenciaturas + 1 doctorado

Estimado administrador:

Este autor ( cursó dos licenciaturas (Filología Clásica y Derecho) y un doctorado (Filosofía) en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. ¿Una licenciatura equivale a un "bachelor's degree" o a un "master's degree"? Se graduó en Filología Clásica en 1988 y en Derecho en 1992, tal y como se indica en la Wikipedia española: ¿Cómo puedo expresar todo esto DE LA MEJOR MANERA POSIBLE en Wikidata?


Soleil222 (talk) 14:09, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Querido @Soleil222:, ya revisé el ítem. No puedo encontrar cuando él recibió su doctorado (o si lo recibió con su licenciatura en el mismo año). @Iván Hernández Cazorla, Ivanhercaz:, si nos puede ayudar más. Mahir256 (talk) 15:25, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Vengo a formular otras dos observaciones: 1. Los datos que usted publicó ayer en Wikidata (licenciatura en Filología Clásica y licenciatura en Derecho) se han trasladado automáticamente a la Wikipedia española: Sin embargo, allí no se especifica que es doctor en Filosofía (simplemente se indica "doctorado"). Es decir, la modificación que yo introduje en Wikidata no se ve reflejada en la Wikipedia española. 2. Quería expresar en Wikidata que en 1996 empezó a trabajar en la Fundación Juan March, de la que en 2003 fue nombrado director. Pero no puedo poner "start time" dos veces. Saludos cordiales. Soleil222 (talk) 12:45, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
@Soleil222, Mahir256: buenas a ambos. Siento la tardanza en responer a estos mensajes. Tengo que admitir que vi la mención y leí los mensajes, pero he estado bastante ocupado porque ahora estoy trabajando. Primero, gracias por tenerme en cuenta Mahir256, imagino que habrás observado las ediciones que he estado realizando con la cuenta Iván Hernández Cazorla.
Veo que la primera cuestión ya la resolviste por ti mismo, Soleil222. ¡Me alegro! Si en algún momento te pudiese ayudar con algo semejante, avísame. Me gusta indagar en busca de esos datos, porque a pesar de que muchas veces son obvios, las fuentes no están tan a la vista, y los datos en Wikidata sin referencias es como tenerlos a medias, al menos en mi opinión.
Sobre lo que comentas de la ficha del artículo de Javier Gomá, yo sí veo «doctorado en Filosofía», concretamente veo «Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (doctorado en Filosofía)». Es posible que necesites purgar la página. añade &action=purge al final de la url, asíá&action=purge y se purgará; si no me equivoco, también funciona con Ctrl + R, aunque yo por ejemplo uso uno de los accesorios de reloj que hay en es-wiki.
Por otra parte, lo que comentas de la propiedad «empleador», creo que lo has indicado bien en el elemento, pero te faltaría poner las fechas de fin correspondiente, en el caso de que ya no trabaje más en esa entidad o no tenga más ese cargo. Y sobre que en es-wiki no se indique el cargo ocupado, eso debe ser debido a que no se ha configurado la ficha de persona para mostrarlo.
Espero haber sido de ayuda. Cualquier otra cuestión me comentas.
Saludos, Ivanhercaz Plume pen w.png (Talk) 18:49, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Estimado Ivanhercaz: Muchas gracias por esa respuesta tan detallada. Yo misma indiqué que el Sr. Gomá se doctoró en la Universidad a Distancia (encontré varias fuentes oficiales que lo acreditan). No he puesto "end time" porque su vínculo laboral con la Fundación Juan March aún está vigente. En lo que respecta a la Wikipedia española, supongo que he de contactar con los administradores (pero no sé quiénes son) para que ajusten la ficha biográfica. Saludos cordiales. Soleil222 (talk) 11:00, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
No hay de qué, Soleil222. Lo que te comentaba era realizar cambio que he hecho , añadir fecha de fin a la primera declaración (statement) de «empleador» «Fundación Juan March». Teniendo en cuenta que la segunda declaración no tiene una fecha de fin, se entiende que entre 1996 y 2003 ostentó un cargo que desconocemos, hasta que en 2003 fue nombrado director ejecutivo de la misma.
Sobre lo que comentas de la ficha de persona, te recomiendo que dejes un mensaje en la discusión de la plantilla, donde estoy seguro de que te podrán ayudar. Voy a mencionar a Juan Mayordomo, quien si no me equivoco controla bastante este asunto (sincronizar fichas con Wikidata) y quien creo, que si tiene tiempo, te ayudará. Aún así, te recomiendo que dejes el mensaje en la discusión.
Y un último detalle, te recomiendo utilizar «Wikipedia en español» y no «Wikipedia española», ya que lo que uno a sus usuarios y su contenido es el idioma, el español, que no el estado al que pertenecen. Es un detalle, pero a veces puede haber discusiones por eso. Por poner un ejemplo, sería como si a la fr-wiki, la Wikipedia en francés, la llamásemos «Wikipedia francesa» o «Wikipedia de Francia».
Seguimos en contacto.
Saludos, Ivanhercaz Plume pen w.png (Talk) 11:55, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Estimado Ivanhercaz: Gracias por su edición y por las recomendaciones efectuadas. Ya dejé un mensaje donde usted me indicó. Saludos cordiales. Soleil222 (talk) 17:46, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

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Restore Wikidata:Property proposal/etymology

Hi, you deleted Wikidata:Property proposal/etymology - could you please restore it? I added quite a bit of info there. --Denny (talk) 19:36, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

@Denny: ✓ Done Sorry about that! Mahir256 (talk) 19:41, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --Denny (talk) 19:42, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I'd actually like to return and publidlcy declare it

Hi Mahir256, I am the person behind the MechQuester account

Let me get to the point

I'll write on my userpage explaining the history. Although, I will stay out of enwiki since they don't accept this low-level sockpuppetry at the very least. Perhaps, soemone like Rschen7754 (talkcontribslogs) could accept and the rest of the admin team.

I still want to finish the job I have not finished. That is, the 20 million left over stuff to do. I still intend to do so and will comply with every terms an d condition. I'd be willing to have any steward constantly check for abuse if felt needed.

Still doe snot distract from the fact that I still want to finish the list of stuff I want to do. I'll post them later if one desires. 12:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

ADdendum: posted on WD:AN 12:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Ping at AN

Please comment at WD:AN#Decision on the subject of my request to block Gerard.--Jasper Deng (talk) 07:37, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

@Jasper Deng: You have caught me when I am about to go to sleep; like Micru I also wonder what time zone you reside in; as I follow the Central Time Zone (Q2086913), I will comment on WD:AN when my mind is less groggy. Mahir256 (talk) 07:43, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Telefonica Germany range blocks

Hey Mahir256, there is a complaint on my dewiki talk page regaring your recent Telefonica Germany range blocks [2]. No idea whether it is the same person that made lots of edits here recently, but it doesn’t really matter here. While I generally support those blocks, I’d suggest to uncheck all blocking parameters in all ranges; there is no reason to “Prevent account creation”, “Prevent user from sending email”, and to “Prevent this user from editing their own talk page while blocked”. Would you consider to change this by yourself? —MisterSynergy (talk) 16:31, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

@MisterSynergy: Sure, this is okay; to be honest, either we should block all of Berlin and Brandenburg states from anonymous editing, or we should rescind the global ban which prompted me to put in these blocks in the first place. Only one of those measures will really do anything. Mahir256 (talk) 16:39, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Complicated situation, due to the large ranges involved. As long as there is no trouble, I prefer if we permit them to edit here, as it happened in the past months. However, as soon something goes wrong it is probably better to act as you just did.
I don’t know whether there is a way back for this user into our community. It would certainly help if they created an account (no idea whether they are allowed to after that global ban), in order to keep track of their activity. But as long as they make trouble every then and now, that would practically be impossible. —MisterSynergy (talk) 16:58, 10 May 2018 (UTC)


Why are you rdirecting MS Mal to ambiguous? Do not simply redirect based on spelling, because in MS there is only Mal (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Yosri (talk) 10:10, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

@Yosri: The English article is about a constituency of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, which represents close to 200,000 people, while the population of the entity described in the Malay article is closer to 25,000. I suspected then that the Malay article referred to a census town or something similar, which is why I separated the two. Mahir256 (talk) 12:51, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
MS article is outdated. All figures is outdated. Yosri (talk) 12:55, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
@Yosri: I know that a town and a Legislative Assembly constituency are not at all the same thing, and I know that @Chandan Guha: is working on articles about census towns in West Bengal, so I will keep an eye on when he gets to that article so I can link the two. I will also expand on that item as well. Mahir256 (talk) 13:04, 19 May 2018 (UTC)
Ok. I'm pretty sure Wiki MS is unable to update/review all Indian town article at the moment, as we have low number of active user & those article is based on 2001 figures. I will try to locate the original files/data to review, but it is a long shot. Yosri (talk) 13:17, 19 May 2018 (UTC)

Hiwiki duplicates merging

Hi, I'm kinda busy at this moment. So I only merge when I get time (which normally is a hour per day). That's why I only merge those pages which are easy to merge. Do not think that I am deliberately not merging specific pages. As for others, they are not active either and some are ignorant about this Wikidata thing. So, don't worry I got this pretty clearly in my head. It's just take some time.--Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 06:35, 1 June 2018 (UTC) Hindust@niक्या करें? बातें! 06:35, 1 June 2018 (UTC)


Can you solve the problems with this page. I'm not able to understand what is wrong with the given name statement. Harsh Rathod Poke me! 08:19, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@Harshrathod50: ✓ Done There should no longer be a constraint violation on the first name statement. Mahir256 (talk) 14:39, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Harsh Rathod Poke me! 08:00, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


Please restore it. It is a different form of surname. --Infovarius (talk) 13:26, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

@Infovarius: ✓ Done but it was a disambiguation page item without any sitelinks so I thought it appropriate to delete the item. Mahir256 (talk) 16:15, 9 June 2018 (UTC)


Gracias por el aviso, no sabía cómo se fusionaba. Un saludo.--Aitorembe (talk) 01:29, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

@Aitorembe: De nada; si requiere Ud. más ayuda sobre las facetas de Wikidata, me puede informar cuando sea. Mahir256 (talk) 01:32, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Se agradece. Lo tendré en cuenta. Un saludo.--Aitorembe (talk) 01:34, 10 June 2018 (UTC)


Thanks i'll do all :) — Bukhari (Talk!) 06:31, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Please can you explain why you blocked Recent edits by that IP address seem valid. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 21:56, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing: I am helping to enforce the second global ban enacted by the Wikimedia community. Even if that person’s edits are valid, in principle this is not an adequate reason to tolerate them until the global ban is lifted. You may wonder, then, why these blocks are showing up long after Maarten put them in last. Back in May, he was causing some tensions on WD:PC, escalating into the realm of personal attacks. This time I did this in response to a request by Jura on WD:AN which MisterSynergy is aware of and with which I can sympathize since he called me a vandal and an idiot for no reason back in September. Mahir256 (talk) 23:50, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
I can see nothing on the page you link to, about a global ban of an IP address. The IP address of the edit you cite, made last September, is not in the same range. The IP range including the address whose block I am querying here belongs to Telefonica Germany and is likely used by a large number of their customers. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 07:35, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: You may not be aware of any deliberations concerning that global ban, but both IP ranges, along with others that have been blocked for the same reason, belong to Telefonica Germany, which has been shown to be the primary Internet service provider of the banned user. If you look at the global ban request, the anonymous user present there, operating from the same ISP's IP ranges (if not the same IP ranges themselves) and exhibiting the same demeanor and confrontational attitude, is shown to be precisely that banned user. Because he has been operating and continues to operate without an account—getting ticked off upon anyone mentioning his identity or his lack of account—it follows that enforcing the ban requires blocking anonymous edits from those ranges. I will agree with there being numerous other Berliners and Brandenburgers who have been also prohibited from editing under these circumstances, but either we must enforce this ban by blocking all of Berlin and Brandenburg states from anonymous editing or we must wholly rescind the global ban—as I have expressed to @MisterSynergy: above, only one of those will actually do anything so long as he operates entirely anonymously and the stewards themselves frown upon German IPv4 /16 range blocks applied to all Wikimedia sites. Mahir256 (talk) 13:40, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
"getting ticked off upon anyone mentioning his... lack of account" So Jura1 repeatedly doing exactly that when removing comments made by the IP was deliberately provocative? And, again: a user may be subject to "global ban enacted by the Wikimedia community"; an IP range block, especially one belonging to a popular ISP, is not. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:38, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Maybe the user's demeanor has changed since September, but when I brought up the lack of account then, it certainly ended up provoking him. Such a strong response is generally not expected of any other bona fide IP user of Wikidata. How else should one enforce a "global ban enacted by the Wikimedia community" if the subject of said ban does not create accounts—thereby avoiding the eye of m:SRG—but is otherwise reliably in one locale (him appearing anywhere else would most likely indicate an open proxy)? If you feel that a series of range blocks is far too much to enforce a global ban, I don't know what else you may have in mind we do to enforce it beyond possibly getting in touch with Telefonica Germany and asking them to block him on their end somehow. (Or perhaps you disagree with the ban itself? In that case a lot of people, including myself, would be curious why.) I am very much open to suggestions and will gladly undo the range blocks once other admins have assessed the viability of said suggestions. (I will respond to further comments about this matter, including replies to anything in this talk page section, if such comments are presented on WD:AN.) Mahir256 (talk) 17:33, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Representation of Wikidata at the Wikimedia movement strategy process

Hi Mahir256, I'm contacting you because I would like your support and your comments on my proposal to represent the Wikidata community at the Wikimedia movement strategy process. I'm contacting you in private because you are a member of the Wikidata Community User Group and I thought that this could be relevant for you.--Micru (talk) 17:37, 19 June 2018 (UTC)


Thanks for your proposed compromise text at WD:N

However, a policy page should not be citing as an authority an RfC the conclusions of which have since been totally abandoned.

It needs somehow to be clearly indicated that the policy page is not citing reference 7 with approval. Jheald (talk) 17:45, 2 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the second try, but as the main conclusion of the RfC cited was that Commons categories should only link to Category-type items here, and we now have 1.35 million sitelinks that don't do that (71% of all sitelinks from Commons to Wikidata), saying that the conclusions of that RfC "may no longer be supported" is quite an understatement. It's questionable whether it ever had consensus, but it has been consistently ignored, certainly since September 2014 (historical data). By any reasonable yardstick, it's dead. Yet referencing it continues to confuse people as to what they are expected to link to what. Jheald (talk) 18:26, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jheald: I completely understand what you are getting at, and ideally I would use stronger language in the policy to reflect the present situation, but at some point it makes little sense to keep the wording—on the insistence of ValterVB—while adding an outright rejection of said wording immediately after it—as you seem to suggest I should do. I would also prefer not to tick either of you off, whether by removing full protection to the policy or by leaving the original wording unqualified, and thus what I have written is an attempt to represent what is happening without making the policy sound completely schizophrenic in the process. Sometime this week I will add comments to Wikidata talk:Notability regarding your statements—and perhaps on WD:AN as well—once I have thought about them more fully, but for now you may wish to solicit more comment from other administrators so that ultimately you have sanction for your wording choice. (For comparison's sake, the corrections that Jura and I made back in March which made the line into what it is now were not intended to alter the policy at that point, but were instead intended to clarify it due to the somewhat confusing wording of a zh-N, en-2 speaker.) Mahir256 (talk) 18:44, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256, ValterVB: Thanks for all your efforts here, but the above kind of makes my point for me. If the only way to properly keep the existing text and still be truthful would be to add such a strong qualifier that it would make the text "sound completely schizophrenic", then it would be better to do something other than keep the existing text. Jheald (talk) 19:03, 2 July 2018 (UTC)