User talk:Mohammed Sadat (WMDE)

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Best regards! ArthurPSmith (talk) 17:48, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Sitelinks to Redirects[edit]

Hi - I am wondering if you are aware of the RFC here: Wikidata:Requests for comment/Allow the creation of links to redirects in Wikidata which indicates a strong consensus for modifying the software to allow links to redirects to be added directly in the Wikidata UI. This Phabricator ticket has been around for almost 5 years, but there doesn't seem to be much sign of progress. It would be really nice to at least have a dialogue with the development team about how to proceed here. I think this is the most urgent item the community has discussed over the past few years that has not been addressed at all by the developers. ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:08, 21 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing me to it, I will look into the topic. Regards. Mohammed Sadat (WMDE) (talk) 11:37, 22 April 2020 (UTC)

slave traders, and otherwise[edit]

I hope this wasn't wrong, but I deleted three examples from two of the Wikidata weekly summaries (1, 2) on the chat page, in response to @Dipsacus fullonum:'s comments there. If my interpretation of those queries (and therefore this action) was incorrect, I apologize. —Scs (talk) 00:03, 16 June 2020 (UTC)


if i found it out correctly, you are the one who sends the wikidata newsletter, right?
i'd like to ask you whether it would be possible for you to avoid to use wiki shorturls and use the long original urls instead. the reasons for this are mentioned in w:de:Hilfe:Links#URL_von_Wikiprojekten (you can use the deepl translation. it seems ok.)
the only thing is that the long wikidata urls have to be encoded correctly. if you need help for this, please call me. -- seth (talk) 22:37, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for your message, seth! If we use the long original URLs then the Weekly summary gets supper long and unreadable in the wikitext. I read the page that you linked, and it does not seem necessarily harmful to use the short URL if people are reading the newsletter on wiki. -Mohammed Sadat (WMDE) (talk) 12:13, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
it's not really harmful, but those short urls obfuscate the real urls. for example the original links can't be found via the special:linksearch page. -- seth (talk) 12:34, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
In the Wikidata newsletter, we mostly use the short URLs for the SPARQL queries. These URLs are very long and specific, and it's unlikely that someone would look for them in search. Plus we always indicate clearly what is the purpose of the query, so people know what to expect before clicking on them. -Mohammed Sadat (WMDE) (talk) 13:07, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
if anybody wants to see, where and which type of links to are added in wikipedia, then this guy will fail, because many of those links are hidden via a short url.
however, we don't forbid the usage of those urls on user talk pages at dewiki.
at least you should know that those short urls have several disadvantages.
finally, it's your decision. -- seth (talk) 13:28, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

New query example[edit]

Hi I propose the following query example:

# Hungarian church buildigs sorted by confessions 
#defaultView:Map{"hide": ["?layer"]}
?templom ?templomLabel (SAMPLE(?templomLocation) AS ?templomLocation_) (SAMPLE(?templomImage) AS ?templomImage_)

(IF(?ref, "Calvinist" , " ") AS ?refLabel)
(IF(?evang, "Lutheran", " ") AS ?evangLabel)
(IF(?kat, "Catholic", " ") AS ?katLabel)
(IF(?ort, "Eastern Orthodox", " ") AS ?ortLabel)
(CONCAT(?refLabel,  ?evangLabel,  ?katLabel, ?ortLabel) AS ?layer)
  ?templom wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q16970;
          wdt:P17 wd:Q28;
  BIND(EXISTS { ?templom wdt:P31 wd:Q103842783. } AS ?ref)
  BIND(EXISTS { ?templom wdt:P31 wd:Q56242275. } AS ?evang)
  BIND(EXISTS { ?templom wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q2031836. } AS ?ort)
  BIND(EXISTS { ?templom wdt:P31/wdt:P279* wd:Q1088552. } AS ?kat)
  OPTIONAL { ?templom wdt:P625 ?templomLocation. }
  OPTIONAL { ?templom wdt:P18 ?templomImage. }
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en". }
GROUP BY ?templom ?templomLabel ?person ?personLabel ?ref ?evang ?kat ?ort

Texaner (talk) 16:00, 22 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello Texaner! Thank you for your query -- I have added it to Wikidata:Status_updates/Next#Did_you_know?. In the future if you have queries you'd like added to the Weekly Summary, please go ahead and add it directly to the newsletter. Cheers, -Mohammed Sadat (WMDE) (talk) 16:34, 22 February 2021 (UTC)