User talk:Multichill

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Tate paintings height and width[edit]

It seems height and width got mixed up for example for The Spiritual Form of Nelson Guiding Leviathan (Q28537451) (cf. file). And it seems to be a wider problem see this query. What can be done about it? I'd propose to sort them if there is one image (P18) value and the ratio of one of the two possible identifications of height and width matches the ratio of the file approximately and to remove the statements otherwise. Perhaps those tests would be good to do on future uploads? What do you think? --Marsupium (talk) 12:55, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

@Marsupium: The data is from the (now defunct) , from to be exact. I wonder if the dimensions field is consitent height x width. If that's the case, the data could be extracted from that one, compared with the current fields and if it's swapped, fixed. Multichill (talk) 12:00, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Our friend is back[edit]

Over to you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 00:31, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Although, I've listed this on the admin noticeboard; you're taking a wikibreak, I think. --Tagishsimon (talk) 02:53, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Our friend is blocked. Sorry to have disturbed you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 11:06, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
Just a bit different priorities these days. Multichill (talk) 11:55, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

Import of so many English labels... not in English[edit]

Hello! I've seen many entities imported from your bot in 2015. Thank you. Unfortunately it seems that you imported a lot of wrong English labels e.g. (look at your edit) in Q19362350, Q19362313, Q19362543, Q19362432, Q19362381, Q19362383 and so on. Did you know that? --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 14:50, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

I think I added the missing ones for Beat. Most of the labels are given names and it's always the question to translate these or not, see for example Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Q1097). Usually I import the given names and leave it up to users if they want to translate it or not. I don't think these labels are wrong, but good to see you're interested in improving them. On this list you can see what a user with the language set to English will see. You might want to add or update the English labels. Multichill (talk) 17:11, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
Trust me. It's very difficult to understand how we can help an English Wikidatian displaying stuff like Im Sand-Felsenau, Teil der spätrömischen Rheinbefestigung, Jüppe, Teil der spätrömischen Rheinbefestigung, Axalp, mittelalterliche /neuzeitliche Alpwüstung, Oberes Bürgli, Teil der spätrömischen Rheinbefestigung, Riesi, spätbronzezeitliche Seeufersiedlung., Schaltenrain / Grossholz, hallstattzeitliche Grabhügelgruppe, Heimenholz, Teil der spätrömischen Rheinbefestigung, Kleiner Laufen, Teil der spätrömischen Rheinbefestigung, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Schweizer Radio DRS, D+A (vgl. auch Basel und Zürich)..., and so on. On the other hand, it's very easy to understand that now it's nearly impossible to query which of all the monuments I have to handle need a translation and which not. --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 18:39, 8 September 2018 (UTC)


I like that you have combined the artist list with the collections - it makes it much easier for me to track them. If it's not too much trouble, it would be nice for me to have these artists added to your selection (all have over 100 paintings on Wikidata now): Jan Steen (Q205863) Gerard ter Borch (Q346808) Adriaen van Ostade (Q352438) Frans van Mieris the Elder (Q959236) Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (Q711737) and Jan van der Heyden (Q370567). Thx Jane023 (talk) 12:26, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

@Jane023: happy to hear it's useful and I'm not the only one working on it. I added them, did some other small modifications and are updated Wikidata:WikiProject sum of all paintings/RKD to match. I sent you the list of the top 1000 artists in RKDimages. You might find some more interesting ones to add. Multichill (talk) 13:33, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
Super! Thanks. Yes there are 150 or so artists that I am actively working on, but the ones you have already included will probably keep me busy for months. Jane023 (talk) 13:51, 20 October 2018 (UTC)
You're not the only one ;-) I did some good progress lately on paintings in French museums, mainly musée Fabre which seemed almost untouched, as well as the classics Louvre and Orsay. Maybe you could refresh them to reflect it? (your last update caught me midway in Orsay). I also just found out today about RKD to match/Recent additions which would be handy for places where there's a lot of old stuff already reviewed like Louvre. Sadly it's not linked there and thus does not benefit from the ready-to-use sparql queries. Surely you could easily fix this, as it's properly linked on other pages to Department of Paintings of the Louvre (Q3044768)? Thanks --Nono314 (talk) 20:18, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject sum of all paintings/Possible pantings[edit]

I have tried [Wikidata:WikiProject sum of all paintings/Possible_pantings Hanabusa Itcho] from among the list, and it is a fine and sophisticated listing. Before I go too far, my impression;

  • the starting point; which column do you advise me to click first and work on? I tried the first colum and Hanabusa Itcho, the person name.
  • About filtering; did the tool hit it since invalid ID (Q3109209)) had not have Hanabusa Itcho as "other name"? I added this name to wikidata. I expected the tool to hit both Hanabusa Itcho (I) and Itcho II, as both are on wikidata.
  • which property make the tool to refresh and exclude some names from the list as done? --Omotecho (talk) 00:17, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
I have gone through your list], and updated related wikidata pages. One question;

Something odd with a couple of monuments[edit]

I'm adding zipcodes to many monuments with my bot and i've stumbled upon a couple of weird cases, mostly church towers like no label (Q17445135), where something goes wrong with the Commons categories/sitelinks that you've added some time ago. When my bot tries to add the zipcode it gets an error because the category is used in another item as well, in this case thats NH church Andelst (Q17445136). For now, the only way i seem to be able to solve this is by removing the category from both items, than re-adding it again to one of the items. I wonder how these sitelinks (that are apparently unique to an item) could even have been added in the first place... Husky (talk) 22:26, 14 November 2018 (UTC)