User talk:Pigsonthewing

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Hello there! Would you mind reviewing a few proposals that I have initiated and that are still waiting for their first voter after more than one week? Those are Wikidata:Property proposal/Track and Field Statistics female ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/Track and Field Statistics male ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/Diamond League ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/USATF ID and Wikidata:Property proposal/LoJ ID. This would make things faster whatever you decide. Thierry Caro (talk) 09:00, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

@Thierry Caro: Belatedly, done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:14, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Sometimes you are the only voter on proposals! So you are like the only hope that we have of them being processed fast enough! Thank you again. Thierry Caro (talk) 09:28, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
If you have time, don't hesitate to review these other ones: Wikidata:Property proposal/RealGM basket-ball player ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/ ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/ALPG ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/ ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/MLL ID and Wikidata:Property proposal/NLL ID. All are currently forgotten in proposal limbo. Thierry Caro (talk) 00:37, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
@Thierry Caro: All done. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:45, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate items[edit]

Solids and minerals[edit]

Hi Pigsonthewing!

Borrowing from Wikipedia w:Solid: "Solid is one of the four fundamental states of matter (the others being liquid, gas, and plasma). It is characterized by structural rigidity and resistance to changes of shape or volume. Unlike a liquid, a solid object does not flow to take on the shape of its container, nor does it expand to fill the entire volume available to it like a gas does. The atoms in a solid are tightly bound to each other, either in a regular geometric lattice (crystalline solids, which include metals and ordinary ice) or irregularly (an amorphous solid such as common window glass)." Just FYI: obsidian is a volcanic glass! It is a mineraloid, not a mineral! Please restore my minerals item: (Q26235505). Thank you in advance for your kind attention to this matter! --Marshallsumter (talk) 22:32, 5 May 2017 (UTC)


Before merge:

  • Q7946 - "mineral"; "naturally occurring non-biological solid" - linked to en:Mineral et al
  • Q26235505 - "minerals"; "naturally occurring usually inorganic substances that have a (more or less) definite chemical composition and a crystal structure" - linked to en:wikiversity:Minerals (which opens "Minerals are usually solid, inorganic substances of natural occurrence")

obsidian (Q53754) has no links to either item. Quite apart from the fact that we generally avoid plural labels and descriptions, I see no justification here to undo the merge, but do please feel free to clarify your concern, preferably without seemingly irrelevant quotes from Wikipedia. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:52, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

I added the Wikipedia quote to emphasize that not all naturally occurring, non-biological solids are minerals. Obsidian is apparently considered a solid but it is not a mineral! The beginning sentence from the resource contains usually and is not precise enough because the resource v:Minerals, a lecture, has a more precise description of minerals: "naturally occurring usually inorganic substances that have a (more or less) definite chemical composition and a crystal structure". I hope this helps! --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:08, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Strong interaction[edit]

Hi Pigsonthewing!

I created a separate Strong interaction because the one you redirected it to is based on quark theory, whereas the resource v:Charges/Interactions/Strong is not. The description I used is exactly appropriate for the strong interaction based on experiment not quark theory. So I would like my strong interaction back! --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:21, 6 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi Pigsonthewing!

As you probably noticed on the Discussion page on minerals, I tried to change the description of minerals to "the scientific study of minerals" but no agreement, so I created the page mineralogy to contain the more appropriate description. There are a lot of organic minerals. I would like either the description for mineralogy changed or my mineralogy restored. --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:35, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Hardly anyone watches pages like Talk:Q83353. Use Wikidata:Project chat; or a project like Wikidata:WikiProject Chemistry; or just make your edit and watch to see if you are reverted. Please do not fork items over minor disagreements on descriptions in one of 290+ languages. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 08:00, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

Youtube users[edit]

Could you show how to convert Youtube user ID to channel ID? For example for item Declan Galbraith (Q311072). — Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 17:28, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

@Ivan A. Krestinin: See, for example, Wikidata:Project chat/Archive/2016/11#YouTube channel ID (P2397); I have copied the guidance to the property documentation: Help:P2397. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:51, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Or alternatively, just move it to YouTube channel ID (P2397) and let my bot do the rest. My bot checks them twice a day and corrects them. Mbch331 (talk) 18:04, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. I just moved ~1000 website account on (P553) values to YouTube channel ID (P2397). I hope your bot will fix its. — Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 21:45, 10 May 2017 (UTC)