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Hallo QZanden,
When you merge items, you may want to use the merge.js gadget from help page about merging. It helps with merging, gives the option to always keep the lower number (which is older, so preferable in most cases) and removes the need to file a request on Wikidata:Requests for deletions.
With regards,- cycŋ - (talkcontribslogs) 10:36, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

@Cycn: What do you mean exactly? I'm already using the "more" "select for merging". Is there something that would make it easier for me? I'm not very known with javascript or css. Q.Zanden questions? 13:11, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
This is forgotten, but there is a gadget called merge.js. PokestarFan (talk) (My Contribs) 01:37, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
@PokestarFan:, I know, I'm already enabled that in my preferences. Q.Zanden questions? 12:45, 7 March 2017 (UTC)
Ok then. PokestarFan (talk) (My Contribs) 20:14, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Babel language level wording[edit]

Hi again Q! Random question for you: Do you know where the Babel box language level templates pull their wording from? I can't find it. I noticed what looks like an error to me in the wording of level fr-0, though it might just be slang. If you look at the Babel box on your user page, for example, in the French category it reads "Cet utilisateur a aucune connaissance..." In correct French, it should read "...n'a aucune..." I'd be interested to post a note on the talkpage of wherever that template is pulling its wording. Eric talk 19:52, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

@Eric: I guess it is at meta:User language, otherwise you could try it here. But when I put the text in google.translate it translate it as This user has no knowledge in French (or understands it with great difficulty).. Q.Zanden questions? 20:21, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I did find those pages in my quest, but couldn't see any way to edit the template. So I posted here. Yes, I would expect Google to translate that successfully, but Google is more lenient than the Académie Française! Proost! Eric talk 22:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Q- Just wanted to let you know that I managed to get that wording tweaked; see the discussion here if you like. Thanks for the tip! Eric talk 19:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Good work, Eric! Q.Zanden questions? 23:09, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

The change of the Wikidata page Q28978522[edit]

Greetings QZanden! I am absolutely new to wiki. My goal was to upload a page of my university (RSSU) in Korean language as it is my major in university. So I've translated English version to Korean language and it was super hard, but I've figured out how to first become a translator at wiki and lately how to upload the translation of the page. Consequently, I saw that you've done some change with the page of RSSU, however, I do not understand what is it exactly you did.. Can you please explain the change? Thank you.

@Dojjaang:, welcome to wikidata! I merged that page to Q4398068 because it was a duplicate, that means that both items are about the same object. Tip: please sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~) so we can track the sender. Now I had to look in the history page. Q.Zanden questions? 22:45, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Pilot Campaign[edit]

Hi Q.Zanden!
I am aware that you have labeled some items in the pilot campaign. Thanks a bunch for that! I do appreciate it :)

I would like to ask if you can help doing several other sets of label since we still have ~20 sets of labels left :(
FYI, I have created this landing page in order to clarify some stuffs regarding to this project. Also, I think you should register as a campaign participant on that page :D. Thank you very much! --Glorian WD (talk) 19:03, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Glorian, thanks for letting me know about that page! That is very useful to keep track of the first campaign. I registered as a participant! Q.Zanden questions? 23:11, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
You are welcome Q.Zanden! Have you done some more sets of label? There's only ~10 sets of labels left :D. Thanks and Cheers! --Glorian WD (talk) 14:50, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Getting info for category Daily Newspaper (Q1110794)[edit]

Thanks QZanden actually I need all the info in the screenshots, do you know how to obtain it? Actually founded this additional infos trough the following query:

SELECT ?newspaper ?newspaperLabel ?newspaperDescription ?countryLabel ?publisherLabel ?siteLabel ?image ?_logo_image WHERE {
  ?newspaper wdt:P31 wd:Q1110794.
  OPTIONAL { ?newspaper wdt:P18 ?image. }
  OPTIONAL { ?newspaper wdt:P495 ?country. }
  OPTIONAL { ?newspaper wdt:P123 ?publisher. }
  OPTIONAL { ?newspaper wdt:P856 ?site. }
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en". }
  OPTIONAL { ?newspaper wdt:P154 ?_logo_image. }
Try it!

My question is, how can I get the reference to the Wikipedia pages for each Wikidata record and, even better, there is a place where I can find all the possible OPTIONAL values for each given category to query the Wikidata?

Thanks again

Missing author[edit]

These items now need to revert edits like this, so that the information about the author doesn't get lost. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 07:35, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Matěj Suchánek, why would you keep deleted items as statements on items? Deleted items can't be recreated? I would like to hear why we should keep deleted items in such articles. Q.Zanden questions? 12:15, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
That's not what I suggested. The deleted items were previously text (diff), which should be restored now. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 13:02, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
No, they weren't. I checked them. I only deleted the Qid's that have been deleted. The author name string (P2093) is still there. Q.Zanden questions? 13:04, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
This is what I meant. I made my bot fix all of them, this message is only a reminder now. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:17, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I still don't get it what you want me to make clear, as I could not know the original name that was stored in the Qid, as it was by then already deleted. I am not an admin and therefore cannot view deleted pages. Q.Zanden questions? 14:20, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I didn't need any special rights, I just looked into histories of the affected pages. Don't worry now though, I found some time and fixed everything myself. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:33, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
But to see the history of a deleted item, you must be admin, or am I wrong? Q.Zanden questions? 14:35, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
I see, the admin who deleted, added it in the summary. Q.Zanden questions? 14:36, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Nope, I mean history of each item you edited. Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:41, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
But there is this: Removed claim: author (P50): Q28360868) with Q28360868 in red. There is in the further history of the page Q24299618 no other mentioning of Cynthia Wolberger. Q.Zanden questions? 14:45, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
Further down, however:
(‎Created claim: author (P50): Q28360868, #quickstatements)
(‎Removed claim: author name string (P2093): Cynthia Wolberger, #quickstatements)
Matěj Suchánek (talk) 14:50, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I see, great! I will take it in my mind next time! Q.Zanden questions? 14:55, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Melding over vertaling: Wikidata:Glossary[edit]

Hallo QZanden,

U ontvangt dit bericht omdat u zich heeft opgegeven als vertaler voor de talen Nederlands en Duits op Wikidata. De pagina Wikidata:Glossary is beschikbaar voor vertaling. U kunt deze hier vertalen:

De prioriteit voor deze pagina is gemiddeld.


Dear translator! Page "Wikidata:Glossary" was updated and reorganized. This page is very important for understanding Wikidata. Please check and update your translations ASAP!



Uw hulp wordt enorm op prijs gesteld. Met vertalers zoals u is Wikidata een echte meertalige gemeenschap.

U kunt ook uw notificatievoorkeuren instellen.


Vertalingenbeheerders van Wikidata‎, 22:38, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Melding over vertaling: Wikidata:Wiktionary/Sitelinks[edit]

Hallo QZanden,

U ontvangt dit bericht omdat u zich heeft opgegeven als vertaler voor de talen Nederlands en Duits op Wikidata. De pagina Wikidata:Wiktionary/Sitelinks is beschikbaar voor vertaling. U kunt deze hier vertalen:

Uw hulp wordt enorm op prijs gesteld. Met vertalers zoals u is Wikidata een echte meertalige gemeenschap.

U kunt ook uw notificatievoorkeuren instellen.


Vertalingenbeheerders van Wikidata‎, 18:28, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Merging names[edit]

The policy about name is "one string, one item". You can't merge items which don't have the exact same value for native label (P1705). A Korean name in hangul can't be considered the same name as a Latin-script one, even if they share a transliteration. Please read the policies before merging, especially when items were linked with said to be the same as (P460) to avoid wrong merges. Thank you. --Harmonia Amanda (talk) 07:06, 26 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I want to thank you for the QD:RAQ answer to my query. Also, I have a question. With the quckstatementbot, it kind of says "Batch # by user". That is the only manual edit summary? I guess it is. Thanks. MechQuester (talk) 23:04, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

That's right. But the tex of Batch # by user is clickable and lead you to the batch-view where also the summary is. But it is not directly shown in the summary. Q.Zanden questions? 23:08, 30 June 2017 (UTC)


Please explain this action. After it the bot archived the related section while it wasn't resolved yet.[1] --XXN, 01:02, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

@XXN: Yes, it was resolved. The batch has been run by PokestarFan and the query that was above it showed no results as I also explained in my edit adding the resolved-template and therefor I added {{Resolved}}. After twelve days, there was no notice of any action in this section and I noticed the bot who is archiving RfD doesn't recognize the resolved-template so I added the {{Done}} template and the discussion was archived half an hour later. Can you please explain me why it wasn't resolved? Q.Zanden questions? 13:40, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Have you read the whole discussion (section), or only Pokestar's subsection? Individual subsections of some discussions are not tagged for archival. XXN, 14:19, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
I expected that if the discussion was still useful, in the past two weeks there should be some contribution to it. As there hasn't been any action in the whole section, I thought the discussion could be closed. I know that only the whole section can be archived. Q.Zanden questions? 14:21, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
Ps, it is no more a request for deletion but more a request for comment whether wikisource-items should be included or not. Maybe an option is to move the discussion to a rfc-subpage? Q.Zanden questions? 14:25, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject Duplicates[edit]

Hi! Today I discovered the WikiProject you founded in 2016. I would like to add some Petscan lists of items which mostly need merging: would you mind if I use the talk page or should I create a new subpage Wikidata:WikiProject Duplicates/Lists of duplicates or something similar? Thank you! --Epìdosis 09:57, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Epìdosis,
I don't mind where you put the lists, thank you for adding them! Mayby you could create a subpage like /Possible Duplicates. Don't say too hard they are duplicates, because if a user finds them and think they all should be merged, we could have a big problem with possible uncorrect merges. Have a nice day! Q.Zanden questions? 13:17, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done Wikidata:WikiProject Duplicates/Possible Duplicates. Thank you! --Epìdosis 15:30, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Melding over vertaling: Wikidata:Wikidata in Wikimedia projects[edit]

Hallo QZanden,

U ontvangt dit bericht omdat u zich heeft opgegeven als vertaler voor de talen Nederlands en Duits op Wikidata. De pagina Wikidata:Wikidata in Wikimedia projects is beschikbaar voor vertaling. U kunt deze hier vertalen:

De prioriteit voor deze pagina is gemiddeld.

Uw hulp wordt enorm op prijs gesteld. Met vertalers zoals u is Wikidata een echte meertalige gemeenschap.

U kunt ook uw notificatievoorkeuren instellen.


Vertalingenbeheerders van Wikidata‎, 12:23, 10 October 2017 (UTC)