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URL shortener[edit]

Given today's launch of the WMF URL shortener, prompt closure of Wikidata:Property proposal/WMF short URL would be appreciated, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 17:43, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Weird to decide that a property is ready while you are the proposer of it. I'll rather see someone uninvolved taking a decision based on the given arguments by other people. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 17:48, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
That's not in the least bit weird, and is on the contrary perfectly normal and reasonable. Stop your baseless sniping. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:58, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
I marked the above discussion as ready for assessment by a property creator, but I have been reverted, even though it clearly is ready. The edit summary for the revert was "It's up to unbiased property creators or administrators to make that decision" which is clearly (and with much precedence) nonsense; not least as no "unbiased property creator or administrator" ever need set the flag: they would just create the property. As I said above, prompt closure would be appreciated. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:54, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

A week after my suggestion that "prompt closure of would be appreciated", the discussion - which was last edited four days ago - is still open. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:10, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

Tumbleweed Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:42, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Explanation request for Q57643977[edit]

It was (almost certainly, I am unable to look at its history) created to document existing convenience shop chain as part of project.

Shop chain passes "clearly identifiable conceptual or material entity. The entity must be notable, in the sense that it can be described using serious and publicly available references." (Wikidata:Notability), so I guess that either entry was missing some mandatory parts.

What are minimal requirements for Wikidata entry describing shop/restaurant/hotel chain that were not met for this entry?

I asked initially person who deleted it (at Topic:Ux8dwrn1pixolm7a) but for over week I got no reply as (s)he is currently not editing Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:40, 13 April 2019 (UTC)

Per this page it seems to have been "Tiger Mart". Andrew Gray (talk) 19:27, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
Yes, it was supposed to be about Tiger Mart Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 08:26, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
Q63109465 a restaurant chain called Якитория and also Q63109159 a hair dresser chain Marco Aldany were both deleted recently to, very quickly after both of their creation. I'm not sure how nobility can determined or not by an admin when an article is deleted before someone has time to add the necessary information to it. I also think it would be hard to the notability in the first place, of a none English brand by an English speaking administrator. So if the administrator who deleted Якитория isn't a Bulgarian speaker, I think the deletion should be reversed for someone who is to determine its notability or not. As it is the chain has 86 stores that we know of and there could be more. I think that's more then notable. Maybe just not to an administrator in America or somewhere else outside of Bulgaria who hasn't heard of it before. --Adamant1 (talk) 00:26, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Please block[edit]

Persistent vandalism on Q9535 after final warning. -LiberatorG (talk) 18:32, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ DoneMisterSynergy (talk) 18:38, 18 April 2019 (UTC)


Shwahni (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 20:23, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 18:50, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata:Copyright vs. Wikidata:Licensing[edit]

Wikidata:Copyright should be redirected (and content merged, if not already present) into Wikidata:Licensing, but the former is protected. Can an admin either do this, or unprotect so that I can? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 09:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

(1) Not sure that we should redirect a policy page to an essay page.
(2) Isn't Wikidata:Copyright the text that gets transcluded below every page? Jheald (talk) 10:25, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
If I understand correctly, the footer text came from MediaWiki:Wikidata-copyright and/or MediaWiki:Wikimedia-copyright in the past, but nowadays there is a MediaWiki extension WikimediaMessages installed (per Special:Version) which controls the footer text. Wikidata:Copyright has a different content than what is displayed in the footer anyways. —MisterSynergy (talk) 10:38, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Who says Wikidata:Copyright is a policy page? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:06, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
The first sentence in the first major section of Wikidata:Licensing says: 'The statement of Wikidata's policy is at Wikidata:Copyright'. Please note there's a currently open RFC that refers to both pages: Wikidata:Requests for comment/Non-free content. ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:26, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Formal policies are not made in throwaway lines on non-policy pages. The RfC is unrelated to this request. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:57, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Donatello (Q37562)[edit]

Persistent vandalism: Please semi-protect it. Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 17:25, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Semi-protected for 1 month. Esteban16 (talk) 18:29, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Block of User:[edit]

This guy has only one intention: sabotage. He had several chances to change his mind, but he did not. Now it's time to block him forever. -- MovieFex (talk) 23:03, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Blocked for six months. Esteban16 (talk) 00:46, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia App (Q4390943)[edit]

Persistent vandalism: Please semi-protect it for a month? Kind regards, — Tulsi Bhagat (contribs | talk) 09:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 09:47, 20 April 2019 (UTC)


There have been several vandalisms in the French label for this page in the last month, I believe it should be semi-protected. Ælfgar (talk) 10:44, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done, 3 months--Ymblanter (talk) 21:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) has been vandalising Eugène Guillevic (Q733125) for months. Montgomery (talk) 11:54, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 21:24, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Regarded : Pakistani Director& Editor Farhan Rana Rajpoot[edit]

Regarded : Pakistani Director& Editor Farhan Rana Rajpoot  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Farhan Rana Rajpoot (talk • contribs) at 12:29, 20 April 2019‎ (UTC).

@Farhan Rana Rajpoot: It's unclear what you're asking. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:58, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Manuelle Franck (Q18201646)‎[edit]

Please protect Manuelle Franck (Q18201646) as ‎&beer&love (talkcontribslogs) repeatedly added a death date to this living person. --Frenouille (talk) 17:15, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Frenouille: I have warned the user about their behavior. They have done lots of mistakes and seems to ignore the warnings. As the item has been dispruted by a single user, protection isn't required, instead actions should be applied to the user. If they continue to act this way, they will be blocked. Esteban16 (talk) 17:38, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I did these changes in the article in cywp. Maybe that will stop the user from repeating the insertion of date of death (P570) in Wikidata. --Larske (talk) 17:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)


vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 21:02, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

I have warned the user for now. Esteban16 (talk) 23:38, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Sock vandalism at Q17223371[edit]

See page history, persistent vandalism by socks of globally banned user いせちか. Latest account today was プロ枕営業選手の佐倉薫. Please block the account indefinitely and consider protecting the page. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 🖉 23:28, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done. User blocked and item semi-protected for a month. Esteban16 (talk) 23:42, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Request for page protection[edit]

Persistent transphobic vandalism (changing gender identity in the description) of anonymous users:

Q201204 Dana International
Q31197437 May Peleg
Q20726316 Stav Strashko

Thanks, Staval (talk) 23:32, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

COMPLETE LIES Please take a look at this guy's edits: He deleted information from Dana International (Dana's birth name and changed name) with no reason. The vandalism is by this editor only. Please ask him: why did he removed the names??? His other claims are manipulative, as well 23:57, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
I've attached proofs of your repeat vandalism targeting trans people. While you deliberately and adversely changed their gender identity (actor instead of actress) - I've removed their previous "deadname" which they aren't known by (for example: removing 'Yaron Cohen' from "Also known as" section at 'Dana International' page). I do hope you'll find more useful and productive ways to pass your time. Staval (talk) 00:33, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Dead what? What are you talking about?! Please answer: why did you remove information from Dana International???? 00:41, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
And spare me your patronizing advices. I undid your destructive edits, and protected the information. 01:10, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Please google "deadname" & educate yourself. also, as I already explained, the section on Dana International's page is called "Also known as" and not "Birth name". International was NEVER publicly known as 'Yaron', only as Dana.
Another example for the tasteless vandalism: Strashko's description section was changed from "Israeli Model & Actress" to "Just a nice guy". Staval (talk) 01:21, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
(ec) @Staval: I've semi-protected the three items for a month. While I do not otherwise condone the vandalism, I will note that some people do have deadnames as Wikidata aliases. Mahir256 (talk) 01:25, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Mahir256 for the page protection. you're right, of course. there are trans people who had been known in their previous names, and in such situations it should be noted. but, as I explained, International was never known publicly as 'Yaron', she gained fame only as 'Dana' (Unlike The Wachowskis, Chelsea Manning, Caitlyn Jenner and others) so there is no reason to specify her birth name under the "Also known as" section. By the way, all three (The Wachowskis, Manning & Jenner) suffer from vandalism in the Hebrew description. I will fix it now and hopefully no further protection will be needed. Staval (talk) 01:57, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Mahir256, please see the message the anonymous user left on my user talk page. rough translation: "The three castrated men (in regard to International, Peleg & Strashko) are perverts, miserable and repulsive creatures. They will be men from birth Until the day they die. enjoy your temporary victory." I'd ask you to block him but I doubt that will help. it's obvious that he plans to come back and corrupt the pages at the end of protection period. If he does, could you protect the pages for longer? Staval (talk) 03:26, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
Well, that's a ROUGH translation. She didn't mention the most important things i wrote. Nevermind. מלשנית (That's INFORMER in hebrew. I refer to Stav, of course). Good evening 00:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Plsase semi-protect this item--DiMon2711 14:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done. --Epìdosis 14:31, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Handling anon comments on property proposals[edit]

Several IP address users have commented on Wikidata:Property proposal/Pakistan Railways station code with roughly the same argument (namely that Pakistan is a "war zone" or "unsafe"). This seems both unwarranted and irrelevant to the proposal. Should these comments be deleted? Should some other action be taken? The proposal seems otherwise moribund so it might perhaps just as well be closed, but I'm not comfortable with these anonymous comments standing as they do not reflect the concerns of registered users who have commented there. ArthurPSmith (talk) 17:02, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

At least two of those IPs (; geolocate to the same city: Bejing, China. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Those don't seem like good faith edits and more like cheap political attacks/propaganda. I think that the Wikidata community should hold itself to a higher standard of discourse and I would support the removal of such comments. --Kam Solusar (talk) 14:18, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, I cleaned up the proposal. ArthurPSmith (talk) 15:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Plsase semi-protect this item (transphobic vandalism in the Hebrew description) and permanently block (talkcontribslogs). Staval (talk) 00:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done. Semi-protected for one week. The IP hasn't edited since March 27, and no action is required. Esteban16 (talk) 23:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) vandal--DiMon2711 08:52, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done Blocked for 31 hours. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) @Jianhui67:--DiMon2711 11:38, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:49, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Semi-protect this item--DiMon2711 16:15, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Done by MisterSynergy. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) @MisterSynergy:--DiMon2711 16:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done by MisterSynergy. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 17:48, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


WGWoonejo (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 20:22, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Okkn: please block him--DiMon2711 10:39, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
@MisterSynergy: can you block him? Also please block (talkcontribslogs)--DiMon2711 14:10, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
and (talkcontribslogs)--DiMon2711 14:11, 24 April 2019 (UTC)
all ✓ Done (I'm now offline, you need to wait for some other admin now) —MisterSynergy (talk) 14:13, 24 April 2019 (UTC)[edit]

Above ip is vandalising. Please block.--BRP ever 20:26, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done by Sjoerddebruin. --Okkn (talk) 09:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Nitish sahani[edit]

Nitish sahani (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account @MisterSynergy:--DiMon2711 08:46, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done by MisterSynergy. --Okkn (talk) 09:34, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Q81058 "Homöopathie“[edit]

Please halfprotect, 3 edits, 3 reverts is enough. --Wurgl (talk) 09:42, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ DoneMisterSynergy (talk) 10:45, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

fever (Q38933)[edit]

Please semi-protect this item--DiMon2711 10:46, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ DoneMisterSynergy (talk) 14:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


2A02:2F0D:BC11:1D00:7480:3863:5399:9696 (talkcontribslogs) @Epìdosis:--DiMon2711 13:56, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done, blocked 31hrs —MisterSynergy (talk) 14:03, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


The Azərbaycanca link to above mentioned link belongs to another person as mentioned below:

It is obvious from photos too! please make the correction.

Regards H. Hesami  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 14:04, 24 April 2019‎ (UTC).


Ninasmith35 (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 14:26, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:32, 24 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) @Ymblanter:--DiMon2711 16:50, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:34, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

2A00:23C4:8F77:6001:9903:5701:1F18:ADB7 [edit]

2A00:23C4:8F77:6001:9903:5701:1F18:ADB7 (talkcontribslogs) @MisterSynergy:--DiMon2711 17:55, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ DoneMisterSynergy (talk) 18:16, 24 April 2019 (UTC)[edit] (talkcontribslogs) also please do my previous requests--DiMon2711 18:48, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 19:35, 24 April 2019 (UTC)


Boovjdvjosd (talkcontribslogs) vandalism-only account--DiMon2711 18:51, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done by Ymblanter. Thanks! --abián 20:42, 24 April 2019 (UTC)