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Watchlist summary[edit]

Please add info with this link to MediaWiki:Watchlist-summary. On the Status updates, I suggested a sentence Discuss the movement strategy on Wikidata. The discussion will take place between tomorrow and June, 9. Thanks. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 13:37, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Update: today and June, 12. SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 07:49, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Hello world? Should I ask for that somewhere else? SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 19:21, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
done --Pasleim (talk) 18:29, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! SGrabarczuk (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Page protection request[edit]

Could you please protect Q22686, Donald Trump? This is due to large amounts of IP vandalism. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:55, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done. After a year of being protected, it was open to anonymous editing for just seven days. Shame. I've also had to make a number of reverts. Protected for a further 12 months. Jared Preston (talk) 21:04, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Marco Pallis Q26226894[edit]

Is it possible to redirect Q26226894 (found on el:Αλέξανδρος Πάλλης) to Q2114825? --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 21:10, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done There was no need for admin rights. I merged the two items, which were correctly identified to correspond to the same person. Thank you to Rédacteur Tibet for pointing this out. --FocalPoint (talk) 16:49, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
Many thanks FocalPoint. I did not know where to request redirection... --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 17:04, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Met Museum project[edit]

I'm working on this project with the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Q160236) in New York City, starting May 15:

Can an admin help me to copy these two js pages over to Wikidata, so we can have translation functionality here, like was done for the Wikidata:Europeana Art History Challenge?

For the first one (Mbabel.js), just replace this line:

if (mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ) === 'Met_Open_Access_Artworks_Challenge'


if (mw.config.get( 'wgPageName' ) === 'Wikidata:Met_Open_Access_Artworks_Challenge'

for the Wikidata version.

Thanks!--Pharos (talk) 17:07, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

User:MusikAnimal/Gadget-MOAAC.js--Ymblanter (talk) 18:35, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
MediaWiki:Mbabel.js--Ymblanter (talk) 18:37, 11 May 2017 (UTC)
@Ymblanter: Can you (or any admin) change part of a line in MediaWiki:Mbabel.js:



Thanks!--Pharos (talk) 21:05, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 21:36, 13 May 2017 (UTC)


Since the 4 May, (talkcontribslogs) is vandalizing Q2964260 again and again, despite my warnings in its talk page.
Regards --NicoScribe (talk) 09:21, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected for 1 month.--Nikosguard talk 13:26, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Properties for deletion - closures needed[edit]

The following discussions appear to have reached consensus, or stalemate, and are ready for closing and (where applicable) deletions:

Please can someone act? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:35, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Q28573952 protection[edit]

Q28573952 history. Thanks, Carlitoscarlos (talk) 23:22, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done, protected for 1 month. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 23:24, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Q177220 vandalism[edit]

Please protect, cf. history, several thousand items use Q177220. -- HvW (talk) 15:10, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 15:13, 14 May 2017 (UTC)


Please block–.213; most blocked on enwiki due to school vandalism. Thanks, Jc86035 (talk) 10:56, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Also user:Tinboy2341, keeps removing data for no reason. Jc86035 (talk) 15:18, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Also, also school block on enwiki. Jc86035 (talk) 15:29, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

anyone? Jc86035 (talk) 16:37, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

I blocked Tinboy for 24h. The last IP was apparently a string of driveby edits, and they are not active anymore. The first one requires a rangeblock.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:45, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Vandal user[edit]

Hi. User:Anonymusvzla has been vandalizing items about Venezuelan politicians. Please block. Thanks. Montgomery (talk) 12:17, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

Last edited yesterday and has seemed to have stopped. Let's wait and see if it happens again. eurodyne (talk) 01:24, 16 May 2017 (UTC)


MediaWiki:Gadget-AuthorityControl should be modified a bit to mention the fact that this gadget affects also the links of the values of Commons gallery (P935) and Commons category (P373). See phab:T161826#3188796. This message is shown on Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets. It should be very clear for all users that they will not have links to Commons galleries and categories in claims on item pages if they will disable this gadget. --XXN, 19:40, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

But if this gadget affects also other interwiki links, there should be made a list with all of them, the description of this gadget should point to that list. CC @Ladsgroup, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE):. --XXN, 10:27, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

please block User:[edit]

for repetitive spamming. --Hsarrazin (talk) 14:04, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Done for 24 hours. But that won't make much of a difference. They will probably come back and vandalise again. Just keep reverting and let us know if more comes. Jared Preston (talk) 14:14, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Could someone please check Special:Contributions/Raizraiz[edit]

I am unable to analyse those merge, but I get suspicious as this User never contributed before today...

Maybe perfectly legitimous, please check :) --Hsarrazin (talk) 13:37, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata:Requests for deletions[edit]

Why is there such a huge backlog? --Leyo 21:19, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

see Wikidata:Forum#Leere_Items --Pasleim (talk) 21:27, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
  • OMG. Not sure if flooding the RfD page with tons of separated entries is a very constructive or smart enough approach; now that page even it's not loading properly. In case in those thousands of items listed at RfD are some series of items which obviously does not meet the notability criteria, there exists an admin-bot which can do mass deletions, and it also can check the item history to find entries "Page on [x wiki] deleted" if needed. Alternatively there is a user script for mass deletions. --XXN, 10:41, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
So the RfD page has many broken links or codes now, no idea who added them and why. Stryn (talk) 11:16, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
There are simply too many transclusions. There is nothing wrong with the syntax. --Leyo 20:43, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

I can use a bot to delete the item but the problem is that not all the item must be deleted, it's necessary a manual check becuse in some case it's necessaery restore a sitelink deleted, or it's necessary to do a merge. Probably they have used a too simple query. The better solution in this case it's use Wikidata list that permit to have a more strong check (some example in this list. --ValterVB (talk) 15:43, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

In addition, I am not sure about the non-notability of some items. I asked for further information to Magnus Manske for some items he created. Pamputt (talk) 16:33, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Q368441 protection[edit]

Please semi-protect James David Rodríguez Rubio (Q368441) - popular theme, frequent IP vandalism from various IP addresses.--Jklamo (talk) 11:51, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done semi-protected for infinite time since it looks like the vandalism is constant over at several months. If it is excessive, you can reduce to 1 year I think. Pamputt (talk) 12:38, 20 May 2017 (UTC)


Is this covered by WD:N? MechQuester (talk) 18:49, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

The German description is just nonsense. Symbol delete vote.svg Delete. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 18:59, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
✓ Deleted translation pages don't meet WD:N. --Pasleim (talk) 08:36, 22 May 2017 (UTC)


The site of this company in the global spam-list since 2014. But there is Property: P856 for Q29904317. It is necessary to make an exception for this.Arbnos (talk) 15:52, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

User:Alice Zhang Mengping[edit]

Alice Zhang Mengping (talkcontribslogs) Can someone please have an eye on this new user. He keeps removing the "imported from Wikipedia" references as those are no real references, and has started a kind of an edit war with me. While I believe he has good intentions, I believe he needs some more explanation and guidance in how to work here well. Ahoerstemeier (talk) 08:29, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Block Edoderoobot[edit]

Unfortunately, the operator of Edoderoobot (talkcontribslogs) is unwilling to either fix a very poor bot run (adding a description in one language only instead of multiple based on instance of (P31) chemical compound (Q11173): example) or to stop it until fixed. Hence, as a last resort, I ask for having this bot blocked for now. --Leyo 15:36, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

No, it's not against any policies AFAIK. Stryn (talk) 15:45, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Well, you would certainly agree that it bad from the resources point of view (servers, histories, watchlists). Adding all the languages from chemical compound (Q11173) wouldn't be difficult at all. --Leyo 16:02, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
From a resource point of view, it's not any different than any other user adding a label or description for a single language. There's an item on the Community Wishlist for being able to remove particular users from one's watchlist and if that would be implemented I would likely remove Edoderoobot from my watchlist, but there's no need to block a bot that enters correct data. ChristianKl (talk) 17:50, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
This hasn't been always the case, see Special:Diff/486058780. It's also about the facility of inspection of histories. --Leyo 21:46, 23 May 2017 (UTC)