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Contact the development team

Wikidata development is ongoing. You can leave notes for the development team here, on #wikidata connect and on the mailing list or report bugs on Phabricator. (See the [1].)

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reference URL (P854) is useful to add references ..[edit]

Is there a way to have it suggested as a qualifier? Usually only "stated in" and "retrieved" get suggested. --- Jura 06:02, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

That looks like phab:T77972. - Nikki (talk) 08:14, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
It does. Apparently it's a low priority .. --- Jura 08:38, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Ah, nice to see a task of me here. Would love to have a default set of properties for references. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 12:35, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
@Sjoerddebruin: The default sets exists: see help:sources. Snipre (talk) 20:53, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Translation extension[edit]

I´ve tried to save a translation, but i´ve got errord likr "Das Speichern der Übersetzung ist fehlgeschlagen: [c4d3208a] Database query error". May be someone can explain what to do.--Giftzwerg 88 (talk) 09:38, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Shouldn't you rather contact the developers of the extension in Phabricator or their IRC if it exists? What page did the error occur on? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 13:45, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

property aliases[edit]

When Lydia proposed that aliases for properties should be unique I objected that having non-unique aliases is useful because it is a way to make sure the property suggester suggests all similar properties so users can pick the exact one they need. Thinking about it there is an alternative that would work better.

Make the property suggester show any 'sub-properties' of a property, as well as the property whose alias has just been typed in.

Sub properties are identified by the "subproperty of (P1647)" property on the property.

Doing this would work better than my hack with aliases because it would work in all languages. Filceolaire (talk) 13:34, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

The entity suggester already suggests "father" (P22) if you type "child". It doesn't matter that "child of" is unique. --- Jura 13:41, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

New edit links on Special:WhatLinksHere/Q5[edit]

Somehow these new links on the above page don't work .. and I suppose wont ever work:

Is there a way to not show them? --- Jura 11:15, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

I have opened an issue on phabricator. ·addshore· talk to me! 11:48, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
A patch is already up and being merged :) ·addshore· talk to me! 12:36, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Amazing .. lightning speed. Thanks! --- Jura 12:57, 23 July 2015 (UTC)


Not sure this belongs here, but can't find a better place for it... Item Q10723584 links (correctly) to pages on the da, sv, and en WPs. Curiously, the da article displays (red) interwikilinks to the nl, fr, and de WPs, although there are as far as I can see no interwikilinks in that article nor in the wikidata item. Any idea what is going on here? Thanks and apologies if this is not the right place for this. --Randykitty (talk) 10:56, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Are you using the "Indholdsoversættelse" beta feature? Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 10:59, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, and that is indeed the problem. I switched it off and the incorrect redlinks are gone. (BTW, the fr link was to "français", lower case). Weird. --Randykitty (talk) 11:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Looks like lower case: français is standard i French. It Is English Which Uses Upper Case Letters For Languages: French
-- Innocent bystander (talk) 12:32, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
It does, but other interwikilinks (on the en and da WPs) display "Français". So it looked to me like an interwikilink that had been added by hand, but I couldn't find it in the source code of the article. --Randykitty (talk) 12:56, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

"Select an article to preview" buttons have disappeared[edit]

The buttons to select a language article to preview have disappeared from my UI. I have the 'move' tool enabled and the buttons for that are still visible - usually these are next to the select buttons. Joe Filceolaire (talk) 09:55, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

For me the have disappeared as well. Usually these kind of things return automatically. Mbch331 (talk) 10:04, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
The URL of the image was not working anymore, I hope I replaced it with the good image. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 10:16, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
fixed. Joe Filceolaire (talk) 19:28, 25 July 2015 (UTC)