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API breaking change (9th September)
Hi all! Please note there is an API breaking change (mainly for XML) scheduled for 9th September 2015. To read about it please see User:Addshore/API_Break_September_2015. This has also been announced to the relevant mailing lists and will be announced in the weekly summary. Any questions just ask! ·addshore· talk to me! 14:39, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Bot request page broken?
I added a bot request at Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions/Bot/APSbot but it's not showing up on the main Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions/Bot page. Something broken? ArthurPSmith (talk) 21:11, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
- You have to add the link for a new request manually to Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions/Bot.  --Pasleim (talk) 21:15, 19 October 2015 (UTC)
Is there somewhere a bot to add interwikis in wikidata?
I would like for instance to link "fr:Catégorie:XXXX en littérature" to "en:Category:XXXX in literature" for all XXXX years.
Thank you for your help.
Interwiki bot in sa.wikipedia
Request to revoke permission: BotMultichillT
This bot purports to add English aliases to items, but many of the aliases are non-English. See this edit as an example. The bot operator was notified but the bot continues to operate with no effort to correct the problem going forward, and no mention of any effort to correct past errors.
- Seriously? These are all listed as valid aliases at ULAN. Someone requested some time ago to filter out non-latin, so I did.
- Aliases exist to help people find this. They do in this case.
- I was considering using the very rare information in ULAN when they tag it with a language, but that's so rare, it's not really worth the effort. As the user who requested it isn't being very nice, I declined that feature request. Multichill (talk) 14:26, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
- Aliases in various forms are used actively on the English Wikipedia, especially for important artists whose native names are not in English, or important artists whose work has hung for centuries in important art galleries and are known in those venues under native names. Most often these have to do with Dutch names nativized to English or Italian, but there are numerous examples for Russian. See en:El Greco as an example where the native name is used in the lead. Such naming conventions are common in English Wikipedia and all of these aliases belong correctly in the English alias field on Wikidata. We follow the convention of the Getty in this. Jane023 (talk) 15:01, 29 December 2016 (UTC)