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Today a Q111111111 item has been created. Is this event enough worthy to be note on Wikidata:News? --Emaus (talk) 12:11, 6 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

However we haven't got 100 million items yet. Thingofme (talk) 15:48, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We have a lot of skipped items, deleted items so it's now lag about 14.3 million Qids and this will always increase, after deleted it's GONE forever, can't be recreated. Thingofme (talk) 15:49, 11 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looking forward to Q123456789! Trilotat (talk) 22:32, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wikidata IDs is not congruent with the number of items. And also what about the criteria for inclusion into the News? Thingofme (talk) 14:27, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Layout of the “Welcome message” on the gray background


Wikidata Main Page on mobile, with intro getting cut off

Please take a look at the first box with Welcome message ("Welcome to Wikidata ...") on the gray background: the versions in different languages (except English) don't fit the screens of mobile devices. Could someone fox it?

Screencaps (with the version in Russian, but it applies to the other versions, too).

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Pacha Tchernof (talk) 09:23, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is getting cut off in the English page too for me, see screenshot. the wub "?!" 23:13, 17 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Not done @Pacha Tchernof: very specific request and probably needs wider discussion, please use Wikidata:Translators' noticeboard or Wikidata:Project chat--Estopedist1 (talk) 15:53, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mobile readability is very important. Doesn't seem specific, it is a front page styling error. AntisocialRyan (Talk) 16:24, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, Estopedist1! I'm going to make a discussion on one of the proposed places right now. Pacha Tchernof (talk) 18:54, 29 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


If seeing this main page in Esperanto, the first link under "Get involved" ("Kunlaboru") is a red link "Vikidatumoj:Komunuma portalo" - but the whole section does exist, under "Wikidata:Community_portal/eo". The second link "Wikidata:Enkonduko" can easily be redirected to "Wikidata:Introduction/eo", but the first link does not allow a redirect. I don't even know, how many of the following "red links" - seeing this main page in Esperanto - are really red links or just broken links like "Community portal/eo". Anyhow I would like to have that broken link "Vikidatumoj:Komunuma portalo" to "Wikidata:Community_portal/eo" to be fixed. Thanks! ThomasPusch (talk) 20:23, 23 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@ThomasPusch: Links should not be translated. For example, {{Ll|Wikidata:Community portal|...}} should not become {{Ll|Vikidatumoj:Komunuma portalo|...}}. Someone needs to go though all translations and fix them. --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 16:44, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

That's good news! This work can be fixed within an hour. I think I yet managed to fix half of it. I'm wondering, if "Wikidata is part of the [[w:Non-profit organization|non-profit]], {{ll|Help:Multilingual|multilingual}}, [[$1|free-content]] [[Wikimedia:|Wikimedia]] family." can remain "Vikidatumoj estas parto de la [[w:Non-profit organization|ne-profita]], {{ll|Help:Multilingual/eo|plurlingva}}, [[$1|liber-enhava]] [[Wikimedia:|Vikimedia]] familio.", as that "/eo" after "Multilingual" is no real translation, or should I erase that??? ThomasPusch (talk) 18:12, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not knowing what the answer will be, I'll erase those "/eo" marks, thinking that'll probably be more sensible. Everything can be undone again... Cheers, ThomasPusch (talk) 18:20, 30 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It’s completely unnecessary – the purpose of {{Ll|Help:Multilingual}} is that it sends users to the translated pages in their interface language if it exists. If someone is seeing the main page in Esperanto, it means that their interface language is Esperanto, so they’ll be sent to Help:Multilingual/eo (provided that it exists). On the other hand, feel free to translate w:Non-profit organization to eo:Neprofitcela organizaĵo, as “links should not be translated” applies only to internal links, not to interwiki ones. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 11:08, 31 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How do I get coordinates using SPARQL from this record to make use of P1071 to show map?

For example:

I use this SPAROL but it did not show map.

  ?item wdt:P361 wd:Q106866520;
        wdt:P1071 ?geo .

Thank you for your suggestions. Hkbulibdmss (talk) 03:16, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear all,
I try to use this SPARQL query
SELECT ?item3
	?item wdt:P361 wd:Q106866520.
	?item wdt:P1071 ?item2.
	?item2 wdt:P625 ?item3.
It works. Hkbulibdmss (talk) 03:30, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hkbulibdmss, for your information: there is a special page for such questions: Wikidata:Request a query. --Arnd (talk) 07:08, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Arnd,
Thank you for your inforamtion.
Best Hkbulibdmss (talk) 08:25, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Localized banner graphic?

Hey hey! I'm referring to the graphic used as a header on the front page, in the background of "Welcome to Wikidata, the free knowledge database with x items that anyone can edit." Unlike other languages when checked, I'm seeing an English version of this when using Norwegian bokmål (Norsk bokmål), even though a translated version exists. How can this be changed? EdoAug (talk) 23:06, 16 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@EdoAug: It had to be added to the template manually. Should be okay now. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:06, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you! :-) EdoAug (talk) 20:18, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]