Wikidata talk:Project chat

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Bad category[edit]

Any idea why this page is placed in the nonexistent Category:CS1 Spanish-language sources (es)? - Jmabel (talk) 00:40, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

  • @Jmabel: Somewhere in the argument about Puerto Rico being part of the United States is a Spanish-language reference. Mahir256 (talk) 00:50, 19 February 2020 (UTC)

This page is too busy[edit]

This page is too busy and intimidating for newbies. It should be split up so that newbie questions are addressed by friendly volunteers. Just my $.02 Ottawahitech (talk) 12:01, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: Sorry about that! It's been suggested before, and occasionally things branch off elsewhere, but it seems this is the one place everybody checks frequently so that's where people bring everything. Since we have so many items people don't generally discuss things on the individual item talk pages for instance... ArthurPSmith (talk) 18:30, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Perhaps we could somehow split project chat into general discussion and item specific discussion? --SilentSpike (talk) 21:45, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand a lot of the terminology used here: what are items? Ottawahitech (talk) 00:13, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
There are three main types of entry here at Wikidata. Items describe a subject (person, place, object or concept) and their entries start with a Q, for example Ludwig van Beethoven (Q255). Properties are the building blocks for the database and are what you attach statements to; their entries start with a P, for example date of birth (P569). Finally, Lexemes are entries that record particular words or phrases and link to equivalent words or phrases in other languages; these entries start with an L, for example Junior (L252247). There are probably other ones in this massive database that I am forgetting (or haven't encountered yet) but those are the main three topics that come up in discussion here. From Hill To Shore (talk) 00:28, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Are you saying that the idea of setting up a different chat for newbies has been discussed here before? If so, where can I see this archived discussion. Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 00:15, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: Here's one discussion from about 2.5 years ago - it refers to Wikidata:Lounge which is basically defunct. It might be time to raise this again in Project chat and actually try making that or something else like it work? ArthurPSmith (talk) 17:44, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
I have my fingers in too many pies at the moment, but would be happy to try and help facilitate a teahouse/helpdesk for newbies at Wikidata. Are there others interested? Due to covid there are lots of wannabe newbies/returning wikipedians/etc. flooding different wmf-projects. If your community needs newbies this is your chance to grab them IMIO. Ottawahitech (talk) 21:01, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech:, please see the Glossary--Trade (talk) 00:30, 6 April 2020 (UTC)

Issues on this page with Template:P[edit]

At least at the moment, image (P18) is showing up as "<a href="/wiki/Property:P18" title="Property:P18">P18 <small>(P18)</small></a>": that is, the description isn't there at all. Since Template:Q is behaving normally, the problem must be pretty specific. - Jmabel (talk) 01:09, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Could be phab:T252079. --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 08:38, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
Appears to be OK now. - Jmabel (talk) 15:41, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
I think that this discussion is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, don't hesitate to replace this template with your comment. Jmabel (talk) 15:41, 7 May 2020 (UTC)