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Creating an item for the author of the book Q7199966 edit

Hello Ajraddatz,

I came here by following the Books with no assigned author link on Toolserver. It randomly assigned me Pizza Kittens (Q7199966) to add missing author information. The book itself passes WD:N, see en:Pizza_Kittens .

While I was in the middle of editing the author’s (Charlotte Voake) properties, the author item got deleted before I’ve had the chance to add sources and link the author to the book.

The entry for Charlotte Voake was one of Q15991307, Q15990747, or Q15990730. (I can’t really tell which of the three it was because you deleted all three at 22:14 UTC as per the deletion log.) Given that the book obviously passes WD:N, how doesn’t the author pass?

Would you mind me retrying this? Or did I do something wrong? If so, what would you suggest as the best course of action for me to signal »please don’t delete, this item is work in progress«? I’m new here and I’m very unfamiliar with editing items. (And I still have somewhat of a hard time figuring out how statements and properties work and what properties to set.)

Thank you! -- Synoli (talk) 22:55, 31 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Synoli:, sorry for deleting it too soon! I'm obviously being too efficient with removing new items. Maybe I'll try letting them sit for an hour or so before removing.
Per WD:N, an item that fills a structural need is allowed. As such, I've restored Q15991307. You did nothing wrong, so sorry for the inconvenience.
Let me know if you need any help :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 23:46, 31 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI. Merge request edit

Hey FYI, at the time I requested the merge request of Q3832870 - Q16933387 they were both pointing to the same EN Wikipedia article, as you can see here: [[1]].--Notwillywanka (talk) 04:45, 27 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There seemed to be a difference to my eyes; one was "line of succession to" and the other was "succession to". Either way, it seems resolved now. Thanks for your work :) Ajraddatz (talk) 17:29, 27 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Right, that's what it is now, but originally one was "succession to" the other was "Succession to"! Someone changed it to "line of succession to" shortly after I made the request! Confusing the heck out of me! Have a great day!--Notwillywanka (talk) 08:30, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, I see now. Have a nice day too :) Ajraddatz (talk) 16:58, 28 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Təşəkkür edit

Salam. Vikidata idarəçiliyinə namizəd olduğum səsvermədə məni dəstəklədiyiniz üçün Sizə təşəkkür edirəm. Hörmətlə, --►Cekli829 06:13, 23 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for deletion edit

I leave a message for you. Best. --Warko (talk) 19:15, 29 December 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi! edit

You can add me to rollback a group? I can easily rollback vandalism etc. Good wikis. Uğurkent (talk) 22:29, 12 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey; I'd be glad to, but please gain some experience reverting here first. That is generally expected before becoming a rollbacker here. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 23:04, 12 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

deletion of Q19287564 and Q19287506 edit

Hello, I created Q19287506 and Q19287564 to use it in Q556979. Why have you deleted it?--100WattGlühbirne (talk) 15:48, 17 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

While we were talking about it... edit

I should know this, but what is the difference in info needing RevDel and what needs oversighting? --AmaryllisGardener talk 22:47, 18 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WD:OS lays it out rather vaguely, but oversight is usually saved for very revealing personal information - the IP of a regular contributor which could be easily traced back to him/her, the home address of someone who has not revealed it and might be harassed because of that information getting out, etc. RevDel can be used for more minor cases which still involve quasi-private information or information that could be misused, such as email addresses or nasty attacks against a person. The difference isn't spelled out clearly anywhere, making it usually a judgement call whether or not to oversight. My personal view (largely in keeping with the other oversighters here) is to only hide what is absolutely necessary from admins, though others have different approaches, such as on enwiki where it is routine to oversight the admission of age by a minor.
That's the difference in a nutshell :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 22:59, 18 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, this has helped my understanding of all of this! :) --AmaryllisGardener talk 00:01, 19 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion of Q18901027 edit

I was previously told that anything on MusicBrainz was notable enough to exist in Wikidata, as MusicBrainz was considered a "serious and publicly available reference" per point 2: "It refers to an instance of a clearly identifiable conceptual or material entity. The entity must be notable, in the sense that it can be described using serious and publicly available references. If there is no item about you yet, you are probably not notable." Has this changed? If not, why did you delete Q18901027? —Freso (talk) 10:15, 24 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There was a discussion on WD:RFD about that one in which all (three!) participants decided that MusicBrainz was not a source that could determine notability. Maybe start a discussion on it at WD:PC? I will undelete the item if enough people think that it is a useable source. Sorry for the inconvenience. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:37, 24 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done: Wikidata:Project chat#Is MusicBrainz a “serious and publicly available reference”?Freso (talk) 11:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! I'll keep an eye on it. Ajraddatz (talk) 11:32, 25 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Aditional option on Reforming administrator inactivity criteria RFC edit

FYI per your comment see here ·addshore· talk to me! 00:49, 4 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for letting me know. That seems like a reasonable option. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:54, 4 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks edit

for closing this. Hopefully that's the end of it, but I have a feeling it won't be. --AmaryllisGardener talk 17:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I hope it is. It doesn't seem to be going anywhere :/ Ajraddatz (talk) 17:55, 5 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Csigabi and his gang again edit

It was your wise decision which I myself accepted but Csigabi and his gang ignored: "Closed - @Csigabi: any further use of your sysop tools while involved will result in a desysop thread being made. Any further edit warring or personally attacks from any of the involved users will result in a block to prevent this ridiculous behaviour. @Borgatya: I respect your education, sir, but that does not give you leave to insult other users here, nor does it mean that you "own" items or that your opinion is any more valid than anyone else's. Thanks for agreeing to abide by the manual of style; obviously not every page conforms to it, but we should be working towards ensuring that they do rather than throwing it out the window. Ajraddatz" See: Anna of Cilli: "anyai unoka" means maternal grandchild.Borgatya (talk) 12:38, 26 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like to point out that there was no sysop action in this case, even though the page should have been protected. User:Borgatya tries to push his own nonsense version of "somebody's grandchild". There is no such expression in Hungarian as anyai unoka (literally maternal grandchild). In this case it would be even wrong in English (see maternal grandchild in Wiktionary) where the meaning is clearly the child of a woman's daughter: a grandchild to whom one is the maternal grandmother. There is no doubt that King Casimir was not a woman.

There is no gang, he is alone on a highway's left side where all the other drivers are coming the wrong way. Laszlovszky András (talk) 13:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See WD:AN. Ajraddatz (talk) 13:37, 26 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arkanoid Web Designs edit

Hi Adrian, just logged into my Wikki data account to see that you have deleted page Q19960323, says content was: Web Design, SEO, Licensing Consultancy" (and the only contributor was "Arkanoid Web Designs")), Can you outline what I've done wrong here, and what I must do to re create this page?

Kind regards,


Wikidata is not for advertising your company. See WD:N for the appropriate categories of inclusion. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:20, 26 May 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re: edit

Ok. As I wrote you I considered a quick action to be needed, but, anyway, I was wrong. --Vituzzu (talk) 10:38, 21 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mountain elevations taken from edit

Hi Ajraddatz, I noticed there is a general problem with lots of mountain articles on wikidata: the elevations taken from the articles on are totally wrong.

You can see for instance here that reports in its infobox 2 elavations for the mountain (1,918 and 2,564 m). The correct one is the latter (as stated on, here), but the robot that uploaded the elevations from took the first one (1,918 m).

Do you think is possible to do something to solve this? I erased some wrong elevations from the articles of the mountain of W Alps that I know, but I guess the problem is quite whidespread.

I.e. I wonder if is possible to make a bot that erases all the mountain elevations taken from on wikidata, or that changes the wrong value with the good one (the second of the infobox). -- 09:10, 27 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hide scam edit

Good evening, O eminent fellow Wikidatien, would you be kind enough to hide the following diff on Project chat? It contains a private email to scam the readers (w:en:Advance-fee scam). Best regards. —Eihel (talk) 14:09, 7 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done! -- Ajraddatz (talk) 14:11, 7 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
txs —Eihel (talk) 14:12, 7 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion edit

Hello please restore this page you deleted Q86067505 this is new startup in india  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Celetokers (talk • contribs).

Hello, that page did not meet the notability policy. Once there are Wikipedia/sister project articles about it, or it is independently identifiable by credible sources (i.e. ones not connected to the company), then the item can be recreated or a new item made. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:15, 24 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Naomi Campbell (Q199369) edit

I believe that the recent vandalism of Campbell might be related to the vandalism of assault (Q365680) (look at the changes i reverted). I strongly recommend that you semi-protect the item and block the vandal to prevent this from happening again . --Trade (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Good catch, I've reverted the vandalism, but will hold off on protecting the page for now -- there is relatively limited damage if that page is vandalized (i.e. no defamation considerations), so it can serve as a honeypot if the user comes back. We're dealing with a number of IP addresses and ranges here, so it may be difficult to find out where else the user is vandalizing. Also, would you like rollback rights? It makes reverting vandalism a bit easier. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 21:53, 1 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, rollback sounds nice. --Trade (talk) 21:58, 1 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 04:22, 2 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chris Avellone (Q520809) edit

Might wanna keep an eye on this item considering the recent allegations against him.--Trade (talk) 06:00, 24 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oversight (?) edit

Could you please oversight/revdel this revision. It has some personal information about somebody. I would also request you to block the user who created the talk page that I'm asking you to Oversight and delete their user page. Thanks, --Prahlad (tell me all about it / private venue) (Please {{ping}} me) 14:50, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've deleted the page. In future, if there is something that may require oversight, please email it to us (oversight at so more attention isn't drawn to it publicly. I'm also going to hold off on blocking the account, as it has stopped editing for a week or so by now. Thanks, -- Ajraddatz (talk) 15:02, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, but what about User:Ydvraushan? Prahlad (tell me all about it / private venue) (Please {{ping}} me) 15:24, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Wasn't sure about it, because it's his userpage, but sure. It is pretty spammy. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 15:44, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. Prahlad (tell me all about it / private venue) (Please {{ping}} me) 19:27, 18 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please check your email edit

Hi. I have just sent you an email with a request. Please check your email and please if possible kindly inform me about the outcomes. Thanks and regards. Gharouni (talk) 14:26, 4 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Universal Code of Conduct consultation edit

Hello, I am writing to you to personally invite you to the ongoing consultation about the new Wikimedia movement's Universal Code of Conduct. Your feedback as an admin and experienced user is of great value for us, and we are extremely interested in hearing your say.

You might express your opinion at any given time and in any way you may consider useful (for example, publicly at the consultation page or on my talk page, or privately via email). If you wish or feel more comfortable, we can also set up an online meeting in order to discuss your opinions and ideas.

Please remember that there is no such thing as a “stupid opinion” or “worthless idea”, so be bold and feel free to express yourself. :) Also, if you wish you can help us involving other users you know and that you think might be interested in having their say in this!

Hope to hear from you soon! --Sannita (WMF) (talk) 17:27, 29 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deletion Q105133988 edit

Hello, I'd like to mount a formal protest on your judgment of the item as spam/advertising. Could you defend your position? Thank you.

Sure @Stanganev:. All items need to meet the notability policy here. As the company did not meet any of those points, I deleted the item. If you can provide that it does, I will happily reconsider. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 07:57, 31 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ajraddatz: I have read the notability policy and decided that it meets the criteria, otherwise I wouldn't have created it. Would you say that it isn't clearly identifiable conceptual/material entity? What publicly available references would you accept? Thank you. I have gathered some links you might consider publicly available references. Should I mention them all here?

The item did not meet item 1, as there was no valid sitelink. It did not meet item 3, as there were no links within Wikidata that provided benefit. The only possibility would be item 2, for which there would need to be serious and publicly-available resources describing it. This could include news articles that specifically covered it, a book about it, etc. Do those exist, or anything similar? Would you mind referencing two or three? -- Ajraddatz (talk) 00:39, 1 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Share your IP Masking comments and suggestions edit

Hello Ajraddatz,

In line with global trends about user data collection and use, the Wikimedia Foundation will be masking IPs to protect user privacy but would also be building tools to ensure abuse mitigation on our wikis continue to function well in the absence of IP addresses. We would like to know, how will IP Masking impact you? Also which tools will you need to be able to effectively govern the projects in absence of IPs?

Kindly read more about the project and the tools we are currently working on, you can offer critique, you can also suggest your own. Please use the talk page for this.

Best regards,
Anti-Harassment Tools Team
STei (WMF) (talk) 12:19, 10 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply] edit

Weren't he supposed to be blocked?--Trade (talk) 17:44, 19 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk page editing was still allowed, now disabled. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:45, 19 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors edit

Dear Ajraddatz,

I hope you are doing good,

I am Kholoud, a researcher at King’s College London, and I work on a project as part of my PhD research that develops a personalized recommendation system to suggest Wikidata items for the editors based on their interests and preferences. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

I would love to talk with you to know about your current ways to choose the items you work on in Wikidata and understand the factors that might influence such a decision. Your cooperation will give us valuable insights into building a recommender system that can help improve your editing experience.

Participation is completely voluntary. You have the option to withdraw at any time. Your data will be processed under the terms of UK data protection law (including the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018). The information and data that you provide will remain confidential; it will only be stored on the password-protected computer of the researchers. We will use the results anonymized to provide insights into the practices of the editors in item selection processes for editing and publish the results of the study to a research venue. If you decide to take part, we will ask you to sign a consent form, and you will be given a copy of this consent form to keep.

If you’re interested in participating and have 15-20 minutes to chat (I promise to keep the time!), please either contact me at or use this form with your choice of the times that work for you.

I’ll follow up with you to figure out what method is the best way for us to connect.

Please contact me using the email mentioned above if you have any questions or require more information about this project.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.



Christine Weston Chandler (Q98406706) edit

Please remove the Commons page. --Trade (talk) 16:48, 7 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:57, 7 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Might as well remove Commons category (P373) as well. The patreon page is dead so it's likely she doesn't want it there anymore --Trade (talk) 16:02, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:53, 10 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users edit


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18:20, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Reminder to participate in the Ratification vote of UCoC Enforcement guideline edit

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Hello Ajraddatz,

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Best, —YKo (WMF) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 04:44, 15 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mail edit

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Perfektsionist (talk) 22:58, 26 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Mail (OS) edit

Hello, Ajraddatz. Please check your e-mail – you've got mail!
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Adopt Help:SitelinksToRedirects as policy edit

I saw that you just supported the Adopt Help:SitelinksToRedirects as policy RFC. Given that there are ten support votes and only one against, it seems to me like there's a clear consensus for adoption. How would you feel about closing it? ChristianKl❫ 18:09, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, happy to. I'll take a look tomorrow -- heading out for the night now. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 22:04, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Item Deletion edit

I am new to Wikidata and all that concern it, I just read a lot about wikidata and i realized that i made a lot of mistake with all the item i have created so far. I want to appeal appeal for undeletion so that i can correct the mistake i made and the sources and sitelink to the items. the item you deleted is Q115092397 Afolabi bisola (talk) 10:21, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, I've restored the page. Please take a close look at our notability policy to ensure your item can be retained. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 14:58, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About deletion of Q116181072 edit

Hello, the location was deleted without entering the sources of the data on the subject, I was going to add news sites, data sites and official government sites as references and references. Can you help me? Sirketbilgi (talk) 08:05, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, maybe I deleted it a bit too quickly. If you can provide me the sources that would make the entity notable per WD:N (and WD:BLP) I can restore the item. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 17:59, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[2] Datasheet on UK Official Site , [3] UK Company Data Display Site , [4] UK Companies Official Data Site. [5] Official Linkedin Account, [6] All my social media accounts, pages and news that come up in the Google search, the content I train as a mentor.
I hope it was enough, I can send an e-mail for more bibliography, if they are enough, can you help me to open the data I want to organize the data quickly. I need to process the data here with schema on my website, if you can help me, if there are places I've done wrong, I would appreciate it if you could help me open the pages by contributing on the talk page, thank you for your answer :) Sirketbilgi (talk) 18:26, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[7] Datasheet on UK Official Site Sirketbilgi (talk) 18:28, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The government databases likely allow the company and people to meet criteria #2 of WD:N, but I'm concerned with the promotional nature of the content that goes beyond simple data on the publicly-available information. I'd recommend looking for other routes to include this data on your own website, which should be possible without hosting it on Wikidata. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 19:35, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello again, thank you very much for the information, what kind of sources and references are needed or what kind of information do I need to provide in order for it to be the way you want? I will forward these or if you let me know where I went wrong if the content was created incorrectly, I will take your ideas and make the edits more regularly. Sirketbilgi (talk) 19:56, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We would usually look for third-party sources that aren't databases: news articles, etc that are written by neutral parties. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 14:48, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
A few of the news sites are below. Thank you.,, Sirketbilgi (talk) 12:18, 21 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rename ITEM edit

I am new on Wikidata although I am experienced on pt Wikipedia. I created an item on Wikidata but I gave it the wrong name and it must be changed. Presently it is called “Portuguese sculptor and installation artist” and it must be called “Maria José Oliveira”. Can you please help! Many thanks.Manuelvbotelho (talk) 19:03, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've made the requested change, you can edit the label of the item with its name. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 02:22, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks.Manuelvbotelho (talk) 08:14, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry to trouble you again, but I just noticed there are 2 ITEMs for the same person (my mistake!) - (Q115108155) and (Q118978774); they should be merged and I have no way of doing it! Can you help? Tanks-Manuelvbotelho (talk) 08:42, 3 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oversight queue edit

I have already written there about a doxing issue on July 5th, 11th, 16th, etc. One of the Wikidata stewards advised me to write on your talk page or email, as you are an oversighter. This is a request from July 5th, 11th, 16th, etc. 09:28, 4 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, those tickets all appear to be archived. Would you mind sending me the details privately, Special:EmailUser/Ajraddatz or re-send to the queue? Happy to look into it and will consult the other OSers to see if there was a reason the previous requests were not actioned. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 15:27, 14 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for protecting [[

Hi, this page has been repeatedly vandalised, from multiple usernames and IP addresses, as a part of a larger vandalism (see more). It's a gross waste of volunteer time and labour to fix this again and again as the vandalism is happening from many usernames and daynamic IP addresses. I am a sysop on Odia Wikipedia where the article has been deleted nine times. Most like me are tired of finding and deleting, and permanent protection could only help to some extent. --Psubhashish (talk) 12:56, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I've semi-protected the page for a year. There aren't many recent revisions, but given the cross-wiki vandalism and our relatively small community that should help. Let me know if it becomes a problem again in the future. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 14:23, 6 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]