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Best regards! Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:31, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Species itemsEdit

Vanessalozano (talk) 08:28, 4 February 2019 (UTC) Hi -Animalparty, I would like to know the right way to add the property "Invasive species" or "plant" or " aquatic plant", Do I needto create a new category? Thanks!!!

identifier inputEdit

Hey Animalparty, I've written two scripts that make puting in identifiers easier here on Wikidata. One is a a bookmarklet for Mubi that sends the identifier to the page you're on to the clipboard (Ctrl+C). A userscript for the input of identifiers that strips the identifier out from a URL so you don't have to do that yourself. Hope you find these useful as well. --1Veertje (talk) 18:31, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Silvester GardinerEdit

Hi. I was going to merge Silvester Gardiner (Q75280634) and Silvester Gardiner (Q7516903) but I noticed that you have used said to be the same as (P460) to link them together.[1][2] Do you have any objections to a merge here? They both appear to be about a medical doctor with the same name operating in Boston at the same time with a child of the same name. From Hill To Shore (talk) 17:40, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

From Hill To Shore I think at the time I suspected it was plausible they were the same person, but didn't due the research to verify it. If credible sources (besides The Peerage, which is error-prone and often incomplete) support the merger, then I have no opposition to merging them. -Animalparty (talk) 17:50, 11 April 2020 (UTC)
I'm not really sure what you mean by asking for another source that supports the merger. Silvester Gardiner (Q75280634) is quite literally the peerage entry in Wikidata form; it gives the subject's name, that he was a human male and that he had a daughter called Ann who married Rt Hon Arthur Browne, son of the Earl of Altamont. From that, we only need to establish that Silvester Gardiner (Q7516903) had a daughter called Ann who married the same person. Page 5 of a book at Internet Archive about Silvester Gardiner states that its subject was born in 1707 or on 29 June 1708, which matches Silvester Gardiner (Q7516903). Page 12 states that his daughter Ann married Arthur Browne, son of the Earl of Altamont. If you are happy with this book as the source, I'll carry out the merge. From Hill To Shore (talk) 22:12, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Added English alias: black personEdit

I am just thinking out-loud, that it should be black people "Also known as" and black person as the label.

because under, https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P172 a listing for a person shows as "people", white people, Jewish people,

etc. which is bad grammar, just saying. 19:00, 21 June 2020 (UTC) Grammar means next to nothing on Wikidata, what's more important is the relationship between items. Wikidata pages aren't meant to be read like encyclopedia articles or prose. Plurals and singular are often treated under the same item (e.g. chemist (Q593644) which includes "chemist" and "chemists"), and alternate labels in "Also known as" serve to better aid humans in identifying and editing items. For instance, in list of African-American writers (Q6560691) the statement "is a list of: human" is not grammatically correct, but it is informationally correct. -Animalparty (talk) 22:09, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

John HamiltonEdit

Hi. I have reverted your merger of Sir John Hamilton (Q75389861) and John Hamilton (Q711983) as there is a lack of evidence that these are the same individual. We should not be merging entries purely on guesswork. An important point to note about the supposed father is that he gave the same names to different children. He had at least two different sons named James by different mothers (both alive at the same time), so deciding that two sons named John can't have different mothers is stretching things a little. If you have additional evidence to support the merger then that will be great, but the existing material doesn't support it (though I note someone has edited one of the WikiTree entries based on the merged data here so that it now appears to support the merge in a circular argument). From Hill To Shore (talk) 23:09, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

From Hill To Shore: You do what you feel is right\. At the time I felt it was plausible, even compelling, that they are the same. If not, well life goes on. Your faithful volunteer genealogist, -Animalparty (talk) 23:20, 21 June 2020 (UTC)