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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!!!
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)
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. 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.
188.8.131.52 19:00, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
- 184.108.40.206 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)
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)
Francis Watts Lee familyEdit
I don't know why, but I'm fascinated by these photos of this family that you've been working on the items for. I've never heard of them before. Have you read Artful Lives? Is it worth reading?
In an interesting coincidence, they are descended from Francis Watts, whose portrait is on the cover of a book I'm currently reading about painter John Brewster Jr. Gamaliel (talk) 23:08, 26 January 2021 (UTC)
- Gamaliel Interesting. I read excerpts of Artful Lives to glean some biographical info on the family members, but haven't read it deeply. On a side note, is there a benefit to using Find a Grave as described at URL (P973), e.g. at Alice Haskell Watts Lee (Q105082594), instead of simply using Find A Grave memorial ID (P535)? Nearly every external identifier describes its subject in some fashion or another, so it seems rather redundant. Cheers, -Animalparty (talk) 00:36, 27 January 2021 (UTC)
Library of Congress imagesEdit
I see you like the Library of Congress images of actors, and if you want to help add context and help date the images, 50 new ones are released each Friday at Flickr Commons by the LOC. We are currently in a 1923 tranche. 99% of the images are already at Wikimedia Commons but the date says "1900". I add a link back to Flickr Commons, add a Wikimedia Commons category, and add the image to Wikidata, if none present already. I stared going back through the oldest 1910 ones recently because I was too lazy to add them all. User:Fae used a bot to load them all as "1900" for the date. I also create Wikidata entries for people that cannot be identified fully and leave the QID at Flickr Commons. See for example S.A. Santa Maria (Q105592488), that way if someone figures out the person, they can fill in the info at Wikidata. --RAN (talk) 00:31, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
- Matlin Because if not checked, eventually every scientist (and human) item on Wikidata will have hundreds of frivolous, redundant, pedantic properties. Zoologists are interested in zoology and practice zoology in the field of zoology.... Ornithologists are interested in birds and ornithology and practice ornithology in the field of ornithology and maybe also study parrots and toucans and pigeons and sparrows. Entomologists are interested in entomology and also insects and are in the field of entomology and might study 500 different species. And all of the above are biologists in the field of biology that are interested in biology and study biology, and scientists who study science, ad nauseum. I know that despite my objections, the final state of Wikidata is going to be a hyper-dense landscape of redundant, "true but useless data", as data trumps all in the end. Are you planning to add that William Shakespeare (Q692) and every person who has ever written (regardless of profession) has field of work = writing (Q37260) and is interested in writing (Q37260)? If you don't, someone else eventually will. -Animalparty (talk) 06:13, 25 April 2021 (UTC)