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Regards, --Jitrixis (talk | support my candidacy) 13:41, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help:Editing edit

I have reverted this edit. It is actually easier to translate the images with all the syntax, because of several reasons. Among those reasons are those three:

  • Images with the full image syntax give the translator context over what (s)he is translating.
  • Some translators do make translated versions of the images. Translating only image descriptions makes it more difficult for them to link to the translated image.
  • The help page mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration (which was, nota bene, made by the creators of the translation extension) mentions that: "Images that do contain language specific content like text should include the full image syntax in an unit. Other images can only tag the description with optional hint in message documentation of the page after it has been marked."--Snaevar (talk) 16:09, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Ok I agree about images if smb is going to create translations but i think that some template should be used in this case. Same as TNT template for templates. About first - use documentations (/qqq messages). But you should not just revert it because it has some other corrections. But thank you for notice. --Base (talk) 17:45, 11 March 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikidata Sandbox p131 edit

Please. I'm running some tests and need the item you can associate a flag and qualifiers to see if they appear in the table in any way and can extract the value.


http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikidata/Zona_de_pruebas#ficha regards--Miguillen (talk) 17:13, 25 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ok, I haven't found better place to test bot for adding several values. I've finished it now, sorry for interfering you. --Base (talk) 17:24, 25 June 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikivoyage edit

Hi there! You are listed as one of the Ambassadors for wikivoyage and wikidata :) It would be great if you could add a link to the location for bot approval for the wikivoyage you are involved with the the list here (Wikidata:Wikivoyage_migration#Bot_approval). Thanks in advance! ·addshore· talk to me! 07:52, 21 July 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WMF projects - translation of Wikidata labels and descriptions edit

lang=uk : ?lang=uk&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]українська
lang=be : ?lang=be&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]беларуская
lang=ru : ?lang=ru&props=31,218,219,220,506,1406&q=claim[1800]русский

Dear Base; Yesterday was Wikipedias 15th birthday. I want to let you know that the number of d:Wikidata:Database reports/WMF projects there is also the page Wikipedia versions has increased to more then 409. The list contains pages from Wikibook project pages to Wikiversity and Wiktionary project pages. You may be interested in adding Wikidata labels and descriptions in your language. Only a few, maybe five. Please follow also the discussion at d:property talk:P218 and comment there.
Please see also: m:Talk:Facebook pages. I added more property related queries at user:I18n/sandbox#property_Wikimedia_database_name
Maybe you can translate this and use it somewhere:

If this is your first edit at wikidata: First go to Wikipedia_versions?setlang=uk. This will select the interface language for you. Then open the label links you want to translate in a new browser tab for each link. You should see an edit button and you should be able to insert the label in the corresponding field using a click/doubleklick. Same for the description and alias. Save your changes and go to another label link from the main list. Good luck!

Best regards Gangleri also aka I18n (talk) 21:39, 16 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re-using the statistics tools/scripts you developed for the Europeana Art History Challenge? edit

Hi Base! I have been in touch with Wittylama, and have been working on the Europeana Art History Challenge. The statistics outlines you have developed for that project are extremely useful. I would like to re-use the same principle for a few (pretty large) datasets that I have been working on: the art collections of seven Flemish museums, preferably with a start date of 1 February 2016, but later is good too. And I'd like it to keep counting for at least one or even two years, possibly longer. Would this be feasible? Is this something I could adapt myself (I am not a programmer unfortunately, but I can work with templates) or would I need your help for this? Thanks for the input! Spinster 💬 18:44, 5 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Spinster, hi, sorry for delay with the answer, just noticed the message. The short answer would be yes, I will help with it. Could you outline what exactly needs to be counted/plotted? I looked through the page, it looks that the project does not include article creation on Wikipedia but just work on Wikidata but I didn't quite grasped yet what it is really about (well, 1 AM is partially to blame). I will look into details later this week, but it would be nice if you direct me in it so that I do not take guesses :) --Base (talk) 22:07, 7 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Base, thanks for your reply, and now I apologize for the delay! In the meanwhile I outlined some visualizations and statistics for the project here. It is correct that the project has focused on Wikidata, but we hear very often that the museums are very interested in whatever happens to their data, both on Wikidata, on Wikipedia, and beyond. It would be extremely interesting, for instance, to plot the evolution of Wikipedia articles by language about their collection (the first statistic you produced for the Europeana Art History Challenge). It would be awesome if we could have such a table (and graph) for each museum separately. Is that doable and if so, how can I help you set it up? Many thanks in advance! Spinster 💬 10:52, 15 June 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]