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Welcome to Wikidata, Capmo!

Wikidata is a free knowledge base that you can edit! It can be read and edited by humans and machines alike and you can go to any item page now and add to this ever-growing database!

Need some help getting started? Here are some pages you can familiarize yourself with:

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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask on Project chat. If you want to try out editing, you can use the sandbox to try. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and become an active editor for Wikidata.

Best regards! --Tobias1984 (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Babel Edit

Babel lets you view and edit more than one language on Wikidata. Just add e.g. {{#babel:de-N|en-3|es-1|fr-2|nl-3|it-4|da-0}} to your user page. With the same language codes you can add links to your userpage on Wikipedia e.g. de:User:User123. --Tobias1984 (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merging Edit

Please consult Help:Merge on how to do merges with the tool and list empty items for deletion. Thank you for your contributions and all the best! --Tobias1984 (talk) 06:30, 13 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks! Will give Merge.js a try. Capmo (talk) 15:46, 13 January 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RE: Merging Edit

Hi! I thought I used the right procedure (tick Merge in the Gadgets section, use the tool merge with, nominate items for deletion on the Requests for Deletions page). I hope it is correct. Regards. Grantedo (talk) 14:39, 7 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oh, I see. Thanks for the tip! Grantedo (talk) 16:15, 7 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tacitus bellus (Q6137888) and Tacitus bellus (Q15487294) Edit

Please do not merge genus items with species items. We need the genus item to connect the species with its genus via parent taxon (P171) ([1]). --Succu (talk) 09:39, 9 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Re:simoncini Edit

La pagina su Tullio Simoncini esiste in italiano, ma è un redirect alla pagina sul libro. Per questo che accade così.--StefanoRR (talk) 13:04, 26 April 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Building versus institution contained Edit

I have seen your question here; can you tell me which decision has been tooken for the traitmente of iten of building ed item of institution inside of it? Thanks --Susanna Giaccai (talk) 11:06, 27 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ciao Susanna, la questione è ancora insoluta. Se Lei ha un parere su questo argomento, si prega di partecipare alla discussione. Saluti, —capmo (talk) 16:17, 27 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Grazie Campo, mi segnali per favore la pagina in cui se ne discute. Ciao --Susanna Giaccai (talk) 17:10, 27 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors Edit

Dear Capmo,

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 kholoudsaa@gmail.com or use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmmFHaiB20nK14wrQJgfrA18PtmdagyeRib3xGtvzkdn3Lgw/viewform?usp=sf_link 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.



Call for participation in a task-based online experiment Edit

Dear Capmo,

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, in which I have developed a personalised recommender system that suggests Wikidata items for the editors based on their past edits. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

I am inviting you to a task-based study that will ask you to provide your judgments about the relevance of the items suggested by our system based on your previous edits. Participation is completely voluntary, and your cooperation will enable us to evaluate the accuracy of the recommender system in suggesting relevant items to you. We will analyse the results anonymised, and they will be published to a research venue.

The study will start in late January 2022 or early February 2022, and it should take no more than 30 minutes.

If you agree to participate in this study, please either contact me at kholoud.alghamdi@kcl.ac.uk or use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSees9WzFXR0Vl3mHLkZCaByeFHRrBy51kBca53euq9nt3XWog/viewform?usp=sf_link I will contact you with the link to start the study.

For more information about the study, please read this post: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Kholoudsaa In case you have further questions or require more information, don't hesitate to contact me through my mentioned email.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.


Kholoudsaa (talk) 20:03, 24 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]