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Best regards! Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 09:31, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

December 2014Edit

  Hello, I'm Sjoerddebruin. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions because it didn't appear constructive. Feel free to use the sandbox for test edits. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! --Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 09:31, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

(Which I did, I left Sjoerd de Bruin a message, it was strange, and I had no bad intentions - as always - don't know what happened. Dan Koehl (talk) 12:03, 28 March 2015 (UTC)



Hi, would you mind changing "no" to "nb" in your babel box? We're trying to get rid of "no", see phab:T102533 :) Danmichaelo (talk) 21:11, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

@Danmichaelo:, its   Done Dan Koehl (talk) 21:57, 4 June 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Dan. Wie geht es? Just touching base here; noting that you are clearly familiar with Wikidata. Presumably enough to be able to see how its facilities could help a WM genealogy site. I've read the second newsletter and most of the META talk page (which I hadn't seen before). (I must confess that I couldn't remember where we had met when I got your email!! Sorry - 76-year-old memory.) Robin Patterson (talk) 05:12, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Robin Patterson:, mir gehts ganz gut, danke. Thanks for a nice greeting here, Yes, I think I have done a couple of things here, so I could actually start with a smaller project. But are you sure its totally OK, to submit genealogy records here, from pretty unknown people? Dan Koehl (talk) 05:42, 6 March 2017 (UTC)


Please have a look at Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard. Thx. --Succu (talk) 22:53, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Frédérique ChamsonEdit

Hi there,

according to [1], Frédérique Chamson never was a member of the 'Académie de Nîmes': that's the reason of my removal. Regards, 10:19, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

I see that @, sorry for being suspicious, and thanks for taking time to explain, I will revert my edit! Dan Koehl (talk) 10:26, 10 September 2018 (UTC)


Why you revert edits? I only added the name in the other language and deleted repeated information... where I mistake? -- 21:42, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry @, I see I did a mistake, I reverted my edits. Dan Koehl (talk) 21:48, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Re: Q20008383Edit

Hi Dan. I removed that data because it was a spam vandalism and it was removed today by a itWiki admin as you can see here-- 08:08, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Sorry for the mistake, thanks @ Dan Koehl (talk) 08:11, 17 September 2018 (UTC)


As said, could you please help me merging Q56313860 and Édouard Bondurand (Q55770981) (same person)?

Thanks in advance, 11:28, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Yes now its   Done. Dan Koehl (talk) 11:30, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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Lymantria (talk) 10:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Thank you @Lymantria:, will do everything requested above, and read through well! Dan Koehl (talk) 10:50, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Congrats. I hope your adminship makes interaction the between WD and WS more seamless. Good luck fighting vandalism here. --Succu (talk) 19:59, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Thank you @Succu:, yes, although I view an adminship merely as a tool against vandalism, I will in any case try to do my best to improve the interaction. Maybe Project Wikidata on Wikispecies, the collaboration platform with Wikidata:Wikispecies can serve as one way of improving communication and cooperation? Dan Koehl (talk) 20:24, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
I think both are dead ends for a while now. But lets see... --Succu (talk) 20:29, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Roland Paulze d'Ivoy (Q54554745)Edit


For Roland Paulze d'Ivoy (Q54554745) I removed the nobility title "count" because he and his family are not "count" it is a fake title and this family doesn’t belong to the nobility :

This family and its fake title of count is listed in the book « A quel titre » an authoritative dictionary of Fake nobility in France.

Charondas , A quel titre?, volume 37,Les Cahiers nobles, 1970

Traduction in english : « Paulze d’Ivoy (comte) : Fake nobility, bourgeois 18 century »

I'm sorry to not having indicated this when I made the correction, but thank you to understand the legitimate reason of my correction. -- 19:08, 4 October 2018 (UTC)

I see @ I also see that when I reverted your edit, at 2018-10-03 21:24‎, I had checked the Wikipedia article, where mentioned as count on frwiki (comte de La Poype) but user Hictorv on frwiki seems to have changed this at 21.21, after I had read the page, and the link with the mentioned source for that he was not a count, is difficult to read, the direct link seem to mention the term comte and also baron, while the link to an archived version goes to a page where I cant read about this person at all... So sorry if yu think I did a mistake, but when I reverted your edit I had just read the article on frwiki, where he was mantioned as count, and appearently the user who changed the article did that after I read it. Interestingly, this is the only edit that user @Hictorv: has ever done on a Wikimedia server. A truly uniqie input, one single edit, from an acount fr:Utilisateur:Hictorv which was created 2018-10-03T23:12:54, just a second before the edit...?
Anyhow, If I did a miste, I apologize. Dan Koehl (talk) 22:13, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
No problem,
I made some researches, in fact its a little bit misleading : there was a old family whose name was "de la Poype". This family was baron and count de la Poye. In the 19th century, the last woman of this family married a member of the family Paulze d’Ivoy [2]. Their son Roland Paulze d’Ivoy added to his name that of his mother "de la Poype" and took the title of « count » but he was not noble no more than "count", that's why this second family "Paulze d'Ivoy de la Poype" is mentioned as fake nobility and using a fake title.
By the way, congratulations on your election as administrator. -- 04:07, 5 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi, don't forget to sign your commments. Stryn (talk) 10:26, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding @Stryn:, which edit are you referring to? If its the comments left by means of Huggle, it seems the script is uncomplete. Im happy to look into this, and would appreciate to do it do it together with someone. Dan Koehl (talk) 10:48, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
I'm referring to User talk: I needed to check from edit history who left the comments there. So it seems to be related to Huggle then. Hopefully someone can fix it soon. Stryn (talk) 10:55, 8 October 2018 (UTC)
@Stryn:, I think I managed to update 2 of the scripts, please see Template:Uw-vandalism, Template:Uw-vandalism2, Template:Uw-vandalism3, Template:Uw-vandalism4 and Template:Block? Dan Koehl (talk) 11:58, 8 October 2018 (UTC)

En stjärnaEdit

I Wikidata:Database reports/without claims by site/svwiki är ett par klasser överrepresenterade. Det handlar om travhästar och stjärnor. Borde man inte kunna mass-fixa åtminstone ett enkelt påstående till dessa två klasser så vi kan koncentrera oss på de knepigare fallen för hand? -- Hårig banan (talk) 05:58, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Jag håller med, @Hårig banan:. jag kan undersöka möjligheterna om du vill, eller har du redan gjort det? Dan Koehl (talk) 08:22, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Jag är inte så bekant med vilka möjligheterna är till massredigering. -- Hårig banan (talk) 09:54, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Tedi AleksandrovaEdit

Hello I see you've removed my edits stating Tedi Aleksandrovas real age. but she is really born in 1981 and not 1990 as she claims.

Q57394958 (republish)Edit


Thanks for your care of Wikidata's information quality. In the case of Q57394958, it's possible to republish this item? This element is involve in a modelling project of Infobox in french from Archives Institution and their collections (see page of the projet on french Wikipédia).

I remain at your disposal for further information.

Thanks in advance

P.S. @Tomo8 5:

--2le2im-bdc (talk) 19:27, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Dear @2le2im-bdc, Tomo8 5:, Q57394958 is restored. Dan Koehl (talk) 20:58, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Dear @Dan Koehl:, Great! Thanks a lot. We will work on it next week. We hope to fix the all quickly. @Tomo8 5: --2le2im-bdc (talk) 21:11, 4 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello, Dan! Could you please merge Philippe Bord (Q58007736) with Q61613876? This is a duplicate... 16:39, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done @ Dan Koehl (talk) 16:46, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
Hi! Could you please do so for Henry François Garcin (Q57245971) and Q60723274 too? Best regards, 14:41, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @ Done, btw you can do that yourself, see Help:Merge. and Happy editing! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:00, 13 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! But I've no preferences, while I'm not a registered contributor... 15:46, 13 March 2019 (UTC)



You can help solve a mistake, mixed duki, a place, and es:Duki, a person.

Thanks Trierweiller (talk) 16:07, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Admin inactivityEdit

Hello! Unfortunately, you have not made the required 5 admin/property creator actions in the last six months, and per WD:A your admin rights were removed. Thanks for your service in the past. --Rschen7754 01:08, 4 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks and I understand @Rschen7754:, Ive been training elephants on 2 locations in Cambodia, and simply have too much real life presently. I hope to return later with more energy to serve the project on my 18th year!
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