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Best regards! –MJLTalk 01:11, 29 May 2019 (UTC)

@MJL: thanks for the welcome --DannyS712 (talk) 01:12, 29 May 2019 (UTC)
Of course! I do it often lol. –MJLTalk 01:46, 29 May 2019 (UTC)


Hello. Thanks for your help. But this is not correct. If you remove a closing tag from an "inline" (span-wrapped) unit and join it with another div-wrapped unit, the first one also becomes a div-wrapped unit, which we have to avoid in lists. If you invalidated the first unit (inside a list), there would be a <div> tag inside <li>, which renders very bad. Please keep this in mind as that was a step back. --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 16:40, 26 August 2019 (UTC)

@Matěj Suchánek: thanks for the explanation - I'll make sure to avoid this in the future. Sorry, --!DannyS712 (talk) 20:39, 26 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi Danny, ich translated the Template:Single or multiple lexeme in Wikidata:Lexicographical data/Documentation, but the translated versions do not appear in the documentation. TNT didn't´work. What am I doing wrong? Regards --Partynia (talk) 05:48, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

@Partynia: I'm not sure why TNT didn't work, but I fixed it (and also noinclude'd the languages tag in the template, but that shouldn't have been the issue) - thanks for your contributions to translating --DannyS712 (talk) 05:56, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. Maybe it didn't work because I looked at it in the preview only.--Partynia (talk) 06:04, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Danny, one more question: Creating an individual user-page there is a insertion saying: "This page currently displays a user page from another wiki. If you create a new page here, it will no longer display the other wiki's page." The translation of this inserted sentence (into German, maybe others too) is wrong. Where can I change this insertion? Regards --Partynia (talk) 07:37, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

@Partynia: are you talking about "Diese Seite zeigt derzeit eine Benutzerseite von einem anderen Wiki an. Falls du hier eine neue Seite erstellst, wird sie auf anderen Wikiseiten nicht mehr angezeigt."? What should it be instead? --DannyS712 (talk) 07:49, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes. It should be: "Diese Seite zeigt derzeit eine Benutzerseite von einem anderen Wiki an. Falls du hier eine neue Seite erstellst, wird die Seite des anderen Wikis hier nicht mehr angezeigt." --Partynia (talk) 07:54, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
@Partynia: I copied it to translatewiki (translatewiki:Special:Diff/8961683) - it should be updated here in a few days --DannyS712 (talk) 08:00, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Who is entitled to change it on MediaWiki:Globaluserpage? Are there any other translations (fr, es, pl etc.)? --Partynia (talk) 08:14, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Other translations are at https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex?prefix=Globaluserpage-editnotice&namespace=8 - locally, admins can edit the translations, but translation corrections are encouraged to be done on translatewiki --DannyS712 (talk) 08:22, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Danny. I checked 6 other languages (es, it, pl, fr, nl, cs). All of them are translated correctly. So a translation admin is not entitled to change it, right? --Partynia (talk) 08:34, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
If you are talking about editing the translation here on wikidata, that is for admins. Translatewiki is a separate wiki, not hosted by the WMF, but any translator can edit the translation there. --DannyS712 (talk) 08:35, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
But translation here on wikidata, is also for translation admins? I mentioned a similar problem here: [[1]].--Partynia (talk) 08:40, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
To edit a translation, you need the `translate` right, which all users have here. To mark a page for translation you need to be a translation admin, but to do the translation you don't need to be. --DannyS712 (talk) 08:42, 27 August 2019 (UTC)


Why are you making a mess? Now all other Wikinews languages does not have the most important interwiki link. Are you going to move those other languages as well? You have to do it. Otherwise anything does not make any sense. --Wnews reader (talk) 08:49, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Enwikinews policy is that the category for a topic should have the same wiki data item as the topic, so that, eg, when looking at the article for donal trump, the inter wiki link to wiki news shows up. I don’t know about other wikis’ policies, so I don’t intend to move their links, but can if desired --DannyS712 (talk) 11:23, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
I am not speaking about any policies. I am speaking about common sense. Other languages of Wikinews needs the most important interwiki link (English). Now they don't have it. They need be on the same place, of course. --Wnews reader (talk) 11:33, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
On enwikinews, the common sense is to link the category to the subject. I don’t know about other projects --DannyS712 (talk) 11:57, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Pardon., DannyS712. Wnews reader is correct that all the Wikinews links, not just the English one, should be moved. This is not peculiar to just the English-language edition. See Wikidata:Wikinews/Development. --Pi zero (talk) 12:25, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
I stand corrected. Will move some more languages --DannyS712 (talk) 12:27, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
I still want to say this: Wikidata's basic functionality is provide interwiki links between different languages. So this is a no-brainer. Hopefully you will move ALL of them. --Wnews reader (talk) 13:00, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Just started eswikinews --DannyS712 (talk) 12:47, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
It may, or may not, be useful to note there is a gadget for moving all the links for a given project on a given item to another item. I have it selected on my preferences and have often used it, for this purpose. The only thing to watch out for (that I can think of atm) is that one or two of the Wikinews projects have peculiarities of structure that result in more than one link floating around, so that one might be on the item for a Wikipedia article while another for that same Wikinews is on the item for the corresponding Wikipedia category. --Pi zero (talk) 12:54, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Indeed, but I don't know how to do that automatically; quick statements is pretty straightforward --DannyS712 (talk) 12:57, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
I suspected that might be an obstacle to using the gadget. Yet, as Wnews reader points out, the point of the exercise is to move all the Wikinews links, en masse. All the Wikinews pages should interwiki to each other, just as all of them should be listed at the Wikipedia article. So this really ought to be done by item, rather than by Wikinews project. --Pi zero (talk) 13:07, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Hmm, well, if you want to help, I'm grateful, but I don't have the time to go through each item. I can, however, set quickstatements to do it while I do real-life commitments. Just started nlwikinews --DannyS712 (talk) 13:09, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
...just started ptwikinews --DannyS712 (talk) 13:15, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
ru, de. --Pi zero (talk) 13:33, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Just started de. I'll need to do ru later (hopefully tomorrow) since the letters aren't latin --DannyS712 (talk) 13:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Interwiki links between different languages of Wikinews are still broken. When are you going to move cs, fi, fr, ru and others? Or you think that readers of those languages are less important? --Wnews reader (talk) 15:11, 17 October 2019 (UTC)
I thought that, after the issues with the previous languages, I would try to come up with a better method. You are welcome to move some of those links too --DannyS712 (talk) 16:22, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Please watch your WN editsEdit

Hi. The inclusion/notability requirement for the WikiNews and Category: does not apply to Project: namespace, nor main page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:38, 15 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for catching those - I tried to screen out the project namespace pages, but I guess I didn't catch them all. --DannyS712 (talk) 20:40, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
You just did it again for a main page. You may wish to review your contributions to see what else you have beyond what I have watchlist'd.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:06, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I've been doing that - the quickstatements batches have finished, and if I do more I'll filter out the project namespace better --DannyS712 (talk) 21:08, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
and Help: namespace.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:08, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the help. Sorry for the trouble --DannyS712 (talk) 21:19, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Project: namespace again.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:43, 15 October 2019 (UTC)
Project: namespace again.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:26, 16 October 2019 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: would you mind taking a look before I run the next batch? I added a number of filters - the query is at https://w.wiki/ARk. It excludes moving to items that are tagged as instance of (P31) Wikimedia project page (Q14204246) or instance of (P31) Wikimedia help page (Q56005592), as well as to use (P366) Wikimedia internal item (Q17442446) or from instance of (P31) Wikimedia administration category (Q15647814). Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 04:16, 20 October 2019 (UTC)
I generally always review my watchlist, cannot guarantee that I will see anything outside of that.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:39, 20 October 2019 (UTC)

New page for cataloguesEdit

Hi, I created a new page for collecting sites that could be added to Mix'n'match and I plan to expand it with the ones that already have scrapers by category. Feel free to use, expand. Best, Adam Harangozó (talk) 19:56, 19 October 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know --DannyS712 (talk) 08:09, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

Kategorie:Brasilianische PersonalieEdit

Hei, deine Kategorie macht Probleme und wirft in der de-WP eine rote Kategorie gleichen Namens aus, der durch den täglichen Botlauf im Projekt "Rote Frauen" nicht behoben werden kann. Da ich das schon mal bei verschiedenen Namen hier hatte, die mit "Kategorie:Vorname, Nachname" eingetragen waren, nehme ich die "Kategorie" mal testweise raus. Irgendwie muss ich versuchen, den Fehler zu eliminieren. Und ich kann auch nicht nachvollziehen, warum das Wort "Kategorie" da stehen muss. Nur weil es in der spanischen Variante "Category" heißt, aber in 20 anderen Sprachen nicht? --Mef.ellingen (talk) 14:27, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I don't know what you wrote, and google translate didn't help - I'm confused. Can you explain in English? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 17:00, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
I will try it, it is not so easy. You have open a Kategorie:Brasilianische Personalie, i don't no, why. This make mistakes at the german WP, because there is listet this category automatically in an artikel, which will be updatet every day. So i have a red category evereyday in the list of mistakes. I don't know, why you need the word "Kategorie", because there is only one spain information with "category" and 20 information without it. I have delayed this word in Brasilianische Personalie and i hope that i have no mistake more. --Mef.ellingen (talk) 18:27, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
I'm not sure what this is about, but if I made a bad edit you can undo it --DannyS712 (talk) 19:59, 31 October 2019 (UTC)
I have no mistake more after this change. --Mef.ellingen (talk) 22:52, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

Reopen Property proposalEdit

I have reopen the Mentioned_at because I've answerd the considerations about it. I'm not sure if this is the right procedure in these cases.  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 11:34, 12 November 2019 (UTC).

I assume this is about Wikidata:Property proposal/Mentioned at - I'll take a look --DannyS712 (talk) 11:40, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


Hi DannyS712 .. It would be helpful if one could see which section you mark as resolved .. would this be easy to include in the edit summary? --- Jura 18:50, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

I'll try to add that --DannyS712 (talk) 19:04, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

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Restore qualifiers and references of anonymous authorsEdit

Hi DannyS712, you seem to have mass replaced author (P50) -> anonymous (Q4233718) with unknown value, but in the process you removed the qualifiers and the references. Please restore this data. If you're unable to do so, please undo your batch. Multichill (talk) 22:17, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

I didn't realize it was removing the references. But, how do I undo the batch? --DannyS712 (talk) 22:19, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
https://tools.wmflabs.org/editgroups/?user=DannyS712 --GZWDer (talk) 15:56, 27 December 2019 (UTC)

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Please don’t double-revert meEdit

I was going to fix the wrong tag, yes. But please give me a few seconds to do so before reverting my edit, to again restore your semantically incorrect markup. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 23:21, 21 January 2020 (UTC)

okay correction apparently you didn’t revert after all? not sure why the notification told me so? --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 23:22, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@Lucas Werkmeister: I hit undo and then edited the text so that you would get a notification and be able to take a look. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Is it okay now? --DannyS712 (talk) 23:23, 21 January 2020 (UTC)
@DannyS712: well, it is, I was going to leave some more info in the edit summary (along the lines of {{Tool2}} being the precedent for having no tags in “your common.js”) but nevermind. Thanks for cleaning up the lint errors, anyways. --Lucas Werkmeister (talk) 23:26, 21 January 2020 (UTC)