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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Dereckson/Archive 1 on 2016-06-10.


ValterVB (talkcontribs)

In RFD there are a lot of item proposed for the deletion created by you. If you do not agree you can participate in the debate (talkcontribs)


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WikiConvention francophone à l'ULB

Adélaïde Calais WMFr (talkcontribs)

Hi Dereckson,

The francophone WikiConvention will take place at the ULB the 7th and 8th of Septembre. It would a pleasure to have you there. Don't hesitate to register.


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wbEntity config value to be dropped on July 24th

Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talkcontribs)


We are about to drop the mw.config.get( 'wbEntity') config value, that is deprecated for two years. Starting on Wednesday, July 24th, scripts that use this value may encounter issues.

I noticed that your script located on User:Dereckson/namescript.js is still using this value. I suggest that you update it, for example by using the hook wikibase.entityPage.entityLoaded (see an example here).

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to leave a comment under the related task.

Thanks for your understanding!

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being known and set in IRC to Dæghrefn

Summary by Dereckson

New account sDrewth created on Dæghrefn, with flag +D (to use Wikidata commands everywhere).

Billinghurst (talkcontribs)

Hi. Would you be so kind to have freenode username wikisource/billinghurst set to utilise the first name and surname functionality of the irc bot Dæghrefn. Harmonia Amanda suggested to me a while ago that I should ask. Thanks if you can.

Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Done at 14:52:21 UTC.

Nikki (talkcontribs)
Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Didn't see that one, it was lost in the flood of notifications I'm pinged for the project names.

Thanks to have noticed the issues. We're going to fix that!

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Nikki (talkcontribs)

As I pointed out 7 months ago in Topic:Tdz5u4t94t8u27ls, some of the descriptions your bot is adding are not right. Your bot is still making exactly the same mistakes now. Please fix your bot and clean up the descriptions it has already added.

In particular:

  • Stop adding de-formal labels.
  • Stop capitalising words which should not be capitalised. This query finds over 130,000 descriptions which are capitalised when the corresponding labels on family name (Q101352) are not - not all of them came from your bot, but a large number of them did).
Dereckson (talkcontribs)

Ash Crow
Tanakorn Dereckson
Harmonia Amanda
Чаховіч Уладзіслаў
Place Clichy

Notified participants of WikiProject Names The bot has been collaboratively configured by project names participants, so I ping project to get some feedback about your « please fix » request.

So to summarize, you wish we:

  1. remove 'de-formal' code from the language list
  2. sort descriptions: it must be written in lowercase in some languages, ie don't trust the labels from the Family name item
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