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Bonvenon al Wikidata! – Welcome to Wikidata!Edit

Welcome Duncan.Hull! You may add some help tools to user:Duncan.Hull/common.js or (if you use the vector skin) to user:Duncan.Hull/vector.js . Please see User:Rotsaert8000 (in Esperanto), Wikidata:Tools, and Wikidata:Tools/User scripts for candidates you may add. On the user:i18n-page you will see all WD gadget links. It takes time to see what fits most of your interests. Good luck! Please feel free to use the Wikidata Sandbox item: Wikidata Sandbox (Q4115189)      for your first steps adding some statements see Wikidata:List of properties. If you want to notify a user you may use {{ping|foo bar}} at any place on this wiki. Regards gangLeri לערי ריינהארט (talk) 21:21, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Labels should be simpler rather than more complexEdit

Hi. At this edit you extended a label with a place name. The purpose of labels is to be specific, and not to use them as disambiguation. I know that this is contrary to how the other wikis do things, but if you think of how these labels are to be used in infoboxes I am sure that you will understand. The description field, and aliases can be used to remove ambiguity.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:28, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Authors of scientific papersEdit

Hi Duncan, I just undid four of your edits, in which you added author (P50) to items about people, which is not the intended use. P50 is intended to be used on the items about the papers to allow to link to the item(s) about the the person(s) who wrote the paper. There is notable work (P800) for use on author items, but this should be used very sparsely (for an example, see Beethoven). Cheers, --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 03:04, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Do not add an ORCID identifier when there is no information in that record. There are plenty false friends introduced in this way. Thanks, GerardM (talk) 05:07, 26 June 2019 (UTC)
@GerardM: I only add ORCIDS when I'm confident that it identifies the subject concerned. Even if their ORCID profile is empty, googling the ORCID will find the paper(s) it is associated with to verify it is the author concerned Duncan.Hull (talk) 06:15, 26 June 2019 (UTC)

Subhash Khot Scopus idEdit

Hello @pigsonthewing:, got my scopus and orcid ids mixed up, thanks for correcting