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Rare diseasesEdit

Hi Ske, I have noticed that you are editing a lot of rare diseases, that is very nice and useful. i am working on rare diseases so maybe we could align/coordinate the effort. what is your work scope? what edition criteria are you following? Thanks! NuriaQueralt (talk) 18:46, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello, II don't really have a particular strategy, currently I'm looking for items that have P1995 (medical specialty) and no french label. I try to find duplicate, and to provide "subclass of" statement and identifiers Ske (talk) 12:45, 31 May 2017 (UTC)


merci! Holger1959 (talk) 10:19, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

Merging itemsEdit

Hallo Ske,
When you are merging items, please use the Merge.js gadget. It helps you nominating, gives the option to always keep the lower number (which is older, so preferable) and makes it a lot easier for the admins to process the requests.
With regards, -      - (Cycn/talk) Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:47:14 +0000

Hello, I use it most of the time but it didn't work on https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q2720398 12:07, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

some toolsEdit

Hi Ske! You may add more help tools to user:Ske/common.js . See User:Rotsaert8000 (in Esperanto). Good luck gangLeri לערי ריינהארט (talk) 12:09, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

thank's I will take a look Ske (talk)

to lower numberEdit

Hi Ske,

When merging items, it is preferable to merge to the lower number, for the sake of stability. Occasionally there may be exceptions, if there is a good reason, but these should remain the exception.

Best, Brya (talk) 10:35, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

disambig/article mergeEdit

Hello, I reverted [1] your merge because de:Stadtpolizei, en:Municipal police and other pages linked from Q1758690 are clear articles, but fr:Police municipale is obviously declared "page d’homonymie". If someone makes this an article the links can of course be changed. But then please do not use that merge tool (it will overwrite different language labels etc.), better move the link, empty Q15692383 and request deletion. Holger1959 (talk) 08:30, 4 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Ske, I noticed that you have made quite a few helpful edits to medically relevant articles. It would be great if you could add references to the claims that you created so that they can be verified. As an example, I'm curious where you are finding all of those Orphanet identifiers? Thanks --I9606 (talk) 21:23, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Just semi-joking : Wikidata user interface for sourcing is boring. In my defense I only look at the reference databases, I don't think that we can add useful sources for this. I have corrected the "formatter URL" of the Orphanet ID property. You can now click on the value to verify its accuracy. Ske (talk) 08:36, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Borderline personality disorderEdit

Hello Ske, thank you for helping with the DE-EN link of borderline personality disorder. After your change there is now a correct link from DE to EN. But the reverse is still wrong. Also, the German article is only linked to EN, not to the other language articles. Could you perhaps fix these problems as well? Many thanks in advance. Greetings. --Saidmann (talk) 13:27, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Wikidata has the hierarchy :

borderline personality disorder (Q208166) (ICD10:F60.3) which link to de:Emotional instabile Persönlichkeitsstörung

emotionally unstable personality disorder, impulsive type (Q18710622) (ICD10:F60.30)
borderline personality disorder: borderline type (Q18710618) (ICD10:F60.31) which link to de:Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung

de:Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung link to en:Borderline personality disorder because someone on english wikipedia has created a redirect from "Borderline personality disorder: borderline type" to "Borderline personality disorder"

So the German Wikipedia is so far the only one to have two articles. I don't speak German and I don't know enough the subject to say if we should swap the two links to German Wikipedia

Ske (talk) 15:31, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. Yes, borderline personality disorder (Q208166) (ICD10:F60.3) needs to be linked to de:Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung, because both only deal with (ICD10:F60.31). --Saidmann (talk) 18:12, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Good workEdit

Excellent work on maintaining the Wikidata entries on symptoms. James Hare (NIOSH) (talk) 21:25, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

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Maternal Mortality Ratio is a WHO termEdit

Hello, thanks for showing interest in female mortality! You made a mistake just now however, because you just merged the Maternal Mortality Rate with the WHO term for Maternal Mortality Ratio. These are different terms that should not be conflated. The one linking to the english page has to do with one of the Sustainability Development Goals. The French article is about the rate. Most European countries measure the rate, not the ratio, because their ratio is so much better than other parts of the world, unlike the US. Jane023 (talk) 09:00, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, I have reverted but I think that the french article is ambiguous and confuse the two notions when it define the "Taux de mortalité maternelle" as "le rapport entre le nombre de femmes décédées (...) et le nombre de naissances vivantes" Ske (talk)
Yes, sadly the French article on maternal death is also pretty short. Clearly there isn't a lot of wikilove for these topics. I will try to fix both items. Jane023 (talk) 16:31, 22 March 2017 (UTC)


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References for symptomsEdit

Hi Ske, I noticed you have made many helpful edits adding symptoms to diseases. It would be great if you could add references to the claims that you created so that people can double check claims and filter claims based on sources they trust. Where did you get all of the symptom information from? For example: https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q432396&diff=376794535&oldid=376794423 . Thank you! Gstupp (talk) 23:35, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

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"Food and Beverage" (Q19831168)Edit

I see that you added some disjoint union of (P2738) claims to Food and Beverage (Q19831168) that make food (Q2095) and drink (Q40050) disjoint. I commend the effort to establish disjointness assertions, but this particular example seems to lead to a few problems:

  1. Q19831168 is a little incoherent. It has no superclass. You're taking it to be a type of substance, but two of the three sitelinks seem to think it is an industry sector (or maybe type of business).
  2. Neither Q2095 nor Q40050 is a subclass of Q19831168, which actually has no subclasses at all.
  3. Q40050 is directly claimed to be a subclass of Q2095 (preceding your changes), giving us a disjointness violation out of the gate. From the English description on Q2095 ("any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body; form of energy stored in chemical form"), this is a colourable claim.

How do you think we should resolve this? Cheers, Bovlb (talk) 00:52, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

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pregnancy category (Q1057079)Edit

Hello, I removed two statements you previously added to pregnancy category (Q1057079) and invited discussion at Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Medicine#Drug_Indications. If you feel my edit was an error, can we discuss there please? Best, Andrew Su (talk) 18:59, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Trace elementEdit

Shouldn't it be merged with trace element (Q351792) instead of trace metal (Q7831165)? Wostr (talk) 20:57, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

hello, I may be wrong but for me trace element (Q351792) is related to a broad range of chemistry fields when Mesh:D014131 is more focused on nutrition and biochemistry Ske (talk) 21:29, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

French articleEdit


Can you create and upload en:List of newspapers in Azerbaijan in French Wikipedia?

Yours sincerely, Karalainza (talk) 15:56, 14 December 2019 (UTC)

chemical compounds vs classes of chemical compoundsEdit

Please, don't merge items about specific chemical compounds (or groups of compounds) with items about classes of chemical compounds. These items should remain separate. Wostr (talk) 18:41, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Nematode confusionEdit

Since I have seen your username in the edit history, maybe you could take a look at Nematode infections and help me explain what I'm looking at? I'm not changing anything now, just trying to figure out the sequence of events that led to this. --SM5POR (talk) 20:18, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

I think that your option to make Ancylostoma duodenale ancylostomiasis (Q137597) and necatoriasis (Q4118581) subclasses of ancylostomiasis (Q11679861) is the easiest way to solve this mess: this is the choice that would need the less changes in interwiki links and external identifiers. Before doing the changes, it would be useful to know if User:Infovarius agree with this option. Ske (talk) 05:10, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for your point of view. As I'm a novice editor, I'm certainly not willing to risk annoying numerous more experienced editors by disregarding their possibly deliberate decisions in the past and implement what may be (to me) the easiest solution today, at least not without hearing their opinion. But neither option is off the table yet. I have spent less than a week studying eight years of edit histories pertaining to about a dozen Wikidata items and select Wikipedia articles in some 30+ languages; I sense there is so much effort invested in this relatively minor subject area that deserves recognition, and I'm trying to consider the long-term implications of our reasoning and actions at any moment in time. I'm not primarily concerned about nematode infections, but about the success of the Wikidata project in general. --SM5POR (talk) 09:54, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

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