Please stopEdit

Hi. Please stop this bot until it got a bot flag per Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot/GPUBot. A couple of test edits usually are required for this, you have been asked for some ("around 50") and Wikidata:Bots even suggest more ("The bot operator should do a test run of between 50 and 250 edits"), but you have done almost 1000 in the last hour alone, and that's more than enough, until someone explicitely demands some more to show some specific things. Thank you for your patience. --YMS (talk) 13:31, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect usage of performer (P175)Edit

@GautierPoupeau: Your bot has incorrectly added performer (P175) to a large number of items for fictional characters that have appeared in movies and such. That is not the correct way to add information about which actor played the character in the movie. Instead, cast member (P161) is used on the items for the movies, with character role (P453) being added as a qualifier. Thank you. --Yair rand (talk) 14:32, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

You're right, I misunderstood the property because of the translation in french of its defintion (I changed it). I look to change my mystakes. GautierPoupeau (talk) 19:29, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

@Yair rand: Why do you reject such using of the property? I suppose its meaning can be expanded. Infovarius (talk) 09:33, 23 January 2014 (UTC)


I have blocked your bot until it can be fixed. This edit was bad—the image does not exist in Commons.

Please correct your code and then feel free to request at WD:AN#User:GPUBot or at User talk:Izno for the bot to be unblocked. --Izno (talk) 20:33, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

I retrieve automatically data from french Dbpedia : if you consult the equivalent of this page in french Dbpedia [1], you will see this picture associated to this entity. In fact, Dbpedia and Wikipedia aren't synchronized. That's why it seems a mistake but, for the machine, it's not a mistake. I will add in my script a verification of this picture but it's the same thing with lots of another generic pictures. GautierPoupeau (talk) 16:31, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
at first stop your bot to prevent further mistakes and besides adding the verification to your bot you need to check (automatically, semi-automatically or manually) your previous edits and fix bad ones. Amir (talk) 17:01, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

series of wrong bot editsEdit

[2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]. Please stop adding a date of death that is equal to the date of birth: This most likely indicates an error somewhere. --UV (talk) 22:30, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the report. I made an error in the number of the property for this serie. I will correct these entities but this error isn't present in the last edit GautierPoupeau (talk) 07:56, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
After investigations, the problem comes from dutch Dbpedia. For some people, the date of birth and the date of death are the same. I found all entities with this problem and I'm going to correct them GautierPoupeau (talk) 09:29, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --UV (talk) 15:58, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
This edit is also wrong. Stockholm (Q1754) is not an administrative unit, Stockholm Municipality (Q506250) is. /ℇsquilo 10:19, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
This is probably the same problem: I have noticed a lot of historical battles having an end date (P582) and not a start date. I have seen a few instances (for example from GPUBot's run March 1st) where GPUBot has added such an end date (for example Q48314, Q2888540, Q579971). Instead, it is quite clear that events (like battles) lasting only one day should use the point in time (P585) instead. Whereas if the events last several days, start date and end date should be used. I have corrected a few of these items manually, but could you please correct all the cases where the bot has added only an end date? Thank you! Fred Johansen (talk) 18:32, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

The same problem happened with dozens of Dutch wrestlers, e.g. here. Could you please fix this issues? Thx. --NiTenIchiRyu (talk) 07:19, 26 July 2014 (UTC)


The bot added to "Daniele Vitali, born in Bologna, linguist and translator" the BnF identifier of "Daniele Vitali, born in Bologna, archaeologist":;jsessionid=68CB0972DE3AF5A78BA88763A3C6075A?TexteCollection=HGARSTUVWXYZ1DIECBMJNQLOKP&TexteTypeDoc=DESNFPIBTMCJOV&Equation=IDP%3Dcb120844187&FormatAffichage=0&host=catalogue

Or, better, an BnF identifier with the books of the archaeologist Vitali, and the date of birth of the linguist Vitali.

The linguist is this one:

the archaeologist this one:

The mistake hasn't been made by the bot, but by the BnF. Waiting a solution, better put nothing, than an error. --Skydrake (talk) 19:49, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Rubik ErnőEdit

Hello, why have you added File:Flag of Hungary (1920–1946).svg as an image to Rubik Ernő (Q186089)? The flag is not his portrait! --Rlevente (talk) 17:45, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Because this bot (GPUBot is a bot, an automatic script...) uses data in dbpedia to feed Wikidata and dbpedia retrieves the first image in the page to illustrate the entity. When the bot got data in dbpedia, it tooks the erroneous image because the script didn't check the image. This problem was already mentionned (cf below) that's why I stop to import the image from dbpedia with this bot.

Property:P18: P_vip.svgEdit

Hi, your bot added "P_vip.svg" as an image to a lot of people, like here. It's obviously a "placeholder" image. I am manually removing them now, but please be more careful. In general, automatically adding images by bot is not a good idea; I wrote a tool to do that with manual oversight, because it simply is too tricky, even when extracting from templates. --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:22, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Another image. You clean this one up yourself! Full list. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:13, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
And another one...
Guess what... (may save time to just revert all your bot edits ever?)
this one was added to over 200 items. Seriously...

Birth date in the future?Edit

Hello, this edit is probably not correct. ;-) --Pustekuchen2014 (talk) 08:20, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Confusion date de naissance/date de décèsEdit


Pour information, il y eu une confusion dans cette modification.

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:05, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Football player a member of... herself?Edit

Hi, I think your bot got a bit confused there: --Headlocker (talk) 15:19, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Oh, I see. Your bot made this mistake already in hundreds of articles. And I can't stop the bot, apparently. Great. --Headlocker (talk) 17:03, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the information. I am going to make corrections GautierPoupeau (talk) 19:17, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Flag images on biografy pagesEdit

Hi, yesterday and today I have removed over 60 images of flags from biographies... You have caused a huge mess. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 07:02, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Presidencies and premierships mistaken as humansEdit

Hi, this bot has treated presidencies as humans. Could you please review the search list in my chat post, and revert the "human" edits? Thank you. Muelleum (talk) 21:13, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect date of birthEdit

For your info: This happened in Feb 2014, so your bot may have been fixed by now although the data was not corrected. This edit [8] added a date of birth of May 13, 1962 sourced from enwiki Donna Richardson. The Wikipedia article had a date of May 13, 1957 at the time of your edit. In fact, the article has always said 1957, i have no idea where the Bot picked up 1962? Periglio (talk) 23:29, 24 January 2015 (UTC)