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Best regards! --Bill william compton (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

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New empty itemsEdit

Hi, can you please stop creating empty items which only include 1 sitelink on Czech Wikipedia such as Q65214932? We are used to creating them manually (and add relevant information during that process). --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 10:55, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

@Vojtěch Dostál: Does any people actively monitering Special:UnconnectedPages? In Dutch Wikipedia, there're people actively cleans up items without claims too.--GZWDer (talk) 11:00, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes, a lot of people do that. Most items get created within one week. It is much more comfortable than going through a long list of 1500 items with cs sitelink but no claim :). Also, your bot created at least two duplicates (items on the given subject already existed) which I had to merge. --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 11:03, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
@Vojtěch Dostál: Dutch Wikipedia people are pretty active linking up the unconnected pages to existing and new items, but there are still some backlog. In this case a bot will create a new item if the article is at least 28 days old and hasn't been edited for over 21 days. Someone from Czech Wikipedia should run a similar bot too (JAnDbot may did it, but I'm not sure), and watch the backlog it created. It's very suboptimal to leave a page unconnected for a long time.--GZWDer (talk) 11:11, 9 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes, JAnDbot does that after about a month which is an adequate time interval --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 11:13, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Hi! Please, delete the item, you have created, it needs to be merged with Q16828606. 10:57, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Bot connecting to wikidataEdit

Hey, can your bot which connects pages in to WikiData items also connect episode redirects to their wikidata item? --Gonnym (talk) 10:20, 21 July 2019 (UTC)


Hi, could you please stop your bot "GZWDer (flood)" from crating wikidata item based on articles from the Bulgarian Wikipedia. It's not helping at all - we have to revew every created item manually, merging it if needed, adding instances, etc. We do not have so much new articles on daily basis, and we already use a tool to add new articles to wikidata in a way better & complete way. --StanProg (talk) 10:36, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

@StanProg: Does your wiki have any user or bot dealing with backlog of Special:UnconnectedPages?--GZWDer (talk) 15:11, 29 July 2019 (UTC)
We are using Duplicity for this purpose. I've written to the community maybe an year ago about it, but I'm not sure if at the moment someone, except me is using it. We're also using the WE-Framework. If we already have objects in Wikidata, we can't these articles in Duplicity and we have to execute heavy SPARQL queries to get a list, like this one [1]. We do not have so much new articles on a daily basis, so even a single contributor can handle them manually. --StanProg (talk) 16:08, 29 July 2019 (UTC)

Stop creating emty itemsEdit


you created Q65159779 and later i looked for a entry "Rapel Basin". As no one was shown I created Q66309135 . As I wanted to enter the es:wikipedia link wikidata responded "it is already in Q65159779".

It is not the first time. Please dont tell me about Special:UnconnectedPages.

Please, stop creating empty items because they cant be founded.

Thanks. --Juan Villalobos (talk) 18:27, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

  • @Juan Villalobos: Unless someone is actively monitering Special:UnconnectedPages, creating items for them have benefit for both future improvement and duplicate detection.--GZWDer (talk) 02:59, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
In this case the incognito item causes more work than less work. --Juan Villalobos (talk) 11:08, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
Absentation of items does not make things better as many tools need an existing item to work.--GZWDer (talk) 11:59, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
OK. I see that it is important and several times I used the items created by bots. I should improve my search string, looking for " Elqui " first. Until now I looked only for the English name.
Thanks you for your work for Wikidata. --Juan Villalobos (talk) 11:08, 9 August 2019 (UTC)


Nice to see your idea about a Large Dataset Bot. I look forward to seeing it in action. Sj (talk) 12:39, 13 August 2019 (UTC)


Hi, FYI: I granted a temporary bot flag for one week in order to let your but run 500-1000 test edits. Lymantria (talk) 05:52, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

I don't have time right now. I will do it in Sunday or Monday.--GZWDer (talk) 06:22, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
All right, that is inside the span of one week. Lymantria (talk) 13:12, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
The request has been approved today. Lymantria (talk) 07:11, 30 August 2019 (UTC)

Buildings un BilbaoEdit

Hi. En 2016 you create a lot of buildings from Bilbao,but without "instante of". Do you have the list to know every element? Thanks --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 06:06, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Slowing downEdit

Hey. Your bot creates 2-5 pages per second in Wikidata. It's disrupting our services, please slow down. Amir Sarabadani (WMDE) (talk) 10:42, 11 September 2019 (UTC)


You don't have to nominate them one by one. Once import is finished, I'll take care of them Ghuron (talk) 18:15, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for hiding my passwordEdit

Is there a way to hide it from old versions too? Uziel302 (talk) 17:38, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

@Uziel302: 1. You must change the passwords of all accounts (Wikimedia or not) with such password, as it is already compromised. 2. See WD:OS.--GZWDer (talk) 17:40, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
I changed passwords of central login of all accounts. Thanks.Uziel302 (talk) 17:43, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Names of Scholarly Articles with BracketsEdit

Hello GZWDer,

you add with your LargeDatabaseBot scholarly articicles and the lables of some of them are in Brackets so they start with a [ and end with ]. Here is an example Template:Q71159098. Why are some Labels at PubMed with brackets. I think as a user I would not search for a name with this brackets. Are you in Contact with them or how do you think is it possible to find that scholarly article when I enter the name without the brackets. I think in the search when adding a statement you cant find items who dont are the same in Label or Alias. It is not so easy to find it now in the way I described. When you use the search in upper right corner of Wikidata it is possible to find it. But I think that is no problem but please look why they are in Brackets and look if it should be changed. -- Hogü-456 (talk) 18:20, 16 October 2019 (UTC)

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