User talk:GZWDer/2018

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Open questionEdit

At Wikidata:Property proposal/Wolfram Language entity code, there is still an open question about the format. Can you address this in your closure ?
--- Jura 03:38, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Duplicate taxaEdit

Could you please find out how many of these duplicate entities were created? Pinging related editors Peter coxhead (talkcontribslogs) & Edibobb (talkcontribslogs). — Tom.Reding (talk) 10:50, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

I’ve seen a few on my watchlist. I’ve been switching the links back to the original Wikidata items when i catch them, like for Pseudowintera traversi and Chondracanthus exasperatus today. NessieVL (talk) 15:55, 18 February 2018 (UTC)
Another list on User:Pasleim/projectmerge/enwiki-nlwiki, please clean up. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 14:44, 19 February 2018 (UTC)
I will do once I again have access to my computer (2 days later).--GZWDer (talk) 14:48, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


Your bot is mass creating duplicate Wikidata pages for the mass articles that have been shoddily robot created on Cebuano Wikipedia without any regard of linking them to entities on other wikipedias. After creating the duplicates, your bot continues to add information to these duplicate pages (like coordinates, which are more accurately given on the English Wikipedia articles on these same entities). I'm talking now about places in the United States with already existing articles on other Wikipedias, but I'm sure Cebuano Wikipedia is full of these articles without a Wikidata link. 12:49, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

It is more easy to find duplicates in Wikidata than in Cebuano Wikipedia itself; Wikidata:Database reports/Constraint violations/P1566 lists pages with duplicated Geonames ID and those with only cebwiki links are to be merged. Pasleim's projectmerge is another tool to find duplicate.--GZWDer (talk) 16:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
I will live that to you Wikidata wizards to fix the problems you willingly and intentionally create. 17:13, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
However, you may want to know, unless you already don't, that many Wikidata entries have a false GeoNames item linked by a robot that has had no idea what it is linking and where. Then it doesn't help if the cebwiki article actually has the correct item. Your tool will not find all of them. It is a hopeless swamp and a total robot-created mess. 17:19, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
hmmm. —usernamekiran(talk) 12:07, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

Please slow downEdit

Hi, can you please slow down editing with GZWDer (flood)? You are causing noticeable dispatch lag. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 07:58, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

@Hoo man: I have stopped some processes. If this is not enough, comment here again.--GZWDer (talk) 08:01, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Please slow down further… ideally you should be well under 20 edits per minute… but certainly under 100 edits per minute. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 08:23, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
I've stopped all processes involving cebwiki. Let me know whether it is enough.--GZWDer (talk) 08:25, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
Seems you are still at close to 300 edits per minute, which is still way to high. The immediate problems are mitigated, but in order to keep this sustainable you should slow down more. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 08:30, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Why do we have to keep managing merges for your bot?Edit

You bot repeatedly creates new category items when there are already existing category items. Why do we have to clean up after your bot? These existing categories should be match using existing tools and paired that way rather than this method of blunt force trauma. Having your bot create so many of these gets in the way of other maintenance tasks and being able to see work that needs doing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 20:48, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Need MergeEdit

Q48999240, created 17 February 2018, needs to be merged to Q2015169. Thanks. It is possible that there is a way for me to do this but I'm not a regular wikidata editor, just someone trying to clean up the enwiki page. 18:07, 2 March 2018 (UTC)


Ви володієте українською мовою?. Тому прохання - не робіть жодних редагувань, стосовно Української вікіпедії, оскільки ваші дії не приносять ЖОДНОГО корисного результату, ба більше того - ви вносите безлад.

Deliberate creation of duplicatesEdit

Hi GZWDer: I thought that had stopped, what's the status on this? Why is it still happening? e.g. Nicolau de Figueiredo (Q48873211) while there is Nicolau de Figueiredo (Q2359217).
--- Jura 09:59, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Q31986295 Kategorie:Gesellschaft (Jamaika) etc.Edit

Why didn't you add these to Q7292570 Category:Jamaican society etc.?? -- Olaf Studt (talk) 08:30, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata:Requests for comment/Privacy and Living PeopleEdit

You are receiving this message because you commented at the above RFC. There are additional proposals that have been made there that you are welcome to comment on. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:50, 9 April 2018 (UTC) (for Rschen7754)

Wikidata:Property proposal/Baidu Baike IDEdit

How do you think about it, this was rejected years ago but now has a lot of users who just make support votes. -- 23:01, 28 May 2018 (UTC)







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WD:Properties for deletion#Soundex (P3878)Edit

I have nominated it for deletion. Ignatus (talk) 10:06, 13 July 2018 (UTC)


Thank You for this module. But I want to report one small problem with it. In Lexeme:L3529 there is "akowski" as first lemma and "AK-owski" as second lemma, while module returns it in reversed order as "AK-owski / akowski". And btw: wikidata interface do not adds spaces around "/" (see for example) so I think lemmas = lemmas .. ' / ' .. v.value should be changed to lemmas = lemmas .. '/' .. v.value. KaMan (talk) 14:27, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

cebwiki only itemsEdit

What's the plan for these? Didn't we stop importing them?
--- Jura 07:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Jura1: I'm going to complete them in the future.--GZWDer (talk) 07:48, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Before creating more, could you deal with the existing ones? There tend to be countless duplicates and this deteriorates the overall data quality of the Wikidata.
--- Jura 08:07, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Didn't you already write that last time? Can you outline what you did? Otherwise people might get the impression you stop by to create duplicates and then disappear from the project.
    --- Jura 08:50, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jura1: For example adding country (P17) and coordinate location (P625); but I will do this after all cebwiki pages are imported. For duplicates, it is much more easy to find on Wikidata than on cebwiki.--GZWDer (talk) 09:17, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Can you seek feedback in the forum before creating more?
--- Jura 09:18, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jura1: The pages are notable (per WD:N) by itself. It's much harder to find duplicates in advance before they are imported to Wikidata.--GZWDer (talk) 09:20, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I think the creator left the project as there were some data quality issues. Please try to work with the ones you already created. This just burdens the project we low quality data.
--- Jura 17:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Jura1: I will be active until early September.--GZWDer (talk) 17:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Please, just stop your mass-importing from Cebuano Wikipedia (Q837615)Edit

Your such importing made a huge, huge and huge scale of Fire and Fury (Q47053801)     -like aganists, you can't do that anywhere because it's simply a violation of TOU! --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 05:08, 16 July 2018 (UTC)


@Mahir256: Please remove the autoblock.--GZWDer (talk) 13:40, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

I do not think what I have asked is too much. I am not opposed in principle to what you have been doing—see my comment on WD:AN for more info—but you should at least be willing to explain the further actions you intend to make such that there can be no further legitimate complaints about it. Only then will I remove the block; other admins may do so earlier—again as I have mentioned on WD:AN—but any differences in opinion between myself and others are outside the scope of this discussion. Mahir256 (talk) 13:46, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: The block on the bot account should have autoblock disabled, otherwise the main account will be blocked too.--GZWDer (talk) 13:47, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah, yes, I have forgotten about that.   Done, but my slip in judgment should not invalidate the points I have made here and elsewhere. Mahir256 (talk) 13:50, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Creating disambigs for Russian WikipediaEdit

Hello! Please add instance of=Wikimedia disambiguation page when creating Wikidata items for disambigs. Wikisaurus (talk) 19:27, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

@Wikisaurus: Feel free to add it via PetScan. I can not do it currently due to phab:T174994.--GZWDer (talk) 19:29, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Problem with WolframEdit seems to have matched with many things, but mostly not observatories. Maybe the others have the same problem.
--- Jura 10:40, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Coordinates of human?Edit

Hello, please see this edit. — Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 20:19, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

@Ivan A. Krestinin: [1].--GZWDer (talk) 23:46, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Please no more coordinates for humans and companies. Please fix all these (at least 900+ items) and do respect constraint violations next time.--Jklamo (talk) 20:06, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Same for aircraft models, articles about geography or sport tournaments. It seems like you are ignoring coordinate location (P625) constraint violations completely.--Jklamo (talk) 20:23, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
It is more than one month and some of these are still unfixed. When are you going to fix them?--Jklamo (talk) 19:09, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Coordinate precisionEdit

Your bot is setting the wrong precisions for coordinates. For example, Greenville (community), Wisconsin (Q5604654) says the coordinates are 44°17'42"N, 88°32'24"W and were imported from the English Wikipedia. However, the coordinates on the English Wikipedia are 44°18'01"N 88°32'11"W. Those coordinates are given to the nearest second, so the precision should be 1/3600 (approximately 0.0002778) but your bot has used 0.0125517. Could you please fix it? - Nikki (talk) 20:29, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

@Nikki: The enwiki coord template does not imply any precision of coordinates and the default precision of coordinate in GeoData extension is 1km.--GZWDer (talk) 01:11, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
The enwiki template gives the coordinates in degrees, minutes and seconds, so you should enter the same value here, because what you are entering is not the same as what the page you are importing them from says. If you can't do that, please stop adding them. - Nikki (talk) 07:40, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
@Nikki: The problem is the enwiki coordinates does not have a precision specified (and coordinates with unspecified precision passed to GeoData); when you use API to query the coordinate, GeoData will add a default precision (which is 1km) to result and Pywikibot directly use it (as Wikidata does not support coordinates with unspecified precision). Assuming 1km precision may be good for general cases but is not univerally correct. I have stopped the import for now.--GZWDer (talk) 07:48, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

Why did bot create Wikidata for Stub categories?Edit

Hi, I noticed your bot created WD categories for a variety of Missouri region Registered Historic Place stub categories, like w:Category:Kansas City, Missouri region Registered Historic Place stubs and w:Category:Northwest Missouri Registered Historic Place stubs. Why is it doing this? These are stub categories and I'm not sure it make sense for stub categories to have Wikidata. -Furicorn (talk) 16:26, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

@Furicorn: Wikidata may have items for almost every categories (except category redirects), not only content categories. See WD:N.--GZWDer (talk) 16:29, 3 August 2018 (UTC)


您的行为已经引起元维基用户的众怒,这一行为简直堪比特朗普对全世界征收钢铝关税,请停止,谢谢--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:24, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Liuxinyu970226: 请给出相关讨论,另外操作许可未批准之前不会继续操作--GZWDer (talk) 12:31, 4 August 2018 (UTC)
Have you got read m:Proposals for closing projects/Closure of Cebuano Wikipedia? That reason is already enough. -- 09:51, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
这位IP用户帮我说了。--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:55, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

"引起元维基用户的众怒" IP用户? 借花献佛?but who let the dogs OUT ? Some people operates on his own principle, disregard god's prohibition. Would love to see more of gracious hosts... --"Go isn't everything; Go is the only thing. - zhuge" 11:55, 27 September 2018 (UTC)Allthingsgo

  Support Who is the "zhuge", who are you? If you think that you can build a Trump wall (Q61989464), let it by you, then you lost a number of friends. -- 08:49, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Sock categoriesEdit

Hi, you’re flooding my notifications by creating specific sock categories as Wikidata items and I’m honestly at a loss for how this provides any benefit to anyone. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:16, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

They are allowed per Wikidata:Notability and there're no consensus to exclude them.--GZWDer (talk) 20:18, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
It’s creating cross-wiki disruption. Please stop. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:20, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
@TonyBallioni: As creation of the sitelink is allowed by policy, if you have good reason that this should be excluded, please start a discussion at WD:PC. You may just disable the notification at w:Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo.--GZWDer (talk) 20:23, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
No, I’m not changing my preferences because you have decided to waste server space on something that has zero benefit to anyone just because this project hasn’t developed enough as a community to have a rule for every form of disruption. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:27, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Wikidata:Notability allows a wide variety of pages. I can pause the bot, but the policy allow anyone to create items for them (though for most wikis, including enwiki, there're no bots for mass creating category items, even for content categories, resulting a large number of unconnected category). So if you oppose such items, you should start a discussion at WD:PC.--GZWDer (talk) 20:33, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
There’s a difference between content categories and pure maintenance categories that only affect one project. Anyway, I’ve raised this issue at your admin noticeboard: [2]. TonyBallioni (talk) 20:38, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  Support Mass-disclosing of sock categories can result WMF to be prosecuted by e.g. FBI or CIA, and hence many movememts to let actual knowledge contents free can therefore be failed. -- 08:51, 25 March 2019 (UTC)


Can you please perform full update (all ranges because some lexical categories were corrected) of this module? I tried to do it myself but I'm getting strange error message during save (about '}' expected but all seems composed correctly). KaMan (talk) 11:53, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

  • I noticed that some counts are a bit off, e.g. suffix has 7, but [3] only shows 4. Maybe some of the lexemes got their category corrected.
    --- Jura 12:27, 7 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I have expanded this module. Is it a good direction?

KaMan (talk) 08:24, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi again, I have added to this module support for adjectives. It now produces 84 forms from just up to 4 parameters. I'm curious if you started working on script which will take this output and create real lexemes.

KaMan (talk) 15:53, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

EB authors on Mix'n'matchEdit

Hi, your import for Encyclopædia Britannica contributor ID (P2450) on Mix'n'match turned out to be empty. I have deactivated the catalog entry. Problem? --Magnus Manske (talk) 10:49, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Help us improving the user experience of Lexicographical DataEdit


I’m Jan, doing research on user experience in the Wikidata team. I’m currently discussing with people who are editing Lexemes, in order to understand their needs better, and improve their experience with the interface.

We noticed that you have been actively editing Lexemes recently (thank you for that!) and we would love to have a discussion with you about what you’re doing, how you work, what motivates you to create Lexemes, and how you imagine reusing the data later.

This discussion would take place as an individual interview with one of our designers. Via the communication platform of your choice, you’ll be able to share your screen, show how you’re currently editing the data and chat with us. The discussion would take between 30 and 60 min, we will set up the appointment depending on when you are available. Depending on your preferred language, the discussion can happen in English, German or French.

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Problema (Q55830782) (Q3669830)Edit

Hai creato (Q55830782), ma esisteva già (Q3669830), quindi occorre far confluire le due voci ( 1 e 2) sullo stesso elemento. Grazie, e buon lavoro.--Lungoleno (talk) 05:56, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

Grazie... :-)--Lungoleno (talk) 17:36, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Iowa House of RepresentativesEdit

Thanks for connecting these to WikiData! --Southern Iowan (talk) 21:28, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

English disambig page that will never have a Japanese equivalent?Edit

Hey, thank you for creating Wikidata items for a few of my contributions to; however, I'm wondering if [4] could/should be changed/removed; it's a disambiguation page resulting from two Japanese poets have names that are pronounced identically, but in written Japanese their names are clearly distinct. I'm probably gonna create an article on the one that doesn't already have an article come November, and I guess in the future French/German/otherEuropean Wikipedias might produce articles on both of them and need the disambig page, but I created the disambig page as a placeholder since I didn't want to figure out if either was a more likely search target and I can't guarantee that I won't change my mind once I get around to writing the other article, and the idea of other roman alphabet language Wikipedias having articles on either of them, let alone both, is purely hypothetical at the moment.

As my edit history should make clear, I am not a Wikidata regular, and have no idea how this is normally supposed to work, but I get the impression there might have been a mistake here.

Hijiri88 (talk) 10:36, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

You created a duplicate pageEdit

The page you just created, Rutland Vermont Senate District, 2012–2022 (Q56292537), is a duplicate of the preexisting page Rutland Vermont Senate District, 2012–2022 (Q56240566). Please fix this problem. Jc3s5h (talk) 12:06, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Why did this happen?
    --- Jura 12:54, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  • As creations continue without us knowing why, I asked for a block of the flood account.
    --- Jura 13:03, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

GZWDer (flood) bot has created Wikidata item for a page in my Sandbox at English WikipediaEdit

The User:GZWDer (flood) has created a Wikidata item "Qui1che/Sandbox/GenericLakeWD" Q56291148 from an item in my Sandbox at English Wikipedia at w:en:Qui1che/Sandbox/GenericLakeWD! The edit is here. Items in Users' Wikipedia sandboxes should never be made into Wikidata items. --Qui1che (talk) 17:51, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

@Qui1che: You have created your sandbox in the wrong place. Please read w:WP:USERSUBPAGE first. I have moved the sandbox you created.--GZWDer (talk) 17:53, 29 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done Oh, for heaven's sake! Thanks, my bad.   --Qui1che (talk) 18:55, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Defective item creations in JulyEdit

Following a problem with unauthorized use of a defective python module, you created a series of defective items in July. Is there a plan to fix these edits?
--- Jura 05:45, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Ad: Charakter narodowyEdit

Hey, stop making trash items like Q56344428, when it should be linked with Q2599565. --Wojsław Brożyna (talk) 08:00, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

@Wojsław Brożyna: See Help:Merge for how to merge duplicates. The easiest way (in most cases) is just use the "Add links" ("Dodaj linki") link in the bottom-left of the page.--GZWDer (talk) 08:05, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Are you sure that I should see that, not you? XD --Wojsław Brożyna (talk) 08:08, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
@Wojsław Brożyna: If item is not created you will probably never found this duplicate.--GZWDer (talk) 08:11, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Or maybe you can help by adding directly that link to the right item. --Sannita - not just another sysop 18:53, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Bot task request 4Edit

I approved your request at Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot/GZWDer (flood) 4. Lymantria (talk) 17:02, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

P734 without P31Edit

Hi GZWDer, thanks for adding so many Asian family names. BTW, could you look into Wikidata:Database_reports/Constraint_violations/P734#empty. It might be easier for you to determine if they all get P31=Q5. Thanks. --- Jura 08:07, 15 September 2018 (UTC)







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Item Q56284412 "Elizabeth Bragg" which you created, is a duplicateEdit

On August 28 you created item Q56284412 "Elizabeth Bragg", which I have discovered is actually a duplicate item. Could you please merge it into Q9252859 "Elizabeth Bragg"? Thank you. --Krelnik (talk) 01:40, 16 October 2018 (UTC)


Не чіпайте те, що стосується Української Вікіпедії.

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