Hi, I'm guessing you're aware of this? https://www.facebook.com/groups/wikipediaweekly/permalink/1636400693074422/ Andy Dingley (talk) 14:14, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Gamaliel, Ms. Feldman will be the new director of the National Gallery but I don't see that she is employed there yet-- The news report cited at en.wiki says that will occur in March. I don't know if there is a a field that can handle that. Regards, Kablammo (talk) 18:21, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
- Thank you, I didn't realize that. Why don't we use "start time" as a qualifier then? Gamaliel (talk) 18:29, 12 December 2018 (UTC)
changing descriptions to "researcher"Edit
Why are you changing descriptions to the less descriptive "researcher" from other more specific descriptions, e.g. Annemarie E. Pickersgill (Q56551123) which had "geochemist"? Trilotat (talk) 23:04, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
- Strange, the SPARQL query I used was for items missing descriptions entirely. I'll reexamine the query I used to see what went wrong. Gamaliel (talk) 15:25, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
- @Trilotat: I see what happened. I started the OpenRefine upload on Dec 30 or 31, before you added the description on Jan 2, so at the time I ran the query the description was blank. Hopefully this only happened with one or two items. I've reverted the edit and restored your description. Sorry! Gamaliel (talk) 15:30, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
Edit groups warEdit
I think you need to solve this description issue by discussing it rather than undoing batches one after the other. Undoing large edit batches has a real cost for the servers, so edit warring via EditGroups is not acceptable.
If I can help to mediate this: I would say that Gamaliel's effort to add descriptions is welcome, but they should not have ORCID ids in them. The batch mentioned above with just "researcher" looks more consensual to me.
- I have no problem modifying the descriptions whenever possible, this is just the first time that I've heard from anyone in what specific way they are unsuitable. I'm willing to omit the ORCID where I can and I'm willing to discuss any idea to make changes. The reason I placed them originally was because many of the names were duplicates and the items had absolutely no other way to distinguish between two identical names, so some of them will just have to have the ID numbers in them. Gamaliel (talk) 14:23, 28 February 2019 (UTC)