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Structured Data - blogs posted in Wikimedia Space

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There are two separate blog entries for Structured Data on Commons posted to Wikimedia Space that are of interest:

  • Working with Structured Data on Commons: A Status Report, by Lucas Werkmeister, discusses some ways that editors can work with structured data. Topics include tools that have been written or modified for structured data, in addition to future plans for tools and querying services.
  • Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
I hope these are informative and useful, comments and questions are welcome. All the blogs offer a comment feature, and you can log in with your Wikimedia account using oAuth. I look forward to seeing some posts over there. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 23 September 2019 (UTC)
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Reminder: Community Insights Survey

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RMaung (WMF) 19:54, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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Randykitty (talkcontribs)

Re this and similar edits, do you realize that "behavior geneticist" is not an "occupation"? "Researcher" or "professor" is an occupation, but "behavior geneticist is a specialization. If you want to respond to this message, please post on my talk page, because I don't follow (or generally even post on) "flow" talk pages. Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 19:53, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

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RMaung (WMF) 17:38, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

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Rosiestep (talkcontribs)

Hi Gerard, I'd like every Women in Red "event/editathon" to have its own unique Wikidata item. Include the property "belongs to wikiproject" = WikiProject Women in Red. (Same for the redlists). Thank you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Women_in_Red

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Rosiestep (talkcontribs)
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Aridd (talkcontribs)

Hi. Just to explain why I reverted your change to the Julius Chan page: He's not actually Prime Minister yet. Peter O'Neill has announced he's going to resign, but he has not yet formally resigned. He has not yet presented his resignation formally to the Governor-General.

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Help merging/combing two data entries.

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Thsmi002 (talkcontribs)

Hello! I saw you helped merge another entry I was involved with a few weeks back and was hoping you could help with this other one. Q21506548 and Q40888852 seem connected, the latter being categorized as an article written, in part, by Wharton Brown. Thank you!

GerardM (talkcontribs)

Hoi,

One is the person the other an article.. I referred the article to the person. Thanks, ~~~~

Thsmi002 (talkcontribs)

Ahh good catch. Thank you!

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Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Please stop using SourceMD right now. Given the issues reported by Gamaliel, ArthurPSmith and Sic19 and following the warning I gave you two weeks ago, I am reverting all the batches that you submit. If you keep submitting batches, I will have to block your account.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

I am in contact with others on the use of SourceMD and the potential issues. The way I submit jobs is different and it should now be good. What I did was have jobs with 10/15 items. There were several batches that could run concurrently.

That is no longer what I do. I run one job and leave plenty of time for successive jobs.

NB thank you for threatening and not talking.

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Hi GerardM,

I don't see any evidence that the problem has been resolved, neither at WD:AN nor at Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Source_MetaData. But of course if any of the users mentioned above can confirm that they are happy with your new batches, I will not undo the next ones.

Cheers!

GerardM (talkcontribs)

So you cannot undo the damage you did?

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

As I explained before, I will undo all your sourcemd batches until I get the confirmation from User:Gamaliel, User:ArthurPSmith or User:Sic19 that they are happy with your new batches. Let me know if anything is unclear!

GerardM (talkcontribs)

You did not explain. You TOLD me, quite a difference. Now HOW are they going to be happy with new batches when you destroy them on sight?

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Hi Gerard,

You have run multiple jobs since my warning, that you have clearly ignored. If you have indeed fixed your practices, the batches you have run for the last two weeks should be sufficient for other users to evaluate if the issue was resolved. There are 17 of them.

So I am going to keep undoing new batches until I see evidence from others that they are satisfied with these 17 batches. The latest comments of ArthurPSmith and Daniel Mietchen on 14 March seem to indicate that the problem has not been resolved.

Cheers.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

For now I will run single item runs,. You may ask anyone, this should be no problem.

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Hi GerardM,

Again, please do not use sourcemd at all until others can confirm that they are happy with your use of the tool. This is my third warning before a block.

Cheers.

ArthurPSmith (talkcontribs)

I'm not sure on the timing here, but I would think that running one batch at a time should not cause trouble. However, I'm not terribly familiar with SourceMD or how this has been working. Certainly everybody should avoid multiple simultaneous batches.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

For me it is important to at least run a job for a single item.. better would be to run ingle jobs with multiple related (co-authors)

Pintoch (talkcontribs)

Great! So let's say for now you only run jobs for single items, only one at a time and leaving plenty of time between each batch. And of course stop if anyone is not happy with that.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

"for now" is an undetermined period of time. For now that is fine. However, it is clear that items in the same batch should not interfere with each others. When I run individual jobs, they will be in different fields of science and consequently not interfere. For longer, there is an entry in the management system for this problem, this problem does interfere with a genuine use case so for now it is fine, it is not for ever.

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Succu (talkcontribs)

Please add the parent taxon.

GerardM (talkcontribs)

Remember this is a Wiki. The information about these species may be found on en.wp. There is no genus and it is for the person who wants to to add the upper structures. I do not have to.

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