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Hi, your changes to "confession" appear to be incorrect. en:q:Confession is generic, not just related to religion. Would you please revert your edits? :-) --Superchilum(talk to me!) 09:56, 2 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Sorry it seemed to me to be about religion, I reverted the changes. Germartin1 (talk) 10:15, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks ;-) --Superchilum(talk to me!) 08:08, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

English (Q1860)Edit

I have removed your countrification of the English language. What does that even mean?  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:08, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

  • @billinghurst: Well you're right that languages are intangible object so they shouldn't have a country property, however many languages have country properties and they seem to indicate their association and/or origin. So that's why added it. Germartin1 (talk) 09:41, 29 September 2018 (UTC)

type of rear suspensions and front suspension proposalEdit

What do you think about this property? bye LucaBiondi (talk) 21:43, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Stephen Wayne AndersonEdit

Hi, I see that you speak English proficiently and have introduced a new piece of information into the item for Stephen Wayne Anderson, stating that he was a Catholic. Since apparently the respective article was miswritten the first time on the English Wikipedia, could you please introduce this new information into the English Wikipedia? Do you have some reliable source for the information? - 2600:1702:31B0:9CE0:199D:E941:12DC:7F33 02:47, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

New page for cataloguesEdit

Hi, I created a new page for collecting sites that could be added to Mix'n'match and I plan to expand it with the ones that already have scrapers by category. Feel free to expand, use for property creation. Best, --Adam Harangozó (talk) 12:01, 21 October 2019 (UTC)



the reason why I added animal is because of the constraint violation on sex or gender (P21) (I am foolishly trying to get Wikidata:Database_reports/Constraint_violations/P21 down to a manageable state). It seems that giant panda (Q33602) is not a subclass of animal (Q729), and that is causing a constraint violation. As you seems to disagree with my edit, what would be the right way ? Looking at Gu Gu (Q5613122), I see that captive mammal (Q57812611) was used, would that be ok ? --Misc (talk) 19:43, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

    • Yes it's good to reduce constraint violations, I added the subclass of giant panda, to deal with the constraint. I don't know why many animals don't have this subclass. captive mammal (Q57812611) is fine to add because it adds different useful information, just P31 animal seems redundant. Germartin1 (talk) 19:46, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

Interview InvitationEdit

Hi Germartin1,

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  • Sure, I'm happy to have a talk, I filled out the questionaire Germartin1 (talk) 15:51, 14 July 2020 (UTC)

We sent you an e-mailEdit

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Source neededEdit

Hello, Could you please provide references for Kavya Pichai (Q102649059) and Kiran Pichai (Q102649159)? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:43, 24 December 2020 (UTC)

Ok, I did. Germartin1 (talk) 08:16, 25 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:03, 25 December 2020 (UTC)


Hi Germartin1, I came accross a couple of items from your hand, of which I think they are not notable. Like Joshua Ciputra (Q105300037), Galih Galinggis (Q104200271), Kafka Keandre (Q104200303), Jero Asri Kerthyasa (Q104234472). Can you please explain what your intention was for these items? Lymantria (talk) 08:41, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

  • They are part of business/royal families, that's why I added them, to complete their close family members. Germartin1 (talk) 16:09, 5 February 2021 (UTC)


If you add geni items to Wikidata, could you add instance of: human and also sex? several constraint violations have been created by items missing these values. Michael Montag (talk) 15:45, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

E.g. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q106678935&action=history Michael Montag (talk) 15:46, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Yes sure, sorry I must've forgotten Germartin1 (talk) 17:22, 31 May 2021 (UTC)


Why you created these items? I can not see they are part of notable families.--GZWDer (talk) 18:29, 20 June 2021 (UTC)

By the way: Geni is not a reliable source so please use only if you can find other sources.--GZWDer (talk) 18:30, 20 June 2021 (UTC)
They are businesspeople in Indonesia, with several external sources Germartin1 (talk)

Podcast episodesEdit

Hi! Could i get you to add the episodes of Welcome to Night Vale and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Ears Edition to Wikidata like you did with Hordan Peterson and Joe Rogan?--Trade (talk) 13:33, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

Yes sure, I already wrote a script to scrap Spotify & youtube. Maybe we can discuss it on Telegram/Whatsapp Germartin1 (talk) 13:44, 29 October 2021 (UTC)
I've tried to send you a message on Telegram --Trade (talk) 20:47, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

marking a proposal as "ready" despite open questions and a problematic descriptionEdit

Hi, at Wikidata:Property_proposal/certified_as, you marked the proposal as ready explaining "changed label based on previous comments, and set to ready (6 vs 1)". However, this doesn't appear to answer the open question about the overlapping scope between this proposed property and P5021. As it seems to be clear to you, can you add an explanation in the discussion?

Also, the change of label aligns the label to the properties description practically leading to proposal lacking a description (bear in mind an excellent description doesn't repeat the label). Can you remedy this? I already noticed this is an issue you didn't resolve in some of your other proposals either despite marking them as "ready". --- Jura 13:54, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I set it back to discussion, as I'm not too familiar with the topic, I'll leave it someone else Germartin1 (talk) 14:20, 31 October 2021 (UTC)

Notability (2)Edit

Hello Germartin1, I noticed here that you recently created a Q-item were you made the remark "semi-automatic Geni import". That looks rather suspicious to me since Geni like many other genealogical websites are, as far as I know, not so reliable sources. There is in that Q-item no link to any page on another Wikimedia project like some article on Wikipedia. Basic information like when this person was living, job or other activities, were all missing. The description field of the Q-item is empty so it looks you were not able to explain what makes that specific person important enough to be added to Wikidata. Links on that Q-item to related persons had the same problem: semi-automatic Geni import, no basic information like when they were living and so on, no link to a page on another Wikimedia project, no description. Can you give me a good explanation why you think this specific person, with reference to Wikidata:Notability, is important enough? - Robotje (talk) 13:59, 12 November 2021 (UTC)

Still searching for information about mr. Pauw or you forgot about it? - Robotje (talk) 07:53, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for the late reply. Mr. Pauw is in between Q15878974 and Q503791. That's why I added them, see tree. I might have gone a bit too far. Anyway, I'll try to add more sources soon. Germartin1 (talk) 08:00, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Data not available?Edit

Hi! I tried to see some of your edit on Indonesian hospitals and coincidentally found that Q110242440 has empty data on the website. Is that the correct value of Indonesian Hospital ID (P10115) for that item? Also, a similar thing also found on Q110242635.

Sorry to ask you on this. Just wanted to confirm if there's a need for correction. :)

Thank you for improving items about Indonesian hospital. Your works are wonderful! ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 03:26, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Thanks for noticing, it could be the case that the hospital is closed now, because the data is from 2019. I'll have a look what I can find, I'm also still planning to import address, coordinates, etc... Germartin1 (talk) 07:29, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Call for participation in a task-based online experimentEdit

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Duplicate web feed URLEdit

Hi. A recent batch of yours added some duplicate web feed URLs to podcasts; e.g. Special:Diff/1562071451 and Special:Diff/1562068770. Could you please merge any such duplicate URLs? Thanks. –LiberatorG (talk) 18:04, 14 January 2022 (UTC)

Marvel's WastelandersEdit

Hi, I saw you added "Marvel's Wastelanders: Black Widow" as an alias for "Marvel's Wastelanders." The Wikidata item is connected to the overarching series of podcasts in the "Marvel's Wastelanders" audio universe, of which "Marvel's Wastelanders: Black Widow" is just one. "Marvel's Wastelanders: Black Widow" is already listed as a one of the Title properties for the entry (along with the other titles in the series. — Tcr25 (talk) 15:10, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

thanks for noticing, well the best way is to seperate the podcasts into individual items. Germartin1 (talk) 15:56, 15 January 2022 (UTC)
With that sort of separation, you'd need to divide up and move over the writing and voice acting credits too. Apple seems to be the only platform that is assigning a separate ID to each series; Spotify, Podchaser, etc., are using a single feed for all the installments (MW: Star Lord; MW: Hawkeye; and now MW: Black Widow) ... it's more like they're arcs or seasons rather than separate podcasts. The original announcements from Marvel said that the fifth series would be a team-up one but later it was announced as MW: Doom, so how it will play out is not yet clear. Q48742103 has a similar problem (not yet addressed) where the item is tied to the season one title of the Wolverine podcast and season two isn't mentioned at all. Tcr25 (talk) 20:01, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
As an example of the problem here, with Q110571918 you have Podchaser stating 27 episodes for MW: Black Widow. There are three episodes released thus far. That 27 count includes 10 episodes of MW: Star Lord, 10 episodes of MW: Hawkeye, 2 episodes of MW: Black Widow, and five trailers ... Tcr25 (talk) 20:04, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Summarizing in Wikidata PropertiesEdit

Good evening! Could you summarize my proposed Wikidata properties: Wikidata:Property proposal/TASS Encyclopedia ID, Wikidata:Property proposal/Chuvash Encyclopedia ID? According to the TASS encyclopedia, there was a consensus for the creation, according to the Chuvash encyclopedia, equality of supporters and opponents, since I proposed both properties three months ago, but they have not yet been approved. MasterRus21thCentury (talk) 16:02, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Yes please split the proposal into 3 properties, then I can create them. "person", "country" and "tags" Germartin1 (talk) 11:06, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
According to the TASS encyclopedia, I divided the property into three, so the rest is up to you. MasterRus21thCentury (talk) 15:58, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Bitte auch deutsche Beschreibung ausfüllenEdit

Hallo Germartin1, es wäre schön wenn du beim Anlegen neuer Objekte wie Q111118506 auch jeweils die deutsche Beschreibung ausfüllst, sonst sieht man bei "In der Nähe" nur die Q-Nummer und weiß erst mal nicht was gemeint ist. Es wäre auch schön wenn du bei ortsfesten Objekten das "liegt in der Verwaltungseinheit" ausfüllst. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 15:25, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

@Gerd_Fahrenhorst: Hallo Gerd, dieses Items stammt aus einer Liste aus weltweiten Hostels, deshalb habe ich nur das noetigste importiert, versuche in Zukunft mehr Beschreibungen hinzufuegen. Gerne kannst du dich beteiligen am Projekt. Mit "liegt in der Verwaltungseinheit P131 " war ich vorsichtigt weil es oft Fehler in den Daten gab, (z.B. die Umgebung, oder nicht genaue einteilung der Stadt). Germartin1 (talk) 16:00, 10 March 2022 (UTC)

Q111111111 Nice!Edit

That's a pretty cool QID to have in your creation history. Regards, Trilotat (talk) 15:35, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

Thanks :) @Trilotat: Germartin1 (talk) 15:42, 12 March 2022 (UTC)

NGO DarpanEdit

Hallo Germartin1, vielen Dank für deine Hilfe. Schau mal, ob du auf ngodarpan.gov.in weiter kommst. Bei mir funktioniert die Seite zumindest gerade. Die Endpunkte scheinen https://ngodarpan.gov.in/index.php/ajaxcontroller/show_ngo_info bzw. https://ngodarpan.gov.in/index.php/ajaxcontroller/search_index_new/0 zu sein. Aber weiter komm ich nicht. Zumindest das einfache anhängen von id=224070&csrf_test_name=6411d09c7b8c29b33ef7aee551b89ef0 genügt nicht. Dank dir! Schöne Grüße Newt713 (talk) 08:11, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

@Newt713: Gerne, Ich bin auf der Suche, schreibe mir gerne auf Telegram hier Germartin1 (talk) 08:35, 14 March 2022 (UTC)
Ich habe Daten (im JSON format) von 11 Indischen Staaten gefunden. Ist das schon gut? Benutzt du OpenRefine fuer das Importieren? Germartin1 (talk) 09:05, 14 March 2022 (UTC)

LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group TalkEdit

Dear Martin,

I became aware of your work with PodcastBot through the Wikidata Weekly update and Entitree through your user page, and I was wondering if you would like to speak on either project at an LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group Talk.

We have an opening Tuesday, April 19 and talks are at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 16:00 UTC / 6pm CET (https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1650384008). And if that date doesn’t work for you we’d be happy to discuss others.

Talks are scheduled for an hour, usually with a 30-45 minute presentation by the speaker(s), followed by an audience Q&A and done via Zoom. You can see recordings of past speakers by following the links to agendas on our project page at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:WikiProject_LD4_Wikidata_Affinity_Group/Affinity_Group_Calls. And I am happy to answer any questions you have, of course.

Thank you! Emwille (talk) 14:43, 22 March 2022 (UTC)

@Emwille: Thanks for your message, yes I'd love to join. A bit earlier would be good if possible. on what project would you like me to talk about and concerning which topics? Germartin1 (talk) 16:55, 22 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Thank you! Would an hour earlier be enough? I confess I don't know what time zone you're in. If we go too much earlier I'm worried about it making it hard for people to attend. And I (and I think our audience) would be excited about either topic. Whichever you would prefer to speak on would be great. Emwille (talk) 13:38, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
    Germartin1 Apologies, I don't use the talk function much and didn't know if it notified you without the at. Not trying to rush you just didn't want to cause any inadvertent technical problems on my end. Thank you! Emwille (talk) 19:24, 28 March 2022 (UTC)
    @Emwille: Yes one hour earlier would be fine, I'm in GMT+8 (Bali). Sorry for the late reply. Germartin1 (talk) 00:57, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
    @Germartin1 Thank you! I'll contact you closer to the date and we can finalize a topic and I'll get you a link to the agenda, a zoom link, and all the usual stuff! Please let me know if you have any questions in the meantime. Emwille (talk) 15:28, 29 March 2022 (UTC)
    @Germartin1 We are 1 week out, and I've started putting together an agenda at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1goa4wnVoUizfFguyVAlLCZzJkb544ecHSLWQA9uYw5k/edit# . Have you finalized a topic, and how should I refer to you (do you have a professional title or anything else you would like me to use?). Emwille (talk) 13:43, 12 April 2022 (UTC)
    @Germartin1 With the change in time I'd like to get our announcements sent out today, so I'm just going to say you'll be speaking about entitree and I can correct that in a follow-up email or during the session if needed. I hope that's okay, apologies for charging ahead but I want to make sure people know you'll be speaking and about the time change. Thanks again! Emwille (talk) 13:58, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
    @Emwille:Yes Entitree as a topic is good. Feel free to ping me on Whatsapp or telegram to discuss it shortly.
    What should I put in the document? Germartin1 (talk) 14:15, 14 April 2022 (UTC)
    @Germartin1 Thank you! People usually drop in links to any web resources or slides they'd like to make available to the audience in the agenda, but that is totally up to the presenter. I'm sorry I don't have Whatsapp or Telegram installed (and IT doesn't let us install programs on our work computers). I think I'm good on my end but if you have any questions my email is emwille at ilstu dot edu. Emwille (talk) 14:19, 14 April 2022 (UTC)

Hotels in PragueEdit

Hello, I have noticed your mass import of hotels in Prague into Wikidata from Skyscanner, thank you. However, there are duplicates - I have just randomly encountered four: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q111412219?redirect=no https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q111412213?redirect=no https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q111412339?redirect=no https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q111412234&redirect=no Please do a duplicate check during such database import, if possible. --JiriMatejicek (talk) 14:31, 31 March 2022 (UTC)

@JiriMatejicek: I've tried my best matching, but I created new ones for those which didn't match the name or the coordinates,
Regarding "Corinthia Hotel Prague" I think it should be split into building and hotel. Germartin1 (talk) 02:11, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
Yes, the names can change even slightly, for example if there is a new owner (such as Hotel Sonata vs. EA Hotel Sonata), although Q111412213 had exactly the same name as Q21490613 (Panorama Hotel Prague). But I understand that in large volumes of data, something can easily slip through the cracks. As for Corinthia Hotel Prague, I guess the hotel (as an organization) is unlikely to exist independently of the building, and the building is unlikely to have another purpose. But if you have a good reason to keep them separate, feel free. Thanks for your hard work. --JiriMatejicek (talk) 13:24, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
P.S. I don't know how exactly your tool works, but perhaps the coordinate matching check can be done with a bigger tolerance (as hotels can be quite large buildings)? --JiriMatejicek (talk) 13:26, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
@JiriMatejicek: Thanks for the suggestion, Yes I have quite a big tolerance. If you want to look at the dataset, let me know. Germartin1 (talk) 07:03, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

Data entered from untrusted sourcesEdit

Hello germartin1, I see you are using OpenRefine to enter data about hotels around the world. The problem is that you are entering data that is already wrong in the Skyscanner database. For example in The Vintage House Douro Hotel (Q99535503) in the hotel rating hotel rating (P10290) stated that this hotel is 4 stars when in reality it is 5 stars. You can consult this information at Turismo de Portugal, the entity that issues hotel ratings in Portugal. https://registos.turismodeportugal.pt/RNET.aspx?nr=279. Sanjorgepinho (talk) 18:08, 18 April 2022 (UTC)

@Sanjorgepinho: Yes there are some errors in the data, but regarding this issue of the star, just delete or mark the value deprecated and not undo the whole edit. The coordinates and ex-ids should be correct. Germartin1 (talk) 11:18, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
Hello @Germartin1! You're wrong. You are entering the wrong data, using secondary databases instead of using official databases, and thereby introducing errors into wikidata. If you know that a database has an error, do not use OpenRefine and do not enter data from that database. No one needs to go after your edits to fix them. Skyscanner has many errors regarding hotels in Portugal. It classifies accommodations without a hotel license as hotels. If you want to enter hotel data in Portugal, use the Turismo de Portugal database. Sanjorgepinho (talk) 12:01, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@Sanjorgepinho: Well Wikidata itself has many errors. Skyscanner gets the data from the Booking, Agoda, Trip.com etc... for which the hotel itself enters the data. Regarding the Vintage House Hotel, you can see that on Trip.com it states 4 stars, but 5 stars on Booking.com. Germartin1 (talk) 12:33, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@Germartin1:I already told you where are the official classification data for hotels in Portugal. Please use this official database. If wikidata has errors, correct or revert wrong edits like the ones you made. Never enter data with errors just because there is incorrect data in wikidata. Please stop inputting erroneous data into wikidata. Sanjorgepinho (talk) 13:21, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Bitte auch deutsche Bezeichnung ausfüllenEdit

Hallo Germartin1, nochmal meine Bitte von oben: bitte bei Objekten in Deutschland auch die Bezeichnung (und möglichst auch Beschreibung) in Deutsch ausfüllen. Als angemeldeter User sieht man sonst bei Wikidata / "In der Nähe" nur die nichtssagende Q-Nummer, das frustriert mich, und gerade bei Hotels wäre es für dich doch vermutlich sehr einfach, die englische Bezeichnung auch gleich ins Deutsche zu übernehmen! Habe es jetzt mal wieder bei Q111118504 nachgeholt. Nebenbei dort: warum trägst du da als Staat auch die DDR ein, zumindest unter diesem Namen gab es das doch sicher nicht? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 09:19, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Hallo Gerd, habe für Skyscanner und Hostelworld die Labels auf Deutsch kopiert edit1 edit2 .
DDR ist natürlich ein Fehler, habe die Statements gerade gelöscht, danke für den Hinweis! Germartin1 (talk) 11:15, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
Danke! -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 16:54, 26 April 2022 (UTC)