New OpenRefine reconciliation serviceEdit


Thank you for wearing the {{User loves OpenRefine}} userbox on your user page!

Because the existing Wikidata reconciliation service has had severe performance issues recently, I have created a new one which should be faster and more robust. You can add it to OpenRefine in the reconciliation dialog with the following URL: (or by replacing en by any other language code).

If you have any issues with this new service, let me know.

Happy reconciling! − Pintoch (talk)

Wikidata "Sittlichkeit"Edit

Hallo, ich spreche jetzt mal deutsch. Du hast meine Änderungen in "Wikidata" zu "Sittlichkeit" rückgängig gemacht. Der Link vom englischen "Sittlichkeit" (als hegelianischer Spezialbegriff) zum deutschen "Sittlichkeit", das viel allgemeiner ist und man wohl am besten mit "morality" übersetzen kann, ist aber falsch. HerbertErwin (talk) 10:57, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

@HerbertErwin: Das Problem ist, dass du hier den "Moral" dewiki Link entfernt hast ohne ihn neu zu verbinden. Dadurch hat dewiki "Moral" kein Wikidata Item mehr. Du könntest aber ein neues Item erstellen um vom Spezialbegriff, Sittlichkeit und Moral zu unterscheiden, wenn noch keines existiert. Eventl. mit different from (P1889) verknüpfen. --Haansn08 (talk) 11:10, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

California cities in ZimbabweEdit

Hi, I noticed you made changes to quite a few California cities claiming that they are also in Zimbabwe ([1]). This information is being displayed on a great number of infoboxes at Wikimedia commons which was where I noticed this issue first. I'll admit I don't know too much about Wikidata, so I'm contacting you to let you know instead of reverting the edits myself, but I'm sure you must have been trying to do something else! --72 (talk) 19:53, 31 August 2020 (UTC)

@72: Thanks for letting me know. this was the culprit. --Haansn08 (talk) 22:58, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
No problem, turns out I definitely don't know how Wikidata works! Thanks for sorting it out. --72 (talk) 23:44, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
@72: At Wikidata each notable concept gets a with a Q in front like Q840678. Since human editors are better at remembering concepts by their name in their native language rather than some number Wikidata has labels, one for each language. Q840678 for example has the Japanese label "レドンドビーチ" or the English label "Redondo Beach". We can link concepts together using properties which have P numbers. For example a statement like "Redondo Beach is a charter city" is the triple Redondo Beach (Q840678) instance of (P31) charter city (Q13218391). Remember Wikidata only stores the Q and P numbers of the statements, and labels of concepts can be changed by editors. If somebody changes the English label of Q13218391 from "charter city" to "Zimbabwe" the previous statement would be presented as Redondo Beach (Q840678) instance of (P31) Zimbabwe which is exactly what happened here. --Haansn08 (talk) 05:24, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

RfD for Rikard Marasović (Q99445771)Edit

Hi I am new to Wikidata and was wondering what was the item of mine Q99445771 you requested to delet on Sept 19th? Tnx!Zblace (talk) 07:34, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

@Zblace: Hi and welcome to Wikidata! When I spot an item which does not have any sitelinks, relevant external identifiers or is not used to make other items more useful (see WD:N), I file a request for deletion for it. Since I file many such requests, I do not remember the specifics of every item I filed an RfD for. --Haansn08 (talk) 08:44, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
I do not mind you do your work as you find adequate but please consider that some people are new to Wikidata and can only know and dedicate little time here and there for this. Deleting something non-controversial and non-disruptive so quickly should not be high priority. Please check my situation as described here Zblace (talk) 14:33, 27 September 2020 (UTC)