Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Ham II/Structured Discussions Archive 1 on 2020-03-31.



WelcomeEdit

 

Welcome to Wikidata, Ham II!

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Best regards! by ReviTalkCMG at 11:14, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

 

Welcome to Wikidata, Ham II!

Wikidata is a free knowledge base that you can edit! It can be read and edited by humans and machines alike and you can go to any item page now and add to this ever-growing database!

Need some help getting started? Here are some pages you can familiarize yourself with:

  • Introduction – An introduction to the project.
  • Wikidata tours – Interactive tutorials to show you how Wikidata works.
  • Community portal – The portal for community members.
  • User options – including the 'Babel' extension, to set your language preferences.
  • Contents – The main help page for editing and using the site.
  • Project chat – Discussions about the project.
  • Tools – A collection of user-developed tools to allow for easier completion of some tasks.

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date.

If you have any questions, please ask me on [[User talk:|my talk page]]. If you want to try out editing, you can use the sandbox to try. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and become an active editor for Wikidata.

Best regards! by ReviTalkCMG at 11:14, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Merging itemsEdit

Hallo Ham II,

When you are merging items, please use the Merge.js gadget. It helps you nominating, gives the option to always keep the lower number (which is older, so preferable) and makes it a lot easier for the admins to process the requests.

With regards,
-Cycn (talk) 12:21, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Cadw IDsEdit

Hi, please do not enter descriptions as Cadw building IDs, as you did here. Thanks. --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:04, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

@Magnus Manske: Sorry! Artifex (talk) 17:25, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Public artworksEdit

Hi,

I added some values to Anglo-Belgian Memorial (Q18562303). You may find them useful to bear in mind for future public artworks. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:07, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

ConfirmationEdit

I hereby confirm that I, Artifex, am the same user as Ham on other projects, and wish to merge the two accounts as Ham II. Artifex (talk) 16:00, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

FamilyEdit

You created several items about families and tag them as people. Please fix it.--GZWDer (talk) 14:15, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

@GZWDer:   Done Ham II (talk) 18:12, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

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Description for Q56436498 itemsEdit

Hi again,

This time, I'll ask for your adive before adding description in Cymraeg ;) also @Jason.nlw:.

There is 145299 items with instance of (P31) = village in India (Q56436498), alomost none of them have description in Cymraeg. Right now, there is only 5:

The last two are obvious error (due error in the value of instance of (P31) that was changed but not the description). The firt 3 have been added by @Danielt998: but which one do you think is best : tref or pentref? (in Breton, it will be kêriadenn India).

Since it's a big volume and since none have description in Breton, I'll use OpenRefine and add both descriptions have the same time (maybe other languages too, I'll ask). I'll wait for your answer and remarks, no hurry you can take your time  

A galon, VIGNERON (talk) 15:29, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Hey VIGNERON how are you? In Welsh Pentref is 'village' and Tref is 'town' so for these, as long as they are all villages, "pentref yn India" is correct.

Thanks! Jason.nlw (talk) 09:24, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Yep definitely pentref, sorry my bad, not sure what happened there :) Danielt998 (talk) 14:15, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

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Statue labelsEdit

Please note that labels of statues etc. should reflect the actual names of the statues (often the same as the person sculptured). This is not necessarily the same as the english WP article. --Hjart (talk) 14:33, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

@Hjart: I hope you don't mind my asking, but how does one determine that Christian IX is the "actual name" for this sculpture? I changed the English label from the descriptive "Christian IX statue" to the also descriptive "Equestrian statue of Christian IX" in an attempt to establish a more consistent style for referring to statues, something I have also tried to do on the English Wikipedia. My understanding is that portrait sculptures of individuals in public places are more usually referred to in English by descriptive phrases ("the statue of Christian IX", etc.) than by "actual" titles. Sorry if I seem obtuse. Ham II (talk) 15:26, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
The name is generally determined simply by reading the text on the statue. Do also note that I actually used to name sculptures in the same vein as you did, because I had seen other people do the same, but then gradually realized that this came out quite clumsy in lists etc and now I'm consistently avoiding it. I must admit though the text on the side of this 1 says "Kong Christian den 9.", so I probably should change at least the danish label accordingly (It's been a few years since I first touched this one). Please note that I'm fairly familiar with this statue and that 1 of the photos in commons:Category:Equestrian statue of Christian IX (Esbjerg) is mine. --Hjart (talk) 16:10, 11 September 2020 (UTC)
@Hjart: I think that the inscriptions on statues such as these are identify the person portrayed rather than to give the title as such, otherwise Claude Gellée (Q18147025) would be titled C. Lorrain and Statue of Benjamin Disraeli (Q18161998) would be Beaconsfield. Could you give an example of a list or anything else in which using "Statue of" appears clumsy? I've got this list in my userspace in which "Statue of Christopher Columbus" is necessarily repeated a lot of times, but it would only be repeating something else if a different style were standard. Ham II (talk) 08:16, 16 September 2020 (UTC)

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