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Best regards! Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:46, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you!Edit

The improvements you are making to items about languages are great! --Epìdosis 16:32, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Epìdosis, that's very kind of you. Philology has always been an interest of mine. I hope we can create a coherent database of languages in Wikidata but it's going to be difficult. We don't have a property for "evolved from", for example, nor "deciphered by".--Heron (talk) 16:53, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Blake ImagesEdit

Hey Heron! Great work on updating information about the Blake Paintings in Wikidata. I briefly worked with the William Blake Archive a few years back, to assess this landscape (see ). There is tons of work to be done in terms of blake, including tying in the authoritative scholarly index of the work (, and making sure that not just individual images, but commons categories reflect the Blake items (see ). I also briefly, fantasized about taking the authoratative index of adaptations of his works ( ) and integrating that data into Wikidata. Thanks for beginning that process!Sadads (talk) 13:39, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks, Sadads. It's nice to know that my work is appreciated! I don't know how to go about tying into the Blake Archive but do let me know if I can help with that. --Heron (talk) 18:08, 8 April 2016 (UTC)



Why did you merged these two paintings Portrait of Joan Meatsuyker (1606-78), Governor general (1653-78) (Q17334843) & Portrait of Joan Maetsuyker (1606-78), Governor general (1653-78) (Q17340121)? Multichill (talk) 18:29, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi Multichill. Looks like an error. Thanks for separating them again. --Heron (talk) 21:31, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

P199 for Galileo (Q182008)?Edit


Is it really correc to use business division (P199)place of burial (P119) on Galileo (Q182008) (qv. Special:Diff/290079737). It breaks the constraints so if we want to keep this, we need to broaden the constraint or add an exception to it.

Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 12:20, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

Hi Vigneron. You mean place of burial (P119). No, that is probably not the best property to use. Perhaps there is another one called "final location" or something. I shall check and fix if possible. Or you can fix if you want to. Best regards Heron (talk) 07:42, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
I deleted the property. I tried replacing it with "located on astronomical body" but that isn't allowed either. Heron (talk) 08:42, 17 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I meant place of burial (P119) and sadly no, I'm don't how to indicate the final fate of this space probe. We should ask on Wikidata talk:WikiProject Astronomy. Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 14:23, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
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