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(Sorry for the late posting. You may already know) - Hi. Your RfA has been closed and I've promoted you to administrator. Congratulations. Best regards. — MarcoAurelio (talk) 01:14, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Heh, thanks - Hoo man (talk) 01:21, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Admin confirmationEdit

Hello, your adminship is up for confirmation between Jan 28th and Feb 1st. Please create a section for yourself at Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013/2, and see Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013 for more info. Regards, Techman224Talk 05:08, 23 January 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Hoo man. Weshalb eigentlich nicht? Benutzerfreundlich ist das ja nicht sonderlich. Ich habe daher unter MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice einen Kommentar abgegeben. --Leyo 09:14, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Siehe Wikidata:Forum#MediaWiki:Sitenotice. Ich kann das gerne einrichten, hätte aber vorher lieber noch ein paar Meinungen. - Hoo man (talk) 13:54, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
An diesen Thread habe ich gar nicht mehr gedacht. Ich habe mal weitere Meinungen erbeten. --Leyo 14:23, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Empty items botEdit

[04:49:48 PM] <hoo> legoktm: Is the bot finding empty items still running ?

No it's not because the Toolserver replag is at 6 days so it's basically useless. Legoktm (talk) 02:55, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Pity... thanks for the reply though - Hoo man (talk) 11:29, 24 April 2013 (UTC)

Roles for Dan Castellaneta in The Simpsons MovieEdit

Hello Hoo man. You changed The Simpsons Movie so that there is one statement for Dan Castellaneta with two role qualifiers. I have previously had two separate statements. Can you join the discussion here: [1]


If a subtemplate isn't a /doc page, please don't delete the item yet. Please discuss at Wikidata:Requests for comment/Interwiki links for subpages first.--GZWDer (talk) 05:28, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Your recent actionsEdit

Why did you suddenly remove this viwiki sitelink from the item that is labeled with it?

And then suddenly I see all these items deleted:

(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427448 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427468 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427447 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427446 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427445 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427443 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427444 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427442 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427440 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427439 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427438 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)
(Deletion log); 04:33 . . Hoo man (A) (talk | contribs) deleted page Q15427437 ‎(Empty / unlinked item)

Can't you restore them? I thought unlinked items are not necessarily eligible for deletion under our notability criteria; in fact the Notability policy says that this meets criteria #2: "refers to an instance of a clearly identifiable conceptual or material entity" and I've already discussed this with another admin. These clearly refer to conceptual entities that exist out there. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 17:24, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

These were unlinked items, without statements and sitelinks, which I deleted as general maintenance (nobody would ever do that per hand)... I know that some of them might fall under our notability criteria, but almost all of them were just unlink/deletion leftovers nobody will ever take care of. After all, I don't think that the items I've deleted had much value (most of them were duplicates or orphans). If you think that I've deleted items that had value, feel free to restore them. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 17:33, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

unlinked itemEdit

If you want to delete unlinked item automatically or semi-automatically, You'd better create an adminbot (probably named Hoo adminbot/Hoo abot). By the way, make sure not to delete any item with backlinks.--GZWDer (talk) 11:10, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

CC0 or Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0?Edit

I see that you've created MediaWiki:Wikibase-shortcopyrightwarning which says it's CC0, but the message on Translatewiki gives Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 (example). I guess that CC0 is correct, so shouldn't it be changed on Translatewiki? --Stryn (talk) 12:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

I don't think so as CC0 is specific to Wikidata, while the extension itself is supposed to have another default content license (probably to stay in sync with the default content license of MediaWiki). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 02:07, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, thanks for deleting Q14972260. I was just waiting a bit longer before going for bulk request; for the chance of finding some more merge-able items during my today run for Czech Wikipedia project: Forgotten interwikis. Have a good day --23:14, 11 February 2014 (UTC), Utar (talk)

User:Pasleim/Items for deletion/Hoo BotEdit

zu deiner Information: Ich habe eine Liste von Items erstellt, welche nach einer Bearbeitung von Hoo Bot keinen weiteren Sitelink mehr haben. --Pasleim (talk) 14:51, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Danke, toll :) Triviale Fälle räume ich selbst hin und wieder auf, bei den komplexeren Fällen (wenn noch Inhalte drin sind), ist es manchmal bisschen mehr Arbeit, da könnte ich Hilfe gebrauchen... - Hoo man (talk) 18:49, 14 April 2014 (UTC)


Hi, du hast das Gadget entfernt, weil es andere Gadgets kaputt macht. Welche genau sind das denn? Ich würd das nämlich gerne fixen, hab aber irgendwie nichts gefunden, dass es anderen Gadgets schaden würde. Viele Grüße, -- Bene* talk 10:03, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Wir hatten bedenken wegen AuthorityControl, aber ich denke inzw., dass die Ursache eine andere ist/ war. Du kannst das Gadget gerne wieder aktivieren, solltest aber auf Kollateralschäden achten (vor allem im Bezug auf AuthorityControl). Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 13:38, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


Hallo, es passiert nur sehr selten, dass ein Item auf meiner Beobachtungsliste gelöscht wird. Aber wenn, dann kann ich meist durch Verweise erkennen um was es sich handelte oder wohin die Links verschoben wurden. Beim dem aber geht das nicht. Kannst du mir kurz sagen, was es war? (Bezeichnung, ehemaliger Link oder so) Gruß Holger1959 (talk) 22:38, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Gleich noch eins Q15629698 von grade eben. Holger1959 (talk) 22:39, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Q16286579 war ein Item welches bis zum 5. Juni auf Бенджамин gelinkt hat (wurde nach Q4926472 gemerged). Q15629698 wurde inzwischen wiederhergestellt, es handelte sich hier um eine irrtümliche Zusammenführung. Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 00:41, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Danke! Holger1959 (talk) 20:02, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


#37 is not enough? Matěj Suchánek (talk) 15:11, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Sadly it's not: #57 is less fussy than #37 (it only matches links from commons). Because of that it can be set to disallow edits without causing any potential collateral damage. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 21:41, 8 December 2014 (UTC)


Sent you one. Courcelles (talk) 01:15, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Seen - Hoo man (talk) 01:21, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

Wikidata:True duplicatesEdit

Now Pasleim resolved most true duplicates. Probably you can make a new list and let Pasleim know it.--GZWDer (talk) 10:01, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Just started the script. Will post a new list once it's done (probably tomorrow). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 13:26, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Took longer to run than I thought...   Done - Hoo man (talk) 03:44, 15 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I created once an oAuth application to patrol recent changes on Wikidata [2]. May you have a look at it? Thanks. --Pasleim (talk) 20:03, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Approved the request :) Maybe a rollback feature in that tool would also be nice (on top of undo), btw. - Hoo man (talk) 20:38, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Deleted tours itemsEdit

Hey, I think you should white-list this item from being deleted. ;-) -- Bene* talk 13:57, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Good catch... thanks for letting me know about Q17578745. It wont happen again. - Hoo man (talk) 20:16, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


Dear Hoo man,

My watch list showed that you deleted Q6596547. Because Wikidata items, unlike Wikipedia pages, do not have meaningful names, I wonder what the item was about.

Best regards, Bever (talk) 03:06, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

@Bever: That item was about "anxiolysis", but didn't hold any Statements, nor is it linked from anywhere. It has a sitelink to de:Anxiolyse (which is a redirect). It seems to be related to anxiolytic (Q62903) but it's probably not exactly the same. I can restore it for you, if you want to expand it in a way that makes it more useful and notable. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 11:35, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Anxiolysis is anxiety reduction and anxiolytics are medicaments used for anxiety reduction. Apparently I was responsible for making this item empty by moving the Dutch language article nl:Anxiolyse (which is called after anxiolysis but has the other term in bold as well) to the other item, as the two notions are very related indeed. Perhaps according to the new policy it should be a redirect, if there is any meaningful history in the item. Bever (talk) 00:05, 7 June 2015 (UTC)


Seems you got the best topic for the conference:

Curious about reading it. All the best for the preparation! --- Jura 12:45, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


FYI, noticed the new logo, protected it (the png version) on Commons for a month, which should hopefully be long enough. Revent (talk) 06:44, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

One month should suffice, thanks for looking after this. - Hoo man (talk) 10:41, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
No problem, at all. We definitely don't want the logo to suddenly become a penis, lol. Revent (talk) 19:14, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Will you let me finish creating an item before deleting it?Edit

Will you let me finish creating an item before deleting it?  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 13:57, 18 November 2015‎ (UTC) (UTC).

I don't see a reason to do that, given you are creating a duplicate of an item, that has already been deleted multiple times (just this week). Please make the case why that item is notable by now. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 13:59, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
I can only echo Hoo man's comments. This is just a waste of administrators' time on multiple projects. Jared Preston (talk) 17:21, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Q21598749 queryEdit

thanks HI Moderators in Spanish ? help  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Juliosgt89 (talk • contribs) at 15:46, 1 December 2015‎ (UTC) (UTC).

@Juliosgt89: I'm sorry, but I'm not able to help you in Spanish. Regarding the item of yours which I deleted earlier: The item itself appeared non-notable as it didn't have any useful information on it. You might want to look at Help:Items on how to create an Item. You can also ask me, if you have questions. - Hoo man (talk) 16:32, 1 December 2015 (UTC)



You deleted it. There was a commons link on it (which existed at least since 2013-05-29 10:08:48) - person dead in 2002. Could you tell me which one, please ? I need to find it (the commons item I mean) - Thanks a lot. --Hsarrazin (talk) 00:44, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

@Hsarrazin: That item was linked to commons:Category:Dirk Denninger and de: Dirk Denninger. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 13:53, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
thanks... it is stucked on a Recent deaths list, and I could not remove it. I can now ;)
may I ask why you did not merge it with Q15649744 instead of removing it, please ? --Hsarrazin (talk) 14:47, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
@Hsarrazin: I didn't remove the sitelinks myself, someone else did (see the now restored history). Also that page got deleted before we had the ability to redirect items (as far as I remember), thus redirecting wasn't an option. I restored the item and redirected it now, that's better. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 15:09, 9 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Hsarrazin (talk) 19:48, 9 February 2016 (UTC)



I answered on my own page, but forgot how to ping you. I'm looking into the problem and I'm surprised to find that the api.php has changed overnight, but this is not reflected in the docs. (

It's wrong here as well:

So I'm stuck now.--Polyglot (talk) 18:53, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

@Polyglot: Given you are editing again, it seems you managed to overcome these problems already. If not and you are using pywikibot try updating that, as old versions have known token handling issues that can cause such issues. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 22:31, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
I started using WDTK to overcome the login problems. Unfortunately search hadn't been implemented yet. I had implemented a bot from scratch, so pywikibot didn't cause the problem. Wrong information on API:Login did. Cheers --Polyglot (talk) 13:39, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

Purge not workingEdit

Hi Hoo man, I tried using this URL to purge property talk pages:

It does not seem to have an effect, despite that it looks equivalent to the snippet you indicated on my talk page: there are many pages like Property_talk:P218 that display dozens of Too many Wikidata entities accessed. and keep doing so despite my attempts to "purge" (I know that purging that page manually would fix it, but you may have better ideas). Any idea why my "purge URL" fails? thanks -- LaddΩ chat ;) 13:45, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

@Laddo: The purges worked and are actually the cause for that problem. I've created phab:T127462 to track this. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 16:07, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
Purging the page individually (not during a recursive parse that touches many pages) should work fine, though. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 16:09, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Isidore-Noel BelleauEdit

Here you can see the baptism registry for Isidore Noel Belleau : . And as a genealogist, I would have to say, it is the ideal source of birth registration data. I would like it if you performed the citation since I don't quite know how to do that on Wikidata. Thanks and have a pleasant day. Lincher (talk) 02:23, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

@Lincher: In order to use that as a source, it should be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons with more context about the scan provided. You should also cite references when changing such dates on Wikipedia, especially if the date is disputed. You may also want to let the Canadian Library of Parliament know that they got the wrong date on their page. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 09:11, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Cutter -> FilmeditorEdit

Hi, kann man Labels per Bot umstellen, beispielsweise US-amerikanischer Cutter zu US-amerikanischer Filmeditor? Queryzo (talk) 10:10, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Klar, das geht sogar relativ einfach, mit der wbsetdescription-API (gibt dafür bestimmt ein gut nutzbares Script in pywikibot). Du kannst auch auf Wikidata:Bot requests darum bitten, dass jemand das macht. Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 10:17, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
Dort scheint aber nicht viel los zu sein. Könntest du das initiieren? Ich betreibe ja leider keinen Bot. Queryzo (talk) 12:00, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
@Queryzo: Mit Autolist kannst du dir eine Liste mit allen entsprechenden Objekten erstellen lassen. Die Liste kannst du downloaden und in ein Texteditor kopieren. Füge bei jder Zeile Dde "US-amerikanischer Filmeditor" an und kopiere alles nach Quick Statements. Klick auf "Do it" und fertig ist die Umstellung. --Pasleim (talk) 22:58, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
@Pasleim: Könntest du mir eine entsprechende Abfrage mal verlinken, ich habe mit dem Tool noch nie gearbeitet. Queryzo (talk) 09:50, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Änderung in Dareios-Unterwelt-WerkstattEdit

Und nun haben wir ein Problem. Denn deine Veränderungen können Ergänzungen sein, das was du entfernt hast entspricht aber alles andere als den wissenschaftlichen Standards. Marcus Cyron (talk) 21:28, 17 April 2016 (UTC)

@Marcus Cyron: Das Problem hier war, dass du occupation (P106) verwendet hast, dies ist aber nur für einzelne Personen gedacht (so bin ich auch auf diese Ungereimtheit aufmerksam geworden). Wie man das im einzelnen anders modellieren sollte ist mir leider auch nicht ganz klar, deshalb war meine Änderung hier eventuell unzureichend. Eventuell etwas in der Art von industry (P452)? Im Zweifel kann man so etwas im Project Chat ansprechen… es kann gut sein, dass das erstellen einer weiteren Property hier sinnvoll ist. Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 23:01, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
Mir ist schon klar, warum du das gemacht hast. Aber damit hast du leider mal wieder aufgezeigt, wo Probleme Wikidatas in seiner Unfelxibilität liegen. Wissenschaftlich werden hier Personen und Gruppen gleichrangig bearbeitet. Das zu trennen ist ein echtes Problem. Marcus Cyron (talk) 00:22, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
@Marcus Cyron: Ich finde das spricht gerade für die Flexibilität von Wikidata, dass es so einfach ist neue Properties einzuführen. Wenn es Konsens dafür gibt, kann einfach eine neue Property angelegt und verwendet werden. Mir ist leider kein Beispiel bekannt, wo ein ähnlicher Sachverhalt schon "sauber" modelliert wurde, weshalb vermutlich eine Diskussion notwendig ist… gerne kann ich diese auch selbst anstoßen. Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 12:09, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Ich hätte ja ohnehin gerne eine Property für "antike(r) Kunsthandwerker(in)". Das Positive: da könnte man Werkstätten, Gruppen, Klassen und Individuen aller Stilrichtungen und verschiedenen Bereiche unterbringen. Und es gibt hier eine fünfstellige Zahl mit Namen bekannter und mit Alias-Namen versehener Individuen. Marcus Cyron (talk) 18:36, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
@Marcus Cyron: Mir ist nicht ganz klar, wie man diese Property verwenden würde… kannst du das nochmal ausführlicher beschreiben? Grüße, Hoo man (talk) 22:10, 18 April 2016 (UTC)


Can you fix also Template:Purge? --ValterVB (talk) 17:33, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Automatisches Artikel-VerbindenEdit

Hallo Hoo man,

was dein Bot gerade macht (Verlinkungen mithilfe der Vorlage:Wikidata-Weiterleitung ersetzen) ist im Bereich Chemie leider in jedem Fall falsch. Zum Beispiel bei 3-(Trifluoromethyl)aniline (Q424934): Der deutsche Artikel behandelt die Stoffgruppe der Aminobenzotrifluoride, alle anderen die Einzelverbindung 3-(Trifluormethyl)anilin.--06:45, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Börsensocke: Mein Bot löst nur bereits in Wikidata verlinkte Weiterleitungen auf. Seiten sollten grundsätzlich auf Wikidata entlinkt werden, wenn sie zu Weiterleitungen umgewandelt werden, denen nicht gefolgt werden soll.
Die Vorlage:Wikidata-Weiterleitung ist nur zusätzlich zu einer existierenden Weiterleitung zu nutzen, um innerhalb von Wikipedia zusätzlich einen Link auf Wikidata zu haben. Die Vorlage ändert aber nichts an der Weiterleitung an sich. Grüße, - Hoo man (talk) 01:29, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

True duplicatesEdit

Hello Hoo man, I have gone through the true duplicates you have added last summer. Could you update the list? Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Lymantria (talk) 06:09, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

@Lymantria: Late, but   Done. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 09:44, 13 December 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. There was no hurry :). Lymantria (talk) 10:01, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

IMDB scriptEdit

We were talking about my little IMDB script the other day. It works on the patterns and checks if the label is the same. The code is on github and produces edits like this one and (these). It's fun to see how it picks up chains of episodes if you just add one link. Multichill (talk) 16:24, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Nice, thanks the pointer! Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 15:31, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
@Multichill: This is great, maybe you can have a look at my "highscore" of series with most missing IMDb IDs. Queryzo (talk) 21:37, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
I do that query every once in a while and take a series to clean up. Currently I'm at 3rd Rock from the Sun.
While we're at your talk page, this brings me to another point we talked about. One of the big tasks on Wikidata is to make the initial link between an item here and some external resource. For example me making this imdb link. The current tool of choice is mix'n'match. This tool is awesome, but has it's limitations. It's focused on 1:1 matches (Q18040330=tt0502658) and not suitable for 1:n matches (like what I'm doing with Wikidata:WikiProject sum of all paintings/Image suggestions) and it's not possible to dynamically work on subsets. Take for example IMDb ID (P345). It's not in mix'n'match, we do have a whole load of "Episodes of <something> at IMDb". Having one of our more important tools developed and maintained by a single volunteer might not be the most sustainable model. Multichill (talk) 09:24, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
I imported a few episode catalogs from imdb into mix'n'match (see my userpage). I used a Regex-Skript with to get the episodes with ID and title for every season, but it is demanding to do this for every series. Queryzo (talk) 09:40, 14 April 2017 (UTC)

Steuerzeichen in LabelsEdit

Hi, offenbar ist es möglich, Steuerzeichen aus Word etc. in Labels mit einzufügen, siehe [3] und zwei Edits später. Wenn ich den ursprünglichen Text in Word kopiere, ist der Text durchgestrichen. LG Queryzo (talk) 08:46, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Hallo Hoo man, hier hat sich im deLabel wieder mal irgendein white space eingeschlichen. Queryzo (talk) 10:26, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
@Lydia Pintscher (WMDE): Weißt du vielleicht Rat? Queryzo (talk) 07:58, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Ich hab mir das eben angeschaut. Das erste Problem scheint bei mir nicht aufzutauchen. Wenn ich den Text in Libre Office kopiere scheint alles ok. Beim zweiten edit erscheint bei mir ein spezielles Zeichen am Ende. Ich habe es jetzt entfernt. Ich suche mir mal jemanden mit einem anderen System um zu schauen wie es da aussieht. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 18:19, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
Ok ich habe es mir weiter angeschaut und sehe das Problem. Ich rede mit Thiemo wenn er wieder da ist um rauszufinden was wir tun können. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 08:46, 25 August 2017 (UTC)


Hello Marius. Would you please change the link target of this system message to Help:Navigating_Wikidata/User_Options#Babel_extension (or the multilingual anchor equivalent of that) per later discussion on phab:T62369? Deryck Chan (talk) 14:33, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Hoo man (talk) 18:33, 30 April 2018 (UTC)


Hi there! There's something weird with this filter. It doesn't allow me to add Soundex (P3878) to surnames that start with L. All of those Sondexes would have the value of "L\d\d\d", so the error is in line 7 with rlike '\nL\d+(-F\d+)?\nl (my emphasis). It seems that rlike isn't just for exact matches, but also for partial matches. Not sure what to use instead, though. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 00:03, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

@Jon Harald Søby: Ugh, this is indeed a false-positive filter match. I hope Special:AbuseFilter/history/102/diff/prev/949 fixes this. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 13:13, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that seems to have fixed it. Thank you! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 20:25, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata:True duplicates 2020Edit

Hi, can you update Wikidata:True duplicates? Maybe you can use the {{Q}} to make it easier to work with? Multichill (talk) 12:36, 28 March 2020 (UTC)

Just started the script and I'll see what I can report (probably no earlier than Monday, this things iterates over all items). Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 23:58, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
We had the database issues. You might have to rerun it now. Multichill (talk) 09:00, 10 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello! Unfortunately you have not made the required 5 admin actions in the last 6 months and your admin permissions were removed for inactivity. Thanks for your work in the past. --Rschen7754 16:38, 1 November 2020 (UTC)

I also removed the interface admin flag. Thanks for your work, and I hope you will be back soon.--Ymblanter (talk) 19:56, 9 January 2021 (UTC)