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Best regards! Jon Harald Søby (talk) 22:08, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Gardens and parksEdit

I have been pleased to see your aptitude and interest in Wikidata. You made the jump here well and you continually raise good issues. I like your regular presence here.

You asked a bit about urban parks. I wanted to signal to you that there is an organization which has made some friendly moves into Wikipedia and Wikidata and which has open data about parks in the United States.

There is not anyone at this organization who has the time to commit to Wikimedia projects in a regular way but their information is available. As with most of these relationship the initial barrier is data modeling and getting Wikidata consensus on what information we want. If we made a specific request someone there might assist.

Thanks for looking at parks content. Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:01, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

    • I haven't taken up any particular interest in parks here. I've just been following up from the Wikidata Infoboxes attached to Commons categories on my watchlist, since the Wikidata content affects Commons, and trying to fix the at least partial, and sometimes complete, messes I find in about two cases out of three. - Jmabel (talk) 15:47, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

Interview InvitationEdit

Hi Jmabel,

I noticed your message on Wikidata project chat, which led me to look up your profile. Thank you for all the hard work!

I’m reaching out to you because I’m working on a research project about understanding what motivates editors like you to contribute to Wikidata. We’re also interested in learning about how you feel your contributions are being used outside of Wikidata. Since you are such an active community member, I thought you might also be interested in helping to build the broader community’s knowledge about Wikidata, and why it matters.

If you’re interested, let’s schedule a time to talk over Zoom, or whichever platform you prefer. You could leave a direct message or fill in a questionnaire. The conversation should take about 30 min.

Hope you have a great day,

Chuankaz (talk) 04:54, 10 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Chuankaz: I don't really do all that much on Wikidata -- I'm 80-90% on Wikimedia Commons -- but I'd be glad to talk. This week I'm up to my eyeballs with work, so it's not the best time to do it, but if you want to schedule some time during the afternoon (West Coast U.S. time) this coming Monday or Tuesday (June 15-16), that should work well for me. If that doesn't work for you, we can work out something else. - Jmabel (talk) 05:00, 10 June 2020 (UTC)
    • @Jmabel: Sounds great! I have sent you an email about interview details. Chuankaz (talk) 05:11, 10 June 2020 (UTC)