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Welcome to Wikidata, Koavf!

Wikidata is a free knowledge base that you can edit! It can be read and edited by humans and machines alike, and you can help. Go to any item page now and add to this ever-growing database!
Need some help getting started? Here are some pages you can familarise yourself with:

If you have any questions, please ask me on 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.

Regards, --Wiki13 talk 18:51, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Adding langlinks edit

Hi Koavf, I saw you were adding langlinks on the Indianapolis item. I just want to let you there's tool for adding langlinks. This makes it really easy to add them all at once. You need to add


to your common.js. Regards, Wiki13 talk 18:59, 1 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin edit

Per your successful RfA I have promoted you to administrator. Congratulations. Best regards. — MarcoAurelio (talk) 15:12, 15 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FYI edit

I've brought up your deletion of Category:User simple at WD:Project chat.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:04, 16 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Main page full protection edit

I disagree with that. The spirit of the wiki is to allow any page to be edited, and protection should be used only to prevent ongoing disruption, which has not materialized.--Jasper Deng (talk) 06:43, 16 November 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Admin confirmations edit

Hello! We are currently in the process of confirming all of the early admins, and you are scheduled to be confirmed between 7 - 11 February 2013. Please create an entry at Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013/4, and see Wikidata:Administrators/Confirm 2013 for more details. Techman224Talk 00:20, 2 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Q52 Wikipedia aliases edit

Why did you add non-English names of Wikipedia as English aliases? --Yair rand (talk) 06:04, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Whoops That was a silly error—I noticed part of the way through and stopped, but didn't delete the aliases I had already added. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:05, 7 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Wikipedia:Justin Knapp Day (Q11590237) edit

Hi Koavf! I just revisited (Q'|11590237) . You may add some help tools to user:Koavf/common.js . Please see User:Rotsaert8000 (in Esperanto), Wikidata:Tools, and Wikidata:Tools/User scripts. On the user:i18n-page you will see all WD gadget links. It takes time to see what fits most of your interests. Good luck gangLeri לערי ריינהארט (talk) 11:55, 20 May 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A Love Supreme (Q5106) edit

I removed it because 'instrumental' is not a language. I guessed it was okay to remove because 'instrumental' was already covered by the genres mentioned. I can't think of a way of expressing "no language" in data, apart from leaving the value empty (clicking on the little icon and pressing "no value"). I didn't do that because I don't recall that being done on any other items about language-less music pieces I've seen. --BurritoBazooka (talk) 14:06, 20 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@BurritoBazooka: But instrumental music isn't a genre. Do you know how any Wikipedias handle this? I've edited a lot of album articles on en.wp and "instrumental" is considered valid for the Language field there. Thanks for responding. —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:57, 21 September 2015 (UTC

Greetings edit

Just saw you around here, excellent :) WD needs more cross-pollination from other active networks. Sj (talk) 21:50, 5 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Sj: Thanks: I always want to work more on WMF projects than time will allow. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:00, 6 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page sorting in the Category:Wikidata:Sister projects edit

Hi! About this edit war: in your opinion, what's wrong in the current sorting method? This category will not be contain any other articles, in addition to the translation of this page. Current alphabetic segmentation looks good and comfortable. --Kaganer (talk) 11:38, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I saw a situation that caused your edit. My poposed solution - see Template_talk:Translation_categories#Sort_order_for_subpages_with_subsubpages ;) --Kaganer (talk) 12:33, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Kaganer: Thanks. Happy Thanksgiving. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:02, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incubator edit

Have you seen meta:2016 Community Wishlist Survey/Categories/Wikidata? You're one of the two people listed on Wikidata:Incubator and one of the proposals on there is to add support for Incubator so I thought you might be interested.

Also, while I'm here, I've added the Finnish Wikivoyage page you asked for at Talk:Q16503. :) - Nikki (talk) 19:34, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nikki: Thanks a lot. I'm taking out interwikis at voy:fi: and adding them here now and I see that you've done some of the same. Thanks for that. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:43, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, I have :) I like getting new projects linked to Wikidata. Feel free to ping me if you find any more that you can't add yourself. - Nikki (talk) 19:54, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nikki: I have a list generated from AWB of 1,662 that I am working through now. Are you doing your links systematically or just at random? Do you want to work together? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:11, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm currently doing them fairly randomly, going through voy:fi:Special:UnconnectedPages and picking out places I recognise, checking the English page name and then adding them to Wikidata in batches using QuickStatements. I haven't been removing the local interwiki links though (as you might have noticed). We could try to work together, what do you have in mind? - Nikki (talk) 21:34, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nikki: That's great, as I tried to run Duplicity but it only works on pages older than two weeks. UnconnectedItems works immediately though. Thanks. You can keep doing what you're doing and that is fine by me--I will just keep on deleting with AWB and then return to the special page with you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:52, 2 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User talk: edit

As far as I can tell, the person behind the Ip has been a nuisance cross-wiki for a long time ,especially enwiki. MechQuester (talk) 22:27, 5 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MechQuester: Thanks. I'll keep my eyes peeled on wikis where I have advanced user rights. —Justin (koavf)TCM 22:32, 5 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
no problem. just notice the range block MechQuester (talk) 01:41, 6 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiSpecies edit

Hi Koavf,

I was wondering about this category. I was wondering if I can start to mass add them to wikispecies. One of them would be this one.

Thanks, MechQuester (talk) 03:42, 14 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MechQuester: I say go for it, especially if you have sources. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:00, 14 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Love versus Apathy edit

Hello! I was wondering why you reverted my edit here. It doesn't seem to me that love is really the opposite of apathy, or at least not in the common conception of the terms. If it is in there, it probably deserves a qualifier of some kind, but at the very least it should be bidirectional.

Thanks, Tamwin (talk) 20:40, 15 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The opposite of love is not hate but apathy is a common aphorism. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:48, 15 July 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

given name and family name properties edit

The given name (P735) and family name (P734) properties are used for the name the person goes by currently. Because the given name and family name fields are used in Wikimedia templates (on Commons and others) to categorize articles. You can use aliases or name (P2561) with qualifiers to note other names.

I'm gonna go ahead and make those changes on Christine Hallquist (Q56167585) later this afternoon move Dave and David to name (P2561) with qualifiers. William Graham (talk) 19:08, 30 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@William Graham: I don't see any indication of that at given name (P735) and name (P2561) says to use more specific properties if possible. Where are you getting this current usage intepretation? In fact, it's contradicted in actual usage (e.g. Muhammad Ali (Q36107) or the examples in the documentation--George Washington doesn't currently go by any name). It seems like this is just ad hoc and made up but I'm willing to be shown otherwise if you can point me to any documentation or consensus on this. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:15, 30 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@William Graham: ?—Justin (koavf)TCM 19:37, 2 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for overeacting. The given name field with start and end times is correct. Apologies again. William Graham (talk) 20:03, 2 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@William Graham: William, it's not about that, man--sorry if I overrreacted. We're all just trying to do the right thing here. Thanks, man. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:35, 2 September 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

L1029 edit


I reverted you on love (L1029) as காதல் is clearly not en English word, so it has nothing to do in this Lexeme.

Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 08:05, 20 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

El Camino edit

I posted a discussion here: Talk:Q61741521. That is a site with registered access only previous payment. It's against Wiki policy. It can't be accepted as official site. -- L'Ospite Inatteso - I love to love you 19:31, 18 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism or nationalism edit

Hi Koavf, Can you see about this [1] and this [2] the description is not same in arabic and english and a not what have wrote in arabic article --Nehaoua (talk) 14:46, 6 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nehaoua: Thanks. I made an edit and it seems like the state of the item now is fine from what I can tell. —Justin (koavf)TCM 07:38, 7 January 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Blocked sock edit

Hi Justin. Would it be possible for you to revert this sock's last POV edit? I would have done it, but the page is semi protected and I'm not a confirmed user on Wikidata. Best, M.Bitton (talk) 17:42, 27 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@M.Bitton:   Done. Anything for you, M. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:50, 27 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks. Best, M.Bitton (talk) 19:31, 27 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Call for participation in a task-based online experiment edit

Dear Koavf,

I hope you are doing good,

I am Kholoud, a researcher at King's College London, and I work on a project as part of my PhD research, in which I have developed a personalised recommender system that suggests Wikidata items for the editors based on their past edits. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

I am inviting you to a task-based study that will ask you to provide your judgments about the relevance of the items suggested by our system based on your previous edits.

Participation is completely voluntary, and your cooperation will enable us to evaluate the accuracy of the recommender system in suggesting relevant items to you. We will analyse the results anonymised, and they will be published to a research venue.

The study will start in late January 2022 or early February 2022, and it should take no more than 30 minutes.

If you agree to participate in this study, please either contact me at kholoud.alghamdi@kcl.ac.uk or use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSees9WzFXR0Vl3mHLkZCaByeFHRrBy51kBca53euq9nt3XWog/viewform?usp=sf_link

I will contact you with the link to start the study.

For more information about the study, please read this post: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Kholoudsaa

In case you have further questions or require more information, don't hesitate to contact me through my mentioned email.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.


Kholoudsaa (talk) 20:47, 28 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Darius Campbell edit


Can you correct the date of death of the singer Darius Campbell (Q623933)? The singers was found unresponsive and declared dead on 11 August 2022. 16 August is the date, his death was made public by his family. Please see the sources.

Yours sincerely, 23:32, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed! Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:33, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. 23:45, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Date of death (Matt Walker) edit

Hello. You have made some edits on Matt Walker (Q4994327). I suppose adding p570 "date of death" is a mistake? Best regards PHE77 (talk) 11:20, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It was not: having no date of death listed could mean either 1.) it has happened and we haven't documented it or 2.) it hasn't happened yet. By putting in the "no value", this says that he's still living. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:21, 8 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you edit

I promise to do a Wikidata tutorial by the end of the week so I'm not a further burden on the system LOL. Jengod (talk) 20:50, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No worries, friend: we've all been kittens at one time or another. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:11, 5 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Congratulations, Dear Administrator! edit

English | español | français | Nederlands | русский | +/−

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our gift is better than the one at Commons or Meta)

Here's your badge: {{User admin}}/{{#babel:admin}} and {{Admin topicon}}. Enjoy!

Congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Wikidata. Please take a moment to read the Wikidata:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Wikidata:Project chat, Wikidata:Requests for comment, and Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikidata-adminconnect. If you need access, you can flag someone down at #wikidataconnect. You may find Wikidata:Guide to Adminship to be useful reading. You may also want to consider adding yourself to meta:Template:Wikidata/Ambassadors, and to any similar page on your home wiki if one exists. (Check Wikipedia:Wikidata/Wikidatans (Q14964498).)

Please also add/update the languages you speak to your listing at Wikidata:List of administrators and Wikidata:Administrators/Timeline. You may also like to add your username to this list if you would not like that items you delete at RfD get marked as deleted automatically. Again, welcome to the admin corps!

Ymblanter (talk) 13:45, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

<3<3<3 —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:47, 8 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

IP vandalism and stalking alert edit

Hello Koavf,

The same IP user,,,, has also vandalized my contributions in the Wikidata pages that are not protected, under the IP number

Can you temporarily protect the remaining Wikidata pages, that I edited and which he vandalized? And once the temporary protections of the protected Wikidata pages end, can you lengthen the duration?

It is obvious, that this person will not stop stalking me and vandalize any Wikidata page I edited and want to edit.

Can you add me and the Wikidata pages I edit on your watchlist. I have never been stalked before in the web and it really is an unpleasant feeling.

Yours sincerely, Harashim (talk) 09:12, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done: IP blocked and pages protected. There's no point in protecting and letting it expire to protect again: if I were going to do that, I could just make the initial protection longer or even infinite. Please do escalate again if you're experiencing problems and I'll do what I can to help. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:30, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you. Harashim (talk) 17:07, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Koavf,
I just discovered today, that the same IP user, vandalized the pages on July 18, which I have undone. He also vandalized my talk page, which I erased.
Can you protect, all the pages this IP vandalized and which I undid today? Can you also protect my user page and talk page? Once the temporary protections end, on August 12, I am certain this IP will attack again. Harashim (talk) 16:15, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Can you also temporarily protect the other Wikidata pages this IP vandalized, which are not many? Harashim (talk) 17:57, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Working on it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:04, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Harashim (talk) 22:29, 4 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
De rien, meine Freund. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:10, 5 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Koavf,

The same IP user, has struck in the Wikidata page of Annie Lennox (Q151231) again, which I undid. Can you temporarily protect that page, and other paged this IP user has vandalized in the past, under the IP numbers,,,, and

Can you temporarily protect these Wikidata pages again or lengthen the duration, that I edited and which he vandalized?

Yours sincerely, Harashim (talk) 09:02, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  Done Protected that item. —Justin (koavf)TCM 12:33, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Harashim (talk) 12:40, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for alerting me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 12:55, 21 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Koavf,
The vandal, has struck in the other Wikidata pages I had edited, on October 22, the day after I alerted you. This person vandalizes every Wikidata page I once edited. He will vandalize the other Wikidata pages, I once edited and whose protection has expired, for certain.
Yours sincerely, Harashim (talk) 03:37, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Done for six months this time. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:43, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Can you also protect the Wikidata of "Rob Nelson" (Q23018109) which he also vandalized? Harashim (talk) 07:12, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much. Harashim (talk) 14:43, 27 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Civility edit

This is the second time you have approached me with hostility on a noticeboard. I am asking you politely to please extend the same civility to me. As an admin, I believe you would be held to this standard no matter what. Elizium23 (talk) 21:42, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please provide diffs to the purported uncivil comments. —Justin (koavf)TCM 23:21, 19 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Elizium23: —Justin (koavf)TCM 03:04, 25 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Revdel edit

Can you please explain how Wikidata:Revision deletion justified hiding this? Jasper Deng (talk) 21:31, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It contains defamatory content that is part of the LTA GRP's series of cross-wiki attacks on certain users, such as Dave. He uses these wikis as a personal publishing house to air his grievances against users that he dislikes and that is inappropriate. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:37, 29 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Oops edit

(Thanks. Redlink fixed by saving an edit by using the edit conflict resolution tools that incidentally removed your comment.) RudolfoMD (talk) 00:06, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pobody's nerfect, Rudolfo. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:07, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]