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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Laboramus/Archive 1 on 2015-08-21.

Jklamo (talkcontribs)
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Groceryheist (talkcontribs)

Hi Laboramus I'm working with User:EpochFail (@halfak on irc) on a research study to look into how mw:ORES is working out on wikis where it has been enabled. I was hoping to talk a little about what the kind of work you do on Wikidata and about how the ORES edit filters and classifiers have been working out. Do you use any tools other than Special:RecentChanges or Special:Watchlist that take advantage of ORES? Do you know of any other tools that are used to patrol that do not use ORES? I'm also interested in any other observations you may have about how the ORES scores are working out. Thank you!

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RMaung (WMF) 16:26, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

PreferentialBot and P2196 with P518 qualifiers

Pedropaulovc (talkcontribs)
Multichill (talkcontribs)

Hi Stas, I see you left the WMF. I wanted to thank you for all the good work you did over the years. Good luck with your new job (I assume you're moving somewhere else) and I hope you stick around as a volunteer.

Jura1 (talkcontribs)

Hi Stas,

Just noticed today that you left. Thank you from my side as well. The amazing changes your help with setting up and running Query Server brought Wikidata to a different level. Obviously, from a mere user's perspective WMF internal workings aren't that transparent to me, but I tend to attribute much of it to you. Without your converter, I don't think I'd ever have learned SPARQL!

All the best for your next challenge.

Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Thank you @Multichill and @Jura1 for the kind words! I do plan to be around as a volunteer, though probably will have some time constraints.

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RMaung (WMF) 19:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Jagulin (talkcontribs)

Hi! I added info about the locatorbot in official documentation as mentioned in Property_talk:P625#How_to_specify_globe. I saw in the logs that it was still active, but let me know if it's not considered official. While I looked at it, I found that the u:Locatorbot was not very detailed. I didn't look at the code. This query indicates that some "errors" aren't fixed by the bot. Are there restrictions that could be documented? How often is it running?

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Joutbis (talkcontribs)


I would like to point out this diff, about demographic data from 1553. The bot has changed the "Julian" attribute to "Gregorian". But being a few years before 1582, the correct calendar is Julian, so now it gets flagged as wrong. Can you please review that, and prevent the calendarmodel from changing?

Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Hmm the bot should not change calendars. This is a bug. I'll fix it, thanks for reporting!

Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Fixed, the bot should not mess with the calendars anymore.

Jura1 (talkcontribs)
Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Thanks, will take a look

Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Implemented now.

Jura1 (talkcontribs)

Thanks. The first is already done and it seems to work slowly through the second one.

Iain Bell (talkcontribs)

Could you remove wheel arrangement (P2978) from the list of properties that Preferential Bot works on please. While it might be useful on locomotives that are still in service, for locomotives that were scrapped a hundred years ago, all wheel arrangements are equally valid, so the setting of a preferred rank is not appropriate. Thanks

Laboramus (talkcontribs)

Thanks, will do. Sorry for the inconvenience.