Wikidata Weekly SummariesEdit

Wikidata Weekly Summaries

Two Michael Raeburn African film directors?Edit

What makes you think that there are two different African film directors named Michael Raeburn? The filmographies in their various Wikipedia articles overlap and IMDB thinks there's only a single director of their name. The P1889 property that you added is preventing their merger.

What evidence do you have that there are two different film directors with this name? Tfmorris1 (talk) 16:50, 5 October 2020 (UTC)

@Tfmorris1: As indicated by statement
Michael Raeburn (Q383953) different from (P1889) Michael Raeburn (Q72718635) / criterion used (P1013) date of birth (Q2389905)
they have different date of births: 1943 and 1948. If you are sure they are the same person, feel free to remove different from (P1889) statements and merge these items - and fix the birth date doing so. Cheers Lαδδo chat ;) 11:26, 6 October 2020 (UTC)
Well, the 1948 birth date's citation is "Imported from English Wikipedia" which isn't exactly stellar to begin with and EN wiki actually says "1943 or 1948." I'd suggest only using P1889 where the preponderance of evidence supports them being different entities rather than focusing on a single random factoid. I'll clean this one up, but you might want to review any similar ones that you added to make sure they're correct. Tfmorris1 (talk) 16:02, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

P31 humanEdit

should not have any other P31, please fix your nonsense edits 07:24, 8 February 2021 (UTC)

OK, I used subject has role (P2868) anonymous master (Q474968) instead. Lαδδo chat ;) 14:14, 8 February 2021 (UTC)
Great, thank you! 19000+ bugs. 06:13, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
Mmmm bad request, most results do not even bear P31=Q5 at all. Only 220 errors with a stricter filter:
SELECT distinct ?item ?itemLabel ?type ?typeLabel
   ?item wdt:P31/wdt:P279+ wd:Q5 .
   ?item wdt:P31 ?type .
   FILTER NOT EXISTS { ?item wdt:P279 [] . } .   # Discard classes
   FILTER EXISTS { ?item wdt:P31 wd:Q5 . } .     # Discard non-humans
   FILTER (?type != wd:Q5 )                      # Skip lines where type is human
   SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en,fr,es,it,de,pl,ca" }
ORDER BY ?typeLabel

Try it!

Lαδδo chat ;) 23:44, 9 February 2021 (UTC)

[WMF Board of Trustees - Call for feedback: Community Board seats] Meetings with the Wikidata communityEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is organizing a call for feedback about community selection processes between February 1 and March 14. While the Wikimedia Foundation and the movement have grown about five times in the past ten years, the Board’s structure and processes have remained basically the same. As the Board is designed today, we have a problem of capacity, performance, and lack of representation of the movement’s diversity. Our current processes to select individual volunteer and affiliate seats have some limitations. Direct elections tend to favor candidates from the leading language communities, regardless of how relevant their skills and experience might be in serving as a Board member, or contributing to the ability of the Board to perform its specific responsibilities. It is also a fact that the current processes have favored volunteers from North America and Western Europe. In the upcoming months, we need to renew three community seats and appoint three more community members in the new seats. This call for feedback is to see what processes can we all collaboratively design to promote and choose candidates that represent our movement and are prepared with the experience, skills, and insight to perform as trustees?

In this regard, two rounds of feedback meetings are being hosted to collect feedback from the Wikidata community. Two rounds are being hosted with the same agenda, to accomodate people from various time zones across the globe. We will be discussing ideas proposed by the Board and the community to address the above mentioned problems. Please sign-up according to whatever is most comfortable to you. You are welcome to participate in both as well!

Also, please share this with other volunteers who might be interested in this. Let me know if you have any questions. KCVelaga (WMF), 14:32, 21 February 2021 (UTC)