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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:LydiaPintscher/Archive 1 on 2015-08-10.

Antoine2711 (talkcontribs)

Hi Lydia,

I saw that your are a participant in the WikiProject Movies, and I have a lots of questions.

1) I'm asking to create 2 new properties about classification in Canada. For french (Québec), Wikidata:Property proposal/Classification RCQ, and for english canada, Wikidata:Property proposal/CHVRS Classification. Can you support me and vote for those? (Or, if you think I should change something, tell me so I can correct it). This should be a no brainer as it's the same as MPAA film rating (P1657), CNC film rating (France) (P2758) and BBFC rating (P2629).

2) How long before it get approved?

3) I would like to add a new property, synopsis, that would be a link to an external web resource (URL) as our synopsis are more than 250 chars, and there is also copyright issues. What do you think about that?

Your help will be MUCH appreciated. I think we've meet at Wikimania 2017 (Mtl), I was Volunteer Manager.

Regards, Antoine

LydiaPintscher (talkcontribs)

Hi Antoine :)

I'll have a look at the property proposals in the next days. How long it takes to get them approved depends on a few factors like how many people support it quickly.

I don't think we should have a synopsis property. That goes beyond what Wikidata should store into Wikipedia's area.



Antoine2711 (talkcontribs)

Hi Lydia,

I have a question for you. I want to mark roles as primary/secondary/cameo. Is there a way to do that? I would like to ask the Movies WDProject, but I don't see a discussion page created. Should I create one, and ping the project?

Also, I would like to ask the Movies WDProject how do you mark someone as the sound engineer for a movie?

Regards, Antoine

Antoine2711 (talkcontribs)

I got my answers. Sorry for the noise. ;-) Regards, Antoine

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AlessioMela (talkcontribs)
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AlessioMela (talkcontribs)

Thanks Lydia! I'm curious about this in order to make a reasonable interval for this tool that lists all the articles without a Wikidata item. And dispatch lag creates many false positives.

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Jura1 (talkcontribs)

Hi Lydia,

Is this just a mistaken assumption by a user rarely active on Wikidata or has the workshop mentioned on Topic:Tvx64y7zezv4rz4v somehow created the mistaken assumption that Wikidata is a dumping ground for statements that can't be referenced?

LydiaPintscher (talkcontribs)

There was no workshop. We met at the Wikimania hackathon because she had a question which I helped her with. And of course I didn't give the impression that Wikidata is a dumping ground. And she also never got that impression I am sure.

I'm sad we're not solving this with less flames.

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Did you notice that you deleted Obama's place of birth from almost all the wikipedias? Ok, the hospital. But, to read Honolulu is more important. Of course I understand it was just a mistake. Thanks. ~~~~

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Hi Lydia am kelvine in kenya i own a technology company,i have a data security meeting in planning and i fill wikidata should be included my email is kelvinesimba@gmail.com

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WikiWikiWayne (talkcontribs)

Dear Lydia, Thank you for providing an edit summary when you deleted an instance from the Guy Kawasaki item. Summaries really help. I wish they were mandatory. Can you make that happen? Some of the deletions come across harshly if they are done without explanation.

As an aside, I find Wikidata to be painfully slow to add data to. It would be nice if we could have a text form to fill out instead of having to wait for each line item to save and refresh before moving to the next line item within a data item.

It would also be helpful in Flow on Wikidata when linking to an item like Guy Kawasaki if we could highlight Guy Kawasaki, click on the link icon, then have several Q items to choose from to link out to.

This is my first time creating a Talk topic in Flow! Whee! Cheers! (PS: I know enough about Flow to know that I do not have to sign my entries, and by clicking on the four brackets in the lower right corner I can switch to the wikitext editor).

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