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Restore my userpage (EplackEdit

Greetings Lymantria. I'm a novice wikidata contributor but no stranger to the wiki concept. I'm also Eplack on Wikipedia and a frequent contributor over on the OpenStreetMap Wiki (and that project) as ElliottPlack. I see my user page was deleted in 2016. I don't remember creating it, honestly, but could it be restored? I'm no bot or spammer. Any edits I make would probably be OSM inspired, and often in an attempt to reduce spam there. Thanks! --Eplack (talk) 14:42, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

@Eplack: I checked your deleted user page. It contained only a URL to elliottplack/.me. I'm not sure if restoring that is a good idea. Lymantria (talk) 14:46, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
P.S. But you can recreate of course! Lymantria (talk) 17:14, 10 February 2021 (UTC)
Ah, got it. Thanks! I should have given it more substance. I'll recreate it. I didn't do so already because I got a warning that the page had been deleted. Thanks for your help! --Eplack (talk) 23:55, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

Deletion of a page named Aavesh JilaniEdit

I don't understand why you deleted the page. It has 2 valid references as a creator of 2 programming languages. Also mentioned in a Wikipedia page and a Wikibooks. So my kind request to you please restore the page.

It has not. Wikipedia, famepedia and gyaanpedia (a parody!) are not valid sources. It might well be that this person is indeed creator of the programming language, still that does not make him sufficiently notable. Lymantria (talk) 06:21, 12 February 2021 (UTC)

Ghanaian entrepreneursEdit

Looking at User:MisterSynergy/sysop/entrepreneurs there are an unusual high amount of Ghanaian entrepreneurs created by new similary named accounts. Is it worth filling a CU over? --Trade (talk) 11:04, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

I think Wikidata:Requests for checkuser/Case/Alhaj Darajaati is worth investigating. Lymantria (talk) 14:52, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Review request of the Open Tree of Life ID property proposalEdit


It is my first property proposal and have no clue what is the usual way to deal with it and relative timings. I already asked User:Tobias1984 since his field of expertise was matching. I can remember you granted us bot access for our bot within the Wikidata:WikiProject_Chemistry/Natural_products project, so could you have a look at it?

It is now in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Category:Properties_ready_for_creation with 6 supports and no objections.

Thank you very much in advance! AdrianoRutz (talk) 12:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Lymantria (talk) 11:21, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
Wonderful! Thanks a lot! AdrianoRutz (talk) 14:07, 16 February 2021 (UTC)

Petro PoroshenkoEdit

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6362104/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 add imbd in wikidata -- 08:39, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

  Done --Lymantria (talk) 08:50, 17 February 2021 (UTC)

Rename the English version of "Valentin Y. Sinitsyn" (Q47435993) to "Valentin E. Sinitsyn" (Q47435993)Edit

Dear @Lymantria: Valentin Sinitsyn wrote me by email (in ru.wiki my email address is available) he asked me to rename the Ehglish version of Valentin Y. Sinitsyn to «Valentin E. Sinitsyn», he also pointed on an English-language source where his name is written correctly: Interview with Prof. ValentinE. Sinitsyn (in English). Healthmanagement.org(January 2010), where his email (vsini@mail.ru) is indicated in the end of the article. Thanks -- Khurshed.yusufbekov (talk) 22:51, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

You can do that, no need to ask me! But I think the usual transliteration of Евгений into English is Yevgeni, see w:Wikipedia:Romanization of Russian. Lymantria (talk) 07:21, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

Caramel PlugEdit

I want to open a discussion but it seems I'm unable to do that, please what can I do or should I ask my questions here Gmhighplz (talk) 12:10, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

You can start here. Perhaps a good idea to study Wikidata:Notability first. Lymantria (talk) 12:32, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

If you google her name there are enough references online that meet number 2 of the notability policy. Gmhighplz (talk) 14:20, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Show it on Q105474132. Lymantria (talk) 15:29, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Alright, thank you Gmhighplz (talk) 15:53, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q105682011 deleted in errorEdit

You've removed https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q105682011 as not notable, but it does conform to notability policy:

I was adding two properties "menitoned in":

So "It contains at least one valid sitelink to a page on Wikipedia, Wikivoyage, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks, Wikidata, Wikispecies, Wikiversity, or Wikimedia Commons."

Please, restore.

BTW, you delete faster than I can add properties. Change your system to be able to add properties together with object creation. --VictorPorton (talk) 21:33, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

My apologies. I should have given some time. Lymantria (talk) 21:35, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
P.S. As the name of the item subject is very similar to your user name, it might be considered self promotion. Lymantria (talk) 21:38, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Is self-promotion disallowed? If yes, where in the rules? (Some moderators in Wikipedia follow their heart of removal instead of the rules. I hope, you don't.)
I am trying to add a Wikipedia link and the Publish button is inactive, Enter key also does nothing. --VictorPorton (talk) 21:47, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Nevermind, I misused the UI of the Wikidata site. --VictorPorton (talk) 21:51, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Self promotion is not forbidden, but makes users cautious. You misused the UI? What I see is that the enwikiversity link is not congruent with the subject. Lymantria (talk) 06:23, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
I was unable to add a Wikipedia article. Later I understood how to do this. VictorPorton (talk) 06:26, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@VictorPorton: "a mathematician, software developer, religious person"? Are you even serious about that item? With such a sitelink? Within cswiki, we'd delete it right away as a non-encyclopaedic selfpromo. --GeXeS (talk) 06:57, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
You are going to delete an entry about an author of a 400 pages peer-reviewed research monograph in abstract mathematics and of a new kind of crypto app? Also delete Andrew Wiles. VictorPorton (talk) 07:02, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
"With such a sitelink"? Binding_properties_pattern is about a technology that I invented now used in all Linux PCs, at very least, as the main method to control how UI elements are connected. VictorPorton (talk) 07:18, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Deletion of several pages surrounding Cathy Hay and her workEdit

You recently deleted several pages: Q105724161; Q105696518; Q105724618; and Q105725151 due to lack of notability. These were created for a cataloguing project I am doing for school. Would it be possible to restore them at least long enough for me to save the data I created elsewhere? Also, please advise on notability criteria. Thanks --ArchivalEmily (talk) 19:58, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I restored the items. You'll have to add some "serious and publicly available references" (see Wikidata:Notability. Let me know if you get stuck. Lymantria (talk) 20:31, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Popping to say I'm supporting this work. While some of the items will have "serious and publicly available references", other will be created because of a structural need in relation to other Wikidata items. Respectfully, please keep in mind the structural need portion of Wikidata notability. --Smallison (talk) 20:36, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Also, please ensure you are not deleting items before other users have time to finish contributions.--Smallison (talk) 20:38, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Smallison: Those items were there for some 20 hours before I deleted them and did not show structural need (yet). I try to fight vandalism and promotional items. Sometimes the line seems thin. For serious work, certainly for serious school projects (IRL I work in a school), I'm always a willing person. Lymantria (talk) 21:10, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
@Lymantria: Thanks. Very much appreciated.

Thank you Lymantria! (and Smallison) --ArchivalEmily (talk) 20:50, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia CommonsEdit

Hi Lymantria, when you delete a spam item could you please also nominate the item's picture on Wikimedia Commons for deletion as well? Assuming that you dosn't already do that, of course. --Trade (talk) 09:49, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm an commons-admin as well, so I can even delete if appropriate. Lymantria (talk) 09:50, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

Could you please merge Wikidata:Requests for checkuser/Case/Aakashchandani18 into Wikidata:Requests for checkuser/Case/Marcyway4? --Trade (talk) 11:00, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

I'm not sure if that's a good idea. Lymantria (talk) 12:20, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Why not? Both Aakashchandani18 and Marcyway4 have re-created the same items. --Trade (talk) 22:20, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

change isabelle de charrère HI WikipediaEdit

Hello Lymantria Could you also change Isabelle de Charrière at the wrong spot at Hindi Wikipedia? https://hi.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%B8%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF:Dishita_Bhowmik/%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B%E0%A4%97%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%83%E0%A4%B7%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%A0 Bij voorbaat dank. Boss-well63 (talk) 18:38, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

The link to hiwiki you gave, seems to be a subpage of a user-page. Such pages should not be linked to wikidata. Lymantria (talk) 18:45, 6 March 2021 (UTC)

Bot requestEdit

Hi there. I saw you've closed bot approval discussions recently, so I was wondering if you could look at Wikidata:Requests for permissions/Bot/Openaccess cma. The discussion has lagged for a bit, but there have been no objection raised, and I made the one change suggested (though Multichill never returned to follow up, after I pinged him there and off-wiki). Would you consider giving a last call for comments and closing in the next few days if no one objects? Thanks! Dominic (talk) 20:17, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I'll anounce that I will approved soon. Lymantria (talk) 21:08, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

Could you kindly take a look at BorkedBot and Nicereddybot as well? I've been waiting for them to start running. --Trade (talk) 22:19, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

I will. Lymantria (talk) 06:29, 8 March 2021 (UTC)