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Dear can you correct the the family name on this page


The name on this page is wrong, look at the sources and type the correct name

Authority control from outdated sources

Kolja21 (talkcontribs)

Hi MSGJ, thanks for adding authority control IDs but can you check if the source is still valid? Here you've added undifferentiated identifier values that have been deleted a long time ago. There were a dozen more of these edits.

Kolja21 (talkcontribs)

BTW: Have you checked if James Hayward (LCAuth nb2010015212), auhor of GCSE applied science (2006), is identical with James Hayward (Q6135780): British history writer; music industry manager as James Nice = LCAuth n95042220?

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

I doubt the historian is the same person as the author of the GCSE book, so I have marked this statement as deprecated. There is a warning on en:James Hayward (writer) that "Both WorldCat pages confuse multiple writers named James Hayward."

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

I usually transfer to Wikidata identifiers that people have entered on Wikipedia, rather than finding these for myself

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Can you link wikidata to existing Knowledge Panel

Frankymulls (talkcontribs)

hey there, i recently saw that you merged a wikidata item B Major (south african musician) and i was wondering if you can create a new id and rather move the existing information over to the new one i recently created which you merged. because the article is not linking correctly to the knowledge panel on google yet my other articles are index to the respective knowledge panel correctly. and this is after my articles went through review process and got published but its only this article which i cant seem to properly link to the existing panel. please help me understand it

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

I've no idea why Google is not picking up this information (maybe a caching issue?) but when we merge we usually merge to the older item, which is what happened here

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Swpb (talkcontribs)

Hello –

This edit to "navigational aid" (Q3565782) was in error. The properties instance of (P31) and subclass of (P279) define key ontological relationships. Because subclass of (P279) is transitive, such errors lead to numerous false inferences (for example, see this tree of parent classes). Please review the usage instructions on these two properties, and Help:Basic membership properties. In particular, note that "A" is only a subclass of "B" if all instances of "A" are also instances of "B". There is often another property better suited to expressing the relationship you had in mind; you can search for one here. In this case, has use (P366) works better. Thanks!

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

Yes, thank you I know how P31 and P279 work!

Swpb (talkcontribs)

The edit suggests that on 21 November 2021, you didn't, but if you feel you do now, then you can happily ignore this. Swpb (talk) 13:37, 12 July 2023 (UTC)

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U. M. Owen (talkcontribs)
Vojtěch Dostál (talkcontribs)

No need to. I know I should have discussed this first. I have no intention to do any more changes to the item, so maybe the protection is not necessary anymore.

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Marinna (talkcontribs)
MSGJ (talkcontribs)
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Format constraint for property "National Library of Korea ID" (P5034)

DriftingLill (talkcontribs)


I saw you reverted one of my edits on Q107291952, and yes I agree. "KMU202205052" is a valid NLK identifier for an album. I deleted it to avoid warnings on Wikipedia's pages until the regexp constraint for Property:P5034 is fixed. The red message doesn't look that good... The constraint is really not permissive enough right now, but I'm not sure how wide the scope should be. For instance, CNTS-00126370663 looks like a valid song identifier as well, though the form is quite different...

Are you planing to do something about it?

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

Hi, yes. I have already updated the format on the sandbox of the authority control template to just check for three capital letters at the beginning. I've no idea about the CNTS one though!

DriftingLill (talkcontribs)
MSGJ (talkcontribs)

Yep, so CNTS- followed by 11 digits?

DriftingLill (talkcontribs)

Most likely... They wouldn't add zeros at the beginning if the number of digits wasn't fixed, I guess?

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İmmoral Three (talkcontribs)

🎶 Where are the statements, where are the statements? 🎶

MSGJ (talkcontribs)

I have added a statement, I have added a statement

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WOSlinker (talkcontribs)
MSGJ (talkcontribs)

All done

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Kitrsjlhf (talkcontribs)

You can teach me property creator and how to work on it

MSGJ (talkcontribs)
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