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Airports in IndiaEdit

Hi there, I suppose you are keen on Indian airports. If you could check this list

PREFIX wdno: <>
PREFIX rdf: <>
SELECT DISTINCT ?airport ?airportLabel (SAMPLE(?coord) AS ?coord) ?ICAO ?IATA  WHERE {
  ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q62447.
  ?airport wdt:P17 wd:Q668.
  MINUS { ?airport wdt:P576 _:b2. }
  MINUS { ?airport wdt:P582 _:b3. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q1311670. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q7373622. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q502074. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q2265915. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q44665966. }
  MINUS { ?airport (wdt:P31/wdt:P279*) wd:Q782667. }
  MINUS { ?airport rdf:type wdno:P17. }
  SERVICE wikibase:label { bd:serviceParam wikibase:language "en,fr,[AUTO_LANGUAGE]". }
  OPTIONAL { ?airport wdt:P625 ?coord. }
  OPTIONAL { ?airport wdt:P239 ?ICAO. }
  OPTIONAL { ?airport wdt:P238 ?IATA. }
GROUP BY ?airport ?airportLabel ?ICAO ?IATA
ORDER BY ?coord

Try it! and make sure there is no duplicates or defuncts airports on this+if all have their correct IATA and ICAO codes ?

If you don't have time, no problem. Thank you ! Bouzinac (talk) 21:12, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks a bunchEdit

  The Wikidata Barnstar
Thank you for your work on the duplicate items!

Bukhari (Talk!) 08:46, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Why did you rangeblock rather than just block the individual IP? No other addresses in the range have vandalized for over 8 months.--Jasper Deng (talk) 09:50, 25 February 2019 (UTC)


Hey! I'm sorry about this. I just copied over another request and modified it, but did not fix that specific thing. Thanks for noticing! --Cuatro Remos (talk) 19:42, 26 April 2019 (UTC)

Kadapa Lok Sabha constituencyEdit

In case you can fix the problem, I would like to let you know that your edits to items such as Kadapa Lok Sabha constituency (Q3764405) have caused errors to appear at enwiki, for example en:Kadapa (Lok Sabha constituency) is showing "Lua error in Module:Lok_sabha_constituency at line 429: attempt to index global 'P585Qual' (a nil value)". The module is probably deficient as was discussed at en:Wikipedia talk:Lua#Module:Lok sabha constituency. The articles listed there used to have errors due to edits made at Wikidata. Another article which currently has a problem is en:Kurnool (Lok Sabha constituency). If you are confident your edits at Wikidata are good, and if no one fixes the module, I will remove the broken infobox from the affected articles. This is just for your information. Johnuniq (talk) 05:40, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

@Johnuniq: The semantic problem of having "points in time" on constituency items is something about which I have previously informed @Mdmahir:, the creator of the Lua module. Just today I went ahead and removed them all, which has caused the errors you are describing. I stand by these removals, especially since it is more meaningful to have election information for specific constituencies in items dedicated to those elections as well as items for candidates in those elections (see, for example, 2014 Indian general election in Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency (Q63988758)) and two candidates Gopalakrishnan Chinnaraj (Q16937372) and Andimuthu Raja (Q201408)). Mahir256 (talk) 05:48, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
OK, I'll remove the infoboxes in due course. Johnuniq (talk) 06:58, 1 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I don't understand that fawiki block but as you are the one who blocked Sarvathi here you may want to look at Special:Contributions/ who keeps singing translation requests as Sarvathi. So what was the issue there, why to block at WD too? Regards --09:53, 30 June 2019 (UTC), Utar (talk)


I see that you have merged thousands of items with your bot, however without creating redirects. While I'm running a bot catching up on the lost, it is not designed to do this on such a massive scale. Especially because my bot is editing much slower than QuickStatements, I expcet that around 10%-30% of all items will be left without redirect. --Pasleim (talk) 18:56, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

@Pasleim: My apologies for inadvertently giving PLbot so much trouble. I'd say of the merges I wanted to execute, less than half were even attempted by QS (since the rest returned an API error having to do with the hashes of references); of those that were attempted, many of them lack redirects (since QS doesn't create them in the presence of conflicting descriptions). I have started to see whether I can fix the former problem via PAWS; I am more than happy to address the latter problem once PLbot has finished what it's doing right now, so that a list of forgotten redirections can be clearly obtained. Mahir256 (talk) 19:27, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Indian independence data-thon 2019 starts 15 AugustEdit

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Michael Moates (Q63245258)Edit

Please add Ballotpedia ID (P2390): Michael_Moates back to the item. --Trade (talk) 07:41, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

@Trade: Aren't you autoconfirmed? I think you should be able to do this yourself. Mahir256 (talk) 13:08, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

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Hi Mahir256,

I noticed your bot adding more labels to number items. Thanks for doing that. I wonder if you'd want to add the same with code (P3295) as well. I started doing so for some numerals, but I don't think I came to the ones you have been adding. Sample at Q756138#P3295. --- Jura 06:24, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

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Sourav halderEdit

উনি আইপি থেকে আরেকটি আইটেম Q70358832 তৈরি করেছেন -Ahmad Kanik (talk) 05:16, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

@Ahmad Kanik: অপসারণ   Done। আচ্ছা, "ব্যবহারকারী:Wikimanbd" ও সে বাচ্চা কি একই মানুষ? Mahir256 (talk) 05:19, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
সম্পাদনার ধরন একই। এটি সম্ভবত তার ষষ্ঠ অ্যাকাউন্ট -Ahmad Kanik (talk) 09:23, 25 October 2019 (UTC)

Q73624521: (delete | history | links | entity usage | logs) আরেকটি -Ahmad Kanik (talk) 17:39, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

এবং Q81998997: (delete | history | links | entity usage | logs) -- Ahmad Kanik 💬 05:16, 16 January 2020 (UTC)
অপসারণের জন্য ধন্যবাদ এবং আরেকটি Q84604041: (delete | history | links | entity usage | logs) -- Ahmad Kanik 💬 16:46, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

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Hi Mahir256!

I see you deleting much items per time and I wonder if you use some tool? I ask because sometimes I need delete multiple items, but manually is sooo boring :( Thanks! Rafael (stanglavine) msg 21:56, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

  • @Stanglavine: After checking that the set of items I want to delete is not linked from anywhere significant (which can be done en masse using the API), I use a script called "MassDelete", borrowed from another wiki, to perform all the deletions at once. @MisterSynergy, HakanIST: who most certainly have better deletion workflows than I do. Mahir256 (talk) 18:32, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

My wikidata page Q50985937 was wrongfully deleted. Can you please restore my page?Edit

My wikidata page Q50985937 was wrongfully deleted and the deletion is not in your log. Can you please restore my page?

2601:646:8201:7E30:B99C:5156:172C:5E2C 19:20, 29 November 2019 (UTC)

I found out that is is in the log . But I am on Musicbrainz which gives me a right to be in your free and open database according to this page

Sincerely, Joseph Carrillo Famous Singer-songwriter 18:13, 30 November 2019 (UTC)

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You completely deleted my page and banned my user accountEdit

You deleted my page that I created there was nothing wrong with the page and all the information was correct I can provide identification. Can you please restore my page. I have all credits with copy’s to every movie I have worked on including Fast and Furious 9. You can check the cast credits that I am an actor on there film.

My page: Martinez805 (talk) 23:00, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

@Martinez805: There has been a lot of spam lately--people making items for themselves and adding themselves as cast members in various movies--and I deleted your item for fitting this pattern of behavior. If you can provide a reference for your presence in these movies that isn't IMDB or any type of social media, I'll consider restoring the item. Mahir256 (talk) 23:06, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

You can also just type in “Humberto Martinez fast and furious 9” and my name should be in all websites. Martinez805 (talk) 23:21, 11 January 2020 (UTC)


In this request you also nominated Donald Trump (Q22686) for deletion.--GZWDer (talk) 22:15, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

@GZWDer: Yes, I clearly dumped the entire list from the query I wrote into the DR. There is of course no reason to delete the item and the wording I used in the DR did not in any way mean to suggest that every item in the list was to be deleted. Mahir256 (talk) 22:26, 12 January 2020 (UTC)

"Mass deletion of pages added by Baptisteverkindere"Edit

Hi, may I know why you deleted the items created by Baptisteverkindere? They created an item for an upcoming WP:fr article about a company (Q81413425), as well as a couple items for the key people of that company. Thanks! -- Okhjon (talk) 17:27, 13 January 2020 (UTC)

@Okhjon: A lot of spammers lately have been making items about themselves, and since most of them described themselves as "entrepreneurs", the items Baptisteverkindere created looked just like those of the spammers. Once the frWP article about the company exists, I will undelete the items. Once these undeletions are done I suggest that you expand the items about the people associated with the company in such a way that doesn't mimic the modus operandi of the spammers. Mahir256 (talk) 17:38, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, that makes sense. Could you maybe undelete the company item now so we can expand it for the infobox of the article? If not, I’ll ping you once Baptisteverkindere has created the WP:fr article. -- Okhjon (talk) 23:19, 13 January 2020 (UTC)
Hi again, better late than never: fr:Theodo. -- Okhjon (talk) 15:21, 5 February 2020 (UTC)
@Okhjon: Undeleted the company item. Mahir256 (talk) 15:55, 5 February 2020 (UTC)


Would you be so kind to do some revdel (all three components) on the LTA edits on my user talk page. I have slapped some protection on it. Thanks if you can  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:31, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: No problem, done. Mahir256 (talk) 03:34, 20 January 2020 (UTC)


Hello Mahir,

a few days ago you told me that every user should only run to batches at the same time. At the moment there is a problem with uploading bigger batches. How many edits as a maximum should one user upload at one day with QuickStatements and do you think it is possible to make running of batches more intelligent, for example that there is a limitation from the tool for the edits one user can do at one day if there are other users with batches who are waiting and so that there is no problem as it was with my batches. -- Hogü-456 (talk) 20:48, 23 January 2020 (UTC)

Discussion of the "unit of measurement" proposalEdit

Hi Mahir256. You participated on this property proposal: You opposed it with some valid reason. Since then I responded to both you and Arthur and significantly extended the motivation. I fear that now the discussion is somewhat stuck, potentially because people see one "oppose" and no "support" at all (or generally because of low participation). Would you consider revisiting your statement considering the discussion following it? Thanks a lot. Toni 001 (talk) 10:45, 28 January 2020 (UTC)


শ্রী, কোথাও একটা টুল বা স্ক্রিপ্ট ছিল, রেফারেন্স-এ ইউআরএল-এর পাশে ম্যাগনিফাইং গ্লাসের মতো একটা আইকন দেখাত। রেফারেন্স লিংক দিয়ে ক্লিক করলে রেফারেন্সের তথ্য সংযুক্ত হয়ে যেত। এ'টা এখন আর খুঁজে পাচ্ছি না। একটু মনে করিয়ে দিতে পারেন? --Titodutta (talk) 20:00, 9 February 2020 (UTC)

@Titodutta: সাহেব, আমার মনে হয় মাইকেল শোনিৎসারের সাইটটুল উল্লেখ করছেন, কিন্তু বর্তমানে এটা কাজ করছে না। Mahir256 (talk) 08:14, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Missing interwikiEdit

Hello, you deleted the following two pages: Q61866606 and Q61870979 per request in Wikidata:Requests_for_deletions/Archive/2019/10/11#Q61866606. But you forgot to restore interwiki in local pages (as requested by the author of those pages). Could you fix that? Thank you in advance! --Dvorapa (talk) 21:28, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Removal of International Standard Recording CodeEdit

Hello. Why you have removed International Standard Recording Code from Enquanto Houver Sol? Eurohunter (talk) 17:55, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

@Eurohunter: There is a difference between a single (a release, which may or may not have multiple tracks such as B-sides and alternate versions) and a track (a discrete audio recording with a fixed length). The item you mention refers to a single; an ISRC, per the "R" in its name, applies to a track. @Moebeus, Jc86035: might be able to explain more. Mahir256 (talk) 18:25, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
That pretty much explains it. ISWC shouldn't be there either, that's for compositions, not releases. Moebeus (talk) 18:31, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata createdEdit

Hello Mahir , I would like to tell you I have linked the references too , do check it to confirm again Thanks and Regards

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Paid editing, and I have nominated a number of the items for deletion. Declared paid editing on one of the articles at enWP. Similar editing by a third account at Commons. :-(  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:08, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: What are these other accounts? Should this account be indef'd, then? Should all items by this user which lack sitelinks be deleted? Mahir256 (talk) 20:18, 5 April 2020 (UTC)
Dharmakaran already blocked, noting c:Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Dharmakaran, the other has not edited here. Beyond a feeling of haaving acted, what does blocking do in these cases. 1997kB (talkcontribslogs) has already blocked plenty, and there are still new accounts. One of the created articles does meet your criteria, so I feel that it is just a matter of not rewarding paid contributors, and ensuring that we do not let in crap references, and Praxidicae (talkcontribslogs) is the best resource for the crap being seen at enWP. The community needs to decide what it wants to do with this crap, and the system here needs to be able to be built to better defence against the behaviour that is unacceptable.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:39, 5 April 2020 (UTC)

False claim of deathEdit

@Mahir256: Because you protected "John Horton Conway (Q268961)" to allow only autoconfirmed users, I am prevented from removing a significant false claim of the subject's death, attributed only to Twitter. Please take immediate corrective steps. Thank you. NedFausa (talk) 01:41, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

@Mahir256: Since your edit earlier today, multiple false claims of death have been added to John Horton Conway. Please remove these, as they are based either directly or indirectly on tweets. There has been no report of the subject's death by even one reliable source. NedFausa (talk) 18:43, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
See Help:Ranking on how to deal with sourced, but inaccurate information. --- Jura 18:50, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
@NedFausa: In addition to Jura's suggestion above, I don't think there is a need to remove these references now that they point to what look like generally reliable sources. Mahir256 (talk) 18:59, 12 April 2020 (UTC)


Hello Mr. Morshed,
hum I would like an active Wikidata contributor to announce their candidacy. I see you taking on this role. Warmest regards.  Eihel (talk) 09:07, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

  • As Wikidata is a community managaged project, I think it would indeed be good to have an active Wikidata contributor in such a role. --- Jura 09:13, 12 April 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata talk:WikiProject Indian Railways/States/KarnatakaEdit

Thank you.--Yakshitha (talk) 16:19, 18 April 2020 (UTC)

Needs assessment for Wikidata Movement ResourceEdit

Hi Mahir256,

CIS-A2K is planning to invest some resources from May-June 2020 to create community movement resource (CMR) materials in English and different Indic languages for Wikidata in the form of tutorials, handbooks, infographics, videos, animations etc. The aim of this initiative is to build a pool of resource materials for Wikidata eventually, which will serve as ready-made handy references for new as well as experienced users. You are requested to fill up this form, so that we can understand your needs on different topics of Wikidata. You are also very welcome to actively participate in the process and help us build the CMR with your different areas of expertise.

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Privacy ProblemEdit

Mr. Morshed, Please delete my wiki data user page. Because of my privacy problem. --DelwarHossain (talk) 12:33, 9 May 2020 (UTC)

@DelwarHossain:   Done Mahir256 (talk) 12:40, 9 May 2020 (UTC)


Please restore Q20154708; I restored the link from Karlheinz Viereck (Q1733851) as there was a reference. Peter James (talk) 18:56, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

@Peter James:   Done Mahir256 (talk) 20:38, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Indian scientists datathonEdit

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Hello. I left you a message on talk page about your block and accusation that I intimadated another user. Id appreciate a response to it. --Adamant1 (talk) 01:00, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard report.Edit

I reported you and your friends to Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard for harassment and intimidation, due to you lying and blocking me for no reason in order to kill the AfD. Feel free to participate in the discussion. Since your an admin it was way more on you to act better in this situation then your friends did. It's a bummer you abused your admin privileges by blocking me as a favor to someone and to stop an AfD. You really should have known better. --Adamant1 (talk) 05:28, 19 May 2020 (UTC)