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-- Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 13:24, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Introduction to types of North American TV serviceEdit

Hi. Some of the items you have marked as television station (Q1616075) are actually television network (Q1254874) or cable channel (Q5009242). This is possibly a quirk of North America (and maybe Australia). In North America, each of what we'd call a television station (Q1616075) is a (theoretically) local station: Most affiliate with a television network (Q1254874), which provides much of the day's programming; the rest of the day is filled with local news or programs independently acquired (broadcast syndication). I think Australia is similar. Examples of television network (Q1254874):

Examples of real television station (Q1616075) (which maybe should have a new "over-the-air television station" item or marked as terrestrial television (Q175122)):

Then there is cable channel (Q5009242): These channels are sometimes called a "cable network" or "cable station" but they are channels directly fed to cable TV and satellite, not to any (antenna) broadcast television station (Q1616075). Examples:

I hope this helps. --Closeapple (talk) 15:45, 28 June 2014 (UTC)


Regarding this edit, see it:Discussione:L'usignolo dell'Imperatore and this. Gabbe (talk) 13:36, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


Please see the history of Noize Suppressor (Q2257416), there seems to be something wrong. Probably wrong categorisation, but I need to know which Wikipedia first. Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 09:03, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

I imported from the german Wikipedia. I changed it in the Wikipedia, so the Problem should not happen again. Sorry für your inconvenience.

--McSearch (talk) 17:59, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 18:40, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

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Don PíoEdit

About this change: https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q11917670&diff=615706338&oldid=614874512 The Given name is Manuel, Don Pío was the artistic name Pacopac (talk) 18:21, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

You are right, i changed it --McSearch (talk) 10:27, 3 January 2018 (UTC)


Hi, it is more appropriate to add cooperative bank (Q3277997) as industry (P452) rather than instance of (P31).--Jklamo (talk) 17:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't think thats right. In Germany it is a cooperative bank (Q3277997), that's not the industry (P452). They do banking for everybody, not only for the people, they are owned by. Sorry i can't explain better in english. --McSearch (talk) 17:17, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

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q4830453 removingEdit

Please do not remove business (Q4830453) from bank company items. Also bank (Q22687) belongs more likely to industry (P452) than to instance of (P31).--Jklamo (talk) 19:01, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Hello, I don't think you are right, banks are subclasses of business (Q4830453), so it is right, because it's just more detailed. more than 90 percent of banks have not also business (Q4830453). Sorry for my bad English. --McSearch (talk) 19:05, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


Thanks to have corrected the wrongs edits about main subject (P921) on human (Q5). I didn't know that some articles on enwiki are about books AND their author. I have try to clean this with PetScan or Wikidata Query, but I hit the timelimit wall. Do you have another strategy to list the items concerned ?

SELECT ?item WHERE {?item wdt:P31 wd:Q5 ; wdt:P921 [] .}
LIMIT 10000

Try it! . Simon Villeneuve (talk) 10:50, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

You can just look at this: Wikidata:Database_reports/Constraint_violations/P921#"Conflicts_with_ist_ein(e)_(P31)"_violations Greetings--McSearch (talk) 11:06, 30 September 2018 (UTC)

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