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Regards, --Emijrp (talk) 22:17, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Klammern werden abgeschnittenEdit

Hi Merlissimo,
Dein Bot schneidet bei der Bezeichnung die Klammern ab, vgl.Q4386 -- 22:27, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

In dem Fall ist der de-Seitentitel eh komplett als Label unbrauchbar. Ich habe das mal so geändert. Merlissimo (talk) 01:25, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Aus allen Lemmas mit "/" werden seit einiger Zeit keine Labels mehr erzeugt. Da muss dann ein Mensch ran.Merlissimo (talk) 19:02, 14 November 2012 (UTC)



Q4409 includes "Sinclair Research Ltd", "Sincalir Research Ltd" and "Sinclair Research Ltd.", not sure if that trivial variations are desired. Emijrp (talk) 22:37, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

That's a normal redirect on simplewiki and not marked as a wrong spelling redirect. But i think revoming aliases is very easy for humans. Adding them manually cases much more work. Merlissimo (talk) 01:35, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

You can remove puntuaction [.,;:!?] and make lowercase both the pagetitle and alias and then compare. If they are equal, the alias is trivial, else it maybe useful. Emijrp (talk) 09:01, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

I'll already compare the titles case insensitive. Only uppercase instead of lowercase, because the conversion is faster for some characters used in e.g. ml (for most characters there is not difference). But why removing puntuaction? I am currently thinking about ignoring titles including a slash "/". TCP/IP would be ok as label, but i think in most cases the slash is used as subpage like "Madonna/discography". Merlissimo (talk) 19:00, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
current config discussed at Wikidata:Project_chat#Redirects_as_aliases. Merlissimo (talk) 19:01, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


Bot mistakesEdit

In Q4627, your bot gave a wrong alias ("Aymara declension") as well as a non-optimal label. Please don't make likely-problematic edits without checking them first. --Yair rand (talk) 00:17, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

In the ten minutes since my last message, your bot has added a ridiculous amount of mistakes. Also note that your bot does not have the bot flag yet and is flooding the recent changes. Please stop. --Yair rand (talk) 00:28, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I removed simplewiki for using as aliases source. Many redirects there seems to be not marked as misspelled aliases. Merlissimo (talk) 01:43, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Do not run it yetEdit

Please do not run the bot yet. We've talked about this. I'm not happy :/ --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 08:10, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The bot run only on new article on dewiki for october 30th and on the mostinterwiki special page for dewiki. After this was done the script stopped. is still not included in the normal scripts which continuously run on all wikipedias. Merlissimo (talk) 19:04, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you! --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 19:15, 1 November 2012 (UTC)


Aus Hamburg mach Arabische SpracheEdit

Moin! Hier ist etwas mächtig daneben gegangen. Viele Grüße, NNW (talk) 12:58, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

i think it is caused by a bug at wikidata. I added an additional test which hopefully prevent this. But i also wrote a script that can detect those wrong edits. i'll start it soon which will repair all items only edited by my bot. Merlissimo (talk) 18:58, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Wrong aliasesEdit

What happened here? Macedonian language on the Japanese language item shows many wrong aliases. --Stryn (talk) 13:17, 6 November 2012 (UTC)

Also here and here. Why just Macedonian? --Stryn (talk) 13:20, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I found answer, this happened because there is so many redirects in wrong languages. --Stryn (talk) 13:24, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Is it possible to exclude aliases from mk-wiki, because many of them are wrong? --Stryn (talk) 15:31, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
    Yes, but could you give me an example? Merlissimo (talk) 17:03, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
    As I said above, there is many wrong redirects which has did by local bot Brest-bot. Example, w:mk:Japanese language redirects to w:mk:Јапонски јазик. It seems that Brest-bot has made redirects in each language. You can see those all wrong aliases when you set a macedonian language and look at the following item: Japanese language. --Stryn (talk) 17:39, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
    Thx. Having an exmaple is helpful for future discussion. I excluded adding mkwiki aliases from redirects. Merlissimo (talk) 18:36, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


name spaceEdit

Hi your bot adds items that some of them are not in the same namespace like this Photograpers (talk) 13:54, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Only the namespaceprefix was removed from the label. All sitelinks have the same namespace. The only acceptable exception would be commonscat (which are not possible on wikidata yet) or list namespace on some wikis. Merlissimo (talk) 17:13, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Because of a discussion on community page i switched to add content namespace only (0 on most wiki and additiona 100 on arwiki). This may cause problem because e.g. eswiki also having content (lists) on namespace Anexo which is not declared as content namespace. Merlissimo (talk) 18:55, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

  Not done


Hi, it seems that the bot has trouble with title in italics. See the French version of --Zolo (talk) 13:37, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

I have never seen span tag in displaytitle before. Italic are already excluded. Patch added. Merlissimo (talk) 15:47, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks there seems to be a similar HTML problem with English in Q48443.--Zolo (talk) 21:58, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
No that is different: #Sonderzeichen, but already fixed, too. Merlissimo (talk) 22:55, 13 November 2012 (UTC)


Hungarian articlesEdit

Hi, Wikidata will first be deployed on There are 200+ k articles there, and creating all entries is likely take a while. Maybe you should start with articles that have a link to hu.wikipedia ? --Zolo (talk) 15:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

At the moment i am importing articles from mostinterwikis special page. I'll also import huwiki before client extension goes live (which will stil ltake some time). My bot only creates items having at least two sitelinks. Merlissimo (talk) 17:08, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Good thanks~:)-Zolo (talk) 18:52, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Starting the bot at huwiki is currently impossible because wikidata replication is not available for s7 (which contains huwiki) on toolserver. So for start wikis the bot is limited to wikipedias on s1/s2/s3/s5. Merlissimo (talk) 21:08, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Comma in the titleEdit

Please, stop! In ru-wiki in the names of articles about people always use a comma, see here. Bot casts an important part of the name (for example here), in ru-wiki refinements are only in brackets. As a comma is used in some of the titles, such as ru:Десять дней, которые потрясли мир, ru:Дороги, которые мы выбираем, ru:Умри, но не сейчас etc. --Art-top (talk) 19:06, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

I excluded ruwiki comma removal yesterday in source when i notice about it. The oldest bot instance is running since 30 hours. I'll restart it. Merlissimo (talk) 19:39, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh my failure. I only added the additional condition to the alias part only and forgot to add it also for the labels. Fixed. Merlissimo (talk) 19:41, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you! Recovering lost data planned? Manually iterate through thousands of articles would not like... --Art-top (talk) 19:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
This only affect 146 pages. Should i write a script to update labels automatically or want you do it manually? Merlissimo (talk) 20:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thank you again! I will correct by hand, at the same time add a description. --Art-top (talk) 04:31, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Another thing. In be-wiki articles about cities all well-read city names with the word "Горад " (examples: Q24861, Q7436, Q24879). Can be discarded when it is transferred? (at least for the names of the two words, where the first "Горад "). --Art-top (talk) 19:56, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
    I could add a rule "If title like 'Горад x...' ('Горад(space)(letter)(sth. else)') remove leading 'Горад '". But my bot don't know the content of the article, so i cannot check if it is about a city. Merlissimo (talk) 20:15, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
    Ok. --Art-top (talk) 04:31, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
  • All of the above article, I corrected it, but accidentally found another article with similar problems created by a bot: Q24304 (just corrected the title, it was not in the list above). Can you make an additional check? Or it is no longer possible? --Art-top (talk) 21:07, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
    I run a different query. In this case the item are not always created by my bot: Merlissimo (talk) 21:32, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

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Unauthorized addition of incorrect aliasesEdit

Your bot was not approved for adding aliases. Please stop adding them. Most of the additions are simply incorrect. For example, see the most recent edit, Q25272, where your bot added about 50 English aliases, only one of which is correct. Pretty much everywhere you have added aliases you have mistakes. --Yair rand (talk) 22:13, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

Adding aliases was included at my bot request. Only two users including you opposed to that point. As you can read on this talk page i added additional conditions for aliases. For en i do not you simplewiki redirects and enwiki redirects including some templates for e.g. misspelling. Merlissimo (talk) 22:30, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Please read the closing of your bot request. --Yair rand (talk) 22:31, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
And the conditions aren't helping significantly. Endless mistakes are being added everywhere. Look at a few random entries your bot has added. --Yair rand (talk) 22:32, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Oh, there is a comment also above. Only read it below. I have excluded enwiki for aliases. I mostly reviewed de and zh and most of the redirects are ok. I got also positive response from fr. Changing aliases in future, also automatically, can be easily done by me. Merlissimo (talk) 22:51, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
What do you mean you've excluded enwiki for aliases? In the few minutes since the above comment, your bot has added four new entries, all of which have new incorrect English aliases.
I don't suppose your bot would be able to clear out its previously added aliases automatically? --Yair rand (talk) 22:56, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
And now six more entries riddled with alias errors. --Yair rand (talk) 22:59, 11 November 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Merlissimo,

ich kann den Aufwand dafür nicht abschätzen, aber wenn du Personen-Einträge erstellst, dann könntest du den Bot vielleicht die Personendaten der deutschen Wikipedia als (deutsche) Beschreibung miteinfügen lassen.

Viele Grüße, --CENNOXX (talk) 20:46, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Ja, könnte ich. Wenn du meine Beiträge sieht, wird du merken, dass ich die PD-Werte auch als Bescheibung übernommen habe. Ich hatte aber gedacht, dass die man die boterstellten Items leicht über die fehlende Beschreibung finden kann und beim Eintragen der Beschreibung auch Labels und Aliases nochmal manuell überprüft. Das wäre dann aber nicht mehr gegeben. Merlissimo (talk) 21:44, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Danke für die Antwort. Ich frage mich, ob es überhaupt möglich ist alle 1,5 Millionen Artikel, die in über 10 Jahren entstanden sind alle zu prüfen. Aber wahrscheinlich gibt es einen größeren Autorenzuwachs, wenn Wikidata bei Wikipedia eingebunden wird.--22:09, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Ich hatte mal ausgerechnet, dass wird nur für die Wikipedia-Artikel knapp 17 Millionen Items brauchen werden. Für sowas kann man sich mal ein halbautomatisches Skript bauen. Merlissimo (talk) 23:19, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Ich habe mir ein kleines Script gebaut um Beschreibungen aus PD zu ergänzen. Es läuft halbautomatisch, weshalb ich das wohl unter meinem Benutzeraccount nutzen werden. Merlissimo (talk) 06:13, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Interessant, in Javascript?--CENNOXX (talk) 20:58, 15 November 2012 (UTC)


Der Bot hat noch Probleme mit den Sonderzeichen:

  • Q40496: The End: Hitler & # 39; s Germany 1944–45

Oder liegt der Darstellungsfehler an der Wikidata-Software? --Media watch (talk) 05:00, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

auch hier Q42180 -- 09:34, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Das ist ein Verhalten der Software, dass ich so einfach nicht erwartet hätte. Mediawiki selbst gibt mir als Seitentitel das &#39 [1] und verarbeitet es bei Seitentitelbearbeitungen korrekt. Aber das wikibase Modul scheint diese Umwandlung nicht zu nutzen. Ich habe es nun in meiner Software geändert. Merlissimo (talk) 09:45, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Ihr habt genau die beiden einzigen de-Fälle gefunden. Ansonsten gibt es insgesamt 229 Fälle, die ich reparieren werde. Wobei dreiviertel davon persisch betreffen. Merlissimo (talk) 09:52, 13 November 2012 (UTC)


Please stop your botEdit

Hi there. Seeing as you've got several error reports in your talk page that haven't been resolved, and as Denny Vrandecic (WMDE) is saying that they don't want bots creating items yet, because we're still looking for errors, I would like to ask you to stop running the bot until further notice. Sven Manguard Wha? 22:08, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

All reported errors on my talk page are fixed. And are or will be repaired by my bot itself. Merlissimo (talk) 22:58, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Bürgermeister als Alias von OrtsnamenEdit

Hi Merlissimo, hier ein origineller Fehler, vielleicht nur ein Unikat: Bei der franz. Gemeinde mg:Bilwisheim (Q22766, madagassische Vers.) hat der Bot den Namen des Bürgermeisters als Alias eingetragen. --Kolja21 (talk) 17:19, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Die Weiterleitung mg:Patrick Denni ist aber wirklich unpassend. Daran kann ich aber nichts ändern und muss manuell nachkorrigiert werden. Wäre es eine Abschnittsweiterleitung, statische Weiterleitung oder als Person kategorisiert, hätte der Bot das nicht hinzugefügt. Merlissimo (talk) 20:46, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Ah, daran lag's. Ich hatte auf die Infobox getipp. Gruß --Kolja21 (talk) 02:17, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


Found two identical pages by bot: Q39272, Q38790. --Art-top (talk) 21:52, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

Deleted the younger one. Conny (talk) 21:59, 20 November 2012 (UTC).
Well, I would prefer to first bot owner looked as this bug. Put up for removal I could by myself later :) --Art-top (talk) 22:18, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
It could be that an item is created while the bot is in the creation process. In this case i run two different threads for creating items for a task force. Normally wikidata disallows adding a sitelink twice. So this is a wikidata bug. Merlissimo (talk) 22:25, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
It should be reported somewhare, shouldn't it ?  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zolo (talk • contribs).
I created bugzilla:42325. but i also reported it directly to developers yesterday. Merlissimo (talk) 13:55, 21 November 2012 (UTC)


Your bot added "'" to Q60329. --Yair rand (talk) 06:31, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

That's fixed. Forgot to backport the patch to one script. Merlissimo (talk) 10:03, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --Yair rand (talk) 10:05, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
Another bug: The label added for Q33765 was "Nicaraguan sign language" instead of "Nicaraguan Sign Language". --Yair rand (talk) 09:48, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
That's identical to the title of simple:Nicaraguan sign language. If that is wrong you should also move the wikipedia page. Merlissimo (talk) 10:03, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
English labels are taken from Simple English Wikipedia's page titles? --Yair rand (talk) 10:05, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
The bot uses title of a wikipages for labels in that page language. If there are multiple wikis having the same page language like simplewiki and enwiki (which is identical to content language in these cases) there is no preference which title it uses as label. The other titles in this language are added as aliases (with the exception that my bot only adds aliases if they not differ in upper/lower case only). Merlissimo (talk) 10:20, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Cyrillic letter ёEdit

Most asked the bot to automatically generate additional aliases for the Russian language (ru), if the label contains a Cyrillic letter "ё" ("Ё"). This letter is rarely used in printed materials, instead using the letter "е" ("Е"). In ru-wiki try to create redirects, containing the name with the letter "e", but do not always do. Example: label "Кёльн", alias "Кельн". --Art-top (talk) 10:58, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Could you start a more public discussion about this, e.g. on Wikidata:Форум? If there is consensus i'll add this special aliases rule and if wanted i could also add this to items that my bot already created. Merlissimo (talk) 11:19, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
  OK, start discussion: Wikidata:Форум#Буква ё. --Art-top (talk) 11:36, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

edit summariesEdit

Minor point, but the bot's edit summaries are more suited to Wikipedia than to Wikidata ("Bot: Ergänze: de:Heinrich Philipp August Damerow, pl:Heinrich Philipp August Damerow", or some equivalent in another language). It would be better to have "Bot: created page with: ")--Zolo (talk) 06:13, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Atm there is no difference for the bot if it creates a new item or only adds some additional sitelinks. But i could extend my framework, so that the bot knows about that. Because of bugzilla:41807 i changed my bot some days ago to use one of the languages added as sitelinks for summary and not always english.
There is also a special wikidata feature for long summaries: Instead of listing only the language prefixes like on wikipedia, it also adds one title string at the beginning (e.g. "Taarnagh" on Q83301)
If a language change does not include a sitelink the script adds the term type in brackets (e.g. Q60329)
Maybe we could add a new message group at translatewiki for your special creation case. I'll ask the other bot operators. Merlissimo (talk) 09:45, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok good idea thanks. --Zolo (talk) 08:15, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
This bot's edit summaries are confusing when viewed from the IRC feed. Seem to be causing problems with recent change watching. It's fixable though, just a tad annoying.. AlexJFox (talk) 18:08, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

ID skipEdit

Why did bot skip Q719976? Thank you for the great work - we go million :) . Conny (talk) 12:22, 10 December 2012 (UTC).

Whyyyy?! :) Conny (talk) 15:24, 22 December 2012 (UTC).
bugzilla:42362. Merlissimo (talk) 18:39, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Lost interwikiEdit

Noticed that your bot is often lost much interwiki when creating elements. Examples: Q167918, Q165378, Q165191, Q157449, Q29995, Q192899, Q28236, Q976516. Previously I also came across similar records. --Art-top (talk) 17:52, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

My bots only adds conflict free (sub)groups. Merlissimo (talk) 18:10, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Here my conflict log for Q167918:
LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-rs-conflict between [[ttwiki:Баба]] and [[ttwiki:Бабай]] for [[newwiki:अजी]]->[[newwiki:अजि]]
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-rs-conflict between [[newwiki:अजी]] and [[newwiki:अजि]] for [[enwiki:Grandmother]]->[[enwiki:Grandparent]]
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-rs-conflict between [[newwiki:अजी]] and [[newwiki:अजि]] for [[ttwiki:Баба]]->[[ttwiki:Бабай]]
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[ptwiki:Avós]](NORMAL) +[[ptwiki:Grandeza]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[frwiki:Grand d'Espagne]](NORMAL) +[[frwiki:Aïeul]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[ruwiki:Бабушка]](NORMAL) +[[ruwiki:Гранд (титул)]](NORMAL) +[[ruwiki:Дед]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[kowiki:그란데스 데 에스파냐]](NORMAL) +[[kowiki:조부모]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[bswiki:Nana]](NORMAL) +[[bswiki:Dedo]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[ttwiki:Әби]](NORMAL) +[[ttwiki:Бабай]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[eswiki:Grandeza de España]](NORMAL) +[[eswiki:Abuelo]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[enwiki:Grandee]](NORMAL) +[[enwiki:Grandparent]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[rowiki:Grande (titlu)]](NORMAL) +[[rowiki:Bunic]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[nds_nlwiki:Opa]](NORMAL) +[[nds_nlwiki:Oma]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[fiwiki:Espanjan grande]](NORMAL) +[[fiwiki:Isovanhemmat]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[ukwiki:Гранд (титул)]](NORMAL) +[[ukwiki:Дід]](NORMAL) +[[ukwiki:Баба (родина)]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[itwiki:Nonno]](NORMAL) +[[itwiki:Grandezza di Spagna]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[lawiki:Avia]](NORMAL) +[[lawiki:Avus]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442:szk-conflict: +[[dewiki:Granden]](NORMAL) +[[dewiki:Großeltern]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[jawiki:おじいさん]](NORMAL) +[[jawiki:グランデ]](NORMAL)
 LOG_WikiToWikiData.o948442-szk-conflict: +[[azwiki:Baba]](NORMAL) +[[azwiki:Nənə]](NORMAL)
Merlissimo (talk) 18:15, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Clear. Perhaps these elements make a separate list for manual analysis? Roughly, like this: User:BeneBot*/conflicts. --Art-top (talk) 18:20, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
    Wikidata:Wiki import task force subpages contain conlficts found by bot. Merlissimo (talk) 22:42, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
    I did not know :) Thanks! May be there to add the Russian language (ru)? --Art-top (talk) 03:31, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
    Please read the intro which wikis are not possible atm. There will be a maintenance on toolserver today because of s6 cluster problems. I expect that i can create reports for s6 wikis after friday. Merlissimo (talk) 09:15, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
    After your preliminary work, my bot will update Wikidata:Wiki import task force/ruwiki since today. Merlissimo (talk) 19:05, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Nicht importierte SprachlinksEdit

Hi Merlissimo, vielleicht ist das Problem schon bekannt, aber ich bin eben auf eine Reihe von Artikeln gestoßen, in deiner Liste Wikidata:Labels and descriptions task force/de unter alswiki aufgeführt, bei denen der Link auf die dt.-sprachige Wikipedia fehlte:

--Kolja21 (talk) 01:24, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Mein Bot kann auch Interwikigruppen importieren, die teilweise einen Konflikt haben. Der Konfliktteil wird dann einfach ausgelassen. Ich kann dir die Konflikte aus den Log zitieren (szk-conflict = es existiert ein langlink-Pfad von A zu B und von B zu A; rs-conlict: Weiterleitung kann nicht aufgelöst werden, weil dadurch ein neuer Konflikt entstehen würden):
  1. Bürgermeister:
    1. szk-conflict: +dewiki:Alkalde(NORMAL) +dewiki:Bürgermeister(NORMAL)
    2. rs-conflict between dewiki:Bürgermeister and dewiki:Oberbürgermeister for lawiki:Magister civium superior->lawiki:Magister civium
      Logeintrag heißt übersetzt: de:Oberbürgermeister verweist auf la:Magister civium superior, ist redirect auf la:Magister civium, was du Bürgermeister gehört. Deshalb kann die Weiterleitung nicht aufgelöst werden. Lösung: Müsste man auf lawiki in statische WL umwandeln.
  2. szk-conflict: +dewiki:Zeitskala(NORMAL) +dewiki:GMT(NORMAL) +dewiki:Greenwich Mean Time(NORMAL)
  3. Lied der Deutschen
    1. szk-conflict: +dewiki:Deutsche Nationalhymne(NORMAL) +dewiki:Lied der Deutschen(NORMAL)
    2. rs-conflict between dewiki:Deutsche Nationalhymne and dewiki:Lied der Deutschen for srwiki:Химна Немачке->srwiki:Песма Немаца
Bei Q30192, was als:Zeitskala von meinen Bot falsch. Du hast mit das Ganze mit de:Zeitskale das dann nochmal verschlimmert ;-). Merlissimo (talk) 12:18, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Hi Merlissimo, danke für die ausführliche Analyse. Erstaunlich wieviel Konfliktpotential selbst so ein einfaches Lemma wie "Bürgermeister" in sich birgt. Ich finde es spannend zu sehen, wie Wikipedia mit Hilfe von Wikidata zur Weltenzyklopädie wird. Gruß --Kolja21 (talk) 13:41, 23 December 2012 (UTC)



You might be interested in Wikidata:Project_chat#Add_.22Commons:.22_to_the_list_of_.22languages.22. --Docu (talk) 01:25, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Deleting user contributionsEdit

In this edit, your bot deleted my edit and replaced it with a mistake. Has this since been fixed? Is it possible for your bot to undo these mistakes? --Yair rand (talk) 19:51, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Bot error?Edit

Hi! I removed your item: Special:Undelete/Q3270469. This was created with zh and ja, while in zhwiki there are clear links to other wikis whose interwiki is in Q605322. I don't know if this is a systematic error or just a mistake. Bináris (talk) 20:38, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

My bot did this edit on Jan 18th. At this time there was only zhwiki and jawiki linking to each other: zh:Special:Permalink/19272193 / ja:Special:Permalink/45861596. See also log file at tools:merliwbot/editinfo/uuid/8e59b600-6153-11e2-a5bd-001d097174cb. Merlissimo (talk) 12:20, 9 February 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Merlissimo. Wäre es möglich, dass dein Bot DISPLAYTITLE berücksichtigt? Beispiele wären da etwa: Q285911, Q284072, Q288407, Q288104 oder Q285640. --Leyo 10:22, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Das macht er von Anfang an, aber anfang Dezember gab es einen Bug in Mediawiki. Merlissimo (talk) 11:59, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Wäre es viel Aufwand die in diesem Zeitraum angelegten Items bezüglich DISPLAYTITLE durchzugehen? --Leyo 22:47, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
I agree too that DISPLAYTITLE should be respected, IMO bot could easily access this via Page info Display title value, probably some API function exist to detect this. --Rezonansowy (talk) 00:54, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

@Leyo, Merlissimo: Can we fix this? --Rezonansowy (talk) 10:23, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

As I don't operate a bot, I can't do it. --Leyo 20:04, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Bot adding wrong linksEdit

Hello, this bot is adding wrong links to Q191893. It's about Municipal countil in Finland and I can find only two correct Wikipedia articles about it. Others are wrong. Please check that bot don't add wrong links anymore. Thanks. --Stryn (talk) 07:27, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

If local links show that these articles belong together my bot will also connect it to the wikidata item. Simply connect the wrong sitelinks of the first item to a new item. My bot will not automatically merge different items. Merlissimo (talk) 12:03, 9 February 2013 (UTC)



I run an interwiki bot (Razibot) using in pywikipedia. Could you please tell me how to add interwiki links in wikidata as well using the bot? -- Razimantv (talk) 18:54, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

I am running a java bot. Because i am not using pywikipediabot for any of my bots i cannot help you with this framework. Merlissimo (talk) 19:10, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply :) Best wishes -- Razimantv (talk) 19:12, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Minimal creationEdit


Why do you create new elements with only a very few iws, e. g. here (and elsewhere) ?

Budelberger (talk) 01:11, 7 March 2013 (UTC).

Incomplete link transitionEdit

Any clue what happened at Special:Undelete/Q4508006? The link never got moved to q1068724. — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 05:41, 8 March 2013 (UTC)


in Q6431862, your bot removes namespace '분류:' for ko label. Could you keep the namespace for ko labels? -- ChongDae (talk) 07:54, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Please add namespaces in labels. E.g., Q12469966 also missing "틀:"(Template:) in description. -- ChongDae (talk) 03:21, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

category prefixEdit

Hi, please set your bot to don't remove category prefix (رده:) for labels which are in Farsi like thisReza1615 / T 09:46, 11 March 2013 (UTC)


Ich bin noch neu auf Wikidata. Für mich wäre es hilfreich zu wissen, was dieser Bot macht. Anregung: Kann man auf der Benutzerseite eine Kurzbeschreibung einfügen? Gruß, Hasenläufer (talk) 22:42, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Incomplete linkEdit

Hi, Q3409948 and Q5153683. Zdenekk2 (talk) 06:23, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect editEdit

[2] was an incorrect edit. It's not the first I've noticed where the bot attempts to merge two items wrongly.

Can you please fix it? --Izno (talk) 02:28, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Bot looses property valuesEdit

Hi, please see this and this edits. After these edits properties NSSDC ID, SCN and other were disconnected from ru article. Please fix the bug because these properties are used in ruwiki templates already. — Ivan A. Krestinin (talk) 17:44, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

A new bot listEdit

Hi there! Per a request I have been working on a new informative bot list (that has secretly been hidden under the current list at Wikidata:List_of_bots. I think I am finished and it would be great if every botop (including you) could add your bot to the new list. I have added Addbot already and tried to make the template simple! Goodluck and if you have any problems get in touch on my talk page! ·Add§hore· Talk To Me! 20:21, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect mergeEdit

Your bot merged Anaemosia with Anaemosia albida, the first is a genus the second is about a specie. I noticed this isn't the first time that your bot merged two articles incorrectly. In my opinion merging of data items should not be done by bots as its mostly not a straightforward case, however if it's done all the merging should be checked. - Foxie001 (talk) 03:03, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Incorrect nameEdit

Item Q3696207 is wrongly connected to Persian Wiki Dashkasan (village ) , the correct link is Dashkasan Temple in Persian Wikipedia .

Can you fix it ? -- 15:47, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Wrong WikilinkEdit

Hi ! It seems your linking to Pan-Iranism is wrong in two languages : In azwiki the page is PanFarsism and in gagwiki it is also PanFarsism . Can you fix it ? Thanks --Alborz Fallah (talk) 07:41, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

@MerlIwBot: Hi again . Pan-Iranism is wrongly linked to PanFarsism ( پان فارسیسم ) in azb wiki . Can you fix it ?. Alborz Fallah (talk) 14:57, 10 May 2016 (UTC)


Hi, Dear MerlIwBot!

Do You think, is it a name of a hungarian settlement? --Rakás (talk) 21:24, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

Spanish link to Ville-Marie not workingEdit

Hallo, I tried to add a link to es:Ville-Marie (ciudad) in Q141645 (for reference see en:Ville-Marie, Quebec or fr:Ville-Marie (ville)) but the change is refused every time I try. Could you fix it, if you can. I think there used to be a link to the spanish article but I'm not quite sure. Viel danke.--Michelsimard (talk) 18:41, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Problems with OrluEdit

What happened here that caused the Chinese link to be to the French town of Orlu instead of the Nigerian city. This really needs to be fixed. Half of the other pages link to the French town (Romanian, Spanish, Mandarin) while two others (English, Yoruba) link to the city in Nigeria.


Hi Mer1lwBot, Please help my with the language links to the article Barnablaðið because this article is written in English, Danish and Faroese. Best regards, Kontoreg (talk) 15:55, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Incorrect aliasesEdit

Hi! I see you added incorrect aliases to Clarksville (Q328941) and Flint (Q490584). I'll fix those, but I wanted to let you know so you could plan to find and fix any other cases. Cheers, Bovlb (talk) 18:23, 25 March 2016 (UTC)