Welcome to my talk page. Please post new messages at the bottom of my talk page, use headlines when starting new talk topics and sign and date your entries by inserting ~~~~ at the end. I will generally reply on this page to keep conversations together; please watch this page for a short time after leaving a comment. Uncivil comments will be reverted without response. Thank you.

Start a new talk topic.

If you would prefer to contact me off-wiki, then my contact details and a contact form are available on my personal website.

Merged duplicate itemEdit

Hi @Mike Peel, your bot created Mycosphere Online: Journal of Fungal Biology (Q115802882) which its a duplicate of Mycosphere Online: Journal of Fungal Biology (Q15816854). Not sure what rules your bot uses to decide if a new Wikidata item is needed, but for journals because checking ISSN (P236) would have enabled the bot to discover that there already was an article for this journal. Rdmpage (talk) 08:35, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Rdmpage: Thanks for merging the items. At that time the bot was just creating items for new articles after 14 days. It now only does that for articles without a possible search match in Wikidata - those matches are in this Wikidata game. Once all potential matches for an article are cleared in the game, then it will create a new item. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 09:48, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mike PeelThanks for the link to the game, looks fun. There are so many cool tools out there that I nothing about. Rdmpage (talk) 10:08, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error on the Distributed GameEdit

Hi, @Mike Peel, i just tried the New Wikipedia article and category matches-Game and its great! ...but it produces an error when selecting a specific language. My guess is that it doesn't find entries - with "all", i get english, simple, and maybe more, "english" selects english, "simple" selects simple, and german produces an error, so does Italiano, while francais and espanol work (though i needed occasional reloads). But hey, thats just the bug report - thanks a lot for the great idea and the cool tool! Korrupt (talk) 15:03, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Korrupt: I'm glad you're enjoying it. :-) I think the error happens when it runs out of tiles - German in particular has many other activities that match up new articles there with Wikipedia, so it's rare to be able to load them into the game. I'll double-check that it is loading other languages OK, though. BTW, I can also easily add other languages, if there are any of particular interest. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 21:01, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Korrupt: unconnected german articles can be found at
Similar links are available for othter languages.
I am using User:M2k~dewiki/Tools/Create_Objects to connect resp. create objects to/for unconnected articles in various languages and User:M2k~dewiki/Tools/Enrich Objects to enrich existing objects with additional properties. M2k~dewiki (talk) 21:38, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mike Peel, that was the assumption - if there are simply no objects to connect, it would be better IMO when the game tells me so - the error message suggests that there may be objects to connect, but the tool won't work. Sth. like "All done! Nothing to connect here!" maybe? :)
@M2k~dewiki saw this on the greeting message lately. Thanks, and i'll dig into it. Again, sorry for no reaction, i really assumed that it was a bot edit :/ Korrupt (talk) 06:58, 2 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]