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Welcome to Wikidata, Millars!

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If you have any questions, please ask me on my talk page. If you want to try out editing, you can use the sandbox to try. Once again, welcome, and I hope you quickly feel comfortable here, and become an active editor for Wikidata.

Best regards! Cycn

Merging itemsEdit

Hallo Millars,

If you were not already using it, you may want to check out the merge.js gadget for merging items. It has an option "Request deletion for extra items on RfD" to automatically nominate the page you are merging from for deletion. This way of nominating also makes it easier for the admins to process such requests. For support and other options you can check the help page about merging.

With regards, - cycŋ - (talkcontribslogs) 10:18, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Note that it is no longer use to delete items that are merged, but redirect instead. You can use merge.js to establish that. Lymantria (talk) 06:41, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Europeana Art History Challenge - updateEdit

Thank you for signing up and participating in the Europeana Art History Challenge!
I have just published an update to the project on the mailing list which you might be interested in:
You can also subscribe to the list (if you're not already) for further updates and conversation between participants. Good luck and happy translating! Sincerely, Wittylama (talk) 14:17, 28 April 2016 (UTC)

EAHC - possible missmatch in Spanish SectionEdit

Hello, I noticed, that in Spanish Section is listed Q813323 (Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus), but it seems rather, that in Europeana 280 is acctualy listed one spcecific exemplar of Beatus.[1] It could be Q23935016 (Valcavado Beatus). Can You inspect it? --marv1N (talk) 09:03, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your excellent sleuthing work marv1N. I have now updated the several pages that power the Art History Challenge - e.g. on the Spain project page and the Bot config file. This does, unfortunately, lower the number of wikipedia articles that exist already about the artworks in the project, but on the other side it also increases the number of potential items to create/translate. Pinging also Kippelboy (talkcontribslogs). Wittylama (talk) 20:20, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
Number is lower, but numbers were increased by identifying Q510799 as one of the maltese painting. Statisticaly speaking, we are in plus numbers :-). --marv1N (talk) 12:28, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Peace Treaties in Art 30 x 30 ChallengeEdit

¡Hola Millars! Soy Iñaki LL, un editor de Wikipedia en residencia en el Museo San Telmo, Donostia-San Sebastián. Hemos organizado una Competición 30 x 30 sobre Tratados de Paz en colaboración con Donostia-San Sebastián Capital Europea de la Cultura 2016 con el ánimo de promover una cultura de paz y basándonos en sus exposiciones sobre Tratados de Paz radicadas en diferentes localizaciones de la ciudad.

Tu reciente participación en el concurso de similares características Europeana me ha llamado la atención, y nos encantaría contar con tu aportación y entendimiento wikipedístico y artístico para esta competición :p La competición llegará a su punto álgido en la Maratón de ediciones que tendrá lugar el 9 de julio! Por favor échale un ojeada, esperamos contar con tu participación (¡virtualmente o presencialmente)! Iñaki LL (talk) 21:45, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Gracias por tu mensaje Millars ¡Espero que la wiki-estancia haya sido provechosa! Pena no tenerte el 9 de julio, pero cualquier aportación por pequeña que sea será bienvenida:) Gracias también por la apreciación sobre el link, tendré q revisar algunos mensajes. Saludos! Iñaki LL (talk) 19:28, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

Translation requestEdit


Can you create these articles in Catalan:

es:Museo Estatal de Historia de Azerbaiyán
es:Universidad Estatal de Bakú
en:Telephone numbers in Azerbaijan
en:Azerbaijani Soviet Encyclopedia
es:Enciclopedia nacional de Azerbaiyán
es:Montañas de Azerbaiyán
es:Anexo:Museos de Azerbaiyán
es:Anexo:Museos de Bakú
en:Template:Administrative divisions of Azerbaijan
es:Categoría:Organización territorial de Azerbaiyán

Yours sincerely, Sondrion (talk) 12:30, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Language "no"Edit

Hi, the language code "no" is not supported (anymore), it's not a Norwegian language and it should be removed. Stryn (talk) 11:07, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Winner of Wikidata:Menu Challenge/Wikimania 2019Edit

Congratulations, you are the winner of Wikidata:Menu Challenge/Wikimania 2019 with an incredible list of contributions. If you are on Wikimania you will receive your prize there, if not, let me know and I'll get your contact details and send it to you. Thanks for all the work! Ainali (talk) 11:38, 12 August 2019 (UTC)