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--Cekli829 (talk) 05:28, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Merging itemsEdit

Hallo NeverDoING,

For merging items, you may want to use the merge.js gadget from help page about merging. It has an option "Request deletion for extra items on RfD" to automatically place a request to delete the emptied page. This way of nominating makes it a lot easier for the admins to process the requests.

With regards, -      - (Cycn/talk) 08:56, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Please merge into the lowest Qid. John Vandenberg (talk) 06:10, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

some help toolsEdit

Hi NeverDoING! You may add some help tools to user:NeverDoING/common.js . Please see User:Rotsaert8000 (in Esperanto), Wikidata:Tools, and Wikidata:Tools/User scripts. On the user:i18n-page you will see all WD gadget links. It takes time to see what fits most of your interests. Good luck gangLeri לערי ריינהארט (talk) 19:21, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Items about humansEdit

If you create items about humans, could you please add instance of (P31) human (Q5)? This would help a lot! Sjoerd de Bruin (talk) 08:27, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Categories are a wikimedia creation, so ...Edit

Categories are a wikimedia creation, so they don't get VIAF identifiers/controls, etc., all those identifiers/controls belong on the subject only.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:01, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


Hi NeverDoING, somehow the name seems odd. It's only used on Katherine Douglas Smith (Q54863468). How do we know that Douglas is one of her given names and not a surname? Even if it's a given name, it's a separate name. So P735 would just have two values. I'd replace it with "Katherine" and delete the item. As I don't have any data on "Douglas", I wouldn't add if for now. What do you think? BTW, thanks for your most helpful contributions to names in general. --- Jura 09:29, 15 October 2018 (UTC)

  • I replaced it per above. --- Jura 10:24, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Works vs EditionsEdit

Hello NeverDoING. Thank you for contributing to Wikidata. I appreciate your work here.

I saw that you added s:en:The Roman Breviary to Roman Breviary (Q19894488). This is not correct because s:en:The Roman Breviary is an edition, not a work, but Roman Breviary (Q19894488) is a work, not an edition.

I have fixed it for you. I split Roman Breviary (Q19894488) into three different items. The three items are:

  1. Roman Breviary (Q19894488) is a breviary (a liturgical work), written in Latin in 1568 with subsequent modified editions since that date.
  2. The Roman Breviary (Q67197093) is a translation of that breviary, written in English by John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, and first published in 1908
  3. The Roman Breviary (Q67197055) is the first edition of Bute's translation, published 1908 by William Blackwood and Sons, and is linked to s:en:The Roman Breviary

In the future, please create separate Wikidata items for each of the following:

  • The original work
  • Each translation of the work
  • Each published copy of the original work
  • Each published copy of a translation of the work.

You can read more about these rules at WD:Wikisource/How to help. I can also answer questions. Beleg Tâl (talk)

Mark Eyskens (Q349477)Edit

Hi, NeverDoING, I give in. Lotje (talk) 14:46, 18 October 2019 (UTC)