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Best regards! --Tobias1984 (talk) 13:22, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


Babel lets you view and edit more than one language on Wikidata. Just add e.g. {{#babel:de-N|en-3|es-1|fr-2|nl-3|it-4|da-0}} to your user page. With the same language codes you can add links to your userpage on Wikipedia e.g. de:User:User123. --Tobias1984 (talk) 13:22, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Format regexesEdit

Hi, I see you changed the regex for Encyclopaedia Metallum artist ID (P1989) in [1]. I deliberately used [0-9] because that's exactly what it should be - only the characters 0 to 9 (\d is equivalent to [0-9] in some regex implementations, but is not guaranteed to only match the characters 0 to 9, e.g. in Perl it also matches things like the fullwidth digit "1" and the Devanagari digit "६"). I wanted to ask before I revert it though whether there's a reason to change it that I'm not aware of. - Nikki (talk) 13:09, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

You may change it again to [0-9] if You think it's reasonable, but in form of [0-9]{0,}, not [0-9]+. The latter implies that at least one symbol of the set must be present, so it makes necessary for id to be 2-digit, but some ids are one digit. And as I see, other properties use \d. Nonexyst (talk) 14:34, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Oops, the + was a mistake, that was supposed to be *. I've changed it now (and also fixed the constraint on the talk page). - Nikki (talk) 16:48, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Data from Encyclopaedia Metallum in Mix'n'matchEdit

Hi there, if you want to keep importing identifiers from Encyclopaedia Metallum just check http://tools.wmflabs.org/mix-n-match/ and look for "Metallum". There are now many identifiers matched that need to be verified, but it is much easier than to do it manually. I hope it helps! --Micru (talk) 11:33, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

WE-Framework gadgetEdit

I seen that you used the gadget WE-Framework gadget to create some items of the Dictionnaire infernal. I create now with PetScan the 3596 items remaining but I would like to know how to use this gadget. It works from Wikisource directly?

Thank you,

Tubezlob (🙋) 19:16, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

We create a little project for the Dictionnaire infernal. Tubezlob (🙋) 19:11, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
@Tubezlob: The gadget works from anywhere connected to Wikidata (including Wikidata itself). For example, You can go to either Q23, w:en:George Washington or s:en:George Washington and create a data item to the corresponding article, if it existed. But You can't create Wikidata item from Wikisource article itself. Nonexyst (talk) 11:17, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
OK thank you for your answer! I now understand better. Tubezlob (🙋) 07:52, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Wikisource works should typically be version, edition, or translation (Q3331189) not workEdit

Hi. When creating items for a work at a Wikisource, it would normally by version, edition, or translation (Q3331189) per WD:Books, rather than a literary work or some variation. Those align to the wikipedia item, and when the item at the WS is a "versions" page. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:19, 2 November 2022 (UTC)