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Constituencies of various Indian Legislative AssembliesEdit

@Owenpatel: Just a heads up that you should revise your queries that filter various Indian constituencies as I am adjusting many of their P31 values to be of the form "constituency of the {appropriate state} Legislative Assembly". Mahir256 (talk) 01:59, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks - will do Owenpatel (talk) 08:32, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
Since you are in fact updating items for the various Legislative Assemblies, would you also be able to adjust the P31 values of those constituencies that do not have an item of the form "constituency of the {appropriate state} Legislative Assembly"? If you aren't able to do this, I can put some time into that this weekend. Mahir256 (talk) 16:37, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256:Hi. I'm working through the states in alphabetical order and will be updating the P31 as I go. Currently on Assam. Happy to discuss any of the changes I'm making if necessary - see my description of the work I'm doing at WikiProject India
Thanks for doing all of this, as it seems urgently needed both for past and present constituencies. By the way, you may not need to worry about constituencies for West Bengal and Tripura once you get to them; for the former state I have already added much of the information you have added and am tracking them on bnwiki, and for the latter I intend to do both of the same. Mahir256 (talk) 21:01, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
No problem Owenpatel (talk) 21:06, 2 July 2018 (UTC)
You may have noticed that GZWDer's bot has begun mass importing enwiki articles. Many of those are for Legislative Assembly constituencies, in whose absence on Wikidata you had previously created items to complete the list of constituencies for a given state. It may be to your advantage to look for them (just set the username to "GZWDer (flood)" and add "&limit=5000" to the end of the URL afterwards to get as much as you can on a single page). I will try to do the same if I can. Mahir256 (talk) 21:16, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks - will take a look at these Owenpatel (talk) 08:41, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
@Mahir256: I've now worked through all of the legislative assemblies at State level in India and corrected P31s and made other updates as necessary. There might still be some minor bits of tidying up to do but I think this is looking pretty good now. I'm away for a couple of weeks, so I'll probably not look at trying to do a final tidy up until I get back

Gibraltar is not a part of ChinaEdit

Hi Owen, here you defined "en:district officer" as "head of a district office in Hong Kong". What's with Gibraltar, Malta, Palestine? --Recherchedienst (talk) 18:44, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Hi Recherchedienst it looks to me like district officer (Q11129049) was originally meant to represent District Officer for Hong Kong (see revision https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q11129049&direction=prev&oldid=378097581) but was then linked additionally to Wikipedia articles for DO in the British Empire (https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q11129049&direction=prev&oldid=523104735). When I added the description, I was using it in the sense of the current public office of a District Officer in Hong Kong only and didn't notice the ambiguity. My view is that District Officer in Hong Kong (which is a current and active public office) should be separated from the sense of a District Officer of the British Empire (as described at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_officer and https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_Officer. Do you agree?

Wikidata WikiProject Newsletter is live!Edit

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You are receiving this notification as you are one of the participants in WikiProject India in Wikidata. We are very happy to announce that we have started a quarterly newsletter featuring news, updates and plans related to Wikidata activities in India. You can find our first issue here. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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WikiProject India Newsletter #2Edit

Hi Owenpatel,

Happy New Year for those who are living in UTC+05:30 (Q6828) (in advance or belated for the rest!). You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our second issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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WikiProject India Newsletter #3Edit

Hi Owenpatel,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our third issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

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Needs assessment for Wikidata Movement ResourceEdit

Hi Owenpatel,

CIS-A2K is planning to invest some resources from May-June 2020 to create community movement resource (CMR) materials in English and different Indic languages for Wikidata in the form of tutorials, handbooks, infographics, videos, animations etc. The aim of this initiative is to build a pool of resource materials for Wikidata eventually, which will serve as ready-made handy references for new as well as experienced users. You are requested to fill up this form, so that we can understand your needs on different topics of Wikidata. You are also very welcome to actively participate in the process and help us build the CMR with your different areas of expertise.

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Indian scientists datathonEdit

Hi Owenpatel,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.

This is for your kind information that, from 22nd May, 2020 Friday to 24th May, 2020 Sunday, a datathon will be happening on Indian scientists on Wikidata. The lack of data about Indian scientists, their works and publications on Wikidata is the reason behind conducting the datathon. Considering the ongoing pandemic, the datathon will also focus on scientists working on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

The tasklist of the datathon is flexible. Participants can choose their own preferred task on this topic

Hoping for your active participation.

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Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:12, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter #4Edit

Hi Owenpatel,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our fourth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
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Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:34, 30 June 2020 (UTC)

New OpenRefine reconciliation serviceEdit

Hi!

Thank you for wearing the {{User loves OpenRefine}} userbox on your user page!

Because the existing Wikidata reconciliation service has had severe performance issues recently, I have created a new one which should be faster and more robust. You can add it to OpenRefine in the reconciliation dialog with the following URL: https://wikidata.reconci.link/en/api (or by replacing en by any other language code).

If you have any issues with this new service, let me know.

Happy reconciling! − Pintoch (talk)

Wikidata 8th birthday events in IndiaEdit

Hello Owenpatel!,

I am happy to inform you that we are organizing a series of events on the occasion of the 8th birthday of Wikidata on behalf of WikiProject India in the form of webinars, datathon and merchandise distribution. Details of the events can be found here.

  1. Webinars- 3 sessions on 3 very interesting topics will be conducted as follows. The sessions will be open for all.
  • October 11 2020, 6 pm IST:- Jane023 will talk about Sum of all Paintings, describe and demonstrate the workflow on improving data about paintings on Wikidata. A data-thon on Indian paintings will follow for the next 16 days.
  • October 17 2020, 7 pm IST:- DVrandecic (WMF) will be introducing the newest sister project of the Wikimedia universe, the Abstract Wikipedia and WikiLambda to the Indian community and how as a community, we need to be prepared for this upcoming exciting and ambitious project.
  • October 18 2020, 7 pm IST:- Mahir256 will conduct a session on the Wikidata Lexeme. He will explain the importance of lexicographical data and demonstrate the workflow.
  1. Datathon - October 12 to October 28, 2020:- A 16-days long online datathon will be conducted on Indian paintings. The output of the datathon will be given as a birthday gift to Wikidata on October 29.
  1. Merchandise distribution- During the month of October, CIS-A2K will be sending Wikidata special merchandise to Indian affiliates and communities upon request as well as active contributors of Wikidata residing in India. Details on how to request merchandise can be found here.

The above mentioned activities are already finalised. If any of the Indian communities or affiliates are planning activities on the occasion of Wikidata's 8th birthday, please feel free to enlist them here.

Regards,
Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K)
Wikidata Co-ordinator, CIS-A2K
Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:10, 15 September 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject India Newsletter #5Edit

Hi Owenpatel,

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our fifth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
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Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:35, 30 September 2020 (UTC)

India-specific properties datathonEdit

Greetings Owenpatel!

As part of Wikidata's 8th birthday celebration a 5 days long India-specific properties datathon from 25 October 2020, 00:00 to 29 October 2020, 23:59 (both times Indian Standard Time) being organised to improve India-specific properties and celebrate Wikidata's Birthday by contributing to the free open data movement. Currently there are 76 India-specific properties available in Wikidata. The primary objective of this datathon is to add / improve the usage of Wikidata Properties related to India in Wikidata.

Details of the events can be found here. Please have a look at the event page and please consider joining the datathon by adding your name at the participant's list here

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WikiProject India Newsletter #6Edit

Hi Owenpatel,

Happy New Year 2021!

You are receiving this message as you are one of the participants of WikiProject India on Wikidata and/or a subscriber of the Wikidata India newsletter. You can find our sixth issue of the quarterly newsletter here, where you can get a quick overview of the Wikidata activities related to India over the last 3 months. If you do not want to receive this kind of notification further, you can remove your username from here.

Regards, Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) and Mahir256
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Sent through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:04, 1 January 2021 (UTC)