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Welcome to Wikidata, Peter F. Patel-Schneider!

Wikidata is a free knowledge base that you can edit! It can be read and edited by humans and machines alike and you can go to any item page now and add to this ever-growing database!

Need some help getting started? Here are some pages you can familiarize yourself with:

  • Introduction – An introduction to the project.
  • Wikidata tours – Interactive tutorials to show you how Wikidata works.
  • Community portal – The portal for community members.
  • User options – including the 'Babel' extension, to set your language preferences.
  • Contents – The main help page for editing and using the site.
  • Project chat – Discussions about the project.
  • Tools – A collection of user-developed tools to allow for easier completion of some tasks.

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date.

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! --Tobias1984 (talk) 15:54, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Further readingEdit

You might also be interested in some of the RfCs (both commenting on new ones and reading the old ones): Wikidata:Requests_for_comment. --Tobias1984 (talk) 15:51, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

@Tobias1984: Thanks. I have been reading them and have already made some comments.
I just noticed and was reading some of them. It seems you already have a lot of background knowledge and will transition quickly into this ecosystem. Did you also look at the Wikidata:Property proposal subpages? There are always some good discussions about modelling going on there. --Tobias1984 (talk) 18:50, 21 October 2015 (UTC)