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Best regards! Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:32, 31 December 2015 (UTC)



Something went wrong on The disruptive potential of data publication (Q28596473) as you put the item iself as the author (P50) of the item itself. Could you take a look and correct it if possible?

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 13:31, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

VIGNERON Thanks for spotting that, I must have copied the wrong Q number. Now fixed. Richard Nevell (talk) 13:38, 25 November 2017 (UTC)


The ISSN value on International Journal of Heritage, Tourism, and Hospitality (Q43145991), which you created, was invalid, so I've removed it. There are no other properties than instance of (P31) on that item, and nothing links to it. Please check it. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:14, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Pigsonthewing I should have twigged the unusual format listed here. I've added a link from another item, and added a couple of other statements and will try to add more later. Richard Nevell (talk) 13:06, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

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You are receiving this message because you commented at the above RFC. There are additional proposals that have been made there that you are welcome to comment on. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:50, 9 April 2018 (UTC) (for Rschen7754)

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Sorry - I've just been making a hash of the education. It's back as you had it. Normal incompetence. --Tagishsimon (talk) 12:40, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

Tagishsimon No worse that I do on a daily basis :) Thanks for sorting it out before I noticed anything was awry (which could have ataken a while). Richard Nevell (talk) 08:58, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Book reviewsEdit

Hi Richard Nevell,

As you seem to create a lot of these items, I thought you might be interested in Wikidata:Bot_requests#Reviews_in_articles.

BTW, maybe Topic:V64n8o927s1gmcr9 was your batch. It should be fairly easy to replace the P31 statement on these. --- Jura 09:09, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jura - thanks for making the bot request. On the subject of that particular batch, I might have batch added the articles for History Workshop Journal (Q5774776) but can't entirely remember. It's certainly the kind of thing I've been doing. I tend to do batches one journal at a time. I'm not sure why they ended up classified as scholarly publication (Q591041) instead of scholarly article (Q13442814) but reckon it should be reasonably straightforward to sort out. I've worked out which items need changing so I'll try to sort that out this week. Richard Nevell (talk) 09:23, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Thx. Things like that happen to me too. BTW, I also came across some stray text. --- Jura 11:02, 27 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Jura1 That does need to be fixed. I'm wondering how it would work with QuickStatements. Is there a way to remove part of a string of text, or would i t all have to be removed and added correctly? Richard Nevell (talk) 12:55, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • The labels can be overwritten, but I think the titles need to be deleted and then added. --- Jura 16:13, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

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Metadata and diacriticEdit

Hi Richard, thanks for your recent items about Czech castellology articles and related articles about scientists. Please consider to add some metadata to the articles about people, use of VIAF search is pretty fast and adding the result to the VIAF ID (P214) takes only a few seconds (we have much more metadata properties, but at least VIAF is much better than nothing). In regard to the articles please check the diacritic before the upload, as a considerable part of items about articles has messed up diacritic.--Jklamo (talk) 08:20, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Hi Jklamo, I'd say all the items have problems with the diacritics, but I am in the process of correcting them - that's been an additional step in the import process. Richard Nevell (talk) 09:01, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi again Jklamo, apologies for the brief reply earlier. As you can see I've been adding some bibliographic information around Castellologica Bohemica (Q69499259) and filling in gaps about authors here and there. I was working with QuickStatements to add items on the individual papers, but the CSV format didn't recognise the diacritic characters. I'm sure there's a way around that, but I figured that since it's a limited number and I would be going through the articles to add subjects in any case I could fix them manually. I understand it's unhelpful to have characters appear incorrectly, so it was my intention to have this done quickly. I believe I have sorted out the diacritics and I'm sorry I wasn't able to do it faster.
That's a good point about including more author metadata. I've started adding in VIAF numbers as a first step, and will try to include other identifiers such as BHCL ID (P6656) and ORCID iD (P496) where I can find them, as well any other useful metadata such as employer (P108) or educated at (P69).
I'm mainly adding stuff about castellology because it happens to be a subject I'm interested in, but I'll keep this all in mind if I add more stuff (likely to do with archaeology). Richard Nevell (talk) 18:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Jklamo: By the way, any idea about good sources for country of citizenship (P27)? Since I've been creating articles on authors in Castellologica Bohemica many have Czech names but there's no guarantee they're citizens of Czech Republic (Q213). Richard Nevell (talk) 21:56, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
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