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--Emijrp (talk) 15:41, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Elements Task ForceEdit

You may be interested in the Wikidata:Elements Task Force. --Guerillero | Talk 23:32, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Absolutely. Thanks for the heads up. - Soulkeeper (talk) 23:34, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


In this entry, Kurgan is the name of the city and is not translated. Indeed, a grave hill is also "kurgan", but this should be a different entry.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:01, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, now I see that I screwed it up with the interwikis. Will change the English description and create a new entry for the city.--Ymblanter (talk) 11:02, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
No problem! - Soulkeeper (talk) 11:04, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Re: HeiEdit

Den er god! Jeg blir neppe veldig aktiv i denne dugnaden – mest nysgjerrig på hvordan ikke-WikiMedia-ting kan ha nytte av Wikidata. =) – Pladask (talk) 15:04, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Selv er jeg mest nysgjerrig på hvordan WP kan ha nytte av det. ;) Tror potensialet er stort i alle fall. - Soulkeeper (talk) 15:05, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Ja, jeg er jo opptatt av dét også. ;-) Kan ikke skjønne annet enn at det må bli et løft av dimensjoner. – Pladask (talk) 15:08, 14 December 2012 (UTC)


Can you hel me? Can you add in Q35109? Thank you. -- 15:15, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, there is already. -- 15:22, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
No problem. :) - Soulkeeper (talk) 15:23, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Fjerne beskrivelseEdit

Jeg så deg under siste endringer og har et teknisk spørsmål. Jeg la til "Description" på engelsk i Q287430, men så ombestemte jeg meg. Jeg ser da i historikken at jeg ikke har fjernet like mange bytes som jeg la til. (+59, -40). Jeg antar at det da er blitt liggende noe kode som "en.descr=" e.l. Har dette noe å si, og hvordan nullstiller man i tilfelle? Prøvde med undo edit, men hjalp ikke. Mvh. --Wikijens (talk) 10:29, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Mente label, ikke description. --Wikijens (talk) 10:32, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Tror softwaren enda har en del småbugs og -quirks, siden dette enda er et prosjekt i utvikling, men jeg tror ikke det er noe å bry seg så mye om. I tilfellet som du beskriver, gjetter jeg at det var en Null-verdi som nå er blitt en tom streng e.l. Det ville i hvert fall vært typisk. Det skal ikke ha noe å si (for oss) i praksis, da alle som skriver software uansett må ta høyde for denslags variasjoner. Det er bare å kjøre på, så ordner nok det meste seg etter hvert! :) - Soulkeeper (talk) 10:36, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
Jepp, tenkte også selv at det måtte være noe i de baner. Grunnen til at jeg ble litt "bekymret", var at jeg tenkte det kanskje ville føre til at en bot som lette etter manglende labels ikke ville plukke den opp. Kan vel uansett løses ved å legge til label igjen. Jeg tok den bort i første omgang fordi jeg ble usikker på om engelsk bruker II, II., IInd eller annet i slike tilfeller. Takk for svar uansett. Mvh. --Wikijens (talk) 10:42, 26 February 2013 (UTC)



Why you changed Beetle for beetle in the english Label of Q22671?

Not all the articles (or data) should be using capital letter?

Thanks, Arussom (talk) 16:15, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

As far as I understand, only proper nouns start with capital letters in English. This seems to be an established practice in Wikidata (with properties as well as items). This is not done in Wikipedia because of a technical limitation, but Wikidata does not have this limitation. Note that in some languages, like German, common nouns start with capital letters too. See also Help:Label. - Soulkeeper (talk) 16:28, 27 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I gave you the rollback right since I thought you might find it helpful. Thanks for all of your contributions :) Legoktm (talk) 10:51, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. It will probably come in handy some day. - Soulkeeper (talk) 10:58, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

RE: labelLister - NorwegianEdit

Ok and thanks by the explanation, but I am not a administrator. So better you do the request in MediaWiki talk:Gadget-labelLister.js Regards. --Vivaelcelta (talk) 01:28, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

If you want, you can translate all gadgets and their descriptions. The gadgets are listings here Special:Gadgets.--Vivaelcelta (talk) 01:37, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Community portalEdit

Hi. Could you move any usefull info from to --Base (talk) 21:12, 10 March 2013 (UTC)


Is this a coincidence that we are both doing a same genus of fish for the second time? Wikiklaas (talk) 17:11, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Probably not, I'm going through genera with species that lack an English label, and I often find them in the Recent Changes list. Did I cause edit conflicts? - Soulkeeper (talk) 17:14, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Not at all! In fact I'm quite pleased with your work. Only last time when we did the same genus together, Ancistrus, I was busy merging the double items (as there was an item holding the Spanish and Catalan language links, and anotheer holding the other links) and it seemed that you also added the Danish, Nordic and Swedish labels, and it was just too much for me to also move these labels. Moving a language link is easy but moving labels of languages that are not in you babelbox is very time consuming. But for now it seems you're only adding English labels, that are easy for me to move along with the language links, so everything looks fine. Cheers, Wikiklaas (talk) 17:23, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
I personally feel that labels are less important than merging duplicate items in a fairly efficient manner. It's possible to recreate most of those labels from either the language link or the taxon name property anyway. There seems to me to be many duplicates, especially among fish (but I am a hobbyist fishkeeper, thus biased). I am currently making a list of probable duplicates at User:Soulkeeper/dups. I really hope there will be an easier way to merge items soon. - Soulkeeper (talk) 17:35, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
That's exactly how I feel about it. Merging items is quite cumbersome at the moment but a very necessary job to make this project work. What I don't like is undoing the work of others, so I felt awkward when I left your Scandinavian labels, my only excuse being that these were labels for items that did not jet have articles in any of the nordic languages. Items lacking English labels are of much higher necessity to fix, as this is the language most people use when editing in Wikidata. I added lots of English labels and short descriptions in the last days too. Were are making a nice team. Cheers, Wikiklaas (talk) 17:50, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
I saw your list, by the way. Quite impressive but I'm sure, so far it's only the tip of the iceberg. I saw more genera of fish that showed these duplicates on nearly every species than I saw genera that hadn't. Wikiklaas (talk) 19:39, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, yes the list is definitively just a fraction of what's out there. It is made by adding labels to all species within a genus, then searching for the genus name, alphabetically sorting the result, and visually spotting duplicates that occur directly underneath each other. Needless to say the method is limited; It only works on items that A) is a species or genus and B) has an English label equal to its taxon name. I don't know how big that subset is, but I'm guessing it's much less than .1% of all items. I'm only doing it this way because it seems pretty effective for now (relatively speaking; I think identifying dups is going to be a major and ongoing challenge on Wikidata), and to illustrate the need for better merge tools. ;) - Soulkeeper (talk) 19:49, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Temporal rangeEdit

Would love to hear your opinion on these two properties: Wikidata:Property_proposal/Term#Temporal_range_start, Wikidata:Property_proposal/Term#Temporal_range_end --Tobias1984 (talk) 12:27, 12 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I merged your list by bot with this code. I tried to merge also description and aliases but some of them couldn't be possible if you can please update your list in other sub-page may be in future we can make other bot to merge also claims and the aliases or description wasn't merged.Yamaha5 (talk) 09:06, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Great! I'm glad I didn't have to do all that manually, thanks! But I don't understand what you mean by "update your list in other sub-page"...? Move it to an archived list? - Soulkeeper (talk) 10:12, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
yes please move it to archive list :) because in future users or bot have possibility to move also claims or remained aliases Yamaha5 (talk) 11:09, 13 May 2013 (UTC)


On a side note to the above bit, just wanted to let you know about User:Ebraminio/merge.js. Makes life fun again, though the workflow is a little clunky. --Izno (talk) 17:19, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

On a double side note:
  1. The above is now a gadget that can be installed. Check your preferences.
  2. Got through the dups and the dups/archive over the weekend.
  3. You should have a go at WD:RFA. I don't want to have to do all that alone again, and you seem to have clue. --Izno (talk) 14:54, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Great, well done! And thanks for the tip. I must admit I'm currently more interested in finding dups than in merging them, as long as I've got this semi-effective method of identifying them, because not spending time on merging gives me more time to find more dups! :D But I'll consider RFA if that can save us some work overall. - Soulkeeper (talk) 15:06, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

User:Soulkeeper/dups is done. Got any more?Edit

I've just cleared out everything that can be handled form User:Soulkeeper/dups. The stuff highlighted in yellow appears to be a case of duplicated articles, and I've requested assistance at Wikidata:Project chat/vi on the matter. Thanks for creating that list. If there's ever another one, drop me a talk page message and let me know. Sven Manguard Wha? 04:51, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, there will be more. Your're more than welcome to put the page on your watchlist. :) - Soulkeeper (talk) 10:43, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!Edit

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades... (our gift is better than the one at Commons or Meta)

You have your gun; now here's your badge: {{User admin}}/{{#babel:admin}} and {{Admin topicon}}. Enjoy!

Soulkeeper, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Wikidata. Please take a moment to read the Wikidata:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Wikidata:Project chat and Wikidata:Administrators' noticeboard), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings, or modifications of protected pages.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikidata-admin @ If you need access, you can flag someone down at #wikimedia-wikidata @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading, although it doesn't always completely apply here at Wikidata. You may also want to consider adding yourself to meta:Template:Wikidata/Ambassadors, and to any similar page on your home wiki if one exists. (WT:Wikidata/Wikidatans on En-WP.)

Please also add/update the languages you speak to your listing at Wikidata:List of administrators. You may also like to add your username to this list to ensure that the items you delete at RfD get marked as deleted automatically. Again, welcome to the admin corps!

--Ymblanter (talk) 18:08, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Please accept my congratulations with the promotion.--Ymblanter (talk) 18:08, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! - Soulkeeper (talk) 18:13, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Yay, now you can delete all those pages you submitted to RFD. :P --Izno (talk) 22:22, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Hehe, I guess I'm going to have to watch RFD like a hawk for a while to make up for that. ;) - Soulkeeper (talk) 07:49, 6 June 2013 (UTC)


  The Wikidata Barnstar
In appreciation of your work at User:Soulkeeper/dups, and the positive effects it is having by leading to a cleanup of species articles across the broader Wikimedia movement, I award you this Barnstar. Sven Manguard Wha? 19:32, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Q2671667 etc.Edit

Hi, Soulkeeper! You should correct these links too. Same problem: Q5114779. --Succu (talk) 09:18, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Fixed. - Soulkeeper (talk) 12:11, 6 July 2013 (UTC)


When you edited item Q184573, you indicated a date of +00000001891-01-01T00:00:00Z, however Q184573 is not a taxon name. It is the brown algae, and the "date of scientific description" depends upon which of several possible names one chooses to use. If it's called the Fucophyceae, then the date is 1884, if it's called Melanophyceae, the date is 1863. Also note that the date of a scientific description is not necessarily the date the name was published. Sometimes a new name is published, with reference to a description that was published elsewhere. Finally, I'm unsure how to read your date of +00000001891-01-01T00:00:00Z correctly; does the "-01-01" refer to January 1st, or is the string of zeros at the front a code for absent month and day? In any event, a date of scientific description or of piublication can only be attached to a name, and data item Q184573 is not a particular name. --EncycloPetey (talk) 00:40, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

The precision is auto (year). How this is indicated or stored in the database, I don't know. At the moment, Phaeophyceae is the only taxon name in the item. If more are added, I suppose it would make sense to attach the author information (name, year, etc.) as qualifiers to the individual taxon names. The taxon related properties, and how to use them, have not been fully figured out yet, as far as I know - Soulkeeper (talk) 10:28, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Swedish propertiesEdit

If you have the time: Wikidata:Property_proposal/Place#Sweden. best wishes. --Tobias1984 (talk) 13:34, 1 August 2013 (UTC)



"nowiki which, contrary to its name, actually is a wiki" - thats great. Many Polish Wikipedians was thinking that this quote is great. PMG (talk) 20:46, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

 :) - Soulkeeper (talk) 20:51, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Dutch duplicatesEdit

I believe a thank you is in place for all the duplicates you have solved at the Dutch Wikipedia. --Natuur12 (talk) 19:55, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Don't mention it ... one man's OCD is another man's snow-free front yard. ;) - Soulkeeper (talk) 12:06, 15 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi! I've added you great script to Wikidata:Tools. Thanks by the way. Ayack (talk) 19:00, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

My honor. :) Feel free to add more properties to the list, btw. - Soulkeeper (talk) 13:57, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

authority control issuesEdit

Dear friend, I am user:לערי ריינהארט and work today in an interntcaffeé. I have no oportunities to type my HEBR nicknam this is why I am using an ASCII LATN alias. I understand that you are an administrator. Thanks for your comment at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control‎. There is minimal support for some of the proposed authority control properties. Some are waiting more then a week. Could you please create (at least) them? Thanks in advanced

Please maintain StatementSort !!!Edit


I've seen the new ordering feature : it has to be defined on a PER ITEM BASIS. Arrrghhh !

Please maintain StatementSort, and make it so that it IGNORES the order defined by this.

I don't care about what every single contributor thinks the best order is on each single item. I don't want to wait for 13 million items to be sorted. I just want properties to be sorted in an order I know and can expect to be the same on every item I open.

Thanks !

--LBE (talk) 16:07, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Yes, defining order on a per-item basis does seem cumbersome. I no longer use statementSort.js myself, because I want to learn about the new functionality, but I think it works as it is right now, is that correct? Btw, I have removed the "obsolete" message. Soulkeeper (talk) 17:18, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
So far, I do not see any issue. Thanks. --LBE (talk) 22:00, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

III. Restructure Wikidata itemsEdit

Thanks for your support at Wikidata:Requests for comment/Commons links#III. Restructure Wikidata items. We need that unification of the keys. JMK (talk) 16:25, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Acrobat is the person doing the acrobaticsEdit

Q11957145 shouldn't have been merged into Q193036  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by Polyglot (talk • contribs) at 00:37, 22 May 2014‎ (UTC).

Thanks for notifying me. It is correct that acrobat (Q11957145) was about acrobat, not acrobatics. The item had no properties, and exactly one interwiki link, no:Akrobat, which I moved to no:Akrobatikk on nowiki. That was a better fit for acrobatics (Q193036), so I merged the items. However, I understand that the item can be considered notable as per criterion 3, and it does not seem to have any duplicates, so I have restored it now. It has no Wikipedia pages linked to it at the moment. - Soulkeeper (talk) 20:43, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

Merge-project requiring language skillsEdit

Dear Wikidatan,

Even though Wikidata phase 1 (replacing interlanguage by Wikidata) is officially finished, there are still a lot a duplicate items that should be merged. Projects to list possible duplicates (and therefore possibles mergers) have been started by users such as Pasleim with User:Pasleim/projectmerge and Ivan A. Krestinin with User:Ivan A. Krestinin/To merge. Those bot-generated lists do however contain quite some false positives and therefore still need a human eye to decide whether to merge or not.

Since you are an administrator on Wikidata with knowledge of the Norwegian languages, User:Ivan A. Krestinin/To merge/nowiki and User:Ivan A. Krestinin/To merge/nnwiki might benefit from your help. As said, it lists couples of WD items that might possibly be merged. If you are already involved in these projects or not interested, I am sincerely sorry for bothering you.

With kind regards, FakirNL (talk) 23:52, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Changes to StatementSort gadgetEdit

Hi, I am one of those still using StatementSort.js and would appreciate if you could add a few items to it - if you agree, please see the last two sections on User_talk:Soulkeeper/statementSort.js. thanks - LaddΩ chat ;) 13:02, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

User:Ayack did it, it seems. Feel free to add any new statements you need to the script in the future.  :) - Soulkeeper (talk) 20:20, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, indeed Ayack did it :) I might have made the modif myself but it's protected and I'm not admin. Next time I'll try to just use {{Edit request}} to avoid bothering you for such minor interventions. It's good that this tool is still alive! LaddΩ chat ;) 12:33, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

statementSort.js is brokenEdit

Hi Soulkeeper, since the deployment of new code, your highly useful gadget is unfortunately broken. Could you fix it please? Thanks a lot. — Ayack (talk) 11:24, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice, it seems to be working again now. - Soulkeeper (talk) 13:12, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes! Thanks a lot! — Ayack (talk) 15:37, 25 March 2015 (UTC)


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