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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Swpb/Archive 1 on 2016-01-05.

В.Галушко (talkcontribs)

Hello! The entities Q1030197 and Q5611339 are differents, they should not be merged. The best regards

Swpb (talkcontribs)

Explain how you think they are different. The statements are identical.

В.Галушко (talkcontribs)

A question. Do you know Russian or Ukrainian?

Swpb (talkcontribs)

No, that's why I asked you how they are different. Your edits today to Q1030197 seem to provide that explanation, to my satisfaction.

Reply to "Mistaken merging"
ThomasPusch (talkcontribs)

What's the reason of this action?


Swpb (talkcontribs)


Reply to "Deletion"
Wikisaurus (talkcontribs)

Hi! I believe that transposition (Q2666112) is about mathematical concept of transposition as a permutation (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclic_permutation#Transpositions), not about general concept of swapping or something like this, so https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q22279528&diff=888080943&oldid=856849113, https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q2666112&diff=888112053&oldid=888111708 and a couple of your other edits are wrong. In particular, "reversal" and "инверсия" has a strong hint about inverse permutation that is a concept completely different from transposition. Can you take a look?

Swpb (talkcontribs)

There is a need for an item about, as you put it, the "general concept of swapping", beyond mathematics. If transposition (Q2666112) isn't appropriate for this role, then a new item, transposition (Q78082099) should work. However, the statements on the two items are identical, so I question whether the distinction is splitting hairs.

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Undoing "subclass of" link from authority (Q174834) to rights (Q780687)

Egermundson (talkcontribs)

Hello, I am undoing your change from 11/12/19: https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q174834&type=revision&diff=1051352130&oldid=1047325198

Reason: It causes existing businesses to become "creative work". For example, see this chain:

National Film Board of Canada (Q1530721)

P31 Canadian federal department or agency (Q27865755)

P279 government agency (Q327333)

P279 organ (Q895526)

P279 authority (Q174834)

P279 rights (Q780687)

P279 accord (Q321839)

P279 agreement (Q2006324)

P279 document (Q49848)

P279 written work (Q47461344)

P279 creative work (Q17537576)

Swpb (talkcontribs)

The (biggest) problem in that chain is organ (Q895526) subclass of (P279) authority (Q174834), I've removed that incorrect statement. It's also not universally true that agreement (Q2006324) subclass of (P279) document (Q49848), and I've added a qualifier there to clarify. It's also not universally true that written work (Q47461344) subclass of (P279) creative work (Q17537576), given that the latter is currently defined as an artistic work, and not all written works are artistic (or at least, not all documents; my shopping receipt is not a work of art). I've put another qualifier there, and maybe creative work (Q17537576) should be renamed "artistic work".

When these erroneous statements are dealt with, the (accurate) statementauthority (Q174834) subclass of (P279) rights (Q780687) can be re-added without creating problems. The point is, when there is a chain of statements that leads to a logical absurdity, you can't assume that the most recent link in the chain is to blame; you have to look at all the links.

Reply to "Undoing "subclass of" link from authority (Q174834) to rights (Q780687)"
TomT0m (talkcontribs)

Deprecation in the general sense ? What does that mean ? Is seems for example that the deprecation of a software feature SHOULD NOT imply a deprecation in Wikidata. Only an end date, as it has been true that the software had this feature. Deprecation on Wikidata is for stuffs that have never been true, just were thought true.

It seem to me that that something that was thought true but is not anymore is deprecated in the general sense does not add any information. What are your usecases ?

TomT0m (talkcontribs)
Swpb (talkcontribs)

First of all, follow BRD. You were reverted and you started a thread, so far so good. In the mean time, status quo rules, and it's wrong of you to put your change back again.

Now. No one is suggesting deprecation of software implies deprecation on Wikidata. But deprecation on WD is NOT just for things that were NEVER true, it's also for things that USED TO be true and no longer are. That's why other reasons for deprecation include replacement (Q23009439), demotion (Q464858), resignation (Q796919).

Finding examples of misuse, like your rail station, obviously does not imply that an item is always misused. There are plenty of legitimate ways to use deprecation (Q280943) as a Wikidata reason for deprecation (Q27949697). Take one example: dog's bollocks (Q18612566) part of (P361) British English (Q7979) / reason for deprecation (P2241) deprecation (Q280943). The construction was part of British English, but isn't any longer, so the Wikidata statement is deprecated. Why? Because the construction is deprecated. The reason for deprecation (on Wikidata) is deprecation (in the real world). Swpb (talk) 13:07, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

TomT0m (talkcontribs)
Swpb (talkcontribs)


TomT0m (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Deprecation?"

process is more a type of sequence of event than an sequence of event

TomT0m (talkcontribs)

I removed the « process subclass of sequence » claim you added.

The reason is : A process instance is something that happens in the real world, for example the disparition of the sand of some beach can be an instance of erosion ( for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5T2oDDE2cs this instance)

Now erosion is a process, for sure, but I don’t think it’s a subclass of process. If it were, we would have

<the event of this video above> instance of (P31) <process>

. For sure we have

<the event of this video above> instance of (P31) <erosion>
But it’s not a process itself, it’s just a (sequence of) event(s). I think that therefore we have something like
<erosion> instance of (P31) <process>

and that process is a metaclass. It’s a kind of type of events.

So … it’s not a subclass of « series of events », at most it’s a (abstract) sequence of kind of events.

Reply to "process is more a type of sequence of event than an sequence of event"

Exception to constraint on material?

PKM (talkcontribs)

I see you reverted my exception to constraint. How would you model an artwork where the material is dis-assembled silk flowers? - ~~~~

Swpb (talkcontribs)

The material is silk. Silk flowers are a part, not a material. Also, that's not how exceptions work. You made it such that the constraint wouldn't apply to a statement on the item flower. Swpb (talk) 02:23, 2 June 2019 (UTC)

Reply to "Exception to constraint on material?"
Marsupium (talkcontribs)

Hey, you've reverted the one-of constraint I set, it wasn't meant as a constraint, but to fill the suggestion list for the property, that's why I've set the rank to deprecated, that way it's not processed as a constraint but still used for the suggestions – at least that's what was the last state on that I had. You think that use is ok and we can restore the constraint? Thanks in advance for your help! Best,

Swpb (talkcontribs)

Yes, that's fine; I've restored your edit. My apologies for not understanding the subtlety (maybe not so subtle) of the deprecation. Thanks for your patience. Swpb (talk) 13:47, 7 May 2019 (UTC)

Marsupium (talkcontribs)

No worry! My bad, actually I should have used constraint clarification (P6607)! I've done that now and by looking for another example found it at grammatical gender (P5185) where you have edited such a text yourself it seems. :-) Thanks for pointing out the issue, the constraint was indeed mistakable! Cheers!

Reply to "Your revert at applies to part (P518)"
Bodhisattwa (talkcontribs)

Hi, here is the context. Regards,

Reply to "book"

contributed to published work (P3919)

Billinghurst (talkcontribs)

This contributed to published work (P3919) property is for people items to list "published works" rather than for an organisation. You may consider the 'participant' type properties for what you are looking to link.

Swpb (talkcontribs)


Reply to "contributed to published work (P3919)"