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fossil taxonEdit

Hello Theklan,

We now have "instance of fossil taxon" implemented (almost thirty thousand items) for taxa described on the basis of fossil material. By combining this with IUCN's extinct, it should be possible to find out which taxa are extinct. - Brya (talk) 16:51, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Imagen del escudoEdit

Buenas tardes Theklan, tengo una pregunta sobre QuickStatements. ¿Cómo lo has utilizado para añadir un calificativo, en este caso una imagen del escudo? Gracias, --Davidpar (talk) 17:11, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Pues es bastante sencillo, Davidpar. Tienes que hacer una tabla en la que estén los Q que quieres cambiar, a continuación la P que tenga que manipular, luego la Q a la que haces referencia, y a continuación la P que quieras poner como cualificador y, por último, lo que quieras insertar. En el ejmplo tienes uno: Q4115189 TAB P31 TAB Q1 TAB P580 TAB +1840-01-01T00:00:00Z/09. Con esto añadirías esa fecha como cualificador de inicio al calificador 1 en la propiedad 31 del item 4115189. -Theklan (talk) 19:26, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
¡Gracias! Me ha ido genial. Por cierto, ¿es posible añadir dos calificativos a la vez cuando la Q a la que se hace referencia es duplicada? Por ej, solo lo ha añadido en la primera Q. --Davidpar (talk) 22:21, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Ni idea, Davidpar! -Theklan (talk) 22:25, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Ok, en todo caso, muchas gracias! --Davidpar (talk) 22:27, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Some Euskera translationsEdit

Hello Theklan. According to your Babel info, you speak Euskera. Could you please verify/add the five Euskera translations available here? Thanks. Emijrp (talk) 20:28, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

  Done @Emijrp: -Theklan (talk) 21:00, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Article PlaceholderEdit


Here's what we were talking about earlier :) ArticlePlaceholder and an example in Welsh. If you need more information, let me know! Lea Lacroix (WMDE) (talk) 22:24, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

sport (P641)=tennis (Q847)Edit

Hello Theklan,

recently you added sport (P641)=tennis (Q847) to a large number of wikidata items which already possess occupation (P106)=tennis player (Q10833314). This is redundant, and therefore undesirable. A few years ago, there has been discussion about this matter, but I don't remember where or when.

Could you please program your bot to delete the property sport (P641)=tennis (Q847) on any items possessing occupation (P106)=tennis player (Q10833314)?

Thanks a lot. Kind regards, Vinkje83 (talk) 15:46, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello Vinkje83 (talkcontribslogs). I don't think is redundant, as many automatic templates are using sport (P641) for stating which parameters to show. For us in Basque Wikipedia this information is vital to show all the templates correctly. -Theklan (talk) 15:53, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
I see. Well, that makes the redundancy unavoidable. I will stop removing this property. Vinkje83 (talk) 16:34, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Maybe it could use occupation (P106)=tennis player (Q10833314) but for this we would need a way to isolate items, and it's not so easy. -Theklan (talk) 16:37, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Description of Olympus Mons (Q520)Edit


Could I ask you to add a description in euskara on Olympus Mons (Q520)? (I'm trying to improve it to be a Wikidata:Showcase items)

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 10:59, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Done @Vigneron:! -Theklan (talk) 11:01, 11 September 2017 (UTC)

Sorrera data adierazpeneko irregulartasunaEdit

Egun on! Zer moduz? Wikidatan sorrera data adierazpenean mendea parametroaren adierazpidea traketsa da: "Mende 13" edo horrelako zerbait agertzen da "XIII. mendea" esateko. Azkenean urtea jarri dut, eta beraz ezin dut adibidea eman..., baina beste baterako. Iñaki LL (talk) 11:09, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Bai, badakit, Iñaki LL (talkcontribslogs). Baina nik ezin diot ezer egin horri, nik dakidala! -Theklan (talk) 11:33, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Zaila al da ba? Hori nola dagoen aurkezteko modua ez da... Bestalde, Whatsappean mezua utzi dizut. Goraintzi Iñaki LL (talk) 11:38, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Ez dakit zaila edo erraza den... ze Wikidatako kodea ez dut maila horretan kontrolatzen. Galdetu agian hemen dagoen Txokoan, eta ea norbaitek konpon dezakeen... -Theklan (talk) 11:45, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Could you checkEdit


Could you check this claim you added :

< Q12259372     > Mérimée ID (P380)   < PA00084498 >

It's seems this is the wrong number (PA00084498 is about a house, this house: Q22920826).

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:19, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Corrected the number to: PA0084516. Merci VIGNERON -Theklan (talk) 18:09, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I've merged Q22920846 and Q12259372. Everything seems fine now. Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 18:54, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

The Dinner PartyEdit

You seem to be adding "The Dinner Party" to hundreds of items, including plays, people, and all manner of other objects. This looks wrong. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:40, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

@EncycloPetey:: It's not wrong, en:The_Dinner_Party is an artwork with a collection of 999 women and women related issues that can be compilled as a Collection. Look here. -Theklan (talk) 19:52, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
So why are you tagging plays among the list of women? You need to be sure you're tagging people/characters and not works of literature about those people. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:05, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
It also looks as though you're misusing catalog (P972), which should be listed as a qualifier, not in it's own right, on the items you've tagged. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:09, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
@EncycloPetey:, because some of the women that appears in the catalogue are not women, but fictional characters or even novels. -Theklan (talk) 20:22, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
No, they're characters not plays or novels. There are different data items used for characters than for books or plays. And in any cae, "The Dinner Party" is an art work, not a catalog. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:29, 23 February 2018 (UTC)
We have different approaches to this. And I think we are not going to convince each other. Is there a great disruption of functionalities if this catalogue/artwork is referenced via Wikidata? If so, you can mass revert everything, but I don't think so. -Theklan (talk) 20:32, 23 February 2018 (UTC)



Could you create the article en:Architecture of Azerbaijan (Republic of Azerbaijan) in Basque, just like the article eu:Antzinako Greziako arkitektura which you uploaded?

Thank you. 11:11, 29 April 2018 (UTC)

items to merge?Edit


Aren't terminative allative (Q55862800) and allative case (Q655020) the same concept? Should these items be merge or not?

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:33, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

@VIGNERON: Not really. In Basque we have three kinds of adlative and the adlative proper. Technically, they are different declensions. -Theklan (talk) 15:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the explanation, I imagined it could be something like that.
In this case, maybe terminative allative (Q55862800) could be a subclass of (P279) allative case (Q655020)?
Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:13, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
@VIGNERON: It could be... I have asked it! -Theklan (talk) 09:23, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Saludos, Theklan. Venia a preguntar lo mismo, pero mi duda comparando wikt:eu:urtarril con la denominación en otras lenguas es si terminative allative (Q55862800) es lo mismo que terminative case (Q747019). --Vriullop (talk) 08:31, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

@Vriullop: En principio no es lo mismo. Pero vete a saber! -Theklan (talk) 19:55, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

Help us improving the user experience of Lexicographical DataEdit


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Thanks a lot for your help, --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 16:02, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

@Jan Dittrich (WMDE): Tell me more! -Theklan (talk) 19:54, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
@Theklan: Sure – I had some conversations with other community members already and learned about what the processes and problems for other editors are. Is there anything particular you would like to know? --Jan Dittrich (WMDE) (talk) 08:44, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Grammatical cas in Basque and translationEdit

Ola Theklan! Could you add a translation in English (or at least in Spanish) to these items: terminative allative (Q55862800), destinative allative (Q55862897) and directive allative (Q55862884) so that labels can be translated into more languages (few people speak Basque language). Thanks in advance. Pamputt (talk) 19:08, 8 September 2018 (UTC)

@Pamputt: done! -Theklan (talk) 17:21, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, but I'm confused. Shoudn't they be allative instead of ablative? --Vriullop (talk) 09:08, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
@Theklan: thank you. BTW, could you reply to Vriullop? Pamputt (talk) 20:41, 13 September 2018 (UTC)
Oh, I messed it up. Actually it reads adlative, not ablative. I think adlative is a misspelling for allative provoked by Spanish/Basque adlativo/adlatibo. --Vriullop (talk) 07:50, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
I don't know the exact translation to English.-Theklan (talk) 08:14, 14 September 2018 (UTC)
I've gone ahead according with allative case (Q655020) and wikt:en:Template:eu-decl-inanim noun. --Vriullop (talk) 19:16, 14 September 2018 (UTC)


Buenas Theklan. He visto que has cambiado varias descripciones de personas en Wikidata. Te comento que yo hacía lo mismo para varios tipos de personas y al final decidí crear un bot para no tener que estar cada poco tiempo viendo que descripciones estaban vacías y necesitaban rellenarse. El bot en cuestión lo que hace es mirar la profesión de la persona y el país, para poner como descripción "remero francés" o "político brasileño". Ahora mismo tengo varios idiomas, pero todavía no tengo el euskera, y me gustaría saber si podrías ayudarme a traducir profesiones. Gracias y un saludo. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 15:01, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Hola Vanbasten 23 (talkcontribslogs). Ya hablamos de sobre esto la última vez que estuvimos. Ahora no he cambiado las descripciones, ha añadido nuevas usando QuickStatements y OpenRefine, pero son para un proyecto concreto que estamos realizando sobre escritores vascos. Lo del bot... yo ando muy muy pillado de tiempo, la verdad es que no puedo ayudarte en los próximos meses. A ver si este fin de semana en el encuentro de WMES encontramos a alguien que se pueda animar. -Theklan (talk) 15:18, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
Ahhhhhh que no me he dado cuenta que eras tú el que lo había cambiado (me faltaría añadir iconos de caras raras del Telegram). He visto que alguien metía descripciones en euskera en artículos que sigo en Wikidata y he escrito a toda leche... lo de pensar lo dejé para otro momento jejeje ya lo siento. ¿Te veo este finde entonces? ¡Genial! --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 15:47, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


I saw the creation of the new property so I created an entity for Armiarma (Q57705758) to describe the virtual library. William Graham (talk) 17:31, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

@William Graham: thank you very much! -Theklan (talk) 17:58, 24 October 2018 (UTC)

List of bridges in AzerbaijanEdit


Could you upload en:List of bridges in Azerbaijan in Basque Wikipedia?

Kindest regards.

A2D2 (talk) 07:02, 3 March 2019 (UTC)


Can you translate and upload en:Template:World Heritage Sites in Azerbaijan and en:List of World Heritage sites in Azerbaijan in Basque Wikipedia?

Kindest regards.

A2D2 (talk) 21:40, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

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