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Best regards! Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:23, 13 February 2015 (UTC)


Hey, When a film is re-rated by the BBFC it always gets a new BBFC reference number for the new rating. Please, add the corresponding reference number for each (if you click on the film title where the old ratings are listed, you get to the page of the old rating with the old reference number). Also, you may set the rank of the most recent one to preferred. – Máté (talk) 05:11, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Official website Giant BombEdit

I see you have reverted my removal of the link http://www.giantbomb.com from Giant Bomb (Q1657282). That address redirects to https://www.giantbomb.com. As it is now, projects that use official website (P856) from Giant Bomb (Q1657282) will display two entities, both of which will end up at https://www.giantbomb.com. I'm reverting your edit. Desoda (talk) 12:01, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

Partial deletion of property descriptionEdit

At Property:P2257, I noticed you deleted part of the property description. Why that?
--- Jura 12:00, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

@Jura1: I removed the usage portion because it was included under Wikidata usage instructions (P2559), but didn't know that they should be kept in the description for now. My apologies. Also I'm replying here because it seems a shame to mess up your talk page. :) Trivialist (talk) 13:01, 10 February 2018 (UTC)Trivialist


Hallo, was stimmt denn hier nicht für dich? So steht es in ihrem Artikel. Beleg dafür zum Beispiel hier. --Dostojewskij (talk) 23:09, 12 September 2018 (UTC)

When the Pawn...Edit

Why did you remove the official title? - Bossanoven (talk) 03:30, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

P2631 formatter URLEdit

Hi Trivialist. Why did you change the formatter URL (P1630) of TCM Movie Database film ID (P2631) back to the old one? I had changed it to the other one, because the old URL doesn't seem to work anymore and just redirects to www.tcm.com/unavailable?stid= (at least for many people including me). --Kam Solusar (talk) 15:49, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Mix'n'Match scrapersEdit

Hey, I saw you adding a some great sites to Mix'n'Match, thank you for that! I also tried but this RegEx thingie (and the lack of coding skills) always gets me. Do you happen to know any tutorials which could help learning how to transcribe to URLs so I can make scrapers? Thank you! --Adam Harangozó (talk) 18:57, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

text based Songfacts IDs are broken?Edit

Hola! It looks like the new text-based Songfacts links you are adding are broken. I'm getting "A 404 error occurred, meaning this page doesn't exist in a meaningful way.". The numerical IDs still work. Will you have a look before changing more? Moebeus (talk) 02:59, 2 December 2018 (UTC)

Panoptikum Mix’n’matchEdit


Thanks for toolforge:mix-n-match/#/catalog/2122! This was on my todo list but very glad that you beat me to it ;-)

Jean-Fred (talk)

m'n'm questionEdit

It seems my ping didn't work. Please see Topic:Urhbobkrfi8zdjsh. --- Jura 17:32, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Resident Advisor artist ID (P6600)Edit

Hi, I'm working on a couple of catalogs that you imported in mix'n'match (RA artists and Record labels) but when I try to associate the property ID with the catalog editor, unfortunately it doesn't save it. Do you know where the problem is? I probably forget something, dunno ... Thanks in advance. Cheers! :-) --Uomovariabile (talk to me) 08:48, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Q468612 Geoff EmerickEdit

Website link is dead, was it ever was active. Please remove it הנדב הנכון (talk) 19:29, 6 April 2019 (UTC)

Walt Disney official siteEdit

Hi, and this? That site is dead from august 2018. --Kirk39 (talk) 17:20, 4 May 2019 (UTC)

Could you please connect Common Sense Media ID (P7091) with Mix'n'Match 2325?Edit

Thanks. --Trade (talk) 08:17, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

I think only Magnus Manske and Gerwoman can do that. Also, the mix-n-match catalog doesn't have the same identifier that the property uses, unfortunately. Trivialist (talk) 10:06, 25 July 2019 (UTC)

About Downdetector ID (P7306)Edit

There are dozens if not a hundred of websites that functions similar to Downdetector. Do you think they all deserve their own property? --Trade (talk) 22:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Trade: *shrug* Depends on their prominence. I didn't propose the property. I created the mix'n'match category because it was easy and the property had relatively few uses. Trivialist (talk) 23:14, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

New page for cataloguesEdit

Hi, I created a new page where I started collecting sites that could be added to Mix'n'match and I plan to expand it with the ones that already have scrapers by category. Feel free to use, expand. Best, --Adam Harangozó (talk) 09:53, 17 October 2019 (UTC)

Mix'n'match (sniff) Face-crying.svgEdit

Well, thank you… for your thanks. 
I saw that you had added a new scraper, # 3046, on Mix'n'match. I'm trying to make one for another proposal which is practically identical to Hoopla (excepted the root of the URL of course), but I can not. I do not want to disturb Magnus who is already well taken. The help pages are quite poor and the example does not help me. I tried a thousand different ways, but without success. I created two completely useless entries in the M'n'm catalog. Would you be so kind as to give me screenshots or give me what you put precisely in the fields. It is an identifier of journals with numbers on 8 digits starting at 1. Do not make it for me, because I want to understand. Best regards. Eihel (talk) 23:43, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

@Eihel: This is recreated from memory, but hopefully it's correct. :) Let me know if any part isn't clear.

I used http://com.hoopladigital.web.s3.amazonaws.com/sitemap2/prod/2019/12/01/sitemap-1-series.xml as my source file, which I reached from https://www.hoopladigital.com/sitemap.xml. There is only 1 file for series, but for now we'll pretend there are 10 (sitemap-2-series, sitemap-3-series, etc.). So for Levels use:

Level 1 range
Start 1
End 10
Step 1

Scraper: The pages to be scraped have URLs in the format ...sitemap-__-series.xml where the blank will be a number from 1 to 10. So for URL Pattern we'll use


Each item we want to scrape is a URL, something like https://www.hoopladigital.com/series/Edgar-Allen-Poe-Mystery/2169944278. We want the number at the end for the ID, and the text before that for the name. So for the RegEx entry we will use


The first regex group will match anything up to a slash. The second group will match any string of numbers.

For Resolve, the ID be from the second group, without any modifications, so we put $2 here. The name will be from the first group, so we put $1 here. We also want to change the dashes to spaces, so we will add a regular expression replacement, with - for the matching pattern, and a space for the replacement.

id: $2
name: $1
Regular expression replacement:
Matching pattern: - (a hyphen)
The replacement: (a space)

For the description there's nothing we can use from the source file, so we'll just put "series".

For URL, we use


In this case, the series title in the URL is actually for search engine optimization purposes and doesn't affect the link, so I use wd.

For type, I used series of creative works (Q7725310), so I entered Q7725310.

Trivialist (talk) 01:14, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Dove.org mix'n'matchEdit

What's the difference between the different four mix'n'match catalogues? --Trade (talk) 12:51, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

@Trade: Dove.org splits their movie/TV listings into different categories, so 1, 2, and 4 each cover a separate category. The third one is incomplete because I accidentally set it to scrape only one page. Trivialist (talk) 13:07, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
I can only see two movie/TV categories? Video/DVD Reviews and TV/Network Reviews --Trade (talk) 18:41, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Hm, looks like there may have been some redundancy between the three lists. Trivialist (talk) 20:29, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
@Trivialist: I would appreciate it if you could change the name of 'Dove.org work' to 'Dove.org DVD and VHS film', 'Dove.org work 2' to 'Dove.org theatrical film' and 'Dove.org work 4' to 'Dove.org television shows and TV film'. That'll make it far easier to remember which catalog are scraping from what category. --Trade (talk) 15:04, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
Catalog names don't seem to be editable by regular editors (like me), unfortunately. Trivialist (talk) 17:19, 23 December 2019 (UTC)
That rather silly tbh. --Trade (talk) 19:04, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Re: iHeartRadio artist ID (P7317)Edit

From the description of Wikidata property for a discontinued website (Q60457486): the target website of this property is no longer available. It links now to an archived version. If there is no archived version mark for deletion with "obsolete Wikidata property" (Q18644427). --Trade (talk) 21:39, 8 February 2020 (UTC)

@Trade: But it isn't a discontinued website. iheart.com works fine for me. Trivialist (talk) 01:01, 9 February 2020 (UTC)
@Trivialist: We always mark identifiers leading to dead URL's with Wikidata property for a discontinued website (Q60457486). The formatter URL redirects us to a completely different page so for all intents of purpose the formatter URL is dead. --Trade (talk) 00:45, 11 February 2020 (UTC)
That's how that URL has always worked -- the text after the ID number is for SEO purposes and is irrelevant. Trivialist (talk) 00:48, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Linking Fandango performer to it's identifierEdit

Could you please link your catalog Fandango performers to Fandango person ID (P8125)? --Trade (talk) 22:22, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

I'm unable to do that, unfortunately, but I've asked Gerwoman to connect them. Trivialist (talk) 22:55, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
So the authors of catalogs cannot connect them to identifiers?? That makes littlle sense --Trade (talk) 23:29, 24 April 2020 (UTC)
Nope. I end up pestering Gerwoman and Magnus Manske a lot, because they are able to do it. :) Trivialist (talk) 23:37, 24 April 2020 (UTC)

MxM for article itemsEdit

Hi Trivialist

As you are an active user of Mix'n'Match, I was wondering what you think of the approach outlined at Help:Add_main_subject_with_Mix-n-Match, including Wikidata:Property_proposal/MxM_xref.

The idea is to be able to match up items for entries of biographical dictionaries (and other publications with items), e.g. the ones at Help:Import_NBD_from_enwikisource/lists/all_entries. I actually tried it in the test catalogue and it went fairly well.

To move ahead with others, Wikidata:Property_proposal/MxM_xref would be most helpful. --- Jura 13:29, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

Subreddit constraintEdit

For subreddit (P3984) you recently added item requires statement constraint (Q21503247) but I believe what you intended to add was actually required qualifier constraint (Q21510856) because it makes sense as a qualifier constraint but not as a requirement for the item itself to have a start time. Thanks. Jeanjung212 (talk) 16:59, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Oops, thanks! Trivialist (talk) 21:48, 30 April 2020 (UTC)

Mia Malkova (Q15576453)Edit

Anything wrong with my edit? --Trade (talk) 10:09, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

@Trade: I think having her real name listed as unknown value might tempt those editors who add porn performers' real names. Trivialist (talk) 18:58, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
You should bring this up at the project chat for comments. Also, her name weren't he only change of mine that you reverted. --Trade (talk) 19:14, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
Again, i'll like some consensus amontg he community before you make such changes. --Trade (talk) 15:16, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
@Wolverène:--Trade (talk) 14:46, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

If an editor wishes to add the real name of a performer, s/he would add this without an involuntary 'encouraging' from our side. If a name is publically unknown or a kind of 'open secret' it will have 'unknown value' until an adult performer confirms that s/he definitely bears that real name. In case of an annoying updating of a real alias from unknown value to disclosed one, all of us know what undoing and semi-protection are but such actions are fortunatelly aren't often. --Wolverène (talk) 19:13, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Tripadvisor ID constraintEdit

Hi! Please, could you explain this change of constraint? --★ → Airon 90 07:17, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

@Airon90: That was a mistake, which I just reverted. I misunderstood which part of the URL was the ID. Trivialist (talk) 17:56, 4 October 2020 (UTC)
If you need help to find the correct ID just ask :)
Copy-paste the TripAdvisor URL, then remove almost everything but the beginning part, after "https://tripadvisor.com" (".it", ..., ".xx"):
  1. gXXXXXXX-dYYYYYYY (for POIs): your ID is YYYYYYY (without "d")
  1. gXXXXXXX (for cities): your ID is XXXXXXX (without "g")
Don't change constraints without a previous discussion, otherwise you could break up something --★ → Airon 90 18:05, 4 October 2020 (UTC)


Hello Trivialist! The valid in place (P3005) does not apply to the sibling (P3373) property. An exclamation mark (!) is displayed next to it. Maybe it doesn't matter: Hugo Simpson (Q4990628) doesn't either. Please try to find another qualifier or initiate a discussion, hm? Palotabarát (talk) 11:20, 6 November 2020 (UTC)

Birth namesEdit

Could you please stop removing porn stars' birth names? Your claim of 'unreliable source' has not ground because you removed it even from items with more reliable sources than IMDB, such i.e. Justia. -- Blackcat (talk) 11:17, 18 December 2020 (UTC)

Spotify track ID (P2207) property constraint changeEdit


I see that music streaming (Q15982450) isn't a valid value of distribution format (P437), but why isn't it?

--Lectrician1 (talk) 20:10, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

It seems unnecessary to list distribution methods for things like songs. Trivialist (talk) 11:03, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
Why? Shisma (talk) 13:28, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
Songs are still distributed physically. For example, Japan's still-strong market for CDs[1] and CDs that come with the growing market of physical KPOP albums[2]. Also, LP/Vinyls are growing industry too[3].
Documenting this might seem unnecessary since most releases are digital, but more data is always better than no data.
I am reverting your edit due to this reasoning.
--Lectrician1 (talk) 20:51, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
So you think we should have distribution methods from items about songs? --Trade (talk) 20:54, 25 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes. Not all songs are in an album or single that could indicate the distribution format (if that was what you were referring to). All statements describing the item should be present if possible. Like I said, "more data is better data".
--Lectrician1 (talk) 23:26, 25 January 2021 (UTC)

Can i add it back? @Lectrician1: --Trade (talk) 10:55, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

@Lectrician1:--Trade (talk) 10:57, 5 February 2021 (UTC)
I already did so. See my comment above @Trade:. --Lectrician1 (talk) 14:02, 5 February 2021 (UTC)

You do not know Turkish!Edit

1-) First of all, you do not speak Turkish and you come and change what I wrote in Turkish. Don't do that! 2-) You do not know the Turkish spelling rules, so do not change the changes I wrote and do not provoke users towards me! 4-) By the way in Turkish, although the sentence does not end with a period, ellipsis, question mark, exclamation mark, and so on, the first letter of the sentence begins with a capital letter! 3-) Make changes in your native language, not in Turkish!

@Doğru Tercüman: You are correct, I don't know Turkish. But I do know English, and based on your English language edits, you are not making useful additions or edits here. Trivialist (talk) 22:30, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

Don't attack other Wikidatians about personal issues/complaints. Simply address the statement at hand and move on. If you want to question their edits, do so on their talk page constructively. --Lectrician1 (talk) 02:29, 3 February 2021 (UTC)

Hello TrivialistEdit

I don't know if you noticed, but I'm no longer editing in English.

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