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Γέροντας Παστίτσιος (talkcontribs)

Dear Walter,

please restore the item Q6987886 of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. I'm absolutely not interested in the advertisement Wikipedia article (deleted years ago), but in a Wikidata item of the only notable mountaineering institute in India.

Thank you very much,


ValterVB (talkcontribs)

I can't do it, need that you ask to an admin You can ask here

Γέροντας Παστίτσιος (talkcontribs)

May I recreate a new item with the same meaning?

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

I don't remember the content of the item, but I think that the item was completely empty, so you can't create an empty item.

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Oursana (talkcontribs)
ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Only 6 years :) Thank you very much for correcting it.

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SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

ciao, come stai, wikicollega?? puoi unire questi 2: Q50376890 e Q1047226?? si tratta dello stesso elemento di una business school multinazionale..

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Perché non lo fai te? Basta che abiliti nelle preferenze il primo accessorio, quello chiamato: "Unisci": questo script fornisce un semplice strumento per unire due elementi.

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

va bene ci provo.. ma ho paura di fare dell'errore..

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

no, non mi fa funzionare, mi dà: "Errore durante "Unisci con: Q1047226": The two items cannot be merged because one of them links to the other using the properties: P361 If you believe it's an error, please report it here with source and destination of merge." non capisco dov'è ho sbagliato??

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Non te lo fa fare, ma non lo fa fare neanche a me. Se tu guardi Hult International Business School (Q50376890) vedi che c'é la proprietà part of (P361), quindi sembrerebbero 2 cose diverse. Sulla voce italiana di Hult International Business School (Q1047226) leggo: "La HULT è nata dall'unione della Arthur D. Little School of Management, fondata nel 1964 negli Stati Uniti e della Ashridge Business School", quindi probabilmente è giusto tenerle separate perché Hult International Business School (Q50376890) è la "Arthur D. Little School of Management" che unita a quella inglese ha creato la Hult International Business School (Q1047226)

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

ciò si tratta di un errore per il titolo, cioè voglio dire il titolo dovrebbe essere in teoria: Arthur D. Little School of Management??

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Da quel che ho capito si.

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

per il momento non farò modifiche.. non vorrei fare degli errori.. magari qualche wikidatiano esperto saprebbe a che titolo dare quello corretto..

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Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors

Kholoudsaa (talkcontribs)

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SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

ciao, come va, wikicollega?? c'è questo elemento da cancellare..

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Ciao, Surdus, ho preferito unire, comunque non sono più amministratore, quindi non posso cancellare item.

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

grazie mille per intervento, wikicollega..

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Property per collegare concerti a brani suonati

Uallv (talkcontribs)

Ho caricato i dati relativi ad artisti e concerti del Montreux Jazz Festival su Wikidata. Mi farebbe piacere caricare anche le informazioni che riguardano i brani suonati durante i concerti (un esempio è questo: https://mjf-database.epfl.ch/public/concerts/74). I titoli dei brani non sempre sono riconducibili a brani noti. La cosa migliore secondo me sarebbe utilizzare una property di tipo stringa per dettagliare la pagina del concerto senza creare ulteriori entità.

Come mi suggerisci di procedere?

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Probabilmente bisognerebbe creare una proprietà nuova derivata dall'item set list (Q1321286) e la definirei comunque come item, dopotutto non è un grosso problema crearne di nuovi.

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Advange (talkcontribs)
ValterVB (talkcontribs)

Senso direi nessuno, però sono passati troppi anni per capire cosa volessi fare...

Advange (talkcontribs)

Uh, stavo impazzendo per capire se Bernardini avesse qualche secondo nome che mi sfuggiva! Grazie, non sapevo più dove cercare!

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Stefan2 (talkcontribs)

Check Special:Diff/478611436. Your bot incorrectly added a Swedish description as English, German, French and several other languages.

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

It's a disambiguation item, the meaning isn't important, only the spelling is important in this case

SM5POR (talkcontribs)

Ok, as a new Wikidata editor I sense an opportunity to learn something here... I understand that you are managing bulk edits en masse (which is of course only sensible with the total number of items approaching 100 million), and I agree that the actual language of the description (or rather the label, which I believe is what we are talking about) may be unimportant for a disambiguation item that doesn't even have corresponding Wikipedia pages in those languages, but will any label, regardless of language, provide some kind of advantage over having no defined label at all in most languages? Or, is it perhaps an unavoidable side effect of the task your bot is supposed to perform? And why is the spelling important, if not the language?

I'm not objecting, just curious. I'm not primarily concerned about the linguistic accuracy of data that is hardly ever seen by anybody, but rather about the confusion it may cause among other editors (like myself) perhaps prompting us to spend time fixing unimportant "errors" instead of contributing useful new information. Anyway, this issue now makes me want to do some statistical data mining to try to get a better overall picture of what this database really contains!

ValterVB (talkcontribs)
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Rschen7754 (talkcontribs)

Hello! Unfortunately, you have not made the required 5 admin actions in the last six months and your admin permissions were removed per WD:A. Thanks for your service to the project!

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

ciao, wikidatiano, come stai?? puoi unire questi 2 (Q26917445 e Q5760817) in unica pagine dell'elemento?? ^__^

SurdusVII (talkcontribs)

anzi forse è meglio eliminare uno solo questo Q26917445??

ValterVB (talkcontribs)

In casi come questi dove tutte e 2 gli item sono abbastanza vecchi, se non sono errori è meglio unire. Fatto