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Units for Lighthouse of duke Juan Carlos I (Q43102662)Edit

The data for Lighthouse of duke Juan Carlos I (Q43102662) that you've added are missing units, e.g. for lighthouse range (P2929). Could you please add correct units? Thanks. Laboramus (talk) 02:16, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


¿Me enseñas a hacer este tipo de ediciones diff? Gracias Triplecaña (talk) 09:06, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

Irving Place TheatreEdit

You added File:Village East former Yiddish Arts Theatre.jpg as an image for Irving Place Theatre (Q6139943). Do you have a basis for that? I think it's wrong. Commons:Category:Irving Place Theatre states that the theater was demolished in 1984, and the picture you added is not in that category and doesn't particularly look like the images in that category. (Please reply here, and ping me if possible.) - Jmabel (talk) 17:28, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jmabel. I put the photo there because in the Spanish Wikipedia it's inside the infobox, then i supposed that the photo was there to show the same that in Wikidata. Sorry if i'm wrong. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 17:40, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Sounds like an error in the Spanish Wikipedia, which you might want to address. I'll remove the image. Commons:Category:Irving Place Theatre has three pictures of the correct building that you could use in es-wiki. - Jmabel (talk) 17:50, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks Jmabel, i changed in the Spanish Wikipedia. Take care. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 18:53, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Translate to AsturianEdit

  • Añadir etiquetas de personas que no tengan artículo en Wikipedia copiando el nombre de Wikipedia en inglés.
  • chemical compound to compuestu químicu
  • scientific article to artículu científicu
  • comic book series to serie de cómics
  • personaje de Harry Potter to personaxe del universu narrativu de Harry Potter
  • personaje del universo Harry Potter to personaxe del universu narrativu de Harry Potter
  • character in Star Wars to personaxe del universu narrativu de Star Wars
  • personaje de Marvel Comics to personaxe de Marvel Comics
  • video game franchise to franquicia de videoxuegos
  • personaje de ficción to personaxe de ficción
  • family name to apellíu
  • given name to nome
  • male given name to nome masculín
  • female given name to nome femenín
Géneros y especies
  • genus of plants to xéneru de plantes
  • genus of mammals to xéneru de mamíferos
  • genus of arachnids to xéneru d'arácnidos
  • genus of chordates to xéneru de cordaos
  • genus of bird to xéneru d'aves
  • genus of reptiles to xéneru de reptiles
  • genus of Amphibia to xéneru d'anfibios
  • genus of fishes to xéneru de pexes
  • genus of insects to xéneru d'inseutos
  • genus of hymenoptera to xéneru d'himenópteros
  • genus of molluscs to xéneru de moluscos
  • genus of fungi to xéneru de fungos
  • species of insect to especie d'inseutu
  • species of arachnid to especie d'arácnidu
  • species of insect to especie d'inseutu
  • species of amphibian to especie d'anfibiu
  • species of plant to especie de planta
  • species of bird to especie d'ave
  • species of chordates to especie de cordáu
  • species of reptile to especie de reptil
  • species of fish to xéneru de pexe
  • species of virus to especie de virus
  • species of mollusc to especie de moluscu
  • species of plants to especie de planta
  • species of fungi to especie de fungu
  • insecto coleoptera de la familia Chrysomelidae to inseutu coleoptera de la familia Chrysomelidae (primero este)
  • tribe of insects to tribu d'inseutos (después este)
  • order of insects to orde d'inseutos
  • river to ríu
  • human settlement to asentamientu humanu
  • village in China to pueblu de China
  • (Listado ya traducido)
  • No traduce jugadores de hockey, ni de rugby
  • No traduce británico, ni soviético. Translate British to británicu/a y Soviet to soviéticu/a (si se puede detecta si es hombre o mujer uno u otro)
  • Tampoco traduce cuando hay más de una profesión (Por ejemplo: director and producer)
  • American judge to xuez/a norteamericanu/a
  • Hong Kong windsurfer
  • British ornithologist
Proyectos Wikimedia
  • Wikipedia disambiguation page to páxina de dixebra de Wikipedia
  • Wikimedia category to categoría de Wikimedia
  • Wikinews article to artículu de Wikinoticies
  • Wikimedia disambiguation page to páxina de dixebra de Wikimedia
  • Wikimedia template to plantía de Wikimedia

--Vsuarezp (talk) 15:12, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Please don't empty out itemsEdit

Hi Vanbasten 23, I noticed you emptied out several items (for example Q57907253, Q57782258, Q57832367 & Q57893201). You're not supposed to do that. Why did you do that?

Multichill (talk) 15:21, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Buenas Multichill. Estoy acostumbrado a que primero se pregunte y después cuando se llegue a un acuerdo se restauren las ediciones, no que ocurra al revés, que primero se borren mis ediciones y después se pregunte. De cualquier manera, soy profesor universitario y realicé un proyecto educativo en mi universidad para mejorar contenidos en la Wikipedia, y este año también en Wikidata. Los alumnos debían crear 2 elementos cada uno, pero en varios casos concretos entendieron mal las indicaciones y no crearon un artículo o un libro de una temática escogida previamente, por lo que tuve que pasar por todos los elementos creados borrando aquellos que eran manuales, artículos periodísticos, o elementos sin sentido o que no eran rastreables. Los casos que has revertido son estos y ya pedí su borrado. Un saludo. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 16:21, 8 December 2018 (UTC) PD: Translation: Hi Multichill. I usually ask and after an agreement we revert the wrong editions, not that it happens the other way around, that you ask and revert my edits. Anyway, I'm a university professor and I did an educational project in my university to improve contents in Wikipedia, and this year also in Wikidata. The students had to create two elements each, but in several concrete cases they misunderstood the indications and did not create an article or a book of a previously chosen theme, so I had to go through all the created elements, deleting those that were manuals, journalistic's articles, or elements without meaning or that were not traceable. The cases that you have reversed are these and I have already requested their deletion. Greetings.
Moved from my talk page. Seems to be a reply to this message. Why did you leave a message in Spanish? My user page clearly indicates "Este usuario no tiene ningún conocimiento del español (o lo entiende con mucha dificultad)."
Anyway, now you know the correct way to get things deleted. Please use that in the future, saves everyone time. Happy editing. Multichill (talk) 17:18, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I didn't see your user page, sorry for that. You haven't responded to my question about reversing my editions, I did not find it very respectful, when in addition your reversals were not successful. On the other hand, I asked for the deletion a few days ago, but it could not be done until now because each case had to be studied. Your comment "saves everyone time" does not seem very positive with volunteer users like you, also without knowing the reasons why it is like this... --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 17:38, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
Please keep the conversation in one place. Makes it very hard to follow if it's spread out over multiple talk pages.
Emptying out items on Wikidata is considered vandalism and will make these items show up in all sorts of reports. Vandalism gets reverted. I checked before I did any edits if they items where nominated for deletion. I didn't see any incoming links. Where did you nominate these? I didn't see any incoming links from Wikidata:Requests for deletions. Multichill (talk) 17:47, 8 December 2018 (UTC)
You still do not answer There is no point in asking and then reversing. Why do you ask then? Is emptying erroneous items considered vandalism? I thought we called it maintenance. Reverting edits again showed wrong data without allowing the user to respond, what's the name of this actions? --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 18:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Why did you delete a real business? Q59472273Edit

Hi Vanbasten 23

You need to explain why you removed a real business from Wikidata Q59472273. This seems to be a poor judgment call on your behalf and is considered vandalism. A disservice to the Wiki community. The information was correct and not a duplicate. If you had a problem with the information that was published, you need to go thru the proper channels and ask for edits. Please use English because you are editing English Content. Please explain yourself or I will have to report you.

Sorry @KatraRios: but you wrote in my discussion, no in the @Multichill: discussion. I didn´t do nothing... sorry, you must write to him to know this explanations. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 13:26, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Sorry Multichill wrong User my mistake.

To Vanbasten 23 Consider this your first warning. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism#Warnings

I will be going to administrators shortly if you do not reverse the deleted page. Thank you.

Please @KatraRios: don´t write me more. I don´t know nothing about your element. I'm Vanbasten_23, and @Multichill: was the user that deleted your element, not me. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 15:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

About speed skatingEdit

Hello Vanbasten23 / Aosbot.

When i saw this edit. I believe you have got it wrong, since long track speed skating (long track speed skating (Q17165362)) and short track speed skating (short track speed skating (Q193654)) are both an equal skating sport sport (P641). Short track speed skating is not a underclass of long track speed skating. And in Norway we only use the words for short track speed skating and the oldest sport of them speed skating which is done on long track ovals like 333 1/3 m or 400 m tracks. Therefore I have only used the speed skating (Q192431).

And this edit of your bot makes it double up of the sports discipline competed in (P2416) with this short track speed skating (Q193654) since it already have this included. Maybe you should check your automated edits a little better to avoid these things.

Best regards Migrant (talk) 21:00, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

@Migrant: For me, long track speed skating (Q17165362) is a subclass of speed skating (Q192431) like heptathlon (Q243264) is a subclass of athletics (Q542), isn´t for you? Thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:09, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
But in both the IOC-website and the ISU-website there is nothing called long track speed skating there is only speed skating and short track. So why should wikidata do it any different ? Best regards Migrant (talk) 22:05, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
@Migrant: Then, why the long track speed skating (Q17165362) exist? And thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 19:16, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Another double-up edit

And this edit of your bot makes it double up of the sports discipline competed in (P2416) with this short track speed skating (Q193654) since it already have this included. Maybe you should check your automated edits a little better to avoid these things.

Best regards Migrant (talk) 20:42, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

@Migrant: I wrote you here on precisely to solve these problems. If you do not answer me, I can hardly solve it. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:24, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Well, if the sports discipline competed in (P2416) already includes short track speed skating (Q193654) do not add another one in your bot-actions ! Is that so hard to do ? Migrant (talk) 22:02, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
@Migrant: Ohhh no. I didn´t understand the message the first time. I thought that the problem was about the existence of the item and not about the fact that the same data was created twice. No, I should not do it. Thanks and I'm sorry about the confusion. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 22:11, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Well it was about both things, but one correction at the time...   At the ISU-website, there it is this page that tells something about the types of sports they organize and the use long track in parentheses for singleing out the long track speed skating (Q17165362)-part of it. Unfortunately the linked document don't have wanted links further on. Migrant (talk) 22:53, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
I see that you removed the one i linked above, but what about the others : person 1 = Atsuko Takata (Q58689026), person 2 = Sachi Ozawa (Q57078455), person 3 = Yuichi Akasaka (Q1497590), person 4 = Tatsuyoshi Ishihara (Q7688377), person 5 = Toshinobu Kawai (Q7827744) ?
So, if the sports discipline competed in (P2416) already includes short track speed skating (Q193654), please, do not add another one in your bot-actions ! Hopefully there can be an if- line in your bot-script that can avoid these in the future ? Best regards Migrant (talk) 13:40, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes, i´m working on it. Thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 13:58, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
Good, great.   Migrant (talk) 15:20, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Height problemsEdit

Be carefull with the units of the imported height of eswiki ([1], [2], [3]).
Please revise this HarvestTemplate batch. Simon Villeneuve (talk) 20:23, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

@Simon Villeneuve: I'm very sorry for the inconvenience. There were 5 or 6 bad biographies and a few paintings. It's solved, thank you very much. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:08, 21 October 2019 (UTC)
Yo man,
Again and again. You'll be blocked if you continue like this... Simon Villeneuve (talk) 20:45, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
That message wasn't friendly at all... I had to introduce 100 heights and the application has failed in 10, ok, I assume the errors and modify them. Understand that it is the problem of using tools to automate the collection of information. If the article has information from a vandal, I also collect it. At other times, the template from which I collect the data indicates one thing (centimeters, for example), and users put another (meters). I'm just trying to contribute. @Simon Villeneuve: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
Hi again,
I just try to warn you. Wikidatians accept errors (I'm the first to benefit that), but they don't accept that once they have pointed it, you do it again as if they haven't told you anything.
I understand that you try to contribute, but it is not an excuse. If you can't contribute correctly with HarvestTemplate, use another tool.
Here's a query you can use to revise your height contributions :
SELECT DISTINCT ?taille ?item
{?item wdt:P31 wd:Q5 ;
       p:P2048/psn:P2048/wikibase:quantityAmount ?taille .
 FILTER (?taille > 3)
 MINUS {?item wdt:P31 wd:Q190 .} #pas un-e dieu|déesse
ORDER BY (?taille)
Try it!
Simon Villeneuve (talk) 23:57, 22 October 2019 (UTC)
@Simon Villeneuve: To warn by alluding to a blockage for two cases in which the height was wrong? I think the comment is disproportionate, there is no excuse. I use editgroups to see my changes, thank you. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 07:44, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
I've been blocked for a misuse of HarvestTemplate similar to yours. So you can still cry that I've not been kind enough with you or try to (understand|accept) my advice. Simon Villeneuve (talk) 12:48, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
@Simon Villeneuve: The beginning of the message was really kind, but why do you spoil it by saying "cry"? You lost your manners in the second half. I'll just tell you if you want to be more careful, because the people lose energy with this kind of things. Anyway, hace a nice day and thanks for your advice (I understand and i accept it), is very useful. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 14:47, 23 October 2019 (UTC)

start time (P580)Edit

Buenas. He visto que has estado importando con HarvestTemplates en universidades la propiedad start time (P580) para referirte a la fecha de fundación, pero en la mayoría de los casos genera un conflicto de restricciones por la presencia de la propiedad inception (P571), que creo que es la adecuada para el dato (aquí). ¿Puedes echarle un ojo? Un saludo. Mr.Ajedrez (talk) 10:15, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Ahhhhh, que rabia. Tenía puesta la fecha de inicio por el anterior elemento y no me di cuenta. Ya siento los inconvenientes. Es lo malo de un fallo en un bot o en herramientas de estas, que el error es grande. Un saludo y a ver si nos vemos pronto, espero que estés muy bien. ;) @Mr.Ajedrez: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 11:00, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

use (P366)Edit

Hello, this propery is for many values wrong. E.g. for all types of software: https://w.wiki/Bdf. Please help me to change P366 to P31 for all these items. --Infovarius (talk) 13:16, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello, @Infovarius:. I have not problem to change, but i don´t understand why, because all the cases have a P31 and the use is also that, right? Thanks --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 13:55, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
Hm, it's hard to explain... I would say P366=X is used when X is some activity, not a class of software. --Infovarius (talk) 14:04, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
JFYI: I am using PetScan like this for changing. --Infovarius (talk) 14:38, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
As for videogames, genre (P136)=Xgenre should be used instead of P366=Xgenre. See the list. --Infovarius (talk) 14:15, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
@Infovarius: I have a similar problem with athletes. Many of them have in sport "400 meters", when the sport is athletics and 400 meters is the specialty. Thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 18:39, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
@Infovarius: I've seen your editions, and I've gone one by one for all uses, but you've already changed them, haven't you? Thank you very much, very kind. And I'm sorry for the inconvenience. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 18:48, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Not yet: https://w.wiki/Bdf + https://w.wiki/BiW ... Where did you get this data from? --Infovarius (talk) 20:40, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
@Infovarius: Ah, okay. I don't know why 1 hour ago the queries weren't returning these values to me, and I saw your edits and it looked like it was because you had completed it. I got the data from the English edition, because I thought that all the software was quite incomplete in terms of information. Here's an example of where the list came from. Thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 20:52, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Have you used field "type" in infobox? How did you decide to use P366 for it? Or categories? --Infovarius (talk) 21:12, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
First of all, I check in in many articles the value of the infobox and compare it with wikidata in the known articles (Chrome, IE...) to see where they have put the value, and in this case I used genre, because in all the cases I saw it appeared in use. Obviously, there were data that took information from lists :( --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:25, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

P577 vs P580 for tv seriesEdit

As I understand from this you seems to be favouring to use start time (P580) instead of publication date (P577) for instance of (P31) television series (Q5398426). Did I get it right? Ghuron (talk) 08:12, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi @Ghuron: I don't really know what's better, but we should know if in movies and series is preferred one in particular, to pass all those that are wrong to leave them correctly (I can do it with my bot). The main problem I have seen is that if there is a specific date (30 Apr 1975) is better than putting 1970s, because 1970s does not provide much information. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 08:18, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
My script updates information only if corresponding statement does not exist, or exist but with worse precision. The problem is that it checks only one property. Right now it is P577, but I can change it to P580. It would be nice to agree on something here. @MovieFex: I know that you are primary interested in movies, not tv series, but may be you can point to whom we can discuss this? Ghuron (talk) 09:58, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
No problem, with this query we could see the number of films with start time (P580). Then, i can change all the films and series with start time (P580) and put them to publication date (P577). Thanks. @Ghuron: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 10:25, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
@Ghuron: The revert of Vanbasten 23 was right. Your idea with start time (P580) is correct for series and end time (P582). I have seen you did a lot of this changes already since march this year. May be next time you ask before you going to play with your bot, don't you?  ;) -- MovieFex (talk) 10:28, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
@Vanbasten 23: Please don't do this. Everbody makes script and bot tests here. This is horrible. -- MovieFex (talk) 10:30, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

See Wikidata:WikiProject_Movies/Properties#Series. Why making everthing easy when it is possible to make it complicated? -- MovieFex (talk) 10:36, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

That is exactly what I was looking for, thanks Ghuron (talk) 11:04, 2 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @MovieFex: I was trying to say that if there's a wrong property it could be done with a bot. As long as it's clear it's wrong. Then, start time (P580) is wrong in movies and publication date (P577) is wrong in series. Or would you rather not change this either? --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 16:23, 2 December 2019 (UTC)


Thanks for the descriptions added by your bot. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 09:45, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Thank you. I think I've gotten used to the discussion pages being places for discussion and to show problems, and now, I already thought there was a problem. When I saw that it was just that, it surprised me. Thank you for the message. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 09:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC) @Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 09:50, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Strange item bout French/Spanish librariesEdit


I'm guessing something went wrong with the creation of the description of these items: Q85726655, Q85726656, Q85726661, Q85726654.

It says « library in Spain » (same for languages other than English) but obviously they are in France. Could you take a look and if I'm right, could you correct please? (caveat: I only spot these four, there is maybe other items I didn't found).

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 12:40, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

@VIGNERON: Yes, and sorry, the Spanish Goverment pay this libraries, but obviosly they are not in Spain. Thank you very much, tonight I will check all of them. Thanks and sorry. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 16:28, 22 February 2020 (UTC)

Libraries in SpainEdit

Hi, May I know how do you get bulk data to add into WD.Kindly help me, so that I can work for my country. --Akbarali (talk) 08:32, 23 February 2020 (UTC)

@Akbarali: So, I search on free data websites in Spain. There are many things, but it´s difficult to find something interesting... now with the libraries the file it´s cool ;) Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 08:36, 23 February 2020 (UTC)


Hi, it seems you have overwritten a library in Portugal, with a library of the same name in Spain. I thought you may want to recover that information for another item, so just letting you know. GoEThe (talk) 15:30, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

Yes, thank you very much @GoEThe: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 09:12, 25 February 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for participating in the FindingGLAMs Challenge!Edit

  Thank you for participating in the FindingGLAMs Challenge!
With your hard work, you took the 2nd place. Congratulations!

By improving information about GLAM institutions on Wikidata, you made the Wikimedia projects better for everyone!

Alicia Fagerving (WMSE) (talk) 14:45, 19 March 2020 (UTC)


Please note that when you add description for New Zealanders, "New Zealander artistic gymnast" is gramatically wrong and should be "New Zealand artistic gymnast" instead. Schwede66 (talk) 18:18, 2 May 2020 (UTC)

Wrong descriptionsEdit

wrt special:diff/1119519159, this person is completely unrelated to Taiwan. I suppose your bot must have added many more such descriptions to persons of Republic of China. Please undo them and do not repeat the mistakes in future.--RZuo (talk) 17:08, 25 June 2020 (UTC)


Gracias, a partir de ahora así lo haré, sé como va. Disculpas y gracias por el aviso!

adding bot statement again after manually removementEdit

Hi, please do not add a bot statement again, if it was manually removed. Wrong item added by bot: [4] Manually removed: [5] Added again by bot: [6] Thanks —CENNOXX (talk) 13:47, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

@CennoxX: For a strange reason if his profession was a showrunner he was putting sports athletics. Thank you very much for commenting on it, I delete it and modify all the problems that it may have caused. Thank you and sorry. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:11, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Ah, interesting: showrunner > runner > sports athletics. Okay, thanks and have a good day.–CENNOXX (talk) 09:26, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Hockey patinesEdit

Como veas--Cruzate1492 (talk) 19:04, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Rudolf Dzipanow (Q9323770)Edit


Rudolf Dzipanow (Q9323770) is not a speed skater but a general. Kpjas (talk) 14:45, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Thanks @Kpjas: He really was a skater, but he is better known for his military career. My bot puts the description depending on the occupation, and in occupation he only had "skater". If a skater and a general appeared on Wikipedia, the bot would not have put anything in doubt. I have already changed it, thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 15:01, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
OK. WP-PL mentions his 2nd place in speed skating juniors competition champtionships. But it was 1939 the WW II broke out and his sports career was lost. Kpjas (talk) 15:32, 8 November 2020 (UTC)

Creating new items for items that already existEdit

Manuel García Rubio (Q102353669) is the same as Manuel García Rubio (Q42403778). Why do you create endless lists of new items, for items that already exist? And who is gonna merge them together? Edoderoo (talk) 17:24, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@Edoderoo: First of all, a greeting, please do not miss the education. Then, I received your message, I made a query, but maybe was a problem, but this is no a big problem, obviously I will do it. Greetings and thanks for your time. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:52, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@Edoderoo: I did it, and in the meantime I merged a few others that I saw along the way. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 22:53, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Small request for Italian descriptionsEdit

Hi, thanks for your work on descriptions :) I have a small favour to ask you: can you use "olandese", instead of "neerlandese", in Italian descriptions for Dutch people? It's valid for both males and females, so it's just a small tweak. Let me know. :) --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 21:08, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Sannita: I have not problem to change anything. But what you are asking me to do would be a mistake. Holland is not a country, it is a region of the Netherlands, which is usually misused. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 21:40, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
Ehm, no. Actually "neerlandese" is not used in current language. We know the difference between Holland and the Netherlands, but the common adjective in Italian for "Dutch" is "olandese". We just don't say or use "neerlandese". --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 00:48, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
Hi @Sannita: Before I put it in Italian I ask Italians to correct me if I am wrong, and we had a conversation about it and they recommended that I put it as it is because it was more correct. In Spanish it's the same, everybody uses "holandés", but it's still just as wrong even though everybody uses it. I think that's what we have to do, that people get used to putting on what they should put on. If I were from Heerenveen and they called me "holandés", I wouldn't like it at all. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 12:24, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
I'm also Italian, and I know it is not 100% correct to say "olandese", but still it is the word everybody commonly uses for Dutch in Italian. Even Dutch (Q7411) has "lingua olandese" as preferred title, because this is the term commonly used. It is like using "Olympiad" as a synonym for "Olympic games". If you wish, you can ask here or here about it, to double check on what I'm saying. --Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 12:31, 28 November 2020 (UTC)
@Sannita: Yes, please. It will be better to know other opinions. Thank you very much. Greetings. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 12:32, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Airon90 ValterVB Alexmar983 Epìdosis Pietro Jura Beta16 Yiyi Sannita Camelia Massimo Sentruper Pierpao Marcok CristianNX Daniele Pugliesi (WMIT) AttoRenato Parma1983 Aborruso Sabas88 Lalupa DnaX Fausta Samaritani Patafisik Malore Jtorquy Nicholas Gemini Civvì Devbug Afnecors Susanna Giaccai FabC FeltriaUrbsPicta Horcrux Uomovariabile Luckyz Francians Carlobia Ferdi2005 Luca.favorido Lemure Saltante   Notified participants of WikiProject Italy See above and please have your say about my request to change "neerlandese" to "olandese". Sannita - not just another it.wiki sysop 21:16, 2 December 2020 (UTC)

Yes, is correct what Sannita say. It's strange but in italian we use "olandese" instead "neerlandese". Also Treccani Vocabulary (Q4015908) say "impropriamente ma correntemente l’aggettivo è esteso, in luogo di neerlandese, all’intero territorio dello stato" translate: "incorrectly but currently the adjective is extended, instead of Dutch, to the entire territory of the state". See at Treccani site --ValterVB (talk) 21:38, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes the right term is “olandese”. You can see en:wikt:olandese or it:wikt:dutch or [google translate]-Pierpao (talk) 21:55, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
In Spanish it is the same. All the media report "Holland" as if it were a country. But it is incorrect. The fact that it is used regularly does not mean that it is correct, and an encyclopaedia (or knowledge base) should not be made a habit of, but should be correct. @Camelia.boban: can you say something about this? We had talked about this before. Thanks. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 22:00, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
In Italian "olandese" is the most common term used in the spoken language. In academic language are used "neerlandese" derivated from French and "nederlandese" derivated from Dutch but it is mostly applied for the language and it is used to define Flemish and Hollandish language together. The "error" is so common that even in Papiamento, official language of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Netherlands are called Hulanda.--НУРшЯGIO(beware of the moose) 22:13, 2 December 2020 (UTC)
We don't use Paesi Bassi commonly because it means crotch, and olandese it's easier to say than paesebassese :-D --Sabas88 (talk) 08:05, 3 December 2020 (UTC)
@Sannita: I keep thinking of changing the bot to "olandese" but the country itself insists that they should stop calling them with the wrong name. Two years ago they campaigned for all countries to stop calling them Holland, as was being done with the idea that in the future it would be done correctly, so I see it as inappropriate to use "olandese" because it describes only a portion of the country. Best regards. MisterSynergy Thierry Caro &beer&love Vanbasten_23 Malore Сидик из ПТУ Phikia Mathieu Kappler   Notified participants of WikiProject Sports --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 08:42, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Wrong edit from your botEdit

Hi, please double ckeck ehat your bot is doing because it added wrong information to this element. Playing videogames doesn't imply that one plays sport videogames. --★ → Airon 90 11:04, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

You thanked me twice, for this comment and for the aforementioned rollback, but your bot is doing the same wrong edit. Last advice. --★ → Airon 90 14:20, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I'm on it. Sorry, I forgot to ping you. If you can, answer here so I can change all the data automatically. Thank you. --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 14:29, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
What a day! @Airon90: --Vanbasten 23 (talk) 14:30, 8 April 2021 (UTC)