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Previous discussion was archived at User talk:Wittylama/Archive 1 on 2015-12-20.

Call for participation in the interview study with Wikidata editors

Kholoudsaa (talkcontribs)

Dear Wittylama,

I hope you are doing good,

I am Kholoud, a researcher at King’s College London, and I work on a project as part of my PhD research that develops a personalized recommendation system to suggest Wikidata items for the editors based on their interests and preferences. I am collaborating on this project with Elena Simperl and Miaojing Shi.

I would love to talk with you to know about your current ways to choose the items you work on in Wikidata and understand the factors that might influence such a decision. Your cooperation will give us valuable insights into building a recommender system that can help improve your editing experience.  

Participation is completely voluntary. You have the option to withdraw at any time. Your data will be processed under the terms of UK data protection law (including the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018). The information and data that you provide will remain confidential; it will only be stored on the password-protected computer of the researchers. We will use the results anonymized to provide insights into the practices of the editors in item selection processes for editing and publish the results of the study to a research venue. If you decide to take part, we will ask you to sign a consent form, and you will be given a copy of this consent form to keep.

If you’re interested in participating and have 15-20 minutes to chat (I promise to keep the time!), please either contact me at [] or [] or use this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmmFHaiB20nK14wrQJgfrA18PtmdagyeRib3xGtvzkdn3Lgw/viewform?usp=sf_link with your choice of the times that work for you.

I’ll follow up with you to figure out what method is the best way for us to connect.

Please contact me if you have any questions or require more information about this project.

Thank you for considering taking part in this research.


Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Thank you but I must decline your offer I don't think I have the time at the moment to participate in research programs, but I wish you well.

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WikiCite session - Wikidata Eighth Birthday/24-hours meetup

Sic19 (talkcontribs)

Hi Liam,

I put in a session to discuss WikiCite during the 24 hour meetup for Wikidata's birthday. It is scheduled for 20:00 UTC on 28th October (see https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Eighth_Birthday/24-hours_meetup), which I believe will be a (fairly) reasonable time to attend for people in many locations worldwide.

You are welcome to be a co-facilitator or if you'd rather run the session yourself I will step aside.

All the best, Simon

LWyatt (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi @Sic19, I'm as enthusiastic as anyone that WikiCite could be a topic of general discussion, but I wonder if you had noticed that we're already planning a multi-day event leading up that meetup. See Wikidata:Eighth_Birthday. I fear people might be 'over it' by that point? What was it that you would hope people specifically talk about, or that you wanted to specifically discuss during the hour you propose - perhaps that could instead be incorporated into the eConference. Actually, I'll be making a call for 'hosts' of segments of that conference (i'm looking to have 'blocks' of time about 3-4 hours, each hosted by different people - at a time, language, and sub-topic related to citations of their choosing.) Perhaps you might like to be one of those hosts, or at least a presenter. Or perhaps you'd even like to coordinate a block of time for the conference in Welsh?

Sic19 (talkcontribs)

Hi Liam,

Thanks, no the meetup wasn't on my radar at all. Completely agree that the session is unnecessary post WikiCite event and have changed it to a general, non-Wikicite discussion.

The topic I would like to discuss is author items and I'd gladly host a session on it. My particular interest is how we can work towards automated solution for the creation of good quality items to represent the authors of all the works we have created, specifically using ORCID source data. I've have worked extensively on the addition of employer and/or educated at claims to sparse author items for about two years and developed an understanding of the challenges that need to be resolved. This work has always (when done correctly) been well received by the community and it is a necessary component in the process of matching authors to their papers. However, I am reaching the limit of what I can do alone, thus a collaborative approach is now required. I'm definitely up for presenting on the current situation and potential next steps. Ideally that would be combined with other contributions relating to author items and some activity/workshop time.

If that sounds like a viable segment and/or presentation let me know and we can get it arranged. Can set up a call if you want to discuss?

I'm not a Welsh speaker so I'll have to pass on the opportunity to coordinate a Welsh-language session. @Jason.nlw might be up for it?

LWyatt (WMF) (talkcontribs)

that certainly sounds like a viable session! I'm trying to get all my ducks in order to make a call for pairs of 'hosts' to organise sessions throughout the three day period. Each of those would then be picking a timeslot, language, and subject-area to focus on in their session - and then be inviting/requesting people to present (live or pre-recorded) in it.

Sic19 (talkcontribs)

@LWyatt (WMF) - sorry, just noticed your using a different account

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Opencooper (talkcontribs)

The English Wikipedia does not have a birth date for Pinarius. It's pretty common sense on Wikidata that items "Imported from [random] wiki" are usually garbage. I don't have the time to look into this guy's biography, but as the enwiki article only has when he "flourished", I would say his birth date has not been pegged to the accuracy you'd normally want for a structured database to say "he was born on this day"

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

ok, well, in that case, please put in the best other birthdate you can find - or better yet use separate property floruit (P1317) if that's what the sources say, plus the reference for that source. If you've got another more-verifiable birthdate, please change the rank of that statement to 'preferred'.

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Reminder: Community Insights Survey

MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

RMaung (WMF) 19:52, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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MediaWiki message delivery (talkcontribs)

RMaung (WMF) 16:26, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

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Xabier Cañas (talkcontribs)

Hi Wittylama! Could you add basque (eu) to the list of languages? Thank you!

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Certainly. I will do this tomorrow!

J budissin (talkcontribs)

I started with the first 20 translations to Upper Sorbian (hsb), can you add this as well? Thanks!

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Dear J - It's been a month since the start of this campaign now, and most of the work has slowed down a lot. We now have 24 languages in the tracking document which have 100% labels translated, and all of the terms have a 'subclass_of' statement which helps to explain their context. Could you please make another push to translate some of the labels of items remaining in Upper Sorbian? Currently U.S. is 62% item labels translated, 23% descriptions, and 48% subclass_of labels translated.

Wittylama (talkcontribs)
Reply to "Europeana migration vocabulary"
Violetova (talkcontribs)

Hi Liam,

There is no Macedonian language in the project.

Would you like to add (mk)?

Thank you

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

I will do it later today. As per my question regarding Albanian (below), can you tell me how many labels, descriptions, and subclass_of labels you have added already so I can manually back-date the statistics: which will then show your work into the future more accurately?

Violetova (talkcontribs)

I will be out for several hours. I have to check labels one by one, will do it at the evening if that is not problem. :)

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

I think you misunderstand my question. How many of the label, description. And suclass_of labels have you *already* translated?

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

I have now added Macedonian with the current statistics, which I assume havn't changed since yesterday anyway. Happy translating!

Виолетова (talkcontribs)

I am not sure how to add missing subclass labels?

All other labels are translated

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Thank you so much for your work! It’s good to see another language “go blue” in the statistics when I update them again :-)

It seems though that there is ONE more item missing a Macedonian label: [[Q4354288]]. That will bring it to 100%

also, if you are interested and willing - could you add the *descriptions* to the items? These help people know the semantic meaning of the term even if they’ve not heard it before (and help with disambiguation).

Violetova (talkcontribs)

Last one is translated too. For descriptions, I will get a help today.

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Adding articles to Wikidata entries

Multichill (talkcontribs)

(copied here from the user page)

Hi, I was wondering if someone could point me to the instructions for how to add a Wikipedia article to a Wikidata item. For example, there are two articles associated with this article here and here but I am unable to edit the Wikidata page. Regards, Neotarf (talk) 16:10, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

BTW, I tried to leave this message on the user talk page and it seems to be broken. —N

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Hi @Neotarf - that was a little tricky because there actually was a pre-existing wikidata item for that subject, which is what those two language version were pointing to. So what I did was to merge the two wikidata items together. Sorry for the confusion!

Re Q813323 and "Not sure why this was removed"

Marv1N (talkcontribs)

It was removed[https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q813323&diff=328512358&oldid=328511375], because it is quite obvious mismatch (I created the right item for right exemplar of Beatus In Appocalipsis there Q23935016). I acctualy fought, that this was right procedure leading to fix things (previously I was not so sure and wrote to Millars - https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Millars&diff=326766337&oldid=326195788). Maybe I was wrong and You can solve it much more properly. Regards --~~~~

Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Ah I see! I do believe you are correct. All I saw was that you had removed an item from the project, but I didn't notice that you'd added the links to another item. I've now updated the various other parts of the project documentation to make it match up again, which I've written about on User talk:Millars. Thanks.

Coastal landscape (Fishermen going home)

Sudowoodoo (talkcontribs)
Wittylama (talkcontribs)

Hi @Sudowoodoo, Europeana shows the license statement that the providing GLAM gives it. In some cases this is not consistent with the rules that Wikimedians would use (e.g. claiming copyright in scans is common in some country's GLAMs, but that claim is rejected by Wikimedians).

The artist of this particular painting died 100 years ago and therefore Commons policy states that this is a PD file. However, as the uploader of the image to Commons you have to take personal responsibility for that decision, and as an employee of Europeana I'm not really able to give you more direct advice than that :-)

I would also suggest that you try to find some references for the notability of this artwork quickly because you don't want it to get listed for deletion like this one from the 280 challenge did.

Sudowoodoo (talkcontribs)

yes this will be an interesting learning experience for institutions seeing traffic from our articles. i was trying to defer to the NC claims (even if we know they are marginal) i see we have other wikimedians not so kind. i will then use the commons image and delete the fair use one. i will go back and do a reference sweep, but not much hope of online references for contemporary art. .