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Wed, Apr 10

Epidosis added a comment to T357051: Allow users to alter the sidebar.

MediaWiki:Sidebar in specific Wikibase Cloud instances can be edited, as far as I can see; e.g. I have edited the one in my instance, https://hypotheseis.wikibase.cloud/wiki/MediaWiki:Sidebar

Wed, Apr 10, 4:23 PM · WbStack Mediawiki, Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis renamed T356397: Add Gadgets Extension on Wikibase Cloud instances from Add Gadgets Extension to Add Gadgets Extension on Wikibase Cloud instances.
Wed, Apr 10, 4:21 PM · WbStack Mediawiki, Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis added a comment to T361897: Skipped item IDs in Wikibase Cloud when an item creation made through QuickStatements fails.

Effectively no (at least as of now), the only problem I see is "IDs not being as predictable as they could be".

Wed, Apr 10, 11:47 AM · Wikibase Cloud

Thu, Apr 4

Epidosis updated the task description for T361897: Skipped item IDs in Wikibase Cloud when an item creation made through QuickStatements fails.
Thu, Apr 4, 11:10 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis created T361897: Skipped item IDs in Wikibase Cloud when an item creation made through QuickStatements fails.
Thu, Apr 4, 11:08 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis added a comment to T361814: Qualifiers, References and Statements without best rank are not loaded into queryservice.

I confirm, it was my mistake; no triple is missing from the query service right now; thanks for the correct query and excuse for the disturb!

Thu, Apr 4, 7:44 PM · Wikibase Cloud

Wed, Apr 3

Epidosis added a comment to T361569: Autocomplete only works for labels and aliases in the same language as the interface or in English, in a Wikibase Cloud instance.

I have created https://hypotheseis.wikibase.cloud/wiki/Main_Page on 27/03/2024 and from that moment the issue has always been around.

Wed, Apr 3, 1:01 PM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (autocomplete search), Wikibase Cloud

Tue, Apr 2

Epidosis closed T341921: The button "format query" removes all prefixes as Resolved.
Tue, Apr 2, 7:53 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata, Wikibase (3rd party installations)
Epidosis added a comment to T341921: The button "format query" removes all prefixes.

After the solution of T347023 this seems solved too: in Wikibase Cloud the prefixes aren't removed, whilst in Wikidata they are removed and in the queries they are substituted by the full URIs; so in both the problem is fixed.

Tue, Apr 2, 7:53 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata, Wikibase (3rd party installations)
Epidosis added a comment to T361429: Permanent temporary error of ElasticSearch in a Wikibase Cloud instance.

I confirm that the autocomplete (both in the search bar and while editing) of hypotheseis.wikibase.cloud has never had issues (as of now); the problem only affects Special:Search.

Tue, Apr 2, 4:43 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis added a comment to T361551: QueryService updater blocked.

The service is not working perfectly: qualifiers and references aren't loaded in the query service.

Tue, Apr 2, 4:41 PM · Wikibase Cloud (Kanban board Q1 2024)
Epidosis added a comment to T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024.

Solved by T361551

Tue, Apr 2, 11:13 AM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis closed T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024 as Resolved.
Tue, Apr 2, 11:13 AM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis created T361569: Autocomplete only works for labels and aliases in the same language as the interface or in English, in a Wikibase Cloud instance.
Tue, Apr 2, 10:17 AM · MediaWiki-User-Interface (autocomplete search), Wikibase Cloud

Sat, Mar 30

Epidosis created T361429: Permanent temporary error of ElasticSearch in a Wikibase Cloud instance.
Sat, Mar 30, 12:47 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis renamed T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024 from Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't shown data edited after 27 March 2024 to Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024.
Sat, Mar 30, 12:38 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis added a comment to T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024.

I have edited the task to make it more general. I experience the same issue in https://hypotheseis.wikibase.cloud/query/ - I created the instance on 28 March 2024 and as of now the Query Service still has no triples in itself.

Sat, Mar 30, 12:38 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis renamed T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024 from Wikibase Query Service does not have some triples on a hyperstage.wikibase.cloud to Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't shown data edited after 27 March 2024.
Sat, Mar 30, 12:36 PM · Wikibase Cloud
Epidosis updated the task description for T361186: Wikibase Query Service on Wikibase Cloud doesn't show data edited after 27 March 2024.
Sat, Mar 30, 12:36 PM · Wikibase Cloud

Mar 13 2024

Epidosis created T360013: Common.js not loading in Wikidata.
Mar 13 2024, 9:45 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Feb 5 2024

Epidosis added a comment to T356711: Preference "Do not show page content below diffs" stopped working on 5 Feb 2024.

Although it is probably superfluous, I add that the same issue happens not only on English Wikipedia, but also on Wikidata, Italian Wikipedia and probably other wikis.

Feb 5 2024, 11:08 PM · MW-1.42-notes (1.42.0-wmf.16; 2024-01-30), Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-Page-diffs

Jan 26 2024

Epidosis added a comment to T341921: The button "format query" removes all prefixes.

If I understand correctly, this would mean having e.g. https://database.factgrid.de/entity/ instead of wd: inside the queries, and no prefixes at the start of the queries; such a solution would not be an improvement, since it would make the queries much longer and, what is most concerning, much less readable, since prefixes significantly improve readability.
I think that the easiest fix should be simply avoiding that the "format query" button erases prefixes.

Jan 26 2024, 10:53 AM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata, Wikibase (3rd party installations)

Nov 7 2023

Epidosis created T350746: Adding roa-tara to babel in Wikidata doesn't make it appear in the box of labels, descriptions and aliases.
Nov 7 2023, 11:31 PM · Wikidata

Aug 31 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T337296: Allow federated queries with the NLG endpoint (data.nlg.gr).

Thanks. I retried the previous one changing "query" into "sparql", but something is still mistaken: https://w.wiki/7NTz gives error 500 ... I don't have an answer from NLG yet.

Aug 31 2023, 10:37 PM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Aug 30 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T337296: Allow federated queries with the NLG endpoint (data.nlg.gr).

Thanks! I checked with an easy one, https://w.wiki/7Mv3, and it fails due to

Aug 30 2023, 2:10 PM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Jul 24 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T334197: Improve Special:MergeItems for qualified and not-qualified IDs.

I edited the task to make it clearer. So, two statements X could be surely merged only if they have exactly the same qualifiers (e.g. X + qual. A with X + qual. A) or if one has qualifier(s) and the other has no qualifiers and no references (e.g. X + qual. A with X without qualifiers and references). Presently, the Merge process keeps X with qualifiers and X with no qualifiers and no references separated, which should be avoided.
Of course X with qualifiers should not merged with X with no qualifiers but one or more references, since the references could or could not support the qualifiers. I hope it's clear enough.

Jul 24 2023, 4:32 PM · Wikidata
Epidosis updated the task description for T334197: Improve Special:MergeItems for qualified and not-qualified IDs.
Jul 24 2023, 4:26 PM · Wikidata

Jul 15 2023

Epidosis updated the task description for T324345: Wikidata Query Service outputs 28th February for 29th February.
Jul 15 2023, 3:09 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Epidosis created T341921: The button "format query" removes all prefixes.
Jul 15 2023, 1:32 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Wikidata, Wikibase (3rd party installations)

Jul 12 2023

Epidosis raised the priority of T246731: WDQS date handling produces errors for Julian dates from Medium to High.
Jul 12 2023, 1:06 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jul 10 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T312718: Feature request: Structured way of reporting bad data on Wikidata that comes from external data sources.

We need to reinforce our action to convince the most important databases in accepting, in a standard way, reports from Wikidata users. Recently, e.g., BNF started refusing any mistake report: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:CaféBuzz/BNF. P.S. Today this ticket turns one!

Jul 10 2023, 1:30 PM · Wikidata, Mismatch Finder, Wikidata data quality and trust

Jul 8 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T246731: WDQS date handling produces errors for Julian dates .

In my opinion this is a serious problem, since it falsifies a relevant amount of the dates extracted from Wikidata items through queries; and it is impossible to extract native Julian dates, but they can only be extracted in their conversion to Gregorian dates (that, being automatic, can be sometimes faulty). The solution proposed, viz. keeping Julian date in psv: and adopting psn: for automatic Gregorian conversion, seems very good to me.
If there is no objection, I think this ticket should be raised to high priority.

Jul 8 2023, 4:03 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Epidosis created T341405: An "improved autofix" needed to replace non-standard statements in Wikidata, in order to keep the data model coherent.
Jul 8 2023, 9:37 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T167700: Add button to automatically fix certain constraint violations.

Maybe this should be merged with T276876. I would suggest also adding T209559 as parent task.

Jul 8 2023, 8:43 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T167700: Add button to automatically fix certain constraint violations.

Note: the problem of symmetric and inverse properties presently is solved through JS gadgets: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Magnus_Manske/consistency_check.js and many enlarged forks, most notably https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Frettie/consistency_check_add.js, https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:JonnyJD/consistency_check.js, https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Xmlizer/consistency_check.js.

Jul 8 2023, 8:38 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

May 31 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T336709: Allow federated queries with the BNCF SPARQL endpoint.

Hi! I tried https://w.wiki/6i4V but I obtain the error "Service URI http://digitale.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/openrdf-workbench/repositories/NS/query is not allowed". I'm not sure about the reason.

May 31 2023, 3:42 PM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

May 23 2023

Epidosis updated the task description for T337296: Allow federated queries with the NLG endpoint (data.nlg.gr).
May 23 2023, 10:17 AM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Epidosis updated the task description for T337296: Allow federated queries with the NLG endpoint (data.nlg.gr).
May 23 2023, 10:17 AM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Epidosis created T337296: Allow federated queries with the NLG endpoint (data.nlg.gr).
May 23 2023, 10:03 AM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

May 17 2023

Epidosis merged task T336799: Add https://digitale.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/openrdf-workbench/repositories/NS/query to WDQS federated endpoints into T336709: Allow federated queries with the BNCF SPARQL endpoint.
May 17 2023, 6:13 AM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Epidosis merged T336799: Add https://digitale.bncf.firenze.sbn.it/openrdf-workbench/repositories/NS/query to WDQS federated endpoints into T336709: Allow federated queries with the BNCF SPARQL endpoint.
May 17 2023, 6:13 AM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

May 15 2023

Epidosis created T336709: Allow federated queries with the BNCF SPARQL endpoint.
May 15 2023, 10:38 PM · Data-Platform-SRE, Discovery-Search (Current work), Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Apr 6 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T334197: Improve Special:MergeItems for qualified and not-qualified IDs.

See also https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-Merge.js/Archive_6#Request_of_improvement:_merging_qualified_and_not-qualified_IDs (the problem affects also the gadget merge.js).

Apr 6 2023, 10:56 AM · Wikidata

Mar 13 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias.

See this bot request, aiming to remove redundant aliases https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_permissions/Bot/Bitbotje_2.

Mar 13 2023, 5:12 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Feb 23 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias.

As an example of massive removal of redundant aliases, see edits by user Bitbotje today (e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q1415472&diff=prev&oldid=1839731916, https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q1470646&diff=prev&oldid=1839734646, https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q1468693&diff=prev&oldid=1839734526).

Feb 23 2023, 10:07 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Jan 29 2023

Epidosis added a comment to T328217: Dedicated section for "Wikimedia" properties in Wikidata items.

Historical note: this develops an idea first proposed in 2022 for the Community Wishlist Survey (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2022/Wikidata/Dedicated_section_for_everything_meta_on_item_pages).

Jan 29 2023, 10:29 AM · Wikidata
Epidosis created T328217: Dedicated section for "Wikimedia" properties in Wikidata items.
Jan 29 2023, 10:28 AM · Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T328216: Improve edit summaries for references added in Wikidata.

Historical note: this develops an idea first proposed in 2020 for the Community Wishlist Survey (https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Wishlist_Survey_2021/Wikidata/Display_reference_in_edit_summary_when_a_reference_is_added).

Jan 29 2023, 10:16 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis created T328216: Improve edit summaries for references added in Wikidata.
Jan 29 2023, 10:14 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis updated the task description for T169960: ordering qualifiers and references by global property order.
Jan 29 2023, 9:55 AM · Wikidata
Epidosis merged T321952: Sort properties in Wikidata references into T169960: ordering qualifiers and references by global property order.
Jan 29 2023, 9:52 AM · Wikidata
Epidosis merged task T321952: Sort properties in Wikidata references into T169960: ordering qualifiers and references by global property order.
Jan 29 2023, 9:52 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis raised the priority of T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias from Lowest to Low.
Jan 29 2023, 9:33 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Jan 24 2023

Epidosis triaged T327819: Log in error as Unbreak Now! priority.

Probably related with T327815.

Jan 24 2023, 9:12 PM · MediaWiki-User-login-and-signup
Epidosis added a comment to T327815: Repeated loss of session data on edit attempt.

On Wikidata lots of CSRF invalid token errors in these minutes.

Jan 24 2023, 9:03 PM · Wikimedia-Incident, Wikimedia-production-error, MediaWiki-Core-AuthManager

Nov 26 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias.

Example: if the label is edited so that it becomes the same as an existing alias (https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q11906650&diff=1778265038&oldid=1604959354), we lose a valid name of the entity because the edit isn't rejected. In cases of massive edits through QuickStatements or OpenRefine, this could cause some damage.

Nov 26 2022, 9:26 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Oct 28 2022

Epidosis created T321952: Sort properties in Wikidata references.
Oct 28 2022, 9:27 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Aug 6 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T310981: Duplication of dates due to different encode.

Note: as of now MatSuBot (operated by @matej_suchanek) only merges claims of date of birth (P 569) and date of death (P 570); while the range of properties treated by the bot can be extended (see https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:Wxspna7q8jnn17u8), this means that as of now cases of duplication in other properties with datatype "time" (62 in total, so 60 properties) are remaining not treated.

Aug 6 2022, 9:52 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Jul 12 2022

Epidosis awarded T159160: Take account of date precision when displaying dates in WDQS GUI a Yellow Medal token.
Jul 12 2022, 4:26 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery-ARCHIVED, Wikidata

Jul 9 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T246731: WDQS date handling produces errors for Julian dates .

See related T159160, mainly T159160#3096928.

Jul 9 2022, 1:21 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Epidosis added a project to T159160: Take account of date precision when displaying dates in WDQS GUI: Wikidata data quality and trust.

This task was discussed in the Bug Triage Hour at the Wikidata Data Quality Days 2022.

Jul 9 2022, 1:17 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery-ARCHIVED, Wikidata

Jun 20 2022

Epidosis updated the task description for T310981: Duplication of dates due to different encode.
Jun 20 2022, 12:13 PM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T310981: Duplication of dates due to different encode.

Related task, specifically for the problem in merging items: T221610

Jun 20 2022, 9:02 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis updated the task description for T310981: Duplication of dates due to different encode.
Jun 20 2022, 8:58 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis created T310981: Duplication of dates due to different encode.
Jun 20 2022, 8:43 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Apr 24 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T306761: Management of obsolete external-identifier properties on Wikidata.

Alternative version of points 2 and 3:

  1. to automatically mark obsolete external IDs in a way different from other external IDs (e.g. some different color)
  2. to give registered users the possibility to group obsolete external IDs in a subsection Obsolete identifiers of the section Identifiers and to autocollapse it through Preferences > Appearence (or > Gadgets)
Apr 24 2022, 4:12 PM · Wikidata
Moebeus awarded T306761: Management of obsolete external-identifier properties on Wikidata a Like token.
Apr 24 2022, 3:03 PM · Wikidata
Epidosis created T306761: Management of obsolete external-identifier properties on Wikidata.
Apr 24 2022, 2:56 PM · Wikidata

Mar 13 2022

Epidosis awarded T303677: Automatically generate descriptions for items based on their P31 (instance of) values a Like token.
Mar 13 2022, 9:34 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata

Mar 9 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T303454: All gadgets enabled in Preferences don't work on Wikidata.

Probably related task: T300201

Mar 9 2022, 7:20 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata
Epidosis renamed T303454: All gadgets enabled in Preferences don't work on Wikidata from All gadgets in Wikidata disappeared from Preferences to All gadgets enabled in Preferences don't work on Wikidata.
Mar 9 2022, 7:16 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata
Epidosis created T303454: All gadgets enabled in Preferences don't work on Wikidata.
Mar 9 2022, 7:15 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Feb 16 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T221554: Suggestion for single value constraint violation in qualifiers could be improved.

Thanks, solved the case for P1476

Feb 16 2022, 9:20 AM · Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Feb 15 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T221554: Suggestion for single value constraint violation in qualifiers could be improved.

I think that the violation message should be shown only if the property is used as main value, not when it is used as qualifier (see also https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q830798#P8189).

Feb 15 2022, 10:29 PM · Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Feb 11 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias.

Are we sure that this is "Lowest" priority? Given that aliases which duplicate labels are an additional burden on WDQS (although probably not such a big burden), maybe we can raise a bit the priority of this ticket.

Feb 11 2022, 10:53 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T207705: Implement the Extended Date/Time Format Specification.

The task above could be updated: ISO 8601-2:2019 effectively supported EDTF (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601).

Feb 11 2022, 10:46 AM · Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata

Jan 16 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T198907: Visually distinguish deprecated statements in Wikidata UI.

Update: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Common.css#Styling_Deprecated/Preferred_Ranks

Jan 16 2022, 2:32 PM · Wikidata-Frontend, Wikidata

Jan 15 2022

Epidosis added a comment to T206392: Redesign rank icons for better visibility.

Ongoing discussion about common.css at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Common.css#Styling_Deprecated/Preferred_Ranks

Jan 15 2022, 9:31 PM · WMDE-Design, Wikidata-Frontend, Design, Wikidata

Dec 30 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T298376: Support searching for non-Item entities in Wikidata search box.

Maybe activating by default the gadget https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Gadget-SearchAll? It is already available in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets. But it doesn't exactly correspond to this request, which I support, of course!

Dec 30 2021, 1:19 PM · Wikidata

Dec 5 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T157774: Make it impossible to set the same content in the same language for label and alias.

I reported a connected problem for the gadget Merge.js: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-Merge.js#Bug_with_aliases_identical_to_labels

Dec 5 2021, 2:48 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata data quality and trust, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T87579: [Story] investigate solutions for items with a large number of aliases.
Dec 5 2021, 2:48 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Story, § Wikidata-Sprint-2015-03-11, § Wikidata-Sprint-2015-02-25, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Nov 27 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T160281: URL-encoding of external-id values in Wikidata frontend breaks (some) links.

Another problem of encoding: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P2549 contains "&" in its IDs and due to encoding of "&" all the links are broken.

Nov 27 2021, 3:59 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, User-Abbe98, Wikidata

Sep 28 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T285156: [GOAL] Add termbox language code mul to reduce redundancy in Wikidata Labels and Aliases.

In a case like https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q191118, I tend to think a general label is not applicable (each language has its name for "tonne"); having "mul-lat" and "mul-cyr", I would set "t" as "mul-lat" alias and "т" as "mul-cyr" alias; having only "mul", I would set both "t" and "т" as "mul" aliases. Anyway, it is reasonable to start applying "mul" (or similar) with specific types of items (I tried to list them above; starting with some of them, as disambiguations, could work well).

Sep 28 2021, 6:15 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata, Language codes
Epidosis added a comment to T285156: [GOAL] Add termbox language code mul to reduce redundancy in Wikidata Labels and Aliases.

If mul is in Cyrillic (e.g. it will probably be in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q29652874), it will happen as follows in my opinion:

  • "mul" label = Афанасий
  • if a language code has no label, it will default to "Афанасий"
  • if a language code has a transliterated label (e.g. "en" label = Afanasy), for this language code one of the aliases is by default "Афанасий"

This seems fine to me.

Sep 28 2021, 5:47 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata, Language codes
Epidosis added a comment to T285156: [GOAL] Add termbox language code mul to reduce redundancy in Wikidata Labels and Aliases.

I think "the fallback to mul happens before the implicit fallback to en but after any explicit fallback" is preferrable (since I think Amphispiza bilineata is preferable to “Black-throated Sparrow”).

Sep 28 2021, 4:38 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata, Language codes

Sep 10 2021

Epidosis added a project to T174349: Allow tag filter on Special:RecentChanges and Watchlist to be inverted (enable the not operator): MediaWiki-Watchlist.
Sep 10 2021, 11:00 AM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.17; 2023-01-02), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.22; 2022-02-14), MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MW-1.30-release-notes, Edit-Review-Improvements-Integrated-Filters
Epidosis added a comment to T174349: Allow tag filter on Special:RecentChanges and Watchlist to be inverted (enable the not operator).

From Wikidata, I can say that having the possibility to filter out some tags from the watchlist (especially tags referring to semiautomatic tools such as QuickStatements and OpenRefine, which periodically flood the watchlist when big imports are done) would be much useful; selecting all other tags is very complex.
P.S. Maybe this ticket should be triaged?

Sep 10 2021, 10:58 AM · User-notice-archive, MW-1.40-notes (1.40.0-wmf.17; 2023-01-02), MW-1.38-notes (1.38.0-wmf.22; 2022-02-14), MediaWiki-Watchlist, Growth-Team, MW-1.30-release-notes, Edit-Review-Improvements-Integrated-Filters

Aug 31 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T285156: [GOAL] Add termbox language code mul to reduce redundancy in Wikidata Labels and Aliases.

There are at least 3 categories of items which strongly need this:

  1. persons (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q5, as of now 9.2M): in most cases the same label and the same aliases are repeated in different languages (e.g. in wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Q19667413&action=history I can count 6 same-label additions: fr, nl, sl, ca, ast, sq; many other items are similar)
    • in the case of people, "mul-<script>" is required: names are the same only considering languages with the same alphabet, I'm mostly thinking about Latin alphabet
    • in some cases there could be the following problem: one Latin-script language may prefer a form (e.g. "Philip L. Brown"), another Latin-language script another form (e.g. "Philip Larry Brown" or "Philip Brown"); while the group of labels and aliases is the same for all same-script languages, which is the label and which is the alias may vary from language to language; of course, this problem occurs only when there is more than one form of the name, but in many cases this doesn't happen
  2. given names and family names (https://w.wiki/3zWT, which counts Q202444 and Q101352 including subclasses, as of now 590k): in all cases the same label are repeated in different same-script languages (e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q21448867)
  3. scientific articles (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q13442814, as of now 37.3M): in most cases the same label is repeated in different languages (e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q27860672)

Considering also

  1. asteroids (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q3863, as of now 247k)
  2. galaxies (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q318, as of now 2.1M)
  3. taxa (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q16521, as of now 3.1M)

and still leaving out disambiguation pages (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:Search/haswbstatement:P31=Q4167410, as of now 1.3M), we obtain 52.6M items, out of 94.9M items, and probably the count could be further increased.

Aug 31 2021, 5:20 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata, Language codes

Jul 21 2021

Epidosis closed T287100: Wikidata not reachable - MediaWiki internal error as Resolved.
Jul 21 2021, 4:34 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikidata
Epidosis added a comment to T287100: Wikidata not reachable - MediaWiki internal error.

And now it seems solved; it lasted about two or three minutes.

Jul 21 2021, 4:33 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikidata
Epidosis triaged T287100: Wikidata not reachable - MediaWiki internal error as High priority.
Jul 21 2021, 4:32 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikidata
Epidosis created T287100: Wikidata not reachable - MediaWiki internal error.
Jul 21 2021, 4:32 PM · Wikimedia-production-error, Wikimedia-Incident, Wikidata

Apr 7 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T258098: Purge unused watchlist rows.

I would suggest to set up automatically the expiring-watchlist not only for deleted pages, but also for pages which are moved (the watchlist adds the new title, but retains the old one): there can be a preference, enabled by default, that says that a redirect which is a result of a page move will automatically be un-watched after (e.g.) 1 year.

Apr 7 2021, 2:44 PM · Growth-Team-Filtering, User-Marostegui, Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Platform Engineering

Feb 19 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T160281: URL-encoding of external-id values in Wikidata frontend breaks (some) links.

I report also https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property_talk:P9070#Backslash_decoding_problem, maybe it can be useful

Feb 19 2021, 4:31 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, User-Abbe98, Wikidata

Feb 14 2021

Epidosis closed T274731: Wikidata watchlist not filtering out a bot as Resolved.

Problem solved: edits weren't marked with "bot=1", now will be (see https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=Topic:W3feopgnunusmtn3).

Feb 14 2021, 2:16 PM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Wikidata
Epidosis updated the task description for T274731: Wikidata watchlist not filtering out a bot.
Feb 14 2021, 11:14 AM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Wikidata
Epidosis created T274731: Wikidata watchlist not filtering out a bot.
Feb 14 2021, 11:13 AM · Growth-Team, MediaWiki-Watchlist, Wikidata

Feb 11 2021

Epidosis added a comment to T160281: URL-encoding of external-id values in Wikidata frontend breaks (some) links.

I report here my issue: "As reported in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property_talk:P9112#ID_IFLA_link_to_an_error_page, the link generated by https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Property:P9112 always encodes # as %23 ( e.g. in https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q719309#P9112 links to https://www.iflastandards.info/unimarc/terms/key%23ab ), causing in fact a wrong link." Are we sure this is "low" priority? Thanks in advance!

Feb 11 2021, 8:38 PM · Wikidata-Campsite, User-Abbe98, Wikidata
Epidosis updated the task description for T274580: Problem in the encode of links for Wikidata external IDs.
Feb 11 2021, 6:46 PM · Wikidata
Epidosis created T274580: Problem in the encode of links for Wikidata external IDs.
Feb 11 2021, 6:46 PM · Wikidata