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Wed, Aug 8

Nikki added a comment to T198366: Add monolingual language code kld (Gamilaraay).

@Bluepossum Based on your edits, it seems like you are trying to add entries for words, like in Wiktionary. If so, you want to add lexemes not items (items represent concepts, not words). The page for adding new lexemes is https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:NewLexeme. This page is not yet very visible, probably because lexeme support is still very new and missing key features. After you enter Gamilaraay in the language field, you will need to select "mis" from the field which appears above it. It's not yet possible to link lexemes to their translations, so you won't be able to link the Gamilaraay word "buruma" to the English word "dog" or to the item Q144 yet.

Wed, Aug 8, 1:21 PM · Community-consensus-needed, Need-volunteer, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki renamed T155374: Add monolingual language code haz (Hazaragi) from Add monolingual language code hez (Hazaragi) to Add monolingual language code haz (Hazaragi).
Wed, Aug 8, 12:51 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-08-21 (1.32.0-wmf.18)), Wikidata-Campsite, Patch-For-Review, Community-consensus-needed, Wikidata

Tue, Aug 7

Nikki added a comment to T143486: [feature request] remove sitelinks / update sitelinks on Wikidata when pages are deleted/moved on client wikis (all users).

Please bear in mind when fixing this that there are three items (Q5268366, Q16503 and Q4026300) that we have fully protected because we deliberately don't want page moves to be reflected in Wikidata. Those are discussion pages where some projects archive the page by moving the page.

Tue, Aug 7, 3:35 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T189412: Granular protection for wikidata items.

I would really like to see a protection level which allows indirect edits like moving pages or adding sitelinks. I don't mind whether that involves changing how semi-protection works on Wikidata, or adding a new type of protection.

Tue, Aug 7, 3:24 PM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-Page-protection, Wikidata

Sun, Aug 5

Nikki added a comment to T189086: Coordinate nodes w/ multiple wikibase:geoPrecision values.

The queries here seem fine now, so I think this was the same issue as T198078.

Sun, Aug 5, 11:31 AM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T201162: Orphan value nodes not cleaned up properly.

Maybe this is a wider problem, someone else has reported it happening for references at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Contact_the_development_team#Zombie_references

Sun, Aug 5, 11:23 AM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Fri, Aug 3

Nikki created T201162: Orphan value nodes not cleaned up properly.
Fri, Aug 3, 10:45 AM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service

Tue, Jul 31

Nikki added a comment to T173026: Coordinate parser interprets lowercase S/W as N/E.

I just ran into this problem again and was about to report it, only to find I already did a year ago...

Tue, Jul 31, 2:14 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Mon, Jul 30

Nikki added a comment to T199983: Wikidata showing wrong language for page elements.

When did the fix make it to wikidata.org? I've seen it happen on items last edited on the 26th, e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q20899801

Mon, Jul 30, 2:11 PM · User-Daniel, MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-07-24 (1.32.0-wmf.14)), Patch-For-Review, I18n, Language-Team, Wikidata-Campsite, Wikidata

Sun, Jul 22

Nikki added a comment to T102533: [Bug] Disallow (or resolve) dummy language codes..

@Nikki I would love to know how to request a new BCP47 language tag?

Sun, Jul 22, 10:20 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization, I18n, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Tue, Jul 17

Nikki added a comment to T199787: WikibaseQualityConstraints gets Too Many Requests errors from query service.

I see no evidence for that. GZWDer's edits started at 17:47 on the 14th (link)

Tue, Jul 17, 2:16 PM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jul 16 2018

Nikki added a comment to T115794: Gadgets and common.js things which touch the statement section do not work reliably anymore.

The hook wikibase.entityPage.entityView.rendered was added in T189599 which can be used when scripts need to run after the page has rendered, so this now fixed.

Jul 16 2018, 1:56 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata
Nikki closed T115794: Gadgets and common.js things which touch the statement section do not work reliably anymore as Resolved.
Jul 16 2018, 1:54 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Jul 14 2018

Nikki added a comment to T102533: [Bug] Disallow (or resolve) dummy language codes..

nn-hognorsk is a valid language tag (and the IETF subtag registration for hognorsk specifies nn as the prefix). There is already a request at T148887 for supporting it for monolingual text.

Jul 14 2018, 8:34 PM · MediaWiki-Internationalization, I18n, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Jul 13 2018

Nikki added a comment to T177698: AuthorityControl doesn't provide links to non-files on Commons and coordinates anymore.

Lucas should get the credit for doing T189599, I just added it to the gadget after he told me about it. :)

Jul 13 2018, 2:12 PM · Regression, Wikidata, Wikidata-Gadgets

Jul 5 2018

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

I use .wb-deprecated { background-color: mistyrose } (and .wb-preferred { background-color: lavender } for preferred) in my common.css for this. It works pretty well for me, except that the page has to be reloaded after editing ranks to update the classes. However I don't think changing the background colour on its own would be enough as a general solution, because it doesn't tell anyone why the background colour is different or what it means.

Jul 5 2018, 7:40 PM · Wikidata-Frontend, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T144272: new monolingual language code requests for Wikidata (tracking).

Now that I think of it, I'm not sure whether they are written anywhere :)

But a valid ISO 639 3 code is definitely a criterion. Is there anything else that Wikidata requires?

Jul 5 2018, 12:20 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Tracking, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T144272: new monolingual language code requests for Wikidata (tracking).

The criteria for adding a language to this database are pretty much the same as the general Wikimedia criteria. If anybody finds a discrepancy in the criteria, let me know.

Jul 5 2018, 11:36 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Tracking, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T136528: [Bug] Precision of a quantity value changed when only editing the unit.

I can't reproduce it any more

Jul 5 2018, 9:44 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 29 2018

Nikki added a comment to T194770: [Bug] False positive error in detecting same label-description in Wikidata.

I think this is the same as T171708, if so, it doesn't seem like it broke due to any recent changes.

Jun 29 2018, 1:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseClient, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T193498: Cannot create new item: "Item has already label with same description" but description is different.

I think this is the same as T171708. The en-gb and en-ca descriptions on Q1022019 are "family name", if you change those, you will probably stop getting the error.

Jun 29 2018, 1:22 PM · Wikidata

Jun 28 2018

Nikki added a comment to T198366: Add monolingual language code kld (Gamilaraay).

I don't think adding monolingual text support will help. They appear to be trying to add labels to items, thinking that they are lexemes.

Jun 28 2018, 5:32 AM · Community-consensus-needed, Need-volunteer, Easy, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 27 2018

Nikki added a comment to T198078: Extra xsd:decimal triples for some(?) globe coordinate values.

I'm not aware of anyone else noticing yet, so it wouldn't appear to be urgent.

Jun 27 2018, 10:58 AM · User-Smalyshev, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 26 2018

Nikki created T198179: Month name and year preceded or followed by a dot or comma is parsed as having a day.
Jun 26 2018, 9:14 AM · DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 22 2018

Nikki added a comment to T197161: Gather information on users of wb_terms replicas on WMF cloud infrastructure.

XTools uses wb_terms to report if a page is missing a label and description on Wikidata for the corresponding language. Performance is paramount so if SPARQL is indeed that slow (T197161#4302203) I don't think it would be an option for XTools. If we can efficiently query for it on the replicas via some other table(s) this is perfectly fine for us :)

Jun 22 2018, 7:15 AM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Ugly-Cat-Trailblaze (wb_terms trail blazing)

Jun 20 2018

Nikki added a comment to T197161: Gather information on users of wb_terms replicas on WMF cloud infrastructure.

I don't have any tools but I have used the wb_terms table in Quarry a number of times. I am usually trying to select all terms for a particular language, all terms which match a particular regex or to count how many terms there are. Things like finding labels containing disambiguation information, finding descriptions written like sentences, finding terms containing HTML entities, finding labels which have namespace prefixes when they shouldn't or vice versa, finding misspelt words, listing the most common descriptions for a language...

Jun 20 2018, 10:49 AM · Wikidata, Wikidata-Ugly-Cat-Trailblaze (wb_terms trail blazing)

Jun 15 2018

Nikki added a comment to T185895: With ?uselang=invalid, Wikidata logo links to Main_page instead of Wikidata:Main_page.

Valid language codes have essentially the same problem, except they link to the translated version of "Main Page", e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/?uselang=kl, https://www.wikidata.org/?uselang=gn and https://www.wikidata.org/?uselang=gv all point to non-existent pages. The only ones which work are where we've created MediaWiki:Mainpage/xx.

Jun 15 2018, 10:54 PM · Wikidata
Nikki created T197496: wikibase:apiOrdinal resets for each page of results.
Jun 15 2018, 10:05 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Nikki created T197495: Allow limiting the number of results in queries using the MediaWiki API.
Jun 15 2018, 9:57 PM · Patch-For-Review, Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Nikki renamed T155420: Add monolingual language code mnw (Mon) from Add monolingual language code mnx (Mon) to Add monolingual language code mnw (Mon).
Jun 15 2018, 9:47 AM · Wikidata-Campsite, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

May 25 2018

Nikki added a comment to T193607: Link lexemes in different languages.

I think doing this with statements would be silly. We just solved the situation where the nth Wiktionary page for the same spelling required (n-1) pages to be updated with new interwiki links. Linking all identically spelt forms with other identically spelt forms via statements would recreate it again with the data in Wikidata.

May 25 2018, 3:25 PM · Lexicographical data, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T195461: Display the lemmas in Special:WhatLinksHere.

This also applies to other special pages like Special:RecentChanges, Special:Watchlist and Special:Contributions.

May 25 2018, 1:28 PM · Lexicographical data, Wikidata
Nikki created T195581: Misleading error when saving represention with missing language.
May 25 2018, 12:43 PM · Wikidata-Editor-Experience-Improvements-Iteration1, Lexicographical data, Wikidata

May 23 2018

Nikki created T195411: Create a page to list all forms with a certain spelling.
May 23 2018, 8:20 PM · Lexicographical data, Wikidata

Feb 17 2018

MichaelSchoenitzer awarded T115554: Allow inserting a reference for a new statement with the DuplicateReferences gadget without reloading the page a Love token.
Feb 17 2018, 1:29 PM · Regression, Wikidata, Wikidata-Gadgets

Sep 11 2017

Nikki added a comment to T175525: When editing a statement, unedited entity input fields are marked unrecognized once unfocused.

It also happens if you click "add reference" for the statement without first clicking "edit", even though the property selector is focused. I'm not sure whether the main value field gets focused briefly while it renders, my eyes aren't that fast.

Sep 11 2017, 1:01 PM · Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Sep 6 2017

Nikki added a comment to T59665: editing data values using server-side parser/validation will disable "save" button until server responds.

I'm really disappointed to see that this was declined. I find this behaviour infuriating and I've developed a habit of hammering the enter key around 5 times when I want to save a statement because it's so slow and unresponsive.

Sep 6 2017, 10:15 AM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Aug 31 2017

Nikki added a comment to T173668: deploy Cognate to als, bar and pfl Wikipedia Word namespace.

Looking at the content of those three (https://als.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Alli_Syte?from=&to=&namespace=104, https://pfl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schbezial:Alle_Seiten?from=&to=&namespace=104 and https://bar.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spezial:Alle_Seiten?from=&to=&namespace=104), I'm not sure how well this would work:

Aug 31 2017, 11:03 AM · Cognate, Wikidata

Aug 29 2017

Nikki added a comment to T174414: WDQS incorrectly calculates geof:distance.

I got NaN for the distance recently too, with something similar to this query (only includes the affected items, to make it faster).

Aug 29 2017, 2:23 PM · Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint, Patch-For-Review, Upstream, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Aug 11 2017

Nikki created T173081: Removing trailing whitespace while editing sitelinks interferes with backspacing.
Aug 11 2017, 10:30 AM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T173035: Adapt the suggestion to preferred languages.

In my interface, which prefers Czech, descriptions usually fallback to English (or Slovak)...

Aug 11 2017, 8:53 AM · Wikidata

Aug 10 2017

Nikki created T173026: Coordinate parser interprets lowercase S/W as N/E.
Aug 10 2017, 5:07 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Aug 7 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172685: wikibase:apiOutputItem does not populate variable when using generator to search Wikidata items.

Could you create a ticket for whoever can fix this then?

Aug 7 2017, 8:13 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata
Nikki created T172685: wikibase:apiOutputItem does not populate variable when using generator to search Wikidata items.
Aug 7 2017, 11:57 AM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Aug 6 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172649: Incomplete Wikidata mergers.

This seems like the same thing as T127213 to me.

Aug 6 2017, 11:08 PM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikidata

Aug 1 2017

Nikki added a comment to T172134: Proposal: Create "number of values" constraint type and replace "single value"/"multi value".

I would prefer to keep the existing single value constraint because it's a very common constraint and replacing it wouldn't have any benefits for users (or would it?).

Aug 1 2017, 12:07 PM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T170374: Format constraint UX.

As a qualifier would make more sense, since it's clarifying a specific statement.

Aug 1 2017, 7:36 AM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jul 31 2017

Nikki reopened T158187: Query result should have a fixed horizonal scroll bar as "Open".

I've seen this happen and I can reproduce it fine with the query in the description.

Jul 31 2017, 1:47 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T96160: [Bug] when entering monolingual text, trouble saving via keyboard actions.

Is it suggesting that you should be able to press enter to save without having to tab over?

Jul 31 2017, 10:01 AM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 30 2017

Nikki added a comment to T117808: Display very large or very small quantity values using scientific notation.

There was widespread use of ±0 by the community because, until recently, it was the only way to make it work the way people expected it to, which was to display just the value that they were trying to enter without doing anything weird to it. There were even bots which changed ±1 values to ±0 to remove the unwanted uncertainties. The majority of statements which now say ±0 really mean that we did not want to enter an uncertainty. (You might think people were wrong to do that, but that's what happens when it doesn't work the way users expect.)

Jul 30 2017, 9:52 AM · DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 29 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170374: Format constraint UX.

Could we use capture groups and see which does (not) capture?

I don’t see how – all we get back from the query service is “matches” or “doesn’t match”, and doing anything not on the query service opens us up to DoS attacks via expensive regexes.

Jul 29 2017, 5:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jul 27 2017

Nikki added a comment to T139827: [feature] provide mapview on across 180 longitude line, selection with wikibase:box.

It is possible to manually adjust the coordinates to get the desired display using the same method I used for my locations in Fiji example, e.g. this query. Unfortunately I had to split it into two parts to stop it timing out so it's more complicated than it should be.

Jul 27 2017, 6:05 PM · Need-volunteer, Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T149518: Support polar mapping in WDQS.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who would like this. :)

Jul 27 2017, 2:13 PM · Wikidata Query UI, Discovery, Wikidata

Jul 26 2017

Nikki added a comment to T171634: When scrolling down in the list of results, the screen goes back to the top of the page.

It's reproducible with long lists too in the right circumstances, e.g. set it to display 10 results at a time, run a query that returns thousands of results, resize the window so that the window is slightly shorter than the page and try to navigate through the results.

Jul 26 2017, 10:22 AM · Wikidata-Query-Service, Discovery, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T171708: Contradictory description conflict.

I was able to reproduce this on test.wikidata.org with https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/Q74567 and https://test.wikidata.org/wiki/Q74568 - try adding "some description" as the English description of Q74567. It seems that the new en description on one item is conflicting with the existing en-gb description on the other, even though we normally treat en and en-gb as if they were completely independent languages.

Jul 26 2017, 9:59 AM · Wikidata

Jul 25 2017

Nikki added a comment to T117808: Display very large or very small quantity values using scientific notation.

Scientific values are not the only place where large numbers occur. For example, the total assets of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q312 and the population of https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q46 are both above 10^6 and are not places where scientific notation would be expected. Looking at http://tinyurl.com/ybhuvam6, most properties with values over 10^6 are things relating to amounts of money and numbers of people. I think this should depend on the property.

Jul 25 2017, 9:11 PM · DataValues, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 24 2017

Restricted Application updated subscribers of T138104: Do not serialize empty containers (descriptions/aliases/sitelinks) as empty array [].
Jul 24 2017, 11:32 AM · Wikibase-DataModel-Serialization, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Jul 21 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170668: "Unknown dependency: wikibase.mobile" on Wikidata element pages .

I'm also having the same problem with not being able to edit on quite a few pages. I tried refreshing, but that doesn't help. Purging the page makes it editable again, but having to do that for every affected page before I can edit is rather inconvenient.

Jul 21 2017, 3:39 AM · Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, Wikidata

Jul 20 2017

Nikki added a comment to T168523: Language codes din and smj are listed in multiple files.

Yes, it looks like it's fixed.

Jul 20 2017, 10:26 AM · Africa-Wikimedia-Developers, Easy, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 19 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170788: Provide a more direct way to access an item's ID.

It might seem simple to you, but you have a lot more experience than most of us. :) The various methods all involve multiple functions, which means remembering which functions you need for the method you want to use, which order to use them in, which arguments the functions take and which order those arguments go in, plus getting the right number of closing brackets and putting them in the right places. That's a lot of places you can go wrong and I suspect plenty of less experienced people would resort to copying and pasting it from somewhere when they need it because they don't remember the exact sequence of words and punctuation needed.

Jul 19 2017, 7:54 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jul 17 2017

Nikki created T170788: Provide a more direct way to access an item's ID.
Jul 17 2017, 7:34 AM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jul 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T170672: Constraints gadget continues to show a resolved unique value violation for a while after a merge.

Someone more qualified will have to comment on whether losing the caching would be a problem.

Jul 14 2017, 12:08 PM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints
Nikki created T170672: Constraints gadget continues to show a resolved unique value violation for a while after a merge.
Jul 14 2017, 11:34 AM · Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints

Jul 13 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167361: Queries involve finding labels, descriptions or aliases for a language are slow.

Here's another case which appears to be affected by this: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Request_a_query/Archive/2017/06#Alias_.3D_Label (continued in German at https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Forum#Bezeichnung_.3D_Alias).

Jul 13 2017, 10:16 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jul 12 2017

Esc3300 awarded T148411: Item search for statements ranks disambiguation items too highly a Party Time token.
Jul 12 2017, 1:27 PM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-31 (1.31.0-wmf.6)), User-Smalyshev, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T136479: Allow cancelling / aborting queries.

If this ticket includes cancelling the query on the server, should we make a new ticket for simply being able to run a new query before the existing one has timed out? It used to be possible before the run button started being disabled, so it seems like making that possible again would be easy to do even if we can't actually cancel the query on the server yet. It would be nice if it could cancel the existing query when starting a new query, but I don't think it really makes a difference to the user.

Jul 12 2017, 12:29 PM · Discovery, Wikidata, Wikidata-Query-Service
Nikki created T170412: Existing statement sometimes vanishes when cancelling addition of a second statement.
Jul 12 2017, 12:03 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T148411: Item search for statements ranks disambiguation items too highly.

I don't think disambiguation items should be removed from the suggester entirely:

Jul 12 2017, 10:01 AM · MW-1.31-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-10-31 (1.31.0-wmf.6)), User-Smalyshev, Patch-For-Review, Wikidata

Jul 11 2017

Nikki added a comment to T152465: Investigate options for "one site link per item limitation" problem.

It appears that T11360 has added support for setting the language for individual pages. One of the suggestions (first "contact the development team" link, timestamp "06:28, 22 June 2016") was to add support for that and then make it so that Wikidata allows multiple sitelinks as long as each page's language is different.

Jul 11 2017, 2:58 PM · Wikidata

Jul 6 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167785: Use alternative separator character when calling wbsetaliases.

I was just trying to add an alias which contains pipe characters and instead of the text I entered, it split it into two separate aliases (see https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?diff=514571743 where it added "N" and "ng" instead of "N||ng"). Is that covered by this ticket, or should I create a new one?

Jul 6 2017, 4:12 PM · Wikidata-Former-Sprint-Board, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jul 4 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167653: Consider ranks in constraint checks.

It probably happened on a particular item, but I have absolutely no idea which. :(

Jul 4 2017, 2:57 PM · Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata

Jun 28 2017

Nikki created T169054: Strange rendering of the Rhine between Cologne and Düsseldorf.
Jun 28 2017, 11:02 AM · Maps-Sprint, Discovery, Maps

Jun 26 2017

Nikki added a comment to T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.

That's incorrect. When I asked on behalf of Wikimedia, the names were added (maybe because I'm Wikimedia's CLDR ST manager?).

Jun 26 2017, 8:03 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-01 (1.32.0-wmf.2)), Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata
Nikki created P5634 (An Untitled Masterwork).
Jun 26 2017, 7:35 PM

Jun 25 2017

Nikki added a comment to T168799: Create or adapt an extension to list name of all languages with ISO 639-1/2/3 codes.

Would this be intended to provide a full solution to T151269? If so, it would also need to support non-standard MediaWiki languages (e.g. "nl-informal") and IETF language tags with countries, scripts or other variants (e.g. pt-br, ku-arab, be-tarask).

Jun 25 2017, 9:46 PM · Wikidata, MediaWiki-extension-requests

Jun 21 2017

Nikki created T168523: Language codes din and smj are listed in multiple files.
Jun 21 2017, 12:48 PM · Africa-Wikimedia-Developers, Easy, Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 19 2017

Nikki created T168295: Some language codes for sitelinks are capitalised differently from labels.
Jun 19 2017, 1:19 PM · I18n, Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 18 2017

Nikki created T168193: Some items in the query service are out of sync.
Jun 18 2017, 9:15 AM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

@Mbch331 "Labels aren't monolingual strings". Of course they are (or should be) monoligual as we request users to provide monolingual translations for them.

Jun 14 2017, 8:59 PM · Wikidata

Jun 13 2017

Nikki added a comment to T167700: Add button to automatically fix certain constraint violations.

@Lydia_Pintscher: But without something like this, it makes it more likely that people will start removing correct statements to make the warning go away. I can easily imagine a user who is less familiar with the interface (and the fact we're expected to enter the same thing twice on two separate pages) seeing a warning, wanting to resolve it, looking at the current page for a way to do it and only being able to find the "remove" link. Then when they try clicking remove (given the lack of any other obvious options), the warning goes away like they wanted.

Jun 13 2017, 10:33 AM · Wikidata-Gadgets, Wikibase-Quality-Constraints, Wikibase-Quality, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T167226: All text after a pipe character is silently removed when saving a monolingual text property.

I'm mostly having problems with this when adding references. I've been using https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User:Aude/citoid.js which adds the page title to the reference, but it seems lots of websites have pipes in their page titles. That means I have to choose between not adding a title at all or adding a title which doesn't match the source.

Jun 13 2017, 9:38 AM · TestMe, Wikibase-JavaScript-Api, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Jun 11 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

To add nrf-GG and
nrf-JE, we still need that Wikimedia renames its existing and incorrect use
of nrm to nrf.

Jun 11 2017, 6:35 PM · Wikidata

Jun 9 2017

Nikki added a comment to T144272: new monolingual language code requests for Wikidata (tracking).

I have a general question here: Are these languages codes provided in WikibaseRepo.php in addition to anything?

I mean, where does the basic list come from? Core Names.php? ULS's langdb? A wikidata.org query? A defined subset of CLDR? Something else?

Jun 9 2017, 3:59 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Tracking, Wikidata

Jun 8 2017

Nikki added a comment to T165648: Add monolingual language codes nrf-gg (for Guernésiais), nrf-je (for Jèrriais).

We already have Norman under the (completely incorrect) code nrm and T25216 is asking for the existing Norman Wikipedia to be moved from that code to nrf. If that happens, I would expect Wikidata to also switch to using nrf for Norman. nrf explicitly covers both Jèrriais and Guernésiais and possibly applies to the other mutually intelligible varieties too (might be worth asking the ISO 639-3 RA for clarification). Either way, if you specifically want to say Guernésiais, I would suggest nrf-gg (i.e. including the country code for Guernsey) as a more appropriate code (and then Jèrriais would be nrf-je).

Jun 8 2017, 2:54 PM · Wikidata

Jun 7 2017

Nikki created T167361: Queries involve finding labels, descriptions or aliases for a language are slow.
Jun 7 2017, 9:52 PM · Discovery, Wikidata-Query-Service, Wikidata

Jun 6 2017

Nikki created T167226: All text after a pipe character is silently removed when saving a monolingual text property.
Jun 6 2017, 10:00 PM · TestMe, Wikibase-JavaScript-Api, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

May 24 2017

Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

Oh, typical, as soon as I write that, my next test reproduces it.

May 24 2017, 10:07 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

I don't get any errors when it works. I don't know how to reproduce it (as I wrote above) but when I see it again I'll try and remember to check.

May 24 2017, 9:53 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

I just got this again. I wrote "mok" and clicked on "Moksha (mdf)" and when I tried to save, it said Could not save due to an error. "mok" is not a known language code., even though the language field said "Moksha (mdf)". I tried saving again and got the same error, so I went back to the language field, deleted the "Moksha (mdf)" text, typed "moksha" and clicked on "Moksha (mdf)" again and then it finally let me save it.

May 24 2017, 9:27 AM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

May 23 2017

Nikki added a comment to T63958: Use existing $dateFormats to format dates on Wikidata.

@thiemowmde : Imagine your software displays "2017Jahr5Monat22Tag" (which is the Chinese format string with German words substituted in). This is how users of non-"dd Mmm yyyy" languages currently feel when we use Wikidata. It's worse than defaulting to "2017-05-22" or even "May 22 2017".

May 23 2017, 6:44 PM · Patch-For-Review, I18n, Wikidata, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository

Feb 25 2017

Nikki updated the task description for T151269: Add English names for languages which don't yet have one.
Feb 25 2017, 8:56 PM · MW-1.32-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-05-01 (1.32.0-wmf.2)), Patch-For-Review, Chinese-Sites, MediaWiki-extensions-CLDR, I18n, Wikidata

Feb 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T158058: Errors when saving monolingual text property on Wikidata if other text with the same language exist.

This looks like the same thing I mentioned in T110043#2083784. I don't think it has anything to do with there being an existing statement with that language code, because the language code it is trying to use ("e") is not even a valid one. I haven't found a way to reproduce it, it just sometimes doesn't seem to notice that the text in the language field has changed and tries to use old or incomplete language codes.

Feb 14 2017, 10:21 PM · Need-volunteer, MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata

Feb 3 2017

Nikki added a comment to T155417: Add monolingual language code mnc (Manchu).

Labels/descriptions/aliases and monolingual text deliberately do not use the same sets of languages, so a code added for monolingual text is not automatically available for labels.

Feb 3 2017, 3:47 PM · Wikidata

Jan 30 2017

Nikki added a comment to T16439: Undo should auto-patrol reverted revisions, like a rollback does.

Sorry, I did understand it, but I worded my response badly. I should have written something like "I don't think it makes sense to mark all undone edits as patrolled (particularly when the edit is undone by a user whose own edits aren't marked as patrolled)" instead. You do have a good point though and if someone wants to make all undos mark the undone edit as patrolled, I wouldn't be against that.

Jan 30 2017, 3:54 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling
Nikki added a comment to T154484: [Story] Improved keyboard navigation.

I created a couple more tickets which I didn't mention on the project chat page - T154896 and T156635. I already got Léa to link the first one from T40968 for me, if someone could add the other one too I would appreciate it. :)

Jan 30 2017, 3:26 PM · Wikidata
Nikki created T156635: Enter does not always work to select first result when searching for items.
Jan 30 2017, 3:04 PM · Wikidata

Jan 28 2017

Nikki added a comment to T16439: Undo should auto-patrol reverted revisions, like a rollback does.

Maybe it's less of an issue for other wikis and that's why nobody has worked on it yet, but people who are trying to do countervandalism work on Wikidata are saying the current behaviour is affecting how efficiently they can do that (I also agree). Declining it won't improve anything and it's in Wikidata's own interest to make countervandalism work easier. The only suggestion I've seen has been to use rollback, but rollback is not possible or appropriate in all cases, e.g. someone else has already edited the item, not all of the edits need to be undone or the edit is a good faith edit.

Jan 28 2017, 3:23 PM · MediaWiki-Patrolling

Jan 16 2017

Nikki added a comment to T155417: Add monolingual language code mnc (Manchu).

Manchu is already available (see this edit, was added in T137808). You'll need to enter the code for it to use it, until T124758 is fixed.

Jan 16 2017, 3:13 PM · Wikidata
Nikki added a comment to T155378: Add monolingual language code lkt (Lakota).

Lakota is already available (see this item for example). You'll need to enter the code for it to use it, until T124758 is fixed.

Jan 16 2017, 3:07 PM · Wikidata

Jan 14 2017

Nikki added a comment to T118065: Provide mechanism to edit aliases on special page that does not involve pipe character.

I would also like to see something better than manually separating them with a pipe character. It's not very intuitive.

Jan 14 2017, 10:28 PM · MediaWiki-extensions-WikibaseRepository, Wikidata