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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE). Welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Wikimedia Forum (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). Happy editing!

-- Meta-Wiki Welcome (talk) 12:04, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

User account[edit]

Hello! John Erling Blad (WMDE) (talk) 19:28, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

Re : Wikidata press page[edit]

You are welcome! The page is still no yet complete, please feel free to update it and add any extra info. Best wishes. --Ciphers (talk) 13:13, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Never got the chance[edit]

Oder sollten wir Deutsch sprechen? Na. Never got the chance to say how happy I am that you joined the Wikidata Team. Welcome on meta, and to the crazy world of Wikimedia :). Bis bald! notafish }<';> 10:38, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks :D It's really really awesome so far. Hope to see you soon at one of the upcoming events. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 11:25, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Updating problem[edit]

Sorry, I do not know if you're the right person but I don't know where to turn. I tried to update the italian FAQ page but having used the translation tool the result is a page with the right translation but a wrong format, as you can see at the bottom of the page. What was wrong in my job?? Thanks. --Ermanon (talk) 08:19, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Hey :) I just asked and the problem is that there was a space in the closing nowiki tag. It's been fixed now by Niklas. Thanks for your work translating that page! --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 08:36, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

[edit]

Hi there,

I understand that the QR code logo didn't make the shortlist (I didn't know there was one, in fact), but at 33 entries, I don't see a clear number limit (such as a round number, say 30) and one more wouldn't do much harm imo. Besides (and most importantly) even being introduced after all the others, some votes have already been cast for it, so it clearly shows some potential, to the point that it has amassed more votes than several of the other proposals. I beg you to reconsider the removal from the voting list, since the collective vote is the best way to gauge potential for widespread support, rather than decisions made by a few (however smart!) people. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 07:58, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi Waldir! Thank you for your enthusiasm -- especially since the logo is my own creation. But I have to admit it was not meant entirely serious -- as a logo it has certain shortcomings, like it doesn't work very small, very big, it is not really memorizable (just think about the situations where someone changes it for fun with another QR -- not something that would be easily noticeable). So I do think that the QR will have a number of places where it can be used -- but not as the logo representing the whole project. --denny (talk) 08:58, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
Too bad. I quite liked the concept. But I understand the shortcomings. There are plenty of good proposals anyway, so I'm sure the end result won't be hurt by not having this in the options. Cheers, Waldir (talk) 09:20, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania 2012[edit]

WikiWomen's Luncheon at Wikimania - You are invited!
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Are you a woman attending Wikimania 2012? If so, join us on Saturday, July 14, for the annual WikiWomen's Luncheon (fka WikiChix Lunch) This event is for any women attending Wikimania. Pick up your lunch, compliments of Wikimania, and join us at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom for a lively facilitated discussion hosted by Sue Gardner. We look forward to seeing you there. Please sign up here.
SarahStierch (talk) 13:21, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Office hours date[edit]

It looks like there was an odd series of edits to the date of the next Wikidata office hours, changing from Tuesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 19 to Thursday, July 18. And July 18 is a Wednesday. Could you please clarify what the actual date is? Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 21:00, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Ufff. Sorry! I must have gotten confused when shifting it around. I fixed it now. Thanks for noticing. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:55, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Übersetzung der Wikidata-Seite aktuell halten[edit]

Hallo Lydia, ich musste beim Übersetzen der Wikidata-Seite feststellen, dass eifrig der englische Text geändert wird, aber ohne die englischen Übersetzungsstrings anzupassen. Das führt dazu, dass die Übersetzungen in den diversen Sprachen nicht aktuell sind. So ist zum Beispiel in der Übersetzungsnachricht für die Box This needs your input der String Vote for logo in Future use cases geändert worden ist, aber nur auf der Seite. Außerdem ist das Logo eingefügt worden, mit einer Bildunterschrift, die unter den Übersetzungsnachrichten noch fehlt. Siehe auch meine Nachricht unten auf der Wikidata-Diskussionsseite. Vielleicht sollte man oben auf der Wikidata-Seite ein Information anbringen, dass die Übersetzungsstrings anzupassen sind, wenn Text hinzugefügt bzw. entfernt wird. Grüße, --Michawiki (talk) 18:52, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Ah das ist blöd natürlich. Was meinst du genau mit Übersetzungsstrings anpassen? Was muss genau gemacht werden? --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:56, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
Nun, der Text der Seite ist in einzelne Häppchen aufgeteilt, die auf der Seite: Übersetzungsseite übersetzt werden müssen. Als Beispiel habe ich die Übersetzungsseite für Jiddisch angegeben, da dort lediglich eine Nachricht übersetzt ist. In der Nachricht Translations:Wikidata/16/yi siehst du, dass dort noch * [[Wikidata/Logo voting|Vote for a logo!]] der erste String ist, statt * [[Wikidata/Future|Future use cases]]. Der jiddische Übersetzer würde also dann irgendwann den falschen String übersetzen. In der Übersetzungsnachricht Translations:Wikidata/4/yi fehlt der Eintrag zum Technical proposal (Technikvorschlag), den es zwar in der deutschen Übersetzung gibt, aber nicht im englischen Original. Was ist nun richtig, mit oder ohne diesen Eintrag?
Ich weiß leider nicht, wer für die Aktualisierung der Übersetzungsnachrichten (die Häppchen) auf Meta zuständig ist. Eine andere Möglichkeit wäre, die entsprechende übersetzte Seite zu ändern, für Jiddisch also: Wikidata/yi. Aber, das geht erst einmal nur, weil Jiddisch im Kasten Other languages: bereits auftaucht. Seiten für andere Sprachen könnte man anlegen, aber das Problem ist, das hier niemand so richtig über die Änderungen informiert. Und es würde natürlich die Übersetzungsseite etwas überflüssig machen. Dasselbe trifft übrigens auch auf die anderen Wikidata-Seiten zu (FAQ, Introduction, Glossary usw.). Grüße, --Michawiki (talk) 11:02, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
PS: Inzwischen habe ich herausbekommen, dass der Eintrag für den Technical Proposal bereits am 19. Juni 2012, 16:47 von Denny Vrandečić gelöscht wurde. Die deutsche Übersetzung ist also nicht mehr aktuell. In diesem Fall ist aber der originale englische String aktuell, sprich, die Übersetzung wurde nicht aktualisiert. Aber ein Übersetzer muss natürlich auch wissen, dass sich der originale Text geändert hat. --Michawiki (talk) 11:44, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

Global notice[edit]

The Global notice about the rollout of the first phase of the WikiData was apparently sent to every project, including non-Wikipedia ones. Was this deliberate? If so, does this mean that it will also be rolled out on non-Wikipedia projects? --Yair rand (talk) 15:34, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Yes this was deliberate :) At the beginning we will focus on Wikipedia. But in the future the sister projects are of course also welcome to use Wikidata. Have you already seen this page? There we're collecting use-cases for Wikidata that go beyond Wikipedia. Feel free to add and expand. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 16:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Wikidata & Wiktionary[edit]

Wiktionaries contain, for most, data (translantions) which should be the the same in A-->B & in B-->A. Does Wikidata takes into account the Wiktionary projects ?

Sorry if I guess it's not the case... I'm used to the fact that the Fundation is forgetting all projects other than en.wp. (sad) --ArséniureDeGallium (talk) 17:31, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Hey :) We are concentrating on Wikipedia at the beginning but we are keeping other projects in mind during development. It should be possible to expand this to Wiktionaries later for example. Check out Wikidata/Notes/Future for example. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:34, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Global message delivery/Targets/Wikidata[edit]

Hi. The bot is sensitive to invalid domain names. The issue you were hitting was here. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:54, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Ah. Thank you so much for looking into it and fixing it. I'll keep an eye on the target page for such things in the future. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 05:23, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
Nice catch. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 09:32, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
Hehe. I'm learning :P --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:13, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Numbers of Populations[edit]

Lydia, I am missing some introduction into the Wikidata project. I did some translation, but that's not my favorite. I still belive wd is a relational sql database. I see an nice data collection of cities of the planet and their historical population number. When viewing articles about cities and town history, only some historical data can be found. I think about a table containing columns like "city, year, population, part". Diagrams of all the data show were the world was and is growing. It also can deliver results proofing articles content. Were "part=total" it is the total population number. Were "part=" should also be used as male, female, retired, unemployed, older than n, younger than n, etc. City and part should be codes to link on an declaration table. Is this already existing? --Hans Haase (talk) 12:11, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Data Controbutors / Editors[edit]

the help edit / create new item links on itselves. --Hans Haase (talk) 12:25, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Ways_to_Give[edit]

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Ways_to_Give/en exists , http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Ways_to_Give/de not. --Hans Haase (talk) 12:27, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Wikispecies and Wikidata[edit]

Hello, I've added a link to the Future page. It would be very nice if someone of the team could speak with Wikispecies people to clarify what they should do and expect from Wikidata. All species data should be imported from Wikipedias' infoboxes in second/third phase, but this must be coordinated in some way, also with Wikispecies which is the natural provider of this sort of data. --Nemo 10:52, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Importing of content is nothing the dev team will do. I am happy to facilitate discussions around it of course. I don't think it makes sense yet however as the ability to store such things is still not ready. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 11:04, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Question about Wikidata[edit]

Hi, I'm sysop from minwiki, we're not yet have any bureucrate. So, if any bots make some editing without a flag, I have warn them to ask a bot flag on meta. Considering to wikidata, is it necessary now what I have done? Kind regards,  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 19:19, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

It is probably a good idea to still ask them to get a bot-flag if they edit on your Wikipedia. I assume even when Wikidata is rolled out everywhere there will still be some bots doing this work for a while. There are some articles that can't be transferred to Wikidata and for them these bots are still useful. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 19:36, 21 February 2013 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Thanks for your advice. Nice to have you around Wikidata. Have a nice day.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 08:03, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

A proposal for Wikidata[edit]

First of all, I hope that I write in an approriate place.

The only knowledge base I knew before the foundation of Wikidata was Wolfram Alpha, and it displays subject Wikipedia page hits history. Now AFAIK all the Wikimedia projects pages hits statistics are stored on a third-party server. I think it'll be quite useful to display or maybe even store it at Wikidata and it seems to be not so complicated as infobox data upload.

What do you think about this? Ain92 (talk) 19:50, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

It'll be possible to store such data in the future, yes. If the Wikidata community wants it or not is of course up to them. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:43, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

hsb/dsb[edit]

Hallo Lydia! Du hast uns in der Korčma (Schänke) eine englische Nachricht über Wikidata hinterlassen, die mittlerweile auch übersetzt wurde. Du kannst weitere Nachrichten allerdings auch gerne auf Deutsch hinterlassen, da alle Sorben auch Deutsch können. Die Übersetzung ist dann einfacher. Postrow z Budyšina/Gruß aus Bautzen, j.budissin 01:19, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Danke für die Info. Das war natürlich Dusel von meiner Seite. Es gibt sogar schon eine deutsche Version davon auf de:Wikipedia:Kurier. Sorry! --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 08:18, 23 February 2013 (UTC)

Possible mix-up of FAQ pages?[edit]

Dear Lydia,

Could there possibly be a mix-up between one FAQ page and another?

The entry page links to the former, but it seems that the latter contains the 'high-level' subjects more fitting to the introductory purpose.

What is your opinion about that?

Moreover: the first-mentioned FAQ page is not supported by the translation tool.

Kind regards, Vinkje83 (talk) 01:35, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Hey :) The whole about page needs to be reworked in my opinion. The difference between the two FAQs is that one is for the actual project and the other was created at the beginning to answer a lot of the questions that came up during initial development. Do you want to work on improving the about page? I'd really appreciate that. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:51, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. I saw your request here. My guess is that the link should be [[Special:MyLanguage/Help:FAQ]]. Yet another problem with this FAQ page is, that it is not included in the translation tool. As a consequence the Dutch version can be edited completely independently from the English-language original. Who is the person to be informed about that omission?
I have started using Wikidata relatively recently, and I don't yet know much about it. I can provide translation of explanatory text pages into Dutch, but if the English original contains rubbish, so will the translation! I have no knowledge about the project. Those pages are necessary for me to read, but I am lacking the background needed to do the writing.
Greetings, Vinkje83 (talk) 21:08, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
The best place to discuss it I think is on the discussion page of the FAQ :) --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:04, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Could you please see this post?[edit]

About Bot edit war because of Wikidata (interwiki). What do you think?  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 06:51, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:03, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikidata auf Startseite[edit]

Hallo Lydia, seit gestern funktionnieren die Interwikis automatisch über Wikidata. Für die Artikel ist das sicher eine grossartige Sache. Für die Startseite zumindest in einigen Fällen weniger. Auf ln: zum Beispiel ist die Startseite durch die unzähligen Sprachen rund dreimal länger geworden, wobei die Seite dann rechts einfach weiss ist. Auch ist für jemand, der ln: spricht quasi alles irrelevant, was da an Sprachen geboten wird. Bisher war da basierend auf einem seit langen Jahren funktionierenden Entscheid eine selektive Auswahl: Alle subsaharischen afrikanischen Sprachen ergänzt durch die ehemaligen Kolonialsprachen. Das war kurz, übersichtlich und hilfreich. In der schieren Menge wird niemand sehen, dass es auch eine Wikipedia auf kg: gibt oder auf sw:. Aber das wäre relevant. Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, Wikidatainterwikis in begründeten Fällen bewusst auszuschalten? --Eruedin (talk) 10:02, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Ja das ist möglich mit dem magic word noexternallanglinks. Ich glaube auf en:wp haben sie das auf der Hauptseite auch genauso gemacht. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 10:03, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Danke. vielmals. --Eruedin (talk) 14:42, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

About Wikidata on minwiki[edit]

Hi Lydia,

Why if I add label on Wikidata and then add a link to minwiki at "List of pages linked to this item" and go to minwiki then remove interwiki article on that, the language link on the sidebar not came out? Can you explain this situation? Thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 16:29, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Do they show up when you add ?action=purge to the url? If so it is a known bug. We are working on it. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 16:37, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Ehm.. I don't know what happened, but working now. Even without purge (deleting cache) to the page. Anyway, thanks for your response. I will report it if happen again.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 18:20, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

It's happen again on minwiki on min:1774. I add the label, the description and the link to Wikidata on item d:Q7697 but when I remove interwiki on that page, the language link on the sidebar not shown up even when I clear the cache (purge). And it's happen too on idwiki id:Elang-laut dada-putih on item d:Q45974. Any advice? Thanks in advance.  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 13:13, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

I just purged both pages and it worked. Did you do it using ?action=purge? --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 14:17, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Nope... just push Ctrl + F5 on Fox. Anyway, it should automatically, isn't it? Why must purge the pages to view that? How the other known about this, to purge before can view?  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 15:44, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes it definitely needs to happen automatically. We're working on that but there is a bug at the moment. Sorry. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 15:50, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Afterall, all you guys on wikidata team doing so great. Salut!  Ę-oиė  >>>  ™ 03:57, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

why[edit]

hi..... admin can u help me plz?. my problem is that i,m contributor of Urdu and English wiki so i always need to insert wiki links in my new articles but now i,m not watching link option in wiki page why is it so can u resolve it or wikimeta has banned me? trust me i,m honest to all wiki sites.--محمد افضل (talk) 13:05, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

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Help test better mass message delivery[edit]

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Well, for one thing, the delivery of the WikiData newsletter was interrupted by a subsequent delivery of the Signpost so not everyone received it. That's a glitch that I hope doesn't happen again. Liz (talk) 17:17, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

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