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Hello Filceolaire! Do you speak/understand Portuguese? --Sei Shonagon 21:52, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

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Portugese?[edit]

I lived in Mozambique for three years and was fluent in Portugese by the time I left. I'm a bit rusty these days however.Filceolaire 07:39, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

That is interesting! Your native language/mother-tongue is English? Which language do you 'dominate' the best? Which languages do you claim proficiency? English, Portuguese or anything else? --Sei Shonagon 18:33, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

English mainly, though I've been fluent in Irish as well as Portugese in the pastFilceolaire 01:04, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Hello[edit]

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--Bhadani 10:37, 3 June 2006 (UTC)

National Enquirer[edit]

I have a problem with your presumption that the Enquirer is an unreliable source. As I stated on the WP:BLP talk page, while they were unreliable years ago, they have since improved their practices (after several law suits), and are considered to be a pretty reliable source now. Can you provide any examples from the past few years (let's say three years), where they got a story wrong? Crockspot 17:15, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

I was careful not to make a reference to National in the body of my comment - the only reference was in the edit summary and it may well be out of date. Any idea how I can change an edit summary?Filceolaire 16:54, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Elections in Mozambique[edit]

Hi Filceolaire, I found your statement "calling the 1994 elections "the first democratic elections" is not neutral point of view.There were other elections before this, people voted. These weren't even the first multiparty" intriguing.

When were the first multiparty elections in Mozambique in your opinion? Thanks Teixant 13:52, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't have any reference or citation however my recollection is that during the transition period there were multiple parties. Did any elections happened then?

Under Frelimo there were single party elections. People voted therefore they were (by some peoples definitions) democratic. Were these contested between multiple Frelimo canditates? Were candidates selected in open meeting with public participation?

Even under Portugal I believe they had elections. I think they may even have had some sort of faked up multi-party arrangement.

My personal belief is that the 1994 elections were more democratic than those that went before however neutral point of view requires that we describe the previous elections and the restrictions that applied so our readers know more about them and can decide for themselves if they want to label those elections 'democratic' or not. We can't just label them as not "democratic" when there isn't even a general accepted NPOV definition of what is or is not a "democratic" election.

Now where can we get hold of info on elections during the portugese period, the transition period and the Machel period?Filceolaire 09:46, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Society for Creative Anachronism[edit]

Thank you for your contribution to Society for Creative Anachronism. I apologize for my mistaken revision of the web citation. I misread the citation, which on my browser, looked like a partial citation that trailed off without finishing. Upon review, I saw that the citation did in fact work, so I restored it. To be clear, I never took issue with the source itself, only with having an incomplete citation. Your continued contribution is appreciated. Wilhelm meis (talk) 21:17, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

re: Middle men redirect[edit]

I'll start to work on it. The Wikiproject doesn't have to get involved although if you want to make an official announcement then feel free to do it. However the page redirects to the disambiguation page for most, so it's no biggie. Anyway I'll sort that out, thanks for contacting me. Lord of Moria Talk Contribs 22:15, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

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Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)/Archive D6[edit]

Hi there. No offence, but I removed the comment you made to that page. It's an archive page, and meant to reflect what the state of the discussion was at the moment it was archived. (There should have been a {{talkarchive}} tag there to make this clear; I've since added it.) Any current discussion should take place on the current version of the page, at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers). Also, by convention all comments should be signed by typing four tildes (~~~~). Teemu Leisti (talk) 21:18, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikimedia UK 2.0 Voting is open :-)[edit]

A warm hello to all those signed up as guarantor members of the soon-to-be-rebooted UK chapter! Voting is now open over at meta - there's tons of information online over there, and the mailing list has been very active too. Discussion, comment (and even the inevitable technical gremlins!) are most welcome at the meta pages, otherwise please do send in your vote/s, and tell a friend about the chapter too :-) Privatemusings (talk) 22:30, 20 September 2008 (UTC)I'm not actually involved in the election workings, and am just dropping these notes in to help try and spread the word :-) I welcome any or all comment too, but 'election related' stuff really is better suited to the meta pages :-)

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18.96.6.185[edit]

Thank you for your input. I will take it into consideration, but no guarantees. 18.96.6.185 (talk) 18:58, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

disruptive user[edit]

can you see/comment on the disruptive user and his tag team User_talk:HJ_Mitchell#editor_issues(Lihaas (talk) 21:23, 20 January 2011 (UTC)).

List of terrorist incidents, 2011[edit]

the article you moved doesnt include page history for the same name created over 2 weeks ago(Lihaas (talk) 08:14, 22 January 2011 (UTC)).

Did I do it wrong? I thought I asked for the page history to be moved! filceolaire (talk) 10:42, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

RE: Citation for the copycats[edit]

I added the sources to Mohamed Bouazizi article so you can get them from there -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 23:11, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Portal:Terrorism/Intro[edit]

I have undone your edit to Portal:Terrorism/Intro, because there seems to be a convention that the text on a portal page does not have references (I can't find the "instructions" or "policy" page that says that, though). In this case the text is a copy of the first paragraphs of the Terrorism article. The copy in the article has plenty of references.

As to the "weasel words" tag, I suggest that if you think this applies to the Terrorism article you should begin a discussion at Talk:Terrorism. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:07, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

London meetup on Sunday?[edit]

Hey Filceolaire,

Just wondering if you're aware of/planning to attend the meetup on Sunday at Penderel's Oak Pub in Holburn. I'm relatively new on the Foundation scene and want to meet as many 'pedians as possible, and I've heard great things about you from Philippe and Sue :) If you can't make it to the meetup, want to grab lunch/coffee sometime next week? I'm in London all week long and have a few days of downtime, mostly Mon-Wed. No pressure, of course, but lemme know if you're free and interested. Thanks, and hoping I'll get a chance to see you! Maryana (WMF) (talk) 09:19, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

help![edit]

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i want to add pictures to the doon school page but not allowed. why? help me! make me admin user. thanks :) Merlaysamuel (talk) 11:10, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback feedback[edit]

Thanks - I didn't think about the googling thing. Borkfisch (talk) 20:39, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Feedback Dashboard task force[edit]

Hi Filceolaire,

I noticed you've been doing a lot of Feedback Dashboard patrolling. Thanks so much for jumping in and helping the newbies! Steven Walling and I are actually about to host an IRC office hours session with the folks who signed up for the Feedback Dashboard task force. You should join in! We'll start in about 20 minutes – hope to see you there :) Maryana (WMF) (talk) 21:39, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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There is a question at the Teahouse you might have interest in...[edit]

Dear Filceolaire, I just asked a question at the Teahouse that you might have interest in! I hope you'll stop by and participate! Sarah (talk) 23:49, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

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Sir I seek your valuable help,in improving my new article, as you did in my previous article "Sherani district". The image in my this new article is free for all having no copy rights attached to it.I am not technically very sound to manage as per note of administrator thereupon . I seek ur help in this regard. Looking forward. Thanks--M.A.Harifal. 13:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dr.Muhammad Akbar (talkcontribs)

Removed your name from active Teahouse hosts list for now[edit]

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Joao Gilberto Dear sir, thank you for your interest in the subject, I did more than I should, I occupied my time on improving the information in Wikipedia in Portuguese and in English, the result is a big hassle. First the disrespectful treatment that Wikipedia has me down, the violent way in which it cuts and especially the insistence on ignoring the issue and treat it in a way so vile. We're simply talking about the greatest Brazilian artist. I too have to prove what is in the public domain, I think too much fiddling with pages created in the environment ShowBras, think over what they are asking me. I have fulfilled all the requirements when I spoke in cnflito tried to join a series of citations, doubted unjustly, unfairly cut. I'll put an end, do what you want, do not go Criative Commons, I do not agree with it, I realize that this is actually an option from the Wikipedia. Manifest myself in other forums on the subject. But thank you very much.--189.60.189.35 (talk) 01:40, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Penk[edit]

On the article Penk you claim that "penk" is rot13 for a "rude word". This seems to spell CRAX. Can you explain? Marnanel (talk) 13:54, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Oh Penc! I got that wrong. filceolaire (talk) 19:42, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

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List of terrorist incidents - your opinion needed[edit]

I noticed you were active in a 2011 discussion considering some general guidelines on what to include in the list of terrorist incidents, how to phrase it, and how long to keep it, as well as what kind of attacks should be on the list (because we obviously can't have ALL of them, or even a large percentage). Since a few conflict points have surfaced in the last few months, I would like to invite you to share your opinion on an ongoing discussion between myself and User:Lihaas that is taking place over here. Of course, I'm not expecting you to take my side, but it would be great if more people can weigh in. I have copied this to the talk pages of other people who were previously involved in editing these articles. Skycycle (talk) 01:07, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

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    • The interwiki shortcut :d was changed to always use www in the resulting link (to prevent editing issues on other URLs).
    • The list of available properties is growing and a whole bunch of new ones are being discussed
    • Reasonator gives you a nice adapted view of an item about a person
    • Items by cat helps you find missing items in a certain Wikipedia category
    • A few more additions to d:Wikidata:Tools that you should have a look at if you’re editing statements
    • We now have more than 2600 active users on Wikidata. Thanks for being awesome. <3
  • Open Tasks for You
    • Help bring the content of en:Wikipedia:Wikidata to the remaining Wikipedias that will get phase 1 on March 6
    • Hack on one of these
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Wikidata weekly summary #49[edit]

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    • Development
    • Design improvements to the SetClaim API module
    • More work on implementing the simple inclusion syntax that will be 1 way to access Wikidata data on Wikipedia
    • More work on Lua (the second way to access Wikidata data on Wikipedia)
    • Added parser page property to hold entity id in client. This fixes:
      • bugzilla:45037 - don’t show edit link if noexternallanglinks has suppressed all Wikidata links
      • bugzilla:44536 - have the edit link go directly to the Q### pages, instead of Special:ItemByTitle which shall make the link be more reliable and work for all namespaces
    • Selenium tests for deleted-property-handling
    • Selenium tests for multiline references
    • Selenium tests for add-sitelinks-from-client
    • Selenium tests for Entity-Selector-as-Searchbox
    • Selenium tests for language-table
    • Implemented in-process caching for entities
    • Lua support to access the repo data and implement getEntity (so you can use stuff like entity = mw.wikibase.getEntity("Q1459") in Lua modules)
    • rebuildTermSearchKey is now ready for production (this still needs to be run but once done it will make search case-insensitive)
    • Improved error reports from the API
    • Ground work for better edit summaries from the API
    • Added a table of content to item pages
    • Added debug functionality to be able to investigate why it takes longer than it should for Wikidata changes to show up on recent changes and watchlists on Wikipedia
    • Finished implementation of References-UI
    • Implemented GUID generator in JavaScript
    • Worked on fixing a bug related to deleted properties where the UI would display wrong information
    • Minor fixes/additions to the JS datamodel implementation
    • Minor bugfixes in Statements-UI
    • More work on RDF export
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Did you know?
    • If you add a Babel box to your user page Wikidata will show you items and descriptions in other languages you speak as well without you having to switch the language
    • Want to know which items use a certain property? Try the “what links here” link on a property page
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Wikidata weekly summary #50[edit]

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  • Development
    • Rolled out new code on wikidata.org. The new stuff you probably care about is:
      • Improved references. They can now have multiple lines. This should make references much more useful. You can now have one reference with for example values for each of the properties "book", "author", "page" to describe one source.
      • Fixed the prev/next links in diff view (bugzilla:45821)
      • d:Special:EntitiesWithoutLabel now lets you filter by language and entity type
    • Widget to add language links on the Wikipedias directly: added setting to enable/disable it per wiki and made it available for logged-in users only
    • Widget to add language links on the Wikipedias directly: improved layout / size
    • Made it so that the “edit links” link on Wikipedia is also shown when the corresponding item only has a link to this one language and no other languages
    • Submitted improved Apache config patch to make wikidata.org always redirect to www.wikidata.org, which is awaiting code review and deployment.
    • Improved the script that is responsible for taking Wikidata changes to the Wikipedias
    • Added a few ways to better debug the script responsible for taking Wikidata changes to the Wikipedias. This should help with investigating why some changes take way to long to show up on the Wikipedias.
    • Started work on automatically adding edited items to the user’s watchlist (according to preferences)
    • Finished script for rebuilding search keys, so we can finally get case insensitive matches in a lot of places
    • Support for multi-line references in diff view
    • Selenium tests for inclusion syntax
    • Improved parser function (that will be used to access Wikidata data on the Wikipedias) to accept property ID or label
    • Increased isolation of data model component to increase clarity and visibility of bad dependencies
    • Worked on schema access in the SQLStore (of the query component)
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • 3rd Media Web Symposium 2013
    • Wikidata trifft Archäologie
    • SMWCon Spring NYC
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Did you know?
    • When you edit a statement there is a little wheel in front of the text field. This lets you choose between “custom value”, “unknown value” and “no value”. “No value” means that we know that the given property has no value, e.g. Elizabeth I of England had no spouse. “Unknown value” means that the property has a value, but it is unknown which one -- e.g. Pope Linus most certainly had a year of birth, but it is unknown to us.
  • Open Tasks for You
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Wikidata weekly summary #51[edit]

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  • Development
    • The first 11 Wikipedias can now include data from Wikidata in their articles (If you want to see it in action see the infobox at it:Torino)
    • Worked on automatic summaries for statements
    • Worked on making properties accessible from the client using their label so you can use {{#property:executive director}} instead of {{#property:p169}} for example
    • Made qualifiers ready for the next deployment (Please test. See details further down.)
    • Selenium tests for qualifiers
    • Fixed some issues related to QUnit testing
    • Worked on improved handling and code design of multiple snak lists in the UI (qualifiers, references)
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • Newline 2013
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • We’re currently carefully monitoring performance after the deployment of phase 2 on the first 11 Wikipedias. There seem to be a few small issues. As soon as they are resolved we'll deploy on English Wikipedia. All other Wikipedias are planned to follow very soon after that.
    • Bye and a big thank you to Anja, Silke, Jens and John who are leaving the development team at the end of the month and will work on other cool things. You’ll be missed!
    • Ever had any doubt about the possibilities of Wikidata? Talk to Wiri!
    • We worked on reducing the time it takes for Wikidata edits to show up in the Wikipedias and made some progress. Daniel posted an analysis
    • We started running a script on the database in order to make search on Wikidata case-insensitive. This should be finished in a few days and then search should be more useful.
    • In addition to the above we have rolled out a new search box that suggests items. This should also make finding things on Wikidata a lot easier for you.
    • We’re making some progress with Internet Explorer 8 support but there are a lot of issues with it (some outside our control). It’s unclear at the moment how much we can improve it still without spending an unjustified amount of time on it. You can follow the progress at bugzilla:44228
    • Edits are now auto-confirmed for users with more than 50 edits and account age 4 days: bugzilla:46461
    • Do you need old-style interwiki links for a sister project for example? This is for you
    • The Wikimedia Foundation applied as a mentoring organisation for Google Summer of Code again. We have proposed some Wikidata projects for students to take up if the Foundation is accepted again. At least 2 other organisations that applied also propose Wikidata ideas. More details on that once we know which organisations are accepted.
    • Denny hacked together a tree of life based on data from Wikidata
    • Wikidata was added to wikipulse
    • A template to retrieve data from Wikidata if no local value is set
  • Did you know?
  • Open Tasks for You
    • See note at the end of this weekly summary
    • Help test qualifiers (m:Wikidata/Notes/Data model primer#Qualifiers - see also example statements there) on the test wiki so we can roll it out with the next release
    • Did you file a bug report for Wikidata or did someone else do it for you? Please take a minute to check if it is still valid. (Thanks for filing it btw!)
    • Add some missing descriptions to those items with the same label?
    • Hack on one of these

Could I have 2 mins of your time? As I’ll be working on some other projects for Wikimedia Germany as well from now on the time I can spend on Wikidata will be reduced. This means I’ll have to figure out what is useful to spend time on. If you’re reading this could you let me know for example on this discussion page? Also if you have ideas how to improve the weekly summaries please post them. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk)

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Wikidata weekly summary #52[edit]

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  • Development
    • The first year is over. Thank you everyone for being amazing and helping to build Wikidata and making it more than we could possibly have hoped for already. <3
    • Put a lot of work into improved support for Internet Explorer 8
    • Worked on improving recent changes code in client
    • Finished valueview refactoring. Created new extension “ValueView”
    • Implemented string formatter
  • Discussions/Press
  • Events
    • upcoming: GLAM-Wiki 2013
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • Deployment of phase 2 on English Wikipedia is currently planned for April 8. The remaining Wikipedias are scheduled for April 10. As usual this might change if we run into problems along the way.
    • There is now a page showing the current lag for changes propagating to the Wikipedias so they can show up in watchlists and recent changes for example. This should ideally be in the range of a few minutes. Right now it is higher because of some abnormally high bot activity but decreasing. Should be down to a few minutes soon.
    • There’s now a badge you can add to Wikipedia articles to indicate there is data about it on Wikidata
    • We hit Q10000000
    • A Wikidata item in the wild ;-)
  • Did you know?
  • Open Tasks for You

Based on feedback for last week’s call for comments we will continue this newsletter. However more community help will be needed. From now on they’ll be drafted at d:Wikidata:Status updates/Next and your help is very welcome.

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Wikidata weekly summary #53[edit]

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  • Development
    • Got some external professional review of our code and architecture and started working on their feedback
    • Worked on reducing the dispatch lag (the time it takes for changes on Wikidata to be sent to the Wikipedias for display in watchlist, recent changes and to purge affected pages)
    • Worked on using Redis for job queue to improve the lag situation even further
    • Created new Wikibase Query extension for phase 3 functionality
    • Autocomments & Autosummaries for SetClaim module
    • Worked on the GeoCoordinate parser
  • Events/Press
    • right now: GLAM-WIKI 2013
  • Discussions
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
    • Deployment of phase 2 on the remaining Wikipedias was delayed because of a high lag of changes being propagated to the Wikipedias. The lag has been reduced considerably now and is going down even more. The new date for deployment will not be next week because there are other large changes on Wikimedia infrastructure scheduled that we do not want to interfere with. It will hopefully happen very soon after that though.
    • Next code update on wikidata.org is planned for Wednesday. This should include qualifiers and bugfixes.
    • There will probably be a short outage/read-only for wikidata.org on Tuesday (database is being switched to MariaDB)
    • If you're a student and interested in coding on Wikidata consider applying for Google Summer of Code.
    • There is a new user right: property creators
    • There is now a page to request deletion of a property
    • We now have Bureaucrats
    • Reasonator was improved and extended (1 2)
  • Open Tasks for You

Based on feedback for last week’s call for comments we will continue this newsletter. However more community help will be needed. From now on they’ll be drafted at d:Wikidata:Status updates/Next and your help is very welcome.

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Wikidata weekly summary #54[edit]

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  • Development
    • Dispatch lag is now down to 0 so changes should show up very quickly on the Wikipedias in watchlists and recent changes
    • wikidata.org now always redirects to www.wikidata.org. This should among other things solve the issue where people were not able to edit when on wikidata.org (bugzilla:45005)
    • Fixed weird blocked-user/protected-page handling in UI (bugzilla:45140)
    • Final meetings for the external professional review of our code and architecture. They were quite happy with the quality of the codebase and gave useful tips for improvements
    • Worked on automatic summaries for editing claims
    • Investigation of different JavaScript frameworks dealing with date and time
    • Worked on using Redis and the job queue for change notifications to clients
    • Work on the storage code for answering queries
  • Events/Press
    • GLAM-WIKI 2013
    • upcoming: office hour on IRC about sources
    • upcoming: Opensource Treffen
    • upcoming: intro to Wikidata at the British Library
  • Discussions
  • Other Noteworthy Stuff
  • Open Tasks for You
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Wikidata weekly summary #56[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: April 2013[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #57[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #58[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #60[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #61[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #62[edit]

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Wikidata weekly summary #63[edit]

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  • Discussions
  • Events/Press
  • Did you know?
    • Newest properties: E number (P628), edition of (P629), Paris city digital code (P630), structural engineer (P631), cultural properties of Belarus reference number (P632), Répertoire du patrimoine culturel du Québec identifier (P633), captain (P634), ISTAT ID (P635), route of administration (P636), Protein ID (P637), PDB ID (P638), RNA ID (P639), Léonore ID (P640), sport (P641), of (P642), Genloc Chr (P643), Genloc Start (P644), Genloc End (P645), Freebase identifier (P646), drafted by (P647), Open Library identifier (P648), NRHP (P649), RKDartists (P650), BPN (P651), UNII (P652), PubMed Health (P653), direction relative to location (P654)
  • Development
    • Worked on site-link group editing to make it possible to link to sisterprojects
    • Further work on input validation
    • Further work on handling invalid data gracefully
    • Use Serializers for generating API results
    • Finished selenium tests for TimeUI and CoordinateUI
    • Changed globe coordinate value input to use backend coordinate parser
    • Fixed issues with data type definitions not being available in the frontend
    • Wrote a little hack so that on statements with a long list of values you will always be able to see the name of the property of the current section you are in (since the label moves when scrolling the page)
  • Open Tasks for You
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Wikidata weekly summary #65[edit]

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Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Hi! We're so happy you wanted to play to learn, as a friendly and fun way to get into our community and mission. I think these links might be helpful to you as you get started.
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This thing is on![edit]

Hope you find this useful. Would look forward to followup questions. -LVilla (WMF) (talk) 02:29, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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Flow Newsletter - November 14[edit]

Hi. This is a brief note to let you know about an update to the Main FAQ (the addition of a large table of Components of the discussion system), and also to specifically request your feedback on two items: our sandbox release plan, and a draft of the new contributors survey. We look forward to reading your input on these or other topics - Flow can only get better with your ideas! –Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:57, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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Welcome to The Wikipedia Adventure![edit]

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Hi ! We're so happy you wanted to play to learn, as a friendly and fun way to get into our community and mission. I think these links might be helpful to you as you get started.

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