User talk:Edgars2007

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Help re "citation"[edit]

Thanks for your advice a couple of days ago....Eagleash (talk) 02:08, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

You're always welcome :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 05:45, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

John Sewell (footballer)[edit]

Hi again, Thanks for your help. I knew it was going to be something really simple which I had failed to spot!! I pored over it for ages too!! I am able to claim that the areas causing the problem were not ones I'd actually done myself. :) Cheers. Eagleash (talk) 05:43, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

@Eagleash: It's ok. As one of my colleagues @lvwiki said: "Nobody has born as Wikipedian" :) And here you can't screw up something. And I was glad to help --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 08:51, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Džonatans Hills[edit]

Hello Edgars - would the following text (about Lord Hill nominated as Britain's next EU Commissioner) be a welcome addition to Latvian Wiki? M


Regarding meta:Steward requests/Username changes, I confirm I wish to be renamed to Edgars. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:32, 22 September 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for the talk archiving information. Pcproblemdoctor (talk) 08:46, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 10:50, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Rūdolfs Jurciņš 1934[edit]


Why You deleted drawing "Rūdolfs Jurciņš 1934.jpg"? This was nothing to do with any offence or insulting memmories about him or Latvians as a nation. Rūdolfs Jurciņš was a European Celebrity and any addings (even such as friendly carricature from Lithuanian magazine) about him would show how well known and popular he was and would increase his popularity now. The more pics about him - the better.

Merry Christmas!

Svetys — Preceding unsigned comment added by Svetys (talkcontribs) 10:02, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you![edit]

That little "Ajax preview" that shows my sources before updating is truly a time saver. I cannot thank you enough. My frustration level has decreased about 5 levels. :) Did I say thank you? SusunW (talk) 04:28, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

You're always welcome. Was glad to help. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:13, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

United Synagogues[edit]

Dear Edgars, please escalate the protected page status of the that you have been recently involved in. there is a block in place, for no reason, other than one user does not like having FULLY sourced and referenced material added to the page in question.

This is not, patently, in the spirit of Wikipedia and as such should be removed.

Kind regards

I.W — Preceding unsigned comment added by Internetwikier (talkcontribs) 15:38, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

IIHF world championships[edit]

Do you mean that because the chances of two teams from Group A being relegated are so slim that it dosen't bear mentioning so the note is not necessary there?18abruce (talk) 09:16, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

@18abruce: I think I don't understand something. So, if Russia is 8th in Group B, then which 7th team is relegated? Group A or B? I think it's logical that relegated are 7th team from Group B, because Group A doesn't have anything to do with that. Am I right? --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:25, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
wrong, thats the whole point, the rules state that it is two lowest ranked teams so as the note says it would then be the lowest ranked 7th place team. It remains incredibly unlikely, but possible.18abruce (talk) 09:33, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Then I'm really sorry. Thought, that the system is as it always has been, so didn't read the note carefully :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:39, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
No worries, someone pointed it out to me a couple of years ago when I was trying to evaluate who was still able to be relegated, or I would never have noticed or thought of it. It is possible that the wording has never changed since they did the four groups of four format.18abruce (talk) 13:48, 6 May 2015 (UTC)
Every day that you spent in Wikipedia you learn something new :) Thanks. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:14, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

First you show any reliable resources saying its Adam's Bridge.[edit]

First you show any reliable resources saying its Adam's Bridge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:10, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Canadian International School of Hong Kong[edit]

Hi Edgars2007,

thank you for your comments on my suggested edits. I have now (hopefully) outlined the changes in the format you requested, however, I am unsure if I have submitted those so that you can see my response, hence my message here to you now.

Regards, Dhambly — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dhambly (talkcontribs) 09:07, 22 May 2015 (UTC)


Okafor can't wear #15 for the Sixers. The number was worn by Hal Grier and has been retired for years. Irish brotha (talk) 01:11, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

 Done --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 01:14, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Protecting 2015 NBA Draft article[edit]

I just requested semi-protection for this article. Don't think it'll work. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rube Dali (talkcontribs) 01:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of templates[edit]

You tagged my talk page today and said: Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Add some links etc.
Go ahead and delete or what-ever you plan to do to that template, me making that was a unintentional mishap.
M1grand (talk) 20:31, 18 August 2015 (UTC)M1grand

SP edit request[edit]

Thanks for your help with this. Unfortunately, the period at the end of the paragraph has accidentally been deleted - please could you reinstate? Thanks again... (talk) 23:41, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Whoops :) Thanks, fixed. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 06:19, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Perfect. Thank you. (talk) 09:14, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Error-checking help[edit]

Thanks, but I don't understand how a template would help here. I've finished the project (all articles now have their maps, unless I've made mistakes), so the error-checking is all that remains. Nyttend (talk) 23:33, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Interwiki to templates in Arabic Wikipedia[edit]

Hi, thank you for reply. Yes, I'm still interrested in doing that job. Can you run your bot for that mission ? If you need a bot flag in Arabic Wikipedia just ask here [1]. --Helmoony (talk) 17:50, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

@Helmoony: no, I wont need bot status. For such tasks this is all what needed. But I would do that probably after some days. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:57, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
After I connect those, which have the same name, I can give you other templates. Actually, I think you'll (that is, Arabic Wikipedia) have problems with other namespaces, at least my Wikipedia (Latvian Wikipedia) had :D --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:58, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm gonna wait. -Helmoony (talk) 18:00, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

@Helmoony: I did some connection job. I think I connected somewhere 2000 items. I am counting only those templates, which are basepage, I'm not counting subpages. As I found out, there was quite little number of templates, that do contain only English name, the most of them are at least partially in Arabic. I will work on those templates, which have been moved at enwiki, but you can take a look at those in Arabic. So here are the lists:

If you're interested, can go trough those templates, which are subpages, just say, under what name is documentation subpages. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 19:45, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

It looks like I put them in talk page space. You can freely move them to right namespace :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 19:53, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, Thank you for your job. At least 2000 were connected to wikidata. That's a good job. Do you have a link by the way ? I'm working on the rest by mearging, deleting or simply adding an interwiki. Now you are a reviewer in Arabic Wikipedia so you can make some changes without waiting for reviews. I may need an update of the lists next months. Thank you. --Helmoony (talk) 21:55, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Red Link Recovery / Latvian language question[edit]

Howdy. I see that the suggestion set targeting longer popular red links didn't work out well, largely due to the tools poor understanding of country names and nominatives in Latvian. To help me tune the tool to improve future runs, is Maldivijas considered an acceptable (if lazy) variation of Maldīvijas, or should the tool always prefer variants with macrons ? Cheers - TB (talk) 16:03, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

@Topbanana: Yes, Latvian language isn't very nice in this case :) No, Maldivijas isn't good form. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 16:53, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Amy Swensen [edit]

An article that you have been involved in editing—Amy Swensen —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Red Fiona (talk) 23:48, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Missing interwikis[edit]

Hi Edgars! I noticed your page User:Edgars2007/Women from German linked into some athletes that I'm working on. How did you get the data for these missing articles and the number of articles in other languages? I ask because I've been recently thinking about how to get similar results for articles on athletics. Thanks, SFB 22:51, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi! I have some few secret methods of creating such lists, that I would like to keep in secret. But I can surely provide you with such lists. Here are some missing athletes articles from frwiki. Number of iws are number in table +1 (frwiki). Included those articles, which have infobox. Choosed frwiki, because I noticed in last few years (yes, athletics is in my zone of interest), that usually there is article. If you need some other such lists (based on category(-ies), templates, wikiproject banners in other Wikipedias), fell free to ask. If you need updating that list also - don't hesitate to ask. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:21, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh, one more note - in list there are included only those articles, which are in frwiki and some other Wikipedia. If you and other Athletics Wikiproject members will create all those articles, which will take some time :), then I probably could provide those articles, which are only at frwiki. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:39, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
Pinging you just in case you missed my answer. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:35, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
This is great stuff! Exactly what I was looking for. Would you also be able to produce similar athlete lists for German and Polish Wikipedias? Those are the other languages where athletics is well represented. Foreign language coverage is often a very good indicator of what we are missing. I do find your secret methods quite intriguing! Thanks, SFB 22:35, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Sillyfolkboy: included de and plwiki. Later will think about removing dublicates, I think, more than 50% are dublicates. Those lists are useful in one more way - some 10 articles we're not connected to other Wikipedias, so before writing new article, make sure, maybe it already exists at enwiki :) You could organize some red-link removal drive at Athletics Wikiproject, there would be work for everyone :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:40, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

@Sillyfolkboy: the lists are updated, dewiki list may be incomplete, there were some problems. These should be better than previous ones, because I and other guys have done some clean-up at Wikidata by merging duplicates. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:30, 4 February 2016 (UTC)

Cool - thanks for letting me know! I've done quite a bit of clean up and done some of the more popular links but looks like there are still plenty to go. SFB 22:21, 4 February 2016 (UTC)
@Sillyfolkboy: yeah, no matter how much hands (users) you have, there will be endlessly much work left :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:32, 5 February 2016 (UTC)

re: auto-populate categories through Wikidata/other wiki comparison[edit]

Thanks for the ping. What I am looking for is something that would be easy to use and replicable. How would we about doing it for the Category:Cichociemni? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 06:43, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

WPCleaner on Latvian wiki[edit]

Thanks for the configuration. Done ! --NicoV (Talk on frwiki) 18:04, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Transclusion counting[edit]

WRT the Village Pump discussion, here's the kind of thing I'm thinking about: any upmerged stubs with over 60 transclusions are eligible for being given their own category, and we have a huge backlog of overly large stub cats. Take Category:Kansas geography stubs for instance -- any of those which file into this directory (except {{Kansas-geo-stub}}, which is the intended stub tag for that category) with 60+ could be spun out, cutting the cat size down quickly. But checking which are eligible takes a while, because in many cases there are like 70 of them. (As it happens I've checked all these ones manually, but it took a while and was pretty tedious...!) As to how often it would need to be done... hard to say. Many don't have upmerged templates as yet, so it wouldn't be useful there, and you'd only need to check once a year at most I expect, but there are a whole bunch of oversized ones, many of which do have upmerged tags filing into them already. But if it's not gonna be often enough, or requires too much server strain, then don't sweat it. Would be nice to cut out 10 minutes worth of manually checking, but it's hardly essential :) Cheers! Buttons to Push Buttons (talk | contribs) 15:07, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Take a look here. Is that what you wanted? Look just at the results at the second part of page. Don't worry about formatting - that can be changed. I just took those stub templates at Kansas geography stubs (except {{Kansas-geo-stub}}). If the results are OK, then my answer is yes - I can help you. You can come here anytime, probably better with multiple requests and maybe give me some page at WP:Stub sorting, where I can place the results in wiki-friendly format. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:58, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
Pinging you just in case you missed my answer. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:45, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
I did, so thanks for the ping :) yes, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm after, thanks very much! Will keep this in mind. The best place to store the results, though... Dunno there. The usual procedure just says to link to the results, so linking to whatever URL the tool generates would be perfectly acceptable. Alternatively, appending the results to the bottom of Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/To do under "Upmerged stubs eligible for speedy creation" or similar would be fine. Buttons to Push Buttons (talk | contribs) 18:01, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
OK then. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 18:36, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

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Could you respond to the original request, please? ( (talk) 10:40, 25 November 2015 (UTC))

Question about Your Persondata Requests page?[edit]

Hi User:Edgars2007! I started the Abderrahmane Benkhalfa page, and I'm interested to know what it means to have it listed on your Requests/Persondata page.

Thanks in advance! RubyALG (talk) 14:44, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi RubyALG! As the article was created after June 1, 2015, it doesn't have to include {{PERSONDATA}}, which is deprecated. See also Tracking category for new Persondata. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:18, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Just wanted to say I appreciate all the behind the scenes work you have been doing on my files. Since I don't speak most of the languages that I translate or create articles for, nor do I understand any of the technical aspects of WP, I really do appreciate your help. It has not gone unnoticed. SusunW (talk) 22:21, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

@SusunW: you're welcome :) Anyway, I have checked only 3 of your articles, which were about Latvian people. Those articles contained some really interesting facts, especially Lidija Liepiņa. As I don't actually write content of enwiki, I like to help with technical stuff, if I can. I try to be useful here :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 08:53, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


Can you help with this? --Obsuser (talk) 20:09, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

No, I'm not a Lua programmer :) Wait for some while, Trappist the monk will most probably help you there. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:19, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Adela of Pfalzel[edit]

I've had a go at this lady from your User:Edgars2007/Women_in_religion list: a bit messy as she already had half an article at Adela and Irmina, shared with her sister - who had a separate article at Irmina of Oeren, not linked from the one about the pair! I ended up MOVEing the dual article to Adela of Pfalzel, editing it to remove stuff about Irmina (which was already in her article), and creating a little navigational page (which someone is going to want to delete as it's not a proper dab page) at the joint title. The Wikidata is a mess because there's a "two-person" record, but I've left a message on a Wikidata project talk page asking for someone to please try and fix it. I wonder whether the next on the list is a similar case? I might dare to have a look at her. PamD 22:21, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

Yes, although Irene von Thessaloniki († 304) is a red link, we have Irene of Thessalonica redirecting to Agape, Chionia, and Irene. I leave it to you to decide what to do about her. PamD 22:24, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
And I've also created a minimal stub for Catherine of Palma, with lots of incoming redirects which include Catalina Thomás. PamD 23:30, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
@PamD: thanks for the comments. Yes, there are some bad things about automatically generated lists - they may contain errors. I added a note about Irene of Thessalonica and a general note to double-check :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:59, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
For your amazing success in expanding lists of new articles for WikiProject Women in Red. --Ipigott (talk) 08:30, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
@Ipigott: thank you! I appreciate it :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:51, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings[edit]

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To You and Yours! FWiW Bzuk (talk) 10:44, 20 December 2015 (UTC)
@Bzuk: Thank you! The same to you! --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:09, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Files for Upload request[edit]

There is a request at Wikipedia:Files_for_upload/December_2015#Logo of Latvia-based airline Alpha Express Airlines concerning an article on the Latvian language Wikipedia. I don't know Latvian, so I can't check what their non-free content policy is, or fill the non-free use rationale. Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 13:29, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

@Finnusertop: OK, will handle that. Have two questions - how he get there (at Latvian Wikipedia I don't remember putting link to WP:FFU) :D and how did you choose to get in touch with me (it's ok - I really don't mind). Thanks. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:47, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
As for how they got here, I have no idea. As for why you: Wikipedia:Local Embassy#latviešu (lv). Thanks and happy holidays! Finnusertop (talk | guestbook | contribs) 13:52, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Oh, now understood. Thanks and the same to you! --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:54, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Editing links.[edit]

Hi, I looked at the link you suggested but as usual I didn't see any edit link. what can be the problem? I'm using "Safari" on "IOS." earlier on I used to see the links but they stopped appearing sometime early December. Dilone61 (talk) 01:24, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Dilone61, I would suggest post to WP:VPT, describing the problem. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 10:39, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I visited WP:VPT but I couldn't post as the link to add discussions does not appear on my browser. Now what's next? Thanks. Dilone61 (talk) 04:07, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Dilone61, as you may notice, I posted your problem. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:22, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

AWB on Ubuntu[edit]

A discussion is going on at Wikimedia mailing list on using AWB on Ubunutu. Please check the discussion and update documentations. If needed, please send me an email, so that I can forward conversations till now. Please add a {{YGM}} on my talk if you mail me. --Tito Dutta (talk) 12:46, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

@Titodutta: I'm just a little bit curious, why I get notified? Thanks, of course, but I even don't have rights to use AWB here at enwiki. Magioladitis should get notified (if he isn't), not me :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:44, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

By the way I am not on Wikimedia mailing list :) -- Magioladitis (talk) 20:32, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Hm right, I saw your name in WT:AWB, sorry, Magioladitis, the discussion is on using AWB on Ubuntu. --Tito Dutta (talk) 20:38, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Wishing you all the best . . .[edit]

Edgars, may you continue to make Wikipedia a better place in the New Year. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 05:08, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: thank you! Wish you the same, lets make Wikipedia better :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:38, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Template iw link help[edit]

Hi ! Here you had told me that you can do iw link of some English named Templates for sa.wikipedia with Bot. Please guide me to do that or Please do as per your time. Thank you. NehalDaveND (talk) 12:19, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

@NehalDaveND: Hi! Whoops... I forgot to say, that I already done that. I think, I connected some 2000 or 200 templates. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:27, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
@Edgars2007: here can you put new list, which don't have iw links ? NehalDaveND (talk) 03:13, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
@NehalDaveND: I haven't forgot about you. Give me some one day. Currently, I have many other things to do. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 11:29, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

@NehalDaveND: I updated sa:सदस्यः:Edgars2007/Connect/Other/Without doc. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 11:24, 14 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi! I was doing a bit of searching for someone active that could speak Latvian. I posted at the Latvia WP, but I'm not sure if it would be seen given that the talk page seemed to be fairly inactive.

In any case, here's the situation. I recently restored a userspace draft, which I moved to Draft:Mazsalacas Secondary School. The article has some issues with tone and grammar, giving off the strong impression that the editor speaks English as a second language. They have a fairly good grasp, but there are very likely going to be policies and other things that could maybe pose an issue, if the language barrier is too large. The user in question is Nona118 and while there's nothing to guarantee that they're a native Latvian speaker, I think that it's likely given that they're writing about a Latvian secondary school and if this is the case, I think that it's also likely that they're affiliated with the school. Explaining policies about promotional content and COI tend to be one of the most difficult things to explain when/if there's a language barrier, hence why I'm here.

Can you help out any? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 09:33, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

@Tokyogirl79: hi! OK, I will try to fix some language, so it is more English not Latvian and it can later be improved by native English speaker, and I will remove all that unencyclopedic stuff. But I don't know is the school itself notable enough. OK, it's located at historic manor (not unique, but also not very usual place for a school in Latvia), but there are definetily more important schools at Latvia. Writing to user, trying to explain COI and other stuff - don't know is it needed. That most probably is one-time user, and judging by the time, articledraft was created, it was a school project to write an article about it in English and Latvian. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 10:01, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Scrape Wikipedia page revision history[edit]

Hi Edgars2007, this is in relation to a request for help I made at the Village_pump which has since been archived. I'm not familiar with the SQL and I would be happy to get some direction. Thank you.—M@sssly 15:24, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

@Masssly: yes, sure. Just tell me, what page and what revision dates you want to get. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 15:28, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
I need entire revision history for John Kufuor, Aliu Mahama, John Dramani Mahama, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Mahamudu Bawumia, John Atta Mills and Nana Akufo-Addo. Maybe if you teach me how to run one of them I should be able to handle the rest. Thanks —M@sssly 15:38, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
@Masssly: OK, so... Here is all revisions of John Kufuor page. I assume you have some technical knowledge, so you most probably understand, what is what in example. Just remember to change all spaces to underscores in page titles and search for precise page titles (no redirects) - in this task. Press login and follow other steps later; then press "New Query" and have some fun :) These tables most probably will also help. If you need addition help, don't hesitate to ask. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:02, 30 January 2016 (UTC)
Wow you've really made my day :) Thanks so much for your help. —M@sssly 17:22, 30 January 2016 (UTC)

2022 Summer Youth Olympics listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect 2022 Summer Youth Olympics. Since you had some involvement with the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. -- Tavix (talk) 17:19, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Template:Delete page[edit]

Thanks a lot for the new template! Per your suggestion, I'm taking it to TFM to get input on merging it with TFD. Being bold would be reckless here, at least on my part, because I don't have a clue how this type of template works. Nyttend (talk) 14:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Talkback message from Tito Dutta[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your tireless contribution you get a barnstar. Tito Dutta (talk) 21:40, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 22:19, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Merchandise Giveaway Nomination Notification[edit]

Hi Edgars2007

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Please email us at and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.

Thanks! Jseddon (WMF) (talk) 03:22, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Center tags[edit]

Last database check gave almost 6,000 pages with unclosed center tags. In most cases the center tag is not needed at all. The list can be found at User:Magioladitis/Sandbox. -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:19, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Magioladitis I was speaking about Wikipedia in general :) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:31, 20 March 2016 (UTC)
Yes I know. I just wanted you to face to reality :D -- Magioladitis (talk) 17:36, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Long pages[edit]

Hi, could I trouble you to update this list again. please? I put bot-archive templates on most of them, so I need to see if any haven't worked, and what the next batch are. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:45, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

@Pigsonthewing:  Done. List. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:09, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
Thank you again. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:55, 27 March 2016 (UTC)
And again, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:44, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Done. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 07:11, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Again, please. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:07, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing: Sorry for the delay. Done. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:12, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

WP Women[edit]

Please provide me the updated list here. Thanks, Magioladitis (talk) 13:01, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

@Magioladitis: see this post. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:18, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 14 April 2016[edit]

Autopatrolled granted[edit]

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Women list[edit]

Hi. I started getting ready to run a trial on the new list you gave me, but there are some results that clearly aren't correct on that list. For instance, when I downloaded the wikitext version, 1978 smallpox outbreak in the United Kingdom was present. Could you detail how you generated this list and how to reduce such errors? I'm guessing the direction we should move in is someone from the WikiProject manually checking sections of the list and letting me know when a section is ready for tagging. ~ RobTalk 22:10, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

@BU Rob13: Hi! Well, for this particular article the problem was, that at dewiki (and all other wikis) it is about the person. Actually, from Wikidata PoV these articles shouldn't get connected, because they are describing two different things. I think the list is good enough to tag articles. If you spot some errors, then you remove them, if you don't spot an error - well, tagging using enwiki categories also wouldn't be error-free. How I get the list you're asking? Simply going to dewiki's category "Frau" (Women) and converting links to enwiki links (via SQL, of course). You could also upload the list of potential tagging articles here, so that we don't work with 40 000 articles. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 05:53, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Hmm. I guess the problem is potential blow-back for errors. I'm going to upload the full list (in parts, because it's too large to just throw on one page) into my userspace tomorrow and I'll link that to you. If you could post it at WP Women and give people a chance to object in general or to pour over the lists if they care to, that's probably the best way to ensure no-one feels wronged by the few errors that are committed. ~ RobTalk 05:57, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Could you give me some details on how you've generated the list you gave me here? i.e. Exactly what tool you used to do so. I'm trying to figure out how the Ace Ventura one wound up there. I'm wondering whether it showed up due to a redirect. If that's the case, I'm not going to be able to weed them out, because the list I received would have changed redirects to their target. ~ RobTalk 19:13, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: S*, really, how did Ace got there... Serously, I thought, that tagging articles, based on dewiki category would be the most easy thing :D Yes, probably it could be caused by resolving redirects... OK, give me some time, I will try to generate normal list (sorry for giving such bad list). But the articles themselves I got with this query:
select lde.ll_title
from dewiki_p.langlinks lde
#join pde on pde.page_id=lde.ll_from
where lde.ll_from in (select plade.page_id
                from dewiki_p.categorylinks clade
                join plade on clade.cl_from=plade.page_id
                where plade.page_namespace=0 and clade.cl_type="page" and
and lde.ll_from in (select mde.ll_from from dewiki_p.langlinks mde where mde.ll_lang="en")
and lde.ll_lang="en"
group by lde.ll_from

--Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 19:31, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Alright. In an ideal world, I'd just have a list of all pages that Category:Frau was placed on (like list the redirects themselves, not the target article, if only the redirect is in the category). If you want, you can save that in a text file and email it to me so we don't have to use that wmflabs thing. I'm not a huge fan of that list. It makes for more work when I need to place the list onto the wiki. ~ RobTalk 19:41, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: OK, now I think, I have a pretty good list. Those are dewiki Frau category articles, which don't have any of these banners: WikiProject Women, WikiProject Women artists, WikiProject Women's Health, WikiProject Women's History, WikiProject Women scientists, WikiProject Women's sport, WikiProject Women writers. I see there some redirects, section links, redlinks - all those should be skipped. Only 3tk items, but don't worry - you'll have many more articles to tag - one of next phases will be Women by nationality :) And there are so many projects to tag :D --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:10, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
What do you mean by section links? ~ RobTalk 20:21, 20 April 2016 (UTC)
@BU Rob13: "Page#Section". --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 20:22, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

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Hi Edgars! You did such a great job on Women photographers, I was wondering if you could help us out with Women entertainers in connection with our June editathon. It looks to me as if we should be covering actresses, comedians, dancers, filmmakers, models, radio and TV people and possibly the stage. The list on photographers has been a great help. I have frequently drawn on it myself and you will see it now contains a fair number of blue links.--Ipigott (talk) 11:39, 22 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ipigott! Hmm, this will be a little bit trickier than with photographers (which was simple, because I had to include simply photographers). So I should include
  • all kind of actresses (I assume, except pornographic ones, right?)
  • comedians
  • dancers
  • models
  • directors
  • screenwriters
  • producers
  • television presenters
  • radio hosts
Currently I'm thinking about splitting lists, because there is time-limit for generating lists. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 11:55, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I think you'll need to proceed more or less along these lines as we have no general category "entertainer". If you are going to split things up, I think the most useful list to create first would be actresses (and I don't see any real need for exclusions) as they probably also cover radio, TV and the stage. You may be able to cover directors, screenwriters and producers together too. In my opinion the dancers are less important as they have to some extent been covered by our work on music and ballet. Don't make things too difficult for yourself!--Ipigott (talk) 12:13, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
@Ipigott: actresses done. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:40, 22 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks great. I've already linked it to the editathon page.--Ipigott (talk) 06:41, 23 May 2016 (UTC)
@Ipigott: Had some free time. Created User:Edgars2007/Entertainers (everything except actresses, models, producers) and User:Edgars2007/Models. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 17:41, 31 May 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a million. It arrived just in time for our June editathon. We now have really good lists of redlinks for those interested in participating.--Ipigott (talk) 06:40, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you[edit]

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@Ipigott: Thank you! But I wanted to note, that I'm not the author of that tool ;) --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:14, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
That hardly matters. You were the one who brought it to our attention and told us how to use it. It looks as if it came from the Russians. In any case, you've really been helping us along with the technical stuff and have generally tried to make life easier for us on Women in Red. We might finally be able to ensure that all those women biographies are at least shown as "female" in Wikidata. Well done once again!--Ipigott (talk) 13:23, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Your help requested again[edit]

Hi there. Further to Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)/Archive 144#Comments subpages, would you mind running one final query to find these pages?

Specifically, could you list all subpages of the form /Comments in the article talk namespace which are not blank and are not redirects. (There should not be many left now.)

Could you separately list any which are blank?

Many thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 14:47, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

@MSGJ: List. Currently, there are some problems with redirects at database. In this list I do see many redirects, but at database they are not marked as such. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 05:58, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Great, thanks — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 15:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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Women philosophers[edit]

Hi Edgars! Sorry to have to bother you are but I have been trying to set up a list of Wikidata red links for women philosophers based on the work you did for photographers, etc. You can see what I have done here. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. Could you check through it any see what is wrong. If you can explain my mistakes, I should be able to create lists myself in future.--Ipigott (talk) 09:19, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Ipigott! Fixed. This is the version, that has to be saved. And did you press that "Manually update list" link? If not, then you have to press it. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:29, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks a million. Works fine now.--Ipigott (talk) 09:40, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks - that's a bit better.--Ipigott (talk) 12:15, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

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Hi Edgars2007; I trust all is well with you. I would be grateful if you could explain to me how EdgarBot undertakes the addition of links from Wikidata to a Wikipedia article for Women in Red. I'm interested in a high-level algorithm. I ask out of interest, mainly, and because I know that counting new women articles is non-trivial given shortcomings in categoristion & talk-page tagging. Of course, please explain only if you have the time and are willing; I don't want to cause you great effort; you're probably busy.

I understand that you're polling category:Women by occupation. And doing what? Spotting new additions? How many levels of category do you look at? And then I guess, you're asking wikidata whether it has links for any of the articles you found. And if wikidata has no link, then you're doing what? Checking to see if there is an appropriate wikidata item against which to add a link? And is there is not, creating a new human/female item against which you post the link. Finally, how does the addition of new categories into the category:Women by occupation tree affect the bot: does it poll the new category in its entirety? Finally, how often does the EdgarBot WiR task run?

thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 16:16, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Hi, Tagishsimon. Currently the short answer. This whole "Edgars2007 has written a script to mark enwiki articles as women at Wikidata" is a little bit too overestimated or what the proper word for that is in English. I don't have a script that I run frequently - this is one of many tasks, that I do at Wikidata when I remember. Yes, I look at new Women by occupation category tree. For enwiki articles, that don't have Wikidata items, I create them and mark them as persons and women. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 16:33, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. I greatly appreciate what you do; I've flicked through your bot's wikidata contributions list and have an idea of some of the other things that occupy you time. best wishes --Tagishsimon (talk) 16:40, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

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Regarding your request on the village pump ..... are you aware that you can make SQL queries to Wikipedia's database itself? You can... the url for this is right here, . It's for real and will work. ... Just in case you weren't aware!  Ҝ Ø Ƽ Ħ  20:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@KoshVorlon: believe me, I am aware :) But for this particular problem Quarry didn't seam to be the right area. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 21:10, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

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OK, thanks for letting me know. Will be more careful in future. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 05:44, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

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Hi Edgars. Since you introduced me to the WE-Framework gadget over a year ago, I have made wide use of it, particularly in connection with biographies. Unfortunately, I see that alterations have been made to the gadget in the past day or two with the result that it no longer displays fields which are empty. This means that the only way of updating Wikidata entries is to go to Wikidata itself which many of us find too difficult or too time-consuming. Is there anything you can do to have the old version restored?--Ipigott (talk) 10:04, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ipigott. It looks more like an error, not an intentional thing. I have contacted probable cause of the problem. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 09:48, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me on this. I hope they can sort it out soon. We have, for example, a long list of Wikidata biographies on women where the profession is missing. I also try to add missing Wikidata info on many of the new articles I review. Please let me know if you receive any responses on this.--Ipigott (talk) 09:55, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
@Ipigott: should be fixed. --Edgars2007 (talk/contribs) 13:30, 13 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, it seems fine again now. Thanks for your help.--Ipigott (talk) 12:05, 15 August 2017 (UTC)


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