User talk:Stefan Kühn

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Please, talk with me at my german user-page. -- Stefan Kühn 08:41, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Hi, would you want to move some of your images to The Commons? gren 03:16, 13 May 2005 (UTC)

Please move my images to commons. Thanks. -- Stefan Kühn 08:41, 18 May 2005 (UTC)

Image:Map Trans-Siberian railway.png[edit]

Hi Stefan,

I was just curious to know which software and cartographical data you used to draw the Trans-Siberian railway map ? Anything publically available ? About the map itself, do you think it would be possible to add the other 2 routes (Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian), as well as add the names of a few cities along the way, or would that be too much ? Thanks in advance ! Schutz 10:32, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi Schutz, I write my Dissertation and have not so much time. I use the Standard-Data from ArcGis 9.0 and digitise the railway-line with a map from the internet. I don't add the name of the capitals, because so every language can use this image. If you send me a map from Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian I can add this in the future, when I have time. -- Stefan Kühn 16:09, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Thankyou for wikipedia Google Earth dumps[edit]

Hi Stefan. I just thought I'd leave you a note to say thankyou for the dumps of all the Wikipedia points in Google Earth format. I keep it in the My Places folder in Google Earth all the time. It's good for noticing towns that are lacking in coverage in Wikipedia. Eventually, when I have coded or written articles for enough places, it will clearly show how development in rural Australia follows the highways. Great job. --Scott Davis Talk 09:49, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Data entry complete[edit]

Stefan, I've now finished pushing the data for the first city/town dataset into Wikipedia. See Special:Contributions/The_Anomebot2 for a log of the articles touched. -- The Anome 22:28, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

Update: I've now added many more entries, fixed some bugs which were making the heuristics over-strict, aded extra categories such as lakes, islands and mountains, and also merged entries from the de: geodata down to dm level using your dataset (I have not yet merged the dms-precision data). This means the en: Wikipedia now has approximately 15,000 more geotags than before. -- The Anome 14:14, 1 September 2006 (UTC)


Hello Stefan. I'm Julian. We met at TU-Dresden on last Wikipedia meeting (02.10.2006). I was collaborating fixing the geographical links of the Spanish Wikipedia. Bye ! Julian Mendez 16:13, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for greetings. :-) -- sk 19:51, 8 November 2006 (UTC)


Hello, Stefan. I would like to ask, whether i could add the information about localities in Lithuania over 100 inhabitants, including into your site? Many of those localities are on the way to be covered in Lithuanian Wiki, however, other languages are much less developped. What you think about it? CD

Please, make a Category:Coordinates_templates in LT. So I can see which templates you use in Lithuanian Wiki. I will extract then also the LT-Dump. We work for a internatinal dataset, which we can translate in all languages. See de:Wikipedia:WikiProjekt_Georeferenzierung/Wikipedia-World (Sorry at moment only german.) -- sk 20:02, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

planimeter picture[edit]

Hi Stefan. The image page says that the planimeter picture here [1] was uploaded by you. Did you take the picture? If not, do you know where you got it and/or who took it?

I'm asking because I work at a correspondence high school; I'm putting together some curriculum materials, in which I wanted to use the picture. According to the GDFL, I need to credit the author, so I want to make sure I've got the right person!

Also, if you are the author -- could you give me explicit permission to use it with attribution? The GDFL is a little weird for text stuff (it's meant to be used for software), and, again, I'm trying to make sure I've got everything right.

Thanks! NoahB 20:54, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes it is my picture. Now there is a description at the commons picture [2]. -- sk 15:44, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Eduard Imhof[edit]

Hi, I've nominated an article you worked on, Eduard Imhof, for consideration to appear on the Main Page as part of Wikipedia:Did you know. You can see the hook for the article at Template talk:Did you know#Articles created on June 5 where you can improve it if you see fit. Thanks, Jirt 20:14, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Template:Infobox Swiss town format for coordinates[edit]

Following your post on [ Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Geographical_coordinates]: Can you suggest a preferred format? I'd agree to update Template:Infobox Swiss town. Currently, it uses nd=,nm=,ed=,em= which dates from when templates couldn't transclude other templates. (e.g. lat_d=, lat_m= or coord= or coordinates= {{coor .. ).

In the meantime (until the next update), and if it isn't done yet, I 'd be glad if you'd parse the ones we already use. -- User:Docu

As I've already replied elsewhere, the standard terms are "latitude" & "longitude"; or "coordinates". Or simply use {{coord}}, which Stefan (and other organisations, such as Google Earth) have already agreed to parse). 21:31, 11 June 2007 (UTC)Andy Mabbett

#Standardize names for coordinate variables in template namespace[edit]

You might want to look into the above proposal. BTW any chance that the most useful tool at [3] gets updated? I used it to fix a few infoboxes and would be glad to see their state. -- User:Docu

We make every 6 or 8 weeks a update if a new dump is available. But at the moment there is a big problem with the toolserver. -- sk 14:44, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Tibetan places on the wiki map[edit]

Hi I've recently been adding the Tibetan towns and villages to wikipedia complete with coordinates. However the titles of the new villages I have been adding aren't showing on the wiki mini atlas in the globe. If you look at Tibet on the map only the larger places like Lhasa, Dhingri, Shigatse, Golmud etc are showing when it ought to show the titles of smaller places like Alamdo, Azog, Baicang etc and tens of others i have been adding when you zoom in. PLease can you help me because I am trying to draw up a detailed map of Tibet as I add these articles but they are just not registering as places on the map ♦ Sir Blofeld ♦ "Talk"? 09:38, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Hello SPECTRE, the data for the WikiMiniAtlas will not be updated live. We must scan the last dump from EN-Wikipedia and then we create the files for the WikiMiniAtlas. The current scan is from August, so the coordinates from Tibet are not inside this dataset. The next update will be started in some weeks. -- 20:42, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Parsing of {{infobox lake}} by Templatetiger[edit]

It appears that the coordinates held by a template in a field "coords = {{coor at dms|59|59|N|179|59|W|type:waterbody_region:ZZ}}" aren't extracted. Is there a way to do this? Most lakes have coordinates (WT:GEO#Lakes_needing_coordinates), but these aren't shown .. -- User:Docu

Where do you want the extracted coordinates? Inside Templatetiger? Inside Wikipedia-World? At the moment the TT can only scan the first level of templates. If a template inside a other template, it can not extract. The perl-code for this extracting is very complex. I was very happy to scan only the first level right. Maybe in the next weeks I have time to build a new version. But never change a running system :-) -- sk (talk) 14:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Mainly Wikipedia-World (I guess this is where para gets them for his tools (e.g. {{GeoGroupTemplate}}). I suppose Wikipedia-World is based on template-tiger. Personally I already check template-tiger by querying directly {{infobox lake}}, but e.g. {{coor at dms}} doesn't render much for lakes. -- User:Docu
No, for Wikipedia-World I use a special programm. This extract nearly all templates and infoboxes with coordinates. In the last time I have not update this programm. But in the next weeks I will reprogramming the script and then it will also extract this infobox. - We (Kolossos and I) use the interwikis. If a german article has a coordinate and the english not, then we use the coordinate also for the english Wikipedia-World. So we have more coordinates. -- sk (talk) 16:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Great, good to know it will be updated. I did find that the articles with a German version do show up, but e.g. Lac de Taney hasn't. BTW en-wiki is currently running a another dump, let's hope it runs through. -- User:Docu

Ad:Wikiprojekt:Check Wikipedia[edit]

Ad:Wikiprojekt:Check Wikipedia

Hi. How do I mark some uses of syntax as valid (so that it won't show up on next update)? E.g. all uses of HTML list elements in current and previous update on pl-wiki are valid. AFAIK you can't do something like that with wikilists:

  1. abc 1
    • ab
    • de

    abc 1 finish

  2. abc 2

Also listing articles in which first letter of a category is small is pointless as we have a JS Gadget that fixes this kind of issues. And so all those things will be fixed and when someone or some bot will edit those articles.

Best Regards, Nux (talk) 19:01, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

BTW, almost all (if not all) of the articles shown in the section "Break square not correct" are actually valid - they are either in <source...> or <nowiki>. I've been fighting with that in JS and found some really tricky examples:

everything in pre
<pre [[Image:a]]<nowiki.[[Image:s]]</pre>a</nowiki>[[Image:b]]</pre>
the same as <source ...>...</source></nowiki></pre>
<source lang="ada">[[Image:b]]<pre>[[Image:a]]<nowiki>[[Image:s]]</source></nowiki></pre>

--Nux (talk) 19:21, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello Nux, you can not mark some article for the next update. Only I can change the script. Maybe at the weekend I can do this. At the momement my script don´t work correct with "nowiki". I will fix it in the next time. -- sk (talk) 20:09, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

About lowercase categories. I imagine that some people might want to use e.g. [[Category:x86 microprocessors]] as "x86" is supposed to be lowercase, and Category:x86 microprocessors itself has a lowercase title thanks to {{lowercase}}. Unforutnately, I couldn't find any specific policy in Wikipedia:Categorization. But even if it's wrong in en.wp lowecase categories might be "valid" in other projects. —AlexSm 14:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

"Check Wikipedia" and br[edit]

First, I would like to point out that Wikipedia:WikiProject Check Wikipedia is missing a link to some centralized discussion page. —AlexSm 14:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

In this discussion most people agreed that "incorrect" br's are not really incorrect for MediaWiki, and not worth fixing by itself. The question is, would it be possible to exclude some "low-priority errors" from the page, at least maybe on per-project basis? —AlexSm 14:18, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

New: My centralized discussion page. -- sk (talk) 20:27, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Wiki Cleanup[edit]

Hi Stefan,

I saw you created the Wiki clean up on afrikaans wikpedia, and I was wondering how can i create one on Deitsch (pdc) wikipedia? The wikipedia is a bit messy and I would really like to improve it. Du kann auch mit mich ein bisschen deutsche sprechen.

Best Regards--Bezuidenhout (talk) 09:26, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Bezuidenhout, I will create this for you. I will save it on pdc:Wikipedia:Check Wikipedia. -- sk (talk) 09:43, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much for creating it, but what do you mean by 'copying'? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bezuidenhout (talkcontribs) 12:31, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Every 24 hours you find here an update text file. Copy this at the page if you have time. Thanks -- sk (talk) 13:34, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Check Wiki -- < p> within < blockquote>[edit]

Decided I would clean up something simple like < p> ... but quickly ran into the necessary < p>'s within < blockquote>. QUESTION: Is there an approved Wikipedia alternative for < blockquote> with < p>s (indented quote with paragraph breaks)? Proofreader77 (talk) 21:25, 12 December 2008 (UTC)is

FOLLOW-UP: I see that blockquote with < p> inside can be replaced with {{quote| ... using blank lines instead of < p> html. Is {{quote ... the preferred Wikipedia style (rather than blockquote)? I.E., Are you going to program the checker to allow < p> inside blockquote? :) Proofreader77 (talk) 22:17, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I see ... NOTE: I've moved my question to de:Benutzer_Diskussion:Stefan_Kühn/Check_Wikipedia. Thanks. Proofreader77 (talk) 22:38, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Check Wikipedia[edit]

This is being referred here from Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Check Wikipedia#Gallery Without Description.

We would like your input for the Gallery Without Description error (error 35). Thank you. Yellowweasel (talk) 02:02, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

A-Class discussion[edit]

Hi, we're starting the discussion on A-Class here today, thanks for signing up! I hope you can present your views. Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 07:12, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Tr wikipedia Vikipedi:Wikiproject Check Wikipedia[edit]

Good night. Is that this page can be translated into Turkish? My English is not good can not be translated. If the title is translated title of the page Vikipedi:Vikipedi proje kontrolü should be. Turkish translation of Project description in English is as English text.

Bu proje Vikipedideki bazı hataları bulur ve temizlenmesine yardımcı olur.

Alfatest - Bu sayfada bazı alfabetik ve diğer bazı hatalar bulunur. Bu projenin beta sürümünü çıkarmak için istekle çalışıyorum. Umuyorum yakın bir zamanda beta sürümü çıkacaktır.

  • Son tarama: 32.346 maddede, 40.002 hata bulundu.
  • Taramaya başlama saati: 2009-03-15 19:40 (GMT, Toolserver)
  • Taramanın bitiş saati: 2009-03-15 23:03 (GMT, Toolserver)
  • Süre: 203 dakika 41 saniye
  • Gelecek tarama: Normalde 24 saat içinde tarama olur. Olmazsa lütfen şu sayfayı bu sayfaya kopyalayınız.
  • Vikipedi:Vikipedi proje kontrolü/Çeviri

The remaining section I will tell you later Turkish translation. Thank you.-- (talk) 21:01, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

You can translate this page here, but show an example in fr or so. -- sk (talk) 09:24, 18 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Sorry, do not. I accidentally forgot to enter my account. I'm following Reality006. You can contact us here. I'm starting to turn a page. Good work.--Reality006 (talk) 15:26, 18 March 2009 (UTC)


Would you update the URL to the one mentioned at de:Template talk:KoordinateURL. This would improve the output of Tools:~dispenser/view/File_viewer#log:coord-dewiki.log and Tools:~dispenser/cgi-bin/ for de: ? -- User:Docu

I will try it. -- sk (talk) 10:23, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
de:Template:KoordinateURL will asap be deleted, no improvement needed ;-) but i will ad the pagename in [[de:Template:CoordinateLINK Visi-on (talk) 11:36, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
done, i waited just for the request Visi-on (talk) 11:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. The report generally updates around 7-8 am UTC. The viewer doesn't quite work with languages other than en though.
BTW, you may want to add the links to to your mapsources page, check the "table of coordinates" at [4]. -- User:Docu

Is it necessary to shrink the Red Army[edit]

I was just wondering where the idea of determining that all headings should start ==xxx== came from? It seems a bit like chopping one of your legs off before entering a race. Clearly if editors are to get the maximum effectiveness of a choice in sizes, it is hard to see how the exclusion of =x= could be championed?Harrypotter (talk) 21:43, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Hello Harrypotter, this is not my idea. See here: "For example, in HTML, H2 elements should follow H1 elements, H3 elements should follow H2 elements, etc. Content developers should not "skip" levels (e.g., H1 directly to H3). Do not use headings to create font effects; use style sheets to change font styles for example." . In Wikipedia the Pagename "Polish-Soviet War" is the H1 headline, all other headlines must begin with H2 and this means "==xxx==". -- sk (talk) 03:37, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Check Wikipedia[edit]

Could you include the Yiddish (yi) Wikipedia in "Check Wikipedia"? --Redaktor (talk) 07:55, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

I write this at my to-do-list. -- sk (talk) 18:53, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for setting this up. I have created a page at yi:װיקיפּעדיע:קאנטראלירן בלעטער Do I paste your output into the page? Or do you have a bot that does this? --Redaktor (talk) 16:19, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Please do it, I have no bot. -- sk (talk) 20:15, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks Stefan! We have already made many corrections in just two days. Your work is very useful. Could you please update the link in "Please copy and paste that page at the toolserver to this page here"so that it links to the correct page? Best wishes. --Redaktor (talk) 11:25, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

&-char in edit links[edit]

at the (your) page:

there is a link to:

but it dosn't work, it should be:

you didn't replace "&" whit "_%26"

Puggan (talk) 22:32, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

helping wikipedia bots[edit]

I saw that you have started a project to scan almost every dump for text. I asked on toolserver about a task needing this kind of work: i need this kind of list. So, perhaps you may be able to help me in this work. Would you help me in building this list? :)--Nickanc (talk) 22:09, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello Nickanc, if I understand what you want, then I can insert this in the checkwiki-script. Maybe as additional output. :-) You search code-blocks. Where? In articles or in user-namespace (not0 means not in namespace 0, like no article)? what informations do you need in the list? Only a list with links like this -- sk (talk) 16:36, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Maybe User:Hoo man can describe me this in my mother language. -- sk (talk) 16:39, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, maybe Hoo man could help you. Anyway i need to list code blocks in pages outside ns0 (so wikipedia:, help:, template:, project:, user:, every talk page), because every code block outside ns0 could be a script used to help the wiki grow, therefore potentially a bot script or at least something that, if found, could be reused, maybe on another wiki. I need to list pages links, maybe in the form *[[wikilink]]. The list shall be sorted by programming language. Code blocks are usually marked by <source> and <syntaxhighlight> tags (e.g.: <source lang="csharp">, <source lang="python">, <source lang="java">, <source lang="php">... see mw:Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi for details). Is it possible for you?--Nickanc (talk) 20:22, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, this is possible. But I think this will be a long list for every language. Do you need this one-time or every 3 months? My script scan approximately every 60-70 days a dump of a language. How do you will use this big info dump? Have you a script or is this a manual job? -- sk (talk) 21:29, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
At the moment, just one time or once a year will be enough. Since we have not a clear idea of what we will find exactly, it will be manual job. This list was meant to be an archive of scripts where one could look for useful scripts, like a big reference library of scripts. For example, imagine a bot runner which writes in PHP has to perform a certain task which he didn't have a script for. Looking through this list, the bot runner looks inside listed PHP scripts for scripts designed for similar tasks; if he finds some scripts of this type, he may perform the task he has to do just adapting the scripts he found. Otherwise, if he finds no script that can help him, he has to write a new script from nothing, like now. But we find better using well-tested scripts, instead of making every day new scripts. It is better standing on the shoulders of giants. :)--Nickanc (talk) 17:58, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
I will try it. -- sk (talk) 21:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
First results:! pdcwiki and ndswiki are very small. At the moment the scan run on dewiki. This will be a bigger file. Is this what you want? -- sk (talk) 20:50, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
Uhm. Good.--Nickanc (talk) 11:54, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Proposal to shut down WP Geographic Coordinates & ban coordinates on wikipedia articles[edit]

This means you. --Tagishsimon (talk) 11:51, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Check Wikipedia[edit]

It appears that the problems with the nightshade login server for the toolserver have stopped the updates to your Check Wikipedia lists. Have you had a chance to look at this yet? -Niceguyedc Go Huskies! 20:07, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

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