Wikipedia:VIAF/errors

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Note: this page was established in 2012 and is no longer the preferred way to contact VIAF staff to notify regarding errors. Merrilee (talk) 21:00, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Please list here any errors discovered in the matching between VIAF identities and Wikipedia pages. They will be reported back to VIAF and fixed in their records - hopefully this will prevent the same identifiers being accidentally matched again. If you notice technical issues with the bot (eg. template placed at wrong position), please report them at User talk:VIAFbot. Thanks for your feedback.

See also VIAF errors in Wikidata.

Identified on Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia article is not the same as the VIAF identity[edit]

These can be fixed at Wikidata
  • Michael Peterson (murder suspect) - not VIAF 111595726. Dancter (talk) 21:54, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Mike Lawrence (bridge), born 1940 – not VIAF 21118984, which points here and displays the redirect page name Michael Lawrence (bridge) --P64 (talk) 19:57, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Chris Van Dusen screenwriter – not VIAF 52856798 (children's picture book illustrator, eg Mercy Watson series); [National library of] Portugal may have the screenwriter at VIAF 120638006 but I did not add that to our biography footer evidently yes and I added that to our footer --P64 (talk) 23:02, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
  • David Roberts --P64 (talk) 01:29, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Henry Mayr-Harting A.c. template fixed; VIAF 92150672 bundles only a no-identity GND Name record --P64 (talk) 01:29, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Rain (entertainer) - not VIAF 108063540 I see no sign that Jung Ji-Hoon is this record Chŏng, Chi-hun Evaders99 (talk) 02:59, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
    I do think these are the same, just a different romanization of the name. Check the alternate name forms at VIAF, and there is some overlap in the selected titles and our filmography: both we and the National Library of Australia list "I am a cyborg, but that's OK". Lupo 14:01, 22 November 2012 (UTC)

Two or more VIAF identities for the same article[edit]