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- 14 This week's article for improvement (week 46, 2018)
- 15 Changes to Punishment in Australia
- 16 Sorry mate
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This week's article for improvement (week 44, 2018)
Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018
|Facto Post – Issue 17 – 29 October 2018
Around 2.7 million Wikidata items have an illustrative image. These files, you might say, are Wikimedia's stock images, and if the number is large, it is still only 5% or so of items that have one. All such images are taken from Wikimedia Commons, which has 50 million media files. One key issue is how to expand the stock.
Indeed, there is a tool. WD-FIST exploits the fact that each Wikipedia is differently illustrated, mostly with images from Commons but also with fair use images. An item that has sitelinks but no illustrative image can be tested to see if the linked wikis have a suitable one. This works well for a volunteer who wants to add images at a reasonable scale, and a small amount of SPARQL knowledge goes a long way in producing checklists.
It should be noted, though, that there are currently 53 Wikidata properties that link to Commons, of which P18 for the basic image is just one. WD-FIST prompts the user to add signatures, plaques, pictures of graves and so on. There are a couple of hundred monograms, mostly of historical figures, and this query allows you to view all of them. commons:Category:Monograms and its subcategories provide rich scope for adding more.
And so it is generally. The list of properties linking to Commons does contain a few that concern video and audio files, and rather more for maps. But it contains gems such as P3451 for "nighttime view". Over 1000 of those on Wikidata, but as for so much else, there could be yet more.
Go on. Today is Wikidata's birthday. An illustrative image is always an acceptable gift, so why not add one? You can follow these easy steps: (i) log in at https://tools.wmflabs.org/widar/, (ii) paste the Petscan ID 6263583 into https://tools.wmflabs.org/fist/wdfist/ and click run, and (iii) just add cake.
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20:08, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
Please comment on Talk:Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
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This week's article for improvement (week 45, 2018)
17:28, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
PS: not watching your talkpage. Sometimes when I get bored, I watch the bots —usernamekiran(talk) 11:54, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
- lol. I rarely watch usertalk pages. I randomly visit them though. The script above is very useful.
You've 66 pagewatchers —usernamekiran(talk) 15:11, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Biography/Politics and government
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Changes to Punishment in Australia
Hi Seraphim System, I saw that you did a large revert to my edits on Punishment in Australia. I just wanted to draw your attention to Talk:Punishment_in_Australia where I made a discussion for it. Revoran (talk) 03:43, 12 November 2018 (UTC)