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- Ottava Rima (talk) 16:00, 28 October 2011 (UTC)Reply

Superprotect status


Dear Edgars2007, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:12, 12 September 2014 (UTC)Reply


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Global user page migration


Hello Edgars2007. I deleted your local user pages on all wikis as you requested via Synchbot, and your global user page is now active. You can see the deletion log on your archive page. :) —Pathoschild 18:49, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

You rock!


Dear Edgars2007, thanks a lot for the lists you provided on Phabricator re: T96927. I didn't see that coming, you made my day. Best, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 15:29, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply

Thank you! I'm glad, that I could help. --Edgars2007 (talk) 16:22, 31 August 2015 (UTC)Reply



Wanted to say hi to my official account. --Experts (talk) 22:31, 20 November 2015 (UTC)Reply

Cross-wiki watchlist


Hi! You voted for the cross-wiki watchlist as an important suggestions in the community wishlist survey last year. I'm pinging editors who showed interest in that task to tell them we have some suggestions for how things could look, if you'd like to glance at them and give us some feedback. You can find them on the project page on Meta. If you'd like to share any comments, you're very welcome to do so on the talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) 01:09, 21 May 2016 (UTC)Reply

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Can you explain reasons for this block? It is not a vandal – I saw this user fixing attribution of images. More importantly, files in question were on Commons at the time, until Jcb deleted them. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:12, 13 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Incnis Mrsi: Hi! Basically it (the user account and moving images) was part of some kind of trolling campaign. --Edgars2007 (talk) 15:17, 14 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

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Thank you for your participation in the Wishlist. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:29, 16 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

The Community Wishlist Survey



You get this message because you’ve previously participated in the Community Wishlist Survey. I just wanted to let you know that this year’s survey is now open for proposals. You can suggest technical changes until 11 November: Community Wishlist Survey 2019.

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The Slovene cultural registry import


Hi, as promised on Facebook, here's some details about the job: here's the API for the Slovene cultural registry information service. It contains data on about 30.000 listed objects, of which we're interested in ~10.000 that are listed as cultural monuments (for now). Infrastructure on Wikidata is already set up, currently we have about 770 objects already entered manually - all the details are on WikiProject Slovenia and the constraint violation report for the main part: the unique identifier EŠD.

What would be needed is as follows: to read all the data tables and pull out the subset by listing type (monument of local/national importance), then import the data for those that aren't already in Wikidata. Use the data to create objects and populate some key properties - country, municipality, settlement, EŠD number, type of object, type of listing. Coordinates should also be included, but this part is more tricky, because spatial data is stored as polygons and I'm not sure if those can be easily converted. For all the objects already in Wikidata, type of listing should be compared and updated where necessary. For all processed fields, "Stated in: Q18375284" should be added as a reference, and for listing type, "start time" should be read from the data tables and added.

Can you take a look and see if you can make sense of the API? The key fields (as far I'm able to tell) are:

  • OBCINA (municipality)
  • NASELJE (settlement)
  • ESD (the EŠD number)
  • TIP (type of object)
  • IME (name)
  • RZGLOBDOBJ (date for "start time" of listing, although I'm not sure it's the right one)
  • SHAPE data, if we can use it

Please let me know as soon as possible if you're able to help, or if I should ask somebody else. Thanks a lot, — Yerpo Eh? 17:26, 1 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

@Yerpo: hi! Well, there are two bad and one good news. I won't let you choose the order, because it matters :D
  • (1st bad) well, that API isn't what we (developers) usually understand with API. That is some kind of geographical API
  • (1st good) by coincidence I work at cartography company, where are people, who work with geographical data.
  • (2nd bad) they couldn't help me in exporting the data into something usable, they saw something like this for the first time :D

If you can contact the authority and ask for some kind of export (shp, json, geojson, csv) with all the data, then I could have a look. Sorry. Edgars2007 (talk) 10:13, 4 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

Ok, thanks for the effort. I planned to ask the informatics expert at the Ministry for some additional details anyway. — Yerpo Eh? 10:20, 4 November 2018 (UTC)Reply

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