Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-21 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Thank you for quoting out of context. This is a quote to get the context: " However when a list like a Wikipedia category of alumni of a given university is considered, there are no new errors introduced by a bot. All the errors included in Wikidata are the errors that already exist in a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Samuel Klein
On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 1:50 PM Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada wrote: > This is the escape velocity, I think that Wikipedia will never surpass > Wikidata again. > > The singularity is near. > Hey Emilio! Or, it passed us a while ago, but so quickly that we're only now noticing it. ///S

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Jennifer Pryor-Summers
The code may always be written and and often reviewed by humans but the data clearly is not. There was an instance recently of a bot adding an incorrect date of birth of 1950 to thousands of entries due to a misunderstanding (by its human author) about VIAF file formats JPS On Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Jennifer Pryor-Summers
"All the errors included in Wikidata are the errors that already exist in a Wikipedia," That's rather far from being correct. I already indicated one form of error, caused by erroneous scraping by bot from an external data set. And to the extent that information is inserted by humans from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Emilio J . Rodríguez-Posada
El mié., 20 mar. 2019 a las 7:48, Ariel Glenn WMF () escribió: > Only 45 minutes later, the gap is already over 2000 revsions: > > [ariel@bigtrouble wikidata-huge]$ python3 ./compare_sizes.py > Last enwiki revid is 888606979 and last wikidata revid is 888629401 > 2019-03-20 06:46:03: diff is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Anders Wennersten
In my experience we are now leaving Phase one of filling Wikidata with basic data. This first phase involved many botcreated items and wellmeaning semi-manual mass updates. This has resulted in many problems. Bots that is filling wrong Item,  with same name but a different object, creating

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, The biggest benefit of Wikidata is that it knows about more subjects than any Wikipedia has articles. Like Wikipedia it has its own problems but it has its own benefits. The biggest problem with Wikidata is not its quality and the biggest benefit of Wikipedia is not its quality. Both have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Pierre-Selim
Well I guess it's great to see the popularity of Wikidata. That said comparing edit counts has never been really meaningful and we all know it. So great milestone, does it mean anything more than there is a lot of work going on, I don't know. That said Kudos to all people involved in Wikidata.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Caroline Becker
But... bots are operated, written, and reviewed by real humans ? Like if I spend 2 hours adding "painting by Vincent van Gogh" manually on every relevant item by hand, how is that more valuable than spending 20 minutes to write a bot that does that for me (and can be used for similar tasks) ?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Gabriel Thullen
Sorry about this mail, I hate to rain on somebody's parade but: Ever since Wikidata was set up, there have been more edit made by bots than by humans (registered contributor + anonymous contributor), except for a few periods in 2017 and 2018. On the other hand, the activity of the bots on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Olushola Olaniyan
This is a good news. Cheers!!! Olaniyan Olushola CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd President, Wikimedia Nigeria Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation) Co-director Wiki Women Radio www.wikimedia.org.ng sh...@wikimedia.org.ng olaniyanshol...@gmail.com +2348167352512 On Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 08:52

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello Ariel Glenn, Thanks for the notification, very interesting. Well, we all know that making a lot of edits on Wikidata is "easier" or happens quicker than on Wikipedia, for various reasons. But still it is a nice milestone to congratulate to Wikidata. Hereby. :-) Kind regards Ziko Am Mi.,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, So in stead of calling us all Wikipedia, let us be known as Wikidata... HU Thanks, GerardM On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 at 07:48, Ariel Glenn WMF wrote: > Wikidata surpassed the English language Wikipedia in the number of > revisions in the database, about 45 minutes ago today.I was

[Wikimedia-l] Wikidata now officially has more total edits than English language Wikipedia

2019-03-20 Thread Ariel Glenn WMF
Wikidata surpassed the English language Wikipedia in the number of revisions in the database, about 45 minutes ago today.I was tipped off by a tweet [1] a few day ago and have been watching via a script that displays the largest revision id and its timestamp. Here's the point where Wikidata