Lydia thanks! (because I couldn't understand what this thread was
complaining about)

What I would like to have short term is some sort of a gadget that I
can run periodically that will tell me when I personally have created
an item with a label that is the same for at least one other item in
one other language in the database (trying to repair my own doubles

2014-05-05 12:15 GMT+02:00, Lydia Pintscher <>:
> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Jane Darnell <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> What I don't understand is the need to keep all labels blank until
>> they are updated by hand. Especially for biographical articles, it
>> would be nice to have original spellings of the person's name, even if
>> it's Chinese or something else really far away from English. That
>> might serve as a prompt to people to update the label more than blank,
>> no? Take a look at this person:
> That's exactly why we need language fallback, yes.
>> There are so many variants in spelling of the name, but I consider
>> them all correct, depending on the source. In the case of historical
>> people, can't a bot go through and update the labels so that queries
>> will return something? Anything is better than blank, I think.
> That's already happening. It just takes time.
> Cheers
> Lydia
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