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Hello I have a few files that need deletion. This one and this one are clearly taken from this website [] only rotated and this image is derived from a file already scheduled for deletion. 22.214.171.124
Hi, done. All deleted excepted the one nominated with a regular deletion request. Christian Ferrer(talk) 05:57, 1 August 2020 (UTC)
Thank you and I found several more. These pictures all came from other images and I'm not sure what the wiki policy on derivative works are. 126.96.36.199
Thanks for your help, have a wonderful week! :-) Regards, Chem Sim 2001 (disc) 19:23, 2 August 2020 (UTC)
Hi Christian, could you please delete this file. I have nominated it for deletion since there is a better high-quality alternative available and the original uploader agreed to deletion. Thanks in advance, Chem Sim 2001 (disc) 18:44, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
The last week was our quarterly prototyping week. We worked on the following projects. None of them are ready for prime-time yet but we'll continue with them.
Slices: We've had a lot of requests for accessing dumps of a smaller part of Wikidata's data since rarely anyone needs the complete data in Wikidata. The tricky part is figuring out which part is needed and if any of that can be generalized. We looked into for example how to make dump generation faster so we could potentially produce more smaller dumps that only cover a part of Wikidata's data, either thematically (e.g. humans) or by type of data (e.g. only statements and English labels and aliases but not sitelinks or descriptions).
REST API: As part of our effort to make it easier to access Wikidata's data for programmers we looked into a REST API. We tried to see if we could cover the existing action API modules in a REST API. We could. We'll take this as input for our ongoing API work now.
Improving quality ratings through ORES: ORES can judge the quality of an Item automatically. It is currently not very good at it however. We tried a few things to make it more accurate and found some easy wins we'll probably make happen in the next weeks.
Query manipulator: One of the ways we could potentially improve the load situation of the Wikidata Query Service is by automatically analyzing and then redirecting a bunch of queries to other systems that are more suitable for that particular type of query. The nice thing about that would be that the person/program sending the query wouldn't have to care about it but it'd be done automagically for them. We tried to build such a system and the results look very promising but more work/experimenting is needed, especially together with the WMF Search team.
What's the etiquette here, for future reference? Should I have gone through other language wikis to check (as I assume was the case) that this image was being used in error, and replaced it with the original everywhere before starting the deletion discussion? Or do we assume those articles might be using the lower quality photo for a good reason, and leave it? --Lord Belbury (talk) 13:12, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Regarding the potential deletion the relevant policy is COM:INUSE. As far I am aware there is no specific policies to say if you can go through other language wikis to remove or not a specific image. However my personal opinion is that each image will be a different case. This image is used in several wikis since the time of its upload in 2013, therefore one may think it is useful, or at least no one thought necessary to remove it. So in this case I think it would have been unfair to remove the image from the various wiki, and the same day, to come here nominating the file for deletion saying "the file is unused", thing that would have been tecknically true but somewhat unfair as in the reallity the image was used since 2013. That being said you, me or the other users are free to edit the wikis we want, including to remove some images. In my opinion, you can remove or change the image from those wikis, wait a few weeks in order to see if the regular editors of these pages see no objections, then you can go back here and renominate it for deletion if you want. Christian Ferrer(talk) 13:50, 9 August 2020 (UTC)
Upcoming: Next Linked Data for Libraries LD4 Wikidata Affinity Group call: Daniel Mietchen and Lane Rasberry about Scholia, a project to present bibliographic information and scholarly profiles of authors and institutions, 11 August. [Agenda]