I wonder whether there is a simple way to retrieve dates with the precision in they have been put into a wikibase.
Using SPARQL I get all years such as "1749" as "1 January 1749" statements, no matter whether the person is born that day or not. Should I run different searches?
Dr. Olaf Simons
Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt
Am Schlossberg 2
Privat: Hauptmarkt 17b/ 99867 Gotha
After a productive meeting yesterday with a few members of the user group,
we decided on next steps how to keep the official affiliation of the group
with the WMF going forward.
One of the key elements is the annual reports. We need to maintain these
and submit every year. They can be very very simple and short, but there is
also opportunity to develop them into a good documentation resource for
Crucially, we want to encourage at least a few people to help maintain
those as active / helpful documents, rather than just 1 or 2 people having
to do it purely as an admin task in the end of the year.
Everyone in this group is welcome to add important events or discussions /
outcomes that concern the whole group. The 2020 report has not been
submitted yet, so you all still have a chance to contribute to it here:
And let’s get an early start on the 2021 report here:
Types of things that can go in the report pages include group meetings,
significant announcements on the mailing list, in-depth discussions on the
Telegram chat, etc. Community members are also encouraged to add their
Wikibase projects or extensions, especially if it’s something that can help
or has helped the whole user group through discussion on the chat, etc..
And we should be documenting discussions on desired features in the
reports, too, because these could potentially justify WMF/WMDE
contributions/assistance to the group in the future.
Let me know if there are any questions / concerns. There will be more
announcements soon regarding the formal selection process for official user
group contacts, so that the group keeps its status within WMF and continues
to be a helpful place for everyone here :-)
Lozana (aka not an official group contact, but just a long-term group
Lozana Rossenova (PhD, London South Bank University)
Digital Archives Designer and Researcher
In April, the Wikimedia Foundation notified the Wikibase Community User
Group that its annual report due to February had not been submitted yet
. This report is necessary for the user group to stay a recognized
affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. Following discussions on Meta (see
previous link) and on the Wikibase group on Telegram, several issues have
been identified, like the lack of official group contacts for the user
I propose a dedicated online meeting on June 9 at 16:00 UTC to discuss
these issues . The agenda can of course be discussed and improved.
Envel Le Hir