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More mixin’, more matches

Mix’n’match has seen some updates in the past few days. There are about ~170K new entries, in several catalogs:

Also, there is a brand-new import tool that anyone (who has made at least one mix’n’match “edit”) can use! Just paste or upload a tab-delimited text. Note that the tool is, as of yet, untested with “production” data, so please measure twice or thrice before importing.


  1. Nemo wrote:

    I, for one, welcome our new Finnish overlords! But too much excitement at once it seems, the database got slow again.

    Fantastic to have an import tool ourselves, less worrying for Magnus’ time. With great power…

    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 19:55 | Permalink
  2. Nemo wrote:

    The slowdown was only temporary. Interesting, Kansallisbiografia often disagrees with the Finnish Wikipedia over death dates, even by 15-20 years, even where it’s clearly the same person. This matching will help do a lot of cleanup once people start to use Wikidata data on Wikipedia (as they really should)!

    Monday, November 16, 2015 at 20:59 | Permalink
  3. Daniel wrote:

    I get the message
    “ERROR: Entry type is a required parameter!”
    even though that parameter is labeled as optional.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 02:39 | Permalink
  4. Magnus wrote:

    @Daniel: That should be fixed now.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 10:11 | Permalink
  5. Daniel wrote:

    Successfully imported! Thanks!

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 14:26 | Permalink
  6. Jane wrote:

    Wow really nice! Can you also overwrite old Mix-n-Match lists? E.G. I would like to expand the data added for each entry so that the the online Houbraken text links to the Houbraken biography entries.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 21:07 | Permalink
  7. Magnus wrote:

    @Jane: No, I think updating lists via a tool, at this stage, could end up destroying volunteer work. I am nervous enough fiddling with existing entries as it is 😉
    But if you have a title-to-URL or Q-to-URL mapping for Houbraken, I’ll be happy to add them.

    Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 22:43 | Permalink