On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 1:08 PM David Abián <davidabian@wikimedia.es> wrote:

I think that most elements on Wikidata are nowadays too long to be
easily read by humans. There are many properties (which is great), the
information is too scattered, and this problem (if you consider it a
problem) will continue growing up.

Some suggestions come to mind...

* Visually group properties by type, using the division of
<https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Property_proposal>, or another.

* Change our current CSS rules to show properties in a more compacted way.

* Create a table of contents that automatically appears when more than N
properties have been defined for an element.

* Combine some of the above.

Is there something discussed/planned facing this issue?

Hi David,

Yes this is a problem I already identified. We've worked on it as well already. As a first step we improved the loading time of large items. As the next step we have moved identifiers into their own section. This already helped a lot by removing identifiers from the rest of the statements where they were mostly clutter. We have also made a few small UI tweaks to improve the spacing. The next step is going to be ordering of statements. For that we have to do some groundwork and then community input. I hope we can start with that in the next 2 months.
To summarize: Being worked on but it is an on-going task that will be with Wikidata for a long time as it grows.

Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata

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