On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Romaine Wiki <romaine.wiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
First I must say I can't speak for the Dutch
community, I can only try to
sense how pages with coding are perceived. Seeing the editwars about users
from outside the Dutch community adding properties to articles, seeing the
following discussion, and seeing the general discussion about automated
lists on nlwiki, I do not think this will happen. Based on this I can only
draw the conclusion that the community will not accept automated lists in
the article namespace. Being able to click in the top of the page on edit
and then edit the page, is perceived as basic value of Wikipedia, an
unwritten rule that may not be broken.
Having these codes in the article namespace will scare people off.
At the same time I personally see some value in automated lists. I also
noticed in the discussions that if users use these codes in their user
namespace or in pages of wikiprojects, that it is not so much a problem. As
I think that automated lists are not allowed in the main namespace, while
they do have some value, I think it is more likely to create a separated
namespace for this kind of lists. In that way all pages in the article
namespace stay editable and at the same time this information is available
on Wikipedia. A namespace called "List:" or in Dutch: "Lijst:".
I also should mention that the first priority of Wikipedia is not to be
up-to-date, because Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia and its nature is being
running behind. This is the priority and the focus, this does not mean it
can't be up-to-date.
So it matters not so much if the knowledge is or isn't available in the
Dutch Wikipedia, it does matter for users that all pages in the article
namespace stay without codes, that these pages stay editable in that page
itself. And it also matters that linking to other Wikipedias is not allowed
in pages in the article namespace. While we did not have a voting about
whether it is allowed to link to Wikidata, but having seen earlier a
discussion about linking to Q...'s which was ending in the conclusion being
not wanted, I think that links in articles to Wikidata items when there is
no article in Dutch, will not be allowed.
Yeah this is my impression as well of the current status. Let's all
just give it time. Editors need time to get comfortable with Wikidata.
The more comfortable they are with using it and the more they trust it
the more it'll be used. So let's keep building this trust :)
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
Product Manager for Wikidata
Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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