On 10 Jun 2016, at 12:39, Yellowcard
However, there are single statements (!) that
are proven to be correct (possibly in connection with qualifiers) and
are no subject to being changed in future. Locking these statements
would make them much less risky to obtain them and use them directly in
Wikipedia. What would be the disadvantage of this, given that slightly
experienced users can still edit them and the lock is only a protection
against anonymous vandalism?
I agree 100%, and would like to add (again) that this would also make our data more
reliable for re-use outside Wikimedia projects.
There’s a huge scala of possibilities between locking harshly (no-one can edit it anymore)
and leaving stuff entirely open. I disagree that just one tiny step away from ‘entirely
open’ betrays the wiki principle.
Of course I’m in favour of all improvements to watchlist systematics. However, with
100,000+ items I’ll probably be watching at some point, even great tools might not be
enough to catch everything.
And I’d indeed like to focus all my time on constructive new edits, and advocating the
great work we do ;-)