This is an important question. There are apparently 196,839 known list
items based on a query for instanceOf Wikipedia list item
I tend to agree with Thad that these kinds of items aren't really what we
want filling in WikiData. In fact replacing them with the ability to
generate them automatically based on queries is a primary use case for
wikidata. But just deleting them doesn't entirely make sense either
because they are key signposts into things that ought to be brought into
wikidata properly. The items in these lists clearly matter..
Ideally we could generate a bot that would examine each of these lists and
identify the unifying properties that should be added to the items within
the list that would enable the list to be reproduced by a query.
I disagree that this reasoning suggests deleting items about categories and
disambiguation pages. - both of these clearly have functions in wikidata.
I'm not sure what the function of a list entity is.
On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
By this reasoning we should also delete items about
Thad Guidry, 15/06/2015 17:21:
Ex. List of tallest buildings in Wuhan -
What's the issue here? The item doesn't actually contain any list, there
is no duplication or information "clumped together".
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