Hi let me just weigh in as a "power
user" here. Though I love Wikidata,
I must admit that it didn't even occur to me to put the list builder
function in the main namespace. Since I read that comment yesterday I have
been thinking about how this could be possible. I sort of follow what
Romaine is saying, in that it could be useful to have an extra namespace
for lists. I was also thinking that maybe we could do it another way. Right
now Wikipedia has lists, such as the list of paintings by Suze Robertson. I
happen to know that list is not complete (because I made it). The list
article has a Wikidata item. There should be a way to set up a query so
that any new items coming in will be sent to the editor's watchlist through
the new list function, and then the list-editor can choose to link that
item (or not) to the Wikidata list item. I think a live Wikipedia article
should be linked to a Wikidata list item, not a query result.
On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:11 AM, Lydia Pintscher <
On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Romaine Wiki
> First I must say I can't speak for the Dutch community, I can only
> sense how pages with coding are perceived. Seeing the editwars about
> from outside the Dutch community adding properties to articles,
> following discussion, and seeing the general discussion about
> lists on nlwiki, I do not think this will happen. Based on this I can
> draw the conclusion that the community will not accept automated
> the article namespace. Being able to click in the top of the page on
> 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
> 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
> I think that automated lists are not allowed in the main namespace,
> they do have some value, I think it is more likely to create a
> 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
> on Wikipedia. A namespace called "List:" or in Dutch: "Lijst:".
> I also should mention that the first priority of Wikipedia is not to
> up-to-date, because Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia and its nature is
> running behind. This is the priority and the focus, this does not
> can't be up-to-date.
> So it matters not so much if the knowledge is or isn't available in
> Dutch Wikipedia, it does matter for users that all pages in the
> namespace stay without codes, that these pages stay editable in that
> itself. And it also matters that linking to other Wikipedias is not
> in pages in the article namespace. While we did not have a voting
> 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
> not wanted, I think that links in articles to Wikidata items when
> 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
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