As I wrote above, using the label in a clever way should be enough.

Another thing that can be done for links that do not exist on the translation, is to create the red link on the translated article and annotate it with the Wikidata Q-ID of the corresponding source link. So that when the article is finally created, all annotated red links can be turn into blue links.

That will allow us to know which concept a given redlink is about and suggest a user to translate the article from a language in which the content is available.


On Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM, Joe Filceolaire <> wrote:

I agree with Amir.

Especially since we can use aliases to record possible alternative names as well.


On 15 Sep 2014 15:20, "Amir E. Aharoni" <> wrote:
2014-09-15 16:16 GMT+03:00 Lydia Pintscher <>:
> As for simply allowing sitelinks to non-existing articles in Wikidata:
> I fear we can't easily do that. If someone adds the link to a specific
> item and then another person comes and creates an article under the
> same name but for a different topic we have an issue.
> Is anyone interested in thinking this through together and writing up
> a plan? Once we have that we can figure out if there is someone to
> help with implementation.

As I wrote above, using the label in a clever way should be enough. Creating a sitelink without a target article is not desirable. A translated label should be good enough as the basis for the name of the future article.

I hope to integrate this as smoothly as possible into the ContentTranslation workflow Some Time Soon.

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