Understood. Is there an existing Phab ticket for this somewhere? If not I
can create one.
On Aug 2, 2016 01:25, "Lydia Pintscher" <lydia.pintscher(a)wikimedia.de>
On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:36 AM, Pine W
On Commons, I have been seeing some puzzling Wikidata edits appearing in
properties for Commons files on my watchlist.
For example: for File:Ada Lovelace portrait.jpg (Q736316) I see the edit
(Created claim: Property:P18: Chalon Portrait of Queen Victoria -
Added reference to claim: Property:P18: Chalon
Portrait of Queen
This portrait of Ada Lovelace is decidedly not a portrait of Queen
Upon further investigation, I see that the artist
for both paintings is
same. Still, why is this edit appearing for
I don't know why I should be seeing this edit
on my watchlist for the
Similarly, for File:John Jay (Gilbert Stuart portrait).jpg (Q100), I see
my Commons watchlist (Language link added:
investigation reveals that Boston was the place of death of artist
Can someone clarify why these Wikidata edits would be appearing in my
watchlist on Commons? These edits appear to be related to the artists
than to the image files.
I do have "Show Wikidata edits in your watchlist" checked, but I would
that this would refer to Wikidata edits about the
files themselves or the
original artwork from which the photos were derived, rather than the
who created the artworks from which the files on
Commons were derived.
Noting that the artist who created a particular image also created
image that we have on Commons seems to be
particularly far-removed from
information that I need to know as someone who would be interested in
knowing about Wikidata changes about the particular file that I'm
(as opposed to the Wikidata information about the
Data from the item for the artist and Boston are included in the file
pages. So changes to those pages can have an influence on the file
page and are therefore shown to you. (The granularity of the change
tracking is not good enough to tell those cases apart from the ones
where it isn't useful meaningfully.) We need to improve this but I
don't have the plan yet for how to do it properly.
Lydia Pintscher - http://about.me/lydia.pintscher
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