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 try
sense how pages with coding are perceived. Seeing
the editwars about
from outside the Dutch community adding
properties to articles, seeing
following discussion, and seeing the general
discussion about automated
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 lists
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 also
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 be
up-to-date, because Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia and its nature is
running behind. This is the priority and the
focus, this does not mean
can't be up-to-date.
So it matters not so much if the knowledge is or isn't available in the
Dutch Wikipedia, it does matter for users that all pages in the article
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 about
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
Product Manager for Wikidata
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