Who were you expecting would respond from the Wikipedias?
From: Wikimedia-l [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Gerard
Sent: Friday, 20 November 2015 9:18 AM
To: Wikimedia Mailing List; Research into Wikimedia content and communities; WikiData-l
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Quality issues
At Wikidata we often find issues with data imported from a Wikipedia. Lists have been
produced with these issues on the Wikipedia involved and arguably they do present issues
with the quality of Wikipedia or Wikidata for that matter. So far hardly anything resulted
from such outreach.
When Wikipedia is a black box, not communicating about with the outside world, at some
stage the situation becomes toxic. At this moment there are already those at Wikidata that
argue not to bother about Wikipedia quality because in their view, Wikipedians do not care
about its own quality.
Arguably known issues with quality are the easiest to solve.
There are many ways to approach this subject. It is indeed a quality issue both for
Wikidata and Wikipedia. It can be seen as a research issue; how to deal with quality and
how do such mechanisms function if at all.
I blogged about it..
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