In my blogpost, Mr Anthony is linked to Reasonator . With all due
respect, it provides better information than Wikidata does . So when you
want to talk about quality, fine. This is where Wikidata will make the most
difference. It will also help you see that Mr Anthony is linked to a
publication  something you will miss when you rely on Wikidata alone.
You talk about quality and you are apparently of the opinion that
everything has to be "perfect". That is fine. Mr Anthony had several awards
and most of them I have added, I have added information about the
organisation that conferred them. For me quality is not in sources, they
are overrated. In Wikidata relevance is in the network, the linking of
people widely. A source at most gives an opinion on a single statement. By
including VIAF and ISNI, I do better, I link Mr Anthony to outside
Wikimedia because every Wikimedia project fails in this.
When you talk about quality, you can think on coverage. It noticed in a
blog somewhere that Wikipedia is so good in its information about ebola.
That is good. When you look at mental health, psychiatry Wikipedia is an
underachiever. Given the prevalence of psychiatry it is significant that we
are doing so poorly.
Yes we need to get our ships working together but as it is, the item of Mr
Anthony is 100% better because of me. What we need is a task force to get
proper information so that people are supported with proper information in
their recovery. Recovery is what Mr Anthony is about and that is where we
could do better.
On 19 January 2016 at 23:33, John Mark Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 9:49 PM, Gerard Meijssen
That blog post doesnt appear link to the Wikidata item.
It is https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q21745493
which only has 14 facts, but only one reference.
It really should have a fact that he is a Professor Emeritus, as that
is a very significant fact.
Of the 11 awards list on
, only 4 have been
added to Wikidata.
Distinguished Service Award of the President of the United States
looks quite important, but has been omitted.
My point I guess is this wikidata item is data; not knowledge, yet.
;-) Until William Anthony is linked into his esteemed place in his
field of excellence, we do him a disservice. Lots of room for
Or, we need all of our ships working together, and most of our
community is moving from quantity to quality, seeing that as our next
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