Including information from Wikidata in a page is not so different from
transcluding a template. So in theory, protecting a page from vandalism
through Wikidata should be similar to cascading protection, which exists in
core and auto-protects images and transcluded templates on a page. In fact,
maybe cascading protection should simply apply to transcluded items.
Of course, it's more difficult to extend cascading protection to Wikidata
because Wikidata is a different wiki (even Commons images are not included
in cascading protection last time I checked). Nevertheless, it should be a
And maybe—just maybe—getting blocked on one wiki could make one
automatically blocked on wikis that are common repositories, such as
Commons and Wikidata (and perhaps Meta), although this should be reversible.
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בתאריך יום ג׳, 30 באוק׳ 2018 ב-0:06 מאת Daniel Kinzler <
Am 29.10.18 um 7:29 nachm. schrieb Pine W:
I'm hesitant to support hiding information
from readers, including links
Wikidata. As an alternative to hiding
information, could articles that
semi-protected on Wikipedia (I assume that this
refers to ENWP, but
it refers to other languages also) automatically
applied to the relevant items on Wikidata?
Does this only apply to the "connected" data item, or all data items used?
that some items are used on a *lot* of pages, and would end up always
Maybe that'S good, if they are used so much, don't know. It would be hard
on Wikidata why they are protected, though. Also, I cannot think of an
way to manage this information in the database.
Also, would you also want this the other way around? If the data item is
protected, the respective page on all wikis should be automatically
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