[Wikimedia-l] WikiData and WikiSpecies

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Mon Jun 3 10:01:14 UTC 2013

Nikola Smolenski, 03/06/2013 11:44:
> What if this interface would exist? I believe it could be made really
> quickly and easily.

It's not about interface only, for instance the search backend is 
completely broken and useless for Wikidata, AFAICS.
 From what I understand, the interface for Wikidata data is provided by 
client sites such as Wikipedia. There are no plans for inclusion of 
Wikispecies as client site, but if/when Wikispecies' needs are 
implemented this doesn't imply Wikispecies would be useless, rather that 
it would have easier access to data and could focus on its scope i.e. 
presenting such data. Currently it tries to do both and IMHO fails at both.


P.s.: There are also connected problems like sv.wiki becoming a 
Wikispecies/Wikidata on its own with a million species bot-entries, but 
it's another story.

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