[Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-l] Reasonator use in Wikipedias
magnusmanske at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 24 10:05:55 UTC 2014
A list of female painters with no article on en.wp:
(might take a few seconds to load)
On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 8:24 AM, Jane Darnell <jane023 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not convinced that this is useful (yet). I have been generating
> some red-link lists for the upcoming international edit-a-thon about
> Art & Feminism on February 1st, and I tried out this tool to see if I
> could come with with lists of women artists already in other projects.
> With Reasonator I see 503 female persons and 760 male persons. Not
> very helpful (yet) for generating red-link lists.
> 2014/1/23, Risker <risker.wp at gmail.com>:
> > On 23 January 2014 15:42, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> >> On 23 January 2014 15:12, Magnus Manske <magnusmanske at googlemail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > I thought about that as well. Besides the intro text, the info box
> >> be
> >> > the main "attraction"; but if infoboxes were to fall back on wikidata
> >> > information, which they could technically already do, all we'd have to
> >> > do
> >> > is add a blank infobox, and it should automatically fill up with the
> >> > wikidata information. In light of that, writing code to fill an
> >> > with values form wikidata to paste into the article seems ... low-tech
> >> ;-)
> >> Indeed - but we have to work with what we have.
> >> Perhaps we could concentrate on one very narrow subject, and its
> >> single corresponding infobox, as a pilot?
> > I suggest that this discussion should be on the various projects that
> > be affected, particularly as different projects have very different ideas
> > about whether the use of Wikidata for anything more than language links
> > acceptable. Many projects do not permit bulk bot creation of content, and
> > this proposal is a close parallel.
> > Further, content that isn't editable on the project on which it is hosted
> > is probably not a very effective way to persuade people to turn it into
> > actual page.
> > Trialing the process on some small projects that actively volunteer to
> > participate would be a first step.
> > Risker/Anne
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