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Have pop-up (etc) after creation of article/category in what is asked to connect to existing article or new creation
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It is time for the next step in Wikipedia-Wikidata: after creating an article or category being asked in a pop-up or new screen (etc) if already an article about this subject exists in another Wikipedia, if yes: way to connect it to that article, if no: let user add it to Wikidata + help to add some basic properties (instance of, if human: gender + birth/death dates (etc), if taxon: scientific name (etc), etc).

Too many times users forget to add articles to Wikidata, even while there is an existing item for it. This results on large workloads for other users in checking if subjects already exists, missing properties, etc, while a simple pop-up would help to remind the creator and makes it easier to do this.

Having articles and categories added to Wikidata is a convention, a basic guideline that applies to all articles and categories for many years (earlier as requirement to add interwikis at the bottom of the article).

See also:
T110604: [Story] Notification: Add notification when page is being connected to Wikidata

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Romaine created this task.Oct 29 2015, 6:21 PM
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Thanks, Romaine. After donating sister-project CC World University & School (WUaS) to CC Wikidata to celebrate its 3rd birthday, WUaS would like to participate in and help develop this.

Here's the blog post with further information about sister project CC WUaS's donation to CC Wikidata -

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Lydia_Pintscher changed the task status from Open to Stalled.Feb 7 2018, 4:18 PM
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Is this still a problem or do people do the right thing now mostly?

It still doesn't show any notification when you add a new article that already exist on other languages. I think this will be a very good feature, specially for the new comers.