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EPIC: Article placeholders using wikidata
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Description

A Wikidata student developer (@Lucie) has created placeholders for wikipedia articles that don't exist, but where the entity has wikidata information. See example here: http://articleplaceholder.wmflabs.org/mediawiki/index.php/Special:AboutTopic/Q3 . Here is information on the extension: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticlePlaceholder.

It is not where it needs to be polish-wise, but a very interesting possibility for bringing in users and encouraging writing in smaller wikis. For instance, right now, google doesn't send swahili searches to wikipedia for "X" since the page doesn't exist...this could change that (maybe? it depends) and it could direct users to either create page or create using article translation tool.

Event Timeline

JKatzWMF created this task.Jan 12 2016, 2:52 AM
JKatzWMF raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.
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JKatzWMF added a project: Reading-Admin.
JKatzWMF moved this task to Next Quarter Candidates on the Reading-Admin board.
JKatzWMF added subscribers: JKatzWMF, dr0ptp4kt, atgo, Lucie.
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Lucie added a subscriber: Addshore.Jan 12 2016, 3:59 AM
JKatzWMF reopened this task as Open.Mar 15 2016, 7:29 PM
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re-opened--want this for tracking on reading side. Wikidata folks, feel free to ignore.