|Resolved||Elitre||T146705 Support rollout of editing wikidata descriptions on Android|
|Resolved||Elitre||T172246 Partial support to rollout of editing wikidata descriptions on Android for en.wp|
the feature is currently in Alpha, the plan is to pick a number of reasonably sized Wikis to roll out the feature to and see the impact on Wikidata. Russian Wikipedia is nominated. More messaging will be communicated clearly.
Primary consultation: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Editing_descriptions_from_Wikipedia_Android_app
Mediawiki page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Short_descriptions
Heads up about the project: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Readers_contributions
Goals page: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2016-17_Q2_Goals#Fundraising_Tech
(I haven't specified how long between each step/tier, it is usually some days up to some weeks.)
Tier 1 - done
Tier 2 rollout (all but top 10 app wikis)
Collect more data and break out results by language
Announce deployment to these Wikipedias through MassMessage, provided data are positive and all looks good
Tier 3: top 9 wikis (no en.wiki)
Assuming a successful previous rollout:
put announcement up for translation, then deliver it
Tier 4: en.wiki
Assuming all good after previous rollout: deliver announcement.
Indeed. The French Wikipedia community has refused to have the descriptions, because according to them it is uneasy to control Wikidata descriptions' changes. The watchlist makes uneasy to monitor those changes.
If we have data concerning vandalism and how Wikidata folks control descriptions, it may be possible it to reopen the case with a possible positive issue.
Turns out I was wrong, so the announcement for French has been revised and posted. I have also pinged personally some volunteers to flag the announcement for the languages in which it hasn't been translated yet.