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Prevent duplicate properties and items from getting created
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Multiple times I created a property and for some reason Wikidata created the property three times. The latest example is "P3312", "P3313 " and "P3314".

I think it would be good if Wikidata would reject the attempt to create additional items/properties with the same name and description as an existing one.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 31 2016, 7:15 PM
Nikki added a subscriber: Nikki.Oct 31 2016, 8:05 PM

It does already check the label/description (for items, at least, I haven't checked properties) so this sounds like it would be the same underlying problem as T44325. The same thing that was added for T147143 should probably be added to Special:NewProperty too (if it hasn't already).