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[Hackathon doc sprint] Lua for Wikimedians
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This is one of the main topics of the Wikidata documentation Sprint during the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017.

Feel free to add in subtasks your ideas of tasks to improve the documentation for Wikimedians who want to use and create Lua modules.

The tasks should be:

  • Simple (you can split complex tasks in several tasks)
  • Clear (please add details, links, explain what's wrong or missing in the existing doc)
  • Ideally, feasible by a team in maximum 1 day

Links to Lua doc (feel free to add more):

Inspirations (nice doc from other projects):

  • ...

Event Timeline

Possibly related to Task T76229 (and https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Infobox_Tutorial), where we would still need some more examples of pure Lua infoboxes. But the page (and talk) page already have gathered a lot of expertise and would be worth expanding.

Lydia_Pintscher moved this task from incoming to monitoring on the Wikidata board.Mar 23 2017, 2:46 PM
Zache added a subscriber: Zache.EditedApr 18 2017, 8:05 AM

Just for ideas

Frwiki have pretty cool Lua-infobox system

In fiwiki we have some infoboxes which are using Frwiki's wikidata modules for fetching data and Lua for input validation

Also one use case for wikidata is that we are comparing some infobox and wikidata values and if they matches then then infobox adds a link that "test number N OK" and if they don't then add a link "test number N Failed" and some notification category. There is also abuse filter rule which tracks the changes and if the test results (=links) changes from OK to FAILED and editor is not logged in or just created then it will tag or disallow the change. Most commonly we are testing things like infobox titles, game age limits etc.

Hello! Just letting you know that you can schedule this session now for the hackathon. Instructions and scheduling can be done here:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Hackathon_2017/Program#How_to_schedule_breakout_sessions

Is there active work done right now where I could participate as a novice?

Hello @MrSteff, I'm afraid no one is working on this topic right now.
Still, if you want to go through the existing documentation pages, and point out where you find some incoherences, outdated information, or just things you don't understand, it would be very helpful.

@Lea_Lacroix_WMDE
Thanks for your reply, I will consider doing so then.

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