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Allow adding more labels, descriptions, and statements directly on Special:NewItem
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Special:NewItem should allow users (in a obvious way) to create directly richer items than it currently allows. Labels, descriptions & aliases in more languages; multiple claims - would be useful to have them. Even Commons' Special:Upload allows users to introduce easily and directly descriptions in multiple languages, but NewItem not.

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XXN created this task.Jul 14 2017, 5:14 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJul 14 2017, 5:14 PM

I think we may have a new special page, probably named Special:NewRichItem. The special page will have a same interface like ordinary item page, so that you can freely add labels, statements and sitelinks to it, except all changes in the page is non-persistent unless clicking "save". It can have some preloaded labels and statements, and can even have a full item as preload (which can replace duplicate_item.js). The special page can also act as a sandbox or used for Wikidata tours (T98667: Create a special page item sandbox), if the check of duplicate label+description and sitelink and be optionally turned off.

We should keep the existing Special:NewItem for non-JavaScript users.

Restricted Application added a subscriber: PokestarFan. · View Herald TranscriptJul 29 2017, 9:34 PM

and do Special:NewRichItem?prop1=P31&value1=Q5

abian awarded a token.Feb 11 2018, 8:01 PM
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abian added a comment.Feb 11 2018, 8:12 PM

+1 for this task. Encouraging users to include some important data from the beginning (such as a statement "instance of" or "subclass of") and, possibly, letting them use quick models for common instances (humans) would increase data quality, promote good practices and teach newcomers.

thiemowmde renamed this task from Enhance Special:NewItem to Allow adding more labels, descriptions, and statements directly on Special:NewItem.Feb 12 2018, 2:42 PM
thiemowmde triaged this task as Lowest priority.
thiemowmde moved this task from incoming to needs discussion or investigation on the Wikidata board.
thiemowmde added a subscriber: Lydia_Pintscher.