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Improve wording of page connection notification
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MediaWiki:notification-header-page-connection messsage reads: "The page Foo was connected to the Wikidata item Q1234, which contains data relevant to the topic."

In a recent complaint, it was pointed out that it can be confusing when a new item is created and no data is added.

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Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase : masterImprove wording of page-connection notification
mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase : masterImprove wording of page-connection notification

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Restricted Application added a project: Wikidata. · View Herald TranscriptJan 22 2019, 8:16 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald Transcript

I would suggest:

The page Foo was connected to the Wikidata item Q1234.

It remains true whether any data is added or not.

Ammarpad updated the task description. (Show Details)Jan 22 2019, 9:13 AM

Hm, I think some minimal explanation of what Wikidata is would still be nice, though. It could be something like this:

, which can contain data relevant to the topic.
, where data relevant to the topic can be collected.

The page Foo was connected to the Wikidata item Q1234 where data relevant to the topic can be collected.

Yes that wording is fine from my side. We indeed do need the little explanation of Wikidata.

Ammarpad triaged this task as Medium priority.Jan 22 2019, 5:35 PM

Given that this message is likely for many people the first time they get in contact with Wikidata it would be good to have it be friendly in addition to reciting correct facts. We might even have a "Read more" link in it to allow the recipient of the message to inform themselves better about Wikidata in case they are curious.

We might even have a "Read more" link in it

Wiki administrators can display it by creating notification-page-connection-link interface message.

Change 486115 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ammarpad; owner: Ammarpad):
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Improve wording of page-connection notification

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/486115

Change 486115 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Improve wording of page-connection notification

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/486115

Ammarpad closed this task as Resolved.Jan 23 2019, 7:34 PM
Ammarpad removed a project: Patch-For-Review.

Change 501508 had a related patch set uploaded (by Matěj Suchánek; owner: Matěj Suchánek):
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Improve wording of page-connection notification

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/501508

Change 501508 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase@master] Improve wording of page-connection notification

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/501508