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Community support: Wikidata descriptions feed in the Android app.

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Johan triaged this task as Normal priority.Mar 21 2019, 2:22 PM
Johan created this task.

There was a heads up in Tech News a few weeks ago, but will also post specifically on Commons.

This should have a rather small impact on Commons initially; not a lot of people will be invited and those who have will have been fairly vetted by having to have at least fifty unreverted edits in the feed (count restarts if someone is reverted).

Johan moved this task from Backlog to Do now on the User-Johan board.Mar 21 2019, 2:24 PM
Johan updated the task description. (Show Details)Mar 29 2019, 11:51 AM
Johan added a comment.May 19 2019, 9:18 PM

We'll meet with some of the Structured Data folks on Tuesday to discuss this.

Johan added a comment.May 25 2019, 9:05 PM

The one thing we'll need to make sure we do is to properly contextualise this so folks know they're not supposed to just copy and paste the description (which almost never is, but could be copyrightable).

Charlotte added a comment.EditedMay 27 2019, 10:27 AM

If you have any suggestions for copy that explains this, @Johan, do add it to T224051.

You can see the screens as designed here:

You can see that we have greyed out the "description" (the current unstructured caption) in order to discourage people from just re-using it.

Johan added a comment.May 29 2019, 9:22 AM

Plan for how to engage with the community:

Contextualise this internally.

Wireframe the solutions for going forward with adding captions.

Post on Commons, link to our suggestions.

Take editor feedback into account (if there's editor feedback).

Reiterate (if there's editor feedback).

Pre-launch post on Commons.


Post-launch post on Commons.

We'll make a new round of announcements next week, to remind the community this is happening.