@Mrjohncummings and I have been working on identify all of the missing or under-developed parts of the Wikidata documentation so that we can create a global tasks list that everyone can contribute to.
We need to create a Phabricator tag so that we can list our findings in a central, publicly visible work-space that any community member can join in with. The new tag would be completely ongoing, as there will always be improvements and changes needed as Wikidata evolves.
At present, many different volunteers work on small sections of the documentation independently. This is leading to lots of repetition of work, and a lack of clarity about what needs to be complete as nobody can see the whole picture.
Missing or unclear documentation is currently having a major impact on:
- Acquiring new editors
- Forming partnerships with GLAMs and other data partner organisations
- Adoption by other sister projects (primarily English Wikipedia)
Hopefully the need for better documentation (and a tag to organise it) is obvious, but we can provide links to on-wiki discussions and RFCs if more background is needed.