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[Spike] Explore Special Pages related to SDC, particularly EntityUsage
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Description

In previous tickets (T207683 and T211994), SDC engineers on the WMF and WMDE teams decided that many of the usual Special pages that come with Wikibase should be disabled because they either wouldn't work properly or could create problems. With federation and statement features now working, it's time to revisit this conversation and see if we're missing crucial functionality.

Specifics of the technical problem:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:EntityUsage/Q13395753 doesn't show https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leptothorax_kutteri.jpg (a file page which uses that Q ID for a depicts statement).

This could indicate a couple of problems (which may not actually be problems, but we have to explore further):

  1. If an item on Wikidata gets split into two more specific items, volunteers and tool builders need to be able to find out which Commons pages refer to the old item to make sure they will correclty refer to one of the two new items.
  2. Automated systems that check usage of Q entities might be missing Commons usage entirely.

Other people to be notified (devs etc):
Might need to reach out to WMDE for assistance.

Acceptance Criteria:

  • We arrive at a decision to either not support the special pages and use another method, or decide to make some of the special pages work and create a ticket to do so.

Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 12 2019, 8:23 PM
Ramsey-WMF moved this task from Untriaged to Next up on the Multimedia board.Jun 12 2019, 8:23 PM

For now, assigning to Matthias for exploration later in the week of 6/17

Restricted Application added a project: Multimedia. · View Herald TranscriptSat, Aug 10, 11:54 PM