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Manual ordering of statements
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I don't know about many statements that need manual ordering, but one without any clear and concise ordering is d:authors of articles used as references. Often there are some reasoning behind who's first (real authors) and who's last (honorables) in the list of authors, but that reasoning is not usually visible anywhere.

We could perhaps add a generic index, but that would be pretty awkward.

Adding this for Wikidata, there are way to many tags for Wikibase… Someone find the right tag!

Somewhat related to T125493, T169960, T100094.

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Lydia_Pintscher closed this task as Declined.Jun 27 2019, 2:33 PM
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For the author case (and many more) the convention is to use a qualifier. An example is here:
I am declining the general task because:

  1. most use of Wikidata's data isn't on Wikidata so we need a solution that works for more than just viewing via the UI on This can only realistically happen for the query service for example if it's in the data itself.
  2. If we only rely on order of the values then it is very hard to tell which ones were ordered deliberately and which ones just have the order by which they were entered