Following discussion on dewiki, I am being bold and want to make a request to enable the magic word SHORTDESC for locally overriding Wikidata short descriptions also on dewiki. The reasons are more or less the same as expressed in T184000; additionally, the dewiki community is probably even more sensitive when it comes to untraceable vandalism because of its reliance on FlaggedRevs. Also, dewiki already stores local short descriptions for all biographies, so the workflow could be easily adapted.
Since the change is apparently very controversial (I went through several declined or lengthy other tickets here on Phabricator), I want to make the request before organising a formal community voting procedure (Meinungsbild) on the matter, so as to get a response on the feasibility of the change already beforehand. If there is no fundamental, well-founded reason to decline such a request, we will proceed with a formal voting procedure on dewiki.
- Enable SHORTDESC for dewiki in beta to give people a better opportunity to test it (local discussion)
- Proceed with the Meinungsbild (local version of RfC) to see if there is a community consensus for this change -> no consensus for enabling local short descriptions
- Revert the change in beta