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Move "Data item" link outside of sidebar toolbox
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Description

Problem:
When Wikidata started we added the link to the related Wikidata Item to the toolbox section of the sidebar of the article. Later the In Other Projects Sidebar was developed to show links to all the other Wikimedia projects based on Wikidata's sitelinks. However it does not include a link to Wikidata. We didn't want to duplicate the link. Since the In Other Projects Sidebar wasn't enabled everywhere we didn't want to remove it from the toolbox section either.
Now the In Other Projects Sidebar is enabled on all Wikimedia projects. We should move the Wikidata Item link to the In Other Projects section.

Screenshots:

BDD
GIVEN a Wikipedia article
WHEN it is connected to a Wikidata Item
AND the In Other Projects extension is enabled
THEN link to the Wikidata Item is added to the In Other Projects section

Acceptance criteria:

  • Link to Wikidata Item is in In Other Projects section when In Other Projects extension is enabled
  • Link to Wikidata Item is in toolbox section when In Other Projects extension is not enabled

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Nemo_bis created this task.Apr 23 2014, 8:43 PM

I am opposed to hiding this link. Sorry. People specifically requested it to be prominently accessible there.

(In reply to Lydia Pintscher from comment #1)

I am opposed to hiding this link. Sorry. People specifically requested it to
be prominently accessible there.

Link? Rationale?

Easy access to links and relevant data for the article which will become even more important as Wikidata integration progresses.

(In reply to Lydia Pintscher from comment #3)

Easy access to links and relevant data for the article which will become
even more important as Wikidata integration progresses.

I agree: as important as templates, so it needs to be in an obvious, relevant place. That's why I proposed the two to stay together. If I know what the rationale was, it will be easier to propose an alternative.

Lacking a specific rationale for the toolbox I'm reopening this bug, but with a more generic summary.

Again the rational is easy access to relevant information for the article. Moving it to another page like action info will hide it from a huge amount of users.

That's the old proposal. The current summary doesn't say "another page", so you closed another bug. :)

In the end it's the Product Manager deciding, so in case that Lydia also considers the "new" proposal a WONTFIX, that's the last word. :)

(In reply to Nemo from comment #0)

Data is definitely a subset of information, so the info action seems a
suitable home for the link: a natural fit is the area with the list of
transcluded templates, which are another source of content for the page.

Couldn't you add a section to info action and leave the sidebar link alone for now? I agree with you that the sidebar section growth is untenable and will eventually need to be addressed (bug 43170), but perhaps it makes sense to first add the section to the info action before trying to kill the sidebar link?

I'm also a bit confused as to what's being requested here specifically. I thought we already included some kind of Wikidata property in the basic information section of the info action? Any clarification would be helpful. :-)

It is already there as can be seen at https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Berlin&action=info for example.

I can't ok the removal of the link in the toolbox unless you can propose an alternative that is:

  1. better
  2. at least as visible and findable
  3. worth the cost of moving it away from a place where editors have come to expect it

Do you have a proposal for such a place?

Closing for lack of proposal now.

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Not suitable for the "Other projects" section because of possible conflicts and/or ambiguity with wikidatawiki sitelinks.

matej_suchanek removed a subscriber: Wikidata-bugs.

Not suitable for the "Other projects" section because of possible conflicts and/or ambiguity with wikidatawiki sitelinks.

Ambiguity can be solved by a different label. Many wikis have had for a long time the habit of adding more than one link to the same wiki in the other projects sidebar (especially links to Wikisource from other Wikisources and Wikipedias), there's nothing wrong in that.

Izno added a subscriber: Izno.Sep 15 2017, 1:12 PM

Not suitable for the "Other projects" section because of possible conflicts and/or ambiguity with wikidatawiki sitelinks.

It doesn't seem unreasonable to have both a data item link and a Wikidata site link there.

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Removing good first bug as a new contributor should not be trying to tackle such an undecided task.