Jan 23 2019
Given that this message is likely for many people the first time they get in contact with Wikidata it would be good to have it be friendly in addition to reciting correct facts. We might even have a "Read more" link in it to allow the recipient of the message to inform themselves better about Wikidata in case they are curious.
Dec 27 2018
Dec 20 2018
Nov 25 2018
I'm linking to a page on OpenStreetMap.
On the copyright of maps OpenStreetMap suggests:
Jun 29 2018
Mar 12 2018
Feb 9 2018
The constraint that it has to be symmetric would be removed by the RfC through allowing the redirect links. One those links are there it would be possible to provide additional links via a plugin to link from an English "Bonnie and Clyde" article to a German "Bonnie" and a German "Clyde" article provided there's no German "Bonnie and Clyde" article.
Dec 22 2017
For non-bot users I think a limit of 15 per minute would be okay. It's a way to encourage people who make more edits to seek bot approval. I would have to stop time but in some cases, 10 might be reached by smart humans.
Dec 20 2017
Scientific articles are one class of entities where this problem exists and given that they have more words in the title and we have >10 million of them they are the most important. In the past with the old search I however remember similar issues with songs and geonames derived geographic items as well.
If we would import those 2 million German companies, they would likely also produce a lot of hits.
Dec 19 2017
Dec 18 2017
Dec 17 2017
I believe we can restrict links to specific namespaces in the config. I think that would be better than an abuse filter for performance reasons. Anyone up for creating a ticket?
Dec 15 2017
I'm of the opinion, that it's not our role of Wikidata to create pseudo-fake websites. In most of the relevant cases it would make sense to actually have real websites.
I'm not sure why Lydia linked to this task. If you think that the proposed check causes no performance that would be great. If it produces other performance issues it would be good to know.
Dec 14 2017
Lydia linked me here. In my current draft for a living persons policy (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Living_persons_(draft)) I have a portion that suggests that for every bot edit that a bots that doesn't have a specific "living persons" flag, the bot is supposed to check whether the item is about a living person and if so check whether the property that gets added subclasses Q44597997 or Q44601380.
Dec 13 2017
When people subscribe to a page that uses structured discussions they could be offered three choices:
Dec 6 2017
As an example, if someone would want to write a message to my user talk page on Wikidata, https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User_talk:ChristianKl "User_talk:ChristianKl@wikidata.org" could be used as the email address. When the sending email address is associated with a Wikidata account, a new topic on the talk page could be opened directly.
I think the necessity of having an account is comparable to the necessity to register for a mailing list to be able to post it or receive mail that currently exists. In cases where a person writes an email that isn't associated to an account they could get an automated reply telling them about the issue that requests them to resend the mail from an account that's registered to a Wikimedia account. Setting up an Wikimedia account is easy and I don't see why people without Wikimedia accounts would need the ability to post to our mailing lists.
When it comes to the limitation of "not subscribed to the thread", I don't understand the point. I would advocate a setting that creates an automatic subscription to all new threads in a given discussion page. This means if you would simply exchange a current mailing list with a discussion page a user that's subscribed gets the same email (unless he opts out).
Dec 4 2017
Dec 3 2017
Nov 25 2017
Nov 24 2017
Marking notifications automatically as read still means that you have to wade through them when you go through unread notifications. If you have page that gets >1000 links per year (many pages on Wikidata do) that's still annoying.
Nov 17 2017
This would be very useful in Wikidata as new items in Wikidata usually link to others in their space and this feature allows to get notified about new items that a given user cares about.
There are item on Wikidata that get hundreds of thousands of links because they are used centrally. I have created items like "adopted daughter" that have less traffic but where I also don't care about every new person that's added to Wikidata that has a new statement about their adopted daughter.
Nov 14 2017
I created this as wishlist item in https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2017_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Watchlists/Automatic_notification_of_new_links_to_a_page_should_be_able_to_be_activated/deactivated_on_a_per_page_basis .
It's worth noting that these kinds of notifications get created more often on Wikidata due to it being about linked data. When 10,000 notifications that Ijon gets on Hebrew Wikipedia for having created "jews" seems a lot it's nothing compared to the >1,000,000 for the person who created "scientific article" on Wikidata.
Nov 12 2017
Nov 11 2017
I there a reason against creating the language as mvf with the name Peripheral Mongolian?
Nov 8 2017
Nov 5 2017
Quora links to us with do-follow and we link to them with do-follow. In this case, I don't see a problem.
Jun 27 2017
Jun 24 2017
May 29 2017
I don't see a reason why VisualEditor should be tagged. If Template is the wrong group to ping for issues about templates I'm sorry.
May 28 2017
I created an RFC: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Wikidata:Requests_for_comment
@Agabi10 I don't think that's an issue in practice. Wikipedia tells a user on top of the page that they are redirected. I have created dozen's of redirects and haven't seen one getting removed.
May 27 2017
May 24 2017
It might be possible to simply change the https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Template:Rfd_links template. If it's changed it might also be helpful to include the item description, P31/P279 when available, a statement count and an identifier count.
May 21 2017
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May 15 2017
May 14 2017
I think that this is case is the standard for property proposals and if the script could handle this case it would be a huge improvement.
May 12 2017
It seems to me that the label is nearly always clearly stated in :
And is it really impossible to operate on the information in that in the text in which the template was inserted for the purpose of the template engine?
May 11 2017
Okay, I think I understand the problem. It seems we would need to move the label inside the property proposal template for it to be accessible in the same way the description is accessible.
May 10 2017
May 6 2017
I'm also not sure what's meant with "creator of the page". There's a person who created the item. There's a person who created the article and then there's a person who added the link from the item to the article.
May 5 2017
Apr 25 2017
From a privacy standpoint, I don't see why the language of an editor should be a secret. It's valuable information that helps other users to connect with the user.
Apr 24 2017
The standard way to create properties seems to be to click on "Create" in the property proposal. That automatically copies the description and the datatype.
It's supposed to also copy the property name and actually copies the name of the property proposal page into the name field (when the name isn't changed in the property proposal discussion that's usually the name that the property should have).
I'm not sure that this will reduce the amount of errors.
Mar 4 2017
Feb 22 2017
Feb 20 2017
Wikidata's Query service (https://query.wikidata.org/) currently gives users a tiny-url link that they can share on Twitter for Wikidata Query they want to share. Unfortunately that link can't be shared on Wikimedia. It would be great if this future would be implemented, so that the short url can be shared on-wiki.
Feb 16 2017
@Lydia_Pintscher Currently when I click on "Create property" the name that was used to create the property proposal get's copied into the English name category.
The actual name it's in the property proposal get's ignored. If the name changed during the property discussion, it's required to manually copy paste the new name.
Feb 15 2017
Feb 11 2017
Jan 31 2017
@Izno It's easily possible to set edits as patrolled whenever they are undone by users who have patrolling privileges. If that's your objection it's easily addressed. In my experience, it's annoying to look at the patrolled list and see items that are already undone.
Jan 28 2017
I have asked for rollback. At the same time I don't only think about myself ;)
Jan 27 2017
Dec 22 2016
Is a dialect a language for the purposes of this discussion?
Nov 18 2016
I'm sorry I meant Alt+Shift+S.
Nov 17 2016
Oct 31 2016
Oct 19 2016
@Lydia_Pintscher : Wikipedia articles have a name that's human-readable and when they are deleted it's clear what the article is about. That's not true for Wikidata items where the item ID doesn't tell a user what the item is about.
Additionally many items do get deleted in Wikidata without noticing the person who created the item beforehand in a way that's not typical for Wikipedia.
Oct 18 2016
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Oct 3 2016
It seems to me like this just made the tool more broken than it was before. The tool worked better last week than it works currently. How about having actual tests to not break the tool?
Oct 2 2016
I agree that (b) is likely the way to go.
Oct 1 2016
If harassment is the core concern the feature could be modified in a way to give every user a list of other users that are watching them and an option to block specific users from watching.
Sep 30 2016
Sep 29 2016
I think it might be do to the copied string ending in \n or something like this. It shouldn't be hard for Wikidata to accept the copy pasted string.