Sep 10 2020
Aug 21 2020
I'm surprised that a private third party proxying such a significant segment of the traffic to Wikidata hasn't prompted the Wikidata Engineering team to take this more seriously.
Jul 4 2020
Jun 30 2020
The documentation claims INCRBYFLOAT was introduced in Redis 2.6.0
If the manifest has to be constructed by hand, it seems like YAML would be a better format than JSON. They are equivalent from a structural and informational point of view, but YAML is much easier to edit without creating invalid documents.
Apr 30 2020
The so-called "Freebase" dataset is actually a mix of data from Freebase and a bunch of URLs that were pulled from Google web crawls by an intern as potential "evidence." They don't have anything to do with the provenance of the data that was in Freebase, which was recorded for every item of data that was written there. Of course it would be silly to suggest a blacklisted site, but I don't believe the intern was provided with a blacklist ahead of time and as the blacklist was developed after the fact it hasn't been used to filter what's presented to users.
It would seem like the 2018-03-13 spreadsheet should be adequate to call this task complete. I would recommend including some qualitative understanding of the source of the Freebase data in addition to just pure curation ratio when making judgements about how to use which data. Things like MusicBrainz IDs and ISFDB IDs went through a heavily QA'd reconciliation process and are going to be high quality. Films, and to a lesser extent TV shows, were an area of focus for the Freebase team, so will generally be both high quality and relatively complete.
Apr 18 2016
It seems bizarre that the utility of this is debated. The solution suggested by Bene sounds simple, straightforward, and useful.
Feb 24 2016
I think these are likely two different bugs. Has anyone looked at either of them in the last 4 months?