Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wikidata/Allow multiple entry from same site on wikidata

Allow multiple entry from same site on wikidata

  • Problem: Currently each Wikidata item can only link to one entry from the same site, and thus multilingual mediawiki site (including betawikiversity, incubator, oldwikisource) as well as wiki projects that are currently have more than one article for different script due to inability to automatically convert script variant (include for example some entry in Tatar Wikipedia and some entry in Min Dong Wikipedia) are forced to link the same concept to different wikidata items if it is necessary to link them onto wikidata. In wikidata, these different items will then be linked together via properties, which will result from difficulty in management (because of existence of multiple concept for the same thing) and also make users harder to go between different sites (As entry in different wikidata items are not visible in interwiki link and are not displayed on the same wikidata item page)
  • Who would benefit:
    • All Incubator/Mediawiki/Oldwikisource users will be benefited by being able to directly connect each item within those site to the wikidata database.
    • It will also help with organization of data on wikidata as it will no longer need to maintain permanetly duplicated items that are marked as
    • Users using alternative script in different wiki can also access wikidata interlanguage link directly.
  • Proposed solution: Allow multiple article/entry from same wiki site onto same wikidata item, with additional labeling on how each variant different from other. (In incubator's case, that would be labeling the language name, in the case of wikipedia with multiple script, that would be labelling the script name.
  • More comments: 2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/Wikidata#Support_for_Incubator_projects was last year's proposal on the same subject
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T54971 cater some aspect of it.
  • Proposer: C933103 (talk) 06:36, 7 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]


I agree. This might also solve the issue I mentioned in Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wikidata/Stop using string datatype for linking to pages on other projects --Jarekt (talk) 13:41, 16 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]