Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wikidata/Human touch for duration property (P2047)

Human touch for duration property (P2047)Edit

  • Problem: Currently it's hard to use duration property, because displayed value is not user friendly. It's hard to add source, when I see, that Adele's Rolling in the Deep is 228 second long -- it should display 3 minutes 48 seconds instead. It also hard to insert new data, because you need to recalculate value.
  • Who would benefit: Wikidata readers and editors, especially in cultural area (duration of movies, albums, songs...).
  • Proposed solution: There should be possibility to enter value via Wikidata interface in HH:mm:ss or mm:ss format. It could be recalculated to base unit (seconds) on front-end side and saved to database. Same situation with displaying values.
  • More comments:
  • Proposer: Yarl (talk) 20:13, 17 November 2017 (UTC)


  • This could probably be done with a gadget; it would be inappropriate to do it in the extension. --Izno (talk) 03:22, 19 November 2017 (UTC)