Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wikidata/Expand automatic edit summaries

Expand automatic edit summaries

  • Problem: When one't watchlist is set to display edits made on linked statements on Wikidata, they are always displayed in numerical code even if labels exist on the Wikidata entries. For example, this diff on enWikipedia's watchlist displays as "Created claim: Property:P4552: Q5456; ‎Added reference to claim: Property:P4552: Q5456" whereas on Wikidata it's two diffs with two edit summaries, "Added reference to claim: mountain range (P4552): Andes (Q5456)" and "‎Created claim: mountain range (P4552): Andes (Q5456)".
  • Who would benefit: People who use their watchlist on a non-Wikidata project to monitor changes to the Wikidata item linked to an article they have watchlisted. On enWikipedia some templates draw information from Wikidata so making it easy to monitor the edit content may be beneficial.
  • Proposed solution: The watchlist should display the language label if it does exist in lieu of the numerical code; in this case the summary should be "Created claim: Property:mountain range: Andes; ‎Added reference to claim: Property:mountain range: Andes" perhaps with the "property" omitted if it makes the summary overlong.
  • More comments: I hope I didn't send this - which is a re-do of two previous proposals among the same lines - in too late.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T108688; phab:T171027 may be worth paying attention to since it's a technical issue that could impact on this project.
  • Proposer: Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk, contributions) 09:46, 29 November 2020 (UTC)

Discussion

Voting

  •   Support AllyD (talk) 19:40, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support YFdyh000 (talk) 22:24, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Silver hr (talk) 02:26, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support; this definitely deserves attention. As an alternative, a javascript-based solution similar to wikidata:User:Yair rand/DiffLists.js on Wikidata itself might be possible to enhance the watchlist experience on client wikis. —MisterSynergy (talk) 09:07, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kpjas (talk) 11:21, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:49, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 16:44, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Better watchlisting of Wikidata is a vital step in addressing its vandalism problem. This should be an easy enough fix given it's already what appears on Wikidata itself. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:34, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 20:47, 9 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support DrThneed (talk) 00:58, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 21:09, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 21:25, 10 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Watty62 (talk) 14:39, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Izno (talk) 15:51, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Somej (talk) 21:13, 11 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support  Klaas `Z4␟` V:  15:12, 12 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Nikkimaria (talk) 16:36, 13 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support  — SMcCandlish ¢ >ʌⱷ҅ʌ<  08:45, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Pelagic (talk) 18:40, 15 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Jklamo (talk) 16:24, 19 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support 郑洲扬 (talk) 12:34, 20 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Kelvin (talk) 09:43, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  •   Support Golmore (talk) 17:49, 21 December 2020 (UTC)