Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Larger suggestions/Editing Wikidata from Wikipedia

Editing Wikidata from Wikipedia

  • Problem: Many Wikipedia articles draw information from Wikidata for infoboxes, templates like the one for the external link to an official website, and uses of the Wikidata template in article prose. This is particularly useful for centralizing information that needs regular updating. However, inexperienced editors often don't know how to get to Wikidata to do an update, so they either give up or overwrite the Wikidata template with the new value. This causes frustration and harms the quality of our articles. A crude workaround, the pencil icon template, makes it a bit easier to get to Wikidata, but this disrupts the appearance of articles, including for readers with no interest in editing.
  • Proposed solution: Build an interface that allows editors to edit Wikidata values directly from Wikipedia, or that at least makes it easier to get from templates that draw from Wikidata to the Wikidata statement that hosts the information.
  • Who would benefit: Editors trying to update information drawn from Wikidata, and Wikipedia readers or Wikidata users who would benefit from updated information.
  • More comments: phab:T297854 discusses the particular challenges of the current implementation of the Wikidata template.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:59, 22 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • This is phab:project/profile/4074/. Not really certain this is the right size for the team. --Izno (talk) 17:52, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
    Thanks for the phab link! A full bridge (completely editing Wikidata from Wikipedia) would be fantastic, but even something that just made it easier to get to Wikidata would be a big improvement. The team could address whichever they think they'd be able to handle. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 09:38, 25 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support Would be useful and help increase the use of Wikidata in the other Wikimedia projects. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:08, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Arnd (talk) 20:38, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Strainu (talk) 21:34, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Not only Wikipedia. We, at Wikivoyage, use Wikidata intensly, sometimes 100 times in one article. Editing Wikidata froma local Wiki would be great. -- DerFussi 06:56, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 01:47, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Texttramp (talk) 03:36, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ottawajin (talk) 06:04, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Higa4 (talk) 07:32, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support 𝑇𝑚𝑣 (𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑘) 07:50, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support 職員室 (talk) 12:44, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 13:09, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ACortellari (talk) 14:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Not only for Wikipedia, but also Wikisource, Wikibooks, etc. On Wikisource, we could easily fill Wikidata forms from Wikisource forms, in Author: or Index: pages. — ElioPrrl (talk) 15:44, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportBilorv (talk) 17:18, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Douglasfugazi (talk) 21:28, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --NGC 54 (talkcontribs) 23:15, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support josecurioso ❯❯❯ Tell me! 00:12, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Tgr (talk) 01:09, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Libcub (talk) 01:47, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support daSupremo   04:41, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nosebagbear (talk) 10:25, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support FenyMufyd (talk) 11:45, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 14:10, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bluerasberry (talk) 17:31, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bencemac (talk) 18:14, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support JAn Dudík (talk) 21:52, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Worrida (talk) 23:26, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thibaut (talk) 15:59, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Doctorxgc (talk) 21:21, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hires an editor (talk) 00:32, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support WikiAviator (talk) 16:11, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Paucabot (talk) 16:23, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Silver hr (talk) 20:41, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support DaxServer (talk) 12:53, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ·addshore· talk to me! 23:16, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support - Darwin Ahoy! 01:45, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 15:01, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 18:12, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Steven Sun (talk) 00:27, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Newt713 (talk) 14:05, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 04:28, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 08:08, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lectrician1 (talk) 05:26, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ryse93 (talk) 12:38, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Daniel Case (talk) 03:45, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support  dima_st_bk 11:21, 8 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support If it could be made to work it would be good. Ffffrr (talk) 06:34, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support TheFrog001 (talk) 15:10, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support ZellmerLP (talk) 19:05, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Strong support, I often see edits, that overwrite wikidata references. Betateschter (talk) 07:17, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Marcok (talk) 13:13, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --evrifaessa (talk) 16:37, 11 February 2022 (UTC)