Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wikidata/Creation of new objects resp. connecting to existing objects while avoiding duplicates

Creation of new objects resp. connecting to existing objects while avoiding duplicates


  • For some new users they may pick a random item in suggestion in connect without looking at it carefully, which will result in errors more difficult to discover than duplicates.--GZWDer (talk) 14:48, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
    So the display should present sufficient information to disambiguate (description, instance of, country or location property..., image?). Maybe that's hard, but at the least, the suggested "translation" logic would make a lot of sense to implement. ArthurPSmith (talk) 19:46, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Comment I'm not sure what differs between this proposal and the one "Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article"?? ArthurPSmith (talk) 15:49, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
    Indeed, they seem to ask for the same thing. Silver hr (talk) 20:20, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  • There exists a gadget "[ ] moveClaim: A tool to move or copy a statement from one entity to another" that allows to duplicate a statement to another item, taking care not to create duplicate statements. Geert Van Pamel (WMBE) (talk) 16:43, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
Hello @Geertivp: this proposal is about duplicate items/objects, not duplicate statements in one single item/object. For example, one item/object might be connected to the english article, while another item/object, describing the same entity (the same person, the same film the same book, the same geografical object, ...), is not connected to any article or project or to an article in different language(s). The proposed popup might look like this:

--M2k~dewiki (talk) 11:03, 5 February 2022 (UTC)


  •   Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 22:25, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support For new users it may not be easy to pick the correct / intended Wikidata item but otherwise it could become an "opt-in" functionality which is mostly used by people who regularly create articles. Simeon (talk) 21:09, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Douglasfugazi (talk) 21:21, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 14:28, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support --Ciao • Bestoernesto 16:51, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 04:05, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Hroptatyr (talk) 05:55, 11 February 2022 (UTC)