[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 11:45:43 UTC 2013


2013/2/27 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:
> Right now we have 886 McDonald's, 53 McDonalds and 9
> McDonald's␣Deutschland␣Inc. I'm not going to mass change them to what I
> think they should be, because they all could have their reasons to give them
> that operator name. But Wikidata ID should be unchangeable and unambiguous,
> so mistakes should be easy to spot and fix.


Yes, but the wikidata ID does not help in this case. McDonald's Corp.
is not the same as McDonald's Deutschland Inc., you can find
information about this in the German page, but not in other languages.
As long as wikidata only links to articles and doesn't provide context
on its own, it won't help or change anything besides of making it more
complicated and error prone for mappers to look up a code instead of a
human readable text.

cheers,
Martin



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