[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Simone Saviolo simone.saviolo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 13:06:32 UTC 2013

2013/2/27 Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:43 PM, Simone Saviolo
> <simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > This proposal improves data consistency and relationship between data.
> Are
> > we really willing to reject it because the data we put in may be wrong?
> No, Because it duplicates existing tags.

Does not. Provides a single link to all information instead.

Think of this scenario. In Italy, Unicredit Banca is a brand of Unicredito
Italiano S.p.A.. Suppose that the brand is sold to another bank company:
the brand wikidata node would still be valid, and internally to Wikidata it
would link to the new owner. With regular tags you'd have to go and change
all of the occurrences.

> Because it might create inconsistencies.

Does not, as I pointed above. You don't use two tags at the same time for a
single piece of information. At most, you use a second fallback one _in
case the first is not available_.

> Because it's not human readable.

That's why I call for editor support. It's the only problem I see with the
proposal. It is the same problem that wikipedia=* has.


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