[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Wikidata

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 10:08:50 UTC 2014

2014-04-02 10:47 GMT+02:00 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:

> I think these tags are essential because the wikidata tag should be used
> very carefully. People are probably going to start tagging McDonalds
> restaurants with wikidata=Q38076 <https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q38076>.
> That is (maybe not so obviously) wrong because that little restaurant isn't
> a multinational company. It's a restaurant that uses their franchise.
> That's why there should be several predefined tags so we don't end up with
> lots of bad data.
> operator:wikidata is better IMHO because you can also have
> operator:source, operator:webpage, and it makes more sense to do it in that
> order.

Still in the case of a Franchise operator:wikidata would not be McDonald's
Corp. but the company that operates the small restaurant (sometimes it is
McD, but mostly not).

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