[Tagging] RFC: remove alphanumeric code visible in infoboxes at OSM Wiki linking to Wikidata

Marc_marc marc_marc at mailo.com
Tue Jan 19 09:17:38 UTC 2021


Le 19.01.21 à 09:35, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging a écrit :
> Infobox is a box on the side of the tag page on OSM Wiki, listing the
> summary of the most important info.
> Currently it contains at the bottom link to external site Wikidata
> I propose to remove this link from infoboxes as as confusing, unnecessary

the wikidata link gives access to translations of the term in different
languages as well as wikipedia pages that allow you to read up on a
subject when you are unfamiliar with it.
although osm tags do not always reflect wikipedia terms (and in this
case don't add a bad link), how do you think that removing documentation
when it is just there will improve the situation?
should there be a "according to wikipedia" section on every page of the
osm wiki, or should a free-text link be added instead of the current
structured form?

maybe the link should be improved with "read more on this via
wikidata/wikipedia" (and hide the wikidata number, the link is enough)


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