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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Jan 19 13:17:13 UTC 2021

On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 at 08:35, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging
<tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/remove_link_to_Wikidata_from_infoboxes

After a cursory reading, I've already removed one false claim. It's
false for reasons that have been explained to you previously.

> I propose to remove this link from infoboxes as as confusing, unnecessary
> and not worth using infobox space.

And now you're canvassing, with partisan claims.

> Preemptive explanation:

> It has no impact on wikidata=*
> It has no impact on data items, including P12 property.
>     It will be still possible to add and use Wikidata links stored in data items
> It has no impact on anything mapped

And these are straw men arguments.

Andy Mabbett

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