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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Tue Jan 19 23:54:22 UTC 2021

As far as I can see it was done without real discussion by Pigsonthewing, seehttps://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Proposed_features/remove_link_to_Wikidata_from_infoboxes&oldid=2094405#History

Fact that it was done without real discussion seems confirmed by fact that
Pigsonthewing tried to remove this mentions with
"rm partisan and irrelevant links" edit description

20 Jan 2021, 00:46 by voschix at gmail.com:

> Maybe a stupid question:
> who decided to add this Wikidata thing to the Wiki pages in the first placce. 
> What was the decision process that led to doing it.
> Any pointers to past discussions?
> Volker
> On Tue, 19 Jan 2021 at 22:39, Martin Koppenhoefer <> dieterdreist at gmail.com> > wrote:
>> sent from a phone
>>  > On 19 Jan 2021, at 22:22, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <>> tagging at openstreetmap.org>> > wrote:
>>  > 
>>  > - (3) we are anyway missing people willing to fix this invalid links in OSM Wiki
>>  and 
>>  (4) people aren’t improving OpenStreetMap tag objects in wikidata (see highway tag object, nothing has been done for years)
>>  the only option to get a wd link that fits perfectly and will also fit in the future, is a specific object crafted for an OpenStreetMap tag, everything else will have its own scope and logics and will at most describe a similar concept. This is also true for the “translations” (which aren’t real translations, they are alternative versions in different languages, sometimes completely different from other languages)
>>  Cheers Martin 
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