[OSM-talk] Adding wikidata tags to the remaining objects with only wikipedia tag

Oleksiy Muzalyev oleksiy.muzalyev at bluewin.ch
Wed Sep 20 11:05:53 UTC 2017

At first it seemed to me a bit radical, but the more I think about it 
the more I like the idea. It would give a boost to the Wikidata project. 
It would make people to pay more attention to the Wikidata items.

Wikidata items require a lot of work too, - translations of a title, of 
a description, adding a category, an image, a location, etc.
In the end it would benefit the Wikipedias too, as having comprehensive 
Wikidata items, the pages in different languages could be created 
automatically or semi-automatically.

The situation is similar to the USB connector issue, - shall we change 
radically to the new USB-C horizontally symmetrical reversible 
connector, or continue to waste billions of hours of work time 
connecting the old USB with three orientation attempts?


On 9/20/2017 1:56 AM, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> [...]
> If the Wikidata ID can be fetched automatically based on the Wikipedia
> tag, can we delete the Wikipedia tags from everything that has Wikidata
> afterwards because it is redundant?
> [...]
> Bye
> Frederik

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