[OSM-talk] Wikibase items instead of usual templates for wiki pages?
joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Sun Jun 9 14:46:45 UTC 2019
That helps, but it's hard to see, and invisible when images are turned off.
(I usually browse the wiki without images to save on data, and I also
think that blind users should be able to understand and navigate
without needing to interpret images.
Here's the history for the wikibase data item "Q7676" which apparently
There are 37 changes in the last 6 months, half of them bot edits by "Yurikbot"
How is this easier to use, edit or understand than the regular wiki
pages? It's certainly not easier to find.
On 6/9/19, Andrew Hain <andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> Every tag documentation page has a grey pencil icon next to the description
> to edit the data message. Maybe it could be made clearer.
> From: Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> Sent: 09 June 2019 12:59
> To: osm
> Subject: [OSM-talk] Wikibase items instead of usual templates for wiki
> While checking out the Map Features osm wiki pages, I noticed a few
> items that were missing descriptions or had very short,
> self-referrential ones (eg. "A peninsula" for natural=peninsula and
> "An isthmus" for natural=isthmus), even though the wiki page actually
> has a good description, which was approved as part of the proposal
> process for each feature.
> When I edited the pages to add the description to the usual template
> (the ValueDescription template), I was surprised to see that this box
> was missing. I ended up reverting the last edits which removed the
> box, so that I could edit it.
> I was then informed that there is now a "data item" in a tool called
> "wikibase" where this information can be edited. Another osm wiki user
> thought this is now the correct place to store information like a tag
> Has this wikibase feature been discussed and approved by the community
> in some forum? Perhaps it happened before I was involved with OSM? I
> don't quite understand how it works.
> Description of wikibase data items (rather confusing to me):
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> talk at openstreetmap.org
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