Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-20 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, I have no problem adding information to Wikidata. At the moment they are districts of Ghana and I am adding new items, adding missing information like what it is an instance of. I will eventually add the information to several African Wikipedias, the information will be available as Listeria

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-16 Thread James Salsman
Gerard and Alessandro, The taxonomy question is very important. I touched on it in the ethnicity categorization discussion: https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-May/090366.html I suggest that both the Enwiki Categories and Wikidata are most deficient from a utilitarian

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-16 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Thanks for your reply. There is one big issue that you do not address and, it is best explained using a Wikipedia "best practice". The best practice is that a town, a village whatever is known to be in the next level "administrative territorial entities". This is done properly for the first

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-16 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
Hi. You said that you find an area where there is a problem. I found another one too, taxonomy, and in this case I am quite sure it won't be solved for a while even without better diagnostic tools. Yet I am optimistic on the long term. I have also found areas where problems were similar to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-15 Thread Alessandro Marchetti via Wikimedia-l
yes, it is an old issue, what you say it's right but I would be more optimistic. To summarize my view (I couls send you more information privately) 1. Wikidata largely reflected what Wikipedia indicated, and that was not the right way to make it grow, but that was also the past. At the moment,

[Wikimedia-l] Curating YOUR Wikipedia

2018-07-15 Thread Gerard Meijssen
Hoi, Wikidata is a reflection of all the Wikimedia projects, particularly the Wikipedias. Both Wikidata and Wikipedia are secondary sources and when two Wikipedias have opposing information on singular information, it is a cop out to state both "opinions" on Wikidata and leave it at that. Given