Good plan! Does that mean I should refrain from adding new examples until
the move materialized?

Also, as an avid user of the example page, can I help?

On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:44 PM, Stas Malyshev <>

> Hi!
> Right now we have SPARQL query examples page in
> and it gathered a large amount of excellent contributions (for which I'd
> like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who helped!)
> However, MediaWiki site is really not the best wiki for this page - it
> should properly be on Wikidata IMO. And we have a copy of it on
> - except that is
> is not up-to-date, is still not used by WDQS GUI and many people don't
> actually know it exists.
> So, I'd like to propose a migration plan:
> 0. Put a message on MediaWiki page warning of migration and directing
> people to use Wikidata one. Maybe even protect the page for a short
> time? This of course will be done only after we decide to perform the
> migration.
> 1. Sync Wikidata page to MediaWiki one (that'll require some work due to
> template differences, etc. but I can do it in a couple of hours).
> 2. Switch WDQS GUI to use the Wikidata page.
> 3. Replace MediaWiki page with redirect to wikidata one with appropriate
> message.
> I can do all of it (except maybe for protecting part, I'd need to ask
> some admins I guess), but I wanted to make a public announcement /
> request for feedback before doing anything big. So please comment if you
> see any problem with the proposed plan or any objections. If no
> objections are raised, I currently plan to do it sometime about Wed-Thu
> this week.
> Thanks,
> --
> Stas Malyshev
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