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Talk:Submissions/Making Infoboxes easier to edit and maintain with the help of Wikidata

Latest comment: 9 years ago by WereSpielChequers in topic inconsistencies


Most of the information in an infobox is also going to be in the text of the articles. Under the current system for any subject, especially one where there has recently been a change, some langauge versions of wikipedia will be out of date though each individual article should be consistent. But if we have a central infobox being updated from wikidata there will be many inconsistencies within Wikipedia articles and shown to the public. WereSpielChequers (talk) 00:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)Reply

I've found myself being rather disturbed at the frequency by which inaccurate (and usually unsourced) information has been added to Wikidata; on a couple of occasions I have even noted that "death" information has been added to Wikidata for subjects that are most definitely still alive. So discussing how data quality control will be improved from the Wikidata end is an important factor in any discussion about widespread use of that data. Risker (talk) 01:16, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
Absolutely, Risker! I want to talk about this topic in Submissions/State of Wikidata - giving more people more access to more knowledge one edit at a time. --Lydia Pintscher (WMDE) (talk) 09:13, 8 March 2015 (UTC)Reply
Inaccurate data is also likely to be a problem. But hopefully the more common situation is simply going to be that wikidata is more up to date than the article, so the infobox and the article will contradict each other. I think it looks odd to have articles partially updated where the text contradicts the infobox, but perhaps others take the view that a partially updated article is better than a completely out of date one. WereSpielChequers (talk) 15:09, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Reply