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These have been approved to run, and will be sent over once Legoktm fixes Legobot Sven Manguard Wha? 17:10, 9 November 2013 (UTC)


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  Comment: sport (P641) seems a bit odd to me, why not "occupation: hand-ball player

no such occupation exists. --Danrok (talk) 16:50, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
You mean no item ? Then let's create one, association football player (Q937857) is already in use in 1000s of items, and I do not think it should be any different here. --Zolo (talk) 20:46, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Since when is sport always an occupation? Many modern footballers are employed by a club and paid a salary, that is why footballer is their occupation. This situation does not exist for every sport, and has not existed since the beginning of sport. There are many sports persons who are notable and compete internationally, but are not employed in sport, it is not their occupation, they have a day job. We can't simply mass-claim a sport as an occupation. --Danrok (talk) 21:04, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
I would say it is ok to use "occupation" for unpaid or part-time activities. That might be "hermit" or "slave" too. If someone is known for being a handball player or a writer, I think it makes sense to use "occupation", even if he has a day-job. If it does not, we may need a specific property to express that. I am concerned that properties like "sport" do not have very clear semantics (we don't know for sure whether it means handball player, handball coach or even handball fan), and that properties like this would cause some scattering of information. --Zolo (talk) 07:19, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
The sport property is much the same as genre. Genre doesn't tell us enough on its own, either. But, all becomes clear via other properties and qualifiers. For example, sport = tennis, occupation = coach (Q41583). --Danrok (talk) 17:22, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
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