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Country contemporary constraint edit

What use case prompted you to remove the constraint? Can you comment on Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Current_or_contemporary_location_and_country_for_events so we can get a consensus on this. Vicarage (talk) 05:31, 19 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Vicarage, Very simple, that constraint hasn't been thought through and is highly problematic. We constantly use country indicators for thousands of items to indicate that a certain subject was located in a knowadays country. For example roman cities, celtic towns, and so on. We even have an articles with titles like Romans in the Netherlands (Q2272797). The country is NOT only the place where a subject is located when it existed, but also the place where it once existed.
  • If you have a castle, it is located in a country.
  • If you have a castle destroyed with some remaining walls, it is located in a country.
  • If only the fundaments remain underground, it is located in a country.
  • If a few artifacts remain underground, it is located in a country.
It is common to locate destroyed objects in nowadays countries. A contemporary constraint is not a solution to deal with these kind of situations. Romaine (talk) 00:10, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This subject has been discussed multiple times on the talk page of the property with indications of the problematic nature of this constraint, it is unacceptable to still (re-)add this without proper discussion first! Romaine (talk) 00:14, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See my detailed response at Wikidata:Requests_for_comment/Current_or_contemporary_location_and_country_for_events Vicarage (talk) 07:58, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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