Wikidata:Property proposal/Property creation discussion

Property creation discussionEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Property metadata

DescriptionURL of the page on which the creation of the property was discussed
Data typeURL
ExampleKML file (P3096) ->

Seems better than what is currently done, ie a free-text |subpage parameter in {{Property documentation}}. Alternatively, datatype could be item, but I don't think we need an item for every property proposal. --Zolo (talk) 14:37, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Zolo: Your example seems incomplete. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:09, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 19:37, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support. Thryduulf (talk) 20:32, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
  • URL vice item? That doesn't make me not feel warm and fuzzy. Could also do it as a string or identifier and that way we gain the use of the gadget/service to avoid linking long links. --Izno (talk) 11:47, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
    • No strong opinion on that. An URL sounded sensible to point to a webpage, but a string would be consistent with Commons category (P373) / Commons Creator page (P1472). Arguably, all of those could be "external identifier" as well (they are not really "external" but that may not really matter). --Zolo (talk) 15:17, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
    • External ID works for me; then we can have a formatter URL. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:17, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
      • The formatter URL will need to allow for proposals on individual pages and those as sections on larger ones (unless we want to move all historic proposals to their own pages?) Thryduulf (talk) 14:43, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
  •   Oppose Current format allows to find the property proposals and is already there when the page is created based on the proposal.
    --- Jura 15:15, 30 August 2016 (UTC)
  •   Support Having information looked up on the discussion page shouldn't be the way Wikidata works. It makes sense to move as much of the information about a property as possible to the main page of the property. A bot could fill the property based on the currently available solution. ChristianKl (talk) 13:59, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

@Zolo, Pigsonthewing, Thryduulf, Jura1, ChristianKl:  Done Now property proposal discussion (P3254). Lymantria (talk) 15:41, 4 October 2016 (UTC)