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Wikidata:Property proposal/designated survivor

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designated survivorEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Organization

   Not done
DescriptionDesignated survivor for events such as the State of the Union
Representsdesignated survivor (Q596135)
Data typeItem
Allowed valuesitems that are instance of human (Q5)
Example 12019 State of the Union Address (Q60467358)Rick Perry (Q215057)
Example 22018 State of the Union Address (Q47346081)Sonny Perdue (Q525362)
Example 32015 State of the Union Address (Q18740986)Anthony Foxx (Q4772543)
Example 42014 State of the Union Address (Q15894506)Ernest Moniz (Q5393576)
Planned useAssociate state of the union addresses with their designated survivor
Number of IDs in source95 (American State of the Union addresses)
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)


I was editing 2019 State of the Union Address (Q60467358) and I noticed there was no way to specify the designated survivor (Q596135) which is a prominent detail on the Wikipedia articles. U+1F360 (talk) 03:38, 6 February 2019 (UTC)


I was thinking of using participant (P710), and while the designated survivor (Q596135) is a partipant in the process, they are not a partipant of the event. In fact, they have specifically been singled out to not partipate. So maybe excluding (P1011) could be updated for this purpose? U+1F360 (talk) 04:45, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

  •   Support David (talk) 06:41, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Oppose This doesn't seem like something that should need its own property. I'm not sure I agree with the reasoning why participant (P710) isn't suitable: they're not an attendee, but it seems to me they are very explicitly a participant, albeit one who is required to participate from afar. So I think I'd go for something like:
participant (P710)
  Rick Perry (Q215057)   edit
object has role designated survivor (Q596135)
▼ 0 reference
+ add reference
+ add value
I'd be open to a different way of expressing that, though, if there's something else more suitable. --Oravrattas (talk) 08:04, 6 February 2019 (UTC)