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Wikidata:Property proposal/number of weeks on chart

number of weeks on chartEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

   Not done
Descriptionthe total number of weeks that a single or album has been on a given chart
Data typeQuantity
Example 1MISSING
Example 2MISSING
Example 3MISSING


(Add your motivation for this property here.) Bossanoven (talk) 17:43, 20 August 2018 (UTC)


  •   Oppose as written; should be datatype item (using the chart's item as the value) with the time on the chart being a duration (P2047) qualifier, to match charted in (P2291)'s structure. Jc86035 (talk) 03:29, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Sounds like this one doesn't need to exist, but does save some time, so it could exist. This is a quantity. - Bossanoven (talk) 05:28, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

This should probably be created to clear up terminology. If we post peak position and then duration as properties, then readers might think the data implies that the duration applies to the peak position. In other words, they might think Sgt. Pepper spent 175 weeks at #1, when it really only spent 15. - Bossanoven (talk) 05:45, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Bossanoven: For this and the property for the chart peak I support their creation; I only disagree with the proposed structure, because it would be inconsistent and more difficult to work with as data (because you would have to iterate through the qualifiers instead of the statements to find the value(s) for a chart).
Incidentally, for both properties, if a work has multiple runs or multiple peaks on the same chart, would this be expressed with multiple statements or with one statement? (You have to make things like these clear or somewhere down the line someone could start mass-adding incorrectly structured data for these properties because they're too vaguely described.) Jc86035 (talk) 17:09, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

@Jc86035: It's a good point; due to the nature of the topic, there is not a good, defining approach to dealing with this data. This is meant to deal with ultimates; to entail the total weeks on the chart, not just a run, as well as the ultimate chart peak for the single or album. I think that is the only feasible way we could apply these properties, and it would need to be clearly stated in the properties' descriptions. I mean, that's not really true, but many people are liable to misuse it otherwise. - Bossanoven (talk) 03:28, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

  • marking this as   Not done given the alternative proposed − Pintoch (talk) 21:09, 29 October 2018 (UTC)