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Wikidata items for Commons contributors?Edit

Wikidata items exist for a number of photographers with a long history of contributions to Wikimedia Commons, such that the Wikidata item is used to feed data to their Creator template.

The page User:Multichill/Questionable_notability_Wikimedians suggests that this practice is frowned upon (as the contributors are not notable enough to warrant a Wikipedia article).

Can someone clarify whether the Notability criteria permit this purpose for creation of a Wikidata item, or should this practice be avoided? --Bobulous (talk) 17:08, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

@Bobulous: please avoid it. Multichill (talk) 22:00, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
However I believe our notability criteria do permit this, especially if it is structurally useful for Commons (as your question suggests). ArthurPSmith (talk) 17:17, 6 April 2020 (UTC)
Okay, I'm getting mixed messages here. It's permitted but should be avoided? Could the Notability page be clarified to declare this forbidden, or to endorse it? The grey area is not a fun place to dwell. --Bobulous (talk) 18:10, 7 April 2020 (UTC)
@Bobulous : Our current notability criteria are so lax that you are probably technically permitted to add anyone from the phone book here, that doesn't mean you should.
Commons has no structural need to create items about these people we're doing just fine without. So trust me on this one, don't. Multichill (talk) 18:24, 7 April 2020 (UTC)

"MediaWiki page"Edit

What does "MediaWiki page" refer to exactly?

Is it a page in the "MediaWiki:" namespace? A page on mediawiki.org? Something else?

I guess that it's a page in the "MediaWiki:" namespace, but it should be made less ambigous. --Amir E. Aharoni {{🌎🌍🌏}} talk 15:55, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

I made it more clear now, it meant a namespace as you guessed. When it was written links to mediawiki.org was not enabled yet. Stryn (talk) 18:37, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Can we have WikiSpore.org added to the list for notability?Edit

I know it is still not in the process of recognition as sister project but can we have WikiSpore.org added to the list for notability? Few of us are working on content there that is under-documented and we need more time to establish notability standards for different subject areas (would not follow only the logic of dominant English Wikipedia norms). Zblace (talk) 14:53, 27 September 2020 (UTC)

  •   Support (not that this is a vote), this would make a lot of sense as it looks like a great potential "sister project" and its items would serve the general goal of Wikidata and vice versa quite well. Although this would automatically become the case once the project is launched, but as that could take years maybe we should create a separate way to organise items created for "unofficial sister projects". -- Donald Trung/徵國單  (討論 🀄) (方孔錢 💴) 15:19, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  Comment Wikispore ID (P7721) is currently a Wikidata property for an identifier that does not imply notability (Q62589320) (added by @GZWDer:). Why? --Haansn08 (talk) 16:25, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
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