Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Watchlists/Watch a Wikidata query

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Watch a Wikidata query

  • Problem: When adding data to Wikidata, it's difficult to check if it continues to be consistent. Example: check if someone updates the population in a list of cities without monitoring each item in the Watchlist.
  • Who would benefit: Data curators in Wikidata
  • Proposed solution: Add a query, tested in the WDQS, to a page and run it with a custom frequency (once per day/week) similar to Wikidata:Database reports
  • More comments: I currently use this workflow: prepare the query, create a Listeria page under my profile in itwiki, and check the diff in the Watchlist.
  • Phabricator tickets:


@Sabas88: Could you clarify how your request is different than Listeria? Ryan Kaldari (WMF) (talk) 00:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Is this covered by Wikidata SPARQL Recent Changes? Ainali (talk) 14:50, 21 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]
That's cool! I didn't know it! If there would be an RSS feed it would be really useful. To answer also @Ryan Kaldari (WMF):'s question, my request is to consider more integration of these tools in the Wikidata interface. The Watchlist has a RSS feed directly accessible in the Tools in left menu, and to monitor a page I need only to star that page, how to simplify the process also for Wikidata queries? --Sabas88 (talk) 11:58, 24 November 2017 (UTC)[reply]