Community Wishlist Survey 2017/Wikidata/Stable data

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  • Problem: It is my firm opinion that the control of incoming data and of changes to the data stored in Wikidata does not work as well as it should. What is a tiny edit on one of Wikidata's ~ 40 million items can cause wrong information to appear in many thousands of pages in more than a hundred other projects, even those which chose to have flagged revisions as part of their quality control. There are many examples where the threat of vandalism not being detected is significantly higher than the possibility that the information provided actually needs to be changed (for instance: Chiapas is located in Mexico), some information is actually timelessly true (such as population numbers from a census at a specific date in time). Allowing such stable data to be actually stabilzed and only be changed under circumstances yet to be defined could not only increase Wikidata's reputation as trustworthy database but also increase its usage, while it lessens its vulnerability.
  • Who would benefit: Wikidata as a whole (reputation, usage), Wikidata volunteers, other projects' volunteers (less need to focus constantly on changes to Wikidata items), readers (don't get wrong information)
  • Proposed solution: Develop some kind of flagging single data on Wikidata (i.e. not the whole revision, but a specific statement)
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  • Proposer: → «« Man77 »» [de] 13:18, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Discussion

  • Statement ranks sort of do that, although anyone can change them currently. --Tgr (talk) 08:14, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment The proposed signed statements tangentially deal with improving trustworthiness of statements too. Spinster (talk) 22:22, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Voting

  • Support Support Goldzahn (talk) 23:32, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support An excellent idea that would help prevent much of the subtle, insidious vandalism that Wikidata is particularly vulnerable to. Gareth (talk) 10:13, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support β16 - (talk) 13:23, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:30, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support — Draceane talkcontrib. 18:54, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Kurt Jansson (talk) 21:06, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thomas Obermair 4 (talk) 23:13, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Libcub (talk) 05:51, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 🔒) (My global unlock 🔓) 12:58, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support M11rtinb (talk) 10:06, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support the idea of systems that help to detect or prevent vandalism. However I am unclear about details of this proposal. In Wikipedia we can protect vulnerable articles. Maybe we can set some system of protecting individual statements or whole items. --Jarekt (talk) 13:02, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Superchilum(talk to me!) 21:28, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support«« Man77 »» [de] 14:38, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:23, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Termininja (talk) 18:13, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support ··· 🌸 Rachmat04 · 02:51, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Epìdosis 08:09, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support a huge step for wikidata --Herzi Pinki (talk) 14:21, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support for the general concept - the devil is in the details --Sphilbrick (talk) 16:33, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Tacsipacsi (talk) 20:26, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Pipetricker (talk) 11:17, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Ruslik (talk) 13:53, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Perrak (talk) 21:27, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support we'd add some additional ways to maintain data quality. VorontsovIE (talk) 12:11, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support May be not about single statements, but just FlaggedRevs? Infovarius (talk) 13:59, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support — Luchesar • T/C 14:21, 11 December 2017 (UTC)