Talk:Community Wishlist Survey 2023 / Autosuggest linking Wikidata item after creating an article (AutosuggestSitelink)

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Move to mainspace[edit]

I suggest we move this page to mainspace, as it's a project and not directly related to Meta Wiki. SWilson (WMF) (talk) 06:23, 1 February 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Activating the tool[edit]


what would be necessary to activate this tool for all users of a language version (e.g. the german language wikipedia) per default?

Thanks a lot!

Also see

--M2k~dewiki (talk) 16:43, 8 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hello @Samwilson, Lydia Pintscher (WMDE), DMartin (WMF), HMonroy (WMF), and MusikAnimal:
what would be necessary to activate this tool for all users of a language version (e.g. the german language wikipedia, commons, ...) per default?
Is there any project plan or time schedule for testing, training/information/discussion, deploying/roll out ?
Thanks a lot! M2k~dewiki (talk) 18:14, 27 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]
@M2k~dewiki: Sorry for the slow reply here! Thanks for persisting with asking about this, and reporting issues, it definitely is appreciated.
To enable for all users on one wiki, you can install it as a gadget. To do that, you should request that a local interface-admin make the required edits. Gadgets can be set to be enabled for all users if the community agrees.
As for the general development and testing of this tool, there's not a great deal going on as you can see. However, there are a few simple-looking tasks that I'm going to try to look at now. For more complicated things, did you see my reply on T329967? There are a few options, but I'm not totally clear which is the best.
Thanks. — Sam Wilson 06:30, 28 September 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Nice tool[edit]

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T357081

I have activated this tool for me and it's also available as an experimental feature on It would be nice if the gadget don't load on the redirect pages (or at least it should be disabled in default). — Draceane talkcontrib. 14:27, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Draceane: Glad you like it! And excluding redirect pages is a good idea. Some wikis do like to add sitelinks for redirects, so I wonder if a good compromise could be to not show the automatic popup dialog window after saving, but still have the sidebar link in case people want to add a sitelink. What do you think? Sam Wilson 23:40, 7 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, that would be nice. I don't think that disabling it on all redirect pages would be an optimal solution, but "muting" it might be a good compromise. — Draceane talkcontrib. 09:36, 8 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@Draceane: Great! I've created T357081 to track it. Sam Wilson 01:14, 9 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Link to redirect[edit]

The tool doesn't work if the linked page is a redirect, so it should have an intentional sitelink to redirect badge on Wikidata, if it's relavant to attach it to an item. Jklamo (talk) 10:19, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Jklamo: Good point, thanks! I've added this to phab:T357081. We'd want to make it clear to the user that it is adding the sitelink to a redirect, and perhaps link to the documentation about what this means. Sam Wilson 13:33, 16 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]

No options match[edit]

If I am creating a page and it pops up options, it does not give me the option to create my own. It only pops that up when nothing is found. Would it be possible to make that an option at the bottom of the list? This is a redirect page, but it pops up a bunch of other objects but no option to create my own. So I have to manually do it. Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 11:26, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@PotsdamLamb: Good idea, I've also been thinking the same when I've used the gadget. I've created task T361834. I wonder if it'd be good for it to ask for the label and description (and maybe instance-of or subclass-of) within the dialog window, or if it's just as easy to leave that for the Wikidata side considering that the user will have to go there anyway to add more properties? SWilson (WMF) (talk) 13:09, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SWilson (WMF) Thanks for the quick response. I like how when it doesn't find one and allows you to start it and the page it opens is more than what the default is for starting a new object in wikidata. The more info that can be filled in the better, but I know some editors who work outside of WD do not really care about what goes in them and I have found some with just a title but absolutely no other information so no clue about what it is/was for. Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 13:12, 4 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@PotsdamLamb: I guess there's a trade off between getting people to create the item, and getting them to add as much info as possible; we don't want to discourage them. But still, I might have a think about how to make it suggest more. :) And even if there's no other info, at least the sitelink is there. I use d:User:NMaia/WikidataInfo.js in addition to this, so often use that link to create rather than AutosuggestSitelink's (but would rather have it all in one gadget). SWilson (WMF) (talk) 00:41, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@SWilson (WMF) My thing is that it doesn’t open the same page to create. One is very basic where the other requires a bit more info. I’ll have to try this out too. Thanks, and be well! Da LambTalk to me!Please don't eat da 🐑! 04:22, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]