Wikidata:Requests for comment/One vs. several sitelink-item correspondence

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Use a property[edit]

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The problem to solve is that when you are reading de:Schüler, you won't know how to find anything similar in other languages, because there are only 21 sitelinks in Q48942. There are 66 sitelinks in Q48282, which is very similar. However, you will not know, that in de:Schüler you have to follow a Student blue link to find those 66 sitelinks. This could be solved with a property, let's call it "Similar to":

Q48282 Q48942
Similar to (P123456789) Q48942 Similar to (P123456789) Q48282
enwiki en:Student enwiki
dewiki de:Student dewiki de:Schüler

Then, Wikipedia could get the missing sitelinks from (possibly multiple) similar items and (optionally) format them differently to suggest that it is not an exact corresponence.

The idea could be extended to note the order of preference of the similar items or which of the similar items is prefered for a specific target language. Petr Matas (talk) 02:07, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

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I filed a property proposal. Petr Matas 18:43, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

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