Talk:Q262959

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Merge with Q55455149[edit]

@JohnBlackburne: Did you read the English Wikipedia's article? It makes a distinction between "cuboid" (a convex quadrilateral hexahedron) and "rectangular cuboid". --Horcrux (talk) 19:17, 11 July 2018 (UTC)

As you can see from en:Cuboid, it mostly covers the shape you call 'rectangular cuboid', which most people call a cuboid. As do all the articles in other languages, as best I can tell. What you did broke the links between them, so the English article no longer linked to the other languages which made no sense.--JohnBlackburne (talk) 19:39, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
@JohnBlackburne: In that article the "rectangular cuboid" is a subtopic. Wikidata is an ontology, not only a link service for en.wikipedia. You should consider to propose a split of the two topics in separate articles on the English Wikipedia. --Horcrux (talk) 07:43, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
The article is not going to be split; the two meanings of 'cuboid' are just two ways of generalising the cube, with and without requiring orthogonality, so are on the one topic. Nor is it so long it needs splitting. As for policy I was going by Wikipedia’s: en:Wikipedia:Wikidata#More than one interwiki family: If you find two items, then merge them by using the Merge gadget or the Special:MergeItems tool. I understand what you are trying to do but it needs to be done without breaking all the links between articles. Otherwise if not me then someone else will come along to repair the links, using e.g. the merge tool again.--JohnBlackburne (talk) 08:39, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@JohnBlackburne: The guideline you cite talks of items about the "same subject", but these are not. A compromise could be rollback to my last version but mantaining the en.wiki sitelink in this item. --Horcrux (talk) 09:40, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
But 'cuboid' commonly refers to the shape with rectangular faces. Look at en:Cuboid again, both usages are mentioned in to lead but far more weight in the text is given to the rectangular version, and all but one of the sources and external links refer to the rectangular faced shape as a cuboid. It also matches the usage in this item - all of the identifiers are for "cuboid". It would be better therefore to keep the current item as it is. If a new item is created it could be a "convex quadrilateral hexahedron, also known as a "cuboid".--JohnBlackburne (talk) 17:11, 12 July 2018 (UTC)