User talk:Peter coxhead

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Best regards! Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:32, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

round robins[edit]

Hi. When you do a round robin swap at enWP, it would be great if you could do the fixing here after you have completed. The interwikis were hosed after the moves with Linnaea stuff. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@billinghurst: ok, I'll try to remember to look at this. Interwikis are always messed up anyway when different language wikis use different taxon names and appropriately connect their article to the same taxon name, because there's no mechanism to pick up interwikis from synonyms. Peter coxhead (talk) 08:30, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Yep, it is all less than perfect, though at least if I say something we have a smidgeon more hope. FWIW some of the merge detectors pick up interwiki mismatches, especially the enwiki<->commons, commons<->species, and enwiki<->species triumverate. To note that there is a good local move gadget to push interwikis around more easily.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Moving interwikis around is absolutely not the right answer. When the taxonomy of a group is not settled, it's perfectly reasonable to have different wiki articles at different titles and these should be linked to the Wikidata item of the same title – anything else is arbitrary and puzzling to readers who follow a Wikidata link. The right answer for taxa is to be able to pick up interwikis from Wikidata items that are flagged as synonyms. And, of course, Wikidata needs to be able to model the reality that interwiki links are not all 1:1. At present it's not fit for purpose. Peter coxhead (talk) 20:50, 10 February 2018 (UTC)