Wikidata:Contribute/Suggested and open tasks
- Improve random items.
- Improve a specific item and work on getting it to Showcase item status. A list of proposed items is also available for you to work on.
- Patrol Recent Changes for obvious vandalism.
- Work through some of the items with missing labels and/or descriptions.
- Fix item properties violating their constraints. For example, James Bond (Q844) James Bond, the series about a fictional spy, should not be assigned sex or gender (P21); only James Bond (Q2009573), the character (or other people with that name) should have the property. Click on a property in the left column of the constraint violations table to see more details.
- Improve persondata based on a series of reports created by User:Ladsgroup that compares data on Wikidata with information from Wikipedia(s). The report is colour-coded: red show statements with no sources; yellow shows statements that are only supported by "imported from (P143)" and are in need of a more reliable source; green are good as they are.
- Find specific WikiProjects and their task lists.
- Add missing statements to properties
- Help with moving/renaming task forces to WikiProjects. Categories on Wikidata have been updated; many task forces still need to be moved; the Commons category also needs to be updated
- Review Wikidata:Tools to make sure it is current and all tools are working and/or being maintained; create list of tools without documentation and contact authors to see if any exists or if they are able to provide some.
- Contribute to Wikidata:WikiProject Interesting Content to coordinate and prepare content to be featured on the Main page.
- Create a new WikiProject for reviewing and updating Help pages; consider having a category or list similar to Wikipedia's articles in need of updating and/or establishing role similar to that of "tech ambassadors" that serve as a link between upcoming developments and the need to create supporting documentation.
- Investigate the need for a bot library (suggested by User:Micru, possibly contact for more details). The idea is that while many bot operators share their source code, it is not done in a standardized way; the bot library would provide a list of bots organized by task or function so that other contributors can see if a bot already exists for their needs and/or easily adapt the bot for their own use case.
- Comment on Wikidata:Requests for deletions, Wikidata:Properties for deletion, and Wikidata:Requests for comment.
Content management & creation
Define and propose processes
- Be bold and propose content for the Verifiability policy page.
- Getting proposed policies and guidelines to an accepted state; what does it entail? Why are Wikidata:Use common sense and Help:Description accepted while Help:Label is not? What's the major difference between a policy and guideline?
- Define and manage the workflows related to Showcase items.
- Update the Wikidata Glossary so terminology is more consistent with Help pages; clarify conceptual distinctions between terms like entity, entry, item, page, property, etc.
- Help develop each week's status update.
- A page for running/coordinating local Wikidata events (e.g. label-a-thons); develop collection of promotional materials and toolkits
- A page with commonly used properties with examples of values and data types clustered by theme/topic - this could be a top 30, 40, 50+ list that helps new users know what properties are available to them when first editing
- Basic documentation on how to translate SVGs (for example, Wikidata Main page banners) using freely available software
- For sister projects, a page with commonly used properties specifically for use on infoboxes
- coordinate a new WikiProject for translations (suggested by User:Giftzwerg 88; WikiProject would ensure that there are translations for most notable content (e.g. a predefined list of top 20 pages)
How you can help
- editing tours, for example if you notice any typos or mistakes
- translating tours into new languages
- leaving feedback at Wikidata_talk:Tours if you encounter any technical problems or usability issues
- contacting User:Thepwnco and/or User:Bene* if content is no longer current or appropriate, for example because of a software/feature update
List of tours
As of time of writing, 21:03, 22 August 2014 (UTC), we have the following tours implemented:
How you can help
- reviewing and proofreading drafts of tours
- volunteering to help with implementation (we use the Guided Tours extension); please contact User:Bene* if interested
- expressing interest in participating and/or conducting user testing for tours once implemented; please add your name to the list of drafts
- suggesting ideas for new tours (for example, if there were particular concepts or features you struggled with as a contributor)
- writing content and creating new tours; please indicate you are doing so by creating a new section on this page
List of drafts
Drafts of tours still to be implemented include the following:
- A behind-the-scenes look at Wikidata
- there is a draft script available at Wikidata:Tours/Behind_the_Scenes. It so far covers the community portal, different contributor roles, applications available at Wikidata:Tools, project chat and discussion processes (e.g. for creating new properties; an example of good discussion behaviour), and WikiProjects
- Anatomy of an item page - this would differ from the Items tour by not just pointing out the editable components (label, description, etc.) but explaining how they fit in with the goals and purpose of the Wikidata project, for example by showing all the sitelinks for an item, and discussing how values for statements are also items in Wikidata allowing for all items in the system to be linked together
- More on participating in the community, specifically on using talk pages (as was part of the focus of the Wikipedia Adventure)
- if we are assuming new users don't have any wiki experience this may be important; however, if the tours are mostly for becoming a good data editor then they are less essential. It may also be possible to point users to the Wikipedia Adventure as some of its lessons are still relevant to Wikidata contributors
- Adding sitelinks
- This is already covered in the Help documentation and on the various pages for sister project coordination
- Creating items, perhaps focus on creation of a source item to support a statement
- Somewhat similar to the anatomy of an item page, this quiz could highlight different components of an item page and ask the user to answer what they are by multiple choice/linked text (the idea is that this tour would be taken after the other editing ones)
- Another option is to include various questions about "what's wrong with this data?" or "how could it be improved" questions on an item page
- Queries (once implemented)