Wikidata:WikidataCon 2017/Submissions/When a wikipedian experiments Wikidata: updating the French communities of communes

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Submission no. 76
Title of the submission
When a wikipedian experiments Wikidata: updating the French communities of communes.

Author(s) of the submission
Pymouss (talkcontribslogs)
E-mail address
pymouss44 at
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Type of session
  • Lightning talk (10min, on non-technical topics)
Length of session
10 minutes
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As a long-time wikipedian, I'm specially interested to provide up-to-date informations in the articles. When Wikidata started, I regarded it as a strange but wonderful tool to store informations for Wikipedia articles. Step by step, I discovered that the rules are slightly different between a unique multilingual database and a specific encyclopaedic project like Wikipedia in French.

Since the beginning of 2017, after a massive administrative reform, I've been updating Wikidata on the communities of communes in France. Through this experience, I started to discover tools and developed my own queries. I also pointed difficulties for a human with very little technical knowledges to edit Wikidata pages. This is this experience that I want to share with wikidatians.

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