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Adding items and information to help in natural disaster management[edit]

Hi everyone! हाय

I am a Wikidata enthusiast, mostly active in Switzerland, Europe. I had a look at Kerala Rescue to see how I could help and started writing some queries / code around Wikidata. I thought that it might be useful to visualize points around the rescue requests, to somehow concentrate help around them. See also the GitHub comment that I posted here.

I wanted to ask if there is a group (within Wikidata India) focusing on the creation and description of items that might be useful for such situations with natural disasters. I wonder if I could somehow help around that. I visited India last year and I was fascinated by it. So, I would like to contribute to anything that could help people via information and technology. Cristina Sarasua (talk) 12:19, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

Showcase items[edit]

Hello board, and User:KCVelaga, a few days ago on this noticeboard we touched the topic of showcase items. However we could not continue the discussion the because of the ongoing label-a-thon. The event will end for this year in less than next 22 hours. Perhaps we can resume the discussion about showcase items? --Titodutta (talk) 22:27, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi @Titodutta:, thanks for the ping. Yes, I strongly feel that this aspect of Wikidata should be focused for two reasons. As the Wikidata community, we'll have to feature our best works (as FAs for Wikipedia), and also, the lack of references for Wikdata statements is often criticized (this also has been a long-term concern by English Wikipedians, for Wikidata-enabled infoboxes). So focusing on showcase items to will help us to reduce this gap, even to some extent. I am not sure about how we should proceed with this. But to take this spirit into the community, we definitely need a campaign. May be we can plan something similar to this label-a-thon, marking some other important days. I would suggest doing a focused campaign from 14 October (World Standards Day) to 29 October (Wikidata birthday). This is just my opinion, comments are welcome. Pinging @Mahir256: KCVelaga (talk) 04:08, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
or 1 December or 7 December (Armed Forces Flag Day). KCVelaga (talk) 04:18, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
That's an interesting idea. In addition to what is being planned here, I'd like to follow general Wikipedia's aim, the way some editors want to improve important articles such as Indian Independence Day, city, state, language, favorite writer etc to GA/FA. Fully developing important items would be really good. --Titodutta (talk) 04:32, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
@Titodutta: Yes, we should first focus on important items. Maybe we can create a list of 2,000 important items in the first stage. It is because, since the items have to be completely improved with all the statements and references, more time needs to be spent on each item. For generating the lists, I would suggest using the stats table at en:Wikipedia:WikiProject India/Navigation. KCVelaga (talk) 14:58, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
  • 2,000 is too much I think. I'd suggest maximum 100. Or why don't we take as personal tasks? --Titodutta (talk) 17:46, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
@Titodutta: Yes, I felt so. How about 250? What do you mean by personal tasks? KCVelaga (talk) 16:43, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Skill-enhancement online sessions[edit]

Hello, we have just finished India Independence Day 2018 - Label-a-thon. (It was great to see so much involvement and energy).
I was wondering if we should conduct a few online Wikidata training sessions. This may help to enhance Wikidata-related skills.

The idea is: we can have 1 hour's or 2 hours' online sessions. We can use platform like Google Meet, Google Hangout, or Bluejeans. We can invite resource persons to talk on it.

A few topics I have in mind are: a) Lexeme structure (see WD:Lexeme), b) 10 Wikidata tools like resonator, petscan. . . c) understanding identifiers, d) current events such as ASI monuments works, e) advanced quarries, f) better understanding of properties and property proposals. We can have a detailed needs-assessment of what you need (please share your opinion below) before we start.

I'd encourage your views on the draft plan. With best wishes, --Titodutta (talk) 19:33, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

@Titodutta: Hi Tito, this is a good idea. I would suggest doing one session for every three weeks (depending on the need). If we are trying to record the sessions then we can opt for Bluejeans, else Google Meet should be enough. Before that, let us do a needs-assessment survey, and see what Indian Wikidata contributors are in need of. KCVelaga (talk) 16:05, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Station code and Indian railway station code[edit]

Hello, what is the difference between station code (P296) and Indian Railways station code (P5696). Should all station code (P296) in India (Q668) be changed to Indian Railways station code (P5696) eventually? --Titodutta (talk) 07:32, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

P296 is intended for those rail stations whose countries do not have specific properties for their station codes, so as a result values for P296 on Indian railway stations should be moved to use P5696. Mahir256 (talk) 00:48, 25 August 2018 (UTC)

Is this Tamil category comes under this project?[edit]

w:ta:பகுப்பு:த. இ. க. ஊராட்சித் திட்டம் For example, May i add "Also known as" for 10k articles, like this?--Info-farmer (talk) 13:41, 24 August 2018 (UTC)