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Air Force Il-76 crash today in Algeria[edit]

See Wikidata: d:Q51747221 This is really some kind of news, so actually it should be first of all here on Wikinews, I suppose... instead, it is again Wikipedia which covers it first. Wikinews in Dutch has a short item on it now, other languages should follow. Cheers, De Wikischim (talk) 18:48, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

(For suitable definition of "covers". Since Wikipedia is incapable of ever generating a news article; it can, however, gossip about the news.) --Pi zero (talk) 19:50, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
OK, then why doesn't Wikinews give an example of how it should actually be done? De Wikischim (talk) 20:44, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Content is not magically generated on any project. One writes what one is interested in, so if you are, then write about it, else quit complaining. (talk) 20:53, 11 April 2018 (UTC)
Russian poet Alexander Byvshev convicted for 2015 poem about Ukraine was newsworthy; and English Wikinews published it; neither did I find a single line about it on enwp; nor on nlwn. So I hope you realise it is not possible to cover everything (unless you break some journalistic ethics and back date the articles). So let us stop pointing fingers and focus on improving the content. (talk) 01:38, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

How can we make it easier for Wikimedia contributors to understand Wikidata?[edit]

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Dear all

Over the past year or so I've been working quite a lot on Wikidata documentation and have been thinking more about the needs of different kinds of user. I feel that currently Wikidata can be difficult to understand (what it does, how to contribute, what issues there are and what is being done to address them etc) even for experienced Wikimedia project contributors. To help address this I've started an RFC to try and collate this information together. It would be really helpful if you could share your thoughts, especially if you find Wikidata hard to understand or confusing, you can just share your thoughts on the talk page and we will synthesize them into the main document.

Wikidata:Requests for comment/Improving Wikidata documentation for different types of user

Thanks very much

John Cummings (talk) 12:54, 18 May 2018 (UTC)