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Bug 4706 - Feature request: central database of numbers
Feature request: central database of numbers
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 30345
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-21 22:06 UTC by Ben
Modified: 2012-04-14 18:00 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ben 2006-01-21 22:06:15 UTC
One of the troubles with the whole Wikipedia idea is that when many articles are 
written by many different authors, facts, statistics and figures (i.e., population) 
are often different in different articles.  Trying to get them all to agree is a 
daunting task.  To simplify this process, a central repository for information could 
be used.  When writing articles, the information would be entered as a link, somewhat 
like a template.  The correspoding data would then appear in the article.  The 
repository would be the place for discussion of the information, and when the 
information is updated, the articles all update - there'd be no need to seek out and 
adjust a large number of articles, and a new revision generated for each of the 
articles - the previous "oldid" versions would be linked to a specific revision of 
the information.
Comment 1 Diederik van Liere 2011-11-30 17:47:21 UTC
I think this project is getting traction, see
Comment 2 Helder 2012-04-14 18:00:05 UTC
This seems essentially the same as
* Bug 30345 - Create "Data Commons" or "Wikidata" project (tracking)

Marking this as a duplicate (since there is more info on the other bug)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 30345 ***

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