Hi Drdee, I'm interested in taking part in discussions about page metadata, but I'm not sure how much I'm ready to be the main one who comes up with proposed implementations, solicits comments, pushes for specific ideas at the architecture meetings, etc. Is that the responsibility I'm taking on by being listed as the author, or is that just for historical information? I'm not even really the original author of that page; I just promoted it to RFC.
It seems that WMF already has some ideas for how it wants to implement page metadata and is already working on it. I was unaware of that when I made it an RFC and in fact, I tried to demote it from being an RFC when I found out it was already on the roadmap. But it was reinstated on the grounds that when decisions are made to go forward, an RFC remains listed as an RFC, just in a different section of the RFC page.
I thought Wikidata was going to be the way forward on metadata, anyway? Or maybe SMW? In the meantime, and for those wikis that won't have their own Wikidata installation, there probably should be a metadata table. Some would say we already have such tables (e.g. I've (mis)used page_props (Extension:BedellPenDragon) and user properties (Extension:InterwikiMap) for such purposes). I don't have a lot of ideas about what the optimal structure of the metadata table should be, though, or whether there should be more than one of them, with different structures, to serve different purposes. Leucosticte (talk) 17:08, 22 November 2013 (UTC)
- Hi Leucosticte,
- I don't think you are committing to the actual implementation if you are the author of the RFC, so if you could help shepherd the RFC to a good-enough state that would be awesome, else I could do that as well. Drdee (talk) 19:08, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
- I could use some help in figuring out the best proposal to put forward. What do you see as the best realistic way forward on metadata? Should we focus our attention on Wikidata? If so, I think that a solution similar to InstantCommons (maybe we will call it InstantData) will need to be implemented for non-WMF wikis. Non-WMF wikis will need to have their own local data repositories too, though, much as they have their own images folders for files uploaded by their users. They will need to supplement WMF's metadata with their own metadata. Leucosticte (talk) 19:16, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
"Wednesday, January 4, 2014" doesn't actually exist. The Wednesday two weeks from the previous RFC review is on January 1, and January 4 is a Saturday. Could you please fix this page to show the correct date for the next RFC review, whichever it is? Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 17:47, 24 December 2013 (UTC)
- Hi Yair rand
- Yeah you are totally right, fixed it, thanks for notifying me. Drdee (talk) 10:14, 27 December 2013 (UTC)