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Mike Peel: Thanks for doing this submission. I think it'll be a great follow-up to the 2016/17/18 sessions on the same topic. I think User:Fuzheado and I would be happy to take part this year. Deryck Chan (talk) 11:40, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Deryck Chan and Fuzheado: That would be great, feel free to add yourselves as co-leaders if you want! There's as hopefully going to be work going on with infoboxes as part of the Small Wiki Toolkits session at the hackathon, see phab:T221394, which you might also be interested in. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 13:47, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! I've already subscribed to the Small Wiki Toolkit phab ticket (though I will miss Wednesday and Thursday morning of Wikimania pre-conference). Deryck Chan (talk) 14:51, 10 June 2019 (UTC)Reply

Workshop on obstacles to faster Wikidata acceptance and how to overcome them[edit source]

@Mike Peel:, @Deryck Chan:, @RexxS:: Is there still a problem with people “watching” a page understanding a change in an Infobox created by a change in Wikidata? I have not seen that recently, but I know it was a problem in the past. If it's still a problem -- or if you have other concerns about Wikidata -- I'd be pleased if you tell me about it. You can do that at least two ways: First, if you are at Wikimania 2019, you can come to a session on 2019:Technology outreach & innovation/Wikidata Problems: Workshop on obstacles to faster Wikidata acceptance and how to overcome them, Saturday, August 17, 11:30 - 12:30, Szymborska A5137. Second, if that's not convenient, you can write me and Lydia Pintscher, Product Manager for Wikidata about your concerns, e.g., on the “Discussion” page associated with that Wikimedia event. If you add something to that “Discussion” page, I suggest you also include {{re|DavidMCEddy}}, {{re|Lydia Pintscher (WMDE)}}, because your edits would then generate emails to Lydia and me. If course, if you write something before this session Saturday, it could become part of our discussion then. Thanks, DavidMCEddy (talk) 14:55, 14 August 2019 (UTC)Reply

@DavidMCEddy: Actually I've avoided working on en.wp infoboxes (where infoboxes are controversial in general) and I focused on the Cantonese Wikipedia where we could do to a powered infobox and it's completely uncontroversial as long as you don't erase somebody data without replacing it with a Wikidata powered version. So I don't think I have any insight to contribute to that discussion but I will try to come along to the session. Deryck Chan (talk) 15:52, 15 August 2019 (UTC)Reply