Property talk:Has publicationDate

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Noting that "Modification date" is a property, I wonder whether just "publication date" would be better. Is there a standard on this? In one sense, it's not so important, since we can adjust easily enough, but that may not apply to other stuff in the future, so it'd be good to start clearly and avoid troubles later. Robin (talk) 15:08, 27 November 2013 (GMT)

"Modification date" is a system property, but, agreed, "Publication date" would be better. Problem is, once defined they cannot be deleted. Their property pages can be and of course we don't have to use them. I want to try to avoid getting 'properties' into a similar mess to categories if possible. Also, changing the currently assigned property will create as many jobs to be background executed as there are assigned pages. Whilst it clears, there will be inconsistencies (it clears at the rate of 1 job per page load request right now. That can be changed to clear it quickly but then things slow down a bit 'til it does clear. Let me change it and clear the queue and watch how things go - good experience in charting way forward with properties generally --Peter P (talk) 15:23, 27 November 2013 (GMT)