Category Archives: ideas

Bromptons in Museums and Art Galleries

Andy Mabbett wants Brompton to help him take his Brompton folding bike to more museums and art galleries. Continue reading

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Four Stars of Open Standards

Andy Mabbett proposes “Four Stars of Open Standards” Continue reading

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United Kingdom parliamentary URL structure: change needed

Andy Mabbett suggests how the United Kingdom parliamentary website’s URL structure for biographies could be improved; and why it should be. Continue reading

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Public Keys in ORCID Profiles

Andy Mabbett suggests that people include a reliable link to their PGP public key, in their ORCID profile. Continue reading

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Help Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by transcribing small pieces of text

Andy Mabbett invites you to help Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons by transcribing small pieces of text, such as those on images of foundation stones and signposts. Continue reading

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How may I merge or duplicate Twitter accounts?

Andy Mabbett wants a tool to merge Twitter accounts – more specifically, to combine their lists of followers. Continue reading

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Don’t link to my Twitter profile!

Andy Mabbett wants people to link to his website, not (just), his Twitter profile Continue reading

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Requesting open-licensed, open-format recordings of the voices of Wikipedia subjects for Wikimedia Commons

Andy Mabbett asks people who are the subject of Wikipedia biographies to provide a short recording of their spoken voice, under an open licence. Other people can contribute sound recordings to Wikimedia Commons, too. Continue reading

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How should a hackday be run?

Andy Mabbett is soliciting advice on running a hackday Continue reading

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The BBC, Regional News and Sport, and Hyperlocal Blogs

Andy Mabbett reports the BBC’s agreement to his request that they consider linking to news stories on hyperlocal blogs and invites expressions of interest from suitable English bloggers. Continue reading

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