Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Bots and gadgets/Get Twitter ID

Get Twitter ID

  • Problem:
     
    Flagged Suggestion In Wikidata
    There is constraint/suggestion against "Twitter username" asking for the "Twitter user numeric ID" and "start time", but if it's not easy, people don't often do it
  • Proposed solution: Have a bot that crawls for missing "Twitter user numeric ID" and "start time" then using data from the Twitter API fills them in
  • Who would benefit: With Twitter currently such a ubiquitous identifier of people and things, using fixed numeric id (rather than the changable text name) improves quality
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Back ache (talk) 10:19, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Discussion

  • A bot (BorkedBot) already exists, but a gadget may also help.--GZWDer (talk) 10:51, 21 January 2022 (UTC)

Voting

  •   Support I highly support this, because it would help when adding Twitter handles CrystalLemonade (talk) 19:35, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Biographies are the biggest category of article in every language Wikipedia, and Twitter is the off-wiki social media platform which the wiki community finds most tolerable and useful for connecting Wikipedia to other public identity records. There are so many sketchy "look up twitter ID" tools and websites. Considering the scale that Wikidata and the Wikipedia platform use these ID records, we could use our own copy of this tool or just automatic lookup. Bluerasberry (talk) 19:57, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Corn cheese (talk) 20:27, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Seems natural. Honestly, I'm surprised that currently in the numeric ID isn't generated automatically when a twitter username is entered, at least in WikiData.CLalgo (talk) 22:09, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support EpicPupper (talk) 22:36, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Sea Cow (talk) 22:45, 28 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Legowerewolf (talk) 00:58, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ottawajin (talk) 05:31, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Aca (talk) 12:29, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mbrickn (talk) 15:25, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HLFan (talk) 15:55, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Douglasfugazi (talk) 21:07, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support OwenBlacker (Talk) 22:05, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Thingofme (talk) 02:17, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support —— Eric LiuTalk 07:55, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support HynekJanac (talk) 17:35, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support BugWarp (talk) 02:20, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Mbkv717 (talk) 20:19, 31 January 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Alain Artivalys (talk) 13:18, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Bietels (talk) 20:17, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose KingAntenor (talk) 06:09, 2 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support WikiAviator (talk) 09:54, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support SlowByte (talk) 18:41, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support SD hehua (talk) 15:07, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
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  •   Support Exilexi (talk) 17:25, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support paul2520 (talk) 18:56, 5 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Oppose --Ciao • Bestoernesto 03:01, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Vulp❯❯❯here! 03:38, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ayumu Ozaki (talk) 05:12, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Lentower (talk) 22:09, 6 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   SupportEric0892 02:21, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Ryse93 (talk) 12:22, 7 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Meiræ 22:07, 10 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Jl sg (talk) 09:13, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support evrifaessa ❯❯❯ talk 15:47, 11 February 2022 (UTC)
  •   Support Nehaoua (talk) 16:21, 11 February 2022 (UTC)