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

  • 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
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  • Proposer: Back ache (talk) 10:19, 21 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]