Repetition.me was a website I created several years ago, back when the government’s online petition system was first launched. It ended up a bit on the back burner after the govenment’s petition system changed format a bit and I lacked the circular tuits to bring it properly up to date. It was also based on a fairly early responsive design that, to be honest, wasn’t all the great. Eventually it died a death when the server hosting it failed, and since it wasn’t a particularly well-visited site, it wasn’t top of the list for reinstating on the new server.
However, I have now finally got round to rebuilding it from the ground up, with a new design and better functionality. Fundamentally, it has four things that aren’t possible on the government’s own petition website:
- The ability to sort, filter and search by all sorts of criteria, including date, tag and category (thus neatly fulfilling the request in this petition), making it a more useful index to the official petition site than the official site itself.
- The ability to comment on (and therefore disagree with!) petitions as well as sign them.
- Detailed statistics on the number of petitions created, accepted and rejected.
- Viewing the additional data, such as signatures by constituency, that are published in the official site’s API but not on the site itself.
View the site at: https://repetition.me/