A while ago, I started building this: http://fieldguide.somethingnew.org.uk/
The idea is that it’s collaborative documentation about how Something New works and how to do things here. It’s an idea shamelessly borrowed from work (hence it being on WordPress). I’ve not touched it for months and I’m conscious it requires folks to be given a user account, so it’s not ideal.
So tonight I decided to do some dog-fooding and set up https://somethingnewuk.github.io/field-guide based on the exact same system used for the OpenPolitics Manifesto.
The Votebot did work at first but now I’m getting an “Application Error” so we can’t actually edit anything. Once I get it working, we can start using this for things like the excellent guide @andrewdwilliams wrote about being a council candidate, or a how-to on recording expenses for a campaign following @Floppy’s fine example from the 2015 GE.
@Floppy I’ll probably need your help with this Heroku app Your instructions were great, and I got it set up, and it appeared to work and then suddenly broke. There are no errors in the build and deployment is successful but I’m getting that Application Error and I can’t see anything that tells me what’s wrong. Any ideas?