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Thanks for the interesting article, Roger! I'm excited to see where this collaboration will go. Rock drum (talk · contribs) 14:17, 6 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Me too. The guy who should get the credit is Nick Moyes who was the curator had the nerve to volunteer... and User:Fae who did the programming :-) Victuallers (talk)
The issue of a single code for a given topic has come up in a different context: interlanguage links. Right now, if 200 language versions of Wikipedia have an article on the same topic, and a 201st language version adds an article on the same topic, updating the article in every version requires edits to 200 separate articles (plus, of course, adding 200 interlanguage links to the brand new article). By contrast, if each article had only a single interlanguage link to a central hub (a cross-referral Wikipedia), then when that 201st language added its articles, exactly one link would be needed - to that central hub, in the new article.
Having said that, I'm not aware of any ongoing effort to build such a central hub. Which is too bad, because if one existed, that's where QR codes should point. John Broughton (talk) 06:05, 9 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Great stuff guys, well done to all involved, particularly Nick. I hope this gets a wider audience through Signpost, it deserves to. As someone who's been thinking a bit about the relationship between Wikipedia and the wider world (I really must get some of those photos uploaded...), there's no reason why this has to be confined to museums - you could have the equivalents of blue plaques out on the street if someone wanted to make it happen. The density of Wikipedia articles in somewhere like London is quite impressive these days, Boris might not have the money but perhaps the Corporation of the CoL might, or a charity might be persuaded to help make it happen. Particularly if you could make it properly interlanguage. Another question to raise - how about including a Wikipedia logo or something to make it clearer what it's about, potentially it could link to anything, advertising or even malware. Le Deluge (talk) 01:41, 17 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for comments. The event on April 9th will take this event even further. We have created a new type of QR code that is optimised for Wikipedia and allows multi-lingual support. Sadly Nick was made redundant in a restructuring of Derby Museums. Victuallers (talk) 07:31, 31 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]