Add "share" to the interaction links
Dreamwidth isn't a platform for tumblr or twitter style reblogging / retweeting, but it would be nice if it were easier to share others' posts with your readers. Luckily, the functionality is already in the code base! It's just not exposed via the UI.
Let's expose the "share" functionality via the UI.
We have this awesome share functionality in the code base. If you go to the URL
You get a new post window, ready for editing, with the subject:
dw_news | Dreamwidth News: 11 June 2013
and the body:
This is awesome, and we should expose it via the UI, probably in the interaction links, with "track", "share", etc. (The share URL will also work for external sites, but unless someone writes a bookmarklet or some such that's harder to work with in our UI.)
Changes to the current interface I'd suggest:
* Make it work with https (it currently doesn't)
* For dreamwidth internal URLs, change the format of the body text to
<user name="dw-news"> said "<a href="http://dw-news.dreamwidth.org/201
Should be implemented as-is.
Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
Shouldn't be implemented.
(I have no opinion)
(Other: please comment)