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caput_mortuum ([personal profile] caput_mortuum) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2014-01-03 03:52 pm

add youtube as a site recognized by the account-linking tag

Title:
add youtube as a site recognized by the account-linking tag

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Summary:
see title

Description:
I'd like to be able to link to youtube accounts with the DW tag. Currently it's not possible because youtube uses /user and not /users.

Poll #15506 add youtube as a site recognized by the account-linking tag
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 43


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Should be implemented as-is.
26 (60.5%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
0 (0.0%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
2 (4.7%)

(I have no opinion)
15 (34.9%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)

[staff profile] denise 2014-06-10 02:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Just as a note, for adding new sites to the <user> tag, we need to know:

-- Given a user 'username', what would the URL be to get to 'username''s main content page? (The equivalent of http://username.dreamwidth.org.)

-- Given a user 'username', what would be the URL to get to the closest equivalent of the profile? (The equivalent of http://username.dreamwidth.org/profile)

In a site tag [personal profile] username, the former is used for what 'username' links to, and the latter is used for what the little person icon links to.

(It also helps if you provide a link to whatever logo the site uses to ID itself, like the little swirl for DW, but that's less critical.)

[personal profile] swaldman 2014-06-10 03:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Is a youtube account not the same as a Google+ account these days? (I've no idea whether we support G+ accounts, but possibly these things go together!)
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[personal profile] montuos 2014-06-11 12:52 am (UTC)(link)
It is, and it isn't. You can still use an old YouTube account to upload and Like videos and do other YouTube-ish things. It's only commenting that requires a Google+ account now (or a Google+ Page to use an old YouTube username that you don't want to change to your Google+ name).

YouTube content URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/username
YouTube profile URL: http://www.youtube.com/user/username/about
I don't think YouTube has a little person icon.

Google+ is much more difficult, because the account ID is a number, not the username...except that you can get a vanity url based on your username if you want it. (I don't; they won't let me have my standard userid, and my name just offers too many misspellings). E.g. the link to my G+ is https://plus.google.com/u/0/107323706968681482996, which displays as +Sallie Alys Montuori (unless and until I change my display name there, which is fairly easy to do; I've done it several times over the years).
denise: Image: Me, facing away from camera, on top of the Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome (Default)

[staff profile] denise 2014-06-11 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)

Yes, we looked into it and there's pretty much no way we can do automated G+ linking, since there's no real meaningful concept of a "username" there.