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thorfinn ([personal profile] thorfinn) wrote in [site community profile] dw_suggestions2010-06-28 06:47 pm

Crosspost to Facebook Notes

Title:
Crosspost to Facebook Notes

Area:
crossposting

Summary:
The crossposter sites option should have an option to "push" notes into facebook.com.

Description:
Facebook.com currently has a Notes feature. You can point it at a public RSS feed to import notes, but that fails to re-import edited notes.

I would prefer to "push" notes into facebook via the crossposter, so that edited notes show up correctly etc.

That may or may not be technically possible to do with facebook's note posting. I suspect it would require some reverse engineering of facebook page code etc.

There are complications around posting security - facebook does actually have the concept of custom posting security, and an extra "friends of friends" level.

Also I'm pretty sure there's no way to prevent comments on a note within facebook, so this option may be problematic.

Poll #3653 Crosspost to Facebook Notes
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 53


This suggestion:

View Answers

Should be implemented as-is.
14 (26.4%)

Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
2 (3.8%)

Shouldn't be implemented.
20 (37.7%)

(I have no opinion)
17 (32.1%)

(Other: please comment)
0 (0.0%)

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[personal profile] matgb 2010-06-30 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, I prefer that sites allow logging in via OpenID, there are a billion identity providers out there, but very few where logging in via OpenID is useful.

Wordpress.com is my pet hate on this currently, a blog platform that supports OpenID, but doesn't allow you to log in using it to merely comment seems completely pointless to me.

However, I strongly disagree with Damned Colonial's reason above. I have no problem with my corner of Facebook, it doesn't have a culture I disagree with, and while I respect pseudonymity of others, fairly obviously, I don't follow it myself, never have (I'm involved, heavily, in politics, having an "anonymous" blog is a really bad idea).

More of my readers come to read my stuff from Twitter and Facebook than do from LJ or DW. Even more come from a UK politics aggregator (or at least did when I was posting regularly). I'd like them to be able to comment effectively. I'd also like to 'push' to those sites I make use of to aggregate my stuff.

Essentially, who are you (or anyone else) to determine what sort of culture I want in my personal journal, and why should a whole site be tarnished because some people don't like the bits they've seen?

I do plan on writing a suggestion for supporting other external IDs, which'd have to include Oauth for Twitter and probably Connect, and I think there's another one, but it needs some research.

(and please consider the slightly aggressive tone above in a "I know this is a hard thing to fight for so need to sort my arguments out" way, I don't know how to word it in a way that doesn't let my frustration show).

Honestly, I didn't sign up for a fandom blogging platform, I signed up for an LJ fork that would take the good idea and make it genuinely interoperable. Refusing to deal with other sites because there are "normal" people there and they have a "culture I don't want to see here" is, well, annoying.

The way the votes have gone almost completely against this idea, despite it being a fairly basic one, also annoys me, we need interoperability, it's one of the sites USPs, rejecting interoperability with a site that about 50% of online people have an account with is just daft.
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-07-03 07:43 am (UTC)(link)
I noted up there and feel like I should note it again--this kind of a suggestion is already in the bug database. The votes aren't the only things that decide suggestions, they're just a general litmus, and there's not much of a reason not to do this one. It's good for business and it's entirely opt in for users and doesn't directly affect the people who don't want to use it.
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[personal profile] sophie 2010-07-03 12:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I think your link in both this comment and your other one is wrong - it just points back to this suggestion?
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-07-03 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeeeeah, I got corrected in the other comment. Oh, ditziness.
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[personal profile] sophie 2010-07-04 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
You did? I'm referring to this comment, which doesn't seem to have any replies. (Though maybe they deleted it so you could edit?)
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-07-04 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Oh man. Maybe I made a comment I never submitted. Work has really put me through the ringer this week.
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[personal profile] yvi 2010-07-03 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
Essentially, who are you (or anyone else) to determine what sort of culture I want in my personal journal, and why should a whole site be tarnished because some people don't like the bits they've seen?


*nods*