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Add social networks to home nodes

by Lady_Aleena (Chaplain)
on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:10 UTC ( #1071369=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Recently I was asked by another monk for a Twitter to PerlMonks user handle decoder. I would love to be able to store my social network user names by my avatar instead of mixing it in with the text of my profile. Also, if a Monk fills in those fields, it might also be nice for a meta page with a list like Monks with Twitter accounts.

TwitterLady_Aleena
Google+LadyAleena Noyb
TumblrLadyAleena
GetGlueLady_Aleena
FoursquareLady_Aleena

Facebook, Linkdin, etc. can be optional fields too with the accompanying "Monks with X accounts" pages. Just a thought.

No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
Lady Aleena

Comment on Add social networks to home nodes
Re: Add social networks to home nodes
by Albannach (Prior) on Jan 21, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
    While it may not be the ideal interface, what you seek is already possible and has been for years. If you look at my and many other home nodes you will see numerous non-standard items listed by the image. The trick is that these are all coded into the location field in your profile - give it a try!

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    I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

Re: Add social networks to home nodes
by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor) on Jan 21, 2014 at 19:40 UTC

    To echo this sentiment ... I, for one, am not keen to see “log in with Facebook!” or other similar notions in this highly topic-specific forum.   I frankly do not believe that it would have a return-on-investment worthy of the necessary time and energy, for this site and its mission.   If you want to chain to your other social-networking personas, you can already do that on your profile page and/or signature.   Beyond this, I don’t see things that will really (IMHO) advance the site’s core-mission of providing information and answers with regard to the Perl language ... a mission which (despite its many quirks) it already fulfills.   (That’s just my opinion, and of course, “ like as–hles, everybody has one.”)

      "I'll rip you a new opinion!" - me

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