Okay, I think we've pretty much discussed ideas about the social links
enough, so I'm moving to the Bugzilla :)
On Tue, 2015-11-17 at 20:10 +0000, Pat David wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 5:52 PM Andrew Toskin <and...@tosk.in> wrote:
> > 
> > Sorry for the delay. Turns out support for URL parameters (as
> > opposed to heavy JavaScript widgets) is a little asymmetrical among
> > the different social media platforms, but I'm figuring it out. I've
> > got Google+ done, and I'm looking into the Twitter API.
> > 
> > I notice the live site at static.gimp.org doesn't yet have any
> > social media *icons*. Have we decided yet where we'd like to put
> > those links? I would imagine somewhere in the site footer. But
> > there's also a dedicated "Contacting Us" page, so it might also
> > make sense to put it there, although it would also make the social
> > links less prominent. I could just give you the code snippets and
> > let you figure it out, or I could attach git patches directly to
> > Bugzilla this time.
> > 
> I was also thinking in the footer.  At least as simple links to our
> presence on those platforms (google+, twitter).  I can handle those
> types of links without a problem (simple links).
> > 
> > While I'm at it, I can take a look at any other social media
> > platforms that we feel like supporting. Platforms where GIMP
> > maintains a profile and posts updates will need links for
> > subscribing/following, while for other platforms we might only have
> > a "share this page" button at the bottom of blog posts and
> > tutorials. So which ones do we want to do?
> > 
> What I'm thinking right now is two main approaches that will
> hopefully work together:
> 1. Links to our presence on other social platforms for people to
> follow/etc.  I am fine (and would prefer) sending people off-site to
> our profile on those other networks with static links to minimize
> invasive tracking from them.
> 2. Easy sharing of content from the website on social networks. 
> Blog/news posts should have the requisite "share this" links
> available for easy sharing.  I'm not sure that it makes sense to put
> these types of links on all the pages in the site.  News posts would
> be a good candidate for this, and possibly high-value/traffic pages
> like "Downloads".
> pat 
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