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What should we do to facilitate sharing/recognition of Codidact content?

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For context, 'sharing' means sharing to an external website, such as Reddit/Twitter/other sites relevant to a community (e.g. for a writing site, a site frequented by writers).

Right now, sharing content from Codidact means copying a URL from a site, switching to the relevant external website and then writing/drafting a post/tweet etc. there before content is shared. Unnecessary context switching takes from the process - even the FSF have buttons on their blog posts which take users to prefilled post composers that users can use quickly to make their views known.

In addition, arguably there is no defined or clear process laid out for when we should promote/share community content on external websites we use, how it should be done and who/what sets the bar on whether this is done or not? For instance, it is impractical at the moment to sync (whether manually or via other means) a list of community moderators with external website access lists for Codidact accounts - an alternative method would be required in this case.

This question aims to ask for the community to reach a consensus surrounding a few key focus points:

  • How do we make it easier to share content that users deem worthy to external sites they may want to use?
  • Do we adopt an FSF style approach of "provide static links to composers with prefilled URLs", roadmap a deeper integration with other sites or adopt a third community solution not discussed in this question?
  • What standard do we use to determine what content is worth promoting? Do we ask moderators or certain users (e.g. those with curate ability) to let us know, or somehow use votes from meta posts to determine this?
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Regarding your third point,

What standard do we use to determine what content is worth promoting? Do we ask moderators or certain users (e.g. those with curate ability) to let us know, or somehow use votes from meta posts to determine this?

we already do have the ability to nominate posts for Codidact-wide promotion.

Those posts, already having been deemed worthy of promotion by reasonably well-established users, could have extra sharing functionality readily available, such as the pre-filled URLs you mention as one possibility. This of course wouldn't preclude sharing links to other content as well, but it would make sharing links to already identified promotion-worthy content even easier.

The biggest issue with this particular proposal might perhaps be how to make it clear in the UI why a relatively small number of posts have those features, whereas most don't.

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