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Homebrew Website Club Meetup | March 8, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Starbucks, 4430 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site.

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-03-08-homebrew-website-club
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/263613614086597/
Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/238151537/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Reposted Jordan Ellenberg's tweet

Want to do more than call Senators? Comment on a proposed rule. Agencies in some cases legally required to respond. https://www.facebook.com/notes/steph-tai/writing-an-effective-comment-to-a-proposed-rule/10154155174646917?pnref=story

 

Duplication of links upon update · Issue #45 · dshanske/syndication-links https://github.com/dshanske/syndication-links/issues/45

With v3.1.1 and relying on SNAP for POSSE, I'm noticing that after publishing and syndicating, if one comes back and edits a post and then updates it, Syndication Links regrabs the URL's and duplicates the links.

The first unedited version that is shown seems to be a plain http link and after editing/updating, the second duplicated link that is added automatically is an https version.

Manually deleting either of the included links from the Syndication Links box doesn't get rid of the links.

This duplication of the links only happens on posts which have been later edited/updated.

example: http://boffosocko.com/2017/02/16/podcast-directories-why-cant-we/
Here the Twitter and Facebook links, which are generated from SNAP, are duplicated, first as http and then again as https. As a test, the two other syndication links are non-SNAP generated links: huffduffer was manually inserted, and the WordPress one was generated from the WordPress Cross Post plugin, so I'm guessing it's an issue caused by the storage of SNAP links (which are https) versus Syndications Links' storage.

 

I'm curious what you've tried that you've now abandoned? I've tried a handful of methods and haven't been very happy with many of them myself.

JetPack's publicize is seemingly the simplest of the lot, but gives almost no control over the end result, so either you like it or you don't. Bridgy Publish plugin has gotten much better recently, but my theme has some quirks to it that need some work to get things there working smoothly. Most recently I've been using Social Network Auto Poster which has a huge number of POSSE targets, but also requires a lot of set up time and configuration (and also relies on other plugins like All in One SEO or Yoast to set appropriate Open Graph Protocol metadata so that versions that get sent to Twitter/Facebook display exactly what I want them to--and even then it's not always 100%. I've been tempted to try Keyring next, but I suspect it'll be much of the same convoluted dance.

If most of my readership wasn't hiding in the silos, I think I'd give up on POSSE too. I can't wait until the broader idea has completely taken over to the point that syndication is a useless function.

 

Scott, I don't think I'd replied to you for some reason, but I think I'm generally in the same boat as you. While I prefer to have one Swiss Army knife-like tool that can do everything, I know that it just isn't going to happen, or at least it certainly isn't quite there yet. I use Twitter and Facebook for different things (primarily audience based), so I suppose I shouldn't expect to have my own site do exactly everything I want it to.

Part of the problem is that I don't have the skills, the time, or maybe even the patience to make my own site do everything I'd like it to (and if I did maintenance can be a bear), so sometimes picking up pieces of things here and there from other developers or even on other platforms seems to be the result. In some sense that's why I'm using both Known and WordPress simultaneously (along with a few other side projects which don't fit into either of those). WordPress does a lot of what I'd like, but the speed, simplicity, and ease-of-use that Known provides just couldn't be overlooked to give me more of what I wanted. Over time, I do find myself moving more and more under the WordPress banner, but I always hear the siren song of other tools calling, so it may never be under one umbrella.

I also find that using other tools lets me test drive UX, UI, and general functionality to see if it's something worth building, maintaining, or having myself. And even then, I like to do "manual until it hurts" to raise the bar a bit further.

 

Testing with a reply from my own site without using Twitter or Facebook. Welcome to Known!

 

Replied to a post on github.com :

I'd noticed this a few days ago too as it seemed to have fixed an issue they'd had previously with the Facebook URL they displayed in the admin interface that didn't work, but was different from the URL that Syndication Links picked up. I mostly noticed because when using the SNAP buttons after initial publication they give modals showing success in posting which include the returned URLs, which for some silos can make it easier to cut and paste if necessary.

Your solution sounds like a sound one.

Your other thought recently about storing the URLs separately from SNAP's store is a good one as well because I've noticed (and generally not cared, though others surely may/will) that if one re-syndicates a post with SNAP, it overwrites the prior URL with the new one, which means that Syndication Links wouldn't have a "complete" list of all POSSE copies. This also means that Bridgy will only return replies on the most recent one for each silo this is done in. Anyone using SNAP's scheduling feature will be losing some of their backfeed as a result.

 

Replied to a post on github.com :

Thanks snarfed. The issue has continued for the last few days after I implemented your suggestion (apparently I'd accidentally deleted a few lines of code when I made some changes in my feeds back in December), and it was driving me bonkers still.

Ultimately I dug back through some records and tried using
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which I had some months ago. Things now seem to be back on track. Apparently (??) it was using `href `and not `src `which may have been the more recent issue if you need to make the suggestion in the future.

I still think it's kind of odd that the issue was only with Instagram and didn't seem to affect Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks again for helping to save my sanity!

 
 

Improved support for SNAP · Issue #39 · dshanske/syndication-links https://github.com/dshanske/syndication-links/issues/39

Many of the channels in SNAP are already supported, but most are currently missing. Support would include not only adding the SVG icons for them, but adding auto-import for displaying them in the list based on the storage location within SNAP.

SNAP currently supports the following:
500px
App.net - perhaps leave this off as [App.net is currently shutting down](http://blog.app.net/2017/01/12/app-net-is-shutting-down/)?
*Blogger
DeviantART
Diigo
Delicious
*+Facebook
*Flickr
Flipboard
+Google+ (did the icon get fixed for plus.google.com? It doesn't currently display in the stable version)
*Instagram
Instapaper
*LinkedIn
LiveJournal
MailChimp
*Medium
Ok.ru
Plurk
*Pinterest
*Reddit
Scoop.it
Sett
*StumbleUpon
*Telegram
*+Tumblr
*+Twitter
vBulletin
VK.com
Weibo
*WordPress
XING
Yo
*YouTube

Those marked with a * currently have support for icon display
Those marked with a + currently have support for import of the link

 

Virtual Homebrew Website Club Meetup | January 11, 2017

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Virtual: Google Hangouts

Time:

Ends:

•Work on your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Link to Google Hangouts to come.
Participate: https://hangouts.google.com/call/y5iyrcq2njeo3lcxzilvfdrk4me
Live Stream: http://youtu.be/LOlCs7kZaVs

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 16:30 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2017-01-11-homebrew-website-club#Virtual
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1225386650875399/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/236804508/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Replied to a post on werd.io :

Awesome! I deleted both facebook and email apps from my phone last year and it was transformative.

 

Replied to a post on github.com :

I know there was a brid.gy issue which recently answered the Twitter problem: https://github.com/snarfed/bridgy/issues/713

Perhaps there's something similar for Facebook?

 

Replied to a post on github.com :

I've been following the conversation on https://github.com/pfefferle/wordpress-semantic-linkbacks/issues/71 which I think is closely related as it's primarily Facebook comments with emoji that seem to be causing the root problem.

I'll spend some time in the next two days to see if i can stumble across the "fix" snarfed did and close this out. Thanks for the reminder @pfefferle.

 

Homebrew Website Club Meetup | December 28, 2016

Join some like-minded people in building and updating your personal website.

Location: Starbucks, 4430 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041

Time:

Ends:

•Make your IndieWeb Resolutions for 2017
•Finish that blog post you’ve been working on
•Demos of recent IndieWeb breakthroughs
•Share what you’ve gotten working
•Ask the experts questions

Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site!

Any questions? Ask in chat: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today#bottom

Optional quiet writing hour starts at 18:00 (Pacific)

Add your RSVP in the comments below, by adding your indie RSVP via webmention to this post, or by RSVPing yes to one of the posts below:
Indieweb.org event: https://indieweb.org/events/2016-12-28-homebrew-website-club#Los_Angeles
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/223299141457933/
Meetup.com event: https://www.meetup.com/IndieWeb-Homebrew-Website-Club-Los-Angeles/events/236494688/

The IndieWeb is a growing people-focused alternative to the ‘corporate web’.

Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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