Facebook Metadata styling

mix irving
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I've been working on a feature that means when you copy a loomio link into facebook, facebook will display the loomio logo and also go and get the title and desciption of a page.

I need help clarifying what the text content should be

public pages

will just pull the title/name of the discussion/group being linked. the description will likewise be specific to that page
public discussion

private pages

will not pull any specific data but rather display a generic title and description. e.g.

private discussion
(the graph image will be the loomio logo)

any amendments to:
Title : Loomio
Description : Creating a world where it’s easy for anyone to participate in decisions that affect them.

Page not found

title = 'Loomio'
description = 'This discussion does not exist. It may have been deleted. Please check your link.'

mix irving

mix irving March 12th, 2013 00:47

@richarddbartlett @benjaminknight
when you has time

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett March 12th, 2013 02:05

This looks really good John, I like the wording as is. So fancy. I'd be happy for it to roll out like this, but maybe we can tweak it slightly, e.g.:

  • the Title for public discussion pages could include the group name, {Group Name}: {Group Discussion}
  • the Title for private pages might be a bit clearer if it was like "Loomio (private group)"

What do you think?

mix irving

mix irving March 12th, 2013 02:57

I thought about this,

  • the public discussion suggestion is doable, but might mean titles that are too long ?

  • the Loomio (private group) title is probably doable but might be a second iteration at this point as the controllers are juggling the view around in the background and i'm not sure how to pass the data along that chain well

Benjamin Knight

Benjamin Knight March 12th, 2013 08:42

This rulz! I'd be happy with it as is :)

Aaron Thornton

Aaron Thornton March 12th, 2013 08:54

Great work John