Highlight and share feature


#1

Hi everyone,

I was on huffingtonpost and i saw this Highlight and share button :

I think it could be a good idea to add this feature besides the quote feature.

The best will be the same share feature than medium and producthunt, which create an image of the highlighted text :

Producthunt open sourced a tool to do that – GitHub - producthunt/ShareMeow: text shots service


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Why? You can simply share the URL to the post. Every Discourse post and topic has OpenGraph / oEmbed tags so it will display appropriately, with an automatic excerpt. Try pasting a link to a Discourse post in Facebook or Twitter to see what I mean. Like so

This would also make quoting more confusing, and elevate the rare use case – “I need to share just this third paragraph of the post” – above the simple use case – “I need to share this post”.

At best plugin material.


#3

Yes you right.

It’s just that i (many) love this on medium & PH. And it’s a good way to better interact the forum cotent on social media.


(Sam Saffron) #4

One area that I think this would not be super confusing is if it was an “anonymous” user feature, anon can not quote anyway and this would make it easier for them to “share” a quote from the forum.

That said I agree, explore this first in a plugin.