[phobos] The twitter feed disappeared from dlang.org front page?

Andrei Alexandrescu andrei at erdani.com
Mon Jul 15 18:53:14 PDT 2013


Anyone knows what's happening?


On 7/15/13 12:55 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
> http://dlang.org/
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: working on the dlang.org website
> Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:39:26 +0200
> From: Dicebot <public at dicebot.lv>
> Organization: Digital Mars
> Newsgroups: digitalmars.D
> References: <mailman.29.1373777805.22075.digitalmars-d at puremagic.com>
> <vvqyenjrnfultijjlfcm at forum.dlang.org> <krv231$o6g$1 at digitalmars.com>
> <nwjaipaakonlcbgxfrrd at forum.dlang.org> <ks1i10$1udu$1 at digitalmars.com>
> On Monday, 15 July 2013 at 19:20:00 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
>> That's why the d_programming twitter feed was added to the
>> front page.
> Twitter is incredibly restrictive in its format. People coming to
> front page want to get a detailed explained overview of latest
> news, not 140-symbol mysteries. Also it ties important
> information channel to an external closed service which is never
> good for the reputation.
> And as cherry on top - I don't see and embedded twitter feeds on
> dlang.org right now ;)
>> In any case, Ddoc can be used to insert the contents of an
>> "announcements" file into the front page. The problem, however,
>> is someone has to write those announcements on a timely basis.
>> Nobody has shown any interest in doing so, and although I've
>> tried to do it on numerous occasions, I just lose steam rather
>> quickly because it bores me to tears.
> And how do you expect someone to show the interest? :) Currently
> there are no tools for proposing front page news other than
> making pull requests which has unacceptable latency for news
> anyway. Dead end!
> One of best ways to have lot of contributions is making each
> single one as easy as possible.

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