Mon 11 Mar 2013 11:48PM

Facebook Metadata styling

MI mix irving Public Seen by 33

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 Tue 12 Mar 2013 12:47AM

@richarddbartlett @benjaminknight
when you has time


Richard D. Bartlett Tue 12 Mar 2013 2:05AM

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 Tue 12 Mar 2013 2:57AM

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 Tue 12 Mar 2013 8:42AM

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


Aaron Thornton Tue 12 Mar 2013 8:54AM

Great work John