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Offline pieter melissen

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Re: Hello to the ShipSpotter community!
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2022, 05:42:37 AM »
Clyde, although I see the anomalies you mention, one should always remember that shipspotting is not a popularity contest. Personally I would not be unhappy if that element gets far less attention than before, when popularity was largely driven by the number of comments and not by the subject, let alone the technical quality of the photo,

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Re: Hello to the ShipSpotter community!
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2022, 03:20:03 PM »
Could you add code for Twitter card to ShipSpotting.com (and similar code for other social media platforms that do not have an inherent capability to generate card-type posts). This would discourage unauthorized downloading and embedding the photograph in the tweet as including the link alone would already create a "visual" tweet that draws attention and directs users to the website. Here's an example from Airliners.net which is comparable to ShipSpotting.com in terms of functionality and purpose.

I think everyone would benefit from ShipSpotting.com having a Twitter card as, in addition to above, it would generate views for the users (as one would have to click the link to view the photograph), bring more visitors for the website (possibly increasing ad revenue needed to cover running the website), introduce new people to ShipSpotting.com (as the website encourages further browsing of photographs), and most importantly I would not have to waste limited characters in a tweet to emphasize that there are interesting photographs behind the plain text link.

Furthermore, thumbnails needed for Twitter cards are already covered in the current Terms & Conditions under "Copyright Policy" so there's no need to implement complex "opt-out" feature to enable this basic modern functionality throughout ShipSpotting.com.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2022, 04:15:08 PM by Tuomas Romu »