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Res facta quae tamen fingi potuit ([personal profile] pauamma) wrote in [site community profile] dw_dev_training2011-09-21 12:11 pm
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Jumping in with questions and answers

I just came across To Answer, Or Not To Answer. The gist of it is: someone asked "Should I answer a perl question when I'm not sure of the answer or when I can only answer part of the question?" and got overwhelming "yes" answers (and very good suggestions on how to handle uncertainty), because even if your answer doesn't help the person asking, researching your answer (and thinking about the question) may well help you. So as an experiment, I'd like to try something similar in this entry:

- You may ask any dev-related question you have in a comment. (It doesn't even need to be about Dreamwidth, although if it involves a language/library/framework/database Dreamwidth doesn't use, you will probably get answers pointing that out and suggesting a better place to ask.)
- You may also answer any question, using the guidelines given in the discussion I linked to above.

If this works, I'll try to make it a regular feature of this community. (How often should it happen?)
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[staff profile] denise 2011-09-21 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
We have a bug open to add Twitter crossposting (and Facebook, and Wordpress, and Movable Type, and and etc) -- the issue with each of them is that you have to a) implement the remote site's posting protocol and b) work out how it would map to DW. (For instance with Twitter, figuring out how you would handle the metadata like current mood/music, figuring out what to do if the post is over 140 characters, etc.) So yes, it's possible! It would go into cgi-bin/DW/External/XPostProtocol and get hooked in somewhere (I'm not sure where). (And if you get it working, give us the patch. *G*)

I don't know TT or how to work the beta features, so I'll pass on that!