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Re: How can I change the image that Facebook picks up when I link to our community?

Brian Lenz ·
Hi ST, You would need to specify OpenGraph tags to explicitly set the image to use. Right now, Facebook infers the image, which is why you're seeing that default avatar (Facebook identifies it as the best option from all of the images on that page). You can debug Facebook's screen scraping process here: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing You can enter the URL and see all of the info. It will also give you details about the og:image element that you can use to explicitly...
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Dave Dreezer ·
Hi Kimmer, We think this is such a great idea that we've decided to add it into eve for everyone. We'll add it right into the control panel to make it easy for everyone to setup. Look for us to get this into a future release. I can't see whether it will make it into the next release or right after that, but we like the idea! I'll also change this, if you don't mind, into a suggestion so that everybody can add some feedback.
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Amral Khan ·
Yes I will like to see this show up on each thread Right now I have it only on the main pages of the forum, not sure how to set it up for each thread for each forum????
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Richard Craft ·
did this ever make its way over to Hoop.la?
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Richard, Yes, we added support for the OpenGraph tags to Hoop.la. Any piece of content in Hoop.la that you like on Facebook should pull in the proper image/subject/etc. Regards, Brian
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Richard Craft ·
how and where do you do this? I can't find instructions sounds kewl though
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Richard, You don't need to do anything. It happens automatically on pages with the Facebook "Like" button Brian
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Richard Craft ·
Duh...ok, I tried it...but the only that appeared on the FB post was my profile picture...not the embedded image in the blog....is that how it's supposed to work?
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Richard, It won't pick up an embedded image in your post. It will use the first image attachment to the post (if there else one) or else it will use your profile picture. Brian
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Re: Incorporating Facebook Like Button

Richard Craft ·
aaahhhhh....so, attach...not embed....gotcha will try Gracias
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Incorporating Facebook Like Button

kimmer99 ·
Has anyone done this on their social strata forums?  I'm curious/unsure how to set up the OG tags so that users can like not only the overall site, but specific forums and specific topics/discussions within the forums.  How did you populate...
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How can I change the image that Facebook picks up when I link to our community?

ST ·
When I post a link to our community on Facebook it picks up this image.(left side of the screen shot). How do I change this? ST
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Robert, I've not heard of such an integration between Hoop.la and Facebook Groups. Are you looking to pull in posts from a Facebook Group into Hoop.la? There's nothing off-the-shelf available to automatically import external content into Hoop.la. You could conceivably use Hoop.la's API for that (depending on how Facebook exports groups data), but API usage would require an upgrade to our Enterprise plan. My best recommendation would be to look at what tools Facebook provides for exporting...
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How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Robert Nelson ·
Hello, We are looking for ways to integrate our conversations on Facebook Groups to our Forums on our Hoop.la platform. Is this possible in Hoop.la? And if so, what are the steps we need to take?
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Robert Nelson ·
Thank you Brian, That's a good question, we'd want to post to Hoop.la (ie: in our forums) and then share to Facebook group. I see that there is possibility for using CSS to add share-able buttons to our platform, but I do not have the coding experience to do it.
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Robert, Ah, yes, that helps! Hoop.la has a built-in share bar (as shown in the video you linked), but in order for it to show up, the content must be public. The Hoop.la share bar will not show up for private content (i.e. any content that a guest can not see). It looks like your site is locked down so that all content is effectively private and thus you must be signed in to view it. With a configuration like that, Hoop.la's share bar will never appear (since it's not generally shareable...
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Robert Nelson ·
Also, I'm just trying to figure how to do what this guy was doing in his video: https://www.socialstrata.com/s...50-0-2-in-windows-10 I'm interested in how we put those social share buttons in our posts on Hoop.la, so that I can share content from our Forums into our org's Facebook Groups. Does that help clarify?
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Robert Nelson ·
Thanks Brian, This is helpful! Looks like we'll have to explore some sort of custom solution. We're a membership organization, thus the private content on the backend of the site. What are Facebook's share APIs? I know we share an API with Facebook to let potential new members sign onto our site, but didn't realize there are options. Do I need to find out more on Facebook's Developer site?
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Re: How do we integrate Forums with Facebook Groups?

Brian Lenz ·
Hi Robert, You can find more about Facebook's share button APIs here: https://developers.facebook.co...plugins/share-button The Facebook sign-in is a separate tool independent of the share buttons. Facebook has pretty good documentation, so you should find everything else you need there. Hope this helps! Brian
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

neil ·
Terrific subject ST. Good pros and cons breakdown Interesting that Hoop support is less chatty too. You’d think we’d all be in conversation on a regular basis, but past attempts have fallen flat. We don’t use FB groups, just a page to alert FB users to new site content. FB wins because of cellphones. That’s how most people use FB. Hoop sites, while responsive, are too fat on a cell screen. Good but long posts like yours are not pleasant on a phone. Same with thoughtful replies. FB is better...
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How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
This is for Hoop.la community managers. How do you keep your Hoop.la community relevant in the context of other social media? Let's focus on Facebook for now. How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook groups? We have our Hoop.la community that started out as Eve in 2003. This barely predated Facebook, but it organically became a place where musicians and other performers excitedly told us about their experiences (good and bad) with our products. Over the last five years,...
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
Hi Neil, Thanks for your reply. I wish there were more conversation here about what we do as community managers. Do you know of any other places where I might engage with other on topics like this? We created FB groups in anticipation. If we didn't create them, our customers would. Hmmm - I may have a blind spot with respect to cell phones. I carry a Microsoft Surface everywhere, so I have the full browser experience whenever I'm on the web. I find doing almost anything except reading on a...
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

neil ·
Sure, we’re Rotation.org Our main column on our homepage is a stack of html Blocks (which are created in the Hoop admin area). We sometimes use the dynamic blocks to show “latest” content in various forums, but generally don’t like that the extracts are devoid of formatting. Our site is more of an archive people browse than a chatty discussion board. Wish it was more chatty! But people are content to come copy lessons and leave.
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

Lori ·
Neil is talking about Content Blocks, which are an option when you configure your Home Page. Like widgets, but bigger, there are pre-built blocks to choose from, or you can build your own with a custom block.
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
Hi Neil, I realized later what you meant about (content) blocks. We use them too. Wow, your community is colourful. We're almost monochrome by comparison. Bose Portable PA Community I wish we could shorten the extracts to two lines instead of six. ST
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
Hi again, Lori. Do you or @Rosemary ONeill or @Ted ONeill have any thoughts on the lead question? The core question is: How would you describe the core value proposition of Hoop.la communities in the context of other social media? Thanks, ST
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
Hi, Lori. Thank you. I understand. We’re using content blocks now. I didn’t recognize the term. ST
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

neil ·
Our site caters to volunteer teachers working with children, so yeah, we are colorful, and a little more so in the fall. Your site's appearance seems appropriate to its content and users. I've crept on your site before ...as I have many who use Hoop. I would love to see a list of more Hoop sites to creep on and crib from.
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

Rosemary O'Neill ·
I definitely have thoughts Wanted to hang back to see if any of your fellow customers might want to give first-hand expertise. I love seeing you connect! Why would you want to build your own private online community? You get the SEO juice You build a searchable database/resource you can use permanently You control the advertising No distractions of games, etc. You control the experience and change it to meet the needs of your audience You can contact your users when you want, on your own...
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

ST ·
Hi Rosemary, Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I was waiting to see if anyone else would jump in before responding (a difficult think to do as a community advocate). Do you have any articles or blog entries about why communities are better than social media? Thanks, ST
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Re: How do you distinguish your Hoop.la community from Facebook

Member 3,211 ·
Were you reading my mind? Just posted this yesterday with some relevant thoughts: https://www.socialstrata.com/b...d-and-a-conversation
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Re: Signing in to Social Strata with Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
Thanks, ST! We'll take a look...
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Re: Signing in to Social Strata with Facebook

Brian Lenz ·
Hi ST, The Facebook login is working again now. Thanks again for letting us know! Brian
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Facebook Profile Feeds Disabled in Hoop.la

Brian Lenz ·
As part of the recent Sets and Collections Release , Hoop.la no longer supports Facebook feed integration on member profile pages. The purpose of the feed integration on member profile pages is to provide a unified snapshot of a particular member's social activity across both Hoop.la and other social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. It makes it easy to see, at a glance, a particular member's recent photos on Instagram, tweets on Twitter, etc. Over the years, Facebook has...
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Signing in to Social Strata with Facebook

ST ·
Hi, When I try to log in here to Social Strata using Facebook I get this: { "error": { "message": "Can't Load URL: The domain of this URL isn't included in the app's domains. To be able to load this URL, add all domains and subdomains of your app to the App Domains field in your app settings.", "type": "OAuthException", "code": 191, "fbtrace_id": "CNPymEvYNFZ" } } The url I see in the address bar is: https://graph.facebook.com/v2....tus&display=page I thought you;d want to know. ST
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Re: Can't share to Facebook from Firefox 50.0.2 in Windows 10

Brian Lenz ·
Hi ST, Thanks for the detailed report with video! Unfortunately, there's nothing within our control that would impact that popup. If you look at the address bar of that popup, it's running on a facebook.com domain, completely outside of Hoop.la's control. The only thing Hoop.la provides to that "share" popup is the URL of the page being shared. Beyond that, there's nothing within our control to modify that popup. In other words, that popup resizing behavior must be coming from either...
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Re: Can't share to Facebook from Firefox 50.0.2 in Windows 10

ST ·
Hi Brian, I didn't notice the URL. When I get some time I'll set up a machine with a fresh instance of Firefox and see if that helps. I hope that the issue isn't widespread among our users. Thanks for your ideas. ST
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Re: Can't share to Facebook from Firefox 50.0.2 in Windows 10

Brian Lenz ·
You're welcome! Have a good day
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Can't share to Facebook from Firefox 50.0.2 in Windows 10

ST ·
In Firefox, when I try to share to Facebook, the window grows and I lose the Post to Facebook button. I made a video to show you the issue. This does NOT happen in Windows Edge, Google Chrome, or Opera. ST
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Your own private community vs Facebook page

Rosemary O'Neill ·
I get this question all the time..."why would I want to start a private online community instead of just having a Facebook page or group?"  The assumption behind this question, of course, is that a Facebook page is free (it is not, when you...
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The Difference Between a Feed and a Conversation

Rosemary O'Neill ·
Social networks can be depressing . Scrolling through a "feed" is a self-reinforcing loop, and you're being "fed" the pieces of content with which the algorithm has determined you will engage. You spend your time scrolling, occasionally flicking a reaction or typing a quick comment, feeling inferior because it's not your birthday, you didn't eat at Ruth's Chris last night, and your 2.5 beautiful children haven't won the gymnastics competition. Sometimes there will be a random, intrusive...
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Facebook Integration Change

Jonmark Weber ·
Facebook has recently changed their OAuth authentication requirements by enabling “ Strict Mode ” for all consumers. What this means, is that if your community is using Facebook as a linked Social Network, then that integration with Facebook will no longer work until you have met their requirements. For all site owners who have not integrated Facebook as a Social Network for your members, please allow your eyes to haze over and move on with your day. Perhaps throw on some music and get a...
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Re: Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Lori ·
Hi, Steve: Your topic pages are restricted to logged-in users, Thus, the Facebook and Twitter buttons will not show up. If the topics were publicly-accessible, they'd show up. Does that make sense? Lori
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Re: Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Steve ·
Hi Lori, Does this mean that I should change settings so reader can read and then share or like BUT keep posting privileges to logged-forum members? Thus far I have wanted to encourage people to join to read.,, so would this be the best compromise? Or do you have another suggestion that allows the social sharing and encourages people to join and log in?
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Re: Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Lori ·
You're right: letting people read without being registered, but requiring them to be registered to post is a good compromise that will allow you to take advantage of the social buttons. Lori
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Re: Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Steve ·
OK, I'm giving it a try, opening things up more for non-registered visitors to the forum. And indeed, the Twitter and Facebook icons/links are showing and working. Thanks for your guidance, Lori, and Happy New Year! - S.
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Re: Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Lori ·
My pleasure, Steve! Good luck and Happy New Year to you, too! Lori
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Social Media is not New, not Voodoo

Rosemary O'Neill ·
There we were, crowded around my mother-in-law's blinking grey monitor.  There was a squealy bouncing sound, and then...we were looking at a message from a lady in Germany who liked the same kind of dogs as she did. Around the same time, my...
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Twitter + Facebook Links Don't Appear

Steve ·
Hi, I realize that the "Tweet This" and "Facebook Like" buttons have been in the latest version of Eve for some time and I would like them to appear in my forums and posts. But they never have been visible, that I can remember. The "Email a...
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Re: The Difference Between a Feed and a Conversation

MHK@CS2 ·
Very timely, Rosemary - thanks! Mary
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