Can we remove twitter embeds?

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Never thought I'd ask for less borad functionality but it seems like a good idea at this point to do this rather than provide easy clickthrough for elon?

counter-argument: there are lots of horrible scumbags we use links to and the functionality is better than not having it

partez Maroc anthem (Noodle Vague), Friday, 16 December 2022 18:11 (one month ago) link

there are lots of horrible scumbags we provide embeds for? I'm not saying ban twitter links.

I like the embeds because I can see relevant tweets without having to actually visit Twitter. I almost never clickthrough on the embeds posted here and when I do they are usually broken these days anyway. If we switch to all links, I'd have to go to the actual website more, which I am trying to avoid.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Friday, 16 December 2022 18:15 (one month ago) link

sorry i see what you're saying forks and i'm sympathetic to any Fuck Musk argument but i think Twitter is bigger than that douche and the embeds are a more convenient option than an unembedded link

also dunno that it would make a huge difference?

partez Maroc anthem (Noodle Vague), Friday, 16 December 2022 18:16 (one month ago) link

i think removing the embeds would cause way more clickthrough unless you can convince everyone on the baord to never link to twitter again

ciderpress, Friday, 16 December 2022 18:24 (one month ago) link

let's start a new thread

Let's not. Embeds are fine.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 16 December 2022 19:04 (one month ago) link

i havent posted a tweet on here since june so i'm doing my part at least

ciderpress, Friday, 16 December 2022 19:15 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

so this happened, but twitter did it?

or wait is it just me? all the embeds aren't working anymore.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 04:39 (two weeks ago) link

nah, seems like it's still working, at least for me.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 04:45 (two weeks ago) link

well i got what i wanted!

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 06:09 (two weeks ago) link

they are loading here as text only, it's nice

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 13:22 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, same.

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

maybe it's a mac thing? or a chrome thing?

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 18 January 2023 15:26 (two weeks ago) link

I can see them on Chrome (on a PC).

On the Flagging app, they appear as text in the thread, but if I click on them, the full tweet are visible in the app (without going out to Twitter). I'm pretty sure that's the way it's always been with Flagging though.

peace, man, Wednesday, 18 January 2023 16:16 (two weeks ago) link


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