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Social Network Buttons Behind "Two-Clicks"

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Jaxel, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member


    I want this feature! Having social network icons holds my pages hostage until they are loaded.
    Dadparvar, Valhalla, Teapot and 41 others like this.
  2. ragtek

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  3. Crispy

    Crispy Member

    Deserves its own thread. Many of our members have (justified, IMO) concerns about facebook's data-gathering. However, the value of promotion on social networking sites is currently more important to us. I would very much like to see this excellent compromise in XF whether by default or as a plugin.
  4. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    See the difference is... I don't care about facebook's data-gathering. You're on the internet, you really shouldn't expect any semblance of privacy... especially if you are a member of facebook... or use google.

    What I care about is that all these facebook/google/twitter widgets hold my pages hostage until they are loaded.
    pegasus, Alfa1, digitalpoint and 8 others like this.
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

  6. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    As I mentions in some other Threads, I'll take a look into this end of this Month. I use ist atm in my actual forum and need it in the new. ;)
  7. twollert

    twollert Active Member

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  8. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    If your forum is about matters that need some discretion(medical issues, finances, addictions, funerals, etc), then adding social sharing is not a good idea because facebook etc will use the site topic to profile your users and serve them with related ads.
    A two clicks implementation is less effective but it keeps social networks from breaching the privacy of your users.
    It would be really nice to have this.
    CallieJo likes this.
  9. jerremy

    jerremy Member

    A design company trying to get customers is getting a lot of visitors, they are not very expensive but they just don't sell... Why!? Users don't decide immediately, they check their Facebook account and see that other design companies are 'cheaper'. Thanks for the 'comparison' Facebook.

    I'm in for this feature.
  10. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

  11. tenants

    tenants Well-Known Member

    Most of the "share this page" options are already behind two clicks, for instance, you have to click the permalink to get all of these:


    But doing it Jaxels way would be better (since many users don't even know about these buttons)

    Social Media buttons do slow the load page speed down, and it's annoying for users to have to wait for them (especially when most of the users only want to see the page content)

    Social media buttons should be there to attract more users, not put the existing users off,

    +1 (if it's possible to do this and keep in line with the social medias TOS)
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  12. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

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  13. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    This doesn't necessarily work with add-ons that use XF's social share buttons though. I think XF should implement a solution to this, both because of privacy issues and because these buttons slow down the page rendering.
  14. pegasus

    pegasus Well-Known Member

    Also note that you can poll the network to get the current like/share/tweet/etc count without actually sharing the user's browsing data. Thus you can still show how many tweets something has, to give users a sense of its social popularity (cache the result every couple of minutes to improve performance). And another thing I haven't liked about a lot of the current privacy solutions is that the disabled and enabled buttons look so different it is often jarring - why can't they be styled similarly, just with different opacity or muted colors? Also, bring Add This closer to the front!

    VaultWiki does something similar in its Share This Page sidebar widget (called "Sharing and Linking" here): https://www.vaultwiki.org/xf/demo/Multi-page-Widget
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2014
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  15. karll

    karll Well-Known Member

    I prefer that design over wmtech's add-on. I think that's closer to how I would like to see this implemented in XF.
    pegasus likes this.
  16. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Basically this. I would really like a way to implement social media sharing links without loading the heavy native widgets but all of the implementations I've seen are really ugly.
    karll likes this.

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