Add open graph meta data to improve sharing of content

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Add open graph meta data to improve sharing of content

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The Open Graph protocol enables any web page to become a rich object in a social graph. For instance, this is used on Facebook to allow any web page to have the same functionality as any other object on Facebook

More information here - https://ogp.me/

Adding this metadata will greatly enhances the sharing of content from phpbb forums around the web, increasing traffic - including from social media
This is also a pretty standard feature on sites those days
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Re: Add open graph meta data to improve sharing of content

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Extensions so far - I don't know why you didn't link existing solutions: Is it really used by websites other than Facebook only? Also as per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_graph#Issues not everybody might want to forcefully contribute his content, so an extension would be the better approach.
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Re: Add open graph meta data to improve sharing of content

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Twitter, Reddit, Xenforo sites and more also use it.
I suspect that also IPB board, and more.

I don’t understand your issue about people not wanting to share their content?
If this is the case they should not post on a public forum.
This idea doesn’t change the situation from today that if you post on a public forum your content can be shared. It just makes it accessible and improves your forum outreach.

Regarding the extensions, the first one is abandoned, the second one has issues from my experience with it and the third one is the opposite function of this idea - allowing phpbb sites to read open graph metadata.
In any case, it shows there is demand - also, as this benefits most use cases that people who create sites want to have more traffic it makes sense to have in core.
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