Mick wrote:This would be better asked at whatever social media support sites you're referring to.
It is quite irrelevant to these sites, the issue lies with phpbb not with them and can only be solved by phpbb. When you post a twitter link somewhere that link has a standardised format, it will appear the same on phpbb, the same on wordpress, on blogs, newspapers and so on and forth, when you post a phpbb link somewhere it simply appears as a good old link, if you want to embed content, you will have to post an ugly screenshot, which is not interactive.
Suppose a newspaper wants to share content from your forum in their articles, like they share content from facebook and twitter within their articles, do you reckon they should build custom code just for your sake? Or do you believe that say for example the Independent newspaper should build the custom code for phpbb to make such a thing possible and that then forum owners should approach every single newspaper and site in the planet? Suppose for the sake of argument that we even took up your suggestion, nothing would be uniform anyway. On one site you would appear like a tomato and on another like a potato and on another like celery.
As a new user I am not sure which is the best place to post this. But we would appreciate help with this issue which aside from enhancing our forums, it will massively enhance phpbb itself.