Friends, Favorites, Thanks and Sharing Now on the Sueetie Wiki

After seeing the value of the new Friends, Favorites, Thanks and Sharing features on the Sueetie Wall we had to spread the love, so we added our new collection of member engagement features to the Sueetie Wiki.   Our initial objective for adding the new features was to support richer analytics, but we’ve gone beyond that now.  These are important community features on their own and are worth the investment to offer them as standard social networking functionality throughout all of Sueetie.

Here is what the new engagement features look like on a ScrewTurn Wiki page.  Below you see the new links in their various states: Tag as Favorite (UnFavorite), Thank, and Become Friends. 

Each of the links displays more detailed action description on mouseover.

Friends Display

We are standardizing the display of member Friends status across Sueetie, so prominent member links like author of Wall Messages and Comments, and here for Wiki Page Author/Last Modified are shown with a "Friends" icon.

Each link has the same display and event behavior as on the Sueetie Wall.  "Thanks" only displays when the user is not author of the content, for instance.  "Become Friends" displays only when the current user is not friends with the content author.  All links display for registered users only.   Popups provide information on the action result and all actions are performed with no postback.  Here’s the Favorites Action popup.

Core Integration

As always, all thanks, favorites and friends activity is integrated into the framework Data Core, so the actions can be shared with the community based on your community preferences.

Sharing!

We talked about the importance of content sharing and bookmarking before.  With the addition of the new Sharing and Bookmarking links on all Wiki Pages, we hope we are demonstrating that our money is where our mouth is.  We’re using the AddThis! Sharing plugin which is configurable in the Sueetie Addon Pack Settings where you simply enter your free AddThis! Client ID and are good to go.

A few links here, a few there, but they add up to a much richer member experience.  More links to come, as I’m sure you have already guessed!

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.