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Would it be possible to add references to the site twitter accounts in the site listing on stackauth?

If your wondering what I'm talking about: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/01/twitter-question-feeds-for-stack-exchange/

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+1 Cool idea... I never thought of that. –  Nathan Osman Jan 30 '11 at 22:09
    
Hmm... I don't know about this one. Can you give a use case? –  Kevin Montrose Jan 30 '11 at 23:17
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@Kevin: Perhaps I would use this on StackMobile - on the home page for each site, there would be a link to subscribe to the Twitter feed for that site. (Certainly a useful thing on a mobile device.) –  Nathan Osman Jan 31 '11 at 7:24
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And it's basically a feed for selected hot questions. Is there a reason not to add it? –  Jonathan. Jan 31 '11 at 8:08
    
uhm, you could infer the twitter account easily with something like twitter.com/Stack+thirdleveldomainname. –  systempuntoout Jan 31 '11 at 12:01
    
@Systempuntoout no that pattern doesn't work. Eg StackRobots for Electronics and robots and StackDIY for home improvement. –  Jonathan. Jan 31 '11 at 12:55
    
@Jonathan you are right, it fails also for a couple of others (diy seems correct to me). –  systempuntoout Jan 31 '11 at 13:27
    
@systempuntoout, yes I was trying to remember which don't work because my phones Internet is annoyingly slow. –  Jonathan. Jan 31 '11 at 15:11
    
@Kevin Any update on this with 1.1 out and no sign of it? It would be great if it could be added to both 1.1 and 1.0. Seeing as 1.0 stackauth is more useful. –  Jonathan. Feb 15 '11 at 22:28
    
@Jonathan - ? They've been on /1.1/sites since release as twitter_account, although many sites do not have them (any of the trilogy, any metas, StackApps, etc.). –  Kevin Montrose Feb 15 '11 at 22:37
    
@Kevin, very sorry I missed them on there, is there any chance of them being added to 1.0. I'm now having to decide between the pagination and the twitter links. –  Jonathan. Feb 15 '11 at 22:49
    
@Jonathan - no, nothing can be safely added to a frozen API version. –  Kevin Montrose Feb 15 '11 at 23:00
    
@Kevin then I dont suppose a parameter on the 1.1/sites to stop pagniation would be possible? –  Jonathan. Feb 15 '11 at 23:01
    
@Jonathan - no. –  Kevin Montrose Feb 15 '11 at 23:04

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Not sure it'll be really useful information, but I can't think of a good reason not to either.

Will be added in a subsequent API release.
Was added to /1.1/sites as twitter_account for those sites that have them.

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:D thanks Kevin. –  Jonathan. Feb 2 '11 at 23:38
    
there is a stackapps twitter account just nothing has been tweeted yet. –  Jonathan. Feb 15 '11 at 22:53

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