Would it be possible to add references to the site Twitter accounts in the /site listing?

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

  • Hmm... I don't know about this one. Can you give a use case? Jan 30, 2011 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.) Jan 31, 2011 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, 2011 at 8:08
  • uhm, you could infer the twitter account easily with something like twitter.com/Stack+thirdleveldomainname. Jan 31, 2011 at 12:01
  • @Systempuntoout no that pattern doesn't work. Eg StackRobots for Electronics and robots and StackDIY for home improvement.
    – Jonathan.
    Jan 31, 2011 at 12:55
  • @Jonathan you are right, it fails also for a couple of others (diy seems correct to me). Jan 31, 2011 at 13:27
  • @systempuntoout, yes I was trying to remember which don't work because my phones Internet is annoyingly slow.
    – Jonathan.
    Jan 31, 2011 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, 2011 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.). Feb 15, 2011 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, 2011 at 22:49
  • @Jonathan - no, nothing can be safely added to a frozen API version. Feb 15, 2011 at 23:00
  • @Kevin then I dont suppose a parameter on the 1.1/sites to stop pagniation would be possible?
    – Jonathan.
    Feb 15, 2011 at 23:01
  • @Jonathan - no. Feb 15, 2011 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.

  • there is a stackapps twitter account just nothing has been tweeted yet.
    – Jonathan.
    Feb 15, 2011 at 22:53

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