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#1 - 2016/08/18 02:05:00 AM
Is there anyone else here that doesn't visit Twitter all that often? I started an account solely for this game to try to keep up with some stuff, but I mean... I just don't go there that often.

I realize that posting a short blurb on Twitter is going to be easier/faster than trying to fully articulate things in a forum post. Do you think there's any chance you could get some kind of Twitter integration on your site? Maybe so Tweets from your developers/CM's can be viewed by people here easier?

I think it'd be kind of nice to have it in one place, almost like the recent "blue" posts I used to look at. Easy to track, read, and keep up on some of the things going on that aren't immediately brough to the site.

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#18 - 2016/08/18 03:11:00 AM
08/17/2016 12:05 PMPosted by Galkresh
Is there anyone else here that doesn't visit Twitter all that often? I started an account solely for this game to try to keep up with some stuff, but I mean... I just don't go there that often.

I realize that posting a short blurb on Twitter is going to be easier/faster than trying to fully articulate things in a forum post. Do you think there's any chance you could get some kind of Twitter integration on your site? Maybe so Tweets from your developers/CM's can be viewed by people here easier?

I think it'd be kind of nice to have it in one place, almost like the recent "blue" posts I used to look at. Easy to track, read, and keep up on some of the things going on that aren't immediately brough to the site.

All of us use social media often, as that's the nature of how communications and the connected space has evolved. There was once a time when Community Management just meant forum posts, but those days are a decade in the past now and long gone.

It's fine that not everyone want to actively participate in social media, and, in fact, I think there are benefits for avoiding social media in one's personal life. However, one thing to remember is that our Social Media channels ARE official, our Developers enjoy sharing information in more open and personal channels, and that style of communication will continue (as will my communication here on the forums).

Aside from that, I do think we can do better to collate the tweets and posts from Developers and our Community Managers on topics pertaining to the game for those who don't want to join us there. I don't have an answer as to what the best and immediate solution is, but I do think we should continue transcribing tweets into a forum thread, reminding folks of various tweet trackers (such as Wowhead's Blue Tweet Tracker), and continuing to work on spreading links to our official social media channels, lists of official accounts on social media, etc.

It's a work in progress, obviously, and a bigger discussion across our team, but I am 100% open to feedback on this, and I'm open to discussing ideas from you guys with the good folks here. :)

<<It's also good to note you do not need a Twitter account to view tweets.>>

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#39 - 2015/08/18 03:47:00 AM
08/17/2016 01:26 PMPosted by Wilynna
08/17/2016 01:11 PMPosted by Ornyx
All of us use social media often
Wrong I never use it.


Apologies if unclear, but by "all of us" I meant the World of Warcraft Community Team.

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#66 - 2015/08/18 04:55:00 AM
All of us use social media often, as that's the nature of how communications and the connected space has evolved. There was once a time when Community Management just meant forum posts, but those days are a decade in the past now and long gone.

It's fine that not everyone want to actively participate in social media, and, in fact, I think there are benefits for avoiding social media in one's personal life. However, one thing to remember is that our Social Media channels ARE official, our Developers enjoy sharing information in more open and personal channels, and that style of communication will continue (as will my communication here on the forums).

Aside from that, I do think we can do better to collate the tweets and posts from Developers and our Community Managers on topics pertaining to the game for those who don't want to join us there. I don't have an answer as to what the best and immediate solution is, but I do think we should continue transcribing tweets into a forum thread, reminding folks of various tweet trackers (such as Wowhead's Blue Tweet Tracker), and continuing to work on spreading links to our official social media channels, lists of official accounts on social media, etc.

It's a work in progress, obviously, and a bigger discussion across our team, but I am 100% open to feedback on this, and I'm open to discussing ideas from you guys with the good folks here. :)

<<It's also good to note you do not need a Twitter account to view tweets.>>


Obligatory "Holy crap a blue responded to my post"

I appreciate the links to 3rd party sites and the like, but I still stand firm on wishing that there was something linked to this site as well. This is our WoW home, and I think a lot of the news/information should certainly come here! I know you said it's a work in progress as to how you can make something like that happen.

Frankly, I'm not sure how you'd do it outside of maybe another forum that just transcribes those tweets into posts. Not necessarily a post that anyone can even respond to - just as a way to put it on the site.

I've always wanted more open lines of communication with the development team. Understanding what they're doing and why they're doing it can only serve to help the community in general.

I'd even settle for some form of a marquee. Something to advertise that happenings of Twitter here on WoW's forums or homepage.

We previously had the @WarcraftDevs updates thread, and we will be returning that with the launch of Legion, but I think a transcription of all relevant tweets into a forum or forum thread could be useful to maintain connection across the platforms. I am also focused on sharing more information as soon as it becomes available to me, and I think you guys will start noticing this more moving forward.

I am not sure how much we can do on the website/forum side with Twitter, but some of us are going to sit down tomorrow and discuss some ideas that we have for solutions to this. :)

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Thanks for all your feedback so far!

08/17/2016 02:53 PMPosted by Rankìn
08/17/2016 01:11 PMPosted by Ornyx
It's a work in progress, obviously, and a bigger discussion across our team, but I am 100% open to feedback on this, and I'm open to discussing ideas from you guys with the good folks here. :)

What happened to the collection thread of tweets? It was nice to have a single resource to browse through instead of trying to follow many different employees.

It's been a bit busy 'round these parts. It will make a triumphant return soon™!