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flickr pool addon

outbreakoutbreak New
edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
as referenced in this thread and seen here, i was wondering how easy it would be to create a flickr pool like that as an addon? is it merely an rss feed, or does it involve the api? flickr confuses me sometimes with their badges and what not.

perhaps stuart of 36degrees can point me in the right direction?

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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited May 2006
    I think this would be awesome. Especially since i just recently signed up at flickr and got a paid subscription to the service. Flickr, unlike myspace, is flippin awesome. I'm very impressed with both the service and the utility tools that have come out of it.
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    yeah absolutely. having an extension like that (maybe even a little more detailed if possible) would be INCREDIBLE. my coding skills only go so far though and the flickr api is too much for me. :(
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I was thinking of making it not so much a community image pool as a per-user setting. Like, you specify your flickr feed url in your profile and the icons show up in your profile...
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    thats a pretty cool idea too. the reason i like the pool idea is because im slowly migrating my friends over to new internet technologies like flickr, and if i can get them to all contribute to one massive pool page, then i know they'll all start contributing a lot more if they see how much is already there. wow that was a long sentence.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    I think my only question would be: Would this be something found on an account page section for a given user, or something you'd see on every thread/posting like a user icon? I like the idea, just curious as to the usage.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I'm thinking it would be on the account page only. Probably right below the user profile info (right below your account picture, name, stats, and custom input fields).

    I just took a look at the api and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see any way to pull recent photos for a specific user. They allow you to get photo's in a set and get recent public photos by anyone, but not the photostream for a specific user. Wierd.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    edited May 2006
    I've seen some of these features hacked into or pushed into blogs via extension of some type which showed a photostream. Unless they've changed a whole lot, it shouldn't be too difficult. I think you just need to specify a few variables to grab the right stuff, just not sure if photostreams are account-type dependant or not to allow this sort of functionality.

    here is a semi-relevant WP extension if it's not outdated which I'm sure someone could look through to gather the general variables which they would need to use towards their own extension.
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    NickENickE New
    edited May 2006
    Personally I'd just use the available RSS/Atom feeds. By simply accessing http://www.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?id=[user id]&format=rss you can retrieve their most recent photos in RSS format, and can get the thumbnail path from the content tag (or you could simply use the html in the content tag; would achieve the same affect with less work). It'd even be possible with javascript (although PHP+MagpieRSS might be an easier/more efficient option).
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    Yeah I was gonna say what SirNot said. Feed from the feeds.
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    edited May 2006
    this sounds amazing. i adore flickr and think rss is the best way to do pretty much everything on the web. having the ability in vanilla to feed rss into different aspects of your account, and then feed an account rss back out again would make vanilla a superior forum tool. it wouldn't be a forum anymore, it'd be the god of community systems. userbility is what makes flickr so awesome. vanilla could become the <i>universal</i> community hub equivalent. allow people to download vanilla and customise it to their absolute needs (beyond mere forum capabilities) and everyone could have their own web 2.0 hub on their own server. i am very excited about vanilla 1 add ons. i just wish i had some php knowledge
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    Flickr would be spectacular, I mean it'd be cool to have little contests and things using flickr pools, as well as just showing off images without having to upload them to your, my or other servers. I'd help, but I can't code to save my life, sorry.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I've started working on this add-on just because I think it would be cool. I'm about 50% done, but I ran out of time today. I'll put it on here when it's done.
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    3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited May 2006
    swcheeeet. flickr-niceness would be a massive boon for the web-trendies. and it could work with swell eventually as well? might even work well as an image gallery plugin for swell, that would be awesome.
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    nice, i'm psyched for this.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    It's done, but my internet access is limited. I'll upload later this week.
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    OH SNAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPP-UH! <3
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    http://lussumo.com/community/discussion/2287/new-extensions-flickrizer-beta-hidesuccess/
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    Suhweet!
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    Awesome indeed, fantastic work once again mark.
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