For a while we suffered from a lack of GDNet-submitted images, and had to switch to sourcing the IOTD (Image Of The Day) from the #screenshotsaturday twitter images. I'd say this has to all appearances been very successful, but somewhere along the way we seem to have lost in this transition is the ability to comment on the IOTDs. And I'm sad about this, because my experience was that some of the liveliest discussion threads on the old GDNet were around the IOTD galleries.
Now, I'd love to reboot that lively discussion, but having the images sourced from twitter presents some complications - primarily, the fact that the creator of any given IOTD image may or may not have an account here on GDNet. I'm worried that the image's creator may not know that the image is being commented on and discussed on our forums, and may not be able to respond and/or defend himself if the discussion turns unpleasant.
This doesn't have to be an insurmountable problem:
- We have fairly aggressive moderation of abusive comments across the site (would you agree?).
- We have twitter login integration, so any twitter user should be able to login here (does it work? I've never tried).
- We could potentially tweet back a reply with a link to the discussion here (might be construed as spam?).
So I guess my question is: what do you all think about this?