Providing Feedback via Social Media or Comments
The Powershell Gallery supports two approaches for users to provide public feedback on an item:
- Use the links on the left edge to "share" an item in Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter social media sites;
- Use the Comment feature to post comments on an item, and to allow Authors to watch for comments on items they publish.
Social Media Feedback
On the left side of the page for each item in the PowerShell Gallery there are links for Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Clicking on these links will open the social media site, and allow quickly sharing a link to the item.
Users must log in to the site they have chosen in order to share the PowerShell Gallery item.
Users are encouraged to do this if they find that an item is something they would recommend to others. The PowerShell Gallery will check each social media site for "shares" of the item, and display how many times that item has been shared in each of the social media sites. Since this shows only the count of times something has been shared, it will be intepreted other users as "liking" the item.
The PowerShell Gallery uses the LiveFyre service to allow users to comment on items. Users who have recommendations or feedback can use this feature to provide feedback that is visible to anyone who visits the item page. Item owners can Follow this feedback, and be notified when someone posts a comment.
The Comment system is based on LiveFyre, which is a separate service that is not managed by Microsoft, and requires unique login to use. The first time you choose to leave a comment or Follow comments on one of your items, you will be prompted to create a LiveFyre account.
Item owners are encouraged to Follow comments that are posted to LiveFyre. A LiveFyre account is required, and it is recommended to use the same email address you use for publishing your item in LiveFyre. To Follow comments, log into LiveFyre, and navigate to any item where you are listed as an Owner. Below the Comment box at the bottom of each item you will see "+Follow". Once you click on this, LiveFyre will send an email to the registered email address any time new comments made on the item.