Should TLA Have User Blogs?

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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:57 pm

ajgoodwin8194 wrote: quite frankly wouldn't mind having a user-blog that would not look stupid if I didn't update regularly. ;)


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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:19 pm

Oh yeah about the moderating of the blogs - for simplicity's sake I would allow it only to be available for high rank users because otherwise you'll get people who are just spamming theirs and/or 1st time registered people posting bad links on them.
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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:12 pm

Eldarion Telcontar wrote:
ajgoodwin8194 wrote: quite frankly wouldn't mind having a user-blog that would not look stupid if I didn't update regularly. ;)


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Re: Blog moderation & requirements. My current thoughts are either:

1) Minimum post count only
2) Article Contributors only

Obviously the second would be once the Article Database returns properly. Thoughts?
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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:55 pm

I would go for minimum post count, and/or you have to be approved by a mod somehow as well.

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Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:07 am

Minimum post count seems the easiest option, provided we didn't end up getting pointless posts merely for the sake of upping the count.
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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Sat Mar 19, 2011 9:38 am

Necromancer wrote:Minimum post count seems the easiest option, provided we didn't end up getting pointless posts merely for the sake of upping the count.

And I think that is what will happen. It seems that just that has already happened on the temporary forums because our ranks were determined by the number of posts.
I think it's much better to allow the Blogs for user who've uploaded an article. Of course, the same system of uploading should be used (with Rangers checking it) to keep high quality articles.
It would also motivate people to write qualitatively good articles for the site: can't be a bad thing!
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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:18 pm

Tbh i would only use a dedicated blog site that is less likely to be down, less likely to have hosting problems and less likely to be hacked.

I wouldn't want to risk having my blog hosted on a wesite where if the owner didn't pay the bills (cor example) it could be removed, we've had evidence of sites going stagnant and even the forum providers not paying the bills. Palantir is dead now, though i'm sure good content on there, but wouldn't suprise me if it disappears and as we speak One Ring is down also.
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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:10 pm

Well if you blog regularly then of course an external blog would be best for you. But for those who rarely or never blog like me, an internal one would be great.

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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:21 pm

I think that Blogs would be a great addition to the site, personally I also think they'd be best in the format of the old blogs that were available for staff and Standard Bearers, rather than a BoLS style Blog (I've never liked that website). As for who it would be available, I think only having the feature available for those with a certain rank or higher like before is the best option. Readable to everyone of course.

PS - Excellent job with the site to everyone involved. Nice to see things are picking up at last :)

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Re: Should TLA Have User Blogs?

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:31 pm

What about just a list where members of the site posted a link to their blog? Many people already have a blog.

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