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Duncan Glenday
01-22-2013, 08:48 PM
We have opened the BLOGS section of Progressive Ears.

A few guidelines:
- Any member of PE can post a blog.
- Blogs are NOT for promotion of bands, festivals, CDs, concerts, or samples. We created a forum for that.
- Comments have been allowed, but the idea is not to use comments to turn a blog post into a thread, Be judicious with your comments.
- There will be no capability to convert a blog into a thread, or a thread into a blog.
- Politics and religion are not permitted - and blog content is subject to the same considerations as the rest of the forum - as described by the terms of service (http://www.progressiveears.org/pe_documents/ProgressiveEarsv3_ToS.htm).
- Blogs will be moderated.


What is a blog?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogs

A blog (abbreviation of “weblog”) is a discrete post, typically well thought out and composed, and can be thought of as a mini article.


Where are the blogs?
See the navigation bar – the list of menu items toward the top left-hand-side of every page?

Click on “Blogs”.


What’s the difference between a blog and an Article?
PE’s “articles” will be used for formal articles, interviews, and – particularly – album and DVD reviews.


What’s the difference between a blog and the rest of the forum


Forum
Blog



Forums are like social mixers

Blogs are like a keynote speech



Discussions, interactive by nature, inviting input from others

Personal, a declaration, or descriptive, or self-expression. Post-and-forget. Retained for a longer-term.



Accumulates group input and collaboration

Personal accounts, news, reflection



Oftem more unfocused - many people contributing user-generated topics (a wider variety of content) with differing viewpoints. Components of the discussion can go in many directions in the course of a thread.

More focused as blogs are written and edited by a single author. Replies are directed to the primary author.



Creates a discussion on a particular topic by allowing commenting of posts

Posting or the content is the main purpose, not the commenting



Asks for definitions, explanations or opinions - invites input.

Provides the author's definition, explanation or opinion - without inviting further input.



Long threads of short posts

Longer post, maybe a few short comments



Why blogs? Isn’t this just too much? The site is confusing enough as it it…
I expect some negative comments, and have no interest in reading them. If you don’t like blogs, don’t read them. But give them a chance – over time, you just might find some value in that section. Discussion closed.

Jerjo
01-25-2013, 12:45 PM
OK, I tried one out.

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12-02-2015, 12:33 PM
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Duncan Glenday
12-02-2015, 02:08 PM
I had wondered where to buy Viagra... ;)

LOL!

One "member" joined, and posted over 1,000 "blogs" before we found out and banned him.

Getting rid of the fake blogs will take a day's work.

I'm inclined to just close the blogs down completely :(

Thoughts?

Jerjo
12-02-2015, 03:16 PM
Wouldn't matter to me if you killed that feature entirely. I don't know of anyone here that reads them.

NogbadTheBad
12-02-2015, 10:22 PM
Never been there.

bob_32_116
12-02-2015, 10:28 PM
It seems to me, reading the description of the difference between a blog and a forum discussion, that many people open a discussion thread the way you are envisaging a blog. I see no harm in this, and for me personally I think having a separate "Blog" category is unnecessary. "Keep it simple", I suggest.

Duncan Glenday
12-02-2015, 11:41 PM
I've taken the blogs off the menu bar...

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