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Discussion in 'Site Suggestions' started by Mark CM, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Mark CM

    Mark CM Administrator Admin Mod Squad

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    @SadikB has removed the blogs for now as they're not being used much and they attract far too much spam. Feel free to post here if you want blogs brought back and when there's enough demand, we'll consider bringing them back.
     
  2. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    Blogs were *very* popular... I've seen accounts with hundreds of entries.
     
  3. Mark CM

    Mark CM Administrator Admin Mod Squad

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    My suggestion was to only allow blog writing access to accounts who've made 10 or more posts, or been active for 2 weeks - to prevent spam bots from flooding the blog page. This is a temporary solution.
     
  4. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    I'd up your post numbers....
    I'd also do the same thing for posting attachments or links...

    A restriction before a user be allowed to post images and links in messages
    A restriction before a user can unlock blogs and shouts.

    Something like that... There's a mass of spam in shouts too...

    Edit: promote forum participation by unlocking features to new users progressively.
     
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  5. Mark CM

    Mark CM Administrator Admin Mod Squad

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    All good ideas.
     
  6. SadikB

    SadikB Administrator Admin Mod Squad

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    I have temporarily disabled the blogs. They are all still there. Just they weren't being used and were far too much trouble for now.

    We will bring them back when there is more demand.

    Cheers!
     
  7. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    @SadikB I'd be a touch careful, blogs were hugely popular on the original site - when it was suggested they be removed (years ago) there was a *huge* pushback. I'd be apprehensive about old users returning, and leaving as soon as they realize their beloved blogs are gone. For this reason, I suggested they be earned through a small but reasonable number of posts.
     
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  8. *beka*

    *beka* Newbie

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    I would really like for blogs to be brought back, as being able to read my old blogs and post new ones was the main reason I decided to get my account back!
     
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  9. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    @SadikB @Kevinovich @Mark CM

    That didn't take long... I told you so... =P
     
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  10. alpine44

    alpine44 Newbie

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    Interestingly, I recently logged in to find something that may have been posted on my blog years ago. No blog? Found this via google search. Man, this site has changed!
     
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  11. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    @alpine44 That's awesome, you'll have to keep coming back! heh

    Edit: 3 users posted, with a total of ~30 years with Nexopia accounts... been a very long while since that happened...
     
  12. the.rockman

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    My thoughts for blogs: Entries should be delete-able, old or new.
     
  13. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    That only makes sense - I'm pretty sure you could delete entries from the original site...
     
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    megymeg272 Newbie

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    I signed back on to read my old blogs, still have not received access to my original account but am trying..
    I as well as many other people loved the blog aspect of Nexopia. There were many I would keep private, just so I could remember the memory years later.. but now that they are gone, there isn't even a reason to get my old account back! Sad days.
     
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  15. SadikB

    SadikB Administrator Admin Mod Squad

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    Just to reiterate, the Blogs haven't gone anywhere and have neither been deleted. We have all the blogs safely saved. There are technical issues we are trying to fix and even though I admit it has taken far longer than anticipated, but we will bring back the blogs and also many old members once we are finished.
     
  16. megymeg272

    megymeg272 Newbie

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    Thank you, that is good to know!
     
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    I can't wait until I can retrieve my old blogs. So many memories on them that I would like to revisit and remember.
     
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    Would love to retrieve my old blogs. Such nostalgia!
     
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  19. djfly

    djfly Smiter of Spam

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    why don't blogs have dates on them once they're open?
    I mean, click a blog, and it doesn't tell you at the top or anything when it was written..
    it looks like a post, posts have datetimestamps, why don't blogs?
     
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    Like djfly said in the other thread, it's super annoying trying to read blogs right now. You have to click into the entry to read it, then if you want to read the next, you hit back but are not returned to the blog entry list. So you have to click BACK into blogs from the user's profile, find the page you were on, and find the next entry.

    If this is a weird technical glitch with the back button then I'd suggest either displaying the blog posts in entirety all in a row like previously, OR at the very least adding a "read next" button when reading a blog entry so that you can sift through them that way.

    A lot of public blog websites give users the option of displaying their posts as they are now (titles or previews only that you have to click to read the post) or displaying them all in full all in a row.

    Just suggestions for solutions but if there's an easier and more feasible way to fix the lack of usability at the moment, have at er!
     
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