Blog Section!

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by BeatriceTheGolde, Apr 6, 2010.

Apr 6, 2010

Blog Section! by BeatriceTheGolde at 11:26 PM (1,803 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. BeatriceTheGolde
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    Banned BeatriceTheGolde Banned

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    Yeah, super low priority, I'm aware.

    But if it's possible (and it is), could you please let us delete posts in our own threads?

    Or maybe even allow restrictions? Such as who is allowed to see and/or post in our threads?
     


  2. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    I actually like this idea. Members are given control over their own blogs to the extent of locking them, post deletion should be allowed to. Of course you can't delete moderator posts and your removals can always be reversed.
     
  3. House Spider

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    I like this idea as I see the odd bot in that section.
     
  4. Danny600kill

    Member Danny600kill xD

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    I also agree with this but it could cause problems
     
  5. p1ngpong

    Supervisor p1ngpong Legit Boss Harold

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    I don't like the idea of normal members being able to delete other peoples posts, whether its in their own blogs or not. I can see it potentially being highly open to abuse, and considering what goes on in the blog section these days, it certainly will be abused. Even if a moderator could reverse the deletion of posts it just adds extra unnecessary work for them, and would create a problem and complicate a matter that doesn't need to exist.

    As for restricting views and the ability to restrict who can reply to someone's blog, well, I just think that's a horrible idea. An idea that pretty much goes against the entire point of a blog. A blog is for everyone to see, share and participate in (ideally). If you start segregating people out of you blogs you may as well just start blogging via pm to only people you approve of.
     
  6. naglaro00

    Member naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    Surprising to hear that from someone who does not leave the blog section
     
  7. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    If you mean BTG, not really.
     
  8. dice

    Former Staff dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I agree with p1ngpong.
     
  9. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    So do I, actually.
     
  10. naglaro00

    Member naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    [​IMG]

    I agree with dice and ProtoKun. Especially not to Scubers/TumbleDryLow/WHATEVER. He has like 40 something posts and not really a contributing member
     
  11. Danny600kill

    Member Danny600kill xD

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    Thats because P1ngpong is a god, Dice is a demi-god and Proto is a spammer.... cool guy [​IMG] The reason Scuber doesn't have many posts is because he lives in the realms of blogging.
     
  12. Hadrian

    Former Staff Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    That.

    Also people get pissy "oh blah blah insulted me and then deleted the insulting post" so the mods will have to trawl through the "trash can" to find it and then blah blah loads of crap.
     
  13. B-Blue

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  14. Danny600kill

    Member Danny600kill xD

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    I agree with B-Blue
     
  15. ProtoKun7

    Global Moderator ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    All of your sidebar verifies that. [​IMG]
     
  16. FAST6191

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    Just a thought but if you wanted to send something out to a limited amount of people then surely you could use your workspace:
    http://gbatemp.net/?act=module&module=ws (also under the ws subdomain)

    It is definitely more of a whitelist sort of thing though.
     
  17. tj_cool

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    Yeah workspaces are good to share it only to a few people
    And you can add anyone to edit it as well [​IMG]

    I use mine for Wiki edits & forum bugs I find [​IMG]

    It's just plain text though
     
  18. UltraMagnus

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    I think the simplest solution would be to allow people to lock their own blog topics, that shouldn't cause any problems
     
  19. tj_cool

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    You can already do that [​IMG]
     
  20. Panzer Tacticer

    Member Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Select 'Manage Blog' and scroll down to bottom. You will see an Actions choice. One is to delete an article. You can also make them open or closed at your leisure.

    I think there is no way to make them selectively invisible though dear, so what you say IS going to be readable.
     

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