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ADMIN
07-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Members of the Political Forums,

I am pleased to announce that we have successfully added a blogging platform, known as Wordpress, to our forum.

If you are interested, please visit http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs whereupon you should already be logged in under your tPF account. From there, you can comment on the first post I have created, or proceed to create your own blog with a name of your choice. Once we have some activity, the blogs will be linked on our home page along with recent content. In the future, I will be adding themes to allow members to further customize their blogs, and we will have a master list of all blogs so that tPF members can see them all on one page.

To add a blog, select "My Sites" from the top navigation bar, and then click on the "Create a New Site" link.

If you create a blog, please feel free to share the link in this thread.

As always, I welcome your feedback and thank you for your contributions!

ADMIN

Adelaide
07-21-2013, 09:35 PM
Thank you, ADMIN!

By the way, to anyone about to read my blog, I was just testing things out. Random thoughts a-plenty posted there. I'll probably be deleting them and putting something serious and well thought out.

ADMIN
08-10-2013, 04:51 PM
Members, blogs may now be accessed through the navigation bar at the top of the forum. Additionally, links to individual blogs are found on the home page just above the forum statistics.

Happy Blogging!

Dr. Who
08-10-2013, 05:07 PM
Members of the Political Forums,

I am pleased to announce that we have successfully added a blogging platform, known as Wordpress, to our forum.

If you are interested, please visit http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs whereupon you should already be logged in under your tPF account. From there, you can comment on the first post I have created, or proceed to create your own blog with a name of your choice. Once we have some activity, the blogs will be linked on our home page along with recent content. In the future, I will be adding themes to allow members to further customize their blogs, and we will have a master list of all blogs so that tPF members can see them all on one page.

To add a blog, select "My Sites" from the top navigation bar, and then click on the "Create a New Site" link.

The moderators were given access to the site first, and the current blogs are:

http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/adelaideblog/

http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/liberalism/

If you create a blog, please feel free to share the link in this thread.

As always, I welcome your feedback and thank you for your contributions!

ADMIN

Thanks Admin. Like Adelaide, my blog was also for testing purposes. I will be deleting it.

Chris
08-10-2013, 07:29 PM
Thanks.

Looks good. I see existing blogs, see how I can add replies. Etc.

How does one create their own blog as part of tPf blogs? I don't see that.

Chris
08-12-2013, 08:53 AM
Thanks for thanks but again how does one go to tPf blogs and create one's own blog??? Several have created blogs for testing purposes, could you explain how???

ADMIN
08-12-2013, 09:33 AM
Thanks for thanks but again how does one go to tPf blogs and create one's own blog??? Several have created blogs for testing purposes, could you explain how???

If you are interested, please visit http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs (http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs) whereupon you should already be logged in under your tPF account. From there, you can comment on the first post I have created, or proceed to create your own blog with a name of your choice.

To add a blog, select "My Sites" from the top navigation bar, and then click on the "Create a New Site" link.

Chris
08-12-2013, 09:45 AM
If you are interested, please visit http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs (http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs) whereupon you should already be logged in under your tPF account. From there, you can comment on the first post I have created, or proceed to create your own blog with a name of your choice.

To add a blog, select "My Sites" from the top navigation bar, and then click on the "Create a New Site" link.

Ah, OK, easy as pie now I see it. Thanks!!

Ravi
08-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Can we slam TPF members there? ;)

Chris
08-12-2013, 10:06 AM
Can we slam TPF members there? ;)

Why, you already do that here and get away with it.

And another thread bites the dust with your belligerence, marie, applause!

Ravi
08-12-2013, 10:30 AM
Why, you already do that here and get away with it.

And another thread bites the dust with your belligerence, marie, applause!
Are you authorized to answer for the mods?

Chloe
08-23-2013, 04:54 PM
I created a blog but I don't see it listed under adelaide's and chris' blogs on that main page. I can see it of course when I click on my name because it's mine but can anybody else see it?

Chris
08-23-2013, 04:56 PM
I created a blog but I don't see it listed under adelaide's and chris' blogs on that main page. I can see it of course when I click on my name because it's mine but can anybody else see it?

Nope. What's the URL?

Chloe
08-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Hmmm well that sucks. I went to "my site" and then created a site like it said to do. Hold on i'll get the link

Chloe
08-23-2013, 05:19 PM
http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/chloesblog

Chloe
08-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Do I need to delete and start over or does someone add my URL to that main page?

Dr. Who
08-23-2013, 05:25 PM
Do I need to delete and start over or does someone add my URL to that main page?I don't think the mods have admin access. You'll have to ask ADMIN

Chloe
08-23-2013, 05:26 PM
I don't think the mods have admin access. You'll have to ask @ADMIN (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=1)

Oh ok thanks. It really could just be my fault.

Chris
08-23-2013, 06:57 PM
That may be it, admin has to add your blog. The URL comes up fine.

Yea, the OP says "If you create a blog, please feel free to share the link in this thread." Sp maybe that's it.

ADMIN
08-25-2013, 10:20 AM
@Chloe (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=565) Thank you for adding your blog!

I did ask for new blog links to be posted here so that members would be able to access them before I make the manual additions.

I will now add it to the tPF home page and our central list of blogs.

Chris
08-25-2013, 10:22 AM
IMPress Polly, once you get yours up, post in this thread and ask to have it added to main tPF blog page.

Chloe
08-25-2013, 10:46 AM
@Chloe (http://thepoliticalforums.com/member.php?u=565) Thank you for adding your blog!

I did ask for new blog links to be posted here so that members would be able to access them before I make the manual additions.

I will now add it to the tPF home page and our central list of blogs.

thank you so much

Chris
08-25-2013, 10:54 AM
thank you so much



I see you now, Chloe, on the tPF blog page.

fyrenza
08-25-2013, 02:01 PM
To attract new membership, focusing the blogs on Politics, along with adding the all-important Tags, is a FAB idea!

IF y'all (Admin/Mods/VIPs) have someone that knows all about "tags," you may want to enlist their aid,
for it's the cheapest, fastest way to being "seen" on such as Google Search.

Great addition to the site. Kudos!

IMPress Polly
08-25-2013, 02:06 PM
Here's the link: http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/monkeyqueen/

It may be a few days before I find the time to add an entry, but just wanted to get it on the roster.

IMPress Polly
08-27-2013, 06:29 AM
Could you add it to the list?

Anyway, I do have one more small issue: I've made my first post now, but had major problems with the spacing, as you can see. The spacing appears correctly on the edit page, yet when I publish it, it comes out with half the paragraphs lacking separation regardless of what I do. How do I solve that?

(Anyway, if you don't like my header folks, don't worry: I'll probably change it from time to time.)

Chris
08-27-2013, 06:36 AM
IMPress Polly, you need to mention admin: ADMIN.


Yea the spacing is strange on your blog post. I'd have to see text entered to say for sure what it is. One thing you can do to force spacing between paragraphs, is switch from the Visual editor to the Text editor -- there are two tabs above editor to the right. You use the text editor to enter HTML code. Then between paragraphs put the following HTML line break code:


<br/>

IMPress Polly
08-27-2013, 12:14 PM
Omg, I figured it out, Chris! I am SO proud of myself right now. :smiley::smiley: Everyone else could probably have figured this sort of thing out in a heartbeat, but I'm TERRIBLE with computer code and technical stuff like that, so for me this was a big accomplishment. :grin: The precise code you gave me didn't do anything, but I fiddled around with it and figured out that <div> has to come before each paragraph break. When I entered a simple <br> after that, it worked on all the paragraphs. So check it out now, peeps: it now looks like it should. (http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/monkeyqueen/2013/08/27/why-everyone-should-be-poor/) :cool2:

Anyway, @ADMIN (http://thepoliticalforums.com/members/1-ADMIN), could you add my blog (located here: http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/monkeyqueen/ ) to the official roster please? I'd appreciate it!

Chris
08-27-2013, 12:59 PM
Looks great!!

Captain Obvious
08-27-2013, 03:51 PM
I used to have a blog page over on DCJ before I got banned. My first entry was on why I hate blogs, reposted here with permission from... me:

(nothing is meant toward you or your blog, IMPress Polly )


I don't get blogs.

I really fucking don't. Someone sets up a blog....

Blog - it sounds fucking stupid already. Blog... blog. What a fucking stupid name.

Anyway, here's that... blog. Someone decides to ramble on about something. Anything. 3 or 4 paragraphs of someone menstruating their fucking opinion, on and on.

Who fucking cares?

Who sits there and reads blogs? Like anybody can be glued to some random fucks opinion. At least with message boards, you can interact. Like this jerkoff's opinion is something special, and mine isn't. This asswipe has a blog. That validates his or her opinion.

Fuck off.

Yeah, I know - some blogs.... blog.... anyway, some blogs have spots where you can leave a message. Big fucking deal, I'm one reaction of many. And you have to wait a fucking week until that jackass gets back to you - if he ever does.

If I'm digging around and I see blogs, fuck it. I move on.

Chris
08-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Captain, I thought you were asking for blogs?

To me a blog is anything you want it to be. No one need ever read or comment on it.

ADMIN
08-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Omg, I figured it out, Chris! I am SO proud of myself right now. :smiley::smiley: Everyone else could probably have figured this sort of thing out in a heartbeat, but I'm TERRIBLE with computer code and technical stuff like that, so for me this was a big accomplishment. :grin: The precise code you gave me didn't do anything, but I fiddled around with it and figured out that <div> has to come before each paragraph break. When I entered a simple <br> after that, it worked on all the paragraphs. So check it out now, peeps: it now looks like it should. (http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/monkeyqueen/2013/08/27/why-everyone-should-be-poor/) :cool2:

Anyway, @ADMIN (http://thepoliticalforums.com/members/1-ADMIN), could you add my blog (located here: http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/monkeyqueen/ ) to the official roster please? I'd appreciate it!

Welcome! The blog has been added.

Chris
08-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Blogs now appear as well under "What's Going On?" on the Home page of the Forum: http://thepoliticalforums.com/forum.php

ADMIN
02-13-2014, 05:50 PM
In an effort to raise the visibility of our blogs, you will now see the latest blog posts listed at the bottom of the home page.

A hearty thank you to all who have added their contributions to our blogging platform!

Peter1469
02-13-2014, 05:51 PM
I saw that earlier. Thanks Admin!

IMPress Polly
03-12-2014, 03:37 PM
I've got a case of out-of-control blog spamming to report. The following author...

nixFieldKnike (IP: 60.173.26.35 , 60.173.26.35)

...has sent me 177 spam messages just since this morning. None of them have made it through my screening process of course, but it's completely ridiculous to be getting messages about new comments awaiting my approval from the same person that are all spam literally every few minutes all day. I can't begin to sort through this massive a quantity of messages, and especially not if I'm going to be getting these by the hundreds every day. I need to be able to ban accounts by screen name or IP or something. How can I do this?

Peter1469
03-12-2014, 03:41 PM
Polly, try this. (http://akismet.com/wordpress/)

I am not sure if there is a free version or not. Sorry.


I've got a case of out-of-control blog spamming to report. The following author...

nixFieldKnike (IP: 60.173.26.35 , 60.173.26.35)

...has sent me 177 spam messages just since this morning. None of them have made it through my screening process of course, but it's completely ridiculous to be getting messages about new comments awaiting my approval from the same person that are all spam literally every few minutes all day. I can't begin to sort through this massive a quantity of messages, and especially not if I'm going to be getting these by the hundreds every day. I need to be able to ban accounts by screen name or IP or something. How can I do this?

Chris
03-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Polly, try this. (http://akismet.com/wordpress/)

I am not sure if there is a free version or not. Sorry.


It's free and since admin turned us on to it I haven't gotten a single spam. What, that was a month ago?

Peter1469
03-12-2014, 04:06 PM
It's free and since admin turned us on to it I haven't gotten a single spam. What, that was a month ago?

Yes. I got a paid version. It works.

Chris
03-12-2014, 06:11 PM
I like cheap. :-D

Germanicus
03-12-2014, 06:30 PM
I've got a case of out-of-control blog spamming to report. The following author...

nixFieldKnike (IP: 60.173.26.35 , 60.173.26.35)

...has sent me 177 spam messages just since this morning. None of them have made it through my screening process of course, but it's completely ridiculous to be getting messages about new comments awaiting my approval from the same person that are all spam literally every few minutes all day. I can't begin to sort through this massive a quantity of messages, and especially not if I'm going to be getting these by the hundreds every day. I need to be able to ban accounts by screen name or IP or something. How can I do this?

The internet should not be anonymous. It encourages cowardice hey. I would like to see all IPs linked to a user log in that is controlled by the State. Anything you post on the internet should be able to be traced back to poster.

And I have no idea.

IMPress Polly
03-14-2014, 06:52 AM
Thanks Peter! I downloaded it this morning and you're right: the spam comments, which were rolling in every few minutes, have completely ceased! Haven't gotten even one in more than an hour now. :smiley:

IMPress Polly
03-14-2014, 12:27 PM
Hey, what do you know, exactly one month to the day between my previous blog update and my latest one today. That was actually accidental. :tongue: Well anyway, they should be more frequent this month going forward, so stay tuned peeps! [/shameless plug]

Peter1469
03-14-2014, 12:34 PM
Yes, stopping the spammers helped out.

IMPress Polly
03-14-2014, 12:36 PM
I guess my last post, in which I totally advertised, shows that I learned something from them. :wink:

Oh well, at least I'm not selling anything. Not doing it for money. I'll consider that my moral leverage.

bladimz
04-03-2014, 12:43 PM
It's been a little while since i last posted a blog...

So, i'm going to the blog site, and i see no navigation bar at the top (where it's supposed to say "my sites"). What the dickens am i doing wrong. Am i going to the wrong place? I just hit "blogs" on the forum home page, right?

Chris
04-03-2014, 12:54 PM
It's been a little while since i last posted a blog...

So, i'm going to the blog site, and i see no navigation bar at the top (where it's supposed to say "my sites"). What the dickens am i doing wrong. Am i going to the wrong place? I just hit "blogs" on the forum home page, right?


Right. That gets you to the forum blog home page: http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/. There you see list of blogs and recent posts, etc. Find yours, go to it, log in, post, etc.

bladimz
04-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Right. That gets you to the forum blog home page: http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/. There you see list of blogs and recent posts, etc. Find yours, go to it, log in, post, etc.Ok. Thanks, Chris. I feel so silly...

Chris
04-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Ok. Thanks, Chris. I feel so silly...

Don't. Took me a while too.

Which one's yours?

bladimz
04-03-2014, 02:38 PM
Don't. Took me a while too.

Which one's yours?http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/bladimz/2014/04/03/beauty/

Chris
04-03-2014, 02:47 PM
http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/bladimz/2014/04/03/beauty/



Cool! Be sure to let admin know so he can list it.