Should I Bring Blogs Feature Back?

Discussion in 'Updates & Information' started by Semper Fidelis, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Absolutely, I miss that feature!

  2. Now that there's AMS, not really needed.

  3. Meh.

  4. I had lasagna.

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  1. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Quick show of hands (please participate), I initially didn't really have a path to get Blogs back into the forum because Xenforo doesn't support Blogs out of the box. I have a robust addon I can add to bring back that functionality.

    Blogs sort of fizzled out but we had a few more active users. In light of the fact that we have AMS, do you think we really need Blogs? Can I get a show of hands, por favor?
  2. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    I think the AMS feature is adequate, especially given how few actually leveraged blogs in the past, preferring external blogging platforms.
  3. py3ak

    py3ak They're stalling and plotting against me Staff Member

    I don't think the AMS feature provides quite the same functionality as a blog, but that doesn't mean the blog feature is necessary.
  4. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    There are plenty of other places to feature blogs. I personally think the PB believes it is responsible for what is posted through the site. That would cause another layer of moderating in my estimation that isn't necessary. Just my humble opinion.

    Accountabily isn't true for most companies that host blogs. That would cause another layer of moderating in my estimation that isn't necessary. Just my humble opinion.

    I appreciate the guidance and challenges of being found to be true to Biblically Strong Confessional Christianity. That would be one of the benefits of having a blog on the PB. I would appreciate the accountability if you did allow blogs. I would hope it would have features that supported video clips and other plug-ins.

    Just my two cents worth.
  5. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    I had lasagna 7 years ago...which is about the last time I read a PB blog post.
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  6. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    There is a blog devoted to Peanut Butter?
  7. Berean

    Berean Puritanboard Commissioner

    I thought that you used to have one devoted to bathing and cologne.
  8. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    No, I bathed the blog in cologne, and my PC blew up. The one time such antics were not helpful. :lol:
  9. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    Wrong PB, I think. The one I found had a corporate sponsor:

    There are, however, several health and fitness blogs for peanut butter (.coms omitted to intentionally break links) - www.pbfingers, www.peanutbutterrunner, www.peanutbutterandfitness....

    But given your historic cooking threads, this may be what you are looking for (link left intact)
    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Lasagna
  10. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    What if you're allergic to peanut butter?
  11. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    The poll says (before I voted)

    But all I can see is the way I voted. Do I have my computer set up wrong to see how the others voted, or does the public poll function not work?
  12. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    I had Lasagna. I voted that way. The percentages show up but I don't see where I am specifically called out for having Lasagna if that is what you mean.
  13. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    I don't remember the old blog feature being used that much. I find that I appreciate many of the blogs I come across here from folks linking to them in their signature.
  14. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

  15. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    Yes, that is what I meant. On the old system, that tag would have meant that you could see how I voted, and I could see how you voted. The results here, instead, match the old anonymous poll option.
  16. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    Just click the vote counts to see who voted. This poll was set up to allow others to see votes. Polls can also be set up to prevent that feature.
  17. Edward

    Edward Puritanboard Commissioner

    Thanks. I'd clicked around, but hadn't hit the hidden link. And I haven't set up a poll since PB moved.

    I see how it works now.
  18. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm not strongly leaning one way or the other. But one benefit to having blogs here would be that they could generate more traffic to the site and more theological discussion both within and outside the Board. They would need oversight as Randy pointed out above. But they could be useful.
  19. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    Blogs have taken on their own life outside of message boards. I'm not sure bringing back blog functionality serves a useful purpose on the PB.
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