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Personal blog #193545 07/31/2007 6:30 PM
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My users would like to have a personal blog type of function.
Where they could write some musing and perhaps make it public or private.

If public maybe pump the latest 5 headlines from the personal blogs to a content island -- If private a way for people to be approved to read a persons blog.

It does not even need to be a fancy blog with pictures and such -- just some text and maybe some hyperlinks.

Not sure if its in Ricks plans or not but they wanted me to ask smile

I am mean to my visitors and won't script it in myself -- I want to stay stock .. so I will ask Rick to do it smile

Re: Personal blog [Re: Flyin V] #193546 07/31/2007 6:39 PM
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I believe this has been discussed and is in a plan for a future upgrade. As to when I wouldn't be able to speculate.

Re: Personal blog [Re: gliderdad] #193547 07/31/2007 6:44 PM
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Indeed, it's on the chalkboard, as is some video blogging support; this was said to be on the plate for 7.2 but was pushed back due to time constraints.


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193799 08/04/2007 7:54 AM
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This is something my users would really like too. I'd like to see it as much as real blogging applications as possible though.

Re: Personal blog [Re: Rose] #193800 08/04/2007 9:37 AM
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This will be coming. Doubtful in 7.3, but definitely by 7.4. As is the case with most new features like this it probably won't start out with everything under the sun like a true blogging system, but we'll try to get the basics in like we did with the photo gallery, that we can expand on.

Re: Personal blog [Re: Rick] #193813 08/04/2007 5:59 PM
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Better to have a heavily tested, well worked on base system that can be improved upon than a half arsed bloated mega system... wink


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193818 08/04/2007 6:36 PM
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what is a

half arsed bloated mega system

to help our international visitors lol


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Mark S] #193819 08/04/2007 6:38 PM
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I thought Blog was coming with 7.3 & payment structuring ?

I would personally have Blog First wink


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Mark S] #193822 08/04/2007 10:47 PM
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half arsed, meaning, a buggy pile of crap; i believe is the best wording...


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193823 08/04/2007 10:48 PM
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and actually, i'm hoping for blogging/video blogging before payment system myself wink


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193830 08/05/2007 9:50 AM
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Dam the word "Probably" sneaked in there.

Originally Posted by Rick
I'll probably schedule the payment and blog features for 7.3, and focus on getting some smaller things into 7.2 so we can get into a private beta release sometime in the short term.
<< From change log discussion.

O well at least its on the road map wink



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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193833 08/05/2007 9:53 AM
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I still want to see moblogging built in. Especially with the Gallery now working and the upcoming user blogs. I think it could all fit together in a really cool package. I've been having a great time with my Groupee account with the moblog and photo gallery features that they have.

I'd also like to see inter-embedability between all of the Groupee and Threads features.

Re: Personal blog [Re: Harold] #193866 08/05/2007 6:25 PM
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mobile blogging? I can see it now, trying to teach users how to not completely screw up their email while showing them how to setup a tunnel from their email aliases and threads...


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193883 08/05/2007 9:30 PM
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Camera phone blogging. Emailing photos from your cam-phone into a gallery or your personal blog. I think you are making this too difficult. wink

Re: Personal blog [Re: Harold] #193886 08/05/2007 9:38 PM
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I understand how users send content, however, content from an email address to threads would be done in one of two ways:
1. Threads reads from POPMail to retrieve content.
2. Threads reads from a tunnel which is set as an alias with your email server.

#2 is best as it'd update content as it's recieved; #1 would go through a timer.

These would be the only ways of getting emailed messages from users into threads... I'm not "making this too difficult", it's how I've worked with similar projects...


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #193917 08/06/2007 7:04 AM
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I still think it can be done and that we should have some faith in the idea.

Re: Personal blog [Re: Harold] #193949 08/06/2007 6:33 PM
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Oh, it can totally be done, not saying that; I'm just saying that it'd be quite difficult, and dangerous, for an everyday user to use the email piping method (not to mention they'd have to have permissions to edit the email configuration files on their server to setup the email pipe).

In my post I was meerely stating that the only "all around" type would be a pop3 email reader which would parse emails (as thats all a "picture message" from a cellphone is)


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Re: Personal blog [Re: Gizmo] #194056 08/07/2007 7:37 PM
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I'm thinking it should be setup to go into the user's individual blog or a moblog gallery as set up by the admin. That's what I'd love to see someday.

Re: Personal blog [Re: Harold] #194066 08/07/2007 11:11 PM
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I'm more talking about how it'd get TO the forum (from a cellphone) rather than where it would end up...


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