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Author Topic: Using the board system as a blog?  (Read 4213 times)
Dentin
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« on: February 05, 2009, 06:24:59 pm »

As you all know, I have a dev blog over on http://mobfactory.blogspot.com.  Is it a valid thing to do to create a board for similar purposes here?  Eg prevent topic creation except by admins/me, while everyone else can comment on it?  That's pretty much all blogspot does.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2009, 02:14:31 am »

As you all know, I have a dev blog over on http://mobfactory.blogspot.com.  Is it a valid thing to do to create a board for similar purposes here?  Eg prevent topic creation except by admins/me, while everyone else can comment on it?  That's pretty much all blogspot does.

I don't think so.  I think that the two serve entirely different purposes.

Blogs, while usually allowing some level of feedback in the form of comments, are typically meant more as a one-way publishing medium.

Forums are highly interactive and encourage participation largely because it's so free-form that there's likely always something to pique a viewer's interest enough to jump in and participate.

Practically speaking, I've found the forum to be a great traffic driver because the volume and variety of topics and posts lead to the site being discovered under keywords you would never think to target from a pure SEO perspective.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2009, 03:37:50 am »

Ok.  I hadn't planned on getting rid of the mob factory anyway, in some ways it's just my outlet for propaganda and other stuff that likely isn't suitable here.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2009, 03:59:04 am »

But by all means, cross link the two - increasing visibility to both.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 07:57:51 pm »

no there is no way to blog on here.. though it would be very kool to be able to... the only thing i know where u can make blogs on a forum site is like php nuke and still then you have to install it.....
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