Blog options as an extra?

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Blog options as an extra?

Post by hjs » September 8th, 2016, 2:51 am

The forum is pretty lively atm, but is missing one feature. A blogsection, a place where people can report and store their training etc. The way it now goes via randomly posting stuff in threads is like posting in thin air. Its lost and you no never find it back after a while. Let alone have your training all together. Not having the option is the main reason for me not to post my training. Its gone into thin air before you know it.

The uk c2 forum has that feature and was very succesfull with it. But since a new company took over their which was not interested in online active it died. They hid the forum so deeply on their side so it was hardly to find.

So my request, next to the current forum, could their be a blogssection where people can post and keep their personal stuff all together?
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by JohnAd » September 8th, 2016, 3:11 am

Good idea, perhaps installing something like this?

https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/mod/user_blog_mod/

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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by aussieluke » September 8th, 2016, 3:27 am

There was a big post about having a training logs section a couple of months ago. Most training forums seem to have one. Have no idea why there isn't one here, or why anyone would object to one.

I keep my full training log on a different forum and I like it when other people have a read and post comments or questions etc. and no one has to read it if they don't want to.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by Gammmmo » September 8th, 2016, 3:48 am

The cycle Time Trialling Forum has for years had a section each year for people to create annual target(s) threads and training diary threads. More people tend to use the former and put training stuff in the same place. It tends to be a select few who continually add to such threads once created so it's not like it'd take up THAT much extra server space.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by remisture » September 8th, 2016, 4:05 am

Why not start with making your logbook open for everyone, and have the url in your signature? http://log.concept2.com/profile/_your_profile_id_/log
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by aussieluke » September 8th, 2016, 4:14 am

remisture wrote:Why not start with making your logbook open for everyone, and have the url in your signature? http://log.concept2.com/profile/_your_profile_id_/log
I personally find just typing some basic times / paces etc much easier - plus can add notes about all sorts and list all other training at the same time in the one place.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by hjs » September 8th, 2016, 4:18 am

remisture wrote:Why not start with making your logbook open for everyone, and have the url in your signature? http://log.concept2.com/profile/_your_profile_id_/log
Way to limited, no option for responses etc.

Some people are masters in writing good blogs, some get dozens of replays, other keep it simple, but you have everything at hand. Now when put in the threads within a week its burried deep forever.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by remisture » September 8th, 2016, 4:46 am

A blog platform with a logbook plugin to fetch results automagically would be super nice: http://log.concept2.com/developers/documentation/

No need to double (or triple) registering the results.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by valgozi » September 8th, 2016, 5:44 am

Anyone writing a blog would be great if you could post a link to it on this thread :D

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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by gooseflight » September 8th, 2016, 6:37 am

Have to be careful with this. IMO blogs sucked the life out of the UK forum. Posting to the board is a more dynamic way of sharing information rather than having to dip into multiple personal blogs.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by Gammmmo » September 8th, 2016, 6:38 am

gooseflight wrote:Have to be careful with this. IMO blogs sucked the life out of the UK forum. Posting to the board is a more dynamic way of sharing information rather than having to dip into multiple personal blogs.
Nothing stopping one creating a personal thread which effectively blogs...as per the TTF I mentioned above.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by hjs » September 8th, 2016, 6:45 am

gooseflight wrote:Have to be careful with this. IMO blogs sucked the life out of the UK forum. Posting to the board is a more dynamic way of sharing information rather than having to dip into multiple personal blogs.
It concentrated stuff yes, people who felt more connected posted in eachothers blogs more often. Now its one big mess. Everything all over the place.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by aussieluke » September 8th, 2016, 7:38 am

Gammmmo wrote:
gooseflight wrote:Have to be careful with this. IMO blogs sucked the life out of the UK forum. Posting to the board is a more dynamic way of sharing information rather than having to dip into multiple personal blogs.
Nothing stopping one creating a personal thread which effectively blogs...as per the TTF I mentioned above.
Exactly. Just needs a sub forum to put them in out of the way of the regular posts.
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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by Citroen » September 8th, 2016, 7:45 am

If you want it, send an email to Concept2. I've asked David Hart on many occasions and he's not willing to add that. He may change his mind now that the UK forum is 100% dead and buried.
aussieluke wrote:Exactly. Just needs a sub forum to put them in out of the way of the regular posts.
It's hard enough moderating the crud that arrives on the main forum as it is, we don't need another crud magnet.

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Re: Blog options as an extra?

Post by gooseflight » September 8th, 2016, 8:19 am

Citroen,

Apologies for slight OT. Is there an archive of the UK forum anywhere?
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