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Old 2009-04-17, 05:12
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Blog feature?

Is there any way to add some sort of "blog" or dashboard type feature to the user profiles on VB? I think it might be interesting to have something a little more substantial than the visitor messages page.

A couple of forums I visit - this one being a perfect example - has a user "arena" where there are several opportunities to add in user-content, neatly packed away within a profile. I.E., this stuff wouldn't clog the forum. The benefits are twofold - one being that it stops retarded posting about moods and bored and shiny things. The second though, being that we can track our friends and get some input into what's going on in their lives.

Of course, the counter is that, sure, we could just link to Facebook and Myspace pages. But I'm wondering if this sort of thing would be possible, and what other folks think about it.
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Old 2009-04-17, 11:12
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I guess it wouldn't hurt being able to upload pictures and have a little blog thing, and it must be possible because the linked forum is vB... Well, wait for some other opinions. But I doubt El will go for it anyway, effort vs need sort of thing.
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Old 2009-04-17, 14:39
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But I doubt El will go for it anyway, effort vs need sort of thing.
I'm assuming all it would take would be to flip a switch in the VB admin settings to turn it on, right? I don't see that as much "effort," frankly. :P
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Old 2009-04-17, 15:26
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No no, this looks like a mod that would require installing, i.e. editing a lot of files and adding some new ones. I'm not great at it anyway but it's pretty tricky.
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Old 2009-04-17, 15:37
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No no, this looks like a mod that would require installing, i.e. editing a lot of files and adding some new ones. I'm not great at it anyway but it's pretty tricky.
Oh, poo. I know in my experience with proboards, adding mods isn't too bad. But I have never admin-ed with VB.
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Old 2009-04-17, 15:51
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It's a nice idea but I don't think it will work for MBN.

Considering the small use we make of the visitor's message feature I don't think most people will ever care updating their blogs.

I'm personally a fan of everything like this, as I update myself quite a lot in some other forums. But most MBN folks seem to think different.

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Old 2009-04-17, 15:58
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but most mbn folks seem to think different.

we must change their mindz0rz!!!
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Old 2009-04-17, 19:06
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I think a blog feature would be cool.

It appears the MBN already has a blog feature. http://www.magicball.net/blog/376
But I'm not sure how to access it.
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Old 2009-04-17, 20:12
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Story of my life: access denied.
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Old 2009-04-17, 21:32
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That's interesting, I can access all the "blogs" except for my own (http://www.magicball.net/blog/2).

Btw someone should move this thread to "site and forum", "Dear moderators" is for moderation topics.
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Old 2009-04-17, 21:49
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Hmm, so it is possible...it goes by user #...
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Old 2009-04-17, 21:55
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I guess you can't access your own blog because if you could then you could also edit it.
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Old 2009-04-17, 22:04
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I don't even know my member #...

The key thing is that this feature looks like it's ready to be turned on, which I like...a lot.
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Old 2009-04-17, 22:05
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Your userid is 376, it's the first link I posted.
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Old 2009-04-17, 22:06
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That's interesting, I can access all the "blogs" except for my own (http://www.magicball.net/blog/2).

Btw someone should move this thread to "site and forum", "Dear moderators" is for moderation topics.
Your blog says "Fishos' Blob".
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Old 2009-04-17, 22:16
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Your userid is 376, it's the first link I posted.
I am a genius. I can count to potato. :P
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Old 2009-04-17, 22:52
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Your blog says "Fishos' Blob".
What the hell? I just logged off to see that page and you're right. How does it even know the word Fishos?

Something is fishy about this...


edit: I think I might have done that a long time ago and forgot about it. Hmm
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Old 2009-04-17, 23:01
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Your magical powers know no bounds, Fishos.
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Old 2009-04-18, 15:19
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Shifted thread, thanks ChaosFish.
Maybe it is just a matter of flicking a switch then if it already exists!
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Old 2009-04-18, 15:36
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ChaosFish, please teach me how to hack the MBN!
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Old 2009-04-18, 15:44
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Shifted thread, thanks ChaosFish.
Maybe it is just a matter of flicking a switch then if it already exists!
That's exactly what I'm thinking. It already seems to be present in the code, so all we need is the benevolent approval of El Muerte.
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Old 2009-04-19, 23:04
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Interesting, none of those links work anymore. HMM. My blob is gone.
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Old 2009-04-20, 18:11
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El is onto us. He wants to deny us the right to express our frivolous thoughts in the MBN blogosphere!

To the lumberyard!!!
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Old 2009-04-20, 21:01
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don't you mean hardware store? lumberyard doesn't sell pitchforks
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Old 2009-04-20, 22:42
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don't you mean hardware store? lumberyard doesn't sell pitchforks
Have you not seen Young Frankenstein?
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