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Now THIS is the part that I don't know how it will work, to organize every body's blog and pages, give them rights to modd them, add new content, and have them all centralized on a front page and all. I know it's possible somehow, there are other sites that have a somewhat similar setup, but I am just a newb in website management.
This is a brilliant idea, not only would I like to do a blog on the Robot I am currently building. But I would also like to get ideas from members who might not post their creations on the forum.
Quote from: Derme302 on September 21, 2010, 03:32:06 AM This is a brilliant idea, not only would I like to do a blog on the Robot I am currently building. But I would also like to get ideas from members who might not post their creations on the forum.A definite yes. I know that I make stuff that's cool but that I feel isn't worth creating a thread for. (and why would I? the reason to upload it would be to create a reference for other users and a forum is just too temporary for that)I'm sure I'm not the only one, so I vote yes.
(ie one user can have many open blogs - one for each project) or whether one user only gets one blog for all of their projects.
Of course they may also want to blog about day to day stuff - ie going to 'blah blah robo conference' and here are the vid's.
If Admin can create categories such as: Axon, Arduino, $50 robot, WebbotLib, Electronics, Mechanical, Sabertooth etc. Then he could set up who are the best moderators for each category - and himself in all of course! Then, if a blog is on a per-project basis, the author must select one or more categories that it falls into. This helps group all of the, Arduino say, projects together and automatically assigns moderators based on who has the skill set (e.g. say Soeren for Electronics, and me and others for WebbotLib).
The categorisation would also help people to navigate the blogs. For example: if user1 is doing his own Arduino project with a Sabertooth motor driver then he could filter everything down to the relevant blogs for those categories. Alternatively: a user may just want to see all of the 'open' blogs for another user - ie 'Whats Admin up to at the moment'.
Thats my "mad ramblings" - for what its worth - and none of it may be possible. I was only trying to think how Admin would administrate 1000s of blogs, and how the user would be able to find 'relevant' info. Its always impossible to retrospectively add structure to unstructured content at a later date.[Webbot signs off and awaits a torrent of 'what the ...' responses!]
Based on previous comments, I've decided to commit to getting an SoR blog. I should have a beta up sometime in October.
That said, based on Webbots thoughts, who would want more than one project blog vs having everything on your single account page?
I like the diydrones model for blogs, and I'd like to imitate that. Do they use WP? What do they use?
I can do basic php and SSI, but my main issue is time spent to write and maintain software. If I can find something already done, I can tweak it to fit in the site.
-other stuff goes here-Really? Why put on to the end user what a server can render? Not to mention some people (like me) surf with java script disabled, as it is a way for bad people to put bad things on your computer. There's a reason most websites, blogs and forums all run off php.
You're better off running a different browser than disabling js. Maybe chrome?
Quote from: z.s.tar.gz on September 22, 2010, 07:15:56 PMYou're better off running a different browser than disabling js. Maybe chrome?It would still be a security risk regardless of which browser you use. It's inherent in the functionality of js.
Having a SoR blog is a huge idea!!!
Just out of curiosity? How's thing going???