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    Literature Network Blogs: FAQ etc.

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/blogs/

    Give them a try, please report any bugs here. vBulletin's blog software is still in beta (test) mode we are working on bugs but some of them are out of our control.

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    Edited 13 May 2007 by Logos to add the following basic instructions:

    If you have been a

    member of the site for at least 30 days and have made at least 10 posts in the forums, or, you have been a

    member less than 30 days but have made at least 50 posts in the forums, you can

    Start Your Blog here:

    http://www.online-literature.com/forums/blogs/

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    How to Start Your Blog:

    Blog Settings: This is where you can create the Title for your blog and post a Description of it etc. Click the "Blogs link at the top of the Forum page.

    Select "Modify Settings" from the pull-down menu.

    If the white box has a green check mark in it, it is selected. If the white box is blank then that option is not selected. If you change or add any items in the "Modify Settings" page you must click the "Save Settings" button at the bottom of the page for them to take effect.

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    Customise your blog:

    Click the "Blogs link at the top of the Forum page.

    Select "Manage Blocks" from the pull-down menu.

    That takes you to the page where you can select what items (Monthly Archive, Fav. TV Show, Recent Comments etc.) are displayed and where they are displayed on your blog (at the Top, in the Left or Right side columns, in the Centre, or at the Bottom).

    Once you have created any of the above (a list of Favorite links for example) you can always click the Edit List link beside that item to change it.

    If you change your mind about any of the above items at any time you can click its corresponding white box in the Disable column so that it doesn't show, or, you can click the white box beside Private to make it only visible to your Buddy List.

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    How to post your first blog entry:

    Click the "Blogs link at the top of a forum page.

    Select "Create New Entry" from the pull-down menu. The functionality is the same as when posting to the forums. You can insert images, change the size and colour of the font, and you can preview your entry before you submit it. You can always edit a specific entry later if you wish.

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    Blog Comments:

    If you fall within the category of not qualifying for a blog yet, you can still post comments to other members' blogs, but your comment does not appear immediately: it enters a queue for moderators to post them.

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    Edited by Logos 30 November 2007 to add:

    How to Subscribe to a specific blog entry: you might want to do this if you have commented on a blog entry and want to track that entry to see if there are any new comments and/or responses to your own comment; yes you can subscribe to your own blog entries too

    To do this, click the "Entry Tools" link, top right, of the specific entry you commented on and select "Subscribe to This Entry". Then you can get (if you wish) instant (or daily or weekly updates) notification of any new comments to it.

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    To change or delete Entry Subscriptions, go into your User Control Panel (upper left corner of screen) and click on "Entry Subscriptions" (left-side menu).

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    Once you have your blog setup, be sure to go in and edit your blocks, it'll give you content blocks on the left or right sides.
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    The author list doesnt seem to be showing the names I entered. When I go to the edit list it shows the names I entered, but the list on the blog is blank.
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    fixed,.......
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    Does the forum rules apply in blogging?

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    Yes, the forum rules apply to blogs as well.
    Forum » Rules » FAQ » Tags » Blogs » Groups » Quizzes » e-Texts »
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    The rules apply, but not quite as stringently.

    Blog owners can edit/delete comments on their blogs, so there isn't the risk of a flame war developing.

    So we may let you post something a little more political or a little more religious than we would normally allow here in the forums.

    However if people start trying to interject those posts into forum discussions such as "see my blog post" it will be stopped.

    So if you want to explore different topics with your blog, that is alright, just keep the blog and any forum discussions you participate in separate. And of course keep it tasteful, no personal attacks, etc.

    Rules on vulgarity are the same though.

    By the way, I can setup custom blocks like those Favorite Author lists, so if you have an idea for one please post it.
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    I have never used blogs before. Feel a little silly. So instructions would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by grace86 View Post
    I have never used blogs before. Feel a little silly. So instructions would be nice
    The best thing right now because they're so new is to post a question here and we can help you
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    Wow, this seems cool!
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    looks great!! can I just say somthing though? can we have blog nstructions? and if someone was to delete theirs would they get another???
    because it only lets you have one!
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    Whenever I browse the blogs, I see the "crosses" all over the page, in pictures like smilies...as if the page has not loaded poroperly..I wonder what's the problem?
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    humm I can see the smilies just not yours if you put up any?
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    If you delete yours you can have another.
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