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Blog Q&A

Posted by BlogAlert , Jan 07 2007 · 3,253 views

Blog Q&A


 

Welcome to the Blog Q&A. This is your chance to speak directly to the Blog Staff (DeeVee, the Blog Leader, and his assistants Nukaya, Shine, Kohaku, Valenti, Bfahome, Ta-metru_defender, and Takuma Nuva) and ask any questions you may have about the world of blogs.

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Well, this is awfully nifty. tongue.gif

No questions at the moment, but good idea, got everything in one place here.
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I agree with Exo, this will be very helpful.

While I'm here, I just wanted to know offhand how to make it so comments are allowed when the people post them and don't have to be approved by me? Do I simply set the setting in the control panel to No Approve?



<I>Kobra<I>
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King Kobra - Yes, that's exactly it. Go into "Your Blog Links" (obviously you know where that is), click into the "Look" section and on of those dropdown lists (the one about comments), choose "No Approve."
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Thanks Nokura! Now when somebody comments (if anybody ever comments again tongue.gif ) I'll be able to see it.



<I>Kobra<I>
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I have a question, how can I approve the posts automaticly? Or do you have to wait or something? Cause I'm kinda tired to have to approve the posts and just let them be approved themselves.

-CK
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Go to Your Blog Settings in your Control Panel. Scroll down until you find "Approve comments posted on your blog?"

Click the drop down box and set it to "No Approve."

Kohaku
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QUOTE(Kohaku @ Jan 18 2007, 10:29 PM)

Go to Your Blog Settings in your Control Panel. Scroll down until you find "Approve comments posted on your blog?"

Click the drop down box and set it to "No Approve."

Kohaku


But why no approve?

-CK
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No Approve means that people can comment freely. You won't have to approve every comment, they will appear automatically whenever someone posts a comment.

Kohaku
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QUOTE(Kohaku @ Jan 18 2007, 10:45 PM)

No Approve means that people can comment freely. You won't have to approve every comment, they will appear automatically whenever someone posts a comment.

Kohaku


Oh ok, thanks very much Kohaku. smile.gif

-CK
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Macku: Toa of Bubbles
Jan 19 2007 02:31 PM
I have two questions regarding the use of images in blogs:

1. Are there any size guidelines or limits for embedded images? I'm assuming images in entries shouldn't stretch the screen, as they shouldn't stretch the screen in a post. Is this correct? What would be a good width to be sure they don't?

2. If you use a BZP image (a smilie, a rank image that you've earned, etc.) in a content block, do you need to move it to your own image hosting site first or can it be direct-linked? My guess is the "BZP is not an image hosting site" rule applies here, but I've seen members do it so I'm wondering if this is an exception.

Thanks. smile.gif

Toa Macku


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QUOTE(Macku: Toa of Bubbles @ Jan 19 2007, 12:31 PM)

I have two questions regarding the use of images in blogs:

1. Are there any size guidelines or limits for embedded images? I'm assuming images in entries shouldn't stretch the screen, as they shouldn't stretch the screen in a post. Is this correct? What would be a good width to be sure they don't?

2. If you use a BZP image (a smilie, a rank image that you've earned, etc.) in a content block, do you need to move it to your own image hosting site first or can it be direct-linked? My guess is the "BZP is not an image hosting site" rule applies here, but I've seen members do it so I'm wondering if this is an exception.

Thanks. smile.gif

Toa Macku


1. I'm not entirely sure about size rules, but as to ensure that they don't stretch the screen (or go outside of the entry widths. I've seen the image go behind the content block text and serve as a "background" for the text rather than the usual color) I'd say the width should be less than 800 - the sum of the widths of your content blocks.
2. Report the DLed images to BlogAlert.
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220 pixels is a good size to fit in one content block without stretching it. That's what I use, numbers around that area.

And I've got a question - if you're still going with the whole Thought Police thing, shouldn't this place be called Room 101? tongue.gif
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Turakii #1 Lavasurfer
Jan 29 2007 09:49 AM
If I hide my drafts, can the Blog Staff still see them, even though I can't?


Turakii
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QUOTE(Turakii #1 Lavasurfer @ Jan 29 2007, 11:49 AM)

If I hide my drafts, can the Blog Staff still see them, even though I can't?


Turakii


Yes. evilgrin.gif tongue.gif
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Doctor Norik
Jan 29 2007 03:06 PM
What exactly is the Blog of the Week system? And why was there no Blog selected yesterday?
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QUOTE(Norik's Prophecy @ Jan 29 2007, 05:06 PM)

What exactly is the Blog of the Week system? And why was there no Blog selected yesterday?

A blog is selected because of its content, not its popularity/rating/entries, and as for the reason why none was posted yet is that Janus is busy, the winner should be up shortly.
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Doctor Norik
Jan 31 2007 05:36 PM
Wait- it's still not posted.
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QUOTE(Norik's Prophecy @ Jan 31 2007, 07:36 PM)

Wait- it's still not posted.

Janus is a busy man, I'm sure he will get it done as soon as he can.
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Planetperson
Feb 15 2007 06:55 PM
I have a question.

Is anyone other than the blogger himself able to view drafted entries?
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QUOTE(Planetperson @ Feb 15 2007, 08:55 PM)

I have a question.

Is anyone other than the blogger himself able to view drafted entries?

Yes, Blog assistants, Global Mods, and Admins.
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