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Reporting In The Blogs *updated*

Blog Reporting   In the past, before the upgrades and the downtime, reporting things in the blogs was a complicated mess of PMing BlogAlert, linking the content, describing the broken rules, and hoping someone read the BlogAlert account in a timely manner.   NO MORE!   The "REPORT" buttons on comments and entries DO WORK. Before the downtine, they did not. Now they do! Hurray!   So, in short, if you have something to report, click that button, describe the offense, and a blog staff member wil

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Post-Upgrade Differences, Advancements, And Blues

With the updated software, the blogs have seen some changes, some good, a few disappointing. This entry will exist to allow you guys to familiarize yourself with the new layout. The FAQ entry below this has been updated accordingly and will serve as the de facto "how to blog" entry once the board has been back for an extended period of time. I am leaving this open, and request all questions and comments regarding the new layout go HERE and NOT in the Blog Q&A.   So! NEW BLOG STUFF!   New blo

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Blog Rules

BLOG RULES & GUIDELINES No flaming or cursing. Not only does this make an unfriendly atmosphere, we also want to keep these blogs safe for members of any age. Do not bypass the word filter. Doing so shows that you are aware of the previously stated rule and deliberately breaking it. No pictures, links, or references to pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or objectifying material. This is a serious offense that can lead to instant banning from BZPower. Do not discuss ban

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Pimp My Blog

CONTEST WINNERS!!!  Arpy Argetlam Takuma Nuva #1 AudioSurfer   Each will receive one of three prototype pieces. Congratulation winners, and thank you all for participating!   Please participate in this quick survey. It will help the blog staff with any possible future contests -------------------------------------------------------------------       Pump up the Jam!!     Welcome to the first ever Blog Contest. You may be wondering what in the world this is. In the simplest of terms, y

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Pimp My Blog 2: Electric Blogaloo (Winners Announced!)

Winners!     1- Kylus 2- xccj 3- Max Power   Each winner will receive one of three prototype pieces donated by Black Six. Thanks for participating!       Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?     Welcome to the SECOND (!!) ever Blog Contest. You as members, will form your blog around the theme chosen by the staff. The theme for this contest is Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?; make your blogs travel (places you've been, you want to go, places you live, things along these lines) theme

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Politics & Religion Clarification

Politics and Religion in the Blogs  First off, we'd like to note that the religion and politics rules in the forums are very strict, whereas in the blogs, we tend to be a little loose in those areas. As such, this has presented a lot of confusion. This entry is hopefully going to clear that up. This will be left open so you can ask questions here as well.   Addendum: Concerning the election and politics in general, I would suggest you keep it to who you supported and if they won or not. If an

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Blog FAQ

Blog FAQ   Getting to know your blog:     What is a blog? A blog is a Web Log, or online journal. It is a place where you can post whatever you feel like, provided you follow BZP's rules and guidelines.   How Do I get a blog? Only Premier Members can have blogs. There is only one exception [see next item]. To start a blog once you are a Premier Member, there is a "Manage Your Blog" link in your profile options when you click your username in the top right. You should click it!   I started a b

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Blog Lexicon

Welcome one and all to the blog lexicon or the "Blogsicon". This is a compilation of various terms used in the blogs.   Archive: A list of all the entries in a blog by month they were made. You can get to the Archive by clicking the "Archive this Blog" link in the "Blog Links" default content block. Archive is also a verb meaning to get to that archive. BA: Acronym for Blog Assistant. Blog: A contraction of Weblog. It refers to a "log" or "journal" made online (in this case BZP). Sort of li

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

What The Blog Staff Can Do

What can Blog Assistants do? Blog Assistants can edit, lock, unlock, draft, and undraft blog entries, as well as unapprove comments and view drafted entries and unapproved comments. Additionally, if a blog author has their blog's settings set to "Approve Comments", comments by Blog Assistants (or any Admin/Global Moderator/Blog Leader) are automatically approved.   What can the Blog Leader do? Blog Leader can do everything the BAs can. They can also pin blogs (like this one) and delete content

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

RSS Feed FAQ

We have received many questions through PM and email asking about RSS Feeds. This will be the place where we hope to answer a lot of questions about them. This entry will remain open if you have further questions.       What are RSS feeds?     Many websites use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to send updated headlines to their users via services. All sorts of web sites and publishers produce feeds - newspapers often publish feeds of daily headlines or breaking news stories, magazines migh

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Blogs: How You Can Help

Blogs: How You Can Help     Many members, such as yourself, have wondered how they can best help out in the blogs. It's a lot harder than helping out in the forums, so this guide has been assembled to get you started.   Please note that the first and third sections are simply suggestions you can follow, whereas the second addresses the blog rules.   I. How can I make my blog easier to moderate?   1. By looking at your own blog for double posts or multiple comments of the same message and avoidi

BlogAlert

BlogAlert

 

Blog Q&A

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, Bfahome, Ta-metru_defender, and Takuma Nuva) and ask any questions you may have about the world of blogs.   Please check out the Blog FAQ first, as your question may have been already answered.

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