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  1. 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 will receive the report and an automatic link the the offending content. (Please do not use this to report signatures) This is much easier on us, on you, the general populace, and also on kittens everywhere. -The Blog Staff
  2. 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 blog entry layout: The new entry layout is mostly similar. Along with the usual options for entry title and categorization, there is also a palce to add tags to your entry. These tags will appear at the bottom of an entry, while the category you put an entry in will appear at the top of the entry. How to edit/change basic blog settings: 1. Click on your username in the top right corner of the page. Open the drop down menu. 2. Click "manage blogs". 3. Click the options button. From here, you can view your blog, post a new entry, manage settings, manage categories, or manage comments. Manage settings: This allows you to change the name or description (subtitle) of your blog. It also has options for blog view permissions and a url to your blog page, but those settings are inactive. Manage categories: This allows you to make new categories for your blog entries and to see how many/what entries are listed in a category. It also gives an option to delete a category. This will NOT delete entries. Instead, it sets any entries in deleted category to "uncategorized" if this is done. Manage comments: This lets you see every comment ever on your blog in one big list. Here, you have options to approve, delete, or unapprove comments by clicking on the checked box. This option will not work if you are a nonpremier member. Content Blocks There have been some problems since the upgrades with content blocks. You'll notice you can no longer change their sizes, and there are reports where some members have the wrong content blocks after the upgrades and server change, and unfortunately we cannot fix that. You will have to change your blocks yourself, and if yours have been over-written with someone else's, unless yours appear in the drop-down "Add Block" menu, there is no way to bring yours back. Other issues we're having with the content blocks involves curious cases of content block disappearances. For some members, whenever they edit an entry/comment, or change content block settings, they will see their content blocks disappear, and the content blocks will not be listed in the aforementioned drop-down box. Because the board thinks the blocks are still there (because they are). There seems to be some patterns to the behaviour: Hides Content Blocks Moving block position Hiding a content block (red X), both custom and default Creating a new content block Deleting a custom content block Editing a custom content block Adding an entry, both published and drafted Publishing a draft entry Drafting a published entry Deleting an entry, both published or drafted Brings back blocks Adding a comment Deleting a comment Un-approving a comment Approving a comment Doesn't bring back blocks Editing a comment Reporting a comment If you experience this problem, you may let us know in this entry. However, we have submitted a bug report with IPB, have not heard back, and have found nothing to remedy the situation, so if you are one of the unlucky members, we are sorry, but there is nothing, as of now, we can do to fix this problem. We hope that if we're patient a fix will present itself. Update: As of Dec. 4th, 2012, this problem has been fixed. Content blocks should no longer disappear unexpectedly. Thanks for your patience, your support, and enjoy blogging on BZPower once again! We're excited to have you back!!
  3. The should make a spinoff of cops called Blogs

  4. BlogAlert

    Are You Kidding?

    Knock it off. Both of you. Entry locked.
  5. This is an account for the Blog staff, and not a member.

  6. Yo BlogAlert! I heard yo like blogs so I put an alert in your blog so you can blog while you blog.

  7. 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 banned members. They were banned for a reason and discussion of them or why they were banned is prohibited. There are to be no RPGs in the blogs. Allowing them would be against BZPower rules about unapproved RPGs. Do not post using chatspeak or leet. It is against the BZPower rules and has been for a while. Chain quoting, which is quoting an entry or comment without adding any content, counts as spam and is a waste of bandwidth. It is not allowed. Image-only comments are not allowed. However, comments with only a BZP-installed emote are allowed. Double commenting is not allowed, as this is an unnecessary waste of bandwidth. It should be noted that if you are the author of a blog and you make the first comment in your entry, it falls under the double commenting rule. Comment drives, where an entry exists only to increase the amount of comments in a blog, are spam and shall be locked immediately. Blog entry bumping by non-Premier members is not allowed. Blog clubs are allowed. The only condition is that you cannot exclude anyone and it falls within the general BZP rules. Invisible/blank entries or comments are not allowed, as they are a waste of bandwidth. Politics and religious discussion is banned in the blogs. Any exceptions and questions can be asked here. It is not required, but it is recommended to set your blog to "approve comments only". Use common sense and good judgement before posting a comment or new entry: if you don't think it's appropriate, don't post it. Please respect the blog staff. We are here to help keep the blogs running smoothly as well as to help you with any questions or inquiries you have. Disobeying and disregarding rules may result in a loss of proto or drafting/locking of entries until you edit out the problematic material. Posting WIP images of MOCs for BBC Forum contests will merit a disqualification from the contest. If you have any questions, please post them in the Blog Q&A entry. Remember to also read and follow the general General BZP Rules and Guidelines. Thanks! And have a wonderful times in the blogs. -The Blog Staff
  8. 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, you as members, will form your blog around the theme chosen by the staff. The theme for this contest is Pump up the Jam; make your blogs musically themed. Your blog can include [but is not limited to]; Themed ArtworkThemed Content BlocksThemed EntriesIf you have any other creative idea for crafting your blog, you are free to use them. It may even help your chances. Chances you ask? That's because your blog will be judged by our panel of handsome Blog Assistants. ------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBMITTING YOUR BLOG Simple. Link your blog to this entry. If you have a particular entry you would like us to consider, link to it in your post. ------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTEST OVERVIEW The contest will run as such: Entrants will craft their blog around the theme chosen by the staff.Entrants have 30 days to complete their submissions.Your blog must stay themed for the entire contestYou may add entries after submissionAny member, entrant or not, may constructively review other entries.Judging can last up to two weeks. The entire contest, entry period + judging period, lasts for up to 45 days.------------------------------------------------------------------- RULES All entrants will abide by these following rules: All BZPower and Blog rules apply. That includes but is not limited to appropriateness of images and content.To enter, post a link to your blog in this thread. Update this post with any themed entries you want us to look at.Entrants may edit their blogs at any time over the course of the contest, until the judging begins and the entry period closes. You may not make any more themed entries after the contest closes.Only BZP Blogs qualify for this contestOnly Premier Members may enter the contestAbsolutely NO CHEATING. I'm not sure how you could go about it, but just know that we will have none of it!Have fun.Questions may be posted here for answering by the blog staff. Please do not PM them. ------------------------------------------------------------------- PRIZES There are three exclusive prototype pieces in our care. The first place winner will get prime choice of the three pieces. Second place entrant will get choice of the remaining two. Third place gets the remaning piece. ------------------------------------------------------------------- F.A.Q Read this before asking a question. It may have already been answered. Q: What can be in a themed entry? A: Anything music themed. Could be reviews, music news, new music you've made, essays on musical theory, musical history, pictures of composers or bands. There are hundreds of possibilities. Q: Do our blog themes have to be directly music, or would a music-based character (EG: G1Soundwave) count? A: Anything based around music would be acceptable. Q: My premier membership is set to run out halfway through the contest, would I still be allowed to enter my blog before then, and still have it in the competition? A: You'll be allowed to enter up until the time your PMship runs out. But afterwards you'll be unable to use your blog. Q: Does artwork made from an album's cover art count as music art? A: Yes. Q: Is it okay to enter a blog that was musically themed prior to the contest announcement? A: Yes, you can enter one that was themed prior to the contest, but since the point of the contest is to ramp up the standard in blogs, it might increase your standing to do something new. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Entrants Member Name >>> Blog Name >>> Entries 1. Haku340 >>> All That I'm Hearing From You... >>> All That I'm Hearing From You, Is White Lyrics... 2. Gukko Force Captain >>> Blog Side Of The Moon 3. Arpy >>> And Now For Something Lyrically Different >>> Parodaisical Pimpin' 4. Laughin'Man >>> Blog Or Die 5. not good to eat >>> Careful with that Axe, Eugene - Opted out of the contest 6. Turakii #1 Lavasurfer >>> Don't Say "Lazy" 7. Xaer Raid >>> Dancitron 8. Uepari >>> Godzilla 9. Carnival >>> Disky's Daily Rant 10. Takuma Nuva #1 AudioSurfer >>> AudioSurf >>> How's 'Βout A Little Ninja Mono On Iron Mode?, Pointer, Pusher, Or Vegas?, And Then Razorbeard Ate A Lum..., Gordon Freeman Übercharges Companion Cubes, Come! Let Us Leave This Windy Beach And Return To The Light And Heat Of Ta Koro. Many Friends Await You There.... 11. Xccj >>> Team J.A.F. >>> Music Images 12. Jordboy1 >>> K Car >>> Must Have Done Something Right 13. I'm not Toa of Dancing >>> The Celtic Knot 14. Leon S. Kennedy >>> I'm On A Boat! >>> Linked to Music Category 15. Argetlam >>> Pearl Showcase >>> Welcome To The Pearl Showcase! 16. EmperorWhenua >>> Viva la Bloga 17. Nukaya Cloud Fire >>> Theater of the Mind (Thanks Kohaku!)
  9. 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) themed. Your blog can include [but is not limited to]; Themed Artwork Themed Content Blocks Themed Entries If you have any other creative idea for crafting your blog, you are free to use them. It may even help your chances. Chances you ask? That's because your blog will be judged by our panel of sexy Blog Assistants. ------------------------------------------------------------------- SUBMITTING YOUR BLOG Simple. Link your blog to this entry. If you have a particular entry you would like us to consider, link to it in your post. ------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTEST OVERVIEW The contest will run as such: Entrants will craft their blog around the theme chosen by the staff. Entrants have 30 days to complete their submissions. Your blog must stay themed for the entire contest You may add entries after submission Any member, entrant or not, may constructively review other entries. Judging can last up to two weeks. The entire contest, entry period + judging period, lasts for up to 45 days. ------------------------------------------------------------------- RULES All entrants will abide by these following rules: All BZPower and Blog rules apply. That includes but is not limited to appropriateness of images and content. To enter, post a link to your blog in this thread. Update this post with any themed entries you want us to look at. Entrants may edit their blogs at any time over the course of the contest, until the judging begins and the entry period closes. You may not make any more themed entries after the contest closes. Only BZP Blogs qualify for this contest Only Premier Members may enter the contest Absolutely NO CHEATING. I'm not sure how you could go about it, but just know that we will have none of it! Have fun. Questions may be posted here for answering by the blog staff. Please do not PM them. ------------------------------------------------------------------- PRIZES Prizes will be determined at a later date. ------------------------------------------------------------------- F.A.Q Read this before asking a question. It may have already been answered. Q: My premier membership is set to run out halfway through the contest, would I still be allowed to enter my blog before then, and still have it in the competition? A: You'll be allowed to enter up until the time your PMship runs out. But afterwards you'll be unable to use your blog. Q:Can it be themed by a travel song? like if using jet airliner, theming your blog around that? A: This contest is really about places more than transportation. And though we did music last time, if you want to theme it around a place-themed song, you're welcome to do so. Q: What if you want to do places you want to go to, but can't. Like Mordor. Or Neptune. A: Let's make them real places. Q: I know it's more about places over transportation, but what about the two, like, say, places one can travel to by train? A: That'd be fine. Q: Should the blog be about 1 place only, or can it be more than one place, without necessarily a common link between the multiple places? A: Places is fine. Q: If you see someone's blog with location that you were going to do, could you still make yours? A: Of course you could still make yours. Q: So, I just post a link to my blog here? Can I edit the post later with themed entries, or should I make a new post with said entries? A: You would just edit that post. It's better if you keep all the entries in the same place for easy access. ------------------------------------------------------------------- ENTRANTS: 1. Kylus >>> The Vacation Kingdom of the World >>> Pimp My Blawg 2 Transformation, Epcot Tour, Part one, Epcot Tour, Part two, Disney's Animal Kingdom tour, Disney Hollywood Studios Tour, Magic Kingdom Tour, The Best Disney World Podcasts 2. DX: Legend of Love >>> Little Cuba >>> Horatio Caine On A Lime-green Jetki Under A Palm Tree 3. Cherixon >>> Sweden 4. Max Power >>> China >>> Ramen Noodles, Panda, Panda Dance!, Big Chinese Banquet, Check my BZP Profile Content Block, China Facts 5. BCii dancing crystal heart >>> view from the fringe 6. Endearing Effminate Son >>> Straight Outta Compton >>> Gangsta Factz 7. Toa of Dancing >>> Over in Florida >>> So Here We Are On The Sunny Beaches, Easter Bunny With Sunglasses, Did You Know These Facts About Florida…, Do You Live in Florida?, I'm Proud, This… Is… A Sunburn!, Decorations, Florida Says Goodbye 8. Xccj >>> Team J.A.F. >>> Pimp My Blog #2: Washington State, Map of Washington, List of BZPers From Washington 9. Toaraga >>> Global Blogging 10. Lady Kopaka >>> A Passage to Nepal >>> Working On It 11. Annention Hog >>> The Mirabell Gardens >>> Do Re Mi
  10. You are magic, oh great normal member with a blog!

  11. hes the devil look at his profile views

  12. How does he make Blogs? he is not Premier!!!!

  13. You guys are sooooooooooo awesome! Thanks for keeping the blogs clean!

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