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You folks already have forum topics which can be updated, and 'thematic posts' which can be updated, and in both cases the activity gets displayed on the recent comments board on the front page.
I'm not sure what a blog would look like other than one of those things. All it would do is seperate some people's stuff from the main site.
I guess, as has been suggested, if someone was actually on an investigation they could run a diary of their activities. That would be a different kind of content.
But if it's just the usual maunderings, then having blogs is just another way of listing the same type of content, and that gets confusing. I've seen other sites with 'forum', 'content' and 'blogs', and there's usually little difference.
How about website reviews? Book reviews? There's so much stuff out there...
Excellent point there. By the way, our first book review will be put up shortly :)
Blogs are great! Well, most blogs are tedious - someone's unoriginal ideas about a subject they know little about. But good blogs - an expert with original ideas - are fantastic! There are a few around if you look very, very hard ....
Liking the new layout and all that - looking good
Hope all is well with you and family and your keeping busy - all is good here in Northern Ireland - working away etc
Got a bit of a local news story for you to put up if you want to - local sighting about 1 mile from where I live - I have checked it out but have seen nothing as yet - check out the link -
All is good, busy Christmas with family, just getting back to the computer.
Any stuff on Ireland would be great. Hope all is well
I have noticed it too Mysteryshopper. Once you go into a topic it flags them up fine though. I'll see what we can do.
It's still doing this. Mauros post on the Min Min Light has been flagged as new for the last week or so....
How about a thingy on Twitter? Could be a good way to promote the site, and can be linked in with Facebook apparently.
Just started on twitter myself, so word of warning, it can be very good for procastinating...
It could be a good way of promoting the site. I don't know much about it apart from the fact my wife likes keeping an eye on what Stephen Fry is upto. It would be good to prompt people to grab pictures for us if they go anywhere interesting I suppose:). I'm not sure my life is worth twittering about though. "Stuck in a cave". "Lost in a cave...again". "About to re-inact Perfect Storm in my Dinghy" lol. Aren't you limited to the amount of characters you can use per message?
Yes it's 140 characters. It's not a bad way of raising awareness, getting people to the site, etc. Could be useful on an investigation.
Have a wee squint http://twitter.com/andrewtibbs
Steven Fry has thousands of followers. Other celbs include Philip Schofield, Andi Peters and even Wesley Crusher from Star Trek TNG!!!
The site has been having a few varying speed issues lately and we have been taking steps to optimize the database, which keeps growing.
One long term idea we are considering is replacing the integral forum we have now with a plug on forum like vBulletin which would also have lots of other cool features which this one cannot offer. It would have a seperate database so it may help speed some things up a bit more.
Can you point us in the direction of a vBulletin example as I'm not really aware of what one is?
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