Basic Blog Tutorial
Here are some questions and answers, to hopefully clarify what a blog is for those who don't know. Also to show how this feature would work specifically on our forum Q: What is a blog?A:
A pretty obvious question huh?
Well a blog is where you are the main poster. The comments section underneath are more condensed. A bit like seeing comments under an article on the internet.Q; How does it work?A:
Every time you make a post in your blog it is like starting a new topic on the forum, but with the blog the layout is different. See pic below:
(Created by UTF)
(Please note that it will also put the post with the most recent comments first in your blog. Also the blank blue square you seen in the picture to the left of every post/topic will actually contain the date of when the post/topic was made)
Q: Who can have a blog?
A: Staff to start with. Eventually we would like to offer them to members of certain ranks on the forum. In exceptional cases we would also offer the feature to a member who wished to take on a special blog that was beneficial to the forum, if they were committed to it. The settings will be made to allow only you & staff to start a new topic in your blog, but all members can leave comments. It is quick and easy to create one for you, and then you are up and running.
We will create a blog soon, so you can all get comfortable with how it works. Keeping a log of your Township journey, whether from the present or the beginning would be a lovely thing to have, to look back on in the future. Whatever happens with Township in the years to come, the forum will still be standing and your logs will be preserved. So if/when you reach the criteria to have one it is worth considering.
*This tutorial was created solely for the use of members of this forum and should not be shared elsewhere*