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    Thanks for the prompt reply. I tried using Blog This Post with your post just now, and by simply removing the QUOTE tags, I came up with a blog post that looks for all the world as if I wrote it. I added an explanatory note at the top.

    This can probably be done now on the forums as well--I've never tried it. But it would be much harder to do on the forums since the original posters would probably be there catching somebody at it and saying, "Hey, I'm the one who wrote that, not you."

    Maybe most people don't care if this might happen. I was just wondering.

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    Wow, another good question.

    I'm afraid I can't answer this one for you.

    But I can tell you how it works.

    What the Blog this Post button does is similar to quoting someone. It take the post, quotes it from the forum, and places it directly in your blog. It is very similar to the Reply With Quote button, except by putting it into your blog.

    Any member could quote another member's posts here anyway. This button simply gives a shortcut.

    Does this help?

    What do you think now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agate View Post
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    Thanks for the prompt reply. I tried using Blog This Post with your post just now, and by simply removing the QUOTE tags, I came up with a blog post that looks for all the world as if I wrote it. I added an explanatory note at the top.

    This can probably be done now on the forums as well--I've never tried it. But it would be much harder to do on the forums since the original posters would probably be there catching somebody at it and saying, "Hey, I'm the one who wrote that, not you."

    Maybe most people don't care if this might happen. I was just wondering.

    True, but when you think about it, anyone could copy and paste any content they find created by someone else, and post it here without proper authorization, consent, or credit.

    Plagiarism is an issue that will always exist, especially on the internet.

    Anyone using that feature, then removing the quote tags, thus removing proper credit to the original author; Then posting it as their own creative work; They, in my opinion would indeed be committing such an act.
    Such posts may be subject to removal, and depending upon the circumstances, further user sanctions may be implemented.

    But so far in the forums, members seem to have been very good about posting and linking other works, and properly giving credit where credit is due.
    I am hoping that this will not be a major issue here. If so, it will be addressed.
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    It would be plagiarism, I agree, but I've seen it happen here and there on boards, though never apparently intentionally. It happened simply because people were careless about how they quoted or didn't know how.

    This is probably not a big issue here as you say.

    I've tried to delete my test entry on my skeleton blog but couldn't figure out how to remove the post title, which was your title, actually.
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    I'll look into writing a bit of code to make it so only post author's can "blog this post". Probably take a few days or more to actually get working.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Ok so (hopefully ) only post authors can see the link to "blog this post."
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    What are the rules for what we can and cannot post on the new Braintalk blog? Is everyone allowed to post?? Yeah a blog is an online journal/diary sometimes it chronicles a special project like my films or stuff like this. http://www.anatomyofafaun.com/faun-o-blog It is a great way to share a process because you make multiple posts over time. I think having a blog on this forum will be fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by funnylegs4 View Post
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    What are the rules for what we can and cannot post on the new Braintalk blog? Is everyone allowed to post?? Yeah a blog is an online journal/diary sometimes it chronicles a special project like my films or stuff like this. http://www.anatomyofafaun.com/faun-o-blog It is a great way to share a process because you make multiple posts over time. I think having a blog on this forum will be fun!
    For now the TOS we use for the forums is being used for the blogs.

    Guests can only read blogs.
    "Members" can only read blogs.
    "Community Members" can do minimal stuff with blogs ie, (search, comment, post blogs, some customizing of their blog "pages").
    "Distinguished Community Members" can do almost anything with blogs.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Weins View Post
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    For now the TOS we use for the forums is being used for the blogs.

    Guests can only read blogs.
    "Members" can only read blogs.
    "Community Members" can do minimal stuff with blogs ie, (search, comment, post blogs, some customizing of their blog "pages").
    "Distinguished Community Members" can do almost anything with blogs.
    Thanks! Sounds great! I will be blogging soon when I think of a good topic. I know you said there is a text limit. Is there a text minimum too? Like if a post is too short will it not be accepted? Can I post links to websites in the blogs as long as they are related to my post??
    Last edited by funnylegs4; 06-24-2014 at 05:54 PM.
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    There is no setting that I can find for minimum characters for a blog. I'll assume it's the same as the forums at 10.

    As for posting links, same rules apply to blogs as they do in the forums. Anything goes as long as it's not asking people to sign up, pay, buy something, p...orn, scams, etc etc.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have put a new blog post up. comments are welcome!
    Donna
    Donna, Mum to Natalie (22), ablebodied, kind and beautiful and Nicholas(26), severe CP, non-verbal, tube fed, multiple surgeries, chronic pain, happy kid except when the Liverpool football club or the Ottawa Senators Hockey Team are losing!
    Check out my blog: http://www.donnathomson.com


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