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Scorpion

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PostSubject: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 11:33 am

Hey guys...

I found this in the Forumotion documentation...

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You can change your forums to blogs. The display will be changed but not the content. This option allows you to display the first message as an article and the other topic messages as comments.

The operation is reversible if you want to change back a blog to a forum, you will not lose your old messages.

Should we try this?  I have no idea what it will look like or how it would work exactly, but we can always change it back if it sucks...

What do you guys think?  I'm calling for the yeas and nays...
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 11:54 am

Scorpion wrote:
Hey guys...

I found this in the Forumotion documentation...

Forumotion wrote:
You can change your forums to blogs. The display will be changed but not the content. This option allows you to display the first message as an article and the other topic messages as comments.

The operation is reversible if you want to change back a blog to a forum, you will not lose your old messages.

Should we try this?  I have no idea what it will look like or how it would work exactly, but we can always change it back if it sucks...

What do you guys think?  I'm calling for the yeas and nays...

I personally know less than nothing about formatting, so I can't say one way or the other without more info. Is there another forum out there that uses this format so that we could see an example?
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 4:19 pm

happy jack wrote:
Scorpion wrote:
Hey guys...

I found this in the Forumotion documentation...

Forumotion wrote:
You can change your forums to blogs. The display will be changed but not the content. This option allows you to display the first message as an article and the other topic messages as comments.

The operation is reversible if you want to change back a blog to a forum, you will not lose your old messages.

Should we try this?  I have no idea what it will look like or how it would work exactly, but we can always change it back if it sucks...

What do you guys think?  I'm calling for the yeas and nays...

I personally know less than nothing about formatting, so I can't say one way or the other without more info. Is there another forum out there that uses this format so that we could see an example?

No... not really.    You'd think that they would have demos, wouldn't you?   They do have "Forums for Admins," and maybe that group would have answers, but screw that,  I'm not doing that.. far too much work.  

So there's this button. I can push it, and it would convert the forum into a blog, according to the  Forumotion crew.  Then we can all look at it and decide if it's cool, or if it sucks.  

What do ya think, should I do it?  Yea or Nay...
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 4:32 pm

Scorpion wrote:
happy jack wrote:
Scorpion wrote:
Hey guys...

I found this in the Forumotion documentation...

Forumotion wrote:
You can change your forums to blogs. The display will be changed but not the content. This option allows you to display the first message as an article and the other topic messages as comments.

The operation is reversible if you want to change back a blog to a forum, you will not lose your old messages.

Should we try this?  I have no idea what it will look like or how it would work exactly, but we can always change it back if it sucks...

What do you guys think?  I'm calling for the yeas and nays...

I personally know less than nothing about formatting, so I can't say one way or the other without more info. Is there another forum out there that uses this format so that we could see an example?

No... not really.    You'd think that they would have demos, wouldn't you?   They do have "Forums for Admins," and maybe that group would have answers, but screw that,  I'm not doing that.. far too much work.  

So there's this button. I can push it, and it would convert the forum into a blog, according to the  Forumotion crew.  Then we can all look at it and decide if it's cool, or if it sucks.  

What do ya think, should I do it?  Yea or Nay...

If you're pretty sure you can do it without losing all of our previous posts, could be worth a look.



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   So there's this button. I can push it, ....

Famous last words.
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 7:43 pm

Waiting for Heretic's vote... Need unanimity...
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 9:02 pm

Yeah, go for it.
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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/9/2018, 9:08 pm

OK. It's done. Let me know what you think...


I changed it, and changed it back again without incident. I don't really think it buys us anything. It always shows the first post, even if it's from years ago. So you have to go all the way to the end to see the latest comment. Just not practical, and really not what I expected. Not what I'd call a "robust" blogging system.

If you want me to turn it back into a blog so you can take a longer look, just let me know.

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PostSubject: Re: Change Forum to Blog format?   10/14/2018, 3:01 pm

Scorpion:

Did you change something? The posting format is coming up weird. It's totally useable, just different.

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