|Blogs Forum Rules - Please Read (updated 3/28/2006)||April 25, 2004, 5:57 pm|
Heya, looks like from this point on i'll be your friendly neighborhood blogs moderator. Let's hope it lasts longer than my /newstuff stint, eh?
Until now, most people have looked at Blogs as a hidden, unmoderated Everything Else, so of course the question arises: how do I know whether I should make a blog or post in EE?
Simply, blogs is for things that mean everything to you, and little to anyone else. It's where you whinge about your bad day at work, voice your unpopular opinions, [s]post your non-doom-related artwork and fiction[/s], brag about an awesome high score, tell a funny story that happened to you last week, or anything personal like that. In short, if it's all about you, it should probably be a blog. This way, there's a 'friendly area' where the colorful and unique Doomworld Forum populace can learn about each other's interests and accomplishments, and people who don't care can simply stay out.
Addendum 6/18: The fanfics mods have decided that all creative works are welcome in their forum, regardless of whether or not they're doom-related. Please post your art there from now on.
For example, this is a blog:
This is a post in EE:
This is a blog:
This is a post in EE:
Easy enough? Doom-related stuff goes in the appropriate Doom-related forum. Threads that belong in EE will be moved there; if you find that you've 'lost' a blog so to speak, check there first. If it's not there, it's probably in post hell or has been deleted, which means that you've broken one of these rules:
You get the idea. Never post porn. Never post illegal material, including pirated software (warez), mp3s to which you do not own the copyright, etc etc.
If for any reason this FAQ needs to be updated, then Job or I will make sure to put a note in the topic that there are new or clarified rules.
Now that you know the rules, here's how to use blogs:
View recent blogs with this url: http://www.doomworld.com/blog/?user=blog.
To view an individual user's blog, replace the underlined part with the desired user's forums name in your address bar.
To make a new blog, click 'new blog' directly above any thread or forum index, between 'user profile' and 'F.A.Q'.
To comment on a blog from the blogs index, click "# Comments" and reply as you would on any standard doomworld forum.
To change the appearance of your blog with CSS, download blog.css, edit it to your specifications, then send a private message to the user "blog" with the title "css" and your modified css in the body. The changes will remain as long as this PM is in your 'sent items' folder.