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Forum Related => Forum News & Announcements => Topic started by: Robert Harvey on November 15, 2011, 08:33:43 PM

Title: Blog
Post by: Robert Harvey on November 15, 2011, 08:33:43 PM
http://guntoters.com/blog/
For the Authors in the blog:

Please keep it clean; it will be read by the public. The blog is open to everyone including the search engines.
I do not mind you putting a link with your name, etc., to your website (within reason).

We want it to cover the topics that our forum covers.

We want it to be informative.

Please do not copy someone's articles and paste them then publish them, as this would violate copyright laws.

If you want to rewrite something and make it your own, that is fine.

No bashing other forums.

We will edit this post and add more info to it as time goes.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: rdpG19 on November 16, 2011, 05:16:53 AM
Thanks, we got a new Forum, now we have a new Blog, cant beat that1
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Tadrian on November 16, 2011, 05:46:34 AM
Neat!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 16, 2011, 06:20:06 AM
Yup, never had a blog on the udder site....but here... yippee yahoo!  :D


I only hope that it draws in the public, and you know we need to get the word out there that there is such a blog.  So recommend, everywhere (every website) you visit you leave the blogs URL there:  http://guntoters.com/blog (http://guntoters.com/blog)
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: SARGeek on November 16, 2011, 07:01:22 AM
Lovin' this place more & more. What a great community we're building here!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Taurian on November 16, 2011, 07:30:19 AM
With another site that I submit articles, I send the MS WORD version, a PDF version (for layout reference) and supporting images via e-mail

The site editor then takes my article, converts it to Word Press, and then publishes the article.

Will this same capability be available here? Will I be able to retain the formatting (for example, font, font size and spacing, image formatting, etc.) as I would in the original article.

Will I be able to respond to comments about the article that readers would make?
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: dpenguin on November 16, 2011, 08:06:40 AM
Please note, too, that it is possible that Administrators and Editors could edit your blog posts for spelling, punctuation, grammar, etc.

With another site that I submit articles, I send the MS WORD version, a PDF version (for layout reference) and supporting images via e-mail

The site editor then takes my article, converts it to Word Press, and then publishes the article.

Will this same capability be available here? Will I be able to retain the formatting (for example, font, font size and spacing, image formatting, etc.) as I would in the original article.

That can be done, yes. :)

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Will I be able to respond to comments about the article that readers would make?

Certainly, as a comment on the same post :)
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: SARGeek on November 16, 2011, 08:17:20 AM
Should we register again or do out current GunToters username & password work there as well?
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 16, 2011, 08:20:56 AM
Should we register again or do out current GunToters username & password work there as well?


No, you need to register, and a temp PW will be emailed to you...  :) 
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: SARGeek on November 16, 2011, 08:22:03 AM
Ok. Thanks Coastie!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 16, 2011, 08:28:43 AM
This is also covered (as will be future new blog-topics) in the How do you do this, that and the other help board.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Taurian on November 16, 2011, 08:48:44 AM
I just posted my first blog at the blogging site! Too kuhl!  ;D

I hope that you enjoy reading it.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 16, 2011, 08:57:39 AM
I just posted my first blog at the blogging site! Too kuhl!  ;D

I hope that you enjoy reading it.


Not only read it, but also (edited it) a widdle...  ;)
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: SARGeek on November 17, 2011, 08:01:30 AM
Ok folks, you asked for it.

In point of fact, I was honored to be asked to write for the blog and so it is with some nervousness that I've posted my first article.

Let me know what you think
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: DangeRuss on November 17, 2011, 08:13:54 AM
Ok folks, you asked for it.

In point of fact, I was honored to be asked to write for the blog and so it is with some nervousness that I've posted my first article.

Let me know what you think
Very well written good job!!

Russ
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: DangeRuss on November 17, 2011, 08:22:55 AM
I just posted my first blog at the blogging site! Too kuhl!  ;D

I hope that you enjoy reading it.
Very well written TAURIAN, sorry for your loss.

Russ
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 17, 2011, 08:38:14 AM
It was enjoyable reading your blog post Taurian, and am sorry for your lost!


Please keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Taurian on November 17, 2011, 09:39:56 AM
Ok folks, you asked for it.

In point of fact, I was honored to be asked to write for the blog and so it is with some nervousness that I've posted my first article.

Let me know what you think

Very nice write-up and I left a comment on the blog. Actually, I left two because I stutter.  ;D
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: SARGeek on November 17, 2011, 11:21:02 AM
Thanks for the kudos guys. I'll try to make them worth reading.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 17, 2011, 12:17:36 PM
y-y-yo-you s-st-stu-stut-stutt-stutte-stutter? 


I-is -it -b-bb-ba-bad? :o
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 17, 2011, 12:24:29 PM
Sorry about the above, just kidding around.....and that after sitting here typing up instructions in the How to board. 


Also this AM I posted (or waz it last night :o ) the blogroll that SARGeek mentioned to me yesterday.  It was easy SARGeek, and something you could have done, after seeing your wonderful blog; but I understand....you will have to learn...  ;)


Anyway the blogroll is a list of websites we guntoters use, and it was adapted from the national firearm training folder and other places.  If you have any suggestions for that, PM me because I locked it and only want forum mods to edit there. 



Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Taurian on November 17, 2011, 01:51:42 PM
Sorry about the above, just kidding around.....and that after sitting here typing up instructions in the How to board. 


Also this AM I posted (or waz it last night :o ) the blogroll that SARGeek mentioned to me yesterday.  It was easy SARGeek, and something you could have done, after seeing your wonderful blog; but I understand....you will have to learn...  ;)


Anyway the blogroll is a list of websites we guntoters use, and it was adapted from the national firearm training folder and other places.  If you have any suggestions for that, PM me because I locked it and only want forum mods to edit there. 





Thanks, Coastie.

To view the Blogroll, click the News: Check out our new BLOG! link at the top of the page.

Once in the blog, click Guntoter Blogroll links in the menu bar.

Enjoy!

p.s. I especially like the Rate Your Risk - http://www.rateyourrisk.org/ (http://www.rateyourrisk.org/) site. Very informative.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 17, 2011, 02:15:02 PM
Thanks taurian!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 19, 2011, 07:57:00 PM
Well we got our first SPAM in the blog tonight (Sat.)  The "comment" was someone who read the blog, supposedly, but his name and links in the comments all pointed to his business, selling cameras.  There wasn't a name, just the link for his camera store.  I deleted the post.


If that was one of our members, please note that comments that only have web links on them, no names or such, will be considered as SPAM, as the dashboard picked it up as that and automatically notified the mods. 


Also from what I've seen the blog is taking off, thanks to all of our authors.  as Robert H (our forum creator and Admin man) mentioned the other day, all members who register at the blog (yes you will need to re-register to use it) will automatically be able to post their stories and comments.  Give a shout to the mods if you need assistance.


Take care and I'll see you on the forum!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: rdpG19 on November 20, 2011, 06:07:57 AM
Glad I saw this post, finaly figured out where the blog is and registered. Now I've got more reading to do..
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Taurian on November 23, 2011, 08:35:25 AM
Several blogs have been added. I sure would like to see more, as I know we have some good writers amongst us.
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on November 23, 2011, 08:56:22 AM
They're coming....  ;)
Title: Need more Blogs....
Post by: Coastie on December 07, 2011, 11:57:21 AM
I was in the Blog this morning (working as a mod/editor) and saw some comments, which I deleted as they appeared to be SPAM, but it asked for more Blogs...


So those of you who can write, write


If some of you members, want to write, but don't have Blog author-ship, we can easily fix that.  I know some of you can write - I've seen your posts on the USCCA.  See any mod for more info.  There's also a How to do it article on Blogging...
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on February 23, 2012, 01:51:47 PM
On Blog comments, please post any you have in English.  Any other language will be deleted as SPAM.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: oldranger53 on April 03, 2012, 12:41:56 PM
On Blog comments, please post any you have in English.  Any other language will be deleted as SPAM.  Thanks!


Ok Coastie!  Will use English!  Any words or phrases I may know in any other tongue would be slang or cursing anyway!  HEHE
Title: Re: Blog
Post by: Coastie on April 03, 2012, 01:42:44 PM
I know you will.  But for some reason we get reams of comments in polish...and they go into the trash, hence the reason for the E n g l i s h comment.  Slang is okay as long as it's English...