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Ian Bell
03/01/06 13:20
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#111007 - Differences
Responding to: Craig Steiner's previous message
Craig Steiner said:
I agree with everything you wrote, Ian. I'm just not sure I understand how, in an environment like, having individual member blogs or being able to openly discuss projects in the forum really differs that much from the message forums we already have.

Well the forum messages tend to be problem specific. A blog would be project (or person) specific. Try not to think of a blog as a forum (or a competitor to a forum) its more a (public) repository of information.

I'm not trying to shoot down your idea. Maybe I just don't understand it yet. But I'm having a hard time understanding how your idea differs significantly from the forums that already exist, and lacking a major difference, I'm concerned about further segmenting the communication on the site so that those that follow the forums would then have to follow additional message areas.

First I am not particularly pushing it. I just read this IEE article and it seemed it might be something we should discuss. Second I am not particularly suggesting it should be a part of this site. After all there is nothing to stop someone setting up a project blog anyway. Then if they want to ask a question on the forum they can simply point members to their project blog where all the project details are: photos, circuits, PCB layouts, code etc. It would help posters give more information on their question (something we are always complaining about) without having to upload circuits and code to It could also save considerable bandwidth and storage space on


List of 18 messages in thread
Blogging      Ian Bell      03/01/06 08:36      
   Blogging      Craig Steiner      03/01/06 10:59      
      Practical Blogging      Ian Bell      03/01/06 11:18      
         True, but...      Craig Steiner      03/01/06 11:57      
            Differences      Ian Bell      03/01/06 13:20      
         i thought      Jez Smith      03/03/06 01:20      
   User Home page      Jon Ledbetter      03/01/06 12:13      
      User Pages      Ian Bell      03/01/06 13:08      
   Perhaps..      Oliver Sedlacek      03/02/06 02:16      
      call it what you want      Jan Waclawek      03/02/06 02:35      
         Possible      Craig Steiner      03/02/06 18:10      
            does it make any difference?      Jan Waclawek      03/03/06 01:16      
            Usefull?      Ian Bell      03/03/06 03:32      
               editable      Jan Waclawek      03/03/06 03:47      
      Example      Ian Bell      03/02/06 10:51      
         Well done!      Oliver Sedlacek      03/06/06 02:41      
   close, but no cigar      Erik Malund      03/03/06 08:08      
      Terminology      Ian Bell      03/03/06 09:36      

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