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    Forum "Blog" Section?

    Hello everyone.

    I'll just cut right to the chase here, I was thinking about having a blog section in the community tab of the forums.

    As most of you may know, blogging is a very simple and easy way to announce things and have regular discussions about various topics.

    The thing is, some people (i.e. myself) can't do the whole website thing.

    I mean you're running a WEBSITE, and some people might be a little apprehensive about what that entails.



    Here's how making a blogging section on the forums benefits users:

    1) Simplicity: You won't be running a website, you'll just have your own personal thread to contend with. There's nothing big you need to do really. Plus it's not a social media type site...so even people who have no idea what to do on those sites (i.e. me) can get into it.


    2) A Virtual Home: Think about how easy it would be to share announcements or stories on the thread. The first post can be a welcome post with each subsequent page being a story or announcement.


    3) Direct Access: Viewers with have easy, direct access to the "blogger" and the "blogger" with have easy access to the community. Harmony.


    4) Auto-Viewers: Most of us already know each other on here and if we don't we're very welcoming. This eliminates a need to introduce your "blog" of spread the word as you will already have people you know on the forums come check out what you are doing.


    5) Less about the project, more about you: I know some may disagree with this stating that we already have the "work in progress section" and whatnot, but a blog is different than an announcement area. Having a "blog" would allow you to get fully in touch, share thoughts and experiences, and make some friends without the feeling of needing to stay "on topic." Of course, that's not to say your game has no place in the blog...quite the opposite in fact.



    Just to clarify the section would work the same as a regular forum section.

    Each thread will be someone's personal blog.

    You subscribe to the blogs you like, that way if they get buried you'll always know they put something up.



    So what do you say guys?

    Fancy having a place to easily connect and share without the stress of starting a website?


    Having a blog is something I know many people want, but can't get themselves to start because they don't know what their getting into.
    Make their lives a little less stressful and give them a chance to do it here, in a comfortable friendly environment.

    Thanks for reading,

    ~ Jason
    Last edited by Jason Wanderer; 08-07-2015, 03:47 PM.
    Jason's Simple Systems

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    #2
    Nevermind ... I re-read your post. 8-}
    Quinton Delpeche
    Founder - Gobbo Games | Designer - The Colony 2174 (Board Game) | Developer - Riders of Asgard

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      #3
      No problem at all.

      ~ Jason
      Jason's Simple Systems

      Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

      Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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        #4
        It's quite the interesting Idea!
        I wonder If Epic would be up to doing it?

        The only problem I could see is that we might need more mods. To keep the blogs clean. As they should abide by the forum rules aswell.
        Favorite Quotes:
        "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibbon
        "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." -Vladimir Putin
        "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair." -General George S. Patton.

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          #5
          Originally posted by 94 View Post
          It's quite the interesting Idea!
          I wonder If Epic would be up to doing it?

          The only problem I could see is that we might need more mods. To keep the blogs clean. As they should abide by the forum rules aswell.
          Oh yeah.

          They'd probably need mods specifically for that section...

          ~ Jason
          Jason's Simple Systems

          Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

          Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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            #6
            Originally posted by Jason Wanderer View Post
            Oh yeah.

            They'd probably need mods specifically for that section...

            ~ Jason
            Us mods are omnipresent 8]
            KITATUS
            "Information shouldn't be behind a paywall, It should be free for all!"

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              #7
              We've had the discussions in the past on blogs, and I think we've got some future functionality that may appease this need.

              What all would you like to see in a developer blog?

              Chance
              Let's Connect [Twitter]

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                #8
                Originally posted by Chance Ivey View Post
                We've had the discussions in the past on blogs, and I think we've got some future functionality that may appease this need.

                What all would you like to see in a developer blog?

                Chance
                Developers. Blogging. 8]
                KITATUS
                "Information shouldn't be behind a paywall, It should be free for all!"

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
                  Us mods are omnipresent 8]
                  not quite, but I reckon we could cover another forum easy enough

                  Originally posted by Chance Ivey View Post
                  What all would you like to see in a developer blog?
                  umm, it might just be me but it seems one of those words is in the wrong place, feels wrong when I read it

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
                    Developers. Blogging. 8]
                    That's pretty much what we want.
                    Favorite Quotes:
                    "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibbon
                    "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." -Vladimir Putin
                    "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair." -General George S. Patton.

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                      #11
                      Us mods are omnipresent 8]
                      I hope you are!

                      umm, it might just be me but it seems one of those words is in the wrong place, feels wrong when I read it
                      It sounds southern to me. Is Chance Ivey a southerner?
                      Favorite Quotes:
                      "History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind." -Edward Gibbon
                      "Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain." -Vladimir Putin
                      "No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair." -General George S. Patton.

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                        #12
                        Thing is, the whole "forum" idea is outdated. Epic should create something new, like Google+ (Communities etc) where everything is in one place, not like now where you have Trello-Answerhub-Official site-Forums...

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Errvald View Post
                          Thing is, the whole "forum" idea is outdated. Epic should create something new, like Google+ (Communities etc) where everything is in one place, not like now where you have Trello-Answerhub-Official site-Forums...
                          Have you ever tried to find something on Google+ ... I mean if Google can't even index their own community what hope do we have of trying to find stuff. 8-{
                          Quinton Delpeche
                          Founder - Gobbo Games | Designer - The Colony 2174 (Board Game) | Developer - Riders of Asgard

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Errvald View Post
                            Thing is, the whole "forum" idea is outdated. Epic should create something new, like Google+ (Communities etc) where everything is in one place
                            If only there was a thing like this called UnrealDevs or something.... :P
                            KITATUS
                            "Information shouldn't be behind a paywall, It should be free for all!"

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by KitatusStudios View Post
                              Us mods are omnipresent 8]
                              Haha, good to know!

                              ~ Jason
                              Jason's Simple Systems

                              Enemy AI and Patrol: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...troling-damage

                              Basic Quest System: https://forums.unrealengine.com/comm...ystem-part-1-1

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