PF Blog, are you in?

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If PF started a science blog featuring news bits, commentary/opinions, articles, reviews, interesting links... would people be interesting in reading the blog and or being a blogger for it? For example anything in ZapperZ's journal could be a blog item. Just surveying for interest at this time.
 

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Sounds like it would be interesting. So, it would be one blog that everyone shared, right?
 
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Moonbear said:
Sounds like it would be interesting. So, it would be one blog that everyone shared, right?
Right, but only staff and appointed members could post.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Right, but only staff and appointed members could post.
Okay, so if all you're looking for are people interested in reading, I'll certainly read if it's there. I might even be willing to write an article or two if invited and if there's a topic I could write on that would fit in with what you have in mind for the blog.
 
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Moonbear said:
Okay, so if all you're looking for are people interested in reading, I'll certainly read if it's there. I might even be willing to write an article or two if invited and if there's a topic I could write on that would fit in with what you have in mind for the blog.
It's not so much articles as is ahort commentary, news and opinions. We could really use you in a biology category :smile: For example say you found out something neat or have commentary on a news item, that is something you can post. I suppose alot of what you post in your journals could be blog material for example.

Also for anyone, if your interested in being a blog author please let me know.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Right, but only staff and appointed members could post.
appointed members!?
 
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If you build it, I will read.

Would bloggers be expected to write on a regular basis or could they just write whenever?
 
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i think this is a great idea. i am certainly in.

marlon
 
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Sounds rather intriguing,i must say...:wink: Too bad i can't write :cry:

Neither paint,nor sing...

Daniel.
 
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honestrosewater said:
If you build it, I will read.

Would bloggers be expected to write on a regular basis or could they just write whenever?
Whenever you want within reason, I think atleast once a week is fair. It doesn't take that much to write a blog item. Alot of what is being written in the journals can be blog items for example. Again if you want to be a blogger let me know asap. The blog should be ready within a day or two.
 
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The blog is live:
https://www.physicsforums.com/blog [Broken]

Expect daily postings
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
The blog is live:
https://www.physicsforums.com/blog [Broken]

Expect daily postings
That was quick!
 
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Greg is a man of action. :approve:
 
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:biggrin: exellent! now I have something to be mad about because I can't write! :biggrin:
 
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I didn't know what a 'blog' was until I looked at it, but I like it. Unfortunately, I have very little time to read. ZZ's article fascintated me for a few minutes, and then I had to stop. I'll definitely finish it when I can, and continue to check it out. As for helping out, I'm the opposite of Dex; I can write reasonably well, but don't know anything to write about. Maybe if we get together, we can be one contributor.
 
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That was great.I've just finished my registration.When I realized I couldn't choose my password at first,I was about to forget about it but luckily the password was short and easy :smile: (you can't believe it I still can't make my account active coz my password is too long and I always make a mistake when I want to type it :cry: )
 
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Lisa! said:
That was great.I've just finished my registration.When I realized I couldn't choose my password at first,I was about to forget about it but luckily the password was short and easy :smile: (you can't believe it I still can't make my account active coz my password is too long and I always make a mistake when I want to type it :cry: )
I'm confuzed :confused:
 
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yomamma said:
I'm confuzed :confused:
go through the blog and register,so you may understand what I'm saying!but don't forget you'll be a n00b there!
 
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JamesU
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If I demonstrate n00bage on a blog, then that's okay.

how do you register anyway?
 
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come on!You know better than me :confused:
go through the blog and on the right side of the page under "Meta",click Register...
 
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Wow, that was fast. I would write, but I'm not sure that I could add much. Maybe in the near future, after I get a feel for what is appropriate.
 
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my password was never emailed to me (?) does anyone else have this problem...?
 
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Yes,how about you post your e-mail address & your password and let me do some research...?

I'm sure i could see what the problem really is. :devil:

Daniel.
 
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okay, I got it. it says my username is yo\\\' mamma and it tells me my password but it says incorect username. I've tried:
yomamma
yo'mamma
yo' mamma
yo'\\\mamma
etc.
 
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i am just wondering. What kind of texts do you guys want for the content of this blog ? I mean shouldn't it be about the science and not some guy's personal favourite QM-textbooks ? What is the use in that ? Just wondering...

I do think this is a great initiative with lots of potential, Greg.

regards
marlon
 

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