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marlon said:
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...
No, that is exactly what people like about blogs -- reading entertaining/controversial opinions from people they know and respect. A blog is not a replacement for a news service, it is more like a talk radio station.
 
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jma2001 said:
No, that is exactly what people like about blogs -- reading entertaining/controversial opinions from people they know and respect. A blog is not a replacement for a news service, it is more like a talk radio station.

I couldn't have explained it better myself! :smile:
 
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What do you mean yomamma?For sure you've chosen your username by yourself.so how don't you know what it is?! :confused: (1 thing I forgot to mention,yomamma is a n00b there even if you change it alittle there! :wink: )
 
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jma2001 said:
No, that is exactly what people like about blogs -- reading entertaining/controversial opinions from people they know and respect. A blog is not a replacement for a news service, it is more like a talk radio station.
ohh, so it is about personal opinions. Ok, did not realize that. I thought is was gonna be about science.

Thanks for clarifying that.

If i wanna share an opinion on this blog, how do i do this ?

regards and thanks again

marlon
 
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marlon said:
ohh, so it is about personal opinions. Ok, did not realize that. I thought is was gonna be about science.

Thanks for clarifying that.

If i wanna share an opinion on this blog, how do i do this ?

regards and thanks again

marlon

It is about science, think talk radio for science. Here are some blog examples to see the format and writing style of blogs:

http://www.sixthform.info/maths/index.php
http://www.physics.uiuc.edu/blog.htm
http://javablogs.xyling.com/ [Broken]
http://www.j2eegeek.com/blog/

Checkout my latest blog post. It's casual like that.
 
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ohh, so it is about personal opinions. Ok, did not realize that. I thought is was gonna be about science.
Think about the difference between CNN, and Rush Limbaugh. CNN is just supposed to report the news, as objectively as they can. Rush Limbaugh reports the news and then comments on it, usually in a controversial manner. Whether you agree with him or not, you listen because you find it entertaining, or because you love to hate him. A science blog is about science in the same way that Limbaugh's radio show is about politics.
 
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Here are two examples of science bloggers who are controversial in an intelligent way: Peter Woit and Lubos Motl. Their blogs are mainly about string theory -- Lubos is a supporter, Peter is a critic (kind of like "Crossfire" for physics). I find them entertaining reads even though I don't understand half of what they are talking about!

Peter Woit:
http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/blog/

Lubos Motl:
http://motls.blogspot.com/
 
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For those of you who have registered you can login and submit a blog post here: https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/wp-admin [Broken]
 
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dextercioby said:
Greg,why didn't you do an escape to the forum main page ?From the Blog's main page,there's no link on that page to www.physicsforums.com.

Daniel.

I'll add one tonight
 
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Okay... I registered and logged in. But I don't know where to go. (I never blogged before.)
When I click on any link in the "Latest Activity" box, I get "You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page."
 
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I will promote you to author in a few minutes. You can login at:https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/wp-admin [Broken]
 
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So how does the posting process work? I've never used WP, but it looks easy enough. Once something is written and saved as a draft, does it go into an approval queue to await blessing before being published? Should it be saved as private first? Does one need special author privileges to make a publishable post?
 
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imabug said:
So how does the posting process work? I've never used WP, but it looks easy enough. Once something is written and saved as a draft, does it go into an approval queue to await blessing before being published? Should it be saved as private first? Does one need special author privileges to make a publishable post?

Yeah it gets sent to a moderation queue to be approved. Everyone that registers has the ability to post, but that doesn't mean we'll approve every post.
 
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I'm glad someone mentioned the registration thing. I didn't even see that. Greg, if you want people to register there, especially while it's new and you want to boost registration, moving the registration link up near the top would make it more easily found/noticed (right now, I have to scroll down to even notice it's there), or maybe make it a different color so it stands out.

Also, now that I'm registered, can others view my profile? I don't know if that's for your information or if it will be publicly viewable somewhere. I don't see any place for people to view profiles, but if that's a feature somewhere, it's going to make a difference what I include or don't include there (i.e., I don't mind the admins contacting me by email, but I don't want every reader to have my email addy accessible; the way it's set up here that people can send an email if the member allows it but they don't actually see the address is the way I like it best).
 
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Moonbear said:
Also, now that I'm registered, can others view my profile? I don't know if that's for your information or if it will be publicly viewable somewhere. I don't see any place for people to view profiles, but if that's a feature somewhere, it's going to make a difference what I include or don't include there (i.e., I don't mind the admins contacting me by email, but I don't want every reader to have my email addy accessible).

There are no profiles, no worries, only I can spam you :smile:
 
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So... after writing, to submit.... just save as Draft? or save as Private?
If a post is declined, is there any indication (other than it not showing up)?

Is there a manual?
(What's a discussion ping? What are these advanced options?)

Sorry about all the questions. This is all new to me.
 
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robphy said:
So... after writing, to submit.... just save as Draft? or save as Private?
If a post is declined, is there any indication (other than it not showing up)?

Is there a manual?
(What's a discussion ping? What are these advanced options?)

Sorry about all the questions. This is all new to me.

Save as draft, I check daily and will set posts to publish. No manual, just try things out, you did perfect in your first post :smile:

ps, we are seventh on good for "physics blog" already:
http://www.google.com/search?biw=1900&hl=en&q=physics+blog

Also don't forget we can use latex in the blog just like on the forums
 
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Hello, I like the idea of the Blog and was wondering if it was okay to write Articles on Mathematics too.

So does the blog accept Articles on Mathematics too?
 
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That's cool, great idea Greg!
 
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Hello, I like the idea of the Blog and was wondering if it was okay to write Articles on Mathematics too.

So does the blog accept Articles on Mathematics too?

Absolutely, the blog supports LaTeX too the same way on these forums.
 
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On googling: physics blog or "physics blog"
https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/ [Broken] now googles-in at number 3 (number 2, if you count webservers).
 
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On googling: physics blog or "physics blog"
https://www.physicsforums.com/blog/ [Broken] now googles-in at number 3 (number 2, if you count webservers).

Slick!

Rob try googling "physics videos" and your post is on the first page and getting lots of hits! :smile:
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
... Again if you want to be a blogger let me know asap. ...

I would like to be a blogger, Greg. So I registered and am logged in.
What happens next?
 
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marcus said:
I would like to be a blogger, Greg. So I registered and am logged in.
What happens next?

I promoted you to writer, I also sent you a PM.
 

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