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Just like guides, Blogs need to have requirements

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Hello everyone, Lately i have been lurking around the blog posts on mobafire and i am not impressed. I feel that just like guides, blogs need requirements, like for example:

- A blog has to have atleast 100 characters in it ( letters and numbers etc) .

Some blogs are great, and open up discussion and so on, and i definitely like the blog feature on this site. But about 60 percent of the blog posts consist of less than 50 letters, and don't open up discussion. In other words, they don't do sh it.


Then why do we need these requirements on blog posts? Well, the simple answer is that most of mobafire's community is horrible and most of it won't be able to do good things without them. There are so many kids on this site, and we don't want them to handle mobafire's content.

This was just a short post and there are probably a few grammatical mistakes and so on, i just felt like it had to be done.
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I'd sort-of agree with this idea...
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I personally see this as "meh". If you find the post short or that it's not contributing, just ignore it. It's not like we're rating the blog posts through a system that labels them as "Helpful", "Discussion", etc. They are not guides.

I think the reason Matt put up blogs was to clear the forums a little bit. Give the community a place to just.. Write whatever they want (as long as it's not abusive or discriminating). The blog enables us to do this.

Also moved this to support.
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I would like it if blogs had a 100+ character minimum, and anyone found cheating this system would have their access to blogs temporarily disabled.
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I find this incredibly harsh for a blog. I don't see any other blogs out there (blogger.com, etc) having this. Why? Because people should be allowed to post anything.

We should rather have a filter, really.
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Scrax wrote:

We should rather have a filter, really.


I figured that is what the tags were for. But honestly if having short, whimsicial blogs is that big of a deal, have a bot sort out blogs that are <100 words, <1000 words, >1000 words. Search which you want, ignore the ones you don't.
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Not sure whether a 100 word minimum would be the solution, but some blogs are pretty stupid for sure.

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I like the word count filter idea, Diesel.
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Scrax wrote:

We should rather have a filter, really.


I agree. What I wish to propose is something similar to the scout idea in guides. So we'll have two different sections for blogs. One section is the normal blogs, consisting of whatever someone wishes to write. The second section is the Featured blogs, consisting of meaningful and detailed blogs that either give information, help you or overall hold something of value. In this way, we can distinguish the blog posts that are detailed and meaningful to the gibberish posts that waste space.

To make a blog featured, we should do something like after a certain amount of scout points they are moved to the featured area. It's just something I've been thinking on.

jhoijhoi wrote:

I like the word count filter idea, Diesel.


So if I wrote an update that consisted of less then 50 words, I would not be allowed to post it? Besides, it won't stop the gibberish posts. All it will do is make them longer, which in turn bumps meaningful posts down further. So really, your making the matter worse.

EDIT #1: oh. Sorry jhoijhoi, you were talking about something else. that's my bad haha. Yeah, I don't mind his idea.
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