Any interest in user submitted articles?

Discussion in 'CZ Support Zone' started by CyberB0b, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    I know CZ is a forum, but any interest in allowing articles submitted by users? We have some guys like @erod @xwalker @Galian Beast, who even though I don't always agree with them, they post a lot of content that could be expanded into full length articles, instead of merely posts.
     
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  2. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    We always support original content provided by the membership and would gladly accept the articles that are posted. However, if they're posting the info elsewhere on a blog of some kind, then the article should be posted according to CZ rules. That includes a short snippet of the article and the link to the site, similar to how the articles are posted in the Newsfeed Zone.
     
  3. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    I think he meant something along the lines of a Blog Zone.
     
  4. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    Where users can post unique content...FOR US TO POOP ON?
     
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  5. Galian Beast

    Galian Beast Well-Known Member

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    It wouldn't be cowboyszone otherwise.
     
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  6. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    What I meant was having a separate part of CZ that has articles and what not. There's a Xenforo addon called Xenzine and a few others that integrate with the forum software. http://xenforo.com/community/resources/xenzine-articles.1979/
     
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    I poop on this opinion.
     
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  8. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    That would be a Reality question, so I'm sure he'll respond at some point.
     
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Riding the Red Rocket Staff Member

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    Whatever @Reality thinks about the idea, this is cool that this add-on exists, and a good support topic, Bob. Good stuff.
     
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  10. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    All major forum software has blogging modules. What I have learned over the years is that users expecting forums on a forum site only care about reading content in the forums. We have several users who already post articles as threads which get read by a lot more users than forcing users to go check a seldom updated page to see if there are new articles posted.

    The majority of our users read the Fan Zone and posting content there is the best way to get exposure for it.
     
  11. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Is that Jerry-speak for "no"? :)
     
  12. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    No :) I'm just saying that people can already do this by posting them in the Fan Zone and they will get a lot more attention and response there than they would in a separate section that few people would regularly check.
     
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  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Nice try but Not enough Lip Smacks and Uhs.
     
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