View Poll Results: Should Ande's blog be returned?

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Thread: Bring back Ande's Blog!

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by anita View Post
    I guess everyone's a geek at something. I'm a brain geek.
    They're not mutually exclusive.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by thewookiee View Post
    Facebook recently changed their format and it is awful. .
    Understatement.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    When the feature first opened I would have voted to bring it back and get rid of the blog feature all together. But, now having given it a little time to get use to it...I don't think that is at all necessary. I like coming here and seeing the other topics and not seeing 4 different blogs in the general discussion sections.

    I view the blogs as often as I did when they were right here, even now that they are off in their own separate place and its nice to see them all together so I can quickly scroll through my favorites.

    I don't think any one blog should specifically be brought back because that is not really fair to everyone else...and it really isn't necessary. The blog feature just takes getting use to...as does change.
    Nothing to it but to do it

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Ande's blog is gone??

    Here:
    http://andesswimmingblog.blogspot.com/
    Last edited by ViveBene; September 22nd, 2008 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    I generally try to catch up on the forums during lunch and unfortunately Blogspot is a provider that is blocked by my employer. Ditto the Youtube videos so I have to remember to go back an check the threads with video in the evening.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by blainesapprentice View Post
    I don't think any one blog should specifically be brought back because that is not really fair to everyone else...
    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    Again, I don't think Ande should be treated any differently from anybody else so unless this restriction is lifted for everyone, I don't think it should be lifted for anyone.

    Couldn't agree more. Rules are rules. If we make an exception for one...it is a slippery slope indeed.
    Last edited by gull; September 23rd, 2008 at 09:55 AM.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    I have no idea what the fuss is about. Assuming Ande starts blogging in the blog section, no one has to miss anything.
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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Why remove any of the blogs from the General Section? Did someone with a MS in Library Science determine that the flow of information is clogged due to the presence of blogs? Or did someone just decide, this isnt a space for blogs, and move it. Hardly tragic either way, though traffic is the only way to get advertising dollars, and it seems quite silly to move a popular part of the forums out.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by lefty View Post
    Why remove any of the blogs from the General Section? Did someone with a MS in Library Science determine that the flow of information is clogged due to the presence of blogs? Or did someone just decide, this isnt a space for blogs, and move it. Hardly tragic either way, though traffic is the only way to get advertising dollars, and it seems quite silly to move a popular part of the forums out.
    It apparently annoys some to even see the word blog in a thread title.

    Gull

    It will be interesting to see, over time, if the number of views and comments equal the postings when the blogs were in the GS. Wait, does the blog section even track views?

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress View Post
    It apparently annoys some to even see the word blog in a thread title.
    Perhaps he could rename it "Ande's Swimming Thread."

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    no harm meant to jmiller's fun, and fast thread, but if his thread (that really isn't much different than ande's) is allowed to remain in the workout section, why couldn't ande's be moved there???

    if it's simply a question of the thread title, can't ande's be moved over to the workout section and renamed???

    just a thought while trying to procrastinate a little more this afternoon...

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by lefty View Post
    Hardly tragic either way, though traffic is the only way to get advertising dollars, and it seems quite silly to move a popular part of the forums out.
    I've never seen an ad in these forums so this is a moot point.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Too many blogs in the discussion panels, they should be in blog form. There are several that should be moved. It almost feels like we have Anne Landers, or Dear Abby type columns going on.
    Last edited by geochuck; September 24th, 2008 at 08:40 AM.
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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Why did Ande move it off the blog page?

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Full support for administrator.
    Ande is a great resource on this forum, however, blogs should have their own section.
    Thank you Jim.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by splash View Post
    Full support for administrator.
    Ande is a great resource on this forum, however, blogs should have their own section.
    Thank you Jim.
    Nice sucking up.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by gull View Post
    Nice sucking up.
    sorry to hear that, however, most of us (as seen from the results of the poll) would rather discuss swimming, than personalities...

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by splash View Post
    sorry to hear that, however, most of us (as seen from the results of the poll) would rather discuss swimming, than personalities...
    Give me a break! Ande's blog was very SR. What is not SR are the recent plethora of People Magazine threads relating to, for example, Lochte's sexuality or Phelps's supposed dalliances with strippers or his other girlfriends. If those are tolerated as SR, Ande's thread certainly should be.

    And would you excise all personality from the forum? Plenty of the SR threads have banter and trash talk and other things that add color. Just because something is SR does not mean it has to be deadly dull or devoid of personality(ies).

    The poll seems flawed in any event. First, it would have been more accurate to include a choice of moving the blog to the workout thread. I believe that is one thing Ande suggested as an option. As SwimmieAvsFan, Vive and I previously noted, the blog is not that much different than JMiller's Fast & Fun thread and could be modified somewhat. Many of the reader comments asked questions about the workouts and/or how he proposed to train for meets. Second, it appears that a lot of inactive forum members may have voted. Not sure who they are ... And, if people are opposed to the blog, they don't have to click on it. Viewership for the blog was extremely high, which is at odds with the poll results.

    Don't agree with George's "Dear Abbey" comment either, and his own posts are littered with NSR swimming commentary or other random detail.
    Last edited by The Fortress; September 24th, 2008 at 05:44 PM.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Ande's blog should have been relocated. Not closed.
    The workout section was and still is the ideal alternative to move it, as comments and dialogue can be posted as normal.

    The new blog features allow for comments, but not exactly in the same way as forum banter.
    Maybe Jim will still reconsider. Ande's blog had a life of it's own. It should be resurrected.

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    Re: Bring back Ande's Blog!

    Quote Originally Posted by quicksilver View Post
    Ande's blog should have been relocated. Not closed.
    The workout section was and still is the ideal alternative to move it, as comments and dialogue can be posted as normal.

    The new blog features allow for comments, but not exactly in the same way as forum banter.
    Maybe Jim will still reconsider. Ande's blog had a life of it's own. It should be resurrected.
    Was it closed or did Ande move it to another host? He posted a link to his Blogspot site a couple of days ago. That was a day or so after his Blog was moved to the Blog zone.
    Why couldn't he start a similar thread on the Workouts Forum? Just don't call it a Blog.
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