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Organizing blog entries

Discussion in 'Site Issues & Feedback' started by DerStrom8, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    Hello,

    How difficult would it be to develop a system to better organize blog entries? Personally I would like to see them organized by the date they were created, but at the moment I don't really see a pattern:

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    Is this something we could look into? Thanks!
    Regards,
    Matt
     
  2. 4pyros

    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Seems rather random to me.
     
  3. DerStrom8

    DerStrom8 Super Moderator Most Helpful Member

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    I agree, and it's a bit annoying at times to sift through and figure out what my last blog entry was. Especially if they're supposed to be sequential, I don't want to repeat a part # (already did that once or twice :p )
     
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  5. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Using 01 02 03 04 .. 10 11 would improve things.
     
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    4pyros Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Thats what I thought at first but its still random with in single digits and double digits.
     
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    My stupid question: who actually knows how they are put in sequence? Administrator or software designer?

    I should know more of all this... :arghh: :(
     
  8. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    I think I have the mystery solved.

    The sort is not by title, but by last comment date. The latest commented entry is the first one. Just like the forum is arranged. Not alphabetical. Generally, you want the latest entry first. last in, First out so to speak.

    If you want to re-arrange them. Comment on them in the right way. Then you have the the ability to lock the thread. They should not move.

    using "Tesla 01 - <title>" for Tesla Coil might make it easier to scan the entries on a certain subject

    By definition, a blog is in reverse chronological order. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
     
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  9. DerStrom8

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    Yes, they are organized by the last comment date, which is probably one of the worst ways to organize it. I think they should be organized by the creation date. Even if you comment on it right away, it will only be in the right order temporarily. As soon as another entry receives a comment, it will be out of order again.

    I am wondering if any of the admins could change this.
     
  10. KeepItSimpleStupid

    KeepItSimpleStupid Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    It looks like you want "Articles" with chapters.
     
  11. DerStrom8

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    No, I just want the blog entries to be organized (from newest to oldest) based on their creation date. :p
     
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    Just sort them using a descending date. Then one can complain if Matt produces part 11 before part 10. :)
     
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    Probably not.
     

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