When is a blog not a blog?

14 years 8 months ago #12666 by Billy Boy
When is a blog not a blog? was created by Billy Boy
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that throughout the Joomla system - and permeating into CB - content is labelled 'blog'?

So, for example, cb.authortab list all contributions - articles as well as blog posts. cb.mamblogtab also cannot differentiate between articles and blog posts. Neither can cb.joomblogtab.

Is this, perhaps, because Joomla is also blind to the different types? In New Menu Item, there are these:
Blog - Content Category
Blog - Content Category Archive
Blog - Content Section
Blog - Content Section Archive

None of those is actually for blog posts, but encompasses all types of content.

I realise that semi-literacy is the fashion, but it is not helpful for technical issues. I have had to unpublish those three CB plugins - could some kind developer please consider making a plugin that does what it says - neither more nor less?

Right, whinge over :blush:

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14 years 8 months ago #12697 by mediaguru
Replied by mediaguru on topic Re:When is a blog not a blog?
In my opionion a blog is also not a blog when:

  • It has no blogroll
  • It has no trackback capabilities
  • It has no comments
  • It doesn't have an RSS feed

  • Sounds like I'm describing mamblog....

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    14 years 8 months ago #12716 by Billy Boy
    Replied by Billy Boy on topic Re:When is a blog not a blog?
    We are of one mind on this, mediaguru. I ditched mamblog yesterday morning for those reasons. At least Joomblog is making an attempt; mamblog is so poor that I wonder if its developers actually have a blog in mind?

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    14 years 8 months ago #12736 by Billy Boy
    Replied by Billy Boy on topic Re:When is a blog not a blog?
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    Post edited by: Billy Boy, at: 2006/05/15 16:30

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