[drupal-devel] blog != blog

Earl Dunovant prometheus6 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 16:19:49 UTC 2005

I liked your original idea of getting rid of blog as a node type. What
you really want is author archives...the  nominal front page, with
nodes filtered by uid.

On 10/3/05, Bèr Kessels <berdrupal at tiscali.be> wrote:
> Hey,
> Too often have i seen the questions in the forums, but this small usability
> test proves it: we need to do something about blog module.
> usability test: A consultant/developer I know set up a drupal site after I
> instroduced Drupal. I followed the process to see what would happen.
> Guess what? He used blog.module for his personal blog. And off course could
> not find anywhere to get rid of the breadcrumb Start >> Blogs >> Foos blog
> and of the links under each node 'Foos Blog'.
> I would really like to get this solved. It annoys me, for it makes Drupal look
> unprofessional to new users.
> Me: No, blog.module is not for blogs. It is meant for community blogs, when
> more people on one single site blog.
> He: So, then how must I blog?
> Me: Use stories.
> He: Then why do you not call blog module: communityblog.module and communicate
> better that it is not meant for the lonely blogger? I see you use the word
> journal. But I wanted to blog. Not write stories. Oh, yes, there, there is a
> note that stories can be used for personal blogs.
> Me: well, there are some notes here and there, but indeed, when there is a
> blog module, people will not look further. I guess that was the case.
> He: It was.
> .....
> In any case: This is not really about patches, but about help texts and
> probably about what to ship in core. Or even about what to name blogs.
> I don't think adding config options in blog module are the solution. We have a
> very good solution: stories. IMO we must make it clear with Big Red Blinking
> Warnings that blog module is for community blogging. (or so)
> Please give your ideas on how to solve the ugly and unprofessional Blog !=
> blog issue in core.
> Bèr.

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