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  • RIDGID Blog

    Ok everyone, this is a big add on to the forum. To get to the Blog section of the site just click the "BLOG" link on the top forum menu. The RIDGID Blog is a fully integrated blog system that lives right inside of our beloved RIDGIDForum. Every registered member can Post Entries to their blogs. just hit "Post to my Blog" in options menu. The system automatically organizes your blogs by date and category. Users can rate your blog entries random entries are featured on the main blog page, images can be added, etc.

    This is your area of the site to express yourself in a more permanent way. Share your philosophies, your experiences, life in general. Adding to your blog should be familiar to you since you already use the forum.

    I will try go keep up on my blog entries as I go forward. Maybe try to give you a bit of a inside look at RIDGID (to the degree I am allowed ;-)

    Have fun,

    Josh

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    Re: RIDGID Blog

    Josh, another great feature but I along with others may be a little ignorant on why the need for a 'blog' section. I've worked in computers for 30 years & this blog thing kind of snuck up on me sometime back. Early on I think we called areas to post questions 'bulletin boards'. Now they are referred to as 'forums'. Is the blog area just space where individuals can post tidbits about themsevles? Seems like most often they are used to post entries similar to how a diary is used.

    Any suggestions on how this should be used is appreciated.

    Again thanks for all the hard work.

    cm

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    • #3
      Re: RIDGID Blog

      Wow! It started out sticky? Nobody even said anything yet.

      Preemptive move?
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      • #4
        Re: RIDGID Blog

        What exactly is a blog???

        Is it like a diary???

        Or is it poetry???

        Or is it the news???
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        • #5
          Re: RIDGID Blog

          this is the best i could find out about one






          By now you must have heard of weblogs. These online journals and diaries, more commonly known as blogs, have become harder to define in recent years. Technically, a blog is a series of posts arranged in chronological order. Most agree, however, they're an important form of expression. Though many modern blogs are personal observances updated on a regular basis, the earliest blogs weren't rants or observances. They were lists of links maintained by a handful of tech savvy individuals. It wasn't until the late 1990's that blogging evolved into what we see today. So what is a blog?

          Components: Subject or Header: Your blog's title.
          Content or Body:The text is typed or pasted into the body.
          Comments: The comment feature allows others to take part in a discussion regarding the contents of your blog. When visitors add their own two cents regarding the subject matter, a lively discussion can ensue. Many bloggers and blog readers appreciate the sense of community blogs offer thanks to comments.
          Time and Date Stamp: Because blogs are arranged in chronological order, it's important for visitors to note the time and date of each post.

          Community: Bloggers will often link to other blogs and websites as a way of illustrating a point or citing a source. This not only adds an air of credibility to the blog, but it also allows readers to visit blogs they might not have otherwise heard about. The blogger on the other end of the link is sure to appreciate the resulting boom in traffic. In fact a community made up of like-minded bloggers and commenters usually forms as a result of the links. These bloggers will cite each other's blogs in their own and even discuss and analyze each other's topics.
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          • #6
            Re: RIDGID Blog

            Good post oldslow! Read oldslows reply and you should understand blogs a bit better.

            They are similar. A blog gives a better picture of a personality. It really is a public journal.

            I sort of envision the blogs being like user submitted articles. lets say ToUtahNow wants to write on a certain topic. he submits a new entry to his blog entitled "Proper Plumbing Service Etiquette" where he explains how to interact with a customer when called out for a job. Then a week later he makes a new entry to his blog about "Flat rate vs. Hourly rate" ... over time Mark's blog gains in fame. More and more members subscribe to the blog and are informed when mark posts a new entry. Eventually people start to base their whole life around Mark's next entry... sit alone at home hitting refresh over and over just waiting for the next entry... just kidding.. but you get the point.

            Blog entries are better thought out and more information rich than forum posts and a users reputation rides more heavily on what they log in their blogs.

            In addition it just gives you your own section of the site. You can link off to your blog from other websites. You can speak your mind (as long as you dont use profanity, porn or racist comments) A more concentrated taste of someones personality than reading random responses to forum posts.

            Is that any clearer?, if not heres a long explaination http://www.informit.com/articles/art...?p=377075&rl=1

            Josh
            Last edited by Josh; 10-19-2007, 01:17 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: RIDGID Blog

              Josh, on some of the other blogs site I read and post on, usually there is a person in charge who starts the topic to be discussed and then people will join in with questions, comments or personal stories. I think many of the "threads" here qualify as blogs to some degree, unfortunately we don't have a person really overseeing these many small blogs and giving expert advice or feedback from Ridgid's perspective. Only recently have I really frequented this forum site and while I believe you to be a smart and caring individual, you are not being given the answers many of us are asking. Is the answer to the questions of higher AH 18 volt lithiums, or various voltage lithiums for existing tools, a matter of corporate security? Many of us have commented on the lack of cordless display tools and supplies in HomeDepot, is any one at Ridgid taking this under consideration? The exchange of information between experienced pros and homeowners is a great idea, but it would be great to know people in positions of power at Ridgid are hearing our thoughts and working to either answer our questions or resolve some of these many problems. Thank you.

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              • #8
                Re: RIDGID Blog

                Frank, I think what your talking about fits the forum. ProBrand already responded to the question about the higher Ah LI a couple weeks ago. Confirmed its development. Anyways, Blogs do sometimes get comments tacked on to the end of them but thats not their real purpose. many blogs are set with just the authors entry. If you choose to use the blog it would be you as the original author instead of some voice of authority from an organization posting an entry and allowing others to comment. Look at it as your own personal section of this site where you can blog about whatever you want. If its good stuff that people care to read they subscribe to your blog and will be notified when you add a new entry. Some may add comments to your entries as well.

                This may do well it may sink. I just wanted to provide the members of this forum the opportunity to start their own blogs if they so choose. Some ideas for blog topics

                - Woodworking Project Updates
                - Construction Job updates or occurrences that are worth telling about
                - Trade specific knowledge you want to log
                - We will also look at ways to use these blogs to allow more RIDGID people to communicate out to you guys.
                - You could take the personal blog route as well where you just blog about day to day life.

                Sorta open concept right now.

                Josh


                Originally posted by Frankiarmz View Post
                Josh, on some of the other blogs site I read and post on, usually there is a person in charge who starts the topic to be discussed and then people will join in with questions, comments or personal stories. I think many of the "threads" here qualify as blogs to some degree, unfortunately we don't have a person really overseeing these many small blogs and giving expert advice or feedback from Ridgid's perspective. Only recently have I really frequented this forum site and while I believe you to be a smart and caring individual, you are not being given the answers many of us are asking. Is the answer to the questions of higher AH 18 volt lithiums, or various voltage lithiums for existing tools, a matter of corporate security? Many of us have commented on the lack of cordless display tools and supplies in HomeDepot, is any one at Ridgid taking this under consideration? The exchange of information between experienced pros and homeowners is a great idea, but it would be great to know people in positions of power at Ridgid are hearing our thoughts and working to either answer our questions or resolve some of these many problems. Thank you.

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                • #9
                  Re: RIDGID Blog

                  Originally posted by MrsSeatDown View Post
                  Wow! It started out sticky? Nobody even said anything yet.

                  Preemptive move?
                  How about that...finally there is a second Sticky on the RIDGID Forum.

                  Prior to this the ONLY Sticky was assigned to a thread I started with TS-3650 assembly tips almost 2 years ago, and to date that is still the thread with the highest number of views (over 22,000), second is the thread where I posted about the outfeed table I made for my 3650 (over 18,000). The next closest to either of these I believe is thousands or views behind.
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                  • #10
                    Re: RIDGID Blog

                    Josh, thanks for the good news about the 18 volt higher AH lithiums. I don't know how I missed the response, but maybe a separate feedback from Ridgid section would help? There are still many valid questions and comments hanging out there and it would be nice to see them addressed. Thanks again.

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