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    Default The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    Hi All,

    Was a conscious decision reached to abandon the DAW blogs? The last entries in "recent blogs" are from 2015.

    I realize that it takes a fair amount of work to gin up a respectable Blog post, but having a major section just one click away from the support home page be 4 years out of date is not a good look. I don't care if the content is just plagiarized directly from a forum thread, or an article from FLEXLINKS or whatever it's called this week, even pointers to the new content in the DAW Video learning channel would add to the impression we are trying to push that Dataflex & DAW are a vibrant growing software environment, not the bones of a dinosaur from the 80's (like me)

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    Hi Michael,

    we moved blogging from the forums (support.dataaccess.com) to the actual web site (https://www.dataaccess.com/blog-62) 3 years ago.

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    Yep Abandoned so.

    Maybe you take a few minutes to create a link to "Archived Blog Posts", and redirect the link on the forum to the NEW blogs post. It's untidy to have an abandoned blog post on the prime real estate of the top left tabs.

    Just looked. at the "new" blogs. I suppose six months ago is more recent than 4 years...
    Last edited by Michael Mullan; 29-Jan-2019 at 09:54 AM. Reason: Went and looked.
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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    Hi Michael,

    I added a post to the old blog section that redirects readers to the newer one.

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    That's a start, now change the 'Blogs" link to point to the live one, and add a 3rd tab for "History"

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    vBulletin is a pain in the neck to customize, so I don't expect that to happen.

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    You mean you'd have to write some PHP? Easy-peasy!

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    Maybe PHP, maybe some combination of vBulletin's script code and PHP. Worse, spend a lot of time finding out how and where and then have it not work the next time we upgrade the vBulletin version, even if it's just a minor security patch. vBulletin encourages you to customize and then will absolutely not support those customizations forward.

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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    So is the reddit engine still open source?
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    Default Re: The Blogs Section of the DAW website is looking abandoned.

    You should tweet that question on StackOverflow.

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