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New Blogs! New Blogs!

Freethought Blogs has two new blogs, as you might well have noticed already. Miriam Mogilevsky’s Brute Reason is finally here, after I somehow managed to screw things up pretty badly when setting up her blog (first by installing her banner on the site’s front page instead of her own, then by having my pic and bio on her blog instead of hers). And Paul Fidalgo’s Near Earth Object is also here. So excited to have both of them here.

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  1. Trebuchet says

    Like Gretchen says, NEO is not showing up, either on the main page or the blogroll at the right.

    And since the main page is getting rather long, might you consider minimizing some of the inactive blogs for a while? Leave them in the blogroll but maybe not taking up space on the main page? Or shift them to the bottom?

  2. StevoR says

    Any chance you could bring Phil Plait’s Bad Astronomy blog here?

    I would so love that and I don’t think Slate (yuk) has been doing it justice since he shifted there a while ago.

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  4. melody says

    Frankly, I wish you would make a rule that if a blog is inactive for X amount of time, it gets the boot. I don’t think most of us wants it here anymore. Correct me if I’m wrong.

  5. Trebuchet says

    @Melody: I really don’t agree with giving them the boot just because they’re inactive. Sometimes real life get in the way. Just take them off the main page for a while until they get back to posting.

    If you want to give someone the boot, there’s at least one blogge here that I feel contributes nothing to the site.

    Is anyone else forseeing being confused by Miriam and Mariam?

  6. says

    I don’t know if this is possible, but it would be nice if the blogroll on the main page was arranged by frequency of posts. Blogs with more recent posts would be at the top, while those on hiatus would fall to the bottom.

  7. Trebuchet says

    @10: I was just thinking that myself. It wouldn’t change the two at the top a bit! Perhaps some algorithm combining frequency of posting and number of comments. I don’t suppose it’s practical, however.

  8. says

    “Perhaps some algorithm combining frequency of posting and number of comments. I don’t suppose it’s practical, however.”

    I’m sure that the algorithmavens could come up with something. I tried a ‘sperment at my blog where I took all of the blogs I blogrolled (including my own) and set it up to work off of the relative sanity of comments algorithm and my blog went “poof”.

  9. StevoR says

    @8.melody :

    Frankly, I wish you would make a rule that if a blog is inactive for X amount of time, it gets the boot. I don’t think most of us wants it here anymore. Correct me if I’m wrong.

    Your wrong in my view.

    Drop their blog to the bottom of the page sure – drop them from FTB altogether, no. That’s too harsh in my view. People can still come back and contribute again and should have the option of doing so I think.

  10. StevoR says

    @ ^ Correction – Your = you’re.

    Jen McCreight is a classic example of someone who was forced into inactivity for personal reasons (ie. sustained vicious flaming shitstorm attacks on her by MRA scumbags) who deserves the opportunity to return whenever she chooses and I hope that’s soon.

    @9.Trebuchet : Are you suggesting Maryam Namazie gets the boot because she can be confused with Miriam? Or /and Maryam Namazie contributes not much here? I very strongly disagree and think that’s an awful thing to say.

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