Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

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Is APOD a blog?

Poll ended at Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:33 am

APOD is a blog.
APOD is not a blog.
Total votes: 1166

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Re: Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

Post by rstevenson » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:13 am

I think the key characteristic that distinguishes a blog is the possibility of reader comments on the material originally posted by the site owner/operator. Not all blogs avail themselves of that possibility, but most do and all blogging software (AFAIK) offers such a feature.

So if that's true, then clearly APOD by itself is not a blog. But just as clearly, APOD plus this Starship Asterisk* forum is, at least in combination, a blog.


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Re: Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

Post by BillBohan » Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:14 pm

My understanding of a weblog (blog) is: a running account with random updates.
APOD publishes one picture per day; if they published all submitted, it would be a blog.

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Re: Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

Post by alephsvision » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:34 am

Since this question boils down to opinion, and given an equivalent validity to "opinion" I'd just like to register mine with "NOT a blog". I've enjoyed APOD for a LOOOOONG time, and this site performs a wonderful service without falling prey to "junk".

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Re: Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

Post by ssllpp2 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:58 am

A web log APOD is, a blog it is not.

So what do blogs have that APOD does not ???

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Re: Is APOD a blog? (2011 edition)

Post by makc » Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:31 am

answered yes today, let's see what I said back then... hmm, looks like I did not change my mind :)