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Old 06-28-2006, 12:41 PM   #31
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All the entries in the forum are, are links TO the blog..... What if you just put a (sticky if you like) locked topic in each of the player's forums with a link to their particular blog. That way, it will all look less chaotic.
Because we want to highlight the work of those who publish work on our fan network This means posting a link to every blog entry....

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also if there are 50 entries in a blog..... that's also "so many pages to search through" so it could be the same as one of the topics.....
50 threads is hardly the same as scrolling through hundreds of pages with articles littered among non-articles also posted in the thread.

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Also, say I'm not from here...I like Verdasco.... I open the Verdasco Forum.... I look at the topics.... think: oooh a blog! (not very likely in my case, but okay ) I open it, see the link to the blog, click to enter the blog! Voila! It's not like the messages are in the topic in the player forum. It's just a link to... And if someone thinks the blog is worth the time and energy, he/she can bookmark it, subscribe to it or will know where to find the link to the blog. I take it all the entries go into one and the same blog?
I've explained the situation repeatedly. This is the route we've elected to take at this point, but your concern has been duly noted. As I said, once the technology evolves we'll look for other ways to do this better. We're always listening to feedback. I can promise you the way we're doing it now is ten times better than the original implementation on WTAworld. I guarantee, had we launched the ATP blogs the sametime as WTA, you would be celebrating the change we've made to the original implementation where blog entries were swamping the fan forums. I'm sure we'll continue to refine and make improvements in the future.

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And us posting in the blog as well... hmmm....sorry but I don't feel like posting everything 2-3 times....
That's entirely reasonable and obviously how many people will feel. From our experience on WTAworld, there are people love being part of an independent publishing team building a site dedicated to their favorite player(s); helping to promote a subject they are passionate about in a positive way the mainstream media just doesn't do. Let's face it, unless you're in the top 5-6 you hardly get any press coverage at all unless you happen to be playing (beating or losing) to one of the top players. The power of independent publishing, internet and blogging is changing that. Whole networks are coming together to promote the work of others and rival the mainstream media in a way that has never been seen before. And we're excited to try to be part of this new independent movement in as far as professional tennis is concerned.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:45 PM   #32
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Please email the following to blogs@tennisuniverse.com:

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Old 06-28-2006, 12:46 PM   #33
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Excellent It will be fairly easy for me to come up with a sample then Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:50 PM   #34
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Well I better sign up then it looks like, then again I am not sure how many are going to read what is written anyway.
You never know. We have WTA Fan Blogs for players ranked outside the top 100 that have built up quite a cult following in terms of subscriptions and repeated visitors because they are so excellently produced.

Remember the power of blogging means using the same news feeds posted via the news bot here, other news sites and networks also syndicate your content. (we ping loads of different sites everytime you post a new blog entry so they know you updated) So you're not just reaching TU/MTF forum users, you're reaching whole new audiences through the power of blogging. Obviously we hope a few will go on to register on MTF and start posting in the fan forums too, further growing the sub-communities on here.
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I've explained the situation repeatedly. This is the route we've elected to take at this point, but your concern has been duly noted. As I said, once the technology evolves we'll look for other ways to do this better. We're always listening to feedback. I can promise you the way we're doing it now is ten times better than the original implementation on WTAworld. I guarantee, had we launched the ATP blogs the sametime as WTA, you would be celebrating the change we've made to the original implementation where blog entries were swamping the fan forums. I'm sure we'll continue to refine and make improvements in the future.
if you say so I'm sure you know more about these things than I do. To me they just look a bit useless.... but that's just my opinion. I'll keep on ignoring them, until there is a change in what these blogs have to offer...

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I see what you're trying to do now. Thanks for the explanations.

I'll do it for Nico (though I'll bring it up on his forum in case someone else has a huge burning desire to do it. ). If no one else does, I'll send in all the information tomorrow to the email address.

And I think GonzoFan might be willing to do it for Fernando, but I have to talk to her.
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You never know. We have WTA Fan Blogs for players ranked outside the top 100 that have built up quite a cult following in terms of subscriptions and repeated visitors because they are so excellently produced.
How about blogs for Umpires? There seems to be a few of the officials who have a bit of fame around the place.

So if there is a blog that is crap and needs improving, then it's OK to help with that?
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:35 PM   #38
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I am still concerned Amanda about those people who post information which isn't factually based. Some info here gets passed off as fact when it is really fiction or opinion and I feel that is worrisome. In my experience ,sometimes the power of the internet propagates information that just should not be out there. But I wish all well in this endeavor. Any idea how the players might feel about this?
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Old 06-28-2006, 01:55 PM   #39
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I am still concerned Amanda about those people who post information which isn't factually based. Some info here gets passed off as fact when it is really fiction or opinion and I feel that is worrisome. In my experience ,sometimes the power of the internet propagates information that just should not be out there. But I wish all well in this endeavor. Any idea how the players might feel about this?
In our experience bloggers on our team concentrate on reporting known facts such as match previews, results and match reports. They are not interested in spreading sensationalist stories that stem from the pressure of selling news papers and traditional media outlets. It's a very different environment. When they do pass comment on such gossip, it's usually to rubbish the stories and defend the individual involved.

This new wave of blogging gives power to the individual to write and publish content about subjects that are important to them. I don't believe any player is going to be offended that some of their most passionate fans care to write about their careers in a positive way. Quite likely the reverse will be true.

The most important thing is blogging and posting news is fun for alot of people. As fun as posting on the forums. We hope our technology will make it even more enjoyable than using the generic tools offered by the likes of Microsoft and Google. Because our blogging software has been built for the sole purpose of producing tennis blog sites, and making it as easy as possible to produce professional-looking tennis sites with great content.

I feel this all adds an exciting new dimension to a thriving community that is already packed with an awesome amount of information for fans of the sport. The fact ATP players are also party to blogging on on the official tour site shows how far this new publishing medium has come.

But I know I can't convince everyone this is an exciting positive thing to be part of.
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How about blogs for Umpires? There seems to be a few of the officials who have a bit of fame around the place.

So if there is a blog that is crap and needs improving, then it's OK to help with that?
At the moment the system only supports blogging about athletes. We are going to expand it to enable you to publish blogs about other things within tennis. Be it your own experiences as an amateur, betting, a general blog about being an armchair fan, etc. I'll let you know when we're ready to move beyong just blogging about the professionals.

You can apply to blog on any of our existing sites. If you feel the content is weak, outdated, can be improved, we actively encourage anyone and everyone to apply and be part of this new project we're taking on.

Every blog has a "blog with us" link on the right hand side of every page. Just click on that, fill in the application and our team will create you an account on system so you can help out when you feel like posting news.

Or if you want to create a new blog for a player that doesn't exist, email blogs@tennisuniverse.com with all the information we need (your name, email address, player you want to blog about and a sample blog entry)
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One last question - can more than one person be delegated as a blogger for a player? Say myself and another Nico fan want to share the duties - is that possible? Or is it only one person for each player.

At first I was skeptical but now I'm excited about this! I think it will be great fun!
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If you or others in the forum helped post news on the Verdasco blog it wouldn't be out of date.

erm, I do, but Carlita usually gets the news before anyone else - it's regularly up-dated. All you have to do to read it is post recent to read the recent news. Anyway, it's obviously staying - I just won't read it.
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erm, I do, but Carlita usually gets the news before anyone else - it's regularly up-dated. All you have to do to read it is post recent to read the recent news. Anyway, it's obviously staying - I just won't read it.
nevermind Jen

the blogs don't have to go, it just looks chaotic now in the Land Forums that's my main objection..... and like you said, we don't have to read it....
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One last question - can more than one person be delegated as a blogger for a player? Say myself and another Nico fan want to share the duties - is that possible? Or is it only one person for each player.

At first I was skeptical but now I'm excited about this! I think it will be great fun!
Yes. Everyone is given their own unique blog account(s) to post news and update material on the main blog website.

You should also add your MTF userid to your blog account settings so people can view your forum profile, send your messages, and you can earn and withdraw vCash to your forum account. We'll also soon be adding functionality so people can send feedback on your blog entries to your private message account here.
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Sorry to add to the questions, but if someone signs up as a blogger for a particular player, does Rusty Backhand stop doing it? I don't know who/what Rusty Backhand even is, it's a bot I'm assuming?
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