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    • Type: Sub-task Sub-task
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0
    • Component/s: Blog
    • Labels:
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    • Database:
      Any
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      34421

      Description

      It would be great to be able to enable comments on blogs, without comments we are constantly explaining to users why they can't find the 'turn comments on' button as comments are such a standard feature of blogs.

      The lack of this feature leads support staff to prefer to disable the blog tool than to answer frequent complaints and requests to enable comments.

      I would suggest that if Moodle blogs are not going to have comments they be renamed something like "Personal Notes" so that users don't confuse them with blogs.

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          David William Powell added a comment -

          The discussion at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=44830#p208143 should be read.
          (That's where I found this issue.)
          I believe that mechanisms should be in place to make any public posted entry as accessible as possible.
          For this, forums are better than blogs, because they're topic rather than person-based.
          When it comes to replies, blog 'comments' are subordinate to the poster, who owns the head entry.
          Forums are more egalitarian.
          Moodle should concentrate efforts on forums, because they are 'best practice' for collaborative discussion, irrespective of web fashion.
          However, given that ideas do get written into blogs, it should be possible to respond to them. All the better if the mechanism ensures that the entry also makes it into a topic-based forum, from where it can be taken up by others who didn't chance by the blog.

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          David William Powell added a comment - The discussion at http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=44830#p208143 should be read. (That's where I found this issue.) I believe that mechanisms should be in place to make any public posted entry as accessible as possible. For this, forums are better than blogs, because they're topic rather than person-based. When it comes to replies, blog 'comments' are subordinate to the poster, who owns the head entry. Forums are more egalitarian. Moodle should concentrate efforts on forums, because they are 'best practice' for collaborative discussion, irrespective of web fashion. However, given that ideas do get written into blogs, it should be possible to respond to them. All the better if the mechanism ensures that the entry also makes it into a topic-based forum, from where it can be taken up by others who didn't chance by the blog.
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          N Hansen added a comment -

          I thought this was to have been fixed already, has it not?

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          N Hansen added a comment - I thought this was to have been fixed already, has it not?
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          Michael Penney added a comment -

          Renaming the blog or putting comments into the blog?

          Sadly, it looks like a major hack to implement comments in the current blog.

          How many votes does a feature request need to get on the roadmap?

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          Michael Penney added a comment - Renaming the blog or putting comments into the blog? Sadly, it looks like a major hack to implement comments in the current blog . How many votes does a feature request need to get on the roadmap?
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          Judith Tabron added a comment -

          I agree - this is a major downside to Moodle if it hasn't been addressed. Blogs need comments! If nothing else this stub should point people to a way to set up blogs in the way that's been done here, with commenting as a task available on the left of the window.

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          Judith Tabron added a comment - I agree - this is a major downside to Moodle if it hasn't been addressed. Blogs need comments! If nothing else this stub should point people to a way to set up blogs in the way that's been done here, with commenting as a task available on the left of the window.
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          Angelo Rigo added a comment -

          We want to propose these features :

          • Having a Course Blog feature separate from users blog, where the teachers will have the course Blog, separate from his own personal blog .
          • The course Blog can be visible to all in the local Moodle site of the institution, or just to the stuidents of that course.
          • Having links ( or mashups´!) from anothers blogs inside course blog
          • Develop a "podcast" feature in the Blog, user can generate podcasts.
          • Develop a "video" feature in the Blog, user can store and display video.
          • Navigation to the course Blog interface to Course Blog be presented more friendly to the users.
          • Including comments for each post.
          • Editing comments with a aprovall.
          • Including title and description to a blog.
          • Navigation by date.
          • Search feature.
          • Notify by email for new posts.
          • Ranking of most visited Blogs.
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          Angelo Rigo added a comment - We want to propose these features : Having a Course Blog feature separate from users blog, where the teachers will have the course Blog, separate from his own personal blog . The course Blog can be visible to all in the local Moodle site of the institution, or just to the stuidents of that course. Having links ( or mashups´!) from anothers blogs inside course blog Develop a "podcast" feature in the Blog, user can generate podcasts. Develop a "video" feature in the Blog, user can store and display video. Navigation to the course Blog interface to Course Blog be presented more friendly to the users. Including comments for each post. Editing comments with a aprovall. Including title and description to a blog. Navigation by date. Search feature. Notify by email for new posts. Ranking of most visited Blogs.
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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          Quick comment: "Course blogs" are forums.

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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Quick comment: "Course blogs" are forums.
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          Barron Koralesky added a comment -

          It looks like OU is contributing a new blog that would have comments:
          http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=94623#p418128

          If it would be difficult to add comments to the current blog, could it be looked at to possibly move the OU Blog into core?

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          Barron Koralesky added a comment - It looks like OU is contributing a new blog that would have comments: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=94623#p418128 If it would be difficult to add comments to the current blog, could it be looked at to possibly move the OU Blog into core?
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          Kenneth Newquist added a comment -

          I believe the term "blog" creates three expectations:

          1) The ability to post entries in reverse chronological order.
          2) The ability to post comments on individual entries.
          3) The ability to subscribe to an RSS feed of entries, comments or both.

          The lack of the later two options, plus the lack of a course-specific blog, is where we see the most confusion among our users. So I echo everyone else's requests, and add the ability to generate RSS feeds for blog posts (just as forums already do).

          Ken

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          Kenneth Newquist added a comment - I believe the term "blog" creates three expectations: 1) The ability to post entries in reverse chronological order. 2) The ability to post comments on individual entries. 3) The ability to subscribe to an RSS feed of entries, comments or both. The lack of the later two options, plus the lack of a course-specific blog, is where we see the most confusion among our users. So I echo everyone else's requests, and add the ability to generate RSS feeds for blog posts (just as forums already do). Ken
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          Derek Chirnside added a comment -

          Ken, I'd have another expectation:

          4) Categories

          Say a student is in a course EDUC223.
          To be able to get an RSS feed from a student blog with the category 'EDUC223' so for this student's blog I only get the posts relevant to me sent to my feed reader.

          Here the debate on 'what is a blog' gets a little murky. Should you be able to have a Blog roll? Branding (as in a silly/catchy name)? Tags? Tag clouds?
          No. I'd say definitely your #1-3 is core, I think also my #4.
          We definitely need comments and RSS. I'd like categories. - Derek

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          Derek Chirnside added a comment - Ken, I'd have another expectation: 4) Categories Say a student is in a course EDUC223. To be able to get an RSS feed from a student blog with the category 'EDUC223' so for this student's blog I only get the posts relevant to me sent to my feed reader. Here the debate on 'what is a blog' gets a little murky. Should you be able to have a Blog roll? Branding (as in a silly/catchy name)? Tags? Tag clouds? No. I'd say definitely your #1-3 is core, I think also my #4. We definitely need comments and RSS. I'd like categories. - Derek
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          noni added a comment -

          Allowing comments in blog is good option to get traffic and opinion from the users

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          noni added a comment - Allowing comments in blog is good option to get traffic and opinion from the users <br> <a href="http://www.findoptimalhealth.com/hawaiian-noni-juice.php">noni benefits</a>
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          Julian Pereira added a comment -

          Hi,

          We have contracted a 3rd party developer to add "comments" functionality to the blog in our Moodle installation. Development should be completed by the end of this week. I will be more than happy to share our source code with whomever would like it. Let me know if you are interested.

          Regards

          Julian

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          Julian Pereira added a comment - Hi, We have contracted a 3rd party developer to add "comments" functionality to the blog in our Moodle installation. Development should be completed by the end of this week. I will be more than happy to share our source code with whomever would like it. Let me know if you are interested. Regards Julian
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          Julian Pereira added a comment -

          Hi,

          Our development has been completed on the blog commenting functionality. You can see it in action here: http://www,change-management-community.com

          It has been developed for us by one of the official Moodle partners. If you are interested in using this code, pls let me know.

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          Julian Pereira added a comment - Hi, Our development has been completed on the blog commenting functionality. You can see it in action here: http://www,change-management-community.com It has been developed for us by one of the official Moodle partners. If you are interested in using this code, pls let me know.
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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment -

          Hi Julian

          i saw your "comments in blog posts" feature on your site and it looks great.
          can you upload the patch for version 1.9.x so i can see if i can apply it to our site

          btw, you miss-spelled your site's url.
          here is the correct link: http://www.change-management-community.com/

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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment - Hi Julian i saw your "comments in blog posts" feature on your site and it looks great. can you upload the patch for version 1.9.x so i can see if i can apply it to our site btw, you miss-spelled your site's url. here is the correct link: http://www.change-management-community.com/
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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          Just FYI: Blog comments have been implemented in Moodle 2.0 using the new Comments API (which is the same mechanism for comments on glossaries, database entries, forum posts, user profiles etc etc. There is even a comment block now which lets you put comments on any page. (A bit like shoutbox)

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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Just FYI: Blog comments have been implemented in Moodle 2.0 using the new Comments API (which is the same mechanism for comments on glossaries, database entries, forum posts, user profiles etc etc. There is even a comment block now which lets you put comments on any page. (A bit like shoutbox)
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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          Blog comments don't seem to be working just now in head at all. Can you investigate?

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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Blog comments don't seem to be working just now in head at all. Can you investigate?
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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment -

          i am getting a lot of pressure to implement comments in blogs.

          Martin: any chance you can back-port the Moodle 2 comments to Moodle 1.9.x ?

          if not, do you suggest trying to implement the "glossary comments" technique on the personal blog's post
          a good direction to go about ?

          or should i make a new table and a new code.

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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment - i am getting a lot of pressure to implement comments in blogs. Martin: any chance you can back-port the Moodle 2 comments to Moodle 1.9.x ? if not, do you suggest trying to implement the "glossary comments" technique on the personal blog's post a good direction to go about ? or should i make a new table and a new code.
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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment -

          well i could not wait...

          here is a patch that enables comments to personal blog's posts (site wide blogs)
          http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-21206

          enjoy

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          Nadav Kavalerchik added a comment - well i could not wait... here is a patch that enables comments to personal blog's posts (site wide blogs) http://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-21206 enjoy

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