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‘Discussion posts’ and ‘Blog posts’ on Ancestorian are intended for different purposes. This Guide explains the difference so that you have a better understanding of what to post where.
You can find a link to related Guides at the end of this Guide.
- Best suited to relatively shorter, less detailed, posts that generate, and support, discussion and collaboration among members on family history research-related matters (akin to a short newsclip or item of interest).
- Best suited to relatively longer, more detailed, posts that pull together a range of information into one place e.g., to tell a story or provide information of interest to family history researchers (akin to an article in a magazine or newspaper that will be archived and visible to everyone forever).
- For day-to-day posting about family history research related matters e.g., to share information useful to others, seek help or advice and generally converse with other members about family history research.
This may include highlighting useful information and/or generating discussion by posting a link to an external blog or a blog created within an Ancestorian blog space.
- For more occasional posting e.g., to draw together, in a coherent way, a range of information around a common theme e.g., an ancestor’s story, a place-related story, an approach to research, etc.
This space is also used to provide information that supports Ancestorian members in their use of the website e.g., Guides like this one.
- Discussion posts in 'Private' groups can be seen by group members only
- Discussion posts in 'Open' groups will display publicly
Note: You can identify whether a group is 'Open' or 'Private' by checking the label just below its cover photo near the group title.
- All Blog posts are public posts. These posts will be visible to everyone forever. They are searchable in search engines.
- Discussion posts on your profile have their level of privacy set by you. You can choose from: 'Public'; 'Site Members'; 'Friends Only' or, if you just want to make a note for yourself 'Only Me'.
To respect the privacy of others, please do not post information about living people in public spaces.
- Guide: Discussion Feed - How to Post and How to Find your posts Later
- Guide: How to Create A Blog Post