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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Blog changes

Starting later this week, this blog will be published in a new blog tool on our new Cincinnati.Com Web site. The blog focus isn’t changing, but it will have a lot of technical improvements.

When we move to the new blog, this one won’t go away just yet, but it will have a link to the home of the new blog. Eventually, any bookmarks and links to this blog will take you to the new one.

Once reporters start posting to the new blog, you’ll get a sneak peek at the new Web site before anyone else. A link will be posted here when that happens.

We’ll also be launching a couple of new sports blogs on the new Web site. One will be dedicated to sports in Kentucky – with University of Kentucky athletics and Kentucky Speedway as the focus - and the other will be a general sports blog written by the entire Sports staff that will offer off-beat news that doesn’t fit anywhere else and links from around the Internet to give a glimpse at what the rest of the world is saying about our local sports and athletes. We’ll provide links to those new blogs when they’re started.

One big change: On the new blogs, you’ll need to sign up for an account (it’s free) in order to post comments. Anonymous comments will no longer be permitted.


at 4:41 PM Blogger eddiecassin said...

Why would you start a blog to cover UK Athletics? They are third in the state behind U of L and WKU!!!!!!!

at 4:45 PM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

lets hope we can move forward with this new blog..I.. for one ..was getting tired of reading the personal stories that detract from the primary debate of this blog and the negativity of certain bloggers


at 5:35 PM Blogger Another losing season said...

In accordance with the new blog, I will only be posting positive thoughts.

at 6:05 PM Blogger T-Mac said...

JBA, that was by far the funniest post you have presented yet!

at 6:29 PM Blogger JackBlueAsh said...

I attack posts..not posters

I have always maintained that the Reds would improve significantly to .500

It is time for Griffey to contemplate about moving on. He was a great ballplayer and wonderful to the fans.
But he does not help this team

I never discuss Julie anymore as it upset others


at 6:41 PM Blogger Jeff said...

Unfortunetly, it's not likely that those things you mentioned will change. Not unless you change your ways.

at 6:44 PM Blogger The Dunce Cap Marvel said...

Will this new blog feature a CSA/JBA spam filter?

at 7:09 PM Blogger Mr. Doom and Gloom said...

does this mean the reds blog will update comments more often?

at 7:45 PM Blogger John Fay said...

Comments will go up unmoderated, which will give me a lot of more free time.

Comments can be taken down by the moderator.

It will be self-policed. If any two people object to a post, it will be taken down.

at 8:05 PM Blogger KevinFtMyers said...

"It will be self-policed. If any two people object to a post, it will be taken down."

While I very much appreciate an unmoderated blog (for speed) I dont see the point of 2 posters being able to remove a post. If it posts everyone will see it, even if its erased, you cant un-see it. I guess for someone coming in later it saves them from reading it, but in real time its pointless.

I also worry about posters abusing this.

Look, its no secret to anyone that Jack and I dont see eye to eye, but I wouldnt remove his post just because I dont like it.
I hope he would extend me the same courtesy, even if I am "giving him the business".

I dont particularly like having to defend my opinions because of being ridiculed, but on some level I prefer that over either a slow blog or a blog with nothing on it because some folks get "trigger happy".

Just my 2 cents, as usual, only worth a penny to some, worth a dime out in L.A.

at 9:44 PM Blogger Justin said...

Will the new blog have an RSS feed? It's pretty essential for me, as I do most of my blog reading in an RSS reader. I never get a chance to read Trent Rosecrans' blog because they don't (or didn't last I checked) have an RSS feed.


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