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Jacy Sadiq — May 28, 2017 11:29PM CDT

How do you create a blog, and how do you post on it.

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Tammy Moore - May 29, 2017 07:21AM CDT Best Answer

We have the blog feature turned off. Since blogs are accessible even when students have not enrolled in a course, it has been exploited by spam bots before. We spotted this happening on the old server/Moodle and the IPs always traced from IPs in Russia. We had the choice of banning all users of those IPs, but since we serve a worldwide community, it could block students in those IPs as well. The more surgical method to contain the bot was to turn off the seldom used feature of blogs. At the time we had only about three students that used the feature and we redirected those students to how they could set up their own website with a blog with parental oversight (Weeby’s educator version, for instance).

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