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Yeah, this page was so long I included a Table of Contents.
Creative Commons License
Fight For Iowa by http://www.fightforiowa.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
That basically means you can share anything on this site (post content, images, code, widgets, etc...) as long as you link back to the site. Sharing is definitely encouraged too!
I realize the majority of visitors are adult males (this is a football blog), but try and keep everything PG-13ish. I think a couple of the more offensive words in the English language are censored (I'm assuming you'll see a bunch of asterisks), but most everything else is allowable. If you want to share any links, images, or videos, keep the whole PG-13 thing in mind too. I don't think we'll have any problems with this.
Let's also try to be respectful. Feel free to disagree with me or any other visitor, but you don't need to go making personal attacks. We can be civilized!
The moderating system for the comments is pretty good, so I reserve the right to delete or edit any comment left on the site or even ban the commenter. I doubt this will ever be needed (except in the case of spammers), but it's there just in case.
Fight For Iowa is in no way affiliated with The University of Iowa, Hawkeye Athletics, or the Iowa Football program. The views on this site are solely those of the author.
This site may contain factual errors or inaccuracies and is definitely biased. Basically, this is a blog, so take it as such.
The commenting system is powered Disqus. Disqus does collect some personal information using its Profile system. You can opt to comment using your Twitter, OpenID, or Yahoo account instead. Or, you can simply comment as a guest by providing a name (you can make it up) and an email address.
Each comment and the information provided by the commenter (including email address if provided) is available to the moderator of this site (that's me). This information is not shared by the moderator to any third party. Email addresses may be used in the case that the commenter needs to be contacted. (I will send emails to a new commenter or to a loyal reader from time to time.)
The Contact page on Fight For Iowa has a form for questions or comments. This form is powered by Google Docs. Any information provided in the form is stored in a private Google Doc spreadsheet. Your name and question/comment may be published in a "Mailbag" type post unless specified as private. An email address or any other personal information (phone number, address, full name, etc...) will never be posted or shared with any third party.
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The comments on this site are powered by Disqus. You've probably seen other blogs, including some major ones like Mashable, using Disqus. It's simple to implement on a site and easy to use. Plus, it's much better than the comment system that is inherent to Blogger.
A lot of this is self-explanatory, but here's a quick guide on how to use Disqus to comment on Fight For Iowa:
Changing the style of your comments is relatively easy if you know a little HTML. The basic style tags are supported (<b>, <i>, etc...). You can also get a little bit fancier using the 'style' attribute of an element and defining the CSS properties. Here are some examples (actual results may look slightly different in the comments):
|Strike||<s>Iowa</s> or <strike>Iowa</strike>|
|Font Size||<span style="font-size:16px">Iowa</span>||Iowa|
Some other tags that I have found to be supported: code, pre, strong, em, p, br, sup, sub
Some tags that I found to be NOT supported: ol, ul, table
Disqus makes adding a link very easy, no HTML required. Just put the URL of the website you'd like to link to, and it'll automatically make it a link. However, if you want to place a link inline with anchor text, then you can use HTML.
|Link with Anchor||<a href="http://www.fightforiowa.com">Fight For Iowa</a>||Fight For Iowa|
Images and Video
Disqus has something called "Media Attachments" that allow you to post images and video YouTube with your comments. Like links, it is as simple as putting the URL of the image or video in your comment.
Note: For video attachments I have only tested this with YouTube, but feel free to try other video sites.