Since I started using this Parkinson's site about 2 months ago (typically several times a day), I've wondered what the difference was between the site's "Blogs" feature and the "Questions" feature.
Their submittal pages are similar, both with title, body and tags. The blog submittal also allows the upload of an image (I don't know how that comes into play) and the ability to tweet the post. They both receive nested replies. The reply submittal areas look the same.
So, how is it that image upload and convenient tweeting make one a blog and the other not a blog? I suspect that the real difference between them is their names:
- Submittal as a Question is expected to be something with at least one "?"in it. Ie, truly asking a question.
- Whereas, a blog, at least initially, is not intended to contain a question (although, it might). It's more for general conversation of some topic than focusing on an answer(s).
Is that it, or am I missing something? Perhaps blogs have longer lifetimes on the PD site's main page? But, that doesn't seem to be it.
If the real difference between them is the meaning of their names, then why not also make the image submittal and twitter posting be features of a Question submittal?