Welcome to the new SFC Blog!

What's that? Our own blog has returned? Well, you should be celebrating by now!
That's right folks, The SFC Blog has returned, now powered by Google's Blogger, and better than ever!

Backstory

For those of you who don't know, The SFC Blog was originally created in February of 2016, as part of the release of The SFC Site version 1.6. The "original" SFC Blog was later shut down on May 20th, 2017, when we decided to partner with our friends over at Aclevo, to have them allow us to post on their blog, which was much simpler to use, and allowed us to earn ad revenue from. The small partnership later became a major SFC-Aclevo partnership shortly after, which then turned into a proposed merger later in September.

Unfortunately, after the SFC-Aclevo merger fell apart due to miscommunication, drama, and other major problems we've faced, we've decided to cut the major partnership altogether on December 16th, 2017.

Although The SFC Group and Aclevo still get along pretty well (with the owner, Reasonably Selenium, being one of our main moderators on our Discord server), the failed merger left Aclevo with an uncertain future. However, it didn't harm us that much (we doubled our member count and acquired Aclevo's Software and Games division). Despite the end of SFC-Aclevo, the relationships will continue on.

So going back on-topic, as part of the deal to end the SFC-Aclevo merger and cut the major partnership, we got our blogging rights back (along with rights to valuable Aclevo Blog posts), and thus a brand new SFC Blog, now powered by Google's Blogger, was born.

What's New for The *New* SFC Blog

There are a ton of new features in this *New* SFC Blog, but I'll only go over a few:
  1. It is now powered by Google's Blogger service. Unlike with Wordpress, Blogger only requires a Google account, so if you want to leave feedback on our blog posts, you only need to have a Google account, and that's it!
  2. Advanced Search Functionality. The *New* SFC Blog contains the same search functionality as the old one: The normal search field, recent posts, archived posts, category search, popular posts. In this *new* SFC Blog however, we've replaced "Recent Posts" with "Featured Post", our "Popular Posts" are now sorted by the Top 7 most viewed, and there is now an option to report abuse so our blog stays healthy and family-friendly!
  3. Polls are returning to The SFC Blog. All new polls are no longer located on the SFC Live page of our main site anymore; they are now on the *new* SFC Blog. This also gives us the opportunity to do a LOT more polls than ever before!
  4. The SFC Blog and Aclevo Blog Archives. All of the old SFC Blog posts from 2016 to 2017 are there for you to look at, as well as the majority of former Aclevo blog posts!
  5. We are aiming to make this a community-oriented blog. With the *new* SFC Blog, we are aiming to make it more community-oriented, so fans of ours can post on the blog talking abou what's going in the world of tech and gaming. Starting today, we are now allowing our SFC Group Members (as well as partners), to post on the blog, and will eventually add an option to allow our dedicated fans to post on the blog later on next year!*
* every community post (and comments on posts) on this SFC Blog will need to be approved by our moderators before it can go up publicly.

What's Next?

With the new SFC Blog now up, we will be getting new blog posts up over the next few days. It'll take us a while however before we get up to full swing with the new SFC Blog. As always, stay tuned for further updates on this blog!

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