5pal.net is a private running blog-like community service operated by Y. Chainsan.
Around the year 2004, a blog boomming begin to hit the internet world. People all around the world start writing articles at their blogs. Y. Chainsan, the creator of 5pal, also started a blog on the Microsoft blogging platform, MSN Spaces (later it was renamed Windows Live Spaces). Today, the new generation of internet users almost know nothing about Windows Live Spaces or MSN Spaces, as it has been killed by MicoroSoft in 2011 due to low viewership.
Chainsan lost his writtings on MSN Spaces. He tried one or two Chinese blogging platforms from time to time, and these websites also experienced similar situations like MSN Spaces. Finally, the bad experience made him decide to build his own private blogging platform.
We keep our service, the main website features as fixed as possible. This means we would not change our website features, or the content display styles, to maintain a consistent user experience habits. The Website is a LTS(long-term support) project, we upgrade the Website only on the occasion of Bug-Fixing.
At 5pal, plog owners' thoughts are paramount. Instead of various fancy themes, we give only a basic single colored blank theme, no decorated pictures. It may looks monotonous, but this is the 5pal style. Focus On Text Content!
Before using 5pal, you may have known well about blog, which usually allows you to post articles. At 5pal, we use "Plog" as the name for a user's personal web space, which stands for "Personal Web-Log". Unlike blogs, a plog owner not only can wirte articles, but also can post voices (a voice is a single short post less than 240 characters), as well as discuss topics with readers in an independent section.
Though 5pal is now a private project, it is born for everybody who would love to share their thoughts and ideas with the public. We encourage you to become a 5pal member and make 5pal your spiritual home on the web.
IT IS FREE!
Since 5pal is a private project, and it has only a small number of users at present, the cost now is relatively low. However, if 5pal.net can attract more users in the future, we would probably charge a small fee to the new users for covering the increased cost. The operator promises that the first 1,000 activated registered users will be permanently free of charge.
In order to access and use certain sections and features of the 5pal Services, you must first register and create an account with 5pal (“User Account”).
After you have activated your account on 5pal.net, you become a General 5pal User.
A General 5pal User CAN read, like, comment, bookmark articles and voices created by other users, as well as post discussion thread, but CAN NOT compose article or post voice.
In addition to the features of General 5pal Users, 5pal Writers have more privileges.
As the name indicated, a 5pal Writerat can write at 5pal.net, including composing articles, posting voices, and any other forms of writting that a General 5pal User has.
To make 5pal more enjoyable for all of us, please follow these rules:
We may revise these terms of service at any time by amending this page on the Website.
It is your responsibility to check this page from time to time in order to take notice of any changes made, as they are binding on you. In case of any dispute, please refer to the latest terms of service.
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