Authoring Guidelines

Please respect copyright!!!

  • DO NOT post an entire article. When quoting an article please limit yourself to no more than 20 lines or less than half the article length (which ever is less).
  • Please DO NOT post ANY content that is not publicly visible due to a paywall or any other subscription service.
  • Please include a featured image from the article for your post.
  • If there is no image in the article then please include one that has is free for usage and provide a link to the source of the image. See the following post for more details.
  • Please do not doctor or alter the article graphic. That is a violation of a linked article’s copyright and is not considered “fair use” by the DMCA.

Please respect our guidelines!!!

  • All of the Rules of Engagement in our Guidelines apply to posts as well.
  • As per the above, original posts and linked articles must not be racist, bigoted, homophobic, transphobic, or sexist.
  • Unless it is part of a news article please abstain from vulgarity. (Article quotes may be censored if you choose, or at the discretion of a moderator)
  • Once published, any desired changes must be submitted to a moderator in the comments section or in The Den.
  • Please do not editorialize through tags. Tags are meant to be generic. Tags are subject to moderator approval and/or removal.
  • All posts are subject to approval and/or truncating/editing/closing by our moderators.
  • Excerpts from personal blogs are not allowed. We do not permit promotion of your personal site.

Breaking News

  • Pick an article published within the last 2 days.
  • Post the exact title of the article.
  • Post at least one paragraph of the article to provide some context
  • Paste the article URL into the provided box (or at the end of the post if using the backend publishing tool)
  • Youtube, Twitter or other social media posts are only allowed if included in the article.
  • No personal opinions. Please reserve those for the comment section.

Religion

  • Please ensure that your topic is religious in nature.
  • Please clearly state the purpose for your post and/or pose a question for people to discuss.
  • Religion posts must not be vulgar or inflammatory (as per the discretion of the moderators)
  • Please link and properly cite any article included in your post (follow the directions given above regarding article excerpts, images and copyright)

Perspectives

  • Only registered authors with Breaking News & Religion may author their own opinion pieces for the Perspectives section through our backend publishing system.
  • Please submit your request here if you wish to be an author on this site.
  • You may choose any of the Perspectives sub-categories, but you MUST check Perspectives if you want your post to show up in the feed.
  • Please clearly state the purpose for your post and/or pose a question for people to discuss.
  • Perspectives posts must not be vulgar or inflammatory (as per the discretion of the moderators)
  • Since YOU are the author, you may choose your topic tags in Perspectives, BUT they must still be fairly generic and are subject to moderator approval.
  • Please link and properly cite any article included in your post (follow the directions given above regarding article excerpts, images and copyright)

Updated: 2021-03-17 TUS (added caveat regarding Image copyright)

Updated: 06 November 2020 ~ Løki