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[Motd] MOTD: New submission guidelinesANN.lu
Posted on 14-Feb-2002 10:18 GMT by Christian Kemp10 comments
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There are new submission guidelines for user-contributed news / comments / rumours / discussions. In the future, there will be more rigid checks, and items not complying with these guidelines might be edited or removed. One common mistake is that people merely post URLs instead of using HTML markup for links.
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 1 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Chris Perver on 14-Feb-2002 10:48 GMT
I think these guidelines seem fair enough for everybody :)
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 2 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by David Scheibler on 14-Feb-2002 11:41 GMT
>One common mistake is that people merely post URLs instead of using HTML
>markup for links.
When I submited news a few weeks ago I had the problem that the first link in html worked fine. However the second and third link didn't work. Instead the plain html code was shown in the preview. Don't know if this had been already fixed though.
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 3 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Wayne Hunt on 14-Feb-2002 12:48 GMT
Christian,
I like those. Mind if I take and modify them for use on Amiga.org?
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 4 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 14-Feb-2002 12:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Wayne Hunt):
Sure, go ahead.
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 5 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Robert Gustavsson on 14-Feb-2002 15:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Christian Kemp):
Ehm :) Me too! Me too! :)
I find that these rules follows common sense, and the guidelines
on html related issues is good. Not even all Amiga users knows html...
So, is it ok for me to use them, or parts of them on my site BoingNow! ?
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 6 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 14-Feb-2002 18:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Robert Gustavsson):
Go ahead.
I didn't think these would be so popular. :)
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 7 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Samface on 15-Feb-2002 12:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Christian Kemp):
Perhaps you should write a User Agreement License for it? ;-)
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 8 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 15-Feb-2002 18:24 GMT
All good, though, as may be obvious, I'm not a fan of the no-linebreak rule. Maybe a length limit (enforced on the form box) would be better? That, plus a full preview loop, would cut down on the malformed postings while allowing for readability.
Just my EUR0.03. Keep up the good work, Christian!
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 9 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by victor # on 16-Feb-2002 10:15 GMT
BTW, Christian, there is something wrong with the search system of ANN... It lists items not even relevant and doesn't those relevant. (I tried both the simple and the advanced one.)
MOTD: New submission guidelines : Comment 10 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by victor # on 16-Feb-2002 10:18 GMT
Ohh, BTW2, there is also a little problem so that after submitting a comment the name of the category is missing from the URL. Like, I got this URL after posting the above one:
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