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Submission Guidelines - Articles
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Posted on Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:34 am || Last edited by Phong on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:27 pm; edited 2 times in total
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Guidelines for submitting new articles:

Text

1. Submissions must be copied and pasted to the form box to be submitted, so don't bother with fancy formatting if you're not going to use html.

2. HTML users: be sure to check your code. Our editor can't do his job if your code doesn't work.

Pictures

3. Pictures must be 100kB or smaller, and at most 800px on the widest side.

4. Any pictures to be added to the page should be named uniquely. Please DO NOT use any spaces or weird characters in the file names. Instead of a space use an underscore _

5. If you're not submitting in html, be sure to notate where you wish the various pictures to go with [picname.jpg].

6. If you are using pictures in your article, please be sure to note it on the form. You'll be given instructions on uploading pictures after you've submitted the form.

7. Please make pictures as clear as possible while keeping to the size limits. It doesn't help to have small, out-of-focus pictures. We don't need masterpieces, but make sure the pictures get the message across.

Content

8. Any sort of article is welcome, as long as it deals with some aspect of chainmaille.

9. Articles must contain substantive original content written by the submitter. Articles consisting mainly of links to other articles/sites, or content written by a third party will not be accepted.

10. Try to be clear. When listing ring/wire sizes, please specify what gauge system you're using, i.e. 18swg instead of 18g. If possible give the decimal inch or mm diameter of the rings/wire.

11. Putting text directly into a picture should only be done to point out individual aspects of that picture (a la diagrams). Do not put all the article's text within pictures, as it makes editing much more difficult. Please double check that there are no spelling/grammar errors in the picture text before submitting.

12.While we have an editor, please make an effort to follow the conventions of written English. Minor mistakes are unavoidable, but please proofread before hitting the Submit button.

13. Also note that it may take up to a week or longer for the Articles Admin to notice & review submitted articles. During that time, please check your PM's regularly, and keep a copy of the article (as well as any photos included in the article) on hand. This will facilitate any corrections that need to be done.

Edit - 8/4/09: changed picture text to only be for diagram purposes, not full text

Edit - 413/10: added requirement for substantive original content

Joined: January 21, 2004
Posts: 1061
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Posted on Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:15 pm
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Also note that it may take up to a week or longer for the Articles Admin to notice & review submitted articles. During that time, please check your PM's regularly, and keep a copy of the article (as well as any photos included in the article) on hand. This will facilitate any corrections that need to be done.



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