Article submission?

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by bayaba, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. bayaba

    bayaba New Member

    Is there a place to place them or do you think you will make a separate room for that?
     
  2. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry there'll not be any room for article submissions as I want to keep this forum a forum itself. I'm sorry that's the reason I had to remove your article.
     
  3. bayaba

    bayaba New Member

    Understandable the reason I ask because when i read some post they basically sound like articles. But i respect your decision thanks for the reply
     
  4. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: bayababecause when i read some post they basically sound like articles.

    I'm not against posts that sound like articles but am averse to posts that are articles. I mean basically posts with article like templates: title-author-body-resource box. Another reason I discourage articles is because I want to keep the content on this forum unique. Most often when users post articles, they have also been posted somewhere else.
     
  5. KirkhamsEbooks

    KirkhamsEbooks New Member

    This brings up a question from a newbie

    Some forums are very strict on this so I'm trying to stay out of trouble

    Say someone has a question and I just finished writing an article on that on my site. Is there some way I can direct that person who asked the question to the article without breaking any rules

    Or can I copy the article and post it here as long as I'm the author? I understand about not wanting ArticleEzine.com articles published etc..

    Rick
     
  6. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: KirkhamsEbooksIs there some way I can direct that person who asked the question to the article without breaking any rules

    Or can I copy the article and post it here as long as I'm the author? I understand about not wanting ArticleEzine.com articles published etc..

    Hi Rick,

    Yes this forum does not permit you to post articles that has been posted elsewhere. As self-serving links are also not allowed, you may not post the link to the article. You can however:

    1) Send a PM (private message) to the person regarding the article.
    2) Post a summary of the article in this forum or rewrite and post the article to make it appear unique.
     
  7. KirkhamsEbooks

    KirkhamsEbooks New Member

    I know this is all due to spammers

    But here's what drives me nuts and I'm not picking on just this forum or trying to get personal.

    When I write an article or make a free book, it's usually because I've seen it as a solution to a problem which I've seen several times in forums or groups. In other words the article or free book was made because of a common problem.

    Now, because of these !@#$ spammers who see value in just dropping an ad and running, I can't share the work I've done in some forums because it's my work. I can send people to some other site, but why should I? If I wrote the article or book I obviously think it's better or offers a different solution than JoeBlow.com's article or book

    Do you have any idea how an exteacher feels having his hands tied like that?

    Again, not personal, just an observation that whether we want to believe it or not, due to policies, spammers are running things and hindering the help that those of us who see value in networking wish to offer

    Rick
     
  8. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Rick,

    This has nothing to do with spammers. The reason some forums and sites have this policy is because they do not want any duplicate content on their sites.

    Search engines hate sites having exact same content and even penalize sites that have large amount of duplicate content. Therefore, we have to enforce strict rules to prevent users from posting articles and content that has been posted elsewhere. Hence I had mentioned you to either post a summary of the article of rewrite it.
     
  9. Mark_Worthen

    Mark_Worthen New Member

    Quoting: KirkhamsEbooks
    I know this is all due to spammers

    But here's what drives me nuts and I'm not picking on just this forum or trying to get personal.

    When I write an article or make a free book, it's usually because I've seen it as a solution to a problem which I've seen several times in forums or groups. In other words the article or free book was made because of a common problem.

    Now, because of these !@#$ spammers who see value in just dropping an ad and running, I can't share the work I've done in some forums because it's my work. I can send people to some other site, but why should I? If I wrote the article or book I obviously think it's better or offers a different solution than JoeBlow.com's article or book

    Do you have any idea how an exteacher feels having his hands tied like that?

    Again, not personal, just an observation that whether we want to believe it or not, due to policies, spammers are running things and hindering the help that those of us who see value in networking wish to offer

    Rick

    Hi Rick,

    Use the sig file to promote your e-books and articles. Vishal allows us 255 characters, including a link, in our signatures. Some forums don't allow anything! Really, you can do a lot with a sig file, particularly it it has:

    * A headline that grabs the reader's attention
    * Copy that further intrigues
    * A call to action that takes the visitor to
    * A lead capture page

    I hope this helps,

    Mark
     
  10. KirkhamsEbooks

    KirkhamsEbooks New Member

    Thanks that helps some

    I think I see a new article forming

    Rick
     
  11. KirkhamsEbooks

    KirkhamsEbooks New Member

    Quoting: Vishal P. RaoTherefore, we have to enforce strict rules to prevent users from posting articles and content that has been posted elsewhere. Hence I had mentioned you to either post a summary of the article of rewrite it.

    Thank you, but I'll have to post a link to the compete article then so they can read the whole thing right?

    Rick
     
  12. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Quoting: KirkhamsEbooksThank you, but I'll have to post a link to the compete article then so they can read the whole thing right?

    Usually that wouldn't be allowed as it's against forum terms but I can allow that in some cases [​IMG]
     

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