Meta Formatting Guideline

Discussion in 'Headline News' started by tom_mai78101, Jul 28, 2013.

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  1. tom_mai78101

    tom_mai78101 The Helper Connoisseur / Ex-MineCraft Host Staff Member

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    News that are to be posted in the Headline News and News Submission sections should follow the following rules. These rules are put in place so that posts in both of these sections look cleaner and nicer.

    News articles can follow this example here.

    Translated articles can follow this example here.

    • The first few paragraphs of the news article should be copied/pasted as the content of the post. There must be at least 3 to at most 5 paragraphs.
    • All paragraphs are to be separated by a new line.

    Example:

    • If the content of the news article has 5 paragraphs or less, the entire content can be copied/pasted into the post.
    • If the entire news article is to be copied/pasted into a post, the link to the news article should use the word "Source" as the hyperlink, and the source of the news article be placed in-between parentheses.

    Example:

    • If the news article exceeds 5 paragraphs long, the link to the news article may use the words "Read more here" or any similar wordings as the hyperlink. The source of the news article in-between parentheses is optional.
    Example:

    • If the news article have at least 5 very short paragraphs in the beginning of the body, the sentences may be concatenated together to form larger paragraphs. The maximum amount of sentences that can be concatenated is 30 sentences. News article usually do not concatenate more than 15 sentences to form paragraphs, unless they are scientific reports and/or studies.
    • If the news article contains images/pictures relevant to the news, it may be included in the post.
    • The poster may add comments below the hyperlink.
    Example:

    Thanks in advance.
     
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