Meta Formatting Guideline

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tom_mai78101

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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:
A fourteen-year-old boy was killed after the chair he was sitting on exploded, propelling sharp chair parts into his rectum, causing extensive bleeding, which he succumbed to before medical attention could stem the flow.

The accident occurred when the boy was alone, sitting on the chair (which was for PC use); he managed to overcome the pain and call his father, who summoned an ambulance, but it took an hour to get him to hospital, by which time it was too late for him.

  • 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:
Source (Itai News, Japanese)

  • 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:
Read more here. (Itai News, Japanese)

  • 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:
The boy in question weighed 80kg (certainly a fair amount for a 14-year-old Asian youth), which might have been a factor (though this will not reassure heavier framed non-Asian adults); it is suggested that using such chairs without placing excessive pressure on the cylinder is advisable – otherwise sitting on a steel plate might help.

Read more here. (Itai News, Japanese)

Dude...How lucky it is for me to sit on the floor playing Warcraft 3 right now...

Thanks in advance.
 
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