After a few messages from various members I feel it's necessary to clarify how to submit your articles to the homepage. Before I go into that, however, let's cover some basic guidelines. Your thread will be considered for approval if the following criteria is met: The article must be largely yours. You may quote a source, but build your own article as far as possible. A picture speaks a thousand words. Try and add some images to your work to make the article more eye catching! When using multimedia (videos/screenshots) please use the official source. For example, a new Halo video should be pulled from 343i's Youtube and not a channel that has reposted it. When the article isn't completely original please provide a source. It's only courteous to say where you got your information from. Spelling and grammar should be good. Run your article through a word processor or use a browser with a built in spell checker to make your life that bit easier. Try and incorporate at least three paragraphs into your work. A paragraph for introduction; one or more for the content; and one for the conclusion is ideal. In your conclusion it is an idea to give some opinions to invoke a response. Just for those who are a bit slow, this clearly states the article must be partly yours. A sentence or a paragraph will not suffice. Anyone can copy and paste an article and give a few lines about their verdict on the matter. This is not the type of content we are looking for. We are trying to get as much original content as possible, written by our members, for our members. Take the time to construct some sort of an article, otherwise it's simply not worth posting a submission. We can tell when your content is copied, leaving out a source will draw instant attention to this. One which is rushed or does not follow the ground rules will be denied every time. To get an idea of what we're looking for have a glance through the Homepage, pre-existing submissions are your examples. Use them to your advantage. Submitting an Article This has needed updating for a while. Our new system is much simpler without WP. Let me detail how it works. Head over to the Homepage Submissions section and click "Post New Thread" located in the top right hand corner of the page. Starting at the title you'll notice a drop down menu to add prefixes to your thread. Find one that matches the subject of your article and click it. While you're at it it's a good idea to type in a title, although I often leave this until the end. Find an image for your article - for a game the official logo is advisable. Type up your submission and spell/grammar check it where possible. Running it through Word and hitting F7 takes very little time. If you don't have a word processor then I assume you're wise enough to use a browser with an inbuilt spellchecker. It's advisable to reduce the haze of red wherever possible. When you've read it over and are satisfied with your literary masterpiece click the "Create Thread" button. Examples of what we're looking for, and what we're not. A great deal of controversy has surrounding what sort of content we're looking for and why smaller articles, such as trailers, haven't made it to the homepage. Including the guidelines above, here's some tips on getting any video related post onto the Homepage! Example of a denied submission: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler So why didn't this trailer make it onto the Homepage? Answer: The lack of content. While we don't expect too much written content to accompany videos, we do encourage members to spend some time divulging what their thoughts about the video are/ what the video is about - ideally in around 50 words or more! Here's how the post should have looked: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler The revised version offers much more reader-engaging content and summarises the video for those who either can't, or don't, want to watch - two key areas that we want to address. Think of mobile users who can't watch the video while they're on the go, yet they still want to know what it's about for later viewing! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ I would like to add if you see a mistake in an article please report it or pm one of the writers. Do not post in the thread stating the mistake as it disrupts discussion. Thanks for reading.