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tigre
post Apr 18 2004, 15:19
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1. News must match these requirements:
  • The information must be new.
  • The information must be related to topics discussed on Hydrogenaudio
  • The information must be important/potentially interesting for a mentionable part of HA members
2. News should look like this:
  • The 1st post which will appear on the HA portal must contain:
    • An abstract in one or two sentences
    • A summarization of the most important details, e.g. in the form of a list
    • A link to the source (e.g. software homepage).
    • Not much more than 20 lines (including spaces)
    • No images (screenshots etc.)
    • Important facts only, no subjective opinions, personal comments and the like
    • No exclamation mark ("!") at the end of the topic title.
  • All other additional information like screenshots, full changelogs, personal opinions/comments may be added in a 2nd post, provided that they are really important.
  • Don't quote (=copy + paste) long text passages (several paragraphs), rather post a link to your source.


This post has been edited by CiTay: May 26 2006, 13:45


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tigre
post Apr 18 2004, 15:24
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Explanations

The information must be new.
  • Use the search function to check if the topic is really new here.
  • In case of follow-up news (-> e.g. some technical development taking place in small steps etc.) post about an current update in an existing old thread if possible.
The information must be related to topics discussed on Hydrogenaudio
  • News topics should be related to audio technology
  • Topics not closely related must be of big importance to make it to the news.
The information must be important/potentially interesting for a mentionable part of HA members
  • If you're new here, browse the forum (especially old news threads), read the FAQ and the Wiki to get an impression.
  • Free software is favoured because the authors can't be expected to pay for advertisments.
  • Shareware must be used by a mentionable part of HA members and/or offer features that can't be found in freeware easily.
  • News about software should be submitted for major releases only with important changes (no separate news threads about bugfix releases, language versions etc.)
News should look like this:
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Browse the "Validated News" forum for examples. Most submissions that were validated match the requirements generally.

Examples for good news submissions:
Burrrn 1.06
EAC V0.95 prebeta 5
The Internet Archive needs more downloaders!, Live Music Archive, the eTree Collection


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In the end HA staff members decide if a news submission is validated or not. If you don't understand the reasons for a decision, ask please.

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