posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 01:22 PM
Here's my very own synopsis of the guidelines for ATSNN. If you follow these, you will meet the minimum standards for submission. Other factors
include pertinence and timeliness, which can be more elusive and subject to the personal preferences of voters and moderators:
At least three sentences summarizing the article. No direct quotes. No personal opinions. No bias.
About four paragraphs from the article, but since journalists rarely follow formal writing styles, just enough to get the point across.
A paragraph or two telling the board what you think about the subject. A series of questions is not an analysis. If you don't have any independent
thoughts on the subject, it would probably be better to call the article to the attention of someone who might.
Unless you are really familiar with BB codes, ediiting a submission can be tricky. I think it's better to ask for help, otherwise.
[edit on 2005/12/15 by GradyPhilpott]