The AIEGC Website

From AIE Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

The AIEGC Community Blog

The Alea Iacta Est Gaming Community (AIEGC) website hosts a Community Blog that posts news articles on every game division that Alea Iacta Est is in. The articles posted on the website are written by the community, for the community.

Article Submission FAQs

If you ever thought about submitting an article for the website, here are the answers to some common questions.

What are these guidelines used for?

These guidelines are used to set a standard for articles written and posted to the Alea Iacta Est Gaming Community (AIEGC) website.

Who can write articles for the website?

Anyone in good standing in the AIEGC can write and submit an article to be posted on the website.

How do I get my article posted?

Someone on the editorial staff has to proofread and approve any post submitted for the website. If you have appropriate access on the website (Wordpress), you can write your article there and save it as “Pending Review”. If not, you can submit your article to the editors via email.

Is there a standard format that my article has to be written in?

While there is not a specific format requirement, there is a list of Style Guide Policies, and the editorial staff will be checking the article against them. You can find the Style Guide Policies below.

I submitted an article today, but I don’t see it posted yet. Why?

The editorial staff has to manually go through every article submitted and check them for Style Guide Policies, punctuation, grammar, etc. The editorial staff may make minor changes to correct for these things; however, if there are any major changes, the editorial staff will send the article back to you for revision.

I submitted an article yesterday, and I’m an English major, so I know everything was correct and that I followed the Style Guide Policies. Why hasn't my article been posted?

The editorial staff’s job is to not only check articles for basic errors, but to also control the flow of information that is posted. If you wrote an article on EVE, and the last two posts were about EVE, then the editors may hold onto your article for a few days to post another article on a different topic/game first. Don’t worry if you don’t see your article right away. If your article never posts and you have not heard from the editorial staff, please send them an email.

Style Guide Policies

The following policies are in place to ensure the quality and content of articles submitted for the website blog. If after reading these policies you are unsure as to whether you can write an article about a particular topic that you have in mind, please send the editors an email. There are two types of articles, the AIEGC Posts and Personal Posts.

The AIEGC Posts Guide

These posts are for game news, patch updates, meet-ups, in-game events, etc.

  • New and Original Idea
    • Do not copy a WoW Dev blue post are repost it. Articles should have some original content to them with a link or reference to said post that the information came from.
  • Plagiarism is bad..
    • Do not copy anyone else’s work and post it as your own article.
    • If someone discovers your article contains plagiarism, the editors will issue a retraction immediately.
  • Adding links to other web pages
    • Links should be contained within a word. Example: Here is the link to the AIEGC forums.
    • Do not use short “bitly” type web addresses. Any link should be to the full web address location.
  • Point of View and Gender
    • Point of View should be from the AIEGC, such as: We, the guild, our game, etc.
    • Since the AIEGC is not gender specific, neither should the Point of View.
  • Language
    • All articles must be written in standard English.
    • Standard AIEGC policy of G-rating is in effect. No swearing.
  • Acronyms/Jargon
    • Must reference first what the acronym is in the article in order to use it.
    • Also, consider looking at the wiki page list of common acronyms, and reference a link to that wiki page.
    • Acronyms such as LOL, brb, rofl, etc are not allowed.
  • Emphasis Standard
    • Example
    • Editors will not accept articles written in all caps.
  • Byline Tag
    • Any article that is approved and posted by an editor will have their name listed as the posted by. Therefore, at the top of your article, the first line should be: Submitted by “insert name”, where “name” is your commonly used Game name.
  • Images/Art
    • Make sure to reference artist or link to origin (attributions)
  • Audio
    • Link (using proper style) to audio, like SoundCloud
  • Video
    • Link to video or YouTube embedding
  • Recurring Stuff
    • Such as: Videos, Comics, Podcasts, etc.
    • We are not posting articles to simply say, “Scott Johnson’s newest comic is out”.
  • Advertisements
    • The AIEGC website is not the place to advertise your personal, your friends’ or your favorite comic, blog, website, podcast, business, etc.

Personal Posts Guide

These posts are for testimonies, in-character stories, and maybe player guides, raid guides, etc., but not to be a copy of or a link to someone’s else guide, such as Noxxic, Icy-veins, etc.

  • New and Original Idea
    • Do not copy a WoW Dev blue post and rewrite the content. Items like that are news items.
    • We are looking for new and original ideas, such as a story about how you met your husband/wife in game, or a story about how this awesome guild member really helped you out with something extraordinary.
  • Promotions and Advertisements
    • The AIEGC website is not the place to advertise your personal, your friends’ or your favorite comic, blog, website, podcast, business, etc.
  • Plagiarism is bad..
    • Do not copy anyone else’s work and post it as your own article.
    • If someone discovers your article contains plagiarism, the editors will issue a retraction immediately.
  • Adding links to other web pages
    • Links should be contained within a word. Example: Here is the link to the AIEGC forums.
    • Do not use short “bitly” type web addresses. Any link should be to the full web address location.
  • Point of View and Gender
    • Point of View should be from the person writing the article, such as: I, my, us, our, etc.
    • Since you are a person, the article can be gender specific from the Point of View
  • Language
    • Articles must be written in standard English. If you write an in-character story from Star Trek Online, in Klingon, your article will not be published. Sorry.
    • Articles that are written from an in-character perspective, and said character has an accent you want to write in, you can do so as long as it is clear to any reader what you are saying.
    • Standard AIEGC policy of G-rating is in effect. No swearing.
  • Acronyms/Jargon
    • Must reference first what the acronym is in the article in order to use it.
    • Also, consider looking at the wiki page list of common acronyms, and reference a link to that wiki page.
    • Acronyms such as LOL, brb, rofl, etc are not allowed.
  • Emphasis Standard
    • Example
    • Editors will not accept articles written in all caps.
  • Byline Tag
    • Any article that is approved and posted by an editor will have their name listed as the posted by. Therefore, at the top of your article, the first line should be: Submitted by “insert name”, where “name” is your commonly used Game name.
  • Images/Art
    • Make sure to reference artist or link to origin (attributions)
  • Audio
    • Link (using proper style) to audio, like SoundCloud
  • Video
    • Link to video or YouTube embedding