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PostSubject: Editing Tips   Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:10 am

You don't want to waste all of that hard work copy/pasting (or actually finding the cheats yourself) finding out that your readers can't understand:
What is a cheat and what is a description (jumbled sentences)
Your spelling (Interpretation: ur spelen)
Other?

You want to sound a bit professional in your work. Even copy/pasters should take some advice.

Idea Punctuation. Idea

This is important. Always check spelling for errors and typos. Make sure you type with the right spelling, however, improper grammar is sometimes purposeful, and that's ok. Reallys, thats b ok. rabbit

Too lazy to check? Sleep

If you have Microsoft Word enabled to auto-check sentences, copy/paste your work onto a page temporary page, follow it's corrections, and copy/paste the better version onto the topic!
Exclamation Some cheats are words or groups of digits and letters that will drive your Word crazy. Be selective in what to correct and what not to correct, or you'll have some unhappy customers.

Idea Seperation of categories within a topic Idea
( Ashamed That title was way too long.)

If you have unlockables, cheats, and hints on one page, try to seperate your info into parts, on the same topic. Main categories (etc: Cheats, Easter Eggs, Unlockables, Tips) should be bold and/or underlined, and should be at the top of the information of that catergory. Names of a cheat, tip, unlockable, etc, should be bold, with the description by it or under it. Sometimes a cheat code will be followed by what it does in the same way. Put a blank space between each cheat/code/hint.

If, lets say, a main category Cheats is bold, and a cheat called Chicken Bomb is also bold, make the larger category stand out more. Underline it as well!

Take time to make it look a bit cool. If you are speeding through each game and adding new topics every single minute, you owe it to the loyal readers. If it's basically unreadable, it's not worth even being posted.
And don't worry! Copy/pasters shouldn't get a bad rep. Some people want to make a contribution, but don't have the time or just don't have the energy to hand-write a topic! But do try to be a good poster, and edit, edit, edit!

Exclamation Users, especially normal members, should read this.
Now I know it helps when I edit things. But follow protocol when editing other's pages.
Follow these tips at all times.

Like a Star @ heaven Don't overdo it. Just correct little things like grammar in sentences and not in cheat code sequences. Report if you believe it is wrong to the original poster.
Like a Star @ heaven N-E-V-E-R erase a person's work. Report to an admin if the topic contains inappropiate language or anything that breaks one of the site's rules.
Like a Star @ heaven Some people don't appreciate others editing their work at all, even if helpful. Don't push boundaries. If you really need to edit that post, maybe PM or reply to the topic what you think should be edited.

Neutral Still need help? Neutral

Ask another member to help! As a admin, I frequently edit friend's pages, even if I do it anomymously. Look at some pages for examples. And most importantly...

Have Fun!

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PostSubject: OH! Important   Wed May 06, 2009 6:08 pm

If you have any questions on a topic that you think needs editing, bring your problem to a staff member.
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PostSubject: Re: Editing Tips   Thu May 07, 2009 5:09 pm

id just like to also add...for all of you that copy/paste please site your source

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