The Article Database Goes Live
The system for uploading articles to the 40K Online article database is now active. This means that articles written by users can be uploaded directly to the article database for everyone to read, and will, periodically, appear on the front page of the website. If you have an article which you have written that you want to see published, this is your opportunity for everyone to see your work. This is one of the features which distinguishes 40K Online from other wargaming forums, so make the most of this feature.What you need to do before submitting your article:
Before your article can be submitted, you need to write it in the appropriate board for the army which it relates to. Should your article not relate to a particular army, the General 40K board, or one of the modelling boards, can be used for writing general articles or articles about painting or conversions.
Once you have written your article, you are likely to receive comments from other players in replies regarding the content of the article, which you need to take on board before you submit it for publication, and make any changes which you feel are warranted, based on the feedback which you have received.
The next step is to check that the article meets the requirements for being published. These requirements are found at the top of the article template (more on this to follow), or you can find them here
. Once you are certain that your article meets these requirements, you can submit it to the Project Editors.How to submit your article:
1. Click on the 'Articles' button from the list of tabs at the top of the forum.
2. Click on the 'MyArticles' tab.
3. Click 'Add Article'
4. Double check the guidelines again above the article template, and then copy the text of your article into the empty dialogue box. The best way to do this is to have a copy of your article open in another tab or window, so that you can click on the modify button for each post, and copy the formatted text into the article dialogue box, so that no coding or formatting is lost. Once this is complete, all you need to do is add a summary to the summary dialogue box, and a title, then your article is ready to submit.
5. Click the 'Spell Check' button once more, just to be sure that you did not miss any obvious spelling mistakes, and then click the 'Add Article' button. Your article will then be sent to the article approval section to be checked and edited by the Project Editors, before being uploaded to the database.
If you have any questions about this process, please send a PM to me.