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~ NEWS RULES ~

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The Basics:
Every week around Sunday (give or take a day) the Weekly News is posted by the news staff.  It's a single post, filled with releases from throughout the week on various forums and web pages.  It also contains content created by members and staff alike, such as reviews, coding tips, funnies etc. which are submitted on a separate board, the Content Submissions board.  Off-site releases from around the Mugen community are posted on this board, the News board.

Make sure to follow these rules when posting links to off-site releases here:
 

 1. Thread title: Always include author name and release date in your thread title.  Widely used format: [Content name] released / updated by [Author name] [Release/update date]

 

 2. Time range of news: Only post recently released / updated works.  Maximum time range since release / update date is 1 month.

 

 3. Visual preview: Always include screenshot(s) / video(s) that will serve as visual of the contents, it'd be nice if you use your own screenshot instead of copy pasting from someone else.

 

 4. Linking to author website: DO NOT direct link to files on their website's server like this.  Some web servers are known to forbid this and direct you to 404 error page.  Important: Refrain yourself from linking to ad referral sites (such as adf.ly) or any sites that force redirection to adfly (such as Mugen Archive), as many of these ad referral sites these sites possess known security vulnerabilities.  Mugen and all its contents are meant to be free, and any attempts to monetize them are prohibited.

5. No Link Requests: To make a request, go to the Requests Station on the main page, rather than asking on the News board.

 



Member Created News Content:
Anyone can create content for the Weekly Mugen News and post in on the Content Submissions sub-board.  Staff reviews the board weekly to choose which submissions they want to publish.  Please keep in mind that the News Staff has the final say about what content they use and what content they don't.  However, even if your submission doesn't make it into the Weekly News, it will still be in the content submissions thread for everyone to see.  Below is a list of suggestions for possible types of content that members can make:

 

 

News Content Suggestions:

When it comes down to it Members can really make / submit anything they think would be fun to see in the news.  There aren't any hard fast rules or formats for acceptable content, it's just up to the News Staff to decide what submissions they want to use.  All that being said, if you're looking for ideas for something to create for the news, here's a list of suggestions:

 

  • Character Review - Pick your favorite Mugen character, and write a review of them!  How do they play, what do you like about them, what strategies do you use against various opponent types, any bugs glitches, fair / unfair, who coded them, anything else you'd like to see added?

 

  • Stage / Life Bars / WIP / etc Review - Same as the character review, just apply it to whatever other content you like.

 

  • Release Article - If you're planning a release soon, you could write up a release article to go with it and submit it on the Content Submissions board.

 

  • Coding Tips - If you've found some nice work around, or an elegant way to code a particular feature, or if you just have some bit of coding you find particularly useful, we would love to see it.

 

  • Funnies - Found some funny ass gifs?  There is a funnies thread just for this.  Post them there, and see if they get in. 

 

  • Strategy Guide - You could make a strategy guide for a certain character, or a certain group of characters.  e.g.  Batman by Alucard,  Metal Slug vs Normal Sized Chars, Zoners vs Grapplers etc.  

 

  • Text Interviews - Feel like interviewing your favorite creator?  Hassle them ruthlessly until they agree, then change their words around and compile what you wanted them to say into an interview and submit it to the news staff for publishing lol!

 

  • Video Interviews - Yup, those are possible too.

 

  • Discussion Article - Some types of threads are better broadcast than others, so try to be tasteful here.  But something like a fantasy role play thread where you might want to draw attention might be worth writing up a short article about with a link included.

 

  • Series - Consider becoming a regular contributor, either periodically or over the course of a planned series of weekly contributions.  For examples, a 4 week series of strategy guides for characters in a single game, or a series of comics your made, or a regular column.
     
  • New Ideas - Let us know if you have an idea for a new suggestion to add to this list!

 

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