How to Submit a Story
Due to the avalanche of spam entries , we have been forced to disable new user registration. In addition, we are able to allow only new stories from logged-in existing users - no more anonymous submissions. We regret the inconvenience, and hope to be able to restore full community availability sometime in the future. If you have a valid story that you'd like to enter on iWeathersfield, please send an email to the site admin. Thank you for your understanding.
How to submit a Story to iWeathersfield
iWeathersfield doesn't have the luxury of a full-time staff of reporters and editors. Rather, it relies on people like you to share your news with the rest of the town. We each have a responsibility to keep all of Weathersfield informed.
After all, you know best what's happening in your groups, sports, schools and organizations.
We'd like to see stories about subjects that interest you. Share your expertise. You can write a story or a poem. You can review movies, concerts, and plays. Tell everyone about a recipe you made or book you read. Spread the word about an event. Contribute wit or opinions.
You can also add your comments to what has already been written.
Submitting a story to iWeathersfield is really quite easy. Here are some simple instructions to follow:
1. Go to iWeathersfield
At the top, left corner of every page in iWeathersfield, you'll find a link called "Contribute." Click on this link and you'll be taken to the appropriate page on the site. Please note: you must already be registered and approved on the site, and must be logged in to be able to submit stories. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you are not currently a registered member of the site and wish to submit a story, please send us an email.
Although it is not a requirement, we suggest that you be registered at iWeathersfield before submitting a story. When you're registered, your name (or whatever screen name you choose) will appear as a byline on your news piece. Plus it enables us to know whom to contact if there should be questions. This is important, especially if you are submitting an event and forget to enter some key detail, like time or place (it happens!) To register, look for the "New User" link about halfway down the left side of any iWeathersfield page. You will select a username and your password will then be emailed to you. It just takes a minute.
2. Write your story
First, type in a headline, then, select a category (such as General News, Recreation, School News, and so forth).
Your story can range from a few sentences up to a few pages. It's up to you. It can just be a simple announcement, news of a more in-depth nature, or a link to something on your own web site. Classified ads are welcome - and free! Your opinions are welcome as well under the "Opinion" section.
iWeathersfield now features a nifty text editor which enables you to format your text just like in a word processor without having to know html. And if you type a url into the text area, it will automatically become a link (in "Plain Old Text" mode)!
If you want to take it a little farther, you can add lots of links, as well as your email address. just hilight your text, then click on the little icon above the text area that looks like a chain (link!). Another small window will pop up giving you the choice of whether this is a l ink to a URL, or to an email address. Make your selections and click save, or if you want to make sure it looks right (recommended) click preview. When you're happy with it click save at the bottom of the page.
Unfortunately none of this applies for Mac Safari users; click here for more information.
If you would like a photo or logo to appear with your piece, email it as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also copy a logo or photo off an existing web site. Just tell us where to look.
4. Finish it off
Once you've completed these easy steps, click on "Preview." You will then see exactly how your piece will look. Plus, you'll be given the opportunity to make any changes you might like. After you are completely happy with the piece, click on "Save." And that's all there is to it.
Someone will review your piece and place it live, normally within 24 hours.
Don't be afraid
There is no way you can screw anything up. Every piece is reviewed by an iWeathersfield volunteer before it goes live on the web site, so if there are any problems, we'll catch them before anyone sees them.
Ready to go?
If you're ready now with a news piece, or would just like to see what the "Submit Story" page looks like, Contribute Now.
iWeathersfield.com Terms And Conditions
iWeathersfield.com is a community news and information site open to anyone in the community who wants to participate. In order to make sure that we provide a welcoming atmosphere to our users (and neighbors), we require that all users who submit words and pictures to the site abide by the following terms and conditions.
Do Not Plagiarize
iWeathersfield encourages original writing and photos. Do not submit others work as your own. Please attribute all information you get from other sources, including people, tv shows, websites, blogs, or traditional publications. If you need help with an attribution, contact us at email@example.com.
Your original work in your own words is your best submission.
If you want to tell others about an article found elsewhere on the web, please provide a link rather than copying and pasting the entire article. You may not republish someone else's copyrighted material on iWeathersfield without permission of the copyright holder.
If you have a personal or business relationship with the subject of an article upon which you are writing, please mention it so readers will know.
Write With Civility And Respect
An important purpose of iWeathersfield is to provide all users with a forum for information-sharing, discussion and debate in a respectful and friendly atmosphere. Personal attacks and mean-spirited postings discourage and utimately kill useful communication. Submissions that appear to be primarily for the purpose of defamation, libel, or maligning and impugning others may be deleted. iWeathersfield is concerned with building community. Community is built on goodwill, respect and trust.
Disagreement need not be synonymous with anger, bitterness, loathing, intolerance or other non-productive negativity. Discussion is encouraged; fighting is not.
Users who are found to repeatedly violate minimal standards of respect and decorum may, following multiple warnings sent to the email address used to sign up, be suspended or banned from the site.
You must use an e-mail address that you check and we can contact you through.
Agree To Editing
By submitting a story to iWeathersfield, you agree to allow possible editing of your story for capitalization, spelling, punctuation, and/or length. Your story will never be edited as to content or substance. We may try to contact you for further information.
By submitting a comment to iWeathersfield, you agree to allow possible deletion of your entire comment if a portion breaks the rules. We cannot edit comments; they are all or nothing. (Keep copies of your submissions so you can submit a new, edited version if necessary.) We are willing will help you find a way to get your point across without violating the site's terms and conditions.
With regard to categories, when submitting a story you may suggest a category. However iWeathersfield reserves the right to recategorize it more appropriately.
Please Leave Site Policing To The Moderators
It's not necessary for site users to police each other's comments by adding comments about other's use of the site. If you would like to report a possible violation of site policy, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and refer us to the offending url/comment. We'll take care of it so you don't have to.
Registering as a user on iWeathersfield.com constitutes acceptance of this site's policies and agreement to abide by the terms and conditions of the site.
iWeathersfield.com is not responsible for stories and comments posted on this site. Information posted on the site is the responsibility of the individual posters and not iWeathersfield.com.
iWeathersfield reserves the right to refuse publication of any story or comment, for any reason.
iWeathersfield reserves the right to ban or suspend any user at any time, with or without warning, for activities that put the site at risk.
These policies may be updated at any time.
Comments that may be deleted include, but are not limited to:
Demanding that another user reply to a comment or story
Complaints about a comment being deleted
Antagonistic and/or off-topic comments
Comments about how others use or don't use the site
Repeated postings of a similar comment meant to antagonize or harass
Comments including name calling, insinuation, character defamation, slander, libel, or other similar statements against other users of the site or members of the community
Comments intended to intimidate other users
Personal attacks on other users
Comment spam and pornography will get you banned from the site altogether!
Again, if you would like to report a possible violation of site policy, please email us at email@example.com and refer us to the offending url/comment.
If you feel you have been wronged somehow by the carrying out of this policy, you may argue your case to us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to www.ibrattleboro.com and www.iputney.com for their contributions to this page.