I can never tell them apart - which one is Dave and which is Ed?
How does other stuff for NB get submitted?
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By the by, can anyone tell me how to import pictures into this?
Look at my super-secret private message. Groom, groom.
I think there can be an element of brand traction involved. Many people don't have time to evaluate every post - especially those weighty 350 word ones! Phew! So time-poor risk-averse star-givers will be more likely to read posts from writers who have already established a compelling and unique relationship paradigm value proposition.
Golgo-san,I enjoyed your post very much.The choice of vocabulary,the phrasing,is indicative of a sharp intellect and total command of the english language.I hope you'll continue to post in the same vein for the many ,and growing, number of contributors like myself.
Sorry, I'm not reading this thread until Des and Stan comment.
Funny you should say that Rick, and g'day to yer mate. Out of interest I googled private jet tax recently and the Thunderbirds thing came up on the first page. Someone should get in touch with Google and tell them their scoring system algorithm is flawed and biased (it probably is, because it gets to know personal preferences, but that's another matter).
Anyway...it's easy to get a hit with a specific headline, but that kind of generic hit could mean thousands of really exciting accountants accidentally getting to know NewsBiscuit, which can't be bad. Or maybe it can.
Basically, we're all part of a team here, and we all have different roles, from our esteemed leader to the inner sanctum of comedy geniuses to the plodders like me and Stan and the one liner specialists and the commenters and even rikkor. Bouts of in-fighting don't help anyone.
Regarding the scoring system, it's obviously possible to give a score without commenting and vice versa, and maybe there is a degree of 'brand traction'. The top ten appears to be driven by average score, total scores and age of scores, but it's only a bit of fun and plenty of stuff gets published without appearing there.
As to stuff reaching the ticker or NiB or FP without going through due process, it's extremely rare in my experience except when the editor or editorial team contribute an FP, as in the case of the Crash Test Dummies recently. They contribute far fewer FPs than say two years ago and are probably pleased to leave the hard graft to others for the most part.
Being able to submit via the writers' room is a privilege as well as a grooming opportunity, but there are no 'rights' associated with it. And while we're on the subject, the writers' room isn't somewhere to post links or thoughts for general discussion: put those in the chat room and use the writer's room for intended tickers, FPs or NiBs.
Hi guys, I'm new to the site but have visited the site every other day for a long time to get my fix. Does anyone have any tips on how to get your articles noticed. I started an article the other day that I hoped would get some feedback and ideas for how to proceed with the story, but it quickly slipped down the pages.
Hi Danny and welcome.
Firstly, if you haven't already, take a look at this. "Guidelines for Contributors" . This is what NB is looking for. It's pretty simple and will help you understand the formula.
There is no magic to it, but it does take a lot of practice. Whilst some of the greats on the site hit the ground running, it took me 3 or 4 months for my first FP then nearly as long again for my next. All the time I was convinced that my subs were comic genius, but looking back now they look more as if they had been pinched from an old comic.
Try to be original. There are a lot of posts from people that have been doing the rounds for hours, or days, on Twitter and other media. The Editorial Team know what they're doing and are not in the business of using third hand material.
If your thing is one liners. Make sure they fit into the one line. It is no good doing a headline then a punchline, it won't fit the ticker. If you think there is mileage in your idea then try to write it up as a NiB (up to 150 words) or the full monty (250 - 400 words).
As for getting noticed. Fresh, well written material will always get attention. Take time over your subs. It is better to sub one polished peice a week than a whole load of half baked ideas. A hilarious idea is only part of the process.
Finally, don't take any notice of the trolls. Like bad smells, they are unpleasant but rarely linger too long.
I'm going to shut up now. Hope you find this helpful.
At least Rick will be able to read this thread now, which must come as a great relief.
Dannyboy, do what everyone else here does: get two or three other "noms", start an online conversation with yourself about how great the sub is, and best of all, keep marking yours up while giving other authors' subs ones. That should do it.
Do people really do that? Personally, if I think something's good I'll mark it as such. Credit where credit's due.
Gosh, what an interesting thread! I hadn't really noticed it until recently, to be honest.
Westy, it's not me, It's the RBFC talking. I'm not meself.
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