Submitting Stories Online - Helpful Hints (and Rul
First, follow the Article File Format Guidelines.
submit story online
check back often for comments
revise (see below)
review and make comments
you can review other sections’ stories
encourage, make suggestions for improvement, constructive criticisms
simply add to what’s there at the end
“Status” may not be accurate
use “Comments” box to indicate OK with initials and date
if you see OKs and/or Moderator Approves, copyedit
add your comment at beginning of comment box:
COPYEDITING DONE – KC – DATE
Last Step: Moderate Approves
Then I’ll publish online, usually in batches
Writers – Revising Articles – you may:
A . Revise submitted story – do this if changes are minor
When you see your list of stories, click edit, revise
Go to the very beginning of the comment box and enter
REVISED – DATE – YOUR INITIALS
B. Resubmit it as a new story – this will be easier if you are making significant changes
or adding a lot of new material
In the new article, put REVISED VERSION – DATE – YOUR INITIALS in the
comment box (you might have to hit Submit Story to go into Edit Story
to do this)
Then go to the earlier version’s comment box and enter
OK TO DELETE – REPLACED WITH REVISED VERSION – DATE – INITIALS
Having trouble with the Comment box?
You aren’t alone. There’s a bug in the programming. If you get an error message when you hit Update Story, hit Back. You will notice that there is a line of space above the first line of your comment. Go to the Comment box, hit Control-A (to select all), delete, up-arrow several times, then retype your comment and hit update again. That should solve the problem.
Does your story appear more than once? You don’t know how to delete the extra copies?
That’s because no student is able to delete any story. This is to prevent accidental deletions of your own and others’ articles, as well as malicious deletions of other people’s stories. Please email me at [email protected]
and I will delete the extra files. I’m the only person with delete privileges.