Fresh Guidelines for Posting ResourcesHello Techies,
I have been at Techulator for long, however I've not been too active in the Forums. To introduce myself again, I'm Gyandeep and am currently taking care of the Resource section as an editor.
While editing some resources recently, I found users doing stuff they are not supposed to and this made me end up publishing this thread. Please go through the following guidelines and make sure you don't go against these.
- Adding ':' - Many users have a habit of adding the colon (':') sign while writing second level headings or subheadings in their articles.
The correct way to write a heading could be just writing [b]Screen Size and Resolution[b] in case of a phone. (Consider replacing  with <> for correct HTML.)
- Stupid Ideas About SEO - I have observed so many users inputting stupid SEO gimmicks which they perhaps believe are tricks. Adding the name of the phone/software/game two hundred times in a 1000 words article doesn't really help. This is 2013, Google has grown smarter than ever. Hence, try not exposing these habits. Yes, it may increase the word count but it's surely not going to increase the points/cash credits allotted to your post or even the popularity you crave and dream it gets on the web someday.
Ideally, the keywords should occur 1-6 times in a 1000 words post.
- Unformatted articles - There are users who just type in anything and it's such a traumatizing experience (literally) going through those posts. Not only do we detect mishaps like usage of 'its' (possessive noun) instead of 'it's' (meaning 'it is' or 'it has') and vice versa, we also find silly spelling errors like 'stfff' for 'stuff' which could easily be corrected had the author been a little careful instead of leaving the odd jobs for us, the editors. Also, please be careful enough to hit the 'enter' key twice for changing a paragraph. I advise all of you to use a document editor like MS Word for writing raw stuff and then using notepad to format the HTML.
- Language - The language of a resource matters a lot. I advise you to go through your articles more than once before finally posting it to seek approval, to improve the language and grammar.
- Second Level Headings - Simply writing 'Features' instead of 'Features of Samsung Galaxy S4' and in the next H2 heading, 'Specifications' instead of 'Specs of Samsung Galaxy S4' is a good idea. Please know that repeating the keywords in the subheadings or second level headings does not bring any change than just making it look little crippled.
Writing is one thing and being a good writer is purely another. At Techulator, you can imagine resource posting being analogous to exams you write. Though we don't follow it strictly, but just like in school, the less you irritate a teacher with spelling errors or stupid stuff in your answer, the better are your chances at scoring, at Techulator the chances of getting paid better increases if you end up impressing the editors with your language and formatting skills and by being careful enough to avoid silly errors in posts to compel him/her to allot you more.
Yes, it is definitely our job to go through each and every line of the resources you post, the articles you write, in order to make them perfect. It's our job to have the hawk's eye, but then it always feels better when authors give us more time to spend on improving the language than fighting grammatical errors, misplaced paragraphs and typos.