Two Small Additions to Sphinn Guidelines

Hey gang, just want to share a quick “heads up” about two small additions to our Sphinn Guidelines. Both of these are in the News Submission Don’ts list:

  • Don’t use auto-submitters or other automated software when participating on Sphinn.
  • Don’t submit news releases.

On the first one, we want users to engage with Sphinn in a hands-on, human way. Using software to submit stories or vote up stories doesn’t accomplish that.

On the second one, we know that companies and individuals often want to share announcements with the community, and Sphinn exists (in part) for discussion of current internet marketing news. But we’d rather see news articles or blog posts submitted for discussion, not news releases that use the URL of a wire service. There may be a rare exception, but in the vast majority of cases our moderators will discard news release submissions.

As always, if you have any questions or thoughts about our guidelines, feel free to contact us directly.

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