• Fidonews Vol 29 No 16 April 16, 2012 Page: 13

    From Nick Kill@1:261/1406 to All on Sun Apr 15 21:01:52 2012

    I N F O R M A T I O N


    FidoNews Article Submission (Updated December, 2011)

    FidoNews, founded in early 1984, is the newsletter of the FidoNet
    computer network, for both its Sysops and users. It is passed to
    its readers electronically via the FidoNet and other computer
    networks and to non-network readers as well as to the InterNet.
    Fidonews welcomes articles, editorials, and features of interest
    to the Fidonet Community. To have your article included in
    Fidonews, simply send it via netmail to 1:261/1406 or 1:1/1.

    Here are some guidelines you can use to help me make it easier to
    format your article for Fidonews:

    1. Use standard ASCII text. Most word processor formats can't
    be used by the Fidonews software. In addition, the Fidonews
    software won't accept most ASCII control characters nor any
    characters above ASCII 127 (this, unfortunately, includes all
    those neat box drawing characters).

    2. Start your lines at the left of your screen when typing. The
    software puts in a left margin automatically, and I have to
    manually remove any left margin appearing in your document.

    3. Keep your line length to under 70 columns for tables or
    charts (or if you include an ASCII illustration). Regular
    paragraphs exceeding this 70 column limit can be reformatted
    during the editing process, but tables and charts are normally
    distorted beyond recognition by a simple reformatting.

    4. Separate paragraphs with a blank line. This is how my text
    editor recognizes paragraph endings, so I have to add blank lines
    manually if you don't.

    5. Title your article as you'd like to see it in the Table of
    Contents. If you don't, I'll make up a title for you, but I'd
    rather have the article appear as you wish.

    6. Include your name and node number (or internet address) under
    the title. I'll grab it from your message, if necessary... but,
    again, I'd rather have the article appear as you wish.

    7. Check your own spelling and wording. Though I feel free to
    reformat your article so it conforms to technical requirements, I
    generally leave the wording (and spelling) alone as I don't want
    to distort what you have to say.

    8. Send your article before Sunday in order to see it in that
    Monday's edition. Normally I put the newsletter together Sunday
    Evening and send it out... and I normally check email and
    netmail before I finalize the edition. So if I get your article
    before Sunday evening, I'll include it... but send it by
    Saturday to be safe :)

    9. If you're not sure whether you should write or send in your
    article, I would encourage you to send it anyway. Chances are,
    if you write of something of interest to yourself, it'll be of
    interest to others. Besides, Fidonews is a better publication
    when it's written by a variety of people :)

    Nick Kill
    Fidonews Editor

    FIDONEWS Vol 29 No 16 Page 10 April 16, 2012

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