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light87
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Post by light87 »

Hey everyone, I got my article rejected 2x because I wanted to cite my sources. Now I can't resubmit it as the email said they won't ever accept it anymore.

The first time I submitted it, it said not to use links as per guidelines.

I read the guidelines and resubmitted by taking away "http://www." as per https://www.constant-content.com/blog/2 ... -articles/

BUT, it was rejected again for the same reason even though I took the httpwww precursor away.

Can anyone describe the proper way to link sources ?

Thanks!
Tster
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Re: Links

Post by Tster »

editor probably in the wrong
Constant
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Re: Links

Post by Constant »

I can't see your submission now, but did you still have an active hyperlink? If so, that's likely the cause.
ReneeF
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Post by ReneeF »

Constant wrote:I can't see your submission now, but did you still have an active hyperlink? If so, that's likely the cause.


I've articles rejected for the same thing and definitely no active hyper links. only the URL.COM

Definitely in need of editing standards, obviously the writer guidelines are not current.
light87
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Re: Links

Post by light87 »

Thanks for the replies everyone. I wasn't expecting Constant, themselves, to reply, but thank you as well.

I'm unsure if the editor was in the wrong, however, I did use the "hyperlink" function to link: "URL.com" to the text, WITHOUT including "http://www."

I'm just wondering, is it that the hyperlink function ITSELF isn't to be used? So even if it's http://www.xyz.com or xyz.com, if it utilizes the <a href="URL.com> feature, it's a violation. If that's the case, then I'd like some clarification on the proper usage of links.

I mean, we're all writing high quality articles packed with information. It's not all coming from our heads, obviously. To avoid plagiarism, one must cite! But to cite source links is a violation. It's almost a Catch 22 hehe.

Anyway, I've read enough about how 3 strikes = you're out. So, whether it's the editor's or my mistake, I'm thinking of creating accounts for some relatives, so I can write articles on those accounts, then just funnel all the approved articles into this account to get past the "20 article threshold" and not worry about the permanent ban.
Constant
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Re: Links

Post by Constant »

That would be the issue. You're free to cite your sources, including websites, but we do ask that you paste the links in as text and remove the http://www. We don't want to deliver content to the client that has active hyperlinks.

The hyperlink function of the Content Editor is there in case a client requests links to be included in their content.

I recently posted on account suspensions and noted that the 3 strikes rule isn't in place anymore. As long as you're working with the editors to make requested revisions, you should be fine.
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