Chiefs Coalition Content Standards
Chiefs Coalition welcomes the submissions of all writers who have been approved to publish on the network. However, standard B/R protocol dictates that site administrators screen incoming articles for the following types of inadmissible content:
- Commercial Content is that which attempts to direct readers to external sites for commercial purposes.
- Examples of commercial content include referrals and links to external commercial sites (embedded or otherwise) in the headline, body or multimedia assets of a published article.
- Community Content is that which contains meta-discussion (“discussion about the discussion”) about Chiefs Coalition and/or its writer community. The B/R publishing platform is dedicated exclusively to the sharing of sports-related content with a worldwide audience, and community content does not qualify. Such content should be reserved for the Chiefs Coalition Community Forum.
- Examples of community content include compliments, criticisms, defenses, questions and suggestions about Chiefs Coalition and/or its writer community. These may all be posted in the Community Forum.
- Non-original Content is that which is not produced by its stated author.
- Examples of non-original content include newswire dispatches and plagiarized articles.
- Non-sports Content is that which isn’t directly relevant to the sports world.
- Examples of non-sports content include entertainment news and political commentary.
- Examples of offensive content include incitement to violence, insensitivity to tragedy, obscenity, pornography and vulgarity.
- Satirical Content is that which presents false information as if it were true.
- Examples of satirical content include The Onion-style fake news reports and fan fiction articles.
- Poorly Written Content is that which fails to meet Chiefs Coalition's editorial guidelines.
- Examples of poorly-written content include articles with frequent typographical, grammatical or stylistic errors and articles that fail to present ideas in clear and coherent language.
- Substandard Content is that which fails to meet journalistic standards.
- Examples of substandard content include unsubstantiated allegations; partial submissions, press releases; unsourced, fabricated or inaccurate reports/claims (including anything from unnamed sources); poems/lyrics; stream-of-consciousness rants and one- or two-sentence blurbs.
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