The staff of GMI have been discussing some renovations to the forum for the last few weeks. And with this in mind, we would like to request that anyone who chooses to post an article from another website/blog/forum, please do so in a fashion that is consistent with articles posted by GMI staff members. We appreciate the enthusiasm shown by members who choose to get the news posted quickly, but if you saw it somewhere else, then we won't be credited as the source for the news. This will allow all of us the proper amount of time to format the article for consistency. Now, some of you may be asking, "How do I format my article?" Well, I'll be happy to tell you.
This is how the article will normally look:
A) The Title for the thread. This can be copied & pasted from the website where you get the article from.
B) The title for the article. It can be the same as the title of the thread.
C) The link for the original article. If you get it from Autoblog, then they should get credit. If they got it from Motor Trend, please follow the Autoblog link to the Motor Trend article, since MT was the first outlet to publish the article.
D) The date that the article was originally written. If you post it days after the other website did, no big deal.
E) The author of the original article.
F) A picture. Typically, most websites will publish a picture that has some relevance to the story. You may use the same photo as the article that you are linking to.
G) The article. Please limit your copying & pasting to only 2-3 paragraphs. If the article is only 2-3 paragraphs long, then just post 1 paragraph. Please do not post the complete article.
H) A friendly reminder to use the link (C) to see the full article.
When you are trying to type all of this, your comment box will look like this:
Staff members may choose to edit your posts as necessary to conform to this model or we may choose to not move your article into the News section of the forum. If you want to better your chances that your article will be seen as a News article, this format will do just that. Most members will be able to post in the Suggest A News Article forum or in any of the Discussion forums.
Thank you again to everyone on the forum for making this a highly recognized location on the Internet for news, information, & discussion about the auto industry & GM in particular.