Frequently Asked Questions

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Since its inception in December, 2008, Island Cricket has fast grown into a popular Sri Lanka cricket portal. Island Cricket engages and draws in thousands of cricket fans globally utilising a unique concept that sees cricket fans submit news, blog posts, photos, quotes and videos. In addition, Island Cricket’s own group of writers and columnist provide news articles and editorial opinions on a regular basis.

To submit a Blog post you must be a registered user and be logged in.

1. Once logged in, click 'Submit content' from the links on the top right of the page. You may also submit content by clicking here.

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2. Click 'Blog entry' from the 'Create content' page.

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3. Enter a short but meaningful title. (TIP: A good title should not be longer than 60 letters).

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4. Enter the content of your post in the 'Body' section.

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5. Enter 'Tags' to your post (optional but preferred). It makes easier to search for your post if tagged correctly. For example, if your post contains information on Kumar Sangakkara, then unless you add the Tag the post with 'Kumar Sangakkara' it will not turn up in searches or pages within the site referencing 'Kumar Sangakkara'.

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6. Click 'Submit' to submit your post.

1. Press press the Image Upload button on the toolbar. A popup window called "Image Properties" will appear. It includes four fields to fill out.

2. The following window will open:

Image Properties Window

3. Paste the link to the image into the URL field. All other fields are optional. Click 'OK'.

To submit a video, you must be a registered user and signed-in.

1. Once logged in, click 'Submit content' from the links on the top right of the page. You may also submit content by clicking here.

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2. Choose 'Videos' from the 'Create content' page.

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3. Enter a short but meaningful title. (TIP: A good title should not be longer than 60 letters).

4. If applicable, enter a link to a scorecard (optional).

5. Enter the direct link or the embed code to your video (the following video hosts are supported: Blip.tv, Dailymotion, Google, IMEEM, Megavideo, MetaCafe, MySpace, Sapo.pt, Sevenload, Tudou, UStream.TV, Vimeo, YouTube). If your video is broken into several small parts, you may add more links by clicking the 'Add another item' button.

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6. Enter 'Tags' to your post (optional but preferred). It makes easier to search for your post if tagged correctly. For example, if your post contains information on Kumar Sangakkara, then unless you add the Tag the post with 'Kumar Sangakkara' it will not turn up in searches or pages within the site referencing 'Kumar Sangakkara'.

7. Click 'Submit' to submit your post.

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  1. Click 'submit content' from the menu bar.
  2. Click on the Images content type.
  3. Choose 'Images' from the categories drop down menu and then enter a meaningful title for your Image in the 'Title' field.
  4. Click on the browse button to locate the image on your computer.
  5. Select the image you wish to upload.
  6. Enter a caption for your image. You may enter some text describing the picture.
  7. Enter the name of the photographer or author under the 'Photographer' field.
  8. The final field enables users to post a link to the source, or author of the photograph, or link to a page containing a license such as Creative Commons.

  1. Log-in to your account.
  2. Click on the 'Submit content' link on the top right corner of this page or visit your 'Dashboard'.
  3. In the 'Create content' section click on the 'News' content type.
  4. Enter the title of the article.
  5. Upload an image to be used as the thumbnail (optional).
  6. Enter a summary for the news story or paste text from the original article (limited to 300 characters).
  7. Enter the link directing to the article.
  8. Enter 'Tags' to make your content identifiable in search results (optional).
  9. Click 'Submit' to post news article.

How to post news content

Tags are an important aspect of this site.

Tags make your content identifiable in search result and ensures your content is placed in the appropriate areas of the site.

Best practices: Make sure your Tags are spelled correctly and ensure the first letter is in upper case, (e.g: Sanath Jayasuriya not sanath jayasuriya).

As an example, if your recent submission is a photo of Kumar Sangakkara, your Tag should be 'Kumar Sangakkara'.

Always keep your Tags relevant. Identify the player involved in your submission, and identify the tour your post relates to (if applicable).

Do not input broad and non relevant tags such as "Sri Lanka" or "Cricket".

Read Wikipedia's definition of a Tag here.

Runs are awarded when users submit content and leave comments. Runs scored defer based on submission type.

Runs for posting a Blog entry: 4
Runs for posting a Image: 6
Runs for posting a Poll: 2
Runs for posting a Forum topic: 2
Runs for posting News: 4
Runs for posting Videos: 4
Runs for posting a comment: 1

Staff:
Runs for moderating a comment: 3