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Hey there! Is it your first time on Atdaa as a writer? Not sure where to start? Don’t panic! Follow this short guideline and your posts will rock the world of our readers. What’s your story? Are you going to be informative or tell an interesting story? Regardless of your topic, please try to stay on track. Try not to go all over. Pick a stunning title which will make people wonder what is beyond. Not sure about how to address your readers? It is always nice to be sincere and using a friendly welcoming language. Note that our audience is world travelers, and locals. Support your story with shiny photos. Your audience will remember the photos even if they forget the details of the content. If you don’t know where to start for searching photos, visit gramfeed.com If you have your own photos, upload them on Instagram and share the link within the post. We will take care the rest. Here is how to embed instagram photos. Writing about a place? Add the foursquare link in your post. Writing about a historical figure or a fact? Try to support your point by giving references to trustworthy sources like Wikipedia, govertment sites (.gov), educational resources (.edu). Finally, revise your post. Check for grammar mistakes and the flow of the story just as you like. Hit the save button and wait for the magic to happen! Your post will be featured on the Atdaa homepage, if our editors love it. :) Thank you for your contribution! Team Atdaa Medium Rules There are places on the Internet without rules. This is not one. Medium is designed for many people to share their opinions, thoughts, and ideas. Part of the beauty of such a system is that people are going to write stuff other people don't agree with. Sometimes this will be enlightening. Other times (perhaps, more often) it will be frustrating. Because Medium is shared space, and we want many different ideas to thrive, we need to have a few ground rules. There aren't many. In fact, they can pretty much all be summed up thusly: Don't pee in the pool (metaphorically speaking). In other words... Things You Shouldn’t Do Threats of Violence Don’t threaten other users with violence. Hateful Slurs Recognizing the wide orbit that we ought to give to freedom of expression, our general view is that the best response to hateful speech is more speech, rather than censorship, but we reserve the right to take down hateful slurs. Harm to Minors Don’t post anything relating to minors that is inappropriately sexual or violent. Don't bully or harass minors. Spam Don’t spam. Don’t use deceptive tags or links or otherwise mislead other users about what you’ve posted. Don’t embed malicious code in your posts. Don't use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create posts with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing. Mass Registration and Automation Don’t register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or programmatically. Copyright and Trademark Infringement Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. Unless you are authorized to use someone else's copyrighted or trademarked work (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like fair use), don't do it. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement as per our Terms of Service and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Deceptive Impersonation Don’t impersonate someone else in a deceptive way. Parody and ridicule are fine, but make clear that that’s what you’re doing. Porn No porn. There are other places to post that. You know where those websites are. Privacy Violations Don’t use Medium to fish for personal information in deceptive ways. Don't post content that violates others’ privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or non-public contact information. Phishing and Other Frauds Don’t use Medium to engage in phishing or fraud. Promotion and Glorification of Self-Harm Don't actively promote or glorify self-harm, by which we mean cutting, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, and suicide. If You Break the Rules If you violate these policies, you may receive a notice via email. If you don’t explain yourself or fix the problem, your account may be suspended and your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to act fairly, but we always reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies at our sole discretion, and these policies don't create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner. We also reserve the right to change these rules using the procedures laid out in our Terms of Service. If you have questions or feedback, don't hesitate to let us know.