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    I was wondering if we could have a new set up where those who are interested in writing for this blog : India Broadband can get paid for writing articles.

    My idea is that we can have our members submit their articles and the ones which get accepted for publishing on India Broadband would get paid a set amount per published article .
    When I say those articles which get accepted will get paid I mean to say that this way we can keep the bull crap out and only genuine good article writeups would get paid... say about 10-15 new articles per day or something on those lines.

    Articles would be posted by members themselves as I can create their id's there so their articles will have their names on them.. but before posting they would have to get an approval by sending the articles to either me or one of the mods to make sure they are of acceptable quality.

    This can go on for as long as there are members willing to make some money out of this...

    What do you think about this and how much do you think should one get paid per article?
    I would say atleast 300 words minimum and anything above that would be acceptable..

    What do you guys say? This way there wont be a flood of spam on the forum either and we can create a huge resourcefull blog for the future generations that would come looking for information here.


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    I suggest the word limit should be atlease 400-500 words as articles will be published on blog.

    Categories are already there on which you can start writing and all the articles are welcome in Contest

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    400-500 sounds ok.
    What about the prize money? how much per published article?

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    I say $4-5

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    Great idea i think u guys are taking it to the next level keep it coming

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    I have 2 blogs on this site already, One of them may make the cut. Don't know if the topic is suitable or not...

    What do you think?
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    ok.....How to participate... and where to enter the articles

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    tell me how to parcticipate in it

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    I am quite OK with the idea. Let us publish crystal clear rules for the same so that people will get a clear idea.

    Also how will people send the entries?
    • Private message has a word limit I think
    • Mail is fine but I am mostly at office where personal mail sites are blocked - no idea for Rameshjee and Smoothvibes
    • I guess we could create a common mail account where articles may be posted

    But let us take these discussions offline.
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    Idea is alright... Prize money can be Rs.50 or Rs.100 per article for a start... $4-$5 sounds too much for an Indian Website which generates less revenue than its American counterparts... One more thing is that Rs.50 or Rs.100 scheme will not put pressure on the budget. Hence, more articles will be accepted everyday...

    Later, there will be an option to increase it too... But decreasing from $4-$5 may irate the members...

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    so admin plzz tell how to participate in this contestant i m eagerly waiting for this

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    How long have you been waiting?

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    LOL doesn't look like he's been waiting too long

    I am hoping that we get enough interested members

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    Thumbs up Suggestions about article writing.

    Hi,

    Looks like a good idea

    An optimum article size SEO-wise (for blog posts) is 200 words and the generally accepted rate for article writing is $2 per 200 words i.e., 1 cent (or 50 paise) per word.

    To make matters simple use the below system:
    - Article size should be minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words
    - You pay INR 0.50 or USD 0.01 per word (min. pay INR 75 or USD 1.5 / max. pay INR 150 or USD 3.0)

    This way you can budget and execute systematically.

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    i think this will b an excellent thing..
    well what will be the topics of the articles in general

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    yeah, waiting for a notification of the details...

    Thanks a lot...

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    Default I'm interested!!!!

    Hi,

    I'm a professional web content writer, and the prices just mentioned above suit me. Would be glad to participate and contribute my articles!

    Thank you!

    Armaan

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    hi i m interested in writing articles.. how to participate ?

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    Count me in

    May I suggest a word count between 150 words and 500 words. It will be unwise to think a small articles won't be useful. It will avoid blah blah in the articles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itssri View Post
    Hi,

    Looks like a good idea

    An optimum article size SEO-wise (for blog posts) is 200 words and the generally accepted rate for article writing is $2 per 200 words i.e., 1 cent (or 50 paise) per word.

    To make matters simple use the below system:
    - Article size should be minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words
    - You pay INR 0.50 or USD 0.01 per word (min. pay INR 75 or USD 1.5 / max. pay INR 150 or USD 3.0)

    This way you can budget and execute systematically.

    Best wishes!
    ItsSri
    We are not looking for professionals here... we just need to create a resourcefull blog and it doesnt matter if its good for seo or not.
    Another thing is that this is not an employment opportunity ... its just a token money kind of thing to generate a bit of an extra interest... There would be a lot of people interested in writing up without getting paid as well so thats not an issue its just that I wanted to create a bit of an incentive for those who contribute.

    So whatever the going rate is doesnt really matter ...

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    thats nice idea. i somhow missed the last chance of competition. i will give this a try.

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    No one would miss it this time as this is not time bound and would go on for as long as there are takers

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    So when is it starting?

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    The idea is good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Skywalker View Post
    So when is it starting?
    As soon as we are decided on how much would it be per article and how many words...

    And the rules need to be laid down very clearly this time so there is no confusion

    I want this to be a happy forum without any tensions and pulling and pushing around... complete harmony
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    I think 250-600 word limit is good.Can be 100 less or more.

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    This is great a great concept. When does the contest start? I have articles ready to be sent.

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    I liked the whole Idea and I think 300 words or more than that would be ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    And the rules need to be laid down very clearly this time so there is no confusion

    I want this to be a happy forum without any tensions and pulling and pushing around... complete harmony
    I Agree

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    definitely a good idea..
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    300 words seems to be good, but why not keep it a little fluid? What matters is that we get quality articles, rather than having a strict word limit, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    We are not looking for professionals here...
    I didn't say that either! I only pointed out a quantum that would be ideal

    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    its just a token money kind of thing
    and suggested an objectively applicable token.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itssri View Post
    I didn't say that either! I only pointed out a quantum that would be ideal


    and suggested an objectively applicable token.
    That comment was not directed towards you

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    Quote Originally Posted by itssri View Post
    I didn't say that either! I only pointed out a quantum that would be ideal


    and suggested an objectively applicable token.

    dont worry dude...
    job takes the child away.

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    This is a gr8 idea!! Please publish the details about how the publisher will be paid and what should be quality of the article..

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    Thumbs up some suggestions

    Sir i request u to make fair rules i mean plz dont make age limit as in many web contests they repeat the the same thing- u should be 18 or above. Students can also contribut good articles and we can also share our knowledge that some may not know.

    I have one question too?
    in article what would be the topic can it be a review or info about something?and the idea of this contest is awesome

    Hope i get a positive reply from admin and moderator

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    i have made a video tutorial on how to get a new ip address in just 3 sec automatically, can i post it here instead on long boring article.......

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    Hello Admin!!!
    This is a very very useful idea specially people who spends a lot of time on net & have good knowledge to carry forward. I like the sound of it. I would like to know more about it. I can be handy. Please let me know as to how we succeed in doing so...like what toppics to post on & where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stryder View Post
    300 words seems to be good, but why not keep it a little fluid? What matters is that we get quality articles, rather than having a strict word limit, right?
    Yes mate we are looking for quality articles only

    Quote Originally Posted by scorpion2189 View Post
    This is a gr8 idea!! Please publish the details about how the publisher will be paid and what should be quality of the article..
    Will pay as we did last time
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagan2 View Post
    Sir i request u to make fair rules i mean plz dont make age limit as in many web contests they repeat the the same thing- u should be 18 or above. Students can also contribut good articles and we can also share our knowledge that some may not know.

    I have one question too?
    in article what would be the topic can it be a review or info about something?and the idea of this contest is awesome

    Hope i get a positive reply from admin and moderator
    Can consider this but admin is the correct person to comment on this
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagan2 View Post
    Sir i request u to make fair rules i mean plz dont make age limit as in many web contests they repeat the the same thing- u should be 18 or above. Students can also contribut good articles and we can also share our knowledge that some may not know.

    I have one question too?
    in article what would be the topic can it be a review or info about something?and the idea of this contest is awesome

    Hope i get a positive reply from admin and moderator
    There might be issues paying people below 18. maybe the
    parent/guardian can be paid.

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    I agree

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    its great guys. but i hav never entered in anythin like this anywhere. wen does it start ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARYANX View Post
    its great guys. but i hav never entered in anythin like this anywhere. wen does it start ?
    We will be starting it soon. We are in process of formulating the rules & regulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piyush58 View Post
    i think this will b an excellent thing..
    well what will be the topics of the articles in general
    dear administrator,

    I have recently switched from Home 750 unlimited to Home combo C 500 + at nightduring the free hour on Utorrents I get a speed for 40 to 50 kbps max however if i give a commond of for 3 to 4 utorrents to b e donwnloaded simultaneously, then the average speed of is somewhere near 120 kbps. but in the proscess the torrents are not fully downloaded completely in the same night. I mostly download movies and my son dowloads games. Movies are of 700 to 1 gb and games are of 2.5 gb to 3.5 gb size. Is there any method by with a single game ( of 2.5 gb ) can be download the same night.
    I understand that max speed can be 225 kbps to 250 kbps.

    thanks in anticipation of a reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaikh7538 View Post
    dear administrator,

    I have recently switched from Home 750 unlimited to Home combo C 500 + at nightduring the free hour on Utorrents I get a speed for 40 to 50 kbps max however if i give a commond of for 3 to 4 utorrents to b e donwnloaded simultaneously, then the average speed of is somewhere near 120 kbps. but in the proscess the torrents are not fully downloaded completely in the same night. I mostly download movies and my son dowloads games. Movies are of 700 to 1 gb and games are of 2.5 gb to 3.5 gb size. Is there any method by with a single game ( of 2.5 gb ) can be download the same night.
    I understand that max speed can be 225 kbps to 250 kbps.

    thanks in anticipation of a reply.
    shaikh7538, Kindly start a new thread under BSNL broadband stating your issue.

    This is not the place to post your issue.
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    Do we have a consensus ?

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    I want a clarification on usage of images on blogs. How many can you post? I think everybody is ready for this contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    I was wondering if we could have a new set up where those who are interested in writing for this blog : can get paid for writing articles.

    My idea is that we can have our members submit their articles and the ones which get accepted for publishing on would get paid a set amount per published article .
    When I say those articles which get accepted will get paid I mean to say that this way we can keep the bull crap out and only genuine good article writeups would get paid... say about 10-15 new articles per day or something on those lines.

    Articles would be posted by members themselves as I can create their id's there so their articles will have their names on them.. but before posting they would have to get an approval by sending the articles to either me or one of the mods to make sure they are of acceptable quality.

    This can go on for as long as there are members willing to make some money out of this...

    What do you think about this and how much do you think should one get paid per article?
    I would say atleast 300 words minimum and anything above that would be acceptable..

    What do you guys say? This way there wont be a flood of spam on the forum either and we can create a huge resourcefull blog for the future generations that would come looking for information here.

    hi,
    good idea here but would be better to post a final page with details like;
    - link to contact reviewer
    - categories of articles
    - what will be amt per category
    - time within money is paid and how
    - other details

    since its one's idea and to explore it is to give people a bit benefit of making it a success by allowing them the comfort and joy

    you can drop private msg to take it further
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    Can some one take the pain of putting a framework of terms and conditions?


    I would love to get this thing started by the end of the day today...

    It could be a review of a gadget, home appliance, services or anything related to topics on the forum. You can also provide news items with your own views on it and so on.

    The only thing is that content should not be copied from any where...

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    Default Re:Article writing contest

    Guys I was wondering if there is a reliable source of improving ur knowledge n earning some quick bucks.This idea is perfect go ahead n keep informing...

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    Alright sod it... I am going to write the terms and conditions myself but then I wont make it open for debate as no one here is coming forward to give their suggestions...

    I will make this contest open in an hour or so.

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    No at least give time of 4 hours more. What about copyright issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Skywalker View Post
    No at least give time of 4 hours more. What about copyright issues?
    well luke wats in ur mind?

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    Conditions which I have found which we should have:-
    1. Originality. It should not be rip off from some one other's work.
    2. Copyright should be held by one posting not site.
    3. Some condition from AC(associate content) which we can take:-

    1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

    2. Post any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

    3. Post files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have expressly received all necessary consents.

    4. Post files or content that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.

    5. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose.

    6. Post surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.

    7. Download any file posted by another User of a forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

    8. Restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying any public area of the IBF.

    9. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, or impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
    4. Giving sources which you have use.
    5. Material can also include analysis of news related to forum , reviews by user of products so that people who are not related to tech can post.
    6. All the previous rules which is applied when we post.

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    One more point maybe considered.

    People cannot add content which already been published , even if they themselves are its author.

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    O.K. But these conditions are still to be approved by admin. Also if a author had posted a info in a thread what about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Skywalker View Post
    O.K. But these conditions are still to be approved by admin. Also if a author had posted a info in a thread what about it?
    like what ??

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    HERE are the Contest rules for newly joined users(who dont get that thread)..........

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    Amara38, don't feel sorry.

    Everybody can contribute. Your age is 70. Surely you must be having a lot of experiences in your area of specialization?
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