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Please think carefully about any articles and comments you submit for posting, as once published, your articles or comments cannot be withdrawn or deleted from our website.
When you send articles to Dandavats which also include more than two pictures and/or audio – video files, please do not send those pictures or media files directly to Dandavats. Rather please just send us a link to those pictures and/or media files and we will provide that link with your article. There are many free services on the web where you can upload them and have them published (flickr.com, youtube.com etc). We are sure you can appreciate that we only have a limited amount of bandwidth and we cannot host an unlimited amount of pictures and/or media files.
Also if you want us to publish a per-formatted article, meaning an article with a certain lay out, with pics, spaces, lists, several type characters and so on, like some newsletters we publish, the article concerned must be published somewhere on the web so that we can lift it’s code from there. Not that we have to design and layout the article ourselves. If this is not possible then the author of the article will have to be satisfied with a simple article lay out, with one or two pictures or with a teaser and a link pointing to the source.
Please note also that every author that writes to us to correct their posting we oblige once but then let them know that if they send any subsequent article that they later discover needs editing, we will not correct them unless there is a very compelling reason to do so. This is not only to ease our workload but also helps to encourage writers to triple check what they are posting before they click the send button…
Dandavats Posting Guidelines
We will endeavour to post articles, comments, ads, and notices as speedily as possible, but their posting will depend on both the volume of received submissions as well as the natural priority derived from the level of reader interest in any particular issue. It is also important that any comment you send must read and make sense on its own; you cannot expect that all readers will automatically know the article that you are referring to. So at all times ensure that your submission is complete in and of itself. We humbly (yet strongly) request that all submissions be carefully checked for spelling and understandability before they are sent, and that a distinctive title relevant to the submission be given. Articles submitted with generic titles like “article”, “comment” or “submission” will experience posting delays.
However, if after a week your submission still hasn’t reach the site, please feel free to contact us again.
Dandavats will only post articles and comments that are signed in the name of the author, no pet names or aliases will be accepted. Dandavats will however accept anonymous contributions but only if the author is known to the webmaster and editor. Then if the reason for anonymity is justifed in the eyes of the editor the contribution will be posted.
Comments are moderated, and will not appear on this site until a moderator has approved them. Please think carefully about any comments you submit for posting, as once published, your comments cannot be withdrawn or deleted from our website.
If your comment does not appear after some days it means that for some reason it was not approved. Unfortunately we do not have the time to write or answer why for each comment. By submitting your comment it means your automatic acceptance of the above terms.
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Where your article is likely to be found on dandavats once it has been approved for posting
Philosophical articles are generally published on the front page.
Newsletters and regular publications are generally posted on the message board section and are also visible on the home page as a link on the right sidebar and on the rolling bar at the top of the homepage
Announcements that have a commercial and monetary content will be posted on the message board section visible only as a link on the right sidebar.
Announcements about vaishnavas leaving their bodies are posted on our obituary section.
Articles of a personal nature will be posted on our blog-thoughts section.
Announcements about local temple festivities amd events will be posted both on our message board and our rolling bar section at the top of the homepage.
Reports from local temple festivities and events will generally be posted on our message board and rolling bar at the top of the homepage.
These are our general guidelines but we retain the right to ultimately decide where to post each submission according to our evaluation. From time to time such a decision may not entirely fall in line with our stated guidelines.
If you somehow disagree with where we post your article you may write to us but please understand that we cannot enter into a long correspondence exchange with you on the matter. We will read what you write and from time to time that may influence our judgement but if it doesn’t then our original decision will stand.
The reason we do not publish everything on the front page is because we do not want it filled with announcements, advertisements and postings that are not of universal interest.
We understand the desire of every contributor to get maximum promotion of their respective services but if we publish everything on the front page then the site would become an unattractive “craiglist” and all postings would be soon buried in an uncoordinated way and difficult to have easy access to them.
Yours in the service of His Divine Grace,
The Dandavats Staff
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