How does Writer Beat make money?
At this stage of our existence there is no advertising, subscription fees or revenue for the owners of Writer Beat. We'll eventually sell advertising but we won't pursue the subscription route because our users are also our content providers.
How are the posts selected for the Writer Beat home page?
There are three ways you can view the homepage which will likely produce different articles. The first is Top Articles: by recommendation, by page view, by comment activity. The second is timing: for the past hour, for the past 24 hours, for the past 48 hours, for the past week, for the past month, since inception. The third is by Authors: All Authors, Only Authors I'm Following. You must make one selection for each category, the default selection criteria is by recommendations for the past 24 hours, all authors.
How do I get known so that I can get recommendations/page views?
The best way to bring attention to your work is to alert your social network of your activity on Writer Beat. The second best way is to comment on the work by other writers.
How do I publish an article?
After logging in to your account, in the top right-hand corner of the screen, click new article.
How do I change my password, name, photo/avatar, bio, etc.?
After logging in, open your profile and click edit. Simply enter new information into the appropriate fields, then click save.
What happens if I forget my password?
If you forget your password it will be reset and mailed to you by clicking forgot password on the login screen.
How do I upload images to my posts?
When you are creating a post, there is a tool bar located within the posting box. In order to upload an image file, select the corresponding icon (green tree). You will then be prompted to upload the file for inclusion in your post.
Are there size restrictions on files I upload?
For images, you may upload up to a 2MB file.
How do I delete a post?
Once you are logged in, you can select articles from your profile screen. You will then be able to either edit or delete your published posts.
How do I follow writers/authors?
You can follow writers you enjoy by clicking follow from their profile page. Articles by those authors will be the only ones that appear on the home page when you sort your results by Authors I'm Following.
How do I search for people or content?
On the home page there is a search window on the right hand panel where you can search for authors by name. Like many other search engines, a Writer Beat search will take into account all keywords that you enter.
How do I embed HTML in my articles?
When you create a new post and want to embed HTML code for a video, picture or other item, please click the button labeled HTML on the tool bar within the posting screen. A new window will pop up, allowing you to paste the HTML code within that window. Clicking "update" will add this code to your post.
What name will appear on my profile?
The name that appears on your profile will be whatever you selected during the registration process which you can change by editing your profile.
How do I comment on an article?
You must be logged in and registered to comment. If you have not registered, you will be prompted to do so. Once you are logged in to your account, you may simply click on Comments to view or add your own comment.
How do I delete comments?
You may delete comments that have been made in response to your articles. Please select Edit Comments from the articles tab of your profile. By clicking the delete button you will permanently delete the corresponding comment.
Can everyone see the information I put in my profile?
Yes. Everyone, regardless of whether they are members, can see the information you put in your profile, along with all of the content you choose to publish in your blog. It is therefore important to include only the information that you would like to be made public.
What does it mean to "Recommend" an article?
All articles are accompanied by an option to recommend that article, thumbs-up icon. Recommending articles is the key way to bring attention to the authors you admire.
If I remove authors I follow, are they notified?
No. We do not tell authors when they have been removed from lists.
I found content that is offensive. What do I do?
Send Autumn Cote an email at AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com.
How does Writer Beat filter spam?
A sophisticated spam filtering program is embedded in the site. However, please recognize that spam will invariably make it into any system, no matter what we've done to keep it out. Please help us identify Spam by reporting improper comments or articles.
I'm having trouble setting up my account. Who can I contact?
Please send a description of your problem to AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com.