Publishing Display Only Content on Y!CN

Han Van Meegerin By Han Van Meegerin, 1st May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This page describes my recent attempts to publish Display Only Content on Y!CN. It also seeks to understand what quality content means on Y!CN. Finally, it addresses the question about whether both Featured and Non Featured contributors on Y!CN should be held to the same standard when publishing Display Only Content.

Are the some of editors at Y!CN nuts, but just not Wikinuts?

I was going to create this as a post in the Yahoo Contributor Network (Y!CN) forum. However, rather than cause a stir in their forums, I decided instead to publish it here on Wikinut. I also would attempt to publish it on Y!CN too. However, that is not an option. Y!CN contributors, in very broad terms, are not allowed to publish content about Yahoo! on the Yahoo! Contributor Network.

In my recent experience at Y!CN it appears that the editors seem picky when it comes to publishing the Display Only content from Non-Featured Contributors. I should note that Featured Contributors continue to receive the privilege of publishing their Display Only Content without review.

My most recent experience was when I submitted this piece: Sometimes you Feel Like a Wikinut. t was as an article that was warmly received on Wikinut, yet a Y!CN editor considered it too short on quality and rejected it for publication. I am all ears if someone can share with me where this piece falls short in its merit.

Another example was this piece: Dancing with the Stars-The Wikinut Way which I had edited to make it pertain to a Y!CN audience and not those readers on Wikinut. This Wikinut version was welcomed with open arms on Wikinut, but again a Y!CN editor rejected the Y!CN version for its lack of quality. Now I realize that this piece is not a literary classic. However, is it truly unfit for publication on Y!CN?

I have no desire to be a Y!CN content policeman. However, I have noticed that there are still plenty of articles that are being published regularly on Y!CN that seem far from stellar pieces of the written word.

I don't what the answer to this problem is, but somehow it should be addressed in some sort of meaningful capacity. There needs to be a consistent standard across the board when it come to the publication of the Display Only content of both Featured and Non-Featured contributors on the Yahoo! Contributor Network.

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Adapted and published on FulloffKnowledge on June 4, 2013

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Article Content Quality, Article Submission, Articles, Nuts, Wikinuts, Yahoo Contributor Network, Ycn

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
I am Professional Freelance Writer. If you are at a loss for words, I will find them for you.
My work can also be found on Y!CN hanvanmeegerin@yahoo.com if you need a hired pen.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
1st May 2012 (#)

Hi Han,
As you know, I walk on both sides of this street. I suspect that your Display Only pieces did not get published at Y!CN because they feature another site... Wikinut. Perhaps the explanation is as simply banal as that providing free attention to competitors is not in the YAHOO business plan :-}... Of course, that's just a guess.
Nice to see something new from you here.
David

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
1st May 2012 (#)

David, Your pieces are always quality.

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author avatar Buzz
2nd May 2012 (#)

Nice to read this, Han. About 8 months I followed David there at YCN and registered but being a non-US citizen, as I was made to understand later, I would be posting for-display-only articles...lol. Aside from David, some Wikinutters welcomed me there like Bridgitte Williams, Rama Devi Nina, Delicia Powers, Maria Malone.:-) As far as I'm concerned, moderation-wise, Wikinut is more liberal, appreciative and flexible, over and above the friendly and supportive community. That much is duly acknowledged.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd May 2012 (#)

Thanks, Han- good to know- as I only republish now over there and as a poet would not realize it. I miss terribly all my old friends and am always so thrilled to find more and more here on Wikinut too:0)....but will always keep my ties open there because of my dear and much missed friends!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
2nd May 2012 (#)

Oh Hans...there is a bit of a delay now before poems are published over there- I am not sure why- but perhaps it is only this time delay and they will be published for they are excellent articles as yours always are-but David has likely hit the nail on the head with his answer...

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author avatar Retired
2nd May 2012 (#)

I tend to agree with david on this one. I cannot see anything wrong wit the articles personally.

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author avatar Teila
4th May 2012 (#)

Han is a fun writer and those of us from Yahoo enjoy his articles, thanks wikinut for posting them! Keep up the good work Han!!

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author avatar Don Rothra
4th May 2012 (#)

Hi Han,
I'm glad to see that there is someone else out there that is as fed up with Y!CN as I am. I am getting rejections from them on a lot of my limericks without an explanation for the reject. If I make a mean nothing change to my post and resubmit, it goes through. In the mean time, I lose daily page views because they wait 3 to 4 days to publish it.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
5th May 2012 (#)

Great article, Han thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Retired
10th May 2012 (#)

YCN used to be Associated Content (when I joined) and it was far more user friendly before Y came around...Now it takes almost two weeks for them to publish my poems and some of them have been rejected, too. I do not think the editing board has any poets on it...

Thanks for sharing. :)

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th May 2012 (#)

I have published hundreds of articles at Yahoo right from Associated Content days. Being a non-US resident, I was not eligilble for payment, but my friendship with other contributors were magnet enough for me. Alas, I had to give up when the new editorial policy kicked in, delaying and even holding back my articles. But I still garner many views and whenever I get comments, I respond. To be happy, I change whatever I can, but have to accept a lot that does not make much sense! Thanks for the share, Han - siva

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
15th May 2012 (#)

I have not ventured onto other writing sites and prefer to keep it simple for now. Thank you, Han, for the information.

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author avatar Teila
22nd May 2012 (#)

Keep up the good work, hope to see more posts done by you.

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author avatar Don Rothra
19th Jul 2012 (#)

Nice work. I'm sure you are aware that you're not alone on this Y!CN problem. I've been battling them ever since they fired all the staff and hired new editors. The new editors are sticklers with a lot of things and I tried to reason that they were learning and causing us, (the writers) a lot of headaches.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
20th Jul 2012 (#)

Wow! a lot of discussions on the topic already have gone down! Interesting idea, I guess more time to things get settled.

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