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3.c. Sources and Citations

When an editor notices you have quotes in your story and statistics to which you haven’t given us your source, we will reject and ask you to add sources.

For example, writing β€œ60% of writers are already using AI,” needs a source so we know where you got your data from and can verify it is true.

Big claims without stats also need citation.

For example, writing β€œSBF was caught fleeing to Dubai,” needs a source.

Ideally, your sources will come from major news outlets/journalists, research firms, and companies that are reputable.

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3.d. Formatting is bad or broken

Table of Contents:

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1. Editing Protocol Overview
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1.a. Second Human Rule
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1.a.i. Verified Writers
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1.b. Time to Review

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2. Standards of Quality
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2.a. Originality Score
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2.b. 6 Ws Score
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2.c. Objectivity in ranked listicles
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2.d. Unranked listicles
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2.e. Actionable advice

3. Red Flags
3. Red Flags
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3.a. Subject Matter
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3.a.i. Subject matter saturation
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3.b. Plagiarism
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3.c. Sources and Citations
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3.d. Formatting is bad or broken
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3.e. Grammar level: gibberish
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3.f. Story is Too Short

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4.a. Backlink Limits
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4.b. Banklink quality and diversity
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4.b.i. Diversity of sources
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4.b.ii. Internal linking
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4.b.iii. Changing links
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4.c. Reposting and Canonical Linking
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4.c.i. Canonical links to company domain
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4.c.ii. Canonical links to blog networks or social networks