theblogpaper.co.uk is a news community which allows anyone to publish written and visual work online and in print. Rating and commenting, in other words the community defines what gets promoted to the front pages as well as to the printed version. theblogpaper publishes the first user-generated newspaper in London.
Members of theblogpaper write, rate and discuss content and therefore “make the news”. The main concept of theblogpaper is that many people are in control of what others are going to receive. Instead of a few people controlling the majority of what is being published and therefore read, theblogpaper aims to put the majority in charge.
We aim to combine two different yet equally important types of media: internet and print. theblogpaper is generally speaking a simple tool to make your voice heard, and to reach beyond the “limitations of the web” to different audiences / readers. Members of theblogpaper are able to individually upload content (at the moment: articles, photos and notes ). The content may be rated as well as discussed by the community.
Content is promoted to printed edition of theblogpaper depending on how well the content is rated / discussed. The community therefore defines content that is “valuable” and worth printing / distributing to others. theblogpaper follows no political line other than democracy. We believe in the power of the community, rather than in the power of the individual. We believe that the “news-making” process and its attached viewpoints and opinions should be under the control of many rather than a few.
At the moment theblogpaper.co.uk is still running in beta mode, so please be kind changes in functionality will be added over time.
Please read these rules carefully. If you choose to participate in theblogpaper you have to be aware of the following rules. Please note that you also fully agree to the Terms of Service!
IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES WE WILL IMMEDIATELY BLOCK YOUR ACCOUNT AND REMOVE ALL OF YOUR CONTENT! (Sorry, but we have to be strict on that…)
1. Do not upload material that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual. You can talk about that in your local, but even there people probably won’t listen to you!
2. Do not steal content. Your work MUST BE ORIGINAL!
3. Do NOT SPAM! You know it's incredibly annoying. -
- Anything we may consider to be spam or (aggressive) promotion will be removed!
WE WILL REMOVE ANY PROMOTIONAL ARTICLES WITHOUT ANY FURTHER NOTICE!
4. All content has to be in English.
5. Not more than 1 Article per day! - Focus on quality rather than quantity.
IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE RULES WE WILL IMMEDIATELY BLOCK YOUR ACCOUNT AND REMOVE ALL OF YOUR CONTENT!
6. To be promoted to print your content item must have at least 5 votes (+100 reads) for now.
By uploading content to theblogpaper.co.uk you grant us permission to publish your content on theblogpaper.co.uk and in theblogpaper (print). We will notify you prior to any print publication. If you find that somebody uploaded your content without your permission please contact us on copyright(at)theblogpaper(dot)co(dot)uk.
All images have to be .jpeg or .gif format ( minimum width: 540px 72dpi ) for best results! But keep the overall file size as small as possible to keep loading times for your content as low as possible.
Important: Once your images are promoted to theblogpaper, we will contact you to request high quality files suitable for print, e.g. 300dpi.
ALL POSTS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DELETED IMMEDIATELY!
How can I join tbp?
It is really simple to post your content on theblogpaper. First you REGISTER for an account. You may customize it as much as you like but we insist that you do not post private information. Your profile will be accessible for the general public so be careful! Now you got your profile you may start posting content. Please read the Rules carefully!
theblogpaper gives users the opportunity to publish content online and in print. members of theblogpaper decide what is worth printing by promoting content to print via rating and commenting
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