Vote. Vote. Vote. The 'i like this' button moves stuff to the popular page and creates a handy catch-up of interesting links you and others might have missed.
Try and write copy that gives people a reason to click the link. Be succinct in your titles, you can be more wordy in the description. Some great tips here.
No shock sites, link flooding (i.e. posting two or more similar links in a row), spam, screamers, recursive links back to the links board, reposts, reposts of photoshops you've already posted on our other boards, directly linking to executables, hawking your client work (yes design agencies. That means YOU), using the board to abuse other communities and linking to sites with excesive adverts (pop-ups etc). Failing to listen to this could get you banned.
Absolutely no hate speech or racism will be tolerated. Controversial topics are acceptable (world politics, conspiracy theories), but don't sign up to solely post these - and do be willing to participate in any debate they cause.
Why isn't the links board linked from the rest of the site? We're still developing it and will promote it more heavily in good time.
Will posting here get me in the newsletter? The Magic Donkey scans the popular page looking for interesting things.
What about old links that people have posted before? Seen it before? Then don't vote for it. We may write some link checking code at some point.
All the links open in a new window. Jakob Nielsen thinks you're a spazzer. If you're using Firefox then install Greasemonkey and then B3tamonkey script. And tell Jakob that he's a bald miserable prick.
How do I get video to play inline? Upload your clip to YouTube and paste the address they give you into the URL box. Internet magic will do the rest.
I can get MP3s to play inline too?
Yep. Simply stick the address to your MP3 in the URL box and it'll make a little player on the page. With a play button and stuff. Thanks to Martin Laine for the lovely flash code.
Thanks to Robtoo for writing the extra code and to B4ta for all their help
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THIS WEEKS HEADLINES
* PROJECT - INTRODUCING THE 'CLICKBAIT ROBOT'
* VIDEO - HOW BLADERUNNER WOULD BE SHIT WITH SIRI
* B3TA_LINKS - FINALLY FIXED ON TWITTER. YAY!