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16 October 2014
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What is an Article?
An article is any story or contribution you post to the website. It can be whatever length you choose, from a few lines to a few pages. You can also post questions as articles and these will appear on the site under topic heading “your questions”.


How do I write a new Article?
Creating a new article is easy. Just click on the “Add a new Article” button on the right hand panel anywhere you see it.


Do I have to give my real name?
No. You can use a pen-name if you like but you do need to give us some name so that readers on the site know who sent the article. You can of course use your real name. Many contributors prefer this.


Do I have to give you my email address?
No. This is optional. There are however some advantages if you do. If you're concerned about what will happen to your email address - click here to read the help-page about this.


How do I reply to an Article?
If you’re in an article page and you want to post a response or a comment, just click on the “Reply / Comment” button either on the right hand panel or at the bottom of the article page.


Can I prepare an Article offline?
If you pay for your online time, It’s a good idea to write your article “offline” in a word processor before you submit it. This reduces your online time significantly as you can simply paste the finished article into the form and submit it in just seconds.

Here’s how:

a) Write your article and word process it until you are happy with it. You can use any word processor or even a simple text editor such as ‘Wordpad’ or ‘Notepad’. Save your document to your computer as usual. (You can proceed immediately to YP&M or save it for later.)

b) Highlight the entire text of your document and copy it to the clipboard.
(Mouse : EDIT > COPY -OR- Keyboard : CTRL+C)

c) Go to the YP&M website and click on “Add new Article” (as described above). Position your cursor in the blank submission form and paste your article into it.
(Mouse : EDIT > PASTE -OR- Keyboard : CTRL+V)

d) Click on the “Submit” button below your article.