To contribute on Allvoices you need to register on the site. The registration process is simple. See the Sign Up section above and read how to register on Allvoices.
Registered users can contribute/submit content in the following ways on Allvoices:
A contributed news report is a submission of original content by a registered user on any topic within our terms. It is denoted by a blue star icon. Ideally, a contributor report is accompanied by videos, images, perspective, comments (discussion) and related news stories. This provides a rich user experience through aggregated news, multimedia, community discussions and multiple perspectives.
Your contributor report has a main report page with 2 main columns. The left column displays Related Contributor & Partner Videos and Images, your content/text and Comments. The right column displays your profile summary, Related Allvoices Contributions, Most Popular Reports and Related People.
The report page also shows tabs (separate pages) that include all related content. The tabs include:
Contributor reports are ranked by relevance, time and activity (views, comments). Reports are dynamic and change over time depending on community participation and on online reporting.
Users can submit content (contributor reports, related news articles, videos, images and comments) to Allvoices via:
NOTE: If you are contributing from a cell phone for the first time, Allvoices will accept your submission without registering, but you will need to register with Allvoices to contribute again.
After you have successfully registered, you can start contributing:
We recommend you keep an electronic draft of your report (e.g. Microsoft Word, an email draft) in the event you lose your Internet connection while submitting a report.
When you post a report, our proprietary system validates the story's relevance and adds related news stories, videos, images and Related Allvoices Contributions within minutes.
To edit reports:
To delete your own report:
Minimum: We recommend at least 200 characters (and keywords) so the system can aggregate related mainstream news stories (via online news resources) and other contributor reports to your report.
NOTE: Content aggregated to your report from the public or community helps validate the current level of discussion or interest in the topic and adds to the visibility of your report.
Maximum: The text limit is 10K characters.
NOTE: If your report is longer, you may submit 'Part 1' and 'Part 2' for example. Well-written reports of reasonable length help attract more readers (i.e. more pageviews).
After you have submitted 3 reports, the system will ask for additional information for your security and account identification. Also, the Allvoices experience is centered on places and people, and the community wants to know the location of contributors.
The "Additional Information Requested" page will appear requesting:
The system allows you to edit your comment within 15 minutes of submission. However, comments cannot be deleted.