How To Publish Materials at Englishtips.org: RULES
IMPORTANT: We only accept materials that have educational value and that help learn or teach English. Any other materials will be deleted without further notice.
The Administration reserves the right to reject or remove any publication without any further notice or explanation. Please rest assured that we always bear in mind our base principle: the educational value of the materials to English learners and teachers.
IMPORTANT: The publications that fail to meet one or more publication guidelines will be transferred to the 'Black Hole' category for a few days: this way the contributor has some time to edit his/her publication and to ensure it meets these guidelines. After a few day the publications that have not been fixed will be deleted.
You can check the status of your publications in your profile.
After you have edited your publication in the Black Hole and think it meets the publication criteria, please drop a PM (private message) to one of the site's Trusted Contributors, so that we can re-check it.
Title of the publication should contain the FULL NAME of the material you are sharing, as well as the type of the publication (if applicable) (see common abbreviations below)
IMPORTANT: common abbreviations:
SB = Student's Book
TB = Teacher's Book
WB = Workbook
MP3 - audiofile
IMPORTANT: Any mentioning of the original publishing company that published this material is PROHIBITED!!
Use the =Check for Duplicates= button to make sure the material you are submitting is not already present on our website.
IMPORTANT: We also recommend using the site search or Google.com (just type englishtips.org: title of your material)
If you have noticed that what you are trying to submit has already been published at Englishtips - add your link there, using the =Have an alternative download link to add? paste it here= link in that publication. If you're submitting a missing component to an existing publication (i.e. audio to a coursebook, etc) - please add your link in the same field, providing a note in the 'Comments:' field below the field. We also encourage our users to add the FILE SIZE next to the note.
IMPORTANT: if you're adding missing components to an existing publication, please leave a 'regular' comment about it, too, so that we know something has been added, and can 'refresh' that publication.
Each publication MUST have an image (cover image/screenshot) uploaded to our server.
We recommend using http://images.google.com/ to find the cover. Once you've found your image, copy its link (make sure it's a DIRECT link - it should end in .jpg, .png, or .gif - for example, http://www.whataboutwatermelon.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/dictionary1.jpg), then paste your link into the =IMAGE UPLOAD= field below. You can also upload a cover image from your local computer.
IMPORTANT: Submissions without an image will be 'blackholed' immediately.
IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT upload or add any image to the FULL DESCRIPTION window!
Each publication MUST have a short and detailed description in one or more of our official languages (English, Polish, or Russian).
There is a limit of 650 characters for the short description.
IMPORTANT: If your submission is only useful to the speakers of Polish or Russian languages, please leave a note about it in both short and detailed descriptions ("FOR RUSSIAN/POLISH SPEAKERS ONLY")
IMPORTANT: Publications without a Short and Detailed descriptions, or containing meaningless descriptions, will be sent to the 'Black Hole' category immediately.
Paste your links (one on each line!) into the "URL файла / File URL:" field ONLY!
IMPORTANT: We do NOT allow links in the Short or Detailed Descriptions any longer. Your publication will be blackholed if it contains links in any of the description windows!
IMPORTANT: If there are several components in your publications (for example, SB + TB, etc), please make a note of it in the Full description window.
We ONLY allow archives protected with our standard password (englishtips.org).
You can also submit archives WITHOUT passwords.
IMPORTANT: We will permanently delete your publication if we notice that there is any password other than ours.
The following materials are NOT ALLOWED at Englishtips.org:
- erotic, pornographic, of religious or political nature
- computer manuals
- materials not having any educational value and/or not related to either learning or teaching English
- archives containing any 'extra' files: HTML files with links to other sites, advertising, etc.
- Fiction movies, documentaries or any other videos that do not have IMMEDIATE connection to learning or teaching English (see #9 below)
- Files with names of other sites in them (for example, siteXXX.com.rar, etc)
- All components of the following series: Any Cambridge University Press titles, any Macmillan Publishers Ltd titles, including but not limited to: "Inside Out", "Reward", "Destination", "Rising Star", "Laser", "Prospects", "Macmillan Graded Readers" "MacMillan English Dictionary", "Attitude", "Observations", "The Business", "Grammar Activities", "Campaign English", “Way Ahead”.
The following file-exchange servers are NOT ALLOWED at Englishtips.org:
We do not allow any movies, tv-series and documentaries to be published on the website.