When TechSpy was launched, the hope was that traffic would filter from N4G, resulting in a thriving community like over on our sister site. However, not having much of a reputation and having somewhat older rules made for the growth of our community a challenge. After many years, I have finally been able to have the rules re-worked, making the submission process a bit simpler.
I won't go into full discussion about it here as they are already outlined in the now updated Guidelines section, but here are a few major points to note.
1) Sourcing is no longer a thing. We want smaller sites to thrive and welcome each and every to submit content from their blogs instead of dealing with the pesky sourcing rule. However we do require that articles have proper citation (on the blog's end) and that content be of high caliber. If your content reads as if it was passed through a translator, the admins and mods will fail it at their discretion. We figure a lot of moderation will be needed within the first few months to set a precedence as to what is high quality or not, but generally most sites SHOULD be able to make the cut, big or small.
2) We will be allowing certain YouTube links to web series and other original content (e.g. content from MHBHD). Video content tied to a website (e.g. a Verge video) should be submitted via the website article rather than the direct YouTube link. Again, moderation will come into play to set examples of this.
3) Business, politics, and video- game submissions should be written from a technological standpoint, or address repercussions in the technological world.
4) We have added a blogspam rule where low quality content will be auto failed based if article quality is too low, for being a guest post, having too many affiliate links, among a few other potential issues.
The full guide can be read here http://techspy.com/site/gui...
We have tried to make the guide less restrictive, but we'd love to hear your feedback about this below :D