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  1. #1
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    How to start a Crimes in the News thread

    If you'd like to start a thread but aren't sure how, here's a little tutorial:


    The Crimes in the News forum is for adult victims. Crimes - Spotlight on Children is only for crimes against children, but a case that involves adult and minor victims would go in Crimes in the News.

    1. It begins with information from an official source, such as a news article or a release issued by law enforcement.

    2. Use the Search box to make sure we don't already have a thread on that case.

    3. If you wish to use images supplied by law enforcement or news media in your post, upload them to an image host.

    4. Go to the Crimes in the News forum and click Post New Thread (to the left of the forum header).

    5. Add a title. There is a specific approved format for for all Crimes titles, including an indication of what happened to the victim(s). When given a choice, we prefer to honor deceased victims rather than give perps publicity and so we use victims' names in titles whenever possible:

    (State or Country Prefix - Victim's First & Last Name, Age, What Happened, Last Known Alive Location, Date)

    For example: WI - Crystal Jones, 24, found strangled, Milwaukee, 16 April 2017

    However, if the victim(s) survived, privacy may be an issue and we would then use the perp's name instead. For example:

    WI - John Jones charged with rape, Milwaukee, 16 April 2017

    6. Add your source link(s) and text in the text box.

    7. Preview and proofread your post by clicking the Preview Post button.

    8. Once you're satisfied that your post is accurate and complete, click the Submit New Thread button.


    Any questions? Ask away!

  2. #2
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    How about a State-by-State Prefix Choice, similar to Missing Persons Discussion?

    Our display can then be set to our favorite State, when our time is scarce.

    TIA / Thanks In Advance

  3. #3
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    I have a case I'd like to submit but I have no clue where to submit button is located.

  4. #4
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    How about the "+ Post New Thread Button"?

    How about the "+ Post New Thread Button"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jwrchr View Post
    I have a case I'd like to submit but I have no clue where to submit button is located.
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/for...es-in-the-News :

    Do you see a

    + Post New Thread

    (White Letters on a Dark Gray Background)

    Button near an Upper Left Corner?
    Last edited by Richrd; 06-21-2017 at 10:18 PM.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richrd View Post
    How about the "+ Post New Thread Button"?



    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/for...es-in-the-News :

    Do you see a

    + Post New Thread

    (White Letters on a Dark Gray Background)

    Button near an Upper Left Corner?

    I only see a +reply to thread when I open a thread but I seem to be missing the +post new thread. Someone else has started the thread that I was trying to start. I was just trying get the info out.