How to start a Crimes in the News thread

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by OkieGranny, May 8, 2017.

  1. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    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!
     
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  3. Richrd

    Richrd Well-Known Member

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

    TIA / Thanks In Advance
     
  4. jwrchr

    jwrchr New Member

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

    Richrd Well-Known Member

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    jwrchr New Member

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    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.
     
  7. NightOwlDetective

    NightOwlDetective New Member

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    Hi! I'd also love to start a thread with a pretty interesting case, but I do not see the post new thread button. I am using a mac. Here is a screenshot of what I see.
    https://imgur.com/a/bGzk6
     
  8. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Member

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    Do you have to have a certain number of posts before starting a thread? I don't see the "post new thread" button either.

    I'm on a tablet if that makes a difference.

    I have a case I'd like to post once I know the rules. It's an odd situation that doesn't fit any of the categories I've seen -- is there a generic discussion thread where I can ask those types of questions?
     
  9. LisaWL7TR

    LisaWL7TR New Member

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    Welcome to Websleuths! I do believe you have to post ? amount of times before starting a thread.
     
  10. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Member

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    Thanks! I guess the button will appear when I reach the right number of posts. Would be cool if there was some kind of thread that explains all that for new members. I looked on the rules and etiquette threads but didn't see anything like that. Anyway thanks for your reply!
     
  11. Auntie Cipation

    Auntie Cipation Member

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    Quoting myself because I found the discussion thread where these rules are explained and I thought the poster above me might want to know.

    https://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?75217-Etiquette-amp-Information-Discussion
     
  12. sleepingheart

    sleepingheart ~The Crown Giver~

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    ~OkieGranny= If a certain case is local to us, are we allowed to post things that are "going around" but not necessarily sourced in any media yet? ~Thanks in advance :)!
     

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