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How to Effectively Write Content for This Site

Warning: the following guide is highly technical, and presumes some basic familiarity with writing web based content, including some coding skills as well as familiarity with Drupal based content management systems.

The IWW EUC welcomes new, original, relevant content for this site. We offer the following suggestions on how to make that content as useful as possible:

(1) determine whether you are writing IWW-EUC specific content, particularly material about green industrial union organizing (which should be featured on the front page) or background content, which is about more general green unionist issues, such as renewable energy technology, agroecology, extractivism, and the like. The latter would not be featured on the front page, but could still be useful background information.

(2) compile your list of taxonomy tags when you write your text. The tags help categorize what you are writing about and help others find the content when they're searching for it. Please make sure the tags already exist, or request that a new tag be created (when you propose the new content), if you feel the latter is compelling enough to do so, but please understand, the list of tags we already have is fairly extensive.

(3) If you actually code your article in .html script, set your links to open a new tab or window in the browser (use the target="_blank" modifier in the hyperlink code, e.g. <a href="" target="_blank">IWW EUC</a> ). This keeps the viewer on your article or our site even if they open a new link to rsearch the background content you provide.

(4) When considering links for background or citations, please consider linking to the tags on our site, rather than specific individual articles. For example, if you are writing about climate strikes, and want to give examples of workers engaging in strike activity specifically to advance ecological demands, which are called "Green Bans", if you link to the tag "Green Bans" on our site, the reader will be given the entire collection of articles with that tag on that subject (but don't worry, they won't be bombarded with dozens of new tabs or windows in their browser; they'll be instead taken to a page with a list of the articles in reverse chronological order, newest to oldest). That way, as we gather new articles on a particular subject, they'll be added to the list, but you won't need to go back and re-edit your content, if new information emerges!

(5) You may, of course, link to specific articles and/or sites if you beleive that is necessary.

(6) Be sure to follow the guidelines outlined here for proposing the new content once you have finished it.

The Fine Print I:

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this site are not the official position of the IWW (or even the IWW’s EUC) unless otherwise indicated and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone but the author’s, nor should it be assumed that any of these authors automatically support the IWW or endorse any of its positions.

Further: the inclusion of a link on our site (other than the link to the main IWW site) does not imply endorsement by or an alliance with the IWW. These sites have been chosen by our members due to their perceived relevance to the IWW EUC and are included here for informational purposes only. If you have any suggestions or comments on any of the links included (or not included) above, please contact us.

The Fine Print II:

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It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice.