HotSamachar - News of the People, for the People, by the People, is a social networking site focused on news and events of importance to global Indians. As the slogan of the site says, HotSamachar is all about YOU. It is a medium to with your friends, discuss news stories, view stories your friends have published and subscribe to RSS feeds of their submissions. HotSamachar intends to bring out the latest news that is most relevant to Indian community. Members submit news articles and vote for their favorite stories in a friendly community based environment. The submitted articles are reviewed by all and promoted, based on popularity, to the main page. When a user submits a news article it will be placed in the "Upcoming" area until it gains sufficient votes to be promoted to the main page. HotSamachar is a Digg style social networking site for Indian News -Samachar.
Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How do I submit a Story?
You can submit a story by clicking on the "Submit a New Story" link from the home page. You have to register before you can submit a story. You can submit either a link to an article or write your own editorial article. If you find a article that is good journalism and find it useful to the global indian community you can share it by clicking the "Submit a New Story" button at the homepage. You can also write you own editorial article and submit using the same link. Put your editorial article in the "desciption" field. For editorial articles use the link as the home page of HotSamachar.
2. How do I network with other people on the site?
If you find the articles submitted by a user interesting you can click on the "Posted By" link on the article. It will take you to the Profile of the submitter. Here you can see the other stories posted by this user, comments made by him and other information. Under the submenu you will find a link " Add to my friends>". Click on this link to add the user to your friends.
3. Ok, but how do I add my friends that are not part of HotSamachar?
Well, your friends will have to become a member of HotSamchar to join you in news sharing and participation. So invite them to the community and then know their nick name to add them to your friends network as explain in 2. above.
4. How do I subscribe to RSS feeds of my friend?
While on the user "Profile" page, click on the "Personal Info" Tab. Click on the "View 's RSS feed" to see the feed and subscribe to it.
5. How do I sneak peek at the latest comments and submissions at HotSamachar?
To get a sneak peek at the latest action at HotSamachar, click on the "Live" link in the top menu. Here you can see the latest submissions, comments, queued and publised stories.
6. How do stories get published to the Front Page?
Stories get published to the front page when they reach a certain number of votes or the "vote threshold". As of now, the vote threshold is set to 5 votes, so when an article gets 5 votes it is published to the front page.
7. What is Tag Cloud?
Tag Cloud lets you see the Hot Topics on the HotSamachar cummunity. The hotter the topic the bolder it will be on the "Tag Cloud". Tag Cloud lets you quicky spot trends in the community and find out what is being discussed. Click on the tag element to see the stories that are linked to it.
8. How do I provide feedback or report abuse?
You can use the "Contact Us" to provide feedback and report abuse.
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