Frequently Asked Questions:
When I entered a comment it didn’t post, what happened?
To cutdown / eliminate comment spam we use comment moderation. After a comment has been entered it must be approved by the author, our Admin or our editor Betsy. Once one of your comments is approved you will be able to post more comments on other entries without moderation.
My comment was approved yesterday but today it went to moderation again, what happened?
If you close your browser or reboot your system our system forgets about you and puts your first comment in for moderation again. We know this comment moderation is a bit of a pain and we try to approve comments as quickly as possible but we have already had some comment spam that we have had to reject so this is not something we want to change at this time.
I tried to register for your site but after registering wasn’t able to sign on, can you help?
To prevent false registrations our site uses e-mail confirmations to complete the registration process. We can confirm you if for some reason you didn’t get the confirmation e-mail. Before you contact us you might want to make sure the e-mail confirmation didn’t get put in your “spam” folder. If it did you may want to set your spam filter to allow e-mail from email@example.com. If you have checked your spam filter and still don’t see the verification e-mail please feel free to contact Betsy at the same e-mail and we can confirm your registration for you.
When I registered I didn’t see how I could write an article, what do I do?
When you first sign up you are given a “subscriber” role. Subscribers have profiles and can freely comment but they can not write posts (articles). To freely write articles you need to be elevated to “author” status. If you want to be an author you can email our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a private message to our admin. Betsy will review some of your past writing and after this review may make you a contributor or author. Contributors can write articles but their material must be reviewed by our editor before it is published. Authors can post at will.
What can authors post on this site?
HumorOutcasts wants quality humor. We realize when you are dealing with humor that individual tastes vary and things that are funny to one person may not be funny to someone else. We do not want to stiffle creativity in anyway, however, there are “Terms and Conditions” which must be adheared to for this site to continue to function.
I read your terms page and you seem to have a lot of rules for a site that professes artistic freedom?
The rules shouldn’t inhibit artistic expression. However we are a “hosted” site so there are certain minimum rules we must follow. In addition there are advertisers such as Amazon and Google who also have rules about sites where they will allow advertisements. Since this is a site dedicated to humor we don’t think the basic rules we have in place should be a problem for our artists.
Will you be able to pay authors?
We have had Amazon affiliation and Google Adsense on our other sites. These programs can serve some very useful ads but to date they have not produced much revenue. There are costs associated with running this site so at this time we do not have a payment schedule for authors. As the site grows this may change.