Frequently Asked Questions



HOW TO: ARTICLES


WRITE AN ARTICLE

Go to your 'Profile' and click on 'Dashboard' in the menu (in the top right hand corner). Click on 'write an article'

PUBLISH AN ARTICLE

To publish an article, click on 'publish'. Click on 'date and status' in the 'Dashboard' menu to modify the date of publication.
You will know your article has been published online when you can see it on your 'Profile'. If you want the article to gain more visibility around the site, look* for thematic 'groups' in which it could fit into (such as 'society', or 'sports'). The groups are spread out across three different layers of the site: the magazine, the 'local offices' page, and the 'community' page.
*There is no search engine on the website for the moment but everything is 'googleable'.

TRANSLATE AN ARTICLE

To translate an article go to the article in question. In the 'Dashboard' menu on the side of the page, click on 'translate article'. Select the language you want to translate the article into.

Remember, that every translation you publish is still subject to edition once it goes onsite, to maintain quality and security levels.

ADD AN AUTHOR TO AN ARTICLE

Go to the original language version of your article. In the 'Dashboard' menu click on 'modify/ add author', and type in the name of the author you want to add to the piece in the search engine there. Clicking on their name will send a message directly to their inbox where they will have to confirm the action.


HOW TO: 'GROUPS'


CREATE A 'GROUP'

Create your own thematic 'groups' and invite other 'babelians' to contribute. Go to your 'profile'. Click on 'create a group' in the 'Dashboard' menu. Create a name for this 'group' – such as 'eco-housing' or 'EU politics' – and provide a short description of the group. A message will be sent to the site's moderators, who will accept or decline your proposal for the thematic 'group'. Once the 'group' has been created it will show up on the 'group list' on the 'community' page. 'Groups' are ranked according to the latest publication within it. The more active you are, the more visible you will be.

MANAGE A 'GROUP'

ADD A SUB-SECTION
To add a sub-section to your group – such as adding 'retro European music' to a culture 'group' - click on 'sub-sections' in the 'Dashboard' menu. Click on 'add a sub-section'. To delete the sub-section click on the red bin icon. To change the order of these sub-sections. You can drag the sub-sections around to change the list.

MANAGE 'GROUP' MEMBERS

Go to the 'Dashboard' menu. Click on 'members'. If you want to make a member an 'administrator', click on 'administrator'. If you double click this button to remove 'administrator' status. Click on the 'x' button to take the member out of the 'group'.

DESCRIPTION

You can modify the description for your 'group' at any moment. Click on the 'description' button of the 'Dashboard' menu.

ADD ARTICLES TO YOUR 'GROUP'

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This is the whole point of having an open 'group'. Go to the article which you would like to add to your group. Go to the 'Dashboard' menu and click on 'publish this article in your group'. You can choose more than one group (as long as you are the administrator), as well as the sub-section in which you want the article to prepare.

FLAG AN ARTICLE AS A 'TOP STORY' IN YOUR 'GROUP'

Go to the 'Dashboard' menu of an article. Click on 'publish this article as a top story in your 'group''. Choose the 'group' in which you want the article to appear. The article will show up in a rolling carrousel at the top of your group's page.

You can designate an article to be a 'favourite' in your group, even if it hasn't officially been added to the 'group'. You would do this for example if you 'recommend' an article in another 'group', but which does not fit the editorial line of your 'group'. 'Babelians' who are tracking your activity in a 'group' can also be notified of the article you have liked from another 'group'.


HOW TO: PROFILE


This is your personal page with an archive of all of your contributions across one or all of the three layers of the site (magazine, local offices and community). You will also be able to see the articles that you have not published yet. This is the main landing page for you – you can participate in the magazine from here (creating a 'group', writing an article).

MANAGE YOUR NOTIFICATIONS

You will receive notifications once you are a member of a 'group', or if you are following an author. You can select which notifications you want to receive by going to your 'profile', clicking on the 'Dashboard' menu, and clicking on 'notifications'.


ALL ABOUT: TIMELINE


You can see all of your personal babelactivity – from the groups or author you follow – on your timeline, in chronological order.

FOLLOW A 'GROUP'

Go to your 'group'. Click on the 'Dashboard' menu, where the 'follow' button is.

FOLLOW AN AUTHOR

Go to said author's 'profile'. Click on the 'Dashboard' menu, where the 'follow' button is.