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New site feature: keep us updated!

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We need your help - keep us updated!

A new feature has been added to the site: you can now keep us updated more easily using the text box in the sidebar. got-djent.com is a community portal, and it has always been possible for our users to submit new content: news articles, bands, releases and more. However, we realise that this is actually quite a lot of work, and in this day and age people are always pressed for time. That's why we've decided to make contributing a little easier.

The djent scene is still growing every day, and it's starting to become a daunting task for our moderation team to cover everything. We are starting to miss things. That's why we are counting on you to help us by pointing out news and bands that are worth posting on the site. Instead of submitting an article or a band page, you can just send us a link and we'll do the rest.

How does it work?

It's quite simple. You enter a link and a short description of the content in the text box at the top of the sidebar (top right of the page), and press 'Send update'. Your update then enters the update queue, which is regularly checked by our moderation team for new updates.

You have to be logged in to see the text box. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one here in a few minutes.

When an update is submitted, it is 'pending'. When a moderator comes along and sees the pending update, they can decide to make a post about it. They will then mark the update as 'in progress', to indicate that it's being dealt with. Once the post is finished, they will mark the update as 'posted'. This doesn't mean that the post will be visible on the site immediately - it might still have to be reviewed by another moderator before publishing.

If the content of an update is deemed unusable or inappropriate to be published on the site, it will be marked as 'ignored'.

You can view all the updates you've submitted at any time by clicking the 'View my updates' link below the text box. The 'My updates' page shows an overview of all your updates, along with their current status. You can also view each update individually and discuss it with the moderation team.

As always: if anything looks weird, please refresh the page as your browser may still be caching old files. If it still looks weird after refreshing, don't hesitate to contact us!

Help us out!

If you are an artist, we would appreciate it very much if you could keep us updated about what you are doing. Just send us a link to a blog entry, a Facebook status, your Myspace / Bandcamp / SoundCloud page, ... and tell us what's new. We'll post it on the site and link back to it, which in turn gives you more exposure. All news articles published on the site are also posted on our Facebook page, our Myspace page and on Twitter.

If you are a fan, feel free to keep us updated about your favourite bands as well! Just link us to what's new and give us a short description.

If you have more time, you can also submit an article or a band page yourself, and make our workload a bit lighter.

Join the team!

On a related note, we are currently looking for some dedicated people who would like to help us with writing articles and moderating submitted content. Our moderation team consists of volunteers who work on the site when they have some time to spare. All of the moderators lead busy lives, however, so sometimes there is a lot of work to be done and not enough time to do it.

If you are interested in joining the got-djent.com moderation team, you are encouraged to submit new content (articles, bands, releases, ...) that conforms to our internal style guide regularly. Regular contributors will be contacted and invited to join the team if they are interested.

Help us pay our server costs

If you have a few bucks to spare, you can help us out with our server costs. Click the button below to send us some money through PayPal.

The djent community is constantly growing, and as a result, got-djent.com gets more and more traffic every day. got-djent.com is completely non-profit, which means I pay for the server costs out of my own pocket. To keep these costs in check, we welcome gifts from our users.

got-djent.com needs your help!

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got-djent.com will celebrate its 6 month anniversary this month! For the past few months, the djent community has been growing uncontrollably, in no small part thanks to Periphery, who have brought the trend they are spearheading to mainstream attention with the release of their self-titled debut album. We hope that initiatives like got-djent.com have played a role in this as well.

A side effect of the ongoing expansion of the community is that a lot more stuff is happening these days. That's good, because it means we have more to write about. It's not so good, because the workload of our team of contributors has been steadily increasing, up to a point where it's getting pretty hard not to miss things.

That is why got-djent.com is looking for contributors. As you may or may not know, got-djent.com is an open website, in the sense that we allow all of our registered users to submit new content. When you're logged in, there should be a 'Create content' section in the menu in the side bar, which allows you to post news articles, add new bands and releases to our database, and post album reviews.

At the moment, we are looking for some regular contributors to post news articles. Of course, one off contributions are welcome as well! If you submit new content regularly, you are eligible to become a permanent contributor, which means your contributions will be exempt from moderation. Some additional perks might be coming soon!

If you would like to know more about contributing, feel free to post any questions you may have in the comments to this post.

How to contribute

got-djent.com is a community portal, and we take the 'community' part very literally: we encourage all of our users to submit new content. If you would like to contribute, but you're not sure where to start, then read on.

Sign up first!
To submit new content, you will have to create an account and log in first, if you haven't already. It's easy enough, just go to the registration page and enter your desired username and a valid email address. That's all there is to it! You can change your password and update your profile once you are logged in. Apart from submitting and editing content, signing up will also allow you to post comments, rate content, post on our forums, and more.

Articles
Articles are the posts that show up under 'News', and in the headlines section of the front page. Whenever something interesting happens, we try to write an article about it. We might miss things, though! If you've spotted something that you think may be of interest to the djent community, you are welcome to submit an article about it.

It's easy enough: once you are logged in, click the 'Create content > Article' link in the sidebar. You will be presented with a form. Be sure to read the guidelines at the top! If you have a band or project yourself, you are welcome to submit updates about it (new songs, upcoming releases, ...). Think of it as an opportunity to get the word out about your music!

Bands and releases
got-djent.com also maintains an extensive database of djent-related bands and releases. If there's a band you think is missing in our database, feel free to add it! You can add a new band by clicking the 'Create content > Band' link in the sidebar, and filling out the form. You can also edit existing band pages, to provide more information or to change the lineup, for example.

The same goes for albums and EPs! To create a new release, click 'Create content > Release' in the sidebar, and fill out the form. Releases are also displayed on the front page in the 'Upcoming releases' and 'Recent releases' sections. If your band or project is working on a new album, feel free to add it!

Reviews
got-djent.com also allows you to review the albums you've listened to. To create a review for a release, click the 'Create content > Review' link in the sidebar. Make sure the release in question is already in our database! If it isn't, please add it first (see above). An even easier way to create a review is to go to the page of the release in question and click the 'Write a review' link.

Moderation
got-djent.com has a team of moderators that supervises all new submissions and changes to existing content. It works like this: whenever something new is submitted, or a change is made, this is placed into the moderation queue. One of our moderators then reviews the submitted content, modifies it if necessary, and publishes it. This means that your submission will not be published on the site right away! Don't be surprised if your changes aren't visible immediately, this is perfectly normal.

Artists: submit a song!
A recently added feature is the 'Featured music' section on the front page. If you have a band or project and you've just finished a kickass track, you can have it featured on our front page, for maximal exposure. To submit a song, click 'Create content > Featured song' in the sidebar. Be sure to read the guidelines above the submission form!

Once your song has been submitted, it will be in the submission queue, where it can be rated and commented on by all registered users. If your song gets high enough ratings, it will eventually be featured on the front page!

Just one remark: please don't submit songs that aren't your own! This feature is specially for musicians. If you would like to see a song by another band or project featured on our front page, please ask the artist in question to submit their song!

Finally, note that all content should be in accordance with our content policy.

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