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NewsCreator:

Why do I need the NewsCreator?
Answer: The NewsCreator is the tool which the WebReporters use to deliver their news to ShortNews.

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What is the "Address" field for in the NewsCreator?
Answer: Here you can enter the internet address of a news page and search for the most current news.

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What is the link bar for in the left pane of the NewsCreator?
Answer: Using the link bar we want to give you a small overview of the most usual news pages in the internet. Naturally, you can also use other news pages as a source.

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What is the "NewsCreator Links" button for?
Answer: If you have a news page open in the left side of the NewsCreator and want to return to the link list, then click on this button.

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What is the "End NewsCreator" button for?
Answer: With this, you close the NewsCreator, if you don't want to deliver any more news.

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What is the "My bookmarks" button for?
Answer: Here you can store your favourite news pages.

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Can I insert news pages that are not available in your link list?
Answer: Yes, simply click on the plus character to the right of "My bookmarks" and insert your own news pages.

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How do I best use the full text search to find possible double news?
Answer: The best thing to do is to use unique keywords (names, company names, product names), that brings the best results.

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Can I also search for several keywords in the full text search?
Answer: Yes, simply insert a plus character (+) before each additional word.

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How do I choose the news item's title so that it does not appear too sensational?
Answer: Select a title, which arouses interest as much as it contains information about the news.

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Why can't I just transfer the news 1:1 from the source?
Answer: News items are intellectual property and therefore may absolutely not be distributed by a third party without the clear approval of the originator. For reasons of copyright you must not, under any circumstances, copy news items 1:1.

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Why is my news restricted to 3x250 characters?
Answer: We want to inform the user so quickly and shortly as possible. Thus, the name "ShortNews".

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Why must I give a source from the Internet?
Answer: Many readers will want to read the whole article along with the short version. Apart from this, we avoid misuse, each reader can check the true contents of news using the source.

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Why can't I enter a news title if I haven't already used the full text search?
Answer: So that you can be sure your news is not available in double.

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I receive the error message, "Title is too short". Why?
Answer: Please choose a news title that both contains information and arouses interest.

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I receive the error message "Several words in the title contain too many large characters!", Why?
Answer: We want to prevent news titles appearing too sensational (e.g. SCANDAL IN THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD. Please avoid using such sensational news titles.

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How do I check my news for grammar and spelling mistakes?
Answer: The NewsCreator currently has a dictionary with 295, 000 words. Apart from this, alternative words are proffered for every misspelled word.

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Can I compose more than one news from one aricle?
Answer: No, if a user wants detailed informations about this article he can go directly to the source of the news!

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