Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Welcome to Game Critic’s FAQ section. We will try to cover any major questions here. We are a user-driven site so anyway we can make things easier for you the better.
How do I go about submitting a post on Game Critic?
First things first, you need to create an account. Up in the right hand corner of the site you’ll find a button that says login/register. Click that to begin registration. You can use your social media accounts or create a WordPress account to login. You can also click the Add Post option to be prompted with a login screen.
- Once your logged in, the Login/Register button will be replaced with your account icon. You can access your user profile from the drop-down menu next to it. View any and all posts you’ve already completed, plus comments, views and votes on them.
What happens after I login using my social media account or by creating a WordPress account?
You should be ready to post an article on the site once you’re logged in. To do that, you simply click Add Post on the top right of the site.
Now that I’m logged in and I know how to post content, how do I comment on other existing posts?
After logging in you will be able to comment on the site without having to do anything extra. We also offer a nifty Facebook comment box if you prefer commenting with Facebook instead of the traditional WordPress service.
How do the trending and top 10 pages work? How can I get my content to trend on Game Critic?
It’s all a question of views and votes. Each post has voting options. The more votes a post has the higher it will trend on Game Critic. Your goal is to get your content to go viral. Voting on other people’s content and sharing content to social media sites can help your post(s) trend even more.
Are there any particular guidelines or formatting I should follow when posting?
Yes. We accept three types of posts on Game Critic. Reviews, news and opinion pieces. Each of which are pretty self explanatory with their own relevant categories. But to make it easier we made a couple simple guide posts to help get you started.
Some rules for each post type:
Reviews will go in the console based categories. So if you played a game on PS4 and wanted to write a review it would go in the Ps4 category. (Always add reviews to the category you played the game on)
News stories will always go in the news category. Always, make sure to include your source url and source name.
Opinion pieces are more free wheeling. You can create lists, comparison pieces, essays, really whatever you want. But the opinion pieces will always go in the opinion category.
What happens after I publish the post? Does it show up on the site instantly?
No, every post on the site goes through a simple and quick review process. If everything checks out and the formatting is good the post will go from pending to published in no time. Make sure to check back to make sure the post has been published. If not, shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I am an other game site owner? Can I publish my content on your site?
Yes! We highly encourage other game site owners to promote their existing content on our platform such as reviews, news and opinion pieces. You can simply add a short summary or excerpt of your content with a link back to the original location. It can be a great way to get more traffic to your content and build up back links to your site.
Are you ever looking for help to run the site?
Yes! We are always on the look out for people to help out. We are currently in need of community moderators to help manage discussions and approve comments. Editors to help proof read submitted posts and senior contributors who would like to submit posts more regularly. If you’re interested send us an email to email@example.com.
What if I create a profile and I’m missing an Avatar image?
If you use Facebook or Twitter to create an account it should automatically pull your image from those sites. If you create a WordPress account and don’t already have a Gravatar set up you will need to go to Gravatar.com and set up an Avatar using the same email you used to create your account on Game Critic. Once you set it up you should have an image on our site.