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Writing a Good Post About Materials Science
or Why did my post disappear?

From time to time we want to remind people of our guidelines about writing a good post here on Materials Science on G+.  

This is a fascinating community and the strong guidelines are what we think make it that way.  We heavily moderate this community and you might see your post disappear.  Why?

The number one reason is, it might be what can be called Link Litter or a One Liner.  These are posts that say just one sentence or even just one word describing a link.  [Interesting]   or   [I just found this and wanted to post it]  are not a good lead-in to a post and will get the post removed. This is also not a place for memes, there are many other communities devoted to just memes and jokes.  Please no self promotion. And please no more than one post a day.

Composition  - Please,  "No links without explanation. Accompany any link with an explanation of why you think it's share worthy. Write a paragraph or two (not just a sentence) that summarizes the key scientific content and why you were intrigued." We are a material science community first and foremost, and we request that your post brings out the science front and center. We do not want the response "Check the link, it has the science", we prefer engagement in the community itself.

Sources - Please check your sources; if you can, find the original research paper and post a link so people who are interested can see what it was that you found so stimulating.  You have the largest library in the world, right at your fingertips. If you are attributing a science journal, please provide the link and links to the original research papers will be appreciated. Reputable sites are preferred. Blogs and news articles may not always meet the cut.

Videos - Remember that many people read from a mobile device and might not have the bandwidth to view that video you really like.  So give a good description that will entice those people to come back and have a look later.  Also please give full credit to all videos, someone worked hard to make that science video, and they deserve the acknowledgement. The videos should have commentary like any other post. A video is NOT a source. Youtube videos will not be considered as sources.

Posting takes a little work on your part to make your post one that people will read and comment on.  And, check those comments; please, don't post and run. 

Thanks for reading this and please have fun while learning about Materials Science.
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