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Thursday, 5 January 2012




Please read this BEFORE posting an article

By nwilliams

Hello all.

We want Firstnews.co.uk to be as interesting and as fun as possible so please read these rules below before writing an article. 

Articles which will NOT be approved

1. Reviews which do not tell us about the book/film/gadget.

You need to write more than 'I really like this book - you should read it'. Please tell us WHY you liked the book and what sort of person should read it. If you are writing a book review please put the author’s name in the title. This makes it easier for readers to find book reviews that they will like.

2. NO Avatar maker articles. We can't put these up because most people do not have the copyright of the pictures they are using.

3. Articles written all in CAPITAL LETTERS.

4. Articles that have been copied and pasted from another website. Please only put up articles which you have written yourself.

5. Articles which are similar to other ones already on the website. We have had five articles called 'Do you like Justin Bieber' this week!

6. Problem or agony aunt articles. Please email newsdesk@firstnews.co.uk because we have our very own agony aunt Esther to answer these in the newspaper.

7. Articles which just ask users to comment. Eg. chatting articles. 

8. Competition articles. 

9. Articles where you are making a picture for other users. I think that everyone knows how to do this by now. If I keep approving these, they will take over the section.

10. Articles linking to other websites - I can't moderate the content on these websites, so we can't tell our readers to go to them. 

11. Articles which give out any personal information about yourself, or include a photo of you if you do not have your parents' permission.

12. Articles which are just song lyrics

13. Articles which are just pictures.

14. Articles which are just links to previous articles.

Pictures

Please only upload a picture if you have draw or taken it yourself, or it is of a book, film, or album cover. You can also use pictures of gadgets like PS3 or Wiis. 

There is a thing called ‘copyright’ which means that we are not allowed to upload photos which we do not own.

You can use any of the pictures below - or any other picture from our website for your article. Just right click on it and save it to your computer.

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1. Please check your spelling and make sure you are using full stops and capital letters.

 2. No swearing. All your comments and articles are checked by our Web Editor Nic before they go on the website. So no swearing, being mean or saying anything that might hurt someone’s feelings. She won’t put it through. 

3. Titles. Please try to make your titles a description of what is in your article. Eg. is it a book review, a joke or are you asking a question? 

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  • kizzie (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 16:03

    is that why my "avatar of the week" article wont come up?

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 16:05

    That's Fair Enough!

  • Mirri04 (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 16:44

    I will make sure that I keep to these rules!:)

  • rockgirl (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:04

    ok Nic! One question, are we allowed to upload pictures of ourselves if we can't find any other pictures that are suitible to go up?

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:36

    Sorry about all the new rules - but nowadays I am getting 10+ articles a day - which I LOVE - but it means that I don't have time to do other things, like upload you X Factor articles etc.

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:36

    Thank you all for understanding

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:37

    Hi Kizzie. Yes, probably. Depending on when it was written.

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:38

    Rockgirl - I'd rather you DIDN'T post photos of yourself, for safety reasons. But if you do want to, you need you parents permission. I can always add a picture after or you can use ANY picture I have already used on the site, because that means we own the copyright for it.

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 17:38

    Or why not make a picture of your name? That way people can always see straight away which articles are yours.

  • rockgirl (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 18:09

    Okay Nic that's fine with me! I'll try taking a picture of my name

  • gummybear (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 18 October 2010 @ 18:11

    sorry i have made an article before reading this

  • nwilliams wrote on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 @ 13:46

    Thank you all for your support :)

  • Lizziexxx (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 19 October 2010 @ 16:57

    OK nic, will do!!!!

  • Mirri04 (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 @ 12:31

    You're welcome,Nic:)

  • Puppylove (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 22 October 2010 @ 16:10

    Nic can we write really scary articals for halloween?

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 22 October 2010 @ 16:15

    Yes - but not TOO scary... We don't want anyone getting too frightened! Especially me!

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 @ 11:39

    Hehehe! - x

  • cocoa123 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 @ 22:18

    plz help how do u add an article 2 the website plz plz pretty plz tell me

  • cocoa123 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 @ 22:19

    that's cool i'm new, so that helps a lot!!!

  • SuperSuze (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 27 October 2010 @ 17:49

    :) :) :)

  • cocoa123 (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 29 October 2010 @ 12:24

    plz help (again, sorry!) how do u get an avatar like urs SuperSuze? plz give step-by-step instructions

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 29 October 2010 @ 12:38

    Do you mean a moving avatar cocoa123?

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 29 October 2010 @ 15:53

    I'd like to know that! I really want a new avatar!! Kind of like your ones Nic!

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 31 October 2010 @ 18:34

    Is nwilliams Nic? That would be cool if it was! :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Sunday, 31 October 2010 @ 19:36

    Yes - Nwilliams is Nic :) All First News staff who post on here have name which are their first initial and last name. So Nic Williams = Nwilliams. Serena lacey = Slacey. Ben Pulsford = Bpulsford etc.

  • KatCandy (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 2 November 2010 @ 18:24

    Yes Nic!

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 4 November 2010 @ 16:38

    Sorry that I keep using your avatars Nic but they're so cool!

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 4 November 2010 @ 16:40

    You are more than welcome to them. I have lots saved up and it gives me a chance to use them.

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 4 November 2010 @ 17:04

    Thanks!

  • Amy-lou (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 6 November 2010 @ 14:41

    Cool rules nic, at least they're not boring and strict like at school...

  • Abzie (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 7 November 2010 @ 09:16

    I wrote a book review before I saw this and I didnt put the authors name in the tile can I change it or do I have to start again? Plz reply!!

  • nwilliams wrote on Sunday, 7 November 2010 @ 19:41

    Thank you Amy-lou. I don't like having rules, but it just makes it a lot quicker for me to put up articles. :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Sunday, 7 November 2010 @ 19:42

    Abzie - I'll change it when it gets approved. I will be back in work Tuesday so will do it then :)

  • samr29 (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 9 November 2010 @ 18:14

    cool rules

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 @ 16:51

    Nic, when are we choosing a new Member of the Week? AnnaK should have chosen a week ago.

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 18 November 2010 @ 16:21

    :):):):):):):):)

  • KatCandy (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 1 December 2010 @ 17:10

    Nic: I have just made a new article with a photo of me on it but I read this first and got my parents permission. Is that alright then?

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 2 December 2010 @ 12:37

    There wasn't a photo on it :( If you parents agree, then yes. But I'd rather not put photos of people up, because I worry about your internet safety. :)

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 @ 14:14

    Maybe it's best not to put photos of yourself on it!

  • Lizziexxx (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 11 December 2010 @ 09:30

    understood nic!

  • Chotty (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 11 December 2010 @ 18:26

    OK Nic!!!!

  • Chotty (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 11 December 2010 @ 18:29

    How do you get moving avatars? Sorry, I'm really ignorant!!!!

  • Chotty (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 11 December 2010 @ 18:33

    ..... And, sorry, but how am I meant to change what it says my age is on this? I am actually 11, but it says I am 9!

  • star1999 (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 13 December 2010 @ 19:12

    how do u post an article?

  • Mirri04 (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 20 December 2010 @ 14:01

    Star1999,you can post an article by clicking on 'write your own article',which is at the top,next to Bored?.You then write your article,and when you're done,click 'save changes'.Is that alright?:)

  • Edd12345 (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 @ 12:47

    ok Nic!!!

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 22 December 2010 @ 19:02

    Haha Nic, I don't like Justin Bieber! He's alright :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 23 December 2010 @ 09:58

    That's one less 'I love Justin Bieber' article written this week then! :)

  • sarahsun1 (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 23 December 2010 @ 17:50

    i wrote an article before i saw this and put a picture off the internet is that alright?

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 24 December 2010 @ 09:10

    Just make sure you do it in the future :)

  • Ellie-mo (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 24 December 2010 @ 11:22

    oops, im just after mking an article but didnt use capital letters, will it still be allowed, Nic?!! Ellie-mo xoxox :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 24 December 2010 @ 12:16

    Yes, it's ok. But do it in the future!

  • diver1 (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 31 December 2010 @ 18:41

    Are our comments checked before they are put on the site?

  • nwilliams wrote on Saturday, 1 January 2011 @ 11:44

    Yes, every single one :)

  • diver1 (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 1 January 2011 @ 16:03

    Are they checked automatically? or by a person? happy new year!!!

  • nwilliams wrote on Saturday, 1 January 2011 @ 16:29

    By me. They are checked 9-5 every week day, and then whenever I happen to be on the computer at weekends (because we don't work weekends) I'll check them quickly.

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 1 January 2011 @ 18:25

    Does it take long to read EVERY single comment! Haha! :) Happy new year!!!!

  • nwilliams wrote on Saturday, 1 January 2011 @ 19:20

    Sometimes! But I just check it every time I go to check my emails or train times etc. So if I do it little and often, it is ok. When I go on holiday and some back to 600 comments, then it is hard!

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 2 January 2011 @ 17:28

    Haha! I wish I could help you! :)

  • tiggylove (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 2 January 2011 @ 19:41

    How do we make an article?

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 2 January 2011 @ 22:58

    You go on your account and you will find 'add article'. :)

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 5 January 2011 @ 19:06

    Nic how do you enter a compotion i tried to enter one

  • nwilliams wrote on Wednesday, 5 January 2011 @ 22:55

    Hajra444 - is the competition you want to enter open? It could be that it is closed. You should be able to click on it and enter it. Which one do you want to enter?

  • kungfu12a (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 6 January 2011 @ 14:13

    Can I put things like website names in comments, or does that kinda count as advertising.

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 6 January 2011 @ 15:08

    Kungfu12a - it depends on the website. Things like BBC, Moshi Monsters and Club penguin are ok because I know that they are safe. I would rather than you didn't do it unless you have to.

  • Fzzpop (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 7 January 2011 @ 07:50

    hey i will try to keep these rules!!!

  • sneha (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 7 January 2011 @ 21:51

    There are so many questions that people are asking that all my questions have been answered! :)

  • gummybear (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 9 January 2011 @ 12:38

    thats al right

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 12:19

    Hi Nic, I wrote an article about a competition. It had not been approved for about a week and now it has been deleted off my articles. Was it not approved? :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 12:20

    Because the competition was too similar to the MOTW articles. Lots of people have wanted to articles like this, but if we do, it would make MOTW less special.

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 12:27

    Oh! I'm sorry, I won't do it again! Please could you suggest a way that I could do something different! :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 12:43

    You would be better off writing an original article - maybe try a sneeze page? :)

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 13:49

    Hi Nic, what is a sneeze page? I've seen lots of people doing it! :) thanks

  • PeaceLove (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 10 January 2011 @ 13:50

    Oh it's ok, I just saw that you did an article about it! :)

  • ikkleduck (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 14 January 2011 @ 18:09

    i got my pic off google images, oops...

  • rara99 (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 17 January 2011 @ 17:13

    Okaaaaay fine by me Ladz - lazayz xx Im away to wrght and artical :LLLL :))))

  • frules (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 18 January 2011 @ 17:09

    I'll stick to it Nic !!:)

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 19 January 2011 @ 16:26

    Yep . . .

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 22 January 2011 @ 12:26

    Nick I entered the one were you can get a kinect and I pressed F5 really hard it still did not work

  • mustang (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 23 January 2011 @ 15:59

    ok Nic!

  • nwilliams wrote on Sunday, 23 January 2011 @ 21:30

    At the end? It is fine, you'll still be entered.

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 @ 16:29

    Hi all! How are you all doing?

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 30 January 2011 @ 14:38

    Are you alowed to put in a websites address

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 31 January 2011 @ 10:28

    Hi Amani28 - it depends on the website.. I'd rather than you didn't (because I can't monitor the content on other websites) but if it is important to your article, do it, and I'll see what we can do. :)

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 @ 16:39

    Hi Nic, 3 of my articles have been refused. They all say there is something wrong with the 58th line but I don't know what it means?

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 @ 16:40

    Hi Nic, When are the otherreporter jobs going to start because I'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo desperate to get one! Thanks.

  • nwilliams wrote on Tuesday, 1 February 2011 @ 16:53

    What were they about?

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 6 February 2011 @ 14:57

    Its OK now Nick they have suddenly been excepted. When are the other reporter jobs going? Thank you :)

  • Georgem (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 7 February 2011 @ 16:48

    cool nice rules i dont think i folled them

  • WeezaGal (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 7 February 2011 @ 20:22

    :)

  • sooty122 (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 @ 19:01

    I shall definitely follow aalll the rulles Nic...

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 10 February 2011 @ 20:58

    Nick can I change my user name

  • Hasina (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 10 February 2011 @ 21:06

    Hi Nick I was wondering if I can change my user name is that possible?

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 11 February 2011 @ 11:19

    Ooohhh, two people asking the same question! No, I'm afraid you'll have to register a new account. This is to stop people from choosing new names all the time, and things becoming confusing.

  • SuperSuze (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 12 February 2011 @ 09:12

    Nic when I go onto My Account, and click on the links for articles, sometimes they don't say that they're awaiting approval, but when I click on them to go to the page it says there's a fatal error and something's wrong with it. I was wondering if you could tell me what this means? If I leave the article for a while it often comes up on the website anyway, so I'm a bit confused.

  • SuperSuze (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 12 February 2011 @ 09:26

    Nic in write your own article it says alternate text. What does that mean?

  • SuperSuze (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 12 February 2011 @ 09:27

    And how do you put in YouTube videos?

  • anderson (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 17 February 2011 @ 12:47

    Do you have you put a picture? I just wrote one before sending this and I didn't put a picture. will it still be allowed?

  • kaka_onion (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 17 February 2011 @ 14:10

    wow but boring. thanks nicky i never knew these rules

  • maddy13 (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 21 February 2011 @ 19:13

    wow thanks for the information

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 25 February 2011 @ 11:32

    Hi Nic do you like Jedward?

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 25 February 2011 @ 11:43

    Yes, I do like Jedward :). Do you like Jedward amani28?

  • minnieme (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 2 March 2011 @ 15:49

    Sure thing! thanx :) x

  • TJK (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 5 March 2011 @ 16:28

    I can live with that.

  • Monkey27 (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 11 March 2011 @ 20:13

    what is the chance of winning a compition is it 1 in 240 or what nick?x

  • puppy8 (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 12 March 2011 @ 19:49

    understood!

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 14 March 2011 @ 09:28

    Hmmm… It depends, really. Some comps you have five prizes, other there is one. I would say most comps you have a 1 in 100 chance. But that is just an estimation.

  • minxymoo (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 14 March 2011 @ 17:33

    are we allowed to put pics of celebs on our articles if it is about them? and also are we allowed to put pics that we find on google if it is relevant?! :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 14 March 2011 @ 17:40

    Minxymoo - no. Because we do not own the copyright to those pictures. We only own the copyright to the pictures already on our website. You can only use pictures already on the website, ones you have drawn yourself or product shots like the ones on amazon because they are used for advertising.

  • aleesheya (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 14 March 2011 @ 18:12

    Wht Ev ...:)_ x

  • minxymoo (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 @ 18:29

    ohhhhh okay thats alright :) i will rememeber that for next time :)

  • Tigergirl (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 16 March 2011 @ 20:39

    hi nic, ive just written a book review and ive put a picture on it which is the front cover of the book. Is that allowed?

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 17 March 2011 @ 12:52

    Yes, that's fine - perfect, even. Book covers are allowed, because the article is promoting the book. :)

  • Tigergirl (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 17 March 2011 @ 21:22

    sorry to bother you nic but the book review ive written isn't coming up and it says 'fatal error' and some other stuff. please will you check what's wrong with it please? Thank you so much!

  • nwilliams wrote on Thursday, 17 March 2011 @ 22:06

    Sometimes when articles are very, very good and follow all the rules I 'future date' them. This means that they will go live over the weekend when I am not at work. This is so that only the best articles upload on a Saturday and a Sunday, and so that they get lots of attention.

  • Tigergirl (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 18 March 2011 @ 21:18

    oh, thank you nic! so i'll be able to see it from Saturday?

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 19 March 2011 @ 09:39

    Oh, that happened to one of my articles as well! I wrote it on like the 4th of March and then it came up on the 10th even though it had been approved (and it said I wrote it on the 10th as well!). Also, some of my articles get approved and say fatal error too. But now I know why! :)

  • smithie97 (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 19 March 2011 @ 13:58

    cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mop (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 19 March 2011 @ 14:12

    How do you get a moving avatar?

  • nwilliams wrote on Sunday, 20 March 2011 @ 19:05

    Mop - you can make one yourself by using a website. Google 'moving gif maker' and some will come up. Or Google 'animated avatars' and use what you find. Make sure you check with your parents before going on any strange websites though.

  • sweetie (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 21 March 2011 @ 17:46

    How do u upload an article. Sorry i'm new here. Thank u for helping

  • mabli (Age 11) wrote on Tuesday, 22 March 2011 @ 07:55

    I don't have any avatars.

  • hollykind (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 @ 17:41

    All the airticles i do never come up .

  • rhianna9 (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 @ 18:57

    Hol- your bulling one came up because i have commented!

  • hulkhogan (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 25 March 2011 @ 18:03

    cool

  • Hulk (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 27 March 2011 @ 11:20

    Hey guys im new

  • Hulk (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 27 March 2011 @ 11:20

    Hey guys im new

  • qwertyrock (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 27 March 2011 @ 20:51

    I think i might have posted a article without reading them. so sorry. i'll follow the rules next time(not that i didn't)

  • alexcool (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 28 March 2011 @ 13:09

    If any of you have heard of SAM LEARNING dont go on it at home if you have got WINDOWS VISTA it nearly killed my computer and gave it a virus I AM WARNING YOU

  • Hulk (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 28 March 2011 @ 17:58

    A lOT OF GOOD RULES

  • Hulk (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 28 March 2011 @ 17:59

    A lOT OF GOOD RULES

  • Cescychops (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 28 March 2011 @ 18:03

    its not very good either alexcool xx

  • mfh112 (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 2 April 2011 @ 15:19

    cool

  • ahmadihsan (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 2 April 2011 @ 21:12

    Ok

  • footygirl (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 3 April 2011 @ 16:20

    Oh... so THAT'S why my article on adele didn't go up... i used a picture of her from google... sorry nic! I've also recently done an article on Taylor Swift and I used a photo of her, but can you just take that photo off please?

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 4 April 2011 @ 10:32

    footygirl - No, that's not why. I would just change the picture. I think it was because we had 10 Adele articles written that week!

  • CandyEllz (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 5 April 2011 @ 12:44

    Thanks for telling us, Nic.

  • yoi6 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 5 April 2011 @ 16:16

    How can you have this many comments in one day!

  • ermcc (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 8 April 2011 @ 21:24

    thanx i was gonna do a book review bt ill ave 2 change it a bit:-)

  • jellyslug (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 11 April 2011 @ 10:41

    Nic do you like my teddy bear pic? Her name is Candyfloss :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 11 April 2011 @ 10:47

    Candyfloss is adorable jellyslug. Did you make the avatar yourself? it is very good :)

  • jellyslug (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 11 April 2011 @ 18:19

    Yes, Candyfloss lives with Marshmallow the monkey and Amythest the cat :)

  • Acarroll (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 10:26

    Thankyou for the advise !It should be really useful :*)

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 11:22

    Hi NIc, Does that mean my competition called Story competition2 won't be accepted? I had a comp before and it was accepted. I'm a little confused.

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 11:27

    Its OK Nic I just read your other article. I understand now:)

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 11:35

    Hi NIc, A few of my articles have been refused and it says I've failed to read column entries. What it mean?

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 11:40

    Hi Nic, Will I still be able to give Sweetpea her prize? She worked really hard. Thanks :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 12:02

    They should go up in two days time…

  • nwilliams wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 12:03

    What was the prize?

  • CandyEllz (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 12 April 2011 @ 15:20

    I have a tip - if you need a picture (not of a person or a product) then you could draw it on Paint (if you are on Windows). I am not sure what it is for macs, sorry!:( But that is how I make some of my pictures. :)

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 @ 09:05

    The prize is an avatar

  • nwilliams wrote on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 @ 10:35

    No because it is too hard for you to give them their prize. Sorry :(

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 14 April 2011 @ 09:37

    O.K :)

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 15 April 2011 @ 10:59

    Hi Nic, I've entered the surveys soooooooooooooooooo many times and they keep letting me enter so I'm not sure if I've entered or not. Could you please help? Thanks :D

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 16 April 2011 @ 10:30

    When does david cameron answer our questions

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Sunday, 17 April 2011 @ 14:39

    :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} :} :}:} these are cool rules

  • amberlily (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 @ 17:41

    ok nic :)

  • edenboots (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 22 April 2011 @ 16:31

    ok......

  • Nintate (Age 14) wrote on Sunday, 24 April 2011 @ 09:47

    NIC!!! I really need to ask you a question!! My age ,when i post a comment, says i'm 9 when actually i'm 11!! When I go onto my account and click on change my details, there is NO where for me to change my age!! HELP

  • nickylove8 (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 25 April 2011 @ 12:00

    Ahhhhh... so thats why my dancing competition won't come up.

  • looroll60 (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 25 April 2011 @ 16:41

    hello that was interesting I hope my one about guineapigs will come up !!!!!!!!!!!

  • jellyslug (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 @ 16:35

    Was I supposed to recieve the lego games that came in the post today, Nic?

  • nwilliams wrote on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 @ 16:59

    Did you enter a competition? It's nowt to do with me, so maybe you entered one of the newspaper comps? :)

  • jellyslug (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 4 May 2011 @ 18:23

    I did, so I probably was supposed to get them! Yay! I actually won something!

  • Crystal- (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 13 May 2011 @ 17:46

    Nic, I did a competition for SodaStream and I have to answer questions and send it to an email-adress but which account do I do it on and how?!!! Plz help :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 13 May 2011 @ 17:47

    Just email it to the email address from any email account.

  • Crystal- (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 15 May 2011 @ 19:02

    Do I also have to write my login username? like Crystal- Thx

  • Crystal- (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 @ 16:41

    Nic, I saved an article but it says 'Failed to read column entries' and i worked really hard on that and haven't saved it!! What does this mean???

  • nwilliams wrote on Wednesday, 18 May 2011 @ 16:53

    Crystal- If you submitted it, it has probably been future dated. There's a better description of what this is if you go to FAQs.

  • Crystal- (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 20 May 2011 @ 16:01

    How do you know which picture is allowed up, the ones which are not on the list for using pix?

  • Ninja75 (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 4 June 2011 @ 14:30

    Good rules, I'll keep to them. :D

  • CoolRyan (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 12 June 2011 @ 17:21

    i will keep to them!

  • KahrisK (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 18 June 2011 @ 17:55

    I will try my very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very,very x 1000000000000000000000 best! Btw nic, i've tried to change my avatar with a pic of my puppy but it still hasnt been approved, how come?

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 20 June 2011 @ 11:54

    KahrisK - I am looking in to this now. I am wondering if the function isn't working, as it hasn't come up in my approval list…

  • CandyEllz (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 24 June 2011 @ 21:01

    Nic I love your avatar - it's so cute! Mine is the return of the kwaii bunny eating a carrot! :)

  • alexiaj (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 1 July 2011 @ 17:40

    great, i will do that now.....

  • Hajra444 (Age 11) wrote on Thursday, 7 July 2011 @ 16:46

    well nwilliams me and Hasina are sisters

  • kitsunela (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 8 July 2011 @ 10:59

    Nic, are you allowed to put your stories on the First News Website? Because I am writing one and I plan to post it in 400 word chunks for people to read. And I wrote an article telling people that which should be put up any day now. It didn't have a picture on it, is that alright?? Thanks.

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 8 July 2011 @ 11:10

    Yes, that is finne.

  • nwilliams wrote on Friday, 8 July 2011 @ 11:11

    Lovely to meet you Hajra444. I have a sister too. She comes on this website, but doesn't post comments.

  • kitsunela (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 10 July 2011 @ 10:53

    And one other thing:I think I wrote my article on Wednesday the 6th. So when it is published and appears under 'latest articles' will it be dated Wednesday the 6th or will it be dated by the day it is uploaded? Thanks.

  • kitsunela (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 10 July 2011 @ 10:55

    And with my story, am I allowed to type it onto a file and then cut and paste it onto the First News Website?

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 11 July 2011 @ 12:02

    It will be dated the day it is approved, not the day it is written, and yes, it is fine to write it somewhere else then copy and paste it :)

  • eke (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 11 July 2011 @ 16:00

    Nic, i have written a few articles recently. One was written on Wednesday 6th July and it still hasn't been approved. It is strange because the article at the top of the page when it shows all the articles that you have written has been approved but there are three that haven't been approved below it. Thanks.

  • kitsunela (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 @ 12:56

    Thanks :)

  • imapotato (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 15:51

    Nic, i wrote part 2 of a story 24 hours ago and it still says it's waiting 2 be approved. i really want it 2 go on quickly 'cos some people read part 1 & said they liked it but they might forget about it :( please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks.

  • Dewey (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 16:14

    How do u get a video up on an article i have been trying for ages!!!! Help me pleaz...anyone???

  • imapotato (Age 14) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 17:02

    problem was solved. gr8! please look @ my story its called "strawberry fields part 1" and "strawberry fields part 2" yes i no its a wierd title "strawberry fields part 3" is waiting 2 be approved. pleez read!!!!!!!

  • SuperStar9 (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 @ 18:59

    What does alternate text mean,@ the bottom of articles??

  • neemtree (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 21 July 2011 @ 08:51

    ok nic!

  • emha (Age 10) wrote on Friday, 22 July 2011 @ 19:43

    OK

  • iamarogirl (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 12 August 2011 @ 19:11

    ok den x

  • redhorse10 (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 25 August 2011 @ 11:43

    Yeah, I was going to ask the same thing as SuperStar9, what does alternate text mean? :)

  • ojn9 (Age 12) wrote on Thursday, 25 August 2011 @ 11:45

    I recently posted a article called reading raptors and it didn't come up but it followed the rules?

  • amberlily (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 25 August 2011 @ 15:25

    ok! why arent you allowed to write article in all capital letters?

  • Cescychops (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 @ 18:20

    Red, i think it means when you see it in latest articles it says what ever you wrote as another title in the alternitive text box but when you actually click on the article it shows a different title (the one you wrote at the top of the article :)

  • nps99 (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 10 September 2011 @ 09:13

    Nic you r s organised! x

  • nwilliams wrote on Monday, 12 September 2011 @ 12:35

    You wouldn't say that if you'd read all the articles where I've admitted to losing stuff, or accidentally deleting my inbox… :)

  • millieboo (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 26 September 2011 @ 17:06

    Nic, can I copy your avatar? Hopefully yes!

  • millieboo (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 28 September 2011 @ 17:11

    Yes/No??? I've put it up, but you can not approve it if you want!

  • millieboo (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 30 September 2011 @ 20:30

    Nic, LOl!

  • millieboo (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 2 October 2011 @ 10:55

    Please ANSWER!

  • KahrisK (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 @ 20:49

    Nic, is it possible to put sound clips on articles and if so how? I put some lyrics i have written in article so i wasn't sure :)

  • KahrisK (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 @ 18:15

    Please answer D:

  • chickengal (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 12 November 2011 @ 19:02

    Those rules are fair.

  • superdog7 (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 @ 13:28

    hay on NO avatar maker articles i have done some but i am drawing them mt self on paint so am i alowed to do that?

  • milzymoo (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 24 December 2011 @ 10:53

    They are good rules. Nic when you post a comment do you have to check it or does it just automatically go on to the website?

  • nicpick (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 31 December 2011 @ 19:31

    i think that is very fair because otherwise people are going to get upset

  • cowmoo1170 (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 5 January 2012 @ 14:23

    I accept captin nic

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 @ 16:28

    Sorry about my article Nic.

  • LethalCorn (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 26 January 2012 @ 16:40

    I really wanted to do one on asking people to think up 30 epic things, would that be classed as chatting?

  • ROCKINROLL (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 7 February 2012 @ 21:58

    nic how do i get a moving pic like yours??? please help because i am new

  • edenboots (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 16 February 2012 @ 17:07

    @ROCKINROLL Get a moving picture on this website: http://www2.blibs.com/mytheme/blinking-myspace-profile-picture.php

  • edenboots (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 16 February 2012 @ 17:07

    @ROCKINROLL Get a moving picture on this website: http://www2.blibs.com/mytheme/blinking-myspace-profile-picture.php

  • buzzer (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 @ 18:35

    hey nic. please check my article about the junior council. Can you forward it to newsdesk also, see what they think. Please get back to me.

  • jobo2002 (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 26 February 2012 @ 17:23

    Ok will do !

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 5 March 2012 @ 20:36

    Hi Nic! I know you're busy but I have a question. I complete the surveys but they don't say I have completed them. Did I do something wrong? Thx :)

  • nwilliams wrote on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 @ 12:16

    Oh just ignore it - it came up by mistake :)

  • ROCKINROLL (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 9 March 2012 @ 22:01

    @edenboots i tyed using that website but i couldnt any other sagestions? please help

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 10 March 2012 @ 09:51

    Thank you! :)

  • -Cookie- (Age 13) wrote on Thursday, 22 March 2012 @ 16:30

    How do we do an avatar with our name?????

  • -Cookie- (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 25 March 2012 @ 08:37

    Ok, I know I've got an avatar, but how do we do an animated video avatar?

  • Bellsy (Age 13) wrote on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 @ 19:35

    How come nowadays, the team except competition articles in and ones with links ?? Isn't that against the rules??

  • undertown (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 1 May 2012 @ 19:40

    Nik, will they tell you if u hav 1 a comp?

  • nwilliams wrote on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 @ 10:55

    Bellsy - I'm sorry but not sure what you mean. And undertown yes - we will let you know if you win a comp. Don't worry! :)

  • buzzer (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 @ 16:06

    Please read this BEFORE posting an article By nwilliams Hello all. We want Firstnews.co.uk to be as interesting and as fun as possible so please read these rules below before writing an article. Articles which will NOT be approved 1. Reviews which do not tell us about the book/film/gadget. You need to write more than 'I really like this book - you should read it'. Please tell us WHY you liked the book and what sort of person should read it. If you are writing a book review please put the author’s name in the title. This makes it easier for readers to find book reviews that they will like. 2. NO Avatar maker articles. We can't put these up because most people do not have the copyright of the pictures they are using. 3. Articles written all in CAPITAL LETTERS. 4. Articles that have been copied and pasted from another website. Please only put up articles which you have written yourself. 5. Articles which are similar to other ones already on the website. We have had five articles called 'Do you like Justin Bieber' this week! 6. Problem or agony aunt articles. Please email newsdesk@firstnews.co.uk because we have our very own agony aunt Esther to answer these in the newspaper. 7. Articles which just ask users to comment. Eg. chatting articles. 8. Competition articles. 9. Articles where you are making a picture for other users. I think that everyone knows how to do this by now. If I keep approving these, they will take over the section. 10. Articles linking to other websites - I can't moderate the content on these websites, so we can't tell our readers to go to them. 11. Articles which give out any personal information about yourself, or include a photo of you if you do not have your parents' permission. 12. Articles which are just song lyrics 13. Articles which are just pictures. 14. Articles which are just links to previous articles. Pictures Please only upload a picture if you have draw or taken it yourself, or it is of a book, film, or album cover. You can also use pictures of gadgets like PS3 or Wiis. There is a thing called ‘copyright’ which means that we are not allowed to upload photos which we do not own. You can use any of the pictures below - or any other picture from our website for your article. Just right click on it and save it to your computer. Other rules 1. Please check your spelling and make sure you are using full stops and capital letters. 2. No swearing. All your comments and articles are checked by our Web Editor Nic before they go on the website. So no swearing, being mean or saying anything that might hurt someone’s feelings. She won’t put it through. 3. Titles. Please try to make your titles a description of what is in your article. Eg. is it a book review, a joke or are you asking a question? Thank you for helping us make Firstnews.co.uk the best website possible!

  • coolkids (Age 10) wrote on Saturday, 5 May 2012 @ 13:58

    When is the next MOTW? because they've not done the competion ones for ages.

  • oliver92 (Age 12) wrote on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 @ 16:37

    I understand Nic.

  • skdude (Age 11) wrote on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 @ 18:56

    i wrote an articl in capitals and it still came up it wasn't rude or anything!!! (:

  • skdude (Age 11) wrote on Saturday, 12 May 2012 @ 07:29

    i understand most of the rules

  • amani28 (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 12 May 2012 @ 12:10

    Hi Nic! I was wondering when the prizes would arrive for the hendersons comp. The prize was a book or a goodies bag. Sorry for being a nuisance! Thanks!

  • Anniepop (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 13 May 2012 @ 15:28

    LOVE IT!!Q

  • Anniepop (Age 12) wrote on Sunday, 13 May 2012 @ 17:14

    Good rules

  • goodone2 (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 29 June 2012 @ 05:51

    whoops i think i put a link on one of my reviews that hasn't been approved! Also, I tried to embed a youtube video but it didn't go down very well. Is there any way of taking this out. I'm sorry, and thanks if you can fix it.

  • methebee (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 14 July 2012 @ 08:02

    I have a article about my pets, which i have put a pic of them up on it (it is through a link...). I have had parents permission so please may you use the pic on the link and put it up on the article instead of just the link... thanks

  • maddy13 (Age 11) wrote on Friday, 20 July 2012 @ 16:29

    My avatar is of my dog, but I had my mum's permision. By the way, I did a writing competition, because I like reading other people's stories, but since it's not allowed, shall I call it off?

  • smilyfaces (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 1 August 2012 @ 13:22

    Sorry! I just put one up that goes against a rule! I'm really sorry.

  • tigger27 (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 @ 12:16

    are our user names checked aswell?

  • musicgirl (Age 13) wrote on Friday, 10 August 2012 @ 20:05

    Nic, how do i change my avatar to one thats copywrited on your website? plz help me!!!!!!:) Thx!x

  • pingozo (Age 12) wrote on Monday, 1 October 2012 @ 18:50

    Hi Nic, I think those rules are fair!

  • DogBot (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 6 October 2012 @ 08:50

    No really scary articles? Fine, I won't write about Slender man. But you could just imagine him with a smiley face...

  • Tedy (Age 12) wrote on Tuesday, 9 October 2012 @ 17:20

    one of the rules are not true because i have wrote an article asking for people to comment and it has been applied to the website?

  • andrew30 (Age 11) wrote on Monday, 22 October 2012 @ 17:18

    can we be buds

  • SnowyZoe (Age 13) wrote on Saturday, 27 October 2012 @ 22:50

    Okay.

  • ljb (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 29 December 2012 @ 16:38

    those rules sound fair enough

  • beckymay (Age 12) wrote on Saturday, 12 January 2013 @ 23:38

    i love first news xxx ;0 :)





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