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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to using Fanposts and Fanshots

Halos Heaven has many tools you can use to get your Angels opinions and ideas out to the world, and we encourage you to use them. Don’t know how? Well, that’s what this guide is for.

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So the Angels season is over and you’re navigating through the galaxy, looking for something to do. Baseball isn’t over! In fact, it’s just beginning. Speculating about which shiny new toy Mike Scioscia (sorry, habit) Brad Ausmus will have to use come April is one of the best parts of the year!

That being said, if you have something to say about Angels baseball, write a Fanpost or a Fanshot! To get started, navigate over to the Fanpost or Fanshot page on the title screen right next to our big logo.

A Fanpost is a longer, more fully formed opinion; basically, it’s exactly what the staff here at Halos Heaven writes on a daily basis. So Fanposts are articles, while Fanshots are little blurbs that exist to just link to another story somewhere else online, or maybe post a video or tweet. These are just about sharing links, photos, etc. that you like, and they aren’t the place for detailed analysis or opinion.

Tips for a Fanshot

Click the button that best describes your link, give it a quick headline, write a short description (we advise you to give credit if you’re sharing something someone else found), click the button to share your post with your twitter friends, and hit post.

Tips for a Fanpost

Give your post a catchy headline, write a nice post, scroll down a bit from that image above and hit publish. Done!

There are a few tools to help you there. The menu bar allows you to bold, italicize, change text size and more. If you want to include a photo, click the icon directly beneath the word “media” on the right sidebar. If you’re ever confused about which button to click next, click “show editor help.”

But here are some guidelines to make this more successful!

Do not just repost articles from elsewhere. Those copyrights are owned by someone else, so mods will have to delete them.

Write your posts about topics we or another Fanpost editor haven’t covered -- at least, haven’t covered in the same way you would. We all have our own takes on the bullpen, and that’s fine.

If you want to comment on a post on another site, link to it, and quote a few lines. (On the menu bar, use the chain-link button). Then share your take. Again, don’t just grab huge chunks of someone else’s story.

If you wish to, add your own photos and polls! This can be a good way of engaging the audience.

Other notes:

Read other people’s Fanposts and Fanshots. You can always find them on the right sidebar.

If you like something, “rec” it. The posts with more commendations filter to the top and it’s a nice way to say “good job.”

Comment on other people’s posts. Reply to comments on your posts.

We want you to get involved. Don’t just make us do all the talking!

If you have any questions, just comment in any article, and I’ll flag it down.

And remember, the key to the universe is always the number 27. Fishboy.