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Contribute to deathmetal.org

Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 21, 2014, 03:50:08 AM
    People occasionally write in and ask us if there's any way they can assist our endeavor to promote reckless sodomy quality death/black metal. While there are many ways, what we invariably ask is: "How committed are you?"

    The response we receive often consists of pledges towards strong commitment, shortly before never hearing from that person again. It is for this reason that we are often skeptical of such offers, even though we don't want to be.

    What we are looking for are:

    People who are reliable (ie, do not drop out after a couple weeks, nor repeatedly use the excuse of "things came up"). While things do occasionally come up, it does not take that much effort to spend 30-60 minutes a week contributing to the site.

    What you would be doing:

    Writing a weekly article. This could take the form of a news article, a review, or anything conceivably related to the genre. What you write is more or less up to you. Additionally, due to our position, we often are sent promotional materials for review, so this can be utilized as a source of material.

    While we appreciate those who send in the occasional piece, at this time we are explicitly looking for a regular commitment.

    Why we are doing this:

    In the near future, deathmetal.org will be undergoing some re-organization and shift of purpose. Those who have been with us for a long time are shifting their attention to new frontiers, and we need competent contributors to keep up with the quantity and quality of material the site has historically produced.

    Expect more on this shortly.

Re: Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 22, 2014, 11:31:23 AM
I see that contributing doesn't feature on the radars of most.
It's free, so use it up, mess it up, attach no value to it, and leave.
There's something amiss with that.

Re: Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 22, 2014, 02:28:56 PM
If people took half the energy they spent on brooding about problems and applied that to solving them, we'd have fixed human society already.

But that would involve applying oneself to threat of action - which doesn't have the same safety net complaining in one's mind has.

We all die eventually.

Re: Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 22, 2014, 03:04:14 PM
I would add: a 'contribution' does not necessarily entail writing essays, although that is good, as much as it means contributing something of value.
A comment that does no damage, a one-liner containing insight, even a word of praise, from time to time.

Re: Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 22, 2014, 03:11:27 PM
On that note:

From now on, those who are blatantly moronic in the comment section on our news page are getting blocked. While our site cultivates a certain curmudgeoness, comments that attack our authors or other commentators do nothing but turn the discussion from the topic at hand to playground posturing.

If you want to do that, do it somewhere where the topic is irrelevant.

Re: Contribute to deathmetal.org
April 30, 2014, 03:07:13 PM
Today we ran the first post from our newest contributor, Aaron Lynn. It is an interview featuring Jeff Tandy, of Averse Sefira/Birth A.D. fame, in addition to his side-work as Professional Problem Causer.