without a category prefix it won't show up on the frontpage. All users who are member of some special group in this forum are able to post a new thread.
Posts in this blog-forum are only allowed when the follow these rules:
1) Related to the spring engine:
The post must be about spring or a spring-project.
("My computer broke and now I can not post about spring for a while" is not a post about spring.)
2) Clean posts
Much of this stuff will be shown in places where it's basically the public face of spring. No swearing, no sexual references, no racism or crude humor, and if you have screenshots containing violence, keep them at the PG-13 level.
3) It has to be major enough:
-a new map
-a new game or major game version
-large change in engine
-something else "big", for example a collection of models or a Lua gadget or long text, etcetc.
-generally some effort / thought must have gone into it.
"Fixed some typos" or "Added 2 more mex spots to south" is not major. try to avoid what you plan, try to write what you did.
Avoid to common style, especially in "new map" threads is a post as this:
"My new something XY. Should work for all games. Thanks to bla and blub. Download here: [link]
That is way too general: Barely giving basic info like authors is not interesting.
Instead describe how it was made, what is special, how does it work, problems you had when you made it.
4) News must be understandable and interesting to outsiders too:
If something needs background-info to be understood then news must give that info.
If the topic is super-technical-complicated then it needs to be explained how it matters for players/other devs.
Include an image! (if possible): People like images, Give them something to look at!
Images as forum attachments to post, so that they do not disappear.
No file-hosting sites, no private websites - no matter how reliable you think they are.
5) Follow the community rules:
Trying to sneak in flames against another users in valid news, or other stuff that will create drama, will be deleted.
6) Respect Content creators:
Posting news is the right of a content creator releasing content to the community. Unless you have express permission, do not post in a content creator's stead. If a content creator gives you permission to post news about their content to our site, that is fine, but fundamentally they should be allowed control over how their project is advertised to some degree, and we respect that.