Guidelines

What to Submit

Anything that Nigerians would find interesting. That includes more than just gossips and news. If you had to reduce it to a sentence, the answer might be: anything that incites social conversations.

In Submissions

Please don’t do things to make titles stand out, like using uppercase or exclamation points, or adding a parenthetical remark saying how great an article is. It’s implicit in submitting something that you think it’s important.

If you submit a link to a video or photo, please warn us by appending
or [photo] to the title.

Please mention the original source. If a post reports on something found on another site, please mention the original owner. If the original title begins with a number or number + gratuitous adjective, we’d appreciate it if you’d crop it. E.g. translate “10 Ways To Do X” to “How To Do X,” and “14 Amazing Ys” to “Ys.” Exception: when the story is newsworthy, e.g. “The 5 victims of the accident”

Otherwise please use the original title, unless it is misleading or linkbait. Don’t editorialize.

In Comments

Be civil. Don’t say things you wouldn’t say face-to-face. Don’t be snarky. Comments should get more civil and substantive, not less, as a topic gets more divisive.

When disagreeing, please reply to the argument instead of calling names. “That is idiotic; 1 + 1 is 2, not 3” can be shortened to “1 + 1 is 2, not 3.”

Please respond to the strongest plausible interpretation of what someone says, not a weaker one that’s easier to criticize. Don’t introduce an off-topic unless you have something genuinely new to say. Avoid unrelated controversies and generic tangents.
Please don’t post shallow dismissals, especially of other people’s work. A good critical comment teaches us something.

Please don’t use NaijaRoko primarily for political or religious battles. This destroys intellectual curiosity, so we ban accounts that do it.

Please don’t insinuate that someone hasn’t read an article. “Did you even read the article? It mentions that” can be shortened to “The article mentions that.”

Please don’t complain that a submission is inappropriate. If a story is spam or off-topic, kill the story by not up voting it. Don’t feed egregious comments by replying; flag them instead. If you flag something, please don’t also comment that you did.

Please don’t comment about the voting on comments. It never does any good, and it makes boring reading.

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