SMAC Structure

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-Pungy1234-

Hey SMAC,

I’ve just shown you how to format a post (minus the Latin). Now what we’ll do is analyze each part of the post and make clear what’s good about it.

Introduction

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At the very beginning of the post is the location, or server, that the event took place on. If you’re reporting on something that didn’t happen on CP, use the capital of the primary army involved. Followed by the location, in all caps, is a short 1-2 sentence summary of your post. Keep in mind, news posts should not start with “Hello SMAC.” That is informal, and news posts are formal writing.

Body

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Your body paragraphs are the bulk of your post. Each separate topic should have its own body paragraph dedicated to it. Stay focused on each particular topic. Feel free to combine the topics, but not so much that you have thoughts wandering all over the place.

Images

Notice how the images don’t stand alone, but are rather embedded in the text? This is how you should insert pictures. It doesn’t matter if they are small; just make sure that when you click on the image, it links you to a full-sized version of it. Make sure that images fit nicely into the next. Posts should not only be well written, but also nice to look at.

Conclusion

Having a conclusion is optional, but it nice to have one, particularly when you cover a lot of ideas. Your conclusion should tie together all your ideas and define the big picture, without introducing any new information. Your conclusion should be around 3-4 sentences.

The Tag

As you develop as a writer, it’s nice to “make your mark” on posts. Everybody does it differently; some end with a quote, some with a nice graphic of their name, some with just a simple “-[insert name].” However you do it, be consistent and incorporate your name somewhere into the tag. Developing your style is just as important as conforming to a format. Mine, for example is:

-Pungy1234-

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About »pυɴɢy«

Global Defenders President, Nacho Colonel, SMAC Head of Site, CPAC Reporter [Rtd], CPAA Secondary Head [Rtd].
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