A "free as in freedom" blog you can write on without any fuss. It's simply that.
- There are no hard-limits on the topics, most topics are welcome, unless there is some very explicit content (extremism, porn), but that's to be decided about democratically.
- Original content only, no promotional content or ads. You must be the one who actually wrote the piece.
- You may or may not write anonymously, you are not required to mention your name as the author if you don't want to.
- In order to keep the blog tidy, we try to keep a standard format. This format is explained below.
- This is a collaborative and community-driven project, so suggestions and criticisms are welcome.
- Think we can improve the blog in some way? Let's discuss it in issues section!
- Want to help us improve the blog? Take a look at open issues with help-wanted tag
- Use italics to highlight titles: book titles, post titles, paper titles, etc.
- Use bold to highlight attention-deserving parts, your post should not have many bold words in a short pieces as it distracts the user by de-focusing their attention.
- Use blockquotes for directly quoted text if it's long enough
- Use quotes to highlight: directly quoted parts, puns (if you want to), to emphasize that a word itself is meant, not it's meaning (example: I painted "circle" on the board)
- Link when links can help gather additional information. Readers should not feel the need to manually search a piece of text if we can link to the most-relevant link for a subject. As a general rule of thumb: Link to Wikipedia when mentioning a special name (person, book, project, etc.) if the subject does not have a it's own homepage on the internet.
- Use images only when they enhance the content, not indiscriminately, just so your post looks like media.
- Use the [figure] element to add a caption to images, or if a caption is not necessary, use a meaningful
altattribute for sake of accessibility.