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Contributing to The Method

Join the chat at https://gitter.im/themethodpodcast/Lobby

What can I do?

Contribute your thoughts and experiences by submitting audio, transcribe audio interviews, or recommend someone to interview for a future episode.

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What should I know before I get started?

How Can I Contribute?

What should I know before I get started?

Code of Conduct

The Method requires all contributors to uphold our Code of Conduct. Please report unacceptable behavior to contact.the.method@gmail.com.

How can I contribute?

Follow The Method's Contribution Rules to ensure we are creating a constructive conversation:

Rule 1: Be courteous.

Demeaning language, sarcasm, rudeness, or hostility towards another contributor will get your contribution removed.

Rule 2: Source your facts.

If you're claiming something to be true, you need to back it up with a qualified source. There is no "common knowledge" exception.

Rule 3: Put thought into it.

Explain the reasoning behind what you're saying. Bare statements of opinion, off-topic contributions, and one-line replies will be removed. Argue your position with logic and evidence.

Rule 4: Address the arguments, not the person.

The subject of your sentence should be "the evidence" or "this source" or some other noun directly related to the topic of conversation. "You" statements are suspect.

Contribute audio content

Transcribe audio

  • Assign an issue labelled "transcribe" to yourself OR transcribe your own audio contribution.
  • Download the audio file from Soundcloud OR listen to your audio contribution.
  • Transcribe using oTranscribe and include regular timestamps.
  • Export your transcription in Markdown format.
  • Name your transcription (4-digit episode number underscore clip number tran (eg, "010102_01tran")).
  • Upload the transcription to the episode folder.

Recommend someone to interview or review

  • Create an issue with the name of the recommended interviewee or reviewer in the title.
  • Describe why you are making the recommendation and contact details for the interviewee or reviewer.
  • Label the issue "interview".
  • Under Project, assign the Project that corresponds to the appropriate episode.
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