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#1. Visit the website, https://digamextra.com/. The black FOLLOW button appears in right side column, enter your email address, click the black FOLLOW button. Don’t click the smaller blue FOLLOW button, unless you are a WordPress member. The subscribe button may be blocked if you use an ad-blocker. If this method fails, email me for an invitation to subscribe.
#2. Notice To Readers- Change in submission requirements:
*Beginning November 1st, 2021*
If you include a non-Spanish phone number as a contact in a submission you MUST also include your email address or a Spanish phone number as well. If you fail to include your email or a Spanish phone number, I will automatically insert your email.
I am getting too many complaints from readers who are either unable to reach these non-Spanish phones, or the connection is so poor conversation is impossible.
#3. *You must be a subscriber/follower to make a submission. Submissions must show the reply contact as the sender’s email address. The address for your submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org The Deadline is 4pm. Following on Facebook alone does not give you submission privileges, for that you must follow this blog by email.
#4. *If you want to assist another to make submissions, send it from that person’s subscribed email, not your own. You may not make posts for another person. Doing so is enabling them to post anonymously, which I cannot allow.
#5. *Write your submissions in your email. Do not use any fancy formatting, .gifs or emojis as they must be stripped out before entering a new issue in the WordPress editor due to format conflicts. For the best results do not copy and paste anything from social media. Emojis and .gifs are actually weblinks to the image you see it as. These are often hosted on insecure Chinese servers so I don’t allow them. Look at your submissions before sending them to avoid a returned for correction notice.
#6. *Capital Letters– Don’t write anything in ALL CAPITALS!
#7. *For Sale/Rent Rules: Three For Sale items per day max. Include all sale items/pics for that day in single email. Include all sales info details in your email to accompany your pics, I do not publish pics without this even if the info is on the pic! Many readers cannot enlarge pics to read the details. For Sale/Rental items must include a price. Minimum price is €5 per item. Free for Sale/Rent posts are for private parties only. Businesses must be DigameXtra Sponsors to submit For Sale/Rent posts. Computers for sale posts must include the make, model and version of the operating system. Electronics and appliances for sale posts must include the Brand Name of the item, and preferably also the model number. No holiday rental posts permitted, long term rentals, 3 months minimum are ok.
#8. *Buyers Info: I strongly suggest you do not purchase anything from a party that will not provide you their phone number. I suggest asking them to ring your phone while you are meeting, then you have the number and know the number is correct. Meeting a person to make a deal in a neutral location may seem reasonable, but if you don’t know where they live, and you don’t have their phone, you may have no recourse if the item proves defective. LET THE BUYER BEWARE!
#9. *To submit a “For Sale/Rent” post where the price of an item exceeds €4,000.00, or the monthly rent of a property exceeds €800.00 per month, you must be a DigameXtra sponsor. Big ticket sales sponsorships to post with prices above these limits begin at €50 for 3 months. No holiday rental posts accepted. Big Ticket Sales Items with a price over €10,000 have a Sponsor’s fee of 1/2 of 1% of the asking price. This will allow you to post the item once a week for 3 months with 2 photos. This exempts you from the requirement to lower the price when resubmitting. There is no implied guarantee the item will sell. No refunds, not charity deductible.
#10. *Submissions must show the reply contact as the sender’s email address. No other email addresses may be included.
#11. *Photos & Documents- .jpeg, .jpg or .png formats only. Pics printed as received, be sure it is right side up! Keep pic size to 4Mb max and name them properly. No PDFs or Word documents. One pic per item or event, readers can email you for more. To shrink pics visit this website. Note: you are shrinking the file size, not the physical dimensions. Pic Shrink tool at https://imageresize.org/ Enter new target file size for your images as 4000Kb or 4Mb. Try it, it’s easy! Please send in ONLY ONE pic per item: readers can email you for more. If you send in extra pics, I will choose the pic to post. Job lot sales may post up to 3 pics. In any case, “For Sale” posts may have no more than 3 pics total.
#12. *How to post more photos than the rules allow – use collages: You can combine several of your photos into a single collage photo by using this free online collage creation tool. It’s very easy to use, give it a try! https://www.photocollage.com/
#13. *Posters & Images: If you include a poster, include all item details in your email to accompany posters, I do not publish any posters without this even if the info is on the poster!
#14. *Re-Submissions / Repeats- What’s On event promoters may post new events once every 7 days, but must wait 30 days to repeat a post. Services Offered posts must wait 30 days to repeat. Sale/Rental items previously posted must wait 7 days before re-submitting, and the price must have been lowered by at least 20%.
#15. *Bars, Bands, Businesses, Restaurants, Clubs & Small Local Charities – You may make weekly submissions if you have new events or special limited time offers. Otherwise you may only submit once a month. Posts for events need to include a contact of some sort: email, phone , FB page or website. If it is missing I use the Sender’s email as the contact. Include event details in your email to accompany event posters. I do not publish any posters unless the info on the poster is also in the text of the post! Many readers cannot enlarge pics to read the details. Do not submit events more than 8 weeks in advance. You may make a poster with events more than 8 weeks away and include that poster in your submission, just leave out the info about items more than 8 weeks off from your post text.
#16. *Charity Info: DigameXtra is located in Andalucia, the second poorest region of Spain. As such DigameXtra provides free promotional posts for small, local charities only, not charities that collect funds desperately needed here for use outside Andalucia. Large charities have advertising budgets and must be DigameXtra Sponsors to make posts. The only exception is Armed Services support charities, as we all benefit from these either directly or indirectly. I will not post any donation requests. I will only promote your fund-raising events.
#17. *DigameXtra has a policy of not providing free posts to large businesses/corporations/charities, they need to become Sponsors to submit posts. If you have paid ads in other local media don’t ask me for free publicity, you’ll need to become a Sponsor to gain posting privileges.
#18. *Everyone must sign their submissions with a name and location (nearest town). The bottom of every post should look like this: Naythan/Torrox Costa. Do not write an “area”, like “Nerja area”. Just pick the nearest town and always use that. You may additionally include a location to meet or pickup, but your location is required in any case. If you don’t want your email published, provide a phone number and make a note in the submission to leave out the email.
#19. *Correcting flawed submissions: I only make corrections if received before 6pm the day they are published! If you send an incorrect submission, or you forget to include the photos, please send in a new, full corrected submission and ask me to ignore the previous, incorrect submission. I am too busy to keep track of partial submissions in different emails and patch them together. Your cooperation is appreciated.
#20. *NO POSTING OF OBSOLETE ELECTRONICS! I will NOT post obsolete items, that are no longer supported for updates, or cannot run current versions of apps, even if labelled as obsolete or with limited functions,
#21. *Health Professionals- Your submissions must include a Spanish licence Number and name the issuing authority. Only health professionals may offer “healing” or “therapy” in posts.
#22. *No more than 40 lines of text per submission with an average 12 words per line.
ATTENTION! New EU internet privacy laws are now in effect, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)! I have to inform you that the DigameXtra archive saves follower’s email addresses in the WordPress server. By subscribing/following you implicitly accept this; if you make submissions you acknowledge that anyone can view old issues online and see your contact info as you provided and you accept this. If you don’t want me saving your email address do not subscribe/follow, you can unsubscribe and remove yourself from this list using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every subscription issue. Takedown notices must include proof of ownership as well as the date and issue number of the DigameXtra issue containing the infringing content. These may be submitted to email@example.com. Proper takedown notices will be complied with immediately.