Reports are news stories about something that’s happening.
Maybe it’s something that’s happened right where you are? or maybe it’s a link to something you’ve seen that’s about this place.
Let’s post up a report so that everyone around here can see it.
You should see in front of you a list in the centre of the screen of other reports which have already been posted around here.
And above those a button which says ‘post a new report’
Let’s click on that and a form asking for some further information should be displayed.
First is the location, where is this report based? Start typing the location and the system will find that exact spot for you.
Next is the headline – just a really short description about what’s happening is enough, just a few words that will help other people find your report.
Now when we get to the description box, that’s your chance to include a lot more detail. Who does this story effect? Why will people care about this issue? Try to include enough information to help them inderstand what’s happening here.
Also, how do you know about this story? You might want to mention the source so that people can see for themselves where it originated – or maybe you are an eyewitness to something that’s happening right now.
With the tags, add words which will help people find this story if they are searching for it – what did you think of when you first heard about it? or maybe there’s a hashtag already in existence.
When we reach the ‘link box it’s a chance to link to any extra infomation you might have or the source of story.
If you have a photograph, this is an opportunity to add it by brwsing to the picture wherever you’ve stored it but – if you’re in a hurry, don’t worry, you can always add more pictures, infomation and multimedia content to the report at a later date. Or maybe someone else will have something to add to it too.
Once you’re happy wiith your news report, click on the blue create button and there it is.
Congratulations! You’ve created your first n0tice report.
When is a report a ‘quick report’? It’s a question some n0tice.com users ask because there’s two options offered for posting reports – the quickie, or a full report.
If you’re on a mobile device, the quick report option is ideal – no-one wants to fiddle around on the mobile when there’s something happening right there where you are and it’s all about timing.
It allows you to react quickly but don’t worry about missing out detail, you then have the option to update as often as you need – perhaps you want to add a link, find some more information or have grabbed a tweet that says it all.
These elements can all be updated later so simply post the initial headline of what’s happening where you are so everyone else can see it.
If time is less of an issue – perhaps you’re back at the office or updating at home on the PC – then the full report gives you more scope to add tags to help other people identify your content, browse to a photograph, insert a link and provide far more detail in one go.
Again you can continue to update as necessary with updates of text or links to tweets. pictures and multimedia.
The button to add a full report can be accessed via the quick links menu on the top left of the site by clicking on reports. Take a look on the right-hand side of the page for the big green ‘create a new report’ button.
Happy n0ticing. Please do let me know if you’d like any help on any other aspect of the site via the comments below.