Best o' c.i.w.announce

Best o' Manifesto

How does my site get chosen for this great honor?
Do not send me e-mail.
Well, then what do I do?
Post your announcement to the moderated Usenet newsgroup comp.infosystems.www.announce. Read the group first and find its Charter FAQ! That document is posted twice weekly and is also available on the Web. You have to follow the instructions in that document for your announcement to be accepted. If you're not familiar with Usenet newsgroups, read the group news.announce.newusers first. If you really don't know what I'm talking about here, then your site isn't eligible for the Best o' c.i.w.announce page, because you need newsgroup access.
I don't have newsgroup access.
Talk to your local administrator, MIS contact, or Internet access provider. I can't help you.
How long does a site stay on the Best o' c.i.w.announce page?
There are ten sites listed. I add new sites to the top of the list. When the older ones rotate down, they disappear in the order that they were added. In other words, a site will disappear when it would become number eleven. This process takes about a week.
I want my site listed more permanently than that for the many, many people who see the page every week!
For less than you'd expect, you could have your organization's logo and a link to your home page right at the top of the Best o' page. But we need to speak privately. Send me some e-mail at <grant@boutell.com> and we'll work something out.
How often do you add new sites to the list?
Every day that I choose to read the newsgroup (I no longer moderate it, myself), which is a few times a week. When I see nifty sites announced I'll add them to the list.
What makes a site a Best o' c.i.w.announce?
One or more of the following: Interesting, useful content; an excellent command of the language and skill in proofreading; non-exclusiveness of access to the pages by one or another specific Web client; whatever piques my interest that day; and a purposeful lack of hype.
Who created that beautiful logo?
The Best o' Logo was created by Kate McDonnell, a freelance graphic designer in Montreal, Canada, who now moderates the newsgroup. Boutell.Com, Inc., thinks you should hire her.
Is there an archive of old Best o' c.i.w.announce sites?
Nope. But there are many archives of the newsgroup which you can consult.

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