FAQ

General

How does this work?
For a detailed explanation, please see our How it Works page at https://www.mediadrool.com/how-it-works/
Can I add the same article more than once?
You can submit articles about the same topic, but from different sources. In fact it is encouraged. Seeing the same story from different authors and media companies is an excellent way to shed light on any biases or flags that might exist. Identical articles from the same sources will not be included more than once. Articles reprinted on different sites but originating from the same news agency (such as the Associated Press) will also not be included more than once.
Should I submit editorials?
No. Editorials are by definition opinion pieces so it is assumed that there is bias involved. Articles that appear on an opinion page fall into this category as well. The kind of bias we hope to expose is editorial content masquerading as news.
Can I rate a story more than once?
No. Users must be registered in order to rate articles and each user is limited to one rating per article.
Can I edit my rating?
Yes, you can edit your rating and flags by clicking on the “my rating” image on any article you’ve previously provided feedback on.
I submitted an article but I don't see it. Should I submit it again?
If you received the confirmation message in the form then no, we got it. All submissions are reviewed before being published on the site and it may take us a few minutes (or even a few hours depending on when you send it) to verify the content, check for duplicates, fill in missing info, and  get it activated.

User Profile

How do I change my Password?
Changes to your profile, including your password, can be made while you are logged in to the site. After logging in, click on the    My Profile link  found at the top right of any page. Fill in both the password and confirm password fields, making sure that they match. Scroll down and click the update button. If the password fields are left blank, no changes will be made.
How do I change my username?
Once created, Usernames can’t be changed. Ever. No exceptions. Don’t bother asking. The answer is no.
Can I change the name displayed in the comments section?
Changes to your profile, including your display name, can be made while you are logged in to the site. After logging in, click on the    My Profile link  found at the top right of any page. You can select your Display Name from the dropdown list. It contains several different combinations of your first and last name and username. Pick the one you like best, then scroll down and click on the Update button.
Can I change my Avatar?
Changes to your profile, including your avatar, can be made while you are logged in to the site. After logging in, click on the    My Profile link  found at the top right of any page. To remove your current avatar click on “Remove file” underneath your image. To add or change your image drag and drop an image or click on the avatar section to select a file from your computer. Avatars should be square and no larger than 100px X 100px.

Troublemakers

Why was my comment removed?
Comments containing profanity, racism, bigotry, threats, certain outbound links, the personal information for yourself or others, or anything indecent may be edited or removed. Passionate conversation isn’t an issue but please keep it civil friends. Don’t be part of the problem.
Why was I blocked/banned?
Any user who persists in bad behavior (see the answer ↑ above), regularly has their comments flagged by other users, attempts to circumvent site security, or generally acts like a moron, will be subject to having their account temporarily blocked or permanently banned. There are plenty of places on the internet where you can act like an idiot. Feel free to find one.