How Can I Contribute?
This page explains how you can contribute your thoughts, photographs, and memories. Discover Seaside Heights will only be as good as the contributions you all make. Please send us your photos, stories, and whatever other digital memorabilia you would like to contribute!
What can you contribute?
Think of the site as a place for sharing memories and documenting the past. You may share a personal story but you can can also include facts, photographs and documentation about what Seaside Heights was once like.
I can add pages about places (for example, the casino carousel), events, photo sets that include a variety of contributions (for example a series of boardwalk pictures ordered by date) and whatever else seems to make sense. Feel free to offer suggestions about things you would like to see or hear about - and yes there is a page about this very topic.
The most basic editorial guideline I will follow on this site: I will not post anything on Discover Seaside Heights that I would not want a child to see or read. Please keep this in mind when you are submitting information.
What happens when you submit information to the site?
I cannot allow everyone to freely post what they want directly to the website. If I did the pages on this site would quickly be filled with spam comments and pages that have nothing to do with Seaside Heights. This means that I will have to moderate the comments. I may consider adding additional moderators sometime in the future but at least for now (for better or worse) I am the gatekeeper that controls what is posted to the website.
How you can contribute
There are a few different ways you can add to the history and memory section of Discover Seaside Heights.
You can leave comments on any of the history pages that have a comments panel at the bottom of the page. You may also be able to submit content and comments on some of the event web pages.
For annual events, it would be great if I could create a new page every time the event is held. This will only make sense if numerous people are able to share their experiences - through making comments and sharing their experience at any event they participated in.
I will also have some ideas pages that can be used as places to plant seeds for new pages. If you have something you want to know more about, leave a comment. If you see a comment about a topic and you have something to share about it, consider contributing additional information that can help us to begin building a new page.
You can send an email with information, stories and images. I do welcome you sending in whatever you want but you should be aware of a few things.
Unless you tell me otherwise in your email I will assume you are fine with me posting your text, photographs or any other media to the website. If you do not want me to do this just let me know.
You need to realize that I may not be able to post your material at all or may decide I will add it at some later date. I do have to edit the site myself and this means I need to make editorial decisions about what to put up, what pages to make, and so on. I also only have so much time to work on the site. I'm also likely to be sent a lot more things in the summmer than in the winter. So please be patient and understanding if your submission isn't posted as quickly as you would like.
If you send me any photographs it is great if you tell me when it was taken and provide a caption. If there are people in the picture, I can post their names in the caption too. I can also add a photographer credit to the picture. Again, just be sure to let me know who to acknowledge. If you do not have this information (date, caption, etc.) - please do still send any photograph that you think is interesting!
If you make a comment, send me email, or you somehow come to my attention as someone who has things to share about Seaside Heights – I may write to you and ask if you would like to contribute to the site.
Anything else you would like to know?