What is the MartialTalk Network?
More than a simple 'link exchange', the MartialTalk Network is a growing cross selection of websites who have the goal of helping the martial artist in his or her goals in the arts.
What are the requirements for listing?
A website will be considered for inclusion in the MTN if it meets the following simple requirements:
1- Be a repository of knowledge.(Archives, histories, videos, and some portal sites.)
2- Be well written. (Site must have its own domain name, be reasonably bug free, and updated regularly)
3- Be willing to display the MTN membership logo on either its links page, or preferably the home page. This logo will link back to this FAQ and the members listing.
4- Adhere to the MTN Code of Ethics. This Code, signifies that you conduct your business in a fair and honest manner, and are a good internet citizen, avoiding the sending of SPAM and the dissemination of false information, and behaving responsibly in your emails and forum communications.
5- Be of a child-safe nature. While the arts can get brutal, sites featuring adult content, hate speech, sexist/racist/bigoted content, porn or links to the same will not be included in the MTN.
6- Sites which are totally or mostly devoted to the sale of a product (online proshops, e-stores, etc) are not eligible for inclusion.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. The MartialTalk Network is a free service.
What does the MartialTalk Network actually do?
A couple of things. :)
Its a loose 'alliance' of complimentary sites, whose members will help each other problem solve and improve their sites. A few ideas in the works right now are:
- Sharing of problem users / banned user / troll info across many forums/sites.
- Web Design issues for Martial Arts sites.
- Resource sharing and content feeds.
- A high quality link exchange/web ring (Sites must meet certain standards for inclusion)
- Professional networking for martial arts webmasters
And some more stuff soon as we figure it out. :)
What Banners do I use, and how do I use them?
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- Download the banners to your system (In Internet Explorer Right-Click, select Save Picture As)
- Upload the image to your own web server. (Please do not link directly to the banners)
- Insert the code below into your website. We recommend either on a main page, or your links page.
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