The general rule here is to act like an adult and not be a jerk. Don't be mean. Do not be rude or snarky, about or in response to any person, brand, product or anything else - or your posting privilages WILL be suspended. There are plenty of other sites for that. We do not care so much about the volume of posts here, but we do care a lot about this being a friendly place to visit and about keeping the overall quality of the posts very high.
Promotion of your favorite brands is encouraged but only in the areas it is allowed: the pages dedicated to your favorite brands in the Ultimist Files, the pages for their rooms at shows, and on your home page. Everywhere else, except the Audiophiles Gone Wild (tall tales) and Ask The Kitty forums, there is a 'just the facts, Jack' policy. So, for example, you can't promote your brand on your competitor's pages.
Making it easier for people to find all the content and reviews they are looking for
Each magazine and blog has its own page. Start here to find yours.
On your page you can announce events (for example, a panel at a show) and answer questions people ask you. Your answers here can be quite complimentary of your publication.
Each brand and dealer has its own page in the Ultimist Files. There is a section on each of these pages to add links to tours and interviews. You are invited to add links to your reviews on these pages.
Each product of every brand has its own page. There is a section on each of these pages to add links to reviews of the product. You are invited to add links to your reviews on these pages. You are encouraged to add pages for products that you have reviewed that we have not added yet.
Everybody registers on Ultimist as themselves. Feel free to express yourself on your home page and self promotion and promotion of your publication here is expected. Be sure to create a short but descriptive tagline. People will see your name and tagline next to your contributions on Ultimist.
Feel free to share your expertise elsewhere on Ultimist, keeping in mind the 'Just The Facts Jack' and 'Don't Be A Jerk' rules [if you've seen other sites, you will realize that yes, we do have to remind people]. People like to associate a pleasant, knowledgable and intelligent person with the gear that they buy, so socializing a little will help people understand more about who you are and the integrity of your publication.
Story abstracts from publications with a news feed appear on the news channels where people can easily find them (the high-end audio news channel). If you do not have a feed please add a RSS / Atom feed and then let us know where it is. We currently only run English-language news stories
Ultimist offers the ability to post several different kinds of aesthetically pleasing advertisments in the sidebar. Our prices are reasonable and our editorial policy is relaxed - as long as the ad is legal and has to do with high-end audio. Please, no animations.
If you'd like to write a story about us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org