Help & FAQs

Submissions & Approvals

Are there any submission guidelines I should know about?

There's just one simple guideline - Your submission should educate the learners about the basics or advanced concepts of a particular topic holistically, not just a part of it. Think of it this way - would this resource be a good starting point if you are setting out to learn a programming language or design tool/thinking, or cooking a dish from scratch?

So, the following are good examples:

  • Basics of Python
  • Concepts of Advanced Javascript
  • From beginner to advanced in Photoshop
  • How to make Pizza at home

The following are bad examples:

  • Building a simple login/logout system in PHP
  • How to use Twitter OAuth
  • How to use the 3d effect in Adobe Illustrator
  • What are the types of Pizza crusts?

Submitted tutorials/recipes are evaluated by the community moderators. A tutorial is approved only when > 66% of the moderators approve of the course, else it will be auto-rejected.

It typically takes anywhere from 1-3 days to vet the submitted tutorial. You will be informed of both approval or rejection via email notification.

In rare cases, when community moderators could not reach a consensus about the quality of submitted tutorial, it might be kept in a queue and would be revalidated after a few weeks. It will happen when your tutorial is recently launched, and no course/tutorial preview is available without signing up or paying.

Reputation and Badges

Q: How are reputation points getting awarded?

A: Events for which reputation points are given:

  • On Joining Hackr.io: 10 points.
  • Every upvote on your submitted tutorial: 10 points.
  • Every upvote on your comment: 2 points.
  • On approval of your one liner review: 10 points.
  • Every upvote on your one liner review: 5 points.

Note: If your submitted tutorial is archived due to any reason (outdated in future, broken link, etc.), it will not affect your reputation points.

Q:What are the different badges and how are they awarded?

A: A Bronze badge is awarded:

  • When your submitted tutorial gets 10th upvote
  • When one of your comments gets an upvote score of 10
  • When your 3rd submitted tutorial is approved on Hackr.io
  • When your one liner review gets 10th upvote

A Silver badge is awarded:

  • When a tutorial you are associated with gets 25th upvote
  • When one of your comments gets an upvote score of 25
  • When your 10th submitted tutorial is approved on Hackr.io
  • When your one liner review gets 25th upvote

A Gold badge is awarded:

  • When a tutorial you are associated with gets 100th upvote
  • When one of your comments gets an upvote score of 100
  • When your 25th submitted tutorial is approved on Hackr.io
  • When your one liner review gets 100th upvote

Others

Do you use affiliate links to the courses?

Yeah, for a few courses we do have affiliate links. Affiliate links don't impact our tutorials ranking algorithm anyhow.

My query has not been answered here. What should I do?

No problem, just shoot us an email on saurabh@hackr.io. We personally read and respond to each and every email we get.