- What is the
purpose of the www.cvilleok.com web site?
provide free news and photos for and about Collinsville, Oklahoma
(both current & historical).
- Who is responsible
for the content on www.cvilleok.com?
Wright is the owner and only paid employee of the www.cvilleok.com
web site and "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville". Submitted
news and photos are welcomed but not reimbursed. All content
must be family-friendly.
- Who can advertise
on cvilleok.com and how much does it cost?
or indivdual may submit advertising to cvilleok.com. Non-profits
may be offered a limited amount of free advertising. Contact
Ted Wright (email@example.com)
* Top (random) banner ads are $25/month or ($240 for a pre-paid
year). All are same fixed size.
* Top (fixed) wide banner is $100/month and only one is available
on a first paid / first served basis.
* News page sponsor ads range from $6-$10 and can be large.
* Flow down ads on newsindex page start as low as $5 but increase
with size and # of days near top.
- Can I purchase
photos that appear on cvilleok.com?
and also many other photos taken at the same events which did
not appear online. Contact Ted Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org)
for specific details.
(Note: Check back for an update on photos ...( I no longer
do specific individual CDs) ... but offer by sport or activity
files ... after they are archived .. I am currently a full year
behind on archiving -- July 2016)
- What is cvilleok.com's
association with the "Collinsville News"?
(since 1987). The Wright family started
the Collinsville newspaper in 1899 and owned it for it's first
88 years, but the paper has been under different management
for ~26 years. This web site (www.cvilleok.com) is a competitor
of the current newspaper and it's web site. News and advertising
are not shared between the competing businesses. Historical
information from the first 88 years of "The Collinsville
News" is used on cvilleok.com for historical reference.
(2016 Update ... with the Collinsville News no longer being
published the above comments are less meaninful. I do have a
limited association with the current Collinsville Times-Star
Newspaper as a contributor of photos and history.)
- When is the
deadline for news or advertising?
are no "deadlines" as updates are made each day.
The sooner material is received the sooner it will appear
on cvilleok.com. The goal is to have photos from events covered
online in less than 24 hours. There is no need to wait for
a specific date or time for your news or ad.
- How long is
news online at cvilleok.com?
are not deleted. Original pages from 2003 are still available
as well as news from yesterday or last week or month or year.
New stories often have links to previous coverage of similar
- My dog is
lost ... can you post my information and his photo?
there is a fee. Small text-only ads are $5 and a small photo
adds $5 more. The same is true for garage sale ads, etc. The
news is free but ads help pay my bills. (see #11 below for
payment options). There is no particular word limit, but if
you get carried away with an extremely long ad, it may get
moved to a less favorable position on the page.
further notice ads (garage sales, lost dogs, etc) on www.cvilleok.com
will not appear until payment has been received. -- Ted Wright
April 23, 2009
- Why is some
of the text outside of the boxes on the page and covered up?
have the "text size" on your browser set too large,
pages on cvilleok.com may be unreadable. Reset the size to medium
for best viewing. (More)
- Why didn't
you have a photo or story about ... (fill in the blank
answer is usually because no one told me about the event or
I was covering another event at the same time. If your kids'
team schedule is not on my site or events calendars chances
are extremely high I won't be there for photos. The high school
is good about providing sports schedules but any coach or parent
may submit schedule or specific game info for all ages and sports
(or organizations). I am suprised at the low numbers of folks
submitting (free) birth, wedding, death, anniversary or graduation
announcements. To save time and expenses my coverage of out-of-town
sporting events is limited. -- Ted Wright (More)
- When is the
office open ... for picking up photos, paying bills, touring museum
is a 1-person business and the door is locked when I am covering
news or running errands .. there
are no set hours at the Newspaper Museum In
Collinsville at 1110 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021).
If you call (918-798-1804) or email (email@example.com)
to let me know you are coming ahead of time that helps. (Since
January 2013, I am spending more time at my School office
than at the museum. My cell phone number is posted at the
I don't take credit card or online payments so you can deliver
cash or a check (or mail a check to the same address or leave
in the mail slot). Make checks payable to Ted Wright (or Newspaper
- Why didn't
you return to my phone call?
371-1901 phone number was disconnected 6/30/2014.
is the most efficient way to communicate with me. There is
no additional cost, I don't have to guess the spelling or
punctuation of your info and I don't have to re-type your
info to use online. There is a record of what you requested
and what I promised. I will work off old emails as I have
time. I rarely return old phone calls when I am swamped.
- If you have any
other questions please email Ted Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(& now also for School
had been considering a new cvilleok policy for some time and
now have reached the same conclusion for the School Twitter.
like to not take up time/space asking people to "vote"
in what I consider "popularity"
contests ... like VYPE and Tulsa World often do.
our kids get recognition for their on the field ability ...
rather than how many folks "waste" their time "voting"
on the internet.
still make some mention ... as making the voting list is typically
news worthy ... but not to solicit votes.
-- Ted Wright 7/19/2016
just my speculation ...
but I believe these "contests" are more about viewer
numbers to show their potential advertisers than about the
students & fans. -- Ted