The audio feature should be used for sites that contain
wav, MIDI, Real Player audio files or other music file
formats to be downloaded or listened to online.
If the site loads a MIDI, a wav, or any sounds automatically, which plays while you're surfing the
site, it does not get an audio feature. However, if the site
offers a musical jukebox, that is, a selection of music to
be played in the back ground, that you can choose to play,
then it gets the audio feature.
Sites, such as greeting cards sites, that allow you to
include an audio file in an e-mail or card to a friend get
the audio feature.
Any web site that offers streaming audio, live news
broadcasts (that are in audio, such as 99x.com) or that
uses Real Player Audio, or Win Amp to play streaming
media, gets the audio feature.
The shopping feature should only be used if the site offers a
shopping cart, or transaction online. This includes
Yahoo! Stores, and third party shopping cart systems
regardless of whether or not the shopping cart affiliate
gets a commission. Services that allow you to pay through
PayPal or E-Gold, such as E-bay, also get the shopping
entire transaction should be able to be done online.
Do not give the shopping feature to a site that requires the
user to call, email, mail, or fax the order.
give the shopping feature to sites that ask for donations.
Sites which sell a product or service
(whether or not it is eligible for e-shopping) need to
have two types of contact information. They
should list a
phone number and/or address along with an email address.
Any site without two forms of contact information must be
approved by the topic manager before it is listed.
The chat feature should be used for sites that offer chat
with or without membership. Messages boards and forums get
this icon because users have a way of communicating with
other people on the site. (This also includes sites that
offer links to Yahoo! clubs, and any similar type of
Sites that offer ICQ instant messaging portal, Yahoo!
messenger services, or other IMs do not receive the chat
Please check the link to the chat room or message
board. If the chat or message board is not working,
then it does not get the chat feature.
The games feature is to be used on sites where you can play
games online. Polls, text puzzles, and quizzes do not
count as games. Most of the games that received this
feature will use Shockwave or Java. Sites that offer downloadable
games will get this feature, as well as the downloads
Any patches, demos, or other game accessories may also get
the games feature. However, sites that contain only cheats
and codes, do not get the games feature.
Do not give the feature to sites with broken links.
Please test one or two of the links to make sure that
they're working. If the downloads don't work for the
games, or if the games themselves don't work, the site
does not get the feature.
Sites that allow gambling may also get the games feature if
they are able to play online or if there is a download
required. Remember to include icons for downloads and
membership if required.
Editor Owned Site
This feature is for use by editors to show that a JoeAnt
Editor owns the site. These sites may be nominated
for the Editor Owned Site of the Month.
This feature is to be used on sites that require membership
for full access to the site and its benefits. It is not to
be used for registration for newsletters, drawings,
mailing lists or the like.
The downloads feature should be used for sites that offer
file downloads such as games or other software. However,
an editor should check one or two of the downloads, to
make sure that they work. If they do not work, the site
does not get the icon.
anything can be saved to a computer, this does not make it
a download. To qualify for the download feature, it
must be something that can only be used by
downloading. Pdf or other document files that can be
read online, images for wallpaper, and music that can be
listened to online are not downloads. While they may
have the option to be saved to a computer, the user can
still view/hear them without downloading first.
If the site contains avi, mov, mpeg, or other filenames
pertaining to movies then the site gets the video feature. Streaming
Web casts of television shows, news casts, and Web cameras
get the video feature also. Please check to make sure
the video is working.
is not the same thing as video. Do not give the
feature to sites that only offer Flash or other similar