Diamond Pages

Diamond pages are the ones accessed from the top row of buttons, 

Diamond 1
Diamond 2
Diamond 3
Diamond 4
Diamond 5
A1
B1
C1
D1
E1
A2
B2
C2
D2
E2

The name diamond pages comes from the logo used within the early version of BOTB (Best of the Best), and was really meant to mean jewels of information. 

The first of these buttons usually goes to a table containing a description of the pages on the buttons, this is created by us from the submission table you send us so no extra work is required by you. Likewise the BOTB topic button often comes next and links up the BOTB page that is relevant, other buttons can contain other useful information from within BOTB, UK-list, Value-Plus or start-page, or of course tables or pages that you have created. A topic introduction, explanation of the place etc is also helpful. If you have more than 5 diamond pages, and you can have as many as you like, we just create an additional diamond index page and link this to button 5, and to each of the pages you have chosen. However if you have more than a small number of pages it may be better to look with us at also creating a mini web on the topic within value-plus, and linking a single diamond button to this.

So we end up with:-

On the buttons
BOTB topic
Newspapers
Introduction
More Pages
A1
B1
C1
D1
E1
A2
B2
C2
D2
E2

Some common answers on diamond pages

Yes, a diamond page button can link to a page in your own web site, but you will have to remember the link exists and keep it up to date.

It can be a button to launch a friendly system or sub system.

It can be a page from elsewhere, and can load either as a new page or into the frame of our page. By default we load our pages and sub system, plus friendly systems into our page and external pages as a new page. There is the potential risk of someone being picky about copyright if we were to load their page into our page without asking them, as it might be argued that we were passing off ownership of the page.

Other pages within our system not on an identical topic are better covered by adding the page to the 'see also' list to the right of the main table, so if the main page is F1 motor racing, the BOTB page to F1 motor racing would be a diamond page and the see also would list other pages including motor sports, and sporting magazines.

There is only one set of diamond pages, not a separate set for each block ie UK, USA etc.

The descriptions need to be short so as to fit on the buttons, it can go to two text lines but this makes the buttons larger and so you get less buttons in view at a time.

You define the contents of the diamond buttons as a table or list that you send to us.

The editor can change the button contents and add and remove diamond pages as they feel necessary.

Diamond pages that are in effect articles or features are also indexed in the features index.