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How to Test Duosuma Submissions

What is a test submission?

A test submission is a submission created for the purpose of testing your Duosuma account and the submission process. We highly recommend that new Duosuma accounts run through some test submissions before making their first submission call "live" and open to the public.

Who can test?

Anyone on your Duosuma Team can send test submissions. They just need to be logged in. The submission form will recognize that they are on the Duosuma team and will provide a special This submission is a test checkbox on the submission form (only visible to Team Members). You must check that box if you are testing.

Please do not create fake Duotrope user accounts for the purpose of testing. This is against our Terms of Use.

Are we charged for test submissions?

No, test submissions are not charged against your account. They are completely free, but some restrictions apply.

What are the restrictions with test submissions?

Most importantly, you should be aware that test submissions will self-destruct. From the moment a test submission is started, you have one week to "play" with that submission. After seven days, it and all its files will be permanently deleted.

Secondly, you will not be able to test submission fees or tips. Even if the call has an associated fee or allows tips, you will only be able to "Skip" sending payment. (In the case of required submission fees, be aware that the "Skip" button is not an option for regular, non-test submissions.) Stripe, our payment processor, does not permit running live transactions for the purpose of testing.

Finally, it should go without saying that submitting legitimate submissions as tests in order to not be charged for those submissions is a serious violation of trust and will result in the suspension of the account.

How can we make a submission call only available for internal testing?

To make a call for submissions only available for internal testing, update the Basic Info section on the Manage Call page and check the Internal testing only box. The call will not be shown on your public project page, but members of your team (who are logged in) will be able to access it through a secret Testing link, which will be shown on the Manage Call page. Be sure to provide that link to any members of your team who will need it for testing. Anyone who attempts to access that link and isn't logged in as a team member will be redirected to the public project page.

When you have finished testing, you can uncheck the Internal testing only box and set the Status to "Open" if you want to make the call live and open to the public.

Important Note: Please only create calls for the purpose of testing under existing projects. Do not create a new project solely for the purpose of testing. Project pages are public and will be linked to from your other project pages.

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