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mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 4:00 PM

QUESTION FOR MUSIC QUIZ AUTHORS!

Im writing a quiz-music, you choose the correct song title that belongs to the artist.
which is the right way? "Please Don't Go"
"Please don't leave"
"Please forgive me"
"Please don't judas me"

see these are song titles I think the first one is correct
all the first letters in a song title should begin with a capital letter right? just need your input. please dont tell me to go to SQAG, been there.... Thank you my fellow Sploofers! MItchy

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.8 - Posts: 6058)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 4:15 PM

In the past, Mitchy, I have written about 100 music quizzes or more. This is the way I write the song titles: I always capitalize each letter of each word in the song title. They haven't sent them back or anything.

Example: Please Don't Leave

If I'm naming the song title at the very top with the quiz taker to choose who sings it, I usually do this: "Please Don't Leave", but don't ever put the quotation marks on the song title if the song title is going to be any of the answers. I made the mistake of doing that once in the beginning and they were sent back to remove the quotation marks.

Hope this helps. If you have any questions, write me.

Marilyn...

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 31st Dec '06 4:38 PM

"Title Case" is generally used for titles of books, songs, movies, etc. In title case, the first and last words are always capitalized, as well as all "significant" interior words. By "significant," I mean anything other than articles, some prepositions, some pronouns ... --- essentially any word that if removed will confuse the meaning of the title. So, for example, if the examples below were titles, they'd be capitalized as follows:

The Dog Came Back
The Dog Came Back to Me
If the Dog Came Back


baggiob
Baggiob  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 888)
Tue, 2nd Jan '07 12:09 PM

I got some sent back for NOT having quotation marks on the song name.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Tue, 2nd Jan '07 2:19 PM

My understanding is that if the question is simply...
Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
-Santana
-Steve Miller
-Journey
-Bad Company
-Rush
...then quotes are not necessary. But if the question is...
Who had a hit with the song "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen"?
-Santana
-Steve Miller
-Journey
-Bad Company
-Rush
...then the song name should be in quotes. The same would be true for a book, movie, TV show and other similar situations.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Tue, 2nd Jan '07 3:02 PM

I thank all of you so very much! I just needed to prove a point, and I did thanks again....Mitchy

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 4:11 PM

Here we go again.........
Hot Blooded or "Hot Blooded"?
You choose the correct answer....
EDITORS!!! Please respond, Thanx,

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 8:07 PM

If its not being separated out in a sentence, as Tuzilla indicated above, it should not be in quotations marks. Are those getting rejected by the Editors????????

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 8:09 PM

Hey Mitchy, in my past conversations with an Editor, I was told if I felt a quiz was being unfairly edited, I could send in a support ticket and ask for another editor review. If you are running into one of these situations, then try that avenue. If anything, maybe it will get the editors talking about using a consistent method of editing quizzes.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 9:51 PM

Yes, Look at my last quiz! It was sent back and I was told to put the songs in " ".
And after I did that my quiz would be released!!!

I just get so tired of this.. More than that it's the waiting all over again that frustrates me the most.

So now my next quiz is in " " and if if it gets sent back I will scream...


mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 9:53 PM

Re: The Craziest & Most Insane Songs Ever!

Thank you for submitting your quiz, "The Craziest & Most Insane Songs Ever!". Unfortunately we were unable to activate your quiz at this time. Below is a description of the problem:

song titles in quotation marks... once this is accomplished, I will approve...

Please modify the quiz appropriately and resubmit. Thanks again!


eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 10:10 PM

Good grief! Quotation marks are punctuation marks used in pairs to set off speech, a quotation, a phrase or a word. If you have no other words to offset the title, you do not have to use the quotation marks.

If the editors are going to start making us use quotations around song titles that are not being used in a sentence, then they had better be doing the same for movies and tv shows.

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Mon, 28th Jan '08 9:23 AM

I used quotes in my quizzes and during the server conversion they were all changed to small boxes.

Still haven't finished getting rid of them.


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