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Diva305  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 1655)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 5:33 PM


My new quiz on the Anniversary of Elvis' Birthday has been accepted. Clap! Clap!
HOWEVER, it has been "suggested" that I do not copy and paste lyrics, and put them in my own words-hahahahaha-I don't get it.
Should I write the lyrics and then type them out?
Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 5:56 PM

I paste them into word to get rid of the weird spacing, etc..and always use the " ". The editors like those


Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 7:06 PM

hahaha. Put lyrics into your own words? That's a good one! I got a quiz back the other day that said all quizzes MUST be in the form of a question and ALL ANSWERS MUST BE IN THE FORM OF A COMPLETE SENTENCE, along with capitals at the beginning and periods at the end. I was blown away. 99.9% of the quizzes I have taken are not in a complete question and complete answer format. But since there was no way to argue with the editor, I simply added question marks at the end of my quiz questions and then put capitals and periods at the end of my answers, even though many of them were just 2-3 word answers, not sentences at all. Worked like a charm.

Diva305  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 1655)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 8:18 PM

Thanks peeps!
Geez, I would need an attorney if I rewrote the lyrics. LOL

Sploofus Editor
Sun, 8th Jan '06 9:16 PM

I was your editor. You did not read the note very well. I told you that what you did was okay, because it was lyrics. But I noted it was cut and paste, because of the irregular spacing and added line at the end. What I cautioned you about, as all editors do to quiz writers on occasion, was about taking the cut and paste habit into regular quizzes. Plagiarism is the main reason editor came to be. Cutting and pasting information can rapidly cross the line of fair use vs. plagiarism. I suggested you be careful of cutting and pasting and not let it transfer into quizzes that are not lyrics or quotes.

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 10:21 PM

Diva..i might know a good lawyer if you need one


Ladyvol  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 5673)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 10:38 PM

Diva, I've written alot of lyrics quizzes over the past few months and mainly all I do is write the lyrics as I remember them or hear them in my head.
Cowpie is a good source to use as is Cowboy Lyrics. Just don't cut and paste them....Just write them out and be sure to use quotation marks...

Diva305  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 1655)
Sun, 8th Jan '06 10:52 PM

Thanks bravegator
But I have a fleet of in-house lawyers-LOL
and thanks everybody for your answers. I'm giving up authoring quizzes. SO MUCH BETTER ON WORD ROUNDS! HAHAHAHAHA-That's a joke!

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Fri, 13th Jan '06 2:05 PM

Hang tough, Sploofusionist. We heard ya.

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