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    [1]Aug 4, 2006
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    Person Guidelines
    1.) Trivia
    2.) Quotes
    3.) Copy / Paste Material
    4.) Sources
    5.) Movie / TV / Play Titles


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    Forum Guidelines
    1.) Off-Topics / Discussion of other actors
    2.) Advertising
    3.) Fan fiction
    4.) In accordance with TV.com’s Terms of Use

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    Person Guidelines

    1.) Trivia
    - Trivia should typically be about the person you’re submitting for. Unless it has a direct bearing on the person’s life, what their mother, grandfather, dentist, etc., did is not acceptable. They also should have some interest, if they don't they will be rejected.

    Do not submit mailing addresses and off-site URLs

    Whenever possible, all related material should be combined into a single submission. For example all the awards from an actor should be in the same submission, not in 20.

    Also do not call an actor by his first name, use He/She or his full name.

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    Unacceptable:
    Bob is a soccer fan.
    Acceptable: He is a soccer fan. OR Bob Smith is a soccer fan.
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    2.) Quotes
    - Quotes should be interesting and give the readers insight about the person’s life, values, beliefs, etc. As with Trivia, submitting 30 Quotes is often as bad as submitting none.

    Quotes can be cut-n-pasted for the purposes of accuracy, and as copyright law does not cover public statements. Q&A-type copyrighted interviews belonging to web sites, magazines, etc., in part or in whole, are not acceptable. Wholesale cut-n-paste from another site's copyrighted database is not acceptable.

    Quotes should be the person’s own words about their own life or someone who influenced their life. Quotes from their TV shows and/or movies are typically not acceptable, reviewer comments about the person are not acceptable.

    Quotes from a person’s books, scripts, stand-up routines, stage performances, etc., are not acceptable except for one or two well-known quotes or catch phrases.

    Provide context for the quote. An actor talking about “he,” “she,” “my show,” etc., means nothing to most readers. Include also the Full name of the actor in the quote.

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    Unacceptable:
    He is my idol and inspiration.
    Acceptable: Joe Smith (about George Washington): He is my idol and inspiration.
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    3.) Copy / Paste Material
    - As per Terms of Use, all material submitted unless otherwise noted must be the contributor’s own content, and stated in their own words. If the bulk of at least one sentence can be found on another site using a search engine, the submission will be rejected.

    Stick to facts about the person’s life, not yours or anyone else’s opinions. Don’t use exclamation marks on Trivia and Biography entries. Alternately, if you’re citing a source for a commonly held opinion, provide that source.

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    Unacceptable:
    Frank Jones is the greatest actor of all time!
    Acceptable: Readers in the March 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly voted Frank Jones the greatest actor of all time.
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    4.) Sources
    - Provide a specific source for all material. If there is a URL, provide the complete URL (rather than just "wikipedia").
    Use this code
    Code:
    <a href="http://www.usefulwebsiteaddress.com" target="_blank">Name Of The Link</a>

    Do not forget the Http://

    Any submission without source(s) will be rejected. I don't have time to ask everyone about them.

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    5.) Movie / TV / Play Titles
    - Movie, TV, and play titles must be italicized, bolded, or in quotation marks as per tv.com standards. If one of these formats is already in use on the page, stick with that.

    Outside of quote identifiers, do not italicize, bold, or otherwise special format names of people, institutes, etc.

    Always assume the reader knows nothing about the person you’re writing for and what they’ve been in. Even if they’re in a single show, that may change in the future.

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    Unacceptable:
    Bob was chosen because he impressed the director with his skills
    Acceptable:He was chosen for the role of “Jim Bob” on Who Wants to Be a Pig Farmer? because he impressed director Samantha Smith with his pig-slopping skills.
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    Forum Guidelines

    1.) Off-Topics / Discussion of other actors
    - TV.com specifically created the Off-Topic thread for forum games and such. Any and all such games, chain-type threads, lounges, and any other off-topic subjects can and should go there.If you want to have a discussion about another actor you should go on the other actor forum and discuss there.

    -Discussion of other actors, movies, "versus" threads, etc., should also tie directly in to discussion of the actors. Otherwise it's off-topic.

    - Any new off-topic threads posted here will be sent on to the moderation staff for resolution or moved by the editor.

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    2.) Advertising
    - If you wish to advertise personal sites, include them in your signature or blog, do not post them here.

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    3.) Fan fiction
    - Fan fiction remains an iffy subject but appears to raise enough problems with copyright violation to make it a violation of Terms of Use as well.

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    4.) In accordance with TV.com’s Terms of Use
    - All of this is in accordance with TV.com’s Terms of Use and has been discussed with TV.com staff. If you have any questions or concerns about TV.com policy, you should address them to a staff member

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