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    sesho2022

    [1]Jan 27, 2006
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    I really like to accept submissions from every user. I'll work with you to fix things up. Ask questions.

    But please read the part of the guidelines below that related to what you are contributing.

    Just PM me with any questions. I will help you. Together, we can make the best Inuyasha guide on the web.

    DO NOT SUBMIT A SYNOPSIS BEFORE A SHOW HAS AIRED, unless the synopsis is missing. Same goes for Trivia, Notes and Recaps. Any contributions made before this airing will be automatically rejected.
    Thank you for your patience.
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    Once again, I am posting some guidelines, so people know how to make a submission that I will take.


    What is Trivia?
    --Something that happens onscreen--you can see it when you watch the show, like a little detail that you might not notice, watching for the first time.

    --It's not obvious, if you don't watch closely. If it's really obvious, it's not good trivia.

    --A goof. Something that you think is a mistake in the show.

    What is a Note?
    --Something that happens offscreen, like the music that is played, something

    about the writer or production, when it was aired, etc.

    --If you can see it when you watch the show, it's not a note, it's trivia.

    "Inuyasha kisses Kagome in this episode" is Trivia, not a Note.

    What is an allusion?
    Something that refers to another show, movie, book, or a cultural reference.

    "This thing comes from the Japanese folk tale, Blablah."

    What is a recap?
    --A recap has the WHOLE plot, it tells you everything that happened in that episode.

    --It has spoilers. (If you see plot spoilers in a summary, it's a recap in disguise and you can rewrite the summary and submit the one with spoilers, if there is NO recap for that episode).

    What goes in a summary?
    --No plot spoilers.
    But if it's in the preview in the previous episode, it's ok (just point that out in your comment).

    --It's usually short and a teaser and doesn't give away too much of the plot.

    --It's written in your own words.
    If you find it on another website, use a thesaurus and rewrite it a little. Change the order of the words, use a synonym, correct the spelling, etc.

    --Don't just change one word, unless it's misspelled, because I will reject those.

    Spelling corrections, even for one word is a good edit that will be accepted. Please write which word you changed in the comment box.

    --It should have good spelling.
    Use spellcheck or write it in Microsoft Word and paste it into the box. I'll fix minor mistakes, but if there are too many, I will send it back.

    --If you see a recap in the summary box, paste it into the recap box and submit it, with or without a summary.

    --If you see a summary or recap that is plagiarized (copied word for word from another website) you can submit it to be deleted.

    (Remember you get a lot of points for fixing any of these).

    What do I love to get as a submission?
    --Corrected spelling
    --Corrected grammar
    --Corrected format

    Make sure you mention what you are correcting, or I might think it's a duplicate quote if I'm not paying attention.

    If you are correcting something long, like a recap, paste some of your changes into the comment box, because it's really hard to see what you've changed in those tiny submission boxes.

    How do I put the line spaces in a quote?
    The preview is broken, and doesn't show the spaces that you put in from pressing the enter key on your keyboard. When you submit it, it shows up
    correctly on the page.

    When you put in < p> or < br> tags, the quote ends up with an extra line space. So just press the enter key after one character talks and start out with a new line and that works. See the html in the example at the end of this blog.

    What makes a good quote?
    --It should be interesting
    This is an example of a bad quote:

    Inuyasha: Nice weather we're having!
    Kikyo: Yep, it's a lovely day.

    --It shouldn't be a whole scene. It should be short. It could even be one line long, but probably shouldn't be more than 6 lines.

    --It needs to have the correct format and spelling, or I will return it to you to fix and re-submit. See the official format by Missribs below:
    ___________________________________________________________________________

    DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING QUOTES (see below):
    _____________________________

    Quotes are specific dialogue between characters. Quotes submitted should always be specific to the episode, not the show, and should be formatted as follows:
    _____________________________
    here is an example:
    CORRECT FORMAT:

    Brooke: So that’s the boy that beat Nathan?
    (Peyton nods)
    Brooke: Well, he's good from behind.

    Here is the html:

    < b>Brooke: So that’s the boy that beat Nathan?
    < i>(Peyton nods)
    < b>Brooke: Well, he's good from behind.
    _____________________________

    Please do NOT use any quotation marks.

    Please do not use < p > or < br > tags.

    Please put html tags for italics around any "action" (as shown above),
    using < i > and < /i > tags.

    Please put the colon OUTSIDE of the < /b > html tags.

    WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO RESUBMIT YOUR REJECTED SUBMISSIONS-USING THE CORRECT FORMAT ABOVE, THANKS
    Edited on 01/31/2006 10:43am
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    tainted256

    [2]Jan 27, 2006
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    Thanks for this! It helped!
    And as for this:

    sesho2022 wrote:
    Inuyasha: Nice weather we're having.
    Kikyo: Yes, it's a lovely day.

    I'm sorry if I'm the only one..but this is a very interesting quote... I can picture it...rofl...
    lol...but yeah, I get what you mean.
    Thanks again!
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    sesho2022

    [3]Jan 27, 2006
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    You're welcome, Tainted. Glad to help.
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    sesho2022

    [4]Jan 27, 2006
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    [This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]
    Edited on 07/08/2006 3:48pm
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    sesho2022

    [5]Jan 28, 2006
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    Ok, I have this stuff, and more, posted in my blog, now.

    I just want to tell everyone again, if you got a rejection from me last week, just resubmit, because a lot of those will be accepted if you make some changes. Most of the acceptance and rejection PMs did not go out last week. They are fixing that problem on Monday. So check your Submissions History tab to see what is going on.

    Read my blog first, before submitting, and you'll get more accepted submissions. Hope this helps .
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    SangoGirl17

    [6]Jan 28, 2006
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    Hmm i just finish reading this post and so this is good to know because I was planning on doing that. Like editing and adding summaries.

    Hey do you watch ONE TREE HILL? Cuz I see that you have some quotes from the show.
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    sesho2022

    [7]Jan 28, 2006
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    SangoGirl17 wrote:
    Hmm i just finish reading this post and so this is good to know because I was planning on doing that. Like editing and adding summaries.

    Hey do you watch ONE TREE HILL? Cuz I see that you have some quotes from the show.


    Sango, I used to watch it. I haven't had time lately. Missribs wrote that quote, but it's pretty funny!

    Also, read my blog which has stuff I added to the guidelines. People are still making mistakes in quote formatting.

    When I'm busy, I won't have time to explain it every time, but I'll keep it posted in my blog. I can also have it pinned here if people think it would help.
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    sesho2022

    [8]Jan 28, 2006
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    Here's an example of the correct way to do a quote. If you hit the quote button below, you can see the html formatting. Hope this helps. PM me if anything is unclear. I want to accept everyone's submissions, but you have to help me out, because I don't have time to correct them all:

    Inuyasha: (catches Shippo stealing the jewel shards to help Satsuki) So THAT'S what this is about.
    Shippo: You're one to criticize. Sure I may have fallen for her but what about you, darting back and forth between Kikyo and Kagome.
    Inuyasha: (punches Shippo) Get to sleep!
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    sesho2022

    [9]Jan 30, 2006
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    [This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]
    Edited on 01/31/2006 8:31am
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    sesho2022

    [10]Jan 31, 2006
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    Does anyone read this thread? I don't like to reject submissions. I am still getting summaries with spoilers in them and getting them before the show has aired.

    Sorry, I'm not trying to be a nag, but I hate rejecting things.
    Thanks everyone, .
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    sesho2022

    [11]Jan 31, 2006
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    I'm changing my policy on submitting for the new Inuyasha episodes:

    DO NOT SUBMIT A SYNOPSIS BEFORE A SHOW HAS AIRED, unless the synopsis is missing. same goes for Trivia, Notes and Recaps.

    Thank-you!
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    DJSagittarius

    [12]Jan 31, 2006
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    So quotes are good to send in to a episode before they air?
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    sesho2022

    [13]Feb 1, 2006
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    DJSagittarius wrote:
    So quotes are good to send in to a episode before they air?

    DJ--Send those after it airs. I got quotes today for last night's episode. That's the right way to do it. This makes it fair for everybody. If anyone has any other questions, PM me or post it here.
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    DJSagittarius

    [14]Feb 1, 2006
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    sesho2022 wrote:
    DJSagittarius wrote:
    So quotes are good to send in to a episode before they air?

    DJ--Send those after it airs. I got quotes today for last night's episode. That's the right way to do it. This makes it fair for everybody. If anyone has any other questions, PM me or post it here.
    Okay.... got it. Thanks sesho!
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    sesho2022

    [15]Feb 1, 2006
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    DJSagittarius wrote:
    sesho2022 wrote:
    DJSagittarius wrote:
    So quotes are good to send in to a episode before they air?

    DJ--Send those after it airs. I got quotes today for last night's episode. That's the right way to do it. This makes it fair for everybody. If anyone has any other questions, PM me or post it here.
    Okay.... got it. Thanks sesho!

    You're welcome, DJ.

    You can submit a summary before the show airs, if there is no summary at all, which is true of at least one episode, I think.
    Just don't put any plot spoilers in the summary, which is a common mistake.

    You can send partial recaps if there isn't any recap, because some of the plot is better than none and someone else can get credit for filling in the plot holes. You may want to PM me before, to make sure there isn't one in my queue, before doing all that work.
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    sesho2022

    [16]Feb 4, 2006
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    The difference between Notes and Trivia is hard for a lot of people.

    If it happens during the show, it's trivia, if it doesn't happen while you watch it, it's a Note, like the name of the artists who do the music, something about an airdate, the author, etc.

    Hope this helps.
    Edited on 02/04/2006 10:11am
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    sesho2022

    [17]Feb 5, 2006
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    If you add Trivia or an Allusion--actually anything with a quote in it, use the quote format for that quote. Thanks!
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    DJSagittarius

    [18]Feb 5, 2006
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    For the allusion.. how do you submit in something that in an Inuyashs episode one name is similar/same to another name in a show?
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    sesho2022

    [19]Feb 5, 2006
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    DJSagittarius wrote:
    For the allusion.. how do you submit in something that in an Inuyashs episode one name is similar/same to another name in a show?

    Why don't you PM me what you want to submit and I can help you better.
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    DJSagittarius

    [20]Feb 6, 2006
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    sesho2022 wrote:
    DJSagittarius wrote:
    For the allusion.. how do you submit in something that in an Inuyashs episode one name is similar/same to another name in a show?

    Why don't you PM me what you want to submit and I can help you better.
    ehh.. okay
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