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  • Avatar of phf3947

    phf3947

    [1]Oct 29, 2007
    • member since: 06/06/05
    • level: 71
    • rank: Bad News Bear
    • posts: 3,516
    Welcome to the Men in Trees guide on TV.com.

    Forum Guidelines

    The forum is a place for positive attitudes and all fans of the show. Please review the following rules designed to keep things running smoothly:

    1. This is a discussion board for the Men in Trees television show. Games, polls, surveys, lists, post-counting and lounge-type threads, etc., do not constitute discussion. Any threads of this kind will be deleted.

    2. The best way to assure discussion is to explain why you think what you think. As an example, posting "What was your favorite episode?" does not start a discussion. "What was your favorite episode and why?" does start a discussion.

    3. There are pinned threads that contain the answers to frequently asked questions and current discussion topics. Please ask your question in an existing thread and do not start a new thread to ask one question. Please don't clutter the board with a new thread unless it's absolutely necessary.

    4. There are blogs and signature lines for your personal agenda - including fan fiction and fansites - please use those. This also includes advertising or promotional activities. If you have forum or submission questions, please send a PM to the editor and do not post them in the forum.

    5. The forums are discussion boards. Responses with just an emoticon or replying with "Yeah" and "I agree" are not productive, do not involve discussions, and are often considered disruptive and are subject to moderation

    6. The TV.com terms of service (TOS) regarding bumping old threads, flaming, trolling, flooding, etc., also apply in this forum. If you believe someone has violated these rules, please use the drop-down menu at the bottom on the message and report it. Do not argue or challenge anyone by saying "I'm reporting you." This action could get result in your own moderation.

    7. Avoid excessive quoting of previous posts. Nesting multiple quotes of others, then adding your own response, can be distracting and disruptive. People can read the threads directly above you. Quoting is only necessary when the post to which you are replying is not directly above your own or you wish to address only part of another post.

    8. Off-topic threads will be locked or deleted.

    9. Posting links that advertise other message boards is not allowed. All posts containing links to sites, such as youtube.com, that contain illegally uploaded copyrighted information are not allowed. All posts containing these links will be deleted. Posting screencaps, overly large photos, or other copyrighted material is not allowed and will be deleted.

    10. During the regular season, the guide editor will start all official episode discussion threads before the airdate. Please post relevant comments in those threads. Any duplicate threads started to discuss a new episode will be deleted.

    Submission Guidelines

    1. Allusions:
    An allusion is an indirect or passing reference to an existing form of media, be it to another TV program, a movie, a piece of music, or a book. When submitting allusions, please add the name of the original medium (TV show, movie, book).

    Example:
    Cooper: I never answer the phone during Lost.
    Lost is an American drama television series that follows the survivors of a plane crash on a mysterious tropical island, somewhere in the South Pacific, and was created by Jeffrey Lieber and J.J. Abrams in 2001.

    A show referring to something in its own history and previous episodes is not an allusion; it is simply internal continuity. If the allusion is explained on screen and makes a direct reference, then it is not an allusion for the purposes of this guide.

    Word definitions are not allusions, so please do not provide a definition of a word a character uses, regardless of how obscure it is.

    2. Trivia:
    Trivia is any small detail or goof that might not be known to people who view an episode. Trivia is attached at the episode level, and not the show level. Trivia should be specific to what aired in the episode and not deal with off-camera events, which should be submitted to Notes. A car license-plate number is trivia, but a producer walking off the set is a note.

    Example:
    Daniel states that Wormhole X-Treme! lasted three episodes. However, in Season 8's "Citizen Joe," Joe Spencer says it was canceled after one episode.

    Trivia can be "cross-platform" if the show is part of a franchise. Thus, Stargate SG1 trivia that ties into Stargate: Atlantis is acceptable. Trivia across the various Star Trek series is acceptable.

    Information that discusses actors, writers, background music choices, or directing techniques should be submitted as a note.

    Trivia should be significant, or at least of some interest. The editor reserves the right to refuse any information that is not relevant to the guide.

    Do not submit "first appearance of" material unless it is of significance. Any episode of any series features a first or last or hundredth of something, which would result in dozens of such entries per episode. Internal continuity in general is expected; however, if the continuity is obscure and trivial, it may be accepted.

    3. Notes:
    Notes are off-camera tidbits about an episode. They should contain off-camera events that deal with a show's production. They should not deal with on-camera events or trivia.

    If information does not qualify as Trivia as described above, then it is probably production-related and would be considered a note. Plot points are not notes, and must be included in the recap. If there is no a recap, feel free to write one. Do not submit "best known as" notes for guest stars. Do not submit "similar to something on another show."

    If you are submitting music, please use this formatting:
    Featured Music:
    "abc123" by Bobby Smith
    "abc456" by John Brown

    International airdates are not considered relevant information for this guide.

    4. Quotes:
    Quotes must follow TV.com guidelines.

    Example:
    (while going into the kitchen)
    Joe: So that's the boy that beat Larry?
    (Harry nods)
    Joe: Well, he's good from behind.

    Please see previous episodes that display the manner in which to use a character's name in the quote.

    Blocks of dialogue that would be considered a transcript from a scene will not be approved. Any quote that is not humorous or interesting, or does not add relevant information to the guide will be rejected.

    4. Episode Summary:
    Please do not copy and paste summaries from another website, which is plagiarism. A summary is not a recap of an episode and must not contain any spoilers. Please check spelling and grammar before submitting summaries. A verifiable source for a summary submission must be included.

    5. Episode Recap:
    An episode recap should be as objective as possible, and must not have any grammar and spelling errors.

    6. Nielsen Ratings:
    Nielsen ratings are copyrighted information and will not be accepted.

    7. User Comments:
    There is a mandatory section called User Comments. Explain the reason why your submission should be accepted in this section.

    8. Sources:
    When submitting information such as guest stars, episodes summaries, and any other submissions that may require verification, sources must be cited. Unsubstantiated submissions will be rejected.

    Wikipedia, IMDb.com, and spoilerfix.com are not acceptable sources. Please use information from official websites.
    Edited on 06/03/2008 9:23pm
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  • Avatar of layle1

    layle1

    [2]Jul 27, 2008
    • member since: 05/22/06
    • level: 72
    • rank: Happy Little Tree
    • posts: 2,507
    Please continue using these guidelines, thanks.
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