Episode Submition Guidlines
Before submitting to The Great American Dream Vote
please make sure the info you are about to submit has not already
Submitted, this will save time and you won't be getting those dreaded
"User Submission Not Accepted" PM's. I don't Like Reciving those PM's
either and I also don't like to Reject Any Submissions for GADV either
But I Will do it If no one Reads this post first before submitting.
When you submit to this show guide please include the following Information PLUS
a link to the source of your info and the site must still Exsist,
broken links will only lead to your submissions being rejected.
- Episode Name
- Unique Episode Summary
- Episode Airdate
summaries must be unique: repeating the same basic summary/concept is
not acceptable. A URL that TV.com cannot access is not an accessible
***If the above requirements are not met, your submission
will be rejected. When editing these episodes thereafter, you must also
have a URL for any edits you are making up until the episode(s)
[Since these episodes have not yet aired
and whatever the most current information regarding them is definitely
available on the internet, there isn't any reason why you shouldn't be
able to provide one.]
is any small detail or goof that might not be known to people who view
an episode. Trivia is attached at the episode level, not the show
level. It should be specific to what aired in the episode and not deal
with off-camera events, which should be submitted in the "notes" form.
A car license-plate number is trivia, and a producer walking off the
set is a note.
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. Allusions
are prevalent in television shows, and some shows, like The Family Guy,
make extensive use of this kind of humor. When submitting allusions,
always credit the original media being referenced with as much detail
Nielsen Ratings are copyrighted material and should not be submitted to any guide.
featured in historical footage typically should not be listed as Guest
Stars, particularly if they have no other TV appearances. They can be
included in Notes or the Recap. The People In the audiance are not
quotes must have the name of the speaker(s) bolded using HTML start and
end tags. The name is then followed by a colon, which is not bolded.
The dialogue itself should not have quotation marks around it. There
should be no spacing between different speakers’ lines in the same
quotation, or extra spacing after the last line of a quotation.
Action/context/background description should be in parentheses (or
brackets) and italics. Quotes need to be Episode specific, Not show
specific. They also need to provide value to the episode, PLEASE do not
just copy down the lines as read.
Brooke: So that's the boy that beat Nathan?
Brooke: Well, he's good from behind.
How to properly quote:
Please do NOT use any quotation marks.
Please put html tags for italics around any "action."
Please put the colon OUTSIDE of the html tags.
Top 10 Ways for your submission be rejected
Some examples of this Nonsense would be "this show rocks!" or "donny
osmond's hot!" That kind of information is useless and has no value to
the guide or anything else. Submissions must make sence.
9.) Duplicate Entries:
this might happen at times and it can't be avoided. The best way to
keep this from happening is to Double check the Show guide to see if
the info you have is not on the guide already, it's really simple and
easy and it only takes a minute.
8.) Posting in the wrong section:
trivia info belongs in trivia, quotes belong in quotes, notes belong in
notes, etc., etc. please be aware of where your submitting your stuff
7.) Hersay or Gossip:
Statements like "*so & so* has a thing for Rebecca Roman" or "*so
& so* is living with a mystery woman/man in California" belongs in
the tabloids. Stick to the facts, Just the fact.
6.) False Information:
submitting fake episode numbers/names/airdates just to boost your CP
& level is a bad Idea. If you think an airdate or production code
or Episode Tittle is Incorrect and you know of the correct Episode
tittle/Production code double check that first to make sure it's
correct then submit it.
5.) Pictures: Sorry to say but due to Copyright issues Picture submittions are not allowed so please don't send any.
4.) Improper Formatting: Please read the FAQ for information on formatting. Quotes for example should be like this: name: quote.
3.) Links/Email Address: Don't include links to commercal websites or personel websites and don't include your's or someone elses e-mail address.
2.) Copy And Paste:
You Cannot copy off sites like Wikkipedia, Yahoo!, IMDB or The offical
site for the show; the information on those sites are copyrighted.
Write your own Biography, sypnosis or paraphrase one that's already
been written, be creative. Don't copy from someone else's work, if
there's a sentance or paragraph of the submission can be found on the
web then it will be rejected.
& The Number One way for your submission be rejected is....
1.) Bad Grammar/Spelling:
Let's all pretend we're back in school and your writing an essay on the
war on iraq or some other subject. Would you turn in your paper with
incomplete sentances such as "Is not a fan of the war" or "*so &
so* Hates the internet"? I didn't think so. Be nice to the mods, Spell
check your words first The moderators don't have time to check and fix
your spelling or grammatical errors!