Please read these guidelines before you start submitting quotes, even though it seems like a lot. Don't worry too much about occasionally forgetting or 'violating' a guideline or two, though: like us, you're only human (...we think), and sometimes there may actually be a good reason not to follow one of the guidelines — after reading them, your common sense will guide you in the right direction. However, if you incessantly submit quotes that ignore multiple guidelines for no apparent reason, you may lose your quote-submitting privileges.
- Try not to resubmit something that's already been submitted. Check the given lists of quotes when they are presented.
- Do not submit more than 10 quotes a day or more than 3 from the same source.
- Submissions should be both Fundie and Darndest.
- Submissions in languages other than English are welcome if both the original text and a translation are provided.
- Providing the context of a quote is acceptable (and encouraged!), but don't include other commentary in quote submissions. Put that in the comments.
- This is a quote site, and visitors don't really like reading or scrolling through long posts that span multiple paragraphs, so do not quote an entire article or post unless it is absolutely necessary to fully appreciate its fundieness. Instead, only quote the highlights (or lowlights as it were). You may provide context or summarize to fill in any gaps if necessary, just make sure to use [angle brackets] to separate your text from the quote's.
- When submitting images, include a transcription of any text as applicable.
- Do not alter the name of the source (e.g. World Net Daily > Wing Nut Daily). It greatly hinders searching for quotes by board, and having to manually edit submissions to fix this is time-consuming. Instead, share your witty renames by using them in the comments.
- Do not submit material from a source that requires creating an account or logging in to view it. That's annoying for anyone who wants to see the original source, including quote moderators, who try to check the original source more often than you most likely think.
- For the same reason, do not submit material from a source that does not have a way of directly linking to that material or easily accessing it. That means no YouTube comments until YouTube gets with the program and does something to fix this.
- When quoting an individual from a news article or similar source, submit the individual in question as the 'Fundie' and the name of the site as the 'Board.' The title of the article may be optionally included in the body of the quote itself, but not in the other fields.
- Similarly, when quoting from a blog post or a similar source where the fundie is the author, submit the author as the 'Fundie' and the name of the blog as the 'Board.' Again, the title or subject of the post may be optionally included in the body of the quote itself, but not in the other fields.
- Do not directly quote other quote sites. If you see something on another quote site you think belongs here, then get the original source from the quote site, and submit that.
- Do not quote any links to donate or purchase things in the original unless it is genuinely humorous, vulturous even by a vulture's standards, etc. In that case, you can unlink the text of those links and underline them instead (so readers can see where the links were in the original). Fundies are what keep this site going, but they don't need to be compensated for it. Moreover, most search engines consider results more likely to be spam when they contain links to buy things from an external source, and their ranking is penalized accordingly.