I am seriously considering writing another book.
it would refernece this site. what i need, before i go anywhere with this, because i consider a lot of you my friends, is your permission to possibly use your replies to some post in the book. if you will, please shout me, or leave a message here, saying yes, no or yes with these conditions. i.e change my user name, i want approval before you use each indivitual reply, etc. etc. after this, i will check into the legalities of referencing this site, unless jeff would like to help me get started on that? thanks in advance, and i will honer your wishes either way.
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i was really hopeing to get some replies, on way or the other to this. just a simple no would help.
or maybe using anything from this site is a bad idea. tell me. how often do i actuall ask for help on here guys?
Were you planning on using any of mine?
If you start to go through with the book I would nned to know the exact qoutes you would be using and forward them to my lawyer. (yes I am paranoid)
We would like to approve anything that is used that we wrote.
Yes, use anything I say, and use my name: Spencer Watts. I am not ashamed of anythign I have to say.
i don’t think i said anything contributable but my second post got some really great answers from people on this site. anyway, go ahead and use whatever you want of mine if you find something!
It depends on which replies you use :]
What kind of book are you planning on writing? What about?
i have said much but if you sould happen want it you can
fronde, i am not sure. this will be a work in progress for a while. there is the potential that i might want to use some from everyone, but even if it is legal without permission, i will not do it without permission. and if i do want to, i would let each of you approve each quote or post, and add any conditions you would feel comfortable with. if i get no answer from someone, i will not even look at their posts or replies for the book.
i guess i am looking for which things to even look at. what we write on here is personall, and not all for everyones eyes. but, we are all helpers, and if i go thru with the book, it will be a book about people, helping, relationships, among other themes
for the few paranoids, i could have just as easily took what i wanted, and never said a word until 2 years later you saw your words in a book, attributed to anonymous, or John Smith, or surfer3454. since i do respect you all, that is why i am taking this chance, and being honest about what i want to do.
i risk my membership here, some friendships, and getting my feelings very hurt. but, this is important to me. and i would hope important to anyone who wants to help others
P.S. i do not plan on publishing any poetry, or adding any to a book. it is not that kind. and personal interactions, like among person a and b exclusivly, is also something i am NOT interested in using.
I’d like to approve anything before it goes in a book. Will I be able to buy a copy of this book?
if i write it, and if it gets published, of course evryone here currently would get a copy.
fine with me, just tell me what it’s called when you write it.
jeb, please tell me. i will avoid your stuff altogether if you like, but we had a pretty good debate in my post how would you run the country. i wanted to use that, and then campare it to a later discussion to show how quickly relationships can form in a forum like this.
and also, nothing from chat, except in general reference, i.e. ” so then jeb, hm and myself spent the next 3 hours discussing the way coffee taste in the morning as opposed to in the evening, thus reaffirming our theory about perception of events”
What’s mine is yours man
I have no problem with you writing a book. Write your book. Use what you can.
yeah mate you can use my posts and my name hell i mite be famous lol good luck with it
If anything I have said helps–have at it! Good luck!
not that i feel i have given outstanding advice but if you chose to use something ive said i would prefer to know what it is before being used. otherwise i say go for it and good luck.
as long as you mention my cheese songs….
thanks beach. ken, i will honor that. llayne, never underestimate yourself. lolo, i LOVE cheese
woo hoo u like my advice huh? j/k sure u can write anything i write that u might find useful :-)
yes, I would be honored for you to use my replies under my member name but if my real name is used I would want permision from you for each statement. I would want 10% of profits from book sales & 5% of any future movie deals lol–just kidding.
sure. I wouldn’t mind.
If you were going to use something that I wrote, I would like to have my username changed, and I would also like to see what was going to be used. Cool idea by the way!
this is a good idea. u must consider finer points though…
You have my permission AK but make sure you spell everything correctly or I will haunt your dreams.
I have no problem with it. Sounds like it’ll be a great book. Please let us know the name when you are finished with it so I can buy one.
You wrote that you are concidering writing another book… what was the other book(s) you wrote?
Spongie is an open book, feel free to quote. You said ‘another’ book. What was the title of your first one?
You can quote me if you like. I believe it is a good idea to some extent because a lot of things we may have said can really help more people. But if you use any of mine I just want to know which ones. But you can use any.
THANKS. everyone. the other book? give me time before i open up that much, hehe. it is not a pop media work, most people would not have hears of it. but i am plaining a mainstream book here.
Well what is the content of the other book? Just a general descrip, please?
Hey, this is great pre-advertising for the book! It’ll be a best seller for sure! You have alot to offer the world, Aks! I can’t wait for the read.
thanks. the other book was a study in social dynamics. mob mentality, group decision making, etc,etc. a little tech, and VERY limited publication. it’s best use would be as an obscure sourse for a resaearch project, ha ha. it was co authored with my friends mom, Anna, a proff at University of South Florida.
i also had a little poetry published by my middle school english teacher, without my consent. jokes on here, it only sold 2000 copies. ha ha. i hate poetry. but i mean, i was in 7th grade for Gods sake, what was she thinking?
and i have written a 2 novels, but never submited them to a publisher.
That is great. I will one day write a few books but I can’t seem to pick one thing to write about. Cudos to you.
kudos when i publish, ha ha. i enjoy reading Stephen King type nivels, and that is what i wanted to write, but I have no talent for that. when i try, all i do is rehash his stories. so I had to go a different direction alltogether.
I guess I would recommend, contrary to what others say, that you write about something you know NOTHING about, so you have to do all the research yourself, and you do not mess it up with your bias and opinions. thats for the subject, or plot. for the people, base them on people in your life, makes them more real.
You absolutely have my permission to use my replies, I think it’s a great idea and you better let me know when and where to get a copy of the book ;) ~Hugs~
like i say, honestly, if this goes as planned, all the people on my friends list and those i know here will get a copy. and just to give credit, a few people on here got me thinking in this direction.
Awesome!! I can’t wait to read it!!!
this site does alot of good and self developent i hope u would not do anythiny to damage that
what would i do to damage that? this site is accessable to anyone with an email account and internet access. there is a vewry good possibility that your words are already out there somewhere, in a school report, a short essay at a college, a human interest story in a local paper, anywhere.
this was said by someone else, and i am VERY curious, why, for people that want to help and be helped, would you worry about exposure, esspecially when at the very worst it would be a quote contributed to Tommyboy3454.
or is it that some of the opinions that people have expressed here are not holding up under their own scrutiny, and they do NOT want a wider audiance to see them, and judge them?
or is it something else? what about this could damage or hurt this site?
and furthermore, why, if this site helps the hundreds, wouldn’t we want to help thousands, or tens of thousands, or even millions with our aquired knowledge and wisdom.
listen, i am not planning on writeing a book about HELP.COM, i am writting a book about our society, the problems we face, the solutions available to us, and the help others are willing to give. I WILL write the book no matter what, but wheather or not i use quotes and dialogue from this site depends on your answers.
if your answer is “no” please say that.
no axe to grinde then fine good luck
ah, you were mistaking me for a news reporter. ha ha ha
please show me the part of terms that states that. or will you just close the post again.
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are you trying to classify this as editorial content, or as…?
Sure thing :) Here you go:
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i left you a shout. but, i do believe i had stated earlier, this is just the First step. and the line about derivative works is a little dicey, under current law, just so you know. :)
if and when there was a book of this nature published, i would think that the admin of cnet would rather contribute in a positive way, or at least in a none negative way, rather than deny the possibilty out of hand.
I am against your book idea in any way. I am simply advising you to get permission from the Legal team to save you trouble later when you do approach publishers. A close family member has published several books and he is always lamenting the legal wrangling on rights and permissions that sometimes delay distribution.
I think that it would matter what you wrote about. Everything I say isn’t copyrighted, is it? And if I were to give someone permission to put what I say on here in a book, why would it be an issue?
yes, everything you say is owned by cnet.
kt1, i left you a better shout. but did you read this whole post, replies and all. this is not a book about help.com. this site would only be a source of reference at some points.
and talk about hard, try to get permission from a trucking company on there scheduleing practices for drivers.
Yes, but generaly when people write books they write about people they know, and if the people you know are on help.com, why can’t you write about them?
ehh, it is a legal technechality. sucks. but at the same time, that is why i hope everyone respects the fact that i am asking them as members, when in reality the only one i have to ask is help.com c/o cnet. the only way to keep a post or reply as yours is to copywrite it yourself, before you post it here. ain’t the legal system grand?
So I am owned by an internet website? That’s actually funny.
If I have replied to you feel free lol :)
I sincerely doubt you would use anything I’ve said, but go for it if you want to.
So words that i think up in my head and write here belong to help.com? or cnet? poetry that i write on here is (on paper anyway) their’s?
having a second thought at this. Unless i have copywrited poetry or words that i say/type then anyone, anywhere in the world can steal them. So if i type them into Help.com their copywrite on words, overrides my copyright (cause i have none) and the words belong to them. Is this what happens, do i have it right?
i do not want to stir up trouble, and if i would have known about this lack of knowledge earlier, i would have asked an admin to address it, but i had assumed everyone was reading the terms before they signed up
yeah ok Aksologistic, I agree with you, I should have read and fully understood all terms and conditions. I also agree that questions about those terms and conditions should not be directed at you, I also agree that Discussing these issues could be stirring up proplems you so not wanna get involved in! Any way abouit your book (as this post is supposed to be about) - i see no reason why yopu shouldnt use my words, but would like to see what is going to be used before it is. Noiw im off to read those terms again!
Sure, I’m in too. I’m not ashamed of anything i have to say. …partially because i sometimes have no shame…
…Don’t publish this reply though… lol.
I am seriously considering writing another book. it would refernece this site. what i need, before i go anywhere with this, because i consider a lot of you my friends, is your permission to possibly use your replies to some post in the book. if you will, please shout me, or leave a message here, saying yes, no or yes with these conditions. i.e change my user name, i want approval before you use each indivitual reply, etc. etc. after this, i will check into the legalities of referencing this site, unless jeff would like to help me get started on that? thanks in advance, and i will honer your wishes either way.
i don’t mind. but just check with me on what things you use of mine if you do and maybe change my name
i dont mind!!!! i would like to know what post you use “if” you use any of mine and that you dont use my name or username!!!!!!!
what was your first book??? what was it about????
the other book was a study in social dynamics. mob mentality, group decision making, etc,etc. a little tech, and VERY limited publication. it’s best use would be as an obscure sourse for a resaearch project, ha ha. it was co authored with my friends mom, Anna, a proff at University of South Florida.
i also had a little poetry published by my middle school english teacher, without my consent. jokes on here, it only sold 2000 copies. ha ha. i hate poetry. but i mean, i was in 7th grade for Gods sake, what was she thinking?
how old r u????
34, male, scorpio,
hmm…ok……scorpio gotta watch out for you!!!!!
So what would you write this book about? And your two novels, why haven’t you tried publishing them?
what are you 2 novels about?
have you done any sort of art project, or created something you felt was wonderful, but if you exposed it, and recieved a bad reaction, you would be crushed?
1 of the books is very much like the series “HEROS” in character, but not in plot.
quickly, it is about 10 people, from all over the world, that discover they have certain powers. 5 of them use the powers for personal gain, 4 for good, and one for pure evil (he is a sociopath, with superpowers:(
this is the only part that is even close to the t.v. show, and i wrote this about 8 years ago.
the second is quasi religious. the near future. a small percentage of the people of the world suddenly reveal themselves to be demons in disguise. they begin a campaign of war to take over earth in preperation for the coming of their master. a band of humans, lead by the husband of one of the demon leaders (he was unaware of her true nature) begins to rally a resistance force. in the course of time, minor angels show up to help the humans. after this, many mythical creatures, both good and bad, begin to appear. the end takes a twisted turn, and this becomes an interstellar battle for domination of the entire universe.
ooooo I would love to read the second one. That sounds like a really good book.
The first one sound neat too.
I would love both. I love that kind of stuff.
they both sound like they rock… do you happen to have them typed on a computer? If so could you send them to me at @ yahoo.com … unless ofcourse it is your privacy… then its fine but I really would like to read them..
What are they called, and where can I buy them?
I think someone said they werent published… I think.. if they are tell me too lol
Oh. Well if they aren’t published, can I read them anyway?
lol thats wat I wanted… I think they sound excellent and I gave em my email if he has them typed.
Oh. Well I gave you access to mine too aks, so just send it if you can and don’t mind please.
ah, they are in typed pages, and need to be updated somewhat i think. they are about 8 and 6 years old respectivly. I am thinking of trying to submit them, and i am sorry, but no go on the read right now. If, and when i do get them published, same thing as the new book, my friends from here will get an advanced copy. good enough??
Heck yeah, you better let us read them first!!! Sounds great!!
if you use any of mine, please change my email!! thankss!
Yes, but if you created this work of art and you brought it out to the world and it was a great success, wouldn’t that be a dream come true for you? To know that you are good enough to be published, sell books, have many people read them and love the stories? My grandfather had this same problem. He wrote and wrote and wrote, but could never get the point of publishing them. He died with all these written manuscripts, and though his dream was to publish, he never just did it.
Perfectly acceptable, since I expected you to say “hell no not never!” Thanks a bunch.
And even if you didn’t succeed, at least you tried. Even if you sell only one book, the one you bought yourself, it’s still a success.
No, the one his mom bought.
yeah, that way at least his mom gets to read it
you should go for it AKS!! i agree with you most of the time anyway. and if i ever write anything worth quoting, go for it. keep us updated on how its going. what were your other novels about?
kk, its all good… he answered that in a previous reply lol.. its the realy long one before the previous one Aks typed… but ya… go for it.. cuz appearently some people wanna read um if we are asking you about them! right? well good luck! and you all have a good day!
what category would you put you books in. would a 15 year old be able to read them fine.
what was the first book called
depnds on the child. some 15 year olds can handle the end of life as we know it better than others. and i have said i am not going to give the title of the reference book. that would comprimise my identity, wouldn’t it.
the two unpublished books, of course i would not give out the titles, what if someone used my title before i could publish. i am sorry if this seems rude, but you have to see my point of view.
there are quasi religios factors to both books, more in the second. but, if a 15 year old can handle stephen king, he/she could handle these books. but even if i decided to update and try to get them published, it would be a year or two at least. so the 15 would be 16 or 17
ok. no you do not sound rude i can understand. never read stephen king books but i would be able to handle it.
Right now I am going through all my grandfather’s manuscripts, because I want to publish his work and have his name properly restored. He had three complete novels and lots of short stories, sketches for other novels. It’s alot of work though. He saved them on disk, but all the disks are too old and can’t be read. So I am left with the paper copies. At first I was very enthused, but I am close to the end of one and am burnt out. So instead I am bad and go on help.com.
sorry AK - but I would be even more depressed than i am now if i thought my “private” thoughts about myself or for others were used that way. i am an author too, and i understand the… temptation? to use others’ writings as a basis for my own work. I am sure it is unrealistic of me to think that nothing i say here would ever be taken - it is a public space. But if you are serious about what I would feel about it… I would feel violated just the same. Like if I was watching TV and someone started reading actual excerpts from help.com - even if just to inform the public of the site.
even just thinking about this makes me want to leave and never come back :(
maybe if you wait 25 years…
the problem with this post is i keep having to repeat myself. i will respect that you do not want your words used. wretch. but just fyi, your words here belong to cnet. but i value the people on this site as friends, so i asked anyway.
but..the few things i MIGHT use from here would hardly be the basis for my work, just another reference, or for exsamples of help rendered and recieved by people around the world via these types of sites and forums. you are OVER reacting a little, because your already exposed to anyone with internet access. but, as i said, only those who agree might be quoted, if and when, and dependant on cnets decision at the time. i have stated this previously in this post, but, i understand it is a lot to read.
Grace, uh…yeah, tell me about it. ha ha
i read it all - i know i toss thoughts to the wind here… my thought for you is - either do it, or don’t. why discuss it at all. really?
what? if you read the whole post you would know the answer.
that seems like a cery strange question alltogether. i am writing it……..jesus, i am so sick of having to repeat what i have already said. so ok, 3or 4 say don’t use my replies. 2 say it might cause problems, but do not clarify if they are giving permission or not.
thanks to everyone who really wants to help others, i do appreciate it, and even if i never use one single line from here, this site will be a driving force in my mind.
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