We just finished a "spring cleaning" of the Lyric Theories section which we do periodically. However do to the current large and ever-growing size of this section, we decided to post information about this procedure here instead of just in our newsletter.
First and foremost we NEVER delete because we don't like or agree with them. The idea of this section is for people to express their opinions, and we do not censor it. However there are certain things that are not appropriate for this area. They basic guidelines we use when cleaning up are as follows:
- Submissions that are not theories on lyrics are not appropriate. Saying that you like the song, or you dislike the song, or the song makes you happy is not a theory on what the lyrics mean and therefore does not belong here.
- Message board style posts often times get deleted. Why? Because we have message boards, and because emails are included in each post so that you may write back to that person. This is NOT a set-in-stone rule. A submission that says "I agree that this song is about ______, but I also think that..." will most likely stay in the database, however a submission like "Joe, you're a moron, it's not..." is likely to be removed. If you'd like to post what you think do so, if you've already done that, then please don't feel the need to respond to everyone who thinks something different. However, feel free to bring such a discussion to our message boards.
- Blank submissions will be removed.
- Submissions that are mostly flame (i.e., 90% flame, 10% theory) have a good chance of being removed, depending on my (Phil) mood.
Cleaning is done by the IPOM Staff, but final decision is made by Phil, so if you have questions, wanna bitch, or anything else, send them to here.
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