faq > writing captions
Someone has duplicated my caption! What can I do about it?
Leave a comment on the duplicate caption politely pointing this out, including the time of your original caption. The author will be emailed your comment and others will see it on the site.
When someone leaves a comment on how to improve a caption ,should the captioneer alter it or is this wrong? Would it be classed as getting help from someone else?
I'm sure most captioneers would agree that if a good suggestion is given, then it's always positive to follow the advice and change the caption. I don't think anyone would consider this cheating.
What happens if two captioneers enter the same captions at the same time?
Good question. If it's totally instantaneous then all we can do is leaving the voting to random chance, right? But generally there will be a tiny gap between them. I'm currently working on a duplicate detector which will alert the author if they're submitting a duplicate (or similar) caption.
If you are not happy with your own caption, can you change it completely?
Absolutely - I would encourage this.
Where do I write my Caption? (I am a newby) :)
How often can you re edit your own caption?
You can edit your caption any number of times
On the fist after my captions there is no square round it. All the other captions have. Why?
Voting on your own captions is disabled, which is shown by the thumbs icon being flat rather than button shape.