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caption-writing tips

have a go at the highest common denominator...

Never be afraid to be too clever or elegant. A beautifully-worded, Gary Larson-esque, third person soliloqy can be just as rewarding as a sharp, quick pun...

And, I think, that way, if someone gets it, they deserve to get it... They earned it.



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written by Paul (Muff) Diver
01/10/09 12:10am

tactical voting

PLEASE DO NOT TACTICAL VOTE. Everyone at some time has had an urge to tactical vote, but don't do it. Voting on everyone else's negatively will not only make you suspicious but affect the captioneer themselves, making them produce lower-quality captions.

My account cannot logout so I am unable to tactical vote. If the negative vote was scrapped the competition would be fairer, but also more fun.

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written by Ryan M.
19/01/09 7:10pm

don't copy

Don't copy someone else's caption, even if it is a slight rewording of the caption. There is nothing worse than to see the winning caption being your caption with an extra exclamation mark.

Feel free to relate back to other captions, such as the Swan Dive Lake/Nutcracker, but don't just plagiarise someone else's idea.

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written by Ryan M.
19/01/09 5:07pm

look elsewhere

Sometimes, there is a really good caption that isn't obvious. Look in the background for other people/images/objects as they are often unseen yet they can make really good captions. It is also good if, when doing this, you can relate it back to the main image of the caption.

E.g. The image of Darth Vader in a supermarket - there is a man looking a lot like Captain Jack Sparrow in the background - relate to both films in your captions and you have a winner

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written by Ryan M.
19/01/09 5:03pm

giving credit

Further to the 'brevity' tip, I've noticed that sometimes I see a caption and think 'I would have said it differently'. Fair enough. But I think we should credit the person who had the original idea.

This happened with the picture of a fish jammed into the grill of a VW. Grant S wrote 'I guess Fuzzy dice has been replaced with grilled fish!!'. My feeling was that 'Grilled fish' worked better.

Would I have thought of it by myself? I don't know. But looking back, I should probably have at least nodded in Grant's direction. Maybe by saying 'with apologies to Grant S' or something. It's just good manners.

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written by Christionion
18/01/09 4:58pm

sense of humour,

If you can still smile, overlooking the clumsy partisan/clique contriving usual suspects, it's still worth pursuing the apposite.
Often, the tactics are more humorous than the captions.
Imagine articulating your caption to a group of friends.
If you've no friends try your family.
If you've no family, try 'Lost and Found.'

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written by Polymorph ~ ~ ~
15/08/16 8:45am

it's just fun

Enjoy & Enjoy who gives a monkey's who wins it's just a great way to relax & take your mind of the problems which everyone has in life.
I find it very helpful after a busy day, get my tea & sit down with a glass of vino & have a laugh after all there's sod all on telly.

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written by Bad Boy Dennis.
05/09/15 4:08pm

don't post for the sake of it

Only post if you have a genuinely good idea. The world doesn't need to hear your blabber on how 'this woman looks straight out of Twilight'. Save your caption quota for something good! It will improve your caption/like ratio as well.

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written by nepali_ninja
22/02/14 10:34pm


understand what each section and how to arrive there means. stop-understand-move

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written by john malley
26/10/13 2:52pm

just do it.

Take a quick look at the picture & if nothing funny comes into your head leave it alone there are lots of others.

Find one that clicks straight away & "Just Do It" short & to the point.

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written by Richard Shirley
07/08/11 4:31pm

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