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This is the basic format for submitting works to the Daily Poem. Your poem has to follow the template or it will be removed. Please understand that following the Daily Poem Format keeps the page looking neat and decreases the work load of the Daily Poem Bosses.


The Basic Format

Your poem should be formatted like this:

<b>Your Poem Title</b>

Your poem's content
Which may not exceed limit
Of fifty lines

Written by [YourUsername]

It is possible that people before you have included a line break(<hr>) below their poem. Poems need to be separated by one (1) line break, not two.
If your poem does not follow the above format to the letter, it will be removed.


How To Submit Poems to the Daily Poem

First, allow the Daily Poem to load completely. It's a large page, so it might take a little while. In the wiki info box on the right-hand side you will see an edit button: <img:stuff/aj/64959/editpgbtn.png>
Click that and you'll end up seeing the following:


Do not touch anything above the 'page text'. The large box with all the coding is the contents of the Daily Poem page. That's what you're going to have to add to. Scroll all the way down in that box until you reach the end.
Ignore the comment about the page being too big. Comment about it if editing the page brings you back to the Index. Then the page is too big and we need to move poetry to make space for new submissions.


Add your poem below the last submission ('Verse of Longing' in the example). If there is no <hr> tag located there, please add it in yourself. It'll be your poem that gets removed if the tag is missing, not the other member's.

The numbers are to display how lines are counted. Your poem may not exceed fifty (50) lines, but blank spaces do not count towards that limit.

Do not erase someone else's poem to post yours. It gets your poem removed.

When you've entered your poem and confirmed that the Daily Poem Format has been correctly followed, press <img:stuff/aj/64959/submitchangesbtn.png>. If the page isn't full yet, your poem will be added below the rest of the works.
Remember! Your poem must follow this format or it will be removed.

Untitled Poems

To submit untitled poetry you need to either title it 'Untitled' or title it with the first three words of the poem. Poems without a title written in bold are considered to be violating the Daily Poem Format and will be removed.


Ready-to-Go Format

Still not sure you'll format your poem right? Copy/paste the following into the Daily Poem's edit box and change the necessary data.

<b>Your Poem Title</b>

Your poem's content
Which may not exceed limit
Of fifty lines

Written by [YourUsername]


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- Daily Poem
- Daily Poets
- Daily Poem Bosses
- Daily Poem FAQ
- About the Main Street Features
- The Badge Reward System

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2004-12-04 [True, plain and simple]: Post it left-aligned for now, and I'll get back to you later on whether or not you can change it.

2004-12-04 [The House That No Longer Is]: Okay then. Thanks.

2005-02-26 [~AzureSkyy.-]: Gah ... That's why I got taken off ... It would be nice if that were posted here in the rules.

2005-04-03 [Erykun]: is there a surten number of lines their has to be

2005-04-20 [~dark~clowno5]: hello

2005-05-02 [Rondel]: As requested on [Daily_Poem], opinions on the latest revision of this page: I think the revision makes the page even clearer than it was before. However, I did not find it confusing, so perhaps I'm not the best judge of the matter. My one recommendation would be to switch to the standard Elftown stylesheet for the screenshots, though I know it would be extra work. But your goal *is* to spell this out for the lowest common denominator, if I may put it that way, so every speck of simplicity and adherence to the most basic standards is worth its weight in gold. What are the least knowledgeable people likely to find familiar and comprehensible? Aim for that. That's why this recommendation.

2005-05-02 [True, plain and simple]: The standard stylesheet is subject to change (if I have my way), so I'll get back to you on that. ;)

2005-08-03 [ElfMaiden1313]: i tried to submit my poem but it said i needed a password!

2006-04-30 [Kiddalee]: Heehee, the poem in the Ready-To-Go Format is a haiku.

2006-10-07 [♥Tc VanDeVal Tc♥]: are we allowed a pic to go with our poem?

2006-10-07 [Linderel]: No.

2006-10-09 [♥Tc VanDeVal Tc♥]: Thank you for telling me.
May I ask how you know this?

2006-10-09 [Linderel]: I know this because I'm one of the Daily Poem Bosses, which you would know had you bothered to check. ^_^

2007-01-06 [Line Viper]: how long are they required to be?

2007-01-06 [Linderel]: Three lines at shortest, I think.

2008-03-06 [LouieRae]: This all sounds very complicated, yet I just know it can't be rocket-science....

2010-08-09 [Pretaya]: I tried to submit and the page said that I needed a password. How do I get around this?

2010-08-09 [Linderel]: I hope you didn't try to submit on this page. Daily Poem is the one you want to use.

2011-05-15 [SilverFire]: I think the destructions here need bringing up to date a little.

2011-05-16 [Linderel]: Point. You has one. Shall do.

2013-04-30 [kians mummy]: I have done it exactly like this, seems to me that most people who have submitted haven't done this, as in the <hr> tag being displayed directly above and below the Poem

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