Deeker's Message of the Week
October 12, 2003
New Survey for Preteen and Teen Diaper Boys
A new survey exclusively for pre-teen and teen diaper boys is online.
The survey is largely based on the original
Survey for Diaper Boys, but has been
been improved in a number of areas:
If you are under 18 but have already taken the original Survey for Diaper Boys,
please take this survey. New participants under 18, please also take this survey
(instead of the original survey). A separate survey for adults based off of the
preteen/teen survey will be available soon. For now, all adults please take the
existing Survey for Diaper Boys (linked above).
- Radio buttons have replaced the drop-down menus. This makes all the menu choices visible at once and requires fewer mouse clicks.
- Redundant questions have been consolidated or eliminated.
- Other questions have been restructured to make them easier to understand.
- Some questions in which few responses were received have been eliminated.
- Limitations have been imposed on fill-in-the-blank questions (200 characters) for easier formatting and readability. If you need more
space than this I recommend submitting this information in the form of a True Account.
New responses from this survey will be posted next week (10/19).
Deeker's Diaper Story Writing 101
Rather than bitch once again about the poor quality of writing that I was once
again exposed to this week, I would like to instead offer a short lesson on the
basics of writing a diaper story. Actually, these basics apply to all kinds of
writing. These are things that should have been covered thoroughly in school,
but either people are not paying attention to their teachers, their teachers
aren't doing their jobs, or these people just don't care to observe the proper
rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation when it comes to writing stories
for this site. Whatever the case may be, I sincerely hope that these and other
contributors will keep the following points in mind (along with helping me to
preserve what few precious threads of sanity I still have left) as they write their stories:
- A sentence begins with the first word capitalized.
- Most common nouns do not need to be capitalized in the middle of the sentence.
- "You" is not spelled "u". "You're" is not spelled "ur". "Why" is not spelled "y".
- When a character is speaking, quotation marks must appear at each end of the spoken words.
- All sentences must end with either a period, question mark or an exclamation point. Use question marks at the end of all questions. Use exclamation points to indicate excitement or shouting. For all other sentences, use periods. These handy little marks make it easier to know where one sentence ends and the next one begins.
- An ellipsis (...) is not a substitute for a period. It has its appropriate uses, so please be familiar with what they are.
- A comma is not a substitute for a period. The only time it is used as a period is when it appears at the end of a direct quote, where the quote itself does not end the sentence.
- Most sentences do not need to be prefaced with the words "well", "so" or "anyway." These words may be used, but only sparingly.
- Please use spell check! It won't catch all your mistakes, but it will save me the time of having to do this for you.
- The past tense for "lie" (as in to lie down) is "lay."
- Commas. Use them arbitraily, but please use them. Just don't overdo it.
- Please use paragraph breaks. Place them abitrarily where a shift in the idea being discussed occurs. Reading one, long contiguous block of text unbroken is difficult for most readers to follow.
- "I", when referring to oneself in the first person, is always capitalized. Always.
Top Ten Story Downloads for Week of 10/05/03 to 10/11/03
Due to errors in reporting, data for the top ten downloads are not available, sorry.
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Stay happy and thickly diapered!
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