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lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Pending moderation

Please check these updates to the FAQ

Regarding remixes and covers: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/faq#faq27
Regarding soundtracks (see the last paragraph): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/faq#faq28
Regarding transliteration requests (see the last paragraph): https://lyricstranslate.com/en/faq#faq39

Reminder: From January 1, 2019 monologues (dialogues) from films do not meet the criteria as acceptable content on LT, only lyrics and poetry are allowed to be submitted on the site. All other content can be discussed in the forums.

Banned User The Bride
Joined: 18.11.2018

Totally unfair and irrational.

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011

Thanks for the new rules!

One question, though:
"Remixes and covers are allowed, but only if they were officially released by the artist and there's a major difference between the remix and the original lyrics (stanzas removed, verses omitted, etc.)"

Hm, what if I add a remix by a different artist and there are major differences between the remix and the original lyrics? I remember having added something like that a while ago (don't remember what atm, though).

@Black Mamba: Could you please clarify why you think that is the case?

Banned User The Bride
Joined: 18.11.2018

About monologues.

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011
Black Mamba написал(а):

About monologues.

Yes, I assumed so. But why would it be unfair and irrational to no longer allow them?

Editor True-to-original translations.
Joined: 29.08.2015

This site is called lyricstranslate.com for a reason: because it's about lyrics not monologues.
BTW the word "lyric" has Greek roots and should be even clearer to you.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyrics

Banned User The Bride
Joined: 18.11.2018

I don't care. They should be allowed.

Also, we should vote to a poll if we agree or not with the rules... LT is behaving like a king here. That's wrong. People should decide, we have democracy. Shame!

Editor
Joined: 31.12.2013

Well, LyricsTranslate.com belongs to its owner and its administrators. They have the right to decide what to have on their website.

Super Member
Joined: 26.06.2017

I'll ask Eminem to do me some personal covers and Remixes also so i can share some on LT .. i ll explain him that rules are rules ... :))))))))LMAOOO People you really listen to waht you say ? "only if they were officially released by the artist" Is that still named a Cover???? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_version Oops Regular smile I do hope i got this rule so wrong and missunderstood it ..

Super Member
Joined: 26.06.2017

WRONG ! it belongs to all of us , each one of us , without us it ll mean 0 and so our voice kinda should matter too (just sayin ya see..

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011
Black Mamba написал(а):

I don't care. They should be allowed.

Also, we should vote to a poll if we agree or not with the rules... LT is behaving like a king here. That's wrong. People should decide, we have democracy. Shame!

Internet forums are not democracies but theocracies - there are the admins/gods, their elected mods and editors, and the common folk Teeth smile That's how pretty much any website I know works. Compared to some other sites, the staff here is really nice to users.

Editor in search of Anningan & Malina
Joined: 10.05.2012

I don't like how this conversation is going. Expressing your opinion is important and helps the admins to make the website better, but please refrain from sharing them only to justify a narcissistic and megalomaniac behaviour. This doesn't help anyone, neither you nor the rest of us.

Editor Soldier of Love
Joined: 12.03.2017

Give someone a finger and he or she will take the whole arm...

There are other sites for translations - and the owners care 0 about their users and they surely won't give them any rights. You can push a button when there are wrong lyrics and guess what? In most cases it has no influence at all. Honestly, your poems and your translations are yours and that's it.

Editor Slim Shady
Joined: 05.11.2014

And I'd add with that, that democracy still got laws.

Super Member
Joined: 26.06.2017

@DarkJoshua Can you please exemplify where was that megalomaniacbehavior? Is it us the day by day lil' users? Hmm i'm quite doubting that ..I personaly raised a simple question , at which i do hope i can get an lil' answear and that's all , ohh and as for the rest , yes i consider i am quite right LT is US , all of us and more things should be done to show that ( maybe voting polls , more forums idk ...)

Editor in search of Anningan & Malina
Joined: 10.05.2012

I admit I'm exaggerating a little, but putting yourself in a position of power isn't healthy. The sentence "without us it ll mean 0" particularly scares me. We are all free to use the website or ignore it completely, no one is forced to be a part of this. Judging from the fact you haven't still deleted your account, I understand you do want to be a part of this. We all contribute here and while our contributions help the site growing, it's not us who pay for the domain, it's not us who fix bugs and it's not us who change the code of the website to implement new features. LT would still be a thing even without you and me, because if I weren't here, someone else would.
What matters to me is that everyone pays respect to the admins and to other users. Whatever are your opinions, you can express them in a more diplomatic way. Please, weigh your words before saying anything: a single wrong word may break the harmony of the website.
I hope you understand.

Super Member
Joined: 26.06.2017

I give up , this being my last reply as the discussion it ll drag way too long , and have such a lil signifiance i feel.. and i really am not in the mood ( i won't reply anymore on this forum , we can discuss always in private , i ll be glad to do so ) ... Your line is the old line "If not like it , leave" (or so it sounds to me when you say 'We are all free to use the website or ignore it completely') .. i heard it over and over again.
Some points i want to clarify
1st No one disrespected , anyone here , i only personaly stated a truth and raised a question , and Mamba did also only that, on this particular forum .
2st It is true ' it's not us who fix bugs and it's not us who change the code of the website to implement new features.' It is us the ones whom help them to be fixed by reporting them , and us the ones whom helps implementing those new feautures .
3st The admins of course that they're doing a great job , but of course there always will be people who will have something to say , .. what can we do !?
4stOppinions stated here were very diplomatic , i can t seem to find that meghomaniac or what you called it behavior here , but like i said only people speaking .
5st From what you said "LT would still be a thing even without you and me, because if I weren't here, someone else would" Well idk but guess what , i heard this said by a co worker of mine he is in a political partid which is known to be the most thievery one in Romania .. and when i've asked him "But look , they voted , against your children future perspective!" (exepmplified why ) , told him how that partid buys votes .. etc , and finally asked him why he is part of it and still continues to do it this person told me " well , look if i won't do it and be one of this partid and , go enjoy the assets it provides me , (and not care about others etc) someone else will do " So you see , now the point is that .. yes there will be someone else but the change is starting with us and at a certain time all contributed , and also it'll matter what it'll come , plus that "Why can't we do something to keep the ones we have , and to also show profesionalism and by doing so , adding new members on the comunity ? Sorry for typos //

Moderator sapiens sapiens
Joined: 05.04.2012

We do. It's us Mods Regular smile

To avoid a situation like the one you caused, mentioning names of Mods who told you you could add them and others who told you couldn't, we had a private debate. And this was the decision reached.

A very nice politician here in Brazil says something very good: democracy is amazing, but it comes with its toll. So, you're most welcome on the website and everyone is free to speak their minds politely, but monologues aren't to be added and that's all.

Banned User The Bride
Joined: 18.11.2018

I will agree with Radu in this one. We are the members, without us, the site wouldn't exist. We are like a small society here (with different people). We should have vote for these non-democratic rules. We don't want any king or queen, we should decide for us, not 1 or 2-3 people who "created" the site. Have you heard about Robin Hood? It's the same story...

Moderator and Scholar of a Dark Age
Joined: 16.02.2011
Black Mamba написал(а):

I will agree with Radu in this one. We are the members, without us, the site wouldn't exist. We are like a small society here (with different people). We should have vote for these non-democratic rules. We don't want any king or queen, we should decide for us, not 1 or 2-3 people who "created" the site. Have you heard about Robin Hood? It's the same story...

Well, unlike in real life it is much easier online to go to a different country if one got in trouble with the authorities - in other words to leave a website if one doesn't get along with its admins.

As often as users called something unfair out of ignorance or bigotry, I would prefer to keep the governance here to the staff.

If you do notice staff members doing something you consider unfair you can always complain, but I'd recommend you to do so in a calmer manner and with providing arguments and proofs because your current behaviour doesn't lead to you being taken serious.

Moderator sapiens sapiens
Joined: 05.04.2012

Thanks for adding these new rules.

Just allow me to ask something: what should be done with those monologues that have already been added prior to Jan 1 2019? I don't think we should penalize users who translated them. IMHO, old entries could remain (maybe make them 'untranslatable'), but new ones, added after this date, are to be removed.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

"Remixes and covers are allowed, but only if they were officially released by the artist and there's a major difference between the remix and the original lyrics (stanzas removed, verses omitted, etc.)" will be slightly simplified to "Remixes and covers are allowed, but only if there's a major difference between the remix and the original lyrics (stanzas removed, verses omitted, etc.)"

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008
Alma Barroca написал(а):

Just allow me to ask something: what should be done with those monologues that have already been added prior to Jan 1 2019? I don't think we should penalize users who translated them. IMHO, old entries could remain (maybe make them 'untranslatable'), but new ones, added after this date, are to be removed.

Agreed, let those already added stay with their translations.

lt
Administrator
Joined: 27.05.2008

Clarification to 2.7 regarding covers: Remixes and covers are allowed, but only if there's a major difference between the remix and the original lyrics (stanzas removed, verses omitted, etc.) or there is a proof in form of a video or a sound recording that the cover was performed by the given artist.

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