I'm a freelance reporter who just finished a multi-part series for a nonprofit news organization. Now I'd like to turn it into an ebook. I am not savvy about rights, commissions, etc., and neither is my editor/publisher. What do we need to know to negotiate a fair revenue split? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on May 9, 2013 -
What is a normal way to share common spaces among four roommates? If there isn't a norm, how do I (should I?) approach a roommate about her things in common spaces? [more inside]
posted by mild deer
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Awhile back (3, 4, 5 years? not sure), I read an article that was composed completely (and intentionally) of borrowed/plagiarized sentences from other works. It was brilliant. I lost my copy and am trying to track it down again. Can anyone point me to the article?
posted by jamaral
on Feb 18, 2013 -
I bought a new couch. It got delivered yesterday. The couch is damaged (though it's very minor). I'm going to call "the guy" today and "work something out." Please help me choose the best option. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Jan 22, 2013 -
Any resources for healing after a breakup when you're
the one that initiated it? And that doesn't demonise either party? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Have you ever manned a booth at a carnival, fair, or expo? I'm running a booth and selling items at a weekend fair that will benefit a volunteer organization. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Oct 5, 2012 -
I am responsible for compensating a two year old TV bought for $900 then. (A guest in my party broke and no one is owning up...ex-landlord is behind me now)
Similar model (brand new) is $600 now all included and being demanded 600, citing the higher price paid then.
What is a fair price that I should pay?
How do I make a convincing reply ?
posted by daveg02
on Aug 27, 2012 -
Calling all labor lawyers, even though YANML: if you can classify an employee under two overtime-exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which one controls?
For instance, my organization has employees that satisfy one or more categories:
1. Highly Compensated Employees
2. Computer professionals
3. Professional exemption
If I classify them as Computer Professionals, they also have to meet the California Labor Code Section 515.5
. If they do not qualify under 515.5, specifically the salary requirement
and/or high-level engineer requirement, is it possible to just classify them as exempt under the Professional Exemption standard, which is only two times the current minimum wage in California?
posted by dhn
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Vanity Fair feature on the future of book publishing? I've been told there was an excellent one about a year ago, but I cannot find it. Does it exist?
posted by rhymer
on Nov 21, 2011 -
How can my kid best test an experiment regarding roofing materials and their ability to block heat? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Nov 8, 2011 -
I have to help my fifth grade daughters with their history fair project and they think I'm smart. Help! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer
on Nov 4, 2011 -
Looking for the name of a carnival ride.
I'm looking for more information on a carnival ride I went on about 10 years ago. It was set on temporarily on the boardwalk near the beach, I think Virginia beach.
It had round, two-person cars, open in the front with a lap bar. The cars were similar to this ride
The motion, instead of going around in a circle, went in more of a vertical oval shape (the cars went up and down, and somewhat front to back). The cars moved past each other in a "scrambler" type motion, so it looked like they were going to hit each other. The cars would swoop down, rocking back and forth but not quite going upside down.
I've never seen a video of this ride anywhere. Has anyone?
posted by mondotwistedmojo
on Oct 28, 2011 -
Is it fair for my temp agency to prevent me from being hired on full time at the current business I'm contracted with? [more inside]
posted by bettershredder
on Apr 22, 2011 -
How do we figure out a fair outcome for everyone when one co-worker has childcare issues and cannot attend 'mandatory' events at 5pm? [more inside]
posted by It's a Parasox
on Aug 9, 2010 -
Does photography and reproduction of a publicly displayed sign fall under fair use? [more inside]
posted by Tube
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Looking for advice or rules of thumb on how better to strike a good work/life balance with the risk factor that I actually love my work and feel very possessive toward it. Further, I work for a small company and I understand that my work is integral to its future. I understand that it is probably not going to be possible for me to wrap it up everyday at 5 pm and forget about work the next day until 9 am, and maybe I don’t even want to. However, I don't need to work 20 hour days or weekends, and I'm looking for thoughts from others in the same situation, and rules of thumb as to how to keep a good balance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 16, 2010 -
How can literary works have a copyright held, but appear to be in the public domain at the same time? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Jan 22, 2010 -
ScavengerHuntFilter: My friends and I are attending the excellentness that is the Texas State Fair sometime in the coming weeks. Last year, we enjoyed simply taking in the craziness and consuming the large quantities of fried foods. This year, we want to do a scavenger hunt - that is, taking pictures of certain things that are often seen (and perhaps not so often seen) at a state fair. Any ideas as to what should be on the list? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget
on Sep 30, 2009 -
14 years ago I was given a baby grand piano for Christmas, where it lived at my mother's house until now. She recently remodeled and sold it (with my full agreement) since I have no room for it and interstate moving would cost as much as a new piano. She wants to give me the proceeds since it was my present, but I think we should at least
split it since it was a really expensive gift and it has remained at her house. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by true
on Dec 25, 2008 -
There have got to be some fairs, antique markets, or craft events going on in southern California. Right? I'm dying to find some sort of fair or bazaar setting where people offer mostly hand-made or collectible trinkets, or similar odds-and-ends - without any 'modern factory-based goods' making their way into the booths. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun
on Nov 2, 2008 -
Safeway: regular brands and house brands out the wazoo. It says organic, but is it? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Oct 11, 2008 -
Do young professionals stand a change when negotiating a starting salary after a three-month probationary period? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 21, 2008 -
What's the fairest way to split gasoline and other costs between riders on a roadtrip? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Jun 23, 2008 -
I need to better understand the proposed tax systems. Mainly the fair tax or sales tax versus an income tax. I am writing a paper for school on the viewpoints of TTARA (The Texas Taxpayers and Research Ass.) and CTJ (citizens for tax justice) but cannot gain a clear idea of what each side is proposing. Obviously the republicans want the fair tax, and since TTARA is business minded, I assume they too seek the fair tax, or at least support it. But what is the Dem idea of fair taxation? Do they want an income tax? What is all this talk on CTJ about income tax cuts? I don’t have the patience to sift through all the material so I'm hoping someone can give me a basic idea of the differing positions on the matter. Mainly answer the question of who wants what and why, and who benefits most from each plan.... Also what about the working poor, do they benefit most from an income tax? Etc. Etc.
posted by madmamasmith
on May 4, 2008 -
help me find carnivals in San Diego - not just right now, but in general.
posted by gcat
on Apr 25, 2008 -
What right do I have to republish software screenshots and promotional material within a critical/academic context? Do I need to get formal permission from the corporations that own & distribute this material? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Look, I truly do get the “know your income, know your expenses” bit about budgeting. And I’m pretty frugal in my habits. My problem is this, as the financial head of this family, I have to decide what we will spend our inadequate resources on. So in general, how to prioritise discretionary spending in a fair and efficient manner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 12, 2008 -
Find me the Fantastic Plastic Machine arrangement of "Get me to the church on time" (or whatever it's called) from My Fair Lady, featured in the Uniqlock
). The Googles, they do nothing! [more inside]
posted by grobstein
on Jul 27, 2007 -
Fair Use Filter -- I want to take clips from movies and embed them in an online essay as quotation-style references. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Jul 2, 2007 -
I remember in my childhood a short cartoon. It was black and white and seemed from the fifties. It began with someone clicking on a capsule, or otherwise activate the enlargement mechanism of this thing that became an enormous world fair or luna park or something. [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Feb 27, 2007 -
I am going to be selling my wares at an outdoor arts and crafts show in a couple of weeks. This show usually gets a turnout of anywhere from 20,000 to 60,000 people, depending on the weather. I am looking for suggestions on making this a success. [more inside]
posted by Ostara
on Oct 8, 2006 -
What are the rules for using company logos in creative works? Specifically, why was Marge able to refer to Chanel many times in that one Simpsons episode while the logo was never fully visible? [more inside]
posted by benrodian
on Jul 9, 2006 -
ElectionFairnessFilter. So i just voted (yay) and noticed something odd - a man in the polling place sitting quietly behind a MoveOn PAC sign. I didn't think we in the US could have anyone inside the polling place advocating a specific voting paradigm (even if I do think it's a good paradigm to support), and so I wasn't surprised when a lady complained and an officious-looking man walked over to talk to the seated gentleman - but after a short conversation, they let him stay. Anyone know what gives here? Why would they not ask him to leave?
posted by caution live frogs
on Nov 2, 2004 -