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Why are these terms so harsh?
We often receive multiple copies of the same idea, whether it be something that seems like an original observation that turns out to be quite common, or just multiple contributors riffing on a news story coming up with the same joke (even if a joke might seem incredibly original to you, when there are hundreds of writers even the most niche idea can come up more than once). These terms just mean that should someone send in an idea that we’re already busy writing, or that 50 other people submitted, there’s less of a chance of us getting sued out of existence by 50 different writers demanding credit. Rest assured our normal writers rates for outside contributions still apply in most circumstances and we’ll generally credit not-staff contributors if we’re comfortable assuming it won’t get them in trouble.