Ghost Stories and Tall Tales of the American South

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Who are you guys?
Where do your stories come from?
Can I use one of your stories?
Can I be a storyteller?
Will you link to my site?
How do I print out a story?
What age group are your stories suitable for?
Can I send in my own story?
What are those strange symbols on the bottom of every page?
What is RSS?
What is a Podcast?
Do I need an iPod to listen to Podcasts?
How can I listen to your audio stories?
What can I do if I have a problem ordering an item from your Bookshop?

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What are you going to do with my money?
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Is it safe to donate money through Paypal?
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Who are you guys?

We’re a volunteer staff of writers, storytellers, musicians, graphic artists and engineers who have been bringing you these stories free of charge since 1997. Why? Because we still like doing it. And the purpose of storytelling is to pass stories on to others.

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Where do your stories come from?

Most stories are written by Craig Dominey, The Moonlit Road Storytellers or outside contributors. Some of these stories are adaptations of old folktales that have been passed down through the oral tradition. We occasionally use outside stories with permission from the author and/or the publisher.

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Can I use one of your stories?

Depends. All of our content is copyrighted, and can only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. Performing one of our stories for a school group or other gathering is ok, selling it to Hollywood as your own is not. Any commercial use of our content without our written consent is prohibited. E-mail us and we’ll discuss your use of the story. For more information please consult our copyright page..

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Can I be a storyteller?

If you have a recording that sounds like the content on The Moonlit Road, and would like for us to stream it here, we’d like to know about it. Otherwise, we can’t record storytellers from outside the Atlanta area. We don’t have the resources to bring people here. Sorry, and thanks for your interest.

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Will you link to my site?

You’re welcome to send your URL and we’ll take a look. Should we decide to link to your site, I would require a return link to The Moonlit Road.com.

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How do I print out a story?

If you would like to use one of our stories for non-commercial purposes, please email feedback@themoonlitroad.com for permission, thanks!

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What age group are your stories suitable for?

This is very subjective. But think of our stories as old folktales. Our stories are generally suitable for all ages, although older children and adults may understand more of what’s going on. If we feature a story containing material that we feel may be unsuitable for young children, we’ll let you know.

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Can I send in my own story?

If you have an original story you’d like to contribute please visit our What’s Your Story page for guidelines.

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What are those strange symbols on the top left corner of each page?

You probably recognize Facebook and Twitter. Beside those are links to our Podcast and RSS Feed.

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What is RSS?

RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and enables you to receive a “feed” from our site with new stories. To receive the feed you subscribe to what’s called a “newsreader.” When you click on our RSS link you’ll be taken to a page where you can select a newsreader and subscribe. Then you’ll know automatically when we’ve posted something new! You can also download audio files from our feed directly to your desktop. A much better explanation of RSS can be found here.

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What is a Podcast?

Well, a Podcast is basically like an RSS feed except it downloads an audio story automatically to you. When you click on the Podcast link you’ll be taken to a page where you can subscribe and choose what’s called a “podcatcher.” By far the most popular is iTunes so you may want to stick with that. A much better explanation of podcasting can be found here.

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Do I need an iPod to listen to Podcasts?

No. The Podcasts are in mp3 format so you can listen on your computer, another portable media device, a burned CD, your stereo, etc.

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How can I listen to your audio stories?

There are many ways. You can subscribe to our Podcast or download stories to your desktop from our RSS feed. You can also download them from our site – just look for the download links in each story. Brand new stories offer an audio player where you can play the stories right then and there. If what you really want is CD quality versions of our stories (and why wouldn’t you?), please visit our Bookshop which sell individual stories for cheap!

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What can I do if I have a problem ordering an item from your Bookshop?

Our items are sold through third party vendors like The Spoken Network and Amazon.com. Please contact them regarding any concerns about your order.

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What are you going to do with my money?

Your donation will go directly into an operating fund to cover monthly expenses like dedicated server hosting, recording studio time, programming expenses, bandwidth charges, etc. With our monthly expenses out of the way, we can concentrate on adding more enhancements to the site.

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What is Paypal?

Paypal is the Web’s most trusted site for online money transfers. By signing up for a free account, you can send/receive money online to/from anyone by using your credit card or checking account. For example, Paypal has been used for years on eBay as a way for users to pay for auction items.

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Is it safe to donate money through Paypal?

Absolutely. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. And when you send us a payment, we don’t receive any sensitive financial information like your credit card or bank account number. Just the amount you donated and your name – unless you want to be anonymous!

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How do I send money to you through Paypal?

Click the link above to go directly to our donation page on Paypal.com and follow the instructions. If you don’t currently have an account with Paypal, you’ll be prompted to create one. It’s free and easy to do. Then you can send money using a credit or debit card, or your checking account. And you can keep using your account for other online transactions, such as buying items on eBay.

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What currencies do you accept with PayPal?

Paypal will currently accept Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, or Yen, as well as U.S. Dollars. Paypal will automatically convert all non-U.S. currencies into dollars for us when you donate.

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Where can I learn more about donating through Paypal?

Paypal has an extensive help section that will tell you all you need to know about donating through them.

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