By rainbowlack - 17/11/2016 00:53 - Canada - Calgary

Today, I was in the city newspaper for something I worked my ass off on. There was a picture of me working on my creation in the article with a caption, something like, "Chloe B, part of the robotics team." My name isn't Chloe, and I talked to the article writers. I haven't heard back at all. FML
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OP here - still haven't heard back. I don't want to be a programmer; I want to be an author. But being featured in the paper was a start for me.

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Congrats on being featured in the paper, Chloe.

Well, Chloe will be your name when the robots take over. Hopefully, they'll find you useful as they kill off the rest of the human race.

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Well, Chloe will be your name when the robots take over. Hopefully, they'll find you useful as they kill off the rest of the human race.

OP here - that comment made my day.

Congrats on being featured in the paper, Chloe.

Don't worry, OP, if someone is really interested in your work they'll find you eventually.

OP here - still haven't heard back. I don't want to be a programmer; I want to be an author. But being featured in the paper was a start for me.

Chloe, being a programmer has a far better future. Just think of yourself as an author of code.

The writer/reporter doesn't write the captions or headlines. you need to call Editorial and give their sub-editor shit. They will be stubborn but you hold your ground, you have right to restitution.

Unless you were interviewed by the reporter and they got your name wrong. then yes it is the writer's fault for not double checking with you.

Well, that's a FIRST. Get it? That's a robotics competition. No? I'll leave

only call me chloe if u have a death wish

You have a death wish? You need to go see a therapist!!!

FIRST Team?

An author who can't even use grammar properly? You missed the word 'be' in there..

typo's happen... -.- it happens to everyone.

Especially on phones.

Most authors have people look over their stories before publishing them to make sure the errors aren't there. Everyone makes mistakes.

Kendrah, I'm still getting used to this phone. Typos do happen. I type much better on my computer.

That sucks...though having worked as a reporter, the people writing the photo captions are usually the copy editors and not the reporters (I had a few situations where an editor mis-captioned something related to my story and it always annoyed me.) I'd suggest contacting the paper's copy editor or editor for the section where your article appeared.

my name is Chloe! I will gladly take credit! to be serious though that sucks. hope you get it fixed

That's my dog's name, too! Do you take that as a compliment or an insult? It should be a compliment because I love Chloe so much!

You've got to call editorial! The reporters don't write the captions or the headlines, that's the sub-editor. Call them up a few times and complain. They will hold their ground but you have a right to restitution. Go into their office if you want to really take this up with them. Just remember it's not the writer's fault.

I'm also from Alberta. Which city newspaper were you featured in OP?

I'd like to keep that confidential.

FRC? which team?

my school's team (not gonna reveal which school)