What is the correct way to pitch this pup tent?
As shown below, there is so much slack along the edges that the sides nearly lie flat on the ground. When it rains, puddles form on the flat spot; and those puddles eventually find their way into the tent.
The guy ropes on the sides don't have enough angle to hold the sides of the tent up. In fact, it looks like I would need to have those guy ropes angled up to allow rain to run to the ground (instead of puddling on the sides).
It may not be clear from the photo below, but the seam between the dark green tent bottom and the light green top is about 4" above the ground. But, that is only helpful if I can keep that 4" lip nearly vertical.
In response to several helpful comments:
Replacing the short side guy lines with 2.5 meter guy lines and making the front and back guy lines crazy tight (as tight as I could without puling the stakes out of the ground) helped a lot; but not enough that I would trust it on a rainy night. It takes a lot longer, but water still puddles up along the seam between the bathtub bottom and the sides.
I knew that Ozark Trail was a budget tent, but I didn't think they made "play" tents that were simply unsuitable for actual use. Why bother with a bathtub bottom and waterproofing if it can't keep water out regardless? (For what its worth: I've had this tent since grad school. I didn't buy it recently.)