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Created Feb 20 2006, 07:22 PM
Last reply Mar 01 2011, 01:23 AM
Replies 28 comments
orolon (Sonny Harman)


Written Feb 21 2006, 05:55 PM

A search bar would be helpful -- you read a piece, forget the writer and the title, and you can search through the text. Not that I'm saying it would be absolutely necessary, but it would be cool.

nerder5000 (Alison King)


Written Feb 22 2006, 04:03 PM

I've noticed that there are lots of writers and lots of works, but some come to the recent page, and then get lost, so maybe there could be a "Random" button to click which would then take you to any random work.

ancientsong (Aara DawnLight)


Written Feb 25 2006, 12:12 PM

As Orolon said, a search bar would be nice, instead of a link. That way, it won't take us so long to find a certain author. It would be much simpler, too.

burberrystreet (Megan Walsh)


Written Feb 26 2006, 12:19 PM

I would like to be able to see the poem while I'm commenting on it.

ahshadowrai (Shadow Rai)


Written Feb 28 2006, 03:39 PM

You know, I just have to say, when you keep your poetry to yourself for so long thinking that no one cares for it but, you, It simply amazes me, how loving, caring, and responcive you all are to all the posts, It is so greatly appreciated, Bless each and everyone of you, "critical or not" LOL

marius_rice (Dakotah Morgan)


Written Mar 02 2006, 02:59 PM

End quotes on replies would be nice... Sorry, it's just one of those things. What are they called? Quirks? OCDs? Proper grammar is killer. Also, a database of work. A table, with authors in alphabetical order and maybe a drop-down or two for the subject of the poem or to change between looking at Authors and Poems. Perhaps a prose section as well.

dylan (John Thomson)


Written Mar 04 2006, 03:11 AM

All of the above are good ideas. With the current volume of work, perhaps a list of "last 50 posted" would be helpful.Being able to read the poem while commenting is essential, IMO.

meltedfrootloops (katrina gaines)


Written Mar 05 2006, 02:54 PM

If someone is making offensive comments about poetry, we should be able to block them from making comments about our poetry if we want to. Someone has been doing this to me and others and I think there should be a way to prevent that from happening. And yes, we should be able to read the poem and comment on it at the same time. That would be easier.

sapporo (minm minm)


Written Mar 05 2006, 04:05 PM

Ah-haa, but you gotta accept criticism about poetry, especially if it is YOUR poetry. Self-gratification is just like masturbation: doesn't produce results.

meltedfrootloops (katrina gaines)


Written Mar 05 2006, 08:03 PM

it's not criticism -- it's offensive, DISGUSTING comments made about good writers -- i'm not saying it's only about mine, i've read this persons obviously insecure commentary on the pages of many extremely talented writers on this website. The mockery and disgusting content should not have to be put up with.

ahshadowrai (Shadow Rai)


Written Mar 06 2006, 03:58 PM

I agree with meltedfruitloops, These two have'nt a clue one as to how to post decent criticism, all they're posting is "crap" to get everone in a huff, I do believe some sort of "banning" after so many strikes should be allowed..... And Please Sapporo "Self-gratification is just like masturbation: doesn't produce results." LOL says you.......

eloi (xyxy xyxy)


Written Mar 09 2006, 06:47 AM

I have read some beautiful poetry on this site, and I decided to open a blog in the anthological form, to collect some of them so that I may read them again and again according to my whim. I'm posting there what I deem to be closest to my spirit and taste: I would exhort others to do the same, if you so wish and enter my blog to post more and more and more... I want poetry to fascinate the world! This is the link: I have just started, and I surely need some help: there is so much inspiration! Thanks

lemon (Carson Bailey)


Written Mar 10 2006, 05:56 AM

I think you can delete comments on your own work. If you follow the line where it says when it was posted, there's a little link that says delete. I definitely agree it would be nice to see the poem we are commenting on.

denise (Denise Kristalovich)


Written Mar 10 2006, 01:22 PM

To accomodate those who find negative comments objectionable I suggest that all members be able to determine a setting that indicates the kind of remarks we hope to receive. For example, there might be three categories: SUPPORTIVE - "I only want to hear from those with whom my work resonates." CONSTRUCTIVE - "I only want to hear how my poem can be improved." SERIOUS - "I want to hear what people really think about my work." These options would be listed on the poem just above the comments section. I would also like to discourage the quid pro quo clique-forming that arises from members campaigning for others to review their work (often employing base flattery in the process). Let's allow our poems to be judged on their merits, not on the basis of self-promotion or on what kind things the poet has said about our own work. The first step towards this goal is to make all comments anonymous and eliminate any mention of usernames within them. I would also encourage members to ignore the pleas and poems of anyone begging for reciprocal reads.

orolon (Sonny Harman)


Written Mar 23 2006, 08:18 PM

Not that I'm saying it's not just me, but all of the poems I wrote a month ago say that I published them today. That's probably something wrong with the "month" section in your HTML. Just thought I'd let you know.

jackal27 (Jordan S)


Written Mar 29 2006, 03:59 PM

I think we need a place to save out favorite poets just os it'd be easier to check up on them.

orolon (Sonny Harman)


Written Mar 30 2006, 09:20 PM

I don't know why I didn't think of it earlier, but a differentiation between 'reviews written' and 'poems rated' would be nice -- anybody could post a few poems, and then become the highest rater simply by going through the archives and clicking each poem's "Did You Like This Poem?" button, without really reading it or reviewing it, and it's an unfair tracking system, to both readers and writers.

drapelyk (Kyle Eppard)


Written Mar 30 2006, 09:22 PM

To add to jackal27's request (assuming it hasn't already been requested, and if so I appolgize for redundancy), it would be nice to have a "User Watch" or "Friend" list. However, I would hope that it wouldn't hinder the viewing of new "non friend" material.

ancientsong (Aara DawnLight)


Written Mar 31 2006, 04:50 PM

I agree with drapelyk about a "Friend's" list, and I think we need a "TOC" of users...Just a thought :) --grandma

ancientsong (Aara DawnLight)


Written Apr 01 2006, 10:04 AM

I was also thinking, I often go on long stretches of time in which I'm not on deliric. Then, when I come back, I go to my page, or home, or publish, and I'm logged off. I could be away for 5 minutes and I would be automatically logged off. This gets a bit annoying sometimes. I was just wondering if it would be possible to not log off... --grandma