This whole topic has some very interesting nuances to it.
I know it can be disheartening to log on, see certain people with 10-20 posts on a poem (or multiple poems) and see nary a reply to a work you poured your heart and soul into. Then, you read their work and find that it is adequate, but they have the same 10 people responding to everything they've written - with pretty much the same comments.
On the other hand - is this a response contest? Are we posting to see who can get the most replies (kinda feels like Prom Queen and King elections).
An interesting phenomenom does occur on occasion when someone posts a poem which sparks and indepth discussion on ideas, philosophy, life, etc. do we want to discourage that exchange? What happens if that thread gets moved to discussion forum? Does the conversation die as a result? Hmmmmmm.... interesting ideas to consider.
Finally, what about those who post poems in the discussion forums? or post poems in response to someone else's poetry - is that rude? Does it selfishly draw attention away from the posted work?
Just some thoughts on a potentially complex thread.....
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[This message has been edited by JP (edited 08-27-99).]