GEEZ!!!! Ok..ok...Listen, I personally do not post mutiples. I don't have the time to write as much as I'd like to. BUT, it is in my opinion that if you start adding more and more rules, you will discourage newcomers in general. I agree with much of what Sharon has said and I feel in general, the guildlines should stand. If a newcomer doesn't take the hint from the "Welcome" email, then I, myself...would have to pass on reading the LONG LINE of works they've posted.
Ron's original idea from this post was not that bad...yet many of you shot that down. Why? Because many of us "older members" are as gulty as the so-called "newcomers". Which is fine...if you want less of a response. I was talking with another member recently and I commented, "I could spend all my waking hours on this site...had I the time, but I don't. The number of posts is overwhelming and if I miss a day or two, I'm LOST. It doesn't keep me away but, it does limit my responses."
Balladeer, I don't know the answer. I would go with Ron's idea. It would definately work!! I can't imagine anyone wanting their second post put on the back pages. The only problem I see is to make sure it only effects one forum at a time. A limit of one NEW post...per forum...per day. What's wrong with THAT?
If you're someone who has the ability to write TONS of poetry in a short period of time. Save it. In my opinion, you will be rewarded much more, not to mention it would give you time to go over it again...to make any editing changes. (If nessasary )
Well, I guess I've said enough. Thank you.