Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Tonight I received an e-mail from my good friend and mainstay poet of our group, Sy. For anyone who doesn't know Sy, he is one of the kindest, gentlest, most peaceful, uncontroversial people I know. His letter was a plea for me, or any of us, to please do something about the multiple postings. He wants to read the poetry and give comments but he simply cannot keep up, due to people coming in and dropping 4,5,6 or more poems at a time. If it brings someone like Sy to the point of mild complaint, I'm sure there are many others who feel the same way.
I know this has been discussed before and some things have been tried, like e-mailing new members and asking them to refrain from the multiple posts, but we do not seem to have accomplished much.
We need a solution. With the exception of having someone sitting there counting poems(and the job doesn't pay that much), I don't know how we can keep control of this, unless there is some sophisticated bit of programming that would do the trick.
Plus, if we were to come up with some guidelines and, if people disregarded them, we exercised deletion rights, there are members always on the lookout for any criticism possible who would decry us as Nazi sympathisers.
So what do we do? Help, please. Sy could use some help......me, too.