Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Well, I haven't seen any of Critic's comments but you guys sure have my curiosity up. It seems to me we're all saying the same thing. We say that this is a "family" thing, which it is and it appears from what I read here, that he is saying basically the same thing. We have our Critical Analysis area for those who want a frank, honest review of their work and we have our Open area where we socialize, swap experiences and visit with each other, all in poetic form. You don't correct a friend's grammar whenever he says something wrong and keep a friend for very long. From what I gather here, this person came in and made some derrogatory remarks in the Open forum without checking us out first. That being the case, it was right for you, Lucie, to get on his case. If he had checked us out first, he would have seen that we have a Critique area. Some people genuinely want criticism of their poetry to help them strive to better themselves and some people just want a place where they can go to express their thoughts in their own poetic way. Our Open Forum leans toward the latter, a mixture of excellent poets, of poets less polished but just as sincere, and Toerag. As for me, I say, THANK GOD! I wouldn't have it any other way!