Member Rara Avis
As I said in the post, that was the *initial* plan - though it's always subject to change. But right now, to be honest, I'm not sure I see any need to change it. I won't be pursuing the book any farther until both the main site and the forums are updated (which means we'll be accepting poems again), and once I start work on it again, it will take at least a month, probably several, to get the e-commerce and everything else in place. Plenty of time for some votes to accumulate.
I think there's plenty of time - and plenty of room - for everyone. Do those who were posting at Passions a year ago have a head start? Sure, they do! But without those people there wouldn't be a Passions or the Passionate Forums that followed it. Nan once accused me (jokingly) of being very protective of those who helped start Passions. And she was absolutely right, just as I'll always feel gratitude and loyalty to those of you who have made the Forums what they are today.
This isn't a competition. There's room for everyone, and plenty of time. I firmly believe we have some of the best poets in the world posting in these forums, and it won't take long for the visitors at Passions to corroborate that!
Oh, and let me add a comment about the "time to accumulate and edit the new posts" part of your question. That button I mentioned will not appear next to the posts of new members. And I fully expect the poetry submitted by our senior members to require very little in the way of editing!