Well since I accidentally found my way here and read all these posts, I am going to put my two cents worth in here. Never in my life did I even think about numbers or that my replies would bump me up, I dont care to be bumped up. Numbers mean nothing to me, absolutely nothing, I have some poems that got 2 or 3 replies. So what? they cant all be what the reader wants, But I was politely asked to answer all in a post, so I do comply with no hard feelings. When I went back to look. I was appalled to see how many replies in a row I did singly..I wont do it anymore..but now I feel bad If I dont answer, You see, this has become my family. I love it here, and cannot think to not thank anyone for their kind, compassionate or funny reply..then when I go to put 10 replies in one, I get a message that I can only reply with five...Oh well, I am learning. thats ok...Now my next question is. How about the ones, who answer right away after a reply..they thank the replies 15 times, singley, one at a time under each post.. Now that is the same as what I did. Yet it continues. I think something has to be posted for all to see, and everyone should respect the rules, not just some. I feel as I am neglecting my friends.. and what about all the html pictures that are allowed, don't those clog up the board..Oh well, Like I said, I accidentally ventured in her on a quiet night..And after reading decided to say my piece. I am happy here, I will comply with all the rules,, I would never reply to a reply just to "bump" myself up, I am not that insecure with my poetry...Hey thanks for listening, take care floria
"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them"
(Oliver Wendell Holmes)