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Tim
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25 posted 09-27-2002 09:56 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

A anonymous senior moderator is assigned on a weekly basis to pick one to five poems that they feel show effort and ability beyond the norm for that particular poet; or is simply exceptional poetry.  No poet can have more than one poem showcased within a sixty day period.  Any poem that is campaigned for will be excluded from consideration.  If the poet does not desire his or her poetry to be included in the showcase forum, that wish will be honored. The bump will not be in effect in the forum.  I have enough faith in the senior moderators' judgement on poetry to believe they will make the proper selections.
Why should there not be some incentive to write better poetry?  Human nature is human nature. I do not dispute that fact.  We can outlaw kickball, or some can take their kickballs and go home.  Such is life.  Perhaps someone has written the fifth concerto and somewhere it is being whistled. Let's try and have it performed in the showcase forum. To alleviate any misconceptions about my motives, I have no desire to have any of my poetry in the showcase forum. My mother put only the best poetic and artistic work in the world on her refrigerator. So I know I'm good. (that is a joke) I would prefer to see the better efforts of the Passion's poets without the gargantuan effort of reading every poem. Try it.  If it doesn't work out, so what? At least an effort was made.
Paul Wilson
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26 posted 09-27-2002 10:16 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

I must say that after reading all of the replies so far I have to agree with Balladeer.
If this could be done without any problems I would say do it, but that is highly unlikely.
I simply enjoy reading the poems posted at pip by everyone.If a poem touches me I reply.
I post my poems here because I want to share them with all of you, not to see how many replies I can get or to be in a popularity  contest with anyone. Replies are nice to get because they let you know that your words have touched another in some way and that is gratitude enough for me, I don't need to be in the top 100 or on the most liked poem list.
When I no longer write simply to share with others my thoughts and feelings I will quit writting...Paul
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27 posted 09-27-2002 10:19 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Tim, should we call the forum the 'Fridge' instead of the Spotlight forum?


Tim
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28 posted 09-27-2002 10:25 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

That is why it was included.  Nothing wrong with being showcased on a frig.
*smile*

*methinks that gives too little credit, or maybe too much, and I don't even have an ex (unrelated issue)


[This message has been edited by Tim (09-27-2002 10:50 PM).]

quietlydying
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29 posted 10-01-2002 03:05 PM       View Profile for quietlydying   Email quietlydying   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quietlydying

i'm not going to get myself caught up in your animated discussion.

i'm simply here to let you know that i think it is a wonderful idea.

i think the members could greatly benefit from being exposed to what the rest of pip has to offer.

as well, it would be almost like a reward to those poets who work hard on their pieces, and edit and redraft.  and an incentive to those who post eight poems in a day [no names mentioned] to work harder and realise that quality is more valued than quantity.

i seriously hope you consider this idea ron, it would be awesome.

especially for those who come across a poem and think that much more should be done than just having a few replies.  i remember reading the best ever poem in pip [about a year ago].  it's still in my library and i'm not sure where the author went, but it was AMAZING.

/jen/

so foul and fair a day i have not seen.  - macbeth act 1, scene 3

bsquirrel
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30 posted 10-01-2002 03:29 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

If you guys are serious about this, how about having a revolving list of judges? Sort of like the sign-up sheet for being a Deputy Moderator. Then, of course, the administrators are permanent members of the judging. So sort of like Senior Judges and Deputy Judges? There'd probably be a lot of math to figure out how the percentages should skew.

But if you give everyone a vote who wants to take one? It's the same as bumping -- no different from what we're doin' now.

Just my thought.
nakdthoughts
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31 posted 10-01-2002 10:19 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I personally don't think it will work if it's based on the best or the most improved or any such thing..I would rather see it take on the form of spotlighting someone...anyone..everyone...someone  new each week..telling a little about themselves and why they write, how they got started etc..a more in depth profile..then leave a link for their poems  beneath..and  the readers can go to the search link and be able to read their poems..and then respond about their work (in total) of course you read those poems you wish..or all if someone is taken, with that person's poetry.

OR:

I usually don't compare sites because I left one to come here, due to infighting about  critiquing(sp?) but we had a poet of the month (would be forever in months and years to do that here) but a poet of the week would work and the poet posted  his favorite poems..around 5 of them and  placed them with a picture, if he wanted to, reading them aloud on the site...so we get to hear their voice...and people can respond to it...
then the next week someone new, but the old one can still be seen and heard and responded to.
I don't know  what the selection process would be, but it could be that the moderators
select someone and notify them in advance and ask if they would like to be the poet for the next week...giving them time to prepare for it in case they  don't know how to do that. If they don't want to do it then you pick someone else.

If someone is interested, tomorrow I can add the link to that site and you can see how it worked. At the moment I am not on my own computer...

Maybe this will help... we would  be introducing poets to each other.

Just an added thought
Maureen
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32 posted 10-01-2002 11:06 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I like the poet profile idea Maureen!!
nakdthoughts
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33 posted 10-02-2002 04:08 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Village/8840/archives.html?

This was the link to the  response I gave above...

click on a few of the poets and see how it is arranged..the individual poem links, for instance on mine will need to load  and  even though you are hearing them, after they load if you reclick the arrow to play again, you will hear a smoother audio.

M

[This message has been edited by nakdthoughts (10-02-2002 04:14 PM).]

amigo
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34 posted 10-02-2002 11:23 PM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

And so, shall i also add my thoughts to the discussion/confusion?

can the selections be made from different groups - group (1) - people with submissions below 20, group (2) - 20 to 40 etc., etc...

i totally agree with Balladeer...this may be quite a task & with lot of repurcussions...but my intention is only for self-improvement...as to how a 'qualified' poet will be analysing/judging a particular poem, what aspects are to be focused on while writing in future etc....

what do you all say?...
 
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