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Poet deVine
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25 posted 05-03-2003 07:51 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Can it be configured as a 'discussion' forum? That way bumping is allowed. Can that forum have one color of folder..say green or blue that never changes?
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26 posted 05-03-2003 07:56 PM       View Profile for Crazy Eddie   Email Crazy Eddie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Crazy Eddie

Ron.

I can see the merits of encouraging poets to diversify and try different forms but I still believe that rewarding the poet for creating a good poem has merit too.

Isnít it possible to do both at the same time? Itíd double up on prizes and possibly prize winners but itíd satisfy both aims - to engender a wider appreciation of poetry forms and styles and at the same time give recognition to a job (poem) well done.

BTW - My regular name change is well overdue, Iíve simply been struggling choosing a new name. The bad news is that Iíve decided my next incarnation will be posting more poetry, the good news though is he (she?) wonít be the debating type.


[This message has been edited by Crazy Eddie (05-03-2003 07:58 PM).]

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27 posted 05-04-2003 03:07 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Crazy Eddie I don't believe that for one second debating is in your blood.  As for this idea - I am loving it!  Not sure I could play but I would sure enjoy watching and trying to figure out who the poets are.  Ron now I know why you stay up nights, dreaming up these things right
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Don't think I could disguise my tongue
One glimpse and you would recognize my song
But I don't mind at all your hear
Though I wouldn't recognize you I fear

Titia

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Nan
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29 posted 05-04-2003 09:41 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

It would give me GREAT pleasure if I could just fool you, Ron - THAT would be great fun...
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30 posted 05-05-2003 06:42 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

It ought to be fun to see what pans out...
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The "Masquerade" forum sounds like great fun, for both the writer and the reader (guesser).
To garner votes/guesses surreptitiously would only lessen the experience for the one doing it. (It's not likely Ron is gonna pony up a cruise for two as the grand prize, is it?)
So? there would be little to gain and much fun to lose by playing outside the rules.

Sounds terrific! I'd love to see it.

And another thanks to Ron for creating/managing/maintaining/ this oasis.

Ed...
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32 posted 05-22-2003 12:16 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

A masquerade would be outrageous fun! I'm all for it, but can't imagine how you'd pull this one off Ron, unless you give up those last two hours each day that you're away from here!
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Thats just my style too. the only thing i can say against it is that if a person replys to their own poem and pretends to guess it's someone else, people might not susspect them. And what about good writers who disguise their writing to make it look poor? Oh well, we'll wait and see what you come up with.

I said I'm going to buy a gun and start a war,
If you can tell me something worth fighting for
-coldplay

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34 posted 06-27-2003 07:30 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Well, I don't know how my missed this thread up until now ... but I am absolutely LOVING the idea of a masquerade forum!  Believe it or not, I do write in more than iambic heptameter, rofl and over half my earlier poems are free verse.

I'd love to give myself a reason to mix it up some more, and something like this would be a treat, and a real challenge! Prizes or not ... it would just be plain fun!  "Tik" would love to play along, Ron!

I think it would be great as a forum unto itself. Perhaps the inevitable hurdles it would take to get this up and running smoothly can be looked at as lessons learned toward fine-tuning a derivative of this for a future voting platform for a new book.

Excellent thread LP, and wonderfully creative ideas pouring out from it. This is great!
 
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