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wintertao
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since 11-17-2003
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Okaloosa Island, FL


0 posted 11-18-2003 04:43 PM       View Profile for wintertao   Email wintertao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wintertao

I frequent lots of poetry boards on the net and here are just some of my casual observations on piptalk...

The main poetry board is moving way too fast...and the strange thing is the other boards, other than teen, hardly move at all. Something needs to be done to "split" the main poetry board or encourage in some ways people to start using the alternative boards for dark poetry etc...many GREAT poems are rolling off page one into oblivion after only a hour or two with very few reads. This is very frustrating to me I don't know about others. The odd thing is if you put it in dark poetry or something it just sits there for 24 hours with no comments at all. This is the main problem I see with piptalk....everyone is trying to use the same stage at the same time...the other rooms seem to move like mud with little interest while the general room flies at the speed of light...and we are all missing alot of great poetry because of that. On other poetry sites I visit there are 6 or 7 or more active vibrant boards where the load of poetry is spread out over general, love, dark, haiku/haibun/etc, song lyrics, freeverse, short stories, sonnets, etc...and it works alot better that way in my opinion. Just my 1 cents...thanks

[This message has been edited by wintertao (11-18-2003 04:50 PM).]

Sunshine
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1 posted 11-18-2003 04:47 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

We have Dark Poetry, Corner Pub, Spiritual, Teen, etc.  If you have Open bookmarked so you only go there, you may want to see http://piptalk.com/ for a complete overview.
wintertao
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2 posted 11-18-2003 04:51 PM       View Profile for wintertao   Email wintertao   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wintertao

hmmmm...did you read my post? it doesnt sound like you even read it...
Sunshine
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3 posted 11-18-2003 05:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Yes, I read it.  Our boards are already "split" for those who wish to frequent slower forums.

But it could be, perhaps, that I did not understand what you really meant to say.
nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


4 posted 11-18-2003 06:52 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

wintertao,
you can mark your preference to 200 poems per page...or go to todays topics and get to see them all so as to read those you choose to. There are also the archives to read from.

I think everyone who first comes here notices the fastness of the open... and the slowness of others and  make their choices as to where they prefer to be or how many they want to be in.

But some of us like that...the fact that there is much to read and reply to.

Once you are here long enough you will adjust to it..for one thing if pip were like those others..there wouldn't be a need for it...Most come here because of it's layout and the way it is run.

Here there is a place for all.

Also  you can't judge the number of reads by the replies, we have learned this along the way. The poems are read  by many more than those who reply.


I hope that helps

Maureen

[This message has been edited by nakdthoughts (11-18-2003 06:54 PM).]

Poet deVine
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5 posted 11-18-2003 08:17 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hi. We've talked about other ways to split the poems that are posted in Open. We have a holiday forum but everyone tends to poet their holiday poetry in Open anyway.

We thought about a Humor Forum. But the members said they like to come across a poem that makes them laugh sometimes.

We thought about a 'romance/love' forum but it's hard to determine which poetry should go there.

If you have some ideas or thoughts on dividing up the poetry in Open, please share them!!

I usually read poetry from 'Todays Topics' at the top of the page - it's one way to find everything that was posted or replied to today.

Thanks for bringing up this suggestion..we are always open for a dialogue on how we can improve!
Sunshine
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6 posted 11-18-2003 08:27 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Yes, what our DeVine one said, please feel free to share your suggestions.
Nan
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7 posted 11-18-2003 08:56 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

We have over 30 active boards for posting poetry, prose, and discussions.  We also have 40 archived poetry boards for reading & commenting.  We're clearly already sufficiently "split."  

It seems to me that it would be more effective to conjure up some ideas about how to encourage our members to use more of these multifarious options...
 
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