Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada
I was wondering if Piptalk could consider encouraging more critique/critical commentary in the Open Forum somehow, or if no one would wish to see any changes to Open, perhaps reviving a forum specially for Critique (Critical Analysis #3) again? It doesn't seem like it could hurt anything. There is less activity at the site these days. It would be bound to be a lot calmer than in earlier days.
Encouraging a critical side, or else having a special critical forum, could also help the site stand out more from social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter that rarely have that kind of activity and this may give an important dimension (back) to the site, more room for honest opinions and suggestions of improvement, or just discussions about the elements and interpretations of the poem, instead of an atomosphere being or feeling so pressured and limited to give only praise to people's works. A notice could be sent to the members about it, which may inspire some members to come back and share some poetry and comments again.
Would anyone else support this idea?