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KentAshbyKorb
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since 05-05-2013
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Nc USA


0 posted 05-05-2013 07:20 PM       View Profile for KentAshbyKorb   Email KentAshbyKorb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for KentAshbyKorb

I have to say that... I find the limitations of this forum quite disappointing. It is over censored, underdeveloped, and highly outdated. Some individuals may be inclined to respond to me by saying I should Jog On! Since Editred closed, several years ago, I have been hard pressed to discover a poets forum that exemplified what I believe is an adequate social network for writers. With all of this said, Piptalk has been around for over four years, is one of the few sites I could find, and offers very little to stimulate a writers return. Maybe a major overhaul is in order. Maybe my expectations are not fair. I love to read and write poetry. I love to encourage other writers. I love being able to meet new people who share an equal passion for the English language. I don't believe Piptalk, as it currently stands, does justice in providing this. I apologize if I have offended anyone by speaking my mind. I am surprised I can even post this, having a cap on the number of daily uploads. ???
Essorant
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since 08-10-2002
Posts 4700
Regina, Saskatchewan; Canada


1 posted 05-06-2013 02:19 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

It seems the site has been almost completely abandoned.   I rarely see Ron or the moderators posting anything.   It would be a shame if they have given up and left the site to itself to die.

Forums are still fairly popular for more artistic and topic-oriented communication. But sometimes they need to make some changes to keep up with what people come to expect of a forum or community as well as some new features and styles that come about, if they don't want to be left behind and seem out dated.  The site is worth some changes, but I am not sure any will ever be happening here anymore.  

[This message has been edited by Essorant (05-06-2013 02:59 AM).]

Ron
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Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9814
Michigan, US


2 posted 05-06-2013 10:40 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Essorant, I'm here every single day. Several times every single day, in fact. I would never abandon the forums, not so long as my name sits as an endorsement of the content. When and if I can no longer find the time to insure we remain a family friendly site I'll shut it down before I abandon it.

As to the original question, KentAshbyKorb, I can certainly understand your feelings. I felt much the same fourteen years ago (not four) when I and a handful of close friends first opened the doors to pipTalk because all the other sites we visited were inundated with sensationalistic, I-can-be-more-shocking-than-you garbage.

Failing to find what we needed, we created what we needed. You might want to consider doing the same.
KentAshbyKorb
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3 posted 05-06-2013 03:31 PM       View Profile for KentAshbyKorb   Email KentAshbyKorb   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for KentAshbyKorb

I should say! My previous remarks were somewhat overly critical! I may yet find myself pleasantly surprised with this forum! "Family friendly" being a core principle, clarifies to me some of the limitations that this site may have. Definitely some very excellent literature to read here! It is not everything I want it to be In a site, but then, I am not everything people want me to be in a man!
latearrival
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since 03-21-2003
Posts 5489
Florida


4 posted 02-20-2014 10:34 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Ron, I am not a poet and yet I have been here  for at least 13 years. (I had lost my
password and missed some time in between) But I feel I have made many good friends here and everyone has been helpful when asked for help in any way.You have a site for almost any type of writing.I see no real complaint and want to say a big Thank You for this site. Jo Perry
Ron
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Michigan, US


5 posted 02-20-2014 10:59 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Thank you, Jo. I really appreciate that.
Balladeer
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since 06-05-99
Posts 26423
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


6 posted 02-21-2014 12:37 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I'm here also, Ess. I'm not sure what you think the moderators should post. Actually, since the discussion forums were basically neutered, there are very few things posted here to violate guidelines or warrant comments from the moderators.
Nan
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since 05-20-99
Posts 24463
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA


7 posted 02-21-2014 08:12 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm  here each and every day as well, beginning and ending my internet time with my poetic family.  

Fifteen years have certainly brought us some substantial changes, yet we remain a core of Ron's personal efforts with backup from our supportive team.  The evolution of the internet has certainly affected widespread growth of literary sites, but I personally enjoy our being "uncomplicated."
Grinch
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since 12-31-2005
Posts 2715
Whoville


8 posted 02-21-2014 02:09 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


quote:
since the discussion forums were basically neutered


I disagree Mike..

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Balladeer
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA


9 posted 02-23-2014 12:55 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LOL! Miss you, grinch
Not A Poet
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since 11-03-1999
Posts 4435
Oklahoma, USA


10 posted 03-01-2014 09:08 AM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

Good to hear from you Grinch.
icebox
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since 05-03-2003
Posts 4335
in the shadows


11 posted 03-06-2014 11:07 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

As a writer who has felt the constrictions of this site's rules of propriety, from time to time, I must say that I have grown to understand them.  

In almost all cases, ALMOST, those rules have pushed me to present my ideas more clearly, to a broader audience; I find the effort induces positive growth.  Always there are moments, thoughts that simply can not be shaped to fit here, when I have chosen in the end to not post a poem.  

I have grown to understand that this is not my loss; it just means that I do not fit here at 100%.  Still, it remains, in sum, the best poetry forum for my needs.  

I am always grateful for being able to post here, when I fit, and always I am thankful for Ron's amazing generosity in maintaining this site.
Paula Finn
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since 06-17-2000
Posts 5581
missouri


12 posted 04-14-2014 09:31 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

This has always been home to me...has always been a haven. I post what I write and there has only been one time when a poem was pulled until it was determined that the content was seemly. I appreciate the "rules" and even though I am not here near as often as I used to be, I always know Im welcomed back with open hearts and arms. I don't always like the poetry that's posted, but hey, Im very sure not everyone likes mine. That's what makes this a great and interesting site. Theres something for everyone.
LeeJ
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since 06-19-2003
Posts 13171


13 posted 06-29-2016 12:27 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Hi There, I have not been back here for years, except to briefly read....today was the first day, I actually posted a poem in years...however, I've been a member of other forums and poetry pages...to me and for me, this one was the best...where I've even met and made some wonderful friends along the way.  Ron keeps these pages clean and free of the ugliness that can sometimes possess human being when they write Anonymously.  So, thank you to all of you, for making these blue pages possible, especially Ron!
LeeJ
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since 06-19-2003
Posts 13171


14 posted 06-29-2016 12:29 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Over the years, I've been a member of many other poetry pages and forums...and let me just say, Ron keeps these blue pages clean and respectable...this IS a family, one in which leaves many cherished memories...from so many wonderful people and poets, and we have Ron to thank for that.  
Bluesy Socrateaser
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since 11-07-2002
Posts 546
In The Mirror


15 posted 01-21-2017 04:06 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

As a kid, I left home to go out in the world to raise hell. When I wanted peace, I went back home again. I still flux this way over six decades later. Pip's been that way for me too. I like the relative peace here. When I want to raise hell, I know where to go.

Regards to the staffers who keep it 'quiet' in here so I can think.  


BTS

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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