British Columbia, Canada
Well I was going to stay out of this discussion but feel I better say something here. I left Starlite Cafe, and as you all some wonderful poets from Starlite have now joined me here as well. Richard Wells (RS Wells), Julian Lester, Martha Cowan, Koko, Katherine Chandler, Frank Holcombe, Fight Against Form (Todd), Cheryl Klassen, Flutterwings(Maggie) to name a few. I left Starlite and had all of my poems removed from there as I had an incident whereby one of the poets named Kane (among others), actually used my email listing to sent out an unacceptable email promoting his own work under my name, and his work is in my opinion unacceptable in almost every instance. I reported this person's unacceptable poetry and obscene graphics to Albert, who promised to remove it, and finally most were removed, however when this person started harassing me I was told he would be banned him, which he was not. All details were handed over to the site administrator who basically did nothing, saying he was not responsible for things happening in email (probably right), and the ongoing smut continued to be posted, so I left. I needed them to control this poet on their site as at the time I was very afraid. I then asked for all my poetry to be removed from there, which took over two and one half weeks.
They have many problems at that site, and the main one being there is only one person, Albert, who runs the entire site, and as he works as well, he can't be on 24/7 so yes maybe it is poorly run, but there are so many loyal, long time poets who write beautifully there and post there. I am sure not sorry I left for my own reasons, and I am sorry for all of you that have had your work taken by people there. All you can do, is email Albert, he will try to accommodate you I am sure. What a shame this has happened to you. Michael is right just email your findings to Albert.
If you have a choice to sit down or dance, dance!
~* Mysteria *~
[This message has been edited by Mysteria (edited 07-11-2001).]